by Scott Creighton
(just a short note)
It all started off with a monster telling women there was a “special place in hell” for women who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because she had the same kind of genitalia that they did. You can take that for for what it’s worth coming from the woman who said weakening Iraq making it ready for regime change was “worth” the 500,000 dead children our sanctions caused in the country back in the first Clinton administration. I guess that “special place in hell” she is talking about is right alongside her.
Ever since the revelation that James Comey was going to have to look into the Anthony Weiner laptop issue, the Clinton team is reaching deep into the bowels of the body identity politic and pulling out some of the foulest campaign rhetoric I’ve smelled in a while.
President Obama went out on the campaign trail in Columbus, Ohio and told us men-folk that if we were thinking of voting for “the other guy” then perhaps it’s because we’re sexist pigs.
“To the guys out there, I want to be honest. You know, there’s a reason we haven’t had a woman president before. I want every man out there who’s voting to kinda look inside yourself and ask yourself, if you’re having problems with this stuff, how much of it is that we’re just not used to it? When a guy is ambitious and out in the public arena and working hard, well that’s okay. But when a woman suddenly does it, suddenly you’re all like, well, why’s she doing that? She is so much better qualified than the other guy. She has conducted herself so much better in public life than the other guy.” President Obama
Forget the fact that many former Bernie supporters are now voting for Jill Stein, she’s not really a woman I guess, at least not as far as Albright and President Obama see it.
And it’s not that she is so completely ambitious that she will:
- ruin lives if someone gets in the way of her political ambitions
- saddle-up with the war-mongering neocons in their New McCarthyism campaign
- set up and use an illegal private email server so her criminality isn’t held against her when she planned to run for office in the future
- sell out and suckle at the teat of Wall Street for her daily sustenance
- lie like there is no tomorrow in order to protect her “brand”
… ah no, that’s go nothing to do with it.
Nope. If you aren’t thinking of voting for the habitually criminally corrupt Hillary Clinton for president, the single most untrustworthy candidate in the history of our electoral process, it’s not because you are aware of any of those things listed above (any one of which would immediately disqualify a man for the job by the way, just so long as he isn’t named “Clinton” or “Bush” that is) it’s because you are a knuckle-dragging troglodyte who beats you wife and thinks women all belong bare-foot, pregnant and in the kitchen making you a sandwich and that they should be seen and not heard out in public.
Of course, there is this:
I wonder how Hillary’s favorite friends in Libya feel about women’s rights? What do you know about that? Real troglodytes don’t seem to mind taking orders from an ambitious woman. They also don’t seem to mind contributing to her Clinton Foundation slush fund either like leaders of repressive regimes in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria did not that long ago. Of course, they got some “pay for play” perks from her State Department when they did so I guess that doesn’t count. But yes, it seems not only would knuckle-draggers vote for Hillary Clinton, they apparently will pay her off and kill for her to boot.
So much for Obama’s theory.
Over at TIME magazine, Robin Lakoff says that “emailgate is a bitch hunt” and that it’s not really targeting Hillary Clinton at all but rather all women in general who have the gall to speak for themselves.
“I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.
The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of that going around.” Robin Lakoff
Talk about pink-washing. Robin here is trying to elevate Hillary’s criminal email server to something akin to Rosie the Riveter. Her criminal act is a symbol of women speaking up for themselves or some such nonsense. Oh wait, that’s been done before.
Her spurious argument continues something like this:
“FBI Chief James Comey has shown himself to be another bully of the same kind. He has repeatedly talked down to Clinton, admonishing her as a bad parent would a 5-year-old. He has accused her of “poor judgment” and called her use of a private email server “extremely careless.” If Comey’s a Boy Scout, here’s one old lady who will never let him help her across the street.
If the candidate were male, there would be no scolding and no “scandal.” Those very ideas would be absurd. Men have a nearly absolute right to freedom of speech. In theory, so do women, but that, as the creationists like to say, is only a theory.” Robin Lakoff
Right. If the suspect was a man then they would never investigate his illegal use of a private email server while serving as Sec. of State and he would certainly never have been accused of “poor judgement” (in spite of the fact that Hillary herself said it was a “mistake” and “bad judgement” on her part.)
Robin went on to say that by apologizing Hillary just came across as “weaker” and “guilty” of something, so she never should have even apologized for what she did… let alone not doing it. Or not lying repeatedly about it in public for months before apologizing. Nah. Screw that. It makes women look weaker according to the woman writing for TIME magazine.
Clearly the Clinton campaign is going off the rails. It may not matter because as we all know, these guys have a history of stealing elections. Or at least nominations. Just ask Bernie supporters about that one. You know, the same Bernie supporters who Hillary Clinton desperately wants to vote for her in 5 days? Yeah, those folks.
Desperation is as desperation does and when the rhetoric gets this bad in a campaign, the troglodyte’s charcoal drawings are on the cave wall.
The post-Comey polls are out and the campaign has tightened up. African-American’s aren’t turning out in the numbers that the neocon-backed Clinton campaign estimated they would and apparently Bernie Sanders finally grew a pair and decided he would take the last few days of this campaign season off letting Killary fend for herself.
As the saying goes… it’s getting real folks.
What else did we expect from this WWE spectacle we call “democracy” here in the banana republic of the Big PX? This is the big finish. The moment when the Face is down and out and reaching out to the audience like Peter Pan asking for applause to help Tinkerbell come back from the dead.
Her hand is shaking, her brow covered in sweat and blood and the Heel, The Donald, like an aging fat comb-over version of Nikolai Volkoff, is starting to tremble feeling the surge of strength pouring from the fans into the heart of the hero.
It’s masterful isn’t it? USA! USA! USA!
Of course, it’s all a show folks. Fantastic as it may seem it’s still a show. And yes, wormy Anthony Weiner tossed a wrench into the machinations while trying to get away from big prisoners named Bubba who are sitting in prison dreaming of the day The Weiner comes to live with them… but it’s still all a big show.
Yeah they’re desperate because the polls are tightening and the deplorables have won the week but in the end, we still get screwed. Maybe there’s no left cover and Trump wins. Maybe the magic voting machines will teach us all a lesson about not believing those lying polls and our lying eyes and Killary will pull it out in the end. Whatever the case may be, neoliberal economic ideology wins the day and we get f@cked just the same.
Still it’s nice watching the hero twitch on the mat for little while isn’t it? I guess that’s the sexist in me talking. Or maybe the conspiracy theorist.
Whatever it is, like the rigged WWE matches, it was worth the price of admission wasn’t it? I mean, Goddamn. You don’t get writing this convoluted on TV anymore (tried watching Walking Dead recently?) and you certainly don’t get it at the movie theaters (Star Trek sucked, don’t waste your time)
Gotta admit, it’s been a fun ride. Now we gotta pay the piper… and either way, we’re busted. So sit back, don’t take it so personally. Stop calling each other names and enjoy the last act of the match.
As Bill used to say it’s just a ride folks.
And Robin… lighten up for God’s sake. No one likes a screeching uppity woman who doesn’t know her place. Don’t want to end up a spinster do ya? 😉
(lol. I’m such a troglodyte.lol)
p.s. Do I sound smarter when I use the word “troglodyte”? I can use it more in future if I do.
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