Trump outwits the Arkansas huckster

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Inset, Sydney Greenstreet in the 1947 film “The Hucksters.”

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2015 – The PC police of the mainstream media, as well as the Hillary Clinton campaign, are having fainting spells over statements by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump observed that in 2008 Hillary “was favored to win” but “she got schlonged” (beaten) by Democratic primary rival Barack Obama.

Also, Trump obliquely referred to Clinton’s awkward bathroom break in the middle of last Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate.

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“I know where she went,” said Trump. “It’s disgusting, I don’t want to talk about it. No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it,” he told the cheering crowd. “It’s disgusting.”

Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri tweeted that Trump’s “degrading language” inflicted “humiliation… on all women.”

At a campaign stop in Keota, Iowa, Clinton addressed a fifth-grader’s concern about bullying, saying, “We all need to be aware of the pain and real anguish bullying can cause. I don’t think a lot of people who do it really understand how it makes other people feel.

“We shouldn’t let anybody bully their way into the presidency, because that is not who we are as Americans,” Hillary added.

Democrats and Republicans alike forget that Donald Trump is a businessman. And all businessmen know that the key to selling any product is advertising.

In the 1947 MGM film “The Hucksters,” Evan Llewellyn Evans (played by Sydney Greenstreet) explains to advertising executive Victor Norman (Clark Gable) why his Beautee Soap Co. leads its competitors.

Sitting at the head of a highly polished conference table, Evans makes a revolting snort and spits on the table:

“Mr. Norman, you’ve just seen me do a disgusting thing. But you’ll always remember what I just did. You see, Mr. Norman, if nobody remembers your brand, you aren’t going to sell any soap.

“I’ll tell you a secret about the soap business, Mr. Norman, there is absolutely no difference between soaps. Absolutely none, except for perfume and color. Soap is soap. Oh, maybe we have a few manufacturing traits. But the public don’t give a hoot about that.

“The difference is in selling and advertising. We sell soap twice as fast as our nearest competitor. Why do we outsell them? Because we out-advertise them.

[Evans pounds the table] “Irritate them, Mr. Norman, irritate, irritate, irritate – they’ll never forget it – irritate and knock them dead.”

You see, what really angers Clinton and her media cult followers is that today’s big-government politicians are a lot like soap. “There is absolutely no difference between” most of them and, increasingly, “the public don’t give a hoot about that.”

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Like Evan Llewellyn Evans, Trump is planting disgusting images in our heads about the Democratic Party’s frontrunner, and with them, all notions of inevitability concerning a Hillary Clinton presidency in 2016.

Besides, Hillary’s degradation at the hands of Trump pales when compared to the cavalcade of humiliations heaped upon her by husband Bill.

What is more disgusting, Trump’s remarks about Hillary or her use of a degrading, sham marriage as a springboard to the presidency?

When campaigning against a vulgar huckster, Trump is saying, it’s impossible not to be vulgar.

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