Smart Republicans, clever conservatives, have a brilliant line of attack against Hillary Clinton 2016. Already “tie Hillary to ObamaCare” has a video and many articles which seek to plaster Hillary to the monstrosity called ObamaCare. These Republicans and conservatives have a powerful ally in Obama Dimocrats and those who desperately want to save ObamaCare.
The goal of Republicans is smart and obvious: tie Hillary to a horror that will stick worse than a billion Benghazis. For Obama Dimocrats, Obama lovers, Obama defenders and totalitarian leftists content to defend the indefensible their aim is to use Hillary Clinton as a shield to protect Obama, ObamaCare, the failures of Obama and ObamaCare as well as their totalitarian aims.
We’re not surprised by any of this, we wrote about it, and we hope that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are not surprised by it either. We’re not surprised and we certainly think it is a deadly good strategy to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 but unfortunately many Hillary Clinton supporters appear blind to the dangers.
Any Hillary Clinton 2016 supporter that believes Hillary should in any way tie herself to ObamaCare is a damn fool. Any Hillary Clinton 2016 supporter that believes Hillary’s health plan outlined in 2007/2008 is almost the same as ObamaCare is helping destroy Hillary Clinton 2016. Further, and a bit more open to debate, any Hillary Clinton supporter who does not think that Hillary Clinton needs to take our suggestion to attack ObamaCare after November 30, 2013 is proposing a strategy which leads to a deathtrap cul-de-sac.
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are to blame for much of the strategic landscape filled with powerful explosives they now find themselves in. They themselves planted the explosives about to go ka-boom. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have been too clever by half in their statements in support of ObamaCare. Their statements, documented in the first link above, have been anodyne statements made when pressed for their thoughts on ObamaCare. For instance, in a much ballyhooed, by the right and the left, statement in June at the Grand Rapids Economic Club Hillary said:
“Hillary Clinton defends health care reform, urges ‘smart’ changes to tax code
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Potential 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton thinks “the jury is out” on the consequences of federal health care reform, but urged patience as the landmark changes are implemented. [snip]
Krueger, CEO of the multimillion-dollar, Rockford-based footwear company Wolverine World Wide, mentioned speculation that health care reform could drive up costs, and asked Clinton which country best tackles the issue.
“First, I have to say that I think the jury is out, because the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is going on as we speak,” replied Clinton, who is considered the Democratic front-runner for the far-off 2016 presidential race despite not saying whether she hopes to run. “There are some very important features in that.” [snip]
“It’s a tough one for us, and I want to see the good parts of the Affordable Care Act implemented,” Clinton said. “Then I think we should all take a deep breath and see where we are, and see what more we can or should do.”“
Hillary said that “the jury is out” on ObamaCare and that she wanted to see “the good parts of the Affordable Care Act implemented”. Many republicans/conservatives have said the same thing. But Hillary’s common sense statement full of nuance and caveats was summarized in the headline as Hillary defends ObamaCare. Of course she did not do what the headline said but with Republicans/conservatives and Obama Dimocrats pushing the headline the story is that Hillary defends ObamaCare. The same circumstances hold for other nuanced and too clever Hillary statements. The person we do indeed think is to blame here is Hillary. And the person that has to dig herself out of the trap she has nuanced herself into is Hillary.
We have partly explained the differences between Hillary’s smart health care reform plan and the abomination which is ObamaCare. But all the articles we write detailing the big differences between what corrupt Barack Obama signed and what Hillary Clinton proposed, and all the Hillary and Bill Clinton nuanced statements are not going to change the narrative one damn bit.
What is needed is a declarative statement from Hillary Clinton denouncing ObamaCare. The sooner after November 30 Hillary speaks along these lines the better. The longer she waits the worse it will be.
Enter Elizabeth Warren.
Wonder why there are so many Elizabeth Warren for president stories lately? The purposes for those fanning this fancy are twofold. The first is that the left will never allow their grip on the party to slip into the hated Hillary’s hands and Elizabeth Warren is their first test candidate to keep control of the party (not necessarily win the general election which is secondary to the more important goal of the totalitarian left to keep party control). The second purpose is to keep Hillary Clinton from resurrecting the Democratic Party with a coalition that brings in the white working class, seniors and married women thereby breaking the grip of the totalitarian left, gentry liberals, and Obama duped black voters. To restore that successful FDR coalition Hillary must reject the left, move to the center and demonstrate she puts people first, party second. Warren is a means to keep Hillary from moving away from the totalitarian left and into the center with actions such as denouncing ObamaCare as the scam it is.
For the longest time we advised a Hillary Clinton at Colombey-les-Deux-Églises strategy. That meant “shut up, don’t say a word, let the party come to you for salvation”. But with the collapse of ObamaCare in slow motion that strategy must have an exemption for Hillary to denounce ObamaCare and inoculate herself from the moment when ObamaCare’s death certificate is signed.
Last week David Corn of Mother Jones magazine wrote what amounted to threats against Bill and Hillary Clinton if they continue to so deftly destroy ObamaCare. The general public does not get to read or pay attention to the reasons why Bill Clinton’s “honor your commitment” warning to Obama was so poisonous. But Corn and his Kook compatriots see the threat and that’s why Corn issued threats against Bill and Hillary:
“In 2 Charts: Why Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Damn Well Better Hope Obamacare Succeeds
Bill Clinton did it again. On Tuesday, he interjected himself into the ongoing political tussle over the implementation of Obamacare by declaring that President Barack Obama “should honor” his “commitment” to allow people to hang on to their preexisiting health insurance plans. With this comment, the Secretary of Explaining Stuff gave ammo to the foes of Obamacare, and he, unintentionally or not, undermined a core element of the health care law. And, no surprise, he kicked off a spasm of speculation among the politerati: What are the Clintons up to? Will Hillary, if she runs for president, distance herself from the White House? Will she somehow suggest she’s more competent than Obama? All this commentary was to be expected. There’s something about the Clintons that encourages folks to sniff out clever schemes, intricate plots, and self-serving conniving.
But there’s a basic fact that cannot be escaped: The Clintons need Obamacare to succeed. Just look at the chart in the video below:
After Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992, he placed his wife in charge of health care reform. (It was part of the two-for-one deal.) And she subsequently unveiled a complicated reform plan that was quickly dubbed Hillarycare by Republicans and conservatives. [snip]
After first toying with a get-along strategy for dealing with Hillarycare, the Republicans mounted a fierce opposition against it, and these charts fueled that effort (along with the Harry and Louise ad campaign orchestrated by the health insurance industry). Waving these charts, the GOPers succeeded in killing Hillarycare—and, decrying the Clintons’ health care proposal, they went on to seize control of the House in the 1994 midterm elections.
Hillarycare ended up a political failure and set back the cause of health care reform for nearly two decades. It’s not an episode that Hillary Clinton would want discussed during a 2016 presidential campaign. If Obamacare thrives, there will be no reason to look back to Hillarycare and drag these charts out of the dustbin of history. But should the Affordable Care Act falter or collapse, a question will loom: What would Hillary do about health care? Her past record would be raked over and that would likely not boost her presidential prospects. Having screwed up in the early 1990s, could she argue that she would do a better job in reforming the health care system than Obama?
It would be best for a Clinton 2016 campaign for health care to be off the table—with no need to revisit all this inconvenient ancient history. That means she and Bill should be hoping that the implementation of Obamacare proceeds well—and they should do all they can to encourage that. So Bill Clinton ought to coordinate (closely) with the White House on what stuff he should be explaining. It’s not only the president’s political fortunes that are tied to Obamacare.“
For Hillary the best strategy is to attack ObamaCare now. Take that disaster off the table now. Side with the people now. The party cannot survive to a general election without Hillary at the helm so she has nothing to fear from Corn or the Kooks if she sides with the people, now. Even in the polls ObamaCare is sinking. Her political fortunes are tied to the American people against Obama and ObamaCare.
Corn threatens Hillary and Bill Clinton because he sees that they don’t need Corn or the Kooks if they restore the FDR coalition. Corn threatens because he is frightened. Corn wants to discuss the Clinton health plan of 1994 not the Hillary Clinton health plan of 2007/2008. Hillary Clinton in 2007 and 2008 stated that she learned a great deal after the failure of 1994 and she prepared a smarter health care plan in 2007/2008. Corn does not want to discuss this plan. Corn wants to revisit HillaryCare circa 1994. Republicans/conservatives at least are wisely targeting the Hillary 2007/2008 plan and the mandate and only a few time travel to 1994 when Republicans created ObamaCare. Corn’s threats are well, corny.
Hillary Clinton 2016 must oppose ObamaCare and time is running out. Today the world learned a bit more about deadlines. We have been arguing that the ObamaCare deadline is not March 31, 2014 as so many ObamaCare shills insist. The deadline is December 15, 2013. That’s because on that date those that want to be enrolled in ObamaCare must have finished the process. In order to accomplish this the website had to work on October 1. But it didn’t. After that missed deadline we wrote that the website had to be working on November 1 at the latest. It has yet to work – game over. Today, Uh oh: White House might have even less time than thought to repair Healthcare.gov
Time is running out. Those that want their ObamaCare on January 1 have to not only enroll by December 13, 2013 but they also have to pay by December 15, 2013. Problem is the website is so Obama’ed up it can’t take payments. Brilliant!
[Part III coming soon, after some other necessary articles.]