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Friday, July 31, 2015

Hillary Wants a Coronation

Hillary Wants a Coronation

Friday - July 31, 2015

RUSH:  Hillary Clinton.  This is great.  "My greatest weakness is stupid people who don't understand why I should be president."  No, no, she didn't say that.  It's what she means.  Let me tell you what she said.  She was asked about her "greatest weakness," and she said this: "How much time do we have? I am impatient and I sometimes come across as impatient, which is not always attractive, and [I] get really frustrated with people who don’t understand what I think it's going to take to make our country great tomorrow just like we were yesterday."

What she is saying is, "My greatest weakness is stupid people who don't understand how great I am and why I should be president."  Or there's another translation: "My greatest weakness is people who are too stupid to understand what I'm telling them, people that are too dumb and too dense to understand how brilliant and advanced I am.  I'm sick and tired of having to explain things to numbskulls who don't understand what I'm trying to say!" That's what she's saying.

She doesn't know that. 

She doesn't have enough humility when she says, "Oh my gosh, I get impatient.  Sometimes I come across as impatient, get really frustrated with people who don't understand what it's going to take."  She's mad at people who don't understand her.  They must be stupid.  She doesn't like saying what she says over and over again.  She thinks everybody ought to understand it the first time and never question any of it.  What she really resents is people asking her what she thinks. 

She doesn't think she should have to lower herself to have to explain herself to lesser people than herself.  And I am not kidding, folks.  I know that you think I may just be flapping my gums here.  I'm not.  I'm trying to give you as honest, as I really think it to be, appraisal of Mrs. Clinton.  I think she resents having to explain to people she considers beneath her on the social scale, intellectual scale. 

I think she just resents having to even deal with them, to the point that I think, back in 2008 -- and I think it survives even now. I think she resents having to go through the whole campaign process.  I think she thinks she should just be coronated and be done with it because that's what's going to happen anyway.  All of this is just a waste of time and beneath her, to have to do this the way that everybody else does. 

Mrs. Clinton doesn't want to ride the bus like everybody else rides the bus.  She doesn't want to drive her car like everybody drives their car.  She doesn't want to fly commercial like everybody else flies commercial.  She doesn't want to campaign like everybody else campaigns.  She just wants the job.  She wants to be anointed coronated or what have you.  The rest of this is an act.  It's beneath her.  You can tell she doesn't like it.  You can also tell she's not very good at it. 

That's why she doesn't like it, and there's another reason she doesn't like it.  She doesn't like people.  You have to love people to be in this business.  I would think that you have to love people.  If you decide that you're going to be president and you want to be president, what are you signing up for here?  Aside from the rigors of the job, from the moment you announce -- from the moment you decide to do this -- you are committing to seven days a week, dressed to the nines, made up to the nines.

Whatever that is. Whatever.  The days of T-shirts and blue jeans and taking a day off now are over.  You have to go to every corner of the country -- and believe me, do you think she likes going to fish fries?  You think this woman likes going to Iowa barbecues and hanging around farms with the smells that are there? Do you think so? It's all this.  This is beneath her.  This is just the gunk you gotta do and she resents it and doesn't like it.

She's going to do as little of it as she has to, because at the end of the day, she doesn't like people. She doesn't being around people, because she's so far above them.  And she doesn't like having to lower herself.  She doesn't like having to act interested in people about whom she only cares about one thing, and that is how they vote.  The rest of it she couldn't care less.  She'll talk a game like she cares and she'll try to... She doesn't even pull that off.  She doesn't come across as empathetic, sympathetic. 

She comes across as robotic.  I just don't think she likes any of it.  And that's what this means.  "Well, you know, I get really frustrated with people who don't understand what I think it's going to take."  That means, "It's frustrating. Stupid people don't understand what I'm saying.  I have to repeat things over, same questions over and over again."  

THE IRAN NUKE DOCUMENTS OBAMA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE


KEEP AWAY

THE IRAN NUKE DOCUMENTS OBAMA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE

 

Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information.

But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified documents—items dealing with the Iran nuclear deal that are not secret, but that the Obama administration is nevertheless blocking the public from reading.

The Obama administration delivered 18 documents to Congress on July 19, in accordance with legislation requiring a congressional review of the nuclear deal. Only one of these documents is classified, while the remaining 17 are unclassified.

A Brief Electoral History of Recently Indicted Congressmen

A Brief Electoral History of Recently Indicted Congressmen

NATHAN L. GONZALESJULY 31, 2015 · 10:32 AM EDT

It might be easy to scoff at Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania for talking about his re-election bid on the same day he faced a 29-count indictment on corruption charges, but the most recent members of the House to be indicted held their own at the ballot box, at least initially. The last two members of the House to be indicted won their next election.

After New York Republican Rep. Michael G. Grimm was indicted in 2014, I wrote about how it reminded me of one of my worst mistakes as a political handicapper and how I didn’t want to repeat it. Apparently, I’m a slow learner.

Back in 2006, I assumed that after the FBI found $90,000 cash in Democratic Rep. William Jefferson’s freezer he would lose re-election. That turned out not to be true. He won the runoff election that cycle, was indicted six months later, and still won the 2008 Democratic primary and runoff elections. He lost the general election by less than 3 points.

But even with the Jefferson situation in mind, there was evidence that Grimm’s electoral position was more precarious.

Grimm had narrowly won re-election, 48 percent to 45 percent, two years before in a competitive 11th District anchored by Staten Island, and it appeared that the congressman didn’t have a lot of room for error in his re-election…

More Democratic Losses Could Be on the Horizon

NATHAN L. GONZALESJULY 30, 2015 · 2:00 PM EDT

For Democrats anxious to turn the page from a terrible 2014 cycle, the news might get worse before it gets better.

Last fall, Democrats lost control of the Senate and fell further into the minority in the House, but pinned much of the blame on low turnout in the midterm elections. Party…

Chris Christie’s Conundrum

STUART ROTHENBERGJULY 29, 2015 · 10:03 AM EDT

On first glance, Christie’s bio and profile should make him a top-tier hopeful for the 2016 Republican nomination. But he isn’t — at least not right now. In this case, timing is everything.

A former county freeholder and U.S. attorney finishing his second term as governor in a very blue state,…

2016 Senate Overview: Playing Field Comes Into Focus

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NATHAN L. GONZALESJULY 24, 2015 · 2:30 PM EDT

In the dog days of summer of the off-year, Republicans and Democrats are knee-deep in candidate recruitment, fundraising, and opposition research leading into battle for the Senate in 2016.

With well over a year before Election Day, the Senate playing field is starting to take shape, as the fight…