Cross-posted from one of the fine Commenters at Driftglass; from Driftglass’ entry: “Get Rid Of The Bitter”
Last night was a republican victory. In this year in which the repubs are going into the election with more negatives than any party in decades, for the DEMOCRATIC candidate to win the popular votes in Texas and Ohio by saying things like:
“Vote for me or the terrrists will eat your children”
and, 24 hours before the Texas and Ohio primaries:
“I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. Senator John McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House. Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002.”
…is depressing. We do NOT have, as the Hillary supporters keep saying: “Two fine candidates.” We have a republican-lite on the war, and on such issues as helping bush with the Kiel-Lieberman amendment, and co-sponsoring, with one of the rankest right-wingers in the senate, Robert Bennett, an amendment to make burning the american flag a federal crime; and the other candidate, a bright, decent man, who can legitimately go after the republicans for their bloody mess in Iraq.
It’s starting to sound like she’s angling for the second spot on the fucking republican ticket.
THIS is the stuff of wingnut dreams.
MORE. She is the CANDIDATE of wingnut dreams. When the brain-trust of the RNC read that little statement, their eyes got glassy. When I googled to find the precise words, guess where it came up first?
A right-wing blog.
And does anyone reading this think that McCain and the GOP won’t use it if she’s able to get the nomination?
Is she going to sit across from John McCain at the debates and say THAT to him?
What is nauseating is reading the blogs run by women who support her, as they so studiously ignore the reality of her using these republican talking points against a candidate who has used NO right-wing smears on her.
They keep hammering away at McCain, while Clinton says things like the above comment.
It’s fucking insane. And it’s the same kind of Orwellian doublethink that let bush and the warpimps get us into the quagmire.
It’s no accident that the drool-heads like Limbaugh, Coulter, etc., were telling their fans to cross over and vote for Clinton. They KNOW who they want to run against.
It’s a terrible indictment of a lot of democrats, including some that call themselves “progressives” that at least some of the time, Rush Limbaugh, etc. are politically smarter than they are.