CRANK YANKER JOE BIDEN CONTINUES TO TRY A CHARM OFFENSIVE THAT HE NEVER REALLY PULLS OFF. HE DIDN'T WARM HEARTS WITH HIS TALK ABOUT CHILDREN STROKING HIS LEG HAIRS. HE DIDN'T CHARM LATINO VOTERS WHEN HE WENT OFF A MAN ASKING ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND TOLD THE MAN TO GO VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP. AND THIS PAST WEEK, HE WENT OFF ON AN ELDERLY MAN -- YES, AMERICA, THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE OLDER THAN OLD JOE BIDEN -- CALLING HIM "FAT" AND "A DAMN LIAR."
REACHED FOR COMMENT, JOE BIDEN TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "SCREW THEM. I DON'T NEED PEOPLE TO GET ELECTED. I JUST NEED VOTERS."
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There is something deeply pathetic -- and pathological -- about Hillary Clinton.
Our supposed feminist went on Howard Stern and right away that's a problem.
Howard has a gutter trash program that sports sexism and racism and always has. Hiding behind Robin or whatever cost host does not change the nature of Howard's program. It's gutter trash. A feminist, let alone a former US senator, a former First Lady of the United States and a former presidential candidate (let alone the first woman presidential candidate of the Democratic Party) needs to have higher standards than "I'll do anything to please my publisher and try to sell this book no one wants to buy."
She should be leading but instead she's an embarrassment. This is not a new development. Part of being a leader is admitting mistakes. And yet she continues to act as if everyone in the world is responsible for her loss while she's innocent.
She ran a hideous campaign in 2016. She was the wrong candidate, at the wrong time, yes. She ran timid at a time when the country wanted bold. She would extend what was at a time when the country wanted different.
But she was also a lousy candidate.
In 2008, she ran against a press anointed darling (Barack Obama) and held her own -- and would have been the nominee in a primary system (caucuses hurt her). She ran against a popular and beloved by the press candidate and more than held her own. She did that by rubbing shoulders with the people. Beer drinking in Philly? She was there? On the ground in this or that state? She was there. She was everywhere and she was accessible to the people and to the press.
2016, she ran from everyone. Little Princess was too tired to campaign. Like Bully Boy Bush in 2000 and 2004, she grew weary, delicate flower, and needed to be home in her own bed.
That led her to overlook many areas where an on the ground presence could have helped. That led her to rely on star power which was always problematic for Democratic Party candidates -- as Anne Richards herself observed many years ago. You use celebrities strategically, Anne noted. Instead, Hillary used them constantly and it was both a distraction and an annoyance.
Given a choice between noting Hillary spoke about policy X today or that she was on stage with Jennifer Lopez, which do you really think the press is going to write up?
It made an already problematic campaign look feather light.
In 2008, she was about "I will fight for you." And that message resonated -- especially with all the ground work she was putting in. In 2016, it was all "I'm with her" -- and America wasn't going clubbing with her.
There was also additional baggage she had. It's so funny to watch various security types from Barack Obama's administration whine about Hillary's loss in 2016.
They are the ones who helped create so much baggage. It wasn't, for example, Donald Trump who told the press that she was a "monster." No, that was Samantha Power promoting Barack in 2008. It wasn't Black Lives Matter raising Hillary's use of "super predator" to describe young African-American males, it was the Barack supporters screaming racist at her (and at Bill) in 2008. The racism charge was so great, remember, that her remarks to an editorial board were distorted by Barack supporters like Keith Olbermann and Marjorie Cohen to insist Hillary was calling for Barack's assassination.
Long before Donald Trump ever thought of chanting "Lock her up!," it was Barack on stage with her sneering, "You're likable enough." Or flipping her off with the bird to the ecstatic glee of his supporters. Or saying sexist things like: Periodically when she's feeling blue the claws come out.
She was the wrong candidate at the wrong time because Americans wanted change but she was also the wrong candidate at the wrong time because no one could recover from 2008. No one could be smeared and slandered the way she was in 2008 -- by her own party! -- and go on to be the next person to run in 2016. Her own party destroyed her reputation. That's even leaving out her many problems as Secretary of State. And, yes, her problems in that job outweighed her accomplishments.
Hillary had roadblocks and difficulties before she even announced her intent to run for the 2016 nomination. That is true. But she should have been aware of them if she was stupid enough to run (and she was stupid enough) and grasped that this meant she was going to have to be on the ground everywhere even more so than in 2008. She didn't grasp that and instead ran a campaign like the presidency was owed to her.
She lost and that's on her. She needs to own it. Because that's what leaders do. Also because the election was three years ago and she looks like a very poor sport. If we had a wealth of women who had gotten to the same mark she has, that would be fine. She would be one of many women and we could note the differences. She is not one of many. At present, she is the only. And she needs to take that role seriously and use it to uplift all women not to drag us down and make us look like we're poor sports who can't handle competition or can't handle losing or can't admit mistakes or can't whatever.
She didn't want the role? Oh, yes, she did. She actively sought it. She notes that role whenever she's gone too far and needs the public to rally around her.
She can't continue to make the statements she makes and count on our support.
I'm referring to her I'm-not-a-lesbian shameful stance on Howard Stern.
Hillary's a professional speakers -- she's been paid millions to speak.
Her remarks about transgendered women were off putting and tone deaf. That was already out there and, no, her daughter Chelsea can't -- and shouldn't -- be able to smooth things over for her.
Following up on that, she's now made insulting remarks about lesbians.
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"I like men!" Hillary snarled.
Okay, you're a professional speaker, you know the importance of choosing your words.
"I like men" which implies to many people what exactly?
That lesbians hate men.
Thank you, professional speaker Hillary, for reinforcing ugly stereotypes.
Lesbians do not hate men. Some women and some men of everywhere on the sexuality scale hate men -- or hate women. That is true. But being a lesbian is not about hating men. Or disliking them. It's about not being attracted to them. There's a world of difference and a professional speaker should get that.
If a professional speaker does not get that, she shouldn't be speaking publicly.
She was never 'tempted' -- Rebecca's already taken on that use of terms so see her fine remarks on that.
This was not a minor mistake, it was a huge one.
There are two big points to make her.
First, her stance was off putting and insulting to lesbians.
Take away Hillary's lesbian support and she doesn't have a lot.
The biggest group supporting her all along has been lesbians -- that goes back to when she stepped onto the public stage in 1992. Ron Brown and I spoke of that -- many others did as well -- in 1992. Some found it shameful or something off putting -- some in Bill Clinton's campaign. Ron and I didn't. We were puzzled by what she was getting across that was connecting (we decided it was that she was coming off as an outsider and one who stood up and didn't apologize -- it was that strong stance that would hurt her in DC as First Lady -- in DC social circles), but she was clearly connecting.
After lesbians, gay men and straight women were her next core of support. But they came after lesbians.
You do not insult your strongest group of supporters. The people who have been there for you all along.
Equally true, if someone has always stood by you, you don't repay them by repeatedly distancing yourself from them.
Hillary's distasteful remarks -- including the tone she said them in -- are an insult to lesbians. And they just remind everyone that she didn't lead on marriage equality. She didn't co-lead on it. She was not a friend on that issue.
She repeatedly lets down her core group of followers.
There's another thing to be said about your legend. If you're accused of being gay, whether you are or not, be thrilled. That's not something that hurts you long after your dead. That's something that people debate and talk about and makes you someone worth remembering.
At the very least, you'll be seen as gay friendly. That's not an insult now and it won't be as society continues to progress.
But the reality is that Hillary's too dull and boring to be gay -- as she put it, it's never even entered her head.
The second issue is that she's now opened a huge can of worms.
'Don't you dare mention Monica to her! Don't you bring up Juantia!' That has been the protective (panty)shield around her, right? What Bill did was so awful don't you bring it up to her!
Poor little victim, and all that. But she's now raising sexuality as a topic. She's opened the topic up. Reporters now can and should ask her about Monica -- why she smeared Monica. She did. She said Monica was lying. In fact, her whole "vast right-wing conspiracy" was an attack on Monica's truth -- that's why she was on THE TODAY SHOW to begin with. And she should be asked about Juanita who states she was raped by Bill Clinton.
I believe Juanita. Many of us do. Now that Hillary wants to invite the world into her bedroom, she needs to be addressing the things her husband has done.
It was a stupid move on Hillary's part in every way -- stupid in terms of legacy, stupid in terms of the questions it opens her up to, stupid in terms of being seen as a feminist worth admiring, stupid in each and every way.
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