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Dick Morris: "Kennedy Says No to Clinton Dirty Politics"
NewsMax.com ^ | 29 Jan 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

Posted on 01/29/2008 11:58:50 AM PST by seanmerc

What does Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama really mean?

In addition to seriously boosting Obama’s chances for the Democratic nomination by anointing him as the generational heir to John F. Kennedy, there’s something else that’s just as important for the body politic: Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the voters of South Carolina may have personally tolled the death knell for the Clintons’ reprehensible politics of personal destruction.

It’s about time.

For more than 30 years, no one has been able to stop Bill and Hillary Clinton from routinely acting on their shared base instinct: to annihilate anyone who gets in their way, in whatever way it takes, however long it takes, whatever it costs, and then to enjoy watching their targets suffer.

Throughout their long public careers, they’ve had no moral overseers, no one to challenge them. The sycophants surrounding them simply implement their orders, never questioning them. So after successfully employing their slash and burn tactics for years, they’ve come to truly believe that their reprehensible politics are justified, even necessary.

Remember Hillary’s glee when she announced that the “fun part” of the campaign was about to begin — her attacks on her fellow Democrats? She was serious.

The Clintons have repeatedly and successfully embraced the politics of personal destruction — and enjoyed every minute of it.

In Washington, Arkansas, and recently in South Carolina, they’ve used whatever slimy tactics they felt they needed, ruining reputations, invading the privacy of their targets by dispatching private detectives to comb their records and troll through their trash, lying about their opponents, blackmailing and threatening women who dared to say yes — or even no — to Bill Clinton, releasing confidential employment records.

Remember how the Clintonites released Linda Tripp’s confidential employment files to Jane Mayer of The New Yorker after Clinton hit man Harold Ickes met with Tripp’s boss?

Years later, the Department of Defense settled a lawsuit with Tripp for over $600,000 for invading her privacy. And then there were the stories branding Monica Lewinsky as a stalker who was trying to hurt the president.

Those were traced back to Sidney Blumenethal, a Clinton White House adviser, and the author of the right-wing conspiracy theory that Hillary so loves. Of course, then it turned out that this stalker had been called by the president from the White House hundreds of time and invited into the Oval Office for sex in the private kitchen.

Then there was Gennifer Flowers, smeared by George Stephanopoulos and James Carville as a liar and opportunist. Eventually, Bill Clinton admitted under oath that he, in fact, had a sexual relationship with Flowers. On it goes. And none of these folks have ever apologized for their as the brass knuckles enforcers of the Clintons.

Throughout the recent primaries, Bill Clinton has been Hillary’s hit man, especially in South Carolina where he was in charge of branding Obama as the "black candidate." Shamelessly distorting Obama’s words and deliberately using the race card to try and marginalize the first serious African-American candidate for president, Bill Clinton worked overtime at stirring dissension.

It’s been revolting. And it seemed that no one could stop them.

Until Barack Obama. Until Ted Kennedy. Until South Carolina. Until the voters said enough.

Now the voters of South Carolina and the Kennedys have stepped forward and openly challenged the tawdry Clinton politics of personal destruction, their hit job on Obama, their use of the race card, their claims of dynastic privilege.

On Saturday, 55 percent of the South Carolina voters said no to the Clintons. After listening to the two of them disparage Obama, distort his record, dis his hopes and dreams for America, South Carolina backed Obama and his politics of hope. And Ted Kennedy, in his lofty endorsement of Obama, served notice on the Clintons that the days of their politics of personal destruction are over.

Apparently Sen. Kennedy called the Clintons last week and demanded an immediate end to their transparent racial politics and attempts to destroy Obama. They ignored him.

After the polls closed, Bill Clinton’s surly and irrelevant reference to Jesse Jackson’s showing in South Carolina 20 years ago was meant to diminish Obama’s victory. But the press and the public — and apparently Sen. Kennedy — caught the unattractive performance on YouTube.

Now, for once, someone has challenged the Clintons’ dirty, outdated, and unacceptable politics.

Ted Kennedy has made it clear that the Democratic Party and the voters of America are no longer going to tolerate and ignore the Clintons sordid personal politics.

Bravo!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/29/2008 11:58:54 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Clinton Fatigue!


2 posted on 01/29/2008 12:01:45 PM PST by A. Morgan (VOTE McCain n' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS!)
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To: seanmerc
Ted Kennedy Prepares for the Clintons...


3 posted on 01/29/2008 12:02:28 PM PST by avacado
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To: seanmerc

“Kennedy Says No to Clinton Dirty Politics”

ROFLMAO!!

Yeah right.

And he dove repeatedly to save Mary Jo.


4 posted on 01/29/2008 12:02:54 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: seanmerc

Ted Kennedy lecturing on ethics, honesty and fairness.

Got it.


5 posted on 01/29/2008 12:03:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: seanmerc

Hard to believe “the Swimmer” saved us from the Clintoons.


6 posted on 01/29/2008 12:04:50 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: garyhope

Hey, killing Mary Jo was bad but even Ted has to draw the line somewhere.


7 posted on 01/29/2008 12:06:17 PM PST by dblshot
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To: seanmerc

I like Dick Morris when he writes political analysis; it’s when he attempts to make predictions that he falls flat.


8 posted on 01/29/2008 12:07:39 PM PST by COBOL2Java (May the Lord bless and keep Hillary Clinton - far away from the White House!)
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To: seanmerc

Speaking of politics (and dirty tricks), this is just the Kennedy family paying back the Chicago Democrats for those extra votes that put JFK over the top in the 1960 election.


9 posted on 01/29/2008 12:07:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: COBOL2Java

Dick Morris should go back to sucking toes.


10 posted on 01/29/2008 12:08:47 PM PST by angcat (“we don’t need Bill Clinton running around the White House with nothing to do”.)
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To: seanmerc

That’s all very well but it bares a mouthful of fangs to the Republican nominee, who will know that anything he says about Obama will be interpreted as a new low in racist ranting.
If Obama is the nominee, I predict the GOP opponent will be urged to “step down” over some innocuous remark. (Anything will suffice.) And if I know Republicans he probably will step down. :(
However, under the age and treachery rule, Clinton will probably beat Obama to the nomination.


11 posted on 01/29/2008 12:09:15 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just - my - humble - opinion.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Morris knows his Clintons.


12 posted on 01/29/2008 12:09:51 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just - my - humble - opinion.)
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To: seanmerc

Ted better be careful. Any horse heads available in Boston?


13 posted on 01/29/2008 12:10:52 PM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: seanmerc
I’d like to believe that 55% of voters in the SC Dem primary voted AGAINST the Clintons, but I suspect it was more FOR a credible black candidate. Now that it is over, the spin can conveniently be that it was against the Clintons. But hey, whatever it takes....
14 posted on 01/29/2008 12:11:23 PM PST by Melinda
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To: seanmerc

“In addition to seriously boosting Obama’s chances for the Democratic nomination by anointing him as the generational heir to John F. Kennedy”

Does anyone even know what the hell that even means?

Heir to what?

Nothing will please me more than when that family is no longer in any political office.


15 posted on 01/29/2008 12:12:18 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: avacado

And to this I say “More power to them!”


16 posted on 01/29/2008 12:12:30 PM PST by Melinda
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To: seanmerc

Ted Kennedy has made it clear that the Democratic Party and the voters of America are no longer going to tolerate and ignore the Clintons sordid personal politics.
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you can be sure that will end once hillary gets the nomination


17 posted on 01/29/2008 12:12:52 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hillary wants to be just like Gov. Granholm except more evil.)
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To: seanmerc

It’s a simple matter of who can Kennedy manipulate the most.


18 posted on 01/29/2008 12:13:28 PM PST by ryan71
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To: garyhope

Morris is letting his Hillary hatred blind him to the obvious.

The Clinton’s were schooled in the college of Kennedy deception and duplicity.


19 posted on 01/29/2008 12:15:09 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: seanmerc

Ted Kennedy will say no to dirty politics about the same time he says no to another scotch.


20 posted on 01/29/2008 12:16:35 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“That’s all very well but it bares a mouthful of fangs to the Republican nominee, who will know that anything he says about Obama will be interpreted as a new low in racist ranting.
If Obama is the nominee, I predict the GOP opponent will be urged to “step down” over some innocuous remark. (Anything will suffice.) And if I know Republicans he probably will step down. :(”

That is why a lot of us are praying for Hillary to win, and hoping for those that are pulling for her to lose will get a clue.

The last thing we need is a Dem nominee or heaven forbid, a president, that will have a Praetorian guard that will use the race card 24/7 to stop any criticism or dissent directed at him.


21 posted on 01/29/2008 12:18:37 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ari-freedom

“Ted Kennedy has made it clear that the Democratic Party and the voters of America are no longer going to tolerate and ignore the Clintons sordid personal politics.”

And why does he think that? Hasn’t the Dem Party tolerated Ted’s own sordid personal life and politics for years?


22 posted on 01/29/2008 12:19:36 PM PST by Melinda
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Morris ought to know them - he helped them to gain their political power, didn’t he?


23 posted on 01/29/2008 12:19:43 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: seanmerc
Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the voters of South Carolina may have personally tolled the death knell for the Clintons’ reprehensible politics of personal destruction.

Now that Dick Morris says it is so, you can be 100% certain that it isn't so. Hillary will win the nomination in a cakewalk. Take it to the bank.

24 posted on 01/29/2008 12:20:27 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (John McCain: Bush Derangement Syndrome's "Patient Zero")
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To: seanmerc

Dick...Kennedy, the Washington democrat elites, and democrat voters of South Carolina have NOT spoken out against the politics of personal destruction....

....they have only spoken out against the use of same against DEMOCRATS...as long as the targets are republicans the scorch and burn tactics will be perfectly acceptable.


25 posted on 01/29/2008 12:21:39 PM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Melinda
Way too many people are burying the Clintons. One of Obama's contributors out of Chicago just got indicted. If a scandal just happens to turn up that takes Obama out of the race, Hillary is in like Flynn.

I was watching one of those focus groups on Fox, and it was an Obama group. Without exception, every one said that IF Hillary ended up being the candidate, they would enthusiastically support her. She is not dead. She's wounded, but she is not dead. People need to quit dancing and put a stake through that vampire's heart. Heck, I'm thinking about registering as a Democrat and voting for Obama in the primary.

26 posted on 01/29/2008 12:21:40 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: seanmerc


RAMÓN ROJO: I've decided to hang my gun up on the wall.

DON MIGUEL: I think that Ramón has the right idea. I, too, am getting tired of these killings. They must stop.



27 posted on 01/29/2008 12:23:57 PM PST by macamadamia ("The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Yeats)
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To: seanmerc

Well, bless the Cliintons’ little ole flea-bitten hearts.


28 posted on 01/29/2008 12:25:05 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: angcat

how old


29 posted on 01/29/2008 12:25:53 PM PST by PjhCPA (catchy taglines are boring)
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To: seanmerc

Dick, Ted is about 16 years late!


30 posted on 01/29/2008 12:26:52 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: seanmerc

Ted Kennedy had no problem with the politics of personal destruction when it involved Clarence Thomas.


31 posted on 01/29/2008 12:27:37 PM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Richard Kimball
Morris was all over the Clintons’ strategy of making a deliberate racial divide in the race last week. Was this just Morris’ OWN strategy to use the media to publicly deep-six Hillary as payback? It’s better than chess!
32 posted on 01/29/2008 12:31:24 PM PST by Melinda
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To: seanmerc

If the dirty politics doesn’t have the Kennedy(tm) label on it, old Teddy wants nothing to do with it.


33 posted on 01/29/2008 12:33:34 PM PST by keepitreal
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To: seanmerc

Just ask Clarence Thomas about Ted Kennedy’s noble concern about the politics of personal destruction.


34 posted on 01/29/2008 12:35:21 PM PST by Moby Grape
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To: A. Morgan

Clinton/Kennedy Fatigue!


35 posted on 01/29/2008 12:37:58 PM PST by A. Morgan (VOTE McCain n' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS!)
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To: seanmerc

Morris’s articles only says exactly what we’ve been saying for 16 years.

But it only took a Black candidate whose hidden name is Hussein, a drunken Senator who’s antics killed Mary Jo, and a state that is being boycotted by the NAACP.

BEAM ME UP!!!!!!!!! PLEASE (<—jailed congressmen with bad hair, quote)


36 posted on 01/29/2008 12:38:36 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: seanmerc
Lil’ Dickey put down the crack pipe and step away from the keyboard. You are irrelevant and now have wandered into delusional. This was all orchestrated by the Clinton’s to make her look more centralist. Teddy hurts candidates outside of Mass and Berkeley. It will hurt Obama.
37 posted on 01/29/2008 12:44:37 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Stop the unFair Tax now; before it is fair for your neighbor and not you.)
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To: VanDeKoik
If they inherited the governing style of JFK... dims would fit in with the style of a modern centrist Republican with a few Conservative ideologies under his belt. Darn that sounds familiar (somewhat like Bush)... but JFK had weaknesses that ‘toon just tries to emulate... the entire kennedy clan suffers from these weaknesses. So all in all... with all of JFK warts... today’s dims don’t rise even close to that level of competence. I think that they “imagine” that it has some mystical meaning, but then the Camelot that ted loves to rant about was completely a fantasy world that never existed.

LLS
38 posted on 01/29/2008 12:45:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote for?)
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To: seanmerc

Personally, I think he endorsed BHO, because he recognizes an empty suit when he sees one. A whole lot easier to control the over-his-head empty suit, than the hil and bill show. It’s all about Kennedy keeping power. He has a much better chance of being a mover and shaker in BHO’s administration, than in a clintoon admin.

Just my take on it.


39 posted on 01/29/2008 12:49:24 PM PST by Hoffer Rand
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To: seanmerc

“There but for fortune.” If not for his untimely demise, it would be JFK Jr. running for president today, as the junior senator from NY.
Hillary, of course, would be a senator in some other state, struggling to destroy him in order to win the nomination.


40 posted on 01/29/2008 12:50:40 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just - my - humble - opinion.)
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To: seanmerc

Ping to read later


41 posted on 01/29/2008 1:00:43 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, for it is an evil time." - Amos 5:13)
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To: muawiyah
Speaking of politics (and dirty tricks), this is just the Kennedy family paying back the Chicago Democrats for those extra votes that put JFK over the top in the 1960 election.

Maybe Caroline is pondering of a Fort Marcy Park's "look-a-like" with her brother's plane crash???

42 posted on 01/29/2008 1:02:22 PM PST by danamco
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Ted Kennedy lecturing on ethics, honesty and fairness.

This reminds me of the unbelievable image of Ted Kennedy sitting in judgement over Clarence Thomas lecturing Thomas on how not to treat a woman...

43 posted on 01/29/2008 1:03:56 PM PST by Snardius
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To: seanmerc
The sycophants surrounding them simply implement their orders, never questioning them.

Wasn't the Toe-Sucker one of those sycophants, once upon a time?

44 posted on 01/29/2008 1:04:35 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: danamco

Could be. Anyone know where Obamasama was that day?


45 posted on 01/29/2008 1:05:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: seanmerc
I assume Dick Morris taught the Clinton’s all about dirty tricks. So he should know what their play book is.
46 posted on 01/29/2008 1:06:34 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: seanmerc

http://bp2.blogger.com/_jAjoUL2whDc/R50A2S-uvxI/AAAAAAAAAXM/hmi5XwQVuJg/s1600-h/hillary-upf.JPG

(Screenshot from a Rev. Sun Myung Moon (cult) promotional video. Quote is from her letter of support to him.)
47 posted on 01/29/2008 1:20:29 PM PST by OldGuard1
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To: OldGuard1
Hmm, never tried to post an image before, and couldn't seem to get this one to show up. Is there a trick to it?
48 posted on 01/29/2008 1:22:28 PM PST by OldGuard1
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To: seanmerc

“Kennedy Says No to Clinton Dirty Politics” becasue he prefers Kennedy dirty politics, which he can control.

Obama is now owned...by Kennedy.


49 posted on 01/29/2008 1:22:30 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: seanmerc

ROTFLOL


50 posted on 01/29/2008 1:36:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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