COMMENTARY: Clinton’s Strategy Going for the Cheap Shot

When you have nothing positive going for you on the issues, distract the voting public by burying your opponent with personal attacks. Sound familiar? President Obama implied in his 2016 State of the Union address that Donald Trump is a racist. In keeping with her intention to become a third Obama term, Hillary Clinton adopted Obama’s ad hominem attack as the leading edge of her presidential campaign.

Here is the Wikipedia definition of ad hominem: “A logical fallacy in which an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.” Bill O’Reilly explains it: “The only chance that the Democrats have to win the White House is to say to the American public, ‘These Republicans are racists.’ The Democrats can’t run on national security, they can’t run on the economy, so…



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