I was going to add the Fox News YouTube video below to my last post, but forgot to.
At 0:27 seconds into it, a tired-looking Hillary Clinton says:
“I really deplore the tone of his campaign, and the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people. His bigotry, his bluster, his bullying, have become his campaign. And he has to keep sort of upping the stakes and going even further.”
I first saw this video a few days ago, and at the time I was shocked at how tired and dispirited and woeful she seemed. And yet the battle with Trump hasn’t really started yet. If he becomes the Republican presidential candidate, she’s going to be toe-to-toe with him for the next 10 months.
I get the feeling that she expected she would be up against someone like Mitt Romney or John McCain – known quantities. Instead she looks set to be up against Godzilla. And she’s not ready for it.
Anyway, seeing that video told me that she simply hasn’t got what it takes to defeat Trump.
From Dick Puddlecote’s latest link tank:
Some health campaigners are now talking about an “endgame” for tobacco. They’ve moved on from trying to cut deaths from smoking, and believe they’re now within a few years of being able to eliminate tobacco completely. This isn’t just unrealistic to the point of being delusional; it shows a frightening willingness to impose their beliefs on other people, and the same extremism is quickly expanding beyond tobacco control. Health activism is becoming health jihad, and that should worry us all.
I’m glad to see somebody else calling it a ‘jihad’. The author then adds that if they think that they can create a tobacco-free world by 2040, they’re “insane”. He ends with:
You have become a fundamentalist, like the people who shoot at Planned Parenthood clinics or throw Syrian gays off roofs. And you need to stop.
So now we’ve got “insane jihadi fundamentalists”.
He’s quite right, of course. That’s exactly what they are. And the more people who see it, the better.
But they’re not going to stop of their own accord.
They’re going to have to be stopped.