Hillary Clinton’s Toxic Vulture Idea: Obama Assassination
Just in time for the Democratic National Committee to decide whether to assist Hillary Clinton in her campaign by counting Michigan and Florida primary votes, Hillary seemingly has come up with a backup plan. If she doesn’t get the votes she needs that way, maybe Barack Obama will be assassinated and she can step in to fill the void. Despicable? Yes. Hateful? Yes. Amazing? Most definitely. And yet that appears to be what Hillary referred to yesterday in an interview with the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Argus Leader. According to Hillary, she shouldn’t drop out because: “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere around the middle of June.…We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”
Almost every time we hear Obama’s riveting speeches, we flash back to what happened to other modern charismatic American leaders who dared to dream: John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. All were compelling speakers who spoke of fundamental changes to the status quo. All perished. We kept those sentiments to ourselves. Others thought the same thing, but no one wanted to mention the specter of death which has haunted American politics at least as far back as the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
There have been at least 19 attempts to assassinate U.S. Presidents, presidents-elect and presidential candidates: Consider the near-death experiences of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and presidential candidate George Wallace, left crippled for life. Losing gracefully is not an American forte, but fighting to the death is. People who represent change are a threat to the establishment, and it’s not necessarily even an American phenomenon: Consider the cases of Benazir Bhutto, Mahatma Ghandi (finally assassinated in the sixth attempt on his life) and Yitzhak Rabin.
Hillary wants what she wants when she wants it, regardless of the cost. Although Mrs. Clinton is constantly trying to align herself with the Kennedy family, as if somehow some of their legendary status might rub off on her, her beyond-the-pale Kennedy assassination comments also come during the very week in which the Kennedy family is struggling with the news that patriarch Ted Kennedy has probably-terminal brain cancer. Nice touch, Hillary. Can we really trust this tiresome, perpetually pant-suited woman to lead and soar, when there are no depths to which she won’t plunge? We think not.
As for the Obama campaign, spokesman Bill Burton remarked that Clinton’s comment “was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign.” In some ways, though, it may be a happy accident that we were afforded this horrifying glimpse into the mind of a rapacious candidate seemingly willing and eager to cash in on any untoward event.
Watch MSNBC’s outraged Keith Olbermann sum up the situation:
Read our news coverage regarding how the ailing Clinton campaign accepted money from children, and then bragged about it in West Virginia and Kentucky (No, we’re not making that up.).
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