We recently asked “Is Hillary Clinton Stupid? Or Sabotaged?” The answer at this moment in time, before the big meeting on November 21st in New York City, has to sadly be: BOTH. If you are angry at us for this answer read the evidence we provide below and honestly ask yourself the same question and you will come to the very same answer.
In “Is Hillary Clinton Stupid? Or Sabotaged?” we denounced the stupidity of Hillary Clinton campaigning for any Obama Dimocrat in 2014. The results came in on Tuesday and aside from incoherent blatherings about how “Hillary won” the evidence is clear that Hillary should have stayed home with her mouth tightly shut.
The “Hillary won” crowd says Hillary got “chits” from campaigning. Replace the “c” with an “s” and that is what Hillary got. Hillary should have sat back, shut up, and have the party come crawling to her. She doesn’t need no damned dirty chits. Begala: Democrats have no one but Hillary for 2016.
Look at what another ostensible Hillary supporter provides as a strategy for Barack Obama in the next two years and if you can still defend Hillary Clinton’s intelligence you are far too too generous:
“We’ll never see 51 percent again, maybe not even 50,” predicted one of his former campaign aides.
If there’s a ray of hope—and this is the paradox of a late-stage 21st-century presidency—it’s that people will start ignoring him.
Veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg says Obama’s secret weapon just might turn out to be Hillary Clinton—who could divert attention from the White House and allow him to attack multiple crises without the klieg-light scrutiny he has faced in the past. “Once Hillary becomes more important than Obama, the attention shifts,” says Greenberg, who helped advise Clinton’s husband. That’s a good thing, Greenberg argues, because Obama and his team have been so lousy about messaging what he believes to be a fundamentally competent and accomplished presidency. “I think there might be a shift to the job he’s doing versus what he’s saying about the job he’s doing. … That’s important because he’s demonstrably failed on communicating about his economic plans and on his health care reforms and on his environmental record—everything really,” Greenberg says. Scathingly, he concludes: “No one knows about any of it. … There is no part of that he has been successful at.”
Hillary as human shield for the boob Barack. Lovely. Hillary listens to this guy??? Stupid!!!! Still think we’re wrong?
Hillary Clinton wasted 2014 in campaigns for people like Bruce Braley. Braley in 2008 begged Hillary to raise money for him. Hillary raised money for Braley. Braley then endorsed John Edwards. Braley in 2014 asked Hillary to campaign for him. Hillary campaigned for him. Hillary now has the first woman elected statewide in Iowa who will be fully justified when she attacks Hillary.
Why will Joni Ernst be fully justified in attacking Hillary Clinton? Look at what Hillary Clinton said as she campaigned for John Edwards endorser Bruce Braley:
“I would also add, it’s not enough to be a woman. You have to be committed to expand rights and opportunities for all women,” Hillary Clinton said at a Wednesday campaign event for Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley, Joni Ernst’s opponent in Iowa.
The “eighteen million cracks in the ceiling” battle cry ends with a crackpot remark on behalf of a John Edwards supporter. We guess the courageous Beijing speech on behalf of womens’ rights was only for certain women. The rights of women ends at the thin blue line? Women who dissent on “progressive” issues need not apply? Women who think third trimester abortions are a problem have to go not in the back of the bus but under the bus? Is this a way to inaugurate a smart campaign for the first woman president? And all this on behalf of a man who stabbed Hillary in the back to endorse that paragon of virtue John Edwards??? Is any of this smart???
And when I heard that, I heard people in the middle getting permission from Hillary Clinton to reject her based on gender alone. In other words, you don’t need to vote for me just because I’m a woman.
If Hillary Clinton decides to run in 2016, after the November 21st meeting, expect to see the video of those stupid remarks played repeatedly every time Hillary or any Hillary supporters mentions that it is time for a woman in the White House. There will be no “context” provided for the remarks because the video will send the message Hillary opponents need. And this on behalf of a John Edwards supporter who fuc*ed her over in 2008.
That’s the “good” news focused on Hillary’s Losers. Now comes the really bad stuff. Hillary Clinton is being sabotaged by Barack Obama supporters and she is apparently too stupid, thus far, to realize it. Think that’s harsh? Read on.
For their election issue Politico Magazine featured on the cover an article by Hillary Hater Extraordinaire Maggie Haberman. That article is the latest marriage of Big Media Hillary Haters with Barack Obama Cult leaders. It was a stunning bit of writing because it was packed full with historical revisions and sought to force Hillary Clinton to become a human shield for Barack Obama. We hope that Hillary Clinton wakes up from her stupor when she reads that article as well as the one we write here today.
To fully appreciate the viciousness of Haberman’s article you must compare the picture we use of Hillary Clinton stared down upon by a jut jawed nasty Barack Obama, with the picture chosen by Politco. Take a good long look at the picture in the Politico hit piece. The picture Politico uses is of a haggard, worn out, mean looking Hillary Clinton looking at Barack Obama with evil intent. That picture tells you everything you need to know about the Hillary Hater Maggie Haberman’s article.
The picture tells you all you need to know. The people quoted in the article is the next clue you need to understand that Big Media Politico and Barack Obama Hillary Haters have joined to force Hillary Clinton to be Barack Obama’s human shield.
Lastly, before you read the article, recall what happened in 2008. In 2008 Big Media defended Barack Obama for every lie and nasty remark he made. Big Media swooned every time Barack Obama yapped some banality or stupidity. Big Media protected Barack Obama and attacked anyone who dared admonish Barack Obama in any way.
In 2008 Big Media did not just protect and swoon over Barack Obama. Big Media actively attacked Hillary Clinton (later John McCain, but not as much as Hillary). Anything Hillary Clinton said in 2008 was attacked. Any literature Hillary Clinton 2008 produced was analyzed and mocked. Any Hillary Clinton 2008 supporter was denounced as possibly racist or an outright racist.
That is what happened in 2008. Big Media did everything to protect Barack Obama and destroy Hillary Clinton. That is what happened. There was no brilliant Barack Obama campaign.
In 2008 at every debate Hillary Clinton had to fight not only Barack Obama but the Big Media “moderators” as well. In every state Hillary Clinton had as opponents the Barack Obama campaign and their Big Media surrogates. That is what happened.
Politico in it’s Maggie Haberman Hillary Hate article wants to convince you and Hillary Clinton of revisionist lies and advocates for Hillary Clinton to continue to be stupid and be an Obama human shield:
One afternoon in late September, David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager and most trusted political aide, slipped into Hillary Clinton’s stately red-brick home on Whitehaven Street in Washington, D.C., to lay out his vision for her 2016 presidential campaign. The Clintons have always made a habit of courting their most talented tormenters, so it wasn’t surprising that she would call on the man who masterminded her 2008 defeat as she finds herself besieged by Republicans replaying Plouffe’s greatest hits.
Over the next couple of hours, Plouffe told Clinton and two of her closest advisers—longtime aide Cheryl Mills and John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and now Obama’s White House counselor—what she needed to do to avoid another surprise upset. His advice, according to two people with knowledge of the session, looked a lot like Obama’s winning strategy in 2012: First, prioritize the use of real-time analytics, integrating data into every facet of her operation in a way Clinton’s clumsy, old-school campaign had failed to do in 2008. Second, clearly define a rationale for her candidacy that goes beyond the mere facts of her celebrity and presumed electability, rooting her campaign in a larger Democratic mission of economic equality. Third, settle on one, and only one, core messaging strategy and stick with it, to avoid the tactical, news cycle-driven approach that Plouffe had exploited so skillfully against her in the 2008 primaries.
In Plouffe’s view, articulated in the intervening years, Clinton had been too defensive, too reactive, too aware of her own weaknesses, too undisciplined in 2008. His team would goad her into making mistakes, knowing that run-of-the-mill campaign attacks (like Obama’s claim she merely had “tea,” not serious conversation, with world leaders as first lady) would get under her skin and spur a self-destructive overreaction (Clinton responded to the tea quip by falsely portraying a 1990s goodwill trip to Bosnia with the comedian Sinbad as a dangerous wartime mission). She was too easily flustered.
Plouffe’s last and most pressing point was about timing. A couple of weeks earlier, Clinton had told an audience in Mexico City, “I am going to be making a decision … probably after the first of the year, about whether I’m going to run again or not.” The comment alarmed top Democrats: The Republican attack machine was already revving up, running anti-Hillary focus groups to figure out her vulnerabilities, dispatching opposition researchers to Arkansas, churning out anti-Hillary books and creating Fox News-fodder talking points to cast her State Department tenure as a failure and her campaign-to-be as a third-term extension of Obama’s increasingly unpopular presidency.
Now Plouffe, with the politesse of a man accustomed to padding around a president, implored her to start assembling a campaign as soon as possible and to dispense with the coy fiction that she’s not running in 2016. “Why not?” he asked. “They are already going after you.”
Can she do it? After months of anodyne sit-downs promoting her book, Clinton finally seems to be heeding some of Plouffe’s advice, using her appearances for candidates late in the 2014 midterms as a dry run for her own 2016 message, a mix of the new Democratic populism, feminism—and old-fashioned Republican-bashing.
They, Obama’s top henchmen, are in Hillary’s head. In 2008 Obama’s thugs and Big Media allied to stop Hillary and they’re at it again. Hillary Clinton is now taking advice from her enemies. Hillary Clinton should reject those whose only interest is that Hillary Clinton be a Palestine style human shield for Barack Obama.
The rest of the Hillary Hater Maggie Haberman article is a reiteration of all the stupid attacks against Hillary Clinton. This is all an attempt to hide the only attack that will destroy Hillary Clinton 2016: tie Hillary to Barack Obama.
The only attack that will destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 is one that ties Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. 2008 was not a failure of “analytics” it was a story of Big Media protection of Barack Obama and hatred of Hillary Clinton. Now, make Hillary Clinton even smell like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton 2016 is doomed.
But the attempt to tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama is not only an attack by Republicans/conservatives. It is Barack Obama and Barack Obama cultists who most want to tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama and use Hillary as a human shield to protect Barack Obama.
Shortly after Tuesday’s elections Hillary Hater Maggie Haberman tried again:
Even before networks officially declared a Republican majority in the Senate, Democrats were openly saying they hope Clinton will declare for 2016 soon after Election Day.
That sentiment is about to become overwhelming, as the party tries to recover from an election night hangover that’s worse than most operatives on either side had anticipated. The evening, almost entirely devoid of bright spots for Democrats, was a shellacking for President Barack Obama. It will only accelerate the party’s look ahead to its next leader, especially among donors, who want someone to rally around.
Clinton has spent two years as the prohibitive Democratic front-runner in the polls despite keeping politics largely at arm’s length until the end of the midterms. Some of her advisers have suggested opening an exploratory committee this year to allow her to raise money sooner, while others are adamant that she should wait until next year.
The advisers Hillary Hater Maggie Haberman cites who want Hillary Clinton to declare right after November 21st’s meeting are all Obama henchmen. These Obama cultists wanted and to a large extent got Hillary to immolate herself in 2014. Now these Obama cultists want Hillary to take on some of the Obama stink on the elections. These Obama cultists want Hillary to fight the Republican congress for two years and be a human shield for Barack Obama.
More from Hillary Hater Haberman:
Some Democrats said Tuesday night that Clinton will want to wait a bit to let the 2014 midterms pass, and to get some distance between herself and a bloodbath for her party. She also genuinely doesn’t seem ready to flip a switch on a campaign: A number of decisions still remain about staffing and, more importantly, messaging.
But others believe Clinton can’t afford to be coy about her intentions beyond the next few weeks, and forming an exploratory committee without an official announcement will not satisfy some donors and activists.
She can run against Washington more easily now
Clinton’s major problem was always going to be running as the candidate of the two-term party in power. Separating from Obama poses major risks for a Democrat who had trouble with portions of the base in 2008 and who served in the administration for four years.
The fact that Tuesday’s election that was seen largely as a statement against Obama may give Clinton some wiggle room with her own base to create distance from him. But a newly minted Republican Senate helps her to solve the problem of how to run against Washington. [snip]
A GOP-held Senate gives her a clear point of contrast to run against.
That’s what the Obama cultists want: Hillary Clinton to fight the Republican congress and be a human shield for Barack Obama. Hillary should stink herself up and help Obama and Obama supporter Reid??? Let’s bring up that bit from up top in our article “Hillary Clinton— who could divert attention from the White House and allow him to attack multiple crises without the klieg-light scrutiny“. Be a human shield for Barack Obama Hillary and you become irredeemably stupid.
Al Gore was irredeemably stupid when he ran away from Bill Clinton in 2000. In 2000 Bill Clinton was a popular president with a strong economy and many achievements. Al Gore was stupid. But Barack Obama ain’t Bill. Barack Obama is hated and is better known as Ebola Obama with an Ebola Obama Economy. Josh kraushaar made a good case as to why the Obama thugs were wrong when they wanted to tie Obama Dimocrats to Obama:
White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate
The administration insists that vulnerable Democrats should have supported him more. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
No one should tie themselves to Ebola Obama. Hillary and Hillary Clinton 2016 must run away from Ebola Obama.
So what is going on and what does Hillary need to wake up to? (1) Obama henchmen want Hillary to be Barack Obama’s human shield. While Obama golfs Hillary will be under attack by Republicans who will be aided by Obama thugs who will feed Republicans and Big Media information with which to attack Hillary. (2) Some Hillary supporters in the political consulting class want the money flow to start to drip into their pockets. (3) Big Media wants the money to flow into their advertisement coffers too as well as protect Barack Obama with Hillary as the human shield and target.
There are some Hillary supporters, like us, who try to shake Hillary awake from her stupor. We’re not alone:
Clinton Allies Resist Calls to Jump Early Into 2016 Race
Veteran Hillary Clinton advisers say she shouldn’t accelerate her early 2015 timetable for announcing whether she’ll run for president, despite calls from prominent backers of President Barack Obama for her to enter the race soon after Tuesday’s congressional elections.
In interviews and e-mail exchanges, six political operatives closely aligned with Clinton offered up overlapping lists of reasons why they don’t expect her to jump in this year. [snip]
“Can’t we get through the holidays first?” asked Paul Begala, the strategist who helped Bill Clinton win the presidency in 1992 and is a consultant for the Clinton-backing super-PAC Priorities USA. “Do we really need to deny her her first Christmas with her first granddaughter? Really?”
Such is the desperation amongst real Hillary Clinton supporters that we are forced to try to wake up Hillary Clinton with rancid appeals to grandmotherhood. But Obama thugs are in Hillary’s head and everything must be done to wake Hillary up from stupid:
The mostly behind-the-scenes fight revolves around the question of what’s best for the party now and for trying to keep the White House in 2016. But it breaks down mostly along an old fault line: Clinton versus Obama.
In September, David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama’s 2008 primary victory over Clinton, advised her in a private session that she should make her run official sooner rather than later, and mega-donor Steve Mostyn said “if Hillary is going to run, it would be best to do it quickly post-election,” according to recent reports in Politico. The New York Times also reported last month that Clinton is getting pressure to rally the party right after the midterms by jumping into the presidential race.
Mostyn and his wife Amber gave $3 million to the super-PAC Priorities USA to help re-elect Obama in 2012, and they were backers of John Edwards in 2008 before Steve Mostyn began donating to Obama that year. They are now max-out donors — the super-PAC limits contributions to $25,000 — for the super-PAC Ready for Hillary, which has solicited support from contributors previously associated with Obama, as well as longtime Clinton contributors.
Fancy that, Obama contributors want Hillary to make herself a target and become Obama’s human shield. To that end Plouffe sticks in the knife with the “trust” issue:
The campaign he ran against her in 2008 operated on the premise that voters didn’t trust her, a view that could persist if Clinton is perceived to be pretending not to run while she appears to be doing just that.
Brian Wolff, a former executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee who is a longtime supporter of both Clintons, said the former Secretary of State would do well to keep her own counsel, rather than listen to what Obama’s strategists want.
“Those people advised him well in winning the presidency, but clearly haven’t been consistent on advising him well since,” Wolff said of Plouffe and other Obama strategists. “Hillary doesn’t need their advice. She’s got a great team around her.”
Plouffe didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Hooray for Brian Woolff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, by the way, Plouffe was up to his tricks today in the New York Times:
“We shouldn’t just assume that the Obama voters will automatically come out for Democratic presidential candidates,” cautioned David Plouffe, Mr. Obama’s former campaign manager.
Why are we writing this? Why did we write Is Hillary Clinton Stupid? Or Sabotaged?? Why did we write The Hillary Clinton 2016 Muddled Message Mess? It’s because of this:
The juxtaposition of Clinton’s plans with those who want her to announce sooner rather than later will be in sharp relief in Manhattan on November 21.
Ready for Hillary is convening a donor conference that day at the Sheraton Times Square, where the Clinton Global Initiative holds its annual summits. [snip]
One Democratic strategist with ties to the Clintons said she should let the situation settle down after the midterms rather than associating herself with losses that will otherwise be blamed on Obama. [snip]
If she can stand back as Republicans begin jockeying for 2016, she’ll benefit, this adviser said, adding that the challenge for Clinton will be to energize her support base without getting overexposed in 2015.
That has been a danger of her recent barnstorming for Democratic candidates, which, along with a bumpy book tour this summer, has hampered her national approval ratings.
“She has been on the stump, which is going to knock down the apolitical luster she gained as Secretary of State and drag her poll numbers back to Earth,” Begala said. “I suspect she thinks that’s worth it to help all those good Democrats.”
We’ll end with this bit of wisdom to shake Hillary Clinton awake from her stupors and to shake away those Obama thugs who are in her head:
Another adviser, who worked with Clinton at State, said he thinks she’ll wait as long as possible before making an announcement, provided that she plans to run. Those who are advising her otherwise, he said, are pursuing their own agendas.
Now, that is smart.
Wake up Hillary, you have nothing to lose but your oppressors.