08 May 2008

"Hard-Working White People"

Driving home from work today, I heard Hillary Clinton on the radio. I hear lots of people on the radio, when I choose to listen, though much of the time these days I just throw in a CD, because whenever news of the U.S. election comes on, I lose a bit more respect for humanity. Or at least for Americans. And I know I shouldn't blame us for the awfulness of our politicians. I mean,yes, we haven't risen up and created the anarcho-communist utopia I dream of now and then, but it's not like I'm out there doing anything to help it along, either, so I haven't got any right to blame everybody else.

But even as awful as they are, I expect politicians sometimes to at least try to pretend they're not the amoral, arrogant, asinine, avaricious -- and I'm still at the beginning of the alphabet here -- monsters that we all know them to be.

Or maybe it's just that I never expected Hillary Clinton, for all her dreadfulness, to be courting the David Duke vote.

But there it was, her voice on my radio. And she said the same thing USA Today reports her as saying:
"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."
I'm looking forward to the Clinton/Buchanan bumper stickers...


  1. I could almost smell the desperation through the TV watching her today. I half expected her to start screaming about all the ingrates that didn't vote for her.

  2. I guess now that Hillary is a right-winger with the occasional left wing ideas.

  3. I always tell people who love Hillary and are nostalgic for the '90s to read a couple of Clinton biographies. Anyone who's truly enthused about the prospects of a Clinton-II presidency have almost always done very little in-depth reading about these people.

    Talented? Absolutely.

    Smart? Wicked fucking smart.

    Skilled politicians? Better than most.

    But none of what the Clintons have done is this wretchedly ugly spring campaign has surprised me in the least. They. Have. No. Shame.

    The abuse they've been subjected to and the abuse they've doled out through the years have melded into one. These are people who believe that in politics, there are no rules. Or at least, the rules don't apply to them.


  4. Smell of fear my friend.

    Tricks are for kids.

    Loved this post.