During the last six months, I have read all sorts of articles which speculate that our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a run for it against President Barack “Barry” Obama in 2012.
I voted for Hillary in the DNC Illinois primary. I supported her despite my African American family telling me that I was a traitor to my race.
“Color before gender!” they told me. “Send money to Obama now.”
I ignored them.
As a former New Yorker, she was my senator and I felt her qualities were impressive. She was the better man or woman for the job. However legitimate the claims of African Americans concerning a lack of black representation at the executive and legislative branches of government; it did not warrant my voting for the empty suit who was my “present” voting senator from Illinois.
Once the Democratic primaries were over and “Barry O.” was “declared” the winner, my support of Hillary remained. I joined the PUMAs and made sisterhood with like-minded women who believed that Hillary and womankind were dealt a sexist blow. Unlike more than most if not all PUMAs, I was conservative in my views. Throwing my support behind John McCain and Sarah Palin was not as difficult for me as it was for some PUMAs and you know me here at my blog as a “conservative PUMA”.
Afrocity is a Republican now- still a feminist and still supporting women who want to venture into politics right or left. I just may not agree with all of them but the more women in politics, the better it will be for our gender in the future. No woman should be silenced.
But what of Hillary? Was she silenced after her 2008 loss to Obama and betrayal by the DNC?
Would she remain the Senator from New York and regroup for a 2012 run against an arrogant demagogue that is sure to be a one termer like Jimmy Carter?
She would throw her support behind Barack Obama and later join his administration as Secretary of State.
And then I began to distance myself from the woman I had once campaigned for so adamantly.
The shock of seeing Hillary surrounded by hope and change logos was not an easy Kool aid drink to swallow. I know that she is a forgiving soul. She did it for her husband and she did it once again for Barack Obama. Perhaps she even did it for the Democratic Party.
But not I.
Obama was/is just a DNC tool.
It was the DNC that was Hillary’s true nemesis and if I were she I would not have helped the DNC one bit. There was an irony in their view that she should help Obama campaign.
Sure we are the party of women- but we will beat you down and call you vile names- even develop hysterical blindness and disown you- but woman you had better get up the next day and fix our damn breakfast. After Hillary and her supporters -including myself- fought valiant battles to break down barriers of sexism and race bating during the primary- I was disappointed that Hillary woke up in bed with the enemy.
If you recall it was only a few weks after Hillary made her famous orange pants suit speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, that GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin gave her “pitbull with lipstick” speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The same path of sick ironic feminism that led the DNC to gun down Hillary Clinton months earlier had found a new target in the governor from Alaska. Fresh organic, caribou fed meat for them to sink their teeth into. While Hillary did not join in on the frenzied anti- Palin media feast, I was not particularly impressed that she did not expressively speak out against it either.
Perhaps Hillary was upset that this tape of Palin critiquing her response to the negative media cover quickly surfaced:
At the core of anti-Palin rumors was the divisive meme: women who are “pro women” should not vote for McCain just because he chose Palin-a woman- because she is 1) pro-life 2) dumb as rock salt and 3) does not really have respect for Hillary- a woman- as demonstrated by documented proof of her calling Hillary a “whiner”.
I do not believe that Sarah Palin was calling Hillary a whiner. In fact Sarah prefaced her statements in that clip “with all respect” . Sarah’s position in regard and response to media criticism- and I have mentioned this in a precious post- is quite different from Hillary Clinton’s. The former, meets it head on not really mentioning it much. Sarah just rolls it down and keeps on coming. No tears, or “perceived whines”. If anything, the clip shows you that Sarah practices what she preaches as she did with giving birth to Trig despite the news that he would have Down’s Syndrome and supporting her daughter’s teenage pregnancy. She is a pitbull with lipstick.
However different their handling of the patriarchy and media criticism, I honestly cannot see Sarah campaigning for someone like Barry even if Barry was in elephant’s clothing. Let’s say that Mitt Romney is neck and neck with Palin in the GOP primary and the campaign is name slinging nasty on the Romney camp’s part. I do not think that Sarah would help the man later. Screw the GOP! The man does not conform to her values as a good conservative.
When Hillary aided the Obama campaign, I felt that it was an endorsement of his values. It seemed rather staged and there was no real unity behind it.
Few Democrats for Obama that I knew, said they would support Hillary had she been the primary’s victor. And you know what??? I believed them.
“If Obama loses…I ain’t voting for that bitch. I don’t care if she is Democrat…I just won’t vote.”
Obama would not have supported her had she won- unless he was made the VP nominee– a courtesy that was not extended to her. With the spread of Kool Aid zombie fever, I would not have “took one for the team” as they say. Also, screw the “keep your enemies close” thing. Stand up and tell your supporters not to vote for this special interest pandering race baiting charlatan. Sure, I smiled when she was as announced as Secretary of State. That was quite a feat for a former First Lady. But when she sat at the picnic table with Baby Barry.
April 9, 2009- Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
I felt sorry for her and I felt even more sorry for the people that she led to Kool Aid mountain to support him and his failing policies.
PUMA’s- well some of them- stood strong and did not vote for Barry. Simofish, Regency, Angie, Lana to name a handful. No way and no freaking how. Barry O. is bad news. You can be as liberal as rolled up ground hemp and at the end of the day, Barry is not just bad for Democrats who supported Hillary- Barry is bad for America. Hillary and her supporters who voted for him are also responsible for the stimulus, TARP, uncontrolled debt and anything else Obama has fumbled.
And that is why when I see articles like this one on The American Thinker blog:
September 10, 2010
Hillary Clinton’s Campaign for ’12 Is Underway
By Lee Cary
…Hillary is preparing to run against President Obama for the ’12 Democrat nomination by wielding the two-edged issue of fiscal responsibility and national defense. She’ll align herself with moderate establishment Republicans, like Bob Gates, just as she made nice with John McCain. She’ll be the moderate Democrat in the race, even though she called herself a “modern progressive” during the last campaign. In her unscripted remarks above, she juxtaposed “conservative” with “progressive” rather than with “liberal.” Expect to hear more of that ahead.
Hillary will tout her long-established involvement with the health care issue as offering her the unique ability to convert the hash — she’d never use that word — of ObamaCare into a sirloin of change that Americans will find more palatable, and even embrace. She’ll talk McCain’s Crossing-the-Isle Talk. He might even campaign for her.
Hillary will cite Bill’s fiscal record as president and mention in favorable terms Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress who once helped bring fiscal responsibility to Washington, D.C. Let’s return to those days of bipartisan cooperation, she’ll say. End the stridency once and for all. Her supporters will shout, “It’s her turn. It’s her turn.”
Her strongest talking point will be that she’s untarnished by what Barry, Nancy, and Harry have done to the country, although she’ll never say that directly. Some wondered at the time why she agreed to become Secretary of State. But had she stayed in the Senate, she’d either be tarnished by the Democrats’ legislative heavy-handedness of the last two years or be at odds with her own party. In either case, she’d be damaged goods by now. If asked why she didn’t speak out earlier, she’s already answered that, saying, “I am by law out of politics.” Raise your hand if you believe that.
When Hillary runs against Obama again, she can’t lose the support of blacks since against Obama, she never had them on her side anyway. But she could offset their failure to vote if Obama isn’t on the ticket by gaining heavy support from Hispanics. Plus, blacks are not going to vote for a Republican in any significant numbers under any circumstance. If wind-blown moderates perceived the GOP nominee as too conservative, Hillary will regain their support by positioning herself as a moderate middle-of-the-roadie.
Pure speculation? Obviously. Ridiculous? Perhaps.
Hillary 2012…I really do NOT care.
No…Really I don’t. Afrocity will not buy tickets to that beltway show.
2012 is two years away but at the moment there is no ultimate case for me supporting Hillary Clinton should she run against Obama in a primary or as also rumored, Joe “foot in mouth diseased” Biden steps down as VP and she takes his place by Darth Obama’s side. Neither scenario compels me to do anything except feel manipulated. At this juncture, in her relationship with Barry and the DNC, it is hard for me to know who Hillary Clinton really is and I don’t want to waste anymore of my time or votes finding out.
Autographed Letter Signed,