Fresh from Kevin Williamson at NRO: What Does Hillary Want?
And the sobering answer to that question may very well be: She hasn’t thought much about it. She wants to walk in the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as something other than a mistreated appendage of Bill Clinton, as though that action would somehow undo 30 years of abuse and degradation. When she discovers that it won’t, even the literary powers of a Tom Wolfe would be insufficient to capture the moment. You’d need Herman Melville, if not an Ezekiel: “Mine eye shall not spare, and I will have no mercy.” At least it’s an ethos.I envision a Clinton presidency as sort of an endless kaffeeklatch of liberal women, headed by Hillary, trying to find new ways to spend tax money to no particular good effect, and trying to regulate men's behavior more closely.
A holdover from the RNC convention: MSNBC Warns Sensitive Viewers Before Showing Anti-Hillary Buttons. The poor little dears. I don't suppose they won't show that anti-Trump advertising at the DNC convention. As the convention nears the transparency level keeps declining: DNC Host Committee asks Cout to Keep Donor List Under Wraps:
The host committee for the Democratic National Convention wants to keep its donor list under wraps until after the convention even though a state open records agency has ordered its release.Because campaign spending laws and transparency were only intended to apply to Republicans.
Over at Ace's, Mis. Hum. suggests that the DNC delegate who attempted to kill her husband try the Hillary defense: "I didn't intend to shoot him in the neck." and Another potential Clinton V.P. pick who didn't INTEND to do anything hinky
Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments. Follow the money. And put her in jail: New York Times Fact Checks Chris Christie Speech on Hillary as Essentially Correct
Police everywhere are less than happy that Hillary has chosen to highlight the mothers of Eric Garner of New York and Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri at the convention.
Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers.Meanwhile 2 Vermont DNC delegates excluded due to gender. Why would any man vote for Hillary? She hates you!
John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia.
“The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit and not implied racism,” Mr. McNesby said in a statement.
The democrats are starting to crack: Dems: 'We're panicked' and Michael Moore Tells Bill Maher: "Trump Is Going to Win" Would it be the first time he got anything right? But Cornell West predicts that a Hillary Presidency 'Could Lead to World War III' I've always wondered why anyone at all listens to him. The Atlantic complains: It's Official: Hillary Clinton Is Running Against Vladimir Putin. Via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 07.21.16", Juice Boxer Ezra Klein Afraid For The First Time In His Life
In the horse race: Poll: Trump, Clinton tied in battleground of Ohio and Clinton blows through cash haul as race heats up. I can't think of anything I'd enjoy more than to see Hillary's supporters spend a billion dollars and still lose. Hillary resorted to claiming at least somebody (once) liked her; Donald Trump!
Ace notes: Yes, #NeverTrumpers, You Are In Fact Morally Responsible for the Hillary Clinton Presidency You're Agitating For
All choices have consequences. By supporting Trump, I am responsible for the consequences of a Trump victory -- and those consequences could indeed be dire.Ashe Schow has time for One last chance for wild speculation about Hillary Clinton's VP pick. She thinks it's Kaine. Will Hillary disappoint the Bernie Bros?
But a childish morally-unserious fantasy has infected the #NeverTrump not-so-intellgentsia, that they can agitate for Hillary Clinton -- by relentlessly disparaging Trump -- and somehow, they are not responsible for the consequences of the Hillary presidency they are bucking for.
They've dreamed up this self-pleasing, responsibility-evading dreamscape in which those who plump for Trump are responsible for the outcomes of a Trump presidency, but, for no explanation thusfar discoverable, they are not responsible for the outcomes of the Hillary presidency they're agitating for.