Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just Words: A Couple Different Takes on Hillary's Anti-Words Message

I may date myself with this reference, but after Clinton's Many Faces of Hillary performances this weekend, at tonight's debate (on MSNBC) I'm expecting her head to spin in a complete circle Exorcist style. First at the end of the last debate she was Ms. Congeniality. Then she was a scolding parental figure, shouting, "Shame on you Barack Obama!" Next she was Night at the Improv featuring Hillary Clinton, with a mocking comedy routine. Except I wasn't sure whether to laugh with her or at her. Ok, I laughed at her.

The video above sardonically exposes Clinton's recent attacks on Barack Obama for just what they are, BS. And at Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington has a post (actually it was there yesterday, but I just got around to reading it this morning) that has a interesting and insightful deconstruction of the Clinton argument that Obama is all empty rhetoric and speeches. Definitely worth a read.

It's really getting harder and harder for even the most die hard Clinton supporters to defend her. Not to mention those of us who at least had some good will toward her, and would have voted for her if she was the nominee. Probably still would, but she's really pushing it with these performances. She's in desperation mode, which is sad to watch. But she put herself there from the beginning by triangulation and leaning whichever way the wind blows politically. Even so she had the chance to go out with a little class and style. That chance has just past her by.

-Fight the powers.

3 comments:

Millie said...

1. "...desperation...go out with a little class..." Do you really think it's over. I certainly hope so.

2. Request: Please post the background truth about the photo; or are you not dignifying the latest hating?

arevolutionofone said...

The Clinton campaign shows every sign of being in its death throes. Or, to mix my metaphor, and with a sports metaphor to boot, their last tactics are like series of Hail Mary's tossed at the goal line. It would take an amazing amount of luck for them to win at this point.

On the photo, I think most already people recognize it for what it is. Anybody who would be swayed by it, would never vote for Barack in the first place. And I think the media is doing half the Clinton campaign's work for it (whether or not her campaign was the origin of it), by making such a big deal out of it. So I decided, so far at least, unless it becomes a bigger deal, to ignore it here.

Gina said...

Oh wow. This is pretty funny. Although everyone in my group of friends think Hilary isn't going to make the Dem. vote. Thats just what we think.

Thanks for the smiles.