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    Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    Sen. Rodham-Clinton Went For It

    I'm scared, as are a lot of people, that Sen. Hillary Rodham-Clinton will be the Democratic nominee in 2008. She was on the wrong side of the War in Iraq, the wrong side of the ports thing, said some iffy things about abortion, (I could go on) and is totally unelectable. But, beyond the hot list of bills she's sponsored, she also:

    Surrounded by a multicultural coalition of New York immigration advocates, Clinton blasted the House bill [on immigration] as “mean-spirited” and said it flew in the face of Republicans’ stated support for faith and values.
    “It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures,” Clinton said, “because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself.”

    So, there's a reason to love the woman.


    Blogger belledame222 said...

    She's definitely a mixed bag.

    I'm, let's say, decidedly unenthusiastic about the idea of her as nominee for the reasons you say, among others. Yet I have to admit that I'm not seeing any much brighter immediate lights on the horizon (yeah, Obama, I know, but it ain't happening, at least this round). I mean, if I thought Edwards had acquired more gravitas in the interim, I might be swayed in his direction; I didn't like him much last go-round, but he does have a lot going for him that no other major Dems seem to at the moment: (attention to class issues; Southern; at least somewhat charismatic; good hair). More important, he came out with a full-on "I was wrong" about Iraq. Which doesn't solve or excuse everything, obviously, but it's a step in the right direction.

    I'm just worried about what the hell's gonna happen wrt Iraq. Bush has made it abundantly clear that he intends to simply let things continue as they are, or at least without any further interference, until he can dump the mess in someone else's lap (seriously, his last speech just about said so in so many words. Wretched, worthless little spoogeglob). And besides the obvious problems that that creates wrt the actual war and the actual people dying it in it (yay, nearly three more years of this! at bare minimum! yay!), whoever inherits it is not gonna be able to clean it up to anyone's satisfaction even if they try their best (how could they?), AND, is gonna get a shitstorm that made Bill's tenure look like a romp in the park. If it's actually the already-feared-and-loathed Hillary on top of that...god.

    I don't know. At this point I'm not even worried so much that the Dem won't be able to get any sort of agenda through--that seems pretty clear to my jaundiced eye at the moment anyway--it's: what fresh hell does the right have in store *after* that?

    I mean: first it was Nixon, and then our long national nightmare was over. A few scant years and then we had Reagan/Bush Sr. Then Clinton, and the right-wing hate machine sprang up immediately, or nearly, seemed like. Now Gee Dubya, Worst President Ever. Part of me would like to think these things go in cycles and *surely* we're due for a serious revamping of and resurgence of the Democrats and/or the left. Maybe it's even true. Right now though, after all the shit that's come down these past years and all the noises about the MUCH WORSE environmental and economic threats in store, never mind terra terra terra, yet in store, I'm just thinking: Rain of toads: comin' right up!...

    2:57 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    We better hope there's some kind of ebb and flow or we're sunk. Because there's no chance we'll go with a run-able nominee like Edwards. None. And, frankly, we'll be lucky if the candidate is pro-choice the way things are going these days. I'm not a big Obama fan myself, so even if he did jump on it too soon, I wouldn't be too happy.

    In other words, who the fuck knows?

    9:54 PM  

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