At first, I thought the title of Matthew Rozsa’s latest article at salon.com, “Here’s your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020” indicated he had writtena sarcastic, satirical article.
But I was wrong. He really means it.
Here are Rozsa’s four reasons – in rust, with my comments in blue:
1. Hillary Clinton is the Winston Churchill to Vladimir Putin’s Adolf Hitler. I suppose I could make a bad joke about the physical resemblance, but I’m declining to do so – partly out of what level of good taste I retain while thinking of Ms. Clinton as president, and partly because the absurdity of comparing her to a man who actually accomplished things in his public life despite dealing with negative media -the exact opposite of Ms. Clinton – would overwhelm it. Also, whether or not you like Vladimir Putin, the comparison to Hitler does little other than trivialize Hitler – a favorite pastime among leftists.
2. Hillary Clinton being elected president (at last) would monumentally piss off misogynistic trolls, and what’s not to like about that? Oh, OK. There’s a great reason to elect someone president; it would “piss off” people who hate women. Say, wouldn’t that be true of electing any woman to the presidency? Maybe Condoleezza Rice? Or Nikki Haley? Whaddaya think, Mr. Rozsa?
3. By winning the popular vote convincingly in 2016, Hillary Clinton has earned the right to be considered the presumptive nominee in 2020. How many times does this have to be said before some people understand it? Hillary Clinton did not “win” the popular vote. She did not try to get the popular vote any more than Donald Trump did – for the simple, basic reason that you don’t become president by winning a national popular vote, you become president by winning individual states with a majority of electoral votes – which is where Trump won in a landslide. If the national popular vote were of any relevance to this election, Trump would not have conceded California and New York, which is where Clinton got her numerical margin.
4. We can expect her to be a good president. Based on what? Her sterling list of achievements as a senator (not one consequential bill passed in 8 years) and Secretary Of State (her greatest achievements: the Russian “reset”, Lybia, Syria and, of course, the Benghazi massacre)?
Matthew Rosza’s blurb indicates that he graduated Rutgers University. I was at Rutgers yesterday, (for real), and noticed that, despite its being Thanksgiving weekend, there were students on campus – some of whom, presumably, were engaged in academic pursuits.
If this is how Mr. Rosza thinks, I strongly urge him to return for a few refresher courses.