Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hillary Pillory

                 Hillary Clinton carries a grudge the way a new mother carries her baby: lovingly and in a protective embrace. She’ll probably carry this one to her grave. Were it possible to run for president as an infant, she would’ve cradled it from cradle to grave. During her commencement address to graduating Yale students recently, she made yet another (“joking”) reference to Russians helping President Trump defeat her in the election of 2016: “Now I see looking out at you that you are following the tradition of over the top hats,” she intoned, “So, I brought a hat too.” She then pulled out a Russian “ushanka” hat and briefly put it on, saying, “A Russian hat, right? Look, I mean, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” Her audience applauded and cheered. Sad, nyet?
                This was at once appalling and pathetic, as it now appears that the Clinton Foundation and the Obama administration were the only ones heartily colluding with the Russkies. Even more hypocritically, she went on to list what she purports to be the dangers to democracy: “Waging a war on the rule of law and a free press, de-legitimizing elections, perpetrating shameless corruption, and rejecting the idea that our leaders should be public servants undermines our national unity.” She also stated, apparently without biting the insides of her cheek with the force of a crocodile latching onto a large fish, “There are certain things that are so essential they should transcend politics.”
                At which point, utterly unable to transcend politics, she admitted that she was not over her surprise loss in the 2016 presidential election that she has ever since tried to de-legitimize. To the Clintons, nothing transcends politics. Bill Clinton believed that interns should be leader’s servants, possibly in public, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. He didn’t care about de-legitimizing elections, but was furious if a woman attempted to de-legitimize his erection. “Shameless corruption” is now an actual synonym for “Clinton.”

                Just a couple of days after her performance at Yale, Clinton matriculated to Hofstra University in New York, and delivered an impassioned speech praising women’s influence- and participation- in politics… before officially endorsing Andrew Cuomo for that state’s governor over his opponent Cynthia Nixon. Ironically, she remarked that women “are making their voices heard like never before” this election year. Is this the smartest woman who ever trod the surface of the planet? Or just another bureaucrat…in a hat?

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