BklnScott, on 20 April 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:
Whereas Hillary carries brass knuckles. OF COURSE she will be more effective than he has been. It was my argument 8 years ago and it's my argument today. I'm eager to see this theory put to the test and I think it will be.
I remember during the 2008 campaign Hillary herself likened Obama to JFK, and herself to LBJ. She complimented Obama saying he had many good ideas, but singled herself out when she said [paraphrase] that it wasn't time to be idealistic, it was time to roll your shirt sleeves up and do the hard work.
Like Scott, I love Obama, but he has never been willing to do the hard work of politics. He's kept himself above the fray, and OK, I like that to a point. But, I think that going forward, Hillary and her brass knuckles can get the job done.
LBJ carried out the agenda of JKF, but many people speculate [and I agree] that JFK would have never been able to get his legislation passed. It took LBJ to do it. He knew where all the bodies were buried, and he was not going to stop until the Voting Rights Act was passed. It cost him his 2nd term [along with VietNam] and the Dixiecrats, but he got it done. [and the party has never really missed the dixiecrats tbh] He is a much maligned President [especially compared to JFK], but he got so much done. It boggles the mind how much he got done in a time when no one [Democrat or Republican] wanted anything to change.
I think Hillary is Obama's LBJ, and I don't mean she is criminal, I mean she is tough, experienced, and will not take any crap. I think Obama will be remembered as the idealist with that tinge of "Camelot" attached. But, it is Hillary that will do the hard work to make it all real for all of us peons.
I think Obamacare is safe with Hillary, and may even be improved. I think the courts are safe from conservatives. I think foreign policy and security is safe in her hands. I think Hillary is exactly what her husband Bill says she is.. the smartest one in the family. That, and her brass knuckles, and the complete disarray in the GOP, and, like Scott, I'm Pretty optimistic about the future.