COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., — Hilary Clinton just celebrated her 68th birthday on Monday and celebrities and the liberal press celebrated along with her. What’s so great about 68 anyway?
A year ago, as politicians began their campaigns for the presidency, I wrote that we the American people were tired of the same old politicians. We didn’t want any more Bushes or Clintons. We wanted something to change—and to change in a truly positive way, not the faux “Hope ‘n’ Change” of 2008. This feeling accounts for the success—for the moment at least—of such political outsiders as Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina.
Since January, Hilary has restarted her faltering campaign at least twice. Jeb! seems to be on track to restart his again as well. As a candidate, Hilary is dead—only she seems to be the last one to know it. Benghazi and her home-grown email have torpedoed her. A generation who never heard of the Rose Law firm, Whitewater, Vince Foster, or Travelgate, now know her as untrustworthy and duplicitous. She deserves to be prosecuted for misuse of government secrets but she won’t be.
In a few months we may see the final implosion of the Bush campaign. When Bush goes, there is still a large and vibrant field of Republicans. If Hilary were to drop out, who would their nominee be?
Hilary is 68. Aging socialist Bernie Sanders is 76. Were “Uncle Joe” Biden to jump in the race, there would be another septuagenarian in the race on the Democratic side.
What happened to the party of new ideas?
The party that pushed Hope ‘n’ Change in 2008 doesn’t appear to exist anymore—if in fact the Democrat party was ever that to begin with. Instead, party hopefuls are pushing the stale socialist ideas of not the 21st century, but of the 19th.
Looking back at the last seven years shows that the biggest achievement of the Obama administration was the passing of Obamacare—a national health insurance plan. Its supporters greeted it as being the fulfillment of the New Deal of the 1930s. New then perhaps, but not now. Now there are better ideas.
With the failure of that program, what have the Democrats to offer now? As always, more of the same. Just like their unshakable belief in Keynesian economics, the liberal-progressive mindset always answers by saying, “We weren’t wrong; we just didn’t go far enough.”
Hillary Clinton’s gun politics by the math
Hilary Clinton will go there if elected. She may not say so now, but she’s as much the Alinskyite as Obama.
The party of “new” ideas, like its likely nominee for president, is dead—it just doesn’t know it yet.
In 1968, radicals disrupted the Democrat National Convention in Chicago. Now Hilary, then a young Alinskyite, has turned 68.
Sixty-eight ain’t so great.