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Does the ANA endorsing Hillary Clinton lead others to believe lying is ok?

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The ANA has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the next President of the United States of America per American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary Clinton for President (3/22/16)

On HIPAA violation - pg.5 | allnurses the user elkpark made an interesting statement of merit: "It's always disheartening to me how many people on this site encourage others to be deceptive (or just blatantly lie) in their education or nursing practice."

Now, we have Watch Hillary Clinton Continuously Mislead the Public for 13 Minutes Straight along with the fact Hillary Clinton is currently under FBI criminal investigation for breaking several federal laws over the use of a private email server. Hillary Clinton has lied to the American public that the FBI was just doing a security check for which the FBI laughed off stating they only investigate criminal activity. And the list of lies (just in 2016 alone) go on and on.

Add Hillary Clinton was fired from the Watergate investigation due to ethics violations; and you get a very long trend line of unethical behavior including lying so regularly it just might be safe to state Hillary Clinton is a habitual liar.

Nursing continues to be the number one profession that is deemed most trustworthy year after year with few exceptions.

Does anyone think that when you have organizations like the ANA endorsing a candidate that has a track record of unethical behavior including lying that such an endorsement means the ANA (by its actions) believes such behavior can be justified? And as such, isn't that telling a message to the nursing population the ends justifies the means, and lying and unethical behavior is ok if you don't get caught?

When I read elkpark's statement in the HIPAA violation thread (which I found educational through I'm sorry for the opening poster), I thought to myself... what do you expect then the profession (not everyone, but a number) tend to back people of extremely questionable character.

When you share your thoughts, if possible, can you keep to the thought process of *does endorsing any candidate (this time it happens to be Hillary Clinton) whose character is questionable especially in the areas of ethics and the ability to tell the truth consistently endanger our nursing profession in terms of teaching those who want to be in the profession as well as those in the profession that it is ok to be unethical, to lie, etc.?

Thank you.

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Sorry, but no one who pushes forced pregnancy has any business getting sanctimonious about someone else's lies.

Maybe the Berniebros among us will find this thread and you all can have a nice gossip.

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Personally, I'm not a member nor a fan of the ANA.

But in the public eye, some organizations are seems as representing all . . . so ANA in the public eye most likely represents "all nurses" to the public and that has always bugged me. And so I speak out when ANA says something that I do not agree with.

I've said "nursing is not a monolith" many, many times. ;)

There are conservative and libertarian nursing organizations; funny I just searched here on AN and found some old threads about this issue.

I am not a fan of Hillary and would never vote for her.

And yes, an organization needs to be mindful of the image they are projecting when endorsing a candidate or bill.

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Every time I check on the ANA to consider joining, I see how political they appear to be. That they continue to back candidates with known ethical issues when nurses are to have among the highest ethical standards is beyond me.

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Hillary Clinton is a public servant who has devoted her life to justice and to improving the quality of the lives of people less privileged than her. Her political enemies have tried to pin legal infractions on her for decades. She has always been exonerated. Sadly, despite a legal code which clearly states that citizens are innocent until proven guilty, all of the false allegations of past, failed court procedures and partisan ethics investigations are used by Hillary's enemies to create the illusion of untrustworthiness around her. You seem to have drunk the cool aid. That's unfortunate.

Hillary is not a liar. She is a brilliant, well-educated, passionate, visionary public servant who knows how to work effectively within our political system. She is our best hope. I'm proud to belong to a professional association that is wise enough to see that.

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Isn't is just amazing that Clinton haters have been calling her a criminal for years now but have never been able to actually prove any of their overblown charges? Isn't it interesting that Hillary Clinton is actually more truthful in her remarks than any of the other candidates for president this cycle, yet she is the one repeatedly accused of being a liar. It is most ironic when those criticisms come from people who seemingly support Trump who excels at personal attacks, sophomoric name calling, hyperbole, and outright lies.

One might begin to think that this very qualified woman is being held to a different standard than her male counterparts.

Nah, that would never happen in this country.

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Hillary Clinton, fired from the Watergate investigation for unethical behavior. She had the audacity to lie to the American public claiming the attack on our embassy in Libya was due to a youtube video; that lie has been proven over and over again. So I find it interesting her supporters believe she's a truth teller. Even liberal CNN talks about Hillary's problem with honesty: Poll; Clinton honest trustworthy problem extends to swing states - CNNPolitics.com

In any event, when you have a nursing organization like the ANA backing corrupt political figures who lie to suit their own needs.. is not only sad, but I believe encourages others that ethics doesn't matter as much (when it should).

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Isn't is just amazing that Clinton haters have been calling her a criminal for years now ...

To borrow from another thread ;) . . C'mon now . . . you can't make blanket statements like that. Not everyone who doesn't trust Hillary (or Bill for that matter) are HATERS. :sarcastic:

I do not hate anyone.

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The reality is that Hillary Clinton was fired from the Watergate investigation for ethics violations; this is one time where she was caught and held accountable. Hopefully she will be held accountable for the numerous ethic violations since then; time will tell. In the mean time, however, while she's held unaccountable with a growing population of people knowing she is unethical and the ANA supporting her... not good.

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The reality is that Hillary Clinton was fired from the Watergate investigation for ethics violations; this is one time where she was caught and held accountable. Hopefully she will be held accountable for the numerous ethic violations since then; time will tell. In the mean time, however, while she's held unaccountable with a growing population of people knowing she is unethical and the ANA supporting her... not good.

So which candidate do you think is ethical? You can't tell me that Donald Trump is above reproach. He's the slimiest character out there. Trump supporters calling Hillary Clinton "unethical" are hypocrites.

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This never happened. Check snopes.com. It's just another one of the many things that the tin foil brigade has made up to discredit Hillary over the years. It simply is not true. Unfortunately, many people believe it.

In my opinion (and I'm not alone in this) the Watergate investigation is probably the reason that Hillary is so loathed in Republican circles. Oh, and the fact that she's an uppity female who doesn't understand that her place is in the kitchen.

The reality is that Hillary Clinton was fired from the Watergate investigation for ethics violations; this is one time where she was caught and held accountable.

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