Hillary’s gone completely insane!

In their latest act of desperation (self-destruction?), the Clinton camp circulated a photo over the weekend showing Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional Somali clothing that has the Obama camp crying foul.

Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe said in a statement, “(Clinton’s) campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and it’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world.”

The photo was taken during Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya, part of a five country tour of Africa.

The circulation of this photo is no doubt an (extremely transparent) attempt to stir up the “Obama’s a Muslim” rumors that have plagued his campaign all along. According to the Drudge Report, in the email a Clinton staffer asks, “Wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were (Hillary)?”

The spin out of Hillary’s camp is pretty laughable. When asked about Plouffe’s criticism, Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams said, “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed.”

Yeah. That’s the problem. Obama is prejudiced against Kenyans. He’s part Kenyan you yutz. He couldn’t possibly be angry because your campaign has yet again tried to link him to Islam in an attempt to smear him, could he?

Debate tomorrow night. Tune in. I predict weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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23 thoughts on “Hillary’s gone completely insane!

  1. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying the Clinton implosion.

    To me, the worst gaffe was Bill’s comments comparing Sen. Obama to Jesse Jackson in ’88. The only similarity is that they’re black, which reveals a pretty narrow field of vision on Mr. Clinton’s part, racially speaking.

    I already liked Sen. Obama, but the Clintons seem to be doing everything they can to make him look more noble by comparison.

    PS – Dear fellow Christians, please stop forwarding me that email about Obama not saying the pledge of allegiance and being an Al-Qaeda operative who eats babies!

  2. What station and what time is the debate tomorrow?

    I find it hilarious to watch Hilary keep sinking in the polls. It’s nice to see the Clinton machine finally losing some gears and falling out of whack 🙂

  3. Weird. On the one hand I think it would be a mistake not to debate after everything that’s been said between them the past couple days. Seems like the air needs to be cleared. That and it may appear he’s ducking her.

    Then again, with as ugly (and pointless) as its likely to be, maybe Obama will score points for taking the high road?

    Interesting.

  4. I have never like the Clinton’s. There has always been something that just seemed so fake to me. And, it just seems so wrong to go Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton. So here’s to Obama America’s first Black President not to be confused with the fake white one from Arkansas

  5. Yeah, it’s sobering when you consider that if Hillary were to win the presidency it would mean 32 straight years with either a Bush or Clinton in the White House.

    If she’s reelected – 36.

    Lord save us if Jeb runs and wins after that! 40? 44?

    Then maybe Jeb will run! 40? 44?

  6. what did i tell you? i would never want to run against the clintons. they’re very very scary. people have disappeared and/or wound up dead that argued with them or attempted to out them about stuff. this only confirms that they’re ruthless.

  7. Well, I haven’t quite seen Obama’s name listed among the “Clinton Dead” just yet. But I think it does speak to how she’ll behave under pressure if she’s elected.

    Let’s see, Obama attacked her policies on NAFTA and healthcare, so instead of addressing those concerns (which makes them seem all the more valid) she threw a hissy fit; “Shame on you Barack Obama!” and “We’ll have a debate about your behavior.” Seriously?

    Now this?

    When the going gets tough. The Hillary gets nuts.

    That’s pretty much all I’ve learned about her from all this. That she can’t handle criticism and can’t keep her composure when things don’t go her way.

  8. He was wrong about what he said about NAFTA and her thus why she went after him (crasy or not). Then he goes back to his ohh she is a fear monger and cliches over and over and over. Then again he seems to have enough people convinced his standing for nothing which is somehow change and a good fit 🙂 He has her whipped though so she needs to get outta the way and try not to hurt him too much on the way out. Then again most people seem to be so enamoured with his speaking ability and his just take the opposite point of view attitude that it probably wont matter how long she goes down in flames. Its funny though being the front runner means you can take as many jabs at someone else as you want and then call foul when they take jabs back simply because she looks plain crasy when she does it.

    Remember though soon enough he wont be agreeing with 90% of what the person he is arguing with has to say and will have to actually state a few of his own positions and how he does there will determine if he can offer enough of a real change to win the White House.

  9. Man, this is the second time I’m having this conversation today!

    It is absolutely mind boggling that people are making statements that Obama “stands for nothing” or that they still can’t figure out what his positions are.

    His political platform is pretty well laid out in his book The Audacity of Hope. It’s on the New York Times bestseller list. So at least few people have read it.

    He has participated in 18 debates since announcing his candidacy where he has had to explain and defend his positions. Many of them nationally televised.

    His entire platform is laid out on his website. Both in highlight form and in great detail in pdf form for downloading.

    The guy stands for plenty. He’s made his entire plan available for public scrutiny. You gotta do more than take cues from El Rushbo if you want to cast an educated vote. 😉

  10. his standing for nothing which is somehow change and a good fit

    it is good for those of us who are SICK AND TIRED OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM!!! anyone who think our political system is not broken and corrupt (IMO beyond repair) is quite foolish. my only qualm with mr. obama is that he is a part of the 2 party system. otherwise i’d certainly vote for him.

  11. so obama is with out a doubt a huge liberal, and i definately don’t agree with a lot of his policies, but man that boy can preach! and i do mean preach. he knows how to be inspirational, and that goes a long way in a campaign and also in keeping a country united. and it is hilarious to see hilary failing about trying to catch her breath knowing that she’s drowning. it only continues to make obama look better. but i can’t help but wonder what everyone would be saying about hillary if obama hadn’t run, if say she was running against edwards?

    all that said, he will not change our political system. nothing will change. it would take DRASTIC things to really change where we are. someone ‘crazy’ like ron paul might have been able to make headway. with obama we will get further into the government moving into our lives which hasn’t changed anything for the good yet, and still won’t!

    but i must say i would vote for him over hillary 100 times! scary scary.

  12. Hey, if a “huge liberal” can get a staunch conservative to admit that he has the ability to “inspire” and “unite” the country – I’d argue change is possible! 😉

  13. i agree 100% with jess about obama’s inability to change our political system – even though that might not make sense considering my previous comment. what i meant was that he appears to have that ability by not being “political”, unlike mrs. clinton who is as much of a politician as one can be. and that is attractive b/c most people hate politicians (or at least say they do).

    however, so long as it’s a 2 party system, and he’s a member of one of those 2, nothing will change. hence my current pessimism (as displayed on reading for change).

  14. Ohh Shane still not convinced he has anything to offer other than just an opinion directly the opposite of whatever he is talking about at that point in time. Then again I am uninformed and a disciple of Rush were very convincing counterpoints.

    http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/ObamaBlueprintForChange.pdf

    For those who haven’t read it really should because he will be your next president most likely and its important stuff.

    Good shot though bringing in my boy Rush, but I make it a point to make sure I have plenty of background on the stuff I oppose far more than anything I support. I still don’t think he stands for anything with substance. He as most of the people running points out the downfalls of our system very well, but some of what I think are not much in the form of substance like the labor stuff is a disagreement in philosophy so it wouldn’t matter what it said. You will point out with all those bullets outlined in his different websites about his character he has done numerous good acts in his time. This is of course true but hey even I sound like a decent guy if I just sum up the good things I did in the last few years.

    Do remember even though he may love to print and talk about how all the lobbying and corporations giving huge absurd bonuses to their CEO will go away doesn’t mean he has a way to actually do it, which I consider an actual substance ideal. Ron Paul may have been a nut job but these folks could take a queue from him on how to actually straight talk and have an agenda.

    The other one both He and Hilary love to talk about is the Healthcare and esp. the drugs and how that is just unreal that Canada gets it all for so cheap and its like they are in amazement as to why that is so I will leave that question to you guys because the answer is very simple to why we spend so much more on our pills than they do on their knock-offs.

    There is also the whole problem of paying for all the proposed new programs (yes he wants pay as you go) he loves to talk up like the educations ones where we will dump a ton of money into all these amazing ideas for making sure babies are smart and kids stay in school which sound noble enough but are far from new ideas. There is also the whole problem of who actually pays for the imposed sanctions and the “being green” or “middle class tax break” “PAYGO” etc and as you think about those things would realize its not going to be the provider paying the extra especially for things like oil, energy, and jobs that we cannot go without.

    So while those look like areas where he of course has a stated idea I see no actual substance in any of it other than to sound good which he does well. (Yes that is a very very short list but I could type all night) I would want examples of just how strong his conviction on things like equal pay really would be beyond lip service which I really don’t see from him to this point enough. Thus my statement stands that I do not think he really stands for anything and most of what he has put out is just to sound good. I do however hope he sticks with at least his line of thought about immigration if he gets elected so there is your one caveat.

    Then again since I only listen to Rush I am rather biased. Watch however how you want to throw the uninformed bit out instead of recognizing disagreement. I am only a small town guy from the middle of no where USA though so be nice!

    I don’t doubt for one second he has some very strong conviction on some things I would pass as unimportant, but as you know that is all a matter of position and opinion. Remember where you may see an increase in taxes on the rich I see a person losing his or her job due to the fact they have to keep the bottom line the same. I guess it’s more of an expectation from someone who can articulate so well what he really would stand up and do rather than what he really hates about what goes on now. If you want to talk like you are the first politician in ages to be for total unabated change lay that out down to the last dime and become what your followers really think you are.

    “Your own story and the American story are not separate – they are shared. And they will both be enriched if we stand up together, and answer a new call to service to meet the challenges of our new century. … I won’t just ask for your vote as a candidate; I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I am president of the United States. This will not be a call issued in one speech or program; this will be a cause of my presidency. ”

    He sure is good at being a politician though. We don’t like practicing civic duty but we sure like it when people act like we do.

  15. I posted that on Pdog’s behalf. He couldn’t get it to post, so he emailed it to me. I think he offers good points that are worth considering. Even if I don’t necessarily agree with his conclusions.

    I think we’ll see Obama have to defend his policies more if he gets the nomination. Right now there isn’t as much of a need to launch an ideological battle as for the most part Dems know what they’re getting with him.

    There are alot of folks out there saying they need to see more from him, hear more about his policies, etc. But they’re not the votes he’s courting right now. He’s trying to convince his party that he’s the right person for the nomination. At this level that is about personality, candor, how he handles attack, etc. a little more than it is about policies. Mostly because, as he said, he and Hillary are very similar in that regard.

    At this level it is more about personality. How does he handle adversity? Can he reach moderates? Is he polarizing? That sort of thing.

    Maybe. What do I know really?

    That or he’s got nothing. I think one thing to point out is that if he really was living in a house of cards, it really should have collapsed around him already. Somewhere between his second and third terms at the State Senate I would think.

    He’s gotta have SOME substance if he’s gotten this far. And I think we’ll see more of it when the time is right.

  16. Pdog, it’s nice to see that I’m not the only one who gets talked to like i’m an idiot on here!
    (i’m part of the group that thinks it’s possible that global warming is possibly a trend that the earth is going through that humans may or may not have contributed to…similar to the iceage that i don’t think any of us had anything to do with…)
    jim “dittohead” entwistle

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