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Hillary Moves WAY to the Left!
Hillary Clinton has appeared before the Congressional Black Caucus. When she noted, with disdain, that Halliburton received a no-bid contract for Hurricane Katrina relief, she got a standing ovation. Itís one of the extreme leftís "hot buttons," to echo Rush Limbaugh. Itís also telegraphs Hillaryís move to the extreme left in order to attempt to gain the allegiance of the Democratic partyís extremist base.
First, an aside: Halliburton has been hired by the U.S. Navy to restore electrical power in Mississippi, at three of their bases. Halliburton is expert at physical disaster recovery; it is the pre-eminent company on Earth and the only American company that does this work on this scale. Hillary cries over Halliburton, as if they received a "sweetie deal" because Halliburton used to be run by Vice President Cheney. Who should the Navy have hired? Schlumberger (France)? Itís the only other company on Earth with the ability to work and work rapidly on this kind of job. Has the Navy hired a French company, there would have been Hillary, complaining about American recovery work being outsourced. By the way, Halliburton has contributed over $1 million in cash to the recovery efforts, and a great deal more in logistical help at no charge.
"Hillary has also come out against the John Roberts nomination as Chief Justice. She had no choice; the extremists are making it clear that anyone who supports Roberts, even a little, is an enemy."
Hillary has also come out against the John Roberts nomination as Chief Justice. She had no choice; the extremists are making it clear that anyone who supports Roberts, even a little, is an enemy. Some "safer" Democrats in the Senate have "grown a pair," like Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Others have lost all courage, especially those senators who face re-election in 2006 or 2008. Hillary faces a fight to keep her seat in 2006, with Jeanine Pirro, a beautiful, smart (way smarter than Hillary), charismatic, tough-on-crime GOPer, challenging her senate seat, and reminding the people that Hillary is not planning to stay in the seat and represent New York.
Hillary is not, however, truly running for re-election to the Senate. Sheís running for the Presidency. And right now, Hillaryís move just a tittle to the right of the extremists at moveon.org or who run blogs like Daily Kos has caused her to be in danger of losing a nomination that is essentially hers to lose. Al Gore is starting to make rumblings that he will be a candidate in 2008; he is angling to be the 40th-year Nixon Redux. If Gore, who is the darling of these extremists, runs, then Hillary is toast unless she has co-opted his support before he can organize and announce his candidacy.
"Therefore, Hillary is moving way to the left. However, as I have noted in previous articles, this move is fraught with peril. If you are extreme enough to win the Democratic nomination in todayís climate, you are unelectable."
So Hillary has to move way left. She needs to make common cause with the extremists that blame Bush and Halliburton for every perceived ill in this country, the Cindy Sheehan anti-Semites who hate America and the war on terror, the environmental extremists who ignore the scientists and blame the hurricane on "global warming." Therefore, Hillary is moving way to the left. However, as I have noted in previous articles, this move is fraught with peril. If you are extreme enough to win the Democratic nomination in todayís climate, you are unelectable.
Hillaryís Hobsonís Choice is becoming more and more Hobsonian with each passing day. Was Rush Limbaugh prescient when he goaded the leftists this week to come out and show their true colors? Did he know that they would do exactly that? I know that he hoped that they would take the sheepís clothing off; I know that they have met his hopes completely. Hillary followed Harry Belafonte, who expressed his opinion that the rightís "legs have been amputated," and then she defined all personal charity as incumbent upon government. She evoked her alleged Sunday School attendance, and then opined that governments should operate under the Golden Rule.
She then went into a class warfare attack on our President and the GOP, and alleged that our government cares for the rich more than the poor, and then accused the administration of a "concerted effort" to deny the poor, "non-English speaking people," the elderly and minorities the right to vote. She parroted the extreme leftís wildest line on a non-issue. She decried the Georgia Voter Photo ID initiative as a "poll tax." That owuld probably stun Jimmy Carter, who supports it.
I now believe that Hillary will not be nominated in 2008. I also believe that whoever is nominated would lose to whoever the GOP puts up, even if that were an actual elephant. I now worry even more that the left is degenerating into chaos more rapidly than anticipated, and weíll have power, and nobody to keep us intellectually sharp. Letís start praying for Condi to run in 2008.