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

Friday, November 04, 2016

Widely Loved

The Atlantic is a Left-leaning publication that has had a love affair with Hillary Clinton for many years. In a glowing article entitled, "Why is Hillary So Widely Loved," Chimanda Adiche writes:
We do not see, often enough, the people who love Hillary Clinton, who support her because of her qualifications rather than because of her unqualified opponent, who empathize with her. Yet millions of Americans, women and men, love her intelligence, her industriousness, her grit; they feel loyal to her, they will vote with enthusiasm for her.

Human beings change as they grow, but a person’s history speaks to who she is. There are millions who admire the tapestry of Hillary Clinton’s past: the first-ever student commencement speaker at Wellesley speaking boldly about making the impossible possible, the Yale law student interested in the rights of migrant farmworkers, the lawyer working with the Children’s Defense Fund, the first lady trying to make health care accessible for all Americans.

There are people who love how cleanly she slices through policy layers, how thoroughly she digests the small print. They remember that she won two terms to the United States Senate, where she was not only well-regarded but was known to get along with Republicans. They have confidence in her. There are people who rage at the media on her behalf, who see the coverage she too often receives as unfair. There are people who in a quiet, human way wish her well. There are people who, when Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be president of the United States, will weep from joy.
Oh ... my.

There are many Democrats who feel, as Ms. Adiche does, that Hillary Clinton has "impressive qualifications," "intelligence," "industriousness" and "grit" and that the "tapestry of Hillary Clinton's past" exalt her above all others. They are true believers. Their adulation approaches religious reverie. There is no possibility that actual real-life events or lack of substantive accomplishments would matter to them. And there's no chance that examples of blatant dishonesty and widespread corruption could pierce their mental armor.

I have no further comment, except to say ... wow!