Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sen. Clinton's sense of entitlement

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Theodore Roosevelt

Most open minded people are pleased at the pathetic implosion of Rudy 9iu1an1's campaign. And we've all had fun teasing fans of Ron Paul for their Scientology-like fervor... although their cult leader has humiliated 9iu1an1 in the voting so far.

But Hillary Clinton and her supporters deserve real scorn.

It's no secret that I've never been a fan of Hillary. I didn't vote for her US senatorial campaign in 2000 or in 2006. And while I'd consider voting for Barack Obama if Ralph Nader doesn't run, I'd never vote for Hillary. I'd be happy to vote for a good woman president, but the good part is more important to me than the woman part.

If you want a corporate tool who's served on that "liberal" haven, the Wal-Mart board of directors, then she's your candidate! Hillary brags about her experience, but she's been an elected official four years fewer than Obama. And her experience as an elected official consists of voting for the Patriot Act, the Aggression against Iraq and most of Bush's war against civil liberties.

Her campaign is trying to have it both ways. She's pandering to women on the basis that it's time for a woman leader, that she'd be more sensible than the belligerent men, etc.

I can deal with this. All candidates pander to whichever group they feel they can squeeze the most votes from.

But at the same time she's bragging about how great she'd be as a woman president, she, her campaign and her supporters are whining like insufferable children about the supposed double standard, about how They are picking on her unfairly because she's a woman.

Well guess what Einstein: if your sales' pitch is to be judged differently because you're a woman, then quit your whiny-ass bitching when you are judged differently because you're a woman!

Take this sniveling entry by a bitter Hillary supporter.

He has no problem with Hillary playing the gender card but rages when Obama supposedly "plays the race card."

He pouts, "I think it is incredibly disappointing that we live in a country where people continue to clique up to that degree based on skin color. I think it is ridiculous that almost half of the voters in an entire state would choose a candidate for the foolish reason of race."

This guy AUTOMATICALLY assumes that every single black person who voted for Obama ONLY did so for the sole reason of his skin color.

(If Obama's popularity is only due to the "race card," as this guy puts it, then I wonder how he won Iowa, a state that's 97 percent white.

But this isn't the only hypocrisy. Bill Clinton has launched blistering attacks on Obama. But when anyone criticizes Bill for it, we're told that he's just the candidate's spouse and he should be treated with kid gloves.)

However, if someone else were to assert that every single woman who voted for Hillary did so for the sole reason of her gender, he'd flip out about this alleged double standard.

When half the population is black (which it rarely is) and Obama wins, it's because of race. But when half the population is female (which it usually is) and Hillary wins, it's NOT because of gender.

What arrogance. What a whiny-ass sore loser.

And this is exactly what people have always associated with Hillary: Arrogance. The presumption that it's her God-given right to be president just because she's a smart woman. That anyone who votes against her must be either far right loon, a raging sexist or both. Because no one with half a brain could possibly vote against this most brilliant woman on the planet!

One of the reason so many people can't stand George W. Bush (even before he started his Crusade against American values) is because he came across as feeling he had this gigantic sense of entitlement. That he was owed the world because of who he was related to. Hillary Clinton has exactly this same sense of entitlement. And that, not her gender, is why so many people both of the right AND the left can't stand her.

1 comment:

Mark said...

One of the attacks on Obama that particularly troubled me was the deliberate misquoting and misinterpretting of Obama's remarks on Reagan.
I'm having a lot of fun watching all of these liberal columnists in the media, and big-name Democrats, turning on the Clintons.