When you’re in the middle of an election season, one thing you start to hear a lot of is “oh, I’m just so sick of politics” or “I just wish it was over with” or other similar phrases. On the one hand I totally get it – I don’t even particularly like talking politics, and outside of this election cycle, I usually don’t – but on the other hand I kind of want to tell all these people to lighten the fuck up.
Hard to do if you’re a fan of Hillary Clinton, I guess, unless you can get over the fact that there’s really not much to do with her but to make fun of her. And what’s sad is, that’s really the nicest way you could approach talking about her. The more serious you get, the more in depth you get with her track record, the more it sinks in just what a bad, inept candidate she is.
And if that offends you, you’re one of those people I’m talking about. Chill the fuck out. I think I’ve got to hear a lot worse from critics of the guy I’m pulling for, comments about his hair, his skin tone, his horrible, terrible, how his kids are evil little minions, and most of it’s unjustified. There’s some of that kind of tabloid level shit talking for Clinton too, no doubt, but not as much.
It’s not as irritating for her fans either imo, simply because in her case almost all of it has a legitimate basis in reality. Look into her and pretty much all you’re going to find are the things she’s (rightfully) criticized for and the clumsy politicking she’s mocked for. Do the same with Trump, and you find plenty you can poke fun at, but all of it’s in spite of (or at the very least, in addition to) the massive success he’s achieved.
The mockery is just as bad if not worse, even though he’s actually got some tangible achievements to point to, a real track record of delivering the goods, and iconic properties and branding to brag about. See the difference? And yet the mockery mostly doesn’t bother me. If I can shrug off the shit that’s thrown his way, a lot of which is arguably not deserved, you can get over the less pleasant things said about someone you happen to like.
Especially if it’s Clinton. With that lying, crooked career politician, the criticisms and the mockery are only going to continue getting worse, in large part by her own hand. It doesn’t help your cause (or your campaign) when you “short circuit” constantly and always have to come up with ridiculous excuses for the latest gaffe. The term she used is an example in itself.
Now, thanks to her own choice of words, her opponents are going to have a nifty little dig to throw at her every time she misspeaks or flip flops. She gave that to ’em, and I doubt I’m the only one that ‘s amused. I can’t quite figure out how someone who has been in the political realm for so many decades could be so regularly stupid in messaging, wording, or branding.
Maybe it’s just that the Clinton brand is so tarnished with scandals already that no matter what she says, it’s going to end up turning in on itself and hurting her supposed viability as a candidate.
Anyways, the point is, if you’re rooting for this person or that person and you get bent out of shape every time someone throws around disparaging or demeaning rhetoric about them, lighten the fuck up. If I can put up with some of the shit people talk about Trump, you can certainty put up with (or ignore) the shit talking people might do about a candidate you favor.
Especially if your preferred candidate is less of an immediate threat to the political establishment in Washington and, consequently, getting a lot less shit thrown his or her way.