Once in a while, not that often but every once in a while CNN comes through in the clutch. Wolf Blitzer just had GOP congresssludge Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) on to discuss Cheeto Jesus latest outrage, his “2nd amendment people” call for Hillary Clinton’s assassination. I thought we had left this behind with that Tea Party toad Sharron Angle.
Hunter gave it his best shot. He told Blitzer that Trump was speaking metaphorically, calling for action at the ballot box to stop her. He said that as a politician he has repeatedly used the phrases of “Stopping him” or “stopping her” and was always referring to beating his opponent at the ballot box, the media was blowing this completely out of proportion, there was no story here. This has become the standard surrogate mantra for the day in dealing with the crisis. Even the campaign has released a statement to this effect.
Unfortunately, Blitzer wasn’t buying it, and set out to demolish Hunter. And he did it beautifully. He started out by reading the statement intact;
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.
Then m’man Wolf went for the jugular, using simple common sense. He told Hunter that when Trump spoke of Clinton appointing judges, that was an obvious admission that she had already won the freakin’ election! If she was selecting judges, she was the President, mobilizing 2nd amendment right voters to the polls would be useless, the election was over. What else could he possibly be talking about but assassinating either Clinton or Federal Justices?
Hunter had no out. He retreated to the mantra that Trump was not a natural politician, his semantics were not always going to be well polished and perfected, especially when speaking off of the cuff, but all of the air had been sucked out of him
Well done Wolf! See what you can do every once in a while if you use your brain for something more than just reading the words off of the teleprompter or script?
Thanks as always for reading.
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