Hi, y’all! The week has only just begun, and you already look plumb tuckered out. Why not set a spell and listen to the piercing shriek of a creepy old lady who thinks it’s her turn to tell y’all what to do?
Hillary Clinton has started faking a Southern drawl to speak to Southerners, just as she did during her last presidential run eight years ago.
The tactic drew chuckles, derision and not a little resentment when she tried it in 2007 and 2008. But she was back at it again in Alabama on Saturday, putting on a heavy twang to express her contempt for Republicans.
Well, bless her heart.
Of course, all politicians try to cater to whichever group they’re lying to at that particular moment. But she’s just so terrible at it. She’s a klutz. She thinks if she borrows some tricks from people who are actually good at politics, she can just bull her way through it. But she can’t. She stinks.
Remember Biden’s tactic during the VP debate in 2012? Here’s a snapshot:
Whenever Paul Ryan said something that was true, Biden laughed like a complete loon. It was bizarre and astonishing to anyone who’d been paying attention to the issues, which is why the general public bought it. Biden got away with it because — for whatever reason — people like him.
Look what happens when Hillary Clinton tries that same tactic:
Biden can get away with literally laughing at the truth. He commits to it, and he’s a good enough actor to pull it off. Clinton just looks like she’s lost her mind. She’s like an inexpertly constructed android trying to mimic human behavior, right down to the fake tear-wipe. She stops short of actually slapping her knee, probably due to some programming glitch.
Of course, she’s also inept, dishonest, paranoid, lawless, and lots of other things that people tend not to like. But it’s her clumsy attempts to approximate the ways of humans that’ll really trip her up on the road to her rightful place in the Oval Office.