When Bill Kristol makes a decent point, it hurts my brain.
That’s what happened this morning when I found myself agreeing with the soulless pundit who has become the spokesman for the Dark Side of the Neo-Conservative movement.
On this morning's Fox News Sunday, Kristol decided he had to shed some light on the race for the nomination of the Democratic party. In the duplicitous, comic manner of an associate of Voldemort, Kristol took a break from his usual pontificating on how the only thing that’s going to save us from terrorism is a Capital Gains tax cut named in honor of our invasion of Iran to defend poor Barrack Obama.
If you know Kristol, you know that the only thing he hates more than he loves the idea of the Messiah ruling over Jersusalem is the Clintons. That’s because the Clintons spent most of the 90s kicking his chicken-hawking ass.
When Kristol and the Keystone Cons couldn’t defeat Clinton’s policies, they constantly cast aspersions on his personal finances. When that didn’t work, they went after Bill and Hillary's personal life. Thusly handcuffing the President of the United States as Al Qaeda festered.
Now Kristol is Barrack Obama’s biggest fan.
You’d think Barrack was running on the nuclear power and tax credits for the rich to solve Global Warming platform.
But the sad truth is that Kristol thinks he can beat Obama.
That’s my opinion. If you think Kristol really just likes Obama and wants a fair election where a Progressive candidate can prosper then you probably think 3,000 old Jews in Palm Beach voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000.
But even a withered cock can eventually point north on occasion.
And Bill Kristol was right when he said that Bill Clinton comparing Obama winning South Carolina to Jesse Jackson winning the primary in 1984 and 1988 had some racial overtones that were inappropriate.
It’s true. Clinton is ostensibly playing the race card. He’s also doing it a subtle way that undermines Obama’s campaign. Obama needs to be seen as the black candidate who doesn’t want to relive the battles of civil rights. The polar opposite of a Jesse Jackson. Shelby Steele argues that this concession is necessary for mass acceptance of a black figure like Obama or Oprah.
Agreeing with Kristol really irked me.
Especially because he went on to upbraid Clinton’s morals. That BS worked in the 90s before the Neo-Cons sent our young men and women to fight a very questionable, Vietnam-like war in Iraq.
Now we know the corrupt logic necessary to believe that the values of sexual morality even compare to the morality of life and death.
So, Bill Clinton should explain himself.
And the people who think that connecting Obama to Jackson should explain what’s so offensive about Clinton making the connection.
If these critics argue race should simply not be an issue, they are making the same corrupt bargain of the Clarence Thomases. They are pretending that the hangover from the racial turmoil of our past is over.
The most troubling conclusion about my Bill Kristol-headache is the subtle sexism of the Clinton criticism. The unanimous complaints about Bill Clinton's comments from both the Right and the Left come from the Old School world where a spouse should be quiet and look pretty because she didn’t have a penis.
These were the same complaints lodged against Hillary in 1992.
Now that we have a spouse with a penis, the argument Bill Kristol makes is that Bill Clinton is demeaning the position of an ex-president.
Demeaning the office more than an Administration that lied over 500 times while leading us to war?
I’d say, “How dare you, Bill Kristol?”
But how many times can you ask that question.
Bill Clinton is his own man and an advocate of his wife. He is free to participate in the debate the same way the wives of candidates can chose to participate.
Let’s give up the wifely, prim and proper expectations of sexism and recognize that true nature of Bill Kristol’s unjustified outrage. He can’t stand another decade of the Democrats helping the poor, evening the playing field and progressively working for peace across the globe.
Basically, he can’t stand to face another Clinton because he knows he’ll lose.