It took Donald Trump to speak the truth in an almost reflexive curse muttered during Wednesday’s debate: “such a nasty woman.” She is.
A small but telling point: Wikileaks’ Julian Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over four years. But not until he leaked against Hillary was his Internet cut off. Hillary, out of office, has a swifter and more ruthless global reach than Hillary in office on the night of Benghazi. And, should she win, her view of her subjects is that we should have the same information access as Ecuadorian Embassy refugees.
I used to think that Barack Obama got the drop on Hillary; that he was holding the email scandal over her head. I thought that Obama wanted to retain some influence after his term ends, and keep the Clintons on a leash. I used to think that Hillary got a bone tossed to her by Obama as Secretary of State.
But now I’m thinking differently. Certainly Hillary wanted to win the Oval Office in 2008. She lost to Obama, and that hurt. But I’m thinking that it was the Clintons who have always had Obama on that short leash now. Everything fits. The Clinton Foundation, the international influence, the money, the high government position.
There was no way Hillary was going to lose this cycle, if her circle of media lickspittles and sycophants had their way (and they did). But the interesting turn of events is that the one person who could best articulate how nasty Hillary is, is also the one person she wanted to run against: Trump. She knew with almost absolute certainty that she could beat Trump. And now that’s going to come to pass, barring some Deus Ex Machina.
The rub is that Clinton doesn’t care if we all know how corrupt she is. She’ll be president, and will lord over us all like Jadis the White Witch. No more Christmases or springtime for conservatives. It will be winter, icy and grey. And she could care less if we see her publicly pull the levers of government for her own amusement and revenge.
Just so. Trump is an unknown. But, to channel Donald Rumsfeld, Hillary is the most known known in the history of knowns. And what we know of her is that she’s stinkingly corrupt, above the law, and able to suborn entire government agencies in the cause of her corruption. Where do you think we’re gonna be after eight years of that?
Trump had to lose because he is a predictable and compulsive blowhard. His lies and conspiracies so inoculated Americans to everything he says that nobody could take him seriously when he took on a real criminal.
In the end, the one biggest truth–born of frustration–Trump uttered, became his swan song.