As a man much smarter than myself once said: 50% of
politics is about payback. There is a deep current of payback running
through the population, and the Clintons will reap what they’ve sown.
I think wanting to dock their clock once and for all is more of a factor
for most women than any feminist/gender bias.
IMO, Loretta Lynch holds the key to the 2016
presidential election. Even if she does nothing, Lynch could very well
determine who the next US president is, and that makes her currently the
most powerful woman in the world -- a black woman from a humble North
Carolina family and (unlike Obama) a descendant of slaves.
An analysis of Hil’s options w/ respect to a
possible Federal indictment or two is always a fun way to pass some
time. Below are some of my own thots on three possible indictment
It looks like there are two distinct potential grounds
for indictment: 1) influence peddling, either direct or through Clinton
Foundation; 2) illegal possession of classified Emails. I don’t
distinguish these types of indictments below, but they could well result
in distinct outcomes. The scenarios are presented in what I kinda’,
sorta’, probably think is the most likely to the least likely. Also,
the outcomes are twisted by my assumption that Trump will be the
Republican nominee. But even if I'm wrong there, he will certainly be a
factor in both races right up until the nominations.
Scenario 1. Loretta continues the present
gambit of trying to help the Democrats as much as possible by sitting on
the indictments and doing everything possible to delay the release of
Outcome: Hil is screwed.
First thot: In this scenario, DT would continue to
keep mum about Hil’s possibly being indicted b/c the polls indicate
that Bernie will beat DT 2x worse than Hil will, so DT wants to run
against Hil. If DT’s dream comes true and Hil gets the nomination,
then he would wipe the floor with her, her unresolved legal problems,
and Loretta’s (i.e. the Democrats’) attempt to protect Hil.
Second thot: Will Bernie play the felony-card if
Loretta doesn’t make a move? The stupidest thing Sanders has ever said
is: “I am sick and tired of hearing about Hillary’s damn Emails.”
The Email issue was a gift that he might have needed down the road in a
tough primary race and he sh*t on it in an attempt to look noble or
chivalrous (sp?). Watch – Trump will eventually take Sanders to task
for his comment as meaning Sanders is sick and tired of hearing about
the possibility that a Democratic politician might get prosecuted for a
felony or two.
But the sleigh-ride is over for Bernie, so he’s got
some tough decisions. From here on out it’s an uphill fight. Having
put his foot in his mouth about the Emails, he may be able to save his
bacon and beat Hil over the head with the 2nd potential indictment:
influence peddling. That plays into his anti-WallSt message.
Scenario 2. Loretta announces before Democratic
nominations that DoJ will not pursue an indictment, closes all
Outcome: Hil is screwed.
First of all, this would sink Hil’s nomination and
the Democrats’ chance of winning the WH b/c of the odor arising from
what would be the latest example of Democrat back-room dealing. If Hil
does get nominated, DT would make mincemeat out of her disappearing
felonies and the crooked Democrat AG.
Second of all, the lack of an indictment probably
means Obama could not preemptively pardon Hil to protect her from
Republicans later indicting her if they get into office. True, Ford
pardoned Nixon, but I’m not sure the precedent would hold and it was
never reviewed by the courts. I mean, if a president can pardon someone
for something they’ve never even been indicted for, then the whole
system becomes a farce. “I pardon Michelle for any crimes of any
nature she might have committed at any time in the past.”
Third, double jeopardy doesn’t apply until a case
actually goes to trial, so if the Republicans win the WH, Loretta’s
decision not to indict Hil would go down the toilet. Trump might even
run on that very fine legal point – he would certainly not pull any
Scenario 3. Loretta indicts Hil before the
Outcome: Hil is screwed, the Democrats are screwed.
If Lynch does this, she would almost certainly warn
Hil days or weeks before hand, so Hil can get out of the race prior to
actually being indicted. Nothing worse than the marshals cuffing you
during a rally, especially if your sleaze-ball, should’a-been-indicted-long-ago
husband is there, too.
I mean, if Loretta indicts Hil, the
nomination/election will be Hil’s last worry. Hil’s only goal would
be to stay out of prison. Even if Obama were to immediately pardon her,
she would never get the nomination.
Would Obama pardon her post-indictment? Good question?
If he does, Democrats lose the election automatically. In fact, if Hil
is indicted, unless Obama comes out and explicitly says that he will not
pardon her even after the election, the Democrats will lose regardless
who the candidate is. If Bernie gets the nomination, as he will if there
is an indictment, in order to win the election he would also have to
tell America that as president he would not interfere with the
indictment or prosecution, which would deprive him of millions and
millions in cash thank-you “notes” from the Clintons.