My first post!
So, today Jennifer Rubin, right-wing columnist on the WaPo, wrote something that I find myself agreeing with. SMH.
Why are “conservatives” on the side of the truth here? I made a comment on a WaPo article today in reply to a football-spiking Clinton fan who claimed she’d been exonerated, saying that she was hardly exonerated in Comey’s statement – he detailed significant wrong-doing – and I was accused of being a “winger” with “fantasies”! Good grief! It’s like we’ve fallen through the rabbit hole.
We therefore have an odd result. We and many other conservatives who complained that she lied by claiming no classified materials were sent; that she destroyed some work-related documents along with personal emails; that her Rube Goldberg arrangement had nothing to do with “convenience” (as the discovery of multiple servers reveals); and that she handled materials in a manner in which “it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account” were vindicated. Despite Comey’s parsing, it is also clear her conduct would likely meet the legal definition of “grossly negligent.” And yet her liberal defenders correctly predicted there would be no indictment.
As unseemly as this all is, the episode only underscores the utter stupidity of Republicans. By selecting Donald Trump they found the one person whose defeat may be more essential than Clinton’s to the health of the republic.
And this is what has me livid – that two primary processes, each flawed/rigged in their own way, have left us facing the strong likelihood that one of two extremely distasteful candidates will be the next president. I’m so angry that the party that I was raised in and felt great loyalty to has shoved this candidate down our throats.