Mollie Hemingway, editor at the National Review, had an admirably understated reaction to this tweet from Mrs. Clinton, saying, “Fully acknowledge I’m biased here, but my advice would be that if your politics are giving the impression that you’re rooting against your fellow Americans and for a deadly virus attacking them, you might want to reassess.”
My observations are not quite as understated:
- What an asshole! But we knew that. By “me” I mean everyone who has observed this awful, awful human being’s behavior and statements since at least 1992.
- The actual form of assholery that the spectacularly failed aspiring first female President models here is not a variety examined in the post referenced in the title above, but in this post, item #4, in which I noted, “You can mark down any pundit (or Facebook friend) who gloats about the official U.S. tally of Wuhan virus cases making it the most infected nation in the world as fitting neatly into the topic of this recent post.” She’s not a pundit, of course (nor my Facebook friend, thank god); she is, by about 20 laps, the most ungracious, unethical, whiny, nasty, divisive and pathetic losing political candidate for national office in American political history…and she just happens to be the only woman to be on the ballot for President.
- I wonder: does she know about Jackie Robinson, and his determination to be above reproach as a trailblazer? Does she understand the damage trailblazers do to those who would follow them when they display negative character traits that feed into negative stereotypes? Did Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, even Al Gore, gleefully cry “Nyah, nyah, nyah!“from the sidelines when the men who defeated them faced reversals, defeats, even scandals? No, because there is low conduct to which decent, mature human beings will not stoop, and calling some of the men I just mentioned “decent” is generous.
- The fact that so many members of Clinton’s party still profess to admire her and openly wish that by some demonic devices she have the chance to corrupt the American electorate a second time by giving them the opportunity to vote for such a vile mutation of a public servant tells us a great deal, none of it healthy for the stomach, about them, Democrats, and the self-destructive nature of our species.
I will only note in passing that anyone who really believes that the United States has the most cases of the Wuhan virus is either on the payroll of the Chinese government or too stupid to be allowed to eat with anything but a spoon.