Hillary Clinton’s What Happened tour is playing well in the sanctuary state of California, a safe house for the Democrats’ losing presidential candidate in 2016. Last week, on a dog-whistle stop in Davis, Hillary addressed a packed house of 1,800 fans, some decked out in pussy hats.
“Historically, people really like me when I’m serving in a supporting role,” Clinton said.
“When I left being secretary of state, I had an approval rating of 69 percent.” But when she sought to lead the nation, “then it gets a lot harder.”
As Clinton explained, Russian interference “is a clear and present danger to us and to Western democracy,” and “right out of Putin’s playbook.”
Clearly, Hillary still hopes that the ongoing Russian investigation will somehow invalidate the 2016 election and get her into the White House. In recent pronouncements, Hillary sounds like she is the president.
Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the Iran deal is “dangerous,” she says, and “makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands.” Such action by Trump is “bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America's word is not good.”
Further, “this particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States’ position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain.” Clinton also took Trump to task on North Korea.
“We will now have an arms race — a nuclear arms race in East Asia,” and she had a different plan. “Diplomacy, preventing war, creating some deterrents is slow, hard-going, difficult work,” she told reporters. “And you can't have impulsive people or ideological people who basically say, 'Well, we’re done with you.’”
Historically, losing candidates have not been a magnet for the media. After Reagan’s victory in 1980, even the old-line establishment media had heard enough from Jimmy Carter. Likewise, after the 1984 election, nobody was eager to hear the views of Democrat losers Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro.
In 1987, when President Reagan said “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” reporters did not rush to see if the losing Democrats wanted Gorbachev to leave the Berlin Wall standing. After the 2016 election it was a different story.
It was as though, after Super Bowl, reporters rushed to the losers’ locker room and stayed there. The old-line establishment media turned its guns on Trump and became a squad of sycophants for Clinton. That is no surprise, given the bias of the establishment media, which is also ignorant.
As Ben Rhodes said, peddling the Iran deal was easy because so many reporters are young and “literally know nothing.” That comes through in their coverage of Hillary’s presidential posturing.
The problem in North Korea, she said, is an “arms race.” Actually, the problem is Kim Jong-un, a genocidal hereditary Stalinist already shooting off missiles toward the United States and her allies. And nobody was curious whether Bill Clinton had contributed to this situation with his “good deal for the United States” with North Korea in 1994.
For Hillary Clinton, pulling out of the Iran deal is “dangerous,” not the deal itself, and the “trust and credibility of the United States” was the issue for the former First Lady and secretary of state. Nobody in the old-line media was eager to challenge her on the dangers of trusting the radical Islamic dictatorship that, as President Trump pointed out in his October 13 speech, took over the U.S. embassy in 1979 and held more than 60 Americans hostages for 444 days.
The Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, as the president noted, “twice bombed our embassy in Lebanon — once in 1983 and again in 1984. Another Iranian-supported bombing killed 241 Americans — service members they were, in their barracks in Beirut in 1983.”
Losing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fielded no hard questions on those attacks, so as Ben Rhodes said, maybe the reporters didn’t know anything about that history. They also missed another reality.
When it comes to Communist dictators and Islamic theocrats, Hillary Clinton has her pussy hat firmly in place. The problem is not the dangerous tyrants themselves but the “arms race,” and America is also to blame.
Her view is basically, “your country, right or wrong,” and this should not be a surprise. After all, Hillary’s mentors include Stalinist lawyer Robert Treuhaft and communist guru Saul Alinksy.
For a woman of true distinction, media types might consider former UN ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. As the New York Times said, no woman had ever been so close to the center of presidential power without actually residing in the White House.
Kirkpatrick’s mentors included Hannah Arendt, author of Origins of Totalitarianism, and Albert Camus, who believed that Communism equals murder. She denounced dictators and called out the San Francisco Democrats who “always blame America first.”
So does Hillary Clinton, who long ago pulled her pussy hat down over her eyes. That’s why she lost the 2016 election. Russian interference had nothing to do with it.