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Hillary Clinton’s Interview – Socialist, Sarcastic, Strikingly Unaware

hillaryHistoric events are not a perfect predictor, but they offer interesting parallels.  Hillary Clinton’s strange metamorphosis into Harold Stassen, the 10-time candidate for president – each time a little more foolish than the last – makes an interesting example.  Stassen was desperate to be relevant – but in the process, got less so with each interview.

Forgive me, let me start this history lesson a different way.  Comic relief is all too rare these days. Thank goodness for Hillary Clinton.  Like a windup toy running out of energy, Clinton makes sputtering public appearances.  They lighten the mood, reminding many Americans why they voted against her and for President Trump – even before he restored national security, secured our border, rebuilt the economy.

In a perpetual, increasingly entertaining bid for relevance, the erstwhile presidential candidate conducted another interview this week.  This one, like other sallies to the microphone, was interesting – not for what she said, but for what it tells us about her state of mind and the Democratic Party.

The interview was part bitterness, part an attempt to darken the national mood – as if that were something we needed.  She seemed to pine for an extended recession, even as unemployment numbers suggest that will not happen, threw jabs at Trump’s defense of religion, free speech, law and order.

Like a child swatting yellowjackets, she spun from claiming Trump “ignored” COVID-19 (where was she for briefings?) to blurting he did “a daily rally, which he loves to do,” to arguing he is trying to “come up with another diversion” (like say riots?), to blaming him for “distracting… the press” to saying he responded to George Floyd’s death by “looking like he’s trying to be empathetic,” to saying he ignores “inequities in law enforcement and the justice system.”

One is hard pressed to know where to start.  Trump was ahead of the curve in shutting down flights from China, got bad information from China and the World Health Organization – both indulged by Clinton and the Obama-Biden team.  Trump does do rallies – or he did, but people are not bused in, forced to attend, or paid – they come on their own, by the thousands, in aggregate by the millions.

Meantime, riots – if they were a mass distraction planned by Trump – show extraordinary organizational prowess. More realistically, the protests were organic and riots’ organizational prowess for mass bricklaying, throwing, mayhem and criminal activity were the work of another force – Antifa.  Antifa is the radical socialist successor to the 1970’s Weather Underground Movement, and friend of the Democratic Party’s pro-socialist wing.

As for “trying to be empathetic” to the black community, Trump has been more objectively empathetic than any Democratic administration in 50 years, having opened the door to economic opportunities formerly denied black Americans, reduced black unemployment to all-time lows, raised labor participation, income and job quality.

Trump pushed and signed major criminal justice reform, widely supported in the black community.  Finally, Trump is presently at the highest level of black support on record for any Republican President, over 40 percent.  See: Maybe that has something to do with authentic empathy, caring and acting, not just words.

The interview then spirals into a spasm of bitterness even Harold Stassen would likely sidestep, like something unwelcome on the sidewalk.  Said Hillary Clinton of America’s Commander in Chief, he is about “belligerence,” “threat-making,” and “photo-oping.”  That is rich, coming from a candidate who never missed a photo-op, struck many (including Sanders’ campaign) as belligerent, and commissioned surrogates to tell us “there is a special place in hell for any woman who does not vote for Hillary.”

Her swansong – although unlikely to be a swansong – was this statement: “It is a mystery why anybody with a beating heart and a working mind still supports him.”  Well, looking around, that is most of America – those with hearts and minds of our own, not dependent on media to tell us what we think.   See:

The sad fact is that the Democratic Party is a shadow of its former self.  It has drifted left – now swept into the current of a socialist political ideology.  While moderates exist, many feel abandoned. That would include anti-Hillary supporters of Bernie Sanders, who responded to the Clinton interview with a Twitter hashtag that is – at best – profane.

Donald Trump, like or hate him, represents socialism’s antithesis, the opposite of socialism.  He champions the Bill of Rights, individual liberties, due process and equal protection, free markets, and respect for America’s exceptional past and hard-won victories.

All that bothers Hillary Clinton, and one is left wondering why.  Part is personal, part emotional, part ideological.  This is where Clinton and old wannabes like Harold Stassen part ways.  Stassen, a former Minnesota Governor, ran credibly for president in 1948, got overtaken by New York Governor Thomas Dewey, who became the Republican nominee and was upset in the general by Democrat Harry Truman.

Stassen, like Clinton, imagined he would, should and someday could be president.  He had come so close.  Like Clinton, he did not know when to quit, when to say enough and pass the baton forward, but kept reinventing himself.  If he did not have the luxury of marriage to a former president or changing hairstyles, but he did have persistence.

After being a candidate in 1944, 1948 and 1952, Stassen ran again in 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992.  His failing – which makes him famous in the breach for “not knowing when to quit” – was unchecked ambition.

Watching Hillary Clinton reappear to showcase her off-balance, transparently bitter, surreal view of herself – leader of the free world in waiting, is like Stassen.  Only Stassen managed to maintain dignity, decency, and sense of place.  Stassen managed to serve – in 1958 and 1966 – as Governor of Pennsylvania, then briefly as a representative in Congress.

Stassen’s legacy is for not realizing when your “at-bat” is over, you have swung and missed, one too many times.  He was not a socialist, never accused of impropriety, bitterness, conflicts of interest, getting rich on the public nickel, or lack of love for America’s freedoms and free market, let alone having an email server in a bathroom closet or getting Americans killed in Benghazi.

Historic events are not perfect predictors but offer parallels. Hillary Clinton’s strange metamorphosis into Harold Stassen – may not be that at all.  On reflection, Stassen deserves better.  This recent interview by Clinton puts her in a category all her own:  Done.  Perhaps, someone needs to tell her.

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H L Howell
1 year ago

scary thought—- joe biden picks hillary as vp, then 4 months later, biden can no longer fulfill his duties (wink,wink) and hillary becomes queen.aaaugggh.

James Madison
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton should have been prosceuted for her crimes in 1992 but Godly justice does not exist in this country. Its based on the Dark state of satanic corruption. The God of the Holy Bible will see that she gets full judgement for her crimes.

1 year ago

If there is any such thing as justice, she should swing!

1 year ago

She’s still wondering “What happened?”

1 year ago

She’s a fine one to talk about “inequities in law enforcement and the justice system.” I remember once when she was walking toward AF1, or something, and she was fussing at Chelsea, saying that if she didn’t straighten up, or something, Chels would wind up like “them”, as she pointed to her Protection Detail…

1 year ago

Hillary has delusions of grandeur like Obama. They both should shut up and go away. Also , grow up and deal with it.

1 year ago

Someone said that the next stop is rural America. I say, bring it on! There are enough true red blooded American heroes on my street to take you on. So come on anytime, we’re ready. Don’t start something you will be sorry for in the end.

Beverly Necessary
1 year ago

I am 80yrs old and have never been so worried about out country as I am today. How has the devil been able to take over so quickly?

Marie Langley
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton is one sick puppy along with Nancy Pelosi. When I was growing up my parents and grandparents were Democrats. I’m dating myself but back then the Democrats were like today’s conservatives. They were solid hard working people who never asked for a handout. They weren’t mentally ill like today. What has happened to this country? It’s so sad to me.
Thank GOD she did not win the election or we would be doomed. Same if Biden wins. Trump must win! Shudder to think who will be the Democratic nominee in 4 years when Trump has to go AFTER BEING RE-ELECTED!!!!!.

1 year ago

One of Hillary’s bigger problems is that she does NOT, as Mr Charles says, see herself as the leader of the free world, rather the RULER of what up to that point would have been the “free world”.

1 year ago

God Bless our President and God Bless the USA… There is Power in Prayer and believe me I am Praying for our President and our Country.. I Hope you join in.. I have also wrote to our Senators and State Representative telling them we Do Not Want Mail in Voting…

Robin W Boyd
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton’s problem is the same as most Progressive Socialists. She simply cannot accept that all of the efforts to win, deceive or steal the election did not work in her favor. Her being president was a major part of the plan to Socialize the U.S.

Brenda Blunt
1 year ago

She is pure evil! Very glad she is not in charge. Lord please help us all!!

dominick m carella
1 year ago

simple progressive socialist…of course she will be an elitist in that group not waiting in any breadlines….the public is such a bending spine…still people are with her?

dino deplorable
1 year ago

This idiot person must have a sheet metal screw clean thru her head,maybe the only real screw that”it”ever had.

1 year ago

Killery or Obam-whats his name don’t know when to quit. Obam thinks hes still the Prez.

1 year ago

Harold Stassen was never Governor or Pennsylvania or in Congress. He was elected for 3 2-year terms as Governor of Minnesota before resigning his office to join the US Navy in 1943 during WWII.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jon

Sorry, I mean he was never Governor of Pennsylvania OR in Congress, but he did serve in the US Navy.

1 year ago

Only MENTALLY RETARDED and CORRUPT people vote for the MENTALLY RETARDED and CORRUPT Demo-rats. How sad!

John A Bird
1 year ago

Lipstick on a pig is still a pig!

1 year ago

how do these dopes think they are American is beyond me! scum all these leftist, libs and dumos

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