Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Clintons are a threat to Democrats and the country
By DOUG THOMPSON
Hillary Rodham Clinton is in trouble. Her husband is out of control, Obama is gaining momentum and her once-inevitable run for the White House is stuck in a sea of political mud.
So Hillary wants to do what the Clintons have always done in times of crisis: Cheat.
After agreeing with the Democratic National Committee's decision to punish Michigan and Florida for moving the dates of their primaries up ahead of Super Tuesday, Clinton now wants the rules changed so she can claim delegates from both states.
Why? Because her campaign is in trouble and she needs all the delegates she can get to try and salvage a win against the surging Barack Obama.
This is typical Clinton skulduggery. Bill Clinton built his political career on a disregard for law, ethics and fair play so why should his political partner/wife/co-conspirator be any different?
She's not and that's the danger of Hillary Clinton -- a conniving, ruthless political animal who will do anything to win without regard to the consequences.
Those who know the Clintons best say Bill's mad-dog attack politics of recent weeks is just part of a carefully conceived plan hatched by both to try and recapture momentum lost to Obama.
But the plan may have backfired because Bill, as he so often does, went too far and angered rank and file Democrats. After Sen. Ted Kennedy tried to intervene and counsel the former President to tone down the rhetoric, Bill blew him off and an enraged Kennedy rushed over to the Obama camp with a stirring endorsement.
@ Capitol Hill Blue
Ego trumps common sense handing an opponent a bonus with victory, Bill blew it.
Loose lips sink ships? Well not exactly, but over inflated ego driven attitudes do.
With the bad rhetoric coming from the Clinton camp it is quite easy to dismiss them as divisive. Fade in Obama with supposedly good intentions to whisk away the angst and capitalize on the moment to scoop up the Kennedy's blessings.
Some call it offensive, others cheer. Politics as usual with the moves and ploys that will make or break the next leader of the free world. When the rhetoric stops and the voting begins the delegates will decide who will lead. From there, we the people and Diebold will determine the winner.
Meanwhile calm heads should prevail while we work through this process. Many changes ahead in what is still a political horse race. Youth dominates the electorate as the population ages and we must yield to their thoughts as well.
Another issue is the economy, reporting half the growth today of what it should be will mean another rough ride for Wall Street and investors. The Fed will cut rates but is quickly running out of wiggle room. The Fed is why we are in this pickle to begin with. When we gave the foreign entity (The Fed) control of our financial system we we heading down the road of no return with a financial dead end, we lost our gold and our future to foreign control.