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The Clinton Legacy / Disgrace

This time the camp followers in the media took exception, they were personally outraged and hit the phones

When referring to speeches by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has regularly delighted in saying,” words means nothing, it’s action that counts”.  The implication being, that her words mean something, but not those of her opponent. In the Clinton world, as we have witnessed, if it takes threats, lying and other forms of deception to achieve her goals, so be it. For Hillary Clinton it’s just politics, – and anything goes.

However the cat jumped out of her psychological bag once too often on Friday when in an interview with the editorial board of the Argus Leader in South Dakota, Clinton raised the issue of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination in the month of June to explain why she should remain in the campaign longer. This is not the first time she has referred to Kennedy’s assassination publicly, in fact she has done it on at least four separate occasions since March 6th.  Until Friday she has gotten away with it – scott free.

However things are about to change. This time the camp followers in the media took exception, were personally outraged and hit the phones. In this the real world as the inevitability of her defeat begins to sink in, her desperation – as the Governor of New York, a Clinton fan and super delegate, acknowledged – is beginning show. In the editorial board interview she again floated the “unchallenged” idea (what is wrong with these media people? – can’t they add up or understand simple rules?) that she was  leading in the popular vote, and for that reason and other Clinton myths, it was important that she fight for the Party nomination all the way to the convention.

Clinton’s remarks about Bobby Kennedy suggested that staying in the contest left open the opportunity to take advantage of a possible mishap or tragedy. She denies this, as she does everything, however this clearly says that her thoughts are so focused on how to remove this detested nomination obstacle, namely Obama, she has inadvertently allowed the world an unmistakeable insight into the workings of her machivellian mind.

It reveals just how much she hates the idea of being beaten in her attempt to secure the Presidency and how deep  down she wishes Obama would stop his campaign, or somehow be stopped in order for her to realise her objective.  She couldn’t care less as to how this might be achieved as was demonstrated by her shallow apology to the Kennedy family but not to Barack Obama or his family.

As a result of her repeated public musings on the subject of assassination, Clinton is now irreparably exposed and damaged. Her’s is an obsession out of control and it places Barack Obama in even greater peril. The Democratic Party leadership needs to call on all uncommitted super delegates to act responsibly and collectively to endorse Obama and end the Clinton bid. The Clintons’ do not own the Democratic Party. Though they behave as if they do.

It is time for the Democratic Party to say to the Clintons – We have our Nominee!

Video – Keith Olbermann – MSNBC … Views on Clinton – 10 min 45 secs
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/24798121#24798368

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  1. Excellent and to the point. It is time to put this to an end now.

    Posted by Karen | May 24, 2008, 9:21 pm
  2. Great article John.
    Thanks.

    Posted by Mandy | May 24, 2008, 9:37 pm
  3. Totally agree. The supers should end it with enough support to get Sen. Obama “over the top” before the 5/31 rules committe meeting. Then let the Obama camp set the parameters of how to seat the Fla. & Mi. delegates at the convention.
    Hillary is done.
    Posted by: another Hay for Obama

    Posted by Cole Hay | May 24, 2008, 10:15 pm
  4. Great article. Very well articulated and SO SO TRUE. Thanks for writing it for us.

    Posted by LA | May 24, 2008, 10:39 pm
  5. This is a dangerous woman and what is so disturbing is the fact that she doesn’t care and that she can get away with anything. She did not misspeak, she knows exactly what she is saying and implying. SD and the DNC needs to bring this to a end.

    Posted by epeaches96 | May 24, 2008, 11:01 pm
  6. Excellent commentary. I now see a side of the Clintons that frightens me. Most of us are incapable of this kind of dark thinking, we have a soul and a moral compass. We do not wish tragedy upon others. When we “peel the Clinton onion”,the rotten core stinks.

    Posted by Michaele | May 24, 2008, 11:09 pm
  7. Great article. To the point and it articulates exactly what people are thinking.

    Willie

    Posted by Willie | May 25, 2008, 12:02 am
  8. Why did RFK’s own son defend her? I just don’t understand it. He said she was just referencing previous “hard fought” races that went through June. But the 1968 primary began on March 12th and RFK was assassinated on June 5th. The 1992 primary began on Feb. 18th and Bill Clinton had the nomination wrapped up after he won the New York primary on April 7th, 1992. These were not “hard fought races”.

    Posted by Cindy in Salt Lake | May 25, 2008, 12:35 am
  9. Brilliant post, dear friend. Thank you for saying what so many of us were thinking.

    Thank you from the sisters

    Posted by donna, di and denise | May 25, 2008, 1:02 am
  10. Well,I was almost despondent about politics until Obama came from the masses and committed himself. Back in October when he was 25% behind. Clinton’s people laughed, mocked and ridiculed me. They’re not doing that anymore. Clintons are bad news. They are disliked like the republicans but for democratic reasonings and rationales. The list of reasons why I felt uncomfortable about them way back last summer and before was the lack of change. We do not have “dynasties” in our country but there are people who might like that. That’s for starters. The “machine politics” seem to now be wrestled down to the ground for now. Good. The “win at all costs/say anything” needed to have been HALTED. The elitism and arrogance of entitlement reflects the nepotism, cronyism, patronage of sleazy, corrupt small town politics instead of merit, equality of opportunity, objectivity and impartiality, which Obama reflects. For all of these reasons, and many more, I have supported Obama. It is now time for a CHANGE. No more family “dynasties”. Two Bushes are enough. No more Clintons in our White House. They voted for NAFTA, the war in Iraq and enough is enough. The Impeachment proceedings, sleaziness, lies, double talk etc., are now associated with the Clintons. Even their fanatical supporter, mouthpiece and operative, James Carville, is married to Mary Matalin which, in a way, demonstrates an unscrupulous devotion to self, duplicity, disloyalty and opportunism.

    Posted by Charles | May 25, 2008, 2:35 am
  11. Hillary knew what she was saying, in the past they used reversed racism to get the working class white vote, then she used sexism, for the female vote, and she still could not defeat Obama. Then she use Fl,MI, vote as an excuse for the most votes, that’s won’t work.

    Again she is planting the seeds of assassination, for some crazy hateful person to kill Obama, The media has not called her on her lies. She said she has already been vetted, we know her past.

    This should cause a loud outcry from the public, how can she promise to bring troops home, and than say she would take out Iran, say she would provide health care for all Americans, but failed to pay her workers during this primary. Then say she would help students with college loans, but fail to pay the vendors for the universities she has already spoken at. She is in debt during the primary, but promised she would bring down the debt of America, when it was the Clintons that helped ship the jobs overseas.

    She is confused, evil, lie = devil,

    Posted by dfortruth | May 25, 2008, 5:12 am
  12. Thank you–John Hay!! Yes we can! I hope your message gets out around the world!! God Bless!

    Posted by mare | May 25, 2008, 5:17 am
  13. And to think she could have been the POTUS is FRIGHTENING! She needs psychological help. Anyone that would even fathom such an idea needs help, it doesn’t make it OK because its Hillary Clinton. Everyone says how smart she is, this woman has not shown that she is smart in the way she has run her campaign and in the many, many remarks she’s made to exploit the American people. Obviously, she is not accustomed to losing and has lost her MIND!

    Posted by Debra Moore | May 25, 2008, 5:55 am
  14. Rhetorically, to use a metonymy of the assassination date for time reference obviously was uncalled for, was not necessary.
    Yesterday I thought the remark was part of a written speech. Now I know that she made this as an impromptu answer, so it could be a Freudian slip. I did not now much about her in February and still admired her as an opponent in the campaign. Since then so many negatives have occurred that I cannot possibly understand that anyone can still push her for the VP. I never hated her during the White House years, I liked both of them, so what I am saying absolutely has no roots in the Hillary-hating from the past.
    Today I must doubt her moral core, I do not accept this personality. It is successful but not fit for White House.

    Posted by westerner22 | May 25, 2008, 8:01 am
  15. Oh my God, I was so surprised to hear the news on Friday. The truth finally came out of her mouth. She wants to be the nominee at all cost and is willing to plant a seed for some fan within her circle to take action. We the People must speak out together and let our voices be hear, to tell the DNC that she is not the one to lead this country. I am sadness and my heart hurts in pain for this overall process that it reached such a low…but I still have hope that Change is Needed and it is going to be Barack Obama.

    Posted by Jasmin Hall | May 25, 2008, 8:19 am
  16. Thank you for your input, John Hay. We have been hoping to hear from you again after enjoying (and playing over and over!) your wonderful film of the February contests, which inspired and uplifted us immensely. Your participation in this campaign is welcome and edifying. The current darkness issuing forth from Hillary Clinton’s soul stinks to high heaven. The worst part of it is the coy nature of it: she says something disgusting, with a very plain meaning, then protests that it does not mean what she clearly said and that everyone is victimizing her. These are the very devices of an accomplished abuser! There was no reason for her to reference RFK’s assassination to make the point of campaigns’ ending in June; after all, RFK would have won had he not been killed, right? Therefore, his campaign would not have ended had he not been killed. So how could she possibly have been innocently listing campaigns that were decided in June, with the assassination really beside the point as she now claims? Remember that only one month ago she was extolling the virtues of guns! You are right, John, she is revealing what is within her heart. (As Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks,” Matt. 12:34b.) What is bizarre to me is that the DNC is not doing anything about this. Aren’t there some minimal standards for a person to run, in good standing, for President of the United States? She has disgraced herself, the party, and the country, and the only decent thing to do at this point is to resign from the race. (Of course, she does not ever do the decent thing.) Yet she is campaigning in Puerto Rico right now, as if nothing happened! I am hoping for the final denoument to come out of the rules committee meeting of May 31, as she has been counting on pressuring the members to rule in her favor and go around the agreed-upon rules and give her the votes from FL and MI–in other words, by cheating. However, now she has gone too far and it is time for it to end. Jasmin, you are right, this process has indeed “reached such a low” and it is sad. But the good part of it is that now the truth is out for all to see and she is finished, by her own words. She can attempt to blame others but it came from her and her alone.

    Posted by Amanda Warren | May 25, 2008, 9:14 am
  17. You are saying it all! Thanks
    She lost it! Its official – she is insane!

    Even in her apology interviewed that was air , she explains that she was thinking about the Kennedy’s, but she forgot that she had mention the same words back in March…

    Did she know that Ted Kennedy was ill then?
    Going back to March..
    If she was thinking about the Kennedy’s, when it was only known a few days ago, he was ill.
    So this means she is not with the real world and is clearly lying … again!…

    Some presidential image..!

    Posted by DeeM | May 25, 2008, 9:50 pm
  18. No we know who to finger if Obama really does go down.

    I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I thought Hillary was simply talking about the length of past elections when she brought up RFK. It was a silly argument, but certainly nothing sinister.

    http://www.political-buzz.com/

    Posted by matt | May 26, 2008, 12:15 pm
  19. Thank You for this fantastic article. This is like a Shakspearian play, with Clinton’s final act on the political scene as one of exposed depravity and finally madness. Thank you for writing this and for your wonderful insight.

    Posted by Deana J. | May 27, 2008, 12:18 am
  20. Hillary’s intent in referring to the June assassination of RFK is not the issue – no one can get into her head to know exactly from where this analogy is motivated. The problem lies in her empty “apology.” For a US presidential candidate to not appreciate the possible interpretation of her remarks given she is running against the first viable Black presidential candidate is unacceptable. Her inability to acknowledge her mistake and truly apologise for it is clear evidence that she is not fit to be the POTUS – maybe the president of WV but certainly not the USA.

    Posted by Just Capri | May 27, 2008, 12:35 am
  21. John, My comment here is taken from a blog I wrote on my profile in regards to Hillary’s suggestive comments on assassanation…
    I was reminded of a blog I wrote long ago in December of 2007. Hillary’s recent comments reminded me of just how outraged I was back then when I heard a friend of mine make similar suggestive remarks of an assassination ( based on Barack’s shade of skin). I asked myself, “Am I really hearing this, do people really believe, think and listen to their own words anymore?” Maybe I just hit a note on society’s problems these day’s. A problem which prevents many like Clinton from a mental progression and reaching beyond the lifeless colors of black and white that mankind lingers between(racial purgatory). My advice to Hillary Clinton is, Think long and hard before you speak, be abstract about your own words and remember anything that is falsifiable is never safe to say or fullheartedly (sp?) believe.
    P.S John feel free to comment on or read the rest of my blog. It is great to know in some ways you, I and many of your readers are on the same page with this.

    Posted by Cracklin rose' | May 27, 2008, 4:55 am
  22. By the way, have you seen the interview in which she was asked to justify her comment? The whole time she was looking down (sign of being extremely uncomfortable) and struggling for the right words to say.

    Posted by Rosa lee | May 27, 2008, 5:09 am