A listener to my radio last night suggested that in New York City you can tell who Hillary Clinton’s staffers are because nearby dogs would rather sniff their noses than other dogs’ butts. There is probably some truth to that. Based on a reading of the various emails released so far, Mrs. Clinton surrounded herself with some of the most professional brown nosers outside of Hollywood. Mrs. Clinton could do no wrong.
She was fawned over, made over, praised, and glorified. If an event happened anywhere in the world that was positive, she was given credit by her staff. If an event anywhere in the world happened that was negative, she was shielded.
Huma and Blumenthal were two of the worst and, it is no coincidence, were drawn the closest to her.
Inside the Hillary Clinton bubble, Hillary was the female Jesus Christ who walked on water and was without sin. And it is that very predilection to always tell Mrs. Clinton yes that has gotten the campaign in the trouble it is in. They have lost the ability to perceive of Mrs. Clinton as the rest of America perceives her. The most recent example is this tweet, sent from Hillary’s campaign yesterday:
Born September 1, 1933, Ann Richards was the 1st woman governor of TX in her own right—and a fighter for families. pic.twitter.com/FYXCIEn4Fw
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 1, 2015
Let’s ignore that the quote is not actually from Ann Richards, though she may have quoted it. Pay attention to the actual text of the tweet. Look at the phrase “in her own right.” Mrs. Clinton has to say that because Ann Richards was not the first female Governor of Texas. The first female Governor of Texas was Miriam Amanda Wallace “Ma” Ferguson, who became Governor in 1925, after the impeachment of her husband from office. She ran again in 1932, serving until 1935.
Mrs. Clinton’s campaign had to use “in her own right” for Ann Richards because “Ma” Ferguson, as she was called, was elected largely based on the popularity of her husband. Her 1925 campaign took advantage of the campaign slogan “Me for Ma, and I Ain’t Got a Durned Thing Against Pa.”
Only sycophants would think it a wise thing for Mrs. Clinton to highlight. After all, no one would have a clue who Mrs. Clinton was except for her husband. Her entire career has been based on one degree of separation from Bill. She ran for the Senate while still in residence at the White House. She used as her campaign accomplishments things she did while in the White House. Her run for the Presidency necessitated Bill on the campaign trail and now, while doing it her way with Bill held up in the witness protection program on Orgy Island, her campaign has floundered.
She is trying to run a campaign as her own woman when she originally got elected by being Bill Clinton’s kept woman. That her campaign staff have become such brown nosers that they cannot even admit the reality is just another indicator that they live in a world not composed of reality.
Ron Fournier, just yesterday, pondered why no real friends of Hillary Clinton have told her she needs to be more truthful. Why, he wondered, were they continuing to say things so obviously false. I would submit it is three fold.
First, many of them think they are telling the truth.
Second, they think it does not matter because they think they have a lock on the electoral college no matter what so all they have do is avoid indictment.
Third, Mrs. Clinton has no real friends surrounding her. They are friends who ride her coat tails, which are not really friends at all, but users. She has been in a bubble since she stopped driving back in the 90’s. She is reliant on others for all aspects of her life. She has entered that special place where she can happily confuse friends with users addicted to the drug of proximity to the Clintons.
Everyone needs a jerk in their life — a friend who tells them they have screwed up, who is not required to kiss the ring or bow before the throne. Those are the indispensable friends. Unfortunately, either Hillary Clinton does not have them or her courtiers have made sure they are never in proximity to her to tell her the truth.
Instead of driving to Iowa, Hillary Clinton should drive away the courtiers and see who is still there. But then she might be afraid to find out.