by William Skink
In just 4 days a critical round of Democratic primaries will be occurring, with California the big prize. Since the race appears to be narrowing in California, the plan at MSNBC to call the nomination for Hillary before voting closes is even more odious and despicable, as it will undoubtedly dampen voter turnout:
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has revealed that the major television networks plan to call the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton during the day on June 7th — hours prior to the close of polls in California — on the grounds that Clinton has “clinched” the nomination as soon as she crosses the 2,383-delegate threshold via both pledged delegates (who are already committed to her) and super-delegates (who cannot, by Democratic Party rules, commit themselves to her or be tallied until July 25th).
In other words, as recently indicated by Mark Murray, NBC’s Senior Editor for Politics, the networks will make the news on June 7th rather than report it — as, per the Democratic National Committee, the final and indeed only authority on the tabulation of super-delegates, Clinton cannot clinch the nomination on June 7th unless she wins 78.3 percent of the pledged delegates on that date.
Which she won’t.
Though I’ve been writing critically about Hillary Clinton’s wake of destruction for years, I’m going to change my tune. I want Hillary to win the Democratic nomination. Why? Because the Democratic party needs to be destroyed.
I don’t want Democrats to wiggle out of what their party has become. I want political sycophants like the Williams family to be rhetorically hung by their own words.
I include the above political family because they collectively signed their name to this piece of supportive garbage describing, in glowing terms, the Hillary they’ve known for decades.
Let’s eviscerate this trash paragraph by paragraph, shall we?
Our family has known Hillary Clinton for over three decades. Each of us has worked alongside her on various pressing problems and issues facing America and the world. In doing so, she has become a friend. Perhaps it is helpful to hear from folks who personally know a presidential candidate. It is with that in mind that we share these impressions.
First, just no. I don’t find it helpful at all to hear from people who personally know a candidate. From the get go we know what comes next will carry a tremendous bias in favor of helping said friend, not an objective analysis of the candidate’s record and what that record may portend of future actions.
So what do Hillary’s good friends have to say about their intimate relationship?
In 1985, at the height of the Cold War, Carol was running Peace Links, an organization that had the bold idea to bring professional women from the former Soviet Union to the United States with the aim of increasing understanding of one another. This was a visionary exercise in citizen diplomacy at a time when engaging with the “Evil Empire” was risky and unpopular. We asked a handful of States’ First Ladies if they would be willing to host the visitors. Hillary was the first to agree. Not only did she invite them to Little Rock, she hosted them at the Governor’s mansion for a public conversation and arranged various visits with schools, businesses and hospitals. Perhaps not surprisingly, more than a few people attacked Hillary for being too progressive for hosting the Russian visitors. We learned first-hand how she identified problems and courageously went to work on a plan to fix them. During her life of public service, her creativity and experience has only grown, and with it has grown our admiration.
This anecdote from the first Cold War is supposed to make us feel all warm and fuzzy, but for some reason I find more recent Cold War 2.0 saber rattling coming from Hillary, comparing Putin to Hitler, to be more representative of what we can expect from Hillary, warmonger.
That said, I’m sure Hillary and Bill showed those nice Russian ladies a real good time in the Arkansas Governor’s mansion in 1985.
That’s Carol’s anecdote, now let’s see what Pat’s experience with Hillary was like.
Pat met Hillary when he was Chair of the House Committee on Labor-Management and Hillary was First Lady, helping develop President Clinton’s Health Care proposal. Pat’s committee had legislative jurisdiction over the legislation. Working closely together on health care, Pat was impressed with her considerable smarts, dedication and joyous sense of humor. They traveled the country, including Montana, listening to folks needs and doing what they could to craft a plan to solve them. Hillary always came to Capitol Hill and all of the meetings prepared, knowing the issues, saying what she meant and keeping her word. Pat has liked, supported and trusted Hillary ever since that first meeting twenty-six years ago.
Healthcare. Not a good subject, Pat. Again, I think more recent impressions are warranted in assessing this candidate, like her use of GOP fear tactics against Bernie’s push for single payer. Also important to consider, rate hikes will likely skyrocket next year. If Hillary knows her shit, how must one reconcile her recent attacks on single payer and this inconvenient reality of Obamacare’s broken promises? Next up, Whitney.
A few years after graduating from the University of Montana, Whitney went to work for Hillary in the White House, serving as the First Lady’s trip director. Traveling alongside Hillary to more than 40 states and countries, Whitney got to know Hillary, the person. Hillary is funny and she has one of the best laughs you have ever heard. She is loyal, she’s a great mom and a very good friend to many. At her core Hillary is fearless, humble and kind. She is a hard worker entirely driven by public service and she has limitless grit and determination to leave the world better than she found it. Hillary is trustworthy and has never forgotten where she came from or the progressive values she is fighting for.
While I’m sure the Williams family has truly seen Hillary create sounds that appear to be human laughter, I just can’t imagine someone who so delights in death and destruction—as evidenced by this now famous clip—is anything other than a sociopath.
More evidence of a sociopathic disposition is Hillary tendency to lie, then lie even more when caught in the first lie. Some would say this is indicative of pathological behavior.
Since Whitney traveled so much with her friend Hillary, maybe she was there that day Hillary Clinton lied about taking sniper fire in Bosnia. When caught in this one, Hillary continued to misrepresent what happened, despite video footage proving she wasn’t telling the truth.
And now the two concluding cheers for Hillary Clinton:
Whitney has remained close to Hillary since her time in the White House. They worked together on domestic and foreign issues from foster care advocacy when Hillary was U.S. Senator to development projects in the Congo as Secretary of State.
Hillary is a remarkable leader with an impressive track record fighting for progressive causes our family cares deeply about. Each of us is delighted to have worked alongside Hillary to further many of them but we are most proud to call her a friend of the family.
From my vantage point, “remained close” looks a lot like “continued to benefit monetarily” as the Hillary gravy train went from domestic shilling to international shilling.
And a colonial gig in the Congo, to boot. What kind of development projects, Whitney? For more on that, the MT Standard fell all over itself when it was “granted” a “rare” interview with WW. Here’s a taste:
MS: Who are some of your high-profile clients?
WW: We have this amazing client list. They range from the Gates Foundations of the world to major institutions who are doing incredible work, to individual philanthropists who are of very high net worth, to big corporations like Nike or TOM’S Shoes.
Howard Schultz, Starbuck’s CEO, and his wife hired my firm to better support veterans when they return home. My firm’s been trying to dedicate more of our time and resources toward some domestic work. That’s one issue that’s overlooked.
MS: How do you know actor/activist Ben Affleck? How did you two form the Eastern Congo Initiative?
WW: Ben and I got to know one another through a mutual friend. He wanted to make strategic, sustainable decisions. He’s really smart. Ben and I started spending time together in Central Africa, a place I knew well. We started a nonprofit together: Eastern Congo Initiative, a grant-making advocacy organization. Ben is very interested in politics and how to do more for people who have less.
I hope Papa Pat, Mama Carol and Daughter Whitney get their wish and Hillary becomes the nominee, then president. I mean, shit, let’s just get on with it already. NATO is building up troops along Russia’s border and we’re poking China in the South China Sea, among a myriad other simmering hotspots that could trigger larger escalations.
The problem with allowing Hillary Clinton to kill any last illusion that the Democratic Party is a political institution worth saving is the chance humanity might survive the resulting conflagration.
I know how that sounds, but saying it outright will continue to sound like hyperbole until it actually starts happening.