The Problem For Hillary


It is now official – Hillary Clinton is now the first female major party nominee for president. I guess that qualifies as “historic” but like Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 it won’t mean much if she doesn’t win.

The problem for Hillary is that being a woman won’t be enough to win. Not this year anyway.

This is going to be a change year.

There are two main types of presidential elections – “change” and “stay the course”. When times are good people want to keep doing the same things and keep the same leaders. When things aren’t going so good the people want to make changes.

The determination as to whether things are good or bad is an assessment that each individual voter makes. It is based on perception rather than factual data. The status of the economy is usually one of the primary factors in making this determination, but wars, crime rates, riots, and scandals can all have an effect.

Another big factor is something I call “party fatigue.” After a couple consecutive terms the voters get tired of the party that holds the White House.

All the factors are pointing towards a change election. Hillary represents the status quo. In a year where anti-establishment feelings are running high she is solidly establishment. Eight years ago she could run as the candidate of change but not this year.

Donald Trump is the most anti-establishment major party candidate for president since … uh, ever. That is why this campaign is going to be so ugly.

Hillary’s only hope of winning is if she can convince voters that Trump is unfit and/or too risky. On the bright side (for Hillary) character assassination is something she has lots of experience with.

That's not funny.

That’s not funny.


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122 Responses to The Problem For Hillary

  1. elliesmom says:

    The latest is Trump is a wholly owned subsidiary of Putin and the Russian government. It serves two purposes. One is to expand on “Trump is dark and dangerous”, and the other is to provide the squirrel for the leaked emails.

    I fully expected to get emotional about Hillary’s nomination last night, but I felt nothing. 😦 She ruined a very important thing on my bucket list.

    • Dora says:

      Blame the Russians is silly in my opinion, but my main question is – what’s the difference who leaked them? It doesn’t change what’s on them. Good grief! Why is the media letting them get away with this nonsense.

    • lateblum says:

      Funny you should mention this thing about not feeling emotional. . . When I woke up this morning I was thinking that I ought to feel something about having a woman running for POTUS. I felt nothing but sadness and loss. I still do. This should have happened in 2008. Maybe we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in today. Maybe. I think the HRC of 2008 was a better person than the HRC of 2016.
      Yesterday NoEmptySuit told me to “f-off” when I said she and the rest of the UW crew were sounding like the Demsof 2008. But they do. 😒

      • taw46 says:

        After listening to Bill’s “introduction” of Hillary last night, I think the one we see in 2016 is the real one, not the one we thought we saw in 2008.

        • lateblum says:

          You’re prolly right. (just returned from PT or I’d have responded sooner.)

          • taw46 says:

            How are you doing? You sound like you are getting around pretty good, considering.

            And I hate what NoEmptySuit said to you. But you were right.

          • lateblum says:

            Thanks, taw. I feel bad that NES and others sound just like the people they were criticizing in 2008. And they seem so unaware.
            I think I’m doing okay. PT is hard and sometimes I hurt, but I’m glad PT exists. It is so helpful. 😉

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I believe Kill Hill’s catch phase of

        What difference does is make. . .

        covers things nicely.

      • kanaughty says:

        I know. It’s hard to follow peeps that we were on the same side with anymore like noemptysuits, uppity, ladyboomer, danceswithpumas, etc. i should mute them, but i guess i want to hear what they are saying or the propoganda they are falling for not realizing hrc is not the same as 2008 hrc at all.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I would like to see a woman president. But not that woman.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I perked up this a.m. when a member on an FBN panel reminded us of Obama’s hot mike to a Russian, “after the election I’ll have more flexibility”. Then they ran that tape!

      I’m not fussed with a good Russian relationship, that’s diplomacy, and that should come naturally to a global businessman. I think most Americans have more respect for Putin than Obama….or Hillary.

    • lyn says:

      The first black president didn’t move me, and the first female nominee of a major party also doesn’t move me. Both are crappy human beings.

  2. votermom says:

    Repost – for Trump’s “Ask Me Anything” event on reddit tonight:

    What one question would you ask Trump?

    • elliesmom says:

      If it was for Book Horde, I’d ask, “Are you the Tinker, the Tailor, the Soldier, or the Spy”. 😉 But on reddit, “What is the one most important difference between you and Hillary Clinton? The thing you bring to the presidency she does not.”

    • Somebody says:

      Votermom that’s a really tough one because most of the questions I would ask are probably too far down in the weeds. I’d ask specific questions about air traffic modernization for instance, and I find it highly unlikely Trump knows of the specifics. I might also ask about defense contracts, but he’s addressed that a couple of times.

      Beyond that I have questions about changes to Obamacare and providing consumer protection from outrageous bills, but again too complicated and down in the weeds. During DD’s cancer treatment went to PPC hospital but pathology not part of contract, these “gaps” in coverage are common in policies BUT not advertised and almost impossible to uncover until you fall into a gap. Remember we had “cadillac” government employee insurance. This gap with pathology not being under contract resulted in outrageous bills, we were six figures in debt to pathology within weeks of DD’s diagnosis due to this. We were inpatient and didn’t have a choice as to pathology either, not that we would have risked sending it off and waiting days and delaying treatment.

      A short example, bone marrow aspirate and testing of said marrow sample (BMA). Pathology bills just over $16,000, insurance pays $3,800 we’re on hook for balance. Thankfully we were able to change policies during open season and found the one and only policy available to us that had a contract with said pathology. Sooooo after change in insurance same test billed at over $16,000; suddenly $2,100 is peachy keen as payment in full. But when I had a different insurance plan $3,800 wasn’t good enough. The first policy I had was with a BC/BS which insures approximately 74% of Floridians so it wasn’t some weird policy. We then switched to a Cigna plan.

      I know, I know that’s too far down in the weeds, but there should be some kind of consideration for the protection of consumers. There are laws against price gouging except when it comes to medical bills……….but again way too complicated a topic for such a forum.

      Perhaps you could ask a simple question like his opinion of homeschool? That might be too broad, maybe do you believe parents have the right to homeschool….or you talked about school choice in your speech do you include homeschool in those choices?

      You could maybe ask something about what Ivanka said about making child care more affordable…….maybe ask his ideas on the topic, tax credits or deductions kind of thing?? You could take a different approach with that and ask about providing similar tax credits or deductions for families where one spouse stays home during the children’s early years. Although if he answered that he liked that idea the headline would be that he wants to keep women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, smh.

      That’s all I’ve got, I’m sure most of his questions will be about immigration and trade. I doubt any of the Reddit users have bothered to go to his website and read his policies. So I’m sure most of the questions will be based on media talking points and not the actual policies he’s put in writing.

    • gainny says:

      Did you study Machiavelli?

  3. Dora says:

    Hubby has me feeling very nervous. He doesn’t want me to be disappointed in November and keeps trying to prepare me for what he thinks the outcome will be. All along he has thought the powers would find a way to stop Trump, but after watching the convention and seeing how easily Hillary cheated Bernie out of the nomination and how much help she had from the media, Hubby is sure that the election is fixed. He believes that Hillary has already won and we now just have to go through the fake process as they do in other 3rd world countries.

    I’m feeling down this morning after last night’s spectacle, but I’m the stubborn sort. I have to believe there is a chance. I refuse to give up hope. Sigh.

    • elliesmom says:

      While I don’t doubt the Democrats are capable of and have fixed elections in the past, the shenanigans in 2012 will have people watching for that. There’s no way 102% of the registered voters in a precinct all voted for Obama. Even the People’s Republic of Cambridge has a few Republicans. The bigger issue is the media suppressing things unfavorable to Clinton and pushing things unfavorable to Trump. We were watching the convention last night on MSNBC because we were outside, and CSPAN wouldn’t let me login. We decided if we had to watch the Talking Heads, we might as well go full throttle. After the roll call, hundreds of Bernie’s delegates left the convention and joined the protesters outside. They didn’t mention it. They were too busy talking about how Bernie had broken tradition when he asked for Hillary to be nominated by acclamation. Except that’s not exactly what he said. They also stopped panning the full audience because if they had, all of the empty seats would have been very noticeable. Anyone watching on MSNBC last night saw the Democrats sing Kumbaya.

      Trump has a difficult job ahead of him. While we all see the alternative news sites and get a chuckle of Twitter and other social networking sites, most of the people in the demographic who Trump will appeal to still get their news from the alphabet networks and the big name newspapers either directly or through syndicated columnists. Others are online but the sites they go to also skew to the far left. Getting his message out so the election isn’t close enough to steal w/o getting caught is the biggest hurdle.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My hubby’s a Trumpkin and has the same “fears” yours does. The fix is in and he’s so sure of it he bet a friend (another Trumpkin) $100 Hillary will win. It’s the first bet he’s ever made that he hopes he loses.

    • taw46 says:

      I would agree with em. The press will do it for her. Last night, even FOX wasn’t reporting all the people who walked out. When I saw it on Twitter, I turned over to FBN, they were showing the protests outside. How many people watched that? This morning my Dem sister was watching MSNBC. of course, they had glowing coverage of the convention. How Bernie brought all his supporters together and over to Hillary. I told her that was not true, many walked out. She said MJ had already brought that up, it was only about 100. Told her no, probably more like a 1000, I could show her the video of the empty seats. Which she did not believe and did not want to see. That is what we are up against, and it isn’t just MSNBC.

    • blowme0bama says:

      In the end, its HRC. You CAN’T make her look good. I’m not worried about election rigging.

    • lyn says:

      I feel the same way. Trump has to beat Hillary and the media.

  4. Dora says:

    Press Conference This Morning.

  5. Anthony says:

    Sometimes, I just have to yell at the TV. Checked out MJ while waiting for coffee to be ready, and had to record it just to remember that I heard it right. Audio could use some help – sounds better on my headset, but my big-ass mouth comes through at the end lol

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

  7. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      Ruh Roh, I hope Trump hasn’t ever said anything negative about Jodie Foster.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Hinckly’s still considered a Class 3 (highest) threat and the SS will know exactly where he is at all times. Should Hillary or Trump visit Williamsburg, they’ll sit on him, literally.

      (I just read that part in Kessler’s First Family Detail last night ! So yes, I’m a expert now 😛 —–accessing the level of threats is fascinating. If you see someone threaten to kill a Presidential candidate on twitter, they will find them and forever be labeled a Class 1(lowest)threat, they will be forever in their database, even if it was drunktweeting for attention and *likes* )

    • taw46 says:

      His mother is 90 yrs old. What could possibly go wrong?

  8. Dora says:

    • CiscoKid says:

      Gee, they all must have taken the day off from work.
      Wait, this is their job, besides suckling on the government teat.

    • kanaughty says:

      So, i’m confused, they want segregation? Or not? Cause this is segregation… I mean is this irony?

  9. votermom says:

    This has some good reviews and it’s by an Army vet

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I wasn’t aware that he left.

  11. Shez ZK says:

  12. Dora says:

    Notice that Clinton doesn’t deny that she received a $5 million donation from India. But this ad has the wrong year. Give me a break!!

    Clinton campaigns move to force Trump super-PAC ad off TV

  13. Dora says:

    • taw46 says:

      Glad for the police officers. They deserve some peace, after having their lives ruined.

      • lyn says:


      • Lulu says:

        Now Baltimore has to pay up! Then they can all move to Colorado or Florida and live in mansions. What like 10 million per cop for fake prosecution over them doing nothing wrong?

        • taw46 says:

          Yep, Freddie Gray’s family got a bundle for that criminal. Only fair.

          • Lulu says:

            The prosecutor was pressured to do it to get the fail and humiliation off the media (not to mention the bar hearings!) before HILLARY 2016 kicks in full swing. I’m sure the internal polling showed it was pissing off da white folks with whom she already has enough problems.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            I think they should have to give it back. with interest.

            I find it interesting that they dropped the charges just as Mosby the Miserable and the rest of the Baltimore Fix Square were getting attention at the convention.

  14. lyn says:

    “I got tweets from journalists from Vanity Fair, Esquire Magazine, some Nightly Show correspondent and a bunch of other mainstream scum urging people to report me to get my account suspended. A twitter crap tornado like I had never seen before! hahaha. So fun!”

  15. Dora says:

  16. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • taw46 says:

      Haha. Trump just said, Russia if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.

      • CiscoKid says:

        I’ve been watching, f’kn media just keeps asking about Russia.
        Did you hear the ass hat ask if Russia had some ownership of Trumps Org.

      • Somebody says:

        I didn’t see the press conference, but the dems and MSM are clutching their pearls over that statement. Apparently Trump just committed treason live on national tv.

        • taw46 says:

          Oh, yes. Twitter on fire from the left and the NeverTrumps, that proves he is working with Russia, asking a foreign government to hack our computer systems. Blah, blah, blah. It was said in the sense that they probably already have them, might as well let all of us see them.

  17. taw46 says:

    The press will not let up on Russia in this press conference. Trump has to answer the same questions over and over. Oh, and whoever brought it up earlier, Trump said he is not an email person, doesn’t use it, too easy to hack.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Trump is going the full Donald on the Dems and owning this media presser ! Wish I could hear the questions, some of them sound idiotic or repeating Q’s. More journos from Mizzou 😛

  19. CiscoKid says:

    Trump gave, imo, a kick in the ass when he said, “Now go ask Hillary for a press conference, it’s been a long time”…in essence,maybe not verbatim.
    And as everyone here has known, the Russia crap is just to deflect the heat off the content of the emails.

  20. CiscoKid says:

    …gave a kick in the ass to the media…

  21. Dora says:

    Julian Assange: ‘More Hillary Clinton Emails To Come, Ensuring Her Arrest’


  22. DeniseVB says:

    If you heard Trump’s analogy of Obama reminding him of Jon Lovitz’s The Liar …. here’s a clip

    • CiscoKid says:

      Now that is one badass screen saver!
      After today’s stellar performance by Trump, so on the money.

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  26. DandyTIger says:

    Scott Adams has a post about the convention so far:

    …But if you’re an undecided voter, and male, you’re seeing something different. You’re seeing a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished. And it’s happening in an impressive venue that was, in all likelihood, designed and built mostly by men. Men get to watch it all at home, in homes designed and built mostly by men, thanks to the technology that was designed and built mostly by men. I mention that as context, not opinion.

    I agree with Michelle Obama’s gratitude about Clinton’s success so far, and how the country now “takes it for granted that a woman can be president.” That’s a big, big deal, and an accomplishment that you can never take away from Clinton, no matter how it all ends. I would argue – as did Michelle Obama – that Clinton already removed the glass ceiling. Now it’s just a question of who the voters prefer.

    And that brings us to a concept called “Selling past the close.” That’s a persuasion mistake. Clinton has already sold the country on the idea that a woman can be president. Sales experts will tell you that once the sale is made, you need to stop selling, because you have no chance of making things better, but you might give the buyer a reason to change her mind….

    Clinton is taking a different approach. As Michelle Obama said, we now take for granted that a woman can be president. That sale is made. But Clinton keeps selling. And that’s an enormous persuasion mistake.

    I watched singer Alicia Keys perform her song Superwoman at the convention and experienced a sinking feeling. I’m fairly certain my testosterone levels dropped as I watched, and that’s not even a little bit of an exaggeration. Science says men’s testosterone levels rise when they experience victory, and drop when they experience the opposite. I watched Keys tell the world that women are the answer to our problems. True or not, men were probably not feeling successful and victorious during her act….

    • CiscoKid says:

      “Selling psst the close”
      The first thing I was taught when I was in training for a job in sales.
      Hardware and automotive.
      Once they pull out their wallet, be quiet and walk them over to the register.

  27. Dora says:

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    Clinton and Obama declare war on Trump.

  29. DeniseVB says:

    I may make this my new twitter header 😀

  30. Dora says:

    Be careful Mr. Assange. I think they mean it.

    • Somebody says:

      They must have good reason to think he has some seriously damaging stuff. If this was an R administration the MSM would be having hissy fits and breathlessly covering it.

  31. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Somebody says:

      Ooooooh was that presser a micro aggression for you Ron? Try this if you’re scared.

    • taw46 says:

      Did you read this BS from him today? Number of tweets about how media should force Trump to give them his tax returns, bend him to the people’s will, that was their job. And all this time, I thought it was to report the news. (I know, I know. Hasn’t been that way in a long time.)

    • CiscoKid says:

      As a child and soldier of the Cold War, I’m repulsed by Hillarys making it possible for Russia to buy 20% of Americas uranium deposits.
      Ron, I won’t call you a clueless sob…, can’t help it..

  32. Somebody says:

    Klown how is your mom doing?

  33. Dora says:

    The news just keeps on coming.


    Guccifer 2.0 took credit for the hacked DNC emails that were released last week by Wikileaks.

    Guccifer 2.0 dropped a new cache of Democrat emails on Wednesday.

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