She Has Worshipers?

It's a strange day when there are two insightful pieces criticizing the left from left-leaning journals. Camille Paglia slams Hillary Clinton supporters in Salon:
As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week’s Pennsylvania primary, I have trouble understanding the fuzzy rosy filter through which Hillary fans see their champion. So much must be overlooked or discounted—from Hillary’s compulsive money-lust and her brazen indifference to normal rules to her conspiratorial use of shadowy surrogates and her sociopathic shape-shifting in policy positions for momentary expedience.

Hillary’s breathtaking lack of concrete achievements or even minimal initiatives over her long public career doesn’t faze her admirers a whit. They have a religious conviction of her essential goodness and blame her blank track record on diabolical sexist obstructionists. When at last week’s debate Hillary crassly blamed President Obama for the disastrous Libyan incursion that she had pushed him into, her acolytes hardly noticed. They don’t give a damn about international affairs—all that matters is transgender bathrooms and instant access to abortion.
She's just getting warmed up, too.


Assistant Village Idiot said...

It's signalling, with no thought of what the consequences will be for themselves or anyone else. That would require an overhead perspective, and these folks are locked into a short-radius ground-level view.

Eric Blair said...

Paglia likes to throw grenades. But what I think is happening is that, in their gut, they all know. Hillary will be a disaster. Which is why they ran Paglia's piece.

DLSly said...

Ya gotta admit, though, that she does have more *accomplishments* than Xerxes had when he took office.

Grim said...

That's not a high bar, Sly.