"Even In Defeat, It's All About Her"
Although it looks like Hillary Clinton may FINALLY concede this weekend, there is still a lot of antipathy towards her by many Democrats. One such person still angry at Hillary is Bob Cesca who has posted his disgust with Hillary in a HUffington POst THREAD titled, "Even In Defeat, It's All About Her." Yeah, Bob, and if she isn't given the VP slot it will still be all about her as she subtly works to defeat Obama in November so she can run again in 2012. So let us now watch the Bob and the HUffies post their disgust with Hillary in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, contemplating the consumption of yet more Johnsonville Brats later today, is in the [brackets]:
Even In Defeat, It's All About Her
It's hip today to step back and allow Senator Clinton some breathing space in order to proceed through the various stages of whatever on her way to eventually -- some day -- conceding this nomination process to Presumptive Nominee Barack Obama. And I'm not exactly sure why the Clintons deserve such latitude -- especially this year and at this dangerous time in our national saga. After all, there's a gigantic OxyContin-buzzed Republican crap-bot bearing down on our presumptive nominee, and yet we're being forced to sit here and wait for Senator Clinton to finally step off.
[Put a mental health watch on Bob Cesca in November. Things are going to be very tough for him.]
What does Hillary want? What does she want?" Senator Clinton asked last night. What does she want? Seriously? This misguided and self-centered attitude is what ultimately doomed her campaign.
[She never learned to be as humble as your humble correspondent.]
It should never have been about what she wants -- or, now, what she's demanding as ransom in exchange for releasing her supporters. Senator Clinton is effectively holding up the works and delaying the big show even though she has spent too many weeks inexplicably bolstering Senator McCain's chances over Senator Obama in November -- even though every second she's remained in this race, despite the mathematical reality, she has forced Senator Obama to keep his army divided, when it ought to have been raging forward in a unified, fist-pumping head-first frontal assault against the nefarious Bush Republican political machine.
[And for that we can thank Operation Chaos.]
But she's Senator Clinton and she gets to do and demand whatever she wants for some reason. Even if it means diminishing the nominee and boosting the Republicans. Even if it means a victory for Senator McCain. Even if it means the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Even if it means 100 more years (or whatever McCain is saying today) in Iraq. Even if it means, as Thom Hartmann said yesterday, "More death."
[Even if it means the total mental meltdown of Bob Cesca in November.]
This is one of several reasons why the Clinton campaign ultimately lost: because the Clinton campaign was all about Senator Clinton when, in the hearts and minds of a majority of Democrats, this nomination process was never about Senator Clinton and her ambitions and her famous name and her famous husband and her 3AM phone calls and her war stories and her scars. To wit: "Yes she will." Not only did her actual message fade away in lieu of her campaign's embarrassing attempt to mock Senator Obama's message, but her hackish spoof version of the Obama slogan was configured to be all about her (the Obama message is grounded in the collective "we"). Yes she will. Fortunately for us, Senator McCain has started to do the same thing -- mocking Senator Obama's far-superior branding. And, thankfully, Senator McCain looks a thousand times slimier doing it.
[Ranted Bob Cesca while branding himself as a Loon.]
The Clinton campaign should never have been about her. This election, even before anyone officially declared, has always been about the evolution of the modern liberal movement and, more importantly, a newly evolved modern liberal movement gathering the required ammunition necessary to roll back the destructive and often criminal policies of the last 28 years -- and to do so in a way that might actually stick to the wall. And here in June 2008, while Senator Clinton dawdles around the stage doing her best to muscle the presumptive nominee while talking about what she wants, the horrible prospect of a McCain presidency hisses its way towards the zero barrier and the dismantling of American democracy nears the point of no return.
[The dismantling of your mind has already passed the point of no return.]
Senator Obama (or even if it had been Senator Clinton) needs a mandate in November. He needs an overwhelming electoral victory in order to have the political capital required to rebuild the nation in the aftermath of the terrible psychobombs George Bush and Dick Cheney have been detonating throughout this decade. And yet, here we sit. Talking about Senator Clinton and what she wants.
["Rebuild the nation" really means "Socialist Revolution."]
What happens if she isn't offered the vice presidential slot? Will she continue to stomp her feet and draw attention away from the nominee? Yes she will. Will she carry her campaign (in name and support only) to the convention? Yes she will. Will she continue to distract attention away from challenging Senator McCain's awfulness? Yes she will. So should she be offered the vice presidential slot, then? No she shouldn't.
Because a would-be Obama-Clinton campaign would end up being entirely about the Clintons. What they said; what they're doing; who's in control; do they get along; is she undermining him from within. Me, me, me. And besides, if she really wanted to be on the ticket, she wouldn't have engaged in this infuriating slash-burn-point-clap strategy in the first place -- a strategy which, by the way, continued through last night's speech.
[I'm hoping that Obama picks TOM VILSACK for Veep. WEAR THE BEAR!!!]
But even after Senator Obama surpassed the original threshold of 2,025; even after he agreed to allowing the reinstatement of the Michigan and Florida delegates despite the previously and unanimously accepted sanctions; even after he surpassed the new threshold of 2,118 and also nears the bogus 2,209 number that the Clintons made up last month, Senator Clinton and her supporters continue to paint the Obama victory as somehow illegitimate. And Senator Clinton refuses to accept the notion that she is holding back the larger campaign -- the most important campaign of our time -- a campaign that isn't about her or even about Senator Obama. It's a campaign about turning the tide on 28 years of Reaganomics and environmental destruction and foreign policy blowback.
[Foreign policy blowback under Reagan such as defeating the Evil Empire. Of course, that is something that would have upset Bob Cesca.]
And yet, here we sit. Waiting for Senator Clinton to decide what she wants. This routine -- be it Senator Clinton's defiance, or the party's deferential behavior toward her -- illustrates exactly why this party, and liberalism with it, must change. And while we wait here in some kind of twisted Pollyanna limbo, Senator McCain is measuring the White House Residence to see if his Craftmatic adjustable bed will fit through the door.
[Along with his Johnsonville Bratmaker. And now on to the HUffie Peanut Gallery...]
This campaign was a tea party compared to what's ahead for the Golden Boy.
[Especially if a 527 group engages the services of a certain blogger to produce high quality political comix stories during the campaign. Hee! Hee!]
I hope and pray that Hilary will not get her spoiled child way and through wining and cajoling get on the ticket as VP. She is so insanely ambitious, she's capable of putting a contract out on Obama in order to become President.
[Does that contract have a Fort Marcy Park clause?]
HOOO HAHHH!! At last at last at LAST someone has written what needed to be written and said what needed to be said. Hilliary's more fanatical supporters remind me of Elvis fans or Beatles fans-they scream and faint and carry on and when Elvis or John or Paul or George or Ringo marries someone else they cry and moan and wail.
[Or "fainting" Obama fans.]
IMO Mrs Clinton always struck me as a very selfish woman. How many women can say they're married to a 2 term president and lived in the WH FOR eight years, 2 term govenor and lived in the govenor's mansion for 8 (?) years and became a 2 term US senator with the encouragement of a black congressman. And in addition to all of that became a multi-millionaire.
[Or had a best-selling book that few people actually bought.]
Yes, I total agree with you and the need to quash the conservative movement that started with the "Reagan Revolution".
[And replace it with another Bolshevik Revolution.]
Last night's performance by Hillary was disgraceful. Rude doesn't begin to describe the way that Hillary Clinton spit in my face last night. Her lack of statesmanship and spiritual depth were glaringly evident for all to see. She should be ashamed.
[Is that you, Michelle?]
Can anyone think of a cause, value, 'good' or institution which Hillary Clinton probably thinks is more important than her own ambition?
[Yes. Finding a new recipe for cooking Johnsonville Brats.]
What is particularly distressing to me is that, at the beginning of this contest, my right-wing associates claimed that Hillary Clinton was self-centered, power hungry and only in this for herself -- that she'd stop at absolutely nothing to become the president and if she didn't get her way, she'd burn the Democratic party to the ground. I told them that they were completely off base, that they had been brainwashed by years of non-stop right-wing vitriol, and that Hillary Clinton was not the self-aggrandizing caricature that their hysterical propaganda claimed. Yet here we are. And now, I find myself wondering what else I was wrong about.
[You are also wrong about believing in Socialism.]
Hillary Clinton is reminding more by the day of Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard." Clinton's stunning arrogance and egomania will not allow her to see the big picture. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up!"
[All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my Johnsonville Brats!]
Symptom of insanity: Referring to yourself in the third person.
[Your humble correspondent could be in trouble.]
I've said it before, as I watch her in action, I am reminded of a crack head crawling on the floor looking for just one more hit. In her case it is criminal because she is holding her enablers hostage until Senator Obama give her the ultimate hit. And they are too invested to realize they are doing her no favors. Someone need to do an intervention and get that woman some help.
[Perhaps Bill Richardson can console her.]