Don’t know if this is making the rounds, but it should be – Obi’s Sister cracked me up with this opening:
While the honeymoon has been over for a while, inside sources whisper that Obama is now sleeping on America’s couch. It won’t be long before he’s kicked out of the house and asks his secretary find him a place to live.
Obi’s Sister wonders why Hillary Clinton did not speak up about strong-arm tactics from Obamites during the 2008 campaign? Hillary, like Ronald Reagan, would never expose another Democrat. She has been biding her time, waiting and watching as a spectacularly unprepared president does a crash-and-burn in the polls. Now, with Obama on the couch, Hillary is letting others handle the lobbing of questions at the Obama team’s tactics.
Hillary Clinton has waited her whole adult life to become the First Female President of the United States. She graduated from Wellesley with people whispering it about her, and Life Magazine covering her. She guested on the Johnny Carson show, when no one knew who she was, for reasons no one understood, and that was the buzz. She married Bill Clinton and waited while he ran Arkansas, tossing her a bone by allowing her to “improve” the state’s education policies. When the Clintons left for the White House, there was nothing stellar to report about education in Arkansas, so we don’t hear much about that.
When Bill hit Washington, Hillary took on healthcare and displayed only a little less tact, transparency and bipartisanship than did Nancy Pelosi, who is the true architect of Obamacare. (Obama doen’t care about policy; he cares about campaigns and crowds. Increasingly, Obama reminds me of Lt. Scheisskopf from Catch-22; with war, incompetence and chaos all around him, his focus is on winning the parade competition).
Hillary waited while policy-wonking and politicizing war tactics in the senate. Now she is waiting while flying about being the president’s least favorite foreign envoy, the Secretary of State who does not get to finesse for him. She is entirely capable of waiting through Obama’s presidency, saying nary a word against him, and then trouncing him soundly in the 2012 primaries. That is what The Rodham does: she waits, she watches, and she learns, and then she wins.
Once upon a time Hillary’s ideal ticket back to the White House might have read Clinton/Obama, but that got screwed up by over-anxious people who saw charisma and popularity and decided they could win on nothing more. Well, they could. Then they discovered they couldn’t govern on a wink and a smile, and a middle-finger-face scratch.
Hillary has waited and will wait. She’s taken plenty for the party, and remained loyal; that has been noted. In the interim, she has actually made independents, centrists and even some conservatives who had previously declared that they would cut off their hands before casting a vote in her direction, look at her with something like longing. They’ve decided they would have preferred her, 1000 times, over the relentless reformer in the White House and his whip-cracking wife.
Bill Clinton may be the First Gentleman who tells us all to eat our green beans, and that dessert is “not a right,” but he’ll at least manage to do it after telling us all about his past, fried-banana-eating life, and cracking a smile or two.
And Bill Clinton would never be so tone deaf as to tell people, in the midst of a major recession/depression, to take their vacations at the tar-balled beaches of the Gulf States, while the First Family heads in the other direction. He would never, intentionally or not, deliver a message that says, essentially, that tarball-beaches, are just fine for the little people.
Then again, under a President Hillary, it is entirely likely that there would be no tar-balled beaches in the Gulf; had the BP blast happened on Hillary Clinton’s watch, there would have been no need for silly talk of “boots on necks” and “ass-kicking,” because the federal government’s response to the crisis would have been swift, competent, energetic and focused on containment, containment, containment of that spill.
Because Hillary Clinton knows what apparently the “sort of god” fellow who the “mediating intelligences” in the gatekeeping press told us was “taking a step down, to be president” does not understand: it’s the economy, stupid. You get ahead of a crisis, you don’t allow circumstances to overtake you; you don’t allow environmental and economic catastrophe to take hold in people’s minds or imaginations. You raise the flag, you accept the help, you send the supertankers and you never give up. You keep the people working, because as long as they’re working and manufacturing and spending, and dreaming, they believe that everything is alright, and that the future holds something for their children.
Barack Obama’s miserable, pessimistic, put-your-dreams-away presidency has been Hillary Clinton’s best rehabilitation; it has–O irony!–provided a crisis-filled opportunity.
Coming off the good publicity her daughter’s wedding will engender, we’ll see more and more stories about elite Democrat gatherings where Obama’s destructive policies will be exposed, even as he is never named.
And the whispered buzz will build: Hillary! She should have won in ’08; she was robbed and we were fooled. It was always Hillary! Barbra Streisand will come out of retirement to announce that while she voted loyally in ’08, she will vote lovingly in ’10 and political theater in America will get back to being recognizable.
I can’t wait to see The Rodham back on the campaign trail. 2012 will be interesting.
RCP: It’s not just the economy
NRO: It’s the Lying, Too
Ed Morrissey: Accomplishments?
Politico: Time for Obama to make sacrifices
Bill Press (via Hot Air): Americans are just spoiled!
Clift: Blame Bush More!
Obama’s Drilling Ban: NOLA’s Third Calamity
Radio Equalizer: Stupid, Spoiled Americans!
NASA: Feelgoodism goes international