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Clinton Fireworks Cancelled! Why? [VIDEO]

There will be no Clinton fireworks to celebrate the outcome of the election tonight.

They won’t say why, but the campaign has cancelled the Clinton fireworks they had scheduled for tonight. I find this ironic considering this footage of Katy Perry campaigning for Hillary a few days ago:

This was at the same event where Jay Z rapped lyrics that Hillary Clinton approves of. The Daily Beast tells us how Trump reacted to the lyrical stylings:

“We don’t need Jay Z to fill up arenas…we do it the old-fashioned way,” Trump said at his rally in Tampa, Florida. “I actually like Jay Z, but the language last night, ohhhh…I was thinking, maybe I’ll just try—should I use that language for one of mine?”

The crowd responded to the question with loud boos.

“Can you imagine if I said that?” Trump continued, taking to bashing the more R- and PG-13-rated words in the rap lyrics. “So, he used every word in the book…last night. He used language last night that was so bad, and then Hillary said, ‘I did not like Donald Trump’s lewd language.’ My lewd language?…I’ve never said what he said in my life! But that shows you the phoniness of politicians.”

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But now Katy Perry “singing” about fireworks seems even more memorable than Jay Z’s filthy words because the Clinton campaign just cancelled their fireworks show that was scheduled for tonight.

TMZ reports,

The Clinton campaign had contacted the Coast Guard for permission to pull off a 2 minute long fireworks display over the Hudson River when the election results went final. The fireworks would be visible from the Jacob Javits Center, where she’s holding her election night party.

But the Coast Guard tells TMZ … Clinton’s camp reached out on Thursday — 2 days after her fireworks plan was uncovered — to say it wouldn’t be shooting off the 10″ aerial shells, after all.

The Coast Guard says the campaign offered no explanation for the about-face. We’ve reached out to the Clinton campaign … no word back yet.

Now, why would they do that?

Maybe they’re afraid of a Romney-like embarrassment. According to the Daily Caller,

In 2012, Mitt Romney famously planned an eight-minute, $25,000 fireworks show over Boston Harbor to celebrate a victory over Barack Obama that never happened.

The fireworks were eventually removed and taken back to the company’s headquarters.

This isn’t proof that they know that they are going to lose the election, but it is hard to take the cancellation of the Clinton fireworks as a positive sign for the campaign. At the least, it seems to indicate that they are no longer confident that they are going to win.

We won’t know for sure until tonight if the fireworks would have been a waste or not. I mean, for the Clinton campaign. For America, public weeping and mourning would be a more appropriate way to celebrate a Clinton victory.

I plan to do all I can to make sure the Clinton campaign doesn’t have any regrets about cancelling those fireworks. I hope you’ll join me.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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