Today’s paragraphs come to us from Miranda Devine, a columnist for London’s Daily Telegraph.
Ms. Devine has written an absolutely superb commentary, connecting Hillary Clinton directly to the left wing vitriol – and violence – which has erupted since her election defeat to Donald Trump.
Read these paragraphs – the first two, then the last few – and see why I feel this way:
IT started as a face-saving exercise by Hillary Clinton to try to explain away her election loss to a vulgarian real estate billionaire from Queens.
But the absurd Russia conspiracy has somehow snowballed into a crisis that threatens to bring down Donald Trump, has all but paralysed his administration, and unleashed the most unhinged attacks on a US president in living memory.
Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate: secretive, entitled, unpleasant, you name it. Her recklessness in using a private server for classified State Department documents and the sloppiness of her campaign which made her emails vulnerable to hacking, whether or not it was by Russia.
She couldn’t articulate why she was running for President other than because she was a woman and it was her turn.
Her strategy was to dehumanise Trump and his voters as a “basket of deplorables” – “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic”, as she told an LGBTQI fundraiser in New York during the campaign.
Trump’s unlikely victory was a repudiation of Clinton personally and more generally of the left’s entire bankrupt project of identity politics.
That’s why they will do anything to overturn the result.
Could that have been said better? I doubt it.
Miranda Devine wins Paragraphs Of The Day honors for explaining things so clearly – and, sad to say, so accurately.