Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hillary Clinton doesn't lead she fails against Bush

According to Cenk Uygur:

[Hillary Clinton] claims that George W. Bush is the worst president we've ever had. Yet in her entire time in the Senate she has never led one successful fight against him. She has either lost every legislative battle on Iraq, or worse yet, been complicit. The vote to authorize the war was one thing, but how about all of the votes to continue and support Bush's war for all of the remaining years? Let alone every other issue on which Bush got exactly what he wanted, up to and including this year, when the Democrats and Senator Clinton were theoretically in charge.

I understand that leaders are supposed to lead. Yet, I have never seen Senator Clinton lead her fellow Democrats in a successful challenge of President Bush. Never. That's a pretty awful record.

Now, it would be one thing if George Bush was a popular president who was hard to defeat politically. But in fact, he is the opposite. He is the most deeply unpopular president of our lifetimes. And Hillary Clinton kept getting her ass kicked by that guy.

That's the real criticism that should be leveled against Hillary Clinton. Yet I have almost never seen anyone make this point on TV. Part of the reason for that, of course, is because her opponents, Barack Obama and John Edwards did no better in their time in the Senate. So, they are embarrassed into an awkward silence on the matter.

The reason I hold Senator Clinton to a higher standard, other than the fact that she has been there longer, is that she had the biggest name recognition and could have led her fellow Democrats - but chose not to. Instead she chose accommodation and capitulation. That's a record worth criticizing, if anyone ever got around to it.

Hillary Clinton keeps reminding us to take a look at her record. She wants to define what we shall look at. It doesn't work that way Hillary. You are a divider not a uniter in the democratic party and no matter how you spin your message the cold hard facts are that you are complicit in the Bush regime's mess in Iraq and you still have not admitted you are wrong.

We have had enough experience with a President who can't admit his errors. We don't need another one like him. You are Karl Rove's dream come true as a democratic presidential candidate. You are my nightmare.


Cargosquid said...

For once I agree completely with you. Call CNN......


Mosquito said...

I thought that we would find areas of agreement. I'll bet there's more to come.


Antuan said...