Hillary's Back

  • 30 March 2017
  • NormanL
Hillary's Back

Remember Hillary Clinton? Well, she's back. And in her first major speech, she urges Democrats to join together in resisting Donald Trump:

On Tuesday, she urged voters to resist Trump policies that she said included suspicion of refugees and voter suppression in some areas.

"These are bad policies that will hurt people and take our country in the wrong direction," Clinton said, relaying what she had become one of her mantras since the November election.

"It's the kinds of things you think about when you take long walks in the woods," she said. "Resist, insist, persist, enlist."

It does appear that Mrs. Clinton views Democrats as a kind of "Litte Red Riding Hood," and they must all be ready to confront the "Big Bad Wolf." We are left to wonder who gets the role of grandma in this tale, and whether a woodsman would be allowed anywhere near it.

While the image of being resistance firghters manning the commune's barricades against the forces of tyranny and oppression has a romantic appela to Democrats, it is a poor substitute for policy. Or even real motivation.

We don't begrudge Democrats opposing Republicans. That's politics. But we would prefer they follow the tried, true, and intellectually honest path of loyal opposition. Sadly for our political discourse, they have chosen to embrace a fairly tale, and saddled it with the same nostrums they have mouthed for a generation.