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An Open Letter To Hillary Clinton: You Disgust Me.

An Open Letter To Hillary Clinton: You Disgust Me.

Dear Hillary,

I have long embraced the notion that when one who aspires to being a political office holder, as opposed to a public servant, and needs the position as desperately as an alcoholic needs the next drink or an addict needs the next fix, they should be rejected.

I listened to your speech given from the communications sheltered New York venue and what I heard were the words of a “Single Issue” candidate; the issue: “Me”, “I”, “Mine” with a few obligatory and manipulative, almost after thought “you(s)” and “we(s)”.

I have no use for single issue candidates and am deeply troubled by the dangerous myopic impact of single issue voters, including “The Right To Life”, Anti Gay and hysterical Xenophobia anti-immigrant crowds. But I am even more deeply troubled and alarmed by what I hear in your words, see in your eyes and the road you have walked in this campaign, a road of deceit, lies, exaggerations, spin, misrepresentations, racism and that “Assassination Card” marks you forever as one cannot be trusted.

Your smiling plastic demeanor cannot hide the rot of your soul revealed in that moment. I shall never trust you or any word you ever utter again. The words “Hillary and Respect” will never again be linked after the period at the end of this post.

The talking heads, babbling pundits and self-anointed political experts will fill the air ways with their dissection of why “The Inevitable” candidacy failed. It really does not need a microscopic examination because in the most basic terms it failed because you are a remnant of politics past, a corporate Democrat, a hypocrite, an egomaniac who tried to pass herself off as a modern Joan of Arc, victimized by an anti-feminist media, (you are always the victim of some conspiracy…this time not the right wing), over confident and boastful to the point of being embarrassing you declared you entitlement, your right to the Oval Office as if by some right of Royal Coronation…and we rejected that.

Your managers, “the business as usual”, manipulators who hold the voting public in utter piss ant contempt as mere numbers to be manipulated by every subterfuge of public opinion formation sucked up your Tom Sawyer White Wash invincibility job in their typical arrogance, matched only by your own; they miscalculated everything from delegate allocation formulas to no preparation after Super Tuesday, after all the sky was to open the next day and behold the shining light gracing the crown of “Queen Hillary I”. It was ordained. Super Tuesday was to have been end game.

The game was to open and finish with a grandstand long distance pass and touch down; you we’re not prepared to have to grind it out on the ground in a 50 state full length game.

Though the nation’s involvement with the Iraq War was waning, the fade did not come fast enough for you to avoid being found in the corner hiding in the shadows of the wrong side of the issue, the Bush side.

Your message never became consistent beyond “I am Woman” and “I am Experienced”. The themes were recast almost daily looking for a resonance that never came. The old parliamentary adage comes quickly to mind: “Confuse; you lose!”

Your financial planning was a disaster and it became so obvious and crystal clear that the tons on initial cash poured into your campaign came in legally squeezed maximum $2,300 checks, one each for the primaries and the general election. This was the coin of the wealthy not the common man. You bought every pontificating pundit and pollster that money could buy and assembled a with brew stew of ego driven planners, schemers and manipulators. The brew was bad and the stench spread as did division and competition within your own campaign.

Your field operation was infected with the same arrogance, certainty, hesitancy, confusion and miscalculations. It cost you $23 million to finish third in Iowa. That should have told you something other than go back to the bank rollers. It did not.

In debate you became the cliché candidate of opportunistic deflection, evasion and non answers. This says a great deal about your own lack of intelligence and native ability…certainly nor Presidential!

You consistently refused to admit errors preferring to simply lie your way out, or so you thought. America has had enough lies with George Bush and you were seen paddling in the same canoe. And in that canoe you started on the long drift down river in steady decline.

One self-inflicted wound followed another undermining every claim you made to foreign policy expertise, and your integrity went to hell with the “Bosnia Fiasco” and hero Hillary was seen as a simple fraud. You started to blame the media, accusing them of sexism, as you have accused so many others of other things in the past, when they began to seriously examine what you were saying. You just couldn’t get away with lying at will any longer.

Surprised, Obama proved to be more than just a traditional opponent, and your usual Clintonista tactics — big-scale fundraising, high-powered political connections, failed in the face of old-fashioned grit and determination and a breath of fresh air calling for change and not more of the same old garbage of the past. You simply were no match for Obama and a candidacy uniquely suited to the moment, the change this nation was thirsting for.

As you faded away you said: "I've really enjoyed the process of being able to go out and see this country anew." But what you have not understood is that this is a country that wants someone new, and not you. It’s not about a woman being rejected; it’s about what you stand for and represent that is being rejected. Marin Luther King Jr. immortalized the words “content of one’s character” and the content of your character has been found to woefully deficient.

"I want to hear from you," you told your cheering supporters last night. "Go to ...and… That was not a moment of unity. It was a moment of further divisiveness.

And so Hillary; what is it that you want that we are all so stupid as to not be able to figure it all out?

You want more money from your mesmerized folk to forgive your debt. The conjecture has already surfaced that you are prepared to negotiate with Barack’s people to buy your support in return for the coin. If that is factual it is contemptuous, and if it is not it should demonstrate to just what gutter depths folks believe you are capable of sinking.

Your seeming quest and obsession to press your case for relevancy at the risk of widening the divide between Barack Obama's supporters and your older, whiter, working-class coalition is seen as a deliberate attempt at self preservation at the expense of all else including the Party. We all take it for granted, that no matter what happens that you will demand a prime-time speaking role at the Democratic National Convention.

Your ego can take no less. I would not extend you that courtesy as we’ve heard enough of your pre-fabricated hollow rhetoric, hypocritical pretentious verbal lint. I am convinced you will say anything to please with no sincerity of conviction. You have no vision but that of you sitting in the Oval Office.

"This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight," you said last night, begging patience of a party desperate to unite. "In the coming days, I'll be consulting with supporters and party leaders to determine how to move forward with the best interests of our party and our country guiding my way." What a pile of rubbish. You beckoned your troops to keep the fires fanned and to serve you, not the party, not the nominee, not the nation. You must really take us for fools.

You are circling like a vulture. We all know that all that matters to you at this moment is retaining some portion of your political leverage. Your “advisers” have admitted that fact privately, eying a spot on the ticket, a convention role and perhaps “other benefits”.

You ran as the establishment candidate against the headwinds of change, a hawk in a party of doves, a Clinton for better and worse, you failed to match Obama's timing. His celebrity was too big, his political savvy too much and Internet-driven ground game too powerful for the candidacy of the '90s. He represents change; you do not; you cannot!

We all know that you want to be president — still — and that you wants the respect you feel you are due and that line that Obama has to respect your voters is a declaration of blackmail.

You have become an ugly transparent obsessed self-serving blot on the party and even your peers are now moving to put an end to your ambitions.

With the final primary concluded barely hours before, top Democratic Party leaders in Washington early this morning ratcheted up the pressure to force all remaining uncommitted superdelegates to make their choice of candidate known by Friday -- and thus end your now hopeless, one-time front running campaign.

In a joint statement obviously pre-planned in anticipation of your continued machinations and timed for issue shortly after you refused to concede the presidential nomination's victory to Barack Obama, who's gained sufficient delegates to clinch the party's nomination, Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and West Virginia Gov. Manchin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Assn., issued the brief statement for unity just minutes ago:

"The voters have spoken," they said, adding later, "Democrats must now turn our full attention to the general election. To that end, we are urging all remaining uncommitted super delegates to make their decisions known by Friday of this week, so that our party can stand united."

Their carefully-worded statement, which does not urge the superdelegates to go one way or the other, is a clear step to force an end your efforts to manipulate and use the voices of the nearly 18 million voters who cast ballots for you in recent months.

Your hand is being forced by the Friday deadline, with no meeting with party leadership. You have worn out your welcome.

The move, quite frankly Hillary, is also a very sly one politically, since it leaves Obama free of any appearance of forcing you to quit and, thus, alienating your millions of supporters and greatly lessens and hopes you had for quick grand meeting with you trying to show America who will be the boss if you are on the ticket…unthinkable.

In exit polls throughout the just-concluded primary season, an unusually high number of your voters indicated they were likely to reject Obama and vote for the Republican Party's presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. That comes as no surprise to me because your followers are rather cult-like in their adherence and there is really no difference between you and McCain on many issues, including the war that will reemerge as an issue in the Fall.

The complete text of the Democratic Party leader's joint statement is available below.

Joint Statement by Democratic Leaders on the End of the Presidential Primary Process

"We have come to the end of an exciting primary and caucus process - the voters have spoken. As the Democratic leaders of the Senate, House of Representatives, the Governors and the Democratic National Committee we commend all of the participants of the 2008 primary process, especially Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, for making this such a transformational election.

"Because of the enthusiasm our candidates have inspired, our party has brought record numbers of voters to the polls, gained millions of newly registered Democrats and now has advantages in states many thought were difficult to win. We are grateful to the millions of Independents and Republicans who have crossed over to vote for a Democratic candidate for President.

"Democrats must now turn our full attention to the general election. To that end, we are urging all remaining uncommitted super delegates to make their decisions known by Friday of this week so that our party can stand united and begin our march toward reversing the eight years of failed Bush/McCain policies that have weakened our country.

"We once again congratulate all of the candidates for their leadership and dedication to providing this country with a New Direction. We look forward to working with them and with all Democrats to win the White House, congressional seats and state capitals so we can deliver the change the American people deserve and demand."

There is no excuse left for HRC to not end this now, help bring the party together and move forward. The longer you delay to gain some negotiation advantage the more marginalized you become. You have lost a great opportunity last night. Let's hope you can stop the narcissistic grandstanding and quickly wrap this up – for your own sake as well as the party's.

I fear you are stuck on obsessive stupid and yet you say you want to do what is best for the party. Prove it. Concede, support Obama, or get out of the party!

And to all other Hillary lovers, if you care that much to vote for the opposition, then that is just as dumb as a spoiled brat youngster taking his football home because he can’t be on the team he wants to be, or play the position he wants to play, or folks don’t want to play by his/her rules. Is that all America is worth to you. If it is you are a member of a cult or personality and your crazed leader is Hillary Clinton. These things do not come to good ends.

Let me close Hillary, with an excerpt from an email I received today that goes even further in angry expression than I have: “She's despicable. Obama is an angel compared to her lowly selfish, bottom feeding, divider, conniving witch self. Leave the country now Hillary. We don't want you anymore. You've shown your true colors. They are bigot black and white.”

Hillary we don’t need you and we don’t want you on your terms. Stop looking in the mirror and asking: :” Mirror, mirror on the wall; am I still the fairest woman of all?” You are not!

In Disgust, Ed. Dickau -50 years a Democratic Party Member-

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