After the first year of Donald Trump's Presidency it's a fine occasion to imagine how close we came to President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Imagine if Hillary had actually campaigned in the Midwest instead of Arizona and won closely contested Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. (Imagine the exact same congressional results.)
Then imagine the dramatic difference in tone in our “news” media and entertainment elites as she prepared to deliver her first report to the nation.
What would we have seen in President Clinton's first year? Tweets by Donald Trump, the loser, that the election was “rigged” and possibly tipped by international interference through the Clinton Foundation would have been disparaged as not only unpatriotic but unhinged, and more than a little sexist. CNN would be especially aggressive in challenging anyone who questioned the new president’s physical or mental fitness. The network would have sent Jim Acosta to Capitol Hill to yell at Republicans and demand they distance themselves from those obnoxious conservatives who cannot concede honorably and abide by the will of the Republic.
When President Clinton fired FBI leader James Comey for almost preventing her election with his last-minute email announcement, Democrats had cheered and the Republicans demanded an investigation. The press would see this for what it was: a GOP effort again to thwart the will of the American people. It would give continuous oxygen to the new '#moveon ' effort to expose this agenda, while ignoring Republicans' complaints.
In turn, Trump supporters started the hashtag '#Resistance', which the media immediately interpreted as a call for racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, and every other natural progression of man that would thoughtlessly be resisted by the far right.....