Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog:
LARGE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A HILLARY PRESIDENCY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE HATED A HILLARY PRESIDENCY
Republicans and teabaggers think she would have done a better job. But if she’d actually become president and done a better job — that is, if she’d managed the economic crisis better — it would have been by doing things they absolutely despise, like stimulating the economy more effectively, fighting for more mortgage relief (hear Rick Santelli howl!), and reining in Wall Streeters. Which means they’d hate her now. (Of course, it’s really hard to imagine Republicans and Blue Dogs allowing her to do much in this direction.)
Or, needless to say, the wife of the master triangulator might have deferred to the resurgent right, wholly or partly. Which means we’d have about the level of neo-Hooverism we have now, or (and I’m not ruling this out) a lot more. Which, popularity-wise, would have made her either just like Barack Obama or just like Scott Walker.
So she’s popular only because it’s a fantasy. The reality would have been very different.
Denial isn’t a river in Egypt.
It’s hard enough for Obots to admit they were wrong about Obama, but it’s even harder for them to admit they were wrong about Hillary too.
They like to claim “No one could have foreseen” but they are WRONG. We did. We told them so.
Just out of curiosity I thought I find out what Steve M had to say back in the day:
Hillary Clinton suggesting that Al-Qaeda was more likely to attack if Obama is president? Bill Clinton describing Obama’s assertion that he’s consistently opposed the Iraq War as a “fairytale” and comparing Obama to Jesse Jackson? Surrogates attacking Obama’s youthful drug use? Campaign staffers circulating madrassa e-mails? A speaker at a Clinton campaign appearance calling Obama supporters “latte-drinking, Prius-driving, Birkenstock-wearing, trust fund babies”?
You can say the Clinton campaign got nasty or you can say that politics ain’t beanbag and Obama can’t complain if the going got rough. But Nagourney is actually arguing that the going didn’t get rough — that Obama has been treated with kid gloves. That’s absurd.