Thursday, January 10, 2008

Clintons, The Left and Fickle Suiters

Have you been amused at the way the press and the Left turned on the Clintons? I have to admit to indulging in a bit of schadenfreude. What can I say? Live by that sword, die by it. Evidently, I'm not alone in my feelings. Dr. Sanity lays it out as only she can:

Actually, the anger that many on the left are currently directing at the Clintons post-New Hampshire, and that we on the right are observing with mixed astonishemnt and amusement--is in many ways, quite remarkable. Those of us from the conservative side of things have had a long tradition of dislike of the Clintons--husband and wife. Sometimes this dislike has become so intense and overpowering that it has clouded--or at least impeded rational judgments about either.

So it is particularly surprising to see the people who for years adored the happy couple; sanctified and righteously defended Bill, and beatified Hillary while holding her up as a model for all women, suddenly--and with so very little alteration in the essential behavior that either bill or Hill have displayed for the last 15 years--screaming with outrage at their former pets.

No wonder Hillary cried in public. She has been betrayed by the Democrats and the left in the same casual way her fickle husband has been betraying her throughout their marriage.
Well, the Left does seem fickle. And, it's interesting that the stalwart Clintonites on the Left come from the unions, the elderly, etc. In short, the average Americans, so scorned by the Clintons are the ones supporting Hillary now.

We'll see how this plays out, but I suspect outrage should the far Left be denied their "change" meme. They know Hillary for the changling that she is. They know she's expedient and they liked that ruthless, fierce, relentless ambition when it suited them. But now! Now, they have a new, fresh face who is even more leftist ideologically but smoother, too.

The dream ticket would be Obama as Pres and Clinton as Veep. I'm still going with Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket. But time will tell.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI: It is "Schadenfreude" since it does not have an umlau.

carol said...

The left turned on Hillary way before New Hampshire, I think because of her support of the war. The netroots favor John Edwards. The think he represents populism.

They're skeptical of Obama too.

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