In what appears to be a post that completely captures Hillary fatigue in a way I haven’t seen yet, Seth says he’s done apologizing. Some gems in this one. Worth an entire readsie. Some of the highlights:
So, rather than step aside and become the hero of her party, she made a strategy decision to go negative in advance of Ohio and Texas. Not just negative — personal. She cynically chided Mr. Obama’s message of hope. She played the victim card. The gender card. The Muslim card. She cried “shame on you, Barack Obama” for his campaign tactics, while (if we’re to believe Matt Drudge) simultaneously floating a picture of him in Somali garb to stir up questions of his patriotism.
She accused Mr. Obama of his own shady business deals (the irony of which nearly ripped a hole in the fabric of space/time). She accused him of being two-faced on NAFTA, when it was her campaign that had winked at the Canadians. She demanded that he “reject” the endorsement of Louis Farrakhan, but remained silent when Rush Limbaugh stirred up votes for her in Texas. And she crafted the now-infamous “3am” attack ad — which used scare tactics to highlight Senator Obama’s perceived lack of experience in foreign affairs. Straight out of the ol’ Atwater/Rove playbook. Of course, all of this paled in comparison to her husband’s patronizing, racially insensitive comments earlier in the primary season.
All reasons why this Ohioan won’t go soft on Hillary any time soon despite what others may think. I’m hoping Ohio Obama supporters will continue to phone it in from all across the state to Mississippi to Pennsylvania. We’ve got work to do!
…and if one more Clinton supporter tries to claim I’m being sexist by calling her “Hillary” when it’s printed on every single fucking sign of hers I think I’ll gag! She did the Hillary branding folks, not me!
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