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Hillary Clinton, shadow president-elect: Aren’t election losers supposed to just fade away?

December 13, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Setting “fake news” policy, telling Congress what laws to pass–what’s next?

Not surprisingly, some of Hillary’s fans are urging her to go the whole hog as shadow president and deliver an inaugural address. Here, according to Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, is what Madam Shadow President ought to say on Jan. 20:

“I propose that for every Cabinet officer named by Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate, we in the opposition will have a shadow cabinet member who will monitor the work of that department and comment as needed….

“Our shadow secretary of state and secretary of defense will support America’s interests abroad, remain true to our long-term relationships with NATO members and other allies, and constantly work toward peace. While protecting ourselves from terror, we will continue to be a nation of immigrants that welcomes those who come to us in genuine pursuit of liberty and a fresh start….

“We will have a shadow secretary of the treasury, a shadow secretary of health and human services, secretary of education, and secretary of veterans’ affairs. Each and every Cabinet-level post will have its equivalent, as will the heads of many of the top regulatory agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission.”

In other words, not just a shadow government. A shadow big government.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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One Comment
  1. Lastango permalink

    There are at least three fatal flaws in the shadow-government scenario:

    1. Hillary’s health. She won’t be able to sustain a lead role.

    2. Obama. He’s not going to cede the stage to Hillary. His vehicle is black-centered racism, which is incompatible with Hillary’s elitist, women-centered genderism.

    3. It’s backward-looking. Neither Hillary’s positions nor Obama’s will win PA, MI, or WI. And the Democrats are keenly aware they came within a whisker of losing MN. The worldviews advocated by Obama and Hillary are responsible for that debacle. The Democrats’ immediate challenge is the congressional elections of 2018, which are shaping up to be yet another disaster. The wall will be up on the southern border by then, pipelines will be under construction, Obamaism will reeling backward, and whites will be feeling very, very good about themselves.

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