Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Don't Be Fooled

Trompe-l'œil (Fr."fool the eye")  an art technique consisting of creating optical illusions using realistic imagery.  While there apparently is no relationship between this French word tromper, to fool, and the English word trump, it is interesting to note that the French verb is properly used in the reflexive form: Je me suis trompé.  It means I was mistaken but literally translates to "I fooled myself."  In other words, if you are fooled, blame yourself.  The French can be very coldly logical.

In English, the word trump relates to card games, especially Bridge, where the "trump" suit overrides all others.  To be trumped is to lose a trick, despite having played high-point cards, to the opponent's use of the trump suit which can be as low as a two.

We do not want to be "trumped," and Hillary is warning us not to be fooled by his chameleon transformations.   Don't fool yourself.  He is not who he pretends to be.

From the campaign:
Donald Trump is preparing to pivot from  this Republican primary to the general election -- and in order to make himself palatable to voters outside the Republican base, he’s preparing to undergo an extreme image makeover.
“I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to,” he’s said. “At the right time, I will be so presidential, you will be so bored.”
Trump thinks he can bully us, fool us, or cajole us into forgetting how he has derided women, Mexican Americans, Muslims, immigrants, and people with disabilities. He thinks he can trick the country into making him our president.
But we know the truth of who Donald Trump is, and we’re not going to let anyone forget it.
We’re not going to forget that Donald Trump called Mexican Americans criminals and rapists on the day he launched his campaign.
Or that he called for a ban on Muslims coming to America -- and surveillance of Muslims and mosques on American soil.
We won’t forget that he said he’d eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day in office, or that he advocated for the murder of innocent family members of suspected terrorists -- that’s a war crime, by the way.
We’ll remember how he mocked a disabled journalist with crude gestures, and we’ll remember how he implied a female journalist who asked him tough questions was menstruating.
We won’t forget that he said women who get abortions deserve “some form of punishment.”
We’ll remember how he incited violence at his rallies, encouraging his supporters to “knock the crap out of” protesters.
And we won’t forget that when he received the endorsement of the notorious former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, Trump said he didn’t know enough about white supremacists to disavow their support.
The prospect of a Trump presidency is terrifying -- and if we don’t hold him accountable for what he has said and done in this primary, he could win.
So here’s what we need to do: Get to know his real record backwards and forwards. Talk to our friends and neighbors to make sure they know it, too. Grow a nationwide community that refuses to let Trump get away with what he’s said and done in this election -- we won’t let him fool voters into thinking he’s any kind of reasonable.
And one more thing -- we need to build a campaign strong enough to take him down. If you’re with Hillary, chip in $5 right now, and let’s get to work:

Please donate $5

Thank you,
Christina Reynolds
Deputy Communications Director
Hillary for America