[Trigger Warning: Politico link, I will inevitably be called a misogynist for writing this]
I understand it is not her fault, but I would do anything to not see Hillary run in 2016. If it turns out she is the best candidate and has the best chance to keep the White House out of Republican hands, I will crawl over glass to vote for her and do everything in my power to get her elected.
But I just don’t know if I can take it anymore. She was such an awful candidate in 2008 and continuously surrounds herself with questionable people, and fuck it. Let’s be honest. I quit listening to Blues Traveler around the same time I quit drinking jaegermeister, and I just want all three of them to go away. I’ve had enough:
Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi attacks, they sent a message to House Democrats: We need backup.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) publicly considered boycotting the panel, an idea that Clinton supporters feared would leave the potential 2016 candidate exposed to the enemy fire of House Republicans.
So Clinton emissaries launched a back channel campaign, contacting several House Democratic lawmakers and aides to say they’d prefer Democrats participate, according to sources familiar with the conversations. Pelosi’s staff said they have not heard from Clinton’s camp.
And I have no doubt this is all made up and bullshit and think Hilary has nothing to fear, and the Politico is probably reporting as truth something a Republican operative thought he overhead from a low level aide at the cigar bar while on someone’s expense account. But this is the kind of mania that the Clinton’s inspire, and again, it is not their fault. But sweet jeebus, STILL?
I know this is what the GOP wants, but I can not do another round of Vince Foster or Benghazi or whatever. I just can’t. And the whole dynastic thing drives me crazy. I just can’t take any more Bush or Clinton candidates. People in America (well, those who pay attention) were shocked with the notion of the PRI holding power in Mexico for 71 years, but how many decades have we had a Nixon, Bush, Clinton, or Dole in the running? It’s just weird.
And yes, I remember that Hillary embodied the hopes of feminists everywhere, but is she really the only female Democrat out there who can win? What about Gillibrand? Does it have to be Hillary?
And speaking of Benghazi, I think Pelosi screwed up by appointing five accomplished and serious people to the panel. By doing so, it implies you are taking this bullshit seriously. If I were Speaker Pelosi, I would have appointed one person, and one person only. Alan Grayson. And then I would give him instructions to impede at every opportunity, disrupt as loudly and obnoxiously and to grandstand and make snide remarks, and on the occasions he was allowed to speak he was to talk only about Beirut and Reagan. Hell, if he had twenty minutes to speak, I’d be cool with him just saying “241 dead Reagan cut and run accountability” over and over and over again.
But that is just me.