Even for a party hack like Eugene Robinson, this is a bit much.
Here’s what happened to Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: She learned that the FBI investigation into her emails would end without charges being filed. Her political opponents embarrassed themselves with hissy fits and tantrums. And the best campaigner in America fired up her supporters at a nationally televised rally in a crucial swing state.For the vast majority of Americans, Hillary was exposed yesterday as so dishonest that, to borrow from Andrew Klavan, if a lie lied about being a lie, it would be more honest than Hillary. Absolutely everything she said about her emails over the last year was shown to be a lie.
That’s not a good day, it’s a great day.
Eugene Robinson wants to tell us it's a great day for Hillary because she's not going to jail? Who is the audience for that essay?
Something on the order of 85% of America know in their bones that Hillary is a liar. That is, if Eugene gathered 100 random Americans into a room and read them his essay about how Comey's massacre of her excuses was a great thing for Hillary, 85 of them would think he had completely lost his mind. So for whom was he writing?
Allow me to suggest that this was an act of loyalty and things like this are becoming commonplace in both parties. See also: Self-abasement for Trump, Sean Hannity's parade of. Eugene and Sean aren't writing or speaking to you. They are aiming above them at the party bosses that will hand out rewards and honors and privilege.
I think that if you start watching the news this way, it will make a lot more sense. Yes, there has always been a strong element of party loyalty in all political conversations, but never like this. This isn't an election so much as it is two parties demanding acts of masochism from us.