Will They Kill Obama?
Hillary Clinton has wistfully stated at least five times in the past three months that Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June after winning the 1968 California primary, citing it as another reason for not dropping out. We could parse nuances of the word "assassinate" or compare Florida to the plight of Zimbabwe, but let's cut the crap. Let's head straight for the cerebellum, and to the oldest of superstitions, which is this: naming calls. Speak of the devil, and he appears.
Despite not withstanding the temptations of power well and wielding it to precious little good, the Bushes and the Clintons still have it. Yes, the gate-crasher has a movement, sure, he's tapped into a longing, has foot soldiers and 2 million donors. Still, he doesn't have the power yet, and all that stands between whom the Clintons serve and their maintenance of the White House is one man's life. If you think these people haven't killed before, maybe playing "See No Evil" is more fun than it looks.
Bobby Kennedy was killed because he threatened a long-established system of political, corporate, and racial fealty. He wanted to get America out of a stupid war, a change of direction many thought to be both traitorous and bad business. Same with Barack Obama now, but with crucial differences.
Obama is much better organized, much less frictional, far better at assembling stakeholders. It's what he does. He has ameliorated his radical roots well enough to get the endorsements of Paul Volcker and Warren Buffett, the most significant he's ever won, as they bring Wall Street with them. Even rich investors have come to long for something different, something which doesn't throw empires down imprudent hellholes. This isn't about morals for them, it's about results. They think we need an entirely new practical and philosophical basis on which to float a country, and they see the Clintons as just another part of the problem.
They're not going to kill Barack Obama. Even if a desperate woman's dark wish-craft wants triggers to be pulled, a transformation in our national psyche has already occurred. At this point, the people who should be most worried about the powers that be are Bill and Hillary Clinton. They're burying themselves.