“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Trump and Sanders have a secret weapon: Bill Clinton
Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign moved directly into the scandals over Bill Clinton’s extracurricular sexual antics on Monday, releasing a brief online ad that features the voice of Juanita Broaddrick explaining how Clinton bit her lip and she tried “to pull away from him” during a 1978 encounter she has long described as rape.
The words come from Broaddrick’s 1999 “Dateline” interview that recently has come back into focus for newly stated network claims that her contention has been “discredited,” even though NBC’s interviewer at the time was convinced of the legitimacy of Broaddrick’s complaint.
The black-and-white clip runs only about 20 seconds and features Broaddrick speaking while an image of Bill Clinton, cigar in mouth, is on screen. It ends with the words, “Here we go again,” while Hillary Clinton’s unmistakable laugh is in the background.