The basic idea behind Hillary Clinton’s run for the Presidency in 2016 is that while she’s kind of old and mediocre at politics, she is a woman, and it’s about time for a woman to be elected, and Hillary’s been waiting a long time, so who else are you gonna give it to?
At the 2015 Oscars, the Hillary stand-in role was played by Patricia Arquette. Patricia is a middle aged white mom lady, and she’s been doing this acting thing for a long time, and so it seemed like it’s about time she won something.
(Granted the Arquette clan (e.g., 1980s starlet Rosanna and former WCW World Heavyweight Professional Wrestling Champion David) had a weird upbringing — they were raised in one of those Indonesian Subud
cult communes. But then what 40-something American movie star didn’t grow up in some hippie commune? … In contrast to English movie stars these days who were all groomed at Eton or Harrow …)
Upon receiving the Best Supporting Actress award for playing the mom in “Boyhood” (who never notices that her son would really like her to get back together with his dad now that dad has given up his hopeless singer-songwriter ambitions and is buckling down to pass his actuary exams), Arquette burst out into a passionate feminist denunciation of the Wage Gap, much to the approbation of Meryl Streep and the rest of the audience:
“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
That’s not bad. You could imagine Hillary lifting a phrase or two.
Later Sunday evening, Arquette told the press:
“So the truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women. And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.”
That’s pretty much Hillary’s argument in the 2016 primaries: she let the black lightweight off easy in 2008, so now, finally, it’s her turn. Right?
And then the trouble started for Arquette.
How dare a white suggest reciprocity? How can some white heterosexual suggest that blacks and gays and gay blacks owe anything to white feminists? And how dare she imply that having a uterus makes her a better woman than all the transwomen out there? And so forth and so on.
The coalition of the fringes is starting to look like a circular firing squad.
If you’re, say, Democratic donor Haim Saban, you’ve got to be getting worried about now. Everybody you were sitting with at the Oscars loved Patricia’s speech. Then you get home and check Twitter and each lunatic Democrat
who, for some reason, cares about the Oscar broadcast without being invited is denouncing poor Patty as the embodiment of evil. Who are these people? What’s going on? We gave the Oscar to that black movie last year, and now the blacks think they deserve to win every year? What does that say for Hillary in 2016?
What’s wrong with Democrats?
Well, you know what’s wrong with Democrats. It’s that certain other Democrat, the one you spent so much to defeat in the 2008 primaries, who decided in 2012 to unleash the crazies to get himself re-elected. It’s getting harder and harder to stuff the nuts back in the jar.
You’d better buy Hillary the nomination fast, because otherwise the Democrats are starting to look like 1968 all over again. If this thing isn’t wrapped up soon, by the time of the Philadelphia Democratic convention Mayor Nutter’s cops will probably be brawling in the streets with anti-Hillary transsexual protesters. And the Democrat brand won’t look too good on TV to swing voters in Ohio.
Where’s the adult supervision? Is it too late to get together with Sheldon Adelson
to draft Mike Bloomberg to run on both tickets?