Rule Five Rerun Friday

Liberty Unyielding’s Michael Dorstewitz thinks the 2024 Presidential election may be a rerun of 2016.  Maybe, but I’m a bit skeptical.  Excerpts, with my comments, follow.

Former President Trump is throwing hints out that he’ll likely make another run for the White House in two years.

And as President Biden’s poll numbers continue to tumble, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to be revving up her own campaign.

If both follow through, it would, in the words of the late great Yogi Berra, be “like déjà vu all over again,” complete with a Clinton scandal to spice things up.

But instead of centering on the 33,000 emails she destroyed from her State Department years that became the 2016 controversy, this new scandal suggests that her 2016 campaign illegally spied on the Trump campaign and even the Trump White House.

And just like 2016, instead of offering a defense, she attacked her accusers.

Of course she did.  That’s all show knows to do.  That was her defense way back in the days of the Whitewater investigation.  And it’s telling that she used Twitter to launch her counter-attack.  Twitter is, of course, the Special Olympics of social media, so she’ll reach her base there.

John Solomon, CEO and editor in chief at Just the News, observed that attacking the messenger has been the Clinton modus operandi for decades.

“A quarter century ago as Whitewater prosecutors closed in on evidence that Bill and Hillary Clinton both gave factually inaccurate testimony, the then-first lady unleashed a blistering attack that stunned a capital city that in those days was far less rancorous,”

She called the Whitewater investigator a “politically motivated prosecutor who is allied with the right-wing opponents of my husband” that was ultimately “an effort to undo the results of two elections.”

Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray, who drafted the final report accusing Clinton of lying, told Solomon that it’s important that the investigation into her campaign alleged spying of Trump continue — whether by Special Counsel John Durham or Congress.

Yes, I agree 100%:  The Durham investigation should absolutely continue, and if the GOP sweeps Congress this fall, as seems likely, they should play the rough game just as Dems did from 2017-2021.  Sauce for the goose, after all.  But let’s be real, nothing of consequence will come from either.  Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, First Of That Name, Dowager Empress of Chappaqua, has the ultimate Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card:  A “D” after her name.

But about that election:

An old trial lawyer’s maxim suggests that when the facts are on your side, you pound the facts; when the law is on your side, you pound the law; but when neither is on your side, you pound the table and yell like hell.

Clinton’s been doing a lot of yelling and table-pounding lately.

Earlier this month a former Jeffrey Epstein associate, who had allegedly procured underage girls for Epstein, was found dead hanging in his jail cell while awaiting trial. In 2019 Epstein was also found dead hanging in a jail cell awaiting trial.

Yes, she’s been doing a lot of table-pounding and shouting.  Again, that’s about all she has.  And yes, she’ll very likely take another shot at the Dem nomination in 2024, and it’s not unlikely that Trump will be running again on the GOP side.  But the key question is this:  No matter who the GOP runs, whether it be Trump, DeSantis (please!) or Alfred E. Neuman, handing the Dem nod to Her Imperial Majesty will certainly result in the same outcome as 2016.  She didn’t lose because of her policy positions, or because she’s a woman (using the term in the broadest possible sense) or anything else, other than that she was a horrible, horrible candidate.

There’s a catch, though, that may prove Mr. ‘s assessment correct, and it’s this:  Who else do the Dems have to run?  The incumbent is visibly failing even now, two and a half years before the 2024 election.  The VP is a cackling imbecile who has been parading her incompetence all around the globe; syphilis has higher approval ratings.  Will John “Lurch” Kerry fire up his private jets for another carbon-spwewing run?  Pete Buttigieg, who couldn’t even fix potholes in South Bend, Indiana?  Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, the Irish tortilla?  The Dem’s “back bench” make about as much sense as a soup sandwich, and that will be apparent to primary voters.

Fact is, they have nobody. That may – just may – be enough to put Her Imperial Majesty over the top.  And right now, I’m guessing better than 50% odds that her opponent would be none other than Donald John Trump.