Hillary Post Mortem
For about the thirteenth time this season, Hillary's obituary is being written by the mainstream media. It might be for good this time.
I remember way back when, the first time they said Hillary was through, I was a real happy camper. Bronco Bomber, I thought, would put a stake in the heart of baby boomer politics. That of course was before Wright, Ayers and Dohrn, Michelle, Rezko, etc.
Now I'm all: Don't give up, Hillary! You're not beaten yet!
I still hate Hillary. A second Clinton presidency would be more disastrous than the first because this time the Clintons will have the benefit of a rubber-stamping Democrat congress. Plus Hillary is way more liberal than Bill was, and as big a liar.
I liked Bronco Bomber for a time because I bought his bullshit. He sounded different, almost Kennedyesque, despite the fact that Obama's resume is laughable compared to JFK's when he became president. But still, compared to Hillary, I thought, better the devil you don't know than the devil you do know.
What's changed? I no longer trust Bronco Bomber. I think he's the Manchurian candidate. And even if Obama were what he wants us to believe he is, I can't trust that his administration wouldn't be filled with anti-American commies like the type of people he seems to want to hang aroung with. If Obama became president, thousands of Ayerses and Wrights would flock to Washington D.C. for low level patronage jobs where they can destroy this country in obscurity. Remember Jamie Gorelick? Think Jamie Gorelick on steroids, but an entire fifth column of them.
On the other hand, it's possible Bronco Bomber might be easier to beat than Hillary. I don't think he knows how to take a punch. What worries me is that McCain won't have the guts to go after him. Bomber needs to be swift-boated, but you can bet any time he is criticized his campaign will cry racism. We saw with the NCGOP ad controversy, that McCain doesn't have the stomach for that fight. Thank goodness there are surrogates enough on our side who will do McCain's job for him.
The best of all possible outcomes (and you already knew this) would have been for Hillary to stay in the race all the way to the convention and somehow survive the first ballot, then twist arms until she got a back-room deal for the nomination. Then it's goodbye black vote and goodbye youth vote.* The Democratic big-wigs can't allow that to happen, so it looks like their plan is to call the contest early and hope the Clintons take the hint. That's why every MSM story you see today says that the race is over.
It may or may not be over. I hope Hillary stays in it to the bitter end, even if she doesn't beat Obama. But the bottom line is this: if the Democrats want to be stupid enough to nominate Bronco Bomber, more power to 'em. I like our chances.
* As if the Democrats have ever been able to count on the so-called "youth vote," otherwise known as the biggest fucking myth in American politics.
Grasshopper, you have snatched the pebble from my hand. You're all growed up.
The other myth is Republican Racism. The D's are going to find out that their union thugs aren't really into the whole diversity thing. With McCain running to the center, they'll vote for him. If hildabeast steals the nomination, she'll lose the black vote. Yes, it looks like smooth sailing to November for Republicans. Too bad there is no real conservative in the race, but hell, we haven't had one since RR.
Posted by: Casca at May 08, 2008 07:10 AM (IrbU4)
I dropped by to point out Will Wheaton's "Crazy Girlfriend" post. I always thought WW was a weak-minded twit. He has removed all doubt. It's really kind of funny. According to him, he "respected", then "felt sorry for", now loathes HRC. However, he loves Obama. Not to worry, he'll loath him soon enough.
Posted by: Casca at May 08, 2008 07:16 AM (FzhYM)
If Hillary runs as VP candidate with Obama, then will the pairing:
1)Add value, in that people who like *either* one of them will vote for the ticket?
2)Subtract value, in that people who *loathe* either one of them will vote againt the ticket?
#2 feels right to me.
Good to know there are still a few constants in the world, Casca, one of which being that Wil Wheaton is still a whiny annoying self-important retarded child, even if he now must be, what, pushing 40?
Posted by: Dave J at May 08, 2008 06:50 PM (glamO)
Ms. Annika I think you're correct about what has transpired. O Bomber was almost successful in 'rising above it all.' (Damn those pesky subversive friends of his) I've watched as my mother, a former Clinton loyalist and devout feminist, was koolaided into total submission by the 'we've wasted 45 minutes talking about things that don't really matter' mantra. I told her some of us found it far more interesting than the 'hope change capital gains rate rearrange' speaches. When I confronted her about the PA. poor religious gun toters comment she finally admitted she agreed with his premise, i.e. that people who lived outside the city limits would be better off if someone else did the thinking for 'em. This confirmed some of my suspicions about her philosophy but it will make objective consideration in future political disscussions nearly impossible. I'll always know she said it.
And so it's gone with the Democrats ever since O Bomber came on scene. Suddenly Republicans aren't the only bad guys. Astounding that racism, lies, past affiliations and the like is now eminent domain of the left, and all found without an expensive Republican witch hunt. The pure joy of it all is quelled by the fact that even if two of the leftiest leftists aren't elected, one of the leftiest rightest (if that is accurate) will be.
McCain would be good on defense but if we think the Bushes were bad in trying to court Democrats McCain could be worse, and he will need help in attacking his campaign opponent because he certainly won't. That's O.K. Now if we could get him off the Global Warming bandwagon and make him keep his promise of no new taxes.
I've had a dream that Hillary steals the Super delegates by some unfair coercion and it so insenses the Black population that 80% of them vote for McCain thus making Republicans the party of Black Americans for the first time since the Civil War. My brother thinks I should eat a taco before sleeping so that a Hispanics for Blacks substitution might occur.
Posted by: Mike C. at May 08, 2008 07:17 PM (wearR)
Rest easy, Annie. McCain won't attack him, the Swifties, or whatever verision of I.E. appears this round will do it for him.
Re, Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers, and, yes, the lovely Michelle, collectively, "The gifts that keep on giving"; they will provide all the fodder necessary to feed the machines. McCain is, indeed, a lucky man.
Posted by: shelly at May 10, 2008 12:24 PM (wearR)
Do you remember the story of Rasputin?
They poisoned him, then they stabbed him, then they shot him, and still, he refused to die.
So, they threw him in the river, under the ice.
When they found him, he had clawed his way halfway through the ice toward the top before he expired.
Hillary is "Rasputina".
Posted by: shelly at May 10, 2008 05:07 PM (wearR)