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2016 Postmortem

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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 06:42 AM Apr 2016

I actually feel sorry for Hillary. [View all]

I know you might find it hard to believe, but I really do feel for her.

Can you imagine what it must be like to have gone through the things she has? She deserves so much praise for coming out of her husband's shadow. First she had to endure the humiliating list of affairs and sexual scandals that her husband was involved in, and she dutifully played the role as loyal wife, standing by her husband through all of it. She sacrificed her own well-being and some would even say her pride for the sake of the country, the Democratic Party and her children.

Moving forward, she was clever enough to find an open Senate seat in a state she knew nothing about and she shoe-horned her way into the Senate with really no advantages other than a popular two-term President as a husband a large political war chest. She served honorably as Senator, standing up for core Democratic issues as a loyal soldier -even on issues that we now know she was against such as opposing gay marriage. In fact, she was so loyal of a soldier, that she went with the majority of Democrats in voting for the resolution to use force in Iraq and other "difficult choices".

More difficulty came her way when she tried unsuccessfully parry a Senate term into the highest office in the land only to find herself beaten by the first-ever Black president of the United States (not counting Bill who some people said was actually the first Black President). Incredibly, though, she took those lemons and turned them into lemonade when the very same Barack Obama selected her as Secretary of State, which some say he did merely as a cynical ploy to prevent her from opposing him in his run for 2nd term.

While Secretary of State, Hillary loyally carried out the wishes of the President on issues we now know she is against such as her pushing of the TPP Trade Deal, her promotion of fracking all around the world, and her negotiating unprecedentedly large arms sales to oppressive regimes. It could not have been an easy time for her and she deserves credit for doing things were such an anethema to her.

Now we find her trying to claim the position of POTUS that she is so deserved of and she has to deal with a challenge from who of all, but a Socialist who wasn't even a Democrat! It's outrageous, and this obscene crime against all that the Centrist Wing of the Democratic Party and its beloved lobbyists hold dear is compounded by the fact that they dare challenge her credentials as a Progressive! They have the temerity to oppose her from the Left, claiming to be a movement of establishment outsiders when nothing could be further from the truth! She points out rightly that the true outsider in this race is Hillary Clinton herself despite what anyone might believe.

Things are starting to look like a slow-motion nightmare now, the kind that you have over and over again, like the one where you're being chased by a monster and you just can't get your legs to run right... you know the one I mean. It must be very dispiriting, a kind of nauseating deja-vu like finding yourself staring into a mirror in a brightly fluorescent lit bathroom while you're tripping on high-powered acid. Actually, forget that last part. I'm kind of veering into my own personal freak out space now.

But anyway, the point is the same, and that's that I really do feel sorry for Hillary. I wish her nothing but the best.

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Don't. She has this in the bag. nt onehandle Apr 2016 #1
And how dare anyone especially a 74 year old white man challenge her awake Apr 2016 #22
Money bag. frylock Apr 2016 #65
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over in the Hillcamp they are saying, "WHAT? Tell-a-Lie DAY?...DAY?... islandmkl Apr 2016 #6
Please note the election year special musical selection for Tell a Lie Day merrily Apr 2016 #11
LOL. Don't worry about her, she's about to be the first nominee of a major party, DanTex Apr 2016 #3
........ salinsky Apr 2016 #4
I feel sorry for her too madokie Apr 2016 #5
^trying^ --- Hiraeth Apr 2016 #32
I hope she'll take up gardening or something therapeudic. Lodestar Apr 2016 #33
Winning the nomination will probably help make her feel better... brooklynite Apr 2016 #7
Good essay on what I've been thinking myself Casandia Apr 2016 #8
Are You Talking About 'Hillary' Or 'Millie'?.... global1 Apr 2016 #9
Not sure what that even refers to actually. nt Bonobo Apr 2016 #10
Millie Is The TV Wife Of The President On The TV Program.... global1 Apr 2016 #46
Think of it this way. Hillary's worst case scenario is losing the race and Vinca Apr 2016 #12
She won't be getting those $250K fees if she loses pdsimdars Apr 2016 #54
"...no advantages other than a popular two-term President as a husband a large political war chest." Scuba Apr 2016 #13
You might enjoy American Experience: Clinton joshcryer Apr 2016 #14
Using the word "derisive" correctly was the best part of your reply! nt Bonobo Apr 2016 #15
Admitting your OP is derisive is yours! joshcryer Apr 2016 #17
I knew my sarcasm was dry, but I never thought it impenetrably so. nt Bonobo Apr 2016 #18
Again, you should see American Experience: Clinton joshcryer Apr 2016 #19
The best fiction is one with a grain of truth, Josh. Bonobo Apr 2016 #20
Admitting fiction about the Obama-Clinton relationship? joshcryer Apr 2016 #21
I'll compromise. Bonobo Apr 2016 #23
I'll admit, you make a fantastic fiction writer. joshcryer Apr 2016 #24
I could ask for no higher praise. nt Bonobo Apr 2016 #25
Any published works? joshcryer Apr 2016 #26
Yes. nt Bonobo Apr 2016 #29
Successful? joshcryer Apr 2016 #31
My work has been very successful indeed. Bonobo Apr 2016 #34
Lots of money in Manga reddread Apr 2016 #35
I don't translate manga. Bonobo Apr 2016 #36
wow, thats a great opportunity reddread Apr 2016 #43
I have nothing against manga translation but it pays very poorly. Bonobo Apr 2016 #45
We should all be so lucky to get successful in Japanese manga and anime riderinthestorm Apr 2016 #48
Unfortunately you don't get commissions or residuals. Bonobo Apr 2016 #50
It's funny how Sanders supporters are portrayed as being naive.. frylock Apr 2016 #66
I wish her the best outside of the office of POTUS as well hereforthevoting Apr 2016 #16
I cannot feel sorry for her. She has done too much damage because of ego and bkkyosemite Apr 2016 #27
I deplore the sarcasm smiley because I think it underestimates my audience. nt Bonobo Apr 2016 #28
Yeah, and Bernie has had it soooo easy in his life. He's just coasted Lodestar Apr 2016 #30
White dudes lost. Deal with it in a positive way, maybe, instead of this hissy fit? CalvinballPro Apr 2016 #37
That was fucking awesome. Bonobo Apr 2016 #38
Hilarious that your sig is a white guy shaking with rage. Is it your past, present, or future? CalvinballPro Apr 2016 #39
OMG! I see White people!!! Bonobo Apr 2016 #41
you've been busy in the long month you've been here...belated welcome... islandmkl Apr 2016 #42
thats the flavor I was having trouble identifying! reddread Apr 2016 #44
I heard they approached Ben & Jerry's but were turned down. Bonobo Apr 2016 #47
:) reddread Apr 2016 #53
i haven't seen the recent scorecard that displays your conclusion... islandmkl Apr 2016 #40
I have no idea how anybody can feel sorry for that vile excuse for a human being BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #49
Second that. Waiting For Everyman Apr 2016 #61
First, BS, what a wheepy bunch of nonsense. pdsimdars Apr 2016 #51
I don't ibegurpard Apr 2016 #52
apparently you should modify your sig line to something like pic of a crowd islandmkl Apr 2016 #55
Apparently my sarcasm is WAAAAAY to dry for this crowd! Bonobo Apr 2016 #56
This message was self-deleted by its author CompanyFirstSergeant Apr 2016 #57
These pretzels are making me thirsty! frylock Apr 2016 #67
I don't, she got extremely wealthy from "public service". I'm sure she can NorthCarolina Apr 2016 #58
+1 JudyM Apr 2016 #59
You are fucking awesome hootinholler Apr 2016 #60
The traditional greeting! I would love that! Bonobo Apr 2016 #64
I find the vape pen with a c02 extract is very convenient. frylock Apr 2016 #69
The only reason she gained notoriety was her marriage to Bill Clinton tabasco Apr 2016 #62
I feel sorry for the working-class & poor Americans her benefactors screw daily... Yurovsky Apr 2016 #63
LOL, love how you suggest she would have primaries Obama when it was SBS who suggested that. bettyellen Apr 2016 #68
Sad. And, she gave up her successful career as a Wall Street performer to run for president. Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2016 #70
lol mhatrw Apr 2016 #71
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