ROMNEY WORDSWORTH - Donald Trump unveiled his campaign nickname for Hillary Clinton this week. Previously, Trump has been devastatingly accurate, on a psychological level, with the nicknames he has given his primary opponents. The “Low Energy” moniker stuck to Jeb Bush like tar on a white dress shirt, and came to totally define his hapless and pathetic style of campaigning before small audiences, where he would beg for some applause from listless crowds.
“Little” Marco Rubio zeroed in on Rubio’s youth and inexperience. Like a hypnotized man commanded to step into a minefield, Rubio’s gaffes on the campaign trail seemed to endlessly reinforce this tag.
“Lyin Ted” was the moniker that Trump came up with to attack Ted Cruz’ claim that he was the candidate you could trust, with his TrusTed logo. While this moniker has been slower to produce results for Team Trump, the dirty tricks of the Cruz Campaign against Dr. Ben Carson in Iowa, and ballot “irregularities” in states where Cruz has had electoral victories as in Texas, and the theft of delegates with voterless wins in Colorado and South Dakota are starting to make that narrative stick. It doesn’t help Cruz that he has his own “Cuban Mistress” scandal going on as well. “Lyin Ted” has started to sink in the polls as many Conservatives conclude they can’t fully trust what Ted Cruz says. Cruz has several self-inflicted wounds as well: Taking Neal Bush on as his Fundraising Chairman, his wife Heidi’s role at the Council On Foreign Relations where she helped write the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty, and his recent pronouncement that he’s “willing to take money from anyone”.
I was, however, a bit underwhelmed with “Crooked Hillary”. Sure, it’s accurate enough. But it seems to lack a certain punch. A certain focus. Hillary has learned to cope with the public perception that she is a crook. The ‘Rat Party lined up behind her even with full knowledge of her serial criminality, and even during the midst of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation against her for violating Federal Secrecy laws.
Still, I see the trap that has been baited for Hillary by calling her crooked. Trump is just licking his chops waiting for Hillary to declare: “I am not a crook!” This would echo the denial of Richard M. Nixon, and seal her fate in the public consciousness. So far, Hillary hasn’t taken the bait. On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday show, Clinton stated: “He can say whatever he wants to say about me, I really could care less. I don’t respond to Donald Trump and his string of insults about me.”
Could Trump have come up with a better nickname? Here are some others that come to mind:
Lesbian Hillary. The stories are legion that Hillary has had a string of lesbian extra-marital affairs, from actress Markie Post to current aide Huma Abedin. Bill Clinton is alleged to have remarked that Hillary has had more women than he has. Is America ready to elect its first Lesbian President? Let’s find out, and smoke out Hillary’s true sexual predilections. Better to settle it now than to leave it as fodder for a foreign government to blackmail a future Hillary presidency.
Abortion Hillary. Hillary is reputed to have had several abortions before agreeing to have a child with Bill. Is it true? Hillary is a Gloria Steinem Feminist, a political and social position that few women embrace, and even fewer men. Current Texas Governor Abbott destroyed his Democrat opponent by labelling her Abortion Barbie.
Murdering Hillary. There’s a trail of dead bodies in the Clinton’s wake, with Vince Foster being the most well known. There are also the 4 men that Hillary let die in Benghazi. This also ties in with her radical position on abortion.
Money Grubing Hillary. I think this strikes very close to home. Her avarice may be her undoing. Even now Bernie Sanders protestors have started to throw dollar bills at her, in reference to her money groveling with the Big Banks of Wall Street, and rich Saudi Princes through the Clinton Foundation slush fund. Let’s not forget all the Haitians that were left in desperate poverty while the Clinton Foundation raised millions for Haitian Relief, and then kept nearly all the money to pay for jet travel for Bill and Hillary.
Maybe an All of the Above approach is the best.