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These posts will reflect my personal opinions, and views, of the world in which we live from, of course, the viewpoint of a conservative "Southern American".
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Clinton in 2016 ... J. D. Longstreet
Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I'm afraid King Henry II's remark concerning Thomas A'Beckett: "Won't
somebody rid me of this troublesome priest!?" rang inside my cranium
as I watched Bill Clinton address the conclave of Democrats in Charlotte last
week. Sorry. I couldn't help myself.
Clintons are (to conservatives) akin to a repetitive venereal disease on the body
politic that just continues to recur. No
matter what one tries, it stubbornly returns time after time. It can be beaten
back into remission for a while, but soon it will be back wreaking vengeance on
thought from the very first report that the Obama cabal was making an effort to
coax Bill Clinton into appearing at the Democratic Convention that they must
have lost their collective minds. Then
we learned he had been formally asked to place Obama's name in nomination as
the official candidate of the Democratic Party for President of the United
have known for sometime that the Obama campaign was in trouble. More trouble, in fact, than the campaign --
or the mainstream media -- let on. But we had no idea Obama was so unsure of
victory that he would call in an old adversary to try to rally the troops, the
democratic base, that is, to come to his (Obama's) aid. But that, dear reader, was exactly
right here, I'd like to make an important observation. The fact that a rogue like Bill Clinton is
still held in such high regard by the Democratic Party tells you everything you
need to know about that political party.
Bill Clinton -- Impeached President of the US
the record, Bill Clinton, a Democratic Party President, was only the second
President of the United States TO BE IMPEACHED! Got that?
not going to hear that from the Mainstream Media. You are not going to hear it from a democrat
-- and -- even more troubling is the fact that I didn't hear that little
factoid mentioned by a single republican, either. If it was, I didn't hear it.
only does it tell us something about the Democratic Party, it tells us
something about the Republican Party, the entire body politic in America, and
about America itself. What it
tells us is, frankly, not good.
an impeached President, whether found guilty or not, is marked forever.President Andrew Johnson was -- and
still is -- forever blemished even though he, too, was not found guilty. Back
in my school days, as a wee lad, it was one of the first lessons I learned in
American history. In those days, of course, Johnson was the ONLY American
President to have been impeached. And it
stayed that way -- right up 'til Bill Clinton.
may recall that President Richard Nixon came within a hair's breadth of being
impeached. But after pressure from the republicans he resigned in disgrace and
went home to California to live out his days in relative obscurity.
when a republican is disgraced, he IS DISGRACED! Not so with a democrat. He is only disgraced for as long as it takes
the democrat controlled mainstream media to rehabilitate him. In Clinton's case
the MSM was -- and remains -- in love with him and his rehabilitation
began immediately at full throttle.
President Richard Nixon -- NOT impeached!
Nixon was never invited to speak at a republican convention. I have no knowledge that he was ever even
asked to make a stump speech for a republican candidate anywhere
in the country after is resignation.
Heck. I LIKED Nixon. He was, in my opinion, one of the finest
foreign policy presidents the US has ever had.
BUT, when he disgraced himself and brought shame on his party and the
country, he was quickly moved off the stage and into the shadows to live out
his life. It was the price one paid, in
those days, for disgraceful behavior.
no longer holds true.
morals of America are in the toilet. If there was any doubt of that, at all,
observing the fawning of the democrats, the mainstream media, and yes, even a
few republicans over Bill Clinton last week should have erased it.. It was pathetic -- AND -- it was disturbing at the
more troubling to this scribe is the strong possibility that Clinton will be
back in the White House as a resident in 2017.
His title: How about "First
There can be no doubt, whatsoever, that the democrats are pressuring Hillary
Clinton to run for President in 2016. I
am convinced that if there had been a chance that she would not run, then her
husband, who owes her more than any husband can ever pay a wife, would NEVER
have taken to to stage to endorse Obama as he did last week. NEVER!
Bill Clinton went on that stage for two reasons. One-- because he loves
the spotlight, nay, he is addicted to it, and Two-- he is beginning to lay the groundwork for Hillary's Presidential
campaign in 2016.
Hillary will play coy for a while. That
is expected. I understand she has even
said she is done with politics, but I don't believe it. Not Hillary. She craves the Oval Office even more than her knave husband did.
Bill? Well, Bill wants nothing more than
to return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I mean, just look at all the trouble he
could get into with his prior knowledge of the place. Then, too, he would be writing the rule book
for all "First Husbands" to come in the future. How could he possibly
NOT want that?
much as it pains me to say this, I am convinced, at this point, that another
President Clinton is in America's future.