|Damn, y'all are stupid.|
Multiple versions of lengthy lists of deaths associated with Bill Clinton have been circulating online for about twenty years now. According to those lists, close to fifty colleagues, advisors, and citizens who were about to testify against the Clintons died in suspect circumstances, with the unstated implication being that Bill Clinton or his henchmen were behind each untimely demise.
We shouldn't have to tell anyone not to believe this claptrap, but we will anyway. In a frenzied media climate where the Chief Executive couldn't boff a White House intern without the whole world finding out every niggling detail of each encounter and demanding his removal from office, are we seriously to believe the same man had been having double handfuls of detractors and former friends murdered with impunity?
Don't be swayed by the number of names listed on screeds like this. Any public figure is bound to have a much wider circle of acquaintance than an ordinary citizen would. Moreover, the acquaintanceship is often one-sided: though many of the people enumerated on this list might properly claim to have "known" Clinton, he wouldn't know or remember having met a great number of them.
"Body count" lists are not a new phenomenon. Lists documenting all the allegedly "suspicious" deaths of persons connected with the assassination of John F. Kennedy have been circulating for decades, and the same techniques used to create and spread the JFK lists have been employed in the Clinton version.
As many of you know this bullshit story has turned up a couple of times in the comments here at IM.
It was literally so fucking stupid that I could not imagine that anybody would be ignorant or crazy enough to believe it.
But guess what, they are.
All you have to keep in mind is that the Clinton's have been under almost constant scrutiny for four decades, and that includes opposition research during campaigns, GOP investigations of Bill while in office, and of Hillary just recently over Benghazi and her e-mail server, to realize that if there were any truth to these allegations we would have read all about them on the front pages of every newspaper in the country.
In my opinion this is just another example of just how incredibly desperate the Right Wing is in finding ANYTHING they can use to stop Hillary from winning the presidency.
But if this is all they have, they better start getting used to saying "Madame President."