During the 2016 campaign, one of the persistent undercurrent rumors about Hillary Clinton that nobody in polite media company was really allowed to discuss publicly was that the Democrat candidate, um, quite enjoyed a tipple.
The closest we ever heard to anyone from the mainstream media saying something about this was Amy Chozick, political reporter for The New York Times, who once expressed her surprise at Hillary’s ability to go all Ted Kennedy: “She likes to drink,” Chozick said. “We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.”
Alas for Hillary’s media acolytes, conservative and acting icon James Woods isn’t polite or politically correct. He’s just correct. And when a recent video of Clinton encouraging her supporters in a profane way surfaced, he had a sly way of referencing Hillary’s oenophilia in a tweet that likely had fans rolling in the aisles.
First, a little backstory: According to Mashable, A video was posted to Twitter late last week by Huffington Post reporter and liberal group Bros 4 America (oh lord) co-founder Alex Mohajer featuring Hillary thanking her feminist supporters in an, um, unusual way.
“Hey, everyone. I just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for your feminism, for your activism. And all I can hope is you keep up the really important good work,” Hillary says at the beginning of the short video, which according to Mashable took place at a lunch event in New York City — in other words, at an establishment that probably serves alcohol. This becomes important later.
The individual who is shooting the video — who isn’t identified by Mohajer but is apparently a member of a group called “Activist B*****s Supporting B*****s — then leans in and asks her, “Can you say, ‘activist b*****s supporting b*****s?’”
Hillary took the cue with gusto.
“And let me just say this is directed to the activist b*****s supporting b*****s,” she said, laughing. “So let’s go!”
It became clear that the video was a rather forced attempt on Mohajer’s part to start some sort of memery. “Let’s make
#ActivistB*****s and #DumpTrump trend tonight!” he tweeted less than an hour later. “Though personally, I wouldn’t mind a #Hillary2020 hashtag, I know that HRC would prefer we focus on the 2018 midterms. ;-)”
He later linked to the aforementioned Mashable piece, which tacitly celebrates Hillary making a bold statement on behalf of someone who told her what to say word for word. I don’t get it either.
It also quotes Mohajer fairly extensively, insisting he never wanted this to go viral in the way it did and is shocked — shocked, he assures you! — that this got any sort of media attention after he tweeted the video out and then almost immediately tweeted to his followers that he wanted it to trend. Mohajer also makes this claim in an article which is more than 50 percent comprised of written statements provided by himself. If cognitive dissonance could provide renewable energy, we would never have to burn another hydrocarbon for the remainder of Alex Mohajer’s life.
Meanwhile, James Woods had a different take on the matter (WARNING: Video with original language intact included. Viewer discretion advised.):
Five martinis deep and it’s not yet 2PM… https://t.co/LxOAMRlMPm
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 27, 2018
Oh, by the way, it’s worth pointing out that the video was posted by Mohajer just hours after The New York Times revealed Hillary had more or less covered up for a staffer on her 2008 campaign who was accused of sexual harassment.
I suppose if anyone needed an excuse to dip into the hooch, it was Hillary, whose reputation among women was again taking a hit.
Then again, it’s not as if Hillary ever really seems to need an excuse:
"We need to take off so we can have some drinks served," Hillary says on her campaign plane https://t.co/XrZsEHOXwb
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) October 10, 2016
In a strange bit of irony, that report was co-authored by none other than Amy Chozick. If I were Ms. Chozick, I probably would not be counting on any Clinton Foundation event invitations in the inbox anytime soon. Which is a shame, since I bet Hillary has some top-shelf booze lying around.
As for Woods, he proved again why we love him. If the nascent “Draft Woods” campaign succeeds, we can at least be assured of an interesting campaign for governor of California. If he wins, one hopes he’ll extend an olive brach to the former presidential candidate. Perhaps he can even take her on a Napa Valley winery tour.
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