• @elbucho
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    2 months ago

    One thing that I was fascinated about after reading his manifesto is this part right here:

    To better understand our form of government, I will point you to one of the most astonishing pieces of stand-alone evidence I’ve found: Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton’s 1988 DNC speech where he nominated Mike Dukakis for president against George H.W. Bush. The speech is a vile, mean-spirited roast of Dukakis that makes no sense whatsoever: For Clinton to ruthlessly attack a member of his own party should have been political suicide, and he repeatedly mocks Dukakis’ noble and earnest qualities.

    I went back and watched that speech. It was just a really long list of reasons why he thought Dukakis would be great as president. The only thing approaching a “roast”, and not even a mean spirited one, was when he ribbed Dukakis for his loyalty to a non-Atlanta sports team.

    So, like… I know this dude is totally out of this world bonkers crazy… but I can’t help but wonder what he saw in that speech that he thought was vile or mean-spirited.