Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Arianna Huffington on Clinton

. . . Clinton's cynical distortion of Obama's remarks [about "bitter" voters] is in keeping with her campaign's modus operandi. On the foreign policy front, we've been fed a steady diet of her RNC [Republican National Committee]-patented attacks: No Democrat can be trusted with national security – except her. Obama hasn't crossed the threshold to be commander-in-chief. Etc.

Now she's turned to the domestic policy section of the RNC playbook, twisting Obama's words in a way that confirms every right-wing demagogic caricature of her own Party.

It amazes me how much political opportunists (Clinton et al) or political hacks (Hannity et al) latch on one artless comment made by Obama in the course of his numerous lengthy speeches and claim that it topples everything. The facade has now been removed, so they say. And what annoys the piss out of me is that it is pretty easy to read behind the words to see what Obama was getting at and see he is not that that far off the mark. People do take an us-vs-them mentality when times are difficult. But lets not pay any attention to the sociological sciences - what relevance do they have when we have a political hack-job to perform? Huffington sees Clinton's game, as should anyone who has eyes to see. I sure hope to hell I don't have to choose between Clinton and McCain in the next election.

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