Don't get me wrong: Hillary is reptilian and venomous, but she poses no threat to the world.
That said, have a look at Gail Collins's latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Trump’s Celebrity Shortage" in which this Candy Crush Saga devotee informs us:
"Of course, none of us actually cares there aren’t going to be any quarterbacks at the Republican convention. But if Trump can’t negotiate some cheesy diversions, what makes anybody think he can negotiate a new trade deal with China?"
Well, I don't understand the connection between celebrity attendance at the Republican convention and a new trade deal with China. On the other hand, NFL quarterbacks are apparently smart enough to stay away from a party celebrating an electoral nightmare in the making.
Collins goes on to say:
"We’ll be hearing a lot about Hillary and her emails. The difference is that Clinton, like most people at the highest level in the American political system, can balance her disasters with a history of achievements."
Ah yes, Hillary's achievements. Do you remember State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki's April 2014 response to a request "to "identify one tangible achievement" while Hillary was secretary of state: "I am certain that those who were here at the time, who worked hard on that effort, could point out one." How reassuring.
But don't worry, Hillary fans. Others are prepared with answers:
- Bill Burton listed "Her role in killing Osama bin Laden." Yup, Hillary flew in a helicopter with the SEALs into Pakistan, and while under withering sniper fire, she administered the coup de grâce.
- Howard Dean tells us that "Hillary Clinton was the principal author of the sanction [one sanction?] on Iran that brought them to the table." In fact, there had been many rounds of sanctions against Iran by successive administrations, long before Obama became president and "made nice" to Iran, the chief perpetrator of terror around the globe.
- Chuck Schumer says, "She negotiated the cease-fire in Gaza that stopped the Hamas ["the" Hamas?] from firing rocket after rocket into Israel." Hillary sure stopped Hamas cold in its tracks in 2012 ... until Hamas fired another 4,000 rockets into Israel in 2014.
Indeed, no achievements of any consequence, but she remains the lesser of the two evils in an election that marks the end of American exceptionalism.