After three decades of controversy and scandal, will Tuesday’s presidential election loss for Hillary Clinton finally close the book on one of the great American political crime families, as well as the party to which they belong?
She doesn’t think so and neither do Democratic Party bosses. Already they are plotting and scheming for the next election cycle, of that you can be certain. But it may not make much difference. That’s because for all of the pre-Nov. 8 obituaries written about the GOP by the Democrats and their sycophantic allies, the Republican Party is alive and well and stronger than ever.
In fact, interestingly enough, prior to the election, the establishment media was predicting that, with the ascension of Donald J. Trump to the top of the ticket, the Republican Party was on its last breath and would fully and completely self-destruct after the billionaire real estate mogul was soundly thrashed. But instead of that, Trump not only won the contest, House Speaker Paul Ryan credited him with a series of GOP victories that helped the party gain in state contests and hold onto tightly contested majorities in both the House and the Senate.
“We won more seats that anyone expected and much of that is thanks to Donald Trump,” Ryan said. “Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.”
So, that is the current state of the GOP. What about the Democrats? What about the Clintons?
If you follow social media and you have a somewhat darker sense of humor, you might have seen memes and other posts pointing out that it’s probable a lot of the big money donors – including several foreign countries – who donated to the Clinton’s “charity,” the Clinton Foundation, and were expecting several pay-for-play favors in return for their largess are now extremely unhappy they won’t be seeing a return on their ‘investment.’ That means very likely that such donations will now dry up, given that Bill Clinton as an ex-president doesn’t have anything substantial to offer, and Hillary Clinton is no longer secretary of state and did not win the presidency, rendering her politically useless.
That leaves Chelsea Clinton, their daughter, who could at some point resurrect the Clinton “brand” if she were to enter politics. But considering she and Trump’s daughter Ivanka are close friends, it’s not likely she will make such a move anytime soon. And honestly, after seeing her parents embroiled in scandal after scandal (of their own making) for three decades, it could just be that the last thing Chelsea Clinton wants is a career in politics.
Clintons weren’t being paid millions for their dynamic personalities
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Hillary’s concessions speech to Trump not only marked the end of her campaign(s) for president – having lost twice now – but very likely the end of her political career. It was especially painful, given that her campaign had a better “ground” game, more money, sounder organization and more endorsements, as well as a party unified behind her. But after serving as first lady, then a U.S. senator and finally secretary of state, there does not appear to be, at age 69, any future path for her in public life.
There is always the charity, of course, but now – without anything of value to offer since the Clinton Foundation was always more of a political operation than a charity – it’s not a certainty that the foundation will survive.
Let’s face it: Bill and Hillary Clinton didn’t get paid kings’ ransoms because they are such dynamic, powerful and insightful speakers. They were being bought and paid for by parties who were interested in the access the two of them could provide. It made no sense for her, as a presidential candidate, to claim she was a ‘champion of gays and women,’ for instance, while accepting tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments that purposefully target and persecute gays and women.
When Clinton was on Obama’s Cabinet, for example, more than $165 billion in arms deals were made to Clinton Foundation donors. As reported by International Business Times:
In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.?The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire…
Tracking the decline of Democrats
When these issues were raised during the campaign, the Democratic Party and its propaganda wing – the establishment media – lectured anyone making the case this represented classic “pay-for-play” that no, those donations were not tied to those arms deals and anyone making the accusation was unfairly piling on Clinton because she was a woman or some such nonsense.
Turns out, more Americans believed those who were shining a light on these dirty deeds than the Democratic spin machine.
Now, what is the future looking like for the Democratic Party? Based on recent history, it isn’t good.
Consider that beginning in 1994 – two years into Bill Clinton’s presidency – the Democratic Party lost control of the House, for the first time in four decades. Since then there has only been a four-year period – 2006-2010 – where the party has recaptured Congress; it held the Senate majority until 2014. Each time the party held the presidency, and that president surged to the far political left (with Clinton it was gun control, higher taxes and his wife’s attempt to pass Obamacare-style health reform legislation; with Obama it’s been Obamacare, unlimited immigration and a liberal social agenda), the Democratic Party has lost control of Congress, either partially or completely.
Is the demise of the Clintons coinciding with the demise of their party?
And now, with the election of Trump, the country has once again repudiated the leftist-socialism of the Democratic Party. But instead of “learning a lesson,” the party’s elders will continue to double down on a political domestic agenda that shuns traditional American values, our constitutional order, separation of powers and the uniquely American culture, in favor of political correct policies that are really little more than soft tyranny.
The Democratic Party has become one giant hypocrisy. It claims to be inclusive, but it divides the American people by gender, race and sexual preference. It claims to be tolerant, but is impatient and hostile to anyone who has an opposing point of view. Rather than encourage dialogue to settle differences, Democrats shout down, humiliate and belittle political opponents. Instead of being champions of the Middle Class, they pursue and implement big government policies that hurt and destroy the Middle Class. And instead of embracing all of the Constitution, Democrats adhere to, or ignore, our founding document based on their own political objectives at the time.
There’s no question that the political ‘dynasty’ of Bill and Hillary Clinton is over following her defeat. The fact is, it’s very possible, too, that she and Obama have taken their party down with her.