Jeff Foxworthy and the Blue Collar Comedy team consisting of Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White, and Bill Engvall are one of the funniest comedy groups of all time.
Foxworthy likes to sneak in few political jabs on occasion during the group’s comedy tour. While performing their famous “I Believe Song,” he quipped, “I believe that if you can’t say something nice about somebody, you must be talking about Hillary Clinton.” His bit starts at 4:54 in the video. Please be advised that parts of the routine may be offensive.
The game they play on stage called “I Believe” includes their hilarious observations of daily life, and the crowd — as you can see — absolutely loves it. There just aren’t enough comedy teams these days with such raw, politically incorrect talent, who appeal to the average American.
While I’m sure that many Clinton voters didn’t appreciate Foxworthy’s comment, it pretty well sums up what millions of Americans felt going into the voting booth this past presidential election. There simply weren’t enough voters to get excited about Clinton becoming president, considering her track record.
In fact, according to TIME, a tracking poll leading into the election found that Clinton was eight points below Trump on the all-important issue of honesty and trust. And while there are plenty of reasons why she couldn’t overcome such a deficit in voters’ minds, there are at least two major events that led to people feeling this way: the private email and Benghazi scandals.
During Clinton’s time as secretary of state under the Obama Administration, it was discovered that she used a private email server to conduct official government business. As Americans now know, an investigation was launched into the matter and the results rocked the Washington political establishment. Clinton sent classified information during and after her tenure using her personal email account, thereby comprising America’s national security.
Unconscionably, then-FBI Director James Comey chose not to recommend that the Justice Department pursue prosecuting Clinton, despite observing — as reported by CNN — that she was “extremely careless” with the information entrusted to her. To millions of Americans, this didn’t put the issue to rest and instead reeked of political favoritism.
Before all of Clinton’s email troubles came to light, however, there was the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. This event is burned into America’s collective memory, not only because of the horrific ordeal itself and the enraging details that followed, but because it took place on September 11, 2012.
The attack resulted in four dead Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens. Much to the dismay of the Clinton campaign, this low point in U.S. foreign policy was the focus of Michael Bay’s film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, released less than a year before the 2016 presidential election. This graphic depiction of what happened that day only galvanized the failure of Secretary Clinton to swiftly respond to the attack after helped was requested.
“The whole night we were told that we are waiting on a call,” recounted a U.S. squadron member to Fox News, who’s team was based at Aviano Air Base at northeastern Italy. “I definitely believe that our aircraft could have taken off and gotten there in a timely manner, maybe three hours at the most, in order to at least stop that second mortar attack … and basically save lives that day.
In heated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Clinton, no longer secretary of state, infamously asked, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” when questioned by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) about the events. Americans were rightly shocked by her seeming lack of responsibility and even callousness in regards to the Benghazi attack.
What the election of 2016 proved is that even Hillary Clinton — a political powerhouse — was vulnerable to sunlight. When Foxworthy said that it’s difficult to say anything nice about Clinton, it wasn’t simply to get laughs. America showed last November that they generally feel the same way, and for good reason.