Skip to comments.HOW MANY TIMES IS HILLARY GONNA BE CONFUSED BY MEN?: Chris Matthews (clinton's SNL problem)-video
Posted on 02/16/2007 11:38:47 PM PST by Mia T
HOW MANY TIMES IS HILLARY GONNA BE CONFUSED BY MEN?: Chris Matthews
This is how she explains her vote to authorize the war: "I would never have expected any president, if we knew then what we know now, to come to ask for a vote. There would not have been a vote, and I certainly would not have voted for it."
No wonder last weekend's "Saturday Night Live" gave us a "Hillary" who said, "Knowing what we know now, that you could vote against the war and still be elected president, I would never have pretended to support it." 3
Last week she conducted three online Web chats that she billed as opportunities for voters to see her "in an unfiltered way. "Surely she was kidding. Everything was filtered, from the phony living-room set to the appearance of a "campaign blogger" who wasn't blogging to the softball questions and canned responses.
Hillary Clinton's Mission Unaccomplished
MISSUS CLINTON'S 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' PROBLEM
... While America appears not to be ready for a female president under any circumstances, the post-9/11 realities pose special problems for a female presidential candidate. Add to these the problems unique to missus clinton. The reviews make the mistake of focusing on the problems of the generic female presidential candidate running during ordinary times.
These are not ordinary times. America is waging the global War on Terror; the uncharted territory of asymmetric netherworlds is the battlefield; the enemy is brutal, subhuman; the threat of global conflagration is real.
Defeating the enemy isn't sufficient. For America to prevail, she must also defeat a retrograde, misogynous mindset. To successfully prosecute the War on Terror, it is essential that the collective patriarchal islamic culture perceives America as politically and militarily strong. Condi Rice excepted, this requirement presents an insurmountable hurdle for any female presidential candidate, and especially missus clinton, historically antimilitary--(an image, incidentally, that is only enhanced today by her clumsy, termagant parody of Thatcher), forever the pitiful victim, and, according to Dick Morris, "the biggest dove in the clinton administration."
It is ironic that had the clintons not failed utterly to fight terrorism... not failed to take bin Laden from Sudan... not failed repeatedly to decapitate a nascent, still stoppable al Qaeda... the generic female president as a construct would still be viable... missus clinton's obstacles would be limited largely to standard-issue clintonisms: corruption, abuse, malpractice, malfeasance, megalomania, rape and treason... and, in spite of Juanita Broaddrick, or perhaps because of her, Rod Lurie would be reduced to perversely hawking the "First Gentleman" instead of the "Commander-in-Chief."
On reflection, it will become clear that what is being spun as a little Iowa faux pas is in fact a huge blunder with national implications and the potential to sink the clinton candidacy.
Watch the blunder as it unfolds. Notice how the crowd initially laughs at her, not with her. Notice, also, her initial cluelessness.
COVERAGE... OR JUST COVER?
It is revealing that clinton sycophant, Ann Kornblut of the Washington Post, formerly of The New York Times, quickly mischaracterized the blunder thusly:
Asked by a voter what qualified her to handle leaders from countries such as Iran and North Korea, Clinton began her reply, then stopped and, for effect, repeated the question.
Missus clinton repeated the question not wryly, but cluelessly, totally oblivious to its deeper implications.
Ms. Kornblut's revision is giving missus clinton and her house-of-cards candidacy cover. Not for the first time, either. 3 (ON REJIGGING GALLUP'S LOSING NUMBERS FOR HILLARY: THE ALTERNATE [sic] UNIVERSE OF ANNE KORNBLUT)
On a superficial level, this misstep is an early indicator that missus clinton will not survive her tin ear, her lack of mental agility, her clumsy lack of candor, her baggage... and, of course, her Q score.
With a Q score—a measure of celebrity likability among the hoi polloi—in the toilet, missus clinton can win elections only by running virtually unopposed...
I neglected in the above analysis to consider the reflexive nature of the response to absurdity. Perhaps not literally—yet—but Missus clinton was, indeed, laughed off the stage at that 'town hall' meeting in Iowa Sunday.
And therein lies the problem for missus clinton.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SYNDROME
Manufactured comedy, manufactured tragedy, and the audacity of manufactured hope.
I haven't watched Chrissy Matthews in ages, and it looks like he's get more childish and immature as he gets older. "The Hardballers"? What's that, his new little "cool kids club" or Barney Frank's motorcycle gang?
That voice...Ugh! She is impossible to listen to when she's yelling out her speeches and declarations.
Thank you, PGalt. :)
Missus clinton is a dud.
I could say she has all of bill clinton's baggage and none of his charm, except I don't find bill clinton charming. What she lacks, in my view, is lubricant. Snake oil. She grates.
It's more than simple dislike. You don't want to see her; and you definitely don't want to hear her.
Missus clinton is everyman's worst nightmare: ex-wife, fishwife, frigid wife, mother-in-law; worse, the abusive Nazi commandant in the Lina Wertmuller masterpiece. When she humiliates, which is always, she dons the military-issue undershirt, she grabs the whip.
The clintons are clearly aware of this problem and are attempting to mitigate it with veneer.from:
HOW THE CLINTONS ARE HANDLING THE HILLARY DUD FACTOR
by Mia T
Her shrill delivery will be her ultimate undoing. Once it gets down to the debates, virtually any decent Republican candidate will get her to return to that incredibly annoying tone of voice. Americans won't want a harpy in office and they simply won't cast a vote for her. She can hire all the image coaches in the world, I don't think she'll be able to maintain her cool.
~ Blue Jays ~
"Last week she conducted three online Web chats that she billed as opportunities for voters to see her "in an unfiltered way. "Surely she was kidding. Everything was filtered, from the phony living-room set to the appearance of a "campaign blogger" who wasn't blogging to the softball questions and canned responses."
(The problem is, Hillary's supporters expect her to lie. They know she's totally phoney, and they love her for it. From Hollywood to poor blacks, to bleeding heart liberals..Hillary's core supporters will forgive her anything to see the Clintons back in The White House. But lest I forget the good news, George Soros is supporting Obama.)
I'll bump ya with this from Pookie18's FR "Today's Toons" thread from 02/26/07:
American voters are so easily fooled even when the truth is right before their eyes.
Good morning Mia,
Keep working it.
Good job. Thanks
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