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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:34 PM
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Hillary Clinton's Unconscionable and Despicable Mudslinging
http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/011506.php

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That said, there are others who ought to resign or be fired as well - although I would guess that Chris Matthews and Joe Trippi* don't agree. For example (emphasis mine, throughout this post):

<Obama's> campaign staffers, too, have become frustrated by the focus of the medias attention, specifically that the press has not covered Clinton in the way they expected it would. During an interview this summer, Obamas friend Valerie Jarrett said to me, unbidden, He is a man who is devoted to his wife. There arent going to be any skeletons in his closet in terms of his personal life at all. Period. And at a campaign event in Iowa, one of Obamas aides plopped down next to me and spoke even more bluntly. He wanted to know when reporters would begin to look into Bill Clintons postpresidential sex life.

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Unlike the Clinton campaign, which has the bad habit of firing people or making people resign when they do things they should not be doing, another campaign had (has?) a different standard on smears:

Asked about the document <Hillary Clinton, D-Punjab>, Bill Burton, a spokesman for Mr. Obama, said: We did give reporters a series of comments she made on the record and other things that are publicly available to anyone who has access to the Internet. I dont see why anyone would take umbrage with that.

Asked why the Obama campaign had initially insisted that it not be connected to the document, Mr. Burton replied, Im going to leave my comment at that. ..

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And I didn't see any firings or resignations after this incident either:

In August, Obamas team scored a significant hit by helping to place a story in several newspapers revealing that Norman Hsu, a major Clinton donor, had skipped town after having pleaded no contest to a charge of grand theft 15 years earlier and still faced an outstanding warrant... (Hsu had also contributed to Obama.)

Well, I am gratified that Sen. Obama is "against" the "politics of personal destruction" and runs a campaign with complete accountability, unlike the Clinton campaign.





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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:38 PM
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1. Nooooo....
This cannot be true...certainly St. Obama wouldn't hire people like this...and surely he would publicly apologize to Hillary for their behavior and have them sacked from the campaign...

Surely Obama wouldn't hire people who were responsible for dirty campaign ads like this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1DqOwP3Xzc


This must MUST I tell you be all Hillary's fault somehow...
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:38 PM
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2. I take no exception to the Hsu story
That is the type of "negative' campaigning that is sometimes nessasary. There is a big difference in that, and implying someone is a drug dealer.
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:20 PM
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4. Even though Obama actually took money
from Hsu also?

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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:13 PM
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8. Clinton Hsu $$$ is tainted. Obama Hsu $$$ is not tainted. QED.
nt
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:28 PM
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6. I think Shaheen was right
to suggest that the Republicans are already planning to use Obama's words against him. They would have got to it whether he copped to it or not but now they have little snippets of film with Obama saying "I've done pot ... coke" that they can use in their own ads. And they will. And they will draw every implication they can from it. Shaheen was talking about Obama's strategic vulnerability, which is real. Just because the book excerpts and the speech sunk after a day of reporting, it does not mean that all these bits won't be vigorously resurrected at the time of the general election. That's why the Republicans are pretty quiet about it now. These bits are keepers.
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styersc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:43 PM
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3. Infighting is going to assure a Republican in the Whitehouse
and poison local elections endangering the HOuse and Senate. The best friend the Right wing has is the ignorance and arrogance of the left.

An illegal and immoral war rages on, 47 million without access to health care, energy crisis in a spin, foreclosures abund and I can't remember the last time I heard a real issue discussed.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:24 PM
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5. you are accusing Obama and his supporters of hypocrisy?
recommended. :thumbsup:
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:31 PM
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7. Cry me a river. If you can't stand these minute jabs how are you going to take
the general election when the real dirt starts to fly.

Boo hoo. I don't care who you support, this is gone beyond comical into tragic.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:16 PM
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9. where is the outrage?
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