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Sun May 6, 2018, 08:16 AM

Hillary Clinton Could Never Have Gotten Away With the Sick Confidence Games of a Mediocre White Man

The Venn diagram documenting people who threw around the #HillarysHealth and people who shrug in response to President Trump’s brazen lying is a single circle.

ERIN GLORIA RYAN
05.05.18 9:35 PM ET

As a child, I knew this kid who said his father was a 100-year-old astronaut. He said his dad was 100 years old because he was a kind of dumb kid; he believed that people kept growing indeterminately like sharks or crocodiles. He wanted us to believe his father was enormous, out there in space.

The lie was so ridiculous that nobody even challenged him. He kept repeating that he had a 100-year-old father who was in space. We knew it was a lie, but probably figured that whatever was going on behind the scenes to lead to a lie that weird was something we didn’t want to be mixed up with. He probably thinks the lie worked. In a way, it did.

It’s not easy for some public figures to have the truth believed, even when they produce evidence to support it. President Barack Obama had to produce a long-form copy of his birth certificate to show he had not been born in Kenya, and many of the people who were “just asking” still didn’t believe him. Hillary Clinton released years of tax returns and a full health report, and many of the people who were “just asking” still didn’t believe her finances were above board or that she wasn’t a frail old lady.

President Trump has spent the last three years or so doing the political equivalent of telling America that his dad is 100 years old and lives in outer space. And nothing has happened to him, apart from a parade of Good Sir! Monologues from pundits and politicians who seem like they’re auditioning for a community theater play called Mr. Smith Gets A Cable News Contributor Contract. His sycophants in Congress shrug; his sycophants with publishing deals write books with titles like Let Trump Be Trump. His supporters and enablers nod, or shrug, or change the subject. He’s a beneficiary of a society that spends its credulity in the wrong places.

Trump is a twice-divorced serial philanderer who doesn’t pay his contractors, so history shows us he’s not great at keeping promises. He lies about easily disprovable things, like the size of crowds and the height of buildings. When 19 women accused him of sexual misconduct, he accused them all of being liars. Stormy Daniels and Karen MacDougal, two alleged former mistresses, also liars. He’s lied about saying things that he said on tape. He never released his tax returns.

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Reply Hillary Clinton Could Never Have Gotten Away With the Sick Confidence Games of a Mediocre White Man (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
The Polack MSgt May 2018 #1
Docreed2003 May 2018 #2
ananda May 2018 #3
Hortensis May 2018 #7
treestar May 2018 #4
Hekate May 2018 #5
NNadir May 2018 #6
lunamagica May 2018 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:28 AM

1. K&R . nt

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Sun May 6, 2018, 08:47 AM

2. K&r!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:53 AM

3. What mediocre white man?

45 is not even close to mediocre.

He's the lowest of the low.

But of course, the ones who are do not hold a candle to Clinton.

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:05 AM

7. +1. For sure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:24 AM

4. Dotard is the ultimate in white, male and especially wealth

privilege. He truly believes whatever he does is right and no one has any business criticizing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:46 AM

5. KnR

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:03 AM

6. That about sums it up. n/t.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 06:48 AM

8. K&R.

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