Skip to comments.Game over: The Clintons stand alone
Posted on 01/11/2010 4:24:04 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Game over: The Clintons stand alone By: Ben Smith January 11, 2010 06:05 PM EST
A new book is out with a highly critical but unsourced portrait of Hillary Clinton. This familiar occurrence its happened too many times to count over the years has usually been greeted with an equally familiar response: A fast and furious counterattack from the Clinton inner circle.
Whats notable about the highly publicized release of Game Change, however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp. The lack of public outrage seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once known as the Clinton political machine and underlines a fact that onetime Clinton loyalists acknowledge: The books primary sources about the former candidate and current secretary of state are her own former staffers and intimates.
As a result, there is no campaign of veteran Clintonites spinning the press corps and trying to pre-emptively discredit the books scathing depiction of Hillary Clinton as a rudderless candidate and a cheerleader for vicious tactics against eventual winner Barack Obama. There is no team of Clinton proxies going on cable television to denounce authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann as scurrilous and unworthy of belief.
This time, Bill and Hillary Clinton are virtually alone.
While the low-key response to a brutal portrayal of Clinton in part reflected a decision to keep a prominent face of the Obama administrations foreign policy above the fray, it was also a recognition of reality: The same senior aides who had leaked damaging gossip could hardly be expected to rebut it.
These people have violated the Clinton worlds final taboo: After savaging one another in the press for more than a year, the former aides finally turned on the principals.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Twisting, slowly in the wind...
The books primary sources about the former candidate and current secretary of state are her own former staffers and intimates.
How deliciously fitting...
Yeah, kind of like that final scene in "The Evil that Men do."
An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.
Thanks, Rich, for the smile on my face.
—Pity. They'll always have that dance on the beach to forever remember....
“A hangin’ on a white oak tree” twisting-what a delicious sight/thought.
It only reveals what honest people have always known: Bill is a whoring a**hole and Hillary is a power hungry bitch and a compulsive liar. This marriage was made in Hell. Aren’t they the poster children for government supported euthansia?
So then, this article says that The Clintons, and particularly Hillary, have finally been exposed for what they are.
Shocker, that. They are what we Freepers have known they were for years.
List of Clinton scandals: ttp://www.uhuh.com/clinton/list-cli.htm
Tawiskaro....you are a GENIUS!
Your screen page is awesome!!You must be a professional artist!!!
No more ashtrays to throw.
Gee, I wonder if Hillary has time left to run for her old Senate seat.
With any luck at all, it won’t take so many years for this to happen to Barack 0bama.
The article about the book reads like an ad for Obama.
Wonder if we will ever hear the ‘inside’ of Obama’s White House/. . .doubt it. As ruthless as Clinton’s could be; again, even here; Obama out performs them.
The Clinton’s, their hangers-on, the political weasels who surround them are low lifes - the lowest of the low, disgusting people who have done this country great harm.
The Obama crowd is worse.
Next up....Ozero. Somehow, I don't think his demise will take as long.
This book is all about clearing the field for the maoist in 2012.
Has to be a bit difficult for these things to be discussed per 'nightly news'. . .and for Hillary to keep a strong 'Secretary of State' face. . .
That said and no matter the danger/sarc/. ..do want to hear more about Obama. . .which direction Obama faces when he takes his 'daily prayers' via his Blackberry; and a few other questions as well./sigh
So O has finally checkmated the Clintons.
I wouldn’t count them out totally, though, because O’s turn is coming, and when it does there will be one last scramble by the Clintons to try and retake the ramparts.
Soros had three horses in the 2008 race; Hillary, Obama, and McCain. He was set to win no matter who came out on top.
Yes; and they are clearing it early. Good message to those who are thinking about stepping on to it. They have only just begun. . .
Why would the Clintonites draw attention to the charges against their leaders if the media still hasn't?
Maybe the Clintons will have the guts to finally expose the Kenyan Muslim.
And it is up to us to continue "clearing the field" for the good of our country and those following us.
Without the Limo...
Like that “Tom Dooley’’ reference. The Kingston Trio. Remember them well.
***This book is all about clearing the field for the maoist in 2012.***
Watch for Hitlery being replaced as Secretary of State.
The book and its timing are just TOO TOO in Obama’s favor—now we all have to remember that he’s black, AGAIN>>>>>>>>>>>>
I find today’s WH much more sinister.
I love your caricatures but why did you use Napolitano’s regular face?
Obamao likes her right where she is. Out of sight.
you are welcome.
its not just that you are technically adept, but you truly show the artistic view of evoking reaction of mind and emotion.
( from someone who admires art , yet is artistically challenged! ha.)BTW, that Peolosi thing has a real Dali quality.
As do I-they were great.
The Clinton War Room has been disbanded and they have all gone home.
Turn out the lights, the party’s over!
WHAT is going on that the democrat party is acting out the ending of Godfather II in front of the entire nation?!?
Reid, Pelosi, Dodd and now the Clintons? Is this a purge of the "old guard"? One shudders at the thought of what the new guard will bring.
Brilliant indeed! You’re a hidden treasure of talent.
Speaking of the Kingston Trio, I can see the Clintons setting around listening to and drowning their sorrows into the song "Scotch and Soda"! lol
Couldn’t be any better timing with these comments as Bubba is scheduled to travel to Massachusetts this Friday to stump for Martha Coakley!
Definitley agree (and do here in earlier posting) "As ruthless as Clintons could be; again, even here; Obama out performs them." We are on same page.
Do think Obama, Rahm and Dave can 'write the bad book'. Just wish someone would do a 'tell all' on them; though for certain, it would be costly; very costly. . .
(Has Michelle done any 'show the family digs and dog and kids in the White House for TV - or have I missed this traditional invitation to come see the First Family at home - in 'our' home. . .) Am guessing we have not yet, been invited; and may never be.
That said; just keep thinking of Tiger Woods; and how anything is possible and not thinking of his 'golf game'. /sigh/
Yeah, or how about “It Takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song’’? LOL!
Do you remember ‘’Randy Sparks and The New Christie Minstrels’’?
or “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
This could be a thread by itself. lol
Hey yeah! you’re on to something there.
Daschle considered Hillary an icy prima donna; her husband
a narcissist on an epic scale; the dynamic between the couple, bizarre; their treatment of their friends, unforgivably manipulative and disloyal, the authors write.
Ain’t Karma a beautiful thang?