Why Hillary is Disliked – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.
It was not too long ago that I asked why Senator Hillary Clinton would put herself through two years of personal attacks in her quest to be President. Is it ambition, a thirst for power, or a belief that she can help Americans in unique ways?
There is no question that Mrs. Clinton will be viciously attacked in every way imaginable. The stuff thrown at her will be malicious and unrelenting, designed to humiliate her and break her spirit. This is common for any person running for the higest office in the land. However, I have pointed out that the drive-by-media will be soft on Hillary, where Fox News and talk radio will not allow her to get away with anything.
Well, the rsponse to my question poured in like I was being drowned in a Katrina-like blog attack. There was more than a little hate contained in those comments, and I’m curious about it. What is it about Senator Clinton that causes so much animosity?
Statistically, about half the country doesn’t like Hillary Clinton. Both a Fox News and a ABC New/Washington Post poll say the same thing: 44% of America dispaproves of Senator Clinton. That is a very strong negative for any politican, particularly one that wants to be president.
But why? Why do so many dispise this woman?
I posted that question on my blog site, and I am surprised the server didn’t shut down from the overload. From Alaska to Miami, the beefs rolled in. But in the end, they all fit into three seperate categories.
First, may women don’t like Hillary because they believe she made a deal with her husband. That is, she’d stand by him and ignore his affairs in return for his help in her politicallife. The ladies who write don’t like that alleged deal at all.
Second, may men object to her leftist ideology. They see the Senator as a big government liberal who lives large herself, but wants to impose high taxation on those who are living the American dream.
And finally, some of the comments see Hillary as a cold, calculating woman with a sense of entitlement. There was anger that she rarely sits of rtough interviews and speaks in generalities about important subjects, auch as the war on terror.
On one level, I understand all of those opinions and agree with them on the whole, but they don’t rise, at least for me, to the hatred level. I reserve that spot for people such as Saddam and Fidel Castro. But there is no question that hatred towards some American politicans like President Bush and Hillary Clinton is becoming an obsession for some people. An unhealthy obsession, in my opinion. I don’t like the ideology of Nancy Pelosi, but to say I hate the woman – no. She and I just disagree on what is best for America, and the best course to take to change what needs to be changed.
Much of the bitterness can be laid at the doorstep of an increasingly ideological and irresponsible mainstream media which reports rumor, propaganda, and outright slander on a regular basis. So does the Internet and cable TV. Some talkradio, especially Air America and PBS definitely fall into that category. Unfortunately, many people believe what they read and hear 24/7, especially if it fits their political disposition. Thus, it is easy to demonize people these days, it is easy to sell loathing.
This is course huts America because many decent brilliant people will not enter the brutal world of elective politics. For those who do, there will be pain. But to some, like Hillary Clinton, the sought-after gain is apparently worth it.
Hillary can be stopped – ans it doesn’t have to be by lowering our standards to the far left liberal extreme base who despise and hates President Bush and will stop at nothing to do so. It can be done by pointing out her lies, her double-talk and what she really stands for.
And that’s the memo.