Hillary’s new political guru: George Costanza
Hillary Clinton placed the Republican Party in charge of determining her policies, following a strategy famously enunciated by Seinfeld character George Costanza. Come to think of it, in her continual failure to close the deal on what was supposed to have been a sure thing run at the Democrats’ nomination twice, Hillary is taking on a distinct Costanza-esque look. Through pig-headedness and lack of self-awareness, Costanza managed to blow every chance that came his way, looing pathetic in the end. That shoe seems to fit Hillary’s campaign pretty well.
Speaking to a fundraiser in Los Angeles, Hillary announced her strategy, taken from a famous Seinfeld episode titled “The Opposite.”
“I don’t think there’s been a more important, consequential election in quite some time. Why do I say that? Because you could not have a bigger difference, bigger difference between us and the Republicans led by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Everything I have fought for my entire life, everything I stand for in my public service, everything I will do as your president is exactly the opposite of what they say and —“
Here is how George Costanza prefigured Hillary, via Wikipedia’s plot summary:
George returns from the beach and decides that every decision that he has ever made has been wrong, and that his life is the exact opposite of what it should be. George tells this to Jerry in Monk's Cafe, who convinces him that "if every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right". George then resolves to start doing the complete opposite of what he would do normally. He orders the opposite of his normal lunch, and he introduces himself to a beautiful woman (played by Dedee Pfeiffer) who happens to order exactly the same lunch, saying, "My name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents." To his surprise, she is impressed and agrees to date him.
Hillary and George: a match made in… somewhere. It worked for George. For a while.