By Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.
The headlines of two articles appearing simultaneously and fortuitously in today’s issue of The Wall Street Journal say it all: “Brazilian President Rousseff’s Downfall Was Years in the Making” (5/12/16) and “Emails Are Likely to Keep Complicating Hillary Clinton’s Campaign” (5/11/16).
Every Democratic primary voter today and later every general election voter should note the parallels between the recent ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (“Brazilian President Rousseff’s Downfall Was Years in the Making,” 5/12/16) and current U.S. presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton (“Emails Are Likely to Keep Complicating Hillary Clinton’s Campaign,” 5/11/16).
Ignore gender and rather focus on a life-time of scandal, corruption, and sleaze in both cases that finally caught up with President Rousseff and — if FBI Director James Comey does his job and does not capitulate under the crushing demands of President Obama as all before him have done — may sink Titanic Hillary.
Everyone outside of the beltway is fully aware that the focus of FBI Director James Comey’s investigation is but the tip-of-the-iceberg. The true voter concern is with the sleaze, corruption and scandal that has surrounded Secretary Clinton for her entire life from cattle-futures and Whitewater to Benghazi-gate, Wall-Street-gate, Email-gate and on to where the really big money is — The Clinton Family Foundation.
As much as the establishment media tries to ignore and lie about these issues, the public today has access to multiple sources of information which speak to multiple convictions.
While voters have the first shot at solving the problem of the impending implosion of Secretary Clinton, one also need think what will happen should FBI Director James Comey capitulate and his investigation yields a failure-to-indict conclusion. The end-game here would not the response of establishment insiders. Rather, the end-game would be the reactions of the alienated, angry, and — utterly distrusting of government — supporters of both Senator Sanders and Donald Trump.
No one accurately can predict what will happen should the current investigation fail to sink Titanic Hillary. The safest bet, however, is that it will not be pretty.
Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Florida International University in Miami.
Mama’s Note: I wonder just why anyone would think that Mr. Trump or Mr. Sanders is any less corrupt than Mz Hillary. Or any politician. Isn’t the corruption a matter of degree?
I’d like to talk to someone who honestly EVER actually trusted the non-voluntary government, for anything. Even those who gain their wealth and power from that government don’t trust it – and in fact have even better incentive not to do so.
So, is election of the non-corrupt possible? And is trust in government a worthy goal for anyone? I’d have to say no to both.
Oh, and one last question… if any of us ordinary suckers played games with the FBI and lied so freely as Mz Hillary… don’t you think we’d be spending a lot of our future in the gray bar motel? I’m sure she is very happy to be “more equal” than other people.