Now that Hillary Roddam Clinton has won the Demo nomination for presidency we are starting learn about her strategies for winning the White House, and unfortunately they don't bode well for governing. A recent (Friday) article at Alternet.org: "Hillary Clinton Is Tossing a Lifeline to Down-Ballot GOPers, but Is Pulling Punches Against Conservatism a Smart Idea?"
It shouldn’t be a radical proposition to say that Henry Kissinger, Meg Whitman, Mark Cuban, Robert Kagan and Michael Bloomberg have no place in any political program seeking to make the United States a better place. But yesterday, the campaign launched Together for America to coordinate a mounting outreach effort to the very frightened legislators, national security hawks and rich people who have made things so horrible for so many here and around the world. It’s a country-first campaign conveyed through a stunning display of elite unity, pining for the lost days of Washington consensus politics instead of putting forward a substantive transformational agenda.
Is this a policy/program that fosters progressive ideas that she claims to have adopted? How does seeking support from a fox to raise chickens help the chickens? Demos need to win a minimum of five senate seats currently held by Republicans and not lose any Demo senate seats to gain control of the Senate.
Does HRC think that encouraging Repubs to vote split ballots helps Demos? Also, the Repubs she is appealing to are not the low-information, rednecks who vote against their own interests all the time, she is seeking the Repub fat-cat insiders, the so-called moderates and fence-ridding independents whose only creative thoughts are to protect the status quo.
What about seeking the support of progressives? How about mobilizing a ground game in Florida which only had a 57% black voter participation in 2012 to defeat the fraud Marco Rubio? There are six key states identified as tossups by Larry Sabato's election projection and three states that lean Republican: Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. Is there a ground game designed to get the vote out in those states that emphasizes the party's goals and plans to benefit the "average" voter?
Or is Clinton letting everyone know that she is not for the rank and file Demos. Her staff is already filled with Wall Street and corporate lobbyists . Is her only interest winning the presidency at the expense of down ballot elections? If that is the case, how is she going to govern? Without at least returning the Senate back to the Demos, she will have four years of futility and obstruction just like Obama has. But then, maybe her real agenda is to promote Republican policies just like her husband did for eight years and distinguished himself as the worst Demo president since Truman. Whatever may be the real purpose it is destined to stymie turnout for the down ballot races and further demonstrate to all to see that the Demo Party is just another tool of the oligarchy.
Comments to think about.