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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Political Opera Isn’t Over Until the Pantsuit Lady Sings

It seems that I pissed off a lot of people with my last post, so let’s see if I can do it again.

Last time I talked about how Scott McClellan described President Bush as a megalomaniac, and as a pathological liar. This time, I want to talk about the words delusional and denial, and how these words relate to Hillary Clinton. First, let’s start by looking at the numbers. Obama has received the number of delegates that he needs to run for President of the United States. This means that Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee running for president, and that Hillary is not. Hillary said at a rally in New York last night that she has not made any decisions about the race, or about ending her campaign because she wants to be President of the United States. In her mind, the political opera isn’t over until she sings her concession speech. Is Hillary in denial? I worked for a psychiatrist a long time ago that taught me to never challenge anyone’s delusional system unless you have something better to replace it with. Sorry, Hillary, we can’t replace your delusional system with something that you want to hear. It doesn’t matter whether you sing or not because the primary elections are over. Perhaps you can start taking some psychotropic medications, or maybe Obama will replace your delusional system by making you his running mate. Or not. Just saying that this is going to be a very interesting election year.

Let the hate mail begin.


Blogger jaz said...

Politics has become such a soap opera, as bad as reality TV.

Hey! That could be the next big thing: combine the two and choose our leaders American Idol style.

5:52 PM  
Blogger The Curmudgeon said...

She just hasn't been the same since dodging that sniper fire in Bosnia... oh, wait, that didn't happen....

Maybe you have to have a screw loose to seek national office.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Of course, perhaps her delusional state has been influenced by memories of a certain man (called, for example, George Dubya) who lost the election for President of the United States, but who then waltzed into the White House and slammed the doors to prevent the winning candidate from going in.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

What politician isn't delusional, to some degree? Of course she's thisclose to losing her mind right now. Remember when she said, "Bobby Kennedy got shot in June..." what. the. hell. I voted for her in the primaries, but it really is time for her to pack it in.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, she hasn't been the same since the sniper fire. Possibly suffering from PTSD? smile

Actually, I think she has been talking to the snake too much. Falling into the old Eve trap again, wanting to be like God.


10:14 AM  
Blogger naughty said...

I Love you, NR. You are dead on.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

No hate mail Mother, your points are well taken.I myself would have voted for Clinton but now will vote for Obama.Maybe she was in denial or maybe she was just needing time to pause after working so hard toward a goal and failing.The pause may have been to check out the political climate and see if any offers(VP, secretary of something, etc)were coming her way.As for McCain I feel his time has come and gone, he is an American War Hero but I think we are going to need fresh ideas, strong leader which he is not.You know what Clinton did show is she is tough and she can go the distance.She did in the White House when Bill was misbehaving and she did thru this campaign EVEN when the nubers told the story she did not give up.Call it a mental health issue but don't we always bad mouth tough strong women.She has her faults but she did survive and will probably go back to her senators job not too shabby.

4:51 PM  
Blogger MadMike said...

It is all about power. Hillary spent two terms in the White House and she became part of that power. For years she had been convinced by family and friends that she was a shoo-in for the presidency in 2008. It was another chance to regain that power, and then some, as she would be the #1, behind no man.

When Obama filed she was not concerned as all of her friends, family, supporters, and the pundits said she would "destroy" him. Well then Iowa happened and it was she who was "destroyed." She felt that power slipping away. Finally, on June 3, 2008, she just couldn't believe that the throne might well be beyond her reach.

In conclusion Nurse Ratched it was denial, with perhaps a sprinkle of delusion.

On a different note should she be VP? She would once again be close the seat of power, not sitting in it, but close. I have mixed feelings because I can see the advantages as well as the disadvantages, but the main goal is to beat John McBush, and in that respect I do think she could help the ticket.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Wounded Healer said...

Agreed. She should have stepped down much sooner, as the democratic party will need as much time as possible to regroup and reunite before November. But I will say that I was very impressed with her concession speech yesterday, and it gives me hope that she will be able convince the hardcore Clintonites to rally behind Obama. As she explained, her campaign showed that America would be ready to elect a woman president. Hopefully now we can put aside the gender/race politics and focus on the bigger issues.

If there are those petty enough to switch to McCain or to not come out to vote just for spite, then we are in big trouble – but I don't think that will happen. Once Obama gets up on a stage with McCain and they go head-to-head in a debate I think people are going to start to realize just how frightening it will be if we have a Republican in office for another term.

Likewise, if Obama ends up choosing Clinton as his running mate, I sincerely hope the Clinton-haters don't switch to McCain. That would be foolish.

I think what will ultimately make Obama win is the huge amount of young voters who are coming out.

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2:33 PM  
Blogger MadMike said...

If Obama should lose to McBush it will be about color not qualifications. I agree that he should get the youth vote. Hillary managed to garner a lot of the redneck vote that would otherwise have gone to McBush. I do think a lot of them will shun Obama now that the Hilldog is down.

5:23 PM  

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