There used to be a bumper sticker that read “Paranoia is its own reward.” Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has found out that paranoia also gets you a new hat.
Historically, candidates have often been given hats as gifts along the campaign trail: Ball caps, hardhats, cowboy hats and Native American headdresses, for example, have all been bestowed on presidential hopefuls.
For Clinton, the new hat was one tailored not just to the dimensions of the head but also to its inner condition.
Breitbart News, responding to Clinton’s recent rant about Breitbart’s role in an alleged “alt-right” takeover of the Republican Party, tweeted a doctored image of Clinton wearing a tinfoil hat during her ominous speech in Reno, Nevada, last Thursday.
MUH PUTIN IS BEHIND IT ALL pic.twitter.com/ICkA7S4Hug
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 25, 2016
Clinton criticized numerous Breitbart headlines en route to sounding a dire warning about Republican rival Donald Trump’s recent hire of Breitbart executive Steve Bannon as his campaign CEO.
“The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the alt-right,” Clinton said. “A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party.”
For Clinton’s followers, this is so much emotional button-pushing that calls up the specter of an America dominated by racists, nativists, misogynists, and aggrieved uneducated white males who want to live in some previous century without Starbucks, Tesla or Target restrooms.
Ironically, liberals often accuse the alt-right of paranoia.
One wonders whether a tinfoil hat for Hillary Clinton would be too little, too late. Quite possibly the Martians, the Russians and Wikileaks have obtained access to her brain waves already.
(via: Conservative Tribune)