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Wither Democrats; Enter Hillary

The Twice Failed Candidate Refuses to Leave us Alone

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by William Stroock, author of military fiction…

For a generation, American political reformers have been obsessed with the idea of ‘money in politics.’ According to reformers, political organizations that bundle money and donate it to campaigns are corrupting politicians. So, the theories go, campaign finance reform would ‘get the money’ out of politics so politicians wouldn’t be bound to special interest groups and be free to vote their conscience. In this case, politicians voting their conscience coincides with the wish list of campaign finance reformers who are almost universally on the political left.

For all the talk of campaign finance reform, perhaps the biggest flaw in American politics today is the primary system by which the two parties select their candidates. The party primary campaigns unofficially begin after the midterm elections, more than a year before the New Hampshire Primary and Iowa Caucus. The system is easily manipulated by a candidate with money and organization. Such a candidate can portray themselves as the frontrunner and the inevitable nominee. George W. Bush, the GOP establishment’s pick in 2000, did this. Hillary Clinton did so as well, though Obama beat her anyway in 2008 and Sanders would have won the nomination if the Democratic National Committee hadn’t rigged the system in Clinton’s favor.

But this year, after nearly a year of campaigning, there is no obvious Democrat frontrunner. According to the latest Morning Consult Poll, taken the first week of November, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the race at 31%. Composed of African American voters and what moderates remain among the Democrat party base, Biden’s support is broad but not deep. Trailing Biden are Socialist Bernie Sanders (20%), Senator Elizabeth Warren (18%), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (8%), and Senator Kamala Harris (6%). None of these candidates has appeal wide enough to lock up the Democrat Party nomination. Were they operating in the Westminster system, the Democrats would have a hung parliament.

Which brings us to Hillary Clinton. Since her husband announced his candidacy in 1991, Hillary has plotted her own path to the White House. Hillary took her first step in 2000 with her successful senate bid. She easily won reelection in 2006.  In 2008, Hillary was the Democrat frontrunner. No one could stop her, except for the junior senator from Illinois, Barrack Obama. Hillary had no answer for Obama’s youth, charisma, and biography, and she lost the close and bitterly contested nomination. At least Hillary was able to pad her resume by serving as Obama’s Secretary of State. In 2016, no serious potential candidate dared enter the race, the field was cleared and the process rigged by DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Even so, insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders almost beat Hillary. Then came Donald Trump and Hillary went home at the end of another bruising campaign.

Usually when losing an election, the nominee returns to his old political job, like Senator John Kerry in 2004 or John McCain in 2008, or retire from politics altogether, as Jimmy Carter did after 1980 and Walter Mondale after 1984. Not Hillary. Since 2016, Hillary Clinton has remained very much in the public eye. She published What Happened, her self-serving and whiney account of the 2016 campaign in which she blames everyone for her loss but herself. Hillary’s long list of grievances includes the press, the FBI, even the Russians. She has since toured the United States and the west slamming President Trump and repeating her conspiracy theories about Russian collusion, refusing to move on or let go.

In fact, even at this late date, Hillary refuses to rule out a third presidential run. In an interview with the BBC this week, Clinton claimed that ‘a lot of people are pushing hard’ for her to run again. She also said, “I, as I say never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you. I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it.’ Given her two failed presidential bids, this is unlikely. But, it is very likely that Hillary wants to run for president a third time.

And why not? Hillary won the popular vote in 2016. In the eyes of the Democrat party faithful Trump is an illegitimate president and Hillary should sit in the Oval Office. Besides, the Democrat Party field is weak. Elizabeth Warren is a product of the elite, a college professor with a lot of ideas that appeal to affluent, coastal liberals. Bernie Sanders is an elderly socialist. Joe Biden is a relic. None of these candidates appeal to Midwestern working class voters that voted for Trump and gave him the election.

Hillary has been part of American political life longer than Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Everything she’s touched from the beginning of her political career to the end she has mess up, Arkansas land development, healthcare reform, Benghazi and Libya. Yet still the woman refuses to retire quietly and enjoy her fortune. We’ll never be rid of her.

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I suppose hunger for power is the one that can never be satisfied.

“The leech has two daughters, Give and Give.”

“Three things are never satisfied; four never say, Enough: Sheol, the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, Enough.” (Proverbs 30: 15-16)

David Robertson
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David Robertson

I think the headline should be “Whither Democrats? Enter Hillary”.

Round Up
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Round Up

Are you suggesting she’s a weed? Can’t disagree.

Democracy Dies in Deception
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Democracy Dies in Deception

She is the Cabal’s ringleader. Why would she retire?

David Robertson
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David Robertson

She may have already “retired”. The person we are seeing may be a “body double”. I know it sounds far fetched but we are living today in a such a miasma of lies anything is possible. It is best, in my opinion, to believe that nothing we see or hear from the mass media is true. Of course we can continue to debate the issues on the premise that it is all true and at the same time know that we are actually taking part in a theatre of the absurd. This is a continuation of the well known saying… Read more »

oldandjaded
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oldandjaded

“truth” is reality viewed through the distortion of the viewers lens.

Tulsi 2020
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Tulsi 2020

Don’t forget, she started off her political career warmongering for Goldwater. Consistency is the hobgobblin of little minds.

David Robertson
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David Robertson

Are you suggesting that she has never changed? Or that perhaps she has returned to the convictions of her youth? To give the quotation from RW Emerson that you allude to its full meaning let us see it in its original context: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though… Read more »

Gyre07
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Gyre07

She was never a hippie Bro’.

jph
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jph

Though it is obvious to anyone informed she herself will be blindsided by an indictment killing off whatever chance she may have. Her closet is so overflowing with skeletons that she has rent a whole cemetery for storage.

David Robertson
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David Robertson

I seriously doubt that she will be “blindsided” by any indictment. Rather I believe she is striving manfully to avoid that fate. She may well still believe she can win however, of that I am reasonably certain.

oldandjaded
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oldandjaded

I agree, I think the chances of Killary being indicted for anything are near zero. Now if we suddenly see Barr veering toward doing a deal with Assange and subpoenaing Binney, I reserve the right to retract, but I don’t see that EVER happening.

Tjoe
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Tjoe

The last impeachment was the hubby that Broomhilda helped moo sod set up in a honey trap with Jewess Monica and it’s “motivation” on 9.11.. Wonder what plans are being put in place this time….WW3? The NEOCON coup organizers knew that President Bill would deny his perversions. He was set up to give us a show…a diversion to the main event…a policy coup. The public humiliation and her willingness to help endeared her to the NEOCON coup that was extorting her husband…both willing partners. While we all watched the unfolding outing and denials, they slipped the purpose of the coup… Read more »

David Robertson
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David Robertson

Was it indeed a “foreign policy coup” as General Wesley Clark alleged or simply a logical continuation of US foreign policy, not beginning with but especially since the Bretton Woods creation of the present world order when the US became the preeminent enforcer for the banking cabal? Personally I believe it is the latter. That we have assigned new labels to an older reality may simply indicate a further extension of our conditioning and mind control. The result of course is that the history before the “coup” has disappeared down the memory hole. Whose purposes does that serve?

sheva
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sheva

Every time they fuck up, they blame Russia. I hope next time they can choose some other scapegoat to make it more real.

Kerry
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Kerry

I think you totally underestimate Bernie Sanders and the support he is getting with no MSM reporting at all. Healthcare is the biggest issue for the people and Bernie is the answer. His rallies are reflecting this. I think the polls are fraudulent like everything else in the USA!

oldandjaded
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oldandjaded

I agree about polling, but after what he did in 2016, I wouldn’t support him. To take all those individual donations, then suggest that the people that supported him should throw their support behind the lizard queen, who he knew full well was in complete opposition to everything his supporters wanted was nothing less than fraud, on a massive scale. He is a sheepdog candidate for the NWO deep state, hopefully most of those that supported him in 2016 have figured that out.
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

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