Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"An Open Letter To Secretary Clinton"

Here we are, the day of President Obama's first State of the Union address. Oh, yippee. While Obama still enjoys a fair amount of support among Democrats, this man who claimed to be the big Uniter, rammed down our throats by the DNC over OUR choice, ain't doing so well in the polls. But this particular one is especially ironic since the DNC claimed Hillary Clinton was too divisive, and would never get elected. Want to guess who has the largest differential between the two parties of any president EVER in his first year???? That's right, that would be Obama. "That One" who claimed he would end partisan politics, change the tone in Washington, D.C., blah, blah, blah. Well, he has certainly done that - he has made it more divisive than it was before. Way to go, DNC!!! Way to pick them!

Maybe the DNC should have actually cared about who was voting for Hillary Clinton, who was crossing over party lines to support her. But no, they were hellbent on destroying her (and Bill), so now we have Obama. Great.

It is for that reason, the partisan, closed door meetings, the attempts to shove legislation down our throats we don't want, and so many, many more, that Will Bower wrote the following, An Open Letter to Secretary Clinton: Save Us from Obama, for Huffington Post recently. I think many of us share Mr. Bower's sentiment. He writes:
Madame Secretary Clinton,

It's time for you to save your party -- and your country -- from Barack Obama.

You have been doing a remarkable job as Secretary of State, but now we need you as the new head of the Democratic Party ... and as our next President of the United States.

I know that it would be virtually unprecedented for a party nomination to be handed to a challenger over an incumbent, but it was unprecedented in 2008 when the party apparatus selected their then preferred candidate over the will and popular vote of the Democratic majority.

You were the rightful candidate then, you are the rightful head of the Democratic Party today, and you would be taking your rightful place as the nominee and president you were meant to become.

Every warning and critique you gave us in regard to Barack Obama has come to fruition. You were correct in every debate, in every political advertisement, and in every interview.

We are where we are today because too many refused to listen to you.

Only Smart Power can save us now, and you are the perfect person to bring us that much needed commodity. Just log into Facebook and you'll see the numerous "Hillary Clinton for 2012" groups springing to new life. A multitude of your supporters are ready to bring about the change that was falsely promised by your opponent in 2008. You got more votes than he did in 2008, and you can get more votes than him again in 2012.

One might warn you that this would only serve to divide the party, leaving the presidency open to takeover by the opposition. Because of your steadfastness during this past primary season, you were given that same warning then, but your party went on to victory all the same.

We tried it their way then. Now, it's time to try it your way.

In the upcoming midterm elections of 2010, your party will pay the price for its lack of vision. There is little to stop that now. Once that happens, more of a balance will be restored, and both your party and your country will be ready to move forward once again -- with you at the helm -- to a truly better future.

Thank you, Madame Secretary. We'll be standing by.

Indeed we will. And if, for some reason, anyone needs a reminder as to why we supported Hillary Clinton in the first place, this video sums it up beautifully:

Let's help Obama fulfill his dream of being a "really good one-term president" (when are you thinking about getting started on that "really good" part?) rather than a mediocre two-term president (though he may just qualify as a "mediocre one term president"). I think if we all work together, we CAN help him leave office in 2012, whether it is on a good note or not. Well, I'm thinking it will be the latter if Year One is any indicator. That is all the more reason to get someone in there who can LEAD, who cares about the country and the people in it, one who is truly a populist leader, not just one who is now trying to act like one. That would be Madame Secretary, no doubt about it. Yes, let's make this just one term for Barack Obama.

Don't you agree?


Mary Ellen said...

Where were the Huffington Post voices during the campaign? Now all they do is whine and cry about how they were hood-winked. As much as I would love to see Hillary run again, I have the sinking feeling that she'll never run again and I don't blame her. She may just go the way of her husband, finish up her job as SOS and then retiring to do charity work for the underprivileged.

I wonder what Dean and Brazilnut will think now that all they are stuck with are the "new and improved" voters they were so excited about last election. I can tell you where they will be next election...sitting at home in their mother's basements, eating cheetos, playing on their facebooks and not voting. Heckuvajob Howie.

(OT- Ha! I just heard Obama supporter Robert Reich talk about what an "opportunity" Obama has with the speech tonight! He said he needs to "connect the dots" in his speech. LOL! I think if you want to play connect the dots, you have to know how to count...and we all know that Obama still hasn't figured out how many stars on are the American flag. How many States do we have again? 57?)

Heaven help us.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, Mary Ellen!

Oh, no kidding, right? They could not WAIT to smear and slander Hillary every single change they got (Palin, too), using such sexism, too, not to mention arrogance, and sheer blindness at everything Hillary has accomplished.

I bet they wish they had her back NOW. Sheesh.

As for Howie and Donna, not only do those two deserve each other, but it's amazing how little we hear abt them NOW. It isn't like Obama put either one of them in his Administration. Don't you just bet Donna thought, if she threw the nomination for him, he'd be SURE to get her a job?? Ahaha, well the joke's on her.

Sadly, it's on us, too.

You don't think Obama has talked at us enough already?? What is it, over 410 speeches in ONE year?? I think we get it, Mr. Reich - we just don't like what we're hearing!!

Over at NoQuarter, I have a post up of yours and SFIndie's "accomplishments" for Obama. People are really getting into it! Y'all are the BEST!!! It's fun!!

Anonymous said...

As much as I love Hillary, I just don't think she'll run again. Not only will she likely not have the backing of the Dem party (she's too smart for them, they need to back an empty suit to make themselves look smart), she's so much a loyal party member that unless they ask her to run in 2012, she won't. Hopefully I'm wrong.

I think the most Obama can strive for, at this point, is to be a really incompetent one-term president. I wonder what all they'll do with all those teleprompters? Hmmm, maybe Obama can sell them on ebay.

I will NOT watch the SOTU. I'll just read what everyone says about it tomorrow. I don't think he'll be able to connect the dots...unless they've managed to reconfigure TOTUS to do that for him.

I took a peek at the NQ post and what people are coming up with for Obama's "accomplishments". Sooo funny! Some of the comments are hilarious!

To think we had a chance to be watching a real president give the speech tonight. And we know the state of the union would be in much better shape with Hillary at the helm.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SF, I'm afraid you are right - on all counts. I watched the Tavis Smiley Show - of course, it made me cry, especially the end (which I won't spoil for you if you haven't seen it). It was well done, I have to say, and Tavis made a point of highlighting how much Hillary cares abt people, that she isn't just a policy wonk.

There is no doubt in my mind that this country would be in far better shape now had she not had the nomination stolen from her. I will never, never forgive the DNC party for what they did to her, and to us.

Weren't some of those comments great? Oh, there are some funny people there, and HERE, since you and Nunly started the whole thing!

Yeah, there is no way on this green earth that I would watch the SOTU - no way. I'm taking a look at the comments at NQ occasionally, but that's abt it...

Thanks, SF - great comment, as always.