Hillary is already planning her comeback assisted by the Comeback Kid. No, it is not through her daughter Chelsea but it is through her own desire for the job. She was stunned — you have to keep in mind the movie Fatal Attraction how Glen Close as Alex was thought dead but she rose up out of the water in the bathtub to continue her deadly onslaught — but she is recovering quickly. She talks about the dream she had a couple of nights after losing; well, she won’t say she lost because she says she won the popular vote but had the job stolen from her by an antiquated system.
So let me say the dream happened a couple of days after the election — it was of her father who owned a small business. He was in his third iteration at trying to get his small business up and running. He turns to her and says: “remember Hillary, the third time is lucky” an old Scottish saying she often heard her mother state.
She and the Comeback Kid have controlled the Democratic Party since he was first elected in 1992. They have yet to relinquish that control. He is all in for another try. This time he will be more in the forefront in the blue-collar areas the seemed to have abandoned Hillary in the election. He reminded her that she will only be 74-years-old at the time of the next go around. Her mother lived until she was 92-years-old so there is plenty of get up and go in the old machine.
What has added to the motivation she received from the dream is Bernie Sanders suggestion that he will take another crack at the job in four years and he will be seventy-nine at that time. It was not only that but when Bernie said: “Democrats have focused too much with a liberal elite which is raising incredible sums of money from wealthy people in the upper middle class but has ignored to a very significant degree the working class and the middle class and low-income people in this country” Hillary took it as a personal slap at her.
Another happening that has caused her to become reinvigorated is that the Clinton’s control over the party apparatus is being challenged by the Bernie wing. Bernie is backing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Ellison is Co-Chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is probably best known for his insistence that he take his oath of office on the Koran. Along with Bernie in that wing pushing the Clintons out is Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Chuck Schumer. They believe the failure of Hilary to be elected “this week was that their party was not far enough to the left.”
So here is the ongoing scene which you must envision over the next couple of weeks as the struggle between Bernie and Bill takes place over the control of the Democratic election apparatus. Bernie is in the process of holding Hillary under water in a bathtub trying to drown her so that the road to the Democratic nomination is his for the asking. He thinks she has drowned so he takes his hands off of her. Will she rise up or will she stay under water? We will know within days.
The tragedy in all of this is that in either case the Democratic Party will move further to the left and become more like a socialist party no matter who runs it leaving a multitude of people wandering around with no one to represent them.
Speaking of movies, are we in for a Groundhog Day existence in America where four years from now the same scenario will be run with the same people? With over 150 million people eligible to run for president the two-party system offers us the same dozen repeating over and over and a choice between voting for the reds or the bankers.