Forget the arrogance and corruption -- $153 million in Clinton family speaking fees from 2001, mainly bribes during her State Department years. Forget the lies, the lies about lies, and the perjury. Forget the security breaches. Forget enabling America’s most prominent sexual predator. Forget the trail of bodies stretching from Little Rock to Benghazi. Forget every scandal from Whitewater to deleted e-mails. Forget all of it.
Instead, focus on coming attractions -- what a Clinton presidency would mean for America. It would be the political equivalent of an extinction level event. Obama began the process of transforming America. Hillary will finish it -- and us too.
On the Supreme Court, Scalia’s replacement will be a judicial activist on steroids. This will give the left what it’s dreamed of since the Warren Court -- a 5-4 majority to rubber-stamp statism and Cultural Marxism. Hillary will replace decrepit justices, like Ginsberg (83) and Breyer (78), with their young and vigorous clones who’ll be there for decades.
The Second Amendment will be repealed, even the most modest restrictions on abortion ended, and a green light given to the assault on religious liberty. As early as 2014, Democrats had appointed a majority of federal appeals court judges. Hillary will expand the left’s domination of the second most powerful courts in the land.
Clinton will, of course, push amnesty (designated a “pathway to citizenship”). There may be a 10-foot-high wall around the Clintons’ Chappaqua estate, to keep out the great unwashed. But our Southern border will continue to be wide open to the influx of new Democratic voters.
Hillary will accelerate a trend that started the mid-1960s -- using immigration (legal and illegal) to change America’s demographics and national identity. Think California, which went from reliably red to true blue in a generation. The goal is to make it impossible to elect another Republican president -- like ever -- and change the composition of Congress in a few elections. With all three branches of government firmly in the left’s hands, voting will be irrelevant and they’ll be nothing to stop the unmaking of America.
Clinton will maintain the pretense of fighting ISIS while importing the poison. She’s called for increasing the number of Syrian refugees by 500% -- that’s on top of the 100,000 immigrants from the Middle East (overwhelmingly Muslim) admitted each year. The FBI and Homeland Security will be told not to do or say anything that might offend the jihad community.
The signals aren’t even subtle -- Huma Abedin with her family’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Sharia advocate Khizr Kahn baiting Trump at the Democratic National Convention, and (in a Rod Serling-esque moment) the father of Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen seated behind the candidate at a Florida rally, telling an interviewer Hillary is “good for America” -- i.e., good for the coming Caliphate.
Think Obama is skilled at playing the race card? Hillary will put him to shame. Speaking at the NAACP convention on July 18, Clinton confessed the sins of her race and lectured those of us who didn’t have adjusted gross incomes of $32 million last year to “recognize white privilege,” “practice humility” (at which she’s always been so good) and “do a better job of listening” to race hustlers. By the way, Chappaqua is less than 2% black.
This condemnation of her own race isn’t just election-year bloviating. To maintain its minority base, Democrats must keep blacks and Hispanics in a constant state of agitation, by demonizing Republicans, coddling the racial terrorists of Black Lives Matters and castigating cops for doing their job. Race relations reached a new low under our first black president. Expect them to drop through the floor under Hillary.
Under Clinton 2.0, government will be the only thing that grows. Last month, 41,000 were added to the already bloated federal workforce. In eight years, Obama almost doubled the National Debt. It will be over $20 trillion by the time he leaves office. Interest on the debt is over $251 billion, scheduled to rise to $880 billion by 2024. Imagine what the economy will look like as the debt approaches $40 trillion under President Hillary.
Mrs. Clinton has promised to impose a job-annihilating $15-an-hour federal minimum wage, maintain the present devastating level of corporate taxes (the highest in the industrialized world) and kill domestic energy production by closing coals mines and preventing fracking of America’s huge natural gas deposits. Anemic economic growth (an annualized rate of 0.7% in the first quarter of this year) will be the new normal.
The War on Christians and conservatives will continue full-throttle. Nobody does vicious like the former head of the Bimbo Eruption Squad.
The IRS will go back to targeting conservative foundations. Hillary will resurrect the old Janet Napolitano plan to use DHS to attack “right-wing extremists” (gun owners, right-to-lifers, veterans, and proponents of border security) as future terrorists. The Clinton administration will go even further in using the bureaucracy and judiciary to force Christians (including churches and Christian colleges) to comply with the left’s social agenda -- gender-neutral bathrooms and all that stuff.
Donald Trump is all that stands between us and the apocalypse. Forget your gripes about the Republican candidate -- his verbal missteps and campaign shakeups. He’s a decent guy who will make America if not great again, at least better. He knows how to create jobs. He’ll defend our borders. He understands the overriding threat of radical Islam.
Still, there are always doubts. But while I may not be 100% sure of what Trump will do, I’m sure as hell sure of Clinton. You don’t have to be Joe Friday to figure out her MO.