I see the US Democrats once again appear to prefer Republican-lite to substantive change in a new poll that shows Hillary Clinton’s lead over the rest of the field of contenders increasing. She defends corporate lobbyists as “representing real America”, hasn’t apologized for voting to invade a WMD-free Iraq, and is promoting herself as a tough-on-terrorism Guiliani in drag. Is anyone going to be surprised in 2008 when the real Democratic vote sits on its hands again and once again gives a Republican the keys to the Whitehouse?
Are we witnessing Hillary Clinton undergoing gender modification or has she always been a guy? I was hoping that as women became more politically influential they would bring new ideas to the table that might change the system. Unfortunately the system itself seems too strong for that and instead we see women only becoming influential because their views align with pre-existing systemic views. There’s a direct parallel here – Democrats try to win by dressing up as Republicans and trading their souls for conservative ideals and women win by dressing up as men.
Shit. Perhaps by the time there is a second serious female candidate she will actually be able to be a woman in office, not a she-male.