If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: if this were any other year, Hillary Clinton would have been left on the bench months ago. With scandals piling-up and a likability on par with a post-tirade Mel Gibson, Hillary is ill-suited not just for the Oval Office, but for even campaigning for it.
However, the Democrats have no other choice. They purged their ranks of Blue Dog moderates and have committed to a path of radicalism. Hillary has “paid her dues” by waiting her turn and as such, she has been awarded the full weight of the DNC.
It’s not because she’s talented or has achieved… well, really anything. It’s because she has few legitimate competitors. A crusty old socialist with a remarkably infeasible economic agenda? A vice president who doesn’t want the job and is nuttier than squirrel poo?
Hillary, to the DNC, is the least-bad option. Still, she has no resounding message, she is under four federal investigations, she cannot seem to connect on any meaningful level with voters and she has a serious likability problem.
So, to compensate for her disaster of a campaign, Hillary has done what all frauds tend to do: she has lashed-out at opponents and has done everything she can to distract from her record (or lack thereof).
Even that, however, is failing. She has blasted Donald Trump for being an alleged misogynist, evidently forgetting that she was instrumental in railroading sexual abuse victims who were victimized by her husband. She has attacked on foreign policy, forgetting that she left Americans to die in a country that was destabilized by her and Obama’s disastrous foreign policy.
So, with few “safe” areas to attack, Clinton has struggled. On Thursday, she tweeted to Donald Trump a bizarre demand: “Delete your account” the entirety of the tweet read.
Nobody really knows what her point was supposed to be. No witty remark? No salient point of any kind? Just a bold demand that Trump should delete his account?
I am, apparently, not alone in my confusion. Political commentators at CNBC had no clue what that was supposed to mean and laughed at her pathetic quasi-barb.
However, in one of the more-scathing burns I’ve heard in politics in quite some time, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus replied: “If anyone knows how to use a delete key, it’s you.”- an apparent reference to Hillary’s attempts to delete emails and destroy evidence with regards to the federal investigation into her email scandal.
I’ve seen some witty quips, but the true art of the burn is represented by a subtle, yet scathing, quip that says much while saying little.
Kudos, Mr. Priebus.
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
.@HillaryClinton If anyone knows how to use a delete key, it’s you.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) June 9, 2016