Will it be Trump vs Hillary for POTUS? And is Present Day Politics Really the Nastiest It’s Ever Been?

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Well, the creation of social media has certainly fueled the fire of nastiness, not too mention the rise (and fall) of our triggered SJW’s (social justice wusses…..err, warriors).

“So I guess the biggest takeaway is, yes, this election cycle is bizarre. But it’s no more bizarre than the election in 1800…”

“… wherein Jefferson accused Adams of being a hermaphrodite and Adams responded by [spreading rumors] that Jefferson died, so Adams would be the only viable candidate. He was counting on news to travel slow! That, weirdly, gives me hope.”

Said Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the very popular musical “Hamilton”) in his Rolling Stone interview, which is also prominently quoted in Maureen Dowd’s new column, “John Adams Was a Hermaphrodite?”

Dowd’s column is mostly about Hillary’s unlikability and Trump’s wily fighting style. I’ll just quote this, because it made me laugh (and it’s arguably genitalia-related):

Trump speculated at his rally that Hillary might share sensitive information with her aide Huma Abedin who might share it with her husband, saying: “I know Anthony Weiner. I don’t want him knowing anything. And I never, ever want him to tweet me.”

So, of course, Weiner tweated [sic] immediately and incoherently: “Wait, is he talking to me. I’ll hit that guy with so many rights, he’ll be begging for a left.”Anyway… did Jefferson say Adams was a hermaphrodite? I found this:
Jefferson’s camp accused President Adams of having a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

In return, Adams’ men called Vice President Jefferson “a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.”

 

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