Republicans have a powerful weapon and don’t even know it. It’s Hillary Clinton. Let’s go to yesterday morning on Fox News.
Fox News broadcast a segment regarding the latest developments about Miss California (Carrie Prejean). Apparently Miss California might lose her crown over some not very revealing pictures of herself in underwear. The question at issue was whether the pictures are an excuse to get rid of Miss California, in retaliation for her anti-gay marriage views.
“It’s about having a dissenting opinion from the progressive left. And we knew right away when she gave that answer that she would be attacked. It happens all the time. They’re not interested in any kind of debate they’re only interested in suppressing debate and if you disagree with them, and then — until the legislate. And — force their beliefs on you to the barrel of a bayonet. They”ll destroy your entire career. We saw it with Sarah Palin, anybody with traditional values. We see it with Bill O’Reilly. We see it with Sean Hannity. Even Hillary Clinton when she was not the annointed – Barack Obama, during the campaign – they went after her too.”
For the record, while we disagree with Miss California, we defend her right to express her views. It is shameful that gay-rights organizations have not come to her defense on the right to honestly answer the gay marriage question she was asked as part of the pageant proceedings. Also for the record we are not fans of Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly although we do adamantly believe they were fairer to Hillary during the primaries than were so-called liberals and progressives. Fox News was much more fair and balanced during the primaries than the other Big Media outlets.
What we found interesting was how Andrea Tantaros bolstered her argument when she invoked the name of Hillary Clinton as one who had been targeted by the same forces of ignorance and bullying. Those ignorant bullies parade about as forces of knowledge and understanding but we now know them for what they really are.
Republicans and Conservatives should take a clue from Ms Tantaros – utilize the history of the 2008 primaries and what was done to Hillary Clinton to expose the intolerant bullies who pose as progressives.
Sean Hannity in particular constantly attacks Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in ugly, gratuitous ways. Hannity is living in the 1990s. Even the biggest Bill and Hillary haters, such as Richard Mellon Scaife, now recognize they were fools drunk with destructive Clinton hate. Hannity would make a stronger case against Barack Obama if he would invoke the nastiness of the Obama campaign against Hillary and stop the nastiness against Hillary himself.
Some Republicans will fan the flames of Hillary hatred. These are Republicans who are afraid of Sarah Palin and do not want to do anything that might help women, such as attack sexism and misogyny.
Other Republicans will finally realize that the stale Bill Clinton jokes on late night television will now be augmented by attacks on Republicans and fools like John “Are You My Daddy?” Edwards. But Barack Obama will be protected by his Big Media masters.
Obama recently made a fool of himself with a Cinco De Mayo joke. If George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton made fools of themselves the way Obama does with himself we would never hear the end of it. Even some comedians are noting how other comedians leap to Obama’s defense instead of making jokes out of his boobery.
What’s so unfunny?
That’s what some comics – citing the scarcity of satire directed at President Obama and his administration – want to know.
Claiming that his peers are “panicky” about “being called a racist,” stand-up legend Jackie Mason said too many once-fearless satirists are settling for “hero worship” of the new U.S. president.
Count Jackie Mason as a Bill and Hillary hater who now complains about a situation he himself helped set up.
Republicans and conservatives who want to defeat Obama need allies and evidence to make their case against Obama. They have a powerful weapon. She’s called Hillary Clinton.