Friday, September 4, 2009

Many People Said Hillary Was a "Bitch," But Change Requires Combat!

As I watch the angry right spew distortions regarding healthcare reform, I am reminded of two things from 2008.

First, I remember the battles I had with other liberals who tried unsuccessfully to convince me that Obama's victory signaled a monumental shift in national politics. It has not. And before people accuse me of being too cynical, I love to approach the world with eyes wide open. Sobriety is a good thing.

Second, I remember other liberals saying that Clinton was being "negative" (i.e., a bitch) when she belittled the almost religious embrace of change among many Obama supporters. This article from Huffington Post is a good example. At times, many of them argued that all we needed to do was elect Obama. His gentle style would persuade the electorate to accept his positions. But today, Obama's positions remain unclear on some very important issues, and conservatives, predictably, are in full opposition mode (just as liberals were during the Bush administration).

Since Obama is not inspiring liberals on healthcare reform at the moment (maybe things will change on Wednesday), enjoy the following video footage:

Clinton, Edwards and Obama Talk Healthcare (Clinton does major smackdown starting at 9:04)

Clinton Healthcare Townhall

Clinton on Fighting


Anonymous said...

Thanks for that, Darren. Damn.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Elizabeth: No problem. Because I am a liberal, I support universal healthcare, and I support the Democrats' effort to obtain it. I believe that she is more dedicated to the issue than many other Dems. No other politician than Ted Kennedy could have claimed a deeper lifetime commitment.

Sue said...

I agree Darrin. I was a Hillary supporter too, but we have Obama in the White House and I will support him and respect him. I'm so anxious for Wednesday night, I hope to God he comes out roaring like a lion and not meowing like a pussy!!

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Sue: Thanks! And I am hoping for strength on Wednesday as well. I am tired of weakness on the left and distortions on the right. It's like being in the middle of a terrible nightmare.

Sue said...

How many times do we need to endure weak democrat leaders? I really thought Obama would different and am still hopeful he will be. Wednesday night is the test!

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

I think he'll stand up Sue (hoping).

Aeneas said...

okay... unless I'm completely losing it, I KNOW i posted a long comment in here. Something was going strange when I clicked 'submit'... and I wasn't using any bad words this time. It was really, really erudite; or so I thought. It was a long moan and whine fest about how we wouldn't be in this leadership vaccuum had Hillary been 'the one.'

It was a really good post (if I may say so myself) about how politicians without failure are dangerous, etc. etc.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Aeneas, I am sorry. I did not delete any posts!

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