I didn't watch last night's debate but I heard from the sound bites that it was heated between Hillary and Obama. I don't mind that one bit as I think the issues should be hotly debated.
However, what I don't like is arrogance and Hillary has that in spades and is a big reason that I do not support her. I'm worn out from the arrogance of Bush and tired of the mistakes that blinding egotism inflated self-confidence creates. These are both strong aspects to Hillary Clinton that I worry about in thinking of her as President of the United States of America.
I know that all politicians think a lot of themselves but with Hillary she oozes that self-importance and aloofness with frightening ease. I was reminded of this annoying characteristic of hers today when I saw a video of her slamming Obama's debate performance last night.
She claimed that Obama is supposedly acting "desperate" because he lost in New Hampshire and Nevada with this smug, arrogant, shit eating grin on her face. She's only one up on him and his loses have been slight (including gaining more delegates than her in Nevada it now appears). Plus, he's leading in South Carolina where the next primary is to be held. Now I'm not an abusive person AT ALL but I felt like smacking that smirk right off her face when I saw that video.
There is a Hillary bias in the Democratic party it seems because the Clinton name is seen as sacrosanct. Now everyone has biases but that being said, overall I get the sense that when Hillary and Bill attack they are respected like they are some genius chess players. However, whenever Obama goes on the attack he is seen as desperate and abandoning his positive message. So he's damned if he does attack and damned if he doesn't because then he is seen as weak or a heretic for daring to oppose the Clinton monarchy.
If anyone doesn't think that Bill and Hillary would run the presidency together then I would surmise that they haven't been listening to the rancor coming from the former president. Which is why you often hear them described as Billary Clinton. Obama is essentially running against them both and yet whenever anyone in the Obama or Edwards camp dares to attack Hillary they are accused of "piling on." In other words that they are ganging up on the Senator from New York unfairly and that she is being held to a higher standard because she's a woman. Yet when Bill and Hillary tag team on Obama then they are seen as masterful tacticians by the media.
I'm sick of the Clintons getting to have it both ways in the media but it's not going to change because the media is afraid of the Clinton mafia style intimidation and manipulation while being in love with them at the same time. It's some kind of weird Stockholm syndrome. You can't get access to the Clintons in the media unless you say good things about them. If you dare say something critical of them you are cut off, just like with "w." And the media can't stand being cut off from the entrenched power players in Washington such as Bill and Hillary so they bend over backwards to give them whatever they want.
And one more thing while I'm ranting. I'm getting really sick of swallowing this shit from the Clintons that Obama shouldn't be president because he is "young" and "idealistic." Well, well, well look how far the Clintons have gotten away from their winning campaign from '92 of youth (Bill was only one year older than Obama is now) and Hope. Remember the, "Man from Hope" stuff from Bill--a play on the fact that he comes from Hope, Arkansas? This is the exact same platform of the Obama campaign but now it's all "pie in the sky" but when it was Bill and Hillary running for the first time it was the EXACT SAME THING!!! It was seen as this breath of fresh air (which it was) but now that Obama is that candidate he is painted by the Clinton machine as unrealistic.
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