Sex-pot Gennifer Flowers, “bimbo eruptions,” pot smoking, draft-dodging, “cocaine airports,” a ‘two bit governor from a two bit state,” failed investments, corruption, sleazy associates, soviet stooge, black bastard baby father, communist state agent, student revolutionary. These were some of the sure to destroy him allegations at Bill Clinton in 1992. Bill Clinton won. Later, panty sniffer Kenny Starr added murder suicide Vinny, trailer park Paula, perjury, rape, DNA stained dresses, travel office firings, and more to the list of sure fire weapons of victory. Bill Clinton became more popular than ever and left the White House with 65% approval. Then we got more about a power hungry evil wife, stolen furniture, corrupt pardons, typewriters with a missing “w”, loans from friends, big houses, and huge speaking fees. The result was a popular Bill Clinton and a popular Senator Hillary Clinton. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Rational opposition party partisan thinkers would by now begin to realize that perhaps the tactics need to change if they finally want to achieve the aim of bringing down Bill and/or Hillary Clinton. Boob Barack Obama figured out how to get the job done (by shouts of “racist” from his minions and back room deals with Ted Kennedy, Kerry, DailyKooks and others) because he is a genius at self-advancement devoid of decency. But even Barack Obama was forced to bow to Bill Clinton for reelection salvation. Now Barack finds himself in the lose/lose position of trying to stop Hillary from replacing him in more ways than one while at the same time realizing that it will be worse for his “legacy” if he destroys his party completely and Republicans take the White House, Senate, House, governorships and state legislatures in 2014 and 2016.
It’s now 2014, Republicans are poised to begin their further takeover of political offices from coast to coast, but they still don’t have a clue about how to stop Hillary Clinton 2016. Time magazine next week will on its cover ask the question “Can anyone stop Hillary?” The answer is “yes”. But can the same old same old get the job done? The answer is “no”. Consider the latest sure fire can’t miss partisan weapons deployed to once and for all stop Hillary Clinton 2016.
The tightly wound Gretchen Carlson and Sean Hannity this week both highlighted what will surely destroy Hillary Clinton 2016. Their weapon of sass destruction? The Bob Gates book anecdote of Hillary and Barack Obama confessing to each other that their opposition to the Iraq war surge was political theater and positioning necessary because of the 2008 Iowa caucuses. Treason! Horror! This is a fascinating anecdote from the very credible Bob Gates – but not for the reasons that Hillary opponents want.
Why is this a fascinating anecdote worthy of lots of attention and examination? Well, first of all Bob Gates and Hillary Clinton were allies (“I found her smart, idealistic but pragmatic, tough-minded, indefatigable, funny, a very valuable colleague, and a superb representative of the United States all over the world.”) in the Obama White House of Horror. Second, who is damaged by this story? Carlson and Hannity think it is Hillary 2016 that is most hurt. Their reasoning is that Hillary Clinton in 2016 will be the one with a future to stop while Barack Obama is a lame duck with no future elections to compete in.
Carlson and Hannity think they can tar and destroy Hillary with the shocking allegation of “being political”. But isn’t Hillary Clinton already viewed as “political”? That shocking allegation has about as much resonance as Bill Clinton smoking pot in college. Whose credibility gets hurt by that anecdote? It is Barack Obama that has tried to posture himself as the non-political non-politicians ruling as a philosopher-king. If we were conspiracy minded we would say that Hillary getting Barack Obama to confess that his opposition to the Iraq surge was for base political motives was a Hillary Clinton/Bob Gates trap that Obama fell into.
Carlson and Hannity want this anecdote to be a Clinton killer but there is a problem. The problem with this “political” treason story of evil Hillary Clinton making life and death military decisions for corrupt political reasons related to 2008 elections in Iowa and confessing this in front of her ally Bob Gates is a certain video unearthed by the ever vigilant, ever faithful, ever ready Still4Hill:
That anti-surge statement by Senator Hillary Clinton was made in January 2007 well before the Iowa caucuses of 2008 and well before the Kennedy/Kerry treacheries made coffee carrier Barack Obama into a candidate with a chance that Hillary had to be wary of. So who is hurt by the Gates anecdote?
If you want to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 do not reference the Bob Gates book. In a review of the Bob Gates book for the Wall Street Journal, retired General Jack Keane the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army writes:
“With Iraq in 2007, he had the full support of the administration. This time he was almost alone—with the exception of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for whom Mr. Gates has high praise in “Duty.”
On American ally Israel and rogue regime Iran Time magazine has more from the Gates book:
“Midway through Barack Obama’s first term as president, U.S. officials grew alarmed that Israel might launch a unilateral air strike against Iran’s nuclear program. Iran had snubbed Obama’s outreach after the 2008 election, and rejected an October 2009 international proposal to ship most of its enriched uranium out of the country—stirring pessimism about prospects for a future breakthrough.
“Militarily, I thought we needed to prepare for a possible Israeli attack and Iranian retaliation,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates writes in his new memoir, Duty. At a January 2010 Oval Office meeting, Gates told Obama “he needed to consider the ramifications of a no-warning Israeli attack,” including whether the U.S. would assist Israel and how it would respond to Iranian retaliation.
Around the same time, senior officials met to discuss ways the U.S. might dissuade Israeli Prime Minister from taking unilateral action. In one such meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised a bracing question, two former Obama administration officials tell TIME: Was it possible that, instead of trying to restrain Israel, the U.S. should instead provide what one of those official described as “a tacit green light to the Israelis to take care of the problem for us”? In other words, instead of begging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give diplomacy more time, perhaps it was worth telling him to go proceed with airstrikes.“
Veto-proof majorities in the Senate are about to challenge the Barack Obama/John Kerry appeasement of Iran on the same week Barack Obama bores the nation with a “State of the Union” snoozefest. Don’t expect Hillary Clinton’s realistic approach to Iran and strong support of Israel to cause her any political trouble with anyone but the wackadoodle DailyKooks and the totalitarian left.
The Bob Gates book is not going to hurt Hillary Clinton 2016 but instead will be a help. Then there’s Benghazi. If anything coulda shoulda woulda hurt Hillary Clinton 2016 it might have been Benghazi. But at this point, what difference will it make? Republicans investigating Benghazi have been so hapless on this that it won’t make much difference at all.
Consider the news this week on Benghazi. It appears that after an extensive investigation a Senate committee issued a report with a shocking conclusion.
The Senate geniuses concluded that the Benghazi attack was “likely preventable“. In a shocking cherry on top the Senate MENSA squad declared that Benghazi… well Benghazi was something or other but they are not quite sure and that the CIA was something or other and in either case this and that or that and this blah blah blah yada yada yada.
We used to take Benghazi seriously. We called for a select committee to investigate what happened and who was responsible for what. We called for special prosecutors to get at the truth. We thought it was obvious that an attack on an American facility on September 11 was a terrorist attack. What we got was no select committee, no credible investigation, no prosecutors, and only years after a Senate report that appears to somehow imply that yeah, kinda sorta it is fer shur kinda like weird or something that a bunch of Americans were killed on like this totally weirdo coincidental date of like, um, September 11, ya know.
One sensible conservative convinced of Hillary Clinton’s “guilt” appears to agree that Benghazi is going the way of Whitewater and Paula Jones:
“Benghazi Won’t Stop Guilty Hillary [snip]
Taken together with previous investigations, the report leaves no doubt that four Americans died as a result of negligence and bad judgment at the highest levels of the State Department as well as a determination to avoid doing anything that might alter the public perception that the Obama administration had vanquished al-Qaeda. It’s a sorry record and one for which no one, especially those at the top of the food chain, have been held accountable. But conservatives who have been frustrated by the way Clinton has evaded criticism over Benghazi shouldn’t get their hopes up about this report. No one should labor under the delusion that it will hinder Clinton’s efforts to secure the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. [snip]
While Republicans are right to complain about this and should pursue further inquiries, they need to lower their expectations about this controversy.”
The advice from the Republican/conservative is that Benghazi is no “silver bullet” but that Hillary Clinton 2016 will be hurt at some point in the future, somehow. Keep dreaming. We expect that by 2020 there will be a select committee and special prosecutor appointed that by 2030 will find that Benghazi is in Libya.
“Years later, they would joke among themselves in harsh terms about the fates of folks they felt had betrayed them. “Bill Richardson: investigated; John Edwards: disgraced by scandal; Chris Dodd: stepped down,” one said to another. “Ted Kennedy,” the aide continued, lowering his voice to a whisper for the punch line, “dead.”
We laughed. If it was up to us traitorous pigs like talking head Donna Brazile would be a talking head in the style of Kathy Bates in Coven. Did we mention we laughed when treacherous hog Oprah got snubbed by the Academy Awards nominations committee for a chance to get a golden Oscar? Yup, we laughed at Oprah and her miseries. We’ll laugh again:
The Hopium-laced blood will flow in rivers down the corridors of the DNC if and when Hillary Clinton gets the nomination in 2016. Donna Brazille, the DailyKooks, Judas Richardson, certain Kennedys, and everyone else who sided with Barack Obama over Hillary in 2008 will be disemboweled.
Before the 2008 election cycle began Hillary Clinton was completely unaware of what treachery was being concocted by the person we had defended for so long, Ted Kennedy. We then began to call him the “Chappaquiddick Chauffeur”:
“Add Pelosi, McCaskill, Dean, Kerry, and the Democratic organizations to the anti-Hillary mob. Bamboozlement! A clan of corrupt and coopted establishment figures knew Obama could be MARKETED as a candidate of “transformation”. Bamboozlement! Inexperience became an asset. Not voting became a defense. A stooge was marketed as a leader.
The real Game Changer of course was Hillary Clinton who could unite African-Americans and the White Working Class Men and Women and Latinos and Women Independents and Republicans and truly transform the Democratic Party into a majority party for a long time. Hillary Clinton who won in Southern States with the enthusiastic support of men and who, according to exit polls, would have gotten more Republican votes in the general election and a bigger margin against John McCain than Obama was blocked BY THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT for their own power purposes.
Ted Kennedy, the Chappaquiddick Chauffeur, who had backed Obama for years and was a secret power (mocking Bill Clinton in secret with “hick” imitations and laughed because few knew that he, Ted Kennedy was no “neutral” but instead the power behind the stooge), gifted Obama the nomination and as part of the strategy smeared Bill Clinton as a racist. The establishment did their sleazy job well and the “creative class” dupes and dimwitted stooges went right along. How dumb is that?
These creeps, at least the ones still alive and viable politically, pretend that they are “ready for Hillary” and now endorse Hillary Clinton 2016. They are liars.
These treacherous pigs that must be politically slaughtered are fooling no one in HillaryLand.
What drives these treacherous pigs, what these treacherous pigs fear is that they will pay the price Carlo paid.
What these treacherous pigs that must be slaughtered plot is “How to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016″.