December 24, 2015

Hillary seems to have adopted the vocal mannerisms of Carly Fiorina.

It's uncanny. I was watching this video because it was the subject of a Des Moines Register piece titled "Did Trump impugn fifth-grader's question to Clinton?"...



... and I was struck by how different Hillary sounded, the catch in her throat, the strong but murmuring quality, the pauses that make you feel that she's really thinking and feeling. She sounds like somebody. It hit me: Carly Fiorina!

By the way, did Trump impugn fifth-grader's question to Clinton? Well, first, the kid didn't even ask a question. She just made a statement, that some people shun her and talk about her behind her back because she has asthma. Obviously, Donald Trump had nothing to say about that, but Trump did call it a "pathetic" "staged event." It was a staged event, 600 Iowans crowded into a school gym, but I don't know how planned the encounter with the girl was. Hillary used the girl for a political performance. She said:
"I really do think we need more love and kindness in our country. I think we are not treating each other with the respect and the care that we should show toward each other. And that’s why it’s important to stand up to bullies wherever they are, and why we shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency, because that is not who we are as Americans.”
I can't tell from the Des Moines Register whether that particular statement was what Trump was tweeting about. He said:
The Hillary Clinton staged event yesterday was pathetic. Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card.
So I take it there were more gender politics going on. Maybe people were invited to share stories of victimhood, and that's what the little girl did. It would help if the Des Moines Register would provide the context rather than just act like an arm of the Clinton campaign.

63 comments:

Michael K said...

"Des Moines Register would provide the context rather than just act like an arm of the Clinton campaign."

You're kidding. Right ?

The Bergall said...

"You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public".

Scott Adams

pm317 said...

Nope.. didn't see any Fiorina in the video. No self righteous scolding everyone or batting and blinking eyes like crazy like Fiorina.

In fact it reminded me of this video.

Carol said...

Why do people have to encourage and reward pathetic stories of victimhood, why all the weak sniveling about "bullies"? I agree with Trump, this shit is weak. Weak.

Big Mike said...

I vote for "staged." There is so little in the Clinton campaign that isn't scripted down to eye blinks that it becomes very hard to imagine Hillary dealing with an ordinary citizen in a spontaneous fashion.

It would help if the Des Moines Register would provide the context rather than just act like an arm of the Clinton campaign.

Amen.

rhhardin said...

You wouldn't think that women would have mannerisms.

rhhardin said...

Why isn't the 5th grader out selling magazine subscriptions like we did.

damikesc said...

I'll go ahead and say that the odds of that girl not being a plant in the audience approaches zero quickly.

Sammy Finkelman said...

Hillary seems to have adopted the vocal mannerisms of Carly Fiorina.

I've said, she is a good actresss.

She is just bad at improvisation.

Most of her lines are probably focus group tested.

Bob Ellison said...

That's bullying? That's what passes as bullying these days?

This is a new victim thing on the rise. Rich-world problem.

gbarto said...

Maybe Ann Telnaes will draw a cartoon of the girl.

Bob R said...

Didn't see much of Fiorina. Bad flashbacks to the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethons, though.

traditionalguy said...

San Hillarius morphs to comfort her women and her female children. Big bad men can never make good Presidents. They are scary strong lik guns.

damikesc said...

If America ever wants to be a serious country, the phrase "get over it" might need to be said to some special snowflakes.

Rude comments aren't bullying.

Barry Dauphin said...

If ithere's one thing the Clintons are known for, it's kindness.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

Asthma shaming - seriously. Is this supposed to be a new phenomena? I certainly have never witnessed nor heard about this ever before.

AllenS said...

Nobody, and I mean nobody gets that close to Hillary unless it was planned previously.

Limited blogger said...

Who is this stuff aimed at? It's certainly not converting any Trump voters. What percentage of voters are not decided on Trump v Clinton? As usual a small percentage of the voting public will decide this election.

David said...

Context? That would require reporting. Who wants that grimy job? It's opinion that counts.

Mark said...

Hillary did the crying game back in the 2008 election too.

Video here.

Mac McConnell said...

With the Grifter Clinton's history of lies and pre planned, scripted and vetted meetings with "normal everyday" people in dinners and on the street, how can anyone believe this was unscripted?

Maybe some little girl should ask her a "bullying" question about her part in "bimbo eruption" operations.

James Pawlak said...

Will she give up her corn pone accent when speaking in the South OR to Black groups?

Michael McClain said...

Two thoughts: 1) When will the Washington Post accuse Hillary! of exploiting children in her campaign?, and 2) Fortunately the child wasn't wearing a blue dress.

Who knows what memories of the Clinton Administration may emerge regarding young women.

averagejoe said...

I guess the Hillary2016!!! campaign couldn't find any photogenic youths with actual bullying problems, like a fat kid or a kid with bad acne or braces. All they could dredge up was this winsome teen whining about being shunned because of...asthma? Really? Lame... Everything about that was fake and embarrassing, particularly Hillary's crocodile tears.

MayBee said...

People talking behind your back is bullying?

Chuck said...

More foofaw over what Trump said about this or that Democrat-protected class.

Meanwhile, Trump is talking about a 35% import tax to force the Ford Motor Company to not build any assembly plants in Mexico. And few people even know about it or what it would mean.

This all demonstrates the strength (I suppose) and the disaster that is simultaneously Donald Trump.

Fandor said...

Jeb! should show up at a Hillary event and get a big hug.

"It's not about yapping"...as Jeb! would say. It's about "who we are"

We need HUGS from Hillary!

Chuck said...

I see somebody wrote "You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public." Perhaps I could have just left it there.

AllenS said...

Another tell that it was staged, was when the statement from the girl started, Hillary was nodding in the affirmative. She knew what it wasn't going to be about Bill and his cigar.

Big Mike said...

And FWIW I think Carly is worth a thousand Hillary Clintons.

Smilin' Jack said...

Hillary used the girl for a political performance. She said:
"I really do think we need more love and kindness in our country..."


It's so inspiring that Hillary had the courage to openly oppose the Republican position that our country needs more hatred and cruelty, and that all children with asthma should be turned into Soylent Green. Renews my faith in our democracy.

Howard said...

HillBill's voice either an upper respiratory tract infection, or
Vocal Fry

cubanbob said...

Hillary adopts a lot of vocal mannerisms. Will the real Hillary please stand up?

walter said...

Yeah..that segment was weirdly Fiorina like...methinks a bit of blown out cheerleader syndrome from speechifying. But right at the end the old Hil tone took shape.
Of course, gotta wonder what was edited out here.

Dan Hossley said...

Hillary is frequently confused.

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Jason said...

Hillary should have prostrated herself before that young asthma sufferer and begged her to forgive liberals everywhere for banning the only effective over the counter generic asthma inhaler on the market because global warming.

mccullough said...

This campaign season has been very entertaining so far. Hillary is not a nice person. She's a mean, soulless person.

She calls 5 million Americans who belong to the NRA her "enemy" and then talks about being kind and not bullying? Lol.

Hillary is evil.

PB said...

Yes, Hillary is authentic.

Chuck said...

I would rather listen to Hillary Clinton doing her fake-Carly voice, than listen to Hilary doing her fake southern accent.

Unknown said...

Of course asthma shaming is a thing.
Don't you remember Lord of the Flies? The bad boys mock Piggy for his "ass-mar". (Took me forever to realize that that is the British non-rhotic way of saying "ass-muh")

coupe said...

Happy Christmas your Ass, I pray God it's our last.

damikesc said...

People talking behind your back is bullying?

"They weren't suitably complimentary. THAT IS BULLYING!!!". And how does she know it was about asthma? Maybe she had B.O? Maybe it wasn't about her at all.

Bob Ellison said...

I've seen bullying. That ain't it.

FullMoon said...

I like this heartwarming Hillary vid.
Only 12 seconds, but a great example of her humanity and charm.
Hillary

Laura said...

Context with the narrative? That'll cost ya extra. We got yer standard assembly line journalism here for the rubes, mass produced, corporate style. Whaddya think we're made of money? This ain't no foundation we're running here.

"And that’s why it’s important to stand up to bullies wherever they are, and why we shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency, because that is not who we are as Americans.”

That's right. We need a candidate who knows how to delegate the bullying to her staff. Kinder, gentler depositions, anyone?

Big Mike said...

@Jason, oof!!! Thanks for the reminder.

Theranter said...

From the school's website:
"Clinton Campaign Stop December 22
...After months of hard work and dedication, the Keota Sociology class is pleased to welcome former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Keota for a town hall meeting...Recognized by billions of people around the world, Hillary Clinton has been a pivotal player in modern history. This once in a lifetime opportunity will be first come, first served with no tickets available. Please come prepared to go through security screening as the secret service will be in attendance. ... You can RSVP to this event through Hillary Clinton's campaign website at this link:http://bit.ly/1J0GX2g"

So it wouldn't be uncommon that propaganda was emailed to those that registered asking them to think about issues and hence questions, and since "bullying" seems to be of vital national importance to Abuela Clinton, I wouldn't be surprised.

There are about 80 kids enrolled in the high school, and about 90 in the nearby elementary school that the 10y.o. in the video attends. Crowd estimates are 600-800. This poor kid and her friend just happen to be among the closest to the floor/Hillary. A guy in a purple shirt that is maybe with her campaign, (maybe her manager?) is near the little girls (photo at, uh oh--it's scrubbed! That's interesting. Here's one still up that's not as clear: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153580630962550) so I wouldn't be surprised if he nudged the child to make that statement, so technically Abuela Big Pockets could say she didn't plan it. Then again, it could all be an innocent event. And since the Mom wasn't there, we would need to hear from the adult at the event in charge of the child to get at the truth.

(I know, TMI! Couldn't sleep last night, was bored, thought I'd see if any truth to the 'staged' claim. Above is all I found and zzzzzz...)

EDH said...

Bullies?

Isn't Hillary the one who had the travel office personnel frog marched out of the White House?

And what about Hillary heading Bill's "bimbo squad"?

John said...

Is it just me or does Hilary look like she has that little girl in a WWE chokehold?

If I watch the video, will I see her bodyslam the kid to the floor?

Hilary is one scary lady.

"Don't eat me, Hilary!"

John Henry

John said...

I also question the story about the kid being bullied because she has asthma.

Is that a thing? How do people, other than relatively close friends, even know that she has asthma?

I call bullshit on the whole thing. If we had a press not in the tank, someone would see who that girl's parents are and how they are connected to the campaign.

Since we don't, nobody will.

John Henry

The Cracker Emcee said...

Coupe,
My wife and I had to sing that at a St. Patrick's Day party once. I love the sudden segue into the "you're a bum, you're a punk..." part. God bless my wife, she can make "cheap lousy faggot" sound like a benediction when she's singing.

rhhardin said...

Die Frau ohne Scham.

rhhardin said...

An asthemomenter measures wind speed.

The girl wears the pants in the family.

The Boys' Book of Asthema Jokes.

Michael K said...

"Hillary was nodding in the affirmative."

She does a lot of that. I think it is early Parkinsons.

Rae said...

A whole bunch of women wearing blue dresses need to show up at a Hillary rally. I want to see her reaction.

Delayna said...

Jason,
Thanks for reminding me of my deep, personal reason for never giving two hoots about anything an environmentalist has to say. They don't care whether I live or die, after all.

coupe said...

Rae said...A whole bunch of women wearing blue dresses need to show up at a Hillary rally.

With some sploosh all over it, and a cigar in the breast pocket.

Barry Dauphin said...

How long before Hillary does a vocal fry?

coupe said...

A funny story, one of the boys in my 8th grade Gym class fell on the floor panting and couldn't get his breathe. I thought it looked serious.

The Gym teacher, an ex-Marine from the Korean war, looked down at the kid in disgust and said "What is your problem?" "Can't you even handle 10 laps indoors?!!"

We all looked at the Gym teacher like he was an asshole. The kid said "I can't breathe, I have asthma."

The teacher said "That's no excuse, get your ass up and finish your laps, even if you have to crawl."

As the kid meekly got up, still in distress, the teacher told him he had asthma too. That's why he has to jog every morning at 6am, to open his lungs up. So he told the kid to meet him at the gym every day at 6am, and they would jog together.

In high school, the kid was a track star. He was a god damned running machine. Built like a gazelle. I'm talking, this kid could pick any girl and was never without a date.

Sometimes an ex-Marine bully, is a good thing.

Paul said...

Hillary is a camelion. A shiftshaper. That is all she's got.

No record to run on. No plan how to fix things. And she ain't no Bill Clinton.

So shiftshape away.

Rick said...

I've had asthma my whole life and the idea that anyone would shun anyone for it is ridiculous. Our societal victim-envy is now so strong children are trying to claim asthma? Her parents have some growing up to do. Probably too late for the kids.

JamesB.BKK said...

Hillary Clinton wants more love and kindness, via the state. "If elected, I pledge to threaten people with violence, in order to take more from them, for you." She knows not what love or kindness is.