Hillary Hatred Derangement Syndrome Explained

Rudy Giuliani has a really bad case of HHDS.
Rudy Giuliani has a really bad case of HHDS.

A board member of the conservative Wall Street Journal, Dorothy Rabinowitz, penned an op-ed in WSJ today in which she lays out a cogent argument about why sane people everywhere should vote for Hillary bClinton for president. She is by no means a full-throated fan of Clinton:

Mrs. Clinton hasn’t failed to provide, on her own, cause for concern about her own proclivities and never more intolerably than in that debate Monday when she chose to ramble on, familiarly, about institutional racism, which invariably emerges in her responses on conflagration involving police action. Americans have a right to cringe at this reflexive, factually distorted, and inflammatory sermonizing. The accompanying, deep felt tribute to the police and their heroism, invariably added, can never offset the insidiousness of these messages.

But Rabinowitz has stared into the abyss that would be a Trump presidency:

WSJ Board Member Backs Clinton

The end of the election is now in sight. Some among the anti-Hillary brigades have decided, in deference to their exquisite sensibilities, to stay at home on Election Day, rather than vote for Mrs. Clinton. But most Americans will soon make their choice. It will be either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton—experienced, forward-looking, indomitably determined and eminently sane. Her election alone is what stands between the American nation and the reign of the most unstable, proudly uninformed, psychologically unfit president ever to enter the White House.

Dorothy Rabinowitz, a member of the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board, endorsing Hillary Clinton.

USA Today Endorses ‘Not Trump’

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency. … From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.

USA Today, breaking its 34-year history of never making an endorsement in the presidential race.

Debate Showed Trump at His Worst

If you’re a Republican who has been clinging to the wan hope that Donald Trump might somehow, in his eighth decade on Earth, develop into a plausibly competent president of the United States, the first debate should have been your moment to abandon ship. Trump displayed the factual command of a small child, the emotional stability of a hormonal teen, and the stamina of an old man, staggering and losing the thread as the 90 minutes wore on.

Jonathan Chait

Democrats Less Likely to Vote This Year


Of Democrats say they will definitely vote — well below their average for the prior four presidential elections (77%), whereas the 76% of Republicans saying they will definitely vote is only a bit lower than their prior average (81%).“Amid the news frenzy leading up to the first general election debate of 2016, fewer U.S. adults rate themselves highly likely to vote for president than did so in September of each of the past four presidential election years.”