Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:00 AM
DonCoquixote (6,881 posts)
hillary 2016? [View all]
This thread was inspired in part by this one:
Though we have seen many others.
Look, let me get this down straight off: Yes, if Hillary becomes the nominee in 2016, I will vote for her.
Now for a good many people, they will leave it at there and say "OK, when we get her up there, shut up and follow orders.", There will also be a hidden subtext of "like you should have done in 2008."
I will also admit that Hillary can be a juggernaut, especially with 8 years of being SoS, and Bill ready to do whatever it takes so he can die in his old White House, making it his house.
So, why does this talk of Hillary as anointed one annoy me?
Yes, it does rip open all the old wounds of the 2008 campaign, where people insulted me because I was young, and accused me of being a sexist because I preferred both Obama and Edwards over Hillary. People who I counted on as friends during the American dark ages (aka the reign of Bush Jr.) all of a sudden insulted me, and talked about how they would screw me over. Even Smirking Chimp, that old solace, offered no relief.
Of course, at the 11th hour, that favorite hour, Hillary threw her weight towards Obama, and I was grateful. However, I do not forget why I did not vote for her, namely because neither she nor her husband admit that the stuff they gave away has cost us, from NAFTA, to the telecommunications act, to killing Glass-Steagall.
Those three measures alone cost us.
Now,if she were to come out saying that she would undo ONE, merely ONE of those mistakes, and admit they were MISTAKES, I would be joining the Draft Hillary 2016 club.
And let us not forget that she is a war hawk. Israel has been yelling at us, demanding that war with Iran, as if we were servants that were too slow. Hillary seems too eager to follow that old recipe for a Woman to get respect, act more ruthless than a man, which means, like Meir and Thatcher, you need to start killing people, preferably of the brown variety that stand in the way of whatever you wish to take.
I could be wrong, and yes, I will support whoever runs. I am a true Yellow Dog democrat. But do not think that i will forget who moved this party sol;eft that our choices seem to be between Center Right and Galt's Gulch.
"Maxim Eight: The passions are the only advocates which always persuade. They are a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent without." - Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
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