The Inevitability Of Hillary

It seems that ALL political pundits are crowning Hillary for 2016…….even FOX News is doing so….only there tactics are a bit different from the rest of the MSM……I personally am not a Hillary supporter……you see I think she will be NO different from Bubba boy and i think that he did more harm to the country than some of his predecessors….

I thought that i was alone, especially on the Left, because everyone seems to be praying and working for Hillary to carry the mantel of democrat into the general election of 2016…….like I said I thought I was about the only one……

The “Does Hillary Clinton have brain damage?” kerfuffle seems to have faded. Next up: A few—but not many—Democrats fear she’ll suffer politically for being considered a shoo-in candidate, Politico reports under the headline “The ‘Wary of Hillary’ Democrats.” Among the concerns: The average voter may be put off by her “inevitability” (Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick), or her status will enable her to abandon the party’s progressive wing in a push for the center (unnamed party operatives). Others nervously recall her “inevitable” status in 2008, and we all know how that worked out. Meanwhile, from the around the Web:

  • “That doesn’t exactly sound like a tidal wave of opposition—or even wariness,” writes Paul Waldman in the Washington Post. “But in the months to come, we’re going to see a lot of articles like this one. … because political news needs conflict.”
  • “Hillary Clinton is in a pickle,” writes Jonah Goldberg in the Baltimore Sun. “She’s a shoo-in for her party’s presidential nomination because of Barack Obama’s failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job.”
  • The press “recycles talking points concerning her hypothetical campaign while casting about desperately for something new,” writes Ken Auletta at the New Yorker. “…Meanwhile, Clinton’s old nemesis the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ has begun declaring her not only politically but also clinically moribund.”
  • Hillary hasn’t, ahem, declared her candidacy yet—but she has agreed to promote her new book, Hard Choices, in a World News special with Diane Sawyer on June 9. Could that be the big day? “Let the breath-holding begin,” writes Nikki Gloudeman at The Moderate Voice.

I do not like having a dynastic political family….if we are gonna have that then let’s start calling a coronation instead of inauguration….

Hillary In 2016

I know the GOP is gearing up to fight Hillary…they seem to be convinced that she will run and eventually become the nominee….so they are firing up the propaganda machine (check post Propaganda 2.0) to get a jump on her and her hubby’s political machine.

Now some Dems are echoing the belief that Hillary will run and will have the best chance for the nomination….that is if she desires it.

I want to talk a bit about the possibility of Hillary and her run for the finish line, the presidency.

I can hear the rattlings now.  I will not be a Hillary supporter and I shall pay dearly for not being a fan……..but I have a good reason for my dislike of Hillary……Bubba!  I feel that Bill did more damage to America’s social programs than most Repubs have done.  NAFTA screwed the American worker unmercifully…..his repeal of Glass-Steagall set up the economy for the crash in 2008…..and his attacks on entitlements will never heal…..just to mention a few of the distasteful things Bubba was champion of in his years at the helm.  And all these programs are the stepchild of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the pro business wing of the party and the bane of the American middle class.

Hillary is a member of the DLC and she will be just an extension of good old Bubba and his policies and it will put him back in the White House….a place he should be only allowed to visit, never to live there again.

The only bright spot in 2016, well two bright spots…..one will be the antics of the GOP and the array of morons that will be jockeying for leadership….it will be interesting and most likely very amusing.  Two, Hillary my get a challenge to her inevitable nomination from the worker wing of the Democratic Party…….some of the challengers may be Sen. Bernie Sanders or possibly Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

A lot can change between today and the beginning of the process in 2016….new players can pop up anywhere……Left or Right……..but from where I am sitting today….these are the things I see.

Hey Big Spender!

We all know what some people think about Obama and the Dems….they are all about spending cash….they are Big Spenders….Am I right?

We also know, why because we are beat about the head with it everyday, that the deficit is the highest it has been in centuries….am I right?

I know that the big spender tag and the so-called growing deficit are great campaign slogans and bumper stickers…….but the next time you hear such drivel ask one simple question……

If the prez is such a spender, how can we explain this turn of the screw?

The federal budget deficit for fiscal 2013 has plunged by more than $400 billion, the biggest drop since the end of World War II, the Treasury Department says. It comes in at $680 billion—not exactly pocket change, but a lot better than the trillion-plus deficits of the last five years. The deficit is now at its smallest level since 2008, and while growing tax revenues from the healthier economy account for most of the drops, budget cuts and tax rises also helped, the New York Times reports. Revenue jumped by $324 billion to $2.8 trillion, the Treasury says, while government spending edged up to $3.9 trillion from $3.8 trillion. “Thanks to the tenacity of the American people and the determination of the private sector we are moving in the right direction,” says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. “The United States has recovered faster than any other advanced economy, and our deficit today is less than half of what it was when President Obama first took office.” The Senate Budget Committee says the outlook for future deficit reduction is good, with an estimated reduction of $3.3 trillion over the next decade because of the cuts and tax rises that came from the fiscal-cliff battles, the Washington Post finds.

I realize the truth hurts….but sometime in history one must let go of BS and return to reality…..but how long will it shrink if we keep giving away billions every time there is a situation that we get nervous about…….throw money at it and it will go away…..just like the surplus we had back in the day……our politicians will find a way to solve that problem…..

Run Hillary Run?

All of us political junkies know that there is an election in 2014, what some call the mid-terms and then the bigger will be just 2 years away….the 2016 presidential election.  We still do not have a clear picture of who will be running from each of the two parties…we have our faves like Cruz, Paul, Bush, Biden, Warren and of course the ever present Clinton……

If you are a liberal you know what is being said about Hillary and of course her hubby, Big Bubba……if you are a conserv you have your ideas and beliefs about her and her hubby…….and the wild accusations will fly rampant if she decides to run…….but there is ammo for the GOP and its spin doctors……

Now that the journals of Hillary Clinton’s late best friend, Diane Blair, have come to light, is there anything about the former secretary of state we don’t know? That’s the question on Frank Bruni’s mind. He’s not saying the Washington Free Beacon shouldn’t have printed the information it found in the journals. But, he writes in the New York Times, he wonders: “How many decent, gifted people who contemplate public office look at what someone like Hillary endures and step away? And the people who aren’t scared off: How cold and hard are they, or how cold and hard do they become?” Bruni likens Clinton to “a carcass” that “with a tireless zest, we pick … clean.” But in the Washington Examiner, Byron York says all of this is fair game. If Clinton runs for president in 2016, some voters will be people who weren’t even born when Bill Clinton took his first oath of office. They need to be educated about Hillary Clinton’s past, just as voters learned about Mitt Romney’s 1980s business deals, John Kerry’s Vietnam war record, or George W. Bush’s military service controversy from the 1960s. Clinton’s actions from the 1970s onward reveal “something about who Clinton was and still is,” and examining those actions “will help define Mrs. Clinton for millions of voters who weren’t around or weren’t paying attention in the 1990s.” His full column here, Bruni’s here.

I can imagine that this will give ammo to her opponents and that they will begin using it as soon as possible….even though there is NO clear indication that she will run……..

Come on people…..let the opinions fly….I am Listening……

Going Nuke!

Well we could talk about the deal, tentative deal, that has been seemingly agreed to between the world and Iran on the nuke thingy……but I did that yesterday and redundancy has not been my thing lately….nope today’s nuke post is about the Dems going “nuclear” on the Senate filibuster rule, the 60 vote super majority…….is this worthy of labeling it a success?

(Newser) – Today’s vote in the Senate to curb the use of the filibuster has turned what was shaping up to be an “inconsequential” Congress into exactly the opposite, writes Ezra Klein at the Washington Post. “Indeed, this might prove to be one of the most significant congresses in modern times,” he argues. “Today, the political system changed its rules to work more smoothly in an age of sharply polarized parties.” If our political system is to avoid “complete dysfunction,” we’ll need more changes like it. Speaking of polarized parties, the move is generally getting rave reviews on the left and slams on the right:

  • Boo: “If Republicans went nuclear first in order to ‘ram through right-wing judges,’ how would breaking the rules have played in the media?” tweeted Matt Lewis.
  • Blame Mitch: “Any claim that the Senate’s current minority is simply following past practices is not credible,” writes Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress. “The filibuster existed before the Age of McConnell, but McConnell made them commonplace.” (He’s got a chart to make the point.)
  • Risky precedent: Democrats allowed the filibuster to remain in effect for legislation and Supreme Court nominees, notes Allahpundit at Hot Air. “The possibility of a Republican president and a Republican Senate pushing through pro-life justices is too horrifying to the left for them to risk changing the rules on SCOTUS appointments too.” Of course, now that the precedent of weakening the filibuster has been set, that might change, too.
  • Good move: “There is ample precedent for this kind of change, though it should be used judiciously,” write the editors at the New York Times. “Today’s vote was an appropriate use of that power, and it was necessary to turn the Senate back into a functioning legislative body.”

And now the Dems are celebrating quietly….HA…I lied….they are walking around like the cat that ate the mouse…..so the question now is….is this a good thing?

Best answer is yes and no…..a bit of a cop out I know but we have to look at bother sides of this thing…….it is good for Obama and his nominating process…..but keep in mind that eventually the GOP will return to prominence in the Senate and this will come back to bite the Dems in the ass……but for now they, the Dems, can strut around like they have accomplished something…..but personally, I think it will be more harmful than good…..but we shall see…..right?

I am positive that some of my readers will have an opinion….voice it!

A Financial Apocalypse | ThinkProgress

This just gets more boring as each day passes……

We keep hearing NO Compromise!  We see everybody in DC playing this silly game and as they play another showdown approaches….the debt ceiling…….so far there seems to be NO movement on finding solutions and now we wait!

A Financial Apocalypse | ThinkProgress.

Where Are The Solutions?

Day 9—Pathetic losers play the fiddle while the US burns…..we have so much to look forward to in the coming days…….

I would like to remind our crackerjack legislators that they are suppose to govern for the people of this country……these games are getting us nowhere and nowhere very quickly…….the only thing this shutdown has done is eliminate a lot of revenue for this country…has done little to save us any cash…….now if that is your idea of governing then apparently we have different ideas as to what these pathetic fools were elected to do……

With that said….are there any ideas for finding a solution to this brain teaser thought up by MENSA rejects?

There’s still no end in sight for the government shutdown. But if an end were in sight, what might it look like? CBS breaks down the possibilities:

  • Moderate Republicans to the Rescue? Rep. Peter King has been leading meetings of his moderate colleagues. King has been an outspoken critic of the shutdown. “This never had a chance to work,” he said yesterday, according to the Hill, bashing the “suicide caucus” that caused it. But so far they haven’t come up with any viable plan, member Jon Runyan tells Roll Call.
  • The Discharge Petition? Democrats have begun circling a petition which, if a majority of House members sign, would force a vote on a bill to reopen the government. But Runyan says that won’t work, because the petition wouldn’t kick in until after the Oct. 17 debt ceiling deadline. “It’s going to get real [bleep] on the 17th,” he adds.
  • A Grand Bargain? John Boehner has reportedly been pitching a packaged deal to the White House tying the continuing resolution and debt limit to sweeping fiscal reforms. “Everybody laughed at him because they’ve heard this song and dance so many times,” one Democratic aide tells Politico.
  • Democrats Could Give Something Up? A handful of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle last week proposed repealing a small part of the Affordable Care Act—the 2.3% tax on medical device sales—in exchange for reopening the government. But Harry Reid called the play “an act of desperation” and vowed to stick to his guns.
  • Boehner Could Cave? But the speaker claims that, even if he allowed a vote on a clean bill, there wouldn’t be enough votes to pass it.

If none of those sound likely to you, you’re not alone. Despite frustration in the ranks, both sides’ leaders are barely even talking. “There may be a back room somewhere,” Boehner said yesterday. “But there’s nobody in it.”

Who will blink first?  Not one of these asswads will take responsibility for the crisis that they are creating…..and when the time comes fingers will be pointed, speeches will be made and we will still be screwed, but someone will have secured their place in line for the bucks for their 2016 campaigns……and that will be the only winner in this dance of morons!

How About Dem “Bubba” Politics

I have been asked by many Dems what my problem with the Clintons is…..and there are many.  Let me enlighten those people that ask that question of me…….

With the Weiner thing we are hearing a lot about the Clinton’s mainly because his wife worked for Hil in the State Department…….and also Bubba is making quite a name for himself with his Global Initiative…….and of course Bubba is trotted out at just about every main Democratic function so he can bring the heat for the candidate….personal I get a knot in my stomach whenever I hear a liberal chattering on about the accomplishments of the Bubba admin…….

Yeah…you guessed it!  I think Clinton was horrible for the Democratic Party and it will take decades for it to recover from his and his buddies at the DLC and the damage they have done…….

Bill Clinton!  if you are a right winger then you cannot get past the BJ……..if you are a centrist Dem then you worship him for returning those Reagan Democrats back to the fold….but if you are natrue Progressive you feel the pain of the soul being ripped out of the Democratic Party by Clinton and his DLC cronies……Oh, i am sure there are those out there that will take exception to my statement and I will defend my assertion…….

In 1992 with the election of Bill Clinton as president I warned people that they should hold their approval for awhile for I saw a screwing coming…….boy did I catch Hell….more so than I did when I warned people that there would be NO change coming with the election of Obama………but I got to utter the 4 most beautiful words in the English language….”I Told you So”!

So why do I dislike Clinton?  Simple he with the assistance of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) handed the Democratic Party over to corporate America…..they made outsourcing lucrative…….they made the 2008 recession possible by the repealing of Glass-Steagall…….they allowed and lead the attack on poor people……they also helped labor become the dirty word it is today……and their damn foolish free trade acts killed American jobs…….

A true Democratic Party is dead!  Clinton and the DLC took the party and began dismantling everything that it stood for and worked for in the past.  Thanx to these asshats the Democratic Party has its mouth fixed permanently to the buttocks of corporate America and moved the Dems firmly to the right of center for decades to come.  Unfortunately the party shall never return to its roots……why?  Corporate America will not allow it!

Progressives and liberals should find another party to associate with in the future…….the DP is almost as conserv as the GOP…….the party that had a soul has been crucified on a pile of cash…..and driving the nails were the Clintons and the DLC.

So….NO!  I have NO use for him….no matter how much good he is supposedly doing with his cash cow…the Global Initiative.

What we need is a true “Liberal” party……..the one we have now is not doing the job………