When Hillary Clinton imitated ‘SNL’ — and not in a good way

Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? If we can consider “Saturday Night Live” to be art, and Hillary Clinton to be life-like, it appears we finally have our answer. First, the imitation (from a video message to a labor union conference):

And now, the art (watch especially starting at the 1:07 mark):

“NOW HAVING SAID ALL THIS, WHY AREN’T I 50 POINTS AHEAD, YOU MIGHT ASK.”

“CITIZENS, YOU WILL ELECT ME. I WILL BE YOUR LEADER.”

All joking aside, the first video in which Clinton seems incredulous to be in an actual contest with Donald Trump is a very revealing moment. She, like many of her sycophantic supporters, seems incapable of understanding that voters aren’t flocking to her because many of them think she is just as bad, albeit in different ways, as Trump.

They probably can’t believe, after months of revelations that she’s a habitual liar who doesn’t even tell the truth when the truth would be better for her, that poll results like this one could possibly be true:

This is “amazing”? When Hillary can’t even shoot straight about why she felt ill during a 9/11 memorial event? Trump tells more than his share of whoppers, but I think most people believe he says what’s on his mind (whether they like it or not). Hillary? Are you kidding?

"They love me, they really ... wait, they don't love me? YOU WILL LOVE ME." (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

“They love me, they really … wait, they don’t love me? YOU WILL LOVE ME.” (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

This election has taken many turns, but one of the most consequential was when Clinton referred to half of Trump’s supporters as “deplorables.” She later tried to backtrack that comment, but it made clear the standard left-wing belief that those who resist the current direction of government, which began under President Obama and which she has pledged to continue, can only be acting out of racism. Or now, sexism. Or some kind of bigotry. It certainly can’t be that they honestly object to the Great Progressive Project.

But even those of us on the right who are uncomfortable with and even opposed to Trump as the bearer of that message and potential agent of change — even we recognize that Clinton-as-Obama’s-third-term is also a, well, deplorable possibility. The failure of Clinton & Co. to realize that’s how many, many Americans feel — and their ineptitude at making an argument other than “TRUMP BAD, ME SANE” — is a key reason she is basically tied with Trump in national-poll averages and why Trump suddenly has a very real path to 270 electoral votes.

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Bruno2
Bruno2

Somehow I get the feeling that ernestangelie isn't voting for Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JwNaPIbeH0

I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet and I'm still... willin'

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Perhaps Trump can make America great again, just like he's made Atlantic City great.

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Trump has consistently taken a New York tax credit reserved for people who make less than $500K/year. He says it was a mistake. Maybe it was and maybe it wasn't.  Is he a tax cheat, or does he just sign anything?

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Donald Trump said he supported invading Iraq. Why does he lie about that now. Gosh, it's on videotape. How gullible does he think people are? Oh, yeah. I forgot. He got them to sign up for Trump U. No wonder he doesn't respect average Americans.

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Still waiting for Trump to give the $5 million to charity if Obama was proven to be US born. Trump claims Obama is US born, so that ought to prove it to Trump (don't think birth certificates are proof enough for him). Money, please, Donald.

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Did Trump "hand select" the instructors at Trump University? Anybody? That's his claim, but now his legal team seems pretty sure he had nothing to do with that scam. Go figure.

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Is Trump pro-life or pro-choice? Trick question. He's both! He also thinks Hillary would make a good president and, yet, he doesn't think so at all. He's said both. Who knows?

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Has Trump given millions to charity? He says he has, but he can't seem to produce any documentation. Maybe he thinks he has (delusional?).

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Did Trump get a letter from the NFL asking him to reschedule the debates? He says yes, they say no. Which is it? Who would like about something so trivial? #notwell

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

So, did Trump get to know Putin because they were on the same TV show, or have they never met? He's said both - just curious.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

Should Hillary win the presidency on Obama's record in office? Should Hillary, win on her own record in government? If the answer is yes, then why isn't she running on her record and on Obama's record? Her only campaign strategy is that Trump isn't qualified to be president. But if she can't campaign on Obama's success in lifting up the country or campaign on her own success in lifting up the country why should the country reward her with their vote? Are the poor and middle class better off during Obama's two terms in office? Are the wealthy better off during Obama's two terms in office? Are Black and Hispanics better off during Obama's two terms in office? Is the country more secure during Obama's term as president and Hillary's term as SoS? Questions to ponder base on facts.

ernestangelie
ernestangelie

Well yeah, with Reagan as prez, government was the problem.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

If you think it is the job of government to use their elected and appointed offices to receive donations from foreign governments that they can launder through their "charitable" foundations into their campaign coffers, then yes, hillary is much, much more qualified than Trump is.


No doubt about it.

Starik
Starik

@IReportYouWhine That's misbehavior, if true, by Hillary, who is not the government. She worked for the government for a relatively short time.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

If you think it is the job of the government to invade other countries so that political cronies can set up hospital ships off shore and transfer heavy weapons to al qaeda, then yes, hillary is much, much more qualified than Trump is.


No doubt about it.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

If you think it is the job of government to remain silent while major cities riot against their police forces and white population, almost as though they hope we will start killing each other en mass, the yes, hillary is much, much more qualified than Trump is.


No doubt about it.

Starik
Starik

@IReportYouWhine Hyperbole. A few riots in a few cities, big deal. Few deaths involved, hust some raising hell, arson, and getting paid.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

If you think it is the job of government to destroy American industry, destroy American jobs and raise essential energy prices, all because of some crazed idea that we can change the climate, then yes, hillary is much, much more qualified than Trump is.


No doubt about it.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

If you think it is the job of government to invite murderers and human butchers from all over the world to come and live among us, at the tax payer's expense, then yes, hillary is much, much more qualified than Trump is. 


No doubt about it. 

MarkVV
MarkVV

@IReportYouWhine If you are so insane that you think that the government does all those things you have mentioned, then yes, Trump is your man.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

@MarkVV @IReportYouWhine Okay Mark, let's try it this way, tell us one good thing that our government has accomplished for this nation over the last 8 years of obama/clinton.


Spare us the propaganda. Back it up with facts.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

@Starik @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine You could provide us with some facts to prove me wrong instead of just appointing yourself judge and deciderer of what's wrong and right within your own little mind.


I won't hold my breath.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@IReportYouWhine @MarkVV I repeat the previous post. What evidence have you shown? You are the accuser, the burden of proof is on you.

Starik
Starik

@MarkVV @IReportYouWhine Well we haven't had a war. We have recovered from the bushwars and the bush recession, second only to the 1929 depression. Obamacare is a good first step toward medical care for everybody at a reasonable cost.

Cobbian
Cobbian

The real problem is that Trump hasn't stopped sounding bigotted and like a politically inexperienced ignoramous when it comes to governing.  He thinks running a country is like making the ratings on a made-for-tv reality show.  


Nothing could be as bad as Trump.  This "game" of trying to make Clinton look bad is a really sad attempt at deflection - since you cannot say anything worthwhile about Trump, just try to say something bad about Clinton.  


Let me tell you something, fella'.  The two do not equate and you cannot make Hillary Clinton look as bad as Trump really is. Take heed to what a real Republican said about Trump:  a "national disgrace and an international pariah."  

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@Cobbian

I'm fairly certain it's Trump's political inexperience that makes him attractive to many voters, 'cause the status quo ain't cut'n it.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@FIGMO2 @Cobbian That is an interesting thought. Because the car shop that has serviced my car has not worked well, I am going to use someone who does not understand cars. A remarkable idea!

Starik
Starik

@MarkVV @FIGMO2 @Cobbian Criticism of Trump is entirely justified, but Hillary is almost as bad - just more controlled.  What did she say in her Goldman Sachs speech?

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@MarkVV @FIGMO2 @Cobbian

What's to understand about herding cats, MarkVV? Bullying from the pulpit?

Using a veto pen? Meeting with "dreads" of state? Campaigning for your party? Wearing a tux?

The prez is only one leg of a three legged stool.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@Cobbian Hillary does an awful good job of making her self look bad and has for 40 years, so there in no game involved, just self immolation.  

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

A Martin Luther King relative came out today to advocate for prayers for our country. Evangelicals and conservative Catholics must turn out in droves to block Hillary Clinton and the furtherance of Barack Obama's agenda for the transformation of America into what our founding fathers successfully fought against.

Starik
Starik

@SGTGrit @Starik Hyperbole. Tyranny is what the have in North Korea, Venezuela, and perhaps Russia.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@Starik @SGTGrit 

Nope it has crept into the United States over the last 8 years under a tyrannical president. A president who rammed through a deeply flawed healthcare program and then lied about its failed benefits, who has bypassed congress on important issues in our military and who has refused to uphold our national immigration laws. A president who has failed to improve our economy and who has forced roughly half of our country into financial dependence on the federal government. I'll also add a president who has been the most divisive chief executive in our history. I could add more but yes, we've seen tyranny in our country. 

Starik
Starik

@SGTGrit @Starik Horsecrap. Obama, compared to Dubya was just terrific. Compared to successful past Presidents he was OK. Not great, OK.

MarkVV
MarkVV

People should cooperate with the police.

Those not  abiding by police commands can be arrested and punished after they are brought to the court of law.

Police must not shoot people for not cooperating with the police. If they do shoot them, the policeman or policewoman involved must be punished after being brought to the court of law.

Those who have no problem with the statement “not cooperating with the police will likely get you shot” thus express a tacit agreement with this country becoming a police state.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@MarkVV 

No, not a police state but the left is moving this country ever so further in becoming one if action isn't taken now. We cannot tolerate a nation who can't or won't respect the rule of law. Under a president who will not lead due to his wrong headed allegiance to a European style of political correctness we're on the wrong track in America. Trump, may or may not be the answer to federal government governance but he seems to share a very large segment of societies concern with what's wrong in our country. 

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

@MarkVV Respectfully disagree. The sole purpose of law enforcement is to enforce the laws and keep order. To protect and serve. If you have attracted their attention, you are either actively engaged in breaking the laws or fit the description of someone likely to be breaking the laws. If you are innocent, you should have nothing to fear and should comply. Yes, it is an inconvenience but that is part and parcel of living in a free society, with the alternative being that you live in a society where thugs rule and are not required to abide by any laws at all when they “pull you over.”

Our law enforcement officers have deal with the worst situations imaginable day in and day out. The see things and deal with things that would cause post-traumatic stress syndrome in just about any normal human being. Many of them probably do have PTSD and this is something you should understand when dealing with them. Also, fear for their own lives and over protection syndrome should also be on your mind. Right or wrong, be courteous,  be compliant, live to bit-ch about it later.

This is where I disagree with some of law enforcements recent actions. The Lord God Almighty and His Blessed Son Jesus Christ have instructed you to protect all life, even above your own. Blessed are those who give their lives to save another. If someone could fall off your roof and lose their life, put handrails up around it. We have lost this belief as a nation, the respect for and the protections of the lives of other people. It is our number one failing as a country, when we put our own selfish existence above the chance for another to enjoy the gift that God willingly and purposefully gave them. Abortionists are going to burn, burn like the hottest flame of the Sun (pardon me for passing judgement.) Cops emptying their magazines at prone figures lying on the ground should also ask for forgiveness, the sooner, the better. He can see that you were in no danger but you acted in the extreme, taking the life of another. This is not how He has commanded you.

Stop it and let us get back to being civilized.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@MarkVV If you have no intent to harm the officer stopping you, you shouldn't have a firearm in your hand, if you are caught unawares, then lay the firearm down when requested.  The officer has to assume that if you refuse, it is because you intend to harm the officer or someone else.


Due process is a courtroom process.  You are not guaranteed due process on the street.  A police state is more a rigged court system that always backs the police, finds innocent people guilty, and imposes excessive and harsh sentences.  Police abuses can not continue with a legitimate court system.  Police states also protect government officials, kinda like Hillary and the sham email investigation.


A criminal interacts with a cop rarely, a cop interacts with criminals regularly, so the cop is due some deference.  Obey his instructions and live to fight your case in court, where the system intends the fight to take place.

IReportYouWhine
IReportYouWhine

@MarkVV @IReportYouWhine Police must not shoot people for not cooperating with the police.


Michael Brown deserved to be shot, maybe not in the lung or whatever killed him, but he most definitely earned the honor. You do not wrestle with a cop for control of his service weapon, some things should remain unspoken. 


If I point a gun at you, Mark, and you had a gun also, what would be your response?

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@MarkVV @IReportYouWhine 

Not trying to answer for him but maybe he was challenging your presumption that people who're saying that people who say that lack of cooperation with police will likely get you shot. A more logical interpretation would be not cooperating with police could result in getting shot. A huge difference. I think he went on to challenge your rather foolish contention that police who use lethal force should be prosecuted because refusal to cooperate with police authority should not result in deadly force. A pretty broad brush of potential circumstances.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine My point was narrow; I was not writing a thesis on the relationships between the community and police. It was in response to the statement by Bruno2, that

someone needs to get the word out that not cooperating with the police will likely get you shot.“

To which my answer is, again, that if we would expect and accept that the result of not cooperating with the police can be getting shot, then we would accept the condition of a police state, because in a country of laws such an action of the police is unlawful and must not be tolerated.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@MarkVV @SGTGrit @IReportYouWhine 

Nice try Mark but no cigar. Resisting arrest through acts and or threats of violence can and should carry the potential of lethal force carried out lawfully by police in a society that abides by the rule of law. Such force in those circumstances are not police state methods.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine When you learn to read, I might consider arguing with you, One more time:

someone needs to get the word out that not cooperating with the police will likely get you shot.“

See the words “not cooperating with the police?” Is it, in what you pretend to be thinking, “not cooperating” synonymous with ”resisting arrest through acts and or threats of violence?” 

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@MarkVV @SGTGrit @IReportYouWhine 

No Mark, I can read perfectly and probably much longer than yourself. The quotation you reference did not appear in your original post on this subject. Once again you're your own worst victim in engaging mouth or words before brain is engaged.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine You have just proven that you indeed, cannot read:

The quotation you reference did not appear in your original post on this subject.”

From my original post:

“Those who have no problem with the statement “not cooperating with the police will likely get you shot” thus express a tacit agreement with this country becoming a police state.”

Can you see it now? Perhaps new glasses would help?

MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine Finally  able to read? Instead of apologizing, another stupid insult. If you looked either a little earlier or later, you would have seen that it was a statement by Bruno2, and that I did attribute it to him. Are you feeling stupid enough already?

Lil_Barry_Bailout
Lil_Barry_Bailout

Police aren't expected to wait for a perp to pull the trigger on the gun they're holding. Not cooperating while holding said gun is enough to justifiably get shot.

Thanks for playing.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine You lost your glasses again?

MarkVV: "My point was narrow; I was not writing a thesis on the relationships between the community and police. It was in response to the statement by Bruno2, that

someone needs to get the word out that not cooperating with the police will likely get you shot.“


MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit @MarkVV @IReportYouWhine Things are certainly getting better and better. Last time it was only one reason to have a good laugh, when you accused me of contradictions, which did not exist. This time it has been a whole comedy of your stupid errors and false accusations. First your equating not cooperating with the police with ”resisting arrest through acts and or threats of violence.” Then claiming that the quotation I referenced did not appear in my original post on this subject, which it did. Then insults and claiming that I did not attribute that quotation, which I did. And finally, after I told you that I did make the attribution, repeating the lie that I did not. If this continues, Keystone cops will be a poor second to your blundering as a source of entertainment.

Starik
Starik

@MarkVV @SGTGrit ''We cannot tolerate a nation who can't or won't respect the rule of law.''  So, you actually want a police state?