Dr. Robert Reich is the nation's 22nd Secretary of Labor for the Bill Clinton administration and self described friend of the Clintons assesses his old friend’s campaign performance to date on his blog.
What’s so interesting is Reich’s tone. Why is it that Liberal’s always assume their positions to be condescendingly superior to that of their opponents? Dr. Reich’s whole premise is contained in the thought that Senator Clinton’s attacks on Barack Obama is a different behavior for her and beneath her dignity. As if Democrats don’t negatively attack their opponents with false charges and inaccurate allegations.
Perhaps Dr. Reich has been unconscious for the last eight years. Had he been awake he would know that it is not beneath a Liberal to lie on an opponent nor is it beneath Democrats to deceived the electorate with empty promises so that they can (shall I say it?) win control of Congress.
That aside, Reich concerns himself with Hillary Clinton’s stridency and the inaccuracy of her charges against Barack Obama.
First Reich says that Hillary’s attack on Obama’s Social Security plan is wrong and deceptive. Reich calls Obama’s plan a progressive solution to the Social Security problem and Senator Clinton’s plan irresponsible. Dr. Reich says that Senator’s Clinton’s charges that Obama’s plan would “raise taxes” compared to her plan (which she claims won’t) is a lie.
Senator Clinton also claims that her health care plan covers more people than Obama’s plan. Another lie according to Reich.
Equally Reich believes that Senator Clinton’s attacks on Obama’s courage are disingenuous he writes :
Dr. Reich’s overall premise is that Liberals, particularly Hillary Clinton, are above rancor and lying on their opponents which Dr. Reich is simply wrong. Democrats; Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Al Gore, John Kerry, Bill and Hillary Clinton ARE the personification of political rancor and lying.
I just don’t get it. If there’s anyone in the race whose history shows unique courage and character, it's Barack Obama. HRC’s campaign, by contrast, is singularly lacking in conviction about anything. Her pollster, Mark Penn, has advised her to take no bold positions and continuously seek the political center, which is exactly what she’s been doing.
Furthermore, the negative and false attacks that are being employed by Senator Clinton against Senator Obama are nothing new, she has been doing exactly that to Republicans for the last fifteen years or at least that is what she has been bragging about to anyone that will listen.
Stoop so low? You’ve got to be kidding!