As ghoulishly predictable as the sunrise - and just as tiresomely and wittingly futile:
Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday will detail new proposals aimed at closing gun sale loopholes and holding accountable those who sell guns for violence committed with those weapons.
The former of which would not have stopped the Roseberg, Oregon, shooting; the latter of which is irrelevant to it.
Seizing the moment following last week’s mass shooting in Oregon....
Stealing the twitching bodies as campaign props before they'd even reached room temperature.
....[Mrs.] Clinton will call for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which gives [appropriately and justly] legal protection to gun manufacturers and dealers whose guns are used for criminal activity, said a campaign official, who asked not to be named, previewing the announcement [Mrs.] Clinton plans to make on the campaign trail in New Hampshire....
Because raping and pillaging firearm and ammunition manufacturers who have no possible or reasonable power to control who illegally winds up with their products, much less uses them for illegal purposes has the power to selectively resurrect the dead. And what better place to move to the forefront of her campaign an issue (gun control) that is arguably the biggest loser for the Left than one of the hotbeds of pro-Second Amendment support?
[Mrs.] Clinton appeared viscerally frustrated as she spoke after Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College, in which authorities say a student [explicitly executed] nine [evangelical Christians] before turning one of several guns he had with him on himself. “What is wrong with us, that we cannot stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby, and the gun manufacturers they represent?” [Mrs.] Clinton said Friday at Broward College in Davie, Florida. “We don’t just need to pray for these people. We need to act.”
With or without Congress, BTW, so she's already guaranteeing that she'd be every bit the despot that Barack Obama is. In the mean time, what is wrong with her that she's smearing the NRA and the "gun lobby" with the collateral blame for the Christophobic actions of Chris Harper Mercer? No, not even a trick question: She's pissing away a second presidential bid and grasping for any straw that keeps her campaign from going down for the proverbial third and final time. Look well, my friends, for that's the only kind of "transparency" we'll ever get out of that woman.
I was going to call the following a contrast, but it's actually a parallel, now that I reflect upon it. Just as she's blaming everybody for the Roseberg, Oregon anti-Christian pogrom but Chris Harper Mercer himself, so yesterday she declared any and all investigations into Emailgate to be "beyond the pale"....
....and when incredulously, if half-heartedly, followed up on with a question of "Don't you realize how bad this whole thing looks for your candidacy?", out the Ugly Dutchess trotted the "vast rightwing conspiracy" chestnut and her defiant lie about being "the most transparent public official in American history".
Does it matter to her that nobody is going to buy a single word she says? No, not really, because her brain won't allow her to even consider that reality. And even if she could, she really has nothing else to say.
Meanwhile, even her allies are starting to go public with their alarm at the apparently rising prospect of her majesty facing criminal prosecution:
One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath.
The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than thirty years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview.
“This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy.
“Frankly,” he continued, “I am used to my advice on legal matters being taken very seriously and acted upon by the Clintons. I’ve told them repeatedly that this FBI e-mail investigation could go in a very dangerous direction very quickly.
“I think Bill takes the matter seriously. But Hillary is still acting as though it’s a political smear job by right-wing zealots.”
Because she's not capable of regarding it any other way. And that gets back to her utter lack of political skills, abilities, judgment, and acumen, and Mr. Bill's mastery of all of the above.
Maybe that's another reason he's being sent off on the campaign trail in her place. Since when has Hillary Clinton ever wanted to be confronted with anything she doesn't want to hear?