Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton tried to warn everyone that Barack Hussein Obama was an inexperienced, unqualified empty suit, It wasn’t that he wasn’t ready for prime time. He’s got that covered as long as there’s a working TelePrompTer. It’s that he was not, and is not, ready for 3 a.m. Rather than listening to her wise words, enough people were taken in by what apparently they considered a debonair, eloquent, thoughtful statesman, not the skinny, platitude-reciting poseur that she and most of us knew him to be, and he won. Watching her have to take a back seat to him was painful.
Please don’t misunderstand: I’m no fan of Hillary’s, but it’s obvious that Barry can’t carry her jock in the brains department. Here we have two Alinsky acolytes, only one of whom has actually shown us her transcripts and who has demonstrated the ability to speak off the cuff. Watching Hillary lose to B. Hussein was like watching that crackerjack admin who can run the office in her sleep and save the boss’s bacon three times before lunch without breaking a sweat being forced to train that same boss’ clueless son-in-law for a job paying three times as much as hers, knowing that she will soon report to him. She had to be thinking “For this, to be rejected in favor of a some guy who used to stand on the street in Chicago with a clipboard, a former “community organizer,” I spent 30 years not only putting up with, but covering up and cleaning up after, Bill’s philandering?”
So after suffering the humiliation of losing to America’s first affirmative action presidential candidate, many people thought that the last thing HIlary would want to do would be cleaning up again, this time after Little Lord Fauntleroy, by becoming his Secretary of State. Perhaps, though, being the conniving, seasoned, foul-mouthed political operative that she is, she had something other than loyal service in mind. Where better to undermine a president than his own State Department?
That thought occurred to me when I read this story in last Sunday’s Liberal Death Star (New York Times), entitled “Obama Takes Hard Line With Libya After Shift by Clinton”:
Within hours, Mrs. Clinton and the aides had convinced Mr. Obama that the United States had to act, and the president ordered up military plans, which Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hand-delivered to the White House the next day. On Thursday, during an hour-and-a -half meeting, Mr. Obama signed off on allowing American pilots to join Europeans and Arabs in military strikes against the Libyan government.
Two weeks after the One declared “Khaddafy must go,” and seemed to assume, as usual, that saying it made it so, Hillary convinced Obama to do something. By “something,” I mean get involved in a poorly-defined, open-ended military mission with that has “disaster” written all over it. I can just imagine the conversation that preceded the decision to let the bombs fly. B. Hussein was getting out of Dodge. He had soccer balls to kick and lambadas to dance in South America, so he probably had as much enthusiasm for serious deliberation about Libya as Charlie Sheen has for attending an A.A.meeting.
Hillary: Don’t you think after making a big deal about getting rid of Khaddafy, you should actually do something?
The One: Yeah, yeah, whatever, Hillary. I can’t keep Michelle waiting. It’s almost dinner time, and you don’t know what it’s like when she doesn’t get her ribs and lobster on time. Do what you think is right and I’ll sign off on it from my vacation, I mean, my important state visit to Brazil.
Hillary: OK. Just pretend you’re here in town and we’re operating under SOP; that is, you’re on the golf course during the day and having a party in the evening, and I’m actually handling things. I’ll take care of it.
And take care of it she did. She suckers Obama into his own Iraq, a potential quagmire, without even the Congressional approval that George W. Bush got, that a future opponent could easily characterize as a “dumb” war, you know the way that Barry used Hillary’s vote in favor of intervention in Iraq as a cudgel to pummel her during the 2008 campaign.
He also said the following during one of the Democrat primary debate:
“Unlike my opponent (Hillary Clinton), I oppose an individual mandate. If a mandate was the solution, we could solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house.” – said Barack Obama
Can Hillary really be so forgiving of lies like this that led to her defeat? I doubt it.
It doesn’t matter if Hillary doesn’t run for president again, as she claims she won’t, she has accomplished an important personal objective, proving that she was right all along about this incompetent boob and his inability to answer that 3 a.m. phone call. If she does run, count on her using the latest episode of “The Barack and Friends Amateur Hour” in another commercial.
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