Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton's ill timed toilet break in front of an audience of 7.8 million television viewers is an excellent metaphor for the 2016 presidential election. It happened during the ABC Democratic presidential debate, Dec. 19, 2015. Basically, the whole democratic process is now in the toilet. The national media have determined to give the White House to Hillary Clinton, and no scandal, no incompetence and no lack of decorum will dislodge them from their task.
"Sorry," Clinton said when she came back to the podium.
Of course, the mainstream media are well aware that ridicule can be even more damaging than scandal, so their handling of the incident is instructive. The next day the television networks refused to tell anyone in their audience what had happened. If they hadn't found out on their own through social media, they were out of luck. And it had been the smallest television audience for a debate so far this cycle. The Democrat National Committee had arranged for that, scheduling it for the week of Christmas, trying to minimize the possibility of any opposition to Clinton.
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Yet the story of Clinton's departure from the stage was so widespread that they couldn't ignore it, either. The network evening news, with its half-hour weather reports, is verging on the cliff of irrelevancy. They had to say something. Thus, at the beginning of the next night's newscasts the major networks led with a story of Donald Trump's comments on the Clinton toilet break. Trump had dismissed the moment as "disgusting." The networks attacked Trump's response, and did so without telling their audiences what had triggered it. He had done it again, they intoned, for those who could figure out what had happened. That Donald Trump is just so classless.
In fact, it is the major television networks, now bent on cramming Clinton down our throats, that have become classless. We are talking about a handful of old men who want to see a woman elected president in their lifetime. It will be their gift to their wives and daughters. And while there are many civilized and intelligent Democratic women, whose creation of wealth is less criminal and outrageous than Hillary Clinton, they know that she is the only chance they have to elect a woman in their lifetime – and so she will have to do.
Hillary knows this, too. And so, say her critics, she did not shrink from extorting every major international company or government on her way through the experience of secretary of state. "They will all forget this in a few months," Bill probably assured her. "Look at me. The public forgets. And remember our dinner at Claridges? Old Mr. so and so and his daughter love you."
When Paula Jones first made her outrageous accusations against Bill Clinton, she was dismissed by the Clinton entourage – and the national media – as "trailer park trash." No one believed Ms. Jones. Women's groups ignored here story. The nation dismissed incumbent President George H.W. Bush's campaign emphasis on character. Obviously, character doesn't mean much in American society anymore.
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But today, after a decade of Bill Clinton, stained dresses and endless stories, we know that Paul Jones was not lying. She was being crushed by powerful men who control television and politics in America, and the pain and abuse and sexual exploitation of a single young woman did not matter. It could be laughed off. The victims of the Clintons must shut up and take their medicine. Laws do not apply. Ask the Clintons' White House counsel, Vince Foster, who once said, that in Washington, "ruining people is considered sport." Ask Sally Perdue, who was warned not to talk about her affair with Clinton. "We know you go jogging by yourself," a former Democrat Party official told her, "and we can't guarantee what might happen to your pretty little legs."
It is now clear that Hillary Clinton, who turned $1,000 into $100,000 in 92 transactions in less than a year in the commodities market, is going to get a pass to power. She will not be asked to answer questions about the conflict of interest of the Clinton Foundation. It now appears she will not have to explain anything to anybody.
Only now we know. It is not Donald Trump who lacks class. And it is not Paul Jones who is trailer park trash. It is the Clintons, and it is the wealthy, powerful, old men who are delivering up America on a platter. They are asking that once more we put the American dream and the U.S. Constitution in suspension, this time so they can make Hillary Clinton the next president, a birthday gift wrapped in a ribbon, for their indolent daughters.
To put it in Hillary's own words, "Sorry." Or, "At this point, what difference does it make?"