This is what a fighter looks like:
“Together let’s give America the kind of comeback New Hampshire has just given me.” America needs this kind of leader.
That was a night when one woman fought against her party establishment, sexism, misogyny, and the entire Big Media power and won. But, this is not a nostalgia trip down memory lane. We’re pissing on the shrubs – marking our territory.
Our “territory” is the resurrection of the Democratic Party. Our “territory” is the up on the hill country fighting for the complete and total removal of Barack Obama and his thugs from the political life of the country. Years from now we won’t be ashamed. We’ll have fought the good and correct fight. We’ll mark our territory now because after November, if Obama runs for reelection, the fight to resurrect the Democratic Party and kill off the Obama Dimocratic Party begins anew.
In Draft Hillary Or Die, Part I we discussed some behind the scenes moves to get rid of Barack Obama and restore the Democratic Party of FDR/Bill/Hillary Clinton. That now dead Democratic Party won elections honestly, had integrity and principles, and embraced the white and black working class. That dead Democratic Party is needed now more than ever.
For our efforts over these past years, Obama thugs have done everything possible to malign and subvert us. The cannon fodder left has called us “Republicans” and anything they can concoct to protect their one true love – Barack Obama.
All these attacks against us are futile because “a lie cannot live forever” but more importantly because this country needs a party representing interests like those represented by the Republican Party and a party representing interests represented by the Democratic Party of FDR/Bill/Hillary Clinton. The Democratic Party will eventually return and bury the Obama abomination in the disgraceful swamps from whence it came.
In a real sense we don’t have to do anything to bring back the Democratic Party and bring about the destruction of Barack Obama and his enablers. We can sit back and watch the flood waters rise until the destruction is complete then say “I told you so.” But some, as we wrote in Draft Hillary Or Die, Part I don’t think this is a wise course – to watch the country sink lower and lower wasting another decade.
The origins of the Draft Hillary idea never really left since mid-2008 and in August 23, 2011 Steffen Schmidt of the Des Moines Register, Iowa State University, an author, WNYC and CNN en Español analyst and commentator as well as a writer for InsiderIowa.com wrote “Some Dems Think Unthinkable: Not Obama“.
Schmidt was hearing what we were hearing. Obama Chief of Staff William Daley who today packed his bags for Chicago (the most CoS resignations at this point for any president demonstrates how hapless Obama is) surely heard what we all were hearing.
A lot of insiders heard what we heard. A lot of Big Media types heard the same thing but only thought of how to save their Frankenstein monster.
The savior of choice? Hillary Clinton. Today Bill Keller the former executive editor of the New York Times, who has hated Hillary for so long, described his fantasy of the once, to him, cold shrew bringing “missing warmth” to the Obama campaign:
“In the late winter or early spring, Hillary steps down as secretary of state to rest and write that book. The president assigns Biden — the former chairman of Senate Foreign Relations — to add State to his portfolio, making him the most powerful vice president in history. Come the party convention in September, Obama swallows his considerable pride and invites a refreshed Hillary to join the ticket. Biden keeps State. The musicians play “Happy Days Are Here Again” as if they really mean it.
Of course, this is more exciting if it’s a surprise, and now I’ve spoiled it. Sorry. But not as sorry as I’ll be if — as I fear — it’s just a fantasy.”
It is just a fantasy and even if it became reality we would not support Hillary as Elsa Lancaster to monster Obama. We reject Obama and Obama’s Dimocratic Party no matter how many organ transplants or plastic surgeries are grafted. For all the brave whistles past the graveyard Keller knows that without Hillary Clinton the Republicans will come marching in probably for decades or generations thus ending the deadlock of the political system.
As we have repeatedly discussed Hillary Clinton would not consider running as VP to B.O. There are many sound reasons for this. The reason that most is pitched to us (Keller pitches this reason today as well) to try to get us to inject Hopium is the nonsense that Hillary as V.P. would then have the “inside track” on 2012 and Obama’s support. But we know better. Obama is treacherous and so are his thugs and minions and his promises are worth less than nothing. In either case Obama is doomed. Why should Hillary latch herself onto the steam pipes of the Obama Titanic?
In Summer of 2011 what many of us were hearing was that Obama was about to go down and take every rat down with him. The desperation built up and the search for a strategy to drive Obama out began. Would Hillary Clinton ever challenge Obama openly for the nomination and be branded a “racist” over and over and over again? Was there anything Hillary Clinton supporters and even treacherous Obama supporters could do to (a) get rid of the Obamination in the White House; (b) get Hillary Clinton the nomination in 2012?
The possibility of a lesser candidate to challenge Barack Obama, weaken him so that a stronger candidate (Hillary) comes in (this is the LBJ, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy scenario) was discussed here and elsewhere. Then, from the Des Moines Register in Iowa came the new report, the possibility, a new strategy, a new, um, Hope:
“I think we need a write-in candidate for the 2012 Iowa Democratic caucuses and Hillary would be my choice.”
This kind of talk can get you into serious trouble, but I share it with you because while we are all concentrating on the horrendous problems the GOP is having in its presidential candidate search we have badly neglected the disaffection, disappointment and outright anger that President Obama has triggered in his own trenches.
Challenges to incumbent presidents from his own party occur but success is difficult. In recent history Eugene McCarthy ran against Lyndon Johnson in 1968 because LBJ was too conservative. Johnson decided not to seek re-election. Ronald Reagan ran against Gerald Ford in 1976 because Ford was too liberal. Ford lost. Sen. Ted Kennedy ran against Jimmy Carter in 1980 because Carter was too conservative. Carter lost. Pat Buchanan ran against George H.W. Bush in 1992 because Bush was too liberal. Bush lost.
However, the lesson is that presidents who are challenged within their own party are often wounded politically and lost the election to the other party. A serious challenge to an incumbent president is a canary in the political coal mine. Something is wrong.”
Those who think those were summertime blues and love and appreciation for Barack Obama and his promises would grow as we headed into 2012 were hallucinating on some very strong Hopium.
Everyone who had inside contacts knew there was a palace coup in formation. The Obama minions began their threats to protect their golden calf and now this defiant yelp will also serve as an epitaph to the Obama enablers:
“I mean let’s get serious: We have the gravest threat to progressive government that I have seen in all the years I’ve seen in politics.
“And if Obama can’t win in the next election, progressivism will take a huge, huge hit. Anybody who wants to nitpick with him as the nominee of our party is smoking something that isn’t legal. It’s ridiculous. I mean we will rise or fall based on how Obama does.”
If these past years are an example of “progressivism” we will do everything we can to make sure it falls. We will etch “rise or fall based on how Obama does” on their tombstone.
The report from the Des Moines Register in August 2011 described the alarm and the solution as Democratic Party and union officials we heard from said it:
“I recently had drinks with respected senior Democrats in New Hampshire. They were Barack Obama supporters in 2008 and now have serious buyer’s remorse.
They were alarmed at the lack of leadership, which they feel Obama showed while he still had a substantial majority in the House and Senate. “Steffen, that health care monstrosity used up all his goodwill and has scared the crap out of voters. They just don’t understand what’s in there and he has done nothing to explain it.’ [snip]
They were unanimous in blaming him for the avalanche of Republicans and the tea party movement ascendance that has paralyzed Washington. “Obama never stepped up to the plate and gave the Democrats a vision of how to retain power,” one said. “In 2010 he just walked away. He’s worse than Bill Clinton. It’s all about the Big O.”
Reading that comment about Bill Clinton is a reminder that these Obama worshipers of 2008 need to be utterly destroyed. For all their new-found awareness that Obama is a treacherous boob they still have that Clinton hate which blinds them. Perhaps what must happen is that they be wiped out in totality and mercilessly before the party of FDR and Hillary/Bill Clinton can or should be restored. That’s our dilemma.
There was more from Schmidt:
“I literally choked on my next sip of a nice New England summer ale when one of them said, “New Hampshire was right. Hillary Clinton would have made a better president.”
Then the other shoe dropped. “I think we need a write-in candidate for the 2012 Iowa Democratic caucuses and Hillary would be my choice.”
This kind of talk can get you into serious trouble, but I share it with you because while we are all concentrating on the horrendous problems the GOP is having in its presidential candidate search we have badly neglected the disaffection, disappointment and outright anger that President Obama has triggered in his own trenches. [snip]
The re-election of a sitting president requires an iron discipline and unflagging support from his own party leaders and the party voting base plus a substantial percentage of independent, no-party voters. In spite of his impressive fund-raising successes, President Obama may have trouble right here in River City.
From where I sit, watch, listen, check my abundant email and phone messages, I know many, many Democrats in Iowa who are deeply troubled by Obama’s policies and lack of firm leadership pushback against the Republicans. Whether they will dare to launch a caucus write-in insurgency for Hillary Clinton or some other Democrat is still uncertain. But even just talk of that should get the attention of the White House.”
It did get the attention of the White House and many others. Why do you think so many are leaving the sinking ship? James Carville is publicly worried and difficult to shut up.
By October even the Clinton hating Dimocratic establishment was muttering shocking things:
“At a recent private lunch, a Democratic senator stood up to tell his colleagues that he missed the good ol’ days under former President Bill Clinton, a not-so-veiled shot at Barack Obama.
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), perhaps Obama’s closest ally on Capitol Hill, was having none of it. Reid stopped the meeting and pointed out that Clinton was the inventor of “triangulation,” the tactic of playing Democrats and Republicans off against one another in order to help Clinton win a second term in the White House.
“This is not going to go on,” Reid warned his fellow Democrats, according to people in the room. Obama is the head of the Democratic Party, and they are going to stick with him no matter what happens, Reid declared.”
The idea of a draft Hillary movement was tepidly discussed and mostly dismissed as a fantasy. It certainly was not denounced as a “Republican ratf*cking operation” but then it became a genuine threat to the Obama lovers, disguised or not.
Steve Rosinski wrote the Draft Hillary Petition and things began to pop.
Soon a website not affiliated with Rosinski called RunHillary appeared and the Obama thugs lunged for the throat of that voice. The origins of the website was questioned not the reasons why it’s existence was so logical and reasonable considering Obama’s record. Politico immediately tried to drum up a GOP plot the moment robocalls graced phones around the nation:
“Still, the calls are getting around, which implies that there’s real cash behind them.
One union staffer contacted me, in amazement, to say one of his friends had received one moments after reading about it; A handful of Hillaryland veterans experienced the same phenomenon this week.
“This seems slightly deeper than I expected,” wrote a one-time Clinton volunteer. “I work with older, working class Latinas in the Los Angeles area (IE Hillary’s base). I was speaking with one this morning who mentioned that she had received a robocall asking her to dial another number if she wants to help Hillary run. Outside of being a voter she is not a regular campaigner or volunteer of any kind.”
Politico went into emergency Obama protection. “Hillary supporters” on a listserv somehow got to dictate to the Hillary supporters actually doing something to draft Hillary. Politico searched for robocalls and found them flowering everywhere.
What escaped Politico‘s reporting was the very well publicized campaign by Bill Clinton’s former pollster and Jimmy Carter’s former pollster to draft Hillary. What escaped that “one-time Clinton volunteer” who works with Latinas was the low standing of Obama with Hispanics.
Politico somehow did not understand what Rosinski understands and what Brent Budowsky understands:
“The true political state of the union is best revealed in a recent poll in Time magazine that found that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would win an epic and possibly realigning landslide in a presidential election against any Republican candidate. [snip]
These are realigning numbers. In this hypothetical match-up, the Clinton landslide would be so huge, and the Republican defeat so catastrophic, that Democrats would almost certainly regain control of the House and maintain control of the Senate.
While it is true that Hillary Clinton’s huge popularity is partly due to her being removed from partisan politics as secretary of State, there are other powerful messages for both parties in her soaring popularity.
Hillary Clinton represents the brand of the Democratic Party embodied by traditional Democratic presidents in hard economic times. She is identified with the great prosperity of the Bill Clinton presidency. But there are other powerful forces at work:
Hillary Clinton is part of what I once called “The Female Century.” Throughout the nation and around the world there is an epochal movement toward true equality for women. [snip]
In the eyes of voters, Hillary Clinton is the North Star of an America where Democrats act like Democrats and where every woman deserves equal pay, every worker deserves a job and nobody should be left behind.
The great source of Clinton’s strength is that the dreams of women are the dreams for all. Dorothy Rodham was one great mom who raised one great daughter. If Democrats remember why, they will do just fine in 2012.”
The problem with Budowsky’s analysis is that he somehow persists in ignoring the corruption and ugliness of Barack Obama. Democrats are not going to do fine in 2012 because Democrats DON’T “remember why”. Budowsky also appears not to understand that the likely result of 2012 will be a realignment (a real one this time that will last) with Republicans controlling every branch of the federal government and most state legislatures and governorships as “progressivism” and Obama Dimocrats are viewed with loathing and contempt. DRAFT HILLARY OR DIE.
Some Republicans are smart and realize the threat and promise of Hillary Clinton. They put country above party – same as we do. In August 2011 S.E. Cupp even suggested that “if no Republican can beat Barack Obama, let’s settle for a Democrat who can“.
“Hillary Clinton in 2012: If no Republican can beat Barack Obama, let’s settle for a Democrat who can. [snip]
Incidentally, I’m also finding less and less humor in the idea that Hillary should run.
Before you start calling me a rabble-rousing right-wing partisan, let me be clear: I am against virtually everything that Hillary stands for. I don’t want a(nother) President Clinton. But I love this country and the children I one day plan to raise in it, and if no Republican can beat Obama, I would settle for a Democrat who can.
As I see it, things are that bad. Obama’s presidency has ranged from frighteningly inept to just plain frightening, as we’ve watched him fumble his way through pressing economic and foreign policy matters either without direction or in the wrong direction completely. Whether he’s been crippled by ideology or incompetence, it’s clear that the elusive Obama Doctrine – whatever that is – isn’t working.
The Devil you know is better than the Devil you don’t. And at least we know who Hillary is. Both in her capacity as senator from New York and secretary of state, she’s proven herself to be, above all else, practical and politically shrewd. She is also protective of her brand as a reasonable and moderate Democrat, and very much concerned with her place in history.”
Would Republicans vote for Hillary and her abilities (even as they disagree with her policies) if that is what it takes to get rid of Frankenstein Obama? Will Hillary supporters and Democrats vote for whatever Republican emerges from the primaries if that is what it takes to get rid of Frankenstein Obama and begin the process of resurrecting the Democratic Party?
Joe Battenfeld of the Boston Herald is threw himself on the Hillary bandwagon too:
“This probably won’t go over too well down on Blue Heron Farm, but the Democrats’ best chance of keeping the White House next year may be to adopt Barack Obama’s old slogan, “change.”
And by change, I mean dumping Obama. [snip]
But Democrats do have a good opportunity to keep the White House, and her name is Hillary Clinton.
The former first lady is still beloved by most Democrats, but more importantly, she has deniability. While the economy has been tanking, Clinton has been jetting around the world worrying about foreign policy.
Can you imagine if Obama pulled a Lyndon Johnson and pulled out of the race before the convention, allowing Hillary to jump in? Republicans would suddenly face an opponent they can’t blame for Obama’s economic failures. Clinton would also energize disaffected voters in her own party. No elected Democrat would admit it publicly right now, but many — including a certain Massachusetts mayor and several members of our congressional delegation — feel she would have been a better president than Obama.“
That “certain Mayor” and others heard the same thing and know the same things we do: Draft Hillary Or Die. It really is that simple.
Remember Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Buffenbarger so hated by Obama supporters because Tom told the truth? Listen to what Tom said and remember what Obama has done and not done (in Wisconsin and elsewhere).
That speech is exactly right today as it was four years ago even if Obama supporters think it is “right wing talking points”. What does Buffenberger think now?:
“Looking back, Buffenbarger said he has no regrets about deriding the future president as a “thespian,” and boasted that his speech helped Clinton win the Ohio primary by about 10 points.
“Part of that is, I’m told, that the speech in Youngstown resonated with a lot of the type of folks I represent — hardworking, middle-class Americans,” he said.
And he said that in retrospect, he may have been right about Obama.
“We were the invisibles, the working people,” he said. “And now, as we fast forward to 2011, we still don’t see any recognition coming at us from the White House.”
Previously we discussed Hillary Clinton’s Dilemma. Hillary Clinton supporters have a dilemma as well. To a certain extent, but not much, Republicans have a potential dilemma as well.
Our dilemma, in brief, is this: Do we really want it? If somehow Hillary Clinton is on the ballot in 2012 what do we do? We don’t mean as VP. We mean Hillary Clinton running for President in 2012 either by Obama withdrawing, an unexpectedly successful Draft Hillary movement, or so many scandals and infighting that Michelle pulls a Mary Todd and goes stark raving nuts along with her stinky hubby.
We’ve repeatedly written that it is not only Barack Obama that must be run out of town and his influence on the Democratic Party purged – it is also those who enabled Barack Obama, who organized from leadership posts in the party to gift Obama the nomination, who corruptly twisted rules and by-laws to steal Hillary Clinton delegates and gift Obama delegates even though he was not even on the ballot in those delegate elections.
So, do we really want Hillary Clinton to run in 2012 or do we let the whole stinking corruption known as the Obama Dimocratic Party to sink into deepest Hell? Will only hellfire defeats purify? Is that going to be necessary? An epic punishment for an epic crime against reason in 2008? Will the punishment have to fit the crime even if we all have to suffer for generations?
We think the dilemma should be resolved in favor of the country. Whatever it takes to get rid of Barack Obama and his treacheries and corruptions must be done. We cannot lose another decade.
The Obama Dimocratic Party will soon enough learn that they either DRAFT HILLARY OR DIE. For our part we want Hillary and will work for Hillary Clinton as president. But we will accept no Obama as substitute. No Biden either. But if Hillary 2012 does not come to pass: NOBama!
In August 2011 when the dread of Obama became palpable even in the dens of Hopium in Williamsburg Brooklyn, an Obama lovin’ nest of Obama 2008 stupidity, there appeared on lamp posts and building walls a poster, featuring Obama’s face superimposed over the Frankenstein monster.. Similar posters appeared in L.A. and elsewhere. The artists of Obama Bohemia sensed a change in casting. It’s time for all of us to pick up the pitchforks and the torches and run this particular monster out. And the ones responsible for his creation must be driven out and torched as well.
Tomorrow New Hampshire votes. Perhaps there will be enough write in votes to make some stand up and take notice. Perhaps the Republican race has taken up too much public space to get real Democrats out to write in Hillary Clinton’s name. But in a sense it won’t matter. The party that used to be the Democratic Party will either DRAFT HILLARY OR DIE. It’s that simple.