“If the nesting doll fits…”

From NBC News:

Hillary Clinton says she believes that the Russians have “got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”

In a recent interview, Clinton didn’t mention Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii by name, but said she believes one candidate is “the favorite of the Russians.” Asked if the former secretary of state was referring to Gabbard, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said, “If the nesting doll fits…”

russian doll

Original DVD cover inspiration

Gabbard responded with a furious tweetstorm Friday afternoon, where she blasted Clinton as “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”


Merrill responded within minutes, saying, “Divisive language filled with vitriol and conspiracy theories? Can’t imagine a better proof point than this.”


During a podcast appearance on “Campaign HQ” with David Plouffe earlier in the week, Clinton said the unnamed Democratic candidate was “the favorite of the Russians.” “And that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset. She’s a Russian asset! I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate,” Clinton said.


The Mueller report and congressional investigations have shown that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election included bolstering Green Party candidate Stein’s third-party run.


Gabbard, who has defended Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said she has no plans for a third-party run. After Gabbard’s Friday tweetstorm, Merrill tweeted at her that it was “Assad day for your candidacy.”


An NBC News analysis in February showed Russian news sites and social media linked to the Kremlin were promoting Gabbard’s candidacy in the run-up to her campaign announcement. That activity has continued in the months since, The New York Times reported this week.

If it wasn’t so obvious that Gabbard is, at the very least, a Russian stooge, then why did everyone in the media (and the public) know immediately that Hillary was referring to her?


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21 responses to ““If the nesting doll fits…”

  1. Dang this is interesting, I must say, out country is fast becoming deplorable and I am not kidding. Russia will have us before we know if voters are not

  2. Mercy my computer is whacked out. The last sentence should end with (smart).

  3. It is interesting, in a nauseating kind of way. I guess Putin wanted to cover his bases. Twitler for the Rethugs, and Gabbard for the Dems running against each other. No matter which one wins, Putin wins.

  4. If it wasn’t so obvious that Gabbard is, at the very least, a Russian stooge, then why did everyone in the media (and the public) know immediately that Hillary was referring to her?

    Very good point.

    It would be surprising if Tin-of-Pu were not pushing a third candidate for next year. It’s likely the best strategy he has for sabotaging the election at this point. Kudos to Hillary for alerting everyone to the danger. She’s a big enough presence that once she brings it up, it can’t be ignored.

    Heh — “Nyetflix” and the Moscow skyline at the top. I expect Russian imagery will feature in a lot of these.

    • Tin-of-Pu. I like that. Winnie the Pooh’s evil Russian cousin.

      I posted this over at Facebook, and I was shocked to see Bernie Bots whom I know bent all out of shape over it. For the most part, they registered “disappointment,” but they questioned why Hillary had to stir this up. You hit the nail on the head. She was alerting us as well as telling Winnie’s evil cousin that she’s onto him, even if Twitler doesn’t give a shit about him fucking around (meddling and/or interfering aren’t quite strong enough) with our elections. She also put an end to any thought Tulsi has of running as a 3rd party candidate.

      The Russian skyline is at the top and the bottom. This is one of the few posters I made from scratch. It was inspired by the original, but the original was too much of a pain in the ass to manipulate. It was exasperating but fun trying to figure out how to split Tulsi up and how to make those ovals. I really need an update Photoshop program. Photoshop, Cave Drawing Edition can make things difficult.

  5. singe

    So yesterday it turns out according to the State Department that there were no crimes committed about Hillary’s email server…the one Rudy and Eye-Gore were looking for in Putin’s pants. Looks like Hillary is ready now to play some games herself…I have little use for Gabbard and while I doubt she would willingly be a Russia stooge that is not the point, the point is that she is ripe for the pickin by Putin so feed her to the hounds if it helps drive the monsters from the White House. I hope Hillary plays more games with the bad guys.

    • I don’t know if Gabbard is a stooge or a willing participant or if she is so ambitious that she turns away and makes believe that she’s the darling of Steve Bannon and Pooty-poot. Whatever the case, since her favorite place to speak to the American people is MotherTucker Carlson’s show, she was off my list from the git-go. I am hoping she stays in the race for one reason only. If she stays in, she can’t run for her seat again in Congress. Let her start her career over at Faux News and leave the rest of us alone.

  6. I was unaware of this controversy until your post, Nonnie. Why Gabbard would support Assad, and Putin by association, is beyond me. I see nothing in her bio on Wikipedia that would suggest a motive for such thinking, except maybe that she is more internationally-experienced than most Americans. But, she’s clearly got a wire loose somewhere. Hmm.

    • The Raisin is here to inform, Jim! Gabbard seems to like strongmen, just like Twitler. That’s why Steve Bannon is so infatuated with her. I know she can’t control who endorses her or who likes her, but you get an idea of her ideology by who she attracts. Hillary might not have gotten to the Oval Office (I won’t say she lost, because I don’t trust anything about the last election), but she might be the one who saves us yet!

  7. vincelamb

    Out of all the candidates, I’d only vote for Tulsi in a swimsuit contest. Even then, I think she’d lose to Mayor Pete, who I’d also vote for in a butt-kicking contest.