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Wed May 11, 2016, 11:36 AM

 

"Hold your nose for Hillary!" = Not Inspirational

Shock of ages, polls suggest "Donald Trump is a Scary Whacko" is simply not going to be enough to propel Hillary to the White House. It requires a level of cognitive dissonance most people can't perform:

1) They must forget Clinton Scandal Fatigue. Seriously, the woman can't even get emails without triggering congressional investigations, and some people think that's magically going to change?

2) They must forget how entertaining the first couple of seasons of The Apprentice actually were -- Bill might have won against Kwame, but Amy should have, and don't even get me started on Omarosa! There were fourteen seasons and a couple of spin-offs; Trump learned the media game well, and he's been playing it. Meanwhile, the number of people who can find Malaysia on a map in this country is vastly outnumbered by those who know who Omarosa is (don't pretend you don't), and Trump was heavily edited to seem smart, decisive and the Boss. Celebrities deferred to him, for heaven's sake, and we're a celebrity worshipping culture. AARRGHH!

3) Clinton trade policies have devastated American manufacturing, so "let's have Bill do some more!" is going to turn the Rust Belt Red. Statistically, in 1992 in Michigan 25% of workers belonged to Unions, but in 2012 that number is less than 17%. Check out a totally depressing map here -- http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/23/385843576/50-years-of-shrinking-union-membership-in-one-map Great job, Bill! NOT!

4) "She's a woman!" isn't good enough. Wisdom and compassion are requirements, too. "Send those immigrant kids back!" was about as "anti-mother" as a person could get.

5) Her failures outnumber her successes. Thirty years she's been fighting for equal pay for women?Percentage wise, still less than 80% so she kind of sucks at it. Reproductive rights? Still an issue, with less access than ever before. Peace in the Middle East? ROFL! Fortunately she didn't support marriage equality, because without her help, that is now the law of the land.


"Trump Sucks!" He really isn't qualified for government work because government isn't a business -- it is service to our fellow citizens. The people who volunteer to GOTV, get petitions signed, and phone bank generally don't do it because of fear -- they do it because they want to make a positive difference in the world and help their neighbors. Party leadership may appreciate the fundraising dollars the Clintons bring in that help cover their salaries, but please note the amount of free labor the Bernie people bring to the table.

"Hold Your Nose for Hillary (Because Trump Sucks)" is going to give Trump the White House.

Want a fear based campaign? That's the one non-Hillary supporters are already living with, because Hillary is a terrible candidate, and Democrats are not good at doing what we're told (herding cats is a great analogy).

But maybe all the smart people will vote for her anyway.
As a strategy, it makes me think we're doomed.

If she gets the nomination, time travelers may be our only hope....

In the meantime, I'm still feeling the Bern!

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:40 AM

1. Time travelers YES!!!

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:42 AM

2. Vote for Bernie or


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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:46 AM

3. These will be selling like hotcakes if...

 

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:49 AM

4. HAHA! Love that clothespin

 

but I'm still working on my time machine so that I won't need it!

K & R because Hillary makes me this excited...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:49 AM

5. I think they're gonna need a bigger clothes pin.

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 12:02 PM

6. I have no idea who Omarosa is.

Never watched The Apprentice.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #6)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:50 PM

9. Check out Season One -- there are probably excerpts on YouTube.

 

It was VERY entertaining. Omarosa worked in the Clinton White House and was just Not Nice (but kept around because hating her was GREAT for ratings). Later seasons were all about big fundraising for charities. We aren't big "reality show" people, but popular culture still has "You're Fired!" as a big phrase.

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 12:20 PM

7. I hate warmongering, disingenuous corporatists!

No, wait!

I meant to say I LOVE warmongering, disingenuous corporatists!

Perhaps she needs to provide workshops on flagrant flip-flopping or, as I like to call it, "Doing a Leser."

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 12:31 PM

8. "Hold Your Nose for Hillary!" -- nice cadence, a little alliteration,

short, sweet, and to the point... yeah, that'll work for a bumpersticker. I think I'll have a couple million of them printed up. Sell 'em at the convention. Make a bundle. Retire to the south of France.

But don't worry, I won't forget the little people who had the ideas that made it all possible. I'll give you, oh, say $0.001 for every bumpersticker sold. (We at Bumperstickers 'R' Us -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitchforks 'R' Us -- believe in treating out creative contractors fairly, so long as it doesn't interfere with the stock value, and hence my golden parachute. It's the American Way! )

Now, if you'll just sign here, where I've put an "X"...

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #8)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:51 PM

10. How about "Hold Your Honker for Hillary"?

 

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Response to IdaBriggs (Reply #10)

Wed May 11, 2016, 02:19 PM

12. Perfect! You've just DOUBLED your commission/bumpersticker!

Of course, if we get sued because someone thinks "honker" is sexist, we'll naturally have to deduct our legal fees from your commission. I'm sure you understand.

We've gone out on a limb this election, having barf bags fashionably imprinted with either "I Voted for Hillary" or "I Voted for Donald" on them, which will be sold at all finer precincts nationwide. ($5 if you buy one before you vote, $10 if you buy one on the way out, $15 if you look really desperate.)

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #8)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:36 PM

13. I'll print those bumperstickers for you, dirt cheap, as soon as the TPP is passed.

 

I'm assuming you won't have any particular curiosity about the conditions for my workers or the environmental effects of my plant....

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:53 PM

11. Same was said with Gore and Kerry. I think we missed an opportunity with Kerry.

 

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:54 PM

14. "Oops I marked the wrong box! I just voted for Rocky Del La Fuente!"

 

Dang, I'm sure I got all the downticket boxes right but somehow, with all the coffee I had, I realized that my pen tip somehow missed the Clinton box and instead landed in the box for Rocky De La Fuente.


Shit crap!


https://www.rocky2016.com/

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2016, 12:01 AM

15. many, many, many millions will write in Bernie's name if he's not the nominee

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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2016, 01:56 AM

16. They really don't give a hoot. They have their Trump card. The Triangulation. nt

 

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