On top of Trump Deranged Syndrome (TDS), for First Lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is showing signs of Terminal Russian Universal Meddling Paranoia (TRUMP).
Do not misunderstand. I do believe that the Russians meddled in the 2016 General Election. In fact, I am quite sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been meddling in our domestic and foreign affairs before and since. I think that is also true of the Chinese, the North Koreans, the Iranians, the Cubans – and even the Brits, the French the Germans and that guy in all-white in teeny-tiny Vatican City.
In fact, we meddle in other country’s elections. One need only recall how a bunch of President Obama’s political advisors traveled to Israel to try to defeat President Benjamin Netanyahu. We meddled in any number of South and Central American national elections. We meddled big time when we used the Army to remove and arrest Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega. He is still serving time in an American prison.
Though there is some equivalency, that is not to minimize the extensive and elaborate efforts undertaken by Putin to disrupt our political and social harmony. It is just that Hillary seems to have gone over the edge.
Granted, losing the presidency to Donald Trump had to be a YUGE blow to her ambitions and ego. I mean … on the morning of Election Day 2016, this lady was prepared to be giving a victory speech later in the day. Was to become the first female President in American History and the first First Lady to become President – the most powerful woman in the world. The emotional and mental shock of losing was commensurate with the perceived certainty of her victory. And she loses everything to … Donald Trump.
No doubt, every day of the Trump presidency must be an agonizing mental comparison of the “only if …” The bitterness and rage within her soul must be a consuming conflagration that intensifies rather than subsides.
As a result, the lady has gone bonkers. As a defense … an explanation … of her failure, she appears to have created her own internal reality. And when it rises to the surface like the hot magma of a volcano, it reveals her emotional state.
Since losing the election, Clinton has expressed several theories to explain her loss – and they all have to do with ignoring the facts and advancing her narrative-of-choice. Most have to do with the Russians. Though everyone concluded that the election was not stolen. There were no examples of wholesale flipping of votes by Russians hacking into the various voting systems.
It was also reported – and conveniently forgotten – that some of the Russian disinformation campaigns on social media was directed against Trump – and that much of it was designed to trigger social unrest along racial lines. But everyone from President Obama on down assured America that while there was Russian meddling it did not … repeat NOT … alter the outcome of the election. It was much later when Democrats and their media cronies spun the narrative in a much different direction.
In the spirit that she did not lose the election, but it was stolen, Clinton now believes that had it not been for Russian meddling, she would have won the election in the Electoral College – although there is no evidence to support that claim.
Suffering from “the phone doesn’t ring much anymore,” – not to mention all those big-dollar speaking engagements – Clinton is using her limited exposure to the national spotlight to advance increasingly bizarre and irrational theories and accusations.
It is difficult to image that Clinton could conceivably top her latest. In a recent podcast, the former First Lady alleged that Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset.” Not just soft on Russia as a matter of policy, but as a witting operative of Vladimir Putin.
Clinton goes on to suggest that Gabbard will abandon her run for President in the Democratic primaries to become a third-party candidate for the sole purpose of siphoning off enough Democrat votes to get Trump re-elected. That is unless the 2016 Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, serves in that role AGAIN. Yes, again.
It seems Clinton believes Stein was part of the Russian meddling – a Putin asset – designed to take away votes from Democrats. Under that theory, you might also believe that Ralph Nader was Russia’s guy to take votes from Vice President Al Gore. And what international conspiracy empowered Ross Perot to damage the re-election effort of President George H. W. Bush?
Whatever her state of mind, Clinton’s public statements are increasingly sounding like a plot from a Russian novel. Her only chance of preserving a reputation of dignity may be to take a vow of silence.
So, there ‘tis.