David Rauschenberger MUG

Every once in a while an email hits my inbox turning the tables on me. I’m talking about a reader who makes me sit back and think.

Those of you who read my column know I always finish by imploring all to think. And that’s really my goal here at The Beacon. It’s the crux of any political pundit’s purpose, whether the pundit knows it or not.

Curiously, the question asked of me has very little to do with my recent weekly offerings. But upon some reflection, I decided that it might be a good idea to entertain the scenario. So, here goes.

The reader asked, “Where do you think we’d be right now, if Hillary Clinton had defeated Donald Trump?”

I won’t tell you the reader’s opinion, which was front and center in the communiqué. I’ll just tell you what I think.

First off, Robert Mueller would never have existed. Collusion would have been an unused Trump card in Hillary’s arsenal. All the weasels now being investigated by Attorney General William Barr and his “hired gun” U.S. Attorney John H. Durham of Connecticut would be unknown to rank-and-file Americans. There would be no investigations of anyone.

The Russians’ interference in our elections would still be unknown to you. You would be hearing about how the Russians were defeated by our “protections.” Putin would be in Hillary’s palm.

No matter what was happening with Russia, Hillary’s foreign policy would never be questioned by the mainstream media. And the term “fake news” would never have been branded on the foreheads of those who report nothing but anti-Trump propaganda today.

Iran would be stockpiling the components to build a nuclear weapon while supposedly adhering to President Barack Obama’s stringent constraints. There would be no economic sanctions on the mullahs. Israel would be facing subordination to aggressive Muslim countries as it did for eight years under Obama.

But, I’ll admit, the economy would be growing. The American people are the most rugged on the planet.

They’d be finding a way to succeed in spite of Hillary and the Democrats (who would have won the Senate in 2018).

The numbers, however, would be very different. Hillary wouldn’t be able to claim that unemployment numbers, especially for minorities and women, were the lowest in history.

What Hillary would be able to brag about would be her guaranteeing leftist control of the U.S. Supreme Court. Decades of judicial activism might have destroyed our republic. It was a good question. Think …

— Rauschenberger, an accountant, lives in Orange City. Send email to drausch@bellsouth.net or info@beacononlinenews.com.