Activist Monday: Pass the Popcorn
Posted March 30, 2015on:
Good afternoon, Widdershins! In case some of you aren’t aware, our Uppity is back and in fine, fine form. Take a gander here.
Speaking of Uppity, our Fredster posted this over at her place. Worth the five minutes it takes to read, but here’s the highlight for me:
Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s nominee, and she will win the 2016 election.
When you analyze the objective conditions of the Republican Party today and most likely over the next two years and compare them to Clinton’s strengths, it’s hard not to make such a prediction with confidence.
And here are said strengths:
Clinton has a built-in advantage — her gender. It now looks that she will use the glass-ceiling theme to connect with millions of people who think that the disparities in opportunity, income and talent-based achievement between men and women is not only unfair, but damaging to all women, two-income families and the economy in general.
Some percentage of Americans, likely a large one, would like to cast a historic vote. When polling points to Americans wanting “change,” what bigger change than a woman as president?
Clinton is white. Yes, President Obama was elected twice, with millions of votes over the 50 percent victory threshhold. But looking at the election data that show a precipitous drop in his support among white voters, relative to past Democratic candidates, one can infer some racial bias in a sliver of the electorate. Clinton will be able to attract those voters simply because she is not an African-American man.
In terms of the Latino vote, even though many Republicans are counting on him, Sen. Marco Rubio’s (Fla.) craven flip-flopping is not likely to endear him to many Hispanics outside of Miami. Conversely, Clinton is hugely popular among Hispanics, as is her husband. She’s been a steadfast supporter of immigrant rights and was Latino voters’ favorite during the 2008 primaries. She will sweep the Hispanic vote.
As I used to say in 2008…Duh f*cking duh. If you have any political savvy whatsoever, drawing these conclusions is difficult to avoid, if not impossible. The previously-ironclad Republican strategy of gathering the middle-to-upper-class white male vote, according to exit polls, was successful in 2012…and, yet, The Glove still lost. Stuck in the fake 50’s in their heads, the Republicans refuse to understand that the time of the WMASP is ending, and that June Cleaver will never greet them at the door sporting pearls, pumps, a martini and an apron again. We women belong in the House…the White House!
If this is so obvious, then, why is there so much hysteria in the press about non-issues like Benghazi and emails from Hillary’s time as Secretary of State? Very simple, my friends: journalists and pundits and bloggers need something to write about. Oh, they could cover Hillary’s status as the likely first woman president, and I’m sure they will. The excitement of tens of millions of men and women who have been waiting for this opportunity, especially to cast a vote for a woman as respected, qualified and brilliant as Hillary Clinton, will no doubt be the subject of some news cycles once she announces. (Since she lacks that all-important flap of skin between her legs, the swooning, worshiping coverage Barack Obama enjoyed along with his historic status, will be noticeably absent.) But far, far sexier to our press corps is conflict and scandal. You’d think they would have plenty of that with the whackadoos like Ted Cruz throwing their hats in the ring…but since Ted is male, he automatically gets an extra 50 points on his Presidential qualification test. Consequently, you’ll see lots of coverage about how principled and smart he is, where Hillary’s decades of straight-ahead, no-waffling dedication to women’s rights will get a sniff and shrug from entitled members of the “intelligentsia.”
Here’s my advice to all of you Hillary fans out there: Take the long view. From the usual “progressive” suspects in the blog world, we’ll hear about how Elizabeth Warren MUST RUN111!!!!, despite the fact that there is no rational reason to think she would be a better President than Hillary Clinton. More experience? No. Better name recognition? No. More respected by the international community? No again. More liberal? Not necessarily – she is good on one issue, but not sure where she stands on others. From the Beltway media, we’ll hear about various non-existent scandals, especially the ones associated with her husband – because as you know, she is only a wimminz and therefore everything that her husband does, she does too! From Fox News, well – I shudder to contemplate. More leg-crossing a la Tucker Carlson, I’m sure. The point is, none of it will matter, because Hillary is the best candidate, and she will win. So pass the popcorn and enjoy the spectacle. Hillary Clinton will be our President in 2016…all the rest is noise.
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