Hillary Clinton is a cunning woman. She has long proven herself to be willing to do or say anything to get what she wants. I don’t think it’s necessary to say I don’t trust her. I can’t imagine that anyone actually trusts her.
It is because of her history of deceit that I have had to seriously consider the possibility that she and/or her husband persuaded Donald Trump to run for president in order to help her achieve the presidency. I’m not the first person to have considered this idea. It has become commonly known as the “Trump plant theory.”
Just think about it. Hillary Clinton wants to be president, and has wanted this for years–decades, probably. But she’s made a lot of enemies over the years. Eight years ago she lost in the primaries to a young, fairly unfamiliar senator from Illinois, partly because of that baggage; and her resume has become far worse since then. Hillary (2016) is the worst candidate, to my knowledge, ever to have seriously run for the office of President of the United States. She has an awful record–on every front, and she knows it. But back to that cunning quality: she will do anything to get what she wants.
Imagine that you’re Hillary, looking forward to the 2016 election. You know you have a load of baggage. You’re not in denial of that. And you can only hide so much from others. It’s on TV every day. There are books and blogs and movies about your corruption. You can’t run for president on your own good record.
But you have power–loads of power, money, influence and connections. You have a name. You can handle the Democratic primaries with little trouble. Bully and scare any decent candidates out of running, and you’re just left with “Crazy Bernie, the Socialist.” Pay the right people, lie, cheat, and steal a little, and he’s out of the way. But what do you do about the Republicans? They can’t stand you. Most of them won’t be bullied by you. They are united in their hatred for you. How do you handle that?
What if you could choose your final opponent? What if you could create your final opponent, a foe so horrible that he repulses the majority of his party and pushes even some of the most faithful Republicans across party lines……to vote……for you? Is it possible to create an opponent who is actually worse, in the eyes of even many Republicans, than you are?
Donald Trump. Here is a man you know and understand. A man with power–loads of power, money, influence and connections. And apparently he has no sense of decency or self-respect. After all, he starred in his own reality show. This is a man who will sell himself for more money and power. He has no true loyalties in any area of his life, personal or public. He changes political parties, employees, and wives according to his convenience. He’s perfect.
OK. I can only handle being hypothetical Hillary for so long. But you get the point.
If Hillary persuaded Donald Trump to run for president in order to hand her the presidency, she’s an evil political genius. If not, she’s just incredibly lucky. (And I hate to think of someone like that being lucky. It just wouldn’t be fair.)
Let’s look at Donald for a minute (because that’s about all I can handle of that, too). He jumped into this election with all the noise and bravado of his “You’re fired!” days, and played to the anger and fears of the masses on the Right, who have endured 8 years of Obama and can’t stomach the thought of washing that down with a dose of Hillary. He knew what buttons to push. As blogger Justin Raimondo was quoted as writing, “Indeed, Trump’s pronouncements—the open racism, the demagogic appeals, the faux-populist rhetoric—sound like something out of a Democratic political consultant’s imagination, a caricature of conservatism as performed by a master actor” (emphasis added).
Leading up to the primaries, Donald said and did all the right (wrong?) things, throwing the rest of the candidates into a confused scramble of trying to remain respectable while competing with his bewildering appeal. And it worked. He won the nomination. (And, anyway, he had threatened to run as an independent if he didn’t. So there.)
But what did he do as soon as he had no more competitors but Hillary (his silent benefactor?)? He started his self destruction. His general election campaign has consisted of all the wrong moves. He has made himself look like an absolute fool time and time again. He praises international tyrants and dictators and attacks Republicans and POWs. He attacks every minority population that most Republicans are bending over backward to attract.
Does he attack Hillary? Sure, occasionally. But does he say anything new? Does it really damage her at all to say she’s a liar or a cheat or should be in jail? Does anyone gasp at these “revelations”? No, of course not. Everyone knows those things–including her, remember? Yet where it really counts–in all the ways that he could really spotlight her as the horrible candidate that she is–he leaves her alone. And if others start to target her greatest weaknesses, he jumps in to deflect the majority of the damage. What a pal.
In addition to his accidental or intentional efforts to hand Hillary the presidency, Donald has shaken the Republican Party to the core. There will be no going back to what it was before. Lifelong, faithful, big-name Republicans have been deeply divided by this. Many of those with current political offices or aspirations have felt compelled to stand by Trump–or sit with him in the sewer, I should say–out of party loyalty. Others have been publicly ridiculed and condemned for distancing themselves from him. Many party leaders from the Reagan and Bush days, who no longer need to worry about their public futures, have openly confessed to having to hold their noses and vote for Hillary.
Adolf Hitler famously stated that his strategy was “to destroy the enemy from within, to conquer him through himself.” That’s something to think about. (I find it very sad that I’m quoting Hitler in a blog post about a United States presidential election.)
I don’t personally know Hillary or Bill Clinton or Donald Trump. I don’t know what Bill and Trump talked about in their phone conversation last summer, although multiple associates apparently agree that “Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party.” (I can’t understand how any Republican wouldn’t find that disturbing.) Of course I don’t know if #TrumpPlant is a conspiracy theory or a conspiracy fact. But I do know that something is amiss. And I know that there are bad people who do bad things for personal gain. I think it’s important for everyone to at least be aware of this theory and determine if there’s any truth to it. I’ve been pondering it for months, and I will say that everything Trump does makes perfect sense from the #TrumpPlant angle. Outside of that, he’s just a psychopath.
Back to Hitler for a moment. In looking up the above quote, I found several others that were alarmingly appropriate for this post. Please consider the following:
- “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”
- “Great liars are also great magicians.”
- “The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
- “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.”
Donald Trump’s most recent Tweet, as of this writing, is “Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election.” Well, Mr. Trump, we do agree on three things.