So the Alt-Right and its fellow travelers have a brilliant new strategy to defeat Hillary Clinton — a hashtag (and assorted hashtag-related memes) intended to trick voters, especially women, into thinking that Hillary intends to draft women for an inevitable war with Russia.
Here are a few of the phony Hillary ads they’re posting on Twitter and wherever else dumb memes can be found. (In all the examples below, collected from Twitter and The Daily Stormer, I’ve taken the liberty of obscuring faces, when appropriate, and labeling the “ads” as fake.)
As political dirty tricks go, this is one of the sillier ones, and the alt-right mememakers don’t seem to be trying very hard to make their memes even vaguely plausible:
Others seem more interested in making racist cuck jokes than they are in producing actual propaganda:
On Return of Kings, which is also pushing the phony ads, Michael Sebastian declares that
The #DraftOurDaughters campaign could be the thing that brings down the Hillary campaign. … Up until now, women have been able to support leftist social policy because it did not impact them negatively. If they become aware that Hillary intends to draft them into combat to fight a war with Russia, they may re-think the wisdom of their equalist position.
Yeah, I don’t think so. Somehow I don’t think the women of America are going to be swayed by any of this. Even aside from the racism, are there really a lot of women out there who think that, of the two major party candidates, Hillary is the one who’d be starting wars?
I’m guessing this actual Hillary ad will be far more effective with American women than any alt-right meme:
In 1964, Monique was three years old and appeared in “Daisy,” a political ad about avoiding nuclear war. Here’s what she has to say today. pic.twitter.com/guKbMThlmf
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 31, 2016
The folks at the Daily Stormer, lovely people that they are, are also trying to convince Hillary voters they can vote via text from their phones, or by posting messages on Facebook.
I don’t think this one is going to work either.
But I do encourage all Trump fans to heed the words of The Donald himself — and get out to vote on November 28th!