13 August 2011

Clintons Plotting their Comeback on the Smoldering Ashes of Hopenchange?

In the delirious-sheeple afterglow of Barack Obama's 'historic' election victory in 2008, a strange thing happened that December: he appointed his critical -openly hostile- and recently defeated primary opponent Hillary Clinton to the head the State Department...

Was it based upon her qualifications? 

Doubtful, considering that Shrillary had no foreign policy experience to speak of. Other presidents lacking diplomatic exposure have traditionally brought someone who themselves had such a background to the vital State Department position- alas, somehow Obama didn't feel the need.

But perhaps the most unsettling concern for many observers was the fact that Clinton's judgement is warped by her blinding ambition to gain power and control- causing her to be manipulative -even Machiavellian- in her dealings with others.
Was this really the best person we could find to represent the United States of America to the world?

So then it was their friendship that brought her onboard Team Obama? Deep interpersonal respect? Ha ha ha- not exactly.
In addition to other puzzling cabinet choices from a guy pledging "change" -i. e. old-guard party aparatchiks like Joe Biden and (corrupt) primary challengers like Bill Richardson- the only explanation for these postings would be fulfilling political deals that got him nominated... as well as the calculated co-opting of Democratic rivals that 'could pose a challenge in 2012' when Obama's numbers are in the toilet (and lo-and-behold here we are, over a year early).

When you're talking about an unprincipled political punk like Obama who had all three other Democratic Party challengers thrown off the ballot in his very first Illinois State Senate race... a man who displays a history of serial political opportunism... the deduction that Hillary was chosen to cap her political ambition/potential seems obvious.
The appointment of Hillary Clinton to State was likely a political bargain struck at the convention- Obama wasn't about to let qualifications or ethical considerations get in the way of such a win-win deal that could hand him the ultimate prize on a platter.

Given the opportunity, it was a Team-Obama priority to control and contain Hillary, Richardson... even Biden. And if he hadn't suffered a most inopportune bimbo-n-bambino eruption,
Silky Pony would have been appointed to a serious position in the Obama Administration, too... he was certainly angling for it.

So should it surprise anyone then if Hillary Clinton were to do a Bobby Kennedy...? 

RFK was of course President Johnson's AG -inherited from JFK- and when LBJ's popularity started to slip, Kennedy turned and ran for President against him in the 1968 primaries. You don't hear it as much as you used to, but anyone saying the Democrats wouldn't run a serious primary challenge against Obama in 2012 doesn't know what they're talking about.
And you can never really count the Clintons out- they appear to have few interests outside of ego-gratification, power, and money (+ oh yeah sex)... and were almost certainly working on a post-Obama "plan B" from the minute the Bolshevik Boy Wonder was sworn in. There's no real loyalty between the two camps -nor love lost- and everybody knows it.
Although they are careful what they say, the calculating, insatiably power-hungry Clintons could simply be waiting for the exact right moment to expoit Dear Leader's accumulated defeats. It would be hard to imagine them not holding a grudge too, longing for revenge after the denial of a presidency they thought they owned.
Hillary ain't going down with the USS Obamanation, I'd almost bet on it- serving Chairman O to the bitter end is not the way the Clintons plan to end their self-absorbed legacy. And as for other Democrats who were caught surprised by the meteoric rise of Obama -then just went with the flow- there's a lot of shallow support out there that could evaporate as quickly as it appeared. 
Barack Obama's deep-seated personality flaws and misguided decision-making are the kinds of things that political opponents tend to take notice -and full advantage- of. You can be sure that the Clintons have been soaking it all up right from the start- and have also schemed accordingly. Could explain all the aggressive early Obama's fundraising, eh- he's already looking over his shoulder.


Proof said...

My money's been on Hillary for a long time, especially after Carville came out attacking Obama as early as May 2010.


I had predicted in February of 2010, that Biden would be toast and Obama would put a woman on the ticket to innoculate himself against Hillary.

The only wild card in that deck, would be if Obama thought he could get Hillary on SCOTUS and if Hillary believed she could be confirmed. That would take her out of the equation.

Reaganite Republican said...

Interesting insights, Proof

LL said...

RR - I don't think that Hillary will run in 2012, ego aside. I think that she's worn out. Yes, if she thought that she could take it without a fight, maybe.

Proof's prediction of a replacement for Biden is sound, though WHO it will be is grist for the mill. It would need to be somebody from a state with a lot of electoral votes. That takes Palin out of the picture (haha).

Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) seems to have the DNC creds but could Obama stomach her? Yes, he seemed to be able to tolerate poor old senile Slow Joe Biden. But there's a big difference between Biden and a shrill bitch like Wasserman-Schultz.

Pelosi's ship has sailed. She'd be baggage for The One and California is likely to vote for the magic negro no matter what simply because it's a socialist state and if Obama goes, there goes the free ride.

Yes, Hillary is from New York (these days) but recall that she snubbed the Obamas - they didn't get an invitation to Chelsea's wedding. I'm sure that the Clintons feared that they'd be embarrassed when the Obamas stole the silver flatware from the table. She'd never share the stage with Obama as his 'understudy'. I'm sure that she'd like a chair on the Supreme Court, but Obama would take a LOT of heat for doing that. Just now, he needs that like he needs a fourth testicle.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thanks for the insights, LL- maybe you're right, she looks like hell lately lol

What happened to Cuomo for VP, is that rumor still a possibility? He matches-up with your "big state" theory well. DWS NO WAY- she's a bigger gaffe machine than Biden, and won't help Obama in any way- she's a complete kook, and worse looks and sounds like one

While you say Hillary might not want to run for Pres, I feel she might be pressed into it by the Left... imo she could be flattered by that to take a chance, and I still think they'd like to end the Clinton legacy on an entirely different note than 'member of failed Team Obama'- I guess we'll see soon enough

Reaganite Republican said...

PS- if not Hillary, imo there WILL be a Democrat challenging Obama in the primaries... just a question of who

Anonymous said...

I think Hillary knows that she will never be president, even if she challenged Obama and won the nomination. Obama has done so much damage to the Democrat Party that her window of opportunity has been permenantly slammed shut. People just don't trust the Dems anymore.

Steve Dennis said...

Great post, there is no doubt in my mind that Hillary was appointed to take her out of the running in 2012. The justification for Hillary's appointment was that because she was first lady she traveled the globe on diplomatic missions with her husband, what a joke!
I still have not counted out a Hillary run, it is unlikely but she does have a huge ego and loves the spotlight.

SpearWolf said...

Excellent points, but I think you cannot ignore the race issue. Were Obama identified as a white man, a strong primary challenge would be inevitable. The Dems have played the race card so often & for so long, though, that any challenge to him in the primary (unless by another minority candidate) would be seen as a racist attempt to steal his "rightful" office from him, the first black president. I don't think Hillary or anyone else wants to go there.

LL said...

RR - Cuomo would like to be President one day, and I think your speculation has serious merit. The only question is whether he'd want to smear his political future by associating himself with the failed Obama Regime. He'd have to be reassured that Obama has a chance of winning. Today Obama's approval rating hit an all-time low.

Anonymous said...

Great article and comments. If the D's see the writing on the wall, they'd better hurry up and start lining up BHO's successor. Honestly I don't believe they have loyalty to him, just the "causes" they have sworn to, so therein begs the question: Obama or the cause? Either way, imo it's gonna' be interesting.

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