If there’s one political figure we should turn to for deep, spiritual insight on the current state of the Republican party, Hillary Clinton is most certainly not the first or last person who comes to mind. She’s not anywhere on the list, at all.
But according to The Hill, Clinton believes she has the answers to the brewing, intra-party GOP turmoil that has played out over the past few months while taking a shot at the party for its “cult-like” allegiance to former President Donald Trump — you know, the guy who mopped the floor with her in the 2016 election.
“They’ve done a calculation. They’ve concluded Trump is the puppet master who pulls the strings of the hardcore base of the Republican Party,” Clinton said, before adding that she believes the party is “throwing in the towel.”
Apparently, Clinton didn’t catch any of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, where it was made crystal clear that Trump is very much the only lifeforce holding the Republican party together, as he dominated every poll taken while tens of millions of Americans tuned in to watch his first public appearance since leaving the White House earlier this year.
But if you ask Clinton, she feels that the party has some soul-searching to do before the 2022 midterm elections, saying she hopes the GOP will “find its soul, will find its center again and understand they can’t keep playing with fire.”
By “find its soul,” what she’s likely hoping for is that more establishment, swamp-creature GOP politicians separate from the Trump side of the party so that her Democratic friends in high places can once again play swamp-ball in the halls of Congress.
She also opened up on the current situation in which Trump and his allies are purposely targeting GOP politicians who turned against the president when he needed them the most, as he’s vowed to primary them into the ground in the next election. Clinton thinks it’s a “cult.”
“It is really troubling to see the Republican Party turn themselves into a cult, and basically pledge allegiance not to the United States of America but to Donald Trump,” she added.
Her remarks happen to come on the heels of a number of Republican lawmakers and senators announcing their retirement from politics in the coming months. She believes that it can’t be for any other reason than that they’re sick of conforming to Trump’s political ideology, saying they “don’t have the stomach anymore to stand up and fight against extremism in their own party.”
There’s that popular Democrat talking point — “extremism.” I think it’s required that it be muttered in every interview and op-ed from every Democrat until further notice, because we hear it every day and, every day, it becomes even less effective.
Let’s be honest — Hillary Clinton is a sore-loser who, five years later, can’t get over the fact that she lost the one election she was absolutely supposed to win. She’s had multiple tries at winning the White House, and now it looks like Vice President Kamala Harris is going to shatter that glass ceiling she always used to talk about.
And that burns her rear like nothing else.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org