"Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that - stupid ?" ... Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965
The Iowa caucus's are rapidly drawing near and as they arrive Presidential candidates from both national political parties are busy locking up endorsements from proponents whom they think will be instrumental in helping them win the general election next Fall.
The latest advocates to issue proclamations of support are Pat Robertson who came out of the closet to direct fundamental Christian legions to throw the weight of their sect behind former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, while Kansas Senator Sam Brownback released his constituency to fellow Congressman John McCain.
Although Robertson's shocking announcement may have seemed morally repugnant it was modest by comparison to the approval Hillary Clinton has reaped from President Bush, Newt Gingrich and the national media during the past year. These protagonists, the Holy Trinity of right wing neocon enactment have in essence tacitly suggested she will be the Democratic nominee.
Every time bold, emphatic assertions like this publicly surface my incredulous traits instinctively take command and I begin to search for clues which substantiate such arrogant predictions. I find myself asking questions like what is the basis for their claims ? Why are they so adamant about picking a candidate from the opposing Party to compete against ? Do they know something about Hillary which has yet to be revealed in public ?
Much of the voting population has yet to begin considering who might best represent them beginning in 2009 even though the first primary ballots will be cast in January. Many will go to the polls and judge a Presidential contender based on how they've been conditioned to think by Party operatives or the national media. Thus far the dominat theme has been to promote Clinton whether you like her or not irregardless of political affiliation.
On the Democratic side the message is don't blow this election even if you think she is unpresidential. Vote for Hillary because she represents the best chance to place a female in the White House since the birth of our nation and Americans must join other democratic countries who have selected women to to lead them.
In contrast to this rationale, conservative centrists are encouraging their supporters to follow the Rovian election philosophy of the recent past and crossover to vote for Clinton in the primaries because they believe she will be the easiest to defeat in the the Fall general contest. This is the type of logic being employed by both Bush and Gingrich in their declarations about her.
The commercial media's loyalty goes exclusively to the candidate they think will spend the most advertising dollars in their quest for the Presidency. Gender isn't a factor for them. Money is their only concern and who has the biggest pot of gold. Want to speculate about who the leader of the pack is ? Do the initials HRC sound familiar and if so what sort of emotions do they arouse within you ?
My reaction to Hillary headlining the Democratic 2008 ticket is probably unlike what you've read by other editorialists from daily news sources elsewhere. The expectation she will be nominated at the behest of the DLC, RNC and MSM is indicative of the broad influence among the alphabet set she commands. Aside from her ability to magnetize a wide cross-section of soothsayers across the political/media spectrums, Clinton's fabricated appeal is a reflection of how significant the common mood of the country has shifted since the regressive changes of the Reagan era began their death grip on our nation's liberty.
Twenty seven years ago the citizenry had become enamored by Yoko Ono and John Lennon vocalizing melodic phrases which encouraged us to create a better world through peace, love and understanding of one another. Inherent within this subliminal message was their belief these ideals could be achieved by rejecting our materialistic desires.
In doing so, the instant karma evolving from these actions would determine a better fate for each of us during the remainder of our lives. Lyrical themes such as Imagine, Give Peace A Chance, Power To The People, Working Class Hero and Mind Games were meant to inspire as much as warn people about the dysfunctional inequities caused by industrial hegemony.
Now on the eve of the 2008 primary caucuses an entirely different double fantasy has emerged to bewitch Americans with. The tunes being sung by Hillary and Bill Clinton diametrically reject pacifist solutions even while they coyly state this is their utmost ambition. This 21st century couple is willing to restore power to the people and give peace a chance as long as it doesn't conflict with their pursuit of globalist laissez-faire policies. Inherent in their disingenuous grandiosity are the same failed guidelines enacted by our present criminal White House regime.
Like Bush/Cheney and her husband before them, Hillary articulates slick motifs designed to persuade while deceiving us at the same time. For example, she has no reservations about accepting campaign contributions from Washington insiders such as the health care, telecommunication, defense and trade industries. How can she stand before the electorate and expect them to seriously believe her assertions about changing the direction of our country if she's bought/paid for in advance of the 2009 coronation ?
Clinton doesn't feel pressured to propose major alterations in the top down method used to manage national government recently because the wealth generated by this scam is flowing into her campaign to perpetuate the status quo. Besides, GOP Presidential wannabees are too busy torturing one another in a macho attempt to convince the 20 percent of voters still listening to them they're the toughest candidates on terror.
When considering a 2008 primary candidate I'll be voting for the individual who has presented me with the best plan to restore democracy to America. The first year agenda must include the prosecution of Bush/Cheney for war crimes, reinstate citizens' privacy rights, suspend international trade agreements, criminalize offshore banking, close loopholes in campaign finance laws, reverse the deregulatory policies of the present Administration and withdraw from unwarranted international engagement so our tax dollars can pay for the needs of our own people.