Hillary Clinton is going to give him the White House through her own incompetence. Earlier today, Trump was getting hammered as a Russian stooge over his comments about the DNC emails. Trump “joked” about asking the Russians to release the emails they got from Hillary Clinton.
If you’re Hillary Clinton, naturally the thing to do is to shut up and let him embarrass himself. But her campaign couldn’t do that. Instead, they made Trump look brilliant.
From The Federalist:
On Wednesday morning, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump asked Russia to turn over the tens of thousands of e-mails deleted by Hillary Clinton. The scandal-plagued former Secretary of State maintained for months that the e-mails were personal, not work-related, and that they were in no way classified.
But in a press release issued on Wednesday, Clinton’s top campaign spokesman suddenly declared those e-mails to be a “national security issue”:
This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security.
Sullivan did not explain how the e-mails, which Clinton said were about nothing more than her “yoga routines” and wedding planning for her daughter, could possibly pose a national security risk to the United States. Sullivan also failed to explain how unclassified e-mails “private personal e-mails” wholly unrelated to her work as Secretary of State — Clintondeclared in an infamous 2015 press conference that she “did not email any classified material to anyone on my email” — could compromise American security.
Even worse, the Democrats do not appear to be doing the basic work they need to do win the election. In an election where many Republicans aren’t all that excited about Donald Trump, you have to toss out the usual “Republicans are bad” playbook. Instead you have to reach out to these disaffected Republicans and convince them that they should go with Hillary instead of Trump.
The Democrats are doing the exact opposite. Their convention is a bad talent show for cultural Marxism. As we said yesterday, it’s a real life Mos Eisley Cantina.
Again from The Federalist:
What the Democratic Party needed to do in Philadelphia was simple: they needed to depict themselves as being at the center of the American political scene. They could do this by highlighting the big tent aspects of their party, focusing on economic issues, and going hard against Donald Trump in all the aspects of his oddities – with a running critique of his past failures related by those damaged by his schemes, depicting him as a draft dodging conspiracy theorist dripping with cronyism and surrounded by Putin allies. They could cement themselves as the American Tory Party and highlight all the ways Donald Trump is a risky choice in an unstable world. It should be easy as pie.
[…] The longer this convention goes on, the more it seems that the success of the left in the culture wars is blinding them to the concerns of the moment in America, which have very little to do with bathroom policies and paying for the pill.
We have Democrats who are going to run as anti-gun in a country that is more pro-gun than ever. Last night, they embraced the mother of an attempted cop killer and taxpayer-funded, abortion on demand. This is a party out of touch with the concerns of middle America. They don’t embrace Trump, but they will turn to him if the Democrats won’t even go for their votes.
The Democrats need to move to the center and portray Trump as a dangerous radical. That’s an easy goal to accomplish. But it won’t be done by having people like Kesha singing about gun confiscation.