A Washington Times columnist not only fills out details in the Obama Administrations war on the Clinton Democrats, but also predicts a Biden-Warren ticket.
In July, I followed up on a couple of posts by Mark Horne and wrote about how Valerie Jarrett may be the principal actor behind Hillary Clinton’s growing email-server legal problem. Now, Washington Times columnist Monica Crowley puts it all together in one narrative.
Each week, there are damaging new leaks about her personal email and server: that despite her denials, she did, in fact, have top-secret and other highly classified materials on the server, that the FBI is conducting a criminal probe and the bureau is “optimistic” it can retrieve the wiped data, that she may have had a second server, that her top aides — Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan — are now also in investigators’ sights.
Mr. Obama is a clever dark knight: he’s not just going after the queen. He’s going after her court, too.
These leaks are not happening by accident.
As she sees it, Barack Obama’s wistful claims about how great he would be if he could serve a third term are an important clue. He is going to try to serve a third term vicariously by getting a Democrat nominee who will support his vision and protect his legacy.
This brings us to the certain presidential candidacy of Vice President Joe Biden, the one person who can effectively give Mr. Obama that third term. Indications are that he is seriously contemplating it, making initial plans, reaching out to potential donors, and benefiting from the Obamaites whipping up Biden buzz. The White House is even floating the idea of one-term for Mr. Biden, to reassure voters that they wouldn’t be making a long-term commitment (even though, as an extension of Obama’s presidency, it would be.)
Like the Clinton investigation, this is not by accident.
Once Mr. Biden joins the race, he will enjoy the full backing of Mr. Obama. With Mrs. Clinton gone, however, Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden will have to make it up to Democratic women and the radical left, which is currently flirting with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
There is only one person who kills both birds with one stone: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
I’m not so sure Warren is definitely part of the plan. Perhaps Sanders himself will be recruited. If the Obama Administration can get away with telling women to vote as if their lady parts depend on it, then it doesn’t seem to me that making up to Democrat women is really necessary. They will follow along compliantly.
One element Crowley doesn’t address is how it can matter who the Democrats nominate since the Democrats have no chance in the next election. All I can figure is that Obama is relying on the Republicans to somehow shoot themselves and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Sounds like a reasonable expectation, sadly.
But part of Obama’s confidence seems to be derived from the idea that leftist cultural ideals are a winning issue. He certainly spoke with that kind of confidence in 2012. He endorsed same-sex marriage and mocked Romney for wanting (or saying he wanted) to defund Planned Parenthood.
I question whether that confidence is justified. Planned Parenthood is losing its appeal and people are realizing same sex marriage has some pretty un-American implications. It may be that a reasonable cultural conservative has more of a chance than the Obama party can acknowledge.