Even as record-size hurricanes keep tearing into the nation, the political mud slinging continues. Good grief! Well, be prepared, fine people who want to clean up the mess of our country: you are going to get more smears and gaslighting. Mrs. Clinton just came out with a book preaching alternative facts (in other words: lies and creative interpretations to warp reality). So, anyone who accuses any of us of not letting go of the 2016 debacle and Hillary’s second historic failure to realize her dynastic claim on the American throne, let’s be clear: it’s her not going away. It’s her continuing the smears side by side with all those other neoliberal handmaidens of the robber billionaires and their destructive corporations. And, of course, they do this in order to continue their devastating politics which has been flushing our country and its people down the drain. You smearers and gaslighters seriously expect us not to fight back when you act to harm our country? Naturally, we shouldn’t spend much time on these silly excuses and justifications for 2016, because we mustn’t let ourselves be distracted from the real issues. Let’s just place a response for the sake of defending against fake facts and then return to fighting on the issues.
Hillary Clinton’s New Book: Smear, Gaslighting, and Excuses
As the Nazis said and proved: the bigger the lies, and the more you repeat them, the more they will be believed. It’s been the DNC’s and Hillary’s tactic throughout her 2016 campaign, and she won’t let go of it (all with an eye on poisoning the next election against improvements for the people, of course, that being what the robber billionaires have been handsomely paying her and her husband their entire lives):
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary Clinton’s New Book Filled With Lies & Finger Pointing “)
I concur with Jimmy Dore: it’s so sick and tiring what the “Democrats” have become.
The smearing and gaslighting by neoliberals, hillbots, and HRC herself just won’t stop. And how many years-long members of the Clinton Cult will gobble up the lies and turn them into pillars of their faith, following that nasty bit of human psychology that so easily controls us from our subconscious, telling us that our gang or tribe can do no wrong and that reality which disagrees with our tribe’s or gang’s cultist view cannot be real? If only people could turn that reality-warping filter off and look at naked reality as it really is. Our actual reality makes me shudder and want to fight for change with all my might — a change the vast majority of us desperately need! (and which the privileged few should also endorse to reduce social tension and a worsening of the world, and because of that thing called ethics)
I can’t believe I am sharing a clip with Chris Hayes, but Bernie Sanders actually is allowed to get some words in here (and they haven’t been censored out, who knows what else he said that has…). So, towards the end of this brief interview broadcast, Bernie gets to respond to Hillary’s smear book. As usual, rather than being defensive or joining the mud slinging, he focuses on the issues and policy and speaks to move them forward. That’s one of the main things I have always like about him and still do (even as he has been playing ball with the “Democratic” Party too much by my reckoning — but, then, his strategy may work our in the end… I can’t predict the future with certainty, after all):
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Reacts To Hillary Clinton’s New Book | All In | MSNBC”)
So, as usual, Bernie keeps a cool head and pushes the issues like a real leader should. His response further confirms that his 2016 campaign wasn’t primarily a presidential race to but a policy campaign with which he was incredibly successful. Why do you think the mass media suddenly pay so much attention to him? Because our discourse has changed, thanks to Bernie. They know how the wind is blowing and who’s behind it.
By the way, I really think Hillary forgot to put a question mark after her book’s title. (or maybe her ghostwriter or publisher got it wrong, who knows…) 😉
Here is another good response:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Angry Democrats attack Hillary Over 2016 Book”)
So, Hillary tries to rebuild her brand and add some more to the $3 billion she and Bill have “earned” in public office and their other dealings in corporate politics and with despotic foreign regimes hungry for our military weapons. And she is gathering her hillbots around her.
We really should never talk about her again or re-litigate 2016 when we have so much to do to create a better future, but when these political assassins keep coming back to stab us in the back, we do have to fight back at least a little lest their lies spread and are believed. Ugh!