Thursday, July 13, 2017

Repugs "will beat up on Hillary until the day she dies"

Michael Tomasky in the Daily Beast:

...Donald Trump’s fortunes will wax and wane, Sean Hannity’s ratings will go up and down, and the Republican Party will see good days and bad. But one thing will never change: They’ll beat up on Hillary until the day she dies. After, actually. They’ll decide she didn’t leave enough to charity. Or left too much. Whatever. It will always be something.

And in the press at least, outside of a few columnists, Clinton won’t have many defenders, because the fashionable thing is always to bash her, too. And of course, she and Bill have made their mistakes. Both Clintons were way too insensitive to the appearances of their actions, like how much money they were making. 

And as I’ve written many times, I think she decided to use a private server because she put her distrust of those out to get her (like Judicial Watch) ahead of her obligation to public transparency. It doesn’t matter that Colin Powell used a private server, too. The press loved Colin Powell. They didn’t love her... 

She was the target of the biggest coordinated campaign attack, stretching from the Kremlin to Julian Assange’s sitting room, in the history of American politics. She got zonked by Jim Comey 11 days before the election in a move that was totally without precedent in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

And both of these after a quarter-century smear campaign that alleged everything up to and including murder but that never actually proved---and I mean proved, not “proved”---to the satisfaction of millions of people who’d been worked into a state of rage against her over two decades---a single thing of importance that she did that was wrong or unethical. And still she got 3 million more votes.

Three emails marked classified on her server. Three. About things like talking points for a call with the president of Malawi. And two of those may have been marked in error. And that was her great crime? For that we have to live through this?

She’s the most royally screwed-over person in the history of American politics. She should be in the White House right now. And she’d have been good. Maybe not great. They wouldn’t allow that. We’d be having impeachment hearings underway already, I assure you, over far smaller matters than the things we know the Trump family has done. 

That would be rough, but I know this much: She wouldn’t be suddenly discovering that health care is complicated, she wouldn’t have her son-in-law on the White House staff and in charge of Middle East peace, and she wouldn’t be an international embarrassment. The free nations of the world wouldn’t be trying to find ways to work around the United States of America...

Matt Davies

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At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure she had more individual votes but then you also had traditional blue states go red. That's the system we have. I loved Bill but let's be real for a minute.
Let's put the emails, investigation, media and insults to the side for a second...Hilary is all fucked up. When she speaks you feel nothing genuine. Especially when she would give a speech. She wouldn't be speaking to the people she'd be speaking at the people. Big difference.

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

"The system we have" is ridiculous, an elaborate 18th century strategy to deal with an imaginary mob rule.

I disagree with your estimate of Hillary. The more I saw of her last year the more I liked her. Clearly not a talented speaker but became more than good enough as the campaign progressed.

As president politically she would have been in the Truman mold---Harry Truman in drag!


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