This kid lays it out as clearly as any of the big-time pundits. Of course it’s posted by YouTube account Mac4Obama, which clearly indicates bias, but it’s still indicative of how this mess continues to blow up.
Hillary can actually find a little sympathy on the right. It kust goes to show you how truly bizarre this race has become.
Little Green Footballs
The ridiculous media hyperventilation over Hillary Clinton’s remark about Robert Kennedy’s assassination is just one more indication of their stunningly over the top bias in favor of Barack Obama.
Outside the Beltway
Yes, it was an impolitic thing to say. And, goodness, you think she’d have learned from Mike Huckabee’s example. But, rather clearly, the context was “Hey, sometimes things happen” rather than “Hey, I’ve got a chance — he could get hisself shot!” There are plenty of reasons to want Hillary Clinton to go away. This, though, isn’t one of them.
Stick a fork in her. She may, at long last, be done.
Stop the ACLU
We all know there is a trail of blood behind the Clintons, and though I only half joke when I say to people that Obama would be stupid to pick Hillary for his VP, as she wouldn’t take long to arrange things so he is taken out of the way, her latest gaffe is a bit scary! Freudian slip? Geez!
Riehl World View
It troubles me greatly that the Left’s response to any figure they don’t like is now to monitor and parse their speech in an attempt to shut them down. Apparently the New Left is having another 1984 moment. It seems the assassinations of a Civil Rights leader, a sitting president and his brother never happened. It’s now a political death sentence to even mention them in passing.
Axis of Right
I think the MSM might try to make this RFK statement made by She Who Must Not Be Named their 2008 Election attempt at another “Dean Scream.” In defense of SWMNBN (shudder), she was just indicating that historically the primaries are still wide open in June and there is no precedent of getting out this early in tight primary races like the one the Dems have this year. Did the MSM pick up that she also mentioned her husband’s campaign along with RFK’s reference? RFK Jr. seems fine with what she said and what she meant so what’s the big deal?
I know this: the Obama campaign will not, under any circumstances, put her on the ticket now. They won’t pay her campaign debt. She will finish her run in Puerto Rico, and then she will simply … go away.
Sen. Clinton, in an interview aboard her financially-strapped campaign’s flagship Toyota Prius, said, “I’m reminded of the words of John Belushi who asked, ‘Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?’”
Hey, maybe she was trying to float the argument out there to see if people would buy into it before she presented it to the superdelegates.
I’m looking at that vid and seeing tasteless stupidity. It appears to be very much about running into June and not about the regrettable opportunities a prolonged race might hold for the Clinton presidential franchise.
She’s now apologized saying her mind was on Ted Kennedy. Her people said she “was simply referencing her husband in 1992 and Bobby Kennedy in 1968 as historical examples of the nomination process going well into the summer. Any reading beyond that would be inaccurate.” Still it’s notable how the Obama campaign went immediately for the outrage card – it’s ALWAYS about him. Note she didn’t say the “blessed one’s” name, nor was there even the remotest of reference to him.
Like a vulture, Hillary is staying in the race hoping some unfortunate event knocks Obama out of the race where she can step in. Knowing how many fatal “accidents” and “suicides” have occurred with people associated with the Clinton’s you never know what will happen, but if I was Barack Obama I wouldn’t go any where near Fort Marcy Park.
I’m not exactly fond of Olbermann. I think he’s a tool, actually. But watching him go off on Hillary is entertaining enough:
This, Senator, is too much.
Because a senator – a politician – a person – who can let hang in mid-air the prospect that she might just be sticking around in part, just in case the other guy gets shot – has no business being, and no capacity to be, the President of the United States.
Good night and good luck.
The Clinton campaign has to be hoping that this will fade away over the long weekend. I don’t expect that to happen.
The media realizes that thing is going to end badly. There’s no hope of a shared ticket or party unity at this point. Hillary can’t find a friend and is probably looking at several years of damage control. It doesn’t sound like the media is going to help her this time:
After a laborious second rally in Brookings, where she was confronted on her brother’s arrest and her husband’s pardon scandal and seemed beaten down at times, one reporter played the song “You’ve Had a Bad Day” — used on American Idol to send off losing contenders — on his laptop as Clinton staffers boarded the press bus.
And on the press plane from South Dakota to New York, a gaggle of reporters dished on the state of the campaign over rounds of beers, laughing and joking loudly about what they judged to be an awful response to her “assassination” remarks at an editorial board meeting in South Dakota – as the Senator herself sat just a dozen rows ahead.
One friendly Clinton staffer came back to join what looked like a fun conversation, but turned back as the reporters kept up their Clinton bashing. Another walked back to use the bathroom, crossing through the gaggle as some reporters ridiculed the Senator for one thing after another. Neither party spoke to the other.
The eroding relationship between the press and the campaign isn’t malicious; it’s more that the traveling press doesn’t feel the need to disguise disdain or second guessing. It knows a dying beast when it sees one.
I’m waiting for the “Bill Clinton Shocked by Wife’s Remarks – Seeks Divorce” headline.
Republicans hoping for a fractured Democratic party have had their prayers answered. The anger directed at Hillary from within is immense. Just skim the growing list of Democratic Underground forum comments on this issue and you’ll see how badly this has spun out of control. Actually, the comments here are even better:
I’m hurt and I feel like nothing has changed Hllary is an undercover racist who’s true colors have come out. Now that she’s feeling a foot on her neck we can see her real personality scratching and clawing to survive. But to wish the death of Obama is just crazy, I always new that she’d do whatever it takes to win, but I hoped that even she had her limits. I feel that she’s trying to planting the seed in some crazy mind out there.
Wow, those of us who have been watching this race all over the world are deeply surprised and ashamed that many Americans continue to make excuses for Hillary Clinton. She is doing your country a great disservice at a time when all of us desperately need a new kind of politics. She has set the women’s and civil rights movement back a hundred years with her campaign “blunders”. We hope that you all do what the rest of the world is hoping and praying for: elect President Obama
She’s practically wishing death on Obama while insensitively referring to one of the most tragic events in political history as a good reason not to cash in her chips. If there was ever a time for superdelagates to come together and ask her to sit down, it would be now.
As a child my parents always told me they thought LBJ had a part in creating JFK’s death. HRC’s recent comments makes me think back on that viewpoint.
I am appalled! I never thought she would reach this low. I have always respected the Clintons, but that has now changed. I believe she knew exactly what she was saying. This is not the first time she’s made fear-mongering comments. How could she inject the painful, horrible memories of past assassinations into this campaign. This is unforgivable.
I think she is dangerous for our nation and her comments reiterate how dangerous she is by the mere suggestion of drawing images of a leader being assassinated as one of our nation’s biggest tragedies. She is a person who will do ANYTHING to win and ANYTHING to keep on winning. This is apparent. I used to like Sen. Clinton, and during the course of her campaign, I have come to detest her and the politics she attempts to use in order to “win”.
I believe the only thing she is truly sorry about is that someone paid attention to what she was saying and that she couldn’t just come out and say what she meant. “Hey all you white working class men out there who wont vote for Obama. Time is running out. If I’m going to be the candidate, someone better take care of him quickly!”
I was all for Hillary staying in the race until the end of the primaries. But, I see she is just making a horrible mess of it now with the grasping at straws as she sinks deeper and deeper into obscurity. I still cant believe that someone with so much political ‘experience’ would say such a thing. Again, an indication of judgment.
Keep the bloody elections the same across all states and for the primaries – that’s where Obama has gotten his delegates – not from the majority of the people. He doesn’t even know how many states there are – in the US. – 57 – 59….he’s a slick, silver tongued devil and people are going to wake up — hopefully before it’s too late. NO OBAMA!
So Judgemental and Clueless
It would have been disingenuous and inauthentic NOT to have mentioned it in some way. Perhaps it was ‘inartful’ but for god’s sakes anyone with any sense of history understands this. Add to that the fatique of campaigning, going without sleep for 36 hours and you too would be human. get over it.
Hillary is Scary
I believe like one other blogger could this be a signal to one of her white supremacist supporters.
To Obama Supporters, Thank you for cementing the divide that already exists in the Democratic Party. I was already convinced before today that I would not only vote for McCain, but campaign on his behalf if Obama is the Nominee. And by continuing these disgusting attacks on Hillary Clinton today you are convincing many more of Hillary Clinton supporters to join the VOTE MCCAIN OR ABSTAIN camp.
This is a pretty ugly moment in American politics.