Ana Marie Cox on the welcome political inevitability of Ms. Clinton: a comment by Political Realist

Like all propaganda Ms. Cox’s essay is a parody of actual thought! Rhetorically framed by comic book metaphors about the powers of super heroes. One must ask the inevitable question: at which audience was this directed ? How does Ms. Cox place the blame for the Anti-Hillary phenomenon? Generic Sexism and her Prickly Staff, this last charge an example of our writer’s own experience?
After some boring, cliche ridden preliminaries we arrive at the question of Dynastic Politics. Jeb vs Hillary is the very definition of the shopworn politics of the American Political Present: two more than tired Neo-Liberals with nothing new to say, much less to think. The very act of thought is past the ability of either potential candidate or Ms. Cox, who is left defending Dynastic Politics and Hillary Clinton with this tortured paragraph:

Though some may point toward anti-Hillary coverage as proof that the media are not biased to the left, I consider this tendency toward deliberate, counter-factual undermining as pretty good evidence of that very bias, mostly because you just don’t see this pathology on the right. Base voters on either side rattle their cages when the presumptive nominee doesn’t fit their specific ideological prescription, but the Karl Roves of the world don’t lay into a GOP hopeful just because he (or she, but come on…) is clearly going to win.

The rest is more boring professional journalistic hyperventilating, equaling cynicism, in defense of Candidate Hillary as a welcome political inevitability. Ms. Cox all but declares opposition to Ms. Clinton as  political irrationalism, again, call it by it’s true name, propaganda!

Political Realist


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