Read time: 2 minutes

St. Ronnie Fluffer Hewitt Likens Hillary Campaign To A 'Weekend At Bernie's' Moment

Right-wing St. Ronnie acolyte Hugh Hewitt is a projector that's turned the wrong direction.

Why Chuck Todd had Hugh Hewitt on Meet the Press today, I do not know. It must be part of the concerted effort to transform him from a right-wing hate radio talker into someone legitimate. Thanks, Comcast.

When asked about Hillary Clinton's candidacy, Hewitt likened her to Bernie in Weekend at Bernie's, the 1999 movie about the dead guy two up-and-coming ambitious dudes propped up for a weekend and pretended he wasn't dead.

Chuck Todd asked, "I look at the obsession on the right with beating Obama, beating Clinton -- Clinton over the years and I think, they're 0 for 4. Is there a point where they do this too much?"

"Oh no, not with Hillary," sneered Hewitt. And then, in one full sentence, Hewitt managed to liken Hillary to Nixon and a dead mobster in a 1990's movie.

"Brent Budowsky calling her the 'New Nixon' reminded me that this is like a 'New Coke' moment. It's actually a Weekend at Bernie's moment," Hewitt declared. "I think they're afraid that they have a candidate they have to prop up from now until November of '16."

Wrapping it up, Hewitt said, "There isn't any substance, there isn't any charisma, and most of all, she's not trustworthy."

Hugh Hewitt, the champion of all things Saint Ronnie, said that.

Projecting a bit. perhaps?

In June 2014, Hugh Hewitt proclaimed that Cruz "may be the smartest senator," telling Joe Scarborough on his radio program, "he's just not gonna back down and we need some of that in our party." Hewitt went on to compare Cruz to Reagan, saying he has "the same demeanor" as Reagan, "the same kind of charisma, easy affability and smart, smart, smart."

Gosh, Hugh. Reagan's the dead guy you're propping up. Hillary, on the other hand, is the living woman running for President in 2016. As for trustworthiness? I'll take the breathing lady who served us well as Secretary of State for four years over the dead guy who traded hostages for weapons to right-wing Central American factions. Just sayin'.

[Photo via Bluegal aka Fran]

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team