I remember a time when I adored the Clinton’s. When Bill played that saxophone on Arsenio Hall with those cool shades I felt the youth of a future White House. After Bush #1 I felt we were going to have a president who was everyday folk. His mom was a single flamboyant woman, his brother a misfit always getting into trouble, and despite not having Texas money he was able to capture America. He gave the presidency charisma with his slight southern drawl and twinkling eyes. Just like President Barack Obama in so many ways.
When the whole Monica Lewinsky business played out on television I was angered with the GOP. They set him up. Yeah, he made it easy but why did she save the dress? Who does that, unless even in the good moment they are planning for the bad moment when they can bury you? I felt for Hilary because I thought this was something that should have been handled between them…but he lied and it became a fiasco. Still I liked Bill. He was a charmer and just like Hilary I forgave his deceit and blamed it on everyone but him.
When Hilary announced her run for presidency I was overjoyed. Yes, I believe she is wholeheartedly capable and I was a big supporter. I was mad that this man from Chicago should try to take what I thought was hers. It was HER time and Bill’s again. Bill would be back in the White House and I knew he’d be right there beside her making decisions. I loved Hilary… But this guy from Chicago was going to take that away. He did take that away.
I saw Barack Obama at Rhode Island College. My daughter and I were making a quick run to Dunkin Donuts that Saturday. I knew he would be there but didn’t have the patience to wait in the line that was outside the campus walls. Something told me just go…how often do you get to see a presidential candidate up close? So I was one of the hundreds who was frisked and escorted inside…(off topic secret service men are sexy). After hearing him I dropped Hilary like a scalding hot potato. I still loved her but I wanted him as my next president. I hated their debates because I hated to see him crushing her. And he crushed her. Some of it was her own fault. She was playing checkers while he was slaughtering her in chess. But I still loved her. She lost with less dignity than I had hoped for because it got bitter. She nor Bill could figure out how to deal/handle this man. I knew there was bitter blood but if she put up a good front I’d still love her. She did but not Bill.
I hate Bill Clinton. Since 2008, every time I see his face on the news, in a paper, during an interview my disgust grows for him more. Maybe I take his obvious entitlement to the White House too personally… but he tried not only to bury Barack Obama he tried to bury the whole Democratic party all because he felt the WH belonged to him. Even now as he supposedly stumps for the party you can hear the undercutting, the bitterness, and anger he has towards Barak. The papers are always writing about the deals the President has to make with Bill to win. I want to say, no I want to scream, Fuck you Bill!!!! He’s no better than all the GOP teabaggers disrespecting the President imo. I am sick of the pandering we have to do to this bloated rat bastard who has proven to be the biggest most selfish, egotistical, blowhard as all the rest of them. I guess he figured he owned the White House and he only wanted Barack as a visitor until Hilary had the seat first. Maybe Hilary is the same bitter person as Bill. Maybe she hates the President for stealing her throne too but she has hid it well. I don’t love her anymore because I’m not sure what is really in her heart but I do want to see her president. Well, as long as there are no more Barack Obama’s around the corner. If she dropped Bill I think I would really fall in love with her again..
I got an email from the Obama12 campaign to win a chance to have dinner with the President and Bill. Bill I would love to snub you in person. To not even look you in the eye as I give you my black girl eye roll and give Hilary and the President the biggest hug the secret service will allow.