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I Dare You to Run for President, Hillary
Like most pragmatic conservatives, I have been dreading a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run. She, and her supporters, would slaughter her opponent with the most slanderous accusations and political ads since, well, since President Obama took the crown for Most Negative Campaigner during the 2012 elections. Clinton has had the highest favorability rating among all other potential 2016 candidates, and has been more popular in Obama’s second term than even Obama was this past Election Day.
Since the second election of Obama, it has been “Hillary’s turn” in Democrats’ eyes. Their illusions about Obama have been, if not shattered, cracked. They want a redo. Clinton will be the savior that Obama failed to be. Instead of learning from Obama that liberalism doesn’t work, leftists feel that Obama just didn’t do it right. But liberal voters have been born again and found the faith that Clinton will do what Obama could not.
I no longer fear, but actually hope, that Clinton does have the gall to run in 2016. To the extent that the press and the President currently talk about Benghazi at all, it is only to dismiss it as nothing more than a conspiracy to corrupt the legacy of our benevolent leader. They have not reported the simple fact that Hillary Clinton’s signature is scrawled on the denial of a request for security that she told Congress she never received, which denial resulted in four American diplomats’ death.
The media doesn’t report this because they don’t have to. But during the campaign heat of 2016, whoever Clinton’s opponent is will surely talk about Benghazi during the presidential debates, which are watched by tens of millions of Americans, who right now probably think that “Ben Gauzy” is some crazy Republican congressman whom Democrats like to make fun of. Once they hear the truth and the details, the idea of a President Clinton will be unpalatable.
Benghazi was a topic only briefly touched upon in only one of the presidential debates between Obama and challenger Mitt Romney last year. Romney dropped the ball on that one a bit, but, in his defense, the details of Benghazi were still shamefully unclear at that time. Moreover, Clinton’s lies were not proven, as they are now. In 2016, the media will be unable to keep Benghazi from the public, who will be devouring the debates in which Benghazi will be a persistent topic.
And Benghazi will not be the only story discrediting to Clinton. There is also the issue of Watergate, the media’s favorite scandal that they can never really seem to quite explain their disproportionate outrage over. “Some people broke into somebody’s office and listened to some conversations when they weren’t supposed to, or…something? Anyway, President Nixon committed an atrocious crime against humanity and why he never served the rest of his life in prison is beyond us.” So villainous has Nixon been portrayed for the past forty years, one would think his signature had been found on a denial of a request for security that he had told Congress he had never received, which denial resulted in four American diplomats’ deaths.
So how does Hillary Clinton fit into Watergate? I’ll allow this excerpt from an article at Digital Journal to explain that:
“A lifelong Democrat, Mr. [Jerry] Zeifman supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee [investigating the Watergate scandal]. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation—one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.”
“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview….“She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
Basically, Hillary Clinton was as corrupt in the ’70s as she is today.
So I dare Clinton to run for president. And if the public doesn’t care about Benghazi or myriad other cases of Clinton corruption and they vote her into the Oval Office, it will not be for lack of being informed, but for America’s utter abandonment of integrity, good judgment, and morality. We can weep for the country if that time ever comes.
BOOM! Rand Paul wins the #CPAC2013 Presidential straw poll
After his monumental 13-hour filibuster, it comes as no surprise that Rand Paul won CPAC’s straw poll for the 2016 Presidential nominee.
from Washington Times:
Sen. Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election.
Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. Rick Santorum was third with just 8 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who was not invited to speak at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference — was next with 7 percent, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential nominee last year, was fifth with 6 percent.
We’ve still got a long way to go before the 2016 primaries, but it’s nice to know that the GOP seems like it might finally be ready to shake off the RINOs and truly embrace conservatism again. Here’s hoping anyway…
“GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.”—
Marco Rubio panders to Young-Earth Creationists in a GQ interview. Having reasonable views on one issue (in his case immigration) doesn’t make someone a moderate.
“By focusing his campaign mostly on serious economic and political issues such as the national debt and tax incentives, Romney failed to take into account the fact that large segments of the electorate neither know nor care much about serious economic and political issues. What they — a group sometimes euphemistically called 'uninformed voters' — do know and care about are the tugs on their emotions, fears, revulsions and heart strings provided by hours and hours of uninterrupted television watching... Palin can more than keep up with the Democrats in appealing to voters' emotions. Hardly anyone could be more blue collar than Palin, out on the fishing boat with her hunky blue-collar husband, Todd. Palin is 'View'-ready, she's 'Ellen'-ready, she's Kelly-and-Michael-ready... Furthermore, looks count in politics, and Palin at age 48, has it all over her possible competition, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be 69 by election day 2016 and who let someone talk her into adopting the flowing blond locks of a college student, making her look like Brunnhilde in a small-town Wagner production. Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.”—
Charlotte Allen, arguing the GOP should nominate Sarah Palin in 2016. As explained by the subheader, “She’s hot, she’s blue collar, she’s electable.”
First off, no. Sarah Palin is not blue collar. Not by a long shot. Her white-collar may have a ring of blue around the edge, but she advocates policies that hurt blue collar people.
In Allen’s column, she also argues Bristol will pull in the single mom demographic. Now, being childless myself, maybe I’m wrong here — but it seems to me, my single mom friends don’t get a reality show, a condo in Arizona, and a starring role in Dancing With the Stars as a reward or likely career option. Nor have they had tabloid-fodder fights with the fathers of their children. Okay, maybe that’s not true. But I can’t think of one single mom that can relate to Bristol Palin, except maybe the girls from Teen Mom. Even then, they didn’t have former moms who quit being governor to be a super mega snarky media star because reasons and money.
Further, I’m not sure it’s the dude demographic that the GOP is having problems with, unless you count men of color. Once you bring in people of color, the GOP has even more issues with which to contend. And Palin’s not exactly known for racial sensitivity.
And really, should the target be uniformed voters? I would argue, ideally yes, until your argument centers around someone “Ellen-ready” and who can pull on emotional heartstrings, rather than someone WHO CAN INFORM THE VOTERS. It’s tough to inform voters when your domestic and foreign policy is a word salad tossed with Fox News. But who cares, because she’s hot, amirite?! </sarcasm>
Finally, can we PLEASE stop slamming fellow women for their looks? As a start? Maybe? This is a goddamn election to be leader of the free world, not the leader of The Plastics in Mean Girls. “Men love Sarah Palin and she loves men…” — obviously Hillary Clinton is a man-hating Brunnhilde, and Sarah Palin is not, so therefore electable. Boy, menfolk, Allen has zero faith in your abilities to critically evaluate your possible leadership.
Allen is cited at the end of her column for frequently writing about feminism, but I’d argue women like her and Palin are examples of why we still need it. Honestly, the biggest favor the GOP can do Democrats in 2016 would be to nominate Sarah Palin. She represents the worst of the Republican Party, a talking-point machine spewing invective, stereotypes, and nonsense. When Todd Akin made his legitimate rape comments, she didn’t condemn them. She could only muster an “I-told-ya-so” on Twitter because she supported another candidate in the GOP primary. Remember her “blood libel” fiasco? Palin doesn’t care about “real America” or “not real America” or America in general. She cares about Sarah Palin, and being right. If the GOP wants to open a circus tent instead of the big tent, nominate Sarah Palin as your ringleader in 2016.