What are Hillary Clinton supporters doing today? In years past we would have been calling Democratic Party field offices and campaign headquarters making sure the work was getting done. Transportation to the polls, canvassing house to house, phone bank operations to contact every single one of “our” voters, “knock and drag” operations where necessary, poll watcher operations, amassing and updating data, the boiler rooms, the vast apparatus of modern day political campaigns – is what we will not be doing today.
Like Hillary Clinton we are far away. Hillary Clinton is half a world away – far, far, far, from the catastrophe that is Barack Obama.
Where are Hillary Supporters today? Where will Hillary Supporters be tomorrow? We’ll be in our Winter quarters in the high country… drilling and watching.
Our warnings about Barack Obama were not heeded in 2008. Now while we keep our networks at the ready, our websites humming, our phones charged, our databases updated, our census and polling data digested, we watch from the mountains. We watch from our mountain fortifications as a monstrous wave rises towards the shore ready to engulf the valleys filled with Hopium addled drones chanting “O- ba – ma”.
We Hillary Supporters communicate with each other. We laugh at Bill Clinton’s public slaps at Obama even as Obama supporters are none the wiser and cheer “racist” Bill on. We laugh as Bill Clinton’s power and popularity grows. We study hourly poll results. We study history books. We laugh some more as valley Hopium Guzzlers occasionally get a whiff of the salt scented winds and realize what is about to happen. Then, too late, begins the fast run and clawing up the hills towards the stone arks where we in safety reside. But it is too late.
Paul Krugman in his Friday election preview warned “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” But Paul is two years too late.
“No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.”
What future historians will look back and see is that in 2008, in 2008 Paul, it was “a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.” It’s always a catastrophe when you force a square peg into a round hole. It was a catastrophe when an unqualified, inexperienced stooge of Big Media and corrupt Democrats such as Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi – was gifted the Democratic nomination and then elected on the basis of a massive economic calamity he was not equipped to address.
In 2008 we saw the empty slogans of Hope and Change. We heard the “uniter not divider” talk. We had heard it all before. What saved us, what sent us into our mountain fortifications, was we knew our history. We knew what was coming. We had heard empty words before.
It wasn’t, as we were the first to note, that Barack Obama reminded us so much of George W. Bush. Obama reminded us of another “One”. That “One” was not culturally loaded with post “Matrix” cool. That “One” was not a messianic figure. That “One” though was a deformed personality that led to another catastrophe.
It was 1968 and the many pretty buttons and signs all said “Nixon’s The One”. It took a while for Republicans to realize that Nixon’s the one who nearly destroyed them.
In 1968, Nixon was “the One”.
We’ve noted the similarities between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon before (see for example, this year’s Obama Becomes Nixon As The Nutroots Hatred Of White People And Bobby Kennedy Democrats Rises and 2007’s Rock Steady). Others, notably Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell (Jimmy Carter’s pollster) have noticed the similarities as well.
“Indeed, Obama is conducting himself in a way alarmingly reminiscent of Nixon’s role in the disastrous 1970 midterm campaign. No president has been so persistently personal in his attacks as Obama throughout the fall. He has regularly attacked his predecessor, the House minority leader and – directly from the stump – candidates running for offices below his own. He has criticized the American people suggesting that they are “reacting just to fear” and faulted his own base for “sitting on their hands complaining.”
The list of “bitter” Americans grows long. The enemies list grows long as well.
We don’t mean to take this opportunity to bash the deceased Nixon. In many ways he was a shockingly “liberal” president. Nixon also was a man of accomplishments and certainly had a world view. Nixon was not a stooge and not a buffoon. But Nixon had personality issues that eventually brought him down. The boy Raised By Wolves has issues too.
Today we will exhaust the hours watching the coastline. The data will continue to flow in. The satellites will note the progress of the storm.
We’ll read with awe the final Gallup poll results (“this year’s 15-point gap in favor of the Republican candidates among likely voters is unprecedented in Gallup polling and could result in the largest Republican margin in House voting in several generations“). A wry smile will cross our lips when we read PEW (“the Republicans owe much of their lead to strong backing from independents and other non-partisan voters”).
We’ll watch down into the valley as desperate candidates begin to not only smell the salt in the air but hear the distant roar of the monster wave. We’ll watch as dirty tricks are deployed to try to stop the inevitable. We’ll watch as a whole generation is wiped out and none to take their place.
We’ll watch as the bodies pile up. We’ll keep the drawbridge up. We’ll exercise all our drills. And we will laugh.