HILLARY & BILL'S WORST NIGHTMARE
The gentleman in the picture is Hillary and Bill Clinton's worst nightmare.
But only if he chooses to run for President of the United States. Senator Barack Obama is the new rising star of the Democratic Party, and virtually the coming of the leader we civil rights and progressives have been waiting for since MLK caught that bullet in Memphis, Tennessee in April 1968.
From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, via Insight Magazine:
“On paper, this man [Obama] should not be any threat,” a political strategist regarded as close to Ms. Clinton's team said. "He is too young and inexperienced. Yet, he exposes Hillary's weaknesses in a way that has people worried.”
The strategist said Mr. Obama could exploit several of Ms. Clinton’s weaknesses—Iraq and her profligate campaign spending. The strategist pointed to Mr. Obama's early opposition to the Iraq war while Ms. Clinton supported the U.S. invasion.
Political Wire also states that Obama's worrying Hillary because he can snatch a godly amount of votes from the Democrats' base (progressives, liberals and ethnic groups). Personally, I agree with the assessment that Obama's inexperienced. His age shouldn't matter; wasn't John F. Kennedy a "youth" at 43 years of age, when he got the Oval Office?
Obama hasn't been in the Senate long enough to establish himself or any meaningful legislation. And though he has rock star status, he needs to spend less time with Jay Leno, or going on book tours, and more time attending to his duties as a United States Senator. Yeah, he's charismatic and whatnot, but I'm like his wife, Michelle, who, when observing the public response to her husband, her comment is usually, "I'll be glad when he does something to really earn the accolades he's getting."
Smart woman. And, I think she will be the one who helps him to determine whether or not he actually runs for office, not some gasbags filling his head with delusions and yet, ready to sling him under the bus if he puts a foot wrong.
At the CBC Legislative Weekend back in 2005, I remember Hillary and Obama showing up together at the Town Hall meeting, and as usual, Hillary tried to pull her usual schtick about the importance of passing the renewal of provisions in the Voting Rights Act, and other nonsense that would appeal to people of color (Dennis Kucinich got a warmer reception than Hillary). But when Harry Belafonte got to the mike, he basically told Hillary to drink a can of STHU, as well as "Talk to the Hand". He also sent a subtle warning to Obama indicating "We're not going to support you on the basis of your skin color. Do some work in the office we elected you to before you even think of advancement to another political office, because they gravy train for Black politicians has left the station, and is not coming back."
I swear, Obama didn't want to speak after Belafonte clocked Hillary and by fiat, pimp-slapped him to let him know what is really at stake here. "No room for showboating" is basically what Belafonte was telling Obama.
One year ago, Hillary and Obama were virtually joined at the hip. Now that he's become a reason for concern about her own Presidential ambitions, look for Carville to crawl out from under that rock that he hides under with that hag of a wife of his, and spew the same crap about Obama that he did about getting rid of Howard Dean as DNC chair after Dean proved his 50-state strategy was largely responsible for the Democratic sweep of both houses of Congress.
Hillary should be worrying. She's demonstrating that she will say and do anything to accomplish her own ambitions and advance a non-existant agenda for the DLC.
And we all know what time it is for the DLC. They need to be eviscerated, and that's why this blog is so named.