Pass the popcorn: while conservatives are engrossed in the battle between Trump and non-Trump, over on the Left, they’re having an ideological conniption fit over the fixed-fight they call the Democrat primaries. Nobody, it seems, much likes Hillary:
With Bernie Sanders now slightly ahead of Clinton nationally in the latest Bloomberg poll, it’s time to reevaluate the meaning of pragmatism. Hillary Clinton might be ahead of Bernie Sanders in delegates, but Vermont’s Senator has a monopoly on political momentum. Sadly, his opponent has a monopoly on controversy, and will face FBI interviews in the near future. A Los Angeles Times article titled Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom highlights why Clinton’s campaign is stuck in political quicksand:
Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases.
Prosecutors also are expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself, though the timing remains unclear.
Yes, federal prosecutors will interview Hillary Clinton, in addition to her close associates. At what point will establishment Democrats admit this fiasco is horrible for a general election? When federal prosecutors are interviewing your candidate for president, even Donald Trump has a good chance at the White House.
In fact, no one less than the FBI director himself, James Comey, will interview the new chief of the Clinton Crime Family. With nearly 150 agents on the case, it’s clear that where there’s (obvious) smoke there’s also a four-alarm fire; the only question is whether the corrupt Obama “Justice” Department will dare or deign to indict the career criminal, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Furthermore, former U.S. attorney general Michael Mukasey believes A Criminal Charge is Justified. Former Obama intelligence official Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says that “If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail.” Former NSA director Michael Hayden called Clinton’s email setup “stupid and dangerous.” Even Edward Snowden, the antithesis of America’s intelligence community in many ways, says it’s “ridiculous” to think Clinton’s emails were secure.
It’s time for Democrats to deal with reality, not just allegiance to a political icon, and rally around the only candidate not linked to an FBI investigation, and other controversies. With recent victories and future wins ahead, Bernie Sanders has all the political momentum heading towards Election Day. Most importantly, Bernie Sanders is the only leading candidate with positive favorability ratings in 2016.
The piece in the HuffPo goes on to emphasize that Sanders — a non-entity for his entire Senate tenure– has much higher favorable ratings than the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua and argues that he can win in a general election. Should that — an old, batty, red-diaper-baby communist reaching the White House — happen we’ll know the country is finished. In the meantime:
You’ve read the words correctly, and the FBI investigation is a “criminal investigation.”
Say it again, “criminal investigation.”
Even the best defense of Clinton’s email fiasco, a piece by Ruth Marcus titled Why Hillary Clinton is unlikely to be indicted over her private email server, states “Lucky for her, political idiocy is not criminal.”
This too, makes for an interesting campaign slogan.
I think we still don’t have the slightest idea who’s going to be on the respective tickets come November.