Mark Caserta: What if Hillary had won the presidency?

4 May


Mark Caserta:  Free State Patriot





So, Progressive Democrats continue to mourn their unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election.

I’m not certain, but I believe I witnessed a distressed liberal wandering aimlessly the other day, humming “The Way We Were.”

But seriously, isn’t it time to check the animosity at reality’s door? Suppose Hillary had won the election. What would the “state of our union” likely be at this point in her presidency?

Americans certainly wouldn’t be enjoying their tax cuts resulting from the president’s tax reform legislation. Liberal Democrats would never have given you a tax break. Taking more of your hard-earned money is the pillar of the Democrat platform!

Millions of Americans would not have returned to work as a result of President Trump reining in non-productive government regulations. You would probably be experiencing additional job-killing regulations, further decimating our workforce and driving more families into poverty.

The Obamacare individual mandate also would still be in force, mandating everyone purchase health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. I believe a Clinton presidency would have eventually led to a single-payer healthcare system, giving the government ultimate control of your life.

We surely wouldn’t be experiencing the decrease in illegal immigration Trump has achieved through his tough stance on border security. I believe the borders would be porous to anyone able to “pull a voting lever” for a liberal Democrat who would provide them sanctuary and a pathway to citizenship.

The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines that Trump signed orders moving forward would still be stymied in government bureaucracy. Hillary would never have disenfranchised her base of environmental purists by allowing these pipelines to be built, strengthening energy and jobs.

Oh, and the coal miners we see returning to work would not be. After all, Hillary told America, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” at a CNN Democratic Town Hall in Columbus, Ohio.

Remember the Islamic terrorist organization known as ISIS, or the “jayvee team” if you’re Barack Obama? Many recall the horrific beheadings, burnings or drownings at the hands of these barbarians. If Hillary was elected we would still have a president refusing to even utter the words “Islamic terrorist,” much less empower our military to do what it does best – win.

Speaking of the military. It was never weaker or less feared than under Obama. Trump signed a massive defense bill authorizing an additional $700 billion for the Defense Department, with the goal of making America’s military great again. Under Hillary, I believe our military would have continued its dangerous decline, further emboldening our enemies.

President Obama infamously drew a “red line” with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria warning the dictator not to use chemical weapons on his own people, only to lack the backbone to enforce it. No doubt, Hillary would lack the same intestinal fortitude. In contrast, Trump dropped an array of Cruise missiles into Assad’s back yard.

Who do you suppose would have the most deterring impact on this ruthless oppressor?

The reality is, if liberals had successfully elected Hillary, our nation would have continued down the road to “fundamental change,” or ‘progressive demise.

It’s a no-brainer for anyone intellectually honest. Despite the deleterious, liberal policies employed for eight long years, America is winning once again.

And with or without liberal support, Trump will continue to put America first.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.


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