So what do you do after a weekend of trashing your opponent for being elitist, divisive, and out of touch? You go play the victim:
I am well aware that I am beyond the point where I can discuss Hillary rationally, but I really can not stress enough how much I have grown to hate her. I really, really tried to give her a chance. I was a Clinton hater through the 90’s, although after she was elected to the Senate and was a non-factor in my daily life, much of that hatred waned (and it did not hurt Hillary that the disastrous Bush administration helped me to re-evaluate the Clinton Presidency). Throughout the Bush administration, I frequently warned Republicans to consider the Bush executive power grabs by asking them how they would feel with President Hillary Clinton having those powers. In short, I was always skeptical of her, but my anger towards her faded. On more than one occasion, I remarked that she has actually a pretty middle of the road Senator and hawkish on national security issues.
And I came to the Democratic party prepared to vote for her. When I left the GOP and registered as a Democrat, Hillary was the inevitable nominee. It was the number one question I was asked- “Are you going to vote for Hillary?” I always said yes.
When people say that this is nothing more than my old Clinton hatred bubbling up, and this is nothing more than my pathologies rising up, there is something to it. But I really did try to give this candidate a shot. I defended her when she was getting the shaft, I was skeptical of Obama and I mocked his supporters and thought Hillary was not getting a fair break with the media elites, and I really tried. But the past few months have shown me that while I may have a number of issues with Hillary, they are not because I was brainwashed by dipshits like Bill Kristol and Richard Mellon Scaife and the rest of the vast right-wing conspiracy who Hillary is now courting while parroting their rhetoric. I don’t like Hillary because of who she is. Hell, I spent months trying to blame everything on her advisors. But this isn’t just the putrid Mark Penn or execrable Howard Wolfson. This is just who she is.
She and her low-brow coterie of lackeys have left a trail of slime and unpaid vendor bills everywhere they have gone the past few months. They have lied, distorted, polled, and then lied some more. They attack viciously, then play the victim when punched back. There is literally NOTHING they will not do to win this nomination. They have convinced themselves and their rabid but diminishing band of followers that she somehow got screwed in Florida and Michigan. They have shit all over every caucus state. They have dismissed every state they have not won as unimportant. They have come up with new names for delegates depending on how useful they are today, and tomorrow they will change their name and corresponding level of importance. Some days they are super delegates. Other days they are automatic delegates. Pledged delegates don’t have to stick with their candidate, we are told, except for Hillary’s who have to stick with her. The only consistent principle is that the only people who matter are the ones who have voted for Hillary. They have threatened, hell, they have promised, a bitter convention fight if the super-delegates do not crown her as the nominee. They bring out the worst in everyone around them, me included.
And I am sick of it, and I am sick of her. This past week-end was just the final boiling point for me, as I watched her run to every microphone with a zeal that would impress Chuck Schumer to claim that America’s blue collar workers are under assault from a San Francisco effite liberal latte-sipping out-of-touch Obama:
But I think his comments were elitist and divisive. And the Democratic party has been unfortunately viewed by many people over the last decades as being elitist and out of touch,” Clinton said. “I mean we have waged elections over that and you don’t have to think back too far to remember that good men running for president were viewed as elitist and out of touch with the values and the lives of millions of Americans. So I think this is a very significant concern that people have expressed.”
Not only are average Americans under assault from that LIEBERAL Obama, but from the passive voice, as well. This would merely be stupid and offensive if she actually believed that Obama doesn’t like or looks down on average Americans, but she knows that isn’t true. As it is, though, it is far more than offensive and stupid, as she just thinks she has an angle where she can score some political points. Dutifully and methodically, in an effort to save us from ourselves, she seeks out the nearest microphone and with robotic and unemotional precision invokes San Francisco and gets in on some of that class warfare loving the Republicans have used so well in the past few elections. Make sure you wear gloves when you stick the knife in, and do it firmly and dispassionately. Otherwise you might get some blood on yourself.
The woman is a moral black hole- soulless, empty, calculating and nasty all the way to her core (I know, I know- I just don’t know the “real” Hillary, who is charming and friendly and down to earth and likes pizza and beer). While her super-human ambition is admirable, it is not grounded in a sense of decency, and she knows no boundaries. Watching her the past few days has been a real eye opener, and watching her campaign the past few months should be a clear enough indication what America has to look forward to if she should win the election (although, I simply can not conceive how that happens). While she runs around lying about Obama, allowing her surrogates to portray him as unelectable, she fails to mention how she is going to win the general election when she can not even convince a majority of her own party to choose her.
Enough is enough. Go ahead and call me “Sullivanesque” in my rants about this awful person. Sullivan was right about her essential character and who she really is, and we all know what we will get if she is elected. Four years of bullshit, division, victimhood, and failed policies that would have been great, but those mean old Republicans just didn’t let it pass or people just were not smart enough to do what she wanted. It won’t be her fault, it will be the opposition party for opposing her, or it will be our fault because we didn’t support her enough, or, well, you know how it is with her.
Count me out.
BTW- I promise I am going to do my best to avoid talking about this tedious woman for a while. We all need a break.