HRH Hillary Rodham Clinton Takes Progressives For Granted

Hillary on the Iron Throne

All hail Hillary of the House Clinton, First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Mhysa, Breaker of Chains, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons. Oh wait, that’s not her, that’s Dany on “Game of Thrones.” BTW Season 6 of GoT was awesome– Winter isn’t coming, it has arrived!

What has Hillary Clinton learned from more than a year of being yelled at by anguished progressives, worried about the disappearing American middle class and endless warfare? Answer: Nothing whatsoever. Winter is coming for neoliberalism, and Hillary just doesn’t get it.

Bill Scher on Politico:

She has in hand the endorsement of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. She has the terrifying prospect of a President Donald Trump, who might be described as anti-progressive, as the ultimate foil…

…She’s not sweating the Green Party’s Jill Stein or the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson—who have been registering respectable poll numbers but combined have been drawing about the same proportion from the two major party candidates. She’s not nervous about the prospect of rogue Sanders delegates making a symbolic protest on the convention floor. She doesn’t believe she is going to lose enough of the left on Election Day to make a difference in the outcome.

Whether such confidence is justified is not crystal clear when looking at the most recent poll numbers. The most recent CNN poll finds Clinton keeping only 57 percent of Sanders voters, with 23 percent going to Johnson, 12 to Stein and five to Trump. Johnson and Stein are taking a combined 12 points in Saturday’s Real Clear Politics average.

I think Hillary actually believes she can pick up votes from anti-Trump Tea-GOPers. That’s crazy, because those are the people giving her such high negative ratings. She probably thinks identity politics will provide the winning margin, like it did for President Obama. She may know she has driven away progressives and independents, whose support she doesn’t seem to want anyway.

All in all an epic political miscalculation. This is going to be a close election, even though it really shouldn’t be. If the Dems nominated Bernie Sanders instead, it wouldn’t be. See below for Samantha Bee’s hilarious take on Tim Kaine for VP.

Next week’s convention is going to be interesting.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on July 23, 2016 - 6:04 pm

    You people and your “Game of Thrones”. I haven’t seen one episode. I feel like an outcast. I haven’t seen “Orange is the New Black”, “Madmen”, “Sons of Anarchy”, ect, ect ,ect… I haven’t even seen “House of Cards”. Does America have too many long series, or is it just me.

    I guess anything is better then reality, and these election years prove it. Maybe they just want us to give up and say, JUST PICK SOMEBODY! You did anyway, huh? Thanks Democrats. :(

    I still have two seasons of “Breaking Bad”, which I can’t wait to see and I’m watching “Twin Peaks” because I never saw that.

    • #2 by Richard Warnick on July 24, 2016 - 3:09 am

      President Obama has watched every episode of “Game of Thrones.” Rumor has it he gets them on DVD before they are shown for the first time on HBO. I just hope he’s not getting any ideas from how they do politics in Westerns.

  2. #3 by Larry Bergan on July 23, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    They’re going to have Bernie Sanders speak early in the week, so they can get him out of the way. I hope he blows the whole thing up, and announces he’s running third party.

  3. #4 by John Talcott on July 23, 2016 - 6:15 pm

    If you understand “Twin Peaks”, please explain it to the rest of us.

    • #5 by Richard Warnick on July 24, 2016 - 3:15 am

      I never got it the first time, but next year David Lynch is bringing it back as a Showtime miniseries with many original cast members, including Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper.

  4. #6 by Larry Bergan on July 23, 2016 - 9:35 pm

    John Talcott:

    I love seeing Kyle MacLachlan get into his coffee. :)

    I also had to put a segment of “Twin Peaks” up on my YouTube page to illustrate the angst Obama and his wife must have gone through, to TRY and save George W. Bush at the funeral in Dallas, recently:

    One of the many subplots of “Twin Peaks” revolves around a character played by “West Side Story” actor, Richard Beymer. He’s trying to interest investors from Iceland to buy into his financial scheme in Twin Peaks, and has to diffuse a situation, when somebody plays a song that reminds the main character’s dad – the main character is found dead at the very beginning of the series – of his slain daughter’s death:

    Impossible to explain Twin Peaks or America today. Maybe Investors, or making money with money. I have no idea.

    • #7 by Richard Warnick on July 24, 2016 - 3:22 am

      Bush is being like Nixon. When he resigned in disgrace, Nixon got a pardon because he gave everybody the impression he was fatally ill. Then he hung around for another 20 years being unrepentant.

      • #8 by Larry Bergan on July 24, 2016 - 10:10 pm

        I guess Bush is in too famous a family to just disappear. I still think Ken Lay faked his death. That was just too convenient.

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