October 4, 2007

The next time the far right starts going on and on about how liberal the Washington Post is, after I clean up the vomit, I'll direct them to this article:

Happy Days Are Hers Again -- By Dana Milbank
Thursday, October 4, 2007

"CLINTON NEARLY READY FOR HER CORONATION," the New York Post informed us yesterday. Almost correct.

But it must be working for her. The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a nostalgic two-thirds of Americans look back with approval on Bill Clinton's work as president -- double the 33 percent who approve of President Bush. That nostalgia may help to explain her surge in the polls.

. . . The Chicago Tribune, Obama's hometown paper, on Tuesday handed Clinton the royal robes, labeling her "inevitable" and "presumptive." Yesterday, Post media critic Howard Kurtz bestowed on Clinton the scepter, writing that "the media have collectively decided that the wife of the 42nd president is the inevitable nominee."
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All this seems to me to reek of sour grapes. And an attempt to get people to turn away from her by constantly bringing up talk about a monarchy.
I wonder if he was sounding the same drum during Dubya's first run.

But, it's so much easier to pander to people's fears than to look at the issues, don'tchaknow.


Robert Rouse said...

I am so sick of everyone TELLING us that Hillary is the next Prez!

two crows said...

hey Robert--
agreed -- but she does seem to be the one that has the most rethugs so scared they're wetting themselves.

I do enjoy that part. :)

an average patriot said...

I am so sick of the Right belittling and badmouthing everything that does not agree with them. They are abhorantly ignorant and often badmouthing wounded veterans if it fits their purpose and it sickens me and they keep friggen getting away with it.
Like RR I am sick of them playing up Hillary as our nominee. That is what they want. Rove has his defaming disinformation program honed in on her. She is there nominee because I have to agree with the chief idiot, if she is she will be defeated.

two crows said...

hey, AAP--
I'm not as sure as you are about that.
at the mo' she's 8 points ahead of Giulianni. and all the rhetoric I read from the right seems to show they'd love to have anyone BUT Clinton as the nominee.

maybe because she's the one most likely to steal the republican vote -- I don't know, for sure -- but the ones I read are all falling all over themselves to bad -mouth her. [like my blogged article that raised the spectacle of a monarchy, f'rinstance.]
I tend to favor her at least partly because she has 1] the most experience which, goodness knows we're gonna need
2]the least charisma.

I think whoever we get this time will be a dem and a 1 term president. if she gets the nod, that gives Edwards and Obama -- both with less experience and more pleasant personalities --4 more years to get the much-needed experience AND be in place for a much more substantial race next time around when we're going to need that charisma in order to keep the white house.

I know a lot of people don't like her -- but, I guess she doesn't rub me the wrong way the way she does some folks. and, I think she's going to surprise us with some movement toward the left once she's in office. right now, she wants those republicans to come to her camp. and, I think they're doing it.

I don't see that as an automatic reason to vote against her.

Mary Ellen said...

Hi two crows-

This afternoon while I was working, I was listening to the Ed Schultz show. He was doing a fun friday thing where he had people call in and name who they would want for our nominee...who they would want to run against, and who was the "anti-Christ" (that was added later and I just cracked up!). Anyway, Hillary was always the one they said they'd least likely want and about four callers said she was the anti-Christ! I was pretty surprised. Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul got the most votes to run.

Anyway, as I was listening, I decided that I was forming my opinions of Hillary from the progressive radio stations and some of the blog I frequent. I began to wonder if I was being swayed by other's opinions instead of forming my own.

So, this weekend, I'm going to do a little more digging and see if I'm wrong about Hillary. Maybe she is the better candidate...who knows? I just don't want to be like the Fox News sheep who follow Bush because Fox News tells them to.

two crows said...

hey, M E--
I guess I've been living under a rock.
I'd never heard of Ed Schultz. I'm gonna have to start listening to him. I don't listen to much radio-- when I do, it's mostly NPR -- so I've not gotten familiar with the AM version. in fact, I had no idea there were any liberal talk shows over there at all.
all that said, when I listen to Clinton and to the middle of the roaders when they talk about her, she comes out head- and- shoulders above just about everyone else, imnsho.

as I say: I like her experience. I don't really mind her lack of charisma [Bill's got plenty of that and she'd be a fool not to use him. and I think one thing is absolutely certain-- she's no fool.]

I'd like to see her paired up with Edwards or Obama and then to depart from the norm [till the last 7 years, of course] and actually USE her veep as well as her 1st gentleman. goodness knows we're gonna need all hands on deck for the next several years, at least.

[and, Bill did use Gore a pretty fair amount -- and that helped him get as much done as he did, imo.]

and, by using her vice president she'll be giving a potential next president the experience he needs and allowing him to show what he can do-- here and abroad.

Mary Ellen said...

two crows-

I'm not sure if Hillary will pick Obama or Edwards as VP. They've been hitting her pretty hard and she's been hitting right back. I don't think there is any love lost between her or the two of them. I'm sure she would pick Wesley Clark as her Secretary of Defense, though. Hillary has a very strong personality and I'm not sure if she would pick anyone that's equally as strong. I thought Obama would be a good fit for her VP, because I don't think he's as strong as her...but lately, it sure seems as if they hate each other.

Oh...and regarding Ed Schultz, you can look on his website and it should show if he's playing in your area. We have WCPT in this area and we get progressive all day...Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, and a few others. I listen to them when I'm working on my cabinets in the garage, it's the only thing that keeps my mind off that boring painting. I should be done in about 10 days, I hope.

two crows said...

hi, ME--
yep, I've bookmarked Ed Schultz' website. it said he broadcasts in Miami palm springs and one other place. I may have to listen to him online. I'll see if I can find him on the radio on Monday.

as to who Clinton will run with-- I think it's pretty typical that all the candidates hit each other hard during the primaries. then they kiss and make up after the conventions and choose whoever can deliver the most electoral college votes come november.
you've got to be pretty cynical to run for president, imo.

two crows said...

oh, and congrats on slogging along with your painting.

my wall-texturing is about 4/5 done. still have a fair amount of painting to do and a mural to hang, though. then I'll black-wash a bookcase and be ready to rehang the curtains and start deciding where the pictures go!

then it's on to the guest room, florida room, computer room and dining room.
see you next summer, some time. **sigh**

pekka said...

Poor two crows, I remember you telling that you bought your place with the premium sticker price to just see house prices go down like a proverbial rock! And now you are sinking all you have earned or stolen into this money-pit. What gives? ;)

two crows said...

hi, Pekka--
hmmm-- I don't remember complaining about the price of my house-- though I might've. who remembers?
I WAS able to buy it for considerably less than I sold my old one for, tho -- so, it's paid for. that's always a good feeling.

as to sinking money into it -- well -- not so much. the wall texturing is made out of newsprint paper I had lying around the house already. easy to do and I'm tired of just painting.

I LOVE to do home decor and I abhor white walls -- so, I decorate.
even if I was unhappy with the price of my home, I wouldn't just leave the walls white. I'm a nester by nature.
gotta go -- the wall paper paste is drying out. :)

TomCat said...

As much as I hate to say it, Bill was only a competent President,l and much too conservative and corporate for my taste. For example, he is as responsible as Bush for helping corporations increase their profits by moving our jobs overseas. The biggest reason his ratings are so high today is that he is viewed in comparison to the Bush Reich. Frankly, I think the GOP wants to run against Clinton, because she is the candidate most similar to whoever the GOP will offer.

two crows said...

hey, TC--
I agree to respectfully disagree with you about Clinton.
of course, I'll vote for whoever the Dems put up -- but she's almost certainly got my primary vote unless she does something stupid between now and then.

I also don't think the reps want to run against her. I've seen far too much bashing of her by them to believe they'd like her as the dem candidate. they seem downright terrified of her, imho.
maybe because they DO see her as the most conservative candidate and the most likely to steal rep votes.

I do see her as a good one-term pres [which is all I think she'll get] while Edwards and Obama get a bit more seasoning and position themselves for a two-term presidency after she's done the thankless job of getting the country back on track.

I think she's the best chance we have for hanging onto the white house for at least the next 12 years. and I want that badly -- if for no other reason than to rebalance the SCOTUS.