Over the Edge — Hillary is no longer supportable as a Democrat
Campaigns can have hard fighting, even to the point of ‘pushing the envelope.’ And until now, her supporters have even been able to justify her ‘Rovian’ tactics as ‘practice for what obama will get in the General election.’ Okay, its borderline, but a case can be made for it.
But she has gone over the edge with two actions recently. The first was her now-infamous ‘experience’ quote:
“I have a lifetime of experience I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain [the presumptive Republican nominee] has a lifetime of experience he will bring to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he made in 2002?
(Can there be any other translation than ‘In that quality I’ve been saying is the most important for a President, John McCain is better than Sen. Obama.’)
Then, as TPM Election Central reports today, a Clinton aide attempted to use the Rezko non-scandal against Sen. Obama:
“To make his case, Hillary spokesperson Phil Singer pointed to this little detail in the Chicago Sun Times today:
Tony Rezko’s wife, family members and friends crowded behind him onto a courtroom bench. Spectators spilled into an overflow courtroom. Among them was a staffer from U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, taking detailed notes.
Singer noted that Obama has a staffer on hand at Rezko’s trial, accused Obama of failing to answer questions about his relationship with Rezko, and concluded that the story “should set off alarm bells in newsrooms across America.”
With these two actions, I believe Hillary has reached the Zell Miller–Joe Lieberman level of ‘Independence’ and not only no longer can be our party’s nomineee, but can only with hesitation be called a Democrat.