Politico: Hey, Wouldn’t Chelsea Clinton Make A Great U. S. Senator?
“Clinton should run for Cotton’s Senate seat” in Arkansas
Okay, this story made me giggle. A lot. The very idea of Chelsea Clinton relegating herself to the boonies of Arkansas, a state her parents disdained and couldn’t leave quickly enough, is hilarious to me. Not so to Politico, however.
The idea of the Clinton dynasty just will not die, and poor Chelsea is going to be sacrificed on its altar. Remember when the media and left was pushing the idea of a Chelsea run for the U. S. House of Representatives in New York? That fizzled out quickly.
Not only is the progressive base less than excited about a Chelsea Clinton in elected office, but Chelsea has all of her mother’s less desirable traits and none of her father’s political instincts or charisma. As such, she’s not a likely candidate for anything much less the U. S. Senate.
Politico’s click-bait tweet intentionally left out that it’s Chelsea, not Hillary, being recommended for a Senate run for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) who is expected to move over to the CIA.
Opinion: Clinton should run for Cotton’s Senate seat https://t.co/jN3fl1DinP via @politicomag pic.twitter.com/wkmPjxpqfl
— POLITICO (@politico) December 3, 2017
The idea, I guess, is to get people to click over (which I did, so in that sense it worked) and then to settle in to consider the prospect of a Senator Chelsea Clinton from Arkansas.
If Arkansas Democrats want to field a serious Democrat, there’s only one name to consider. I’m talking, of course, about Clinton.
Of course, Hillary Clinton would have to overcome a lot of impediments to become only the third person in history to have represented more than one state in the Senate. She lost Arkansas to Trump by 27 points, and didn’t even bother to campaign there. She’s not a native Arkansan and was always a polarizing figure during her stint as the state’s first lady. She didn’t come back there to live after serving in the White House, nor does she visit often.
A sudden return to the state would likely dredge up bad memories of the Whitewater investigation, in which she was never charged with a crime but many of her Arkansas associates were convicted. As Bloomberg columnist Leonid Bershidsky summed up after visiting the state during the 2016 campaign, “Arkansas is pleased to forget Hillary Clinton.”
Apparently, however, Politico fantasizes that Arkansas is ready for Chelsea.
[Chelsea] has the Clinton name but little of the Clinton baggage. She wouldn’t hurt for name recognition or campaign cash. She’s vice chair of the controversy magnet known as the Clinton Foundation, but emails released during the presidential campaign by WikiLeaks and the State Department show Chelsea getting caught doing good, seeking to root out corruption by foundation officials and warning of problems with Haiti earthquake relief.
She is an Arkansas native, even though she hasn’t lived there since she was 12. Sure, she lives in Manhattan now and lacks a Southern accent. But her mom bought her first house in New York two months before she launched her Senate bid, proving ZIP code ain’t nothing but a number. Carpetbagger charges are inevitable. But in the end, what matters is your knowledge and respect of the state and its voters. Chelsea shows no hint of cultural condescension toward her birthplace. For example, as an NBC reporter, she spotlighted efforts to preserve the folk music traditions of the city of Mountain View in the Ozarks.
We all know she’s gearing up to run for something someday. She’s sharpened her political presence on Twitter. She’s released two books this year, the popular children’s history book “She Persisted” and the less noticed but weightier “Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?” in which she and a global public health professor explore how effective international organizations have been at combating infectious diseases.
Although Chelsea typically bats away questions about launching a campaign, in a March interview with Variety she caveated, “If someone steps down or something changes, I’ll then ask and answer those questions at that time.” Clearly, she’s waiting for someone to step down.
And like her mother, she’s clearly waiting to be anointed should Cotton move over to the CIA. Arkansans must be laughing their butts off right about now.
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LMAO, well the first reason I can think of is that she would lose worse than her Mother did. Especially for Cotton’s seat. Tom is very popular here and he would wipe the floor with her.
If he does move to the CIA something we here in the state really are not a fan of him doing. His Seat would be won by one of the sitting Rep.s hands down. The Rep. seat would then again be won by a republican. What happened here in Arkansas is we discovered that the modern Democrat party isn’t the Democrat party that we remembered. the “Blue Dogs” were “BS” and starting with Blanche Lambert we realized that we were a republican state and decided to undo the entrenched Democrat machine here..
I believe that entire storyline about Tillerson leaving and all this office shuffling going on is turning out to be just one more big piece of fake news that the NYT made up because they were bored with the real news.
“sharpened her political presence”
I’ve read some of the twits tweets.
That girl…I say that girl is about as sharp as a pound of wet liver.
She has her father’s looks, and her mother’s brains. Can’t beat that!
Plus, Chelsea’s accomplishments rival her mother’s accomplishments as secretary of state.
And…she was raised by the two most corrupt figures ever to appear in American public life – one who is a perv, and the other facing indictment.
What could be wrong?
A gift to America almost as great as another obama.
Bill Clinton’s wife’s daughter has baggage but anything could happen.
You know, to be completely fair and avoid judging so quickly, we did some research and found that Cheslea Clinton – while never having a job, except the NBC $600k wasted payoff to her mother – was not without significant achievement in her school years.
Her academic awards are numerous, and she does indeed have certificates of awards for the following:
-Good penmanship (awarded by Bic, as a payoff to her mother*)
-Milky Way Award: for the class daydreamer (awarded by Mars, as a payoff to her mother*)
-Inventive and Imaginative
-Honest Abe (awarded by Comedy Central, as a payoff to her mother*)
-Butterfinger Award: for the person who broke the most things accidentaly (awarded by Nestle, as a payoff to her mother*)
-Best Temporary Speller (awarded by the Russians, as a payoff to her mother*)
-Best recovering pencil-chewer
-Best Reading Champ (for her book report on “What Happened?”)
-Sharing is Caring (for using charitable funds to pay for her multi-million dollar wedding)
and last but not least:
-Best Morning Person
The complete list of awards Chelsea was eligible for:
(*awarded in the eventuality hillary klinton got elected president of the United States. HA!)
AR ain’t gonna elect someone dumber than cotton.
Running in Arkansas is her first mistake; why isn’t she running in New York? Not only did New York adopt her mother faster than an alligator could eat a chicken, but she lives there.
Two words: Schumer, Gillibrand. No one is going to horn in on them.
Chelsea could always run for Franken’s seat in Minnesota. The ‘Little Apple’ would be proud to elect the two dumbest women in the Senate: Chelsea and Klobuchar, together at last.
Chelsea is probably the only woman besides hillary klinton that franken would not grope.
Are you sure of that?
I don’t know, I think Franken would happily grope her….if she got her Lewinsky technique perfected.
I wouldn’t say Amy Klobuchar is brilliant, but she’s not dumb, either. She figured out that if she won the senate race, and never took a controversial position, or said anything newsworthy, she’d be in for life. We call her the senator of small things, like swimming pool drains.
This is also why two Democrat gals running for governor were calling on Franken to resign moments after the first story broke. Our neurotic dilletante governor would appoint Al’s replacement, and would appoint a woman, unless he could find a genderfluid two-spirit. If that gal imitates Klobuchar’s talent for avoiding headlines, she’s got a lifetime job too.
Ah. The Lamar Alexander Method.
What’s that ? Sheriff “Joe” Arpaio is going to run against Chelsea Clinton?
“Chelsea has all of her mother’s less desirable traits”
Okay, I get that she’s unattractive, dull-witted and corrupt. Are you claiming she’s a paranoid, tyrannical drunk, too? I haven’t seen any evidence of that (yet).
Give her time.
When she finally gets the word who she isnt, she’ll hit the bottle with her pathetic mother.
I told you guys we should take off and nuke the site from orbit, just to be sure. But noooo.
Chelsea first much account for taking $14 Million from the Clinton (Corrupt) Foundation to pay for her wedding.
I must admit I feel a certain degree of sympathy for the child. She’s cursed with a sexual deviant for a (legal*) father, a corrupt, nasty, ugly mother and less than good looks.
Of course we can find sympathy in the dictionary somewhere between “sh*t and “s*phillis”.
* For those who allege Webster Hubble was actually her father, the law presumptively assigns that status to the person legally married to the birth mother.
Hubble was more an accomplice than anything. It’s kind of an open secret here in Arkansas that we are pretty sure Bill is Chelsea’s father since Hillary didn’t have affairs….with men.
I found a ball of lint under my bed that has a higher IQ than Chelsea.
Of course, same is true for Patty Murray but D’s keep sending her to the Senate.
Spawn of the Horny Hick and Pure Evil,spare the nation any further pain from the Clinton crime syndicate.
Her pedigree and provenance are more important to liberals than trivial things like her actual resume, C.V., experience in challenging work, experiential wisdom and judgment that comes from years of challenging work, and a list of actual accomplishments.
Who needs those things?
Once you get beyond the initial laughter, there is the issue of getting more than just a handful of moonbats to vote for her. She has no ties to that state is not one of them by any stretch of the imagination.
Surely the voters of Arkansas have had quite enough of the Klintons.
Have the People of this Country not suffered enough? No, just…no.
In what gin-addled fever-dream is this little trollop even remotely qualified for a Senate seat?
Pretty much to the same degree that Caroline Kennedy was qualified to be Ambassador to Japan.
I saw that Politico piece yesterday. My only question is this: Where do they get their mushrooms? I want to see different colors too.