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Five Reasons why June was Doom for Hillary

Five Reasons why June was Doom for Hillary

June 2014: What Difference Did It Make?

It hasn’t been a good month for Hillary Clinton. It has been a very very bad month, in fact.

This was supposed to be a great month with the launch of her new biography “Hard Choices.” The book tour had her featured on every major television news and entertainment program in the country. Hillary’s face was popping up across the fruited plains from Albuquerque to Zanesville. Things were looking good for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 preview.

But then the wheels came off.

Here are the five horrible stories that slowed down the Clinton Express in the last few weeks:

1. Questions about Hillary’s health resurface.

hillary clinton stroke

Karl Rove caught a lot of grief in May when he suggested that Hillary’s December 2012 fall was more than met the eyes.

Onstage with Robert Gibbs and CBS correspondent and “Spies Against Armageddon” co-author Dan Raviv, Rove said Republicans should keep the Benghazi issue alive.

He said if Clinton runs for president, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012.

The official diagnosis was a blood clot. Rove told the conference near LA Thursday, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”

Rove was widely scorned but a new book — “Blood Feud” — being released this week suggests maybe Rove was onto something.

While the Klein book will be attacked, people still are talking about Hillary’s health. And that’s not a winner for Team Hillary.

2. Is Hillary just too old to be President?

After the Rove allegations of a serious brain injury, Hillary’s book tour began with a cover story in People Magazine.

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Unfortunately, the cover photo was cropped a bit too carefully for some people and a new meme began.

(Note: These images are Photoshops)

Hillary Needs A Walker To Stand!

People Magazine even had to debunk the theories — but the “Hillary is too old” refrain definitely won’t end.

3. Hillary’s “financial” struggles

Clinton’s book tour started with the former First Lady and Senator showing complete tone deafness by telling Diane Sawyer at ABC News that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left The White House in 2000.

Well, if you — you have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education, you know, it was not easy.

The Hillary-as-pauper story was roundly debunked and even mainstream media outlets began to laugh at the idea that the Clintons were anything but multi-millionaires.

Hillary stepped into it again over the weekend when she told the Guardian newspaper that she isn’t “truly well off” despite the over $100 million her family has made since Bill Clinton left office.

Not even left-leaning political commentator Jeff Greenfield can take much more.

4. Clinton fatigue, and the campaign hasn’t even started

The American people seem tired. Tired of Obamas, Bushes and yes, Clintons. President Obama hit record lows in public opinion polls over the last week.

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is tied for the lowest mark since the beginning of his presidency, a new poll says.

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 41 percent of respondents approve of Obama’s performance as president, tied for the lowest point in his presidency. His approval rating on foreign policy sits at 37 percent, setting a new low.

So if Hillary does run for President — she will have to buck the idea that she’s essentially a stand-in for Barack Obama’s third term. But that may not be her toughest hill to climb. American’s don’t like royalty and that’s what the Bushes and Clintons seem to have become to many.

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The American public seems weary of any former President’s family member running for The White House in 2016.

For the large and growing plurality of Americans who identify as independent, there’s seemingly no way to opt out of the compulsive-repetitive disorder among legacy media types and partisan string-pullers. What is it that Faulkner said in Requiem for a Nun (1950)? “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Who knew that he was talking about politics in the goddamned 21st century, not Yoknapatawpha County after the Civil War?

It’s not a mystery why elites would totally dig a retro contest between two of the nation’s least-appealing families. It would mean that zombified pundits such as David Gergen, whose lack of cogency is directly proportional to the number of administrations in which he served, could push off retirement a few more years and writers such as Dowd, who peaked in terms of what passes for wit and originality during the Clinton era, could recycle old columns as unashamedly as Cate Blanchet recycles plastic bags at the local Safeway. GOP and Democratic apparatchiks and their big-money enablers wouldn’t have to struggle with the grim and unavoidable fact that fewer and fewer of us are willing to identify with either party – even to strangers on the phone.

5. Benghazi is still alive, and four Americans are still dead

Also in the new book “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein comes this shocking new account of the Benghazi terror attack that occurred on September 11, 2012.

[Hillary Clinton] had no doubt that a terrorist attack had been launched against America on the anniversary of 9/11. However, when Hillary picked up the phone and heard Obama’s voice, she learned the president had other ideas in mind. With less than two months before Election Day, he was still boasting that he had al Qaeda on the run.

If the truth about Benghazi became known, it would blow that argument out of the water.

“Hillary was stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack,” one of her top legal advisers said in an interview. “Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed.”

A protester exults as the US Consulate in Benghazi burns during a protest by an armed group in September 2012 that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

This adviser continued: “Hillary told Obama, ‘Mr. President, that story isn’t credible. Among other things, it ignores the fact that the attack occurred on 9/11.’ But the president was adamant. He said, ‘Hillary, I need you to put out a State Department release as soon as possible.’”

Is Klein’s account true?

Benghazi still is alive as an issue, and four Americans still are dead. And June didn’t change that for Hillary’s presidential campaign.

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Team Hillary probably wishes she could go back in time and rerun June 2014. But hey, at least she got an extra shoe for her travels.

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The #1 reason is that Hillary is an utterly loathsome human being. Perhaps, finally, her smugness led her to underestimate her supporters’ intelligence (which is pretty hard to do).

If Klein’s Benghazi account is true, then Hillary Clinton probably blew her best chance to become president. She could have told Obama that she absolutely would not lie to the American people about AQ, and then quietly resigned as SOS. Obama, with the MSM working overtime to protect him (remember how aggressively they went after Mitt Romney when he dared to criticize Obama over the Cairo embassy tweet), likely still would have won re-election. Then, with Obama safely re-elected, Hillary Clinton could have gone before congress and testified (with faux reluctance, of course, being a good Dem party member) about how she had refused to comply with Obama’s corrupt and cynical directive to lie to the American public, and chose instead to resign her office in an act of conscience. Hillary would have become a hero, a person of undeniable strength and integrity, and she could have coasted her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming the first woman president.

    Sian in reply to Observer. | June 24, 2014 at 11:32 am

    “She could have told Obama that she absolutely would not lie to the American people about AQ, and then quietly resigned as SOS. ”

    If she had been brave enough to do that, an act which is all but an anathema to politicians in general and the left in particular, hell, she’d have earned that nomination.

    Of course the reality is that it was an option she never even though of, never mind considered.

      ray in reply to Sian. | June 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      According to a more extensive quote from the book, she and Bill war-gamed her options, and decided it would be best to go along with the Obama lies. If her resignation cost the Dems the election, it would destroy her chances for 2016.

        Observer in reply to ray. | June 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        Yes, if her resignation had cost Obama the election, then things would have played out differently for Hillary. But that’s why I said she could have “quietly” resigned — as in, just announced she was going to spend more time with her family, or some such nonsense, and not revealed the real reason (at the time) for stepping down.

        The media was so deeply in the tank for Obama, nobody would have pursued the Clinton story at first (and even if they did, she simply could have stonewalled them for a few months). Then, with Obama safely re-elected, the congressional hearings on Benghazi would have begun, and Hillary would have had her chance to set the record straight (while feigning reluctance to tell the awful truth about Obama, but having no real choice since she was under oath).

        It would have been genius. I wonder why Bill Clinton didn’t think of it. He really is slipping.

          She didn’t do it because crossing Obama on this would have been career suicide. Far too many Dems still believe he can walk on water and turn red ink into free health care. Had she gone against him, she would have been destroyed by the Alinsky leftists and been blamed for the disaster by both parties, and there would be no more $200k speaking deals in her future.

          In short, her best opportunity was to simply sit down, shut up, and do what the boss commanded while he self-destructed on his own. I don’t actually see her running for President now, when she can turn the crank on the money machine the way she’s been doing for the last few months.

    tom swift in reply to Observer. | June 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    a person of undeniable strength and integrity

    You’re right; if the account is even partially true, then that was her vocational aptitude test, and she flunked.

    In her government jobs she’s behaved like a minor flunky whose life ambition is to make no waves at all until she can get out safely with her pension. A small person with negligible plans; I see no executive abilities or even inclinations there. As for leadership qualities? Not a hint.

We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know

What a hardy pioneer.

She should have titled her book Mein Kampf. I suppose the key is choosing the right ghost-writer.

Hillary Clinton is a whore who prostituted herself for decades in order for a shot at the ultimate power. She covered for her husband, a serial rapist and sexual abuser so that she could have “her shot.” She destroyed many women in the process, but we’re to believe it is a Republican “war on women”. But I digress….

Now we know that she also prostituted herself for Barry Soetero, like so many of his sycophantic minions. These political hacks never consider the truth. What if she had just said “no” to Barry when he proposed this monstrous lie? But she couldn’t, because she is a political whore.

She is a truly loathsome, disgusting person. Will the prog drones vote for her because she is a queen bee in the prog drone army? Probably, they’ve demonstrated what crap they’re willing to elect.

Lately I find myself reading the history of The War of 1812 wistfully… I think the place needs another purge.

If she has the health issues that Klein lists, I do hope they don’t escalate.

That being said, I wonder if some of her health issues can be traced to her having to run and take cover under sniper fire in the Balkans in ’96 . . . very stressful scenario and all.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/03/hillarys_balkan_adventures_par.html

Bruno Lesky | June 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Aside from her loathsome personal character and characteristics (cue cackle), her politics, if elected, would ensure the continued destruction of the republic

    Bruno Lesky in reply to Bruno Lesky. | June 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I think I meant to emphasize her progressive ideology … but her politics stink, also.

      Phillep Harding in reply to Bruno Lesky. | June 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      My perception of her and Bill’s character: He was the ego, she was the one behind the mysterious deaths.

      No accusations, just that’s the way I perceived them.

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