You probably didn’t know this, but yesterday, Kirsten Gillibrand officially announced she’s running for President.
I’m sure the tens of people who believe the drivel this insipid, vapid, girly-voiced woman burps out were thrilled.
If it hadn’t been for the fact that a few people on Twitter were mocking her insipid “Brave Wins” video, I wouldn’t have known about it at all.
In fact, later in the morning yesterday, “Kirsten Gillibrand” was trending on Twitter, but only about eight thousand people were talking about her.
Trump tweets about a dead Senator from Arizona and tens of thousands of people were “joining the conversation.”
When your BIG ANNOUNCEMENT video doesn’t generate the same level of interest as the late John McCain, maybe you should sit this out, Kirstie.
Here’s a LINK to her campaign video. I’m not posting it. It’s so saccharine and schmaltzy, diabetics might go into a coma. And I don’t want to deal with the liability issues.
Besides, there’s only so much of Kirsten’s seven-year-old girl voice prattling on about Brave I can stomach. Yes, I watched it. It sounds like someone repurposed an Inspiration-a-Day calendar into a two and a half minute script.
The most unnerving thing about it was Kirsten’s decision to be filmed wearing black with a black background. It made her look like a disembodied head.
Though, I have to say, it is rather ironic hearing a woman who changes her positions more frequently than most folks change their underwear blathering on about how brave she is.
There are a lot of words I’d use to describe Kirsten Gillibrand, but trust me, brave would never be one of them.
We’re talking about a politician who in 2018 was afraid to debate her Republican opponent – despite the fact that the Republican had a snowball’s chance in Hell of defeating her.
And why was Kirsten afraid to debate her?
Because Kirsten’s ever-shifting positions make her an easy target for criticism. The last thing she wanted was to have to face harsh questioning and comments from an opponent – even an opponent who was destined to lose.
Because Kirsten lacks the courage to actually defend her penchant for flip-flopping.
For all her tough talk about sexual harassment, Kirsten didn’t even have the balls to send her own staffer packing after fellow staff accused him of sexual harassment. In fact, Kirsten only caved and let him go after Politico reported on it a few weeks ago.
Brave people take action.
Kirsten, on the other hand, is an old hand at reaction.
She puts her finger to the wind to see which way it’s blowing, then reacts to trends by hopping on board.
That’s why she climbed aboard the MeToo Movement and the Women’s March.
But when Kirsten Gillibrand says, “Me too” she means it in an entirely different way.
All the other Democrat candidates talk about packing the Supreme Court, so Kirsten hollers, “Me too! I’m considering that too!”
Beto O’Rourke says he wants to tear down the existing border barrier, so Kirsten’s hand shoots up and she bellows, “Me too! I want to do that too!”
You know what I’d love?
I’d love it if every 2020 Democrat candidate came out supporting something completely insane (and by that I mean insane even to them) just to see if Kirsten pipes up in her little girl voice to say, “Me too! I’m totally in favor of that too!”
I think we should bring back child sacrifices as a way to control the weather.
Me too! I’m all for child sacrifices too!
The truly brave are leaders.
Kirsten Gillibrand is a follower. She gloms on to “movements” and positions when she thinks are politically advantageous to her.
She’s a hanger-on, not a leader.
As soon as a “movement” or policy position goes out of style among the Democrats, Kirsten quickly flips to distance herself from it.
Because she’s brave … or something.
Let me tell you about bravery.
For over two years, President Trump has been under relentless, unending attack – from the news media, Hollywood, Democrats, even some Republicans. And yet, despite the endless vitriol and attacks, despite a highly coordinated attempt to oust him from office, he’s held firm to his campaign promises.
He has never let this non-stop barrage of attacks blow him off course.
Whereas getting blown off course is Kirsten’s primary mode of transportation.
President Trump is unafraid to stand alone while more cowardly men slink away into the background for fear of being noticed.
He doesn’t fold under pressure. Instead, he thrives in it.
Kirsten on the other hand folds faster than a bad poker hand at the first sign of trouble.
There’s absolutely nothing brave about going along with poll-tested positions that align exactly with what the media, Hollywood, the donor class and the unhinged base demand.
That’s the opposite of Brave. It’s Cowardly.
And that word describes Kirsten to a T.
She is a gutless coward who flounders about in the waves of popular opinion hoping to find the one she can ride to victory.
But it doesn’t look like many people are buying Kirsten’s Brave Act.
Consider this. Kirsten’s BIG ANNOUCEMENT video has been viewed 754K times on Twitter. Meanwhile, Robert Francis O’Rourke’s announcement video has been viewed 4.77 million times. True, his came out three days earlier and there’s a good chance that many of those views were from people like me laughing at his flailing arms. But still. I’d say the odds of Kirsten getting 4.77 million views after four days are slim to nil. And that includes the people who would watch it to poke fun of her.
The fact is, I almost feel sorry for Kirsten Gillibrand.
Kirsten’s polling numbers are non-existent. In the last several Democrat Presidential Nomination polls cited at Real Clear Politics, Kirsten is lucky to eke out 1%. In the last Iowa Caucus poll, she was the only candidate to poll at zero.
Now, maybe someone reading this is thinking, “But doesn’t that show that Kirsten is brave? I mean, it must take bravery to run for President when nobody is interested in voting for you.”
But it isn’t bravery that explains why Kirsten Gillibrand chose to make her run official despite the staggering lack of interest.
Instead, it’s the same stunning lack of self-awareness that she showed by choosing the slogan “Brave Wins.”
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