The Insult Comedian Hoist On His Own Petard

I rarely use stock phrases but I’ve always been fond of hoist on his/her own petard.  In this instance, it evokes a too-tight leotard riding up the Donald’s ass. He’s trying to give the country a wedgie, so it’s only appropriate to imagine giving him one. I’d like to see the combover after a swirly. I think it might dissolve.

The general election ad season has begun in earnest now that Cruz and Kasich have dropped out. A key anti-Trump strategy will be to use his own inflammatory and idiotic words against him. He has a long track record of misogynistic statements including many appearances on the Howard Stern Show. I don’t think we’ve ever had a President who hung with Howard and I, for one, would like for that to continue.

We begin this particular beguine with a brilliant web ad from a Democratic candidate for the Senate from Arkansas. He may be a long-shot but this ad could serve as template for down ballot candidates who want to run against Donald Trump’s own words:

Trump is quite simply a loathsome pig and no matter how they try to dress him up: he’s going to smell like pigshit. There are, of course, some people who are as misogynistic as the Donald BUT do the rest of us want our President to talk like this?

Team Clinton has posted a new web ad using the Insult Comedian’s words against him. It’s not on YouTube yet so this tweet will have to suffice:

This is what happens when you have an undisciplined candidate who speaks off the cuff without notes. I keep imagining him asking Justin Trudeau to go out and pick up babes with him. At this age, the Insult Comedian needs a wing man, after all. He could ask David Cameron about his porcine preferences. He would, of course, call Angela Merkel ugly whilst admiring Putin’s manly chest. The possibilities are endlessly appalling.

There’s another ad from Team Clinton that uses the words of *other* Republicans against him. The use of Willard Mittbot Romney’s legendary anti-Trump speech is particularly effective:

The #NeverTrump “movement” may have been flushed like another kind of movement (Trumpian vulgarity alert) but GOPers have left a gold mine of quotes behind. Thanks, y’all.

Watching these clips made me think of the scene early in Sunset Boulevard wherein Norma Desmond goes into a rant about talkies:

Joe Gillis: I’m not an executive, just a writer.
Norma Desmond: You are, are you? Writing words, words, more words! Well, you’ll make a rope of words and strangle this business! With a microphone there to catch the last gurgles, and Technicolor to photograph the red, swollen tongues!

Yeah, you right, Norma. I’m off to plan a monkey funeral now. I’ll give Joe and Norma the last word:

Of course, the Insult Comedian would call Norma a hag and tell Joe to dump her. I guess I lied about the last word thing. It’s the result of an overexposure to Trump who lies even when he doesn’t have to. It’s one thing he and Tailgunner Ted have in common.

That is all.