I heard Hillary Clinton this morning, mocking Obama’s supporters and putting words in their mouths, saying that after one of his speeches they wouldn’t know what Obama is going to do. If you want to know what Obama is going to do, go read Hillary’s old stump speeches, because she used to talk about it.

But she was losing that debate, so now she’s pretending it never happened. She’s avoiding all substance and blaming it on Obama, pretending that the substance she doesn’t have the guts to talk about is somehow missing from Obama.

Hillary Clinton is betting the farm that the voters of Texas and Ohio are stupid.

How stupid? Stupid enough to forget how Clinton was running on the difference between her and Obama on health care. But she was losing that debate because voters know their differences are too small to matter once it gets to Congress, so she ran away. She’s pretending that Obama has nothing to say about national security, even though she used to run against him on it and would up looking like an idiot for saying we shouldn’t go after Osama bin Laden.  She pretending that she never criticized Obama from borrowing from John Edward’s platform, probably because she did too.

She doesn’t want to talk about what Obama wants to do for higher education, because Hillary Clinton thinks you’re stupid.

She doesn’t want to talk about the Lugar-Obama initiative, because Hillary Clinton thinks you’re stupid.

She doesn’t want to talk about the Healthy Hybrids program, because Hillary Clinton thinks you’re stupid.

She doesn’t want to talk about Obama’s ban on no-bid contracts in Katrina relief, because Hillary Clinton thinks you’re stupid.

She doesn’t want to talk about Obama’s ban on tax preparers selling your personal information to advertisers and God knows who else, because Hillary Clinton thinks you’re stupid.

She doesn’t wants to pretend that just because Kirk Watson doesn’t know about Obama’s legislative record, Obama must not have one, because Hillary Clinton thinks you’re stupid. I guess if I forget Hillary’s birth-date, that means she was never born, eh?

She doesn’t want to talk Avian Flu, CAFE Standards, making the database of all federal spending and contracts available to the public, energy security, ethics oversight, lobbying reform, veterans’ health care, or voter intimidation, because just like a goddamned Republican, she’s betting the farm that you’re stupid.

When she mocks Barack Obama and his supporters, holding out her arms and leering at the skies, she’s only living down to the stereotype America already had of her as a cold, cynical, empty person. But she’s also showing what a tin-eared politician she is, the kind that will get whipped in November should we nominate her.

In my lifetime, the Republicans have run on nothing but ignorance, fear, bigotry, and superstition. The way they run their campaigns, Hillary Clinton and the Republicans both seem to think that they can just ride back into power, time after time, doing nothing for the people who vote for them, all because the American people are stupid.

The only difference right now between them and Hillary Clinton is that she’s willing to rub people’s faces in it.

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