To lock up Hillary would be bad; to lock up Trump would be great.
June 23, 2019 By Taylor Lewis
Elections are no longer just an advanced auction of stolen goods, as Mencken so gnomically put it. They're now advanced cases of court remand.
The Trump campaign's winning strapline may have been "build the wall," but it was the stadium-friendly chant of "lock her up," in reference to Hillary Clinton's skirting of the law, that really kindled supporters' excitement.
............The late Charles Krauthammer decried the threat of bringing Clinton under the remit of the law for her illegal email practices. "Such incendiary talk is an affront to elementary democratic decency and a breach of the boundaries of American political discourse." You know an august commentator like Krauthammer is truly offended when he uses the genteel noun "affront."
While keening over the death of institutional civility in the Washington Post, two university professors described the chants as "disturbing" yet "inevitable," because "[Republican] attacks on the legitimacy of Democratic candidates and presidents are hardly new." Fancy that, seeing as how liberals haven't met a legitimate Republican president since Warren Harding, and even he had some peccadilloes of his own................
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My Take - Initially. I was impressed with Krauthammer. But that was kind of like having the flu. It didn't take me long to get over it!