Monday, December 25, 2006

Let's Discuss Fiction. Shall We Mrs. Clinton?

And by Fiction, i mean the Presidential nomination of Hillary Clinton.

Let's get a few things out of the way. I like Hillary Clinton. I think she has LONG gotten a raw deal by people who often are chauvinistic in their approach. That doesn't mean she's not cold and calculating. Sorry. anyone that gets this far in the game is calculating. you don't have to believe that if you don't want to do so. It makes no difference to me if you want to acknowledge your wrong (!).

Most people i've ever met who 'hate' her have nor real reason. they just "don't like her" or say "she's liberal" without much of anything to substantiate their claims. Actually, there is a lot to like or dislike with this woman. the problem is that the cold in their heart haters out there just don't seem to come up with a good reason themselves. That's because they came along this feeling in the 90s. this was when the GOP lost the Presidency for the first time in 16 years. This was their second loss since the 1964 election. The presidency was THEIRS and they weren't happy to let it go. it became all vilification all of the time. Remember the good ole days when they made a scandal out of the white house firing some of its own staff in the travel office (Travel-Gate, if you will recall). jeez. i long for those sorts of scandals. Well Hillary was part of that wasteland.

I remember seeing George W. Bush proclaimnig in 2000 that he was bringing an 'end' to the politics of personal destruction. this, of course being a hallmark of his own parties activities. it reminded me of hearing older, racist family members complaining that "Martin Luther King was 'non-violent' but violence followed him wherever he went!" ignoring the fact that it was their white racist ilk starting the violence. "If only they hadn't come marching for the vote, we would never have had to turn those hoses on 'em". Oh my, yes.

So back to Hillary. The drudge report headlines the link above as a 'shocker' that in the Iowa Caucus, Hillary is trailing in 4th place. its no shock at all. Hillary is seen by a large chunk of the Democratic left as a calculating triangulator who's views are flexible based on political expediency. Her views on the war are as clearly calculated for a pander to a missing demographic as anything Frist ever threw our way. She's the un-ending boogieman to the republicans who cannot function in any other way after the last 14 years. it has to be all division all the time. pick a side. us or them and SHE is the worst of them. just GLANCE at the volume of commentary from the right foaming for a Hillary run. they WANT her because they know what i know. no matter how good or great or smart or nice she is. there is NO WOMAN disliked by more people in the USA now thank Hillary Clinton. name one other. any woman, any field.

you can't.

Hillary has one other advantage. high name ID. anyone in the polls listed above is only there due to a history of long, strong name ID. Hillary in 4th place? no shock there. Hillary in 1st place? THAT would be the shocking headline!


pinky said...

Hey, jp! Just wanted to wish you guys a Merry Christmas, even though it's almost over!! HUGS and hope you are doing well.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is kind of a diatribe, but one I didn't expect. How come?
Of course cold and calculating. You saw what happened when the non-cold and calculating got elected (see 1980). But I'd be tempted to vote for any woman who was nominated from Hillary to Condi just for the symbollic power of it.

I have very little hope in the system anyhow, so we might as well get symbollic out of it.

P.S. I love diatribes. This word has no negative connotations for me.