This weekend, Hillary’s bipolar campaign decided to tack toward the scolding and mocking – away from the friendly and conciliatory. She scolded Obama for “misrepresenting” her stance on NAFTA and later mocked him, saying that,”I could just stand up here and say ‘Let’s just get everybody together, let’s get unified.’ The sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.” You can watch the video on The Huffington Post here.
Applying the word “bitch” to Clinton can ignite a shitstorm of controversy, with women claiming men never receive such epithets. I wholeheartedly disagree, as I apply the words “dick,” “asshole,” “asshat,” “weiner,” “ankle-grabber,” and many, many more to many, many men in and outside the political arena.
Let’s get real. Clinton is a bitch. You can see it clear as day in her clip on Saturday telling Obama, “Shame on you” in that mean school-marmy affect she has. The continual replaying of the clip has sent ripples of cringes across this nation of ours. A lot of powerful women can be called bitches and others can’t. Being a bitch isn’t a bad thing and certainly doesn’t mean Clinton wouldn’t or couldn’t be a good president. Quite the opposite, in fact. But it’s not her bitchiness that will lose this election for her.
Letting loose her inner bitch and then speaking mockingly and condescendingly of Obama’s “message of hope” the next day just signals her campaign is grasping at straws and getting desperate. She’s like the girl toward the end of the night who really wants to hook up but even the ubiquitous beer goggles aren’t getting her any play. Too late, you’re a mess, go home and lick your wounds. She couldn’t win on inevitability. She couldn’t win on the issues. She couldn’t win on personality. Insulting Obama supporters certainly won’t convince them to abandon his ticket in droves. Bitchiness might have worked before, but not now. It’s just pathetic now because it’s purpose is so transparent.
So far, Obama has shown no proclivity towards getting down in the dirt with her, but – needless to say – the debate tomorrow night on MSNBC promises to be very interesting indeed. Maybe she can channel the Ultimate Fighting Champion and Eleanor Roosevelt at the same time and pull a miracle out of her ass. I doubt it, tough. The fat lady is entering the building…