Skip to comments.Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016
Posted on 04/02/2014 9:29:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., presented his 2015 budget proposal. The Senate Democrats did not provide any such proposal; President Barack Obama's proposal posited an unending federal deficit and massive tax increases. Ryan's proposal, by contrast, lowered the rate of increase of spending moderately (by $5.1 trillion over the next decade), struck Obamacare from the rolls, and suggested revamps to Social Security and Medicare. This was possibly the dumbest thing Ryan could have done.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., immediately jumped on the budget proposal, suggesting that Ryan's budget came from "Kochtopia," and that it had been produced in reality by the nefarious Koch brothers. The former Clinton administration secretary of labor called the budget "cruel and unusual punishment." Ryan, Democrats claimed, was mean, nasty, heartless, brutal.
The same day Ryan laid out his blueprint for spending, Obama and his minions claimed victory for Obamacare, trumpeting their fudged sign-up numbers for the Affordable Care Act. "7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through these market places! 7.1! Yep!" Obama blustered. Never mind the fact that Obama had canceled some 5 million health care plans and then threatened people with fines for failing to repurchase under Obamacare; never mind the fact that the administration would not release numbers on how many Americans had paid for Obamacare; never mind that well under 1 million Americans who previously lacked health insurance took advantage of the Obamacare exchanges to get into the market. Obama had wanted his 7 million; now he had his 7 million.
Republicans reacted with predictable confusion and outrage. They suggested -- rightly -- that Obama had "cooked the books." They complained that sign-up numbers did not justify the entire overthrow of the health insurance system. And Obama, the man who canceled plans, doctors and drugs for millions of Americans, responded thusly: "Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?"
This is why Republicans will lose in 2016.
Democrats understand the art of narrative. Republicans do not. Republicans would rather have Ryan wave around a 100-page budget backed by all the stats. Democrats would rather point at Ryan and say he hates children. Americans don't have time to read 100-page budgets. Case closed.
Republicans would rather complain about each and every aspect of Obamacare. They enjoy debunking Obama's falsified statistics and singling out his corruption of data. Democrats would prefer to point at those Republicans and suggest that they don't care enough about poor, sick children. Americans don't have time to wade through media falsehoods or read beyond the headlines. Case closed.
In 2016, the Democratic Party will nominate Hillary Clinton. Her narrative has already been written by the media: starry-eyed young Republican turned disenchanted leftist seeking honesty and accountability in government; wronged woman married to a charming rogue, victimized by a viciously sexist right-wing conspiracy; first lady, senator, jet-setting secretary of state; elderly grandmother called once more to public service by her ailing country. You can all but hear the music swell and the slow clap begin as she steps to the microphone.
What, precisely, is the Republican narrative? Is it Ryan's CPA-style approach to government management? Is it Chris Christie's government-as-huggable-friend Hurricane Sandy routine? Is it Jeb Bush's riches-to-riches story?
Republicans continue to lose because Republicans get distracted from story by information. Democrats continue to win because they never let information get in the way of a good story. Until Republicans figure that simple truth out, no amount of truth will put a Republican back in the Oval Office.
-- Ben Shapiro, 30, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, a radio host on KTTH 770 Seattle and KRLA 870 Los Angeles, Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org, and Senior Editor-at-Large of Breitbart News. He is the New York Times bestselling author of "Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America." He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.
I’d say Ben nailed it, unfortunately.
E.G. - in other words, “Why CW-II will start in 2017”
Keep a close eye on Chelsia Clinton, and any possible “grandmother” factor, meaning, would Hillary rather be changing future grandchildren’s diapers?
She looks like hell now. Three years will only make her look more haggard and overweight.
Let's look at the list of Republican candidates since Nixon . . .
Don’t often agree with the analysis on this site but I’d say this one is (unfortunately) spot on.
I wonder if she’ll use Kim K. Fertility clinic?
She's already delegating that to others
"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
Got to remember that when a man grows older, he is considered “distingrished”. When a grows older, she is considered “haggared”.
Democrats, with the willing help of the media, have a slick game going.
They criticize republicans as the “party of no” and complain (dishonestly) that republicans never offer their own plans and solutions.
Then when republicans do offer a plan the democrats and the media attack it unmercifully.
“Got to remember that when a man grows older, he is considered distingrished. When a grows older, she is considered haggared.
Correction, when a woman grows older.
Hopefully it will be Ted Cruz with a copy of the Constitution in one hand and a Bible in the other.
I agree Ben nails it here. Repubs can make all the logical, statistical, valid arguments they want, but Americans don’t respond to that type of message. They respond to “my opponent wants you to starve, because he’s going to take that government check from you.”
Americans, sadly, aren’t that interested in arcane ideals such as liberty, self-determination or rugged individualism. They want to know if the gravy train is going to keep on rolling, and anyone who attempts to stop it is evil.
We are sadly a very badly divided country.
Yup. Communists always understood the stupidity of the masses and used propaganda.
And of course that tells you who the Communists in this country are.
Cruz has the narrative right. But bumbling suits like Boner and McNobody don't even know they need a narrative other then "don't rock the boat, my lobbyists don't like it".
Much as I like Ted Cruz, he speaks on a rhetorical plane that hovers high above half of Americans' comprehension level.
The United States, battered by eight years of Obama’s Marxism, simply will not survive another Leftist Democrat.
Putin knows it, the Chinese know it - everyone knows it; except, apparently, the American electorate.
chelseas father is Webb Hubble.