To hear Donald Trump tell it, Hillary Clinton did not just lose the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama in 2008; she got “schlonged.”
To the uninitiated, “schlong” is a well-known Yiddish word for a man’s genitals.
“She was going to beat Obama,” Trump said of Clinton to a crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently. “… She was going to beat – she was favored to win – and she got schlonged. She lost. She lost.”
The latest sexist insult is just par for the course for Trump. His supporters roared with approval upon hearing the disparaging comment, even though I doubt many knew the meaning of the word. It didn’t matter. It just sounded funny and it is so “New Yawk.”
It is well past the point where there is anything Trump can say to lose support among his adoring base. (For Trump Supporters, It’s Unconditional Love)
The question is, will history repeat itself? Could Hillary lose the nomination that seems so firmly within her grasp to Bernie Sanders? If you ask most diehard Progressives, the answer will be “yes.”
At this stage in the 2008 presidential campaign, Hillary was clobbering Obama in the polls in about the same way as she is beating Sanders now. Perhaps that is why, even though a Hillary nomination seems well in the bag, the DNC and its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz are doing all they can to help the frontrunner. (Debbie “Madusa” Wasserman Schultz May Have Done Bernie A Favor)
Of course, a politician such as Barack Obama is a once in a lifetime candidate and no one is confusing Bernie Sanders for Obama. And if the stereotype is to be believed, Bernie might not be as “well endowed” as Obama. But old Bernie might nevertheless still have it within him to crush Hillary’s dream once again and “schlong” her anyway.
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