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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Gail Collins, "Friends of Hillary": A Loving Woman at Our Center?

"A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center."

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Hillary? Love? Calculating blind ambition and greed? Maybe. Love? Never.

Flash quiz: Name one accomplishment of Hillary as FLOTUS, senator or secretary of state. I can't think of one. Okay, she remained together with Bill even after her husband "autographed" Monica's dress, but perhaps someone would care to enlighten me as to when Hillary and Bill last shared a bed together.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Friends of Hillary" (, Gail Collins concludes with respect to Hillary:

"It’s hard to imagine what it must feel like to belong to everybody in such an intimate way. There’s no one else in the same situation. Barack Obama is universally known, but these days, if you have a conversation at the dinner table about him, the real topic is going to be something like health care or the unemployment rate. We’re so aware of his enormous responsibilities, we’ve sort of lost interest in Obama as a person. He may try to be diverting with the odd comment about sports or his dog, but, really, it doesn’t work.

This is why Hillary Clinton is going to run for the White House. She wants to be president so people will stop talking about her."

Hillary "wants to be president so people will stop talking about her"? Yeah, right.

Those who read this blog know that I believe that Barack Obama has proven a disastrous president. As America's debt nears $18 trillion, we have yet to see the full cost of the Affordable Care Act. Overseas, no matter on which continent, Obama's foreign policy has been marked by failure.

On the other hand, Obama was guided by principles. You might not believe in universal health care; however, Obama honestly believed that this was in America's best interests.

And in retrospect, Obama's outreach program to the world's tin-pot dictators might seen insane, yet Obama thought that his smiling, warm, touchy-feely style of diplomacy could bring these bastards around.

Hillary, on the other hand? What does she stand for anything other than herself? She's positively frightening. Which is why she could prove - if the Republicans are unable to field a digestible candidate - a far more effective president than Obama.

1 comment:

  1. A characteristic of narcissism is the obsessive need to be successful and noticed for it. I am intrigued by your statement that Hillary could be a better prez than Obama simply because she is self-possessed. I'll have to think about this some more.