With the primaries in August and the mid-terms coming in November I try to steer clear of 2016 election predictions and talk. But this exchange piqued my interest.
I get a frequent email from a right winger complaining of something or other that President Obama did or did not do. Makes little difference what the incident was, if they can put a negative spin on it, they let it rip.
Today, I got one with a link showing 5 reasons that Hillary would not or could not run for president in 2016, titled “Good News for Americans.”
Normally I read these emails and just let them go but this one tickled my interest. I responded with this statement.
“Hillary is a corporatist and if she does not run for president that will indeed be good news for Americans.”
The sender then replied he was going to contact NSA as it appears someone has hacked my email.
“LOL.” Started my reply and I went on to say. “That is what happens when you let your preconceived opinions control your thoughts. I do not like Hillary, however, if she runs and wins the nomination for president under the Democratic Party, I will support her. The old lesser of two evils theory comes in play here. I cannot think of any candidate the Republicans could put up that would be less evil to us “common folk” than Hillary, so she would get my support.
After giving this some thought, I should have added this statement to my reply.
One thing I do like about Hillary, for some unknown reason the mere mention of her name seems to cause the hair on the back of the necks of tea party folk to stand up. (Those that have hair anyway.) Not sure if it is a natural misogynistic trait or something else, but they sure do get upset when Hillary is mentioned.
At times I think they may hate her even more than they hate Obama. But that may be wrong also, it may not be hatred, it may just be fear.
Think about it.