Nov 11 2007

The Clinton Charade Being Torn Asunder By Far Left Forces

Published by at 10:41 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in serious trouble. The first sign of trouble came during her recent debate performance with the Democrat contenders (a field of neophytes pretending they could be president). The her inability to stand up to the wimps in the Democrat party was a serious sign Hillary did not have the backbone and fortitude t stand up for America in a very tough and dangerous world:

White House hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is mounting a you-go-girl girlfriend offensive in accusing her all-male lineup of rivals of “piling on,” moving to recover her footing from a poor performance in Tuesday’s debate in Philadelphia.

Obama said it does not make sense that after convincing everyone she was tough “that suddenly she backs off and says, ‘Don’t pick on me.’ ”

After the Philadelphia debate, where Clinton stumbled on questions dealing with her first lady papers at the Clinton library — and giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses — the Clinton team started playing the gender card.

The image of Bill Clinton roaring out to her defense just emphasized her inability to go toe to toe in what really is a debate of hot air. She seems incapable of holding her own and seems to be crumbling before the country’s eyes.

But the truth is Clinton has failed the radical left’s litmus test. She is unwilling to promote failure in Iraq at any cost. She is not lost in delusional fantasies that Bush and Cheney were behind the 9-11 attacks so they could get their greedy hands on Iraq’s oil. She doesn’t knee-jerk fall for every liberal fiction that comes out about our troops and their supposed atrocities.

One expects the lunatic left will soon come out and claim al-Qaeda actually works for the US military industrial complex, claiming the war on terror actually a radical conspiracy by the big money people in the US to use desparate Muslims to create the myth of a religious war and rake in the bucks. The liberal left is still in the old James Bond mindset that made the X-Files famous for its ludicrously lame stories. The more unrealistic the more real it seems to a liberal.

Anyway, since Clinton is not crazy enough to represent the hallucinations of the far left, she is being slowly torn asunder by those radicals who want nothing to do with moderation. So it is no surprise every little false step by the Clinton campaign will be exposed by Democrats – they are the ones who will tear her apart for not being radical enough. And we see it now in the ‘news’ that campaigns ‘plant’ questions at events:

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.

n a state where the caucus is held sacred and the impromptu and candid style of the town hall meeting is held dear, Clinton’s planted question may come as a great offense to Iowans.

I feel like I am in the movie Casablanca when everyone discovers there is gambling going on in a casino. Of course the candidates teams go out and look for people sympathetic with their candidate’s positions on key issues. And they discuss with them their views and suggest they try and ask the candidate to answer them. They may EVEN hand out proposed questions. BFD. No one says the people have to play the campaigns game.

But the fact is to turn this into a national story requires the base to be so agitated as to take day-to-day campaign dynamics and play them into some kind of Earth-shattering headline news. It also requires coordinated spin between the base and the press, which knows this is not really news. Now one disgruntled person ‘exposing’ the day-to-day dynamics between campaigns and the party stalwarts (who else would go to an event like this?) would be an interesting but minor blip. But I find two such stories and indication that the liberal media has decided to take Clinton out of contention:

Mitchell tells Fox that Clinton campaign worker Chris Hayler approached him and asked him to ask Sen. Clinton a question about how she was standing up to President Bush on the question of funding the Iraq war and a troop withdrawal timeline.

Mitchell told Fox the Clinton campaign wanted to contrast Clinton to Sen Barack Obama, who had recently said the president would probably prevail in the Iraq funding battle with Congress.

Mitchell said he refused to ask the question.

“I told Chris I had other issues I wanted to raise with Sen. Clinton,” Mitchell said. Asked what those were, Mitchell said: “I wanted to ask her why she voted for the Iraq war and why she didn’t consider that a mistake.”

Mitchell told Fox that Hayler, the Clinton campaign worker, was unhappy and moved on to others. “I know he tried to have others ask that question,” Mitchell said.

Again, this is not news. This happens at every event every year. The piling against Hillary is happening, but not where the media wants the public to notice. My guess is the media, being so far left in its ideology (or idiocy, in my opinion), that sufficient critical mass has built up against Hillary they have decided it is time to start tearing her down.

I would not be surprised to see a wave of negative stories which are as irrelevant as this one coming out over the next few weeks. Consciously or otherwise, the long knives are out for Hillary. Some our just fed up and not acting out of some sinister plan. However, I think we will find much of this is a deliberate effort by Soros backed or sympathetic forces who have decided moderate views are too dangerous to allow through the political process this time.

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3 Responses to “The Clinton Charade Being Torn Asunder By Far Left Forces”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:


    I have a bit of a different take on this.

    Agreed the setup questions is a minor thing and they will use the everybody does it defense and we will probably hear of others doing it to prove their point.

    This one seems more to be a head fake where the media tries to gain street cred by exposing an issue against the Clinton camp so they don’t appear totally in the tank for her.

    But they have done it on a carefully chosen non-issue that will be a speed bump that will be almost forgotten by this time next week.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    On your other point, one strange pickup of trend was that Kos who up until a couple of weeks ago had literally no love lost for Hillary, all of a sudden was soft pedaling posts about her.

    I got so blatant that even loyal commentors there were speculating that the Clinton camp had maybe decided to spend a bit of their Chinatown cash to grease the wheels.

  3. Terrye says:

    Fine, say they go after Hillary, who else is there? Obama? Oh come on….

    Ah, Al Gore? Naaaa..