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(CBC)   Hillary Clinton makes the switch from being too divisive to be president to being too old to be president   (cbc.ca) divider line 35
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2014-03-26 08:40:38 AM
How about both?
 
2014-03-26 08:43:26 AM
I like Hillary.  She is a hard, battle tested, tough old bird.  She is tough like  Nikita Khrushchev. Perhaps that is what America needs.
 
2014-03-26 08:47:49 AM
Not crazy about Hillary being my only real choice for POTUS, but how is it that SHE would be too old (knowing damn well that women have LONGER lifespans on average than men too) than St. Reagan who took office at the spry young age of 69 and STAYED in office until he was 77?  Oh yeah, cause she's a woman and they can't make her husband's extra curricular activities look bad on her and they can't find any evidence that she actually did anything wrong in Benghazigate.  Next up, Hillary's ass is too wide for pant suits, obviously she's not qualified to be POTUS, study it out.
 
2014-03-26 08:49:00 AM
So, the GOP goes from "He's too inexperienced for the presidency..." to "Sure, it looks like ___________ is a wet-behind-the-ears first-termer who's not ready for prime time, but Hillary's old!"
 
2014-03-26 08:49:46 AM
Wait... the f*cking GOP is playing the age card?
 
2014-03-26 08:50:21 AM
It says old right in their party's title
 
2014-03-26 08:51:37 AM
Run Hillary Run

She even dodged sniper fire, no other candidate can fit into that pantsuit.

Run Hillary Run, Vince Foster is channeling you from Fort Marcy Park.

Save us, save the USA, put 50% of our budget into cattle futures and that's  how we too can pay off the debt, you did it before Hillary, do it again!
 
2014-03-26 08:54:08 AM
Yeah, because only assholes would bring up age, right?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/15/mccain.age/index.html
 
2014-03-26 08:58:30 AM
Wait 'til the GOP realizes Hillary's not liberal enough to be president.
 
2014-03-26 08:59:00 AM

Ball Sack Obama: Yeah, because only assholes would bring up age, right?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/15/mccain.age/index.html


No, but only assholes would view a 71 year-old as a perfectly viable presidential candidate, then turn around and suggest that 67 is too old.
 
2014-03-26 09:00:58 AM
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a 42-year-old Republican who is said to be interested in running for president, has said the Democrats have "old, tired candidates."


I'll take 'old and tired' over 'crazy and evil.'
 
2014-03-26 09:14:57 AM

Ball Sack Obama: Yeah, because only assholes would bring up age, right?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/15/mccain.age/index.html


Ronald Reagan - 69 when elected.
George H.W. Bush - 64 when elected.
Bob Dole - 72 when campaigning against Clinton.
John McCain - 71 when campaigning against Obama.

Even when you factor in George W (54 when elected) and Romney (65 when campaigning) that gives the GOP candidates an average age of 66 over the past 34 years.  So, yeah, if they're biatching that a 67 year-old is "too old" then they're being assholes.
 
2014-03-26 09:25:34 AM
Too female to be President.
 
2014-03-26 10:00:18 AM
Where's the obligatory "what difference does it make?"
 
2014-03-26 10:01:44 AM
I thought she was too Clinton to be President.
 
2014-03-26 10:04:13 AM

Teresaol31: Not crazy about Hillary being my only real choice for POTUS, but how is it that SHE would be too old (knowing damn well that women have LONGER lifespans on average than men too) than St. Reagan who took office at the spry young age of 69 and STAYED in office until he was 77?  Oh yeah, cause she's a woman and they can't make her husband's extra curricular activities look bad on her and they can't find any evidence that she actually did anything wrong in Benghazigate.  Next up, Hillary's ass is too wide for pant suits, obviously she's not qualified to be POTUS, study it out.


St. Reagan would seem to be the good example why not to elect another old president. There are a lot of hints that he was already slipping into dementia by the end of his second term.
 
2014-03-26 10:09:28 AM
My only worry about Hilary's age is that we cannot, we simply cannot, have the first female president obviously suffer from or in any way be incapacitated by any health problems.

Now, I am a woman, and I would have no real problem with Hilary being president (except that she's not liberal enough for me, but what are you going to do).  But I'm worried about all the latently misogynist idiots who believe that women are intrinsically weaker, and that this makes them unfit for all kinds of things, including being president.  It's the same reason that I was hoping and praying that Obama didn't have any sex scandals, cause then it would have been "oh those uncontrollable 'urban men'!"

Remember all the BS when the military opened up combat roles for women?  "Oh, but how will they carry other soldiers!"  "Oh, but what about their periods!"  "Oh, but what about their female weakness!"  All ignoring the fact that there are plenty of short little guys in the military, and plenty of big tall women out there, and that menstruation is not some debilitating disease (for most women).

So sure, Reagan could be propped up there at age 76, mind half gone already, muttering "well, well, well," and still be this great presidential figure.  But one misstep, one illness, one health issue from Hilary and it will be all "women aren't strong enough!"  "How could we have cursed this country with a weak female!"  And so on.

So the biatch better be healthy when I vote for her, is what I'm saying.
 
2014-03-26 10:21:12 AM

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Ball Sack Obama: Yeah, because only assholes would bring up age, right?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/15/mccain.age/index.html

Ronald Reagan - 69 when elected.
George H.W. Bush - 64 when elected.
Bob Dole - 72 when campaigning against Clinton.
John McCain - 71 when campaigning against Obama.

Even when you factor in George W (54 when elected) and Romney (65 when campaigning) that gives the GOP candidates an average age of 66 over the past 34 years.  So, yeah, if they're biatching that a 67 year-old is "too old" then they're being assholes.


And based on that slate of statesmen, we'd be FOOLS to not elect Hillary! I mean, if she's on par with W, Romney, Reagan, and John SYDNEY "My Friends, Bomb Iran; Fundamentals are Strong, but Let Me Suspend This Campaign a Bit" McCain, clearly she's a shoo-in.

// except for Dole (and HW, sorta), not a worthwhile leader among them
// I also think she's too old, but it's not like she doesn't have accomplishments to be proud of
// she and JEB can share a cry over their lost destinies over a pint of Lipton-flavored Haagen-Dasz
 
2014-03-26 10:31:45 AM

ckccfa: My only worry about Hilary's age is that we cannot, we simply cannot, have the first female president obviously suffer from or in any way be incapacitated by any health problems.

Now, I am a woman, and I would have no real problem with Hilary being president (except that she's not liberal enough for me, but what are you going to do).  But I'm worried about all the latently misogynist idiots who believe that women are intrinsically weaker, and that this makes them unfit for all kinds of things, including being president.  It's the same reason that I was hoping and praying that Obama didn't have any sex scandals, cause then it would have been "oh those uncontrollable 'urban men'!"

Remember all the BS when the military opened up combat roles for women?  "Oh, but how will they carry other soldiers!"  "Oh, but what about their periods!"  "Oh, but what about their female weakness!"  All ignoring the fact that there are plenty of short little guys in the military, and plenty of big tall women out there, and that menstruation is not some debilitating disease (for most women).

So sure, Reagan could be propped up there at age 76, mind half gone already, muttering "well, well, well," and still be this great presidential figure.  But one misstep, one illness, one health issue from Hilary and it will be all "women aren't strong enough!"  "How could we have cursed this country with a weak female!"  And so on.

So the biatch better be healthy when I vote for her, is what I'm saying.


After everything that's happened with Obama over the last 6 years, do you really think they'll need an excuse?  I fully expect that we'll be hearing "THIS IS HILLARY'S BENGHAZI!!!!" starting at 12:00:01am on January 20th, 2017.
 
2014-03-26 10:44:14 AM

Teufelaffe: 12:00:01am on January 20th, 2017.


she wouldn't be sworn in until, like 8am, though...
 
2014-03-26 10:44:58 AM

Teufelaffe: ckccfa: My only worry about Hilary's age is that we cannot, we simply cannot, have the first female president obviously suffer from or in any way be incapacitated by any health problems.

Now, I am a woman, and I would have no real problem with Hilary being president (except that she's not liberal enough for me, but what are you going to do).  But I'm worried about all the latently misogynist idiots who believe that women are intrinsically weaker, and that this makes them unfit for all kinds of things, including being president.  It's the same reason that I was hoping and praying that Obama didn't have any sex scandals, cause then it would have been "oh those uncontrollable 'urban men'!"

Remember all the BS when the military opened up combat roles for women?  "Oh, but how will they carry other soldiers!"  "Oh, but what about their periods!"  "Oh, but what about their female weakness!"  All ignoring the fact that there are plenty of short little guys in the military, and plenty of big tall women out there, and that menstruation is not some debilitating disease (for most women).

So sure, Reagan could be propped up there at age 76, mind half gone already, muttering "well, well, well," and still be this great presidential figure.  But one misstep, one illness, one health issue from Hilary and it will be all "women aren't strong enough!"  "How could we have cursed this country with a weak female!"  And so on.

So the biatch better be healthy when I vote for her, is what I'm saying.

After everything that's happened with Obama over the last 6 years, do you really think they'll need an excuse?  I fully expect that we'll be hearing "THIS IS HILLARY'S BENGHAZI!!!!" starting at 12:00:01am on January 20th, 2017.


I would just prefer that they continue to only have straws to grasp at.  Since their only real criticisms of Obama are just stupid shiat, it makes them look foolish for their original terrible assumptions (that some black guy isn't fit to run this clean white country).  It has to have been frustrating for them, and I want them to experience the same frustrations with a female president.  So I'm just hoping that she's solid in terms of her health (and that she also doesn't have any sex scandals, unless it's with another chick, which would be awesome).

I don't want the idiot brigade to appear to be justified in any way, because the media will totally seize on it and flog it to death if it happens.  I can see the breathless headlines now: "President Clinton has had a mammogram, just how dangerous are breasts in a modern presidency?"
Then you have some idiot pundit: "Well, you see, women's hormones, which originate in the breasts, can make them weak and irrational, which is exactly what we don't need in the POTUS, and this is why our enemies in Canada feel so emboldened to try to annex Iceland."

I want the noise to remain noise, and for it not to have any semblance of actual speech.
 
2014-03-26 10:51:27 AM
The only thing that really changes with "the age factor" is the need to get somebody as VP who would be competent to take over should the need arise.

This is in theory always the case, but in practice the VP slot has been a way to "balance out" the ticket. Is Gore a bit too liberal? Put Liberman on the ticket. Is Obama too inexperienced? Pair him with Biden. Is McCain too inteligent and rational? ...

As for Hillary, the main thing she has going for her is she will be FAR better than whatever nut job the GOP will eventually pick to run.
 
2014-03-26 11:09:37 AM

Teresaol31: Not crazy about Hillary being my only real choice for POTUS, but how is it that SHE would be too old (knowing damn well that women have LONGER lifespans on average than men too) than St. Reagan who took office at the spry young age of 69 and STAYED in office until he was 77?  Oh yeah, cause she's a woman and they can't make her husband's extra curricular activities look bad on her and they can't find any evidence that she actually did anything wrong in Benghazigate.  Next up, Hillary's ass is too wide for pant suits, obviously she's not qualified to be POTUS, study it out.


This ^^^

I don't personally want Hillary to be president, but use a real reason.
 
2014-03-26 11:23:09 AM
69 is the new 49
Female is the new blah
Potato is still potato

I think that covers the spectrum
 
2014-03-26 12:14:36 PM
McCain was like 72 when he ran in 2008, and I thought he was too old.
Hilary, at 69, I think will also be too old in 2016.

We don't need senior citizens past retirement age running the farking country. They have physical and mental health problems, and they are generally out of touch with the issues affecting the everyday lives of the younger population who are actually doing the real, lower level work of keeping the country moving along.

If someone can be unqualified before a certain age like 35, then they sure as shiat can be unqualified past a certain age.
 
2014-03-26 12:24:55 PM
Nothing a little nip/tuck can't fix...

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2014-03-26 12:28:29 PM

Teresaol31: Not crazy about Hillary being my only real choice for POTUS, but how is it that SHE would be too old (knowing damn well that women have LONGER lifespans on average than men too) than St. Reagan who took office at the spry young age of 69 and STAYED in office until he was 77?  Oh yeah, cause she's a woman and they can't make her husband's extra curricular activities look bad on her and they can't find any evidence that she actually did anything wrong in Benghazigate.  Next up, Hillary's ass is too wide for pant suits, obviously she's not qualified to be POTUS, study it out.


Reagan is probably not the example you want to go with, unless you're arguing with Republicans. Reagan's suffering from Alzheimers late in his term is a major reason many of us are leery of an older president.
 
2014-03-26 12:30:20 PM

hammettman: 69 is the new 49
Female is the new blah
Potato is still potato

I think that covers the spectrum


Read that as covers the "speculum."  I need to um...clean my glasses.  Yep, that's um, that's what I'm gonna do, now.
 
2014-03-26 12:32:36 PM
The Dems have had a gerontophobia problem for 50+ years. Is it really such a wonder that Hillary would not be immune?

Not that it matters. She's upgraded from candidate to kingmaker: she'll cite medical reasons for not running, and endorse Elizabeth Warren. Just watch.
 
2014-03-26 01:08:03 PM
McCain has senile dementia and Hillary's "too old"?
 
2014-03-26 01:16:53 PM

SoupJohnB: hammettman: 69 is the new 49
Female is the new blah
Potato is still potato

I think that covers the spectrum

Read that as covers the "speculum."  I need to um...clean my glasses.  Yep, that's um, that's what I'm gonna do, now.


Might as well scrub out your brain with a wire brush while your at it.  That's what I'm having to do.

/oops, now i don't know math
 
2014-03-26 03:25:36 PM
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2014-03-26 06:23:35 PM
John McCain was older when he ran than she'll be in 2016...

So if republicans are pulling out that line: Go fark yourselves you hypocritical jackasses.
 
2014-03-26 08:06:03 PM

GhostFish: McCain was like 72 when he ran in 2008, and I thought he was too old.
Hilary, at 69, I think will also be too old in 2016.

We don't need senior citizens past retirement age running the farking country. They have physical and mental health problems, and they are generally out of touch with the issues affecting the everyday lives of the younger population who are actually doing the real, lower level work of keeping the country moving along.

If someone can be unqualified before a certain age like 35, then they sure as shiat can be unqualified past a certain age.


I agree, people overlook  a lot more than just she is too old.  Presidents on average age much quicker than ordinary citizens.  So she maybe 69 or 70 when she goes into office but after a year of the stress that comes along with the job she will age quite a bit faster than other 70 year olds. Look at pictures of Obama in 2009 and now, then look at pictures of W.  in 2002 and when he left office, still not convinced go back to 93 and look at Clinton.  Fark, I'm surprised Ike last as long as he did,  a chain smoker, a 5 star general, and then he became President during the Cold War, I'm surprised the heart attacks or strokes he had while in office didn't kill him.
 
2014-03-27 08:30:13 AM

ckccfa: My only worry about Hilary's age is that we cannot, we simply cannot, have the first female president obviously suffer from or in any way be incapacitated by any health problems.

Now, I am a woman, and I would have no real problem with Hilary being president (except that she's not liberal enough for me, but what are you going to do).  But I'm worried about all the latently misogynist idiots who believe that women are intrinsically weaker, and that this makes them unfit for all kinds of things, including being president.  It's the same reason that I was hoping and praying that Obama didn't have any sex scandals, cause then it would have been "oh those uncontrollable 'urban men'!"

Remember all the BS when the military opened up combat roles for women?  "Oh, but how will they carry other soldiers!"  "Oh, but what about their periods!"  "Oh, but what about their female weakness!"  All ignoring the fact that there are plenty of short little guys in the military, and plenty of big tall women out there, and that menstruation is not some debilitating disease (for most women).

So sure, Reagan could be propped up there at age 76, mind half gone already, muttering "well, well, well," and still be this great presidential figure.  But one misstep, one illness, one health issue from Hilary and it will be all "women aren't strong enough!"  "How could we have cursed this country with a weak female!"  And so on.

So the biatch better be healthy when I vote for her, is what I'm saying.


...Jessica Ennis for president!
 
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