Originally posted at CLASH Daily
Karma is defined as â€œdestiny or fate, following as effect from cause.â€ In Christian circles, itâ€™s the Biblical principle of â€œsowing and reaping.â€ Time and again this simple cause and effect pattern seems to afflict those who publicly deride our current president. The trend started to emerge soon after a bevy of Republican candidates systematically were eliminated from the race for the White House and Hillary was roundly KOâ€™d on Election Day.
Take for example US skier and Olympic gold medal hopeful, Lindsey Vonn. Before the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang Lindsey proudly announced that she would represent the American people in South Korea, but not President Trump. Soon after that presidential proclamation, Lindsey found herself slipping and sliding and crashing into walls.
As a result of Lindseyâ€™s hubris, the injured Olympic darling failed to medal in her event. The disaster that followed Lindsey publicly renouncing Donald Trump should probably be called â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effectâ€ for that which occurs whenever Trump-bashing culminates in an unfortunate event.
Hillary Clinton has suffered many such moments. Since she lost the 2016 election to Trump a desperate Hillary has been traveling around trying to vindicate herself to whoever will pay large sums of money to listen to her try to explain What Happened.
â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effectâ€ began before the election but kicked in fully after Hillary lost and started hawking her explanatory book. In fact, in October of 2017, Mrs. Clinton while on a â€œWhat Happenedâ€ book tour in London, broke her toe after falling down a flight of stairs. The undefeatable woman who Democrats think had the election stolen from her hobbled around in a boot for months.
More recently, in India, while dressed in an ethnic outfit that looked like a cross between hospital scrubs and traditional Indian attire, Mrs. Clinton was touring the 15th-century Jahaz Mahal in Dharâ€™s Mandu mere hours after trash-talking Donald Trump. Thatâ€™s when Hillary slid down the stone staircase. Was Hillary the victim of â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effectâ€?
And, to make matters worse, this â€œcrash and burnâ€ event took place just days after Hillary criticized white women for leaning on white men.
Tripping and falling isnâ€™t Hillaryâ€™s only affliction. In fact, while out justifying her profound loss on the liberal speaking circuit, Hillary will frequently be shut down by uncontrollable coughing fits.
Hillaryâ€™s not the only one who has felt the sting of â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effect.â€
For one, Trump-hating comedian Jimmy Kimmel has been unrelenting in his criticism of the President, especially on issues such as healthcare and the Second Amendment. Apparently, Kimmel was so busy hating the POTUS he didnâ€™t take time to notice the negative critics-versus-Trump pattern.
Thus, after hosting this yearâ€™s Oscar show, Kimmel fell victim to â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effect.â€ Despite being directed to avoid the topic of politics, during the broadcast, Kimmel oozed Trump-revulsion whenever he could fit it in. The next day, Kimmel delivered the Academy viewer numbers that reflected â€œan all-time lowâ€.
Letâ€™s just say that Kimmel experienced ratings on par with Hillary Clintonâ€™s gymnastic tumble midway down a flight of stairs in India.
In other words, sort of like Lindsey found out; itâ€™s never a good idea to publicly go mano y mano with Donald Trump, especially if you donâ€™t want to experience mortification in front of the entire world. Just ask comedian Kathy Griffin. Kathy is a woman who attempted to behead Trump in effigy, and in the process beheaded her career in real-time.
The pattern is uncanny. Add to that list Trump other critics like the NFL and Starbucks. Also feeling â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effectâ€ are Trump-hating rapper Eminem who is bleeding fans, and postmenopausal pop star Madonna whose album sales tanked after ranting on about blowing up the White House.
In politics, Trump detractors like Nancy Pelosi suddenly canâ€™t express a coherent sentence. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) criticized the president and ended up also wearing a boot that matched Hillaryâ€™s. Even Arizona Republican â€œJeff Flake(y)â€ got caught gossiping about Trump on an open mic. Also in the mix is the perpetually peeved Trump advisor Steve Bannon, who is no longer at Breitbart, and â€œreality show legendâ€ Omarosa Manigault Newman. Soon after dissing the Trump White House in an attempt to boost ratings, the occupants of Celebrity Big Brother house evicted Omarosa.
Next up in the long list of â€œLindsey Vonn Effectedâ€ Trump denigrators are the always- â€œinspirationalâ€ Obamas. Currently, Michelle and Barry are in late-stage negotiations with paid video streaming service, Netflix, to be paid big bucks to host an open forum where they can insult Trump in front of an audience of approximately 120-million paid customers worldwide.
One week after announcing the money discussions, Netflix fell victim to an Obama-induced â€œLindsey Vonn Effect.â€ Seems Netflix stock, which had been steadily climbing, has been increasingly diminishing in price since subscribers heard the Obamaâ€™s were going to be paid to set up camp at Netflix. The announcement met with boycotts and subscription cancellations.
Last week Netflix stock was $331.44 a share. Then, after Netflix announced they would provide Trump-bashing Barack and his bitter Bride a soapbox to spread their signature, racism, gender identity politics, socialism and community activism the â€œstock dropped nearly 3% in valueâ€¦down & 9.35.â€ In other words, â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effectâ€ appears to be paying a visit to Netflix and very possibly depositing itself into Obamaâ€™s ever-swelling bank account.
In the end, the sowing and reaping occurrences are probably coincidental. However, as someone who neither skis, tours Lodi dynasty period resorts, appears on Netflix, nor hosts the Academy Awards, my best advice to those who do is to tamp down the Trump criticism lest â€œThe Lindsey Vonn Effectâ€ come knocking at your door.