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    Forget Trump for now, Hillary’s big problem is the ‘dump Hillary’ impulse among powerful Democrats


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    Forget Trump for now, Hillary’s big problem is the ‘dump Hillary’ impulse among powerful Democrats

    Post  sinister_midget on Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:31 am

    Forget Trump for now, Hillary’s big problem is the ‘dump Hillary’ impulse among powerful Democrats

    Imagine for a moment you are a powerful Democrat, one of the puppeteers, not a puppet.  The big donors, the heads of the powerful interest groups, and probably some people we’ve never heard of. Suddenly, your nominee looks not just vulnerable – as the polls have all but closed -- but sickly, caught deceiving the public  on her physical health. 

    After months of gloating over the ease of defeating Donald Trump, the pit-of-the-stomach fear is growing of losing to an insurgent who might actually upset the political elite’s applecart.  Roger L. Simon gets it:

    Few would have thought this even a couple of weeks ago, but almost certainly many Democrats are wondering in the wake of Hillary Clinton's sudden "overheating" at the 9/11 memorial service whether it would be advisable to escort Hillary to the wings and bring forth a more acceptable candidate.

    In other words, she could do, or be forced to do, what most of us did at one time or other in school—use a doctor's note to get out!

    The motivations for this medical excuse would be considerably deeper than the obvious fact that the former secretary of State has health issues of some sort. (snip)

    Will this happen? Will that doctor's note get written? Watch the next few days of polls. If Trump continues to rise, calls will go out to Joe Biden—and not necessarily on a secure line. In no time, calls will go out to the doctors as well.  You don't have to be as credulous as Chris Cillizza to know you can always find a doctor to write something you want.  Hillary clearly already has.  It's easy enough to get a second opinion.

    The situation of the power brokers is this: they believe that virtually any other Democrat, Biden, Kaine, or even Sanders (though he must worry them), could defeat Trump. A Trump victory is much more threatening than a more conventional Republican would be, as he threatens to end the game as it has been played for the past 2 or 3 decades.

    The problem they face is that Hillary knows this is her last shot at the presidency and the personal vindication that would bring to her relationship with her troublesome spouse. He has shamed her, humiliated her, and yet relied on her to beat impeachment. There is a whole lot of score-settling necessary, and only the presidency can provide her the opportunity to reverse roles and make him the one who must yield to the commander in chief when push comes to shove.

    She will not give this up unless absolutely forced to.

    I have no idea what ammunition is in the hands of the power brokers. Nor do I know what Hillary has on them. But the struggle that will ensue unless Hillary starts doing handstands, cartwheels and backflips -- OK, all she has to do is make it up a flight of stairs on her own, walk unaided, and make it through a speech without dissolving into coughing fits -- will be pure law of the jungle steel cage death match stuff, all done with nods, winks, and references to embarrassing or illegal activities that could be made public.

    She got her doctor's note (probably at the end up a loaded gun). I'm already seeing articles about how the DNC is set up to find a replacement and what could happen if she were to become incapacitated after winning an election (won't happen on two fronts: won't win an election, and will probably be replaced even before it can get that far).

    But big money donors never wanted her in the first place. They just didn't know how to dump her without being put on the Clinton casualty list.

    Yesterday she gave them a powerful excuse to band together and dump her. She'll fight them on it, you can bet on that. But they'll succeed eventually. Unless the goon squad shows up to break a few kneecaps, or horse heads start showing up on top of some beds.

    With her health so glaringly bad, I don't even think Homeland Security would dare to rig an election in her favor.

    So who will it be? Biteme already gave his nomination acceptance speech back when he announced he wasn't running. He's a nutjob, but he could've given Trump a hard run if he'd been selected a few months ago. His chances would be slim now. Being an unknown to a majority of Democrats (many know his name, but nothing of use to them unless he has starred on one of their Kardashian or Big Brother reality shows) would make him a hard sell in such a short time.

    Fauxcahontas, with her high cheekbones, would be delighted to jump in with such a short campaign time. But I suspect a lot of the milder left fear she might get caught up in another Heap Big Cookbook scanda,l or another phony claim of being related to Sitting Bull of Geronimo or something. I imagine they'd rather more time pass so maybe her fake claim to being part Cherokee can vanish in the ashes of history.

    Personally I think anybody they picked would be a placeholder. Just a face so they can say that somebody was a Democrat running for it with no expectations of victory.

    Let's face it. The only person who can trip up Trump is Trump. Without that the election is over in my eyes once she's gone, and probably is anyway.

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