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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clinton Rules

I have my ambivalence about HRC.  I wonder if she fully appreciates the leftward swing of the electorate or if she ascribes to the centrist nonsense that derailed her husband.  Is she too close to Wall Street, and would she weaken Dodd-Frank?  How bellicose will her foreign policy be?

But I do think she's more liberal generally than her husband, and Bernie Sanders is making her be honest on those issues.  Frankly, the difference between the Sanders wing of the party and the Clinton wing isn't so much WHAT they want to happen as the speed and depth of that change.

However, there is no doubt that Clinton is taking body blows in the press.  And if you want to know why, and if you want to know why most of them strike me as unworthy of comment, you really need to read this piece.

Allen admits to what we instinctively know.  The press has a special animus towards the Clintons, Hillary in particular.  The reference to the royal family (now that the Kennedys seem to have shuffled off the national stage) is an interesting one.  The Bush family is much more dynastic than any since the Adams family, but the Clintons have a certain tabloid allure.

So, when my parents brought up concerns from Clinton's Cash, my first response is that most of it is probably tendentious bullshit.  Jeb "JEB!" Bush paid his wife $200K to be his wife.  (How hard must THAT job be?)  But whatever...Clintons blah blah blah.

In 2008, one reason I supported Obama was because I didn't want to return to the drama of the Clinton years.  But after 7 years of Reverend Wright, birth certificates, non-stop filibusters, complaints about Michelle's travel and lies about ACA, I'm prepared to be convinced that Democrats could elect the risen Christ and it wouldn't matter to the scandal obsessed media.

"Christ Walks On Water, Can He Not Swim?"

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