So Nancy Pelosi is praying for Hillary to run for president? Please excuse me while I remove myself to go and upchuck my breakfast!!!
I know I haven't written for awhile. I just haven't had much to say that would add anything new to this conversation of the past 5 years. I've even considered closing down my blog activities. However, I know that that is just empty talk because the future most certainly holds fodder for me and you!!
I am soooooo very sorry that I feel miserable about the first female ever to be Speaker of the U.S.
House. In the beginning I was really proud of her and excited what her new position meant for women. However, when the events of the 2008 Democratic Presidential primary elections erupted, everything changed in that regard for many of us.
You see, Pelosi not only didn't support Hillary, another woman who could have been at the top for the first time, she actively undermined her candidacy. I know, I know-----the facts show that Pelosi remained "neutral" in the primary. That alone, for a woman who supposedly prides herself on doing all she can to promote women, was a weak and imo cowardly move. She should have been front and center for Hillary, protocol be damned. But then when she was in a position to put her finger on the scale, she tilted it toward Barack Obama, ending forever any pretense that she was nothing more than an opportunistic politician.
To me she is emblematic of a certain kind of Democrat, one who is sweeping the sexism of 2008 under the rug. She also is sweeping the slimy, shady practices under the rug of how the DNC disgraced itself (she was a superdelegate in a powerful position to speak up) in choosing the winner of that particular primary. The DNC did all of the things that it bitterly criticized the U.S. Supreme Court of doing in Bush V Gore. But I digress.
These types of Democrats never could completely rid their consciences of their hypocrisy in standing behind their party while it committed these heinous acts. They could never quite rid themselves of their nagging guilt that maybe those of us who protested against these practices had a very legitimate case and maybe were right and they were wrong. So what are they doing now? :Praying to God that Hillary will run for president!!!! Puhleeze------too little too late.
I know that many who read my blog are disgusted with Hillary and wouldn't support her in another run for president. And honestly, those who feel that way make my point. Maybe, even though she's supposedly at the top of the polls, maybe just maybe Hillary's moment has passed. It was soooooo thoughtless, shortsighted, and stupid to assume in 2008 that "we will elect Obama this time and Hillary next time." If I had $5 for every time someone mouthed that twisted line of reasoning to me in the form of a platitude in 2008 I'd be a bazillionaire. What garbage!!!! The reality is that who can ever assume what the future will hold? No one used that reasoning about Obama. All I ever heard is that the reason he ran is that his moment had arrived and he needed to take advantage of it. But the very same people who bought into this piece of rhetoric completely abandoned this logic when it came to Hillary.
A new poll came out this past week showing that at last Americans are ready to elect a woman president. We shall see. It is just as plausible that Hillary won't run as if she will. The female bench, contrary to popular opinion, is weak on the Democratic side. It is actually better on the Republican side. We'll see if those same people who are ready to elect a woman really mean what they say. I believe that there were alot of guilty consciences who responded to that poll. We'll see how far a guilty conscience will get you.......