About six months ago, I had a favorite in the primary. I’m now undecided. But if Team Hillary keeps this shit up, I’ll be solidly in the "Anyone But Hillary" camp.
A top adviser to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Senator’s admission of illegal drug use as a young man could threaten his electability and be seized on by Republicans if he won the Democratic presidential nomination.
A co-chairman of Mrs. Clinton’s national and New Hampshire campaigns, William Shaheen, raised the question in an interview with The Washington Post. He said voters should study Mr. Obama’s background as they chose a candidate, warning that Republicans would scour for new details about a period of Mr. Obama’s life more than 20 years ago when he admitted using marijuana and cocaine.
According to The Post’s Web site, Mr. Shaheen said, “It’ll be: ‘When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?’ There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It’s hard to overcome.”
It’s hard to put my finger on what I find most offensive about this. But leaving aside the sheer sleaziness of suggesting Obama was a dealer, I think what bugs me the most is the "OMG! Just think what those scary Republicans are going to say!" stuff. I’m really over the DLC/bedwetter wing of this party, who constantly fret about what mean things Rush or Sean or Rudy will say about us if we do X. It’s pathetic.
But this ugliness is officially a pattern with the HRC campaign — supposedly the most professional, experienced, and disciplined on either side. First it was Wolfson’s slimy innuendos (Obama is corrupt), then Hillary attacking Obama’s character (Obama can’t be trusted). Then there were those Muslim e-mails (Obama/Osama?). And the kindergarten spots (Obama is a liar). Now Obama’s a drug dealer.
Stay classy, HillaryCo!