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Yes, Hillary Clinton is a bitch

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November 16, 2007

At a John McCain Presidential campaign stop on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, a woman is the audience publicly uttered the words that many Republicans have used in private to describe the party’s concerns with Democratic front runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“How,” the woman wanted to know, “do we beat the bitch?”

McCain smiled and called her query “an excellent question,” setting off a political firestorm from Clinton supporters who want to know why the Arizona Senator didn’t get huffy and say something like “how dare you call my esteemed colleague from New York by that terrible word!”

Instead, the McCain campaign is trying to turn the B-bomb (as it is now called) into a fundraising opportunity, much like John Edwards did when Ann Coulter called him a “faggot.”

Politics may be a nasty business but it is one that each side hypocritically claims must be played politely – at least in public.

During my time in Washington, I heard Hillary Clinton called many things. “Bitch” is one of the more polite terms. I also heard her call male members of Congress “bastards” and “sons of bitches” and “motherfuckers.”

Hillary, like her husband, has a mouth that would embarrass a sailor (and McCain was one). As First Lady, she would tell aides who displeased her to “fuck off,” often referred to opponents as “shit heads” and “dick heads.” Like the equally-foul mouthed George W. Bush, she sprinkles her conversation with four-letter words.

During the 2004 Presidential campaign, Democratic contender John Kerry came under fire for saying “fuck” in an interview with Rolling Stone but his language paled next to Bush, whose Presidential temper tantrums are laced with expletives and threats against his enemies.

I first met George W. Bush in 1998 while attending a GOP fundraiser outside of Houston for Harris County Judge Robert Eckels. Bush, as governor of Texas , was already putting together his campaign for President and was the center of attention. When asked how he would run his campaign, Bush said “I’ll raise more money than anyone else and destroy anyone who fucks with me.”

Eight years earlier, while serving as Vice President for Political Programs for The National Association of Realtors, I traveled to Little Rock for a meeting of the state Realtors group and then-Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife attended a reception at the city’s largest hotel.

Mrs. Clinton kept female attendees at the reception entertained with a seemingly endless stream of dirty jokes, even ones about her philandering husband. Bill was already running for President and Hillary told me that the national Realtors PAC should “get on board early with him.

“Fuck the others,” she said. “They don’t stand a chance.”

I didn’t think anything of her language, just as the remarks of George W. Bush wouldn’t bother me eight years later. I’ve spent most of my adult life around journalists and politicians who use four-letter words more often than rap singers and I use them often too

The woman who asked John McCain how to “beat the bitch” was simply repeating a phrase heard often in Republican circles. In 2004 Democrats wanted to know how to beat a “bastard” named Bush.

Hillary Clinton is a bitch. John McCain is a bastard. Most people involved in politics are one or the other. That’s a fact of life and one that does not need to become another campaign issue diversion.

With Americans dying daily in Iraq, the economy headed into the toilet and most Americans worried about the future, what we have to do is weigh the real issues and then elect the best bitch or bastard to deal with them.

28 Responses to Yes, Hillary Clinton is a bitch

  1. hank-the-nite-watchman

    November 19, 2007 at 3:11 am

    Would it be productive to list Hillary’s negatives? Obviously, she is a polarizing bitch, as has been amply established here. I am fearfully inclined in her favor in view of her behind the scenes experience in Bill’s WH tenure, her intelligence–Harvard law school lawyer, 2nd term senator, etc. But allow me to start the negatives list:

    1) Excessively ego driven to be president.
    2) Pandering double talking liar.
    3) Lacking integrity, i.e. the missing law firm documents turning up mysteriously on a WH basement table.
    4) Favors a too robust foreign policy, i.e. likely to keep us in Iraq for another decade or longer.
    5. Too beholden to corrupting corporate interests–NAFTA, etc.

    As a benefit to all CHB posters, may I invite others to add to the list.

    Hank the nite-watchman

  2. hank-the-nite-watchman

    November 19, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Oops! I see now I should have read the other Hillary pieces before responding to this “Bitch” article, as the Comments offered by Seal and Sawbuck are both hard hitting and provocative. Sawbuck’s is apparently well researched and Seal’s is very scary in pointing out how important it is we nominate a viable candidate. One other frightful aspect of a Hillary presidency is Bill’s very cozy relationship with the Chimp’s father. The idea of the Bush “crime family” in cahoots with Slick Willy’s 2nd sojourn in the WH is too devilish to contemplate.

  3. Stratocaster

    November 19, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Bill Clinton was involved with Bush’s drug running operation at Mena,Ark.

    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MENA/mena.html

  4. DejaVuAllOver

    November 16, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    SEAL,

    Brevity IS the soul of wit! ASSHOLE is a fine gender-neutral term for politicians. There are others, of course, but I second your nomination.

  5. adamrussell

    November 16, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    The tone of “how dare you” was far beyond “no” or “I dont know”. There is a clear difference to a reasonable person. You just dont hear Bill or Hillary brook that type of nonsense, and you dont hear them calling Bush a bastard in a press conference. Then you have people that come out and say “Well I heard her say ‘shit’ in a meeting”. Well whoopty do. That just makes her better if she can cuss when appropriate.

  6. Donnat

    November 16, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    The party of values has shown that once again, they don’t have any. I would imagine the talking heads of Fox News would still be shrieking and gnashing their teeth if a Democratic candidate had called Laura Bush (or even Ann Coulter) a similar epithet in public.

    If Hillary’s a bitch, I wanna be one too.

  7. darknyt4

    November 16, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Since George the First rose to power in 1988, then Bill in 1992, then Junior was Selected in 2000. Now we have the specter of Hillary in 2008 until the year 2016 if she gets reelected. Does is bother anyone else like it bothers me, that for 28 years in this country that the best we can do is members of two families? I mean what the fuck is this, The War of the Roses? Shakespeare would be spinning in his grave.

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    As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you
    can’t drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against ‘em anyway, you don’t belong in office.-Molly Ivins

  8. ekaton

    November 16, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    At the very LEAST the Cheney/Bush Junta ALLOWED 911 to happen.

    — Kent Shaw

  9. JudyB

    November 17, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Of all the “assholes” debating last night Hillary was the best with Joe a close second…but Barak was by far the biggest and most inept asshole of them all! I am not a Hillary supporter nor am I a Hillary hater. Most of the media only speaks bad of her and I am sick of it…this race, if the media has their way will be between Guliani and Obama…neither of whom I would trust to be president…Rudy is a crook and barak a neophyte. Paul and Kucinich are not given the time of day even though they both have a staunch following. I want the media to start asking pertinent questions to ALL THE CANDIDATES and keep at them until they get them to answer what we voters need to know about them. By the way…my guess would be that Jimmy Carter probably had the cleanest mouth of any President when the mikes were off and nobody gave a damn!

  10. SEAL

    November 17, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Don’t forget they have little brother Jeb Bush who just completed two terms as governor of Florida to take over in 2016 – 2024 and by then the Clinton’s daughter should be ready.

  11. Stratocaster

    November 17, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    I have heard that Bush’s plan to fix it so they can’t get out of the war consists of getting a democrat elected that will continue the war. To me this sounds like Hillary has signed onto team Bush. No big surprise.

  12. Stratocaster

    November 17, 2007 at 4:59 pm

  13. Stratocaster

    November 17, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    And, I sure would not want to go through the info in this link again. Things are quickly forgotten. Maybe, we should all make an effort to remember.

    http://www.jeremiahproject.com/prophecy/clintbodycnt.html

  14. SEAL

    November 18, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Army desertion rate makes dramatic jump:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071116/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/military_deserters;_ylt=AoRr9arDQPj2KuC71TDQlRus0NUE

    I couldn’t think of any place else to post this. It is significant. 4698 soldiers have deserted this year – that’s 9 out of every 1000. These numbers are extremely unusual for an “occupation.” Iraq isn’t like Vietnam where you were actually in a real war, being shot at every day, and the chances of being killed were very high. The “combat” in Iraq is digging out the insurgents and hoping to miss the roadside bombs.

    This tells me they are not deserting out of fear but because they see this “war” as bullshit and not worth putting their life on the line for.

  15. ekaton

    November 18, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Clinton says she will remove the troops from Iraq, except for those needed to protect the world’s largest embassy, some to continue training Iraqis (no doubt quartered on those enduring bases that have been built) and some to continue the fight against al qaeda. So basically she’s going to leave a hundred thousand soldiers and a hundred thousand contractors. But she IS getting us “out”.

    — Kent Shaw

  16. DejaVuAllOver

    November 18, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    Kent Shaw,

    Hillary has ALSO said that she cannot promise us to be out of Iraq anytime soon. She won’t even promise to push for us to be out of Iraq anytime soon. It’s precisely that kind of inconsistent, pandering doubletalk that makes people (like me) sick of her lying, conceited, establishment self.

  17. sherry

    November 23, 2007 at 10:11 am

    whatever happened to polite society?
    My parents did not use foul language. They were some of the few who actually lived up to their own beliefs.
    Yeah, almost every one does it.
    I still hate it.

  18. dobro2837

    November 16, 2007 at 10:52 am

    How could any of us say it any better? Just wonderin !!

  19. bryan mcclellan

    November 16, 2007 at 11:07 am

    My Pop used to say,you can’t judge the content of a persons character until you’ve heard them cuss.As you say Doug,we don’t have time to dwell on the personal antics of the politicos seeking our highest office.The task that is most paramount is getting these pricks and bitches to do the job they were elected to do and to hold their feet to the fire until they get it right..

  20. SEAL

    November 16, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Wouldn’t it be eaiser to just use the generic “asshole” for all of them?

  21. bryan mcclellan

    November 16, 2007 at 11:43 am

    That one is reserved for smirk , the high and mighty sphincter/proberfuhrer.How does he get that big head up there dry when it’s obvious he’s exhausted all supplies of KY on us?I know,Laura kicks him between the shoulder blades,problem solved by the new decider.

  22. pollchecker

    November 16, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    the definition of bitch is a)female dog, b)a spiteful, ill tempered woman.

    The female dog obviously isn’t applicable but how the second definition applies to Hillary I can’t personally say as I have never met the woman.

    the definition of bastard is someone born out of wedlock.

    I don’t think this definition is applicable to John McCain.

    Here is something I have espoused for many, MANY years. It goes like this:

    All women are bitches and all men are assholes. It just depends on the time of the month and the size of the hole.

    Now this is more applicable. It could apply to everyone running for president.

  23. bjiller

    November 16, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Doug, thank you for some perspective. Too bad the MSM won’t report it that way.

  24. Carl Nemo

    November 16, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Doug Thompson, your indictment of Hillary, including her potty-mouth is spot-on…!
    She’s as phony as a blue three dollar bill.
    What stuns me is that so many people especially women are enamoured with her.

    When I study the faces of those in the audience that are grinning and clapping for her, they remind of the same vapid crowd I see participating in mega-church televangelist activities. Good grief is all I can say! Elect “Billary to the presidency and they’ll be getting a female version of Bushco in spades. She’ll see to it that we are in Iraq until the 12th of never. When those that put in her in office discover she’s on the same tack as Bushco, then question her, they’ll get one of her infamous “fxxk-off”s too… :| Then what?!

    Foolish voters indeed…!

    Carl Nemo **==

  25. LurkingFromTheLeft

    November 16, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Let the record note AGAIN…

    …not this woman!

    LFTL

  26. douin

    November 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Carl, I agree with you, but I think that my observation of the faces in Hillary’s audience would be best described as ” enamored OF her ” as it appears to me that she is enamored more than sufficiently ” With Herself. ” That applies equally to most of her male counterparts, also, I hasten to add. I believe that a very strong ego would, of necessity, have to be a prerequisite for anyone to put themselves onto such a world stage. But as evidenced by Bush, ego just ain’t enough !

    I am disappointed and disillusioned with almost all of the candidates from either Party. Ron Paul is one of two or three that makes any sense at all, unless you want more of the same Bush insanity. Most of the others seem to be straddling the fence. Wonder why, when we, the People clearly are begging for a complete about-face in just about all things. But no one seems to be listening to the people. Especially the Main Stream Media.

  27. adamrussell

    November 16, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    When Bill Clinton was asked if Bush was behind 9/11 his response was “How dare you!”.

  28. ekaton

    November 16, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    “How dare you” is not “No” or “I don’t know”. Just one more typical Clinton evasion.

    — Kent Shaw