Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with senior aide Huma Abedin aboard her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, before traveling to Iowa for rallies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
To say that the USA is at its most dangerous crossroads since World War II might sound overheated, if it were not so obviously true.
Our country is about to (or was about to—we'll see) elect a woman president who, to a great many of us, possibly a majority, is indisputably a criminal and about to draw our federal government into nonstop litigation, more than likely leading to an impeachment trial at the least, weakening our already weakened state, blotting almost everything out and dominating all our attention and the airwaves for the next several years.
We didn't really need this latest round of email allegations emerging from the disgusting marriage and lifestyles of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, what theNY Post calls a "Stroking Gun," to tell us that, but they have added a fillip, a certainje ne sais quoi to the political party formally known as "Democratic."
All this is happening with the Middle East falling apart, radical Islam spreading across all the continents save Antarctica (maybe even there), Russia and China expanding their influence, North Korea and Iran building their militaries and weaponry with impunity and the global economy in tatters (and that's not counting relatively local issues like the disintegration of Obamacare and the execrable condition of our inner cities).
And we have to listen to that appalling witch Hillary Clinton complaining that the FBI isn't being "transparent" enough. This is the same woman who took her entire business as secretary of State offline and lied about it so many times it would take all the abacuses in China to count it up.
As Joseph Welch famously said to Joseph McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Only this time it's worse, because Hillary Clinton makes Joseph McCarthy seem like Mother Teresa.
Get ready, Mr. and Mrs. America, because we are headed for a "winter of our discontent" unlike any we have ever seen. And there won't be a son of York or Lancaster to save us. With a president already known to have lied through his teeth about the email server, we don't know where this is all going but we can be sure it's nowhere good.
At this moment the so-called "liberals" (how does that misnomer seem now?) are in a frenzy, lashing out because they are afraid her gangster-ladyship might actually lose. They yowl on Twitter that Donald Trump or Kellyanne Conway were too gleeful about the sudden emergence of the new emails (who knew that even Julian Assange could be upstaged?), but, as her ladyship herself opined, "What difference at this point could it make?"
The situation is clear—and should be even to the #NeverTrump crowd now, if they are honest with themselves (hard to do for all of us, I know, but try). Yes, we are at the crossroads. Whatever you think of Donald Trump is pretty much irrelevant. Sometimes things get remarkably simple ... you know, those so-called moments of clarity, and we have one now:
If you consider yourself an American citizen who supports this country even a little bit—you don't have to be a flag-waving patriot for this—how do you feel about a criminal sitting in the oval office of the White House as president of the United States?
If that disturbs you, you know what to do. If that doesn't disturb you, well, anything goes or as some German once said, "The ends justify the means." Or was that really a German? Maybe it was John Podesta. Or Cheryl Mills. Or Huma Abedin. Or Hillary Clinton. I'm getting confused here.
No, I guess it was Karl Marx, after all. They just updated him—in ways that could make them millions of dollars, hundreds of millions. I mean, who wants to spend the rest of your life scratching lice out of your beard in the British Museum? Who wants to be a sucker when you can make the rest of us into suckers?
Had enough? I have.
Let's save ourselves and put an end to it November 8.