President Hillary Clinton would never have given that mess of a speech last night. As Hwc wrote:
“Can you imagine Hillary Clinton’s Oval Office speech on the oil disaster? I can. She’d rattle off a 12 point action plan, right down to what kind of underwear Thad Allen would wear. She may not plug the leak, but you’d damn sure turn off the TV thinking she had a plan.”
There would have been no “Czar” appointed. Especially not an unknown “Czar” with an already full day time job. Hillary Clinton would have been in charge. An action packed Mama Grizzly. Big Media would mock her as “Czarina” of the Gulf Gusher. Barack Obama would have concocted fairy tales of how he would have voted against the oil gusher. But Hillary Clinton would have been in charge and in the lead.
Instead of an about to retire Thad Allen, Hillary would have searched out for someone who cares about the Gulf Coast culture and people with all his/her heart and soul – to be an informal and permanent “eyes and ears”. A well connected lover of the Gulf with a dash of Jean LaFitte and a recognizable loud mouth. Would that have been loudmouth Democratic operative James Carville and his loudmouth Republican wife Mary Matalin? You betcha!. We would not be surprised if Sarah Palin would find herself invited repeatedly to tour the Gulf with the original Mama Grizzly.
We easily picture President Hillary Clinton touring the Gulf, for days, in a boat – gutting fish and those who stood in the way of immediate action. James Lee Witt would have received a phone call the very hour the Deepwater Horizon went bad. The armada against invading oil would have been organized from the start and the first speech a few days after the crisis began would have been comprehensive and effective.
Of course we are engaged in speculation. No one knows for sure what specifically Hillary Clinton would have done. But we do know her history and her level of engagement. We also know what it is that Obama has done. History teaches.
His own wife says, “Barack spent so much time by himself that it was like he was raised by wolves.” Michelle of the “cold and ungrateful” scowl also has been “angry at his selfishness and careerism“. That’s the Barack Obama thus far hidden from the easily distracted.
“Raised by wolves.” So little wonder he chose as his new home the city filled with blood soaked, fatted cow, stockyards. He will prey.
Bereft of Grecian columns but soaked in Grecian formula to hide the grey wolf hairs, Barack Obama last night surrounded himself with symbols of normalcy. But there were no crowds to cheer and the words fell flat.
The words were always flat. But the crowd noise, the cheers from his keyboard armies, the silly Obama Girl and Obama Boy Youtube videos made it appear that the flat words were coming in smooth undulating waves of genius. But the words were always flat. Now even his Blog Boy fans and tingle leg blowhards know this. The American people know this too, with increasing anger.
Obama is responsible as the conman extraordinaire. But the ones who helped perpetuate the scam are responsible too. We see the price of their responsibility as it coats the Gulf of Mexico. The oil attacking the Gulf is of the same the thick unctuousness these children of the corn displayed to elect their Mess-iah.
America was thrown to the wolves by the very same people who last night finally expressed shock at the empty plaster saint who is their Superman Messiah.
We know who threw America to the wolves. We knew back in 2008:
“For Hillary Supporters, election 2008 taught us about how ugly our Party, the Democratic Party, could be. The blinders came off, eyes opened wide – sometimes in disbelief – at the similarities between the ugliest Republicans and the “best” Democrats. Democrats we had supported through thick and thin, like Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi, proved to be as adept at double dealing and vileness as the most rancid Republicans.
We also saw how some of our fellow Democrats could be led by the nose in the same way we used to laugh at “mindless” Republicans. There are a lot of lessons learned.
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For Hillary Supporters, the stink of a B.O. administration will not be a surprise.
We will not wake up having to apologize for the latest Obama blunder or the latest Obama flim-flam. We will nod our heads and acknowledge the reality of the great American blunder of 2008. We lost another bit of our innocence in 2008 but we are armed with reality in 2009.
The Hopium addled Obama supporters have a world of hurt coming to them.”