Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trump Denies That He Was Alluding to Possibility of Clinton's Assassination

Trump Denies That He Was Alluding to Possibility of Clinton's Assassination

I actually agree with him. I don't think he was coyly suggesting assassination. In fact such a suggestion would make no sense, because if Hillary were President and assassinated, her vice-president would then be in charge of Supreme Court picks, and he's also in favor some some forms of gun control. If you assassinate a President or remove him/her through the impeachment process, you just get a hand-picked clone. It doesn't create a clean slate and a new election, so it might even get worse for the opposition party (or the pro-gun blocs).

* Recall the attempt to impeach Bill Clinton, for example. Even if the charges against Clinton had had some merit, getting rid of him would still have been a poor move by the GOP, because Clinton was much more of a pragmatic centrist than Al Gore.

* Same deal with George W Bush when the lefty nutburgers wanted to impeach him. Yeah, nothing like removing a normal guy whose only real fault is being a doofus, then replacing him with Dick Cheney. Good plan, nutjobs!

But if you reject a presidential candidate at the ballot box, you get the guy you want. That's obviously what Trump wants them to do. He obviously meant "get together and defeat her in the election, and install me as your lord and master," as opposed to "remove her after she gets in office and replace her with Tim Kaine."

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Having thus made an appeal to reason, I have to turn it around and admit that Trump's words do seem to say "Hey, crazies, it's either Hillary or your guns," and you just never know how crazies will interpret casual, reckless suggestions.

5 comments:

  1. There's another interpretation.

    The "second amendment people" may be expected not to assassinate Clinton, but to begin using violence to remove her from power in favor of a more acceptable candidate.

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  2. The smart lefties realized that Cheney and Bush had to be impeached and convicted at the same time.

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  3. Yeah & harkening back to the dark days of Daddy Bush, I remember the bumper stickers saying "Shoot Quayle First".
    Much respect Scooperino, but I don't think that something not making sense DQs it from being something Trump said and/or means.
    It's like playing chess with a pigeon: he doesn't understand the rules, he shits all over the board, then he flies off home to tell the flock how hard he won.

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  4. Yes, I'm sure that Trump was simply making an appeal to the logical reasoning abilities of Cliven Bundy et al.

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  5. Yup, fwald, that was my point in the last paragraph. I doesn't really matter what he meant, because one must be very circumspect when making any suggestions to nutburgers. He may think he was being reasonable (giving him the benefit of the doubt), but that's probably not what they heard.

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