The rule of law is dead, one random winger asserts, and Hillary Clinton killed it:
What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a troubling trend in American politics.
Elizabeth Price Foley heh-indeeds with some typically measured analysis:
The rule of law has been D.O.A. since 2008. It has suffered some injuries and insults prior to the Obama Administration, of course, but somehow it survived because both political parties seemed to care about it. That’s just no longer the case for the majority of Democrats today, who repeatedly vote for party interests over the rule of law.
The only real question is whether, assuming a Republican wins the White House in 2016, can the rule of law be revived through some prolonged CPR? Or are we past the point of no return? Time will tell.
You might think that an assertion that the rule of law was dead because of Hillary Clinton’s DEEPLY TROUBLING EMAIL SCANDAL would be followed with an explanation of how, precisely, Hillary Clinton violated the law. You would be wrong! And, needless to say, the reason no such explanation is forthcoming is because she plainly hasn’t. But, hey, why shouldn’t a vague sense that someone isn’t complying with best practices be plenty good enough to prosecute someone?