January 29, 2006

Hillary Comes Crawling Back, Chapter Two

Hatched by Dafydd

In the previous chapter, we met an anxious Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham furiously tacking left by denouncing Bush's international al-Qaeda surveillance program, indicating rather a bit of desperation in her quest for the Democratic nomination.

On Friday, she poured more gasoline on the doubt-fire by throwing in her lot with Massachusetts Democratic Sens. Ted Kennedy and JFK and joining the nascent filibuster against Judge Samuel Alito... a filibuster doomed to failure (on several fronts): not enough Democrats, no support within the rank and file, the certainty of the constitutional option if they manage to scrape up forty-one senators, and the strong popular support for Alito within the American voting public.

Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday backed a rebel band of Senate Dems seeking to filibuster a vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito.

Democratic leaders had warned that filibuster efforts were going nowhere and would let President Bush score easy political points, but Clinton said, "I oppose his nomination and support efforts to block his confirmation."

"I do not think Judge Alito would advance the principles Americans hold most dear," she said, adding she would vote against a move to cut off a filibuster should one occur.

So after several years of positioning herself as a "centrist," the Semi-Divine Ms. C. is busily throwing all that work away in an increasingly hysterical tack to the left. This is not the action of a woman confident of the Democratic nomination, but rather one seeing it flutter out the window, as the Democratic Party lurches further into the fever swamp of Michael Moore, MoveOn.org, and Howard the Dean. This is a portrait of a woman astride a merry-go-round horse, on her last time 'round, seeing the brass ring pulling further into the distance behind her -- and she makes a last, desperate lunge for it....

And topples off onto the ground, dazed and stunned, wondering what just happened. Bye, bye, Blackbird.

As I said last time,

The fact that Clinton now finds it necessary to reassure the Democratic base that she does too suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome -- evidently a litmus test for nomination -- tells me that she is starting to get nervous about 2008, despite her likely easy win in her reelection this year. Look for the bipartisan "Sunday morning Hillary" to go MIA, and the shrill and screechy "Saturday night Hillary" to reappear from whatever limbo she has been banished to these last few years.

I don't think it will help; it will only solidify the belief, among both Left and Right, that she is just an opportunist who will say or do anything to get elected... and not even as good a one as her husband.

I see no reason to moderate or temporize this analysis, so I double down and let it ride.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 29, 2006, at the time of 9:55 AM

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The following hissed in response by: Bob Buchanan

Seems that several Dems who previously said they would not support a filibuster have had their arms severly twisted and have changed their minds. I would guess it's an effort to raise money by keeping the base happy. The twisting may be trades regarding support on a run in 2008.

By then most of the public won't know who Alito is or that the Dems tried to stop his nomination

The above hissed in response by: Bob Buchanan [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2006 4:54 PM

The following hissed in response by: larwyn

Consult with your wife if you think this is
off the wall - think she may see my reasoning.

You used "crawling back" in the title - and that
is correct. You see in her relationship she Bill
she was always in the weak spot. Any power she had came from his political success. Yes she
helped him, but he held the titles. She got fed
up with Bill's behavior and walked out - she's a
disgruntled "employee" of the GOVERNOR. So no
matter the script, the tantrums and the apologies
by Billy Boy - the fact that she stayed was
"crawling back".

Crawling back to her Betrayers; Bill or the
Left - same thing.

Her behavior is very typical of abused woman
and hostages.

I think she is losing it and that poll
- a typical LSM to boot - showing that 51%
of registered voters do not want a President
Hillary is another straw. Another BETRAYAL.

She's spouting nonsense and soon will just
be ranting. Watch.

The above hissed in response by: larwyn [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2006 10:20 PM

The following hissed in response by: Van Helsing

If Hillary flings herself at the far Left, she is doomed. Even if that's where her heart really is, no one out there in Cindy Sheehan country will believe her, after she supported the war in Iraq — any more than moderates will believe that she's a moderate. You try to be all things to all people, you end up being nothing to anyone.

The above hissed in response by: Van Helsing [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 30, 2006 1:33 PM

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