Hillary Clinton sinks to desperate new lows and it shows

Hillary Clinton is getting desperate.  I was actually feeling a little bit sorry for her and began to write a post today to apologize to my readers for the lack of professionalism in a recent post.  I felt a tinge of guilt because of introducing the post-menopausal hormone issue into her persona.  But I’ve decided not to retract anything.

I did a bit more research before I actually posted that semi-retraction.  There was an article in the New York Times that I will quote here as follows:  The Clinton campaing is now

“unleashing what one Clinton aide called a “kitchen sink” fusillade against Mr. Obama, pursuing five lines of attack since Saturday in hopes of stopping his political momentum.”

Fusillade is a word I had to look up, to be quite honest, and is defined (in the American Heritage Dictionary) as “A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.

So they basically used a WAR analogy to describe what they were going to do to Barack Obama and is campaign.  And speaking of war, she compared Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience to that of George W. Bush.

But she did authorize Mr. Bush to go to war and use whatever means he felt was necessary.  It was a blanket approval that went unchecked.  The same approval that she gave to her staff to rage an all out WAR against Barack Obama.

So who’s the hypocrite, who’s bends the truth, who is actually a liar?  Hillary Clinton is also engaging in an all out smear campaign against George W. Bush for his war policies and practices, yet she voted to give him that authority and has yet to apologize for it.  Talked about a mixed message. 

I have no idea what to believe anymore.  What is she for, what is she against.  Somethings are OK for some but not others.  She is honored to be with Barack on Friday, but isn’t proud of his abilities on Monday.  The confusion and desperation continues to mount.

The latest attempt today to try and discredit Barack was a photo of him in native Aftrican garb when he was there on a visit.  To me he looked like a sous-chef.  But Clinton is making an attempt at fear mongering, assuming that the American public is too stupid to know what this picture was all about.  She wants us to think that Obama is somehow linked to what, terrorists?  I find it offensive that Clinton thinks so little of the American public.  I said a long time ago that the major difference between Obama and Clinton is that Clinton will do absolutely anything to get elected president.  And I do mean anything.  One new low begats another nad you can smell defeat in the air. 

So Hillary Clinton is hell-bent on pointing out “gaps” in political experience for Obama.  I think she’s doing a very good job of that, I guess.  If her “experience” has led her down this path, the path of underhanded, dirty tricks, treating the voting public like they are stupid, and showing her true colors instead of trying to unite the Democratic party, then yes, she certainly does have a lot more political experience.


McCain and the New York Times? The Obamas Hate America?

First let me say that I am not affiliated with a political party.  Yes, I do tend to lean more liberal or progressive in my opinions, but I don’t blindly walk and talk the liberal game plan.

Second, I do NOT agree with what the New York times has said about John McCain regarding some mysterious woman and the insinuations they made that McCain has some sort of inappropriate relationship (whatever that means) during his 2000 bid for the presidency.  They have no real sources, and just recently, the Times endorsed McCain, only to now try and discredit him.  I think that is wrong.  I’m still not voting for McCain but he’s a decent enough guy that I’ll stick up for him where I can.

Mike Gallagher talked about this today on his show and how he had strong feelings that the NY Times was involved in a smear campaign and I actually agreed with him.

In an attempt to stir up even more trouble, he went a bit too far.  I don’t know why he didn’t stick to the McCain subject.  He would have been fine because his argument made sense.  But no.

He went right into talking about Barack and Michelle Obama saying that they both hated America.  He brought up Michelle Obama’s comment about being the first time in her adult life that she was proud to be American.

I do understand where she is coming from.  I believe what she meant is the same thing that is similar to what I feel.  When I was younger, I was proud to be an American.  But now after these long arduous Bush years, and the “me” generation that preceded that, being a proud American was not necessarily something I thought about every day. 

But now things are different.  It’s not that I am now proud for the first time.  But it feels as if it has been so long since I felt as proud as I am to be an American, that the words  “it’s the first time in my adult life that I feel proud to be an American” could easily roll of my tongue the same way they did hers.  Michelle said later, in her explanation, that she doesn’t remember a time when there was a movement in this country, a groundswell of patriotism, based on everyday Americans being proud to be part of the political party. 

Don’t let Gallagher fool you.  He said “the worst thing you can do to a liberal is call them unpatriotic”.  And so he called Barack and Michelle unpatriotic because NY Times publisher Arthur Salzberger crafted an unusual speech for a graduation commencement where he apologized that his generation did not fix all of the problems in this country that they promised themselves and their children that they would fix (like unlawful wars, a woman’s right to choose, and same sex marriage).  I really didn’t get the connection of Salzberger’s speech to the Obamas other than that he grouped them all together as America Haters.  Maybe there was more to it, I had to get out of the car and could listen no longer (thank god).  But realistically, it doesn’t matter how he might have justified saying all of that.

Well, liberals don’t hate America.  Hate is a strong word anyway but since Gallagher used it, I will.  Liberals hate the Bush Administration, they hate Bush’s cronies and their policies, they hate the Bush Administrations manipulations and lies, they hate conservative talk radio hosts base their shows on “truthiness”.  But they don’t hate America.  They are doing what they do because they love America and want everyone to have any equal shot in this world.