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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gail Collins, "Trump’s Celebrity Shortage": And Hillary's Credibility Shortage?

Don't get me wrong: Hillary is reptilian and venomous, but she poses no threat to the world.

That said, have a look at Gail Collins's latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Trump’s Celebrity Shortage" in which this Candy Crush Saga devotee informs us:

"Of course, none of us actually cares there aren’t going to be any quarterbacks at the Republican convention. But if Trump can’t negotiate some cheesy diversions, what makes anybody think he can negotiate a new trade deal with China?"

Well, I don't understand the connection between celebrity attendance at the Republican convention and a new trade deal with China. On the other hand, NFL quarterbacks are apparently smart enough to stay away from a party celebrating an electoral nightmare in the making.

Collins goes on to say:

"We’ll be hearing a lot about Hillary and her emails. The difference is that Clinton, like most people at the highest level in the American political system, can balance her disasters with a history of achievements."

Ah yes, Hillary's achievements. Do you remember State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki's April 2014 response to a request "to "identify one tangible achievement" while Hillary was secretary of state: "I am certain that those who were here at the time, who worked hard on that effort, could point out one." How reassuring.

But don't worry, Hillary fans. Others are prepared with answers:

  • Bill Burton listed "Her role in killing Osama bin Laden." Yup, Hillary flew in a helicopter with the SEALs into Pakistan, and while under withering sniper fire, she administered the coup de grâce.
  • Howard Dean tells us that "Hillary Clinton was the principal author of the sanction [one sanction?] on Iran that brought them to the table." In fact, there had been many rounds of sanctions against Iran by successive administrations, long before Obama became president and "made nice" to Iran, the chief perpetrator of terror around the globe.
  • Chuck Schumer says, "She negotiated the cease-fire in Gaza that stopped the Hamas ["the" Hamas?] from firing rocket after rocket into Israel." Hillary sure stopped Hamas cold in its tracks in 2012 ... until Hamas fired another 4,000 rockets into Israel in 2014.

Indeed, no achievements of any consequence, but she remains the lesser of the two evils in an election that marks the end of American exceptionalism.


  1. [a draft of the invocation Rabbi Lookstein had planned to give before he was bullied into canceling, by Jews]:

    Republican National Convention

    רבי חנינה סגן הכהנים אומר:
    Rabbi Chanina, the Deputy High Priest said:
    “הוי מתפלל בשלומה של מלכות”
    “Pray for the welfare of the government,
    “שאלמלא מוראה איש את רעהו חיים בלעו”
    For were it not for respect for it, people would swallow one another alive.”

    Eternal God:
    We thank you for this blessed nation that for 240 years has translated into reality the Biblical command to “proclaim liberty throughout the land for all the inhabitants thereof.”

    We thank you for our constitutional government that has created and fostered the American ideals of democracy, freedom, justice and equality for all, regardless of race, religion or national origin.

    Almighty God: We know that we are living in very dangerous times, when all of these blessings are threatened from without, by forces of terror and unimaginable brutality, and from within, by those who sow the seeds of bigotry, hatred and violence, putting our lives and our way of life at risk.

    And so we pray, Dear God:

    Help us to form a government which will protect us with sound strategy and steady strength; which will unite us with words of wisdom and acts of compassion; and which will thereby bring peace and harmony, safety and well-being to our beloved America and to all of humankind, and let us all say, Amen."

    1. [about time someone noticed the hypocrisy of American Jews hiding in their Clinton-approved echo chamber]

      "The Jewish Community Owes Rabbi Haskel Lookstein an Apology

      The general ignorance, assumption of worst motives, and vitriol that greeted Lookstein’s abortive decision to speak at the RNC sounded more like Trump than his opposition

      By Yair Rosenberg ...