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He Who Hesitates

by baldilocks

I’ve been away from the Inter­net most of this morn­ing and in the after­noon up to around 3PM PST. Ear­lier this morn­ing, all the polit­i­cal talk was about the fact that Sed­dique Mateen, father of the Orlando ter­ror­ist Omar Mateen, appeared in priv­i­leged seats at a Hillary Clin­ton rally in Kissim­mee, Florida — not far from Orlando. Mateen was inter­viewed by WPTV. The con­ver­sa­tion is sur­real (autoplay).

When I returned home, I fig­ured this would still be the talk, but it isn’t. This is.

Don­ald Trump on Tues­day said “the Sec­ond Amend­ment peo­ple” may be the only way to stop Hillary Clin­ton from get­ting to appoint fed­eral judges if she wins the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in November.

Hillary wants to abol­ish, essen­tially abol­ish, the Sec­ond Amend­ment,” he said as an aside while smil­ing. “By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, noth­ing you can do, folks. Although the Sec­ond Amend­ment peo­ple, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a hor­ri­ble day.”

[cap­tion id=“attachment_87261” align=“alignright” width=“300”]hillary-clinton-seddique-mateen Clin­ton and her red-​hatted spe­cial guest. Wouldn’t it be fun if it were a “Make Amer­ica Great Again” cap?[/caption]

Now, what he’s said is true, but I ques­tion the tim­ing. Why? Because it isn’t the first time that Don­ald Trump failed to cap­i­tal­ized on some star­tling rev­e­la­tion about Hillary Clin­ton and, instead, over­shad­owed the rev­e­la­tion by say­ing some­thing jaw-​dropping of his own. Mr. Trump knows that most Big Media enti­ties would pre­fer Clin­ton as pres­i­dent and are always look­ing to cast him in a bad light…or at least he should know that. (By the way, the Mateen appear­ance is the sec­ond unfa­vor­able rev­e­la­tion about Clin­ton in as many days — though the one about her health is about six months old.)

It seems to me that Mr. Trump seems to have trou­ble going for Mrs. Clinton’s polit­i­cal jugu­lar. And with his 2nd Amend­ment com­ments, he seems to make her a sym­pa­thetic fig­ure and to demo­nize him­self and pro­po­nents of the 2nd Amend­ment just in time to obscure the Mateen inci­dent. One won­ders why.

More at my blog after I get up to speed.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game (click on left side­bar image), was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

I’ve been away from the Internet most of this morning and in the afternoon up to around 3PM PST. Earlier this morning, all the political talk was about the fact that Seddique Mateen, father of the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, appeared in privileged seats at a Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee, Florida—not far from Orlando. Mateen was interviewed by WPTV. The conversation is surreal (autoplay).

When I returned home, I figured this would still be the talk, but it isn’t. This is.

Donald Trump on Tuesday said “the Second Amendment people” may be the only way to stop Hillary Clinton from getting to appoint federal judges if she wins the presidential election in November.

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment,” he said as an aside while smiling. “By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.”

hillary-clinton-seddique-mateen
Clinton and her red-hatted special guest. Wouldn’t it be fun if it were a “Make America Great Again” cap?

Now, what he’s said is true, but I question the timing. Why? Because it isn’t the first time that Donald Trump failed to capitalized on some startling revelation about Hillary Clinton and, instead, overshadowed the revelation by saying something jaw-dropping of his own. Mr. Trump knows that most Big Media entities would prefer Clinton as president and are always looking to cast him in a bad light…or at least he should know that. (By the way, the Mateen appearance is the second unfavorable revelation about Clinton in as many days—though the one about her health is about six months old.)

It seems to me that Mr. Trump seems to have trouble going for Mrs. Clinton’s political jugular. And with his 2nd Amendment comments, he seems to make her a sympathetic figure and to demonize himself and proponents of the 2nd Amendment just in time to obscure the Mateen incident. One wonders why.

More at my blog after I get up to speed.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game (click on left sidebar image), was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks