Sunday, January 12, 2014

speaking of smug faces and unnaturally charmed political lives...,

The Shadow Campaign

WaPo |  To a greater extent than any modern politician, with the possible exception of her husband and the late Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and scandal are inseparable. While first lady, she was caught up in the Rose Law Firm file flap and the White House travel office firings, about which she denied knowing anything. At the State Department there was Benghazi, the lack of candor about Benghazi, the phony Accountability Review Board (which conveniently didn’t question her) and the apparent scapegoating of four State Department employees who seemed to have no real responsibility for the death of four Americans. Unlike her first-lady excuses, she couldn’t very well say she didn’t know what was going on in her own department. The stench of fundraising scandals and the prison sentences of some of Clinton’s donors almost get lost in the torrent of excuse-mongering. If she is not one of the most dishonest pols of our time, than she must be a perpetual victim (no doubt of the “vast right-wing conspiracy”) or the most unlucky woman on the planet.

Since Clinton left office, controversy has swirled about the management of the Clinton Foundation. Now, thanks to the new memoir from former secretary of defense Robert Gates, it spins even faster.

4 comments:

Vic78 said...

Why won't they just build their own shit up? Shining a light on your opponent is cool, but when your standard bearer thinks it's okay to yell at school teachers on camera it makes you look stupid. They can't prop their sunken ship. W Bush was the best they had to offer. Too bad they're too dense to see that.

It takes a healthy ego for Hillary to put herself out there after the way she and her people showed their asses in 2008. She and her husband must believe the rules of decency and decorum don't apply to them. I hope one of the young lions puts the Clintons out to pasture so we can finally move the fuck on. Fuck the 60s.

Vic78 said...

While they're playing games, nobody's addressing this http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/idea-christian-right-retreat-almost-dangerous-christian-right. They're too busy sucking up for cash to take them on. They can bullshit all they want and blame the voters. The voters put them there to deal with it. Whether it's cowardice or stupidity, they aren't up to the task.

CNu said...

Vic, what in the world does the Cathedral and its minions have to offer that compares for grassroots depth and breadth to these churches?

This is what I mean when I use the term "the wattles" http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2008/10/evolutionary-roots-of-base.html Given the infuriating results that have resulted from 40+ years of the Cathedral, mebbe it's time for the Calvinist, dominionist, logic, language, and values of the wattles hold sway for a generation or two.

CNu said...

With shit like this in full swing, and with comedians as THE MOST POTENT public intellectuals we have in circulation - NOTHING that the bible buddies bring to the table can be all that bad http://thedlhughleyshow.com/2014/01/10/was-d-l-hughley-right-to-go-off-on-this-caller/