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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Billary



In 1974, University of Arkansas law professor Bill Clinton said this about President Richard Nixon after the latter admitted to lying about his role in the Watergate coverup:

"I think it's plain that the president should resign and spare the country the agony of this impeachment and removal proceeding. I think the country could be spared a lot of agony and the government could worry about inflation and a lot of other problems if he'd go on and resign."

A quarter of a century later, President Clinton saw fit to fight a $4.5 million investigation and the second Impeachment in American history brought on by charges of perjury, subornation of perjury, and obstruction of justice.

Refusing to "go on and resign" himself, the nation agonized and was torn asunder, and the reputations of friends and foes alike were damaged or destroyed, as was the nigh-assurred succession of his vice president, the dignity of the American presidency, cultural virtue, and the integrity of the English language for good measure while "a lot of other problems"-- like al Qaeda, WMD proliferation, and megacorporate fraud and corruption--mounted undeterred due to the primacy of his immediate political survival, all for...

"Just a blowjob?"

For his own political hide and to spite the poetic justice of sharing the fate of the president he had recommended resignation for a quarter of a century before (and for far less mendacity than he himself engaged in as president).

Less than half an hour after he was sworn in on January 20, 1993, with much media fanfare President Clinton issued an executive order establishing what he characterized as "the most ethical administration in American history," a slap at the "corrupt" twelve years of Reagan-Bush and accompanied by his claim that he wanted to "send a signal that we are going to change politics as usual."

By the end of his two-termed tenure, his administration was arguably the most corrupt and criminal in American history, as this rap sheet attests:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/ethical.html

Those are but two examples occuring two decades apart which illustrate the characteristic, sheer disconnect between former President Clinton's words and actions, so sheer that one is virtually the photographic negative of the other.

Those two instances are not isolated selections. They constitute a lifelong, repeating pattern and are the result of a compulsive, knee-jerk tendency to project himself and create lies in their purest form: the inversion of reality:

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

It is the same with the other half of the political creature known and feared far and wide as Billary:

Hillary is around a hundred pledged delegates behind Obama. She is behind in the popular votes, and Obama has nearly doubled her in the number of states won. Barring a landsliding, home stretch surge (nearly impossible at this point), Hillary has lost the primary race, but she can still win the nomination by jumping through a loophole in our Constitutional republic, namely, by winning over the Superdelegates.

If Billary succeeds in doing that, there will be turmoil in the upcoming Democratic Convention in Denver not seen since the one in Chicago in 1968, and a fury among the Left not seen or heard since the wake of the Supreme Court's awarding of Florida's electoral votes to Bush in 2000.

It will be agony for the party, but Billary's concern is for themselves first and foremost. Let the pieces fall where they may, as long as they are the last one's standing.

That's not the point here, however. Like the Supreme Court's awarding of electoral votes to Bush, Billary's succesful wooing of Superdelegates would be lawful. We live in a Constitutional Republic, not a pure Democracy by plebiscite, something the crybabies of 2000 seemed unable to grasp (and something the pro-Obamites will fail to accept gracefully if it comes down to that).

The point here is that Hillary herself tried to capitalize on the (un-Constitutional) democracy-by-plebiscite inspired furor in the wake of W's disputed victory and called for the abolishment of the Electoral College:

“I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of The People.”

Note the characteristically Lefty, hyperbolic adverb: She not only "believes" in that, but believes "strongly." That is a dead giveaway that she believes nothing of the sort, as her pending failsafe plan to subvert the plebiscite via Superdelegate decree will prove, but she is selectively asserting that principle once again if it can benefit her elsewhere:

Earlier, the Democratic candidates unanimously signed a pledge that they would not campaign in Florida and Michigan as those states disqualified themselves by straying from the primary calendar and budging in front of the traditionally "First in the Nation" primary states.

"We believe Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina play a unique and special role in the nominating process, and we believe the DNC's rules and its calendar provide the necessary structure to respect and honor that role," said Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle.

Florida and Michigan held their contests, anyway. The other candidates stayed out of it, as pledged, but Hillary had her name on the Michigan ballot (vs. "Uncommited") and personally flew down to Florida to campaign.

Having won the disqualified races, she is now pushing for the seating of the delegates from there.

"I think that the people of Michigan and Florida spoke in a very convincing way, that they want their voices and their votes to be heard. The turnout in both places was record-breaking and I think that that should be respected," she told reporters.

Simultaneously, meanwhile, again, she is pursuing a democratically-subversive Superdelegate strategy to win the nomination despite Obama's superiority in number of states won, having the majority of delegates, and even carrying the popular vote.

Meanwhile, the Rev. Al Sharpton said that the Democratic Party would commit a “grave injustice” if it seated the Florida and Michigan delegates at the national convention in Denver- and he threatened a march on party headquarters in Washington...

And these are just the primaries.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

Billary believes in a democracy so long as the democracy is what would give her what she wants.

An interesting side to this. Bill Clinton won his first election with just 43% of the popular vote. He had a majority of the electoral votes.


1992 Election

Bill Clinton : Pop. Vote: 44,909,326 (43.0%)
Electoral Votes: 370

George Bush : Pop. Vote:
39,103,882 (37.4%)
Electoral Votes: 168

Ross Perot: Pop. Vote:
19,741,657 (18.9%)
Electoral Votes: 0

1:50 PM  
Blogger John said...

He still saw fit to call it "a mandate for change."

He received less than 50% of the popular vote in 1996, as well.

2:11 PM  

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