Skip to comments.Hillary’s just losing it Grace goeth before fall
Posted on 02/29/2008 9:22:01 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Like a little girl whose Chief Executive Barbie is falling from her fingertips into the sea, Hillary Rodham Clintons presidential ambitions are slipping tragically from her grasp. This may explain her increasingly unhinged behavior, which would be bad enough were she winning. To lose this way, however, is particularly pathetic.
Consider her campaigns reported peddling of a photo of Barack Obama in traditional Somali clothing. Emerging soon before Tuesdays Texas and Ohio primaries, this was more than a zany picture of an exotically dressed pol, like that of Clinton herself touring Vietnam in a sloped hat. This 2006 photo, snapped during a five-nation African fact-finding mission, could ignite suspicions that Obama is a closet Muslim, a turban-clad terrorist sympathizer or that other surprises may lurk just beneath his black skin.
Team Clinton could have stamped out any suspicions they were behind this, just as forcefully as Team McCain doused The New York Times [NYT] front-page news story asserting inappropriate ties between him and a female lobbyist. John McCain personally rejected these allegations at a 9 a.m. press conference. By noon, these accusations were extinguished, and the Old Gray Ladys dwindling reputation was reduced to cinders.
Clintons team quickly could have refuted the Drudge Reports claim that it e-mailed this photo while writing: Wouldnt we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were HRC?
Instead, a senior Clinton staffer told Fox News on Monday: There are 700 people in our organization. We cant be sure it didnt come from us. Clinton later said, I know nothing about it.
This would be more plausible if this were the Clinton camps first suspected anti-Obama smear. Alas, as Obamas political guru, David Plouffe, observed, This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire and its exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans.
At a Feb. 21 debate, Clinton seemed especially conciliatory toward her rival. I am honored to be here with Barack Obama, she said, shaking his hand. I am absolutely honored.
Two days later in Cincinnati, she came undone.
Shame on you, Barack Obama! Clinton snapped. Enough with the speeches, and the big rallies, and then using tactics that are right out of Karl Roves playbook.
Clinton somehow suddenly discovered leaflets that Obamas campaign has mailed out for weeks in Ohio. She complained that Obama portrayed her as pro-NAFTA, though she now says she wants the pact renegotiated or scrapped.
Obamas perspective is correct.
In her 2003 book, Living History, Clinton warmly calls the North American Free Trade Agreement one of Bills legislative victories.
I think, on balance, NAFTA has been good for New York and America, she said in 2004.
Obama finds Clintons malleability on NAFTA puzzling.
She has essentially presented herself as co-president during the Clinton years, he said. So, the notion that you can selectively pick what you take credit for and then run away from what isnt politically convenient, that doesnt make sense.
Polls show Texas and Ohio voters cooling toward Clinton. They clearly see what now is beyond disguise: The big ideas fueling Clintons candidacy are blind ambition, an unbecoming sense of entitlement and a thirst for power that all the Gatorade in Gainesville could not quench.
If she wins this reporter better hide his pets.
It would appear (though by no means a certainty) that she will not get the Dem nomination.
If in fact He Whose Middle Name Is Hussein becomes the nominee, will she subtly sabotage his candidacy trying for a McCain victory so she’ll have a Republican incumbent to run against in 2012?
wow, this is getting brutal.
No walks in the park for him for a while.
Will the sun rise in the east tomorrow?
The show if Obama delivers the coup de grace to the Hildebeest on Tuesday should be most entertaining....
THIS is it for her.Her Sell-By-Date is 2008.It's now or never.
Also “tactics that are right out of Karl Roves playbook.
I believe that is the pot calling the kettle, don’t ya think?
“Hillary Rodham Clintons presidential ambitions are slipping tragically from her grasp.”
Tragically? Try “Thank God!”
The first paragraph is priceless. Perfect picture of hillary and her Barbie.
But it kind of goes downhill from there. If it was Marc or Ann, they’d keep it at that level for the whole column.
Your hide the pets statement is correct. I remember Kathleen Wiley saying a Clinton operative killed hers/
Better watch out for your kids if you say bad things about Hillary.
Nothing is beneath her.
You know that. I know that. Much of the country knows that.
But does she know that?
There is only one Mark Steyn.
The Press deserting the Titanic.
Pray for W and Our Troops
The analysis here is pretty obvious. If BHO wins the presidency, the democrats will be toast. Our economy is ready to tank at a pace that will make Jimmy Carter look good. The dems playbook has always been higher taxes and price controls. Won’t work, never will.
If McCain gets in as POTUS, we will continue with the WOT to the level where taxes will either have to be raised or spending cut.
Either way, all Al Queda has to do is continue nipping at our heals and our ability to fund the military at the current pace will be in jeopardy. With the economy going south (and it is), tax revenue at the current funding level will be lower. The smart move would to be cut the size of the FedGov to 50%, cut taxes and prepare for the geezers to strike the pocketbook.
If not, there will be a revolution again this time including geezers on walkers with guns.
“a senior Clinton staffer told Fox News on Monday: There are 700 people in our organization. We cant be sure it didnt come from us”
This rates with, “It depends on what the definition of is is.”
How do you peddle a photo that is in the public domain and has already been published?
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