Sherlock Holmes once resolved a murder on noting that a dog had done nothing in the night time. Perhaps we may resolve the current flapdoodle re Hillary Clinton’s emails likewise.
As with Mr. Holmes, the most obvious clue exists in that which did not happen. In Mrs. Clinton’s case, the totally missing report by the media that would inform us as to whether her use of a private email server as Secretary of State was unique to her, or relatively common among her government peers. Knowing that might create quite a difference in our conclusions. Noting that the media have decided to ignore the issue is also telling, is it not?
We further note that the Republican-controlled Congress has somehow failed to subpoena Mrs. Clinton and put her under oath on the subject on the subject, a rather curious failure when supposedly conducting an investigation. Without that, she could tell the investigators whatever she wished, and apparently did so.
Add to that the announcement by the State Department that her meetings schedules would remain unavailable until after the election, another lapse that the Republicans are somehow failing to pursue.
From all of this, we assume that neither party wishes to put the facts in the spotlight. The GOP of course, wishes to pretend that it is pursuing Mrs. Clinton so long as it remains confident that it will not catch her. It is all political theater, if that is so.
Why go to so much trouble for a stage show? For the media, it is what they have to sell. For the politicians, probably because it serves to distract readers (and voters) from other, less comfortable stories. The Benghazi faux pas for one, wherein a U.S. ambassador was tortured to death by Arab terrorists after being refused adequate protection by his government and an attempted cover p by blaming an allegedly incendiary video collapsed under reality. That story has disappeared under the onslaught of the emails, right?
Pretty soon, we will not be surprised to find Mr. Trump being blamed for the “bogus” attention to Mrs. Clinton’s emails. That’s about the level of what passes, somehow, for U.S. presidential politics these days.
Of course, that is all supposition on our part; we do not claim to know. But of n conclusion we remain confident: All this is hard and fast evidence of how low American politics has fallen. It is become a parade of corruption suborning greedy ignorance. As the U.S. erstwhile middle class descends toward the historical proletariat, so descends the U.S. democratic government toward corrupt statism.
Human history is repetitious, ultimately we are told, as farce. But there’s nothing funny in sight just now.