It’s A Metaphor

It may only be me, but there appears to be a cogent comparison that the Left might understand in regards to this late news of renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton emails.

On the one hand, you have the Mainstream Media talking about the horrible consequences for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and the United States of America based on this late complication.

On the other hand, you have reasonable folks suggesting that this mess might never have happened if the Democrats had not nominated a woman who was under FBI investigation at the time.

Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like a teenage pregnancy?

If you had “pro-choiced” yourself up to saying “NO” eight months ago, you Democrats wouldn’t have this godawful mess on your hands.

Perhaps the only solution left at this point is a late term abortion of Hillary’s candidacy.

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Author: Paul Krendler

The Thinking Man’s Zombie

7 thoughts on “It’s A Metaphor”

  1. Why? If you sit down with a map and a calculator, it's hard to come to any other conclusion other than this election is over and Trump has lost.

    His clearest path to victory is winning ALL of the Romney 2012 states (and Trump is having problems in about half a dozen of them) and take Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. That gets him to 279 electoral votes. If he loses any ONE of those states, he's cooked. That would be a tough road for a professional, disciplined campaign, which are two adjectives not usually associated with Trump-Pence '16.

    There's absolutely no evidence in the publicly available polling that he's going to do that. I'd love Trump to win because his presidency would be singularly hilarious, but I wouldn't bet money on it.

    However, if you're feeling like a daredevil, the online betting markets have him as 6:1 underdog, You could make a fortune!

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    1. I still don't think Trump has a ghost of chance to win.

      But I also think the chance of Hillary being indicted, while low, is still significantly higher than zero.

      The political fallout of her being removed from office would be devastating to the Democrats. Think of how Nixon's resignation led to Carter and then to Reagan.

      It would be comparable. To force her out and replace her with Kaine would look even at this late moment, like a party prepared to put country ahead of itself, for the first time in 25 years.

      Not an insignificant step 8 days before an election.

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      1. The legal consensus and the existing precedent suggests that you can't indict a sitting president. Leon Jaworski had to talk the Watergate Grand Jury down from indicting Nixon (thereby "unindicted co-conspirator."

        Because there are only about eleven weeks between the election and the inauguration, it follows that you can't indict a president-elect because that leaves no time for a trial.

        Is impeachment an option? In theory, sure. But the historical precedent argues against that as well. As a general rule, articles of impeachment are only passed in relation to conduct during an official's time in their current office. I'm not aware of a single impeachment based on allegations from before election or appointment.

        Then you'd have to assume that you'd get two-thirds of the Senate to convict, and in a hyper-partisan atmosphere, you can't.

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      2. And '76 was much closer than people remember. Ford closed a 20 point gap and lost by slightly less than two. Shift a few thousand votes in Ohio and Hawaii and history is different.

        Also, if Iran-Contra wasn't impeachable (and it was, for reasons I don't have time to go into now, but I'll say that everyone looked into the Contra side at the expense of the Iran part) then nothing really is.

        Finally, the GOP doesn't have a really solid batting record in impeaching people named Clinton. Ask Newt Gingrich or Bob Livingston.

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  2. Hillary and the Kriminal Konspirator Kids she employs could have avoided this shit if they had complied with subpoenas when they were first sought out. This would have been 'old news' by now, even if it came out that Hillary had personally pulled the trigger on bombing of Syrian civilian sites.

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    1. She could pardon herself, but that wouldn't preclude impeachment. The Senate would.

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