I watched 60 Minutes last night because I wondered what the Obama, Clinton interview meant. I was somewhat surprised by the relationship that appeared between the two. Of course, there is much speculation as to what is really going on. Will she run in 2016 or won’t she? I came away with many different thoughts but number one I do think President Obama wanted to thank Hillary for her service to the country. The Republicans have bullied her for years and they continue to try to take her down only to discover that she is more popular than ever. President Obama praised her for being an exemplary Secretary of State. I agree with him. She has worked tirelessly to try to improve our foreign policy and our standing on the world stage. Her tireless effort more than likely has contributed to her current health situation. Hillary has given much to his country. No one can question this. I have no doubt that President Obama does have feelings for Hillary and he must admire her for her effort and unfailing devotion to her job and country.
If you think about it, women have always surrounded President Obama. His mother and grandmother played key roles in his young development and of course, his wife and young girls continue to provide a certain female perspective for him today. The recent appointments that he has made and the picture depicting so many male staff members has been talked about in such a way as to suggest Obama has no room for women in his cabinet and his life. Could he have taken this time to thank Hillary to remind people of how closely he regards the counsel of those women around him?
Perhaps the president needed a moment to show women that appreciate Hillary that he too appreciates her. I don’t know what caused him to take this moment to thank Hillary but me for one am glad he did. Hillary deserves recognition for her years of service to this country. I am glad that Hillary and Barack could look beyond the 2008 primary to get some things done for the good of the country.
I can only hope that the Republicans could learn from this relationship. Hillary called the president, her president. It’s about time the Republicans understood that he is their president as well as ours. He won the election. I think the president should pick the cabinet he feels is the best choice for the country at this time in history. I also believe that the Republicans should be thinking about the good of the country and not their next election.
On Meet the Press Sunday, I saw Rep. Paul Ryan. He still doesn’t get it. Obama won and he won decisively. It wasn’t even close, as the Republicans want us to believe. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2013/01/04/the-final-2012-presidential-election-results-arent-close
Ryan feels like Obama has to make nice with the Republicans on their turf. In one breath, he says we have a majority and then the next he talked about how he was disappointed that Romney didn’t win so they could put forth their “agenda”. It is obvious that he felt that if they had won they would have the backing of the people to put forth their agenda. My question is why he doesn’t feel the same way when Obama won? It just dosen’t make any sense at all to me. He also mentioned Hillary in a positive way, which is just bullshit from his mouth. Is he really thinking any of us that like Clinton could possibly like his policies? Dream on Paul. If you want to watch him click .
His biggest regret is that they didn’t win and they didn’t get to put the kind of “reforms” that he thinks the country needs in place. He says this around 17.26 into the video. He understands that his party needs to expand their appeal but he still just doesn’t get it in my mind. Ryan thinks the president is more worried about a political conquest of the Republicans than with doing what is right for the country. He went on to talk about if we had a Clinton presidency he thinks we would have fixed this mess by now. This is all Ryan bullshit because he would have been doing the same thing to Clinton that he has done to Obama. The Republicans are disappointed about the election. After all, they had planned on Obama having only one term as president. They were going to do everything in their power to make it so. Well, they lost and the American people made their choice. Now, they expect Obama to come crawling back to them with his tail between his legs like some whipped puppy. I don’t think so. Obama does have the backing of the people. I like what has been happening with my stocks and I sure don’t want those Republicans to start putting the stops on the economy. If anything, the government needs to put more money out to build up the infrastructure and get this economy moving even better. We don’t need the boogey man Republicans constantly holding the fiscal cliff over our heads causing chaos and instability.
As far as Hillary goes….she rocks and the president knows it! Unfortunately for them, so do the Republicans! She had Paul Ryan singing her praises this weekend. This coming the same week when the Repubs showed their despicable behavior to her which culminated with Sen. Rand Paul dreaming about being president so he could have the opportunity to fire her. These Republicans are funny. They fear Hillary and they will do anything they can to keep her from running in 2016. I’m sure it won’t take long until the crazy nuts start talking about how she killed Vince Foster. Hillary, if you run, you got my vote. If you don’t, have a long and happy life.