Thursday, March 10, 2016


Oh boy! Hillary knows she's in trouble and is pulling out the violins hoping to yank a few voters heart strings. She may not be a natural politician, but she is certainly a natural BS artist.

How does this "poor me" view of Hillary square with her pulling in millions ($12 million just from Wall Street) for making speeches?  Poor orator? Not a "natural" politician? She wants voters to believe that she is paid  $675,000.00 for being a lousy orator and unskilled politician?

Does she think voters are stupid? Let the Hillary supporters decide for themselves.

For a moment, it seemed like Clinton would then admit more mistakes. Instead, she pivoted to argue that the reason many voters have a negative perception of her is that she is not a very good communicator. “Look, I have said before and it won’t surprise anybody to hear me say it, this is not easy for me,” Clinton said. “I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama. So I have a view that I just have to do the best I can, get the results I can, make a difference in people’s lives, and hope that people see that I’m fighting for them and that I can improve conditions economically and other ways that will benefit them and their families.”

As Clinton indicated, she has used these lines before, but only at town-hall meetings, not during televised debates. They sound authentic, because they are an acknowledgement of an uncomfortable truth: she doesn’t have the oratorical gifts of her husband or Obama. But her self-deprecating comments also demonstrated that she isn’t without political skills of her own. After all, the image she is trying to portray in this campaign is one of a dogged fighter who battles adversity to do what is right. What better way to get this message across than to advertise some of your own limitations? - See more at:

Hillary Clinton said she's not more popular after decades in politics because she is not naturally gifted at it.

“I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama," Clinton said during Wednesday night's debate, when asked why voters do not see her as honest or trustworthy.

Clinton has often said decades of built-up Republican attacks on her character have contributed to those feelings in polls.

"Look, I have said before and it won't surprise anybody to hear me say it, this is not easy for me," Clinton said. "It's not easy to do what I think is right to help people, to even the odds, to hear a story like the woman's story we just heard and to know that I can make a difference and I want to in every way possible."

Not a bad strategy when you know you're cornered in your own box of BS. Play the Pity Potty card.

Hillary is doing the best she can folks, so don't be hard on her. Even though she's not very good at it all she wants to do is help others (like someone she picked out of tonight's audience).

As for being seen as not trustworthy; shucks that's just because those big bad Republicans have been painting her with that brush for so long some of it sticks.

As for Bernie? Well, shucks, she likes him just fine and hopes he will come on board and bring all his voters with him so we can make the country whole again.

OK! OK! Wake up folks! That's not the Hillary we know! Our Hillary is a slick, smart, and well trained politician who knows how to wheel and deal with the best of them. Heck, she's been able to milk Wall Street bankers of Millions of dollars for just giving speeches on how she will rein them in and lock up the bad eggs once she's elected.

And, just to be sure that happens she has milked them of another $150 million to bankroll her campaign.

Heck, she's been so good at it both her and her "first gentleman" Bill are multi-millionaires. Not bad for someone who's not very good at what they are doing.

So, folks which is it? Will the real Hillary please stand up!

It should be over for Hillary: Party elites and MSNBC can’t prop her up after Bernie’s Michigan miracle

You wouldn’t know it from watching TV last night or reading the national papers this morning but Bernie Sanders’ Michigan win ranks among the greatest upsets in presidential primary history.

Should he win the nomination it will be go down as the biggest upset of any kind in American political history.

If he wins the election it will change the fundamental direction of the nation and the world.

Hillary Clinton has neither their deft personal touch nor protean verbal skills. When she tries to distract the base or paper over its differences with elites, voters see through her, even if, in their hearts, they don’t want to. In Michigan she tried to smear Sanders as a foe of the auto bailout. Before that she sent Chelsea and Bill out to say Bernie would kill Medicare. Each time she ended up only hurting herself. She has tried to co-opt Sanders’ positions on global trade, climate change, military adventurism, a living wage and universal health care.

It’s always too little, too late. Voters sense she’s just moving pawns on a chess board in part because she can never explain her change of heart and often doesn’t even try. She switched horses on global trade in a blog post, on the Keystone pipeline at a grammar school event. In a recent debate she left fracking to the GOP governors who covered themselves in glory on Obamacare, as if it were a states’ rights issue.

With her Super PAC (and hers and Bill’s breathtaking haul of $153 million in mostly corporate speaking fees), she is the living avatar of pay to play politics. She shouldn’t be the Democratic nominee for president because she doesn’t even know it’s wrong.

She remains woefully out of touch with the public mood in other ways. This week she began telling voters she and Bernie were pals and that it was time to wrap up their little primary so she could focus on the Republicans. As anyone outside her tone deaf campaign could have told her, she came off as entitled, presumptuous and condescending. The voters aren’t done deciding yet. When they are, they’ll let the candidates know. When party and press elites parroted her line, it had the same effect on Democrats as Mitt’s anti-Trump speech had on Republicans.

In the end, thinking only tactically makes you a bad tactician. When revolution’s in the air polls, money and ads mean far less. Reporters who know nothing else can’t conceive how voters choosing among a democratic socialist, a pay-to-play politician and a fascist might pick door number one. They bought Hillary’s myth of inevitability, but as Lawrence of Arabia told Prince Ali in the desert, nothing is written. If Democratic voters really use their heads, they’ll see through the tactical arguments just like the voters of Michigan did — and then walk into voting booths all over America and vote their hearts. Then there will be change.