• It’s You, Isn’t It Hillary?

    June 3, 2016

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    After losing the race for president in 2008, Hillary made plans to never have that happen again.


    She believed — no, she was certain — that history had chosen her to be the first woman president of the United States. All the years of acting the role of First Lady, all the public humiliation with Bill’s sex life strewn across TV, it would all finally pay off.

    And she wrote a damn good script. Once again swallowing her pride, Hillary came to publicly support Barack Obama, taking as her prize the job of Secretary of State. As Secretary, she amassed hours of B-roll footage of herself traveling around the world empowering women, talking tough to dictators, showing concern, lots of safe smoke with no dangerous fire.


    About a year ago everything looked good.

    She had a summer autobiography out with a not-running-for-president book tour to get her into the news ahead of a fall announcement to run. Bill was again at her side, the Old Dog returning some big favors by sharing his popular image. The Democratic National Party made sure the fix was in, assuring that she’d only have as “competition” loyal punching bag Martin O’Malley, who’d fight the good fight for awhile before graciously disappearing forever. And just in case, the superdelegate system was tweaked up to ensure Hillary didn’t even really need to win too many primaries. That would also bank campaign funds for the general election. She’d be on the offensive the whole time, controlling the message, basically running an 18 month general election campaign.

    On the Republican side, Hillary faced no real challenge. A limp Jeb, a frustrating Mario, an unsteady Cruz and some has-beens and never will be’s. It’d be a turkey shoot.


    But… but… Hillary just couldn’t stop being herself.

    She is now struggling to just stay above water, hoping to limp to the nomination based on some funny delegate math and a few earlier victories in the South. If she is the nominee, she’ll be the least popular and least trusted nominee from her party in its history, with a negative campaign based nearly 100% on hoping people dislike Trump just a bit more than they dislike her.


    And she did it all by herself.

    Her endless paranoia led her to create that private email server as Secretary of State, despite advice to the contrary (as well as common sense.) She tried to hide it, until she got caught. Her reaction then was to sound like a desperate lawyer without much of case, parsing words and claiming she was the victim of a “vast right wing conspiracy.” Under pressure, she later issued a without-consequences faux apology and pleaded with people to forget the whole thing. Served by a compliant media, she was pretty successful.

    But her lies and parsing and prevarications ended her up as the only candidate in U.S. history running for office while under investigation by the FBI.

    She and her aides are being subpoenaed in multiple Freedom of Information Act cases. The State Department — her State Department — issued a scathing Inspector General report blowing holes in her multiple explanations for the server. State still has an open and ongoing conflict of interest investigation into Clinton’s decision to have senior aide Huma Abedin employed simultaneously by Clinton, the State Department, a Clinton-connected private firm and the Clinton Foundation. Accusations and investigations into the shady finances of and overseas donations to the Clinton Foundation swirl.


    If any of this would have caught the public’s eye a few months sooner, Bernie Sanders would already have the Democratic nomination. If somehow the primary season had a few more months to go, Bernie Sanders would have the nomination.

    The game is not over, and Clinton must survive the final primaries, an FBI report on her mishandling of classified materials on her email server, the convention, and of course the general election itself. Trump will be a rough opponent, and Clinton will be on the defensive much of the time. It is unclear how many of Sanders’ supporters will come over to her after such a bitter primary season.


    Clinton may yet sneak through all this to claim her prize, floating on the apparent new standard for the presidency, “at least she’s not under indictment.” But is that really the way we want to now choose our leaders?



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    • Kyzl Orda said...

      1

      Being Clinton, a new scandal is just around the corner

      06/3/16 8:46 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Peter said:
      “The State Department — her State Department — issued a scathing Inspector General report blowing holes in her multiple explanations for the server.”

      Yeah, well her campaign people just offered up a “new” explanation… “Hey, I was just doing what my predecessors
      did..”

      Insert two rolling eyes smiley here.
      http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/30/clinton-campaign-has-a-brand-new-explanation-for-hillarys-email-setup/

      06/3/16 9:16 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Meanwhile, our beloved current SOS, John Kerry, carries on the tradition of exploiting ones position to the fullest ….

      http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/31/exclusive-human-rights-group-demands-john-kerry-stop-profiting-on-tibet-exploitation/?google_editors_picks=true

      These bastards never cease to fucking amaze me.

      Let’s hope another scandal breaks… one that will hang this corrupt 1% prick.

      06/3/16 9:28 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      All the years of acting the role of First Lady, all the public humiliation with Bill’s sex life strewn across TV, it would all finally pay off.

      Hillary Rodham anagram — Hardly Oral Him, Hairy Harm Doll

      It’s you, Hillary.

      06/3/16 10:05 AM | Comment Link

    • #clinton “struggling to just stay above water, hoping to limp to th… | Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊) said...

      5

      […] #clinton "struggling to just stay above water, hoping to limp to the nomination based on some funny delegate math" http://wemeantwell.com/blog/2016/06/03/its-you-isnt-it-hillary/ […]

      06/3/16 12:14 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Hey, that triple hiring thingee was between consenting adults. So was the sex play in the Oval Office of the White House during work hours. Maybe Hillary consented but as a tax payer I never gave any consent to use the Oval Office for a tryst involving a married POTUS and an air-head intern.

      06/3/16 2:05 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      “At one point, the President inserted a cigar into Ms. Lewinsky’s vagina, then put the cigar in his mouth and said: “It tastes good.”

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/icreport/6narritiii.htm

      Just the thought of Hillary and Bill back in the Oral Office makes you want to gag.

      06/3/16 2:19 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      rich bauer said…
      “Just the thought of Hillary and Bill back in the Oral Office makes you want to gag.”

      GAG. Exactly the word I’ve been searching for a month. Cause every time I look at what’s happening across this planet..that’s exactly what my body has to repress. Thanks Rich. Gag. youbetcha.

      06/3/16 8:14 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      I prefer wretch. When Rafterman was listening to the door gunner in FULL METAL JACKET he was wrenching from what he heard. Joker: “How do you kill women and children?” Door gunner, “Easy, “You just don’t lead them so much….”
      We’ll all be wretching if Hillary is POTUS.

      06/3/16 8:30 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Sorry- Retch! Everyone should check out Get Some on YouTube to see where America surpassed Nazi Germany.

      06/3/16 8:51 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      ‘ “at least she’s not under indictment.” But is that really the way we want to now choose our leaders?’ Although she’s obviously Nixon in pantsuits, With A$$E$; apparently even WMW accedes $O! : Ya still haven’t grasped the Raygun conundrum of posting a hagiographic headliner portrait of Hell, which renders deminimus the anti-Hell argument following it! As for me, I’m DEMed if I’ll vote a CROOK
      https://strangelyprogressive.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/hc.jpeg?w=300&h=200
      INTO office!

      06/4/16 12:24 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Bruce said…

      “As for me, I’m DEMed if I’ll vote a CROOK… INTO office!”

      Hahaha. If you EVER voted for a POTUS who won.. you helped put a crook into office. Every President in history was a criminal. By virtue of the Constitution no less.

      06/4/16 9:11 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      On a side note.. speaking of USG criminals.. here it is. The real story of NSA criminals trying to cover their fucking ass when they KNEW they were breaking the law…

      https://news.vice.com/article/edward-snowden-leaks-tried-to-tell-nsa-about-surveillance-concerns-exclusive

      These fucking scumbags of scumbags will go down in history as the posterchild of treasonous, liars of liars, who knew if they were actually caught..they would go to prison for life. Unfortunately..the WHOLE FUCKING SYSTEM works with them to protect a Legal Imperialist regime. PERIOD.

      And THAT..is the truth.

      06/4/16 9:20 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Pitch, it is classic USG attorneys at work – exploring how to legalize violating the law or waiving the laws’ applications to people responsible for administering or who took a sworn oath to uphold the laws

      06/5/16 10:13 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Kyzl Orda said…

      “Pitch, it is classic USG attorneys at work – exploring how to legalize violating the law or waiving the laws’ applications to people responsible for administering or who took a sworn oath to uphold the laws”

      Who needs the Mob when we have organized criminals administering our government. Ya know, I remember a time when I really believed government was Of the People, For the People, By the People. Boy was I a moron.

      06/5/16 10:54 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      “Who needs the Mob when we have organized criminals administering our government.”

      The difference is the Mob doesn’t kill women and children.

      06/5/16 12:46 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      CLINTON: Everybody in the department knew that I was e-mailing from a personal address. Hundreds of people knew it. People around the government knew it. And, uh, you know, that was what the practice had been and that’s what I did, as well.

      And this idiot actually believes the lies that come out of her mouth.

      06/5/16 1:26 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      Well, I didn’t know. I wanted to send her an email with my concerns about Iraq and there was no address listed to send it to. Who knows how things would have been different?

      06/5/16 1:51 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      wemeantwell said: “Well, I didn’t know. I wanted to send her an email with my concerns about Iraq and there was no address listed to send it to. Who knows how things would have been different?”

      Yep. If I remember right – Rice DID have an email address.

      The thing is – I believe it was under Rice that the special back cable process — im blanking on the name of this atm and will come to me and i can post it then if anyone is interested — was quietly done away with. It was a special way that FSOs could write a cable and raise concerns on matters without fear of retribution — because during Kissinger’s time FSOs were forced out for warning the political and economic situation in Iran under the Shah was worsening instead of painting a rosy picture. Voila, history slam-dunked that one

      Then the IG was forced to resign during an earlier scandal an the Ombudsman post was made vacant so for one of RIce’s terms these key watchdog posts were absent and derelict. I think the IG returned under Clinton’s watch but for years the Ombudsman was vacant — I know the Ombudsman was vacant in 2010 when I wrote an email to the executive director of ECA/IIP Sheldon Yuspeh requesting an Ombudsman for my own situation. I dont think there was a State Ombudsman during your situation, Peter, and I dont think the IG was there either but I could be mistaken.

      The key point is no email access to the Secretary, no functioning watchdog offices make it tough for whistle blowers and also ensures Mrs Clinton is removed from being made aware of problems under her watch. Woefully buffered ignorance

      06/5/16 3:23 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      You’re talking about the Dissent Channel. For years, FSOs had the (career ending) option of writing a dissent cable. The cable would not have to be cleared/approved by anyone, and was sent directly to the Secretary of State’s office. The rules require an official response. Over time, that response largely devolved into “The Secretary has received and will review carefully your concerns” or something similar.

      There, famously, was no IG in place under Clinton. She simply left the post vacant, and we now know why.

      06/5/16 3:31 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      There was no Clinton email at the time – she didn’t want to be accessible to anyone in her employment — and we see the results when 30,000 of her messages sent while at work are supposedly of Chelsea’s wedding or personal crap. Any other person would be fired for using work time like that.

      When I worked at Goldman Sachs — even the big bosses emails were in the global.

      Mrs Clinton is the consummate absentee leader and that serves too many people’s interests well enough

      06/5/16 3:29 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Yes, that was it — the Dissent Channel. A good idea, but leave it to the fire-extinguishers at State to stifle the wrong fires. It’s deceiving how it operated vs the *public* intention

      06/5/16 5:21 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      I’m glad I never worked at State.

      06/5/16 7:06 PM | Comment Link

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