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Hillary’s revenge?

As I write this, I’m watching the second round of the Democratic presidential debates, and my mind is drifting to a video I watched this morning in which Hillary Clinton said fascism is happening. HRC: The demagoguery, the appeal to the crowd, the very clever use of symbols, the intimidation, verbal and physical—this is a…

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As I write this, I’m watching the second round of the Democratic presidential debates, and my mind is drifting to a video I watched this morning in which Hillary Clinton said fascism is happening. HRC:

The demagoguery, the appeal to the crowd, the very clever use of symbols, the intimidation, verbal and physical—this is a classic pattern.

There is nothing new about it, it is just different means of messages being delivered.

I’ve never been one to gush about candidates, and I probably won’t ever be.

But Clinton is the victim of the greatest presidential cheat of my lifetime. The Republicans cheated her. The political press cheated her. And of course the Russians cheated her. And yet here she is.

If anyone had the right to complain, it’s her. Yet she doesn’t, and that’s just an amazing thing.

Moreover, she keeps her focus, our focus, on the country and on the people.

If you care about this incredible experiment that we have been engaged in now for 200-plus years, then you have to be concerned about this.

With a few exceptions, I still like all of the Democratic candidates. But if that person beats Trump next year, I can’t help thinking that person’s victory will be in part Hillary Clinton’s revenge. —JS

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

7 Comments

  1. abbyinsm on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

    AMEN. Let’s hope it is not the candidate who was assisted by Russia in sowing hatred of Hilary. The one candidate who does not belong to the Democratic Party. He won’t ever get my vote.

    • Anastasia Pantsios on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

      That is the only candidate I will not vote for if he is the nominee, UNLESS he fires the divisive attack dog David Sirota, as well as anyone in his campaign who has openly said they didn’t vote for Hillary in the general election (Nina Turner, Briahna Joy Gray) and publicly apologize for having hired them. He really can’t demand out vote if top people in his campaign refused to get behind our 2016 nominee.

      • abbyinsm on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

        He also needs to join the party he is purporting to represent! I have spent too many years doing the hard work at the grassroots level, walking precincts for state legislature candidates who weren’t perfect. Back in the 1970s, the best minds of the Left made a thought-out decision to work with the Democratic party (home to the Civil Rights Movement, the Labor Movement, the Peace Movement, the Women’s Movement, and the Environmental Movement) and Sanders decided to stay in Vermont and be a comfy socialist. He ought to commit to the people he wants to support him. This is not about an individual, it is about “us”.

        • Anastasia Pantsios on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

          I’m especially irritated that he has been campaigning against grassroots Democratic activists, which essentially makes him unelectable. Those are the very people he’d need to win the general election but he’s already convinced his Bros that they are all terrible people.

  2. SusanMarsh on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Amen, John. Amen.

  3. BettR on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

    I have always felt thus. I am so tired of hearing she was a flawed candidate and it was her own fault (Wisconsin, “deplorables”, etc.) Her bravery on the night DJT paraded the women in her husband’s past in front of her, like waving a flag of whataboutism in her face, was abominable! It is not Bill’s behavior that DJT and fans found wanting, but his faithful wife. I knew then that we had stepped into the Upside Down. Disgusting. If she had won the EC, and been our President, I cannot help but think what atrocities the GOP would be accusing her of each and every day.
    So, I am really really really hoping for a revenge election. I have not yet picked a candidate for 2020 – way too early. But anyone of them is THE choice in the face of another four years of this clown show!

    • Anastasia Pantsios on July 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

      I think the only consolation in her not being seated as president is exactly what you say: the accusations, investigations and obstruction from the Republicans in Congress would have been endless. They would have invented things to investigate, as they already have: Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, Pizzagate — they were all phony.

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