Another Reason Why the Donald Will Never Beat Hilldawg
By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
I’m sure you had better stuff to do on the last Saturday before Christmas than watch the Democrats’ sham debate, Save Jerseyans. I did. But because you rely on me to keep up with this stuff, I went ahead and watched a replay after the fact.
Bernie’s on another planet, as usual, but the game is rigged so it’s barely worth talking about him. Hilldawg is the nominee-in-waiting. And her comments on ISIS were as blissfully ignorant as the man whose state department she oversaw during the time that the caliphate was forming.
“We now finally are where we need to be,” crowed Clinton during the New Hampshire debate. “We have a strategy and a commitment to go after ISIS, which is a danger to us as well as the region. And we finally have a UN Security Council Resolution bringing the world together to go after a political transition in Syria.”
I’d like some of what the lady is smoking, please???
I mean, even members of her own party’s congressional delegation are openly complaining about President Obama’s clear lack of a plan – I would say clear lack of interest – where ISIS is concerned. Does she REALLY plan to run on the status quo in a cycle roiling with anti-establishment sentiment?
Maybe there’s a reason she’s feeling bullish about her general election prospects. A reason with a bad combover…
Here’s what she said next:
Trump fired back, of course, though curiously in a more muted fashion than you’ve seen him shoot back at GOP opponents.
On ABC’s “This Week,” he responded to Clinton claim that ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists” by denying any such incident, countering “They may make one up, knowing the Clintons and knowing Hillary…. I mean, she made it up. It was a sound bite.”
Of course she lies! Most of America knows she lies, but they’re still prepared to vote for her over him by a decisive margin. Why? For starters, the Donald is a notorious liar, too. The other related problem for Donald is that he’s given voters – particularly the 94% of the electorate who have yet to support him – no reason to believe his Clinton criticism.
You might remember the reason. This is the guy who, in 2012 during the Obama reelection campaign, said Hillary Clinton was “terrific” and a good Secretary of State. Again, this is after her and Barack praised the “Islamic Spring” and ISIS had already risen from the ashes of a status of forces-deprive Iraq. He hasn’t just said nice things about her; he’s been a major Clinton cheerleader for years right up until he flirted with running in 2016.
Why should apolitical Americans – who comprise the majority of the unaffiliated and persuadable electorate – choose our liar over another?
Oh, and another thing: for those voters actually engaged on substance, the stuff Trump is saying isn’t much less crazy than the stuff Hillary is saying. Some of it is to get attention, sure, but a lot of it is ignorance. Stunning levels of it.
Just take the latest example: recently on The O’Reilly Factor, a Trump spokesperson named Katrina Pearson defended her boss’s embarrassing nuclear triad non-answer at the last GOP debate by questioning whether we need nuclear weapons if we’re “afraid to use it?”
Isn’t that sort of the point, jackass?!
Two former best friends. Two notorious career liars. Two politicians with zero frickin’ grounding in reality at a time when things are getting very, very “real” overseas and, as the San Bernardino attack demonstrated, over on our side of the globe, too.
To quote Hilldawg, Save Jerseyans, “What difference does it make?”
Little, I suspect. Granted, Trump will bet that anti-establishment hatred can carry the day for him next fall. But does that angle still work when you’ve spent most of the past couple of decades repeatedly praising, on video, the same person you’re now trying to discredit? It reminds me of when Romney tried to run against Obamacare after having pioneered a state-based version in his home state. It just didn’t work, any more than I suspect Trump would succeed in convincingly turning on Clinton. I can see the ads of him praising her now, running wall-to-wall on YouTube and network TV, paid for by her Super PACs.
My best guess? History beats heat and Hillary wins a hypothetical head-to-head by a strong single-digit margin.
The only real winner? America’s enemies in distant lands trying, and succeeding, in their one-sided war against the West.