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Monday, July 17, 2017

Oh, please, God. Pleeeeeeeease

Hillary Clinton apparently is looking to play a part in the 2018 midterm elections for seats in the House of Representatives. My response to that is uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhh God, was it good for you, too, and to light a cigarette. One of the worst campaigners in the world wants to campaign for Democrat House candidates? Dear Lord, please make it so:
Hillary Clinton wants to play a role in next year’s midterm elections. It’s just not clear yet what that role will be.
Clinton has already launched a PAC aimed at helping congressional Democratic candidates in 2018, signaling the former first lady, senator and secretary of State is ready to help her party with fundraising.
She also is looking at the House districts she won in last year’s presidential contest against Donald Trump as part of an autopsy of her failed campaign, according to two sources who have spoken to the former secretary of State. t’s at least possible she’ll lend a hand on the campaign trail — particularly in the 23 districts held by Republicans where voters preferred her over Donald Trump for the White House.
You know what else happened in the 23 districts held by Republicans where voters preferred Clinton over Donald Trump? Yeah, you got it, the Republican House candidates won anyway. Why would that be? Because even fucking Democrats like their Republican House members more than they like Hillary, who is thoroughly unlikeable. She is a terrible campaigner, a blatant liar, and a felon given a pass by the former director of the FBI. She lost for a reason -- a number of reasons, really -- and none of those reasons make her an attractive campaigner for Democrat candidates.

In fact, the only reason any Democrat candidate would want to see her in his or her district would be to raise money, as she is good at that (as are most corrupt politicians). But she doesn't raise votes, at least not from people who otherwise would not vote Democrat. She provides no boost.

The Democrats' problem is they have no bench. There are no young, up-and-coming Democrats who make promising national candidates for the future. The Clintons are part of the reason for that; Barack Obama is an even bigger part of the reason for that. Which makes this kind of statement by Democrats sound really absurd:
Garry Mauro, a longtime friend of the Clintons who led Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign effort in Texas, thinks the House can be won with the help of the Longhorn state, where there are three “split” districts.
But he doesn’t want Clinton to be front and center.
“Would she be well received? Of course, she would be. But we’re not going to win these races because Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi comes to the state and campaigns,” Mauro said. “We’re going to win it because we represent new leadership and new ideas.
New leadership? Last I checked, they don't have any. And they haven't had any new ideas since Woodrow Wilson. Give me a break.



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