Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Fairy tale: The Clinton smears just keep coming

Bill Clinton freed the journalists jailed in North Korea. Instead of celebrating this accomplishment, "liberal" media outlets are still calling Bill Clinton a racist! CNN:
His first major verbal stumble during that campaign came in the run-up to the New Hampshire primary when he told a crowd that then-candidate Obama's claim to have been an early and consistent opponent of the Iraq war was "the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."

In the ensuing media uproar, many Democratic activists -- African-Americans in particular -- came to believe that the former president had belittled Obama's entire campaign effort.
Obama's Iraq war opposition was indeed a fairy tale.

After denouncing the rush to war in that famed 2002 speech -- at a venue in which expressing any other opinion would have been politically (and perhaps physically) dangerous -- Obama kept mum about the subject. He didn't denounce the decision to go to war during his nationwide address at the 2004 DNC -- in fact, he said that Bush should have sent in more troops. He refused to discuss the issue during the senatorial campaign. In the senate, his Iraq war voting record was to the right of Hillary's. Yet in 2008, he pretended to be a consistent and vocal opponent of the conflict.

Obama was a liar -- and liars deserve to be belittled.
And while stumping for his wife in heavily black South Carolina, he seemed to try to minimize the impact of an Obama win by noting that the Rev. Jesse Jackson also won the state in 1984 and 1988 but went on to lose both nominations by wide margins.
Jesse Jackson saw nothing racist in Clinton's remarks. His point was that South Carolina happens to have a history of making maverick choices in Democratic primaries. But the bots found ways to twist everything Clinton said. The Obama campaign pursued a conscious strategy of painting all opposition to their candidate as racism.

Frankly, I wish both Clintons would tell the Democratic party to go to hell, as I have. It's Obama's party now -- which is to say, it's the party of Timmy and Larry and Goldman Sachs and GE. In the end, this puppet president is going to do more harm to the Dems than Dubya did to the Republicans.


Peter of Lone Tree said...

"...this puppet president is going to do more harm to the Dems than Dubya did to the Republicans."
Maybe that's the whole idea.

LandOLincoln said...

Yes, of course it is, Peter of Lone Tree. Obama's a soulless narcissist who doesn't give a damn about (what's left of) the Democratic party, or the country,
as long as he gets the perks and the attention.

BTW, there's a hoary old joke that goes something like this:

Q: What do you call a Republican politician in Chicago?

A: A Democrat

Edgeoforever said...

They never let a good smear get stale. I bet according to CNN, Gore still said he invented the internet.
Notice nothing seem to stick to poor W, he is never introduced in article as the president who stole two elections, lied us in two wars or neglected the warnings on 9.11!

MrMike said...

Had 911 happened under an Al Gore presidency the media would have called for his impeachment and arrest.

Zee said...

911 would not have happened during a competent administration.

And as far as the soulless narcissist Obama, check out the media slide show of pictures of the journalists' return home. Everyone is either beaming with smiles or crying for joy....except Zero. In every single shot of him going to the podium to remark on the rescue of the journalists he is pursing his lips or scowling. He's annoyed the spotlight is on the Big Dog, acting presidential. Especially after his own pony show of sharing beers with the testy professor and lying cop.

andrelee said...

I don't know Bill or Hillary from Larry, Moe or Curly but I do see what they do and what they say concerning their efforts to help this country and the world are consistently...consistent. I appreciate that.

Caro said...

I attended that 2002 rally where Obama supposedly spoke against the Iraq war, but I don't remember him at all from that event. If he really did speak there, it wasn't noticeable.

In fact, if you read the speech (as it appears now on his website) carefully, you'll see that nowhere did he say he was opposed to attacking Iraq. As you said, he was only opposed to the RUSH to attack Iraq. He never said that if he were in the U.S. Senate at that time he'd vote against any measure that might be interpreted as an authorization to attack Iraq.

It's Obama's typical wishy-washy attempt to have it both ways.

Carolyn Kay

Anonymous said...

In 2002, Obama argued for continued inspections and against pre-emptive war...which was exactly what Hillary said her yes vote on the AUMF (that very same month) was for ...and yet five years later, Obots and Obama claimed that back then he was against the war, and Hillary for it.


"Our troops should stay there until the [Bush's] mission is completed...George Bush and I have pretty much the same view of the war at this point."

- Obama, July 28, 2004

Sergei Rostov