Rodham-Clinton, a clarifying statement by bitterethnics@yahoo.com

I recently published a diary on your site that some people completely and utterly misunderstood.

In offering this clarification, I make no apologies for my conservative ideology or even my penchant for getting under people's skin -- and, yes, I acknowledge my rhetoric can be over-the-top.

I am a Ronald Reagan conservative.  I have a college education, work in marketing and in real estate.

My opposition to President Obama resides EXCLUSIVELY in the political arena.  My core convictions are President Reagan's.

Since the following issue was raised by others, I'll answer it:  On the question of Obama's personal security there is no difference between my position and that of his strongest supporters.

A president's personal security must be vigorously guarded and never compromised.

I'm sure no one needs to be reminded that we live in a very dangerous world. The president of the United States represents us all. He's responsible for our security.

Primarily for that reason I wrote in a Nov. 6th diary, entitled "President Hussein anyone" by bitterethnics, published on "DailyKos.com" (I don't recall if it was also published on your site):

"So on this night, knowing in the future I'll have numerous opportunities to point out the foolishness of the radical left, I thought I'd conclude by simply saying to President Barry, 'Godspeed and I wish you well.'  And to his supporters, 'Congratulations on a job well done.'"

There were two areas of misunderstanding in my recent diary:  First, in the final paragraph of my poorly-composed hastily-written post I wrote:  "It's gonna be a long four years.  Or maybe not." The last sentence should have read, "Or maybe not... "if Republicans can stop him" -- or words to that effect.

The last sentence was supposed to be a note of optimism -- from my perspective, of course.

It was connected to a number of ideas circulating in my head, including a sentence in the previous paragraph, where I had written I would remind President Obama that "in America there is always another election approaching."

Politicians are always mindful of the next election, theirs and those of others.  If they forget, I'm more than willing to remind them.  It is from that perspective that I believe it's possible to force Obama, kicking and screaming if necessary, to include Republicans in policy-making.

Indeed, the very next election will be the midterms in approximately 1 and 9/12ths years, in which Republicans have a chance to re-take the Senate and House.

If Republicans win, then we'd have a divided government and Obama would be reigned in.  Moreover, even before the next election, as I stated in a previous diary, Democrats do not currently have a filibuster-proof Senate majority -- another way for Republicans to assert themselves.  There are a number of conservative Democrats and independents, like Joe Lieberman, who I believe can be trusted not to give Obama a free hand -- yet another potential cause for optimism.

Moreover, in previous posts I've stated explicitly that, in my opinion, Obama should be "impeached" -- a long shot, but conservatives are allowed to hope, too.

A second misunderstood sentence, which some people erroneously concluded was meant to be "racist", was the title.

I wrote, "Rodham-Clinton, who's that black guy in the White House?"

Now clearly, I'm willing to verbally-bash President Obama unmercifully.  But that comment wasn't directed at Obama at all.  It was directed at Rodham-Clinton and Bill Clinton, who said during the primary that Obama "couldn't win!" Translation:  America wouldn't vote for a black man so Democrats should give the nomination to ORC.

How can that question be called "racist" unless it's now racist to verbally-bash Rodham-Clinton?

The big problem, of course, is that Mr. Obama is simply not prepared for the rigors of the presidency.

A couple of examples:

-- He's issued multiple executive orders, including one that would close Gitmo, where the worst terrorists are currently housed.  And it turns out, he has no idea where they will be relocated.  As a result, some will be repatriated overseas where, eventually, some will be released.  We already know a number of past Gitmo-releasees have returned to jihad!  An experienced hand would've announced he's closing Gitmo AFTER he determines where to place them, not before.

-- Obama recently traveled to the White House PRESS OFFICE -- now his advisors did tell him he'd probably meet actual press people in the "press office", right? -- only to be shocked and stunned by someone finally asking a substantive question?

(It can hardly be described as a "gotcha question" or an inappropriate political attack -- the guy asked Obama how he could justify hiring a lobbyist to serve in his administration after spending his entire campaign promising to weed out lobbyists from government.)

The problem, I think, is the president's so accostumed to a fawning press, a star-struck public and messianic descriptions of his abilities, that an actual probative question throws him off his stride.

And what of his reaction?

He marches right up the reporter, almost goes nose to nose with him, clearly appearing angry and, in my opinion, he seemed to be attempting to use the powers of the presidency to intimidate him.  To the reporters credit, he never backed down!

I've NEVER seen a president do that before!  And much of the country and world saw the video of Obama doing it on Drudge!  

Presidents -- all presidents -- realize that tough questions will be asked at inappropriate times from their perspective, and they keep their wits about them.  Ronald Reagan used to cup his ear pretending he couldn't hear the question.  If you don't want to answer it you make a joke, change the subject or move on -- you do not attempt to physically intimidate your interrogator.

Later on, the president confronted Republican lawmakers, who objected strenuously to his massive "stimulus package" and told them, patronizingly, "I won!" He then said, "I'll trump you on that" which sounds like political-speak for "I'll thump you on that."

Apparently Obama believes that because he won the presidential election, all his proposals should just sail through.

Well, that's NOT the way things operate in a representative democracy.  The congressmen and senators to whom he spoke also "won." A president has to lobby for his proposals on a daily basis -- and do it with tact and diplomacy.  He has to allow the minority to be heard. He has to put his proposals up for a vote, not issue controversial executive orders.  He's not a king.

MY MODUS OPERANDI

I deliberately headline most of my posts "Rodham-Clinton..." which is intended to both identify me from previous posts and convey that there is a continuing thread of my published commentary, of which most of you seem to be aware.

I often publish hastily-written diaries on your site first, allowing you, the readers, to serve (unintentionally, I'm sure) as my editor, pointing out grammatical, spelling, typos and factual errors, and then I publish on other sites like dailykos.com, reaching a wider audience.

And I read all your responses, including the kooky cat-picture posts (give me a break!). But I do like the verbal combat.

Lastly, I promised early on, no matter what happens, I would never adopt the hate-filled tactics of the far-left, who frequently compared George Bush to Adolph Hitler, a genocidal maniac.

So who WOULD I compare President Obama to?  Well, Bugs Bunny, actually!  That's right, a cartoon character.  Like Bugs, Obama is personable, charming and he has really big ears!

But neither Bugs Bunny nor Bugs Barry is ready to serve as Commander-in-Chief -- and that's becoming pretty obvious!!!

Tags: obama, Rodham-Clinton (all tags)

Comments

21 Comments

Re: Rodham-Clinton, a clarifying statement

Bullshit. Scared now aren't you?

by spacemanspiff 2009-02-02 07:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Rodham-Clinton, a clarifying statement

lol

by fogiv 2009-02-02 07:16PM | 0 recs
Well I'll be damned.

A serious post.

First off, let me just say I for one am always pleased to see you here on MyDD. It is unmoderated, as you've likely noticed, so you're welcome here. You have been my second favorite troll on this site for months, and that's no easy feat.

Second, thank you for the reasonably intelligent  diary. Granted, it's dripping with conservative talking points and it gets a bit goofy toward the end, but I like that -- it's familiar. I grew up in AL with two Reagan conservative parents, so this makes me feel right at home.

Tell me, will you be responding to comments, and are you really willing to engage in honest intellectual debate? If so, I might stick around this big blue craphole for a little while tonight.

by sricki 2009-02-02 07:22PM | 0 recs
Oh. And rec'd. n/t

by sricki 2009-02-02 07:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Well I'll be damned.

Lol, I can't stick around tonight cause I got things to do, but if you write it, I'll read it, how about that?

by ponderthis84 2009-02-02 07:33PM | 0 recs
Well, small consolation though it may be

that you are indeed willing to read whatever screed I write, I feel somewhat uninspired knowing that there will be no responses this evening. Perhaps my fellow MyDDers will be good enough to recommend your diary and keep you on the rec list in the event that you find time to debate in the next couple of days.

What do you say, MyDD? Can the Ollllldddd Rodham-Clinton troll chill on our w(rec)k list for a bit?

Alternatively, I suppose I could always head over to RedState and start a brawl.

by sricki 2009-02-02 07:38PM | 0 recs
OLDDDDDDDDDDDDD Bitter Ethnics is back...

I'm bemused at your newest reincarnation. I'm certain you'll get well qualified critiques from most readers of this blog if you actually posted a seriously written conservative piece. Instead all of the diaries you have posted thus far are sexist and racist in nature. It is hard to take you seriously after that...

by louisprandtl 2009-02-02 07:38PM | 0 recs
wow!

another handle - bitterethnics, old rodhamc clinton, ilikebillnot, billclintonblowjob and now this incarnation - all i have to say is...

and i agree with sricki you are one of the more entertaining trolls.

by canadian gal 2009-02-02 08:04PM | 0 recs
Too funny

Hahahaha!  Have you been watching Tyra on your days off or something?  Why'd you have to go and get all soft and emo on us?  What happened to the brazen asshole that uses words like "fagatoids" with a straight face?

"I would never adopt the hate-filled tactics of the far-left, who frequently compared George Bush to Adolph Hitler"

Your non-stop references to our new president by only his middle name is clearly innocent behavior... in no way, shape, or form are you trying to associate him with a murderous dictator, right?

I, for one, am happy that Walker is finally out of the White House and that Hussein absolutely decimated Sidney in the general election.  You better cross your fingers for Louise in 2012, because she's the last bastion of kooky salvation for Wilson Conservatives... just don't ask her where she gets her news or what her opinion of the Walker Doctrine is.

Highly rec'd!

by thatpurplestuff 2009-02-02 08:24PM | 0 recs
Heyyyyyy, TPS!

You know that -gate diary we were always talking about?

"Flashback Gate"

Thought about posting excerpts here, but I'm way too lazy. Let me know if you have any to add!

by sricki 2009-02-02 09:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Heyyyyyy, TPS!

FREAKING AWESOME

by thatpurplestuff 2009-02-02 09:40PM | 0 recs
Nobody gives a shit

I had a glimmer of hope for you.  Your earlier diaries had a certain panache that showed real trolling promise.  But now you're taking the internet way too seriously and it makes me very sad.

by JJE 2009-02-02 08:51PM | 0 recs
Completely worthless

This is a step in the direction of "Atlas Shrugged," which was the epitome of how to write a lot without saying anything important.

Was there even a point to this diary?  

by reggie44pride 2009-02-02 10:50PM | 0 recs
reagon-ism

Is dying a slow painful death.

There will be nothing left but Palin/Rush...

by sepulvedaj3 2009-02-03 03:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Rodham-Clinton, a clarifying statement

Whatever college gave you a diploma should have its license revoked.  That is of course unless it's one of those Nigerian diploma mills.

by rfahey22 2009-02-03 05:01AM | 0 recs
Thanks for the shout-out!

And I read all your responses, including the kooky cat-picture posts (give me a break!).

You're not really offering anything new, so why should I?

by Dracomicron 2009-02-03 05:16AM | 0 recs
DEAD-DEMENTED-SENILE-REAGAN

was sooooooooooooooooo OLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD he was demented. And yet - he was YOUR HE-ro.....

how sweet for you.

Like Bush - he left the country with debt and deficits and a savings and loan scandal.

corporate greed and tax cuts for the wealthy are all the repugs have to offer.

thankfully with hussein-obama and rodham-clinton - the "world is breathing a sigh of relief" now that your group is OUT.

by nikkid 2009-02-03 05:23AM | 0 recs
I prefer Nancy

She is much more insane.

by WashStateBlue 2009-02-03 06:31AM | 0 recs
So

did the FBI contact you, or are you just afraid they might? Because none of your other (less threatening) screeds merited a "clarification".

by Neef 2009-02-03 12:50PM | 0 recs
(I remember your threats, they were frightening.)


 Fine American that you are, you no doubt believe in the Jury system (after a bit of torture and rendition of course.)

Tell it to the Jury.

But remember - you waived your right to remain silent.

by QTG 2009-02-03 01:06PM | 0 recs
So, if Obama is Bug Bunny, that must make you...

...Elmer Fudd?

"I'll get that wascally Wodham Cwinton if it's the wast thing I do."

Seriously, didn't you ever watch Looney Tunes?  Bugs Bunny always wins in the end.

by Captain Bathrobe 2009-02-03 04:44PM | 0 recs

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