Clin­ton’s the re­ally scary one

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Jon Ket­zner, Cum­ber­land

For smug Clin­ton­istas, the quin­tes­sen­tial im­age of the cur­rent pres­i­den­tial cam­paign was a political car­toon show­ing Don­ald Trump as King Kong atop the Trump Tower swat­ting fu­tilely at bi­planes rep­re­sent­ing his many en­e­mies among the elite rul­ing class: Hil­lary Clin­ton Democrats, es­tab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans, glob­al­ist oli­garchs, Cham­ber of Com­merce and K Street ca­reerists, etc.

Here is the sav­age al­pha ape pre­tend­ing to rule where he doesn’t be­long and be­ing brought low by his much more civ­i­lized bet­ters. Kong is the per­fect metaphor for Mr. Trump.

For me, the bet­ter im­age for this cam­paign is that photo of Mary­land’s own dy­nas­tic medi­ocrity, Kath­leen Kennedy Townsend, hug­ging Ge­orge H. W. Bush at his home in Ken­neb­unkport and then tweet­ing that the elder Bush in­tended to vote for Hil­lary Clin­ton.

Toss in a Mitt Rom­ney here and an Evan Bayh there and you have the whole ca­bal of Amer­ica’s great political fam­i­lies whose col­lec­tive lead­er­ship has lead to the spi­ral­ing de­cline of the United States, the all-war-all-the-time in­ter­na­tional poli­cies, the asym­met­ric dis­tri­bu­tion of very tepid eco­nomic growth and the debt-bur­den­ing and off-shoring of our mid­dle class se­cu­rity. A Bush­whis­per­ing to a Kennedythat he’s vot­ing for a Clin­ton? Whoa, you could knock me over with a feather.

Per­haps more de­spi­ca­ble than the dy­nasts them­selves are their col­lab­o­ra­tors among the riff-raff. Woolly-headed col­lege pro­fes­sors sug­gest­ing to the de­plorable and mouth-breath­ing losers who ap­par­ently con­sti­tute the anti-Hil­lary elec­torate that they should grow-up and get-over on the whole no­tion of the Clin­ton restora­tion miss the point.

The Amer­i­can repub­lic will sur­vive a Trump pres­i­dency and may even pros­per if Mr. Trump is half the dis­rupter to the cor­rupt political sta­tus quo that his sup­port­ers hope. That Ms. Clin­ton bet­ter un­der­stands the levers of the cur­rent aw­ful and frankly un-Amer­i­can fed­eral gov­ern­ment is the most com­pelling rea­son not to vote for her. If she and her ilk are given four more years, then more power and wealth will be con­cen­trated among the self-ab­sorbed fe­wandthe­great Amer­i­can ex­per­i­ment will col­lapse.

Trust me, anti-Hil­lary vot­ers are ma­ture, in­formed and righ­teously an­gry. Mr. Trump doesn’t scare them nearly as much as Ms. Clin­ton does.

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