I love a good dose of fear-mongering
by southernman, Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 04:27:54 PM EDT
All over MyDD today are diaries and comments by Clintonites just FURIOUS at the negative campaign being waged by Barack Obama. Conveniently of course, they ignore the fact that their candidate, Hillary Clinton is running a campaign basically calling Obama a wimp. These Clintonites apparently think that's just fine, but are blowing a gasket over Obama daring to sharply attack Hillary.
Now, however, the campaign of Hillary "3AM and I'll tell tales of being shot at" Clinton has reached a new low.
For those of you who haven't seen it, and for those of you who would rather be selectively blind, Hillary Clinton's campaign has put out an ad that features Osama Bin Laden and images of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
You can view the ad here...http://www.hillaryclinton.com/?splash=1
What's even more shocking is a report on CNN, linked here...Clinton uses Pearl Harbor, bin Laden images in new ad
states that a Clinton advisor is actually claiming the ad is positive. An ad that argues against a candidate by featuring footage of Pearl Harbor AND the the terrorist behind the most devastating attack on US Soil in it's history is a POSITIVE AD??
Hillary claims that only Obama is using Republican tactics? Give me a break! This ad only proves that Hillary Clinton is a bigger coward than anyone gives her credit for. She can't win the election on her own, so now she's using the image of a terrorist that attacked her COUNTRY (her own state mind you) and trying to get a political gain from it. This is absolutely reprehensible and should make all decent people vomit!
This is what Hillary Clinton has sunk to? Using Osama Bin Laden to try and scare her way into the White House? I guess she learned a few tricks from hometown mayor Rudy Guiliani. Fortunately for the country, they didn't work for him. I pray that they don't work here.
The ad also shows an image of a gas pump with a NO GAS sign hanging on it. Dare I suggest that her vote for the Iraq War that led to the gas price explosion is one reason we may see such signs on our gas pumps again?
When Bush used images of 9/11 in his election ads, the Democratic bloggers responded in anger and unity. When Tom Daschle's patriotism was questioned by someone who had never served in the military, and questioned with the images of terrorists, we were united in our response to such nonsense. Now Hillary is resorting to the same tactics, not against the GOP (not that I would approve then either, but they brought it on themselves), but against one of our own. A member of our own party and she's equating him with Osama Bin Laden and the Japanese at Pearl Harbor.
I guess she hasn't gotten past the tactics of her old friends and opponents...do these names sound familiar:
George W. Bush
In case anyone needs reminding, all of these men listed above have done the same thing Hillary is doing now, using terrorists to try and win an election. Zell Miller's hate filled speech against John Kerry is well known. John Thune's statement that Daschle was more concerned with terrorist rights than citizen protection are well documented. We all saw what Chambliss did in 2002 to Max Cleland that featured....guess who...Osama Bin Laden. Rick Santorum and George Allen also linked their opponents to terrorists in a desperate attempt to save their jobs.
This tactic of Hillary's, aside from being silly, is simply disgusting. As I recall, Hillary whined when the media went after her for the Bosnia nonsense. Apparently no one pointed out to her that Presidents are often sleep deprived...if that's how she acts when sleep deprived, then perhaps we should just let her keep a job that lets her sleep. She couldn't lie her way in (Bosnia) she couldn't win her way in (all those states she lost), she can't spin her way in (battleground states, boutique states, etc..) so now she's trying to scare her way in. Just great!! She's doing exactly what Bin Laden wants, using his image to frighten the American people. To get them to break their decisions and base them on one thing...fear of him and his organization. Hillary is helping him win that battle. That alone should disqualify her in the eyes of voters from being President. She's saying you shouldn't be angry at Bin Laden, we shouldn't be united as a people against this man, we should be SCARED of him, we should be FRIGHTENED and elect her to fight him.
This is proof of two things...Hillary Clinton is a coward and she wants power at any cost. If you weren't convinced of that when Bill Clinton went on the Rush Limbaugh program (the same man that called his daughter a dog and his wife a murderer), then this should do it. She can't beat Obama at the ballot box (or in the delegate count) so now she's attempting to scare America into letting her back in the White House. The EXACT same thing that George W. Bush did in 2004.
I really hope that the bullshit that certain bloggers are posting, that only Obama is using GOP attacks, it's Obama that taking the low road, comes to a stop. Obama isn't using an enemy of the United States as propaganda tool for his White House bid. Only one Democratic candidate is doing that. Her name is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
And what gets me even more, is her campaign spokesman (in the article linked above) has gamely insisted that the ad is a POSITIVE AD. There is NOTHING positive about using an enemy of the United States to trash a fellow American just so you can have the power of the Presidency. What is positive about that?
I'll say it again, this proves two things. # 1 Hillary Clinton is using GOP tactics to get what she couldn't get at the ballot box. #2, she will sell out anything or anyone, principles (Iraq War, trade, MI and FL) or people (in this case Barack Obama) to gain her power.
These are the actions of a coward. It's sad that Hillary Clinton has proven that the GOP is not the only party in which cowards run for President.