The Open Dimension

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I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary Clinton: Such A Generous Loser!

The etymology of the word “intelligence” is interesting. The roots of the word derive from the Latin: inter- meaning between and legere- meaning to read--- so “ to read between the lines” is the basic meaning of the word. And the basic lack of intelligence of most of the cable TV pundits came through loud and clear tonight as they lauded Hillary Clinton for her oh-so- magnanimous speech at the Democratic convention. Wow, she mentioned Barack Obama ten times!

Yes, she barely mentioned Obama ten times. And you really don’t have to read that closely between the lines to realize that what she said was exactly what she had to say in order to avoid being pilloried by the party- and not a whit more. The essence of her message runs something like this: I clearly would have made the better president and I am more electable. But because of these damn election technicalities they say Obama won. Well, supporters, now you’re faced with a choice between two evils- McCain or Obama. Well OK, you’ll remember that I said that McCain and I are much more qualified for the presidency than Obama, who can just deliver speeches; but let’s forget about that and just vote for Obama so that at least we Democrats can get back into power. Okay?

Did she spend any time talking about any positive things she noticed about Obama during the primary campaigns? No. Did she talk about his history as a community organizer or a successful reform advocate? No. Did she mention any of his accomplishments in the Senate? No. Did she allude to his successful world tour? No. I won’t go on. But the fact is that she did not talk about Obama at all. All she talked about was herself. And all she said about Barack Obama was- basically- We have to vote for this guy. We have no choice. Clinton did absolutely not a thing more than she had to do in order not to be blamed if Obama were to lose.

Why? Because Hillary- and her husband- are narcissistic super-egoists who are completely convinced that they were cheated out of another occupancy of the White House, an occupancy they are convinced they are entitled to by dint of their obvious superiority to just about anything else on the planet.
If Barack Obama loses this election you would have to try very hard to convince me that the loss was not attributable in large part to the Clintons’ disgraceful behavior during the primaries. Hillary in particular went far beyond the pale in pitting herself and McCain against Obama and attempting to peg him as a mere “speech-writer.” Who ever heard of such a thing before? A Democrat referring to a Republican as superior to a Democratic opponent? If anyone knows of any similar behavior in political history, please advise me because as of this moment I know of no one capable of stooping as low as Hillary Clinton.

Considering what is at stake in this election- the very life of this nation- after eight years of Bush and Cheney and their robber-baron cohorts who have run this country into the ground, there is just no room for the malignant antics of the Clintons. Their ridiculous egos may have already cost us the ball game. If they need to be humored for the time being, so be it. But enough is enough.