January 28, 2007
Narcissa of Nova Yorc
This hagiographic Hillary-ous AP piece is remarkable for the casual arrogance she displays... the contempt not only for us peons but also for her rivals for the Democratic nomination. For example, how's this?
"I am going to level with you, the president has said this is going to be left to his successor," Clinton said. "I think it is the height of irresponsibility and I really resent it."
Buried within this "how dare you!" is the offhand assumption that HRH HRC is just naturally going to be the next president of the United States. Yeesh.
She also slips into the "royal we" when not consciously fighting against it:
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Bush should withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq before he leaves office, asserting it would be "the height of irresponsibility" to pass the war along to the next commander in chief.
"This was his decision to go to war with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy," the Democratic senator from New York said her in initial presidential campaign swing through Iowa.
"We expect him to extricate our country from this before he leaves office" in January 2009, the former first lady said.
Harumph. We are not amused.
We are, however, amused by the cockamamie idea that the Iraq war is Bush's mess, and as such, he should clean it up (withdraw all the troops) by the arbitrary date of January 20th, 2009... no matter what is happening on the ground. That would be like President-presumptive Dwight D. Eisenhower demanding in 1950 that Truman withdraw every last soldier and Marine from South Korea before January 20th, 1953 -- or they (Eisenhower) would stamp their feet like Rumplestiltskin (or Rumplestiltskins).
Here's more of Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham, patronization on parade:
One questioner asked Clinton if her track record showed she could stand up to "evil men" around the world.
"The question is, we face a lot of dangers in the world and, in the gentleman's words, we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men," Clinton said. She paused to gaze while the audience interrupted with about 30 seconds of laughter and applause.
Oh, yes, the perennial Democratic fantasy: that George W. Bush is the most evil man who ever lived, next to whom the jihadists (if they even exist) pale into insignificance.
She never did actually answer the question. Here is a near-miss:
During the town hall meeting, she tried to make clear that she thinks she would be a chief executive with enough fortitude to confront any danger facing the country.
"I believe that a lot in my background and a lot in my public life shows the character and toughness that is required to be president," Clinton said [Caesara of Chappaqua elected not to elaborate]. "It also shows that I want to get back to bringing the world around to support us again."
This is condescending in the worst way, just as she practiced during her entire first senatorial campaign: questions are effrontery; interrogators are traitors -- off with their heads!
Finally, here is a tyop that, I think, shows the true feelings of the Associated Press and many other establishment liberals -- why they're so anxious for Madame to be elected:
Clinton said he will run hard in Iowa's leadoff caucuses, an early contest her husband skipped when he sought the nomination in 1992 [He, not she; the Big He]. That year, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin was in the race and Democratic rivals opted not to challenge him in his home state.
"My participation in the Iowa caucuses is the only thing in politics that I will do that Bill has not done," she said.
I have long suspected that AP, et al, imagine that a Hillary presidency would really mean two more terms for Bill Clinton. This is a not so very secret desire to return to those days of peace and tranquility (assuming one didn't live in Bosnia, Kosovo, or Haiti), back to the womb, when nobody had ever heard of Osama bin Laden or seen any need for a United States military. As all wise men know, the quickest and easiest way to make evil go away is to pretend it's not there. That always works.
Oh well, I'm sure I'm reading too much into this piece. It's just a bit of fluff, and you shouldn't even have wasted your time reading it. Too bad I didn't tell you that before you started, eh?
For God's sake, next time, before you commence reading -- have the common sense to skip to the end and see whether it's going to be on the test, even!
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 28, 2007, at the time of 8:58 PM
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The following hissed in response by: jgr
You do her up right, Dafydd. If rivals exploit that easily aroused arrogance, Hillary will find image control her main opponent. It is now.
But more disturbing is that Democratic 'fantasy stuff' about "we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men" That's the crux. What does?
It's a salient reason not to even consider this candidacy. Hillary has no experience at all in dealing with strong opponents. No reason to think that she can. Her attacks on Bill's critics don't count. Sneering word games don't fix problems.
Her leadership stance against the insane predators of the Muslim would be criminal. H. Chavez would burn the midnight oil to infiltrate troops to occupy Brownsville (joke). Tough mouth, vicious infighter, but fearsome leader? Hey, this is a CLINTON!!
The following hissed in response by: Terrye
Unbelievable. Well her husaband passed Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein along to Bush, so why should Madame big Head get a break. Look at this way, she can bring them home. make a heroine of herself.
The above hissed in response by: Terrye at January 29, 2007 3:04 AM
The following hissed in response by: doc-o
I think you may have misinterpreted a reference HRC made. My impression was that her "evil and bad men" crack was supposed to be a light joke directed at her husband.
The following hissed in response by: The Yell
I think BOTUS has been doing everything through personal assistants for too long. Psst, Hillary: running for President isn't like booking a suite at the Waldorf-Astoria. Nobody gives a damn if you're not perfectly satisfied, we don't mind if you take your ball and go home because your experience wasn't all just so. If you don't want to manage a Mideast war then don't run for President in the middle of one.
The following hissed in response by: charlotte
"we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men"
Maybe she milked the line for a laugh at her pathetic husband, but the way she dealt with Bill's "evil" was to amplify it by going on TV and charging conservatives with hatemongering and lying about Monica and his other corrupt doings when it was she who was peddling hate and deceit. Who could ever forget the fluffy pink Angora sweater she wore for the Couric vast-right-wing-conspiracy interview on the Today Show? It must have made her sick to have to wear the prop, given how she only likes to wear power pantsuits in the man's world she resents.
No, the strident feminist's background and experience with Bill make her more suited to dealing with and taking out all of those evil “bimbo”, “stalker”, “trailer trash” and “mentally disturbed” women around the world who falsely accuse her beard of philandering, unwanted advances and rape. I'm not sure what's worse, her corruption and hypocrisy, the fact she's a Progressive-Tranzie-Socialist-power hungry product of the sixties, or that she's the wife of glib, criminal Bill who abused his office as President by selling out our national security and ruining the integrity of key federal agencies.
(Next time, ask me how I really feel about the Clintons :))
The following hissed in response by: hunter
She is not going to hold it together through the primaries. She is already losing it.
The following hissed in response by: CSK
A thought has been simmering in my head for the past few weeks. I'm thinkin' Handsome Hubby just might have a little subconscious resentment towards the above titled 'BOTUS' (thank you - I love it). I can imagine him bringing his attention to the TV while in a large comfy bed with a nubile companion upon hearing BOTUS's remarks. "That ungrateful witch," he mumbles - "She thinks it's all about her. Do I really want to live in the White House again that badly? I won't be sleeping there anyway." And thus he will unwittingly put his foot on the road to silent sabotage. Of course, he will leave no marks.
This foot in the mouth remark came much earlier in her campaign than I expected, and I won't blame Bill a bit if he's pissed. Their marriage will survive 24 hours after she loses the nomination.
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