Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hillary's Attacks On Bernie Very Much Mirror Her Equally Ugly Attacks On President Obama


One of Hillary's many bad moments during Thursday's debate was her psychotic attack on Bernie for being mean to president Obama. In the past we talked about how Hillary savaged Obama during the 2008 campaign claiming he wasn't as anti-NRA as she was, even though her own gun record is purely opportunistic and changed whenever she needed to appear on one side or the other-- the entire story of her life from the time she was a Goldwater Girl and the President of the Young Republican Club at Wellesley College right until the present day. Her attempt to turn Obama supporters-- especially African American voters in South Carolina-- against Bernie based on him being anti-Obama was especially hilarious in light of how vicious and negative she was during the 2008 campaign. Funny how she still hasn't learned that that's exactly why she lost the respect of Democratic voters and why they chose Obama over her. A little trip down memory lane, courtesy of Donald Trump's least favorite newspaper in the world:
Hillary Clinton's assault on Barack Obama shifted from outrage to heavy sarcasm Sunday, with the former First Lady mocking her rival as much as chewing him out for his tactics.

Framing Obama as both a deceiver and a dream weaver, Clinton said "none of the problems we face will be easily solved."

Then oozing derision, Clinton cracked, "Now, I could stand up here and say, 'Let's just get everybody together. Let's get unified. The sky will open. The light will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing, and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.'"

Her remarks drew chuckles from a supportive audience gathered at Rhode Island College.

"Maybe I've just lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be," she said. "You are not going to wave a magic wand and have the special interests disappear."

Clinton's mockery of Obama came a day after she railed, "Shame on you, Barack Obama," decrying what she termed deceptive mailings in Ohio about her stances on universal health care and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Later, in Boston, Clinton signaled she would continue her more aggressive approach against Obama. "I just have this sense that finally my opponent is getting maybe a little bit of scrutiny," she said.

The New York senator has a narrow lead over Obama in the Buckeye State and is trying to regain ground after 11 consecutive primary defeats.

Campaigning in Cleveland, Obama pushed back on the NAFTA issue, using quotes from Clinton's book to demonstrate her past support for the pact. NAFTA has been blamed for an exodus of jobs in pivotal states like Ohio, where Democrats vote March 4.

"Ten years after NAFTA passed, Sen. Clinton said it was good for America. ... Well, I don't think NAFTA has been good for America-- and I never have," Obama said during a campaign stop at a wallboard factory. "The fact is, she was saying great things about NAFTA until she started running for President."

Clinton has said on the campaign trail that the trade agreement-- which was passed during her husband's administration-- is problematic.

Obama said Sunday that while he has issues with NAFTA, an attempt to repeal it "would probably result in more job losses than job gains in the United States."

A Clinton spokesman retorted that Obama has spoken positively of NAFTA in the past: "Sen. Obama's insistence on repeating attacks that have been demonstrated to be false by independent entities proves once and for all that his speeches about the new politics are just words."
That's inconvenient

Her campaign then was-- and her campaign now is-- worthy of who she is, a former president of the Wellesley Young Republicans. One of her surrogates, a man I have always admired, John Lewis, attacked Bernie, who, like many people his age-- he wasn't an elected official or anything like that-- supported the Civil Rights Movement, on her behalf last week. "I never saw him. I never met him. I was chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years, from 1963 to 1966. I was involved with the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery and directed (the) voter education project for six years. But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President (Bill) Clinton." As Harry Belafonte pointed out on the Chris Hayes show Friday, John Lewis "never saw most of the people who were engaged." Watch the video:

Lewis must have misremembered when he now claims to have met Bill and Hillary, because in the past he's written that he never even heard of Bill Clinton until the 1970s and didn't meet him until 1991.

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At 9:18 AM, Blogger Huckleberry Zeigler Overclocked said...

Just a few more reasons to turn up the flame on contributions and voter turnout for Senator Sanders. Support downticket progressive congressional challengers too, with the death of Scalia it's more important now than ever.


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