Trump has been demonized. Prior to politics, you either liked Trump or you didn’t. But few people hated him.
As of late Trump is hated, mostly because of the Leftist onslaught led by the media industrial complex. Ultimately this will play in his favor. Trump can be un-hated. Hillary Clinton can not. People hate Hillary Clinton.
Moreover, Hillary Clinton haters have been at it for decades. Their disdain for Clinton is baked into the recipe, and has become part of their DNA.
As Michelle Goldberg of Slate wrote,
In 1996, the New Yorker published “Hating Hillary,” Henry Louis Gates’ reported piece on the widespread animosity for the then–first lady. “Like horse-racing, Hillary-hating has become one of those national pastimes which unite the élite and the lumpen,” Gates wrote. “[T]here’s just something about her that pisses people off,” the renowned Washington hostess Sally Quinn told Gates. “This is the reaction that she elicits from people.”
It might seem as though nothing much has changed in 20 years. Many people disliked Hillary Clinton when she first emerged onto the political scene, and many people dislike her now. She is on track to become the least popular Democratic nominee in modern history, although voters like Donald Trump even less.
I predict that by election time, we will know that Hillary Clinton is far more unpopular than Donald Trump. But let’s get back to Clinton.
Goldberg indicates there has been a shift in why people don’t like Hillary Clinton,
But over the last two decades, the something that pisses people off has changed. Speaking to Gates, former Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan described “an air of apple-cheeked certitude” in Clinton that is “political in its nature and grating in its effects.” Noonan saw in Clinton “an implicit insistence throughout her career that hers were the politics of moral decency and therefore those who opposed her politics were obviously of a lower moral order.”
Noonan’s view was a common one. Take, for example, Michael Kelly’s 1993 New York Times Magazine profile, mockingly titled “Saint Hillary.” “Since she discovered, at the age of 14, that for people less fortunate than herself the world could be very cruel, Hillary Rodham Clinton has harbored an ambition so large that it can scarcely be grasped,” Kelly wrote. “She would like to make things right. She is 45 now and she knows that the earnest idealisms of a child of the 1960s may strike some people as naive or trite or grandiose. But she holds to them without any apparent sense of irony or inadequacy.” Kelly’s piece painted Clinton as a moralist, a meddler, a prig.
I disagree that the reason for disliking Hillary Clinton has changed.
30 years ago, people knew immediately that Hillary Clinton was a two-faced witch. Further, for political gain for her husband, she would sell her soul. That’s because Bill Clinton’s success was Hillary Clinton’s future success.
Bill Clinton was the personality that Hillary Clinton needed to get ahead. The Left know that Hillary Clinton has the personality of a constipated crocodile. Nobody likes her.
Prior to Hillary Clinton announcing her campaign for the presidency, the Left launched the “bossy” campaign. That campaign was to make it ok for women to be bitches, when they are in charge. Imagine the bimbo eruption from that one, given how many women have come and gone in the lives of the Clintons. You can bet those women know the wrath of Hillary scorn.
Hillary Clinton was given multiple personality makeovers. She was told to drop the “cackling” laugh. She was told to smile more, in what has become the most tortuous smile in politics. They did wardrobe enhancements, and as much plastic surgery as you can get without making her breasts her cheeks.
They even tried to make Hillary a “grandmother.” Would you want Hillary Clinton as your grandmother, Dearest?!
None of it has worked. Meanwhile, with every new “leak” from WikiLeaks, Trump gets vindicated. With less than a week left in the campaign, Trump will continue to gain. The polls will soon reflect the reality, that all the efforts to humanize the robot named Hillary will have been in vain.