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Friday, July 20. 2007
Name one thing Hillary Clinton has done (besides getting rich without working).
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She has managed to position herself to become the first female President of the United States.
She has the organization, the money, the momentum, the FBI files to quiet her opposition on the right.
Right now the Presidency is hers to loose.
I wouldn't mention the possible numerous conspiracies to defraud Rose Law Firm, run a Whitewater scam, or any conspiracies to have people murder. There is however a long line of dead people in the Clintons wake.
She has also managed to spend her time in the Senate masquerading as a pensive moderate in an attempt to develop a record of"moderation to present to the electorate..of course it is all calculated but our electorte pays more attention to Paris Hilton than it does to our nations politics.....so she'll get away with it.
She did Illinois and the NW suburbs of Chicago an enormous favor--she moved out of state and stayed away.
Don't waste time worrying about it--just buy gold, and start looking into New Zealand real estate.
I was just five minutes ago talking to my wife about gold and New Zealand.
I figure 100k in my vault is a nice thing, although I've got to add 90K more to get there so I better start collecting aluminum cans.
New Zealand has some immigration laws that are tough on older folks ..like you can't immigrate there. You can live there six months out of the year but then you must leave and go somewhere else ... so you go to Goober Peedy and look for opals, then back to NZ.
NZ as I have said many times before is a wonderful place. I spent three Christmas' in Christchurch, (South Island) and two Thanksgivings. All total I've spent over a year there in my life and enjoyed every day. The public tennis courts are grass, the weather is very similar to San Fran, the Southern Alps are on the South Island, there is unreal scenery and trout fishing, and if you love lamb.....it's the place. The people are very,very nice..right now it's probably the best place in the world to live.
"Name one thing Hillary Clinton has done (besides getting rich without working)."
-Posted by The Barrister
Gosh, that's kind of an easy one:
She became one of only two senators from the third most populous state in the most powerful country in the world.
How about a tougher question?
Name one thing The Barrister has done (beside not becoming rich by blogging).
Okay, Barry, back at ye:
If you could gaze into a crystal ball and see that the next president is going to be a Democrat, who would you rather have in office? Edwards, Obama or Clinton?
You want 'pretty boy' John "My wife speaks for me" Edwards?
You want Barack "Let's provide kindergartners with sex education" Obama?
I'll tell ya -- at some point, ol' Hillary starts looking pretty good. At least we'd have somebody in office with some political savvy, unlike those other two losers.
Mom always said to look on the bright side of things.
Consider this the ultimate test. :)
"I'll tell ya -- at some point, ol' Hillary starts looking pretty good."
Yes, from the rear as she walks away after her concession speech to President-elect Fred Thompson next November.
Dr Mercury, I think what B meant is, she has piggy-backed to the head of a political machine, then hopped lightly off onto the waiting throne.
Becoming senator from NY is an accomplishment she'd never have neared without the machine, which hubby delivered to her via the Arkansas political swamp.
I guess you could say roughly the same for GWB.
The question is, when is enough with the dynasty thing?
And, can you listen to her voice for eight years? And, are you or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? I prefer Edwards OR Obama, to putting the Dixie Mafia back in command of the globe.
When you eat do you use a knife,fork, and spoon or just go face first into the trough?
"Okay, which is it, Dixie Mafia, voice, or Communist?"
"I dunno. All three?"
I think the good Doctor has been ingesting Mercury. Or maybe lead.
I forgot what I was going to say. Dr Mercury threw me off. Last year I was putting an addition on my house and the cost of lumber was skyrocketing for no apparent reason. So I called my Congressman and got something in the mail about Canadian imports and was totally confused after reading it. So I called Hillary's office to see if she could help. I got a guy with an Indian accent so thick it was near imposible to communicate. I don't know if the call was re-routed thru New Dehli, but in any event he said they would straighten every thing out and get back to me. I'm still waiting for them to get back to me. Luckily I didn't hold my breath.
I keep hearing what a good job she's doing, but no specifics.
Back to Buddy:
"Becoming senator from NY is an accomplishment she'd never have neared without the machine, which hubby delivered to her via the Arkansas political swamp.
"I guess you could say roughly the same for GWB."
I'd say that could be said for just about any Congresscritter in history. You always need the Political Machine behind you, which is what makes Cincy Sheehan's bid for Madam Pelosi's seat so ludicrous.
Of course, we are talking about San Francisco, so I suppose all bets are off. :)
"The question is, when is enough with the dynasty thing?"
Well, now, wouldn't the answer be, "When they're both equal"? You can't have one Clinton, two Bushes, then, just when it looks like another Clinton is going to tie the dynasty record, say, "Hey, no more dynasties!" Wouldn't that be akin to Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, a personal friend of Hank Aaron, suddenly declaring this weekend that home runs don't count anymore because he doesn't want Aaron's record broken? It's not the American way to change rules in the middle of the season, be it baseball or politics.
"And, can you listen to her voice for eight years?"
(cringing from point well made)
"I prefer Edwards OR Obama, to putting the Dixie Mafia back in command of the globe."
I put the nation ahead of the person occupying the Oval Office. If we MUST have a Dem in power, I prefer it be someone with gobs of political experience. Edwards and Obama basically have zilch, zip, zero. They'd be puppets on a string for the real power brokers in Congress (can you say "Ted Kennedy"?), and I can't see that doing our nation any good. You may hate her policies (as I certainly do), but at least she'd be one tough, ornery president. I'd certainly rather have that than the dandified Edwards, and anyone on the planet would be better than Barack "Genocide's perfectly okay with me!" Obama.
Personally, I'm a Fred! guy. Some of the bloggers, like Dean Barnett (who I simply adore), are absolutely fixated on poll numbers, but I keep arguing that ANY poll numbers without Fred! in the race are totally meaningless. I really think he's our best (only?) hope to defeat the Hillarybeast.
"And, can you listen to her voice for eight years?"
That's hitting below the belt, fella. :)
Dr. Mercury, was Hillarybeast an oblique Chesterbelloc reference? I am also a Fred guy, BTW.
My suspicion is that Senator Clinton would be no tougher than her husband, except around electoral issues and personal reputation. After an aggressive attempt at health care capture resulted in a Republican Congress in 94, all of Bill's energies went into re-election at that point. Even when re-elected, he couldn't stop after 96, and continued to be obsessed with legacy and popularity. He became a weathervane on all issues except himself. I have to think Hillary would be much the same: after an initial sally into trying to change something, her desire to be elected again would drive her away from real controversy. Like Bill, she would then cause little damage day-to-day, but many consecutive months of drift might actually be more damaging (see Al Qaeda, Growth, 1992-2000).
Agree with AVI, and Doc, you make no points charmingly, but no points is no points.
"Oil for Food" was well on its way to turning the globe over to organized crime, and it happened under the Clinton's administration, while the star players occupied us with their White House marriage psychodrama.
And that's only on tip on a medusa iceberg. Reno/Win Ho Lee/Riadys/PRC military/Sandy Berger, another tip never even begun to be understood by us schmoes.
Nah, the conclusion is inescapable--we will be better of with no more of the Clintons, in any imaginable case.
What about Putin, won't he be free? Let's elect him. Or even bin Laden--we'd at least know where we stand.
And Doc, you're only half right on the even-steven dynasty thing. 8 yrs plus 8 years will be 16 years of Clintons, while we had only 12 of Bushes. I know, I know, the last 4 of the 16 would need a further endorsement in 2012, but in this the real world, let's not kid each other.
We should stop the dynasty thing now, 8 vs 12 is no less fair than 16 vs 12.