In his Democratic National Committee speech, Bill Clinton told this anecdote about his wife, Hillary: “She closed her book, put it down and started walking toward me. She walked the whole length of the library, came up to me and said, look, if you’re going to keep staring at me…” And so her relentless pursuit of power began.
Make no mistake, America: you have been warned. The folks who support Hillary and praised her at the convention kept telling you one thing that might concern you if value containing government power. Hillary seeks power over other people so fiercely she resembles something out of the movies: the Terminator.
It’s Pretty Much the Best They Can Say About Her
Let’s start with her running mate, Tim Kaine, who besides bringing “more cowbell” to bad Donald Trump impressions warns us about Hillary: “Because what listo means in Spanish is this, it means prepared, it means battle-tested, it means rock solid, up for anything, never backing down. And, friends, Hillary Clinton, she is listo!”
President Obama shared these key points about Hillary’s work style: “a leader with real plans to break down barriers and blast through glass ceilings”; “every time I thought I might have that race won, Hillary just came back stronger”; “no matter how daunting the odds, no matter how much people try to knock her down, she never, ever quits.”
Michelle Obama kept weaving in similar themes around Hillary’s dogged pursuit of her goals: “Hillary has spent decades doing the relentless work to actually make a difference in their lives”; “Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life”; “leaders like Hillary Clinton, who have the guts and the grace to keep coming back.”
Trust Me, Hillary Won’t Leave You Alone
Joe Biden highlighted her dogged persistence: “It’s not just who she is, it’s her life story. She’s always there. She’s always been there, and so has Tim Kaine.” Her husband further noted, “You would say this woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That is just who she is.”
Every pitch made for Hillary ends up being oddly reminiscent of how Kyle Reese warns Sarah Conner of the severity of her situation in “The Terminator”: “Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.”
Even Hillary herself, whose entire primary pitch at one point seemed to fixate on fighting so much it seemed oddly violent, was constantly saying things like “When you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on,” followed by a rant about fighting.
Maybe She’s Compensating for Her Lack of Accomplishments
Is she just rooting for herself? It certainly seems that way. What better way to relentlessly pursue your personal objective than enforcing compliance with slogans like “I’m With Her.” One wonders if Hillary looks in the mirror while whispering softly “I’m with me” right before she shuts down for the evening.
Her plodding march to power with so few accomplishments has been filled with mindless puffery to cover for her single-minded mission to convince us she deserves the presidency. “She’s been in the room,” “she has flown on many airplanes,” as first lady she once tried to foist a disastrous health care program on the American people despite being not elected to any particular office. And, finally, she happens to have a vagina.
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— Emily McDowell (@emilymcdowell_) July 28, 2016
This pitch has been so empty and unappealing that an insurgent socialist was able to almost beat her, but he too, with the help of the blocking and tackling DNC, fell to the relentless inevitability of Hillary Clinton. In the end, President Obama said it best: we don’t need the Terminator to lead us.
Our power doesn’t come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order as long as we do things his way. We don’t look to be ruled.
Our power comes from those immortal declarations first put to paper right here in Philadelphia all those years ago. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that we the people can form a more perfect union. That’s who we are. That’s our birthright, the capacity to shape our own destiny.
That’s what drove patriots to choose revolution over tyranny and our GIs to liberate a continent. It’s what gave women the courage to reach for the ballot and marchers to cross a bridge in Selma and workers to organize and fight for collective bargaining and better wages.
America has never been about what one person says he’ll do for us. It’s about what can be achieved by us, together, through the hard and slow and sometimes frustrating, but ultimately enduring work of self-government.
November is coming. Assuming America is on the inexorable path to finally cede to this woman’s endless ambitions, the focus shifts to containment. No part of Hillary’s pitch has been to defend freedom or prosperity, and her latest email scandal reinforces that “Hillary First” continues to be her central animating principle. Any ancillary benefit is only to support the primary objective of Hillary First.
Hillary’s goal is to simply wear us all down into submission. We can only hope to outlast her.