The following article by Kathy Barkulis is also cross posted at her blog page at Smart Girl Politics.com
The hypocrisy of liberals can be summarized in three words. Hillary Clinton’s Demise. Who would’ve thought that the Democrats would turn so viciously against the leader of their party? When I recall just how this happened during the last election cycle, I still can’t believe it. I was not a Hillary supporter. But her tenacity during unprecedented attacks from her own party gave me a new found respect for her. The liberals chewed her up and spit her out, forgetting everything she had done for them. As if that weren’t bad enough, they did it with sexism, lies, and videotape on top of it. Would they have done this if they hadn’t had another leader, Barack Obama, waiting in the wings? Probably not. But they were so ruthless that it makes you wonder to what depths they will sink to get the power they crave so ferociously. Let Hillary Clinton be a lesson for all of us.
It started with Hollywood. The left coast’s most powerful fundraisers decided that the Clintons were not to be trusted. Hillary was a liar and Bill was a loose cannon, according to them. They decided to cut her out of the money. They came up with a story about how she backed down from promises kept to them. Hollywood was aided by the gay community in their effort.
Then came the Kennedy’s. I personally believe they were perfectly happy to throw Hillary down the toilet anyway, but when they saw that Obama would have a chance if they got behind him, the decision was made to kick Hillary to the curb.
African Americans soon followed. Bill and Hillary weren’t the first black couple anymore. All of a sudden, the charge was made that they were racists due to some off remarks Bill made after a primary loss. Never mind that Hillary didn’t say it; Bill saying it was enough. The Clintons’ as racists? Really? At this point I saw that Hillary was really in trouble. This is what liberals do, even to their own if they want to destroy them. It’s the last nail in the coffin to call someone a racist. It’s the weapon of choice in their arsenal of political destruction. Hillary was so over.
The media then put Hillary Clinton hatred over the top. Out came the videotapes showing that Hillary mis-remembered her overseas trip where she thought snipers were shooting at her entourage. The videotape showed that she was mistaken. Does anyone really think that Hillary would have purposely lied about this incident knowing there would be clips of it??? But the media gladly characterized her as a liar. After all, they knew they were safe to do so since their Hillary hatred was already being aided by Hollywood, the Kennedy’s, the gay community, and blacks. Slam dunk.
When all of this was unfolding, I kept wondering, where is the National Organization For Women? Where is Planned Parenthood? Where is Emily’s List? Why aren’t they screaming at the top of their lungs? Are they really going to let this insane sexism go without a fight? But let it go they did. No one really stood up for her in the way that she needed in order to survive it. The liberals decided that Hillary was no longer useful to them. They would allow the sexism, the lies, and the videotapes to sink her. They were willing to trade her 40 years of liberal leadership for a five year political neophyte who gave a good speech.
Let this be a lesson about the character of the Democratic Party. This is the party that Colin Powell believes has moral superiority over the Republican Party. This is the party that took their most loyal leader and snuffed her out in an instant. Obama let this happen without a guilty thought in his head, for he would gain the power he craved. Ultimately, that is all that mattered to him. I guess I have no respect for Barack Obama, or his wife. They have done nothing in their lifetimes on their own to deserve the credit they are getting. Their fortunes are the result of Chicago politics, and relationships with prominent whiners who hate what America stands for. But as I watched recently another late night comedian ridiculing Hillary, I decided that she is the one I respect. After all that her party has done to her, she has never once abandoned them like they so cruelly abandoned her.
Editors Note: There is also this recent article by Dick Morris entitled “The Incredible Shrinking Clintons which also addresses the fate of Hillary Clinton in the Obama age:
Asked why he was naming some of his rivals to top administration jobs, President Lyndon B. Johnson said it best: “I’d rather have them inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.” President Obama seems to echo Johnson’s management style in his handling of Bill and Hillary Clinton. By bringing them into his inner circle, he has marginalized them both and sharply reduced their freedom of action.
It may appear odd to describe a secretary of State as marginalized, but Obama has surrounded Hillary with his people and carved up her jurisdiction geographically. Former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine) is in charge of Arab-Israeli relations. Dennis Ross has Iran. Former U.N. Ambassador Dick Holbrooke has Pakistan and Afghanistan. And Hillary has to share her foreign policy role on the National Security Council (NSC) with Vice President Biden, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, CIA chief Leon Panetta, and NSC staffer Samantha Powers (who once called Hillary a “monster”).
With peers who are competitors and subordinates who can deal directly with the president, Hillary is reduced to announcing foreign aid packages for Pakistan while Holbrooke does the heavy lifting.
Autographed Letter Signed,
We thank and welcome Kathy Barkulis as an ALS guest commentator.Speaking of knockout punches, you may remember Kathy as the feisty woman who told off CNN reporter Susan Roesgen during the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party. These videos clips show the epic moment and Kathy in action. Fox Friends and Glenn Beck talks to Kathy Barkulis about her response to the verbal attack of a CNN reporter to a protester at the Chicago Tea Party: