Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Violent language:

At TPM Election Central, there is this:
The Hillary campaign sends out a memo hitting Obama for allegedly planning to declare victory tomorrow night, if he secures a majority of the pledged delegates after tomorrow's voting. Here's the key graf...
Senator Obama's plan to declare himself the Democratic nominee tomorrow night in Iowa is a slap in the face to the millions of voters in the remaining primary states and to Senator Clinton's 17 million supporters.
Really? A slap in the face?   That brings up images of domestic violence, doesn't it? (And given the context, it creates an image of violence against women.)   It's sure to hurt any political reconciliation later this year.

Where are the pro-Hillary bloggers who have (rightly) condemned Chris Matthews for his violence-metaphors* now that the Hillary campaign is doing the same thing?

* chopping off heads, spanking, castration, etc.

It's looking more and more like the plan is this:
UPDATE: Who said it? According to a Hillary webpage, it was Howard Wolfson. He's the guy who sent out a message earlier this year about a story which was originally titled:
Obama once visited '60s radicals
But Wolfson referred to the story as:
Obama once visited '60s ‘terrorists’


It's pretty obvious that Hillary is going to take Obama down with her, if she can. She'll do most of the dirty work for McCain before the real campaigning even begins, which pretty much soils whatever legacy the Clintons had left, as far as I'm concerned.

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 5/21/2008 12:58 PM  

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