When you stand proudly with the foremost agency of an outlaw security state, you gain something else that guarantees defeat: scorn. So shake it all off, Democrats. You still have time, if you act now.
Clinton told all of us, “You know what to expect with me. You will get more of the same. You can’t say that about my opponent, can you?” Voters opted for unpredictability over stability. “Let’s see what happens.”
Obama is famous for his cool detachment. Only after Clinton lost, did his intelligence people persuade him to go public.
If resentment toward Sanders persists so long after he stirred up considerable enthusiasm for Democrats in 2016, you want to ask why. It tells you this party does not want to win.
Do Democrats think their current strategy will help them win the next election? We will see whether they miscalculated.
If you want to unelect him, your first strategy would not be to sic the Justice Department and the rest of the security state on him. That will not work, especially not if a dried-up sex scandal and poorly laundered hush money underpin your case. If you cannot find leaders who have a better strategy than that, close up your shop.
We will have to see what Mueller’s investigation actually produces. Meanwhile, I’m happy to say, theories about shady people who conspire to do bad things are back in vogue right now.
Washington’s elites damaged their credibility and prestige on the world stage long before Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin came along to try their hand at it.
If Democrats and Republicans don’t reform themselves soon, they will look back and wonder how they got lost when so many signs pointed in the right direction.
Sadly, though, the CIA demonstrates its treachery and betrayal of American ideals all too often. Betrayal is never funny, certainly not laughable. Yet presidents still enlist their help.