Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hillary, We Hardly Knew Ye!!

"I didn't, because I've been around long enough. You know, My husband didn't wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right?

'We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know I just don't understand it. You know, there's lots of speculation about why it is.
' ", said Mrs. Hillary Clinton in response to a question as to whether her continued primary campaign hurts the Democratic Party's overall campaign for The Presidency.

Mrs. Clinton, please be assured that it is with the utmost respect that I ask: JUST WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?!!!

Do not, madam even consider that I am in any way suggesting that you are putting forth the opinion the Mr Obama should meet the same fate as Senator Robert Kennedy! But when from the very beginning of his campaign, the specter of death threats have circled his head like vultures, your words could have hardly been more ill chosen or recklessly spoken!

Mrs Clinton, the very fact that you would bring up that horrible day in June of 1968, when a visionary! A man of incredible strength, and courage! A leader inspired! And at the very summit of grand victory, only to be ripped away, with the cup of healing that he held out, from a nation torn and thirsting for unity, is incomprehensible, reprehensible, and just plain wrong! Wrong on more levels than the remaining years on this planet I pray for, would ever give me time to pronounce!

Then, Mrs Clinton, when your spokesperson Mo Elliethee was called on to comment on this damnable offense, he spoke the following "She was simply referencing her husband in 1992, and Bobby Kennedy in 1968 as historic examples of the nominating process going well into the summer. Any reading into beyond that would be inaccurate.

So, Mrs. Clinton! When called to account for one of your all too frequent gaffs! Your campaign is called on, to once again paint you as the victim!

No "We are sorry"

No "The statement was ill conceived, and unfortunate"

Not even an "Oops!"

Once again, Mrs Clinton, your campaign proceeds to cast you in the role of the courageous heroine! And to pronounce, unashamedly, that you, Madam, have been so sorely and unfairly put upon! The same knee-jerk reaction that we have all come to expect when you are called into question! Repeatedly pronounced when your own statements inconveniently jump up to bite you on the ass!

Then Mrs. Clinton, when even you saw that statement, lacking any scope, or showing even the slightest hint of remorse. You appeared in person, for this moment would demand no less! Before reporters you speak of your, "...regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation-particularly that family-was in any way offensive...".

Mrs. Clinton went on to discuss her "view", and then her"honor"; Virtues that her own actions, and the actions of her campaign show both to be sadly lacking!

Once again, no, "I am sorry"

Once again, no, "The statement was ill conceived."

And as to "oops!", the lady spoke only of "regrets"! And this, only after vaguely rearranging the very same dismissive statements made by the spokesperson of her campaign! As that she is the victim! As that she, having to justify her own statements, was sorely, and unfairly put upon!

Mrs. Clinton, this nation is sick and sad! This nation is torn and bleeding! The last eight years has seen this nation, and her people suffer much from the current administration. We have been sick and sad before, madam! We have been torn and bleeding before, madam! We have suffered much before, and we do not in any way presume to think that the suffering will end any time soon! But we are strong Mrs. Clinton! And in spite of this administration, or perhaps in a twisted way, because of it, we have ears to hear! We have eyes to see! And we have souls to feel!

We heard your lies concerning your white-knuckled landing under fire in Bosnia, where at the very airport you proclaimed to be under attack, you recieved poetry, and flowers from children!

We heard you swear to abide by the rules of your party by insisting the votes not to be counted in Michigan. Only later, when it suited your own aims, to declare those who follow the rules, that you yourself swore to uphold, to be somehow undemocratic!

We heard you pledge not to even campaign in Florida, then immediately broke that pledge, and to do so anyway! And when the votes were found to favorable to your campaign, you accused those who also swore to stick by those rules to be racists, and misogynists!

We saw you produce Bin Laden's photograph in and anti-Obama ad! Dividing by fear, and using terrorist actions for political gain!

We saw you bow in appeasement to the pundits at Fox News! Gushing over their "fairness", even as they pronounced you a murderer!

We saw you pursue Richard Mellon Scaife for his endorsement! We heard you laughing at your description of what you called his "Deathbed Confession!

We heard you and Geraldine Ferraro, on a nationally syndicated radio show, ambushing Senator Obama with racial attacks!

We heard your husband make the same racial attacks on live television, comparing Senator Obama with Jesse Jackson

We have seen all these things, and more!

Mrs. Clinton, we have seen what happens when we chose our leaders based on fears!

We have heard the steady crunch of the jackboots coming ever closer to steal what little freedom we have left!

We feel the pain of having to go without, while our tax dollars fund that which we neither want, or see any reason for!

We do all these things, madam, yet we forgive you for much!

But when you tear the nearly closed wound of Robert Kennedy's death open a mere two weeks before it happened 40 years ago! When you rip the very soul of this nation apart, so your campaign can dip from the Well of Despair, the briniest brew, and pour it into the ragged gash of your own creation, and call your actions, and the actions of your spokesperson a healing balm, when its nothing more than a horrid torture mascaraing as cure!

When you can resolve yourself to say, in essence, "We're going to hang around a while yet! Obama might get shot like Robert Kennedy did! You never know!", and further resolve yourself, to declare that you, yourself are being victimized, by being called to task for saying it!

Then it's time for this country to say "Hillary! We hardly knew ye!"


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

That was a humdinger, Stoney! I could not have put it better no matter how hard I tried. No doubt about it: her campaign imploded in South Dakota, didn't it?

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a date with a bottle of bourbon...

Bottoms up!

Tom Degan

stoney13 said...

Thanks Tom!

Just remember to stay your ass home after you drink it!

freeacre said...

I agree, Stoney, her statement was appalling. She probably didn't mean that she's wanting to stay in just in case Obama gets killed, but to be so out of touch and insensitive to the feelings of all of us who have been traumatized by the murders of our heros is just jaw-dropping. She is so focused on herself and her own ambitions and agenda, she is dangerous. I can't believe that the media is calling a Obama/Clinton team a "dream ticket." More like a nightmare.
She ought to be running with McCain. They both seem to have gone to the Dark Side.

murph said...


Yup, Hillary is a piece of work alright. But, I guess a nation deserves what it votes for. I's all shit.

Fabianna said...

Good one Stoney 13.

Prairie Waif said...

I don't think I will *EVER* recover from the statement she made in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Those are my stompin' grounds from High School and young adulthood.

She pissed in my backyard, and come Tuesday, I fully expect that the good people of South Dakota, will remember that it was Clintonian politics that left beloved Native son, Tom Daschele sitting on OBAMA's ADVISORY BOARD and not hers.

What a "power couple". His sexual promiscuity masculates the wife's competitive drive. Her drive for power calls up displaced anger to have her competitor killed rather than the husband who caused it.

Didn't they make a movie about this?

stoney13 said...

Prairie Waif,

I'm old enough to remember bunch of movies like that!!! None of them ever ended well, either!!

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