A fish rots from the head


If New York Magazine is to be believed, Hillary is as delusional as her diehard votaries, with their mad flat-earth theories about Russia and so on. Of course, she could be faking it, but somehow I think not. The NY Mag piece linked above has its longueurs, but it’s still fascinating. A few excerpts:

History, says Clinton, “will judge whoever’s in Congress now as to how they respond to what was [a Russian] attack on our country. It wasn’t the kind of horrible, physical attack we saw on 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, but it was an attack by an aggressive adversary who had been probing for many years to figure out how to undermine our democracy, influence our politics, even our elections.”

[C]iting FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver’s research on the impact of Comey’s October 28 letter: “If the election had been on October 27,” she said, “I’d be your president.”

Of course, Hillary isn’t the only one:

Later, [Christiane] Amanpour would tell me how surprised she was by the negative reaction. “The idea that she shouldn’t mention the Comey letter when the entire nation and the most respected statisticians are considering its impact is so strange,” she said. “If she were a man, would she be allowed to mention it? As a woman, I am offended by the double standards applied here. Everyone shrieks that Hillary was a bad candidate, but was Trump a good candidate?”

Well, of course Trump was a bad candidate, you blockhead. Unfortunately for you and people like you, Hillary was obviously a worse one.

Rebecca Traister, author of the NY Mag piece, obligingly supplies the plan B excuse (Russia, of course, being Plan A):

A competent woman losing a job to an incompetent man is not an anomalous Election Day surprise; it is Tuesday in America.

As if elections were about ‘competence’ — a corporate job interview writ large. (Of course such interviews are not about competence either, but don’t tell anybody.)

Hillary again, in the too-familiar didactic tone:

“Because the advocacy media occupies the right, and the center needs to be focused on providing as accurate information as possible.”

Apparently the US political system consists of a ‘right’ and a ‘center’. Calculate the listing moment. Show your work.

Round Up The Usual Suspects Dept.:

“Sixty-six million people voted for me, plus, you know, the crazy third-party people.”

This is an exceptionally bald statement of the usual Democratic Party zombie’s assumption that anybody who votes for a third party is just a renegade Democrat — a murtadd, in fact, an apostate, a traitor, a person who maliciously shirks his plain duty. (I originally typed ‘pain duty’, one of my better parapraxes.) It also, of course, exhibits in a very searching light Hillary’s profound contempt for the electorate, who are crazy when they’re not deplaaarable.

3 thoughts on “A fish rots from the head

  1. Initially (as in, before the election) the trying votaries were the “most qualified candidate in history” crowd. Eventually a greater irritation emerged in the form of mutants who had been faux finger-wringing all the way through to their post convention hangovers, whinging that Candidate Clinton was indeed a corporate shill they were agonizing over having to hold their nose & stain the touchscreen for. Then, in “aha”-ish moments of unapologetic apologetics, they began to emit this sort of “You know what? Fuck it! She’s great!” usally accompanied by the most superficial rendering of something-or-other the I’m w/➡Her glossary touted as a legacy resultant of her lifelong struggle.

  2. she makes you sing hosannas that trump was elected. maybe the war w/rus can be delayed by 5 minutes b/c of trump’s bumbling half-assed inarticulate desire to not piss them off? this is supposed to be the party of the sane people. but in the reality show contest of the election, the person who’d had a bit more camera face time actually won, the guy who’d been pimped for decades as some kind of hero of US capitalism, vs. this gorgon.

    how about taking both these assholes & all that their wwe raw corporate Wellesley “i hate condoms” glass ceiling republidonk big chicken casino binaries represent as the mr. & mrs. merka of their class? and then sterilizing them?

  3. Just got a million-dollar-app idea (don’t really know what inspired it… it just sort of came to me as I opened this page): a “De-Batshit” Filter for photo portraits of… erm… people.

    Re: Flat Earth: wouldn’t (bear with me) a “Flat Earth” be totally congruent with all kinds of otherwise observable (heretofore believed impossible) phenomena? I mean, has anyone else noticed that dog shit smells like fresh-baked bread from your granny’s oven when you were a kid, and it feels good to get stabbed in the eye with an olive fork, lately? For the past couple of years, I mean. When Bernardo Bertolucci and Marlon Brando were accused, last year, of raping Maria Schneider with butter, on the set of Last Tango, and then the Red Scare came back, I knew something was up. Is “Flat Earth” the key…?

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