Sticks and Stones, Hillary, Sticks and Stones
Hillary Clinton, the rabid guard dog of her husband’s
administration, is being portrayed as this battered woman. Nothing is
more laughable to me because during the nineties she was in charge of
destroying other women’s lives with her now infamous bimbo eruptions
brigade. Conveniently enough for the Senator turned Presidential
candidate everyone seems to have forgotten that little sliver of
history but she better not count on that being the case for long.
Before this presidential marathon is over she will be battered and
bruised and more influential people in politics are questioning the
conventional wisdom of her being the presumptive nominee.
Newt Gingrich is one such political maven. He had her chances pegged
at 80% early on in the year. But things have changed and he now thinks
that her chances have been reduced to a coin toss.
This quick departure from unquestioned front runner started happening a
couple of weeks ago. She started getting testy with voters at her
events accusing them of being plants. Then she moved onto the witches
chuckle that makes every man shiver in fear and every woman cry in
despair. All of this culminated with her very subpar performance at the
most recent democrat debate where she was obtusificating too much even
for the lefty moderator’s stomachs.
Even if you weren’t quite sure that this was enough to knock her
chances down a couple of pegs the confirmation came rolling out right
after the debate. From every corner of the leftist machine, all the
pundits, the op ed pages, columnists, news stories, from every corner
came this groundswell of defense for Hillary. The narrative that
accompanied all of these defenses was that she was being ganged up on
because she is a girl. Hillary’s chances have sunk so much that even
though she is a militant feminist she is accepting this defense.
It’s all about her being a woman at this point. And not the strong
“I am woman hear me roar” type of woman but the delicate flower variety
of woman. The type of pathetic creature you would expect to see as the
lead eye candy in some horror movie. But instead of Nev Campbell
(Scream) or Jennifer Love Hewitt (I Know What You Did Last Summer),
both of the very legitimate eye candy variety, we are forced to watch
this incredibly scary movie with a lead right out of central casting
for a middle aged feminist bra burning convention. This version may
indeed be scarier than the movies Campbell and Hewitt were in but I
think you know the ones I would rather watch, if you get my drift.
Did you really expect something different though from the democrats?
Their arguments will without fail devolve into a contest to see who the
biggest victim is. Hillary has done it a lot quicker than I bet she
hoped for but everyone knew it would all get around to her being a
“legitimate” candidate just because she has a different anatomy than
every else (the jury’s out on Kucinich, his anatomy might be of the
Martian variety). This strategy, while extremely pathetic, does seem to
work for the democrats quite often. Just frame the debate that any
opposition to the Senator from NY is being predicated on the fact that
she is a “woman.”
You don’t think she’ll be a good war time president? Sexist. You
don’t think she’ll do what’s right with health care? Sexist who hates
children. You don’t think she’ll be good for the economy? Sexist and
racist (her policies will invariably “help” women and minorities).
Unfortunately there are two other minorities in the primaries against her: Obama and Edwards.
Obama, as some of you might have noticed, is black. Hell, not only is
he black but he actually lived in Africa for a while and his middle
name is Hussein. So he definitely has some great victimhood street
cred. He has something to say to her victim to victim:
Obama, the only black candidate in the U.S. presidential
race, told NBC’s “Today” show that Clinton is widely viewed as a tough
figure in national politics.
“So it doesn’t make sense for her, after having run that way for
eight months, the first time that people start challenging her point of
view, that suddenly she backs off and says: ‘Don’t pick on me,’” he
“That is not, obviously, how we would expect her to operate if she were president,” he said.
And then there’s Edwards, the other woman running for president on
the democrat side (what, too harsh? His wife said he would be the first
female president like Bill Clinton was the first black president). He
has come out with a rather, uh, feminine attack on the butch Ms.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who was active
in outlining his differences with her at the debate, released a Web
video called “the Politics of Parsing,” accusing Clinton of
“double-talk” on issues such as Iraq, Social Security and illegal
“We still don’t know the answer. That’s the politics of parsing,” the video said.
If “parsing” is not fighting words I don’t know what is. Where I
came from, well, heck I’m not exactly sure I’ve ever heard that word
uttered out loud in SoCal. Parse? Would you like some water crest
sandwiches Ms. John Edwards? Really, I’m not sure if Hillary comes out
saying she’s a neo Nazi (or worse, a neocon) that she would be beaten
by this pathetic group.
Personally, I still put her likelihood of winning the nomination
somewhere around 75%. I, like Mr. Gingrich, had her at 80% earlier on
in the year and I don’t think much has changed. Obama is now the gay
candidate and Edwards is one of the people who lost to Bush, along with
Monsieur Kerry, back in ‘04. Edwards is a pretty pony and has very nice
hair but he’s also a trial lawyer and there’s Eagles songs about
killing all lawyers. So I’ll have to go with the band that has the
Ditsy Chicks opening for them in Cali.
Hillary is going to win the democrat nomination. Then all Hell is
going to break loose sometime during the summer. Probably even before
the conventions because there’s going to be some unworldly sums of
money thrown into the ring both in support of and in opposition to
another President Clinton. My major worry is that once she gets the
nomination the republican nominee will only focus on Hillary’s
negatives. Focusing on your opponents bad qualities is important but it
is a lot more important to also promote your own vision for the
country. And can’t you just imagine the types of stories that are going
to be written about the republican attacks on Hillary if the democrats
are being accused of being bullies right now? It’s going to be a very
scary campaign for children. BigT
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