Florida GOP Trolls Hillary for April Fools’ Day
It’s funny because it’s true
The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) is having a little fun at Hillary Clinton’s expense this April Fools’ Day, posting several news releases highlighting her problems with the investigations into her email server and unfavorable polling.
In a mock press release obtained by Legal Insurrection, RPOF shared several fake news articles. One announced that Clinton had won an Academy Award “for her portrayal of an honest candidate,” including a quote from DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz praising Clinton’s “ability to pretend she hasn’t changed her position on a range of key issues, and dedication to sticking to her talking points regarding her secret email server and Wall Street speeches.”
Other articles included one claiming that former President Bill Clinton would be endorsing Bernie Sanders instead of his wife “due to Hillary’s lack of transparency with voters” and another purporting to have a video showing Clinton actually “wiping her server clean” by physically wiping her Blackberry with a small cloth.
The fun continued on RPOF’s Twitter account, where they tweeted the “breaking news” that Clinton was finally telling the truth:
BREAKING NEWS: @HillaryClinton tells the truth! #sayfie pic.twitter.com/XRJ7PtgzSU
— Florida GOP (@FloridaGOP) April 1, 2016
The RPOF also created some joke headlines for Patrick Murphy, who is running for Senate against his fellow Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, picking on his recent party switching, hypocrisy on Super PACs, and the machinations of the DSCC to sway the primary.
Florida Republicans will have their work cut out for them if Donald Trump, who won the state’s Republican presidential primary on March 15, is the party’s nominee. The most recent statewide poll, conducted by NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist College from March 4 through March 10, had Trump losing to Clinton by 8 points. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fared slightly better in that poll, losing to Clinton by 5 points.
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My guess is that it fooled no-one.
How about her Nobel Peace Prize? Body count not yet high enough?
Yes, it’s rather ‘Onion-esque’, and maybe would’ve been chuckle worthy 12 or 14 months ago because most thinking adults knew this vile, venal witch Hillary was going to prison soon.
But at this ‘disgusted with the blatantly corrupt game’ juncture, it simply looks like cynical posturing for political gain at the expense of honest citizens.
Maybe it’s because I don’t have a very high opinion of the Republican Party of Florida (who gave us the likes of Angela Corey, Pam Bondi & Charlie Crist) in the first place, but these struck me as groan-worthy “lame Dad jokes.”
Yikes. Come to NC.
Your post should have a trigger warning. My two boys complain all the time about my “lame Dad jokes.” I’m really hurt and humilated by your callous disregard of my family problems. BTW, Happy April Fools Day! 😉
If the kiddies at Reddit are any indicator, they all love lame Dad jokes.
The minute you see ‘Hillary’ and ‘truth’ in the same sentence, one cannot help but check the calendar.
I saw one earlier that had the Hildabeast had been arrested by the FB!.