Should Democrats Ask Clinton To Step Aside?

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Authored by John Kass, originally posted at The Chicago Tribune,

Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday's FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?

We'll find out soon enough.

It's obvious the American political system is breaking down. It's been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they're properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.

FBI director James Comey's announcement about the renewed Clinton email investigation is the bombshell in the presidential campaign. That he announced this so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the FBI is looking at is extremely serious.

This can't be about pervert Anthony Weiner and his reported desire for a teenage girl. But it can be about the laptop of Weiner's wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and emails between her and Hillary. It comes after the FBI investigation in which Comey concluded Clinton had lied and been "reckless" with national secrets, but said he could not recommend prosecution.

So what should the Democrats do now?

If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern, they would follow a simple process:

They would demand that Mrs. Clinton step down, immediately, and let her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, stand in her place.

Democrats should say, honestly, that with a new criminal investigation going on into events around her home-brew email server from the time she was secretary of state, having Clinton anywhere near the White House is just not a good idea.

Since Oct. 7, WikiLeaks has released 35,000 emails hacked from Clinton campaign boss John Podesta. Now WikiLeaks, no longer a neutral player but an active anti-Clinton agency, plans to release another 15,000 emails.

What if she is elected? Think of a nation suffering a bad economy and continuing chaos in the Middle East, and now also facing a criminal investigation of a president. Add to that congressional investigations and a public vision of Clinton as a Nixonian figure wandering the halls, wringing her hands.

The best thing would be for Democrats to ask her to step down now. It would be the most responsible thing to do, if the nation were more important to them than power. And the American news media — fairly or not firmly identified in the public mind as Mrs. Clinton's political action committee — should begin demanding it.

But what will Hillary do?

She'll stick and ride this out and turn her anger toward Comey. For Hillary and Bill Clinton, it has always been about power, about the Clinton Restoration and protecting fortunes already made by selling nothing but political influence.

She'll remind the nation that she's a woman and that Donald Trump said terrible things about women. If there is another notorious Trump video to be leaked, the Clintons should probably leak it now. Then her allies in media can talk about misogyny and sexual politics and the headlines can be all about Trump as the boor he is and Hillary as champion of female victims, which she has never been.

Remember that Bill Clinton leveraged the "Year of the Woman." Then he preyed on women in the White House and Hillary protected him. But the political left — most particularly the women of the left — defended him because he promised to protect abortion rights and their other agendas.

If you take a step back from tribal politics, you'll see that Mrs. Clinton has clearly disqualified herself from ever coming near classified information again. If she were a young person straight out of grad school hoping to land a government job, Hillary Clinton would be laughed out of Washington with her record. She'd never be hired.

As secretary of state she kept classified documents on the home-brew server in her basement, which is against the law. She lied about it to the American people. She couldn't remember details dozens of times when questioned by the FBI. Her aides destroyed evidence by BleachBit and hammers. Her husband, Bill, met secretly on an airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch for about a half-hour, and all they said they talked about was golf and the grandkids.

And there was no prosecution of Hillary.

That isn't merely wrong and unethical. It is poisonous.

And during this presidential campaign, Americans were confronted with a two-tiered system of federal justice: one for standards for the Clintons and one for the peasants.

I've always figured that, as secretary of state, Clinton kept her home-brew email server — from which foreign intelligence agencies could hack top secret information — so she could shield the influence peddling that helped make the Clintons several fortunes.

The Clintons weren't skilled merchants. They weren't traders or manufacturers. The Clintons never produced anything tangible. They had no science, patents or devices to make them millions upon millions of dollars.

All they had to sell, really, was influence. And they used our federal government to leverage it.

If a presidential election is as much about the people as it is about the candidates, then we'll learn plenty about ourselves in the coming days, won't we?

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Bill of Rights's picture

To late... eat shit you corrupt fools.

beemasters's picture

It's too late, Baby now. It's too late. Though you really did try to make it.
Hillary can't hide it and she can't fake it.

Manthong's picture

I’m glad this got posted.

John Kass is a great commentator and writer.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) evoila Oct 30, 2016 7:14 PM

Who are the going to put up?  Gaff a Minute Biden? The Joker Kaine? Bernie the Commie?

Oh, I see - OBAMA!

Ha ha.  If they think Hillary will step aside, they don't know the Witch.


Bollixed's picture

No. The Dems made their bed now let them sleep in it.

MalteseFalcon's picture

It's much more than just Hillary.

If Hillary goes down Obama, the DNC and who knows who else is on the line.

They'll try to brazen it out with Hillary.

They'll take their chances with the electorate rather than a jury.

Joe Davola's picture

Funny to see all the queued up "news articles" from the independent press - the login page for my home email proudly displays an article about how women are leaving the GOP in droves due to Trump.  Gonna be tough to be a reporter after this election, what with having to write your own articles.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

"if the nation were more important to them than power."


yippee kiyay's picture
yippee kiyay (not verified) Beam Me Up Scotty Oct 31, 2016 7:23 AM

Nation? What nation? They already sold it to the highest bidder.

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 SPAM ALERT: Serial spammer DO NOT click on his fake links which are completely unconnected to his comments. Current names: Yippee Kiyay, lonnng and letsit


Previous names include: mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece,  Gargoyle, bleu, oops,     lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro.

Yippee Kiyay, lonnng and letsit; the Holy Trinity of Spammers. All for one, one for all. Shortly YK will be banned and the other two will take over the work, to be supplemented by other pseudonyms.

nmewn's picture

Well, Biden is so frustrated by the process the DNC unleashed he's been talkin about wishing he was still in high school (lol, dear Lord) and taking somebody out back behind the gym to kick some ass.

Next he'll be talking about wishing he was still in kindergarten coiled up in the corner sucking his thumb I guess...I mean...nobody's really stopping him from setting up the fight...hell I'd pay to watch it ;-)

Joe Davola's picture

Remarkable. I remember this being posted mid-October and laughing it off, but it's looking very credible.

FBI insider?

Paul Kersey's picture

So this close the Christmas, they want to replace the Hildabeast with the Grinch? Our poor children. Here's a little tidbit about Kaine (named after Abel's murderous brother), the supreme warmonger:

"During his tenure in the Senate, Kaine repeatedly showed his dedication to U.S. imperialism and the dictatorship of the wealthy. As a member of both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, Kaine lobbied for the ongoing bombing campaign in Syria. Two years on, that bombing campaign continues to shock the world with its brutality and disregard for civilian life: earlier this week 85 Syrian civilians were killed by a U.S. bombing.

Kaine is no better on economic issues. He is a co-chair of a Mexican-American inter-parliamentary committee that regularly meets in both countries to shape policy on issues, including free trade. Kaine has repeatedly defended the North American Free Trade Agreement, the notorious Bill Clinton era legislation that helped de-industrialize the United States and increase exploitation of Mexican workers. Last year, Kaine voted to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the modern day sequel to NAFTA that was opposed by workers and unions across the country. Kaine paid no heed to the opposition because his loyalty, like that of the Democratic Party, is not to the people but to Wall street investors and the capitalist class."

He's Hillary in drag.

38BWD22's picture



From the above:

"If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern..."

Aha ha ha ha ha ha... !!!

Mr.Sono's picture

They have no other choice, but to ride it out. Who knows, there might be some shit on trump next week.

Tallest Skil's picture

Please note that we don't have to accept her stepping down as the endgame. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. We can force her to step down AND publicly execute her for the treason we have proven she has committed.

jcaz's picture

This isn't over until she's in the ground.

Anything less, and she'll do more damage, steal more money, or cost more lives.


stocktivity's picture

Who has the biggest grin on his face tonight?  Plus for Putin   Neg for Trump

HRClinton's picture

I will do so for the sake of the Party and the Country, if need be.

So we can be stronger together.

BabaLooey's picture

HEY...soon to be addressed as CONVICT


HRClinton's picture

In that scenario, I would expect the Party to nominate the VP, Joe Biden.

Even though I think that Tim Kain is a good man, for the sake of not having my shadow over him, Joe would be the logical choice.

Joe has the experience, judgement and temperament to be the next POTUS.


Bill of Rights's picture

Hmm hill? Don't you mean HC

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Shhh. she's supposed to be incognito.

cowdiddly's picture

To late babe, millions and millions have already voted, 2.5 million in FL alone, that ship has sailed. We use paper ballots in my precinct and thousand of others, no time to print new ones and distributed.

you would have to completely nulify an entire election.....ewwwww    not pretty. What do you think you will try to do within the law? Pull some executive order out your 2 termers ass? Ya good luck wid dat.

Go screw yourselfs Dipocrats you done fucked up trying to rig an election with your corruption and trash and its coming back to bite you square in the ass. Hey I got an idea, go hold your rallies at the cemetary and funeral homes for voters and kill two birds with one stone.LMAOAY

Buh bye Democrat Party, and no it was'nt nice knowing ye, it was miserable, and HISTORY turns the page on the sad chapter of supposed 2 party politics

We Independants finally found the way in to crack the egg bitchez with UNDA COVA BROTHA

TRUMP 2016 WAAAAHHHHHOOOOOOO its a happy day for me sorry.

BabaLooey's picture

That's KAINE you gekko eyed liar.

What - your bags full?

Hil? Boost your meds bitch

38BWD22's picture



Add steroids to the drug cocktail (hydrocodone, methamphetamine, valium) she's apparently on.  That would, perhaps, explain why she was semi-coherent during the debates.

But, as ZH member seek mentioned, who knows what all the effects of these drugs will be to her longer-term health.


Nobody For President's picture

Longer term health, Mr. Bearing?

I suspect she does not have 'longer' term health.

She's gonna blow, Captain.

joego1's picture

Sorry, Pervert Uncle Joe isn't on the ticket. No can do. You are stick with voting for a criminal because you don't care about our countrys future as a failed state.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Joe has the experience, judgement and temperament to be the next POTUS.

+1 for the sense of humor, the possession of which rules out any possibility that you are Hilldog.

Al Huxley's picture

The real HRC wouldn't even CONSIDER any scenario that doesn't have her as president.

Bill of Rights's picture

Hmm how much will it cost us?

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) HRClinton Oct 30, 2016 7:22 PM

Hey, look!  It's one of those Soros/Clinton paid shills.

Hey buddy, how much does it pay to be an HRC shill?  Do you have posting quotas or work by the hour?

You do know your red arrow sort of got chopped off a little.  Sort of like Anthony's weiner.  LOL

Lumberjack's picture

We are running out of popcorn lady because you and your cronies made it into a unseless form of fucking ethanol and the store shelves are being emptied daily. Now we will be forced to buy it from other countries if they don't run out first. This is not over by a longshot now. Too many of you have been identified with lots more to come. It's about fucking time.

joego1's picture

Please tell me what virtuous values you claim to be bringing to the table in voting for a criminal?

VWAndy's picture

 Its a cult. They dont work that way.

BabaLooey's picture

Correct Answer: YES

Will They: NO


Duc888's picture


Absolutely NOT!  HRC is the best of the best.  She has a vagina.  She is smart.  She is honest.  She is the PERFECT PERSON to represent Democrats, Liberals and Progressives!


Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

I have yet to see any confirmation that she is geneticly female. 

PT's picture

I do not want to see that confirmation...

dogfish's picture

I would like to see Hillary put a 45 barrel in her mouth and sqeeze off a round.

razorthin's picture

Or someone please parade her in front of a grassy knoll.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Just like Budd Dwyer did on camera:
Boo fucking hoo.

But even though he was a corrupt politician I give him props for being man enough to go out on his terms.

Plus, he gets style points for blowing out his brains all over the press. Talk about an epic "F.U.!"

I Write Code's picture

Well written, but the nation is sick and may well elect an open and notorious criminal.

And then suffer the consequences.

razorthin's picture

If we pooled all of the fools who either voted for Dubya or will vote for Hildabeast, the rest of us couldn't fill a small room.