By Dennis Hartley
All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
– Indira Gandhi
As Digby pointed out in her excellent piece this morning, it seems to be getting tougher for the MSM to recognize a truly historic moment right away, even when it jumps up and bites them right on the ass.
Ditto for a distressingly large percentage of the American population, whose collective attention span holds a rough equivalency to the average life expectancy of a photo once you post it on Snapchat.
However, I think it’s safe to say that, for those of us old and/or cognizant enough to have a sense of history, Hillary Clinton’s 99.9 % assured confirmation as the presumptive Democratic nominee for POTUS last night can be recognized as a truly historic moment.
Love her or hate her, this is significant. Yes, it’s old hat for other democracies around the world; for the nation that allegedly leads the way in such matters, it’s shamefully overdue, but most welcome.
As for Hillary herself; she’s survived more trials by fire than The Mother of Dragons. You have to respect that, begrudgingly or not.
So feel free to put your phone on silent mode and take a moment…