Babble, Rinse, Repeat

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An open message to Hillary:

This just isn’t working. Pretending that email-gate is laughable or of no consequence makes it look like you’re being flippant about national security. That’s making red meat Republicans absolutely giddy over the scent of scandal in their flaring nostrils. It’s also making solid Democrats and Independents uneasy and your poll numbers show it.

To be sure, this is the latest in a multi-decade series of Republican witch hunts. These are attempts to smear anyone with the name of Clinton with anything that looks, sounds, smells or might remotely seem as though it is somehow bad and then keeping it in public view until people think it’s real. The difference this time is that it looks like there could be some “there” there.

Bill has an amazing facility for getting himself into complex and self-defeating situations and somehow saving himself from disaster. And he has the charisma thing going for him, so that after his disaster avoidance magic he somehow still holds remarkably high approval ratings. He shares that with Ronald Reagan, the “Teflon president.”

You don’t. You don’t have that mastery of the disaster dance and you don’t have the public charisma. That’s why your babble, rinse, repeat about the email server in your house and those possibly classified emails that might have been a national security breach just doesn’t work. It’s making happy Republicans and unhappy Democrats.

Start talking sense and being accountable.


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2 Responses to Babble, Rinse, Repeat
  1. Jim Altschuler Reply

    … or you have no chance whatsoever of being the Democratic nominee, let alone the President of the United States of America.

  2. Dan Wallace Reply

    Jack, as an independent who pines for decent Republican candidates (John Kasich? Jon Huntsman?), I have my own set of problems.

    As a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, you have yours, chief among which is that the person who will be your party’s nominee is, while not venal, certainly smarmy. The root of this issue is not whether she sent or received emails that she shouldn’t have. It’s that she HAD her government email account on a private email server instead of on the government server where whatever rules/laws apply say that it belonged, and where everyone who worked for her had theirs. This is a case of thinking that the rules somehow don’t apply to her. Not the first time. She has a history of doing questionable things and then getting upset when people question them. Seems like she believes she has a right to her own set of rules. And you are correct, she is nowhere near as good as her husband at getting out of those scrapes when she gets into them. But she has the same habit of getting into them. If she had simply left her email on, we would not be having this conversation.

    That said, add one more to my list of problems. . .she may in fact turn out to be the better of the candidates when Nov 2016 rolls around.