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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cry havoc, and let slip the atack dogs of slime

You have to hand it to Hillary atack dogs. They do know how to bark. Don't know yet if they know how to bite, or if their bite is dangerous, but the bark is filled with vitriol in the true Clintonian spirit:

Oh snap! Who needs a Rottweiler when you’ve got surrogates?

Tom Buffenbarger president of the machinists' union (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) was the the latest in a string of Clinton junkyard dogs unleashed upon Obama. Prior to Hillary Clinton’s speech last night in Youngstown, Ohio, Buffenbarger delivered nothing short of an Obama diatribe. ..

Buffenbarger called Obama a “thespian,” and he sarcastically referred to the junior senator from Illinois as a “wunderkind.” He compared Obama to “Janus, the two-faced Roman god of ancient times.” And he pleaded with the crowd to boo Obama’s labor record.

Early in his speech, Buffenbarger asked, “So now we have a decision to make. Will we rely on the Harvard Law Review editor? The silver-tongued orator from Kansas, Hawaii and Illinois? The man in love with the microphone?”

Taking off the gloves, he said, “Barack Obama is no Muhammad Ali. He took a walk every time there was a tough vote in the Illinois State Senate. He took a walk more than a 130 times. That's what a shadow boxer does. All the right moves. All the right combinations. All the right footwork. But he never steps into the ring.”

But it was Obama supporters for whom Buffenbarger saved his most vitriolic contempt, and he proved that the Democratic Party’s coalition is nothing if not fragile. Channeling Howard Beale from the movie "Network," he yelled into the microphone, “Give me a break! I've got news for all the latte-drinking, Prius- driving, Birkenstock-wearing, trust fund babies crowding in to hear him speak! This guy won't last a round against the Republican attack machine. He's a poet, not a fighter.”

There ought to be a new reality show entitled "When Democrats Eat Their Young." The Clinton machine is desperate to dethrone Obama, and they're content to use every dirty trick in the playbook, including unleashing the attack dogs of slime. Don't get me wrong here. Buffenbarger has some relevant points to make about Obama, including the fact that his career has given him nothing on par with executive experience. Hillary has that, albeit in short supply. McCain has been working with presidents since before Obama even considered politics.

And he's right that Obama has yet to face a real challenger. Hillary is a bloody lightweight, by comparison. That's been made more than evident. She expected to cruise, unhindered, to the nomination, and now she's lucky if she's treading water. The one thing Obama supporters have no clue about is that the GOP is more unified than what's being reported. One only need look across the starboard side of the 'Sphere to see how many grasso-roots people are stating now, firlmy, that they'll vote for John McCain. Only nutters like Ann Coulter miss this point. (That and she believes Hillary will still be the nominee despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.)

The conservative base isn't happy with John McCain, and by all rights they shouldn't be. He's spent the last decade honking us off. But he is the nominee, and as the old saying goes "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party." Suck it up and vote for the guy, or stay at home and pout. But if you do the later, forget attending the victory party. We know who you are, and we know where you stand. You opted out, and will do nothing to help keep Obama out of the White House. We'll work our butts off to ensure that the only way Obama gets in the White House is for a guided tour.

But it is amusing to see the lengths that the Clinton campaign is willing to go to. That diatribe won't sit well with the youth in the party for the sheer fact that it's insulting to them. She's going to need them to win, and she's not going to do it if she lets the attack dogs bark as they choose at constituents she needs desperately.

Publius II


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