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:
5. Hillary Clinton is far too smart to get blamed for the economic Obamageddon this White House has caused.
As we hash all of this out, I want you to first indulge me in something that’s going to make you incredibly uncomfortable to accept, something you will probably need a few more months of gentle preparation before you can finally say out loud…but we are very much in a full-blown Depression at this point. I am not an economist, but I have enough friends who were making $80,000/year back when George W. Bush was still president who are on food stamps and even welfare now, people with Masters degrees and so much personal pride they contemplated killing themselves rather than accepting public assistance. I know people who used to work in offices wearing suits and ties before Obama became president who are now picking up cleaning and day labor gigs on Craigslist, or who are selling plasma for $40 a pop, just to scrape enough together to make rent. Businesses I never imagined could ever fail are shuttering and crime here in Chicago is so bad, if I saw more pinstripes I’d think Al Capone was back in charge (though, having Rahm Emanuel as Mayor isn’t all that much different).
It’s a Depression. Hillary Clinton knows it. Obama’s trillion-dollars in wasted “stimulus” back in 2009 and the economy-killing Obamacare bill Democrats rammed through Congress on Christmas Eve of the same year were two massive blows that lurched us from mere recession into The Obama Depression. The public sector unions and Democrat entitlement programs, Washington’s addiction to spending money we don’t actually have, and the Democrat Party’s belief since 2008 that the Left had finally attained its moment in history to do as it pleased with the country has brought us to the precipice of unprecedented ruin.
Hillary Clinton is no fool, and knows full well there is absolutely nothing she can do to save our economy. Especially not as a Democrat, since the Left would fight her tooth and nail on everything she’d need to do to actually get the country back on track. Remember — and this is key to understanding all of this — that the Left spent three decades or so in exile, crafting elaborate masturbatory fantasies of what it wanted to do to this country and our economy when it finally took over again. Thirty years in the wilderness makes people go a little mad, so just imagine how nuts many of these bearded Marxists are, since they started out crazy to begin with. These are Leftist academics and true-believer cultists who have thus far been largely insulated from the true suffering of most Americans, because they are still being paid by non-profits, universities, grant-sponsored endeavors, labor unions, PACs, or the federal government in some way. There have been no layoffs, no budget cuts, and no threats to their livelihood because the parasitic flow of tax dollars into these people’s pay checks has not been shut off yet…while people who work in the real world, who have been subjected to the real life consequences of the sum total of Obama’s terrible decisions, realize just how bad things really are.
If Hillary Clinton — or any Democrat — managed to win in 2012 (and I don’t believe a Democrat CAN win after the mess Obama made) she would be stymied in everything she did by her own party, because the Left would not admit it was wrong and would instead insist things hadn’t gone FAR ENOUGH for us to reach the mythical utopia these out of touch radicals have dreamed of their entire wasted lives.
Hillary knows that if she would somehow become the 2012 nominee, and if she did become the 45th President of the United States, that she’d be a Herbert Hoover-grade “Worst President Ever” candidate, and that’s something Hillary neither wants nor deserves.
Why would Hillary get in the way of allowing Obama to join the “Worst Ever” list himself, for presiding over the country’s economic ruin, taking all of his bearded Marxists and radical Leftists with him?
Why would she allow herself to be turned into a scapegoat for something she has absolutely nothing to do with?
Remember, Hillary’s happily spent the last three years traveling all over the world not being involved at all in anything domestic that’s been going on. If you think that’s just a marvelous coincidence, you’ve never met Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.
4. Black voters will be enraged if Obama is not on the ballot in 2012.
If I got you to admit, even on a small personal level, that we are indeed in the beginnings of The Obama Depression, I now need you to accept the reality that black voters in America are the most racist identity-voting-bloc in American history. Despite the fact that Obama’s policies in office have almost completely obliterated the black middle class — which Democrats’ entitlement programs and social policies kept from ever coming into its own in the first place — Obama is seen as a major source of race-pride, and anyone challenging him in any way or being perceived to be an impediment to his getting whatever he wants in life is aggressively attacked as a RAAACIST. This is what the Democrat Party and “black leaders” like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Henry Gates have trained the black community to do for decades now. This is so engrained in black voters’ minds that even if “the Justice Brothers” and Gates spoke directly to blacks and told them to knock this garbage off, they couldn’t stop them if they tried.
There is no scenario possible for 2012 where the black community will not attack SOMEONE on Obama’s behalf, no matter how colossal a failure Obama is or how much he actually hurts the black community.
Hillary Clinton knows damn well that if she goes anywhere near the 2012 Democrat nomination that black voters will wail and scream that “she’s trying to take this away from Obama!”. So that eliminates any sort of challenge to Obama’s nomination, from Hillary or anyone else, since whoever is stupid enough to “try to take this from Obama” will be branded for life a RAAACIST! by the black community since it considers Obama untouchable.
What about a scenario where Obama recuses himself and declines to seek a second term, since he knows he will lose?
Hillary Clinton wouldn’t go anywhere near the nomination in that case either, because she realizes the conspiracy theories would start up in black circles where people try to save face for Obama. “He didn’t quit, she took it from him! She tricked him! She’s a racist and took it from the black man!”. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how this would play out. Black voters would sit home on their rumps peeved that Obama’s not on the ballot, so Hillary would lose the general election and would never have another chance to run. Worse, if she DID win, by some miracle (like Republicans being stupid enough to nominate Mittens “Mood Ring” Romney, Tim “Cure for Insomnia” Pawlenty, or Jon “Can’t Believe the GOP Fell For This” Huntsman), blacks would seethe at her for the rest of her life because “she kept Obama from getting a second term!”.
There is just no winning for Hillary in any scenario in 2012 in terms of black voters, which a Democrat needs to win the general election.
Hillary knows that if she’s to get another chance to make a presidential run, it will be in 2016 and not before. Since she probably believes the economy will still be in tatters by then, that’s most likely where her sights are set…so she can avoid making any enemies in the black community by staying clear of 2012 altogether.
And, yes, this also includes the fairytale scenario where Hillary replaces Joe Biden as VP on the doomed Obama ticket. Once again, just imagine what would happen to Hillary if she made such a miscalculation, knowing the Democrats are going to lose…and she puts herself out there to be the scapegoat. Blacks would never forgive her, claiming “If she hadn’t replaced Biden, Obama would still be president! It’s all her fault! She’s racist!”.
I know you’ve watched Hillary Clinton take every attack aimed at her for most of your adult life, and you’ve seen she can take a punch better than just about anyone in politics…but the woman is no glutton for punishment and is far smarter than any of her detractors could ever realize.
There is just no way she is going to involve herself in any situation where she could be attacked as a racist or be blamed for Obama’s loss.
3. Despite what you heard all through the 1990s, Hillary Clinton is not the Leftist you feared she was.
If you were able to accept we are in a Depression, and you stayed with me while I explained the minefield that is the black vote in the Democrat Party, the next big leap I need you to take with me is to understand that the person the Right did such a thorough job of turning into a boogeywoman for the last several decades is not the Leftist you think she is.
Your worst fears are alive and well and living in the White House right now. There’s an actual, verifiable, communist in the Oval Office (or, more likely, out on a golf course somewhere or screwing around with Kal Penn or male interns). Obama is like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, if some Babylonian Hell-god allowed Americans to imagine the absolute worst threat to this country…and then these destructive forces manifested into flesh and bone and were installed in our corridors of power.
The entire Obama presidency is a fetishistic exercise on the part of the Left to revel in the madness these fools have stored up since the Carter administration.
There is a reason Hillary Clinton was not the 2008 Democrat nominee, and it’s because she would not have abdicated her presidency to these lunatics. She would not have allowed Congress to write its pork-larded healthcare bill the way that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid wanted. If you think anyone but Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton would have been able to touch that bill, then you really haven’t been paying attention to this woman. Hillary’s still smarting from the abuse she took in 1993 with “Hillarycare”, and she spent almost all of her time since then working up a reasonable and affordable plan she would have pushed as president that would have looked nothing like Obamacare.
On scores of other issues, Hillary would have thwarted the Left’s attempts to take advantage of the legislative process and would have very much been in the driver’s seat of her own presidency.
Hillary Clinton would never be out playing golf or goofing around.
She might not have ever left the Oval Office for the first three years of her term.
The woman is a workhorse, not a show pony, and certainly not a Skittles-sniffing unicorn like Obama.
This is all a problem because it’s exactly the opposite of what the Left WANTED in a president right now. Obama was chosen because he was interested in playing president, in flying around in Air Force One, and in never ever having to work for a living again. He knows that someday his face will be on money, and he likes that. He’ll get a massive, Frank Gehry-designed, waterfront presidential library and museum in Honolulu to screw around in…he’ll make a fortune giving speeches talking on and on about his favorite subject (himself)…and he’ll have plenty of super hunky secret service guys around him for the foreseeable future to mitigate his continued proximity to Michelle Antoinette.
Even better: he knows that once Jimmy Carter dies, he’ll be able to haunt America as its chief critic and perpetual scowl, the forever coveted dinner guest in palaces from Caracas to Havana, Riyadh to Tehran. There will be no ex-president in history more vocally anti-American than Obama; every day will be Ramadan for him.
The Left knows it is not going to have another shot to “fundamentally change” America for at least another 30 or 40 years, so it is not about to allow the perfect puppet Obama to slip through its hands and be replaced by Hillary Clinton, a woman who would call her own shots (and terminate with great prejudice all who stood in her way).
So, even if Hillary did want to take on the responsibilities of getting us out of this Depression…and even if she was willing to risk being attacked by racist black voters…the Left would just not let Hillary Clinton be president because there is too much at stake for the Left in 2012 and beyond.
2. Hillary Clinton’s political future depends on Obama and his supporters losing big in 2012.
This brings us to some things about Hillary Clinton that I think are more easy for you to accept, especially since it is widely known she expertly holds grudges. If you are loyal to Hillary, she will never forget you. If you cross her or burn her, watch out, because the woman will not forgive. History’s scrapheap is littered with the remains of people who have gotten on the wrong side of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.
Hillary’s sights are set on 2016. For her to make a successful presidential run then, she’ll need a new Democrat Party to exist at that time, one that’s been purged of all the Obama people, from top down. She will need to actually rebuild a completely destroyed Democrat Party from the ground up…and she’ll actually need to get rid of a lot of people who are loyal to Bill Clinton too.
I’m sure she has plans already drawn up to do just this…but what needs to happen first is a complete and total decimation of anything tinged by hopeychange.
It is in Hillary Clinton’s best interests for 2012 to be the absolute worst it can possibly be for Democrats, with as many Democrat defeats as possible, so that she can emerge on the scene in 2013 to put the Democrats back together again under her personal direction, with her own interests front and center looking towards 2016.
This is the strategic part of Hillary Clinton allowing Democrats to fail in a massive way with Obama’s doomed re-election bid.
1. Why the f*** should Hillary Clinton rescue any of these people?
And this is the very personal side of why Hillary Clinton will allow Obama to lose — big time — in 2012.
Many of you weren’t regular HillBuzz.org readers back during the 2008 campaign, but my friends and I worked hard to chronicle every horrible thing the Obama campaign and Democrat Party establishment did to Hillary and her bid for the presidency.
These people went far beyond normal politics. They gleefully attacked Hillary in the most misogynistic terms imaginable. The Obamas and their surrogates called the Clintons and Clinton supporters RAAACISTS. Obama used the Pigford Black Reparations scam to bribe the black community into betraying and savaging the Clintons. Obama and the media brutalized Hillary and even stooped to stealing delegates from her at the May 31st DNC Rules & Bylaws Commission meeting.
If you think Hillary Clinton has forgotten any of this, you are nuts.
If you think she has forgiven the people involved in all this, you are just plain stupid.
Maybe she doesn’t have a plan to run in 2016.
Maybe, though uncharacteristically for her, she doesn’t possess any further desire to be president.
Maybe she’s just looking forward to being a grandmother and starting up a foundation or getting back to being an author and policy advocate for the causes she loves.
Maybe she’ll run for Governor of Arkansas, New York, or Illinois.
I have no idea what her future plans are.
But, having worked on the Hillary 2008 campaign, having written HillBuzz.org (a site originally dedicated to her ambitions) for over three years, and having watched and admired Hillary since I was in grade school (when she was still just the First Lady of Arkansas), I can tell you with no doubt in my mind that Hillary will be smiling very brightly in 2012 when Obama is defeated.
It will be hard for her to accept reality that she will not be America’s first female president, but I bet she’ll take pride in knowing she helped pave the way for President Palin to get to the White House.
And then, if she stays true to form, Hillary Clinton will wish the new President the best…while laying out that roadmap for how to defeat her in 2016.
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