Most recent elections have been very nasty and insulting…..the truth be known most of our elections since the 1800’s have been on the nasty side……its like we Americans cannot function in politics without the nastiness and the insulting demeanor….
But this time one candidate has pushed the nasty to a new level….and about here you, my reader, is thinking that I am talking about something Trump has uttered…..which could be an accurate assumption since he just cannot keep his mouth shut long enough to make actual points…..but in this case you would be mistaken.
That is right! I am talking about Hillary Clinton…..and NO I am not a supporter of her either….but she has pushed the envelope of nasty a bit far…….
The American Conservative has taken a look at her accusation about Trump and Russia……
For months she had only intimated it, or delegated the real dirty work to her surrogates and campaign staff, but at the final televised debate this week Hillary Clinton finally let loose: Donald Trump is “a puppet” of the Kremlin, she declared.
It’s worth pausing to consider just how extreme and incendiary that allegation is. For Trump to be a “puppet” of a hostile foreign power—especially Russia, arguably America’s oldest continuous adversary—would be an event of earth-shaking magnitude, unrivaled in all U.S. history. It would mean that by some nefarious combination of subterfuge and collusion, the sinister Russian leader Vladimir Putin had managed to infiltrate our political system at its very core, executing a Manchurian Candidate-style scheme that would’ve been dismissed as outlandish in even the most hyperbolic 1960s-era espionage movie script.
Just an after note…..the original “Manchurian Candidate” is far superior to the re-make…..if you have not seen it then I suggest that you have a movie date and watch….some of the rhetoric by the character in the Senate sounds familiar these days….