Hillary represent everything that liberals loathe — so how is it that they are still so supportive of her? This is a question that may never be answered.
Among the many implications of FBI Director James Comey’srecommendation that the Department of Justice bring no charges against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state, the single-biggest one is this: She now has a clear path to becoming the next president of the United States. As disliked as she is (56 percent of Americans dislike her), she is less disliked than Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, and thus more likely to win in November.
Yet the essential fact of Clinton is that she is effectively an empty (pant)suit, with no major legislative accomplishments as a senator from New York and a long list of failures during her time as the nation’s top diplomat (remember the botched Russian “reset” and her continuing approval of the cataclysmic Libya intervention). She is especially bad from a libertarian perspective, where beyond her war-mongering, she has promised to increase government spending, approves of the surveillance state, and is at best grudgingly socially tolerant. She only endorsed marriage equality in 2013, still opposes pot legalization, and is suspiciously strategic in coming around to liking immigrants. Oh yeah, she’s also against not just the Trans-Pacific Partnership but the North American Free Trade Agreement (which is to say, she’s as protectionist as Donald Trump).
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