Saturday, February 23, 2008

Why do people hate Hillary Clinton?

Because she is smart.

Yes, I have been wondering this question for quite some time:  Why do people hate Hillary Clinton?.  What is it about her that motivates so many -- and not just the usual nut wing crowd -- to dislike her? 

In offices all around this country, people enjoy the BS Bob and Tom Redneck attacks on Senator Clinton.  Need a new leader in Cuba?  Send Hillary.  Or at least so goes an awful joke on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show.  Of course, my GOD!  This Bob and Tom stuff is idiocy on a high level (trying really hard to be charitable!!)

While having a conversation with Rising Hegemon pal, Mysteria, we were both bothered by people who seem to hate Bill and Hillary Clinton with an intensity that is normally saved for life decisions.  Yet these yahoos embrace the absolute inarticulate idiocy of George W. Bush.

We just don't get it.  Why do people hate -- not simply dislike -- but hate her.  We came to the conclusion that it is because she is smart, articulate, accomplished.  She knows facts and figures.  She is a policy wonk.  Yes, in the end, people hate Hillary for the same reason that they distrust intellectuals, professors, writers, and other thinkers:  the fact that they think at all.

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