With Hillary Clinton being the presumptive nominee for the democrats in 2016 the anti-Hillary campaign from the Right has already begun and we can expect that it will increasingly inundate the blogosphere and the world of campaign commercials over the next two years. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent to remind voters about Travelgate, Whitewater, Hillarycare, Vince Foster, disappearing and reappearing documents, Benghazi and the political partnership masquerading as a marriage with Bill Clinton. All of this matters, or at least it should, yet it’s also a distraction from the more fundamental argument for why people like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should not be elected, which is this: They’re liberals, they’re leftists, and they’re wrong for this country. In fact they’re wrong for ANY country, so perhaps conservatives should agree to align themselves behind one bumper sticker for this campaign: “It’s Liberalism, Stupid!”
Liberalism has given us the welfare nation, the entitlement society, a nation of illegal immigrants and illegitimate children, a declining dollar, a shrinking workforce, Obamacare, and a debt crisis that’s about to explode in our faces and alter life as we know it. It’s cost the U.S. its world ranking in education, its AAA credit rating, its credibility and its common sense, not to mention its soul. It’s destroyed nations before and it’s destroying us. If we can make that case, if we can get that message across, then the campaign against Hillary becomes quite simple and it goes like this: “She’s a leftist. Any Questions?” More importantly, the argument is timeless and non-discriminatory. It applies to every leftist that comes along, saving conservatives the time, energy and resources of reinventing the wheel and building a different case against each and every opponent, as we now do.
Let us remember that the strategy we have now isn’t working. We throw everything and the kitchen sink at them and they throw the same back at us and in the end we lose. We make it about the candidate, not about ideas, and when their ideas fail they simply produce another candidate. It’s time to use our elections – both our primaries and general elections – to remind and/or educate voters about the effects of progressivism and what they can expect in the future if it continues.