Hillary Clinton’s road trip to Real America has been entertaining to watch. Her adventures trying to interact with "everyday" common folk on the campaign trail has reminded us of another out-of-touch dynastic matriarch: Lucille Bluth. The similarities are uncanny:
- The Bluth family, like the Clinton family, was under investigation for shady dealings with foreign governments.
- Lucille, like Hillary, was the true mastermind behind all of the schemes.
- They’re both grandparents, and both have son-in-laws who aren’t very good at their jobs.
- Lucille had Gene Parmesan at her disposal to investigate her enemies, while Hillary has Sidney Blumenthal and his mysterious private intelligence network.
- Both Lucille (alcohol) and Hillary (money) suffer from addiction.
- Both are terrified by the thought of losing their wealth, so accustomed are they to the trappings of elite social and financial status.
- Their husbands have been known to cry in front of prostitutes.
Hillary's reactions in certain situations are eerily similar to Lucille's, as you'll see definitively from these GIFs.
That time a plucky upstart spoiled her coronation in 2008
Her rationale for running in 2016
When an aide suggested reaching out to the "everyday American"
The next time she sees Bill de Blasio
When Chelsea calls…
When someone calls her "rich and out of touch"
How she talks about Joe Biden in polite company
How she really feels…
To be fair, he was constantly inviting himself to State Department briefings
When the Chipotle employee asked if she wanted a side of guacamole
Later that day, when the Sizzler waitress offered her the "endless salad bar"
Her first encounter with an Iowa truck driver
Attending a black-tie fundraiser with "wealthy" donors in flyover country
Then laughing about it back at her Brooklyn campaign headquarters
The time Trey Gowdy asked for her State Department emails
When David Brock shows up unannounced
She's not a fan of Bill's fashion choices
The time she saw Monica Lewinsky on the street
When a public university invited her to give a speech pro bono
When her campaign manager suggested flying coach
When her Wall Street friends ask her about all this "inequality" nonsense
Lucille Bluth would never vote for Hillary, but she can sympathize with the struggle
The struggle is real