The Ghost of Vince Foster

If one more fucking person posts some thinly-veiled accusation about the purported body count left in the wake of the Clinton political dynasty, I am literally going to fucking scream.

Since the early 1990’s, the Clinton juggernaut has been a threat to the right-wing fanatics of the Republican Party. Instead of trying to beat them fair and square in the political arena, they have sought to tarnish the brand and besmirch the good names of two lifelong public servants. And why?

I’m looking at you, Rush Limbaugh, as the torch bearer of the witch hunt. You were able to reach an audience like no other and sow the seeds of discontent, allowing the distrust and hatred of Bill & Hillary Clinton to fester and grow, unabated. No less important or hysterical in their fallacious pursuit of a phantom are Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity; basically any of the major pundits on Fox News fall into this category. Each of these talking heads has a loyal following of rapid fans who soak in, and blindly believe, everything they hear.

The proliferation of social media has further given right-wing conspiracy theorists an unprecedented new modality in which to spread their hateful lies. The memes are merely click-bait for users who are lazy, intolerant to change and odious in their desire to spread blatant lies, partial truths and dangerous propaganda. A quick fact check would more often than not quickly prove the inaccuracy of the information, but that would not align with their fiercely held convictions that the Clintons are evil incarnate.

Far more frightening are the unhinged right-wing extremists on the fringe of both the party and society, in general. It only takes one guy, sitting alone in a room, full of hatred and discontent, to believe a demagogue like Donald Trump is speaking directly to him. There are a long line of lone-wolf assassins and would-be assassins, who acted alone and directed their misguided hatred at one religious figurehead or political leader or musical icon or another. Charles Guiteau. John Wilkes Booth. Lee Harvey Oswald. Sirhan Sirhan. Mehmet Ali Ağca. John Hinckley. Mark David Chapman.

Any reasonable, free-thinking person should be able to recognize the insanity behind the alleged Clinton Body Count. Seriously, folks, these are career politicians, not Mafioso. Furthermore, the names on the list often have nothing more than a cursory connection to the Clintons. In this day and age, would it really be possible to have left such a wake of dead bodies without any evidence? There has never been any serious investigation into any of these alleged murders because there is absolutely no truth in the accusations.

Let us just judge both candidates based upon their merits versus decades of innuendo. If voters are able to set aside their biases and preconceived notions, there is only one qualified candidate in the 2016 presidential race and that person is Hillary Clinton. So, why don’t we let the ghost of Vince Foster et al., rest in peace.

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