Trump v. Clinton

A hypothetical monologue.
Trump will capitalize on his reputation as a truth-teller, and be vicious about both Clinton’s sudden changes of position (e.g. the switch on gay marriage, plus the affected economic populism of her run against Sanders) and her perceived dishonesty. One can already imagine the monologue:

“She lies so much. Everything she says is a lie. I’ve never seen someone who lies so much in my life. Let me tell you three lies she’s told. She made up a story about how she was ducking sniper fire! There was no sniper fire. She made it up! How do you forget a thing like that? She said she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the guy who climbed Mount Everest. He hadn’t even climbed it when she was born! Total lie! She lied about the emails, of course, as we all know, and is probably going to be indicted. You know she said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq! It was a lie! Thousands of American soldiers are dead because of her. Not only does she lie, her lies kill people. That’s four lies, I said I’d give you three. You can’t even count them. You want to go on PolitiFact, see how many lies she has? It takes you an hour to read them all! In fact, they ask her, she doesn’t even say she hasn’t lied. They asked her straight up, she says she usually tries to tell the truth! Ooooh, she tries! Come on! This is a person, every single word out of her mouth is a lie. Nobody trusts her. Check the polls, nobody trusts her. Yuge liar.”
The article goes on to say that some of this is fair and some of it isn't. The only one that isn't fair is the hit on Iraqi WMD. She really did say it, but there really were WMD. That won't save her, though, because her own party's partisans have spent so long convincing the American people that there never were.

UPDATE: An encyclopedia against Clinton from the Daily KOS. The only issue on which she looks better to them than Bernie is guns -- where Bernie looks better to me.

6 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I recall Howard Dean, who took a lot of heat from other Democrats about guns: "I'm from Vermont, where even liberals own two or three guns."

Grim said...

Howard Dean said at that time that he wanted the Democrats to be the party of guys with Confederate flags on their trucks. At one time, that sounded like offensive stereotyping. These days, I can only wish the Democratic party was so open minded.

Larry Harman said...

60 years ago, they WERE the party of guys with Confederate flags on their trucks. The Republicans at the time had an elitist branch of their party which was out of touch with the common people. Both parties seem to have lost their philosophical mooring.

Ymar Sakar said...

The Dixiecrats weren't the racists that went to the Republicans, they were the sane Reagan supporters who wanted the South's economy and culture to be freed of oppression. The racists and salvers, stayed in the Democrat party and got new slaves to replace the white serfs.

The normal propaganda is that the Dixiecrats switched parties, and that's why the Democrats are racist pure and why the Republicans are KKK anti black now.

ColoComment said...

Your choice: stomach or kneecap? From Reason.com
http://reason.com/archives/2016/02/24/clinton-vs-trump

And I found it interesting to contemplate this comment at cafehayek.com on that same Reason article:

[commenter name] Andrew M Garland · UChicago
"I support the idea, that if one must elect a bad president, it should be a Republican. The media is almost certain to restrain the Republican, but would empower the Democrat. Proof: Obama."

Grim said...

To think that just last summer the Presidential contest might have come down to Jim Webb v. Rick Perry.