Where did it all go wrong? Posted by: Dale Franks
on Wednesday, February 27, 2008
With Barack Obama's ascendancy in the Democratic Party's presidential nomination race, The post-mortems on the Clinton campaign have started before the body is even cold. Or, actually dead yet.
Still, one does wonder how she could have collapsed so quickly. What caused it? Was it Bill Clinton's intemperate remarks in South Carolina? The surprise loss in Iowa? At what moment did it begin to go bad?
We may never really know. But, in any future historical investigation into the origins of the voter sentiment against Hillary Clinton in this election cycle, surely this will be viewed as signifigant.I think our remaining national task is to find the singer of this hideous ballad and destroy any chance she has at a public career as well.
Editorial note: If you actually think any politician is needed to make your "dreams come true", then you are a sad, pathetic loser.
My view is that Hillary, because of Bill, has about 20% of the party locked up, and when there was a 20 person race, that plus as much as 20% percent that was not opposed to her made her a huge frontrunner. But I think that the other 60% that were spread across the other candidates had one thing in common, NOT Hillary. So as the field narrowed, she really did not gain much over the support she had from the beginning, and all that really remained was to determine who was going to be left standing, and that person would be a virtual lock to beat Hillary.
I think Obama may be a bit more inspiring than the other potentials, by I suspect that if the last man standing was anyone but Gravel or Kucinich, they were going to beat Hillary.
Whether it’s fair or not, whether it’s her doing or not, Hillary IS divisive, within the Democratic party, and across the country.
My plumber was talking politics, and he was pretty funny when he said he likes "the black guy", but if it’s Hillary vs McCain, he’s going to vote for McCain.
I hate to say this, but I would vote for Billary over or Barack "Che" Obama any day of the week. At least Billary is a known commodity. I find Obama’s naiveness to be frightening and his rhetoric even scarier. At least Billary admits that there are entrenched interests in Washington that must be worked with in order to move an agenda. Obama seems to think (or at least talks like) that he’s going to show up in Washington, and everybody is suddenly going to bend over backwards and follow the "new prophet" from Chicago. The skies will suddenly turn bright blue, for Barack, and all our problems will be solved. Barack will "talk" to the Castro Brothers, and Ahmadinejad, and Kim Il-Sung, and these dictators will fall in love with him and suddenly become beacons of democracy...Gimme a break...Barack Obama is a joke...the scary thing is, he may just be our next president...
I am not exactly happy with McCain, but I would vote for him anyday over these two neoliberal clowns...Where are the Barry Goldwaters and the Ronald Reagans of the world when you need them!!! Sadly, today one passed way, the esteemed Mr. Buckley...a generation passes, I’m still waiting for my next neolibertarian prophet...and it definitely is not Ron "the Ostrich" Paul...
At least Billary admits that there are entrenched interests in Washington that must be worked with in order to move an agenda. Obama seems to think (or at least talks like) that he’s going to show up in Washington, and everybody is suddenly going to bend over backwards and follow the "new prophet" from Chicago.
Not only do i agree, im counting on it, he will be a lame duck. Im hoping its 4 years of nothing much.
It went wrong after about the 1st 4 years in the White House. The avalanche you’re seeing today started as a series of snow flakes back in 1992. Travelgate, WhitewaterGate, MonicaGate, HealthcareGate all contributed. And don’t I love being able to slap the word ’Gate’ on the ends of words to indicate unsavory and suspect situations - thank God for Nixon.
Don’t believe one optimistic word from any public figure about the economy or humanity in general. They are all part of the problem. Its like a game of Monopoly. In America, the richest 1% now hold 1/2 OF ALL UNITED STATES WEALTH. Unlike ‘lesser’ estimates, this includes all stocks, bonds, cash, and material assets held by America’s richest 1%. Even that filthy pig Oprah acknowledged that it was at about 50% in 2006. Naturally, she put her own ‘humanitarian’ spin on it. Calling attention to her own ‘good will’. WHAT A DISGUSTING HYPOCRITE SLOB. THE RICHEST 1% HAVE LITERALLY MADE WORLD PROSPERITY ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. Don’t fall for any of their ‘humanitarian’ CRAP. ITS A SHAM. THESE PEOPLE ARE CAUSING THE SAME PROBLEMS THEY PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT. Ask any professor of economics. Money does not grow on trees. The government can’t just print up more on a whim. At any given time, there is a relative limit to the wealth within ANY economy of ANY size. So when too much wealth accumulates at the top, the middle class slip further into debt and the lower class further into poverty. A similar rule applies worldwide. The world’s richest 1% now own over 40% of ALL WORLD WEALTH. This is EVEN AFTER you account for all of this ‘good will’ ‘humanitarian’ BS from celebrities and executives. ITS A SHAM. As they get richer and richer, less wealth is left circulating beneath them. This is the single greatest underlying cause for the current US recession. The middle class can no longer afford to sustain their share of the economy. Their wealth has been gradually transfered to the richest 1%. One way or another, we suffer because of their incredible greed. We are talking about TRILLIONS of dollars. Transfered FROM US TO THEM. Over a period of about 27 years. Thats Reaganomics for you. The wealth does not ‘trickle down’ as we were told it would. It just accumulates at the top. Shrinking the middle class and expanding the lower class. Causing a domino effect of socio-economic problems. But the rich will never stop. They will never settle for a reasonable share of ANYTHING. They will do whatever it takes to get even richer. Leaving even less of the pie for the other 99% of us to share. At the same time, they throw back a few tax deductable crumbs and call themselves ‘humanitarians’. IT CAN’T WORK THIS WAY. Any ’humanitarian’ progress made in one area will be lost in another. EVERY SINGLE TIME. IT ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT WORK THIS WAY. This is going to end just like a game of Monopoly. The current US recession will drag on for years and lead into the worst US depression of all time. The richest 1% will live like royalty while the rest of us fight over jobs, food, and gasoline. Crime, poverty, and suicide will skyrocket. So don’t fall for all of this PR CRAP from Hollywood, Pro Sports, and Wall Street PIGS. ITS A SHAM. Remember: They are filthy rich EVEN AFTER their tax deductable contributions. Greedy pigs. Now, we are headed for the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time. SEND A “THANK YOU” NOTE TO YOUR FAVORITE MILLIONAIRE. ITS THEIR FAULT. I’m not discounting other factors like China, sub-prime, or gas prices. But all of those factors combined still pale in comparison to that HUGE transfer of wealth to the rich. Anyway, those other factors are all related and further aggrivated because of GREED. If it weren’t for the OBSCENE distribution of wealth within our country, there never would have been such a market for sub-prime to begin with. Which by the way, was another trick whipped up by greedy bankers and executives. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. The credit industry has been ENDORSED by people like Oprah, Ellen, Dr Phil, and many other celebrities. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. Now, there are commercial ties between nearly every industry and every public figure. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. So don’t fall for their ‘good will’ BS. ITS A LIE. If you fall for it, then you’re a fool. If you see any real difference between the moral character of a celebrity, politician, attorney, or executive, then you’re a fool. WAKE UP PEOPLE. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. The 1% club will always say or do whatever it takes to get as rich as possible. Without the slightest regard for anything or anyone but themselves. Vioxx. Their idea. Sub-prime. Their idea. NAFTA. Their idea. Outsourcing. Their idea. The commercial lobbyist. Their idea. The multi-million dollar lawsuit. Their idea. $200 cell phone bills. Their idea. $200 basketball shoes. Their idea. $30 late fees. Their idea. $30 NSF fees. Their idea. $20 DVDs. Their idea. Subliminal advertising. Their idea. The MASSIVE campaign to turn every American into a brainwashed credit card, pharmaceutical, love-sick, celebrity junkie. Their idea. All of which concentrate the world’s wealth and resources and wreak havok on society. All of which have been CREATED AND ENDORSED by celebrities, athletes, and executives. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. So don’t fall for their ‘ good will’ ‘humanitarian’ BS. ITS A SHAM. NOTHING BUT TAX DEDUCTABLE PR CRAP. Bottom line: The richest 1% will soon tank the largest economy in the world. It will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. and thats just the beginning. Greed will eventually tank every major economy in the world. Causing millions to suffer and die. Oprah, Angelina, Brad, Bono, and Bill are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem. EXTREME WEALTH HAS MADE WORLD PROSPERITY ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. WITHOUT WORLD PROSPERITY, THERE WILL NEVER BE WORLD PEACE OR ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL. Of course, the rich will throw a fit and call me a madman. Of course, their ignorant fans will do the same. You have to expect that. But I speak the truth. If you don’t believe me, then copy this entry and run it by any professor of economics or socio-economics. Then tell a friend. Call the local radio station. Re-post this entry or put it in your own words. Be one of the first to predict the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time and explain its cause. WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.