Clinton Identifies With Which Game of Thrones Character?

Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziAs a Game of Thrones fan, I was surprised to hear that Hillary Clinton viewed herself as one of the main characters in the series.  I assumed that the character would be such tough women as the Dragon Queen and “Breaker of Chains” Daenerys Targaryen or perhaps the fierce warrior Brienne of Tarth. Instead, Clinton picked the one character that every focus group would likely tell her to avoid at any cost: Cersei Lannister, a loathsome and incestuous character who has no qualms in using torture, murder, lies, and betrayal to attain power.  Indeed, for Clinton critics, Cersei seemed to sum the the Clinton era with her statement that “Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy.”

In her book “What Happened,” Clinton described the hate that she encountered from Trump supporters: “Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count . . . They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in ‘Game of Thrones’ chanting ‘Shame! Shame!’ while Cersei Lannister walked back to the Red Keep.”   Clinton was referring to a scene where Cersei was forced to walk completely naked through the streets by the High Sparrow as a “walk of atonement.”

Notably, Clinton is even sporting a hair style that is almost Cersei-esque.  The problem is that David Brock makes a poor version of Gregor Clegane.

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Game_of_Thrones_title_cardVoters still hold a remarkably deep dislike for Clinton — polls show that as unpopular as Trump is, he would still beat Clinton.  She was overwhelmingly viewed as untrustworthy and blinded by ambition. That is not unlike Cersei who famously said “When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”

 

There is another unfortunate analogy.  For all of Cersei’s guile and dishonesty, she did nothing but bring ruin to her house and kill members of her own family.  The matriarch of House Tyrell, the Queen of Thorns, explains that, for all of her conniving, she delivered her house to disaster to the delight of her enemies:

“The High Sparrow rules this city because of you. Our two ancient houses face collapse because of you and your stupidity. I wonder if you’re the worst person I’ve ever met. At a certain age it’s hard to recall, but the truly vile do stand out through the years … The people despise you, you’re surrounded by enemies, thousands of them, are you going to kill them all by yourself? You’ve lost, Cersei. It’s the only joy I can find in this misery.”

Given the first year of the Trump Administration, many Democrats clearly feel the same way about Clinton in openly calling for her to fade away.

45 thoughts on “Clinton Identifies With Which Game of Thrones Character?”

  1. a small drama:

    Enter Bill with Cersei sitting. Bill pours poison into a glass of wine and gives it to Cersei. Bill lights up a cigar.

    Cersei to Bill before drinking the poison Bill gives her at the behest of Hillary:

    Cersei: “I wonder if Hillary is the worst person I’ve ever met. At a certain age it’s hard to recall, but the truly vile do stand out through the years. Your wife has done things I wasn’t capable of imagining. That was my prize mistake, a failure of imagination. She’s a monster, you do know that? She’s a disease, I regret my role in spreading it; you will too”

    Bill (pounding the table): “I did not have sexual relations with that woman!”

    [Cersei drinks the poison]

    Cersei dying (on her role in getting Trump elected): “The election? A shocking scene. Not at all what I intended. You see, I had never seen the MAGA politics work before. Tell Hillary. I want her to know it was me. Not the Russians, not Bernie. ME.”

    Bill leaves in a coughing fit.

    Fade to black.

  2. Picture this but first play the Darth Vader music in the background. The scene: The Imperial Death Star landing platform, Vader walks down the platform from his craft to address his imperial guard. He finally removes his helmet and it’s Hillary. She blames all of America for her loss vows to encase all Americans in Carbonite. She turns to the ship where Bill greets her dressed as Jabba The Hut. Fade out.

  3. I’m looking forward to the day, in the not distant future, when Hillary is brought up and people say, “Hillary, I thought she was dead.”

  4. I’d presume she would be one of the dragons, burn anyone and anything you don’t like and live forever…

  5. Game of Thrones? How about Game Over?

    While filming a segment for The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Hillary Rodham Clinton was nabbed on tape saying the most awful thing imaginable about Hurricane Irma and its potential victims:

    “To be honest, Rachel, it would probably be good for the country if Irma were to just wipe every Florida hillbilly off the map. I mean…they live in trailers by the water, right?”
    Clinton began to laugh but Maddow stopped her:

    “Madam Secretary, that’s not funny. There are 37 million people in the path of the worst storm our country has seen since Katrina and it will probably do more damage. That was callous and wrong. You’ve been poisoned. Not everything is politics.”
    Maddow cancelled the interview and agreed to bury the footage, but one sound engineer who is a true patriot managed to keep a copy:

    “As soon as I heard her say it I knew she screwed up real bad. She was talking to people backstage about running for president again in 2020. There ain’t no way she’s gonna run now. Not without making me a very rich man.”
    The engineer, who refused to be named, says he will hold onto the footage until he needs it to either “save the country or himself.” He says he’s made “arrangements” in case anything happens to him.

    http://asamericanasapplepie.org/2017/09/10/hillary-caught-tape-laughing-irma-wiping-florida-hillbillies/

    1. If any other character in politics had said this I would bother trying to independently verify it. However I would not be surprised in the least if this were actually true.

  6. I think the title of JT’s article was just a little too much clickbait.

    The article is good and fine, but really, did Clinton identify with Cersei Lannister? Or did she identify with the feelings of shame and derision that was heaped upon Cersei during her imposed walk of shame?
    The latter is much more likely, than what is implied — some kind of quiz that leads the quizee to show “Which GoT character do you most identify with?”

    1. Clinton sounds emotionally impaired so I believe she might not even recognize the character in Game of Thrones As evil because she focuses inappropriately. Maybe I am totally off base, But she doesn’t sound like a normal and rational individual at this time.

  7. Karen S – Jamie pushed Bran out the window. The rest of your comment is spot on.

    Also, I am always so amused at people who consider themselves so superior and self-righteous because they don’t watch GoT. Diane and Benson are clearly our betters. 🙁

    1. That’s true, but he did it for her. Didn’t he say, “The things I do for you?”

      I suppose that’s apropos, too, because there seem to be a lot of people in her staff, in government, and on down willing to break the law or suspend their conscience for Cersei, I mean Hillary.

    2. I like Outlander better than GoT, although it’s also a well written series. The perspective of a strong heroine from modern times thrown into a past where women had few rights, from a female writer, was insightful. Her illustration of a sadist was also quite different and nuanced. Plus Diana Gabaldon, a marine biologist, did an excellent job researching 18th Century Scotland.

      The show is wonderful, with an outstanding cast. Excellent acting.

      I have to say the GoT cast also does an excellent job fleshing out their characters, especially Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister.

      Another favorite author is Patrick O’Brian, whose series is set in the turn of the 19th century English navy. So well researched that when he died writing his 27th novel in the series, his publisher explained that they were not going to try to finish his book, because only a committee could match his expertise, and no good book was ever written by a committee. No one else could have gotten me passionately interested in naval warfare in the 1800s.

  8. The photo of Hillary used by JT on this blog is the one that got the ugly itchBay defeated in the election.
    It is her own fault. She is posing. We already had the itchBay in the White House. We did not need her back. We needed a choice not an echo. Monica would have been a choice for the voters. Bill chose her.

  9. I don’t watch the show. I’m not surprised however after reading about the character that she would identify with her. For me, she is a cross between Angela Merkel and Kim Jong Un.

  10. I know nothing about Game of Thrones. And I’m damned proud of myself for knowing nothing about Game of Thrones. Ergo, I’m ashamed of Hillary Clinton for knowing something, anything, about Game of Thrones. And that goes triple for Turley–unless he has a research assistant give him Cliff-notes on the subject. But even then he’d just be brushing up on his pop-culture knowledge for the sake entertaining the groundlings on his blog, no doubt. So double shame on our host.

    Life is not an artificial contest. It’s an ordeal. Everybody loses–for real. And I’m one, too.

    1. Wait a second . . . Does George know about this Game of Thrones malarkey, yet? What better explanation for the American birthrate in a death spiral could there possibly be?

      No. It’s not the incoherent, hysterical Affirmative-Action privilege. It’s Game of Thrones, I tell you.

      P. S. Whaaa . . . Mr. Benson’s one, too??? And that’s NOT the common room at Bedlam???

        1. Yes, of course, it is. It’s just that I’m having trouble reconciling your knowledge of Game of Thrones with your knowledge of The Quakers and The Book of Matthew.

          1. I read some of the early volumes of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy. Know nothing about the TV series.

            1. Oh! That’s different. Never mind.

              But you’re still a Quaker; aren’t you? I figure your insistence upon friendly persuasion best explains your apparent pacifism. Unless I’m wrong on every count.

    2. I’m ashamed of Hillary Clinton for knowing something, anything, about Game of Thrones. And that goes triple for Turley”

      Diane,why?

      1. Schadenfreude is not cathartic. It’s just crude and crass big-buckets-of-blood entertainment for groundlings in the bear-baiting pit–only without the Elizabethan blank verse.

        1. …And how, Diane, does your response answer my question? I get an inkling, but I would prefer that inkling be expanded in your own words.

          1. allan – if she actually knew anything about bear-baiting, she would know they did not do Elizabethan blank verse at the same time. 😉

  11. Hillary may be suffering from multiple identity syndrome disorder. Hillary’s other Character ID’s:

    Queen Jezebel, Queen Athaliah, Herodias, Queen Cleopatra & Helen of Troy, daughter of the god Zeus.

      1. Nixon grew up in a Quaker household and never formally repudiated the Friends, but his private correspondence from the 1930s indicates that at that time he adhered to a very spare non-specific protestantism (tending toward deism). I do not believe he attended Quaker meeting after he was out of his father’s house. He did attend services occasionally in Washington. I’m not sure which congregation it was, except that one of its members was Leon Jaworski of all people. (It may have been the presbyterian congregation that Ike joined in 1953).

        Keep in mind (and contrary to his mother’s wishes), Nixon did not apply for CO status in 1942. He was never in combat, but he was in uniform. Our other Quaker president was Herbert Hoover, whose spare public remarks on religious matters suggested he evaluated religious precepts by their congruence with his preferred political economic order. (I’m referring to the quotes the Hoover Library actually uses on their site; these may be misleading, though).

        Dwight Eisenhower was not raised in the peace congregations, but his mother was. (Brethren, I think).

        The recent presidents whose religious profession was not replete with odd lacunae would be George Bush the Youhger, George Bush the Elder, Jimmy Carter, and Calvin Coolidge.

  12. So, she’s been bonking her brother. Just something else to add to the list. BTW, they had a body double do the Cercei walk of shame, which is exactly what Hillary would do.

    1. I wondered about that. Would have been a ballsy (but unnecessary) move on Lena Headey’s part to run the whole gauntlet on her own.

      1. Cape Cod Skeptic – in Season 1 Dany did all her own nude scenes if that makes you feel any better. She makes enough now she probably has a body double.

  13. That follows the line of that paricular political belief system and it’s progressive wing (as well as the other two principal branches.) One finds it in their training manual by Lykoff “Don’t See The Elephant” where they are taught to lump all opponents into one group called ‘conservatives’

    In answer to Karen S observation the same book advises only a few can understand the inner world and it should not be bothered with other than bringing it up to one of the ‘mentors’ as it isn’t the real world etc. etc. etc. a lot plagarized from Plato etc. That one was easy to identify. same agent training manual. etc etc.

    The whole movement is pure subjective, other world, mysticism oriented. Eventually they lose all grasp of reality.

    Funnily enough the author of that volume and many others is Professor of Cognition at, where else, Berkeley.

    1. I haven’t seen the series but wonder in the trial did cersei ever plead guilty ask for leniency and foregiveness? That would be the classic Nuremberg non-defense – admission of guilt with plea for clemency. From the little I read in the series cercei goes for trial by combat which would seem an accuate portrayal of Clinton – never admitting guilt nor responsibility but seeking to fight back.

      The difference is onloy the script writer gods control the outcome in the fiction of reality while im the reality off fiction Clinton applies subjectivism and the mystic belief in other worlds seeking to change an out come rather than quietly retiring to her wealth in Canada. It’s a rather suicidal choice in terms of a poltiical career. She won’t be remembered for more more than that.

  14. She likens herself to Cersei? Does that mean that conceived an illegitimate child by her own twin? Did she push a little boy out a window rather than be discovered? Lie, cheat, steal, kill, and basically behave like a savage? Self destructive to the point of gross stupidity?

    Sounds like a rather unfortunate Freudian slip.

    1. Another example that Clinton has no idea what goes on outside of her self-imposed bubble. She is aware only of her own delusions of relevance with occasional piped-in accolades from her sycophants to keep her serotonin levels up.

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