Hillary Clinton, taking a page out of Donald Trump’s speech scare tactics, and an effort to either make things sound worse than they are or lie (or probably a little bit of both), said that under Donald Trump’s influence, the G.O.P. is becoming more radical. Did she forget that a lot of members of the G.O.P. have jumped ship publicly and many have given her their support, just like her husband suggested two weeks ago defending her words in the Email leak? She’s either got a serious case of memory deficiencies, or a serious case of conveniently leaving things out. Again, I’m guessing it’s probably a little bit of both, because it wouldn’t be a day in the life of one of Hillary’s speeches without that combination being her recipe of effect.

However, her demonstration of scare tactics, something Trump usually utilizes, to state Trump was on the side of the “alt-right,’ a term she used and then, for once, took the time to explain it a bit to the audience so they’d understand something. She tried to do this before her speech put her listeners into the typical yawn-inducing boredom that seems to lead to them falling asleep, demonstrated perfectly by her husband, Bill Clinton, the final night of the DNC.

Hillary defines the “alt-right” for listeners

Hillary defined the “alt-right” as those that hold anti-immigration values high because they believe in some sort of white supremacy. To make that white supremacy part clear, she even mentioned that a former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke, was extremely overjoyed by Trump’s growing power over the Republican Party.

(But is it any real surprise David Duke would effectively support the candidate who supports guns and deportation of minorities?)

What Trump’s been up to recently?

For his part, Trump has effectively moved his speech focus from racial slurring to focusing on slurring illegal immigrants instead. He has also appeared cozy with some of, although not all of, the alt-right community.

For instance, he named his new campaign chief, Stephen K. Bannon, who has associated himself with the alt-right.

What Republicans have really done

And for their part, although Hillary conveniently failed to mention it at this speech, a lot of the Republicans are no longer fully on Trump’s side, or under his control.

(Thankfully, they’re not all Newt Gingrich). Some of them are still like a lot of the American populace and have no idea which one of these two candidates to vote for. And can anybody really blame them?

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