H-2016 Unit Experiences Empathy Chip Malfunction

 

HillaryTerminatorEvery fortnight, some functionary from Team Hillary promises their candidate will express more spontaneity, good humor, and other emotions associated with the earth species known as homo sapiens.

Then after two weeks of robotic speeches, unsettling laughter, and exoskeleton malfunctions, Clintonites insist they will again actuate the reset button hidden behind her ear to bring out that signature Hillary warmth, which somehow has remained hidden for her 35 years of public life.

The Boston Globe shared a nugget from a late September town hall that I had somehow missed when it happened:

The sauna-hot room was silent as a woman told a halting and tearful story about her son’s struggle with a serious mental disorder.

“Because we couldn’t get good mental health care for him,” she said, wiping a tear, “he finally took his life.”

Some in the audience of 300 packed into a Boys & Girls Club in this lakeside town appeared moved by the story. But not, at least that one could tell, the woman who organized the forum, which was intended to focus on the scourge of drug addiction in New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton physically backed up closer to a wall as she listened and nodded. When the woman finished her story, the leading Democratic presidential contender retrieved a microphone, turned away, and began asking another panelist to respond.

Then she stopped herself. “I’m very sorry,” said Clinton, who followed with a bland observation. “We’re not doing enough on mental health treatment.”

There is somewhat blurry video of the encounter on a media clip site, but you can see the panic in Hillary’s face as if she’s thinking, Huma, help! Someone keep these icky emotions off of me!

In a similar situation, you can imagine George W. Bush giving the mom a bear hug as his eyes grew wet. Barack Obama would at least give the mom a one-armed hug and tell the crowd that this was the reason he got into politics in the first place. Biden would have given her a shoulder rub while Bill Clinton would have gotten her cell number. But Hillary backs up and backs up until a wall blocks her retreat.

For the past six years we have been told that Hillary is inevitable. But even with the backing of the media and the money men, how could someone this atrocious at politics ever be elected president?

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  1. Eeyore Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: how could someone this atrocious at politics ever be elected president?

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  2. John Paul Inactive
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    It’s hard to be someone you’re not.

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  3. Eeyore Member
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    John Paul:It’s hard to be someone you’re not.

    Yogi Berra lives on.

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  4. Franco Member
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    Vince Foster comes to mind.

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  5. EJHill Podcaster
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    Hillbot

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  6. Hank Rearden Inactive
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    I wouldn’t give up yet. There are rumors that her staff are working on her to be more authentic.

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  7. Mark Wilson Member
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    Hank Rearden:I wouldn’t give up yet. There are rumors that her staff are working on her to be more authentic.

    Once she learns how to fake authenticity, she’ll be unstoppable.

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  8. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    Obviously, Carly would have true emphathy for this woman.  Sadly, she can sincerely relate to the woman’s pain. Because Fiorina is, what’s the word… real.

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  9. Big Ern Inactive
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    An empathy chip malfunction is nothing a system reboot won’t fix.

    Commence candidate H-2016 system reboot #2546.

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  10. Eeyore Member
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    Big Ern: An empathy chip malfunction is nothing a system reboot won’t fix.

    Maybe Max should ask her if she’s cleared her cache?

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Eeyore:

    Big Ern: An empathy chip malfunction is nothing a system reboot won’t fix.

    Maybe Max should ask her if she’s cleared her cache?

    Better wipe her EEPROM first.

    No … not with a cloth.

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  12. Johnny Dubya Inactive
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    With a lack of empathy, shrewish demeanor, and a voice that could cut glass, Hillary has certainly earned the title America’s Ex-Wife™.

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  13. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    Jon, I cannot believe that you would buy into the Estonian Robot Hoax. Hillary never used her robot double for anything more than some early road trials, and was advised to make sure the robot double kept its sunglasses on, during the time period that they were calibrating the robot’s the facial muscles. After the fiasco at the restaurant, she decided to retire the idea. The Esotonian programmers had absolutely no clue that Americans were ever expected to make good will offerings at fast food restaurants. The robot has been sitting in a warehouse in a secret location ever since (not known to Bill, for various reasons). She was initially sold on the idea because of the limitations of makeovers, especially in Mrs. Clinton’s case, and because a robot would be able to present a ‘good face’ in public appearances, never tiring and always polite. Also, Mrs. Clinton wasn’t expected to have to make many public appearances anyway, since they usually lowered her approval rating. It was an idea that had a lot of potential, especially for an aging female candidate.

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  14. Barfly Member
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    Interesting how some people are put off by Hillary’s fakery and others just don’t see it.

    It’s as much what’s missing as what she presents. Good people give off a good vibe, to put it simply, and that’s reflected in the people around them. It’s possible to hide one’s ugly reality, especially given a sympathetic audience and complicit media, but the visible impact of an honest, well-meaning, competent person can’t be faked. Some of us learn to pick up on its absence. I don’t know whether that ability correlates with political orientation.

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  15. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    Oh, and, Hillary was also looking forward to spending more time on her recently discovered passion: “Bingo!”

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  16. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Nice!  Westworld was on TCM a few days ago.  I wonder if Hillary will be featured in the upcoming HBO series based on the movie.

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  17. KevinC Contributor
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    And if they hold the reset button juuusst right, she gets more Hispanic voters!

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  18. Pelicano Inactive
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    Richard Nixon hated people. He was terribly uncomfortable around them. That’s one reason he installed the taping system: to analyze his interactions with others to improve how he related to people.

    He never should have been in politics.

    He was elected president twice.

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  19. Songwriter Inactive
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    Barfly:Interesting how some people are put off by Hillary’s fakery and others just don’t see it.

    It’s as much what’s missing as what she presents. Good people give off a good vibe, to put it simply, and that’s reflected in the people around them. It’s possible to hide one’s ugly reality, especially given a sympathetic audience and complicit media, but the visible impact of an honest, well-meaning, competent person can’t be faked. Some of us learn to pick up on its absence. I don’t know whether that ability correlates with political orientation.

    I have to think those who don’t see it are purposefully blind to it. They want so badly to believe the nonsense the Left shovels out that they have convinced themselves that HRC is something she is not.

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  20. Big Ern Inactive
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    Songwriter:

    Barfly:Interesting how some people are put off by Hillary’s fakery and others just don’t see it.

    It’s as much what’s missing as what she presents. Good people give off a good vibe, to put it simply, and that’s reflected in the people around them. It’s possible to hide one’s ugly reality, especially given a sympathetic audience and complicit media, but the visible impact of an honest, well-meaning, competent person can’t be faked. Some of us learn to pick up on its absence. I don’t know whether that ability correlates with political orientation.

    I have to think those who don’t see it are purposefully blind to it. They want so badly to believe the nonsense the Left shovels out that they have convinced themselves that HRC is something she is not.

    You could apply this practically verbatim to the Trump phenomenon.

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  21. Mark Wilson Member
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    Pelicano: Richard Nixon hated people. He was terribly uncomfortable around them. That’s one reason he installed the taping system: to analyze his interactions with others to improve how he related to people.

    But what Nixon had going for him, in contrast, was that he was a broadminded and highly intelligent person.

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  22. Fricosis Guy Listener
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    I nearly drove off the road when Andrew Stiles and John Ekdahl discussed innovations in exoskeleton technology–a disabled man was able to walk using his brain to power prosthetics–and the danger of pairing these innovations to Hillary’s damaged brain.

    Just picture her as Dr. Hillary Rodham Octavius.

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