Has there ever been a political campaign dumber than Hillary2016? No. Hillary2016 is the dumbest campaign ever. Proof? Look at the New York bombs and the birth certificate news stories for proof.
Some campaigns stumble due to unexpected events, unmet expectations, lack of money or even some plain ol’ circumstances beyond control. But Hillary2016 is plain ol’ stupid. The birth certificate story is by far the most interesting encapsulation of the utter stupidity of Hillary2016 and by extension the brain dead Hillary Clinton herself. It’s as if Hillary Clinton has turned off her brain and sensory conduits to obliviate reality. On the birth certificate story Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 have fallen into an obvious Trump dug trap. We’ll explain below, but first let’s take a quick look at the pedestrian terror bombs and attacks of the past weekend and explore the Trump trap here and the utter stupidity of Hillary2016.
The terror bombs planted in New York’s gay neighborhood of Chelsea, where Chelsea Clinton lives, is politically interesting as it intersects with the political stupidity displayed by Hillary2016 in the birth certificate story of this past Friday. In the bomb story the political analyst can see two of the big failures of Hillary2016 we have written about even before Hillary2016 existed.
From before its inception and since we have written about two particularly stupid assumptions Hillary Clinton stupidly accepted. Stupidity #1: the necessity to hire campaign operatives for Hillary2016 more interested in protecting Barack Obama than helping Hillary Clinton. Stupidity #2: acceptance by Hillary Clinton of the pro-Obama hires explanation for why she lost in 2008.
The pro-Obama Praetorian Guard infesting Hillary2016 convinced Hillary Clinton that her big problem in 2008 was she kept on changing strategies and tactics instead of sticking with the political plan outlined by her campaign when it began. This is an entirely stupid lie. Hillary was defeated in 2008 in large part because Big Media protected Barack Obama no matter what Obama did, and attacked every Obama opponent as racist no matter how valid and non-racist the attack was. Hillary Clinton did not lose in 2008 because she changed her strategy when circumstances changed. If anything Hillary Clinton should have been swifter to change and much much more “nuclear” in her attacks on the corrupt Chicago crony Barack Obama.
That rewritten history lie by Barack Obama operatives infesting Hillary2016 has negative dramatic impact on Hillary2016. Just look at what happened when a bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood even as a pressure cooker bomb was discovered in another part of the Chelsea neighborhood, even closer to The Whitman where Chelsea Clinton lives. Donald J. Trump almost immediately emerged with a strong statement calling the bomb a “bomb”. Donald J. Trump looked and sounded like a leader. With today’s developments of the shootings and arrest of a Muslim terrorist who also tried to bomb a police charity in New Jersey, Donald J. Trump has been proven correct.
“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on. But boy, we are living in a time—we better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough. Just happened. So we’ll find out. It’s a terrible thing that’s going on in our world, and in our country, and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant. And we’re gonna end it. We’re gonna end it. So, we’ll see what it is.”
Donald J. Trump said the obvious and sounded strong while saying it was a bomb. Then look at Hillary2016 and what Hillary Clinton said and did.
Somehow Hillary Clinton missed the story which dominated the headlines since September 11. On September 11 Hillary Clinton collapsed and her collapse was documented on video. You would think that Hillary’s September 11 nonsense about the Benghazi video would have made her aware that video is not her friend. But no, Hillary Clinton somehow missed the import of the video of her collapse. This thousand fathoms deep stupidity on the part of Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 once again exploded on her face in the Chelsea bombing.
What do we mean by all the above? (1) Hillary Clinton collapsed on September 11 and her collapse was captured on video; (2) the Hillary Clinton collapse brought to the political debate all the many health questions Donald J. Trump has raised about Hillary; (3) the only way for Hillary Clinton to definitively dispel questions about her health is to appear vigorous and strongly in control; (4) Hillary’s response to the Chelsea bombs was not vigorous but instead weak, sleepy, and mealy mouthed.
Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 missed the import of her health collapse and the need to demonstrate strength. Instead of a powerful Hillary Clinton with a powerful statement against terrorism, the world saw a wait, wait, wait, watch, watch, watch, collapsing Hillary Clinton looking as if she was medicated with horse tranquilizer. It was a total misunderstanding of the moment. Even Trump hater Ben Shapiro could not miss this latest Hillary collapse:
Trump reacted approximately 30 minutes after the bomb went off, stating, “a bomb went off in New York.”
This prompted consternation from the collected media, as well as Hillary Clinton, who said, “I think it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this. I think it’s also wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened.” Of course, in the same media scrum, Hillary said that she had been briefed “about the bombings in New York and New Jersey and the attack in Minnesota.” Oops.
Hillary looked half-dead while talking to the media, too:
Hillary Clinton, on her campaign plane, responds to explosion in NYC pic.twitter.com/4tfyUE2vNc
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 18, 2016
Why did Hillary Clinton intentionally respond in this half dead way? Because the Obama operatives have convinced her to stick with her original “I’m responsible and experienced” strategy (unlike what she did in 2008, they say). But the entire Hillary2016 strategy is in ashes. Why? Because fearless and powerful Donald J. Trump is not the weak Romney style opponent Hillary2016 anticipated.
Hillary Clinton fumbled the response to the Chelsea bombing because Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 will not adapt to the world as it is. Donald J. Trump is the one in total control of this presidential race and Donald J. Trump is the one who not only sets the agenda but also the narrative and all the cul-de-sacs of that narrative.
Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton are irredeemably stupid if they think the “I am the responsible, experienced, and most qualified candidate” strategy will win the White House in 2016. It didn’t in 2008 when Hillary Clinton faced a fey legislator without accomplishments other than self-promotion. Hillary Clinton’s “experienced” strategy failed in 2008 and it will fail in 2016. But don’t tell any high level Hillary Clinton operative that because they will enter a psychotic state of denial.
If you wish to witness total psychosis, examine the Hillary2016 response to the birth certificate story which reemerged on Friday. If you wish to examine smart political strategy, the birth certificate story is a good example of how Trump lays a trap.
On Friday Donald J. Trump’s campaign announced there would be an announcement about the Obama birth certificate. Big Media frenzied. Big Media thought they had Trump in a trap. All TV cameras were on Trump for his big birther announcement.
Instead of walking into a trap, Trump laid a Big Media trap. Big Media thought Donald J. Trump would implode if he persisted in questions about Barack Obama’s site of birth and Big Media thought Trump would implode with those who don’t believe Barack Obama is a natural born American. Big Media was happy. Instead, Donald J. Trump led Big Media to his latest fabulous hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, and then hours long coverage of Medal of Honor winners with praise for Donald J. Trump. At the end, on a Friday news dump, Trump in three sentences made a not very convincing statement that closed for the moment the birth certificate issue.
Big Media was outraged as they trashed the fabulous hotel and screamed and shouted like two-year-olds denied ice cream. Big Media thought they trapped Trump and instead it was Trump that trapped them. Not only did Trump garner hours of free media, but even Big Media was forced to publish stories of the Hillary2008 ties to the birth certificate story. Sidney Blumenthal and Mark Penn came roaring from the past. But that was the dull part of the story. The interesting part of the birth certificate story has the same strategic miscalculations by Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton as the Chelsea bomb story.
Simple analysis from many sources has already been made. But there is a much more interesting aspect of this story that screams “Trump trap for Hillary2016”.
The simple and obvious analysis is that Trump knew Hillary Clinton was going to attack him at the debate next Monday on the birth certificate issue. This simple and obvious analysis notes that Trump has made a great many appeals to black voters which appear to be working. This simple and obvious analysis also notes that Trump wanted to neutralize Hillary’s attacks at the upcoming debate.
If it was only so simple, politics would be a game of checkers. But this is chess. Donald J. Trump did want to neutralize Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 from birth certificate attacks at the debate which could hurt Trump with the black vote. But this was a sophisticated Trump trap, not a simple and obvious, game of musical chairs.
Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton thought their response to the Trump birth certificate statement was ever so smart. But it was dumb, dumb, and dumber.
Again, it was more about white suburban women, than the black vote itself. These white suburban women don’t want to be seen as racists and the Hillary campaign wants to smear Trump supporters as racists. So what does Trump want and what did Trump do? Trump laid out a trap and soon the “racist” will be on the other foot.
Contrary to all our repeated warnings and advice Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 chose a stupid strategy. We warned that 2016 would be a change election. The “change” candidate would win. The “stay the course” candidate will lose. Hillary Clinton chose to follow the Obama Praetorian Guard advice, and “stay the course” became the Hillary2016 strategy. This has led to catastrophe.
Hillary Clinton was deluded by Obama backers into thinking the black vote would come out for her in the same massive wave and in the same percentage as for Barack Obama. That was such a stupid delusion. We can’t explain how anyone could be so stupid. Barack Obama was the first obviously black man to have a chance to win the White House and the black vote came out in racial solidarity, aided and abetted by Big Media, to vote in massive numbers and percentages for Obama. That was never going to happen for Hillary Clinton but somehow Hillary Clinton stupidly believed that nonsense.
Somehow Hillary Clinton missed the fact that the Obama vote was a cult and racial solidarity depravity. Obama’s cult only cared about Obama. The “Obama vote” was not transferable. In 2009, one short year after Obama got elected, candidates Obama campaigned for in blue Massachusetts, in blue New Jersey, and purple Virginia, – lost. In 2010 the Republican wave swamped all the candidates Obama campaigned for. Obama had promised “you’ve got me” as a tonic to worried Democrats but still Obama Dimocrats lost. In 2014 another generation of Dimocrats went to the slaughter. In short, the Obama cult vote only votes for Obama, as was demonstrated in 2008 and 2012. Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 missed this history or thought this time it would be different. It won’t be different. An Obama third term will lose.
Now all those chickens have come home to roost.
What was the Trump trap on the birth certificate issue?
Donald J. Trump at the debate will hit Hillary Clinton with all the race-baiting from 2008 Barack Obama.
The chess moves are these: (1) Trump makes a Friday news dump statement on the Obama birth certificate; (2) Trump, with some great justification, attributes the Obama birth certificate issue as a Hillary2008 invention; (3) Hillary Clinton responds with a race-bait attack on Trump which claims the birth certificate issue was a “racist” attack “to delegitimize our first black president“; (4) instantly the 2008 campaign is regurgitated and all the hatred between the Clintons and the Obamas is recalled on the front pages; (5) the trap to be sprung at the debate by Trump against Hillary Clinton is ready.
It’s a double trap by Trump. Trap #1: At the debate, recall all the times the Obama 2008 campaign called Hillary a “racist”. Bill Clinton then angrily said Obama had “played the race card on me.” This will make black voters remember the 2008 “racist” Hillary and bring down enthusiasm by blacks to vote for Hillary2016. #Trap #2: At the debate force Hillary to focus on defending herself against the 2008 “racist” attacks. The more Hillary Clinton defends herself on the history of the 2008 “racist” campaign the deeper she will dig herself into a deeper hole. In addition, the more Hillary Clinton focuses on the black vote the less interesting she will be to white working class voters. In military terms this once again is a cross-fire attack in which the more Hillary tries to get a massive wave of black votes the weaker she gets with white working class voters. In addition, those white suburban women who don’t want to be seen as “racist” will run from “racist” Hillary in 2016 like they did in 2008.
Chess players will recognize the strategy. Pool players will recognize the set-up of the table too. Military tacticians will spot the trap. Hillary2016 won’t know what hit them.
Can any of this be documented for the numbskulls at Hillary2016? Yeah. We wrote in 2013 this was a change election and the candidate of change would win. From Egypt to ObamaCare we wrote it was the candidate of change that would win.
The white working class should have been the bedrock of the Hillary2016 campaign. But Hillary Clinton abandoned the white working class so the white working class went to Donald J. Trump. Now the black vote is walking away too.
The black vote had to come out in Obama sized numbers for Hillary Clinton and in the election overall. But the black vote is slipping away from Hillary2016.
Donald Trump is gaining support among African-American voters — whose enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is eroding, a tracking poll released Saturday revealed.
Trump saw a 16.5 percentage-point increase in backing from African-American voters in a Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California tracking poll, up from 3.1 percent on Sept. 10 to 19.6 percent through Friday.
Meanwhile, the same poll showed Clinton’s support among that group plummeting from 90.4 percent on Sept. 10 to 71.4 percent.
The Hispanic vote? Collapsing too:
Lagging support among Hispanic voters for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and congressional candidates in crucial races has stoked deep concern that the party and the presidential campaign are doing too little to galvanize a key constituency.
While Clinton holds a significant lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in every poll of Hispanic voters, less clear is whether these voters will turn out in numbers that Democrats are counting on to win. Clinton trails President Obama’s 2012 performance in several Latino-rich states, including Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.
White working class voters are all in for Trump. Black voters are moving in significant numbers to Trump. Latino voters are going to sleep and helping Trump. The attempt to stack the immigrant vote against Trump has also failed.
The great “blue wall” of electoral votes has likewise crumbled. As CBS reports, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton tied across battleground states.
It’s not just battleground states. In New Mexico a new poll has Hillary Clinton at 43% and Donald Trump at 38%. Obama won New Mexico in 2008. Obama won New Mexico in 2012 with 53%. Romney was ten points behind. Same situation in states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota. Collapse.
More and more Hillary2016 should look to the leftist city of Berlin, Germany to see how Angela Merkel has blown herself up like a suicide bomber terrorist, on immigration. Like Merkel, Hillary Clinton is saying some very stupid things such as the stupid things she said today:
We’ll discuss this last Hillary Clinton statement when we analyze debate strategy by both candidates. Suffice for now that this Hillary Clinton statement displays ostentatiously the deep stupidity of Hillary2016. Can you see what is profoundly wrong with this statement and why as a debate strategy it opens up the abyss under Hillary? There are several giant black holes of stupidity in Hillary’s statement, not just one.
Hillary2016 is the dumbest campaign organization ever. Even the Huff n’ Puff Post which promised to only post Trump news on their “entertainment” section, sees the writing on the wall:
— Deplorable AJ (@asamjulian) September 19, 2016
A smart campaign would have seen this disaster coming. A smart campaign could correct it’s stupid moves. A smart campaign would rethink it’s strategy and tactics. A smart campaign would see disaster coming. Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 won’t know what hit them.