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Malicious Amphibians and Cynical Politicians

Malicious Amphibians and Cynical Politicians
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If Ever It Were Truly Present, Sanity Has Surely Fled


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

It would appear that Hillary Clinton has never been formally introduced to the concept of "trolling". Perhaps unfamiliarity with the Internet shouldn't be surprising from a person who rather routinely has trouble with basic technology (e.g., email). Nevertheless, this election cycle has descended into realms of insanity where a candidate from a major party has an entire page on her website devoted to a cartoon frog meme. No, really.

That cartoon frog is more sinister than you might realize.

I literally cannot read that without laughing. I don't know which is more ludicrous the foregoing quote which asserts that a cartoon frog from MySpace (popularized by 4chan) is "sinister" or the fact that what passes for "research" is linking to an article on the Daily Beast (owned by a company on the board of which sits Hillary's daughter) that in turn quotes an anonymous nineteen-year-old on Twitter as a credible source (Clinton's site simply calls him "prominent").

Of course, the whole bit is a cynical ploy to agitate the Democrat base.