There’s probably some stimulus money to get it jump-started. Some quibble that ObamaCare lacks a “public option,” a defect so minor that even a collectivist/statist like Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, voted for it. Did Hillary disagree with any of Obama’s left-wing, government-spending, money-printing, polar-bear-saving, climate-change-combating, increased-regulation policies/programs/agendas — which have given us over 9 percent unemployment and tortoise-like growth?
Hillary would have governed differently, all right, but not in a way that pleases the left. After realizing that not one Republican vote supported ObamaCare — and the public was against it — Hillary, as she did with HillaryCare in the mid-’90s, would have pulled back and “reformed” heath care in small, less controversial steps. This would have made the left even angrier.
As for “stimulus,” when GOP Senate votes seemed unlikely, Hillary — as her husband did — would have dropped in some catnip for the Republicans, gotten a handful to sign on, and proclaimed it “bipartisan.” The H2L2 would not have liked that.
As for Libya, reports say that Obama at first rejected military involvement in Libya. Hillary pushed for it, arguing that it needed no congressional approval. How’s that for a lefty’s commander in chief?
Obama still sits on an 83 percent job approval rating among liberal Democrats. The rest won’t be satisfied until Congress approves an annual Che Guevara federal holiday.
H2L2s think Hillary would have stood down the tea party/GOP and allowed the supposed default. She would have stood her ground and hoped that people would blame the GOP and she’d cruise to re-election. Really? What in Hillary’s political career makes the H2L2 think she would have manned up and said, “Damn you tea partyers, bring on default!” Nothing.
A 1990s “government shutdown” that furloughed “nonessential personnel” is one thing. A default, however, is a different deal altogether. With unknowable financial and political consequences, including the possibility that folks’ interest rates and payments go up, a default is uncharted territory, and there is no reason to believe Hillary would have been any more likely to go down that road than Obama.
And how would the black monolithic Democratic voters feel about a Hillary primary challenge to the real first black president?
Here’s the question in the brain of the H2L2s: “Why aren’t all the things I learned in freshman sociology working?” To which, of course, their brains respond: “It can’t be the car. Must be the driver.
“Get me Hillary!”
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