Shared Text: Hillary Clinton is Voldemort

American Democrats weaponized Harry Potter years ago. ‘Republicans for Voldemort’ bumper stickers, for example, were ubiquitous during the Obama years. It didn’t hurt that The Presence all but endorsed that meme:

The Chinese Communists, too, have enjoyed calling their enemies “the Dark Lord.” In 2014 it was Japan and in 2021 it was the United States. Leftists owned the field, it seemed, in energizing their base via Voldemort epithets.

Now, though, it seems the GOP is turning the tables on the Dumbledore’s Army division in the Democratic Party. For one thing, former Moaning Myrtle’s vocalist Nina Jankowicz has been forced to step down from her leadership position in the Biden Administration’s ‘Ministry of Truth.’ Now Hillary Clinton, of all people, has been branded with the Dark Lord sobriquet, ‘She Who Must Not Be Named.’

Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley predicted that Hillary Clinton will avoid “direct responsibility” for pushing claims of former President Trump’s collusion with Russia Friday on “Special Report.”

TURLEYHillary Clinton has always had a sort of Voldemort-like status of she who must not be named in a scandal. The Clintons have really been able to avoid direct responsibility in a series of scandals. And here was her campaign manager effectively dropping the dime on his former boss and saying, “Look, she approved it. She knew about it.” Now, the reason that’s important is that this claim was utterly ridiculous. It didn’t have a basis. It was quickly rejected by people in the government, and it was without any foundation when people looked at it. But the Clinton campaign pushed it anyway. This Alfa Bank story was pushed by Jake Sullivan, now the national security adviser, and by Clinton herself. But the thing to keep in mind is that President Obama was briefed when he was president, that Hillary Clinton was planning to make a Russian collusion claim against Donald Trump to try to sort of get out of her own email issues during the campaign. And we now have someone saying, “Yeah, she green-lighted the Alfa Bank claims,” which were completely without foundation. 

If you’re not up to speed on the story of how the Clinton campaign and the Dark Lady herself fed a story they knew to be false to the FBI and The New York Times in October 20126, you can read about it here and here. A short cut to the heart of it is on this Glenn Greenwald twitter thread:

This is a ‘Shared Text’ story, though, because, while I’m pretty sure that many of you picked up the ‘Ministry of Truth’ reference to Eric Blair’s 1984 above, I’m all but certain that every single listener to this Fox News broadcast segment ‘got’ what the talking head was saying when he called Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton “Voldemort-like” and “She Who Must Not Be Named.” Harry Potter, despite the transgender controversy and attempts to cancel J. K. Rowling, remains this generation’s (and the one or two before it?) Shared Text. Hat-tip to a friend in Texas for the FOX News story and link.


  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says

    I wonder if there will be any ‘Evil Overlady’ Shared Text interaction – with or without the aid of Rumpole of the Bailey – with Rider Haggard and “She Who Must Be Obeyed”?

  2. SHE! I met a young woman named Ayesha last year and asked if she was a Haggard fan — she’d never heard of the writer or the book that rivalled King’s Solomon’s Mines in popularity. I gave her a copy of the book gratis as a gesture of fealty.

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