Patterico's Pontifications


“You’re Likable Enough, Hillary” – Gosh Darn, That Obama Was Really Onto Something!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:41 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Remember back in 2008 when a moderator at the Democratic debates questioned Hillary about her likability factor in light of then Senator Obama’s very high likability factor? She said her feelings were hurt by the question, and in response Obama came back with the condescending dismissal, “You’re likable enough, Hillary”.

Well, it appears he was onto something:

A Hillary Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with ‘everyday Americans.’

Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill people decided they didn’t want to be seen with her.

‘There was a bit of a thing back here when she came in,’ explained Marcia DuBois, a cashier at Kristin’s Bistro and Bakery on Washington Street, where Clinton spent a half-hour talking with customers and shaking hands.

‘A few of the staff didn’t want to come out to meet Hillary,’ DuBois said. ‘They just don’t like her.’

Further, with her goal of building trust and goodwill with the “everyday Americans” she hopes to champion, Hillary continued her unique campaign strategy of openness and transparency being a dismissive closed book:

As the Democratic front-runner made her way to the back to shake hands with some of the bakery employees, she ignored questions and kept her comments superficial.

I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.


29 Responses to ““You’re Likable Enough, Hillary” – Gosh Darn, That Obama Was Really Onto Something!”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. My initial reaction: wow had she aged in seven years! She looks like she has put on 20!

    Bored Lawyer (34a3e2)

  3. That was a long time ago. She has since gone to great lengths to remind us what a low-life she really is. And always has been.

    Gazzer (a02653)

  4. In fact, I will go further and say she used to be merely unlikable, but her tenure at State has demonstrated her descent into despicable territory.

    Gazzer (a02653)

  5. My initial reaction: wow had she aged in seven years! She looks like she has put on 20!

    Bored Lawyer (34a3e2) — 4/20/2015 @ 7:09 pm

    heh… and that’s just her left butt cheek.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  6. Where’d you hide the eye bleach, coronello?

    Steve57 (cd6f9a)

  7. Dana–

    The best advice I’ve heard: “Pretend she’s a robot learning to be human.” The pathos!

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  8. I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.

    I feel a lot sorrier for a nation whose people (or far too many of them) have caught a fairly severe dose of Eurosclerosis or Mexico-itis, otherwise known as sloppy, scroungy liberalism. Symptoms include falling for the idea that someone like a Hillary or Barack deserves special consideration because such people supposedly have big hearts and are well-intentioned.

    The cure is reportedly not easy to obtain and succeed since pounding common sense into people’s brains is hard to do when their skulls are too thick.

    Mark (6c31df)

  9. I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.

    umm, why?

    seeRpea (1427f4)

  10. I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.
    surely, you jest.

    mg (31009b)

  11. Some bakers just don’t like old globs of dough.

    mg (31009b)

  12. Dana, take two aspirin, drink lots of water, and get a good night’s sleep –
    you’ll feel normal in the morning.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  13. I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.

    I’m not.

    Bill M (906260)

  14. bakeries again

    bakeries are becoming a disproportionately prominent sociopolitical mise en scene in these latter days of failmerica

    happyfeet (831175)

  15. That oughta tell you sumpthin, feets!

    Steve57 (cd6f9a)

  16. You hoped you’d be dealing with fuel injection at this point.

    Not the same old twin Carter carbs.

    Steve57 (cd6f9a)

  17. I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.

    Oh, please, for God’s sake — Why?

    She’s a political whore. Which, granted, is a repetition of terms, but she puts the italics on the political and underlining and bold onto the whore… then adds a double BANG!! onto the end:

    She’s a political whore!!

    In every sense of the words…

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  18. she’s a deeply damaged old woman who’s been humiliated time and time again and she knows in her heart that winning the failmerican presidency will be even better than a therapy dog

    and you know what maybe she’s right

    happyfeet (831175)

  19. While the mfm pays her lip service, the voting public will eventually bury her.
    Old swollen ankles and lies have seen better days.

    mg (31009b)

  20. Greetings:

    Hillary has long reminded me of your older sister’s friend who’s desperately seeking a date for her prom and that is you.

    11B40 (0f96be)

  21. The LA Times just hired Obama’s White House aide, Johanna Maska. During his national campaigns she did advance press work, especially in early Primary states like Iowa. Now, after 8 years in the WH, she’s going to the Times (to do advance press work?) so Obama’s agenda will be safely extended into the future in Hillary’s capable (if obsessively grasping) hands.

    LA Times publisher and CEO, Austin Beutner, says, “Johanna is uniquely skilled to help us bring the stories in the LA Times and the story of the LA Times to the world.”

    (In other words, We’ve installed one of Obama’s professional true believers to make sure the LA Times unerringly follows the Democrat campaign’s template.

    ropelight (ce05da)

  22. “I am almost beginning to feel sorry for her.”

    Don’t. She feels nothing for you.

    mojo (a3d457)

  23. The press needs to show not just her anodyne non-answers but the questions being asked to show her for the scripted phony she is.

    Gene (7de75d)

  24. Hillary is likable enough to the voting majority who know voting republican is like a jew voting for hitler!

    2016 (c0c104)

  25. “wow had she aged in seven years!”

    Supposedly she was very close to death that time she fainted, fell,
    gave herself a concussion, and spent a year with prism glasses for
    her double vision. A health scare like that will make you hit the wall.

    She had time to recover, but I endlessly repeat: I don’t think her
    health will let her make it through the campaign, even if she has
    to crawl.

    luagha (e5bf64)

  26. doubt that concussion was real, but very convenient:

    narciso (ee1f88)

  27. It occurs to me that Hillary! and Dear Leader are almost exact opposites:

    Hillary! desperately wants to be President, but she hates the idea of having to run for it.

    Dear Leader loves running for President, but seems to think that doing the actual job is beneath him.

    JVW (a1146f)

  28. maybe he and senator cotton should exchange letters.

    narciso (ee1f88)

Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 3.0698 secs.