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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 01:25 AM

The Reverse Psychology Worked! I Am Now PRAYING that Clinton Will Be Our Nominee.

Finally figured it out. This is America, the land of the rugged individual. When so many self styled liberal pundits join each other in lock-step to declare that they would rather poke out their eyeballs with flaming hot skewers than allow former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be our Democratic nominee, it can mean only thing---they love the woman. They are trying to bolster her middle of the road creds for the general. They know that she will be the nominee, and therefore they are playing Br'er Rabbit in the Briar Patch.

"Oh please, Mr. Democratic primary voter. Don't make me vote for Hillary Clinton in the general. I'd rather do anything than that. Yes, I would."

Brilliant strategy! Declare that she is a "war hawk"! That will reassure the independents who are worried about terrorists and who fear that a woman does not have the balls to keep them safe. Remind us that she attended Christian prayer breakfasts in Congress---last I heard, only about 80% of the American electorate consider themselves Christians. What else? Oh, yes. The Patriot Act. Because voting to give the telecoms immunity was such a thorn in the side of Obama during the 2008 general election. Yes, indeed, I can not remember how many soccer moms and NASCAR dads I heard questioning Obama's judgment on that one. While you are at it, blame her for the Iraq War. Since even the most historically challenged American recalls that Bush/Cheney and Powell are the ones who tricked us into war, this will make you look like a bunch of idiots with a grudge, negating the effect of any other barbs you may lob her way.

So, all you playful progressives, keep it up! Tell mainstream America over and over again how absolutely, disgustingly moderate you think Senator Clinton is. And while you are at it, repeatedly mumble "She's ok on women's and children's issues. I guess. For what that's worth." That way you won't have to worry that the nation's women---who tend to be a little left of middle---might take your ranting at face value. In fact, alienate as many women as you can. It will only solidify her base, which will rally around her as they perceive her being the target of yet another witch hunt. Yes, it means that many of you will suffer, condemned as sexist pigs for your increasingly shrill attacks on the woman. But hey, your personal reputation is a small price to pay in order to pave the way for Eight More Years!

Oh, and consider this. What if Clinton has decided to take a page from her husband's playbook? Bill Clinton chose to run with Al Gore rather than a VP from the North or West, because picking a running mate like himself made him seem more self assured in the eyes of voters. More comfortable in his own skin. So, if I were Bill Clinton, I would suggest that Hillary pick a strong woman to run with her. A woman like Elizabeth Warren. But I'd keep it quiet. That way when Clinton and Warren do their surprise team up at the convention, it will be one of those "Let's all come together" moments that Democrats love--like the one in 2008 when Obama chose Clinton to be on his team. I saw that one coming from a mile away, though many at the time called me crazy. "What? Obama embrace Clinton? That woman is the evil-anti Obama! It will never ever happen!"

Isn't politics fun! And don't you wish you were a fly on the wall when Clinton and Warren had their little talk? Who here really believes that if Clinton offered Warren the VP slot--and a shot as the highest office herself in eight years---Warren would "Just say no"? How does it feel knowing that Hillary Clinton has the power to do what you only wish that you could do---put Elizabeth Warren in the White House?

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MannyGoldstein Mar 2015 #1
merrily Mar 2015 #2
freshwest Mar 2015 #3

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 01:31 AM

1. Makes perfect sense to me.

 

Regards,

TWM

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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:06 AM

2. I only wish I could tell people how moderate Hillary is.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-08-26-3886087604_x.htm (McCain ad uses Hillary's comment about Obama's not being ready for the 3 a.m. phone call).


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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 05:19 AM

3. Oh, no! Not two women! Estrogen is dangerous, don't ya know?

I admit, the strategy is brilliant. Keep on kicking from the left and right.

Independents will throw up their hands in disgust... maybe. I suspect they are all Republicans but are ashamed to admit it.

Somedays, though, I think this country is still not ready to have a woman in the White House. Her positions on women have won her the everlasting hatred that burns with the heat of a thousand suns.

Those who feel that way will vote for those dead furry animals glued on top of Trump or Paul's heads. ABC!

Of course I still want Van Jones or Sanders, but it seems unlikely. Who knows, though, Bill was a dark horse running for the Presidency.

A fresh face. I haven't seen any in this pre-primary season.

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