Hillary is a monumentally bad candidate, and it’s somewhat of a surprise that the Democrats rallied around her. I get the idea of waiting your turn and part, but she lacks almost all of the qualities one wants in a candidate: a record of achievement, the ability to connect with voters immunity from scandals and distractions. In fact, she lacks all three of these things.
A big part of traditional Democratic Party’s leftist politics has been, since the 1960s at least, a bait and switch. A dialetic. A swindle. The politicians and media personalities being the vanguard, and everyone else the less committed followers.
They know if they told us what they were really up to–destroying the family, privileging blacks while discriminating against whites, importing immigrants to make life easy for the rich and hard on everyone else, taking our guns since they know resistance will happen because they intend to oppress us, helping megabanks while pretending to ehlep the poor, etc.–not enough people would go for it. So, the electorate and political system being what it is, they conceal the real purpose.
Instead of being told our health data is being given to the government to euthanize us and put us in loony bins if we resist, we’re told we will have “affordable health care.” Democrats, who have told us for decades our country is racist, imperialist, oppressive, and unfair, now wrap themselves in the flag and question whether America is not “already great.” A plan for global domination–unipolarity–instead casts the parochial acts of regional influence and self defense by Russia as acts of aggression. A war to destabilize Syria is cast as a war against regional instability and a war on terror, even as we are supporting actual terrorists openly (and implicitly supporting ISIS by undermining their number one enemy, Assad).
One undertakes this political program in this fashion for many reasons. You may believe its right. You may believe it is avenging prior injustice. You may be from a group previously less privileged–gays, nonwhites, “single moms”–that stands to be rewarded as a result. You may simply be a nihilist that wants to destroy the good, true, and beautiful. But one thing you would not be is a great lover of the American people, who cares about their welfare. The legacy system was a product of those legacy people. They believe in it, benefit from it, were raised on it, and, to the extent they remember it or learn about it, basically support it.
So, bait and switch or not, it sometimes happen that the mask slips off. The real thoughts come out. When Obama talks of people “clinging to guns and religion,” those are not the words of someone who respects the American people. Those are also not well thought out words of political persuasion; they’re a slip. When 9/11 becomes a “day for volunteering” and we flood the country with dangerous Syrian refugees (after umpteen acts of spontaneous terror by Muslim immigrants), these are not the acts of someone who wants a country to retain its basic contours. When Hillary Clinton parades the Mothers of the Movement, whose spawn almost all deservedly ended up on the wrong end of a cop’s bullet, that is not an act endorsing the institutions and symbols of authority of legacy American life.
As in private life, it is hard to live a lie. There are “tells” that reveal someone’s true thoughts and intentions. And Hillary–not exactly known for the ability to lie persuasively and convincingly, unlike her husband–basically revealed her deep contempt for ordinary people, a contempt shared by her donors and the Democratic Party’s core activists, calling half of Trump’s voters, literally millions of her fellow Americans, members of a basket of “deplorables.” They’re “sexist,” “racist,” “xenophobic,” “misogynistic,” etc.
Of course, someone on the fence might reasonably wonder: “Hey, is she talking about me?” That kind of conversation with one’s self may lead to greater fidelity if it were initiated by the vague criticism of your group by someone you respect. When it comes from a lifelong hack, it will galvanize the opposition. It will play right into Trump and his supporters’ hands, by reinforcing the narrative of “us vs. them.” And it will further expose the “bait and switch” operation Trump himself has exposed. And his exposure has been broad, because it includes not merely by the Democratic Party, but the liberal globalist bipartisan consensus-makers of both parties. In other words, he has taken on the whole system and its various swindles, which are concealed by an extensive propaganda apparatus.
Thank God for Hillary’s lack of talent.