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.
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