This is the first in a series of posts I plan on writing over the next several days regarding yesterday’s election. I have so many thoughts and observations I really don’t know where to begin, and I don’t want to limit myself to one long, rambling blog post, so each idea gets its own post.
Yesterday the Clintons were, for the first time ever, held accountable for their corruption. And it wasn’t the FBI that did it — although that may still come later — but the American people. We got to be the prosecutor, judge and jury.
The Clintons have an insatiable lust for power and money that most of us could never relate to. Most of us are content to live our lives and let others live theirs, but the Clintons are typical statists and authoritarians and, for whatever reason, desire to control others. And with that lust for power comes the lust for money — piles of it.
The worst thing that we the people could have done to the Clintons was deny them power and money. And that’s exactly what played out on Election Day. The Clintons will never again hold public office. They may still have some influence in certain circles, but they will never again enjoy the trappings of elected political power.
Since leaving the White House broke 16 years ago, they have amassed a net worth in excess of $300M, largely by selling influence via the Clinton Foundation. Of course, in order to peddle influence, you have to hold power, and denying the Clintons power shuts off most of their cash flow.
I’m not trying to gloat over Trump’s victory. It is actually quite humbling when you consider the responsibility Donald Trump has been entrusted with, and that he got there as a genuine man of the people and not just another establishment politician. I didn’t see Hillary Clinton’s concession speech this morning but I am told she was quite humble and gracious. That’s fine. I’m not one to rub people’s noses in their defeat or misfortune, but I also have no sympathy for statists and authoritarians.