Monday, February 25, 2008

Clinton Campaign Tactics Contemptible

I’m so pissed at Hillary Clinton right now I’ll probably end up voting for Ralph "Wrongway" Nader if she ends up being the democratic nominee. I can't stand this phony pandering person anymore period. Her campaign’s behavior today has literally pushed me over the edge.

The Drudge Report today posted a photo emailed to them by Clinton campaign staffers showing Barak Obama dressed in the garb of a traditional Kenyan tribal elder. Obama wore the garments while on a goodwill trip to Africa in 2006 after they were given to him as a gift. The clothing consists of a tunic and a turban. Drudge infers that members of the Clinton campaign staff intentionally circulated the photo in a attempt to create controversy and the obvious intent is to paint Obama as a Muslim.
“On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we've seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and it's exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world." David Plouffe an Obama campaign spokesman told the press today reacting to the leaking of the photo.
The Clinton campaign when contacted by the Associated Press did not deny the accusation. The desired effect Clinton is after here is certainly obvious. Paint Obama as a Muslim or a Muslim sympathizer in the run up to the primaries in the conservative states of Texas and Ohio. It is racist, despicable and offensive. It is beyond Carl Rove tactics. It’s stinks! Hillary owes us all an apology and those responsible within her campaign should be fired immediately.

The intended damage done here goes beyond just Clintons desire to save her candidacy by winning primary elections in Ohio, Texas. It also gives ammunition to the conservatives who want to further fan the false rumors about Obama’s phony Muslim connections in the general election. Simply put it’s reprehensible. It proves Clinton will do whatever is necessary to win at any cost and to further her personal agenda to be President even if it ends up doing permanent damage to the Democratic Party.

Clinton should go away for the good of the party before she and her lame ass husband do anymore damage to our chances of winning in November or bringing about the desperately needed change most of us are seeking.

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