Skip to comments.Paglia: "It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance"
Posted on 08/21/2013 10:11:42 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
Full Title: Camille Paglia: It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our partys best chance:
"As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. Its time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! Weve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our partys best chance."
"She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? Shes certainly busy, busy and ever on the move with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts."
"I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying I take responsibility for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was."
"Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. Its even a key motif in King Lear. As far as Im concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?
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“It remains baffling how the GOP once thought the Bushes, McCain and then Romney were our best candidates!....”
MaCain was never a good candidate. GWB and Mitt were at least qualified through successful governoships &/or business experience.
The conservative ideology of any candidate is still the best measure of a candidate’s worth. We need to insist on a candidate who not only believes in conservatism but who is willing to go out and promote good old fashioned American priciples: liberty & justice for all; justice is blind; Big government must be tamed and reduced; taxes must be fair; wealth belongs first to the worker who earned it. First and second amendments are not debatable; religious liberty and free speech go together under the First Amendment; The right to own and bear arms pertains to individual liberty and not to any government militia. The economy must be free to practice capitalism, promoting excellence and entrepreneurs, etc.
I could go on, but you get my point.
We seem to have a media-driven system of selecting presidential candidates that seems designed to winnow out any really qualified person.
“I dont know why the GOP is so afraid of her as the Dem nominee. First of all, shes not going to be the Dem nominee, because even the Dems realize that shes done; secondly, shed lose disastrously.”
I have an idiot neighbor who thinks hillary is so wonderful. She can’t wait to vote for her because, well, she’s great — at what, I have no idea.
By the same token, when you consider those Republicans who ran in the primaries, and lost, it’s not so baffling after all.
My sincere apologies to the nag on the right.
Paglia is right from a logical standpoint. But this isn’t about logic. It’s about having an all powerful national government with a permanent ruling class. Hillary most likely will win considering how bad the GOP is at nominating their own ruling class representatives.
“I dont know why the GOP is so afraid of her as the Dem nominee.”
Because the low information voters could give a hoot about her record or past. She is a true believing progressive woman and deserves to be at the top of the ticket.
Not when they weren't "our" choices to begin with. Toss Bob Dole into that steaming pile of Vichy "Republicans" and patsies.
It's beyond time to expose and indict the RNC-GOPe as Trojan Horse traitors and collaborators to the Republican Party AND America.
Exactly! Hillary Clinton is the biggest screwup ever. Other than her skillful lying under oath what has she ever done that wasn't turned into a huge flustercluck?
Agree, and especially becuase she has none of Bill's charisma and political skill (I couldn't stand the guy, but he did have political skill).
For some reason, my money is on the Castro guy from TX that spoke at last year's Rat convention.
Cuomo will be as popular in the west and mid-west as a boxcar full of cattle with mad cow disease. Christie has the same problem.
Her ultimate goal has always been the Oval Office. When her legal career was thwarted after Watergate, she married into power, using William the Impeached as a stepping stone. Her boast of being Co-President was not idle hubris.
She then used the NY Senate seat as another springboard to power but was foiled again, this time by the Chicago Machine, who had already chosen Odinga to carry the party banner.
Examine her personality. She has the need to dominate. Its not enough that her subjects obey her commands; they must be forced to obey against their will, or the needed gratification is not derived.
She is a compulsive liar. She is a consummate fraud. She is most likely a lesbian with a deep-seeded hatred of the men who, in her mind, deny her her rightful place in history. Never again must she be allowed to approach the levers of authority, for that day will spell the doom of the Republic.
Everyone should memorize what you've said about Hillary in that post and realize that it's a smack dead center bullseye of a critique.
Democratic Party = “Vote for the most entertaining candidate!”
Paglia now knows what it feels like to be a Republican (Dole, McCain, Romney...)