Friday, February 18, 2022

Dipping into the Golden Oldies vault?

I see by recent headlines that Trump has decided to return to one of his favorite themes: Hillary bashing. Or accusing. And maybe I shouldn't just label it as a Trump obsession. For reasons not discernible by rational beings, the right wing in general keeps viewing Hillary Rodham Clinton as being the embodiment of everything that is wrong in their world. When reality turns too stark and actual facts are unpalatable it becomes time to once again Blame Hillary. You name the crime, she has apparently committed it. Nonetheless, she's still walking around free.

I've said it before. I want her superpowers. She is obviously the most powerful person on the planet or its most cunning criminal mastermind, which kind of begs the question of Why did she lose? It's a mystery. 

The love of using Hillary as the grand unifying theory of everything violates a long standing norm Presidential blaming: if things are screwed up now, it's always the former guy's fault. You know, when George W. Bush was in office, if there were issues with anything it was always Bill Clinton's fault, not his wife's. When Obama was in office, the left blamed aWol for anything that wasn't going quite right. So then Trump got elected, and, yes, there were definitely Republicans who blamed Obama for various woes, but there were a lot more people on the right who blamed Hillary. And they're still blaming her for everything and indulging in lock her up fantasies. It's an odd deviation from the standard pattern.

Of course, the truly bizarre part is Trump spent a fair amount of time on the campaign trail back in 2015 and 2016 encouraging the Lock Her Up chants. Then he got elected and did absolutely nothing for four solid years. If there had been a reason to lock her up, it seems like she'd be wearing orange jumpsuits now. But, nope, despite being President for a full term the Donald never quite got around to punishing Hillary for anything. Now he's simply the Former Guy who's busy worrying about how to continue sucking money out of MAGAt bank accounts while dodging process servers. The Congressional committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, the U. S. Attorney for the southern district of New York, and the New York state attorney general are all getting closer to making Trump's life thoroughly unpleasant so what does he do? Circle back to blaming Hillary. Doesn't make his own situation any better, but it keeps his fan base happy.

I'm going to take this as a sign that he's actually worried about acquiring attire that matches his skin tone. A girl can dream, but she won't hold her breath.


  1. Time warp perfectly explains the Republican Party:
    The good Ol'Days when white men were incharge.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  2. I's say they have one track minds but they are short the minds.


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