At The Financial Times: Hillary Clinton Melodrama,episode DXLIII: The Real Battle Begins, a comment by Democratic Socialist

All that is missing from this wan political melodrama is The Donald tying poor Hillary to the train tracks, in all the grey herky jerky of a silent film, from the last century. Mrs. Clintons ‘problems’ are of her own making. Her obscene embrace of lupine Netanyahu as part of her ‘I’m tougher than any man in the room’ Foreign Policy – it is even rumored that Victoria Nuland is her pick for Secretary of State. Ms. Nuland showed her ability to rationalize and even lie with ease on the question of American involvement in the 2014 Ukrainian Coup,which makes her a perfect choice for Mrs. Clinton’s administration: Nuland is an expert at breaking things and finding less than plausible reasons for American political mischief. All of this edifying, to say the least.

On the utterly laughable notion that some how the Obama appointed Attorney General will indite Mrs. Clinton adds another dimension, if that is the right descriptor, to this attempt to diagnose the problems of Hillary’s campaign.

One more point of interest on the coming convention is that the question of BDS will make for more compelling political theater. After Gov. Cuomo’s BDS proclamation, one can see the New Democratic machine, the Clinton wing in full command of it’s operatives, running smoothly in terms of enforcing political conformity. Yet the floor fight at the convention on the BDS issue, with the presence of Zogby and West on the platform committee – poor Mrs.Clinton she is plagued not just with Sen. Sanders and his insurgents, but the volatile ‘firebrand’ Cornell West. One can only hope that CSPAN will cover this convention from gavel to gavel, as the Sanders supporters plan to have thousands outside the convention. Will it be another 1968 in Chicago? Will Hillary and her surrogates part the sea of dissidents? Oh! the dependability of political melodrama. Great Television!

Democratic Socialist

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