The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
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Out on a Limb
Also Before and During New Hampshire
“Hillary Clinton Has a Major Honesty Problem After New Hampshire”—headline, Washington Post website, Feb. 10
Rubio Should Try This
“Sources: Jim Webb May Announce Presidential Candidacy Again”—headline, CBSLocal.com (Dallas), Feb. 11
Question and Answer
A Defensive Defense of Mrs. Clinton
“I’m Not Ashamed to Like Hillary,” reads the headline on a Huffington Post post by Lesleyann Coker, whose bio describes her only as a “political junkie” and author of “Boob Tube.” She begins:
I like Hillary.
There, I said it.
I’m tired of feeling like a pariah. Liking Bernie Sanders is cool. Liking Hillary Clinton is not.
Whenever I tell people I like Hillary, I’m met with incredulous stares and voices dripping with disgust. “Really?” they ask. “Why? How can you like her?” You’d think I confessed to killing puppies the way they carry on.
And those are just the Democrats! “My Republican friends are even more unrelenting.” To wit:
To the purveyors of hate, Hillary is the dreaded “other.” She’s the embodiment of “those people” we’re supposed to fear, like uppity women, African Americans, Mexican immigrants, the poor, the LGBT community, and religious minorities.
With the possible exception of “uppity women,” Mrs. Clinton most assuredly is not the embodiment of any of “those people.” Especially the poor!
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