Sunday, 9 October 2016

Talking dirty and the US election


Eva Weggelaar 

Anyone who's offended by Trump's comments has never visited a pub.

Hillary Clinton

F**k off! It’s enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.”
(From the book “American Evita” by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 – Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with “Good morning.”

“If you want to remain on this detail, get your f**king ass over here and grab those bags!”
(From the book “The First Partner” p. 259 – Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)

“Get f**ked! Get the f**k out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!”(From the book “Hillary’s Scheme” p. 89 – Hillary’s various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)

Peter Risdon

Both candidates are beyond the pale as people. That means you have to balance policy with personality. And how do you do that when the one with the best policy ideas is the most erratic and undisciplined, and inexperienced?

Tictacs have now distanced themselves from Trump, because he said he used them to keep his breath fresh, or something.
This isn't history repeating itself, I can't think of an example this is like from the past, but it seems to have skipped straight to the farce bit.


  1. We live in a different world now where people can see, hear and share for themselves what powerful people say. For better or worse, people hearing and seeing for themselves what Trump says has more impact than reading an attribution by a security person.
    We all know that men talk crudely amongst themselves. The Trump example really stands out for its boorish meanness and the assumption that he can do whatever he wants. If Mrs Clinton got caught saying anything like this it would ruin her too.
    Make excuses as they will, Trump supporters should know that their hot mess's hour of glory is drawing to a close. And yes, it has been a farce all along.

    1. I think this is right. The assumption that he can do what he likes and the boorishness. Both candidates are ghastly people and Trump has much better policy ideas, which move huge numbers of people. But he is too erratic and just will not do. If only he were not so flawed.

  2. Trump's policy ideas are half-baked but respond to a real need. People have been told that immigration is good for them for 20+ years now -- they are fed up with it. If Trump had been more gracious/optimistic and less erratic/bizarre he could have had a good shot at this.

    1. Immigration is the easy topic to blame, rather than the true culprits of the slow economic growth (over-regulation, bureaucratization, an ever growing central government, and more and more barriers to entrepreneurism).