Thursday, January 24, 2008

Obama VS. The Clintons

"...[Bill Clinton], stumping in South Carolina on his wife's behalf, hurled a venomous new broadside against the Illinois senator.

"I never heard a word of public complaint when Mr. Obama said Hillary was not truthful, no character, was poll-driven," he told startled reporters.

"When he put out a hit job on me at the same time he called her the senator from Punjab, I never said a word," he said, referring to an Obama campaign memo last year that attacked the Clintons' links to the Indian-American community.

"Shame on you!" the former president exclaimed, berating the reporters for picking up on Obama's attacks instead of focusing on the issues that he said mattered, such as the faltering US economy.

Simmering tensions between the two campaigns erupted late Monday at a Democratic debate, when Obama and the former first lady traded accusations of dishonesty, policy U-turns and campaign trickery.

Obama again accused the Clintons of twisting his remarks to suggest he was endorsing Republican ideas, and shot back at their claims that he has been inconsistent in his opposition to the war in Iraq -- which she voted for.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton added: "That fact that Hillary Clinton has praised Ronald Reagan and supported some of the very worst Republican ideas just underscores that she will say or do anything to get elected." (source)

I have to wonder if Obama has read any of the books about the Clintons that I have. Does he know what kind of political power he's up against? His "be nice and stay clean" tactic of campaigning is already fading and it will have to.

Then there's this from "America's #1 Progressive Talker" (very short clip):

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