Hillary vs Donnie
by Playthell Benjamin
This debate proved several things: Hillary Clinton is eminently qualified to be president; Trump is a shameless bullshit artist who cannot restrain his contempt for women even in a presidential debate; the commentators are intellectual light weights! I am listening to MSNBC, which has some of the smarter commentators in broadcast media, and the conversation is mostly mindless BLATHER!!!!!!!
Again it proves that if you are white in America you can be mediocre and still get over like a fat rat in cheese factory on a holiday! Already Trump’s camp is claiming victory. The amazing thing is that they are grading the candidate’s performance mostly on STYLE NOT SUBSTANCE! Hillary Clinton gave precise answers while Trump trafficked in lies and scandalous invective that dishonored the high office he seeks. On the other hand Hillary avoided personal insult – far too much for my taste considering “The Donald’s” thuggish behavior: He demonstrated once again that despite his abundant coin he remains not a jot or tittle more than white trash with money!
I am not arguing that Hillary should have stooped to Donnie’s level – “get down in the gutter with him” as the old folks used to say when I was a boy. But when he kept declaring “Bernie Saunders says you have bad judgement,” which he repeated about five times, she should have replied: “Yes but Bernie – who is enthusiastically supporting my candidacy – also said on my worse day I will make a far better President than you on your best days! And your fellow Republicans, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio, says anybody who has declared bankruptcy as often as you is no business genius and that you are in fact a con man. And unlike me and Bernie they are NOT supporting you! So I’d remind Donald that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. But enough of the name calling, I’d rather engage in a substantive discussion of the issues; which my opponent understandably wishes to avoid since this is the area where he has the least to contribute.”
Then she should have kept on DROPPIN SCIENCE ON HIS IGNORANT ASS!!!!!
Finally, after much superficial prattle, the level of the discussion was dramatically elevated by the two black analyst: Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and Associate Editor of the Washington Post, and MSNBC reporter/commentator Joy Reid – who was brilliant! But to reduce my assessment of the debate to its simplest terms: Hillary is hot and Trump ain’t squat!
Trump’s wife Melania looked like she would rather have been ANYWHERE but by his side! And why shouldn’t she, after the whole wide world has listened to her husband bragging about harassing another woman for pussy while she was sittin home pregnant with his child! I’b bet if she had a good pre-nup she would get in the wind faster than Hop-along- Cassidy could draw his guns! Melania’s expression and body language was perfect for the airline commercial that asks: “WANNA GET AWAY?”
Furthermore “Dirty Nose” Donnie’s surrogate Rudy Giuliani is a shameless charlatan! How dare he come on national television acting all high and mighty criticizing Bill Clinton when millions of New Yorkers – the present writer prominently among them – vividly remember that he DUMPED HIS WIFE Dona Hanover, a highly respected television journalist, for another woman who he even banged in Gracy Mansion when he was a married Mayor!
Rudy’s own children said they would vote for Barack Obama when their daddy was briefly the leading candidate for President. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani gestures during his speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Rude Bwai Rudy’s own children said they would vote for Barack Obama when their daddy was briefly the leading candidate for President in the Republican Primary race. They issued a statement saying “Our father knows NOTHING about family values, everything we know about family values we learned from the our mother!”
Furthermore his constant touting of his experience as a federal prosecutor, which he claims gives him special expertise in determining the Hillary Clinton should be charged with federal crimes, yet during his tenure as Federal Attorney for the Southern District of New York he could not find a single case of racial discrimination…although it was so prevalent even Stevie Wonder could see it!
I was an Editorial Page columnist for the New York Daily News when Rudy was elected Mayor and I watched him as closely as the FBI watches terror suspects. Hence I know whereof I speak. He was the most racially divisive Mayor I have seen in the decades that I have been an observer of New York politics. And he used his experience as a Federal Attorney to systematically destroy the records women and minorities would require as evidence in order to fire class action discrimination suits against the city agencies by ordering those agencies not to keep records of contracts they awarded by race and gender!
Reactionary Rudy was a disgrace to his office in more ways than one, and it is no surprise that chose a mobbed up sleazebag like Bernard Kerik to head the Department of Homeland Security. It was the FBI investigation into Kerik’s fitness for this critical job that exposed his mob ties. And this is the guy who wants to stand in judgement on Hillary Clinton’s character, this deeply flawed cretin, this goombah in a lawyer’s disguise?
Added to his myriad sins and odious transgressions, Rudy also dishonors his position as a member of the legal profession by pronouncing Hillary Clinton guilty of crimes in the absence of even an indictment, let alone a conviction, for a crime. What happened to the presumption of innocence until a jury finds you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?
This a a fundamental right guaranteed by the US Constitution! While we should not be surprised that a verbose foul mouthed ignoramus like Donald Trump does not understand this – since he has previously demonstrated that he don’t know shit about the Constitution – it is inexcusable in a former US Attorney charged with upholding our constitutional rights.
Rudy Giuliani is a man without honor, a 21st century Dr. Faust who is all too willing to barter his soul with the Devil to remain in the limelight and retain the trappings of power. If he had any sense of decency or shame Rudy would take his silly old pie-face racist ass and fiendish shit-eatin’ grin, go sit down somewhere, then STFU!!!!!
“Anybody who has declared bankruptcy as often as you is no business genius.”
Predictably, the fact checkers gave Donnie Dimwit a sound drubbing the day after. Politi-facts even gave him a “pants on fire “rating, which is their most severe grade – as in the old children’s ditty “Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!” But during interviews with some of Trump’s hardcore followers conducted after the debate, some of Trump’s acolytes conceded that although he bombed in the debate – a refreshing concession to reality – they said they were still going to vote for him. Herein lies the crux of our problem as a society at this moment in history. There was little serious discussion of policy, but when there was such as all too brief discussions of tax policy; Obamacare and Syria.
As I write it has come to my attention that claims are being made that an American Naval vessel, a destroyer class Man-O-war has been fired on by missiles from the tiny nation of Yemen, which is controlled by revolutionary Shiites aligned with Iran. The report says they missed the massive ship, we should thank out lucky stars that Donald Trump is NOT the Commander-In-Chief just now! This is a man who recently said that US Naval Ships illegally traversing Iranian waters should have fired on Iranian patrol boats because the Iranian sailors made some rude gestures toward “our beautiful American ships.” No shit; he actually said that!
It does not take a great strategic thinker to see that Herr Trumpf is a man that can be easily baited into starting a war. Hence he must NEVER get into the Oval Office! It takes a seasoned stateswoman to guide us through the perils of the contemporary world. The assessment of the candidates by this writer was echoed today by the editors of Foreign Policy Magazine, the canonical text on the subject. They say that Trump is the most dangerous candidate for President ever nominated by a major political party, and Hillary Clinton is the best, so there we have it.
Too bad the format of the debate, which was town hall style where the audience asked the questions, did not afford her an adequate opportunity to fully display her qualifications for Commander-IN-Chief. And while I have some serious disagreements with Hillary’s foreign policy views – See: “The World According to Hillary” on Commentary on the Times – she displays Solomonic wisdom when compared to the scatterbrained view of the world envisioned by Donald Trump.
Benjamin is a veteran political journalist out of Harlem NY. His essays can be read on his blog site Commentaries on the Times.