Be of good cheer, subjects: An heir to the throne is due

posted at 6:41 pm on April 17, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’d like to tell you that this doesn’t qualify as news beyond the confines of the Clinton family but the recent Jeb boomlet reminds us that America is sliding further towards monarchy as a symptom of late-stage imperial decadence. Looks like we’re on track for eight more years of a Clinton or Bush, then possibly a reprise of Michelle Obama, followed perhaps by a term or two of Biden. Then we’ll be ready for Bush/Clinton III between George P. and Chelsea (who’s now open to running for office, don’tcha know), and after that the law of averages suggests that the Kennedys will have once again produced a political talent who isn’t a total embarrassment.

George P. Bush had his first son last year, by the way. I figure it’s destiny that his kid and Chelsea’s kid will end up married or running against each other in 2068. Or both.

“Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year, and I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world full of so many strong young female leaders,” [Chelsea Clinton] said. “So thank you for inspiring me and inspiring future generations including the one that we’ll be lucky enough to welcome into our family later this year.”

Clinton insiders have said a Chelsea pregnancy is the “big wildcard” for whether Hillary Clinton will pull the trigger on a 2016 presidential campaign.

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has been in public life for more than 30 years, nodded to her parents as role models for her own parenting. “I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mother was to me,” she said.

She told a magazine last year that she wanted to have a baby this year, and now here we are. Congrats to the mom-to-be and her family. Maybe having a little one around to dote on will convince Billary to take retirement earlier than expected? Or will this be more of a “we can turn Chelsea’s old room in the White House into a nursery!” sort of thing?

Incidentally, grandma’s favorable rating is currently lower than it’s been in six years. Via the IRJ, here’s HuffPo reporter Sam Stein trying and failing to find something impressive on her resume that would justify handing her the presidency.


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BobMbx on April 17, 2014 at 7:50 PM

ROFLMBO! Nice one.

lineholder on April 17, 2014 at 7:58 PM

MissLamar

Schadenfreude on April 17, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Well, if it’s a girl, we know Grandpa Bill will have his babysitting privileges revoked once she hits puberty…just to be on the safe side.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 17, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing there’s precisely a zero percent chance of either of them would ever be found cruising a bar in Huntington.

So you’re safe. Party on, dude.

BobMbx on April 17, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I dunno. Bill Clinton campaigned here back in the 1990′s. We have a college here (Marshall University) that has a lot of leftards attending it. Given what we know about Bill, there IS a chance he sired some female bastards with them and they are of age by now to GO to bars in Huntington…

ConstantineXI on April 17, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Congratulations and best wishes to the expectant parents.

But…

nodded to her parents as role models for her own parenting.

You can do better than that, Chelsea. I still remember your mother telling everyone in 2008 about how your father (or maybe his senior advisers) would send your mother to places so dangerous he wouldn’t even send the military. And sometimes you were sent along, as well.

A child deserves better than that.

malclave on April 17, 2014 at 8:04 PM

nodded to her parents as role models for her own parenting.

You can do better than that, Chelsea. I still remember your mother telling everyone in 2008 about how your father (or maybe his senior advisers) would send your mother to places so dangerous he wouldn’t even send the military. And sometimes you were sent along, as well.

A child deserves better than that.

malclave on April 17, 2014 at 8:04 PM

This is no joke. There is video footage of it.

ConstantineXI on April 17, 2014 at 8:07 PM

You would think with all medical advancement we have made, that a long range anonnomus beam could have stopped these people from reproducing and saving the world, alas hindsight.

jainphx on April 17, 2014 at 8:08 PM

You would think with all medical advancement we have made, that a long range anonnomus beam could have stopped these people from reproducing and saving the world, alas hindsight.

jainphx on April 17, 2014 at 8:08 PM

We need a Delorean, a Flux Capacitor, and some PLUTONIUM, STAT!

I’ll volunteer to do the deed in the interest of saving the Human Race.

(Of course what I will actually do is go back to January 1981 with it, so I can re-live the best 8 years the United States has had since the 18th Century).

ConstantineXI on April 17, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Don’t know, is she really related to Bill?

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Would it not be hilarious if it were born with purple lips, floppy ears and a Pompadour?? And a wart on his nose?? While they are on vacation in Hawaii??

bimmcorp on April 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM

You know what would be family fun for the Clintoons ?
Billy changing his grand-daughter’s diapers when she’s young,
then she changing Billy’s diapers when she is older !
Of course, Killery and Chelsea will be too busy in politics to know what’s going on :)

burrata on April 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

When King Barack steps off-stage, don’t look for a reprise of any Clintons, Bushs’ or Kennedys.

GarandFan on April 17, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Spawn of Satan herself…the liberal messiah.

trs on April 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Wouldn’t that be like the anti-Kwisatz Haderach?

BobMbx on April 17, 2014 at 7:08 PM

.
Are you sure it’s not Nick Knack Paddy Whack? I seem to remember that one.

ExpressoBold on April 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Very depressed am I.

Sherman1864 on April 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Chelsea having a baby.

Planned Parenthood hardest hit.

TXUS on April 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM

America is sliding further towards monarchy as a symptom of late-stage imperial decadence.

Late-stage Republic decline.

kcewa on April 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM

At least Hillary hasn’t tried passing Chelsea’s baby off as her own.

Andrew Sullivan on April 17, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Herod on April 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM

At least Hillary hasn’t tried passing Chelsea’s baby off as her own.

Andrew Sullivan on April 17, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Herod on April 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Hilldebeast’s womb has been dead since she hit menarche.

Chelsea probably was created in a test tube and birthed by one of Bill’s mistresses.

ConstantineXI on April 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM

A doctor will soon be saying to Chelsea’s husband:

Sir, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is the baby looks just like its mother. The bad news is the mother is ugly as … (fill in the blank).

Ruckus_Tom on April 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

…well!…it wasn’t a blowjob.

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

“Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year, and I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world full of so many strong young female leaders

Oh, put a sock in it.

Cleombrotus on April 17, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Congratulations and best wishes to Chelsea and her husband.

This is really the only way I can respond to this, and claim to believe as I do. Do we really need to be mean with everything?

iceybloop on April 18, 2014 at 1:26 AM

The title and subtitle are so inflammatory I dare not even get into a reply to that premise.

Diluculo on April 18, 2014 at 2:57 AM

I’ve always felt a little sorry for Chelsea Clinton,seeing who her parents are. Maybe motherhood will allow her to step out of the public eye and be herself, rather than some media-created symbol.

zoyclem on April 18, 2014 at 8:03 AM

I’d like to tell you that this doesn’t qualify as news beyond the confines of the Clinton family but the recent Jeb boomlet reminds us that America is sliding further towards monarchy as a symptom of late-stage imperial decadence conservative resistance towards legislative reforms that would make it easier for people without direct social ties to major corporations to run for higher office.

FTFY Allah.

Though I suppose it’s too much to ask conservatives to make the logical leap to their support for Citizens United and their anger at the inevitability of Jeb v. Hillary. Or really, the inevitability of Wall Street backed candidate A v. Wall Street backed candidate B. Even as those same forces have crushed tea party opposition in Republican primaries across the country and has utterly eliminated any GOP Presidential candidates who do not support massive immigration reforms. You reap what you sow. Enjoy!

libfreeordie on April 18, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Perhaps this event will slow or end any presidential talk with Hillary and the Democrats. She will do just fine as a grandmother, not as a presidential candidate.

Amazingoly on April 18, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Be of good cheer, subjects: An heir to the throne is due

lol. A most awesome headline, Allah. Allahu akbar!

Nomennovum on April 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM

libfreeordie on April 18, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Yeah, but on the other hand, America ain’t gonna elect a grandmother President. Especially with a baby.that ugly.

Just ain’t happenin’.

M240H on April 18, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Hillary here is your cue to exit stage left and become grandmotherly.It’s time to raise the spawn of your spawn in that village of yours.

woodhull on April 18, 2014 at 8:43 AM

You guys are a tough bunch! I am glad they are having the baby as I have to say our first changed my life around for the better. I wish the best for the child and the parents. Now my thoughts on the grand-parents, well I am sure another thread will come up soon and I will post my usual non-sense. I seem to use a lot of hyphens?

HonestLib on April 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Enough of that clan.

rplat on April 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM

libfreeordie on April 18, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Good to see you libs. Not to be rude, but your simultaneous try as snark and relevance came up……er short.

Note that I am any better at that type of thing. Again, good to see you and hope all is well and my post finds you in good spirits and health.

HonestLib on April 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Isn’t his name Mezzovinsky or something? I believe he is an evil 1%er on Wall St.

How’s come Chelsea didn’t take his last name?

8 weight on April 18, 2014 at 8:56 AM

And here’s Gramma Hill and the golden child in a pantsuit onsie.

M240H on April 18, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Isn’t his name Mezzovinsky or something? I believe he is an evil 1%er on Wall St.

How’s come Chelsea didn’t take his last name?

8 weight on April 18, 2014 at 8:56 AM

grandpa mezvinsky went to jail 2001-bank fraud $10M
grandma margolies divorced him.she’s been trying to use charitable funds to rent a mansion in philly. running for gov i think
dad of baby, husband of chelsea mezvinsky skipped town 6 months after he married her to live in colorado and ski bum. they’ve been living apart with rendezvous when the sperm met the egg a few months ago. i hope it’s a girl so she doesn’t get the male philandering genes at least. somebody should marry a plastic surgeon to fix up ladies cuz they need help

gracie on April 18, 2014 at 9:08 AM

barf

And Chelsea Clinton is not good looking. Probably her baby won’t be either.

MisterElephant on April 18, 2014 at 9:11 AM

dad of baby, husband of chelsea mezvinsky skipped town 6 months after he married her to live in colorado and ski bum. they’ve been living apart with rendezvous when the sperm met the egg a few months ago. i hope it’s a girl so she doesn’t get the male philandering genes at least. somebody should marry a plastic surgeon to fix up ladies cuz they need help

Oh, this will be a well adjusted kid. I guess it also answers my other question of why the Family Dog didn’t take his last name.

8 weight on April 18, 2014 at 9:16 AM

So her announcement includes two overt endorsements of her mother’s candidacy. And I suppose when she gives birth we’ll get a lecture about how fortunate she is to have healthcare.

Everything is political to these people. EVERYTHING. It is beyond sickening. They have sucked all the genuine joy out of their own lives, and now they want to suck it out of ours.

Rational Thought on April 18, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Well now we know who our next 3 presidents are

Brock Robamney on April 18, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Oh boy, Americas first grandma! Seals the baby boomer vote that watches the Today show every morning.

Dr. Zaius MD on April 18, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Yep, congratulations.

And how pathetic is it that even a baby announcement simply *must* be a platform for wedging in a political comment or two.

For f*cks sake.

Midas on April 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM

So her announcement includes two overt endorsements of her mother’s candidacy. And I suppose when she gives birth we’ll get a lecture about how fortunate she is to have healthcare.

Everything is political to these people. EVERYTHING. It is beyond sickening. They have sucked all the genuine joy out of their own lives, and now they want to suck it out of ours.

Rational Thought on April 18, 2014 at 9:26 AM

This.

Midas on April 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM

If it’s a girl: Monica.
If it’s a boy: Vince.

Just sayin’

Galtian on April 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

I sincerely hope she has a girl. Can you imagine being a male child in that brood?

Armyspouse on April 18, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Any chance cheerleader Carville the daddy?

woodhull on April 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM

sincerely hope she has a girl. Can you imagine being a male child in that brood?

Armyspouse on April 18, 2014 at 10:07 AM

All male democrats are geldings.

ConstantineXI on April 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Any chance cheerleader Carville the daddy?

woodhull on April 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM

What he’s married to is WAY prettier than Chelsea.

ConstantineXI on April 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I am happy for ANY person, no matter their political stripe, that would be expecting…its truly a blessed gift, especially after seeing my sister and her husband try for the last 10 yrs to have one of their own.

But really, to tie in such blatant political wallpaper to the announcement is…just depressing.

IMHO, it shows the kid as less a gift and more a status symbol; and children should be more than just the latest Manolo Blahnik stilettos or Coach Bag.

Also IMHO, she really seems to have gotten that more from Hill than Bill.

Bill more concerned with the trappings of official power…Hill just likes the POWER itself.

BlaxPac on April 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Well, the Republic was lost long ago so why not have a monarchy? Mark Steyn makes this appeal often on his show.

The crass comments about appearances and so forth are not helpful, but instructive.

antisense on April 18, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Well, congratulations on having a child, Chelsea. You should have made a statement to that effect and then just said nothing else. When you did say what you did say, you stepped in it …… so to speak.

SC.Charlie on April 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The idea of these heirs apparent always seems so much better than the reality. Like far too many young Americans today, when they actually get up to speak (think Caroline Kennedy and Megan McCain), we learn they have the brain power of a potted plant – and the charisma of one, too. Their “coming out” speech usually goes something like this: “So…like…totally…ummm…like…like…like…ummmm…”

Rational Thought on April 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

The idea of these heirs apparent always seems so much better than the reality. Like far too many young Americans today, when they actually get up to speak (think Caroline Kennedy and Megan McCain), we learn they have the brain power of a potted plant – and the charisma of one, too. Their “coming out” speech usually goes something like this: “So…like…totally…ummm…like…like…like…ummmm…”

Rational Thought on April 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Succession by birth doesn’t work.

It’s part of what brought down the Roman Empire, for example. During the HEIGHT of the Roman Empire, it went about a century (to 180 AD) where there was no succession by birth, each Emperor selected his successor from people already proven capable. Marcus Aurelius was the last such, his son, Commodus, one of the most notoriously BAD Emperors in Roman History succeeded him and started the Empire on the path to ruin!

Other monarchies like Britain, for example, solved this problem by taking most of the power away from the monarch. So it really doesn’t matter if the drooling product of inbreeding, Charles, becomes King of England he won’t be able to do any actual harm.

ConstantineXI on April 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

I extend good wishes to Chelsea Clinton and sincerely hope that becoming grandparents motivates Bill and Hill step away from politics permanently. And someone better tell Bill Clinton that “Sugar Babies R Us” is NOT where you go to get a proper baby shower gift for an infant.

tangoecho5 on April 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

being a grandmother is just another thing to remind the American public that Hillary is just plain old. and it’s time for a fresh face

macheath on April 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

ConstantineXI on April 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Charles is the reason QE is still on the throne.

I’m assuming she could just it to Kate’s husband if she wanted to. I don’t know that for a fact. That, or she could just have Chuck shot.

She is the Queen, after all.

BobMbx on April 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Charles is the reason QE is still on the throne.

I’m assuming she could just it to Kate’s husband if she wanted to. I don’t know that for a fact. That, or she could just have Chuck shot.

She is the Queen, after all.

BobMbx on April 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I’ve always wondered how a strong dignified lady like Elizabeth (go look at old pictures of her when she was young, she was quite attractive in her youth) managed to have a worthless child like Charles.

ConstantineXI on April 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Who cares? This is not England, we DO NOT have royalty, least of all spawn from the “Butcher of Benghazi”.

edgarthered on April 18, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Nice! N.Korean style. They should put an il or un after its name.

BoxHead1 on April 18, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Via the IRJ, here’s HuffPo reporter Sam Stein trying and failing to find something impressive on her resume that would justify handing her the presidency.

On a show literally no one watches that is hosted by a kid that is only known for being Mia Farrow’s son.

Makes sense.

Myron Falwell on April 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM

The royal family are expecting yet another Clinton, so ignore the famine, crime and poverty.

Hening on April 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Is she a lesbian like her mother?

mcgilvra on April 19, 2014 at 11:14 AM

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