Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve To Lead Her Party

The current nomination battle is for leadership of the Democratic Party as well as for the nomination for President. When looking at who would make a good leader for the Democrats for the next 4-8 year, Hillary repeatedly shows she is the wrong person. When John Kerry was under attack by the right wing noise machine which twisted his joke about George Bush into an attack on the troops, Hillary went along with the right wingers. Now she has done it again:

Clinton also sought to draw a contrast with some of her Democratic rivals on the issue of terrorism. “Some people may be running who may tell you that we don’t face a real threat from terrorism,” she said. “I am not one of those.”

Who exactly is saying this? We’ve heard these charges from the right wing repeatedly even though it is not true. It doesn’t help to end these attacks if someone like Clinton repeats them.

Perhaps this is all a hypothetical Clintonesque word play. She said “may be running” so perhaps she was describing a hypothetical situation which doesn’t exist. Even if this is the case, it doesn’t excuse repeating right wing lies. It also doesn’t help her campaign any more than her word games to explain her position on Iraq. Yesterday The New York Times compared her words to John Kerry’s. There is a major difference. As I’ve discussed many times, and repeated a few weeks ago in another comparison between Kerry and Clinton, Kerry spoke out against the war before it began and explained the limited circumstances in which he approved of military force in Iraq at the time of the vote. Even under this situation too few people understood Kerry’s actual position on the war. Hillary will have a much harder time than Kerry did considering that she didn’t become an anti-war candidate until it was the politically popular thing to do.

No amount of repeating right wing talking points about other Democrats is going to keep the Republicans from tearing Hillary apart as a flip flopper on Iraq.

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    Mullah Cimoc says:

    Mullah Cimoc say end time coming so fast. All holy book say end time when woman rule the man. this time now. thinking devil helping mrs. clinton for destroy all good bring wicked time for all ameriki people.

    Now ameriki man just like dog, kick from house by lesbian of divorce court judges. more worse than dog life this men.

    but so stupid watch jack bauer tv show want kill the muslim and abortion kill the child.

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    yucca says:

    Ron, i think your focus should rather be on the adjective “real”. that’s exactly why politicians use adjectives like “real”: because then you can’t accuse them of lying, at least before you have spelled out what that real could mean

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