Tea and crumpets lose out to tortillas, chitlins, latkes, and fry bread
Among 2016 American office seekers a new absurdity is taking hold. It has suddenly become déclassé to be white or privileged. The need to rid oneself of such foul roots has become as necessary as wiping dog droppings off the soles of your crocodile Gucci’s before venturing into a grande maison.
Presidential candidates are stumbling over themselves to find a shred of convincing minority status to make themselves more appealing to the voters who put Barack Obama in office —- twice.
If they don’t have actual deprivation credentials, they willingly manufacture them. Thus white-bread, blue-blood candidates like Jeb Bush —- whose mother attended elite schools and can trace her family roots back to President Franklin Pierce —- “mistakenly” registered to vote in 2009 in Florida listing his ethnicity as Hispanic. He also forgot his father’s heritage. The 41st President George H.W. Bush traces his family back to American colonists, attended the tony Phillips Academy in Andover Massachusetts and followed his own father to Yale.
Now BuzzFeed News is reporting that Hillary Clinton —- whose vocal dexterity enables her to emulate what she regards as a “black accent” at will —– has devised her own bogus heritage saying “all of my grandparents, you know, came over here.” Videos and documentation on BuzzFeed reveal an entirely different set of facts.
“Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a Clinton spokesman attempted to feed BuzzFeed News.
Since Hillary’s lie was laid bare, that equally deceptive answer should settle the deliberate pretense, or so she hopes.
Hillary will do whatever she thinks it takes to sway votes her way. CBS News reported that while campaigning for a U.S. senate seat in 1999, she even contrived a Jewish grandfather in New York City where she thought such a revelation could help her garner votes. Max Rosenberg was later revealed as her grandmother’s second husband with no blood line connecting him to the desperately hilarious Hillary.
Although Jeb Bush’s outlandish ethnic claim appears to be an anomaly among Republicans, Democrat woman have cornered the market on such bizarre declarations. As far back as 1986, while she was still a professor at the University of Texas Law School, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren intentionally requested special treatment by falsely self-identifying as a “Minority Law Teacher.” Breitbart fills in the gaping holes of her absurd story alleging Native American status.
This morning Wayne Allyn Root, writing for Townhall compares Hillary to Richard Nixon calling her “Tricky Dicky Hillary.” The comparison is unfair to Nixon —- a Quaker who was raised in a family with five boys that barely scraped by, in a 900-square foot home his father built from a mail-order kit. Nixon didn’t have to contrive a hardscrabble history.
Going into this campaign season, we’re going to need very large scoreboards to keep track of the impoverished candidates and their ethnic whoppers.