Defender of the common man: Democrats can’t afford another candidate perceived as elitist

posted at 5:56 pm on April 13, 2008 by Allahpundit

The solution? Nominate a former First Lady who’s worth $109 million.

I don’t mind telling you, her preposterous shamelessness is starting to warm my cynical little heart. I fear I may be … a man in love.

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Ha, what ever happened to the “Loser” subheadings?

Vizzini on April 13, 2008 at 6:01 PM

There are 109 million reasons not to trust this woman of the people.

RobCon on April 13, 2008 at 6:02 PM

And counting.

fourstringfuror on April 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

I

Lehosh on April 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

I love you Hillary! You don’t really get Middle America either, but by God you’re going to say and do all the right things to pretend you do!

And really, if you can master that, you can become President.

Lehosh on April 13, 2008 at 6:06 PM

I’M NOT BITTER!

You go girl.

Vigilante on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

AP’s talk of Hillary–especially the one about the shots–has got me to do some exploring. I don’t know when or where this was, but I found this clip of Hillary drinking what was called “moonshine” at a NASCAR race at Watkin’s Glen when she was running for Senate. I still can’t believe my eyes. It sure looks like her!

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

I fear I may be … a man in love.

Put down that…….. er, whatever you have in your hand.

Just put it down now.

SteveMG on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

I think she can take him in a fight!

Pam on April 13, 2008 at 6:10 PM

I fear I may be … a man in love.

A Beta Male in Love….. must be spring.

Kini on April 13, 2008 at 6:11 PM

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Well done!

mikeyboss on April 13, 2008 at 6:12 PM

It’s a little bit silly for us Republicans to say the First Lady is out of touch for recent money. Now, the SanFran Obama Liberals who have inherited their money are fair game.

I’m not sure why we should hate Hilary at this point. McCain, the most liberal Republican, has been forced on us. I say let Hilary, the most conservative Democrat, be forced on the Democrats. Sadly, we appear to stuck with His Leftness Barack Obama and an election that the Democrats could win.

thuja on April 13, 2008 at 6:12 PM

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

I knew what was coming but I just had to click anyway…

schiehallion on April 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM

I fear I may be … a man in love.

Having a bit of trouble with that tiny i-Phone screen?

Limerick on April 13, 2008 at 6:15 PM

I knew what was coming but I just had to click anyway…

They’re all that way, aren’t they? lol

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:15 PM

You go, girl! I’d never vote for you, you understand, but go girl, go!

Nichevo on April 13, 2008 at 6:16 PM

So we`re saying here, that having alot of money is a bad thing, that it disqualifies one for president? Leaving aside Hillary, is that really what you all believe?

ThePrez on April 13, 2008 at 6:17 PM

The hell with a bowling contest, let’s have a an out-and-out wrestling match for the Dem nomination!

Hillary’d pin Obama in 8 seconds, bite off one of his ears, and then cauterize the stump with Crown Royal.

Keep kickin’ Barry’s nads, Rodham!

profitsbeard on April 13, 2008 at 6:18 PM

C’mon, AP. Don’t be such a lesbian.

mikeyboss on April 13, 2008 at 6:22 PM

The media teams for Team Obama and Team Clinton need to realize that there is “harping time limit” and it looks like it will be ran out by Tuesday morning. By that time, they need to have some kind of black-swanish media filler story that takes up the headlines so that Bambi and his enablers don’t have time to wipe the mud off.

ninjapirate on April 13, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Or is the exception, if you got your millions by hard work and self-reliance? Maybe that`s more acceptable, correct me if I`m misunderstanding people here.

ThePrez on April 13, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Hillary is nothing more then Obama light….or is it that Obama is just Hillary light? For that matter is McLame just Democrat light?

I agree that we need a “None of the Above” space on the ballot!

Vntnrse on April 13, 2008 at 6:25 PM

The media teams for Team ObamaTeam McCain and Team Clinton

ninjapirate on April 13, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Go get him, you whiskey-drinking, gun-slinging, religious nut!. Make us proud.

Vote Sauron 08 on April 13, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Hillary as Florence King?

Were it only so….sigh.

SteveMG on April 13, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Hmm. Maybe a new campaign sign:

Hillary! More White Trash Than Obama!

piraticalbob on April 13, 2008 at 6:36 PM

I fear I may be … a man in love.

Julie B. is so hurt!

abinitioadinfinitum on April 13, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Hey AP, get this spread in the blogosphere.

Hillary Clinton Wal-Mart Footage with Sam Walton

http://www.publicintegrity.org/clintonwalmart/

ninjapirate on April 13, 2008 at 6:43 PM

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

That was just wrong in so many ways, heh

abinitioadinfinitum on April 13, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Guys, guys! Hillary loves the little people. She supports them in everything.

Quisp on April 13, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Leg tingling, AP?

I admit the battle between two elitist communists for the hearts & minds of us common folk is pretty amusing….

MrScribbler on April 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM

In this segment from 1991, for example, made public here for the first time by the Center for Public Integrity, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, introduces Clinton at the grand re-opening of the company’s original store in Rogers, Arkansas. “Without any question,” he says, “you’ve added more to our board than any person we’ve ever had on that board.”
….

“I’m so proud of this company, and everything it represents,” Clinton says in the video clip. “Anytime I travel and I tell people I’m from Arkansas . . . Wal-Mart’s on top of the list, and everybody wants me to tell them about Wal-Mart and Sam Walton and Helen Walton and all of the Wal-Mart associates. It makes me feel real good about what we’re able to do and what we can show and the sort of leadership we’re given.”

ninjapirate on April 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM

I don’t mind telling you, her preposterous shamelessness is starting to warm my cynical little heart. I fear I may be … a man in love.

Chutzpa, indeed! The gall this woman’s got. You go Hillary, at least in the primaries.

She can shoot, and she’s the church-going type, just don’t ask her when it was that she did either, last time.

Entelechy on April 13, 2008 at 6:46 PM

New Hillary commercial:

I know you all are bitter,but I feel your pain,stop stop
oh my hahahahahahahahah,oh I can’t believe I really said that ,oh my okay lets try it again.

Hi,I’m Hillary and I feel your pai…stop stop,who who oh
my I can’t believe Bill pulled this @#&%*crap off!
(Snark!)

canopfor on April 13, 2008 at 6:56 PM

“I don’t mind telling you, her preposterous shamelessness is starting to warm my cynical little heart. I fear I may be … a man in love.”

No……… Allah…….. there is another.

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2008 at 7:19 PM

O Allahpundit, hear my plea!

Oh, ALL Hot Air Powers-That-Be, also hear my plea, I beseech thee!

I cannot, CANNOT view ONE MORE VIDEO of SnOB-ama, or the Hildebeast! I CANNOT!

PLEASE just give a synopsis. Short version, paraphrased, selected quotes, whatever…I trust you!

Just don’t make me watch these perpetually gaping, yawning, gas-filled sphincters, their crapulent respective spouses or their spectacularly uninteresting and unattractive children!

In Michelle’s Name, this I pray!

Amen.

heldmyw on April 13, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Whatever. Iron my shirt.

Oh yeah, and return the FBI files and the White House’s silver. The “W” keys, though, you can keep.

Dave Shay on April 13, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Obama To Rural Pennsylvanians (Americans):
“Vote For Me, You Corncob-Smokin’, Banjo-Strokin’ Chicken-Chokin’ Cousin-Pokin’ Inbred Hillbilly Racist Morons”
—Ace

Over at Ace of Spades…

Beat him to death with it Hillary! Woo-Hoo!

heldmyw on April 13, 2008 at 7:41 PM

Here’s what’s going on over at the California Democratic Party web site:

Deleting my posts will not change the fact that since the passage of Prop. 187, Democrats and Republicans have re-registered as Decline-to-State (D/S) at a rate of 7.2% and 3.8% respectively. D/S voters now make up 25% of the electorate in California. Something you Party hacks cannot ignore. Now, Which New Direction Democrats are in support of “Jamiel’s Law” in Los Angeles? This is NOT GOING AWAY!!

Posted by: DfD (Democrats for Deportation) | April 13, 2008 at 04:40 PM

DfDeportation on April 13, 2008 at 7:47 PM

I’ll believe her when she comes down to the local bar for Jim Beam shots.

forest on April 13, 2008 at 7:50 PM

If Ted Kennedy was supporting her she’d be getting shots of the good stuff…like Seagram’s VO….

DfDeportation on April 13, 2008 at 7:51 PM

How much is McCain worth?

Seixon on April 13, 2008 at 8:01 PM

O Allahpundit,hear my plea!
heldmyw on April 13,2008 at 7:32PM.

heldmyw: I know at times it gets rough on the U.S.S
Hot Air,sometimes the videos and articles are
coming faster than the waves,AllahPundit is a
h!ll of a skipper and remember were all in it
together,but for love of G!D will you get a grip
and hold it together man,if you snap we all snap
now keep your chin up,the voyage will be over
when AllahPundit docks at the next port of call,
in 7 months! hahahahaha!

canopfor on April 13, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Pick your favorite Dem candidate.

Devisive elitest, or bitchy liar.

Check please.

fogw on April 13, 2008 at 8:25 PM

How much is McCain worth?

Seixon on April 13, 2008 at 8:01 PM

If you refer to wealth, not that much. His 100 million, or so, wife signed prenups to keep her money. He married her for love. We can give him that much, if nothing else.

Entelechy on April 13, 2008 at 8:28 PM

Allahpundit, you don’t have to fall in love, just fall in line.

sandberg on April 13, 2008 at 8:39 PM

I admit the battle between two elitist communists for the hearts & minds of us common folk is pretty amusing….

That muted laughter you hear under your feet are Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini and Alinsky laughing their fool heads off. Imagine the party in Hell if either Barry the Obamessiah or Herself! wins the General Election.

SeniorD on April 13, 2008 at 8:40 PM

I love you Hillary! You don’t really get Middle America either, but by God you’re going to say and do all the right things to pretend you do!

And really, if you can master that, you can become President.

Lehosh on April 13, 2008 at 6:06 PM

She deserves that Oscar more than Algore!

SouthernGent on April 13, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Holy Cupids AP, my post was spammed because I called Hillary the “b” word?

Love makes a man do foolish things.

fogw on April 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I don’t mind telling you, her preposterous shamelessness is starting to warm my cynical little heart. I fear I may be … a man in love.

I think every New Yorker has a certain grudging respect for Tammany Hall. Even ex-New Yorkers.

Hillary knows this. She plays you like a fiddle!

Anton on April 13, 2008 at 9:03 PM

When you have two total losers and one not much better you have a problem. If Hill or Obama end up in the white house it will be a total disaster. If McCain ends up there it will only be a partial disaster. Anybody “nutty” enough to buy into man caused global warming as a number one problem is rather questionable (McCain) but the other two are so much worse that McCain is an easy selection.

duff65 on April 13, 2008 at 9:08 PM

This is fun to watch the Clintons being stopped cold by this Community Organiser who has all the charm in the world, but no hope of being elected. God must have a sense of humor to arrange this revealing competition between two leaders of the forces of Evil and thereby leave the way wide open for Johnny McCain. Maybe God will bless America thru this most unlikely republican nominee of them all who has that most rare virtue of courage under fire, even if he doesn’t please most of us Republicans much of the time.

jimw on April 13, 2008 at 9:19 PM

I know she is starting to warm my heart. I find myself being drawn to her more, and more. My recent feelings, coupled with a recent dream involving Hillary, has me feeling that maybe I am being shown a sign. I will save you the details of my dream, but lets just say it was amazing.

chief on April 13, 2008 at 9:40 PM

I don’t think I can click on many more of these links…Oh God the voice it’s the condescending, nagging, schrill, whinney, screechy, harpy… voice just imagine the cuss words she’s known for thrown in and she’s every mans’ and many womens’ nightmare.

Stop operation Chaos now and let Obama b….-slap this pantsuit wearing pig back to the Senate. We can deal with him he’s shown us that, I just can’t take much more of HER!

dhunter on April 13, 2008 at 9:50 PM

chief on April 13, 2008 at 9:40 PM

Good grief!! That’s disgusting! :)

OldEnglish on April 13, 2008 at 9:53 PM

I fear I may be … a man in love.

ewwww….

Nahanni on April 13, 2008 at 10:08 PM

If Hillary manages to win the nomination, I suspect that enough blacks will think that the [wo]man is keeping them down that they will stay home in November. Democrats need at least 90% of the black vote to elect a president. That’s the math and why the Dems pander to blacks so much.

rokemronnie on April 13, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Can we all just hope that it will be Hillary by 12+ in PA?

Honestly, I think she’d be a better president than Obama. I fear he’s an unreconstructed leftist. At least Hill/Bill have been around the block, and know they can get into a heap of trouble with the voters.

Obama has always lived in a bubble, politically. How many conservatives did he run into at Harvard (few) How many non-leftists are there in Hyde Park? (probably zero). How many conservatives did he have to bargin with in Illinois Senate (probably zero).

r keller on April 13, 2008 at 10:33 PM

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

I should have known better… Nascar-Watkins Glen? I don’t think so, you trickster!!

YankeeinCA on April 13, 2008 at 10:53 PM

BHO will get 100% of the (non-racist mind you) black vote. This would be a big boost for the Dhimmicrats. Hillary’s nomination would keep them all home.

Somebody pop some popcorn, this is gonna be good.

Mojave Mark on April 13, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Mojave Mark on April 13, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Blacks died for the right to vote for generation after generation of white candidates. Blacks have voted for whites with no problem generation after generation. Now, all of sudden, our vote is suspect. Whatev.

I don’t personally think race is a valid consideration for my President. But, I wonder what percentage of whites would be voting for a white candidate were the tables turned. I don’t think that being racist is determined by race. So, are blacks more racist than whites? Has it always been this way?

How many generations of blacks have passed wherein every family member was afforded full citizenship rights and a fair chance in society? How long has it been since you would say that things were fair for blacks? In what year did this transformation happen?

The Race Card on April 13, 2008 at 11:50 PM

No……… Allah…….. there is another.

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2008 at 7:19 PM

DUDE. That was completely and totally uncalled for. I don’t demand an apology, because I didn’t quite lose my dinner, but you should think seriously about offering one. Swine before pearls, indeed!

——

I don’t begrudge BJ and Hill their $109 million. What makes me mad is their sheer hypocrisy about money, and eeevil rich people. Wanting to raise taxes on income to prevent more people from getting rich. Yammering about the profits of the eeevil oil companies, who work harder for those profits and do more for America than the Clintons will ever do.

What makes me mad is liberals and Democrats excusing this kind of behavior. The kind of behavior that doesn’t bother me, but is anathema to them.

Did I say “mad”? I meant “amused.”

misterpeasea on April 13, 2008 at 11:53 PM

The Race Card on April 13, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Not a bad point. Maybe some uncalled-for snark on the part of Mojave Mark.

Blacks died for the right to vote for generation after generation of white candidates. Blacks have voted for whites with no problem generation after generation. Now, all of sudden, our vote is suspect. Whatev.

I hope you don’t have the unstated assumption that white candidates can’t represent black people as well as black candidates. That might be interpreted as racist. Whites have voted for blacks for generation after generation, also. Maybe not for President, but that wasn’t because of skin color. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? And Cynthia McKinney? The problem is not the color of their skin, but the content of their character. The blacks voting for a black guy is not suspect; it’s completely understandable and expected. Voting for a black guy because he is black, (i.e., for the color of his skin, not the content of his character) though, is pretty clearly racist.

I don’t personally think race is a valid consideration for my President. But, I wonder what percentage of whites would be voting for a white candidate were the tables turned. I don’t think that being racist is determined by race. So, are blacks more racist than whites? Has it always been this way?

I wonder also. No I don’t, I’m guessing it’d be the same. I agree, being racist is not a characteristic of any particular race. Don’t know if blacks are more racist than whites, but it seems that more blacks are racist than whites are racist. Again, completely understandable.

How many generations of blacks have passed wherein every family member was afforded full citizenship rights and a fair chance in society? How long has it been since you would say that things were fair for blacks? In what year did this transformation happen?

Not many. Life is not fair for anyone, nor will it ever be, but I agree with your point that blacks have had the short end of the stick for a very long time. I think things would be a lot “fairer”, that is, blacks as a whole would be doing a lot better if they would get over the past, and quit embracing poisonous folks like the Rev. J. Wright. And yes, I know it’s easier said than done. But what would be the best for blacks? Holding on to (again, completely understandably) resentment and bitterness, and rejecting “white culture,” or moving on and integrating as fast as possible?

I understand that it sucks, and that life isn’t fair, but what is the fastest way forward?

misterpeasea on April 14, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Remember Hillary:

“The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.”

Fred 2 on April 14, 2008 at 12:42 AM

“What makes me mad is liberals and Democrats excusing this kind of behavior….. – misterpeasea on April 13, 2008 at 11:53 PM”

I know what you mean……… Love is blind…..

Seven Percent Solution on April 14, 2008 at 1:10 AM

She has done it all and deserves the Presidency as a right. She was a coal miner who served in the Marines where she won the CMOH saving children from snipers at Tuzla airport in Yugoslavia before she went on to advance String theory and pick up a Nobel Prize. Later she wrote an epic morality tale called It Takes A Village which has sold slightly more copies than the BIble. Throughout her career she has advanced the cause of mankind and saved kittens from certain death.

GO GLACIER.

Ares on April 14, 2008 at 4:22 AM

Senator Obama is a good man

…blah blah men suck blah blah…

myamphibian on April 14, 2008 at 5:14 AM

Barack: “She’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley! Hillary Clinton’s out there like she’s on the duck blind every Sunday, she’s packin’ a six shooter! C’mon! She knows better. . . . I want to see that picture of her out there in the duck blinds.”

Democrats always assume the Second Amendment is about hunting !?

The right to own a gun is about… the right to own a gun. Period. It’s about personal freedom and the balance of power against the state or perhaps its rogue agents. Hunting is just a hobby.

Like Instapundit’s theme: think like a pack, not a herd.

silverfox on April 14, 2008 at 5:41 AM

At what point in time will it be when she finally realizes that she is no longer relevant as far as this campaign goes?

pilamaye on April 14, 2008 at 7:22 AM

malan89 on April 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

agh. wrong, wrong, wrong.

pecan pie on April 14, 2008 at 7:40 AM

“…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

But:

If elected to the Senate, Mrs. Clinton said she’d work with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) on her bill that would require prospective gun buyers to first obtain a gun license by passing a background check and a safety course exam. The bill would also establish a national registry to record all gun sales.

So, the question is: What happens, if you refuse to obtain a license?

The obvious answer is, you’re in violation of the law, by owning a gun.

So, whenever she tries to come across as a gun advocate, you KNOW she’s full o’shit.

franksalterego on April 14, 2008 at 9:32 AM

The obvious answer is, you’re in violation of the law, by owning a gun.

Let me clarify this a little more:

You’re in violation of the law, (1) by owning a gun, and (2) not having “permission” by the state.

“Permission” already granted by the 2nd Amendment.

franksalterego on April 14, 2008 at 9:37 AM

You think that you might be a man in love? A-P, I thought that you had better taste in women than that.

chsw

chsw on April 14, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Anyone know what the shot was Hillary slugged?

Please tell me it was Old Crow

Chuck Schick on April 14, 2008 at 12:22 PM

… “a man in love”…with an older, rich, progressive ‘woman’? I can understand Kirsten Powers but Her Royal Cowntess? Surely you jest, AP. ;-)

Christine on April 14, 2008 at 1:25 PM

I can hear the music rising…AP’s in love. ;-)

Christine on April 14, 2008 at 1:27 PM

She’s worth 109M and mcCain owns six houses.

Geez. How about some honesty.

This reminds me of the cops and firemen in NYC. Rudy did nothing for them money wise but they loved him. Bloomberg comes in, give them a raise and they don’t like him because he’s too rich and doesn’t know how to talk to them the way they want to be talked to.

How did this country get so stuck on stupid?

AprilOrit on April 14, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Plus Hillary and McCain grew up with saome privledge, this guy grew up with a single mother who had nothing.

I just don’t understand why people allow their deep rooted partisanship cloud the truth.

AprilOrit on April 14, 2008 at 1:45 PM

I hope you don’t have the unstated assumption that white candidates can’t represent black people as well as black candidates.

I like the way you phrased that statement.

Again, blacks have always voted for whites. We have no problem doing so. The majority of blacks have voted for a majority of white candidates throughout their lives.

It strikes me as duplicitous to question our vote just because there is a black candidate running. I never heard a similar argument on behalf of whites voting for whites. The first black candidate to run undoubtedly faced multitudes of white voters who just would not vote for a black man or woman.

I agree that there it is wholly unconstructive to embrace the past so tightly that one cannot embrace the future. But I don’t think correctly pointing out contemporary racism or problems precludes one’s ability to acknowledge the immense progress made.

Being observant and open about what one sees is not the same as whining about everything in front of one’s face.

The Race Card on April 14, 2008 at 1:51 PM