Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton is Her Own Worst Enemy

Hillary Clinton is her own worst enemy. Just as Bill Clinton's worst impulses did more to sabotage his presidency than any Republican, his wife's worst impulses have always undermined her. Some couples balance out each other's weaknesses, but Bill and Hillary enable each other's misbehaviors. While Hillary enabled her husband's abuse of women, Bill enabled her paranoia and obsessiveness.

Now her flailing campaign is retreating into paranoia and conspiracy theories. The Intelligence Community Inspector General, an Obama appointee, is accused of conspiring with Republicans. The rise of Bernie Sanders is being attributed to “dark money” and political enemies by Clintonworld.

Hillary Clinton has a longstanding tendency to turn to a dark conspiratorial mindset when things don’t go her way. She blamed her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky on a “vast right-wing conspiracy”. Her close friend’s papers reveal that Hillary thought Bill had been “driven” to the affair by his “political adversaries”.

It was easier for Hillary to blame her husband’s misbehavior on Republicans than to deal with reality. And her campaign is showing that her worldview hasn’t changed any since then.

The entire FBI investigation would not exist if Hillary Clinton had just followed the law. Instead she chose to engage in a preemptive cover-up of her emails as preparation for her presidential campaign.

The job of Secretary of State had never meant anything to her except as a stepping stone to the White House. She took it to fundraise and build up her resume while maintaining total control over her emails, in violation of the law, while displaying no regard for national security by storing highly classified materials on her own server. But instead of protecting her campaign, the cover-up created its biggest challenge.

The revelation that emails containing beyond top secret intelligence from "special access programs" ended up on her server, which according to a former CIA officer placed the lives of intelligence sources in danger, shows that Hillary’s paranoia not only endangered national security, but even risked lives.

The same thing happened once again with Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton was so determined to avoid a contested primary that she raised obscene amounts of money to intimidate potential rivals. This desperate fundraising strategy instead backfired by creating controversies around some of her donors and alienating the voters that she was raising money to influence.

Instead of running a normal campaign, Hillary Clinton was surrounded by corporate branding experts who wanted to market her just like Coca Cola. Meanwhile Hillary, who had famously insisted that anyone appearing in a photo with her had to pose and then wait for her to show up, not only avoided interviews, but had a rope line to keep reporters away. Hillary’s corporate campaign was boring and controlling. The Bernie Sanders campaign was a novelty and it didn’t try to rope off reporters.

Now Hillary Clinton will do just about any press, chasing after the reporters whom she had been keeping at arm’s length, but it’s already too late. Hillary Clinton’s attempt to avoid a competitive primary created the very conditions that made it into a competitive primary. Her paranoia has been creating these self-fulfilling prophecies and sabotaging her political ambitions all along.

The same thing happened with the debates. To avoid a competitive primary, the debates were rigged to take place when they would be least likely to be seen. Now the Clinton camp is desperately trying to add more debates in which to attack Bernie Sanders. By trying to avoid the debates, Hillary Clinton lost the opportunity to take the fight to him. Now she is desperately trying to undo her own manufactured crisis.

By trying to avoid a competitive primary, Hillary Clinton actually ended up creating one. Her real issue isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s her own paranoia. Instead of using her huge advantages in money and name recognition to better compete, she tried to use them to completely shut down the process.

With both her emails and the campaign, Hillary Clinton’s actions were unnecessary; they drew attention to the things she was trying to conceal and brought about the very outcome that she had tried to avoid.

And Hillary’s uncontrollable paranoia raises more troubling questions about her fitness for the job. If Hillary Clinton is so paranoid that she endangers national security and subverts democracy just to get into the White House, what will she do if she actually moves into the White House?

We have already seen Bill’s White House, its decadence, corruption and abuses of power, but we haven’t seen Hillary’s White House yet. Instead we’re getting a disturbing preview of it in her troubled campaign. It’s a dark and paranoid White House whose mistress is obsessed with phantom threats.

Hillary’s White House would be a seething hive of preemptive cover-ups. Surrounded by angry conspiratorial advisers like Sidney Blumenthal and David Brock who have spent many horrid years feeding her paranoia, like drones shoving black rotten jelly into a queen bee, her White House would be obsessed with domestic political threats from her legion of enemies on the left and the right.

Decisions would be made by a small inner circle. Outside voices would have little access to a shut-in White House that would see political threats coming from every direction. Journalists would be shut out. Transparency and accountability would be non-existent. Laws would be broken left and right and every issue, from foreign policy to domestic decisions, would be analyzed for a dark conspiratorial agenda.

Everyone working in the White House and even anyone in the entire country might at any time be blamed for another Hillary failure, tarred, targeted and imprisoned on dubious charges. Every setback would be blamed on vast conspiracies by Hillary’s enemies. The White House would spend most of its time fighting shadowy political threats and resorting to illegal tactics to suppress scandals and shut down opponents. Imagine four to eight years that play out like the last days of the Nixon administration.

That’s what a Hillary administration would look like.

Hillary Clinton has always been Bill’s dark side, the shadow to his sunny disposition. A Hillary administration would take the worst aspects of his White House and make them into its mandate.

But paranoia is a self-destructive trait. Hillary Clinton’s paranoia made her an unlikable figure during her husband’s administration. Now it has made her an unlikable candidate. Her uncontrollable paranoia drove her to create unnecessary scandals and turned a ridiculous opponent into a viable competitor.

Hillary Clinton’s paranoia would create a terrifyingly dark White House, but it’s also the attitude most likely to keep her out of the White House. As the challenges, legal and political, mount, Hillary will retreat deeper into her paranoia and her campaign will become an ugly reflection of its mistress. The fuzzy corporate branding will give way to hysterical accusations and paranoid conspiracy theories. It happened before and now it’s happening again.

Hillary Clinton has always been her own worst enemy. And nothing has changed.


D.D.Mao said...

Ironicly the political contest we expected in November will not take place. Mrs. Clinton has found out that tons of money won't buy you the nomination just as Gov. Bush has found out. In addition Gov. Bush stated early in his campaign that he refused to pander to the right and this as much as other issues did him in. While Mrs. Clintons paranoia about the right has been on exhibit for years she has recently pronounced Republicans as Americas biggest threat during one of her debates so it is no wonder that she is paranoid about them.

Minor wins for the right in both cases !

topshot said...

All true . . . and she'll be cackling all the way to her new home in the White House

Joe said...

"Hillary Clinton’s actions were unnecessary; they drew attention to the things she was trying to conceal and brought about the very outcome that she had tried to avoid."

Kurt Schlichter's book "Conservative Insurgency" actually has Hillary's paranoia as President transforming the right into a take-no-prisoners fighting force.

Its basic premise is that she'd be so illegally abusive and alienating that the surrenderists and cronies would either convert or be shoved aside. Thus creating a REAL Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. One prepared to wage domestic political war in response to hers; and willing to take the fight to whatever people, organizations, or funding sets are aligned with their enemies.

Perfect example of Daniel's point.

But if she does become President, we can't count on a friendly scriptwriter for a good ending. It could just become the cementing of America as a Latin America style caudillo state, and the persistent rumors that she has already used what amount to death squads do not reassure.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she's just an idiot.

Anonymous said...

In addition to paranoia, Hillary is also a narcissist.

Narcissists are arrogant, lack empathy, have a sense of entitlement, believe they are special, and take advantage of others to achieve their goals. They also can be paranoiac.

After eight years of Obama, a classic narcissist, we certainly don’t need a repeat performance, especially one who is also paranoiac.

Ronald Reagan said: Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

It’s really amazing that someone like Hillary is running for the White House. Then again, there are probably very few normal people who would want the job, so I guess we’re stuck with idiots, as anonymous points out.

Anonymous said...

I haven’t seen a resurrection of the topic of the Clinton body count this time around. Nor have I seen the first hand recounts of how vicious she was to the White House staff as a first lady. Apparently the truth is irrelevant in this lying age of anything goes so what’s the point in saying it? I’ve always thought of the Clintons as types of Ahab and Jezebel. Infamous, cruel, beset with rabid ambition. If there is an election this year and if she is given the throne, she will finish the destruction that Obama began and will likely be the last president of the late great American experiment.

Y. Ben-David said...

Hillary sounds like a female/Democrat version of Richard Nixon who was ultimately destroyed by his paranoia and deviouslness. However, Nixon had many abilities including working very hard to advance from the bottom and he had a strategic understanding of foreign policy. He faced a very difficult situation in inheriting the Vietnam War but he was able to reduce tensions with both the USSR and China. Hillary married into her political position and was a massive failure during her term as Secretary of State. If she ends up being elected, she will end up as a disaster, brought down by her own insecurities, just as Nixon was. The worry is that she will drag the US down with her

Dennis Latham said...

She wrote a book with a ghost writer, got a huge advance, and no one bought it and the publisher took a beating. They have been taking money through their charity from foreign government interests for favors when she is elected. That alone is an act of treason and she should be brought to trial for it. And then she has enough nerve to talk about white privilege to black people; a white woman who would charge 300,000 for a speech. It's enough to make a person go nuts. How did this idiot who got awards for stuff like surviving her husband getting head, an idiot who never accomplished anything...sent overseas to negotiate where women are considered no more than did this idiot end up running for President? She and Bill have lived off us their entire lives. It's time to bring back the chopping block and stocks for her and her husband. Enough is enough. She belongs in prison. On the lighter side, Trump took the Hispanic vote in Nevada. That will hurt Hillary even more in her attempt to attack him as a horrible racist for saying some illegal Hispanics are criminals. People are sick of her kind. Liberals are terrified.

Java Davis said...

I agree with Topshot. She will be cackling all the way to the White House with bill in tow because they have no other Democratic candidate to offer. Eventually Bernie's age will work against him, Bloomberg is a rich New Yorker which won't play in the real world, Biden may be likeable but with too many social gaffes, and I can't even think of another Dem who could step up to the plate. I'm beginning to believe we're doomed, and it's depressing me to no end.

RAM said...

"Hillary Clinton’s paranoia would create a terrifyingly dark White House"

How come so many Americans are OK with the current White House? We have a voter problem.

John The River said...

Hillary Clinton’s paranoia would create a terrifyingly dark White House...

And yet, still better than the Obama White House. Scary!

Anonymous said...

It is going to be hilarious when Mr. trump takes on dear leader Hillary

Unknown said...

Hillary Clinton her own worst enemy? Nn, not so long as I am still alive.

Anonymous said...

She would quickly displace Obama as our worst president.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading 13 hours, an account of the Benghazi debacle based on the observations of the mercs fighting it. In it, the mercs make it clear the State Dept. is responsible for the security of the diplomatic compound in Benghazi. The State Dept. then headed by Shillariah. The book makes it clear that muslims were entrusted to guard the compound (some of them members of "allied" militias) by the State Dept. The reason the DS personnel were caught flat-footed is that members of the muslim security team opened the gates to the hostile muslim militia and didn't bother to warn anyone when they did so. The mercs further believed Libyan law enforcement entities were complicit in the attack. Shillariah's disgustingly dishonest attempt to pin the blame for the Benghazi attack on an internet film maker was enough to convince me she's unfit to lead anything.

Anonymous said...

A habitual liar always has to watch one's backside. Satan won't uphold such in the end. She and others like her will be running for cover as things begin to tumble down.

Anonymous said...

What I find most terrifying about this b--- as President is her statement (not an exact quote) about emails that were secret, top secret, etc. THEY WERE NOT CODED / LABELED as such.

She was Sec Of State and COULD NOT DISCERN THAT THE EMAILS CONTAINED SENSITIVE INFORMATION? WITHOUT BEING LABELED? I would think a freshman in Middle School (11 or so years old, my day) could figure that out from reading the content.

And she wants to be Pres.??? heaven help the US

Anonymous said...

RAM, I don’t think it’s a voter problem. We elect people who say one thing then do just the opposite once they move to D.C. The Republicans we put in Congress are now voting with the Democrats.

I don’t know enough about politics but I have the impression many of our elected officials are more interested in taking care of themselves than the country. Just about every Congressman and Congresswoman, except perhaps Bernie Sanders, has become quite wealthy while in office.

Dennis Latham said...

I want to see it when Trump goes up against Hillary. She couldn't keep it together when lying about her not telling lies. Trump has been attacked by everyone and even indirectly by the Pope and directly by Obama, his own party, Liberals, all the media...and he still wins. No one else would have still been in the running with such attacks. Hillary won't stand a chance. However, the biggest crimes of the century would be if she walks on the emails.

TruthHurts287 said...

I wonder if Hitlery still consults mediums? that would explain a lot.

Anonymous said...

"Shillariah's disgustingly dishonest attempt to pin the blame for the Benghazi attack on an internet film maker was enough to convince me she's unfit to lead anything."

Lying to the faces of the family members of the fallen in Benghazi regarding the circumstances surround their deaths is reprehensible. She would be a miserable failure as Commander-in-Chief

Anonymous said...

Hillary's supporters do not care about anything Dan Greenfield mentions. Hillary WILL be the democratic nominee, irrespective of any or all crimes she committed or any of her numerous character flaws or any number of her less than honorable aides or close supporters.
The fix is in. She will not be prosecuted, the super delegate vote is fixed for Hillary.
Wall Street, Hollywood, the Media Industry, academia, the moron college age voters and of course 99% of all blacks and 90% of the jewish vote (and their campaign contributions) will ALL fall in for Hillary against any Republican she will face.
Hard to believe that anybody believes otherwise.

Norman Berdichevsky said...

The final nail in the coffin of American democracy.
see also

How Hillary has followed the career model of Eva Peron.

Nancy Assaf said...

Have you ever noticed how when they are on the stage together they whisper in each others' ears? It's as if they are trying to prove to the world how close they are to each other. It makes me cringe.

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