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Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on February 12, 2016

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The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

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  • “The idea that bad behavior on the Internet would be something unique to men drawn to support Sanders, a candidate with an impeccable record on women’s issues, is of course absurd, but many in the media as well as many Clinton supporters have latched onto this convenient, if unsupported, narrative and treated it as gospel during this Democratic presidential campaign.”—Rachel Weaver, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10
  • “With no one understanding the State Department’s two different, totally separate email systems—the normal, unprotected (whether using the State Department’s server or Hillary’s home server) one relying on unprotected BlackBerries and desktops to which anyone could and did send any material at any time and the hard-to-access, rarely used, laptop accessible-only protected one that would stamp emails ‘Classified’—Emailgate could assume whatever size and grotesque features a journalist or Republican chose to ascribe to it.”—Howard Gutman, Politico.com, Feb. 10

Out on a Limb

  • “Trump Suggests Sanders Is a Closet Communist”—headline,Washington Examiner, Feb. 10
  • “Kasich: I Won’t Win South Carolina”—headline, CNN.com, Feb. 10

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

  • “How Hard Would It Be to Steal the New Hampshire Primary?”—headline, Daily Caller, Feb. 8
  • “Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire, but Hillary Clinton Gets All the Delegates”—headline, American Spectator website, Feb. 10

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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