The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

What a Country!

Any regular observer of the outright craziness of this presidential election season has been ratcheted by fast moving events. On one side, the voting public has to evaluate the outright criminality of the Democratic candidate. On the other, we have to evaluate the craziness and pomposity of the GOP candidate. Of late, meaning the day before yesterday, we've seen James Carville, a hyperpartisan Democrat, become apoplectic on MSNBC, suggesting that the GOP, the FBI, and Russians are in league with one another to defeat the pure goodness of Hillary Rodham Clinton. No ... I'm not kidding.

Richard Fernandez has been working overtime and comments in his usual insightful manner:
The election of 2016 seems like a scene inside a larger event. There is the sense that something significant is happening though no one seems can say exactly what. Robert Kagan called the United States the world's "most dangerous nation". It's a place where the idealistic and the cynical, the tawdry and the sublime, the brilliant and the stupid routinely rub shoulders in public life. The Most Dangerous Nation is now apparently in the process of resolving a political crisis in its own inimitable way. What it will do next is anybody's guess. It might be wonderful. It might be horrifying. It will probably be a little of both.

We're six days away.

If the vote goes to Clinton, we'll ultimately face a national crisis when and if (a big IF) the FBI is allowed to uncover proof of criminality with respect to The Clinton Foundation. Forget the violations of national security, The Clinton Foundation is where the action is. That's why Clinton's trained hamsters in the media refuse to investigate it, except to say that it does "good works." Sort of like how John Gotti or Pablo Escobar did "good works" when they built orphanages or donated Thanksgiving turkeys to the poor.

If the vote goes to Trump, we'll all be sucked into his craziness. One can only hope that a ravenously anti-Trump media, Democrats who will be crazed with bitterness, and GOP party elites who will act as a brake on any proposals he brings to the Congress will collectively keep the craziness at bay.

As I've said in an earlier post—we'll have either a criminal* or a crazy in charge. What a country!


*Victor Davis Hansen is a rare breed—a conservative academic (a historian) who is certainly no friend of Hillary Clinton. Yet his assessment of the woman and her husband has weight. He writes
Collate the FBI reopened investigation, WikiLeaks Podesta trove, revelations about the Clinton Foundation, the e-mail–server scandal, the DNC disclosures, and the various off-the-cuff campaign remarks of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and one then ponders what was the point of the Clinton shakedowns, the loss of reputation, the crude lawbreaking, as they neared their seventh decade. To paraphrase Barack Obama, in his progressive sermonizing on making enough money, did the two ever think they had enough money, enough honors, enough power already?

The Hillary/Bill fortune — generated by pay-for-play influence peddling on the proposition that Bill would return to the White House under Hillary’s aegis and reward friends while punishing enemies — hit a reported $150 million some time ago, a fortune built not on farming, mining, insurance, finance, high-tech, or manufacturing, but on skimming off money. The Clintons are simply grifters whose insider access to government gave them the power to make rich people richer.
I think the Clintons are all about the money (gained in an unethical or criminal manner) because money is the mother's milk of power. And that is what drives them.