The green-eyed monster

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Maybe it’s because I dated an Irish politician that I would never dream of taking one at their word. And it’s clear to me that Joe Biden is still trying to sandbag Hillary Clinton, hoping the Dems come running to him to save the day. You know why? He hates raising money and campaigning, so he just wants to be crowned by acclamation:

Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden offered effusive praise for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday, lauding Hillary Clinton’s chief rival for doing a “heck of a job” on the campaign trail and praising Sanders for offering an authentic voice on income inequality.

And while Biden said Democrats had a slate of “great candidates” running for president, he suggested Clinton was a newcomer to issues like the growing gap between rich and poor.

Really, Joe? Forty years of advocacy for women and children on issues like income stability, pay and benefits means she’s a newcomer to income inequality? (Says the anti-abortion senator from MBNA.)

“Bernie is speaking to a yearning that is deep and real. And he has credibility on it,” Biden said during an interview with CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger.

“It’s relatively new for Hillary to talk about that,” Biden continued, acknowledging that Clinton has “come forward with some really thoughtful approaches to deal with the issue” of income inequality.

“Hillary’s focus has been other things up to now, and that’s been Bernie’s — no one questions Bernie’s authenticity on those issues,” he said.

Oh, Jesus Christ. Here we go with the code words. Look how blatantly this blarney-peddling politician paints Clinton as inauthentic. He does everything but put his hand to his mouth and whisper, “But don’t say you heard it from me.”

Kiss my Polish ass, Joe.

7 thoughts on “The green-eyed monster

  1. I’ve lived in the USA most of my life, and I’m surprised –me!– by how adamantly sexist vast swathes of the voters are. Even fire-breathing feminists moan that Clinton is “not exciting.”

    O rly? The candidate who’s so much more experienced and competent than the entire rest of the field? The one who’s gone through every kind of shit and is not only still standing, she’s still slugging and winning!

    If she were bepenised, the contest would be over already.

    But nooo. Let’s all nod along to Mr. Smarm, who’s capable of using his own son’s death for his politicking, while he talks about “inauthentic.” Admittedly, he does know a lot about it.

    The horrible thing is that this mountain of misogyny can land us with the Republican. People are so desperate for her not to succeed, and when the gods want to punish us, they give us what we want.

  2. Vast swathes of voters are also racists as Trump has shown.
    Let’s talk about competency and consistency.
    In 2008 Hillary attacked Obama from the left on healthcare. Today she is attacking Sanders from the right on healthcare.
    So is Hillary for universal healthcare today as she was in 2008 or does she now support corporate healthcare controlled by Big insurance?
    Why is she allowing Chelsea to lie about Bernie’s h/c plan?

  3. Simply put, our system is spectacularly fucked, with the good guys fighting among themselves. I would be very happy with O’Biden, O’Malley, or McClinton in the WH, given the realistic alternatives. Hell, we might wind up with McRomney, if we’re not careful.

  4. Imho, could you take your shit somewhere else?

    Obama was the one playing 99 problems. Obama was the one calling her likable enough. Obama was the one who didn’t call his campaigners on one single misogynist crap thing they did. Jesus-freaking-Christ, Obama was the one who, as goddamn President, let his staffer post the fratboy rape fantasy about her. The jerk didn’t even get fired.

    As for her attacking his healthcare plan, if you haven’t figured out by now that it needed to be attacked from the left, well, nobody can help you.

    So, as I say, just take your shit where it’s appreciated. Pretty much the whole rest of the internet.

  5. Me I’m feeling the Bern, but I’ve no virulent antipathy toward HRC. The thing about this story that arched my eyebrows was Joe so blatantly throwing shade her way.

  6. I strongly felt in 207-08 that Hillary would be a better president than Obama. I felt he needed more seasoning in national politics and that he could run after Hillary’s two terms.

    Would he have been a better prez by then? We’ll never know.

    But I have realized that I did not fully understand Hillary’s actual stands on so many issues…. And, now, after seeing how she handled the Libya situation, I feel I cannot vote for her to be president.

    Robert Parry’s on What Hillary Knew about Libya is sad, sad reading.


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