Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hillary Clinton: Idée Fixe or Fixed Bayonet?

A Mid-Week Rant!

Vig, I gotta tell ya: Listening to Hillary and her latest demands of Obama, I feel like I'm watching the ending of a Sharon Stone thriller, where the character Stone plays refuses to die, unexpectedly revives, and searches for the nearest weapon with which to dismember her opponent.
Hillary has seized upon a weapon which she is wielding while assuring Obama she is of friendly intent. Her latest weapon is disingenuously employed in a cleverly disguised attempt to destroy the 2008 Democratic Party's Nominating convention.

Hillary's scenario for resurrecting herself politically is to use her supporters as a cover for her continuing contention that she is the best candidate to be the 2008 Democratic Party's Presidential nominee. If she fails to steal the 2008 nomination from Obama, then it must be accomplished in 2012, and so her scheme involves "Shock and Awe" in Denver that she hopes will prove helpful both now and, if necessary, in 2012..

In true Rovian fashion, Hillary comes to Obama and claims that her only goal in requesting that her supporters be given large amounts of televised opportunities to throw the convention into emotional uproar and needless rancor is that she wants "to help unite the party".

Vig, Hillary says that her supporters remain upset at the outcome of the Democratic primary races and need to have an "Airing", in Denver, at the 2008 National Democratic Convention, of their grievances. Hillary states that once her supporters have publicly displayed their rage and fury, they will then want to enthusiastically "come together in support of Obama".

Oh wait, she continues, there is one other small thing: her supporters want to put Hillary's name into nomination at the convention, after the "Airing", in order to achieve party unity.

Oh, and wait just another New York minute: there's yet one more thing that Hillary's supporters want: (now, picture this scene, Vig): just as the fevered enthusiasm of Hillary's supporters is building into a movement to crown Hillary as the 2008 Democratic Party's Presidential nominee arrives, Hillary will seize the microphone and suggest to the attendees that they should select Obama "by acclimation" as the Democratic Party's Presidential nominee!

By placing herself at the microphone, Hillary succeeds in orchestrating Obama's nomination, turning the attention away from him and onto herself as she pretends to be a gracious political "midwife" to the accomplishing of Obama's nomination.

Hillary's requests, couched in terms of the perceived needs of her "suffering" supporters, are solely designed to aggrandize HER accomplishments, and can only sow dissension, intensify hurt and angry feelings among her supporters, and create chaos within the convention itself, and within the hearts and minds of the viewing public.

If she truly believes that her supporters need to experience a therapy session, she and her supporters need to hire a clinical psychologist, or other qualified mental health professional, and talk together in the presence of a trained facilitator. Staging a televised " free-for-all" pseudo group therapy "venting" session in the name of unifying the Democratic party, is a disguised attempt to sabotage the pitiful attempts being made to unify a Democratic Party, still bleeding from the wounds Hillary inflicted upon Obama in the primaries.

Hillary's scheme is a pathetic attempt to publicly force the convention's delegates and the viewing audience to celebrate Hillary's accomplishments while minimizing those of Obama. It is an hijacking of the Democratic Party's convention, and has one purpose only: she wants to ensure that Obama will be defeated by McCain. Her motives are so transparently clear, it would be laughable were Hillary not so intent on positioning herself for another run for the Presidency in 2012 that she is once again attempting to destroy the Democratic Party and its rightful nominee.

Yet again, Hillary Rodham Clinton's ruthless Republican roots shine through her lies: she, like far too many Republicans, knows no shame in her personal pursuit of political power.

7 Moderated Comments:

Blogger MacDaddy said...

I can't think of a more divisive politician. But she doesn't have much leverage. If she wants Obama to help her with her 25 million debt, she better fall in line.

8/12/2008 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymiss said...

Hillary's like that dumped woman who can't accept that the relationship is over.

8/13/2008 06:02:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Good post, Em!

One conclusion I draw from Barack's protracted counter insurgency (COIN!) struggle with the Clintons is that Obama will be battle-tested in the skills and patience of statecraft when he is inaugurated. On Day One.

8/13/2008 06:30:00 AM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

A non sequitur but I can't resist: Sharon Stone has been quoted (I am unsure of the date):

"I think Hillary Clinton is fantastic. But I think it is too soon for her to run. This may sound odd, but a woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has sexual power and I don't think people will accept that. It's too threatening."

8/13/2008 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Hillary's scheme is a pathetic attempt to publicly force the convention's delegates and the viewing audience to celebrate Hillary's accomplishments while minimizing those of Obama. It is an hijacking of the Democratic Party's convention, and has one purpose only: she wants to ensure that Obama will be defeated by McCain.

I completely agree, and I expect both Hillary and Bill have more knives being sharpened to be used before and after the convention. Then again if all the efforts of the Clintons fail to get Hillary in office Chelsea will all of a sudden develop political ambition.

8/13/2008 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Beach, it is said that you can stand behind Bill Clinton, or stand beside him. But whoever stands in front of Bubba should never turn his back.

8/13/2008 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Oh let the lady be nominated, Emily. Let the lady make a speech. In my lifetime no one has come as close to winning and still not made it. Give'r some credit, okayyyy? Give her some applause. What ever happened to our big tent?

8/15/2008 08:42:00 PM  

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