Friday, August 26, 2016

Hillary's Latest Trump Bashing Speech a Vicious Ad Hominem Attack

Hillary’s Latest Trump Bashing Speech a Vicious Ad Hominem Attack

by Stephen Lendman

All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. Campaign lies are some of the worst - promising one thing, intending another if elected, betraying constituents every time.

Other than liar-in-chief Obama, perhaps no one else in memory is a more deplorable example than Hillary, a lying machine throughout her public disservice years since the 1990s. 

Her Thursday Trump bashing speech was the latest example - too painful to listen to or watch. I read the transcript instead, unsettling enough.

Addressing a handpicked Reno, NV audience, she lied claiming direct contact with ordinary people “(e)verywhere I go,” she said.

She’s entirely isolated from them, unconcerned about their interests, disdainful of their needs and welfare - clear from her agenda as me-first lady, US senator and secretary of state, serving monied interests exclusively at their expense throughout her political career, how she’ll operate as president if anointed in November, perhaps by election-rigging.

Make no mistake. Trump is no paragon of virtue. Hillary’s harangue against him was more campaign bluster than honestly assessing him.

True his comments show he’s racist. So is Hillary. Policies on her watch showed it. Accusing Trump of “paranoia” is over-the-top. So is saying “(h)e’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two political parties.”

Fact: America is a one-party state with two right wings - in lockstep on issues mattering most, notably on war and peace, corporate empowerment and police state crackdowns on nonbelievers.

Fact: A “radical fringe” runs America - undemocratic Democrats and Republicans, waging war on humanity at home and abroad, heading the nation toward full-blown tyranny, perhaps certain under a Hillary administration if anointed to succeed Obama.

Trump’s “disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous,” she blustered.

Fact: So-called “values” she won’t explain include global state terror on an unprecedented level, the greatest wealth disparity in US history, the nation’s inner cities more war zones than communities, Depression-level unemployment and underemployment, along with poverty in America a growth industry, among other issues.

Trump correctly addressed the deplorable state of Black and Latino America. According to Hillary, he “misses so much” - citing “success(ful) black leaders in every field” - mindless of the vast majority of the nation’s most disadvantaged enduring dire conditions because of state-sponsored policies ignoring their needs, punishing them with neoliberal harshness instead of stimulative New Deal-type policies.

Citing no corroborating evidence, other than Trump’s rhetoric, at times disturbing, Hillary blasted what she called “(a) man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories…should never run our government or command our military.”

“If he doesn’t respect all Americans, he can’t serve all Americans.”

Fact: US duopoly governance serves wealth, power and privilege exclusively. No matter who serves as chief executive or in key congressional and judicial positions, dirty business as usual continues, getting dirtier with each new administration.

Fact: The worst of all possible November outcomes is Hillary becoming America’s 45th president - assuring greater war on humanity than already, possible, even likely, nuclear war, the ultimate threat to life on earth.

Many Trump comments are over-the-top, justifying criticism. Other times he surprises with anti-establishment-sounding remarks, addressing important issues responsibly like wanting better relations with Russia and blasting TPP as a jobs destroyer - views polar opposite outrageous duopoly ones, what Hillary supports.

The rest of her address continued an ad hominem attack devoid of substance. All her speeches are similar - comprised of a litany of lies, empty rhetoric, promises made to be broken, and avoiding discussion of her abominable public disservice record.

She and Trump are deplorable options for the nation’s highest office. She has a longstanding criminal record, reflecting pure evil, what should automatically disqualify her for any public office.

Trump can only be judged on his business dealings as they apply to how he might govern. He’s more interested in profiting from planet earth than destroying it.

Hillary’s rage for war on humanity may kill us all. I’m no Trump supporter. Given a choice between both candidates (because independents like Jill Green haven’t a chance), he’s by far the preferred choice.

I agree with Paul Craig Roberts, saying he’s “the person we want in the Oval Office…The imbecilic Americans who vote for Hillary are voting for (permanent) war and their own immiseration.”

It’s unclear how Trump would govern because he never before held public office. One thing is clear. Hillary represents the worst possible option. 

At least with Trump there’s hope for avoiding nuclear confrontation - what’s perhaps likely with war goddess Clinton in power.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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