I have always felt that if Bill Clinton had campaigned genuinely for Gore and Kerry, we might have had a different result, but he wants Hillary which makes sense in one way, but is inexcusable when it comes to the people of this country and the nation and the world as a whole. He has let us down as well as his pants, and when I first read Maureen Dowd this morning, I was baffled. I thought she must be trying to be funny, but I have now checked on-line and Clinton is acting like Palin is something other than a joke. I have often felt that Clinton is a closet racist. I keep reading that people are not going to vote for a Black, and I am astonished by Maureen's column this morning, which does seem to be true as I check it out.
Hillary kept going when she didn't have a chance and gave ammunition to the McCain camp. What astonished me is that the Clinton's seem to think there will be an election in 2012 if McPain wins. Anyone who looks logically at the difference in qualifications between the candidates knows the fix is in if McPain wins. Honesty in elections may be gone, and we are now handing all financial power and control over just as was intended when this was all set in motion who knows how many years ago.
This is the conclusion of Maureen Dowd's column this morning.
Republicans, who have won so many elections painting Democrats as socialists and pinkos, have now done so much irresponsible deregulating and deficit spending that they have to avoid fiscal Armageddon by turning America into a socialist, pinko society with nationalized financial institutions and a financial czar accountable to no one and no law.
And Governor Palin spends so much time ostracizing reporters who might quiz her on NATO or the liquidity crunch that her press strategy is beginning to smack of Putin’s — but less lethal.
Even if she blows off the First Amendment — and lets McCain’s Rove, Steve Schmidt, demonize the press even though she disdains women politicians who whine — Bill Clinton is still a fan.
Besides talking about what a great man John McCain is on “The View” and “David Letterman,” Bill praised Palin at his Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York and will receive her there on Thursday.
“I come from Arkansas. I get why she is hot out there,” he said authoritatively, adding: “People look at her, and they say, ‘All those kids. Something that happens in everybody’s family. I’m glad she loves her daughter and she’s not ashamed of her. Glad that girl’s going around with her boyfriend. Glad they’re going to get married.’ ” He said voters would think: “I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They’re wonderful. ... And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy.”
On “The View,” he said he understood that some women might vote for Palin on the basis of gender, even if it was against their economic interest.
“You can’t tell someone else that the ground on which they make their voting decision is irrational,” he said primly.
Well, actually you could, if you weren’t still sulking and plotting for 2012.