Aug
29
2015
7

Quote of the Day, …Is This All That Hillary Clinton Has? edition

Leon Wolf pretty much nails it on Hillary’s attempt to troll us, here:

Hillary Clinton does not have what it takes to run this kind of campaign. The success of the troll lies in her ability to goad her opponent into mistakes by making them angry. No one who actually watched this speech was angered by it. Instead of invoking anger, Hillary Clinton’s pathetic attempts to be a rhetorical firebrand invoke merely pity and ridicule. Republicans face no risk of going over the top in their response because no real response is even required by this bland, wooden and trite attack other than to merely repeat the words Hillary herself has used.

To mangle the Robert Anton Wilson quote: but I’m sure that Hillary means well. Or at least she meant something.

May
15
2013
--

So, basically, Barack Obama is now TROLLING the press over the IRS thing.

Well, he’s not trolling either myself, or the PJ Tatler:

Steven Miller, the now resigned acting commissioner of the IRS, is telling staff that the abuse scandal is not the reason he’s leaving.

It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June,’ Miller wrote. “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax agency.”

 Basically, he’s saying that he’s just leaving a couple weeks early, no big deal. Incredible.
…after all, neither of us are particularly surprised anymore at the insufferable pap that this administration considers to be Deep Thinking.  But if I was a mainstream media personality I’d be deeply, deeply insulted…

Sep
13
2011
6

#rsrh True satire is HARD.

Stick to straight-up mockery.

(Via Instapundit) So, Max Lindenman over at PJ Livestyle attempted to imitate Jackie Kennedy’s somewhat… candid private style (this would be the interview where the former First Lady “suggests that ‘violently liberal women in politics’ preferred Adlai Stevenson, the former Democratic presidential nominee, to Mr. Kennedy because they ‘were scared of sex'”*) by writing up his own, fake quotes and interspersing them with the real ones, just to see if he could.  To Max’s credit, he recognized that he currently can’t:

Reading back over them, it occurs to me that the real Jackie sounded admirably direct and concise, or else arch and playful.  My version of Jackie-ese sounds stilted and neurotic — less debutante than doyenne.  I really need to get hip.

And I am being perfectly serious about this realization being to Max Lindenman’s credit.  Would that more people had this level of self-awareness. (more…)

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