Hillary Clinton describes “Game of Thrones” as the TV show that best describes her life in politics.

By |2019-04-13T07:59:20-08:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments


Courtesy of The Hill:

The former secretary of State was asked during a New York event to pick which small screen depiction gets Washington right.

“May I ask you — this is a question I get a lot because I lived a life in politics, nothing like yours — which is closer to reality of life in politics, which TV show? ‘The West Wing’ or ‘Veep?’” moderator Paul Begala asked.

“Oh, probably ‘Game of Thrones,’” Clinton quipped as the audience laughed. “At least in my experience.”

“Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count,” she writes. “They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in ‘Game of Thrones’ chanting ‘Shame! Shame!’ while Cersei Lannister walked back to the Red Keep.”

I love this response. 

Especially since today is the premiere of the eighth and final season of GOT and it is quite literally almost the only thing I can think about. 

I love that show so hard that it borders on obsessive.

Seeing it end will almost be as emotional for me is watching Hillary’s concession speech in 2016. 

See how I tied all of that back together? 

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20 Comments

  1. abc April 14, 2019 at 5:04 am

    ” See how I tied all of that back together? ”

    Yeah wow, really powerful shit.

    You’re the only person in the world tying Hilary’s concession speech to GOT.

    Sad, very sad

    • Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 10:20 am

      At least you got the first three letters of the alphabet correct.
      Participation award.

      • Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm

        Game of thrones is nothing but a stupid fantasy world soap opera with tits and some beav and dragons. It is a dumb soap opera, a bore to entertain the mindless drones.

    • Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 10:23 pm

      Did she ever make a concession speech? She sure didn’t the night she lost bigly.

  2. anon April 14, 2019 at 6:20 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/sarah-sanders-democrats-congress-not-smart-enough-understand-trumps-tax-returns/

    “Democrats in Congress are not “smart enough” to understand them.
    frankly Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages.”

    “Most of them probably don’t do their own taxes,” Sanders concluded. “And I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything.””

  3. Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 7:09 am

    OT?
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/accuweather-sex-harassment-barry-myers_n_5cb29768e4b098b9a2d4ae9a

    “A federal investigation found “severe and pervasive” sexual harassment of female employees at AccuWeather
    AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Myers was CEO during the “pervasive” harassment but he stepped down early this year and divested himself of ownership in preparation for taking over NOAA.

    AccuWeather, which is still owned by Myers’ family members, sells information that is gleaned in part from data paid for by taxpayers and produced by the National Weather Service, which is overseen by NOAA. Critics have lashed Myers’ nomination as an outrageous breach of ethics that would put the man profiting from NOAA data in charge of that agency. “Barry Myers defines ‘conflict of interest,’””

  4. Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 7:15 am

    She really needs to get over it, and I voted for her.
    I don’t get the “it was owed to me” mindset. Yes, she won the popular vote hands down, but such is life and politics.
    They are all liars and cheats.
    The whining, please leave to Palin.

    • Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      She really needs to get over it
      ====================
      she isn’t the one that asked the question !!!

  5. Anon April 14, 2019 at 7:53 am

    OT-FYI
    Arizona lawmakers repealed a 28-year-old law that restricted teachers from providing students with an LGBTQ-inclusive health education. Justin Unga, the Arizona state director of the Human Rights Campaign, applauded the “bipartisan solution” to the decades-old ban in a statement. But the organization noted that there are still barriers across the country for many LGBTQ students, since six other states have bans on LGBTQ-inclusive education in public schools. Only four states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring LGBTQ-inclusive sex education.

    https://thinkprogress.org/arizona-repeals-law-prohibiting-teachers-from-promoting-homosexual-lifestyle-15f3cc9fe61a/

  6. FFFF/F April 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

    FYI “Some agents or some girls (agents always blame it on the girls) will charge more money for IR [interracial]. We don’t do that unless it’s a first IR but that’s like a first anal or first anything else.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-much-money-do-porn-stars-actually-make?ref=home

  7. Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/tom-arnold-trump-addiction-destroying-my-career-and-i-dont-care?ref=home

    “Arnold’s obsession with bringing down Trump has led him to make conspiratorial claims about tapes of the former reality TV star-turned-president assaulting his wife and saying the n-word that haven’t borne out. It cost him his Vice gig. It led him to exaggerate a chance encounter with Michael Cohen (he claimed to have turned the president’s former fixer against Trump over what turned out to be just a hotel selfie). And it got him into a fistfight with Apprentice producer Mark Burnett during last year’s Emmy Awards.

    He doesn’t care.

    Arnold first got sober in 1989, but later became hooked on opiates following a 2008 motorcycle accident. Arnold checked himself into rehab in 2017 after experiencing traumatic flashbacks of being sexually abused as a child. The flashbacks were triggered when his son, Jax, turned 4 years old—the same age Arnold said he was when a neighbor preyed upon him growing up in Iowa.

    “My trauma is not cured,”

    “When I first met Arnold several days prior at a movie screening for The Brink, a new documentary about Steve Bannon, he pulled me aside in the lobby to hype an alleged sex tape featuring Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. For about 30 seconds I thought there might be a scoop, before it became obvious he unloads this type of gossip on anyone who will listen, especially reporters.”

    Hours before we meet at the Loews Regency, he tweeted out a photo of himself and Cohen at the hotel’s restaurant. He describes their relationship like being “on a remote island” vacation with a woman you love.” OK

  8. Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 8:18 am

    If memory serves, she never did go out in public as she did campaigning against President Obama. “It’s just so HARD,” tears in that diner, cant remember which.
    She spent most of her time this round courting rich donors behind closed doors. The media was obsessed with Trump and gave him all the free publicity he wanted.
    Sorry, girl, you’ve got enough $$ and history mentioning. Enjoy your grandkids, teach them to be good people.

  9. anon April 14, 2019 at 8:37 am

    http://atomicjunkshop.com/the-exaltation-of-anger/?fbclid=IwAR0RlFoGF8h6_AXJO4xch4V2kFbEyLDdi9o1blKY71KPsbnZODTwZkIQuZY

    Excerpt>”It’s about ENTITLEMENT.
    It’s about those who see the rest of us as objects to be OWNED, improved, edited, managed, controlled, silenced and redirected. It’s about dancing monkeys. More and more I get why people leave this place. I totally get why celebrities like Wil Wheaton left Twitter completely, just dumped 4 million followers and walked away. He couldn’t take it, it was literally destroying his mental health. I totally get that, because lately my various timelines are becoming for me an increasing source of irritation and frustration. Rage. It’s affecting me in the real world. It’s making me angry all of the time.
    …I’m not going to leave, not here, not Twitter, not Instagram, or Counter.Social, not yet anyway. But I AM going to start cleaning house a LOT more vigorously and without warning. I have to, to maintain my sanity.
    If you don’t want to get blown out of the airlock, then maybe give some thought to how your comments might be affecting others.
    Thanks.
    Now, here’s the thing that struck me about all these anecdotes and reactions. They all sound really familiar to me. And it dawned on me that was because I’ve been witness to the phenomenon for over thirty years. Before there was even such a thing as social media.

    Except it wasn’t about politics or social justice issues. It was in fandom.

    Nerd culture. Letter columns and fanzines and conventions. When the internet happened, it migrated to CompuServe forums and message boards. And now it’s everywhere.

    What I’m talking about is what is often dismissed as “fanrage,” or “trolling,” or whatever we’re calling it this week. But it’s the phenomenon Jim Wright describes. The posse of keyboard warriors who saddle up and ride when a cause is presented to them. ANY cause. No matter how stupid.

    The common denominator in all these things is the anger. The level of rage in internet culture goes from zero to kill-you in seconds, and it stays there. Routinely, I had to deal with people whose online presence was fueled only by screaming about things they hated.
    It’s a disease. And it’s spreading.

    Jim Wright, who I quoted above, writes passionately about politics. Rightly so– there’s a lot going on these days to be angry about. But he also had to learn the hard way that his readers will gleefully embark on wars he had no intention of declaring. These days he knows to caution his audience not to go after a reader who’s giving him a hard time.”

    Greg Hatcher

    • Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 9:56 am

      I HEART Jim Wright.

  10. Anonymous April 14, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    G. I sometimes can’t tell if your commenters are from the Right or Left. Sometimes, sounds like the Right likes to visit and comment on your site. Must be a boring day on the rightwingnut sites, aye? Wonder if Trump will rally their hatred and madness for a fourth term? He may go full Hitler on us this time just to make an impression. Last stink, tooth missing Trumpette I ran into was a cab driver who spewed froth as he told me democrats were going to be obsolete. I feared for my life and wondered just how that was going to happen. Unless he was envisioning clubbing people like me over the head with his caveman club.

  11. Anonymous April 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    At least she didn’t say House of Cards or Madame Secretary.

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