Beware A Clinton Presidency
I've made no secret of hating Hillary Clinton's guts, so it would be hypocritical of me to say presidents don't matter much, then turn around and say it would if we had another Clinton presidency. With that in mind I still found this Washington Examiner article a good read. The author notes that while Trump is bad, a Clinton presidency has the potential to be much worse:
"Donald Trump, if he had his way, would be a strongman president — an American Vladimir Putin or Hugo Chavez.
But Trump won't have his way, and so his brand of authoritarianism is at most a faint threat. It's Hillary Clinton's authoritarianism we most need to worry about....
Unlike Trump, Clinton will have broad elite support in her campaigns to trample individual liberty."
He's got a point and I hadn't thought of it that way. It's unlikely you'll have media or those in congress effectively criticizing her, should they criticize at all. The writer goes further in saying Trump will likely face stiff resistance whatever his agenda might be:
"Nearly the entire media (including most conservative commentators), all of academia, and most corporate leaders would resist Trump's efforts to curb the freedom of the press, circumvent due process and revive "Operation Wetback." Trump probably wouldn't have the follow-through, the knowledge or the institutional support even to get these initiatives off the ground."
More good points. He makes a good case. We live in scary times, indeed.