Friday, May 09, 2008

Hillary Hurls the "W" Word

For Billary, it's all about power.

Getting, keeping and wielding it.

There really isn't anywhere they won't go to be the Democratic party powerbrokers. Peggy Noonan takes aim at Billary's over-the-top tactics in "Damsel of Distress." (Wall Street Journal)

Noonan points out that Billary's hatchet man set their gutter parameters this week. On CNN Tuesday night Paul Begala uttered the "W" word. Accusing Barack Obama of not caring about white voters, he charged that if "there's a new Democratic Party that somehow doesn't need or want white working-class people and Latinos, well, count me out.... We cannot win with eggheads and African Americans."

Democratic party activist, African American Donna Brazile, wasn't having any of this, telling Begala to "stop trying to split us into these groups," and admonishing him... "It's our party, Paul. Don't say my party. It's our party...."

Putting the exclamation point on Begala's remarks, Thursday Hillary said in an interview with USA Today she has "a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," citing an AP report that she said "found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states [IN and NC] who had not completed college were supporting me."

Hard-working white Americans!.... and, if you have a college degree forget it, you're not hard-working enough. Ugly class and race-baiting from the spouse of the first black president.

As Noonan pointed out, "If John McCain said, 'I got the white vote, baby!' his candidacy would be over. And rising in highest indignation against him would be the old Democratic party."

But evidently this isn't the old Democratic party.... with superdelegates and party leaders cowering behind "more time" squeaks as dominatrix Hillary and her finger-pointing, has-been husband dispense their punishment. They are going to make everyone suffer until they are given their due.... their coronation, or the destruction of Obama and the Democratic party.

Noonan says it's obvious .... "The Democratic Party has a winner. It has a nominee. You know this because he has the most votes and the most elected delegates, and there's no way, mathematically, his opponent can get past him...."

But to diminish Obama, Hillary is playing the race card to "highlight and encourage a sense that we are crudely divided as a nation, to make your argument a brute and cynical 'the black guy can't win but the white girl can' is -- well, so vulgar, so cynical, so cold, that once again a Clinton is making us turn off the television in case the children walk by."

It's not easy to go against Billary. Just ask Gov. Bill Richardson who endured their long tirade when he told them of his support for Obama.... and felt the lash from Clintonite James Carville who accused Richardson of being a "Judas."

Or House Whip Rep. James Clyburn who said he was subjected to a 50 minute phone-reaming from Bill after their loss in South Carolina over his TV remarks about Bill playing the race card there.

It's 3 a.m. and Billary's phone should be ringing.... who'll make that overdue call?

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