Employing innuendo and half-truths against Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and her husband, the former President, have introduced the politics of personal destruction to the Democratic presidential campaign. They bear responsibility for cheapening the tone of the contest.You think that Democrats lying is something new? Then you must be a partisan because for almost 8 years Democrats have relentlessly attacked George Bush and the Republican Party with lies and deceit but it didn’t matter because partisan Democrats believed that Republicans deserve to be lied on and have their record and words distorted.
Sen. Clinton began distorting Obama's record in Monday night's debate and yesterday began airing a television attack that twists a recent Obama statement about former President Ronald Reagan to the point of clear inaccuracy. Bill Clinton, meanwhile, has wrongly accused Obama both of injecting race into the debate and of running a negative campaign against his wife. --Daily News
But what is new is Democrats lying on one another and distorting Democrat words with the perfidy that they usually reserve for Republicans.
Barack Obama just devastated the Democrat field in South Carolina with 55% of the vote in spite of the Clinton campaign’s lies. These are lies that are normally reserved for Republicans and using them against a fellow Democrat poses a major problem for the Clinton campaign because if the Clinton’s win the Party’s nomination they have already shown that they are willing to say and do anything, right or wrong, true or false.
What this means that everything that they say is now cast in doubt. They will not be able to draw honest and principled Independents, Moderates and Liberal John McCain Republicans.
Who is going to believe anything that the Clinton’s say except the hard left partisan Clinton supporter. That means that only those who care nothing about anything except getting Hillary elected for whatever unfathomable reason that they may have, whether it’s because she’s a woman or because she’s a woman. (There’s really no other reason to vote for her) will vote for her.
Hillary’s fade from inevitability comes because the stark reality is her followers can no longer nod their heads collectively and blame Bush, the Republicans and the vast right wing conspiracy for Clintonesque politics of personal destruction.
Because her attacks have targeted fellow Democrats the partisan Democrat zombies that usually hang on her every word are now waking from their lockstep sleepwalk and are questioning Bill’s and Hillary’s truthfulness.
There are some that will never question a Democrat like the rabid Ultra-partisan Eleanor Clift who tries desperately to convince herself that Clinton tactics and lying are actually good for Democrat politics. And there are some like the Los Angeles Times Opinion page that at least raises the question about the Clinton’s and their unscrupulous campaigning.
One thing everyone is willing to acknowledge and that is the Clintons have damaged Democrat politics by exposing Democrat tactics that would normally go unquestioned if those tactics were used against Republicans according to Ronald Brownstein.
Well, that’s not how I heard it, Bob, But if that were the case, you know, we all have to compare and contrast our records. That’s legitimate. You know, the idea that somehow someone’s record, someone’s words are off-limits, I’ve never—I’ve never seen that in American politics, to be, you know, reflective of my experience.In her interview on to Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer Sen. Clinton said, “You know, the idea that somehow someone’s record, someone’s words are off-limits, I’ve never—I’ve never seen that in American politics, to be, you know, reflective of my experience.”
And I think it’s important that we draw these contrast. You’ll have to look at exactly what was said, but that’s up to the commentators. – Sen. Hillary Clinton, To Face the Nation
Another lie Hillary the facts are your records as first lady of Arkansas and your records as the first lady of the United States of America are locked up safe and sound until 2012 by order of President Clinton. So that puts your record and words off-limits while you send your dumpster divers to dig up Sen. Obama’s Kindergarten essays. Do you think that's fair Hillary?
The lack of access is emerging as an issue in Hillary's presidential campaign: she cites her years of experience as First Lady as one of her prime qualifications to be president. Like other Democratic candidates, she has decried the "stunning record of secrecy" of the Bush administration; her campaign Web site vows to bring a "return to transparency" to government.After all of the hype of the Clinton campaign we have seen Hillary for ourselves and judged that she is not inevitable she is not even certain to win the Democrat nomination.
But Clinton's appointment calendar as First Lady, her notes at strategy meetings, what advice she gave her husband and his advisers, what policy memos she wrote, even some key papers from her health-care task force—all of this, and much more documenting her years as First Lady, remains locked away, most likely through the entire campaign season. -- Michael Isikoff , NEWSWEEK
If Democrats sign off on Hillary and accept her as their nominee they are making the statement that they approve of her lies, her deceit and her rapist husband. That statement is that the Democrat Party has selected another loser for the third consecutive presidential election and like Hillary the Democrat Party is fading fast into political irrelevance.
Judge the lies and deceit for yourself!