On yet another stop in her Resistance is Futile tour, Hillary Clinton, the Borq Queen that reigns supreme as the Democratic front-runner, addressed the DNC Winter Meeting in her imperial style claiming to be entering into a conversation with the American people. She gave a brief peroration to “Middle Class” America and lectured the assemblage about the practical realities of navigating a political system rigged to benefit wealth, privilege, and the fascist corporate interests to which every pretender to the presidential throne must pledge allegiance.
She used that reality as an excuse to support one of the toothless non-binding Iraq War resolutions. She claimed to “want to go further” and cap troop levels. She threatened the Iraqi government with sanctions for not shaping up and made the extraordinarily unbelievable claim that had she been President in 2002, “I would not have started this war” and further that if not ended by 2009, she would end the war in Iraq immediately as President. Very interesting, considering the comments she made the night before to AIPAC regarding the so-called Iranian nuclear threat by saying ”We need to use every tool at our disposal, including diplomatic and economic in addition to the threat and use of military force.”
The Borg Queen is good. She executed a perfect fascist pirouette by assuring the American people that she would swiftly end the war in Iraq if elected President and covertly start another in Iran on behalf of the same neocons who dreamed up the current quagmire. She did it without raising a fuss and starting a media firestorm because the corporate media does not serve the public interest.
Perfect in her political pitch, she smoothed over the hurt feelings of Howard Dean caused by her minion James Carville and thanked Dean and the DNC for their efforts to win back both houses of Congress. She tipped her hat towards Nancy Pelosi, universal health care, ending genocide in Darfur, and castigated No-Child-Left-Behind. She mentioned “fighting for” children, women, families and New York on 9/11.
She spoke of the “fatalism” in political discourse about combating global climate change, “If we try to deal with global climate change we’ll wreck the economy-I reject that,” in a transparent sop to Al Gore to keep him out of this race. She then underscored her electability and told the DNC that “I know a thing or two about winning campaigns.” She pledged to “fight back” and defeat the enemy because “I know how they think and how they act.”
Of course she does, because in reality, she is the enemy she claims to be fighting.