Friday, May 23, 2008
Happy Memorial Day Weekend: Hillary's New Meme
[A dramatic reading of the above interview with the Sioux Falls Argus Reader]
Argus Leader: "So, Senator Clinton, why are you staying in this race?"
Senator Clinton: "Oh, you know, it's just so ridiculous that people are trying to push me out. We all know that anything could happen, like, say, Obama could be, um, ASSASSINATED, just like Bobby Kennedy, so, you know, I'm sticking around and staying hopeful. Anything could happen, and I could still win, stepping over Obama's gunned down corpse to claim the nomination that is rightfully mine. And, heck, if that's what the American people want, that's what I will give them. I'm a fighter. America doesn't stop fighting, and neither do I. My campaign is really like the civil rights battles, like the emancipation of the slaves, like defeating the Nazis, like parting the Red Sea, and destroying Sodom and Gomorrah. So, I may not pull the trigger myself, you know, but if it takes a hail of bullets from assassins, that's what it takes. I'm in it to win it."
This is a new low for even HRC. These are the ugly death throes of the Clinton campaign. This is how you get attention when you have no money. This is how you force people to give you what you want. Politics done the Clinton way.
[Updated 5/24]: In a just world, this latest shameless, disgusting trial balloon from the Glorious Campaign for the Clinton Restoration should end HRC's campaign (and perhaps political career) once and for all. That won't happen, I bet. We'll hear more bullshit about Hillary "misspeaking" (whatever the fuck that may mean) because she's "sleep-deprived" from working so hard to win the nomination/tear down Obama and the Democrats' chances in the fall. We'll hear idiotic Clinton surrogates like Geraldine Ferraro carping, dare I say it, bitterly, about how misogynistic and unfair the press has been to Senator Clinton -- the Senator Clinton who has dismissed black voters, played on racial divisions, blackened and widened Obama in advertisements, and played, wherever possible, to the lowest common denominator in American politics. The Clintons and their delusional, bitter, selfish supporters can go to hell. If they really want to tear down Obama and the Democratic party this year, if they want to hand the Republicans a super-majority on the Supreme Court for the next thirty to forty years, if they want to allow the neocons and far right to commence another glorious war in the Middle East, this time against Iran, if they want to see our nation continue to tumble into the toilet in the eyes of the world, and in the markets of the world -- sure, you assholes can refuse to vote for Obama and pull the lever for McCain. But be well aware of the disaster your selfishness will wreak, and never again ask to be taken seriously or respected by anyone who believes in liberal and progressive values, loves this country, and believes that we must change the course we are on.