Shame on You Barack Obama!
by Undies Sided, Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 03:50:39 PM EST
Today in the city of my birth, Hillary Clinton began the long overdue process of confronting Senator Obama's disgusting and deceptive campaign tactics to both distort and smear not only the character of Hillary Clinton but to outright lie about the most basic tenet of Hillary Clinton's campaign: Universal Health Care.
After a very good rally this morning in Cincinnati, Ohio a woman in the crowd gave Hillary some fliers that Senator Obama's campaign has been sending around Ohio. Fliers I have posted before in This IS Ugly! ( http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/2/1/12512 3/1714# ) that blatantly lie about what her Universal Health Care plan is and what her position is on NAFTA. In both cases the lies from the Obama campaign have been proven to be false. And yet in both cases the Obama campaign has continued to send out these fliers. In public Barack Obama promises hope and a new kind of politics but behind the scenes and beneath the mask of purity he has quietly been intentionally attempting to smear Hillary Clinton and to undermine the very thing all REAL Democrats believe in: Universal Health Care. And his methods are exactly the type employed by the right wing. They spout lies and distort facts. And when confronted they spout lies and distort facts. And they continue the cycle over and over again until they convince enough people that the lie is the truth. Thus you end up with a Hillary Clinton that is divisive even though people that meet her in person say she is one of the nicest and most approachable and sincere people they have ever met. Hell, even Kos admitted that.
As I pointed out in Barack Obama's Non-Universal Health Scare ( http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/2/18/1885 9/9038# ) Obama's health care spokesperson is none other than Jim Cooper, the very same Jim Cooper that sided with the insurance companies and worked intently on defeating Universal Health Care the first time Hillary tried to accomplish it. So just so there is no mistake about this I want everyone to know that the guy Obama chose to be his spokesperson for health care is the same guy that effectively defeated it the first time by siding with the insurance companies. Does that sound like hope or the new politics to you?
Today when she was confronted publicly with these fliers Hillary decided that enough was enough and decided to draw a line in the sand. With Governor Ted Strickland in the background Hillary held the fliers aloft and for the first time derided Senator Obama's campaign for lying.
"enough with the speeches and the big rallies and then using tactics that are right out of Karl Rove's playbook."
Clearly Hillary has had enough as should we all. Especially after her graceful offer of civility and union after the last debate, actually reaching across to shake the hand of the man that has snubbed her publicly. The fighter that I know Hillary is came out today. And she isn't just fighting for her good name or for her campaign. She is fighting for the soul of our Democratic party that Obama has abandoned. And he hasn't only abandoned it, he is working in league with those that would rip the very core of our party out by it's roots. All in the name of new politics. All in the name of hope. It is as if there is some twisted universe where Obama and followers believe that the problem with our country is the Democratic party.
She said by his actions, Obama was giving "aid and comfort to the very special interests and their allies in the Republican Party who are against doing what we want to do for America. ...
Is it any wonder that Barack has openly courted Republicans to vote for him as a way to stick it to Hillary Clinton? He sent out fliers in Florida and in Nevada telling Republicans that if they wanted to stop Hillary Clinton from being the Democratic candidate they could become "Democrats for a Day" and vote for Obama. And then once they had done so they could change their party affiliation back to being Republicans for the fall election. And of course Obama's spin machine and horde of followers explained that Obama was actually reaching out to Republicans to bring them into the party. But when it was pointed out that their own flier told the Republicans that they only had to be a Democrat for a day to defeat Hillary but could then just switch back to being Republicans they went into silence mode.
Today, when Hillary finally called Obama out for his disreputable campaign he remarked as we should expect. He didn't understand why she was upset, it must be a new campaign tactic and everything in the fliers was the truth anyway so why is she saying this stuff. It must be because she is losing.
Isn't that just so sweet of him? Mr. Congeniality if I ever saw one. NOT. Lying through his very white teeth while he smiles and acts completely innocent I think is much more accurate. Because Barack Obama is not who he seems. Not to his followers and not to the media that has made him their personal darling. No, Barack Obama is a man with a troubled past and connections with some of the slimiest people in this country and in others. We don't hear about this in the MSM because they are either so completely convinced that he is The One or they are afraid to confront him because of the potential loss of revenue from his horde should they say something remotely critical of him.
But we will.
How is it that someone like Tavis Smiley has received death threats if he said ANYTHING detrimental about Obama? Who are the thugs behind his candidacy that would treat such a respectable man that way? What type of machine is supporting him? And how far are they willing to go to make certain their plan to take over our country doesn't fail? When a Civil Rights Icon like John Lewis is threatened it makes one wonder. When people like JJJ threaten to directly challenge any candidate that does not support Barack Obama fully what kind of hope is that bringing to our country? How is thuggery and strong arm politicking the new politics of hope? It certainly reminds me of the old style mob controlled politics of Chicago where mob and party bosses carved out territories and ruined anyone that dared to interfere with their plans. Sound familiar?
Today much more than a warning shot was fired across the bow of the Good Ship Hope. No, today an all out war was declared. A war to save the Democratic party from an interloper using the party for his own ambition and willing to use even the despicable smear campaigns of the Republicans to achieve his goals.
I know that many diaries have covered this event. But I feel that I have a right to discuss it more than many here because I was born in Cincinnati and I am campaigning here in the snow and ice going door to door for Hillary. In fact my canvass mate today attended the rally in Cincinnati this morning before joining with me to go door to door this afternoon.
I leave you with an unedited video produced by Glenn Hartong of the Cincinnati Enquirer, a gentleman and artist I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a few years ago. It isn't the CNN style video most people have been watching or the edited out versions making it through the news outlets. This is the raw footage and it is nearly 4 minutes long. And you will see very clearly that Hillary's outrage was not contrived. No my friends, it it very authentic. Just look at her eyes. And for the sake of our Party I am overjoyed that SHE is.