Remember how the frustrated Obama bloggers and the corporate media were screaming “Why Won’t That Stupid Bitch Quit” after Super Tuesday, claiming that Hillary was merely staying in the race for some strange, evil, stalker-ish reason? She was like Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction” to some, a racist who was trying to stand in the way of their Beloved Precious’ Big Moment to others. Never did they give a moment’s ink to the fact that Hillary and Obama were tied in pledged delegates, even with the unearned delegates that Obama stole from Hillary in Michigan and the artificial discounting of her delegates from Florida. Nor did they pause to reflect that Obama could just as well be seen as standing in Hillary’s way. She had been earning her stripes in Democratic politics for decades, whereas he had burst on the scene out of nowhere in 2004.
But, as we know, the Obamatons were victorious. And Hillary, in accordance with their fervent desires, has slunk away into obscurity, as befits a person with scary ladyparts whose last name is Clinton.
Our Girl has been named “New Yorker of the Year” by the New York Daily News – “The Most Powerful Woman in the World.” She and Bill Clinton will be at the ball-dropping ceremony this evening, in front of tens of millions of people. At one point, she was neither going to be considered for a Cabinet post, nor to head the health care efforts in the Senate. But now, she is going to be the Secretary of State – and there is no better time for the spectacularly unsuccessful Bush doctrine to be firmly repudiated once and for all, by a person of clarity, conviction and strength.
And as for Hillary’s “high negatives,” which they constantly trumpeted as the reason that Obama should win the primaries, did they not realize that Hillary has been the most admired woman in America for the past seven years? (Interestingly, Sarah Palin came in second, causing Oprah to lose her #2 spot for the first time since 2002. You go, Sarah!) Did they not know that Hillary’s ratings increased exponentially in 2006, 2007 and 2008? And that exit polls showed that 16% of McCain’s voters would have voted for Hillary had she been the candidate, which translates into about 9.5 million votes (which, by the way, is an ACTUAL landslide)?
Sorry, Obamans. Hillary’s not going away, and neither are we. In the New Year, we will be moving on to a new phase of activism. So buckle your seatbelts, boys and girls. It’s going to be a bumpy ride, and you’re very lucky that Hillary will be there to smooth it out for your clueless, narcissistic empty suit.
In time, even you will admit that.