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For That Young Prog In Your Life

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 21:55
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Peter Schweizer recently wrote a book entitled Clinton Cash, detailing the ins and outs of the Clintons providing political favors to foreign government leaders in exchange for speaking fees for Bill, access to Sec. of State Hillary, and large donations to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. Clinton Cash

I’ve not read Clinton Cash, but I hear it is good, and very well sourced. It’s the kind of book you might give to a misguided young progressive hoping to nudge them onto a better path. The problem, however, is that no matter how fine your intentions, that young prog in all probability will not once even crack that book open.

So that sucks. And what to do? You can’t force them to read it … or can you?

Well … maybe not force. But yes, you can irresistibly lure them to read that book. Well, not THAT book exactly, but one with essentially the same content, but in a form that the most ideological prog won’t be able to resist. And by that I mean in comic book … graphic novel form. After all, what prog can resist a comic – any comic – even Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel.



Sarah Lee, writing for RedState, notes that she has yet to read the actual book Clinton Cash (next on her list):

Which is partly what makes “Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel” so brilliant. Released roughly a year later in Spring 2016, I read it in about an hour total. And it is not only fascinating and disturbing, it has a true-to-life plot that, oddly enough, is perfectly suited to the graphic novel format. It’s a must-read for anyone who defends Hillary Clinton as a paragon of virtue compared to her current opponent Donald Trump (I feel the need to reiterate, as I often do, this is not a zero sum game election. They can both be awful. And they are.) She is instead, according to Brett R. Smith’s and Chuck Dixon’s shortened retelling, the villain in Gotham. And Smith, with his background as a graphic designer for Marvel and DC Comics working on everything from The Avengers to Batman to Suicide Squad to Guardians of the Galaxy, knows what a villain looks like.

The brilliance in the retelling is that Smith and Dixon have a decent shot at getting those short-attentions span twenty somethings and millennials — and even the Gen X-ers who cut their teeth on Alan Moore and X-Men — to take another look at the cronyism of the Clintons as they prepare to vote in less than a month. This comic book character is, after all, who may be leading the country for the next four years. And she is, if the book is correct (and Schweizer’s been lauded as having hit the nail on the head), a woman less motivated by love of country and absolutely driven by personal ambition with a goal of nothing more noble than self-enrichment.

To my mind, taking a scathing conservative argument to the heart of the ideological left in a form as nudge worthy as Ezekiel Emanuel’s best, and directed specifically at the young, is true brilliance, and way outside the box thinking. I hope this graphic novel does well.

If interested you can find the book at Amazon (and doubtless many other places as well).


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