My boyfriend Justin’s mother CarolAnne has been leaving messages on our phone all day today. She’s a major Hillary hater, one of the most rabid ones I’ve ever encountered. It is a grand cosmic joke that her son ended up with me, a guy who sunk everything he had into Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign and who maintains a personal affection for the woman he saw wronged and brutalized in those primaries by a Democrat Party that aimed the Alinsky war machine on one of its own (just so it could make history by electing an unqualified black man to the presidency instead of the woman who would have made a much better president).
Justin’s mom is 65 and doesn’t seem to have a lot of hobbies. She’s recently retired but hasn’t found anything to really fill her day, so some of her harassing phone calls are just the natural result of boredom. Then there’s also the fact she doesn’t like that her son is gay or living with another man, and one way to express displeasure over that is to be mean-spirited towards me in ways that are creative. Hence, since she knows I worked on the Hillary ’08 campaign she likes to stab me with anything anti-Hillary she hears on the radio or sees on the tee-vee and fills up the voicemail on the land line (which Justin doesn’t really use) because she knows I use that phone for work and will check the messages on it. I think this is CarolAnne’s way of being mean to me in an area that she can deny she meant me any harm, because she’ll claim “I was just talking about the news!” as she also says “And I left the message for my son so if somebody else heard it then that’s his problem!”.
I just roll my eyes and remember that I will be 65 someday and perhaps I’ll be hobby-less too at that point in life. Maybe passive-aggressive prank calling will be appealing to me thirty years from now. I guess I should leave my options open. CarolAnne is a good mom to Justin and she loves him very much, so this is just something I have to deal with as long as I am with him. She did this to the other guys Justin was with in the past, though she picked other subjects besides Hillary. It’s just her way of dealing with the fact she has a gay son…by finding ways to be mean to his boyfriend by telephone without her being called on the carpet for it.
The other Hillary-haters in my life are also crowing today, by filling up the in-box with “Did you see Jay Carney throw Hillary under the bus!” messages to me via email or in comments on this site. This was all inspired by Carney’s press conference today, where he claims that Joe Biden was only talking about the President himself and the White House staff when he said in last night’s debate that “no one knew about requests for more security in Libya”. The implication from those in the He-Man-Hillary-Haters-Club being that Carney “threw Hillary under the bus” and that she’s going to be another casualty of this administration…along with all the other people whose lives Obama ruined to protect himself.
Clearly none of these people have ever met Hillary Clinton.
I’m sorry, but Justin’s mom CarolAnne is a foolish person when it comes to Hillary. Her blind hatred gets in the way of consistency…because Hillary can’t simultaneously be the most crafty and clever manipulator on the planet while also being powerless to prevent herself from being thrown under a bus. That just doesn’t make any damn sense, but is the natural result of obsessing over one person for the last twenty years. CarolAnne has gone on for HOURS about the various people that Hillary has supposedly murdered in that time, including some who’ve died in elaborate James Bond-style schemes that Hillary personally arranged; CarolAnne insists that Hillary killed former NBC anchor Tim Russert this way, using poison she slipped into his tea that was specially designed to hit his body some hours later and kill him in the studio with a heart attack “to teach the media a lesson”. Someone with the ability to do things like this is not just a master poisoner of literary proportions but a wizard who should be teaching at Hogwarts. If Hillary has the ability to do things like this, then why isn’t this woman ruling the entire world?
But according to CarolAnne’s eight phone calls (and counting!) today, Hillary’s helpless and defenseless and at the mercy of Barack Obama. CarolAnne’s fantasies are of her kicking and screaming as Obama and Biden toss her under a moving bus…with no magic left in her to stop them.
Tomorrow, of course, CarolAnne will no doubt be back to her theory that Hillary doesn’t fly around on a State Department plane but instead travels the world on an iron chariot pulled by an assemblage of dragons, lightning shooting from betwixt her fingers and people turned to stone with her gaze.
None of this makes any sense to me and I just wish CarolAnne would pick a narrative she enjoys and stick with it. Either Hillary is stupid enough to be Obama’s willing scapegoat whenever he needs it…or she’s a magical villain straight out of fairytales who flies around riding dragons. She. Can’t. Be. Both!
I fully expect Hillary Clinton to do something to retaliate against both Jay Carney personally and also Joe Biden in the next few weeks. She’ll do it before the election…but won’t touch Obama until after he’s defeated, in which case I’m sure a lot of things will miraculously be made available to the incoming Romney administration (and its Justice Department) that were supposed to be shredded or buried in vaults somewhere. Ooops! Remember: Hillary Clinton can never do anything that harms Obama because she needs black people for her 2016 campaign…and the only thing that can keep her from being the nominee in 2016 is if she doesn’t have the support of blacks. Being Secretary of State for the last four years was to show blacks that there was no hard feelings between Hillary and Obama and that all the racial rhetoric Obama churned up against the Clintons in the primaries should be forgotten. Hillary can’t be the next nominee without blacks firmly behind her, and she knows it.
But I think Carney and Biden are available for her to embarrass in some way. She’s really good at doing this, too. You’ll have to watch closely, though, because it will be something subtle that explodes against these guys and ensures that the Benghazi scandal stays firmly with the White House. I would not be surprised if something on tape leaks that shows Carney and/or Biden talking about the security situation in a way that makes it clear Biden was lying through his teeth last night at the debate.
There’s no way this woman allows anyone to throw her under a bus. People have been trying to do this since before I was even in high school and I’ve watched her masterfully deflect every attempt to destroy her. Not only that, but she’s done this gleefully. This is fun for her. It is one of the reasons I’ve always responded to Hillary Clinton…because she effortlessly survives every attempt to obliterate her. I just love that about her. She’s like a prize fighter in a pantsuit with rocks in her boxing gloves for added punch.
Being from Cleveland — a town that all the late nigh comedians used to mock mercilessly in the 80s when I was a kid — I think I just naturally related to someone who always seemed to be maligned but never let it affect her. I loved that about Hillary Clinton and I still do, because sometimes I just don’t know how she’s even able to do it. The only other person who’s ever shown anything like this on the national stage is Sarah Palin, and it’s the same quality that I love in her: this absolute refusal to allow her detractors and attackers to win. When punched, both Hillary and Sarah punch back in their own ways…though Palin is more fireworks and in-your-face while Hillary is more likely to (according to CarolAnne) have someone’s brakes cut or their tea poisoned. I just love that they are two women who dance over the ruins of those who would destroy them.
It’s sad for me that the way history’s shaping up neither of these women will be our first female president, but anything can happen in this country. I’d actually love to see them go head to head against each other someday, but it’s doubtful that would happen. I honestly don’t know who would win but I know the loser would be gracious and more than a little proud of being outsmarted by the other…in the way that master chess players sometimes relish a loss because they got the chance to play against someone who was truly remarkable in that match.
I don’t think either Joe Biden or Barack Obama are on Hillary’s level of gamesmanship. Taunting her, or attempting to toss her under a bus, is a dangerous game for Obama/Biden to be playing just 25 days before the election.
Especially if Hillary thinks she won’t really run in 2016 and doesn’t need to play nice with Obama to keep black people happy anymore.
What would stop her from using her magical powers to bring the whole administration down?
I’d love to see that, frankly…and will be watching for signs of anything Hillary will do (possibly as early as tomorrow) that will inexplicably cause great harm to Carney, Biden, and anyone else involved in efforts to malign her.
I have a personal connection to Hillary Clinton that will always be there, no matter what happens; I worked on her 2008 presidential campaign and for a few stretches in 2008 I got to see her in person three or four times a week and spend a fair amount of time with her. She’s a very nice lady who is funny and kind and who ended up actually being too nice of a person to win the Democrats’ nomination because she would never go nuclear on Barack Obama and dump everything she had on him. I think she believed things would shake out to where he’d be her VP and the two of them could secure the White House for 12 years or more for Democrats. Since 1990 or so, I’d wanted her to run for president and always knew I’d do everything I could to help her. And I did. But Team Hillary came up short and the last four years were the end result. This haunts me because I wish more than anything one of us on the Clinton campaign could have figured out a way to stop Obama back before he and the Left were able to seize power. I hope even Republicans can see that Hillary would have been a better president and that she would not have engaged in the reckless craziness of the last four years. She certainly would not have allowed Nancy Pelosi to write a 2,000-page healthcare bill without supervision…or let her claim “we need to pass it to know what’s in it”.
Hillary’s going to run again in 2016, unless Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are a big success and get the economy back on track (as I think they will). The only thing that could have kept her from winning the nomination last time was a credible black candidate…and that was a one shot deal. If she pursues it, she’ll be the first female presidential candidate for a major party to win the nomination and go on to run a general election campaign. Her vice presidential pick will be a Latino male who is probably not on the national scene yet (and, no, it’s not that Julian Castro guy you saw at the Democrat convention).
If Romney’s successful in his first term, then Hillary will lose the general election but will still have made history by becoming the nominee. The sad reality is that Barack Obama prevented the first female president from taking office in 2009…and the “history maker” will probably end up being a Republican woman in next twenty years at some point. Democrats actually hate women, which is a secret to most voters (especially they female ones). There’s a crude quote from JFK that deals with this, where he reportedly said that he’d rather see a black man in power than a women (using vulgarity and pejoratives to replace a few key words in that sentence). That’s still how Democrats feel today.
My boyfriend Justin’s parents are Hillary-haters in the way that some families are Browns fans or devotees of the Cubs or whatever…they just won’t give up, and they have a lot of fun engaging in their spirited participation in their favorite “sport”. Justin’s mom and dad have been hating Hillary since the 90s (for about as long as I wanted her to become president) and relish any opportunity they have to malign her. I think it’s sad, actually, because hating anyone or anything is destructive. I think it corrodes you inside. As much as I oppose Barack Obama and the Left, I don’t hate any of these people. I don’t hate anyone, actually. Life is too short and my energy too limited. Justin’s mom, however, gleefully squeals into the phone how much she hates Hillary and often says something like “That HITLERy of yours is in trouble now!” when I pick up and she realizes I’m on the other end. I think this is childish and sad and just hand the phone to Justin with a roll of my eyes that this is happening again (often for the second or third time that day).
After Obama loses on November 6th, Hillary Clinton’s going to try to take back the Democrat Party from the Left and move it to the center the way it was when the Clintons’ Democrat Leadership Council controlled things. Clinton loyalists will come out of the woodwork to assist in this and the Obama acolytes will be purged from all positions of influence. This will be an all-out civil war that the Clintons will wage between now and 2016. I don’t know if they can win, though, because the Left has enjoyed being in power again — the first time since the 1970s with Carter. They are not going to allow themselves to be banished to the political wilderness so easily…and they will not accept the reality that Obama was rejected because he was too obviously a Leftist. The meme will be that “Obama didn’t do enough” because the Left truly believes that if only socialism or communism was put into full effect in this country that Americans would suddenly realize they don’t in fact love freedom and instead wish to live under full government control.
This is insane, but so are those on the Left who push this garbage. Don’t expect them to just magically go away on November 7th. They will attempt to regroup, hold power, and prevent the Clintons from moving things back to the center. It will be an all-out war in Democrat ranks. If Hillary can pull things off and retake the party, she’ll be the 2016 nominee but I don’t think she can win the general election if Romney/Ryan do even a fraction of the good things I believe they’ll accomplish in office.
Four years of Obama gave America a taste of what happens when the Left takes control of the country. Few are talking about this — yet — but the Democrat brand is damaged beyond repair (in the near-term anyway). Americans saw the damage that the Democrat Party can do, and so long as Romney/Ryan succeed in restoring confidence in our economy in the next four years there is just no way that voters are going to turn things back over to Democrats again so soon. Or for the next 16 years or more.
The Left went too far, too fast, and Americans won’t be fooled in 2016 that “this is a different Democrat Party now”.
As for Benghazi, the corrupt, vintage media that’s served as Obama’s personal Ministry of Truth will make the American public forget all about Benghazi by the time 2016 rolls around. If Hillary wants the Democrats’ nomination, Benghazi will not impede her because the media will want Hillary to win this time. And during four years of Romney’s presidency, the media will attempt to gin up unlimited controversies to blunt any impact Benghazi has. Justin’s mom actually called at 7am yesterday to make sure she stared my day by singing “Ding dong, the witch is dead!” like a small child because Wednesday saw the first Congressional hearings on Benghazi…but I think she’s more delusional than childish if she thinks any of this will stick on Hillary or result in her losing the nomination in 2016. And the next general election will be decided on whether or not Romney makes progress in dragging the economy out of the Depression (you know…the one we are in right now that the media won’t talk about…but will of course obsess over starting in the summer of 2013 when Romney’s been in office long enough to blame him for it).
Benghazi isn’t a pleasant thing for Hillary, but if you think she doesn’t have a fail-safe to ultimately ensure Barack Obama takes the full blame for it then you have not really been watching this woman for the last twenty years.
This will all be a forgotten issue by 2016…and while it might be raised in a general election campaigns with Hillary as the Democrat nominee, it would not be a factor at all in the primaries.
Justin’s mom has too much Hillary-hate in her to see this…but if you think about it you’ll see that I’m right.
I actually really dread the 2016 election if Hillary does decide to run because it will force me to put the good of the country over something my heart wants. I really want to see a female president, and I wanted that to be Hillary Clinton for the longest time. She SHOULD have been president in 2008. But I never want to see another Democrat in the White House again. Not even Hillary. I do hope she’s the 2016 nominee because that will even the score and allow her to make history as the first female nominee for president of a major party…but I won’t want her to win the general election if Romney/Ryan do the good job in office I know they will.
It’s going to break my heart to have to oppose her if she runs again in the next general election, and I will burn a lot of bridges with people from the old Team Hillary days, but too much is at stake for me to ever vote for a Democrat again for as long as I live.
I just don’t see myself ever doing that, again…ever.
I’m debating whether or not to make this a sticky post — and keep it up here permanently through 2012 – because nearly every day someone in the solipsistic media lazily posits “Will Hillary Clinton replace Joe Biden as VP?”.
The answer is no — no, Hillary Clinton will not run as Obama’s VP.
The reason is simple — because Hillary Clinton would be a fool to set herself up as a scapegoat for Obama’s 2012 loss, and Hillary Clinton is no fool.
The caveat is this — the only way Hillary Clinton would ever even consider running as VP in 2012 is if she was assured beyond any shadow of doubt that Obama would win; if there is even a 5% chance that Obama would lose, Hillary would want nothing at all to do with the ticket because she would not want to be blamed for the loss.
The ultimate reality remains — if there WAS a guarantee that Obama would win, the Left would neither want (nor need) Hillary Clinton on the ticket because the Left knows Hillary would purge Obama acolytes from the Party the first chance she had to do so…and why would the power-hungry Leftists willingly choose to position the woman they deliberately shunted to the side in 2008 to inherit the Party in 2016 (when they know full well she’d enact vengeance upon everyone who took the nomination away from her in 2008)?
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Chelsea Clinton was asked to pen a remembrance of her father’s 1992 campaign — which kicked off in October 1991, 20 years ago this month — and she authored this essay, “My Dad for President” as part of that commemoration.
The 1992 Clinton presidential campaign was actually the first presidential campaign I ever took part in, but it wasn’t to help Bill Clinton or the Democrats…it was to help First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Clinton become the First Lady of the United States…so she could take the first steps towards becoming President Clinton herself.
I was 15 years old at the time, in a Catholic high school in the suburbs of Cleveland, with Brandon Walsh (decidedly not Dylan McKay) sideburns and a respect for Hillary Clinton earned my freshman year, a full year before most of the country had ever heard of her, when I researched Hillary’s work as Arkansas’ First Lady for a debate in Ms. Habrat’s speech class. Oddly enough, I also researched Tipper Gore for the same class, but a different debate — that one on music censorship. I found Tipper to be, largely, an irrational nut and think the same to this day.
Hillary Clinton, however, intrigued me for being a woman people forever accused of being behind all sorts of ridiculous things and seemingly having magical powers with which to thwart her enemies. When the Clintons emerged on the national scene, and both the Left and Right started maligning her, I followed her exploits with even greater interest.
In life, I’ve always had a natural affinity for people who not only take punches well, but punch back even harder. I can’t stand wimps. I don’t like people who are forever too afraid to fight and have no interest in ever supporting anyone who I don’t trust to do what she or he thinks is best no matter what the establishment wants her or him to do instead.
I remember the 1992 campaign because both of my grandmothers were thrilled to see Hillary on the national stage, and cheered every time she took a stage and socked it to her critics. Both grandmas hoped they’d live to see Hillary as president herself, but both died before Hillary announced her 2008 campaign.
The night the Clintons won in 1992, and emerged from the statehouse in Arkansas for Bill Clinton to make his acceptance speech, my grandmothers and I all promised together we’d do everything we could to help Hillary Clinton win the White House herself in the future. Since I was all that was left of that pact in 2008, I tried to do everything I’d imagine my grandmothers would have done, and then some, to elect Hillary Clinton.
HillBuzz.org was started as a Hillary Clinton campaign site inspired a little by the round-robin telephone trees and Ladies’ Guild newsletters my grandmothers relied on in their time to communicate with like-minded people and work towards goals, like electing favored candidates to office. Though they could have never imagined something like a website existing to help Hillary, I hope they would have enjoyed the site my friends and I created for the campaign…and that I continued, and evolved, with friends old and new in the years since.
It still kills me a little every day that I couldn’t think up the magic strategy that would have defeated Obama in the primaries. I feel I failed my grandmothers because I didn’t save the day and win the nomination for our HRC.
I know Hillary Derangement Syndrome runs strong in a lot of you who read this site now, and I learned long ago that I am never going to convince anyone to change their firmly established perceptions of this woman. My boyfriend Justin, in fact, was raised to hate Hillary Clinton (though he can never clearly tell me why) and his parents honest-to-goodness believe Hillary stole a “heart attack ray” from NASA and uses it on her enemies (like Tim Russert, whom Justin’s father, a veterinarian, seriously believes Hillary murdered during the 2008 presidential campaign. He also thinks Hillary murdered someone he calls “Vince Vaughn”, so you can imagine why I have never deigned to argue with this man or challenge his perception of HRC).
There are ENORMOUS lessons for conservatives to learn from what the Obama campaign did to Hillary Clinton and her supporters in 2008, but in the three years and change I’ve been writing HillBuzz.org, I have never been able to convince Republicans to put their Hillary hate to the side long enough to see that everything the Left did to Hillary in the primaries was a dry run for what the Left will do to the Republican nominee in 2012.
John McCain, for whatever reason, didn’t really want to be president and never truly challenged Obama. McCain was the “it’s his turn” nominee, and ran a lackluster, meandering campaign that he actually suspended at one point and talked about just giving up. The only thing this man did right, in fact, was introducing Governor Sarah Palin to the national stage and launching her on a path to become the first female President herself.
It still hurts my heart that Hillary Clinton will never be president, but I see in retrospect her year to run was actually in 2004. She could have been the nominee, if she hadn’t listened to the Democrat establishment that told her to wait her turn and that “2008 would be her year”. I have it on very good authority that Ted Kennedy himself told Hillary that, and she foolishly believed him, being a good and loyal Democrat who decided to respect the establishment’s wishes and postpone her own ambitions so John Kerry could run the establishment-approved campaign in 2004…while the establishment geared up to backstab Hillary Clinton the next election by deciding, as early as 2004, that Barack Obama would be the 2008 nominee. The Democrat Party hates women, but knows it needs blacks to keep blindly voting Democrat, so having the first black president was always more important than running a candidate who would have made an excellent president.
During the 2008 campaign, I saw just how vile the Democrat Party really is. In truth, I’d always been uncomfortable being part of a Party that relied to heavily on union thuggery and that worked so hard to keep black people and Hispanics so poor and dependent on government handouts so they would keep blindly voting Democrat forever. I also hated the identity politics that drives the Democrat Party, and the corruption endemic to every major city that’s under complete Democrat control.
I would have probably become a Republican 20 years sooner if it wasn’t for the Clintons, because while Bill and Hillary Clinton were the heads of the Party, at least I felt the Left was kept somewhat at bay and such an entity as a conservative Democrat could actually exist. I learned my lesson at around 5pm or so on May 31st, 2008 when the Democrat Rules & Bylaws Committee actually stole Delegates from Hillary Clinton and awarded them to Obama, to secure the nomination for him.
I was there, in DC, when the actual decision came down. It was pouring rain that day. I will never forget a slight, bespeckled, Asian woman in a pink rain coat with a Hello Kitty umbrella who stood outside the hotel the RBC was meeting in holding up a sign that read “Count every vote, every vote counts!”. The rain had warped the letters and the paper was falling to shreds, but there she stood, crying because it was so clear to her the fix was in and the Party had decided on Obama no matter what the voters wanted.
That was it for me in terms of the Democrat Party. I will never in my life vote Democrat again, and I hope in some small way I can use my life to help metaphorically burn the Democrat Party to the ground for so embracing voter fraud, thuggery, Alinsky Methods, and everything else the Left employs to glorify Obama and keep him in power.
I came out as gay during the 2008 campaign because the Clinton campaign here in Chicago needed someone to fundraise and recruit volunteers in Boystown. I soon found myself on TV and the radio and doing interviews with the media. It was the scariest thing I’d ever done, and I was terrified there was no turning back ever, but I did it because Hillary Clinton needed it to be done and I couldn’t do it unless I came out. I got to meet a great many of Hillary’s friends here in Chicago, and got to know a few of them very well. They knew the sacrifices I made for the campaign and were a better support team than I could have ever dreamed I’d have in coming out. I got to know Chelsea Clinton a little by working several events with her and had the shock of my life one day in February when she actually called me on the telephone to thank me for organizing a small dollar fundraiser for her mother.
There were stretches when I’d get to speak to Hillary herself in person several times a week. My family pretty much disowned me and was embarrassed by me for coming out, and in talking with her Hillary learned this and actually tried to intervene to mend these fences for me. I was just a campaign worker in Chicago, with the little website my friends and I ran, running my little volunteer efforts here, and the woman who was in the fight of her life against Obama and the Left actually remembered what I was going through every time I’d see her and she’d take a moment to check in and encourage me to stay strong and to know I made the right choice in coming out.
I still get hatemail here at HB from people who say how much they hate Hillary Clinton and go on about how evil she is or how she killed “Vince Vaughn”. I forward those last ones to my boyfriend Justin with a note saying, “Tell your dad to stop writing me!”. I will always treasure the experiences I had on the 2008 campaign because a former First Lady of the United States, a former United States Senator, and the current Secretary of State is a person who showed me such incredible kindness right when I needed it most and who made sure I knew how much she appreciated what I went through in trying to help her campaign.
So, the Clintons will always mean something to me on a very personal level. When Justin is mad at me and wants to be a jerk, or just wants to get my goat because he’s still at that point in his 20s when he thinks everything he does is HILARIOUS, he’ll forward me a picture of Hillary looking terrible somewhere while traveling around the world and attach a message of “Your gal’s not looking so hot these days”. I just ignore him, because his Hillary Derangement Syndrome will never allow him to take a step back and appreciate how much Hillary’s personal kindness to me will always mean, no matter what he, his parents, or anyone in conservative ranks says about her.
On days when I was so sick I almost couldn’t get out of bed or have felt so attacked and defeated I just didn’t want to live anymore, I swear I thought about Hillary Clinton standing in the rain in Pittsburgh, PA back in 2008…refusing to cancel a campaign rally…and delivering an electrifying speech to the crowd as lightning flashed above her head and I marveled at her tenacity from the sidelines.
I never thought another person on Earth would inspire me like this, but then emerged Governor Sarah Palin who has the same tenacity and determination, even if she’s in a different party and is on a mission to take down the establishment in a way Hillary Clinton never did.
It’s actually been really hard for me to come to terms with this, but I had to accept a long time ago that even though Hillary was betrayed by the Democrat establishment (in both 2004 and 2008), it’s just not who she is to bring these people down. Maybe that comes with being a former First Lady, or from having been in the Senate and lived in Washington for too long. It was never in her 2008 campaign to take down the establishment…but at the time, I didn’t even know back then this is what America needed to do to survive.
I know in comments people will rehash all the old anti-Hillary, hateful remarks that I’ve seen and responded to thousands of times at this point. I also know I’ll be asked “how can you support Palin now after being such a strong Hillary supporter”. I hope regular readers will answer this stuff for me because I just don’t have the strength to repeat myself on this again. Though, I will say that in 2008 the best choice for President was Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, who would have never done to this country what Obama did because she would have never allowed the Left — or anyone alive — to dictate the course of her presidency.
The best choice for President in 2012 is Governor Sarah Palin, because I believe she has the same tenacity and fight inside her that Hillary Clinton did in 2008…but with the realization that the permanent political class needs to be fought tooth and nail, in a way that Hillary didn’t see clearly when she was in a position to have done so herself.
I grew up knowing the strongest fighters and the best Americans around me were the moms, grandmothers, and aunts I knew back in Cleveland who took care of me and all of my friends and who always rose to the challenge when they needed to…when too often the men that I knew in life slinked off to play golf or go on vacation when the going got tough.
I think America’s going to be saved by moms, grandmothers, and aunts in 2012. I think a lot of these women — and the men who will stand with them — were Hillary voters in 2008 who will back Governor Palin in next year’s election. From Hillary to Sarah so many of us will go, with many never imagining in a million years they’d make a transition like this.
It’s sure been a strange journey for me, and for everyone from the Team Hillary days who’ve continued with me here on HillBuzz.org for all these years.
This post ended up being much less of a nostalgic look back at the 1992 campaign than Chelsea’s reminiscence that started it…but while I’ll never forget the past and will always cherish its part in me, I can’t help but set my sights on the future and the people I know are best to lead America through the tough times ahead.
The 45th President of the United States will be a woman, but she won’t be named Clinton and despite the personal feelings I have for the Clintons, I have to say yet again that the next president has to be — HAS TO BE — someone who is willing to absolutely destroy both the Left and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment if America is to recover from what Obama has done to the nation.
The only person alive who can do this is Sarah Palin.
I seriously pray every day she answers this call. I know if my grandmothers were still here they’d be praying the same thing, as are millions of us Hillary ’08 vets who are willing to get back into the trenches again and fight Obama and his minions under Palin’s banner this time.
Dick Morris has been making the rounds with his latest theory that Barack Obama will pull an LBJ and not seek re-election next year (knowing he is certain to lose), so that he can actually come back to run for the presidency again in 2016 or 2020, Grover Cleveland-style.
I don’t have time to give this a lengthy treatment, but maybe it doesn’t even need one to express how ridiculous this concept is.
The jury’s still out on which part of Obama’s ego will prevail regarding 2012; will it be the side that’s horrified at the thought of losing the election (in which case he’ll just not run again) or the part of him that is so in love with the trappings of office that he can’t bear to step aside? If it’s the latter, he’ll no doubt wait until the last possible moment to pull out of the race, so the Democrats will be screwed royally and unable to put forward a candidate for 2012 (and stop fantasizing about Hillary Clinton being the 2012 nominee, because she knows a Democrat won’t win after the mess Obama has made and she will not allow herself to be used as a sacrifice so that Democrats immediately after her loss can say, “It’s all Hillary’s fault! We would have won if Obama was still on the ticket! Let’s run Obama again in 2016 and give him another chance!”).
The Democrat Party has a real come to Jesus moment ahead of it, which is amusing since so many on the Left hate Christianity with a passion and put all their faith in the false god-with-a-decidedly-small-g that is Obama. Either the party completely purges itself of Obama and his acolytes after the 2012 election and marginalizes the Left to a role of non-influence in the party, or Democrats are toast for the foreseeable future.
The Obama presidency has redefined what it means to be a Democrat, and MILLIONS of former Democrats — such as myself — want nothing to ever again do with the party because of the deliberate lurch to the Left the Democrat Party took in 2008 when it cast aside Hillary Clinton and all the moderate/conservative Democrats who supported her in favor of the Left’s darling Obama.
If Obama doesn’t seek a second term and instead tries to maintain control of the Democrat Party to preserve an opportunity to return in 2016 or 2020 as the standard-bearer again, then Democrats will never have an opportunity to correct the way Independents now see Democrats.
If the Party is to survive, it needs to de-Obamafy, and quickly…and ensure that everyone associated with Obama’s rise to power never again plays a visible role in the Democrat Party.
Personally, though I still don’t know whether Obama will run for a second term, I can’t imagine him WANTING another term.
I also can’t picture him ever attempting a run for the White House again, even if the Democrat Party was foolish enough to run him in 2016.
Obama never wanted to be President…he’s always wanted to be an ex-president, with all the trappings, wealth, and fame that come with that. He wanted a place in the history books and a life dedicated to giving speeches, holding book signings, and traveling the world in the lap of luxury. Running for President was a means to this end.
Why on Earth would he ever want to leave the plush retirement the post-presidency affords to once again be responsible for actually doing things on a daily basis in the White House?
Besides, it does not take much imagination to realize Obama’s breathlessly awaiting his chance to usurp Jimmy Carter as the former US President who travels the world criticizing America, hating Israel, and doing his very best to embarrass Americans and promote Islam. That’s been his goal all along, to achieve a lifetime appointment on the national stage as America’s loudest critic.
In 2013, after he leaves the White House, if he plans on running for anything ever again it will be UN Secretary General, where he’ll happily condemn the United States while speaking for this “world body”.
Dick Morris is a colorful and interesting man who must see this as well, but just wants the attention garnered from using LBJ and Grover Cleveland in the same sentence and causing a little stir the way he has been this week.
Three Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Never Be Barack Obama’s VP in 2012 — and an Implication for President Palin in 2016
HillBuzz.org was originally conceived as a Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign supporters’ site. Though our focus has shifted since then, and everyone involved with HB has left the Democrat Party for good at this point, HillBuzz Founder and Editor-in-Chief Kevin DuJan still follows Hillary Clinton’s career with great interest and appreciates her serving the country as the sole grown up in the entire Obama administration. Here’s Kevin’s Top Three Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Never Be Barack Obama’s VP in 2012 (So Stop Fantasizing About It):
Clearly, S.E. Cupp needs a primer on how the Race Industry works in America, because there’s no way Hillary Clinton could challenge Obama for the 2012 election
Here’s a column by S.E. Cupp that makes me wonder if she pays any attention at all to the Race Industry in America. Cupp is usually so smart about most things, so I also wonder if this is part of some strategy on the right to try to encourage more dissatisfaction with Obama by pushing the pipedream that Hillary Clinton could really challenge him for the 2012 presidential nomination.
To put it simply, Clinton can’t challenge Obama because he is a sitting black president, and Clinton challenging a sitting black president would make her public enemy number one in the black community.
Obama and his surrogates, like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Henry Gates, and most especially his own wife Michelle, would 24/7 brand Hillary the most racist of all racists for daring to — and quote me, because this is the exact verbiage these surrogates would use — “take this away from the black man”.
Perhaps Cupp’s real intent is to try to goad Hillary into committing political suicide, because blacks would never forgive any Democrat who challenged Obama for the 2012 nomination. Just think about the scenarios that flow naturally out of this:
(1) Obama remains the Democrats’ nominee, but goes on to lose the general election. Blacks would say that Obama lost because Hillary weakened and distracted him — so it’s all her fault the presidency was “taken away from the black man”.
(2) Obama loses the Democrats’ nomination to Hillary, and Hillary then loses the presidency. Blacks will raise Hades for the next four years demanding Obama for the 2016 nominee, since “Hillary stole it from him in 2012″ and then lost. Not only would Hillary be blamed for losing the presidency, but she’d have to watch the DNC remain in Obama’s hands another four years, with him trying to be a second Grover Cleveland.
(3) Hillary takes the nomination from Obama and then somehow manages to win the general election, with the black voters Democrats depend on openly hating her and refusing to vote on election day. Folks, there is just no way for Hillary Clinton to become president if blacks are not supporting her, and they won’t support her if they believe (or are encouraged to think by Obama surrogates) that Hillary “stole” anything from Obama.
Even if Obama pulls an LBJ and decides not to run in 2012 (an increasingly likely scenario), blacks will be so upset Obama’s not on the ticket that they’ll likely sit 2012 out, to punish the party for Obama’s absence. Even if he tells blacks directly that he decided not to run for another term, the Race Industry will whisper it’s all a conspiracy to take the presidency away from Obama.
The Race Industry always needs a new conspiracy to run on, so Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Henry Gates, and the rest have something to do with their lives. When the Obamas are out of the White House, they too will actively participate in these race-baiting shenanigans so they never have to surrender the life of luxury they’ve become so accustomed to.
S.E. Cupp is a terrific writer and right more often then she’s wrong, but clearly she has no idea how the Race Industry operates if she honestly believes in any of this “Hillary 2012″ wishcasting.
Unless, of course, this is just a strategy in conservative circles to further encourage the ongoing Democrat Civil War and make more Democrats feel very “We should have picked Hillary!” as the 2012 election revs up.
Are conservatives really this blind to how the Race Industry actually works and how much Democrats are held hostage by these goon squads?
Do you remember how much both AOL and The Huffington Post pushed Obama in 2008?
Arianna Hufflepuff, a woman (other than Liza Minelli or Fran Drescher) so frighteningly oblivious she (allegedly) had no idea she was married to a gay man for several years, was one of Obama’s loudest and most shrill cheerleaders in both the Democrat primaries and the general election.
She joined Oprah, the Charybdis of Lake Michigan, in anointing Obama as “The One”, and thus inextricably tied her lot to him.
The Huffington Post, an experimental publication produced largely from the mimeographed droppings of circus animals, has consistently been one of the first online organizations to call anyone disagreeing with Obama a damn, dirty RAAACIST! It is a better coifed, slightly more appealing, version of Soros minions The Daily Kos or Democratic Underground.
AOL decided to join in all this Obama-pushing fun, delusionally believing “The Golden Age of Hope and Change” would last a thousand years, at least, and the Fool-Aid so many drenched themselves in back in 2008 would never, ever expire.
So, AOL bought HuffPo for millions and millions of dollars. That made Arianna very happy, and AOL stockholders mighty sad.
Thanks to the Obamaconomy, the AOL/HuffPo painted chimera is worth approximately enough for two tickets to “Avenue Q”, in the upper balcony, of the Playhouse Square production, in Cleveland. Matinee only, of course.
Not even Arianna’s erstwhile gay ex-husband wants anything to do with her, HuffPo, or AOL. Everyone involved in this deal is toxic.
It is, of course, not the nicest thing in the world to take great delight in seeing almost everyone who aggressively backed Obama in 2008 get their just desserts in 2011, but like the song above says…there sure is an effective German word for it.
You do speak German, Arianna, don’t you?
Obama’s presidency is lost, with no hope of repeating the hopeychange phenomenon that caused Independents to vote for him in 2008 (while keeping millions of conservative voters at home, either because they didn’t feel McCain was conservative enough and they needed “to teach someone a lesson about something” or because they fell victim to the media’s prompting that they needed to prove how not-racist they were…and the only way to do that was to not vote against “the historic and unprecedented first black president”…so they sat their sorry butts home on their couches and drank a lot of Pepsi, allowing everything that’s happened the last three years under Obama to transpire).
The media has been aggressively pushing Mittens “Mood Ring” Romney for the GOP’s 2012 nomination, even more aggressively than the Left pushed for John McCain to be the 2008 GOP nominee (or for Bob Dole to be the GOP’s pick in 1996). While it’s clear the media works tirelessly to select the Republican it feels will most likely lose to the Democrat in every major election, it’s fascinating to watch the nonstop push for Romney considering how likely it is Obama will lose to whomever Republicans nominate to run against him.
The question then becomes, “Why does the media want Mittens so badly, when even Mittens will most likely beat Obama?”.
Democrats are already looking beyond the Obama 2012 loss…and are trying to set the stage for Republicans’ defeat in 2016, when one-term Mittens would face Hillary Clinton in the next “historic election”.
Here are five ways Democrats are thinking ahead, past 2012, to setup a scenario for Hillary Clinton to be president in 2016.
A consistent meme in the Left has been that Hillary Clinton remains preserved in some sort of break-glass-in-case-of-an-emergency stasis down in Foggy Bottom, waiting eagerly for the moment when she will be unleashed to save the Democrat Party from the unfixable mess it got itself into by making Barack Obama the 44th president instead of Hillary herself.
Clearly, people who believe this paid little attention to the 2008 campaign…or to the woman herself for the entirety of her time in the national spotlight.
Here are the Top Five most obvious reasons why Hillary Clinton will decidedly NOT rescue Democrats from their well-deserved comeuppance in 2012 — and why she will happily let Obama and his minions get everything they have coming to them, and then some: