Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's the Only Way to be Sure

I didn't watch any of last night's GOP convention- I was too busy drinking beer and kicking ass at bar trivia to bother with watching a two minutes' hate that's been going on for days. I did listen to coverage of last night's shitshow and I was struck by turn that the convention took from opposition rally to full blown witch hunt.

As Tengrain relates, the centerpiece of last night's RNC was a kangaroo court proceeding run by the "Hudson Harkonnen", leading to multiple chants of "Lock her up!" As if that weren't enough, one of Trump's more unhinged (and that's saying something) supporters calling for Hillary Clinton's execution by firing squad. The Secret Service should be busy for the next couple of months investigating these threats to Hillary Clinton- it's kinda like that Pokémon game: gotta catch 'em all, preferably before November.

This sudden 'prosecutorial' turn by the GOP might spectacularly backfire- the Republicans have signaled to Hillary Clinton that, should she lose, her freedom, maybe even her life, could be at stake. Hillary Clinton now has every incentive to run a completely ruthless, knock-down-drag-out campaign... and she is both smarter and tougher than her opponents. She'd be a fool not to employ the most thorough opposition research not only on Trump, but on the GOP ringleaders. Put succinctly, she needs to pull a 'Ripley' on the GOP:

She needs to nuke the Republican Party from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.


Nasreen Iqbal said...

The Republicans seem to be doing everything wrong this week, but maybe they are using some kind of judo or reverse psychology.

mikey said...

I just keep reminding myself that this is all the same people. The rump Trump base, if you will. The true believers. The dead enders. 30-some percent of the electorate - way too many for a healthy political discourse, but way too few to actually influence the outcome, at least in any positive way.

That said, I'm pretty worried about Hillary's health and well being between now and January 20th. This kind of rhetoric makes messed up people more likely to do messed up shit. You know the SS is adding to surveillance and counter-sniper type coverage, but she's going to do a LOT of public appearances, and it truly worries me...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I believe Hillary should be sent to the Hague for what she did to Libya, just as the Bush-Cheney gang should be sent for trial for what they did to Iraq.