Monday, November 28, 2016
Oh, What a Tangled Web...
The Dems cheated; they cheated their own people. The Democratic National Committee hijacked the democratic process during the Democratic primary. They did it for Hillary. They believed she was entitled. Bill Clinton said it himself, said, "She deserves it." Deserves? Royalty, and "due of birth," deserves. Americans earn.
Trump, despite his boorishness, fought his way through 15 other seeming more competent Republican candidates to get the Republican nomination - candidates which included eight governors, five senators, a Fortunes 500 CEO, and a physician. Meanwhile, Hillary was sailing along, past her only competition - that was by design - a 73 year-old socialist Independent from the quiet state of Vermont. (He made her look young, to boot.) Could her road to the Democratic nomination have been made any easier?
But, that wasn't enough. Then, Donna Brazile, Democratic National Committee chairperson, lifted a debate question from CNN and passed it on to Hillary. When that question was posed to her in the subsequent debate, Hillary hit it out of the park. Later, after CNN discovered Brazile's breach, the network fired her. The damage was done.
There is an idealism about young people that is precious. For all the talk about Hillary's emails, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation and "pay for play," the lifted debate question - that deft bit of skullduggery - may have been the drop of water that sent Hillary's cup to overflowing, and swept her away. No matter how much the heavy-hitters - Beyonce, LeBron, Barack, Michelle - implored the millennials to get out and vote for Hillary, those young people could not get the bad taste out of their mouths left by a woman who appeared to have everything, and still stooped to cheat an old gentleman named "Bernie", who appeared to have so little.