Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hillary Finally Dies

Aw shucks, funerals are always so sad.

AAAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!! The corpse is still flailing! It's jumping! It's running around, attacking people!

Quick, drive a stake through its heart!

The flailing corpse and its husband (how can we miss him if he won’t go away?) have been nothing but a rotting albatross for the Democrats. Buh bye now.

Hillary has been like a mildly interesting (at first) party guest who gets totally shitfaced, wears a lampshade and starts annoying and interrupting and shouting down everybody else at the party, and ends up staying and staying and staying long after all the other guests have left.

She also reminds me of this one episode from Tales From The Dark Side — a Godawful Twilight Zone ripoff from the 1980s. This old man has just died, but he either doesn’t know it or won’t admit it. He comes down to the kitchen one morning, with flies buzzing all around him. He’s batting away at the flies and cussing at them, and everybody else in the house is yelling out “Grandpa, you’re dead.”

This keeps going on for several days. Finally one morning at the breakfast table (by now the flies are thicker than ever), he sneezes and his nose falls off. That’s when he agrees that he must be dead, and he promises to go upstairs and lie down for good.

Anyway, a lame episode of a thoroughly retarded TV show — but Hillary made me think of it.

Up until a few months ago, there seemed to be a lot of nostalgia for Bill Clinton’s presidency. Not because he was a great president or anything — but his tenure was just a more innocent era, compared to everything that’s happened since then. There’s almost a 1950s-type of nostalgia for the 1990s.

Remember those halcyon days? The most burning issues were the usual Republican/Democrat arguments over Property Rights and Limited Government versus safe working conditions, protecting the environment, etc. And of course, did Bill have sexual relations with “That Woman Miss Lewinsky.”

But now the Clinton nostalgia has evaporated. Poof! They’ve both been way too ubiquitous, front and center 24/7, and they’ve both come across as even more manipulative and underhanded than anyone ever suspected.

And Bill Clinton’s legacy as “America’s First Black President” is deader than a doornail. This isn’t just because the next president might actually be black. Even if McCain wins, Billary’s sly “subtle” use of the Race Card (about as subtle as a freight train) has obliterated that legacy.

Now, let's cut that albatross loose and get on with the Obama-McCain presidential race.

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Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

I liked that post!!! I remember that show; probably the episode. I just hope less war likely Obama wins.....,but his name sounds a little like McCains song...Bomb, bomb,bomb

June 3, 2008 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

American Hill Billy: Yup, Hillary's behavior just reminded me of that episode. It's been obvious for weeks that she didn't have a chance, and she's just stayed there, flailing away and stealing the limelight. It's over and she's the last one to know.

June 3, 2008 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Tom, I won't be totally shocked if Obama enlists her for VP. She's annoying but she's also tenacious and has somehow built a surprisingly loyal following.

Of course, they may have to put out a restraining order to keep Bill from hanging around too much...

June 3, 2008 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: I don't like the idea of Hillary being VP, but it's probably a shrewd political move for both of them. At least it would prevent her from running for president as an Independent, which she's threatened to do and I wouldn't put it past her.

A restraining order on Bill -- LOL.

June 3, 2008 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

No kidding--let's get the real election started and get to work winning the White House. It's annyoing that we're tying up so much manpower and funds in the party just because we can't settle on one candidate. Back off, go home, and put your effort into getting ANY Democrat in the White House.

No offense to her or her supporters, but if she were to be President, that would mean that the same two families would be/have been running the country for at least 24 years. That sounds like a monarchy to me, not a democracy, and democracy's what we're trying to have here.

June 3, 2008 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mile High Pixie: Yes, it's definitely time to get the election campaign started. McCain has been building momentum while Hillary and Obama throw mud on each other.

And I agree that we don't need any more dynasties in the White House. Even if McCain wins, the one bright spot will be that the president's last name isn't Bush or Clinton, for the first time in 20 years.

June 3, 2008 at 7:31 PM  
OpenID virgomonkey said...

Good-bye Hillary. Now, let just hope that Obama doesn't get whacked!

Go Obama!!

June 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Virgomonkey: Yes, let's hope he doesn't. And that's a very real fear. Some wingnut on Fox News actually joked about assassinating Obama, but I didn't see the humor in it.

June 3, 2008 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Hillary is showing her lack of class by being a sore loser. She should go away so the Democrats can concentrate on winning the WH, instead of lingering on like the guest who wouldn't leave. And no, she shouldn't be VP, either. Just go.

June 4, 2008 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Yeah, it'll be real bright from all the radioactive fallout. ;-)

Come on America, stop voting for old white dudes. It'll be alright. Really.

June 4, 2008 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

I am getting odd TV here. Yesterday where there was CNN, now is hardcore porn. I did find the new channel for CNN after surfing through entirely different channels, and there saying that Hillary isn't giving Up????WTF?????
I am having a hard time, because I guess in a third world country they play musical channels; along with different networks daily. So odd!!!

June 4, 2008 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: I don't want Hillary as VP either. The only advantage would be that this would prevent her from running for president as an Independent. If she does that, we might as well cancel the election and install McCain in the White House.

Randal: Blasphemy! You're saying that a woman or a minority could be president? [gasp] Ward Cleaver is turning in his grave :)

American Hill Billy: That sounds cool, for awhile anyway. I guess the TV stations there are kind of like that proverbial box of chocolates -- "you never know what you're gonna get."

I guess Hillary has finally given up, without officially coming out and saying it (not to my knowledge anyway). She's "accepting" the idea of being VP, even while she's implying that the race "isn't over yet." Whatever.

June 4, 2008 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Cyan said...

Hillary will, finally, gratefully, quit — this Friday. But how it came about is not only interesting, but quite revealing about just who this person is. Apparently (according to Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC), senior members of Congress, including Nancy Pelosi and Charles Rangel (one of her staunchest supporters) were simply fed up and angry after her “non-concession” speech yesterday. They were pissed off at her lack of graciousness and selfishness in light of the fact that Barack had actually, really really won.

Apparently, Charlie Rangel wanted to get her on the phone with a delegation of only New Yorkers and tell her that they could not hold out any longer and would be endorsing Obama — and just why in the hell is she still holding out. Well, the word spread like “wildfire”, according to Mitchell, and ended up being a conference call with no fewer than twenty-three(!) members of Congress basically reading the bitch the riot act — saying that she had better get her ass out of the race, endorse Obama, and that they’d all be endorsing Barack post haste.

Mitchell goes on to report that Clinton’s reply was something along the lines of, “That sounds right to me.”

Jesus, Hillary. Is that what it takes for you to finally do what any sensible person would have done already? How horrible of you. How insulting. I go with Jimmy Carter’s statement today to Barack — do not take the bitch on the ticket. I’m not sure he said bitch, though.

PS: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that top advisors in the Obama campaign have said that it is “highly unlikely” that Hillary will be on the ticket. Apparently, according to the WSJ, the dealbreaker is that Billy Boy refuses to release details about financial backers for his library. Whoa. Makes you wonder.

Cyan (http://www.cyan.baywords.com/)

June 4, 2008 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

I now neither have "live" entertainment, nor CNN, but now I have MSNBC. It happens to be on a different channel. I get confused because one minute it tells me it is direct tv, and the next it is Dish. I am thinking that there is some serious latin american finagaling goin' on.

June 4, 2008 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Cyan: Interesting news. There sure is a lot of armtwisting and strongarming behind the scenes (not that it's surprising or anything). Too bad that's what it takes to get her to finally give up, but if that's what it takes...

I wouldn't doubt that Bill (both of them probably) has a lot to hide. Good riddance to both of them.

June 4, 2008 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

American Hill Billy: Yup, that sure sounds like some "Latin American finaglin'" going on with the TV stations. Keeps things interesting, except when you're trying to find something.

June 4, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

But now the Clinton nostalgia has evaporated. Poof! They’ve both been way too ubiquitous, front and center 24/7, and they’ve both come across as even more manipulative and underhanded than anyone ever suspected.

Perhaps this is why Democrats have taken to bashing Senator Clinton with the same kind of vicious rhetoric that they used to reserve for Bu$hCo. Reagan is suffering the same kind of overexposure. If his name hadn't been plastered on everything from airports to military hardware, schools to highways, his reputation probably wouldn't have tarnished as effectively as it has.

[And BTW: Kathleen Sibelius for veep!]

June 5, 2008 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...


This morning is hell. MSNBC has now become the Fox Noise Channel.

June 5, 2008 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Kvatch: Good point about Reagan. It's too bad he didn't get that kind of overexposure when both Bushes were running for president. It wouldn't have been quite so easy to score points just by quoting a few scriptures from St. Ronnie.

Sibelius might be a good choice. I haven't really thought of who I'd want for VP, but she'd be a good choice. I liked her response to Bush's SOTU speech. A lot of people lashed out at her because her speech wasn't scathing enough, but I thought her conciliatory approach was just what we needed.

American Hill Billy: Ouch! That doesn't sound good.

June 5, 2008 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I agree with Lew. No VP slot for Hillary.

Obama will look weak if he chooses her. He will look like he succumbing to pressure. McCain will be calling Obama "weak" for the entire remainder of the campaign, and Obama will not want to appear weak in any way.

Also, how can he choose her after all her constant talk about how she is so much better than he is? I don't think the POTUSA wants someone like that around. How willing would she really be to work with him? Maybe not very.

As there is a lot of buzz about McCain choosing a young, Southern religious conservative like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, I think Obama should pick someone with a military background and who is progressive. As of now, I can think of nobody better for Obama to choose than Virginia Senator Jim Webb. Webb is a patriot, he is not afraid to speak out, he supports the second amendment, and he could be a huge asset to Obama's campaign, serving as a counter to attacks on Obama's lack of foreign policy knowledge, military service and experience re. national defense.

June 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I'm all for saying goodbye to Billary. I just hope Hillary doesn't run as an independent. I wouldn't put it past her, and she'd siphon off millions of votes from Obama.

But it would look too phony if Obama and Clinton teamed up, after months of throwing mud on each other. Even the American Idol-addled public would see through that.

I like Webb a lot, but he has the same "lack of experience" as Obama. I'm guessing he'll choose somebody who's older and has more "experience" just for the sake of public perception.

June 5, 2008 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched that Tales From The Dark Side. I'll never forget it, I LMAO!
Good post.

I too live in Latin America and the TV stations are never on the same channel they were yesterday.
It's a small price to pay to get a seat on the bleachers and out of the Bush game if you know what I mean.



June 6, 2008 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mandingo: I agree, there's an advantage to being in the bleachers and out of the game. I was out of the country for 2 years in the 1970s. I was glad to come back, but there sure is a different perspective on everything when you're in a foreign country for a long time.

June 6, 2008 at 7:45 PM  

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