by James Ray Deaton 3/6/16
It’s really getting old to constantly see all these press conferences, articles, prepared statements, blog posts, tweets, twitters and tattles in which some Democrat/liberal/progressive spills his guts in a public cri de coeur about how he cannot in good faith support, vote for, stomach, stand, countenance or in any way accept Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democrat nominee for president of the United States.
Conscientious pledges not to vote for Hillary are just getting out of hand and becoming too numerous to count. Democrat elites and pundits denouncing her candidacy proliferate daily. The televised announcements from failed past Democrat presidential contenders pointedly denouncing Hillary and her presidential bid only serve to drive home this point. Personally, I feel that calling Hillary a fraud, a phony and a con-woman does nothing but bring down the level of political discourse in this election.
We all know HRC is an old-school, longtime speechifying, screeching, lying, lamp-throwing, foul-mouthed, emailing, foundation rigging, bimbo-destroying political hack — but at least she didn’t ride a down escalator with a bad comb-over and big ego when she officially announced her run for the presidency. (She didn’t do that, did she?)
And we all know this and that scandal has followed virtually all of Hillary Clinton’s political life from Whitewater and Rose Law Firm billing records, to bimbo eruptions, to the White House travel office, Craig Livingstone investigations, Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures, Benghazi, top secret emails, bathroom servers, etc., etc, etc. But, really, what difference, at this point, does it make? It’s like asking what the meaning of the word “is” is. When you get to that point in a discussion, it’s better to just move on to a new topic.
You can’t help but be impressed by all these (public) demonstrations of integrity and upstandingness. To denounce Hillary and her sleazy ways is a true act of political courage.
But isn’t all this Hillary bashing simply a day late and a dollar short? With her wins on Super Tuesday and her super delegate pledges, Hillary looks to be on track to win her party’s nomination. Even voters who feel the Bern are unlikely to stop the Hillary Express. The 2016 Democrat convention in Philadelphia will likely be more of a coronation than a nomination. Conscientious objectors aside, Hillary Clinton is likely too big to fail. Unless, of course, FBI director James Comey, casts his vote against a Hillary Clinton administration. Then all bets are off. But even then, nothing is certain and a question arises: Can a sitting president pardon herself (and/or her husband) for past and future crimes?
James Ray Deaton, one of six known conservatives living in Berkeley, Calif., is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
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