Bingo Hillary

Bill Neinast

neins1@aol.com

BINGO! Hillary Clinton just yelled that she held the winning card in this round.  The last two numbers allowed her to cover the last blocks on her card and she had the blackout to win.


Her winning numbers were DT1 and SCOTUS2.  In bingo lingo that’s under Donald Trump 1 and under the Supreme Court of the United States 2.


Clinton must have hosted a celebratory party for her campaign staff when Trump announced that he was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  Notwithstanding his inexplicable rise in the polls, his chances of being the nominee are less than zero.


His threat as a candidate, however, is not the gift to Clinton mentioned above.  His threat is how he will damage all the other candidates.


Some of the damage is already apparent.   Clinton’s media supporters are gleefully gluing Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants on all Republican candidates and chuckling about how this will destroy their credibility with minority voters.


A sure bet is that Trump will make similar comments on other subjects.  All such statements will automatically be considered by the press as typical Republican views.  The candidates will then be baited to try to distance themselves from The Donald.


The most valuable Trump gift to Clinton, however, is his ego.  He cannot or will not take NO for an answer.  When he fails in the Republican primaries, he will just invest his billions in a race as an independent for the White House.


Then it is Ross Perot redux.  Remember him?


Perot was the1992 self-made billionaire version of Trump.  He, too, thought he should be President and financed his own campaign againt the establishment candidates, Bush 41, and Bill Clinton.  He siphoned enough votes out of the Republican camp to defeat George H. W. Bush’s bid for a second term and ushered in the Clinton dynasty.


Expect a similar reduction in Republican votes in 2016 and the inauguration of the second Clinton reign.


What is really making Clinton calm and happy, however, is the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same sex marriage.  This decision is a treasure trove of gotcha questions with which the press can harass Republican candidates.


The press will be trolling for responses like that of Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat, that pregnancy from “legitimate rape” is rare.  


His actual response was, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child."


Up to that point, polls showed the votes too close to call in Akin’s 2012 race with incumbent Democrat Clare McCaskill.  After the gaffe, though, McCaskill won reelection in a landslide.


So Clinton’s camp is gleefully feeding suggestions to her sycophants in the press to try to goad the Republican candidates into a gaffe.  Try to get them to say something like calling homosexuals “Fags” or some other derogatory name.


Trump will probably be glad to comply.  Then the rest of the candidates can be tarred with the same belief.


So here’s the perspective.


Hillary Clinton won the 2016 race for President last week.


She might have lost if she had had to rely on her record and reputation.  But the Clinton luck held, and she will be swept into office by her unexpected good fortune.


God save the country. 


enough

 
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