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Guile and Disingenuity, Subtle Hints or Airhead Banter?

   

  Kids say the darnedest things.  Big kids, too.  This report by the AP on comments by the Secretary of State is a little hard to peg, but we’ll throw it up against the wall for effect, as perhaps she was doing.   We don’t know the context of the remarks; the reports we’ve read are by the AP and they reference an address to State Department personnel. Mrs. Clinton is reported to have said that she and the President joked about longevity in office:

Clinton said Tuesday that she and Obama often marvel over foreign despots who want to stay in power for decades.

She said neither she nor Obama can understand leaders who cling to office for 10, 20, 30 or 40 years.

“He and I look at each other and say, ‘Oh, my gosh. Can you imagine?” she said.

     OMG, indeed.   Boys and girls, neither you nor I are President or Secretary of State of the United States and the vast majority of us did not go to Wellesley, Columbia, Yale and Harvard, but if we think real hard can we not come up with, oh, maybe one or two reasons why leaders stay in office? And besides that, this is coming from a woman who, while not barricading herself in the same office, has nevertheless been more or less ‘in it to win it’, having been Bill’s alter ego in Arkansas and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, then a member of the power elite in the US Senate, then aspiring to be leaderess of the formerly free world and now current Top World Diplomat, comprising what, 10, 20, 30, going on 40 years now?  That same 10, 20, 30, 40 year time frame that she, and Barack, just can’t imagine anyone wanting to hang around for? Had she prevailed in 2008 she would have, including 92-’00, probably racked up sixteen golden years at the Premier Address.  Remember, Bill told us back then we were getting a twofer.   Besides their poor, ambitionless selves,  have she and Barack never heard or read about kings….dictators ….dynasties………Franklin D. Roosevelt?  
     We suppose that this is supposed to be the takeaway from Clinton’s humorous aside to her audience, if indeed it was an aside:

Clinton says Obama told her recently, “I’m going to win re-election, and then I’m done,” a remark that drew laughter from the audience.

In other words, speaking to the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy out there listening in, Clinton is ha-haing and pooh-poohing the notion that The Gift intends to declare martial law, suspend habeas corpus, seize the internet and hang around the premises until America is transformed.
     Or the ‘foreign despot’ reference  could have been bragging about being in control of Predator Drones equipped with rockets and the names and addresses of MidEast rulers who have overstayed the welcome of the bipartite commission of  Islamic and Communist brother- and- sisterhoods.   Could have been just airhead banter, like the Reset Button episode. Could have been a replay of her most famous swipe at the VRWC, when she declared everybody was just making things up about the First Black President, Billy Jeff.  But when we look around the country and around the globe, at misery and strife and wars and now very strong rumors about a replay of our nightmare about Latin American dictators teaming with Eastern autocracies to introduce missiles into our half of the world, aimed either at us or our allies, we need conversation that is a little more adult than Hillary and Barack tee-heeing about how they are just soooo past remaining in office one more minute than absolutely necessary to………..reset and ………. transform things.

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  1. They obviously hate every minute of it, I mean Barrack only got 9 vacations last year! WTF?! Obviously he should join the SEIU. Lets not forget about the poor deceased Grand Cyclops of the KKK Senate, lil’ Bobbie Byrd. He served his first term under who was it? One of the Adams’? Or Madison?

  2. Oh, if it came right down to it, taking it to a third term to follow through with the “great transformation”, I think they would try to find a way to do it. I don’t doubt that for a second. And then after the 3rd, they’d push the 4th, and 5th, etc. All in the name of “we just need more time, folks”.

    What can the right be thinking, that these fine, upstanding American patriots would even think of transforming this nation to so great an extent that it turns into a totalitarian dictatorship (/sarc)

    • What is remarkable is that the twit thinks we would believe that her and Barack actually sit around ‘marvelling’ that despots stay in office so long, or that her and Barack twitter to each other “OMG, can you imagine?” They don’t even speak, let alone share long, intimate, humorous moments together. The difference between her coming off with that airhead stuff at a time when the world is pretty much on fire and the US is under attack from every possible quarter, and we are mired in a Depression, that and Barack Obama opening up his Campaign 2012 OfA effort, is only that Hillary knows her reign is over and she is going to start waxing philosophical (‘airhead’ philosophical though it is} to create some sort of “legacy” for herself, while Barack knows that unless he can trick, plot, scheme and lie to stay in power, not only will he not have a legacy, there is a real chance he won’t get a pardon. (Actually, I just wish he had that fear).

  1. They obviously hate every minute of it, I mean Barrack only got 9 vacations last year! WTF?! Obviously he should join the SEIU. Lets not forget about the poor deceased Grand Cyclops of the KKK Senate, lil’ Bobbie Byrd. He served his first term under who was it? One of the Adams’? Or Madison?

  2. Oh, if it came right down to it, taking it to a third term to follow through with the “great transformation”, I think they would try to find a way to do it. I don’t doubt that for a second. And then after the 3rd, they’d push the 4th, and 5th, etc. All in the name of “we just need more time, folks”.

    What can the right be thinking, that these fine, upstanding American patriots would even think of transforming this nation to so great an extent that it turns into a totalitarian dictatorship (/sarc)

    • What is remarkable is that the twit thinks we would believe that her and Barack actually sit around ‘marvelling’ that despots stay in office so long, or that her and Barack twitter to each other “OMG, can you imagine?” They don’t even speak, let alone share long, intimate, humorous moments together. The difference between her coming off with that airhead stuff at a time when the world is pretty much on fire and the US is under attack from every possible quarter, and we are mired in a Depression, that and Barack Obama opening up his Campaign 2012 OfA effort, is only that Hillary knows her reign is over and she is going to start waxing philosophical (‘airhead’ philosophical though it is} to create some sort of “legacy” for herself, while Barack knows that unless he can trick, plot, scheme and lie to stay in power, not only will he not have a legacy, there is a real chance he won’t get a pardon. (Actually, I just wish he had that fear).

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