Did Obama Accuse Clinton Of Plotting His Assasination?
by PJ Jefferson, Mon May 26, 2008 at 08:47:15 AM EDT
Remember when Hillary basically called Obama a muslim scumbag, by taking him at his word?
No? Well then, its a good thing stuff floats around the internets for a while. This is just a random sampling from Daily Kos:
Hillary: "I take him at his word," Obama Not a Muslim [video]
Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 04:32:08 PM PDT
This is probably gonna get some blowback. The issues of Obama being a Muslim (not that there is anything wrong with that) has repeatedly been roundly debunked. But it is something that is still circulating and is a source of frustration for the Obama Campaign.
There are still whisper campaigns out there (some from the Clinton Campaign.) To be fair, those staffers were let go. But tonight's 60 Minutes will probably generate some chatter.
Tonight on 60 minutes Steve Kroft talks to Hillary and Obama as well as voters. This quote from Clinton is frankly bizarre, and will probably generate negative news for her. Thanks to Hope08 for the link to the transcript.
It happened again last week, when a photo of Obama in ceremonial African tribal dress during a visit to Kenya was featured prominently on the Internet and attributed to people in the Clinton campaign.
Senator Clinton disavowed any knowledge of it.
"You don't believe that Senator Obama's a Muslim?" Kroft asked Sen. Clinton.
"Of course not. I mean, that, you know, there is no basis for that. I take him on the basis of what he says. And, you know, there isn't any reason to doubt that," she replied.
"You said you'd take Senator Obama at his word that he's not...a Muslim. You don't believe that he's...," Kroft said.
"No. No, there is nothing to base that on. As far as I know," she said.
Absolutely bizarre to me. This sounds like she has some lingering doubts, but will give Obama the benefit of the doubt as far as these claims. I'm sure we'll have video later, but I think she has some 'splaning to do, especially on the heels of the criticism she took for the campaign's (non?) role in the "Obama in Somail Garb" flap which generated this tacky defense from Stephanie Tubbs Jones:
Check out 60 Minutes tonight.
Update: Video is here.
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I don't know what she was thinking.
You will note that there are 329 recommends on this particular diary. There were also hundreds of comments, most of which claimed that Hillary is an ambitious bitch who is destroying the party because she took Obama at his word.
So, what did Barack Obama have to say about Hillary Clinton's statement regarding the fact that when RFK ran for President, the nomination was not decided before June?
"I have learned that when you are campaigning for as many months as Senator Clinton and I have been campaigning, sometimes you get careless in terms of the statements that you make, and I think that is what happened here," he said in an interview with Radio ISLA. "Senator Clinton says that she did not intend any offense by it, and I will take her at her word on that."
OK, so there you have it, folks. Just like Senator Clinton allegedly pushed the Obama muslim smears by taking him on his word, Obama has pushed the Clinton assasination smears by taking her on her word.
Right, Obama supporters?
We're not using double standards here, are we?
This diary is going to be filled to the brim with Obama supporters saying they will NEVER vote for Obama, because he is an ambitious asshole who is ruining the party in his bloodthirsty quest for power, by stating that he took her at her word, instead of outright debunking the smear, right?
I'll hang up and listen.
I'm sure you won't disappoint me with double standards aimed at making all things Obama good and all things Clinton racist pond scum shit.UPDATE: People should keep in mind that it wasn't just Obama supporters on the internet pushing the meme that Hillary taking Obama at his word was a "gaffe" or a "dog whistle". The media was eager to use Hillary taking Barack at his word as proof positive as to why we should vote Obama over Hillary. You can click all the links to see all the national pundits who saw Clinton taking Obama at his word as Clinton calling Obama a muslim terrorist, but your best bet is to click the MediaMatters link below, for a summary. http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0308/Taking_Obama_at_his_word.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/02/clinton-as-far-as-i-kno_n_89488.html http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200803/CUL20080303a.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFREDHB-nQ http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/clinton-says-ob.html http://mediamatters.org/columns/200803110002 Something tells me we won't see ABC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico or HuffingtonPost publishing article/diary after article/diary, day after day, claiming that we should vote for Hillary, because Obama took her at her word. I certainly won't hold my breath.