Well, here we are, the ides of March; and needless to say, beware.
As every Romanophile knows, today is the day Julius Caesar was done in by his friends and enemies. Hillary should take note of Spurinna’s warning.
Because I fear the long knives are coming for her. It now appears that her old boss and his consigliore are behind all of Hill’s current woes. (h/t Larwyn’s Linx)
Barry promised Bill and Hill to back Hill’s 2016 presidential run if they helped out during the historic 2008 contest. In politics, though, 8 minutes is a long time to keep a promise, let alone 8 years. So it seems BO and Val are now actively working to undermine her – which explains all the long daggers coming from the previously compliant media woodwork as of late. Even sad sack Maureen Dowd.
And on Hill’s behalf may I say “et tu, MoDo?” (note: this isn’t the first time I’ve had to ask this question. See “In the End, Everyone Agreed He was Historic.”). This time she’s deftly slipped the old knife in Hill’s rather ample backside. In an open letter to firstname.lastname@example.org MoDo writes:
It has come to our attention while observing your machinations during your attempted restoration that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our democracy: The importance of preserving historical records and the ill-advised gluttony of an American feminist icon wallowing in regressive Middle Eastern states’ payola.
As Guy Fieri would say “Holy Shmenky!”
What follows is a badly written list of the grievances by an abused woman; taking us through all 5 stages of her grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
If you, Hillary Rodham Clinton, are willing to cite your mother’s funeral to get sympathy for ill-advisedly deleting 30,000 emails, it just makes us want to sigh: O.K., just take it. If you want it that bad, go ahead and be president and leave us in peace.
You exploit our better angels and our desire for a finer country and our fear of the anarchists and haters in Congress.
Instead of raising us up by behaving like exemplary, sterling people, you bring us down to your own level,a place of blurred lines and fungible ethics and sleazy associates.
What is the trade-off that will be exacted by the Chappaqua Republic for that yearned-for moment? When the Rogue State of Bill began demonizing Monica Lewinsky as a troubled stalker, you knew you could count on the complicity of feminists and Democratic women in Congress.
Bill’s female cabinet members and feminist supporters had no choice but to accept the unappetizing quid pro quo: The Clintons would give women progressive public policies as long as the women didn’t assail Bill for his regressive private behavior with women.
Because you assume that if it’s good for the Clintons, it’s good for the world, you’re always tangling up government policy with your own needs, desires, deceptions, marital bargains and gremlins.
And finally, Acceptance:
None of what you said made any sense. Keeping a single account mingling business and personal with your own server wasn’t about “convenience.” It was about expedience. You became judge and jury on what’s relevant because you didn’t want to leave digital fingerprints for others to retrace.
Whew! It’s going to take awhile to sleep that one off. Still, it’s hard to take MoDo seriously, she’s fallen in and out of love with every Democratic president/candidate she’s ever covered. Heck, she even had a crush on George W. Bush for awhile after 9/11 when she was feeling particularly vulnerable. She’s just fickle that way.
So honestly, I don’t blame MoDo; it’s hard when you keep waking up in the morning and find yourself in bed with one whore after another.
I’m just – in the spirit of the ides of March – trying to gently warn her that she better look out for the next Won that comes along as well. They’re all tainted, and none of them really have your well-being at heart. So don’t say you haven’t been warned the next time your heart is broken.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network