The memo – now that it is out there in all its shocking detail – inadvertently tells us something about the Hillary that would be President were it not for what amounts to a cabal comfortable abusing Ted Kennedy’s FISA law. *
Think back to the 2015 and 2016 campaign season. The Donald Trump campaign sustained an incredible pace. Then candidate Trump made multiple campaign appearance each day, appearing before thousands in places where candidates often had never ventured.
Contrast that with the Hillary Clinton campaign. She barely campaigned. If she made two appearances in the space of a week that was considered high-tempo. When she did appear, her audiences were anemic and her delivery came across as doctrinaire and condescending.
She missed entire states. Not just any states. Key swing-states. Never set foot in them. But she no doubt had them in the back of her mind when she uttered her “basket of deplorables” comment.
There can be only three reasons why Hillary Clinton’s campaign performance basically sucked in 2015 and 2016:
– Her poor health precluded a more aggressive campaign schedule.
– She knew the fix was in.
– She knew the fix was in and she was too dumb to play along.
We all saw Hillary on September 11, 2016 fall – perhaps like a US Consulate in Benghazi did a few years prior. When she fell, help was right there with her to whisk her off to safety and possibly medical care (unlike Benghazi, but that’s another story for another article). The media worked overtime to assure us that she merely had the flu and was in the best of health. I’ll take them at their word.
Hillary didn’t campaign then because she knew people in the FBI and Department of Justice were working against the Trump campaign. In the same way she knew the fix was in against Bernie Sanders, she knew another fix was in against Donald Trump. So she didn’t campaign. That illustrates – to borrow from her top campaign aides – her awful instincts.
Every 11th grader planning to skip out of school around 1pm on a nice spring day knows, if you are going to run a scam you have to play it to get away with it. So you come up with a fake sick note, or some rationale why you are missing that Trigonometry class. You’ve got to make it look legit so that you spend your afternoon on the beach doing nothing and then come back to school the next day with no questions pending.
Hillary Clinton didn’t know to do that. She knew the fix was in. After all, she controlled DNC finances and knew money had been paid for the dossier. She knew the dossier was there to be used for something. Thanks to the memo, we know what the dossier was used for.
If Hillary had good instincts – or for that matter plain old common sense – she’d have adopted a far more aggressive campaign routine. She’d have been out there as often as Trump behaving as though the Presidency itself was on the line. She’d have done that so that everything looked legit and clear, on the up and up.
Perhaps an unintended lesson from the memo then is the reminder that we dodged a bullet in 2016. Unlike Bill Clinton, Hillary’s instincts are truly awful. From First Lady to Senator to Secretary of State to twice failed Presidential candidate, she simply lacks a track record of success. After all:
• As First Lady, she was charged with creating a national health care system. Who can forget her lone public appearance in which she presented bizarre and complex flowcharts that effectively ended her program before it started.
• As Senator she authored only three pieces of legislation. Each named a road, post office, or other public location after someone.
• As Secretary of State well, we still don’t know the full story behind her illegal email server or why classified emails ended up on Anthony Weiner’s computer and heaven knows what else.
• As a Presidential candidate, even in 2016 with the strength of the DNC and Justice Department working on her behalf, she still couldn’t seal the deal.
Hillary Clinton simply put is that incompetent. The memo reminds us of this. I mean, she could’ve campaigned but didn’t right?
* For the uninformed, FISA came about under then Senator Ted Kennedy in 1978 and was signed into law by President Carter. In the wake of intelligence abuses discovered in the late 1960s and through Congress’ Church Committee in 1975, FISA was designed to give intelligence agencies room they needed to operate while preserving 4th Amendment protections.