Comedy gold: “Hillary Clinton — Socialist”

posted at 1:26 pm on September 4, 2007 by Allahpundit

Thanks to reader Chris P. for this video candy bar. I think it’s serious — the F/X shot of the broken Gateway Arch is too impressive to be wasted on parody — but it works better as a satire of, well, of some of the more paranoid comments in this old thread.

Dedicated with affection to you know who, who’d make a damn fine Minister of Information for the new regime.

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Comedy? Parody? I don’t theeeeeeeeeenk so!

RushBaby on September 4, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Hummm… kinda funny. But it seem like some reverse psychology is in play. Looks like the intent was to make it seem silly to call Hillary a socialist… which she obviously is. Was this paid for by the Hillary campaign by any chance?

Maxx on September 4, 2007 at 1:34 PM

Oh noessss John Titor’s buddies are sending us video’s from the future

doriangrey on September 4, 2007 at 1:35 PM

This was a nicely done video. I agree with AP that the authors of the video went to great lengths of effort in this video to be mere humor-oriented.

More of these videos to come, I’ll bet.

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 1:35 PM

My fingers refuse to put the “s” at the end of my plurals.

Maxx on September 4, 2007 at 1:36 PM

I sense that AP’s relation with The Glacier’s Frontwoman has diminished…

BKennedy on September 4, 2007 at 1:36 PM

My doomsday vision is en español.

The Race Card on September 4, 2007 at 1:37 PM

So the clintons are building their own version of “Skynet” ?

Its code name is “universal health care”

William Amos on September 4, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Excellent video production.

The Race Card on September 4, 2007 at 1:38 PM

Triumph of the Hill?

Bad Candy on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Im telling ya Universal health care is just the first step in

SKY NET !

William Amos on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Stuff like this always reminds me of the Apocalypse Now Redux with the French guys yelling “communist!” – “socialist!” back and forth at the dinner table.

What’s the difference?

mojowire on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

She might nuke St. Louis? Eh, that’s still not enough to motivate me to get off my couch and vote.

frankj on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

I didn’t think that was good…. at all.

The writing was pointless. How did we logically progress from “Hillary is a socialist” to whatever that was? Why was the dude carrying around a little vague outline drawing of the US and pretending it was some sort of map? It’s only 2021… why did he act as though nobody had heard of St. Louis?

The acting was embarrassing, but, given the poor writing, it’s hard to blame the actor for having a hard time pulling off anything convincing.

And I don’t think the special effects were that impressive. They looked very fake.

In any case, I thought the premise was about as silly as a lot of the anti-Bush crap that gets floated around.

DaveS on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

No favorite videos, no other videos, the guy set up the YouTube account in late July and posted this three weeks ago.

Why, it’s almost like he joined YouTube just to post that one video. Gosh, what’re the odds of that?

Well-Armed Lamb on September 4, 2007 at 1:42 PM

St. Louis hadn’t had kept its preventative care appointment.

pedestrian on September 4, 2007 at 1:42 PM

Actually, the dark day in history already happened…when Bubba got elected. Heaven help us if Hillary does get in the White House in ’08.

JetBoy on September 4, 2007 at 1:42 PM

Ha. This post is worth it for these words alone: a damn fine Minister of Information for the new regime.

Spirit of 1776 on September 4, 2007 at 1:44 PM

lol pedestrian

Spirit of 1776 on September 4, 2007 at 1:44 PM

Speaking of St. Louis, any updates on the Beauchamp story? Kinda disappeared, wonder if there’s been anything new, or if there’s anything up with TNR.

Bad Candy on September 4, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Woah, Dave S, chill out. It’s just a YouTube video.

Clark1 on September 4, 2007 at 1:47 PM

Does anybody know how long it would take either one or a couple of people to create the St Louis CGI from scratch to finish?

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 1:48 PM

Mkay…….score…..outta ten?…….. 1.2

Limerick on September 4, 2007 at 1:50 PM

I didn’t think that was good…. at all.

The writing was pointless. How did we logically progress from “Hillary is a socialist” to whatever that was? Why was the dude carrying around a little vague outline drawing of the US and pretending it was some sort of map? It’s only 2021… why did he act as though nobody had heard of St. Louis?

The acting was embarrassing, but, given the poor writing, it’s hard to blame the actor for having a hard time pulling off anything convincing.

And I don’t think the special effects were that impressive. They looked very fake.

In any case, I thought the premise was about as silly as a lot of the anti-Bush crap that gets floated around.

DaveS on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Well, after taking all those evil oil company profits and putting them into her personal slush fund, she went after the profits of everything else until they could no longer remain in business, and then she bought them out. She got her cues from Vladimir Putin, who has been doing roughly thre same thing is Russia.

Hillary Clinton is a socialist. Socialists kill people. It is what they do, it is all they ever want to do. They wrap it up in “I’m doing this for the good of everyone” while they make The Party the one and only power source in the nation. It rubberstamps whatever the Party President wants.

Hillary Clinton is only 1 step removed from Vladimir Putin, who is only 2 steps removed from Joseph Stalin. Hillary Clinton is pretty much allied with North Korea, another socialist hellhole where freedom is crushed under an iron fist.

Hillary Clinton is in every way the soulless robot she presents herself to be. She is so fake and transparent that it is amazing anyone pays her any attention at all. If she is elected to the Presidency, America, and possibly even the world, is doomed.

The Mayans said the end of the world would occur in 2012. A Hillary Clinton presidency in 2008 almost assures that prophesy will come true.

BKennedy on September 4, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Meh. The actor was too clean to be wandering around a post-Hillocost wasteland. He hind of reminded me of Matt “Perfect teeth n’ hair” Damon in “Saving Private Ryan.”

crazy_legs on September 4, 2007 at 1:52 PM

^ There ya go, AP! LOL!

RushBaby on September 4, 2007 at 1:53 PM

hind = kind. Two days away from the start of my vacation, 4 days away from my wedding. I don’t expect to be able to type.

crazy_legs on September 4, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Wouldn’t the Gateway Arch collapse if it were broken in the middle like that?

Slublog on September 4, 2007 at 1:55 PM

4 days away from my wedding

they sell new IDs at the flea markets these days.

Limerick on September 4, 2007 at 1:56 PM

Crazy legs, I hope your honeymoon spot doesn’t involve 107 degree temps like they have been here in SoCal!

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Slublog,

Shhhh! :)

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Slublog:

come on, dummy. Fire can’t melt steel.

see-dubya on September 4, 2007 at 2:08 PM

Off topic comment: The “Happy Feet” song Rush is playing as way to keep dead air off of his show while he blows his nose is just funny, partly because it’s mostly sung in French!

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 2:12 PM

Weebork,
90′s for the first destination, mid-80′s for the second.

crazy_legs on September 4, 2007 at 2:13 PM

Hillary’s problem is that everything she says and does somehow always ends up being about herself. Her entire campaign revolves solely around her. So, do we really need another self-absorbed Clinton in the white-house?

Ironically, Hillary’s greatest liability isn’t Bill, and it is none of the other candidates, it is herself.

Lawrence on September 4, 2007 at 2:14 PM

Here’s a scary little bit of socialism for you right out of Hellery’s playbook:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23410977-details/'NHS+should+not+treat+those+with+unhealthy+lifestyles'+say+Tories/article.do

AZCON on September 4, 2007 at 2:14 PM

What the holy hell was that crap?

A couple of monkey-assed firefight FX lifted from Quake, cut to a rendered apocalptic scene cliche, and a whole bunch of wobbly blair-witch hand-cam puke-inducer.

Ochlan on September 4, 2007 at 2:15 PM

Two spots for honeymoon? I am jealous!

Early congrads! I got married on Saint Patty’s day this year. We went to Vegas before the time of the year when it’s now in the mid 100′s.

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 2:15 PM

Stuff like this always reminds me of the Apocalypse Now Redux with the French guys yelling “communist!” – “socialist!” back and forth at the dinner table.

What’s the difference?

mojowire on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Nothing.

Maxx on September 4, 2007 at 2:19 PM

Why was the dude carrying around a little vague outline drawing of the US and pretending it was some sort of map? It’s only 2021… why did he act as though nobody had heard of St. Louis?

DaveS on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

You’re obviously not aware of how many U.S. Americans don’t even have maps now. It will only get worse if, such as, Hillary wins because of the Iraq and Asia.

12thman on September 4, 2007 at 2:20 PM

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 2:15 PM

Thanks for the congrats. We decided to do 4 days at Disney World and then a week in Bermuda. I needed some relaxation after a year of planning a wedding, buying a house, and job-related stress, and the almost-wife wanted a beach. Then Disney kind of happened (haven’t been there since college).

crazy_legs on September 4, 2007 at 2:21 PM

What the holy hell was that crap?

I think it was a budget cut after the NHS comes to america. They needed to eliminate 5 million people using the system. So that’s what they did :P

Or the Rams won the superbowl again. Either way.

lorien1973 on September 4, 2007 at 2:21 PM

You’re obviously not aware of how many U.S. Americans don’t even have maps now.

Miss S Carolina’s answer is as prescient in 2021 as it is in 2008. Who said she’s a moron.

lorien1973 on September 4, 2007 at 2:22 PM

St. Louis hadn’t had kept its preventative care appointment.

pedestrian on September 4, 2007 at 1:42 PM

No.. no.. no.. that would be if Edwards got elected.

Maxx on September 4, 2007 at 2:25 PM

Stuff like this always reminds me of the Apocalypse Now Redux with the French guys yelling “communist!” – “socialist!” back and forth at the dinner table.

What’s the difference?

The traditional answer is “the size of their armies.”

Hannibal Smith on September 4, 2007 at 2:29 PM

Wouldn’t the Gateway Arch collapse if it were broken in the middle like that?

Slublog on September 4, 2007 at 1:55 PM

Actually, it wouldn’t. The arch in St. Louis was created as two separate, free standing semi-arches that were finally joined by welding the 1/64-1/32 inch gap between the two sections. Just an FYI.

Physics Geek on September 4, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Score one for America’s youth. If they recognize what Herr Hillary is, perhaps there is some hope for our country after all. America must learn what Herr Hillary really represents and her dream of a socialist or fascist paradise. Hopefully, at a certain point, perception will become reality.

Control the media,
Control the mind. – Cain

Wuptdo on September 4, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Actually, it wouldn’t. The arch in St. Louis was created as two separate, free standing semi-arches that were finally joined by welding the 1/64-1/32 inch gap between the two sections. Just an FYI.
Physics Geek on September 4, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Cool. I did not know that.

/carson

Slublog on September 4, 2007 at 2:42 PM

“transactions”? He meant “transmissions”. What a maroon.
And what’s up with talking into his wrist, which doesn’t have anything on it to pick up his voice?

Lame.
If it were any lamer, Jerry Lewis would raise money to fight it.

The Monster on September 4, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Physics Geek on September 4, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Thanks.

Spirit of 1776 on September 4, 2007 at 2:47 PM

My handy-dandy built in Mac OS X dictionary has as one if its definitions of transaction states:

“an exchange or interaction between people.”

While he could have meant transmission, transaction isn’t so far off.

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 2:50 PM

And what’s up with talking into his wrist, which doesn’t have anything on it to pick up his voice?

I assumed it was meant to be seen as new technology, inserted into the skin. It’s certainly not impossible, especially in 14 years.

Esthier on September 4, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Dedicated with affection to you know who, who’d make a damn fine Minister of Information for the new regime.

Hehehe.

Theworldisnotenough on September 4, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Actually, it wouldn’t. The arch in St. Louis was created as two separate, free standing semi-arches that were finally joined by welding the 1/64-1/32 inch gap between the two sections

I call Bull Schidt. The center of gravity of each side would be beyond its own footprint. The equation used to design the Arch is an inverted catenary (the shape naturally assumed by a rope, cable, or chain hanging between two points) so that the force bearing on any particular portion of the Arch is tangent to its shape, with no lateral shearing forces. That means that the force at the top is horizontal.

Take a look at the time lapse photo of the construction, and you’ll see where a truss was put in place to brace the segments against each other so they wouldn’t fall over before the arch could be completed. The official website of the Arch says this about the truss

After the stabilizing truss was erected, 21 sections were added to each leg. The next step was to put the final “keystone” section into place to complete the Arch. A jacking frame was used to exert pressure against the two legs so that this section could be set in.

Take the ‘keystone’ out, and the sides of the Arch would fall against each other.

The Monster on September 4, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Had to re-up my password for some reason.

anyway, this is purty weak.
Not Miss South Carolina weak,
or Michigan Wolvernines weak, but…

If god forbid Hillary gets into the WH, it will be a political social cultural and military disaster, but it wont end the country as we know it. you wont have South Park Republican dudes lurking in the weeds at bombed out national landmarks talking into their wrists while dodging phaser rifles. c’mon.

theres rich veins of satirical ore to mine out of Hillary. This aint it, tho.

Mike D. on September 4, 2007 at 3:09 PM

St. Louis hadn’t had kept its preventative care appointment.

pedestrian on September 4, 2007 at 1:42 PM

Pedestrian..thanks for the chuckle…good one

malkinmania on September 4, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Actually, it wouldn’t. The arch in St. Louis was created as two separate, free standing semi-arches that were finally joined by welding the 1/64-1/32 inch gap between the two sections. Just an FYI.

There were other cool engineering challenges, as well… like what do you do when you’re trying to join to semi-arches in a public daytime ceremony, but one side is facing the sun and has increased significantly in length from the heat? Why, you spray it with fire hoses, natch.

DaveS on September 4, 2007 at 3:11 PM

I’ve said it before, and now again:
Say goodbye to your 401K and stock portfolios.
As an investor in oil futures, how dare they make a profit and boost my share price.

It astounds me to think people supporting comrade Hillary have embraced her socialist agenda.

Kini on September 4, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Take the ‘keystone’ out, and the sides of the Arch would fall against each other.

The Monster on September 4, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Wouldn’t that depend on how much of the arch was destroyed?

Esthier on September 4, 2007 at 3:27 PM

The arches wouldn’t fall because the builders reinforced the concrete with the bones of Irish midgets, aka. Leprechauns.

Weebork on September 4, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Wouldn’t that depend on how much of the arch was destroyed?

Certainly, the more that was destroyed, the further the centers of gravity would move outward, but the depiction in the clip looks like at a minimum the larger of the semi-arches should have started leaning over like the Tower of Pisa soon after the chunk got knocked out, if it hadn’t fallen over completely. Even the smaller semi-arch would probably be affected by, you know, explosions weakening the structure.

The Monster on September 4, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Are transmissions and transactions the same thing, or did he come topside to score?

Hening on September 4, 2007 at 3:50 PM

I’m sorry, but this deserves a TV series.

- The Cat

MirCat on September 4, 2007 at 3:56 PM

Are transmissions and transactions the same thing, or did he come topside to score?

Hening on September 4, 2007 at 3:50 PM

With the mutants?

The Monster on September 4, 2007 at 3:37 PM

I’m sure you’re right. Then again, it’s more recognizable this way.

Also, after watching it again, everything is still smoking. Is it probable that the two sides would take time before falling into each other?

Esthier on September 4, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Even the smaller semi-arch would probably be affected by, you know, explosions weakening the structure

I can see it now— “For the first time in human history, ‘explosions’ have weakened steel!”

JamesLee on September 4, 2007 at 4:35 PM

And I don’t think the special effects were that impressive. They looked very fake.

DaveS on September 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Oh.

Labamigo on September 4, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Laugh now comrades…when you are bent over in the rice fields and they are blasting “herself” over the intercom 15 hours a day as a message from our “great and glorious leader” you will remember your freedom and weep…

sabbott on September 4, 2007 at 4:52 PM

Monster, what is a maroon?
Physics geek…thanks also.
Esthier, we have been using implants in various way and with nanotechnology by 2020′s everything will be tiny.
Kini, rich will go along regardless of ideology, poor are gullible and greedy but the middle class will be wipped out.

I personally thought it was pretty good. The concept was great the execution needed work. Kind of like liberal intent:
the road to hell is not paved in gold, folks, only on the failed good intentions of the left.

sharinlite on September 4, 2007 at 5:40 PM

Are transmissions and transactions the same thing, or did he come topside to score?

Hening on September 4, 2007 at 3:50 PM

Transmission would be sending something out over radio waves.

Transaction would be transmissions, broadcasts, e-mails, blog posts, or anything be Mr. McFeely.

- The Cat

MirCat on September 4, 2007 at 6:04 PM

This video is unrealistic. In 2021, wouldn’t he be a Mexican?

jihadwatcher on September 4, 2007 at 6:22 PM

Monster, what is a maroon?

That’s a Bugs Bunnyism.

Tanya on September 4, 2007 at 8:02 PM

I’m surprised by how many people here are taking this seriously. C’mon.

mram on September 4, 2007 at 8:57 PM

I’m not worried. Patrick Swayze and the Wolverines will still be around to save the country.

Anyway, why was he pointing at the map with his middle finger?

sibobr on September 4, 2007 at 9:11 PM

Seems spot on to me. Hillary the Marxist.

Tim Burton on September 4, 2007 at 9:20 PM

Wow!

From 1992-2000, we had Clinton Derangement Syndrome (CDS).
From 2000-2008, we had Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS).
Come 2008, are we doomed to have Clinton Derangement Syndrome (CDS) again?

Perhaps, some sanity on both sides is in order. And to those with CDS, I invite you take one second to think about the other Democratic nominees. They are so much worse. If it is possible, I ask you to get real with your insanities.

thuja on September 4, 2007 at 10:27 PM

The “break point” on the Arch would be about 1/3 down on each leg as the lower portion is filled with concrete and stressed steel stringers. It will likely be one of the last human artifacts when we all die from CO2 poisoning or the NAU plague or whatever world-ender du jour gets us.
That angle on the arch looked like it was shot from right near my house. There is an extensive cave/tunnel system under the city with lots of hidden entrances. Occasionally someone will show up in the basement of some old office building or factory after going exploring.

TBinSTL on September 4, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Spot on selecting St. Louis as the designated victim city. Hill the Racist has already lamely identified it as Gandhi’s favorite town: “He ran a gas station down in St. Louis”.

Need to nuke one? It’ll do…

T J Green on September 4, 2007 at 10:49 PM

LBJ’s Daisy add of 1964 was based on the same premise. If hindsight is 20/20 then with his Great (big welfare) Society and escalation and ultimate disgrace in Vietnam we have Reagan’s record to compare. OT But I have to say here my theory that this country has been steadily disected by the Trilateral Commission beggining with the assasination of JFK. ONE WORLD is here.

sonnyspats1 on September 5, 2007 at 12:04 AM

At the risk of moral equivalence, how is this different than Bushitlerism? Serious inquiry, not condemnation.

hadsil on September 5, 2007 at 3:20 AM

At the risk of moral equivalence, how is this different than Bushitlerism? Serious inquiry, not condemnation.

hadsil on September 5, 2007 at 3:20 AM

Go back to Kos.

Maxx on September 5, 2007 at 11:12 AM

At the risk of moral equivalence, how is this different than Bushitlerism? Serious inquiry, not condemnation.

hadsil on September 5, 2007 at 3:20 AM

Because Hillary has already been quoted as supporting government takeover of whatever company the empress finds is “making too much money.” She has already stated that she doesn’t want America to be an “on your own society,” she wants it to be a collective society. Things like “Bush Knew!” and “Bush Lied People Died!” are unfounded speculation.

Observe:

Hillary Clinton
Hill Clinton
Hugo Clinton
Hugo Chavez

If we didn’t have proof they could be in the same place at the same time, you’d think they were the same person.

Mix 10 quotes from Hillary Clinton with 10 quotes from Stalin. Proceed to tell me who wrote which.

BKennedy on September 5, 2007 at 2:39 PM