The lurid revelations about the
In between political campaigns, the foundation provided sinecures for out-of-work Clinton politicos. This is hardly proof of Hillary's grass-roots progressivism.
Then came Clinton's email fiasco. No one knows how the current investigation of her alleged misuse of email accounts, servers and classified information will end up. But most people accept that it was an unnecessary and self-induced scandal, brought on both by her paranoia and habitual expectation of being exempt from the law.
All these imbroglios raise more issues. Was Sen.
Most of what happened on her watch as secretary of state is better forgotten: the destruction of a self-reliant
Instead of hailing her foreign policy tenure, Clinton is now attacking her critics.
Clinton just blasted her Republican opposition, some of whom want various federal agencies to cite undocumented immigrants who broke federal law, and then process them for deportation before hearing their applications for amnesty. She misleadingly equated that position with wanting to "literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don't know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them across the border."
Is it wise to tar critics with the infamous imagery of the Holocaust, in which Jews were rounded up, put in boxcars and sent to death camps?
After all, Clinton's own prior positions on immigration were akin to those of many of the Republicans she now attacks. Here is what then Sen. Clinton asserted in a 2003: "I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants." Note her use of the personal "immigrants," rather than the abstract "immigration."
Last week, Clinton compared Republican opponents of abortion to "terrorist groups" who "don't want to live in the modern world."
But such ad hominem attacks on free expression are exactly what Clinton once denounced. "I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic," she said in 2003, ironically during the George W. Bush presidency.
Clinton's serial meltdowns may bring Vice President
Clinton's derailment has given breathing space to Republicans. Otherwise, they would be panicking that erratic showman
Both parties face crises -- though there are more viable Republican alternatives to Trump than there are strong Democratic choices, at least for now. And whereas the upbeat Trump would probably agree with -- or even welcome -- charges that he is an egomaniac, Clinton would hardly accept the equally common impression that she cannot tell the truth.
Hillary's latest troubles reflect a quarter-century of Clinton habits that transcend time and space.
Both Bill and Hillary seem to have always believed they should be exempt from the law. Both seem needlessly tawdry in their avarice. Their cover-ups often prove even more damaging than their indiscretions.
Bill was always the far better speaker and political schmoozer than Hillary. And now Hillary is proving -- again -- that she prefers slandering accusers rather than refuting accusations.
Are Hillary's first four and a half months of campaigning a glimpse of the next 14?
If so, the