It appears that it will be very difficult now to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, and while something extraordinary could happen, like a serious third party candidacy or an indictment of Hillary, Trump’s nomination will assure the election of Hillary Clinton in November. That is cause for good cheer and optimism, for it will doom the Democrats.
Hillary Clinton will take office with the highest unpopularity rating of any incoming president ever. Never mind a “honeymoon” with Congress; she ain’t no wayse gonna git one from the American people. One of the most important aspects of electing a new president is that it always represents a fresh start. If there’s anyone who will be less of a “fresh start” in politics, it is Hillary Clinton. It’s not just the right that will make her life miserable; we’ve hated her from the beginning. The left is going to hate her, too. Take in this from Salon today:
Hillary Clinton, a figure greatly admired by neoconservatives (who are overwhelmingly backing her over Trump), represents a continuation of this status quo — a status quo millions upon millions of Americans have said they refuse to tolerate anymore. . .
The Democratic Party is a party of corporate influence and military power. It is chock-full of 1 percenters, with leaders like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — who shuts down public schools en masse and covers up police killings of unarmed black residents — or Debbie Wasserman Schultz — who is working to help loan sharks. . .
The Clintons, the most powerful force in the Democratic Party, happen to embody everything that is wrong with it. It was under their leadership that the party took its most reactionary, and despicable, turn.
Everybody says the Republican Party is facing a crisis, but I’m with Michael Barone—it will survive this black swan/train wreck of an election, and win everything in sight after Hillary’s approval ratings drop below 30 percent. And if the FBI comes in with a strong report about her criminality after she’s elected, I suspect this time, a Clinton impeachment might actually succeed.