Bubba’s shift from man of peo­ple to elit­ist is com­plete

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - BY CHARLES HURT Charles Hurt can be reached at charleshurt@live.com; fol­low him on Twit­ter via @charleshurt.

NEW YORK ill Clin­ton is a lot of things, but out-oftouch elit­ist snob has never been one of them. Un­til now.

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump has so thor­oughly turned the po­lit­i­cal world up­side down and in­side out that he has now en­tirely de­fanged the most po­tent and ef­fec­tive op­er­a­tive dom­i­nat­ing the Amer­i­can po­lit­i­cal scene for nearly 30 years.

For all the trou­ble Bubba has al­ways got­ten him­self into, his shrewd and in­ci­sive po­lit­i­cal in­stincts never dulled. Ac­tu­ally, it was prob­a­bly be­cause of how much trou­ble he got him­self into that those in­stincts al­ways re­mained so sharp.

Bill Clin­ton’s in­nate un­der­stand­ing of pol­i­tics and the mood of the Amer­i­can peo­ple was

Bkey to his sur­vival. It was the lifeboat in which he es­caped ev­ery scan­dal and calamity he ever got him­self into.

Al­ways one step ahead of the sher­iff, he was. And that is why all of his most ar­dent pur­suers al­ways wound up de­stroy­ing them­selves be­fore they could get him.

And, in the end, it was al­most im­pos­si­ble not to ad­mire the lov­able scamp.

Un­til now. Here, in this land of Trump, dur­ing this year of Trump, un­der this reign of Trump.

Fi­nally, Bubba has been un­done.

The great po­lit­i­cal Sam­son has fi­nally met his Delilah. Bubba is shaved clean now, mut­ter­ing and stum­bling and bum­bling help­lessly in the cor­ner.

Don­ald Trump won the elec­tion, Mr. Clin­ton seethed bit­terly, be­cause Mr. Trump knew “how to get an­gry white men to vote for him.”

Not ex­actly a “Sis­ter Soul­jah mo­ment” for the old man.

Then he rat­tled on about how the Rus­sians and the FBI and the Elec­toral Col­lege all con­spired to beat his wife, even though she “won by 2.8 mil­lion votes.”

So said the guy who, de­spite all of his po­lit­i­cal ge­nius, could never win an elec­tion with sup­port from a ma­jor­ity of Amer­i­cans.

As he said this, The New York Times de­scribed his fa­cial ex­pres­sion as a “de­ter­mined smile be­ly­ing his fury.”

Wow. Talk about an­gry white men!

Or, per­haps, this was just his way of telling his wife that he, in fact, voted for Don­ald Trump, too. I mean, he sab­o­taged her last cam­paign in South Carolina, so why not this one?

“James Comey lost her the elec­tion,” Mr. Clin­ton droned on to a re­porter from a weekly news­pa­per he ran into at a lo­cal book­store. Poor guy was just try­ing to buy a used book.

Mr. Clin­ton even went so far as to do the un­think­able for a po­lit­i­cal ge­nius and at­tack ac­tual vot­ers for be­ing stupid.

“You would need to have a sin­gle-digit IQ not to rec­og­nize what was go­ing on,” Mr. Clin­ton said of the sup­posed Rus­sian con­spir­acy to tilt the elec­tion against his wife.

As for Mr. Trump, Mr. Clin­ton said he “doesn’t know much” — an­other snobby put­down the An­gry Left loves to use.

For 25 years, Bill Clin­ton dom­i­nated his party be­cause he was not one of those snobs. Now he is. Some­one should put him to bed.


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