For so many Americans, waking up to the news back in early November that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, that the Clinton Machine had been smashed to pieces and that our political class could move beyond Clintonism, was something to be celebrated. Americans on the right, left, and in the center all shared a profound distaste for HRC and the Clinton-brand of politics.
Oddly, though, over a month later, it doesn't feel like the Clinton Machine has actually conceded the election. Yes, HRC officially conceded, but that seems, at this point, like some sort of strange ploy to buy time to re-jigger their strategy. I know I was not the only one to notice the strange and disturbing new roll-out of 'Citizen Clinton' as the voice and face of Trump-resistance.
Thursday, standing in front of her donor-army, Clinton said, "This is not just an attack on me and my campaign, although that may have added fuel to it. This is an attack against our country. We are well beyond normal political concerns here. This is about the integrity of our democracy and the security of our nation."
If this is conceding the election, it is a new way to do it. This is a rallying cry to storm the enemy gates, to... well, she is a Clinton and she was standing in front her donor-army so more like a rallying cry to get people to donate more money to the Clinton Empire. But, either way, she is doing EXACTLY what she and her shills were warning the public about Trump: not accepting the result of the election.
One of the most systemic issues we have in today's political and media environment is all the people that have careers based on shining the Clinton image with passion and loyalty. How many super delegates owe their political career to being loyal Clintoncrats? How many media personalities owe their career to the same? How many former Clinton appointees, employees, allies and shills are rampant throughout the infotainment sector? Even the infotainment hacks that don't owe their career directly to the Clintons, but are loyal soldiers to further Clintonian neoliberalism, have double-downed on their effort to rebuild the HRC golem despite losing the election.
Our infotainment networks have become pure political outlets. They are dedicated to furthering the duopoly's interests and use their power to help shut-out any challenges there are to the stranglehold the Dem-Rep party has on the nation. Why does nearly every single story need a Dem and Rep strategist to comment? [answer: they don't]. Now we see all the democrat strategists posing as "journalists" pushing their own brand of fake news.
And, this morning, the one I must mention is the hypocrite and complete blowhard: Paul Krugman. I could copy/paste his op-ed pieces all day long demonstrating how duplicitous, dishonest and stridently partisan he is, but that would mean i have to spend the day reading his swill. No thanks. But, consider the two following excerpts: on from last Friday, and one from 2002.
Dec 16, 2016:
This shouldn't come as a surprise. It has long been obvious - except, apparently, to the news media - that the modern G.O.P. is a radical institution that is ready to violate democratic norms in the pursuit of power. Why should the norm of not accepting foreign assistance be any different?
The bigger surprise was the behavior of the news media, and I don't mean fake news; I mean big, prestigious organizations. Leaked emails, which everyone knew were probably the product of Russian hacking, were breathlessly reported as shocking revelations, even when they mostly revealed nothing more than the fact that Democrats are people. -Krugman (Useful Idiots Galore)
June 11, 2002:
I was particularly struck by a story in the newspaper The Hill titled, "Unions taking fresh look at GOP." It quoted the UAW spokesman [sic] saying his [sic] union was "looking beyond party labels" to where politicians stand "on certain issues." In other words, his [sic] union will go with whoever caters to its special interests. -Krugman (The Rove Doctrine op-ed)
The infotainment sector and the political class is full of people who have more loyalty to partisanship than they do the country, and I urge everyone to challenge and question this outlook.
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