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Ed Driscoll

Why Does the Left Hate Hillary Clinton So?

January 23rd, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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That’s no moon — it’s an Arkansas space station!

In 2007, Hillary Clinton released her perfectly safe, “Let the conversation begin,” bland, white-bread presidential campaign debut video, which had all of the earmarks of a presidential candidate believing that the election was hers to lose. The Obama campaign immediately blew up both that assumption and her video, by comparing her, in his debut video, to Big Brother in 1984, and (tacitly) Barack Obama to the latest happy shiny product from Steve Jobs, and/or that Macintosh you bought in 1984, and oooed and awwwwed at the sleek, cool modernist styling. Plus they made their video appear as if it was done by some mysterious superfan armed with mad video skillz, which only added to its mystique.

Last year, Hillary released her own weird viral “Ready for Hillary” campaign, with the disembodied head of Hillary printed onto a white T-shirt, Frisbee, and other swag — and the New York Times blows that up today, by comparing Hillary on the cover of its upcoming Sunday magazine to, depending upon whom you read on Twitter, the rock group Yes and David Lynch doing quaaludes and producing a lovechild, Aqua Teen Hillary Force, Hillary as a Saturday Night Live Conehead, Darth Vader sans helmet, the Death Star, etc.

In any case, as one person tweets, “Oh New York Times Magazine. You have unwittingly made millions of conservatives happy. Hahaha.” Not to mention proving that, as in 2007 and 2008, the left is far more willing to dump on her — and her supporters – than they ever were Obama, who was worshiped (quite literally in some particularly pathetic cases) as the Second Coming.

Which means that — as in 2007 — the left aren’t very happy about going to bat for Hillary, and she’s ripe for a challenger. Not to mention, as  Seth Mandel astutely noted yesterday regarding Wendy Davis’ failed attempt at self-mythology, “because modern liberalism is so intellectually conformist”…”to Democrats, your opinion is only valid if it matches a certain biography.”

Or to put it another way, over to you, Fauxcahontas!

Update: Understatement alert: “This is not the first time that New York Times Magazine has humiliated itself,” Truth Revolt notes, mentioning its awkward cover of Anthony Weiner and Hillary aide-de-camp Huma Abedin holding hands. Back in 1991, the magazine featured Woody Allen and Mia Farrow on its cover as an idyllic New York couple — about five minutes, in retrospect, before the words “Soon-Yi Previn” became a household name. I can’t find the cover online, but picture it as a the photographic equivalent of the hagiographic book excerpt inside that issue.

Oh, and pure nightmare fuel here — “Okay, who wants to be the first person to photoshop Bieber’s mugshot into the Planet Hillary cover?” Just remember: What is seen cannot be un-seen.

More: “How The NYT Magazine’s Crazy Cover Came to Be.”

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Why does the left hate Hillary so?
What difference does it make now?
Oderint dum metuant.
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NSA PHONE TRANSCRIPT 343738-B3

Caller: Hello? New York Times Magazine? Joe Biden here.

Callee: [indistinct words drowned out by laughter]

Caller: Yes, That Joe Biden. Yes. yes. Big ****ing Deal Biden. The guy who can't walk into a 7-11 without, you know...

Callee: [indistinct] ... do for you?

Caller: So. I understand you're thinking about running a cover piece about potential presidential candidate Hillary. That wouldn't happen to be a puff piece, would it?

Callee: [indistinct laughter] ... for us to know and you to find out.

Caller: Yeah, well. Nice magazine you've got there. Shame if anything'd happen to it.

Callee: [dead silence]

Caller: Say, that reminds me. When was the last time you folks were audited? Just curious.

Callee: [silence]

Caller: Why just the other day, Hollywood's only conservative organization, Friends of Abe, just got audited. I even heard Sarah Palin's dad, too, the sixth or eighth time since 2008. And look at poor Standard & Poors, what happened to them.

Callee: [indistinct whimpering, begging, pleading]

Caller: That's more like it. That's a much more responsible approach to journalism. Jus' saying. It's like I always tell folks, a couple shotgun warning blasts always do the trick. You won't forget now your patriotic duty, now, will you?

Callee: [hurried agreement]

Caller: Just remember -- it puts the lotion on the skin or else it gets the hose again. I think you can work that into your cover photo, don't you? Yes, sir, lots and lots of lotioned loose skin. Goodbye. For now.

[Phone call terminated by caller]

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I plan to vote for Hillary:
1.The next cold day in Hell.
2.If I am still alive in 7891 AD.
3. As soon as she joins the little Sisters of the poor.
29 weeks ago
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Because her behavior is so detestable.If sociopathy is contagious, perhaps she caught it from Bill. She impresses as an extravagantly selfish and selfcentered person, and as one without any concern for others. Her collusion in the benghazi thing is obvious and should keep her out of the running for POTUS. Which makes an opening for Boehner, as demonrats and repukeicans are really one and the same. The CFR controls the whole thing and how the rockefellerites must chortle when they give us a choice between two psychopathic, incompetent, amoral clowns/bozos.
29 weeks ago
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Hillary is eminently hatable, and not very likable. Obama's slam about "you're likable enough," was subtle but hit home. She's a total (w)itch. The stories of screaming and lamp-throwing in the White House match the totality of what we know.

The only thing which distinguishes Hillary is her lifelong disdain for the rules. From being fired from the House Judiciary Committee for ethical violations that should have cost her her law license to sitting on subpoenaed records for over two years to answering accusations at a press conference with, "There's no evidence of that," she has never thought the rules apply to her.

But that's not what Democrats hate. That's what they like. They hate her because she can't fake compassion. Bill could convince the rubes he cared about them with a quivering lip and misty eye. No one believes Hillary would go out of her way to save anyone from anything unless there was something in it for her.
29 weeks ago
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Why?

Who better than your own, to know *exactly* what you'd be like with that kind of power...
29 weeks ago
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So the NYT likes some of Glenn Beck's ideas after all.
29 weeks ago
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Hopefully the Benghazi families can get a few chuckles out of this.
29 weeks ago
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I love that picture.
Where is Georges Melies giant Trip to the Moon gun when you need it?
29 weeks ago
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Why does the left hate Hillary?

Let me count the ways!


But the bottom line is probably pretty simple: She's a nasty piece of work.


29 weeks ago
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Dad, I need to borrow the Death Star.
It's so I can, uh, take a girl out.
Thanks,
-Luke
29 weeks ago
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I think the left is as tired of pre-2000 tired old throwback pols as the right. For Pete's sake - we are 14 years into the new millennium already - no time for nostalgia. It's time to move on.
29 weeks ago
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Perhaps you're right, Holly, but I think you need to remember - the Left is always more enamored of winning than it is tired of the Clintons. If they are what it takes for the Left to win, well....Fauxcahontas better watch her back!
29 weeks ago
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13 years, Holly. The new millennium started January 1, 2001, mass ignorance on the subject notwithstanding.

(HINT: The count starts at 1. There was no Year Zero.)



29 weeks ago
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Hey, I like this method. No year zero means I am one year younger.
29 weeks ago
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Hey, at your age, what difference does [one year] make now?

;-)


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