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Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:07 PM

How Hillary Clinton will bait and trap Donald Trump.

http://theweek.com/articles/620806/how-hillary-clinton-bait-donald-trump-into-making-even-more-women-hate

How Hillary Clinton will bait Donald Trump into making even more women hate him

Clinton will have so many different paths to attack Trump on issues of concern to women that she may not know where to start. But don't be surprised if she baits him into insulting her in ways that every woman voter will recognize. A barbed comment about his age here, a joke about his hair there, an implication about his virility over there and Trump will respond with a sexist tirade the minute he hears about it.

Just the fact that the critique is coming from a woman and even worse, one with her own power will send Trump into a rage. I promise you that at some point Trump will call Clinton ugly (even if he doesn't use that word), because he plainly believes that proclaiming his lack of sexual interest in a woman is the most cutting insult he can offer.

Few candidates have ever appealed more directly to anxious masculinity than Trump, and every time he gets in a new flame war with someone like Megyn Kelly, many of his supporters are overjoyed. Trump voters pine for a return to the familiar social hierarchies of the past one part of Making America Great Again is a return to an imagined time when everything was perfect and certain kinds of people knew their place. Yet for every voter who thinks that, there are more who could not want to go back any less.

To them, Clinton will say that Trump represents a return to dark times. And it won't be hard for her to get Trump to show everyone, but especially women, exactly why.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:15 PM

1. Hillary, who said Sanders was being mean to her...

 

...she's going to bait and trap Trump? Uh, OK.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:17 PM

2. Trump cannot control his narcissistic outbursts. And Hillary and Bernie were both constrained

by the fact that neither really wanted to hurt the other's chances in the general election.

Hillary will have no reason to hold back against Trump.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:51 PM

5. Well if she's too mean she might not get invited to his next wedding.

But that's probably not much of a deterrent.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:42 PM

10. She won't have to be mean. She will bait him with her calm, controlled, intelligent presence.

He will go nuts debating on stage with a powerful woman who isn't reflecting adoration back at him.

Just Hillary being Hillary will injure him to the core, and he will lash out, and millions more women will hate him.

He's already up to 70% of women strongly disliking him. It will get worse.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 01:26 PM

14. as calm as she was on

 

the Rachel Maddow show?

Ya, she's as cool as a cucumber

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Response to moonbabygo (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 05:01 PM

15. She relaxes when she wants to. She won't when she's onstage with him. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:29 PM

3. God help our country if this is what we are celebrating.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:49 PM

4. Yeah , because equality for women, right to choose, and other women's "issues"

are such a distraction.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:54 PM

6. Along with marriage equality

 

and voting rights (a challenge to the gutting of the VRA will make its way through the courts). Two or three SC justices being appointed by a republican is not something I want to see. My first pick isn't going to make it. It has happened before, it will happen again. I didn't take my ball and go home then, I won't now.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:37 PM

9. And keeping and fixing the ACA, raising the minimum wage, and a host of other issues.

Hillary will have her work cut out for her, but at least her heart is in the right place.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 01:16 PM

11. That's not how I take the OP or the article.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:56 PM

7. K&R

 

It won't take much, Trump's ego is his worst enemy.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 01:20 PM

12. Trump's ego is not his worst enemy

I'm still alive, dammit!

As for "trapping" Trump, I'd say he's already dragging around a couple of bear traps on each foot already. But yeah, when your opponent is drowning, feel free to toss him an anchor.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:56 PM

8. tRump is an easy target

He's thin-skinned, quick to fly off the handle, and is too far gone to rein in his rude, vulgar, boorish behavior. HRC will make mincemeat of him in no time IMO. All Hillary will have to do is jab at his overfragile ego, especially making cracks about his small hands (and small you-know-what) and tRump will go from 0 to prick in 2 seconds flat.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 01:21 PM

13. It's just too bad that there isn't any recent video of him insulting women...

oh wait.



There's already hours of material of Trump running off at the mouth about what he thinks of women in general, and some women in particular. Hell, it won't even take much editorializing, it has already written itself.

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