If the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama feud is already as bloody as detailed in those two very-nearly-Democratic-Party-house-organs, the Washington Post and the New York Times, can you possibly imagine how savage it will be 10 months from now when the presidential primaries commence?
On Wednesday, David Geffen, the music and film producer who is one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent contributors, told the Times that Hillary “is the easiest to beat.” And he went on to declare: “It’s not a very big thing to say ‘I made a mistake’ on the war – and typical of Hillary Clinton that she can’t.”
Mr. Geffen, who fell out with Bill Clinton after the last-minute Clinton pardon of one of the worse criminals, Marc Rich, added: “I don’t think anybody believes that in the last six years all of a sudden Bill Clinton has become a different person” and the occasionally incredible Post describes this as follows: “An oblique reference to questions surrounding the former presidents’ private life.”
Private life? In the Oval Office – with Monica Lewinsky beneath the desk – is that at all private?
Did President Slick Willie not twice bring her up on national TV – in lying the first time, just as he did under oath? Geffen’s statement incited the Hillary Damage Team, headed by campaign deputy communications director Phil Singer, who angrily announced: “A day after Barack Obama goes out and eschews the politics of slash-and-burn, his campaign embraces the politics of trash.”
Singer’s opposite number in the Obama camp, Robert Gibbs, immediately returned fire by announcing their refusal to “get in the middle of a disagreement between the Clintons and someone who was once one of their biggest supporters.”
Note that key word “once” – as in past, no more, never again, nevermore.
Then, by way of return fire, the Obama Bam Bam man noted that Hillary had praised South Carolina state Sen. Robert Ford, who declared that the Democratic ticket would be in serious trouble if Obama was the nominee “because of the color of his skin.”
Can you believe it?
Hillary distanced herself from this absolutely disastrous statement – for which Sen. Disaster later apologized.
When almost all of that huge number of Democrat presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas, ABC network’s ex-Clintonista, George Stephanopolous, asked Hillary if she agreed with her campaign spokesman Singer’s demand that Obama disavow Geffen’s comments.
Hillary proceeded to undercut her own man Singer – with evasion. She replied: “I want to run a very positive campaign, and I sure don’t want Democrats or supporters of Democrats to be engaging in the politics of personal destruction. I think we should stay focused on what we’re gong to do for America. And, you know, I believe Bill Clinton was a good president. I’m very proud of the record of his two terms.”
In his second term, Bill Clinton became the only elected president in American history to be impeached. He came within a handful of votes of being removed from office by the U.S. Senate.
He was indicted, tried and found guilty of both perjury and obstruction of justice. For these crimes he was merely fined, rather than imprisoned, and he was disbarred by the Arkansas Bar Association.
This is the man candidate Hillary Clinton is “very proud of”(!)
No wonder David Geffen declared: “Everybody in politics lies, but they (the Clintons) do it with such ease, it’s troubling.”
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