Clinton's Fearmongering Has Democratic Rivals Reeling
She’s betraying the country!…
She’s playing on our fears!
WOLFEBORO, N.H., Aug. 24 — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton drew outrage from her opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after saying that a terrorist attack in the United States would give Republicans an edge in the 2008 race.
At a small gathering in New Hampshire on Thursday, Clinton raised the possibility of another terrorist strike, saying she would be the best Democrat to confront the Republicans in the wake of such an event. Her comments drew fire from not only her rivals but also the liberal blogosphere, with her detractors accusing her of seeking to use terrorism as a political weapon, just as Republicans have in earlier elections.
Former senator John Edwards (N.C.), speaking to reporters here late Friday, accused Clinton of “engaging in a political calculation” about terrorism. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) called Clinton’s remarks “tasteless.”
Speaking at a house party the night before, Clinton said, “It’s a horrible prospect to ask yourself, ‘What if? What if?’ “
“But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world,” she said. “So I think I’m the best of the Democrats to deal with that, as well.”
Blake Zeff, a Clinton spokesman, did not back away from her remarks. “Senator Clinton was making clear that she has the strength and experience to keep the country safe,” Zeff said on Friday.
Clinton took an immediate hit online. Left-leaning bloggers accused her of conceding a key Republican talking point without a fight and blithely accepting a Karl Rove-like framing of the terrorism debate.
You’re no different than the rest of the democratic weaklings.
Hillary fits just fine with this group of imps and fact changers:
And… That video doesn’t even begin to touch on Hillary’s ever changing positions on Iraq.
Hat Tip Cornhusker