At a campaign stop in Iowa yesterday, New York's Junior Senator simultaneously gave off the whiff of desperation AND played the old victim card.
Referring to what she has called her Democratic opponents' "piling on," Hillary Clinton lowered the boom: "I have said for months that I would much rather be attacking Republicans and attacking the problems of our country, because ultimately that's what I want to do as president, but I have been for months on the receiving end of consistent attacks."
Dramatic pause, and then: "Now the fun part starts."
The "fun" part is, of course the specialty of the Clinton Strike Force: against opponents, fire away with overwhelming criticism, fear and intimidation tactics, opposition research offloaded bit by bit, whispering campaigns, and denials, obfuscation, and stonewalling. She can't wait!
Queen Bee expected a coronation; ergo, her comments that she would have much rather spent her time attacking Republicans. But, woe is her. Girlfriend has some Democratic opponents who failed to yield to the Clinton Ladies Intervention Team, and now she's got to spend her time and resources trying to kneecap them. She is exasperated. She may as well have said, "I hope you're happy!"
So now she's out with the "victim" routine again. But look out! While she plays the damsel tied to the railroad tracks, her team is out there with machetes. Slashing and burning. After all, to them, it's "fun."