She’s baaack! Like the proverbial “bad penny,” Hillary has returned.
All the polls are showing that the Dems are in total disarray. The far left wing is battling with the moderates (Yes, there still are some moderate Dems.), and the Party’s agenda is out of touch with the voting public. The Dems are pushing climate change, CRT, racism, and “social justice,” while the public is worried about COVID, crime, security, the economy, and inflation.
They have a president who, quite literally, is an embarrassment, who is comically weak and indecisive, whose cognitive deterioration is becoming more and more evident every day, and whose every decision since taking office has made our enemies stronger and America weaker. Americans have lost whatever confidence they had in him. I have characterized him as, wittingly or unwittingly, a metaphor for the “Manchurian Candidate.”
I believe that many of those who voted for him are suffering from “buyers’ remorse.” They thought were voting for the moderate Joe of the 1980s and 1990s, but what they have gotten is an empty shell of that Joe who is controlled by a small cadre of far left wing zealots.
Polls put his approval rating at less than 40%. Approximately, 2/3 of the public want him to take a cognitive test and disclose the results. (Don’t hold your breath on that.) Many of his supporters don’t want him to run for re-election in 2024. Personally, I don’t think he was ever planning to do so. He probably won’t even finish his current term.
They have a vice president who has demonstrated time and again that she is cluelessly overmatched. She has failed to “handle” any assignment she has been given, most egregiously, the southern border crisis. Moreover, she has been giving speeches in which she has been denigrating America as “racist,” “homophobic” and “misogynistic.” In my view, those are unacceptable comments for a vp to make, and besides it is grossly inaccurate. The very fact that she is vp is living proof of that. Her comments dishonor all the heroes who have fought and died for this country. It boggles my mind that she could be so ignorant and insensitive. I, for one, don’t know any racists and to my knowledge, have never met one. Have you?
There is a massive split between the far left and moderate wings of the Party. The far left is in the minority, but the leaders in Congress have allowed it to control the political narrative. The mid-term elections are looming. The 2024 presidential election is looming. Disaster is looming. There is seemingly no one in sight who can unite the party, no one who can save the day.
But wait, like Mighty Mouse Hillary is riding to the rescue. H will “save the day.” Yeah, right. Fat chance. As the expression goes, “if you believe that, I have a bridge I can sell you.”
In my opinion, H is a “political vulture.” This characterization may offend some of you who like her, but I believe it is an apt metaphor. Wikipedia defines a “vulture,” in part, as a bird that “gathers …. in anticipation of the death of a sick or injured person.” It gathers and waits to swoop in and prey on the detritus. A second definition, is a “contemptible person who preys on or exploits others.” In my view, that’s H to a “t.”
In my opinion, H is the most corrupt, duplicitous and dishonest politician I have observed in my lifetime. I am old enough to remember Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy, so that says a lot. In the 30 or so years she has been in the public eye she has been involved in scandal after scandal from Whitewater, to questionable commodities trades, to Bill’s sexual misconduct, to the deaths of four Americans in the Benghazi compound, to her association with and defense of Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein. The list goes on and on. She has always managed to blame others and avoid being held accountable. I could devote the entire blog to her sordid past, but you get the point.
And now comes the topper, the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. The long-awaited John Durham Report has detailed a new level of corruption. You may recall that Durham was appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr to investigate alleged ties between Donald Trump and Russia. Briefly, as reported by multiple news sources, including CNN and Fox News, the Report disclosed that Michael Sussman, a lawyer for H’s 2016 campaign, conspired with cybersecurity researchers and data mining experts to hack into candidate and President Trump’s computer systems and develop a false narrative that Trump was a “puppet” and a “spy” for Russia. When their spying didn’t uncover anything illegal they simply made stuff up and disseminated them as fact. This led to the infamous “Russian Dossier,” a series of illegally-obtained FISA warrants, a three-year campaign of harassment against Trump and various of his supporters and ultimately T’s impeachment. I and many others view it as nothing less than an effort to overturn the results of the 2016 election.
Ironically, although the investigation is still playing out it now seems that Clinton, through Sussman and others, may have been involved in a scandal to subvert the 2016 election through illegal means. They may very well be the ones with illicit ties to Russia. This would be a classic case of someone falsely accusing someone else of doing something that they, in fact, were doing.
Clinton and her cohorts are trying to pass it off as “data mining” whatever that is, which sounds benign, but let’s call it what it is – spying. H and the other members of the power elite simply could not accept the 2016 election results. To this day, H still cannot. She is still claiming that the 2016 election was stolen from her and that T was an “illegitimate” president. In reality, she lost because she ran a poor campaign and underestimated the degree of her unpopularity as a person.
People are innocent until proven guilty, but given her sordid and nefarious history, H’s complicity seems likely. Was she involved in the details or did she simply authorize it? We, the public, deserve to know. How serious are these charges? The overused phrase “worse than Watergate” seems applicable.
Now, against this backdrop H wants to run for president again. She sees a weak Dem field and is determined to win what she views as rightfully hers. I don’t think she realizes how divisive and disliked she is. Unfortunately for her this current scandal will not go away so soon. The term “crooked Hillary” is actually a mild description of her, and much of the public believes that “lock her up” is what she deserves but probably won’t get. As an illustration, just yesterday when she arrived in NYC, a strong Dem stronghold, she was greeted derisively with jeers of “lock her up.”
Can the Dems be desperate enough to nominate her again in 2024 despite all this baggage? Perhaps. Stay tuned.