The striking thing about today’s Democratic Party, overlooked amid the uproar over Donald Trump’s controversial ascent in the GOP, is how radically and irredeemably leftist it has become. That a true socialist has come so close to the nomination of a major party is among the most shocking developments in American history. [Hillary] Clinton has already been nudged leftward by Bernie Sanders, and the radicalism of what will become her base of support in the general election ensures that she must govern from the left.
Hillary’s careerism and ability to shift on any and every issue to advance herself — gay marriage, the Obama trade pact, the Iraq War (which she voted for before she was against it) — shows that she is a true Democrat: She will say or do anything to justify any action. Her deep dishonesty — a Clinton trademark, it appears — means that once in office, she will, like her predecessor, be more than comfortable with asserting her executive authority to take whatever action she deems “necessary.”