…and they’ll probably buy it hook line and sinker. This ad looks and sounds great.

But like so many other Hillary strategies, the finger that she is trying to point is actually toward a mirror that reflects right back at her. Those jobs lost when Magnaquench moved to China? Happened on hubby Bill’s watch:

In the ad, the candidate notes that President Bush could have stopped the shutdown, but didn’t. Ironically, the initial sale of Magnaquench — to a group of investors that included two Chinese companies — occurred in 1995, when the president was Sen. Clinton’s husband, who also took no steps to block the sale.

So just how the hell could Bush have stopped a sale of a company that happened some 5 years before he took office? It’s amazing to me that she is able to peddle such working class baloney with such impunity. Talk about free passes. Not only does she put up a misleading ad that should the truth be known would indict the Clinton’s for a company being shipped overseas, but she has the audacity to use two people who lost their jobs as a result of a Clinton presidency:

Two former Magnaquench workers appeared with Clinton at a rally where she proposed steps to try to save similar companies.

It’s breathtaking in it’s arrogance. The media is for the most part still asleep on this one. Luckily MSNBC is all over it:

Under the 1988 Exon-Florio law, either President Bill Clinton in 1995 or President Bush in 2003 could have blocked the sale of Magnequench or its merger with AMR Technologies.

It’s always more complicated than it seems and ads like these rarely give the whole picture. My guess is that many Indiana voters will be duped just like in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Hillary is for us hard working uneducated types! Yeehaaw!

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  • Modern! Oh Modern! Time for your apologist comment. Here Modern!

    …good boy.

  • Modern Esquire

    You know, I’ve told you this before, I’m not going to defend everything my candidate does. Just like you don’t defend every stupid pandering act your candidate does.

    Do you agree with Russo’s assessment that this is race baiting and that white, blue collar workers is a code-word for racists?

  • You finally said it. YOUR candidate. Whew. That took long enough! Hillary is Modern Esquire’s candidate.

    It depends on what context, but generally “blue collar” is pretty benign terminology. Has your candidate participated in all manner of baiting (racial, religious and otherwise)? Yep!

    Have fun deflecting the latest voter suppression stories. Maybe another mention of Jeremiah Wright will suffice?

    I don’t know that I’ve needed to defend any pandering. You’re art of apologetics has certainly had more strenuous a workout than mine!

  • Modern Esquire

    I said Hillary was my candidate BEFORE the Ohio primary…. Glad you caught up.

    Um, and, you’re dodging the issue. Russo said, in reference to this post, that the media should start just saying “racists” instead of “blue-collar voters.”

    Do you agree that this ad by Clinton is race baiting? Do you agree that blue-collar white voters are racists?

    I thought Jeremiah Wright was a non-story that was put away by “The Speech” six weeks ago and was a guy you wish you heard more and more from??? What changed? Oh, that’s right, your candidate finally admitted that Rev. Wright wasn’t taken out of context, was not synomous with the African-American community, and disowned his ass yesterday.

  • @4: I’ve missed much. If I didn’t get that, my bad. All I remember is that you were “providing balance”.

    No, I don’t think “blue collar” necessarily means “racist”…but would agree that the actions of the Clinton campaign seek to maximize their support FROM racists by all the race baiting.

    Do YOU think your candidate has been responsible for race baiting? Do you know Lamont Williams? Do you have any idea why he might be telling African American voters in North Carolina to vote LATE? Do you LOVE voter suppression? Will you support kitchen sink campaigning and winning at any cost? Do you hate America Modern? Are you or have you ever been actively engaged in the destruction of the Democratic Party?

    …just a few questions.

    On right, I think personally he’s great. I love bombastic outspoken people. There’s no doubt he is trying to harm Obama at this point though so I’m done with his ass too. After this weekend it became clear that he’s all about Jeremiah and isn’t someone I can support any longer.

    However, he WAS taken out of context. You, of all people, should know this. Unless, of course, you are again “providing balance”.

    PS: Great post on Marc Dann!

  • Also, will you stipulate that this ad is misleading?

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