Glenn Beck: Let’s face it, Hillary’s going to be the next president

posted at 12:21 pm on September 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

We can debate how pessimistic we should be about the outcome but everything he says here about 2016 strategy is sound, including and especially the GOP’s focus on what Beck terms “technicalities.” That’s the wrong word, as it diminishes the gravity of the Benghazi and IRS scandals — they’re both legitimate grievances, as Beck notes — but he’s right that they’ll be seen as “technicalities” by the media, and he’s also right that they’ll be no match for a Clinton “back to the future” campaign trumpeting 1990s prosperity. Hearing him talk about “technicalities” reminded me of the GOP obsession with Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment in late summer 2012. I’ve written about that before: A crack like that was bound to drive conservative ideologues like me nuts but most of the casual-voting public couldn’t have cared less. (Likewise, says Jay Cost, Hillary’s gaffe-filled book tour was great fun for the chattering class but will end up being completely ignored by low-information voters.) Somehow the GOP’s brain trust convinced itself to build its convention around the theme of “you did build that,” which must have been quite the head-scratcher for the great mass of more or less apolitical wage-earning swing-staters. Beck sees something like that happening again in 2016, this time with a patchwork of different complaints about the Clinton and Obama years in hopes that the whole of the NSA scandal and VA negligence and various foreign-policy disasters will be greater than the sum of its parts. Will it, when Bill Clinton is out there talking up his strategy for adding millions more jobs?

Hillary’s greatest strength as a would-be nominee isn’t her name recognition or her trailblazing appeal as the first woman president or her many, many, many Washington contacts. It’s the fact that, uniquely among Democrats, she can run on the record of a more successful Democratic president than Obama. No matter how bad things get for O over the next two years, Hillary has Bill’s economic record available to distance her from all of it. In fact, within limits, the worse things get for Obama, the better it is for Hillary since it’ll make the Clinton years look that much rosier by comparison. Beck himself acknowledges feeling pangs of Clinton nostalgia at times in frustration at Hopenchange; if that’s true for a righty like him, imagine how true it’ll be for centrists. All I’d add to what he says here is that Hillary lost to Obama in 2008 for more specific reasons, obviously, than that O was a “wild card.” Obama’s win was chiefly a reaction to Bush’s deep unpopularity, a lesson The One internalized so well that his team’s still apt to blame Dubya for its troubles to this day. Democrats wanted the cleanest possible break with Bush and a young newbie candidate with a trailblazing narrative even more dramatic than Hillary’s was cleaner — slightly — than bringing back the older, more centrist, business-as-usual Clintons. Even that could work to Hillary’s advantage in 2016, though: After eight dismal years of Obama’s amateurism, it’d be natural for the opposition party to nominate an experienced pol who’ll sell himself as someone who knows how to make Washington work. In reality, the GOP’s more likely to nominate an Obamaesque newbie like Rubio or Rand Paul, with Hillary filling the steady-hand-on-the-wheel “experience” niche. Republicans’ best, and maybe only, hope is that public disgust at D.C. is so deep that anyone like Hillary who’s spent many years there will be DOA electorally. How lucky do you feel?


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No, let’s not face it.

Hillary! is the last thing this country needs.

TimBuk3 on September 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM

talk about an eeyore

cmsinaz on September 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM

If Clinton was so popular, why didn’t Al Gore benefit from it?

Bitter Clinger on September 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Right.

Just like gold was going to be going up, up, up.

Right Glenn??

KMC1 on September 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Hillary/Romney — 2016

p.s. Pat is Glenn’s parrot.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

He needs exposure. Constantly. Like Miley Cypress. Well,..sorta like her.

butch on September 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Not if obama has a say.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Inevitability is overrated. Everything is inevitable until it isn’t — from the Athenian victory at Syracuse to Eric Cantor winning his primary.

No Truce With Kings on September 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Ok then Glenn and Allah, lets just cancel the election and appoint Hillary. No sense in wasting any time then, right?

Jack_Burton on September 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I don’t consider her any kind of a woman trailblazer. She’s Bill Clinton’s wife and really hasn’t done as much with that as she should have.

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Glenn Beck will be the first to volunteer to hand out teddy bears to train-loads of illegal immigrant “children” with Madame Prez’nit Cankles.

Jedditelol on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Hillary Clinton isn’t Bill Clinton. People make a mistake thinking that somehow having her in the White House will be a return to the Clinton era. What those folks forget is that Bill Clinton was tempered by the GOP and that Bill Clinton started out as leftist as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is a doctrinaire Leftist.

If Hillary becomes president America has no one to blame but itself for the sorry state it will become.

chrisbolts on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Click bait

jake-the-goose on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Romney 2016? Nooooo!

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Let’s face it, Glenn Beck is no conservative.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Wait a minute, that’s IMPOSSIBLE. The 22nd amendment limits a president to two terms, and since Hillary was inevitably going to win in 2008, she must have been re-elected in 2012 and that means she’d be ineligible to run again in 2016.

Seriously, though, is Glenn Beck becoming Charles Johnson now?

SoRight on September 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Beck is right that Benghazi, and definitely the IRS, are not going to take down Clinton. However, I really doubt that that’s going to be the only line the GOP candidate is able to muster.

The GOP candidate will have to provide a grand vision of their own, and contrast that ideal of America with the disappointments, dangers, and debauchery delivered by Democrats.

Stoic Patriot on September 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Beached whale and scumhag, your next president.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Glen Beck – the King of Tea Gabbers – has already thrown in the towel?

Oh, King Tea Gabber, when did you become a surrender monkey?

What will your Tea Gabbing masses do now?

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Pretty Stupid Pronouncement from Beck…..

let’s look at Presidential History, shall we?

It is quite difficult for one Party to retain the WH for 3 terms.

The last was Reagan followed by HW Bush. The reasons?

When Reagan left office, we had relative tranquility on
foreign affairs…we had an economy that was humming along..

and we had a Democrat nominee who looked like an Azz in a
tank….

I don’t think people are going to be reassured by anything
this President is doing, or engaging in…which Killary
would be dragged into….

Of course, if the Republicans nominate a Spineless worm
who is afraid of their own shadow, then all bets are off.

ToddPA on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Hillary Clinton’s Outfit — It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

If Clinton was so popular, why didn’t Al Gore benefit from it?

Bitter Clinger on September 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM

He did whatever he could to distance himself from Clinton, which I’m sure he regrets now. Don’t forget that he was consistently leading Bush in the polls before the first debate. Gore made a fool out of himself in that first debate, and Bush consistently led after that.

GOPRanknFile on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

He needs exposure. Constantly. Like Miley Cypress. Well,..sorta like her.
butch on September 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Absolutely. Glen has become the MSNBC of the right. He constantly makes over the top statements or grandiose announcments for no other reason than to generate chatter on the net. His big announcemnts of a major upcoming blockbuster story that will change everything inevitably turn out to be an absolute nothing burger and have gotten very old and tired.

tommyboy on September 3, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Actually Obama’s azz is a pretty safe place to be.

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:34 PM

The GOP can’t win 270 EVs. What state will be less hostile to the GOP vs 2012′s 8% unemployment rate?

El_Terrible on September 3, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Wasn’t she inevitable the last time?

flytier on September 3, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Ned’s insane. And scared.

He doesn’t make a dime on this, which tells you all you need to know.

CurtZHP on September 3, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Only Ted Cruz this time..
TedCruz2016!!!!

Ned Pepper on August 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Come on, he makes a good point. More people remember the prosperity of the Clinton administration than remember the Reagan administration. And low-information voters don’t know it wasn’t Clinton, but Gingrich who championed the policies that brought about the prosperity in the Clinton years. (That and Clinton benefited from the dot-com boom.)

The Rogue Tomato on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Ned, why not stay around and chat for a change. Are you a coward?

Bmore on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

weird conclusion. Last I checked, Hillary’s numbers are already below 45% with 100% name recognition, and the mudslinging hasn’t even started yet. The first GOP advertisement will be a 3 am phone call from Benghazi and the phone will just ring and ring as the Hillary character snores away, even while (in a split screen) the battle for the consulate rages. Barack’s foreign policy failure are her foreign policy failures, and she will have to explain away every single busted alliance and terror attack, as well as the silly Russian “reset” BS, ad infinitum.

Hillary! proved over the last month that when she gets publicity, she loses popularity. She’s really adept at that.

She won’t even win the Democrat nomination if Jim Webb (retired Virginia senator) runs, and maybe even to Elizabeth Warren, and she would lose in the general to any non-Rino Republican. She got slammed by Barack Obama in 2008, a non-entity of a candidate at the time, and she ill get slammed again.

MTF on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Yawn. This too has an easy counter measure. Instill and hammer the message, simple enough even for low information voters, that Hillary is not Bill.

It really isn’t that difficult. She doesn’t have the personality of Bill. She can’t help but to reinforce it herself every time she opens her mouth and starts screeching. She has nothing but the surname, but she likes the “feminist trailblazer” crap so much that she’s turned herself into a first-name celebrity; it’s “vote Hillary” not “vote Clinton.” Distancing her from the 90s prosperity was easy enough for Democrats in the 2008 primaries – even Edwards beat her in the early game and he’s the sleaziest person in America.

It’s a very basic counter to her biggest “strength.” I give the GOP only 50/50 chance of screwing it up.

Gingotts on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

He did whatever he could to distance himself from Clinton, which I’m sure he regrets now. Don’t forget that he was consistently leading Bush in the polls before the first debate. Gore made a fool out of himself in that first debate, and Bush consistently led after that.

GOPRanknFile on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Gore never got along with the Clintons, which is also a factor. Also, the Clintons kept control of the party establishment and never relinquished it to the nominee, so he never had control of the Democrat Party even as he was running. The Clintons never wanted him to win in 2000, they were keeping control of the party for Hilldabeast’s run.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

There is NO room for two mafioso families in the thuggish party.

The obamas will finish the Clintons off in 2016, possibly in 2015. Hillary then will be “the best grandma, evaaahhh”.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

The Injun woman/Castro (not the dead Cuba brothers) — 2016

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:37 PM

“Such counsels will make the enemy’s victory certain indeed.” — Gandalf.

Tolkien had it right. We’re supposed to keep fighting regardless of how hopeless the situation may seem. But two years before the election is a little early to call it, isn’t it?

A lot can happen in two years.

pendell2 on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Because Libya and Syria are such successes, heh.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

allahpundit prefers Hillary to Rand, neocons unite!

burserker on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Oh no, folks…Ded Pecker is on to us. He knows who the King of the Tea Gabbers is. Now we’re going to have to get a new King.

Ded, do you even have the faintest inkling of how completely and utterly moronic you come across?

HumpBot Salvation on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

There is NO room for two mafioso families in the thuggish party.

The obamas will finish the Clintons off in 2016, possibly in 2015. Hillary then will be “the best grandma, evaaahhh”.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Obama is too damn lazy to do any real, actual, WORK after he’s out of office (Same as he is IN office).

The Hildabeast will lose to whomever runs against her in the primaries for the same reason she lost to an UNKNOWN COMPLETELY INEXPERIENCED FRESHMAN Senator from Illinois in 2008: She’s a HORRIBLE candidate with no charisma whatsoever, a total gaffe machine (as we were reminded of on her recent book tour). She has none of Bill’s positives and has double his negatives.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Gore never got along with the Clintons, which is also a factor. Also, the Clintons kept control of the party establishment and never relinquished it to the nominee, so he never had control of the Democrat Party even as he was running. The Clintons never wanted him to win in 2000, they were keeping control of the party for Hilldabeast’s run.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

All valid points.

GOPRanknFile on September 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

If Mitt is the nominee, and Hillary too, then Hillary is the next preezie. Big huuuge ifs…

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Awww.. how quaint. You found the bold text option. I bet you were really proud of yourself at your “funny”.

tyketto on September 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

red pecker recently discovered his bold tag and now wants to play with it all day.

faraway on September 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Give the man a teddy bear or soccer ball (to show we care) and have him sit quietly in the corner. He may be right but victory for Killary should not be bloodless, without a fight, or because morons like Beck are steering the narrative.

Happy Nomad on September 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

She has none of Bill’s positives and has double his negatives.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

And she can never win, without the obamas’ support, which she won’t ever get.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Hillary/Beck 2016

Oil Can on September 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Let’s face it, Glenn Beck is no conservative.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

let’s face it, constantine is no genius.

Go watch the Erin Andrews video and tell me she didn’t KNOW she was being filmed… Most successful “illicit” nude video publicity stunt in history.
ConstantineXI on September 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

you’re an idiot. the pervert was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

dbilly76 on September 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM

dbilly76 on September 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Poor Hillary supporters

She’s not good enough, she’s not smart enough and and doggone it, people just don’t like her.

Twice the incompetence of obama with half the charm.

HumpBot Salvation on September 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM

cry me a river Glenn

DanMan on September 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM

If Clinton was so popular, why didn’t Al Gore benefit from it?

Bitter Clinger on September 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM

It was a different world back then America still existed. People weren’t panicked and desperate. Create chaos and disorder and people will look to the past and want it back.

Mimzey on September 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Beck is right on calling out the GOP’s strategy. Focusing on someone else’s failure is not a reason to vote for you.

Hope and change were vague and essentially meaningless, but at least that phrase kind of echoed Reagan’s “morning in America.” Don’t run against something, run for something.

rbj on September 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Maybe. But unlikely.

Hillary is a tired 20th Century candidate as far as the lunatic left base is concerned. She’s simply not fringe left enough.

Collective Drones want Elizabeth Warren to expedite the dismantling of America and freedom.

Star Bird on September 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Well, let’s just wait and see what happens with those 11 airliners missing from the Tripoli airport – the country Hillary demanded that we liberate.

‘We came. We saw. (The Libyan crossdresser who sort of kept the lunatics at bay) died.’

Libya is a failed state, which is exporting Qaddafi’s materiel. Just imagine what Hillary could do as POTUS!

Resist We Much on September 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Glenn is angling for the Court Jester position in a Hillary Administration. By January 2017 his media empire will have collapsed and he will have found out that gold is not what it’s cracked up to be.

meci on September 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Wish he had been right on this. ….turns dial

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CxeQ0TRSUks

MontanaMmmm on September 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

She has none of Bill’s positives and has double his negatives.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

And she can never win, without the obamas’ support, which she won’t ever get.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Irrelevant. Obama is nothing but a frontman, he himself is NOTHING.

She can’t win without George Soros’s support (which is how Obama won, and his entire administration is being run by cogs from the Soros Machine). Soros is going to want another empty vessel he can completely control. Remember, his days are ticking down, and his life’s purpose has been the destruction of the United States.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Glen Beck – the King of Tea Gabbers – has already thrown in the towel?

Oh, King Tea Gabber, when did you become a surrender monkey?

What will your Tea Gabbing masses do now?

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

.
We’re all going to drink some cyanide-laced Koolaid, out of total depair.

Woe is us … alas, alas … there’s nothing left to live for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

After we’ve all commited suicide, all of you “right thinking” conservatives can then take over the ‘conservative movement’ . . . . . how does that sound?
.
No more TEA GABBERS ! … Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee !

listens2glenn on September 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Cigar stocks went up.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Yep. Ned’s definitely a coward. Not even good at that really.

Bmore on September 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

at least that phrase kind of echoed Reagan’s “morning in America.” Don’t run against something, run for something.

rbj on September 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Shhhh… I won’t wake you, so you won’t have to remember the bear in the woods ad.

faraway on September 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

…she can run on the record of a more successful Democratic president than Obama.

She can try, but the premise that this catapults her to the White House is laughable. What did she have to do with the Clinton Administration? She was a figurehead — regardless of her clout in the White House, she had no official policy standing.

She was, however, the SoS that led us into the shit-show playing out in gory detail before our very eyes. Any idiot could chain her to her actual failures as a national leader to the extent that even low information voters will get it.

Beck is a drama queen.

dpduq on September 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

What the heck is the matter with Beck lately?

otlset on September 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

peckerhead wants to see the Tea Gabbers destroyed, decimated, and decapitated.

faraway on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

What those folks forget is that Bill Clinton was tempered by the GOP and that Bill Clinton started out as leftist as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is a doctrinaire Leftist.

chrisbolts on September 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

LOL! Who cares? How are you going to get them to remember? It doesn’t matter if they forgot or never knew. Nobody’s going to be correcting history for them.

Obama is a stark-raving Communist. It was out there for anyone to find easily in our current digital world and yet the media obscured it for LIV’s enough to elect him twice.

This is the problem with the average conservative. We think that just because we know what happened, everyone not a hard-core progressive puke ought to figure it out.

UnstChem on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

And she can never win, without the obamas’ support, which she won’t ever get.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I don’t know about that. People were dumb enough to elect Obama for a second term. People.Are.Gullible.

Maybe you can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter. With the help of the media, whoever the candidate happens to be, they will be glittered to the 9′s.

This makes sense to them: The best choice for leader of the free world is Monica Lewinskys ex boyfriends wife..and if not her, a lying fake Indian leftist.

Mimzey on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Beck is a jerk.

Always has been.

formwiz on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

How lucky do you feel?

Well, that was depressing. True, but depressing. The way things are going, maybe the whole world will blow up before 2016 and we won’t have to worry about it.

AUINSC on September 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Glen Beck – the King of Tea Gabbers – has already thrown in the towel?

Oh, King Tea Gabber, when did you become a surrender monkey?

What will your Tea Gabbing masses do now?

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

You still sit at the restaurant table coloring in the Maze
don’t you??

ToddPA on September 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

What the heck is the matter with Beck lately?

otlset on September 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I know. Weren’t people saying that the 2016 GOPe Clown Car will have more, better Clowns?

That the GOPe Clown Bench is deep for 2016?

We already have Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in the Clown Car.

But the Clown Car will not take off without:

1. Donald Trump
2. Allen West
3. Michelle Bachmann
4. Peter King
5. Ben Carson
6. For old times sake, Herman Cain

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

What the heck is the matter with Beck lately?

otlset on September 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

He’s an attention whore. I don’t think he believes in anything he says, he only says them to gain notoriety. If he did believe in what he said, he’d NOT be saying or doing the things he is now because they are in direct conflict with what he said he believed in a year ago or more.

The Blaze is already tanking, he’s driven away the best talent that it had (Andrew Wilkow) and I suspect that Dana Loesh won’t be long behind him.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Sorry AP, I should’ve watched the vid link to the end. Hope it’s moderated out….sorry.

MontanaMmmm on September 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Of course, if the Republicans nominate a Spineless worm
who is afraid of their own shadow, then all bets are off.

ToddPA on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

.
Link to my comment along similar lines, yesterday in the “Parents of fallen SEAL demand Obama resignation” thread.

listens2glenn on September 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

This is the problem with the average conservative. We think that just because we know what happened, everyone not a hard-core progressive puke ought to figure it out.

UnstChem on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

The Republic is dying because of today’s “too long, didn’t read” attitude.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Beck is a jerk.

Always has been.

formwiz on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

He once enjoyed most favorable tv pundit (according to commenters) at one point in the HA past.
“where have you gone joe dimaggio?……”

Bradky on September 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Pants suits and christmas sweaters are a fashion faux pas. But technicalities, in the right hands, that smells like victory!

locomotivebreath1901 on September 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

But the Clown Car will not take off without:

1. Donald Trump
2. Allen West
3. Michelle Bachmann
4. Peter King
5. Ben Carson
6. For old times sake, Herman Cain

Red Pecker on September 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Not going to trick anyone into arguing with that.

faraway on September 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

As if the lofovos “remember” the Clinton presidency. I suppose the MSM will manufacture a fairy tale for them, but they’ll be unable to ignore the beating Hillary will take once the general election goes into full swing.

I hate to say it, but there are a couple of Republicans who would be the opposite of those sterling gentlemen McCain and Romney. Yeah, Rubio would be a crusher. So would Christie. I know, I know. We don’t seem to have anyone who’s got both style AND substance, but I think the style guys can beat Hillary. God knows she certainly wouldn’t be able to argue with Rubio on the illegal alien issue.

So to answer the exit question, I don’t feel all that lucky.

arhooley on September 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Beck’s Vapo-Rub

Akzed on September 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

No Beck fan here, but I fear he’s right.

Many many people, maybe a decisive number, cast their vote for reasons of novelty and fashion. The “time has come for a female President” will be the mantra. The novelty. The fashion.

White male presidential candidates reflect the old and stale.

Unless the GOP has a woman or minority on the ticket, this will be a big problem, mark my words.

Bat Chain Puller on September 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Beck can campaign for his dream candidate all he wants, but, “candidate” Killary becomes less likely with each passing day. Beck is severely mentally ill – and in desperate need of attention – good or bad – he cannot control himself.

Pork-Chop on September 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I get Beck’s (and Allahpundit’s) points. But Hillary is nowhere near as charismatic and well-liked as is her husband or Obama. And whereas Obama has a lefty base that will defend him from every scandal and misstep, those same liberals don’t like Hillary, and want Liz Warren.

If there’s any evidence that centrists are going to wrest the Democrat Party back from “progressives,” I haven’t seen it.

But it’s difficult to see who will emerge on the Republican side.

And I’ll tell you right now, our every instinct as conservatives is to make the argument, “Had enough of these crappy economies? We can bring jobs and prosperity back.” That was the winning argument in elections past. It won’t work now. I still don’t fully understand it, but jobs and the economy aren’t what sways elections anymore. Americans have been infantilized to the point that, “He/she cares about people like me” is what matters. (I just threw up in my mouth a little.)

FishingwFredo on September 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

The Republic is dying because of today’s “too long, didn’t read” attitude.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

No kidding. With studies now showing that Facebook and Twitter are changing the way the brain processes what we read, it’s uphill at a 75 degree slope.

UnstChem on September 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

By 2016, nobody under the age of 38 will have ever voted for Bill Clinton. The new 18-year-old voters were TWO YEARS OLD when the Clintons left the White House. My son and daughter will be voting in their second and first Presidential elections; they were 7 and 3 when Bill and Hillary left.

On the other hand, a lot of Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers who voted for Bill Clinton have suffered greatly under this Democratic regime and will not vote for an extension of it.

It’s hard to imagine Hillary being able to sell “Clintonomics” again when we have a $17 trillion national debt and almost 50 million on food stamps. Clintonomics also included NAFTA, which ain’t so popular in the Rust Belt these days.

rockmom on September 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Beached whale and scumhag, your next president.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

She makes Golda Meir look like a bathing beauty.

NOMOBO on September 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Haters Gotta Hate!

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I don’t know about that. People were dumb enough to elect Obama for a second term. People.Are.Gullible.

Maybe you can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter. With the help of the media, whoever the candidate happens to be, they will be glittered to the 9′s.

This makes sense to them: The best choice for leader of the free world is Monica Lewinskys ex boyfriends wife..and if not her, a lying fake Indian leftist.

Mimzey on September 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Killary cannot win, just as Obama should not have won a second
term, without one thing. Permission from the Republican Party.

The Republicans will Never win another Presidential election unless
they get their heads out of their azzes and go on OFFENSE against
the Dem nominee. They are defeated before they even start,
because they are scared of what the media will say.

ToddPA on September 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Maybe she will be.
But as far as Beck ‘predicting’ it?
Think ‘even a broken clock’…

In 2009 he predicted that in 2014 the DOW would be at 2800 and unemployment rate at 12-20%.
I predicted he’d get even richer selling this crap.
And who was right?

(Sorry for any offense, L2G)

verbaluce on September 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Poor Ned

The democrats clown car consists of Hillary, Andrew Cuomo, Joe Biden and Martin O’Malley. Retreads and a loser from MD. Talk about a weak bench. LOLOL

HumpBot Salvation on September 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

She makes Golda Meir look like a bathing beauty.

NOMOBO on September 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Golda Meir is the kind of woman I’d have wanted as a President. Sarah Palin is of similar makeup.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Soros is going to want another empty vessel he can completely control. Remember, his days are ticking down, and his life’s purpose has been the destruction of the United States.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

It was because of Hillary that Soros began to fund the ‘shadow government.’

As for Soros’ life purpose dies when he does, don’t count on it. His sons are almost as big players in the Prog movement as he is…and they will inherit his money.

Resist We Much on September 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

As for Soros’ life purpose dies DYING when he does

I really need to start proofreading.

Resist We Much on September 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

A lot is going to depend on what happens in the next couple of years. If there is a major domestic terror attack, voters are probably not going to want to elect a woman who was part of the administration that allowed Islamofascist terror groups to get so large and powerful, and that failed to implement the recommended security reforms (like, for example, strengthening our visa system so that we can track and deport visa over-stayers) that left the U.S. vulnerable to another attack.

So many things can happen in the next two years that could completely change the political landscape. We could easily have another stock market crash, terrorist attack, disease epidemic, etc. What is the point of trying to call a winner for the 2016 election now?

AZCoyote on September 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

AP overestimates the appeal of Hitlery.

Never forget that no one, repeat no one would talk about her as a president any more seriously than they do about Joe Biden if it wasn’t for who she is married to.

But Xlinton himself won’t be on the ballot. And Hillary has her own dismal and undistinguished record to account for, including a vote for the Iraq war and a cynical vote on the surge and other matters.

In addition, the Xlinton record of foreign policy is not a shining example. He missed his chance(s) at Bin Laden. He let the exhausted EU meddlers drag us into their fiasco in Yugoslavia. We “won” and got a cozy little narco-terrorist heroin processing and distribution state called Kosovo.

Then there was bombing the aspirin factory, failure to take effective action after the first World Trade Center bombing, etc.

AP and Beck got it wrong. Hillary is quite vulnerable, more so than she was in 2008, the last time we heard the siren song of Hillary’s Holy Inevitability™.

Toocon on September 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

This man is desperate for attention. That illegal alien thing at the border didn’t work for him very long, so now this. Beck, please go away.

Alabama Infidel on September 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

The Lefties crack me up. Mr. Beck and Mr. Limbaugh might be interesting for their perspectives but the Right doesn’t indulge in cult worship. How many Democrat office holders were challenged from within for their seats?

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Pants suits and christmas sweaters are a fashion faux pas. – locomotivebreath1901 at 12:58 PM

Don’t be hatin’ on Hillary’s beloved Ol’ Crusty!

Toocon on September 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Poor Ned

The democrats clown car consists of Hillary, Andrew Cuomo, Joe Biden and Martin O’Malley. Retreads and a loser from MD. Talk about a weak bench. LOLOL

HumpBot Salvation on September 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

You forgot Fauxcahontas. And maybe Jerry Brown too!

rockmom on September 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

It’s hard to imagine Hillary being able to sell “Clintonomics” again when we have a $17 trillion national debt and almost 50 million on food stamps.

rockmom on September 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

She won’t have to. The media and “the beautiful people” will do it for her..or anyone one else on the ticket, while simultaneously digging up, or making up dirt on whoever is on the repub ticket.

Mimzey on September 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

But you have to also take into account that Hillary is simply a terrible retail (an wholesale) politican. First, she was outmanuevered by a rank amateur in 2008, then she went on to such triumphs as “ducking sniper fire in the Balkins,” Benghazi and being the first “broke multi-millionaire.” Never under-estimate her incompetence. As has been said, sort of, “she married the third baseman and thought she hit a triple.”

Fred 2 on September 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

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