Wanna take a wild guess as to how stupid it would be to attend a Bernie Sanders rally in an area where Hillary destroyed him, yet decide to “Boo” Hillary Clinton just because someone said her name? Or maybe you would like to guess how bad it would make you look if you booed Hillary, even though you were someone who Hillary had defended from right-wing attacks in the past? How about if you were also a Democratic US House Rep up for re-election this year? How would that make you look, do you think?
It would make you look like the total and complete fucking CLOWN that showed up at the wrong fucking Circus.
That’s what House Rep Rashida Tlaib did yesterday when she got all up into her Bernie supporting feelings and lashed out against Hillary Clinton in one of the most childish and Horseshoe Theory-like ways imaginable. How many fucking Clowns does Bernie have running around speaking for his campaign? I can’t put an actual number on the amount of Court Jesters running around in King Bernie’s Castle, but if I had to guess, I’d go with the tried and true answer of, “All of them.” Nina should be worried.
Yesterday, Tlaib was at a Sanders event where she should have been perfectly happy being surrounded by like minded people who are completely down with the “Sanders Legislative Doctrine” of flying around from state to state, holding rallies, and “Care-bear Staring” people like Mitch McConnell into passing Bernie’s *100 trillion dollar agenda. But, for some reason, all the magic Marxist energy in the crowd could not sooth Rep. Tlaib yesterday, oh no. Tlaib was bothered something FIERCE when the name Hillary Clinton came up, and even though I clearly heard something like, “We’re not going to boo,” she used her time at the mic to boo Hillary anyway.
What a childish display.
A little later, three of Sanders’ supporters in Congress, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Pramila Jayapal, and Ilhan Omar, came on stage to discuss policy with local activist Dionna Langford. When Langford mentioned that “someone by the name of Hillary Clinton” recently remarked that “nobody likes” Sanders, the crowd booed. It seemed cathartic. Langford tried to reign in the conversation. “We’re not gonna boo, we’re not gonna boo,” she said. “We’re classy here.”
Awwww! No, maybe YOU’RE “Classy” and think it is inappropriate to boo Hillary, but Rep. Tlaib had no compunction about hollering out the least helpful or classy line she possibly could have delivered at that moment.
Tlaib interrupted. “I’ll boo. Booo!” she said. “You all know I can’t be quiet.” Jayapal grabbed her hand and laughed, seemingly trying to get her to tone it down. “The haters will shut up on Monday when we win,” Tlaib said. The crowd loved it.
Ahhhh! The things Clowns will do for that sweet, sweet, delicious attention they crave so much. You should have taken the hint from Jayapal and played it off instead, because, girl, let me tell you, honey, that did not go over too well with Democratic women, and I believe you live and represent a district Hillary won?
Clinton’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, said Saturday he “can’t imagine this kind of behavior is something Iowans want to see from candidates and their surrogates.”
“And I don’t imagine the vast majority of voters in Congresswoman Tlaib’s district, which Secretary Clinton won by over 60 points in 2016, want to see this either,” Merrill said in a statement to CNN.
All it took was one tiny little sentence from Hillary Clinton, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done,” to throw y’all’s entire game off track for the past two weeks. You guys live in a fantasy world where there are rules saying Hillary isn’t allowed to express herself if she happens to be expressing a negative opinion of Bernie, nobody is allowed to ever say mean things about Bernie, quite frankly. Yet, its fine for Bernie’s top surrogates and supporters to spend the past five years attacking everyone half a centimeter to their right, calling Hillary a cheater for beating Bernie in 2016, saying she was a bad candidate, and blaming every single bit of the 2016 loss on HER ALONE.
For her part, Rashida Tlaib gave a Faux-pology for booing Hillary Clinton, she might as well have written it in Comic Sans because it was clownery.
Maybe you should sit the fuck down and knock it off with the booing next time, Ma’am. You played yourself.
“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement.”
I don’t really understand how people fall “in love” with movements, politicians, or people who yell everything they say and jab their fingers as they flail their arms wildly and lick their lips like a Salamander, but to each his/her own.
“However, I know what is at stake if we don’t unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to ensure that Trump does not win in 2020.”
Uh huh…the apology?
“In this instance, I allowed my disappointment with Secretary Clinton’s latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me. You all, my sisters-in-service on stage, and our movement deserve better.”
Yes, we are quite aware of what you did wrong, very nice of you to offer us a recap. So?
“I will continue to strive to come from a place of love and not react in the same way of those who are against what we are building in this country. This is about building a just and equitable future for my two boys, children across the country, and future generations.”
Continue to…what now? So, did the apology get lost somewhere? Oh, I see. Can’t bring yourself to say you’re sorry and that you apologize for something you clearly enjoyed and performed with relish? Why do you behave as if Hillary personally attacked you? Why do you ALL take each and every single slight against Bernie as if it were directed at you? This isn’t normal.
Put simply, until I sat in on the president*’s impeachment trial over the past couple of weeks, the 2016 Democratic presidential primary campaign was the most dispiriting political event it had been my misfortune to cover. And now, it seems, it never really ended. HRC has a new documentary to pitch, and she seems insistent on doing so by taking every bit of her resentment of the previous Sanders campaign out for a walk. And the 2020 Sanders campaign can’t seem to resist the temptation to rise to that tasty bait.
Hillary Clinton is a Private Citizen, she isn’t running for office, she is doing the podcast/media circuit to get buzz for her Documentary. She needs publicity for the project, this is a good way to built interest, and boy did she get LUCKY with the timing. Right before caucuses she’s reminding voters, HER voters, of how false the unity was that Sanders offered. We all know there is no love lost between the two politicians, so this idea that Hillary must remain forever silent about her point of view out of some sense of loyalty to a man she’s not necessarily fond of? That’s is called a “Delusion” or a “Fantasy” where I come from (Hollywood), it’s not a real thing. There is no etiquette book anymore. You burned that when you cried “Rigged!” and started this never ending war.
For me, I wish the 2016 would die the obscure and quiet death it so richly deserves. And I think the responsibility for the interment belongs to the 2020 Sanders campaign. After all, he’s still running for president and she’s not, and the one great flaw in his campaign continues to be its inability to keep its surrogates and staff and acolytes from going off the deep end.
If BOTH candidates from 2016 had gone away, this shit would not be happening. Hillary did her part and stayed out of the race no matter how hard we tried to pull her in. Bernie’s inability to keep his people from going off the deep end? That’s called “Lack of Leadership Skills” and it’s coming from a man running to lead an entire nation, reform huge portions of our economy while enacting a slew of policies designed to “bring prosperity to The People, and not the 1% or the Hedge Fund Managers or Corporate Executives..”
Bernie really has been extremely lucky in that his primary opponents now, and Hillary in 2016, have until now chosen to pull their punches. Many of Bernie’s prominent supporters have spent the intervening years since 2016 opining about Hillary’s failures and rubbing in that devastating loss. Everyone has had their say as many times as they felt like saying stupid shit about Hillary “being a bad candidate” who should have moved to “Wisconsin.”
Well, now it’s HER TURN, and she has the right to spend AS LONG AS SHE FUCKING WANTS TO SPEND discussing Bernie’s weak points, and the reasons why HE LOST. Because, to be clear?
Hillary Clinton doesn’t owe ANY of you fake ass allies a goddamn muthafuckin’ thing.
She never did.
*THIS IS MY ESTIMATE AND I HATE MATH, FUCK OFF.