HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » HRC's "baggage"...

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 11:17 PM

HRC's "baggage" spurs re-think of Democratic nominee [View all]

Gripped by the fear that the current frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, has too much “baggage” to win the general election, a concerned contingent of Democrats is pushing to nominate someone who the GOP will find totally acceptable, so as to avoid any unpleasantness leading up to next November’s election.

Their nominee-of-choice, one Jesus Christ, seemed to be the safest choice. However, once his past history was scrutinized, Republicans quickly weighed-in with their objections to The Nazarene’s potential presidential run.

“Born in Bethlehem? Hey, I know what these Jersey kids are like – and it ain’t good.” - Chris Christie

“Jesus? Sounds Mexican to me. Is this guy even in the country legally?” - Donald Trump

“The Prince of Peace? He’ll come after our guns – you know that, right?” - Wayne LaPierre.

“Never married? Hangs out with his twelve buddies? Come on, he’s gay.” - Lindsay Graham

“Feed the hungry? Shelter the homeless? Yeah, say hello to more welfare bums living off the taxpayers’ dime.” - Paul Ryan

“Served loaves and fishes to a multitude – and not a single Republican was invited.” - Jeb Bush

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s? Kiss those tax loopholes and offshore accounts goodbye, my fellow 1%ers.” - Mitt Romney

“Able to cure the sick without them paying up front? Sounds like that dreaded socialized medicine to me!” - Ben Carson

“So he was sent here by God, his father? Uh, I don’t think so – just ask my dad.” - Ted Cruz

“Love your enemies? Typical bleeding-heart liberal who thinks we should cave to terrorists.” - Michele Bachman

“Can turn water into wine? As an expert on water consumption, I can assure you this is impossible.” - Marco Rubio

“So his mom was a virgin when she conceived. Why is that so hard to believe about my daughter – twice?” - Sarah Palin

“So we should give up worldly possessions in order to follow him? This man is obviously some kind of crack-pot!” - Pat Robertson

“Blessed are the peacemakers? That phrase sounds like a smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” - Dick Cheney

“He’s actually the anti-Christ – and I can prove it with a blackboard and a piece of chalk.” - Glenn Beck

“Love my neighbor? I can’t even remember how many houses I own. So how am I supposed to know who my neighbors are, no less how I feel about them?” - John McCain

“Be my brother’s keeper? Look, I’ve already advised Jeb on how to keep the country safe from terrorist attacks. And I still can’t keep him from losing. How much more of this keepin’ stuff am I supposed to do?” - George W. Bush

“Sure the guy was scourged, tortured and crucified – but did he ever suffer the humiliation of riding a school bus while wearing breadbags over his sandals?” - Joni Ernst

“I have never seen a single photograph of this Christ person wearing a sweater vest. I rest my case.” - Rick Santorum

“Have you seen the pics of this guy on the cross? Looks to me like he’s wearing a diaper. Why is that okay for him, and not an honest Republican like me?” – David Vitter

“Jesus and I went to high school together. Didn’t like him then, and don’t like him now.” - Phyllis Schafly


History tells us that no matter who the Democrats proffer as their standard-bearer going into a general election, the Republicans will be digging up "baggage" that will be exploited by the GOP - and whether that "baggage" is a result of fact or fiction is of little consequence. It will be repeated, regurgitated, spewed by pundits, headlined by the MSM, and endlessly opined upon by political "journalists" who wouldn't recognize a fact if it bit them in the ass

That being said, one wonders what kind of "Democrats" think appeasing the Republicans by NOT standing behind the clear choice of our own Party (whoever that may be) is a good idea. One wonders why some "Democrats" think we should instead take the GOP's perspective on our chosen candidate under serious consideration before WE decide who WE want to be our standard-bearer next November.

I don't know which is more politically naive: thinking that the Republicans will leave any Democratic nominee unscathed, or believing that any Democratic nominee cannot - and will not - be the victim of endless attacks by the opposing party.

I will stand with whoever my Party chooses as their nominee - and I will never allow the Republicans to define who that nominee should be.


83 replies, 5350 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 83 replies Author Time Post
Reply HRC's "baggage" spurs re-think of Democratic nominee [View all]
NanceGreggs Nov 2015 OP
BlueCaliDem Nov 2015 #1
mcar Nov 2015 #2
MeNMyVolt Nov 2015 #3
NanceGreggs Nov 2015 #15
ibegurpard Nov 2015 #4
Thinkingabout Nov 2015 #6
MeNMyVolt Nov 2015 #11
NanceGreggs Nov 2015 #14
Thinkingabout Nov 2015 #5
George II Nov 2015 #7
BlueCaliDem Dec 2015 #48
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2015 #8
Persondem Nov 2015 #9
NurseJackie Nov 2015 #10
Cha Nov 2015 #12
rpannier Dec 2015 #19
Cha Dec 2015 #23
George II Dec 2015 #21
Cha Dec 2015 #24
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #13
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #25
Iliyah Dec 2015 #16
MisterP Dec 2015 #17
rpannier Dec 2015 #18
Sheepshank Dec 2015 #20
Sheepshank Dec 2015 #80
NurseJackie Dec 2015 #22
KMOD Dec 2015 #26
PosterChild Dec 2015 #27
MannyGoldstein Dec 2015 #28
TSIAS Dec 2015 #29
Ned_Devine Dec 2015 #34
TSIAS Dec 2015 #35
Ned_Devine Dec 2015 #38
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #30
MannyGoldstein Dec 2015 #32
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #33
MannyGoldstein Dec 2015 #37
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #42
R B Garr Dec 2015 #79
Post removed Dec 2015 #68
R B Garr Dec 2015 #70
KMOD Dec 2015 #45
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #46
KMOD Dec 2015 #50
bravenak Dec 2015 #54
R B Garr Dec 2015 #71
Fawke Em Dec 2015 #73
R B Garr Dec 2015 #74
R B Garr Dec 2015 #77
msanthrope Dec 2015 #57
R B Garr Dec 2015 #81
morningfog Dec 2015 #31
pnwmom Dec 2015 #36
Cha Dec 2015 #43
nolabear Dec 2015 #44
NurseJackie Dec 2015 #76
Bobbie Jo Dec 2015 #39
Flying Squirrel Dec 2015 #40
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2015 #41
Hekate Dec 2015 #47
OnyxCollie Dec 2015 #49
LuvLoogie Dec 2015 #51
Rex Dec 2015 #52
Cha Dec 2015 #59
freshwest Dec 2015 #53
bravenak Dec 2015 #55
Sancho Dec 2015 #62
Skidmore Dec 2015 #66
oasis Dec 2015 #56
Major Hogwash Dec 2015 #58
leftofcool Dec 2015 #63
mcar Dec 2015 #69
Cha Dec 2015 #60
treestar Dec 2015 #61
leftofcool Dec 2015 #64
Sancho Dec 2015 #65
ismnotwasm Dec 2015 #67
Fawke Em Dec 2015 #72
Lisa D Dec 2015 #75
Gothmog Dec 2015 #78
Art_from_Ark Dec 2015 #82
Cha Dec 2015 #83