Clinton Resorts to Scare Tactics Yet Again

Hillary Clinton is coming under attack for resorting to scare tactics to get votes, including using images of Osama bin Laden in her final ads before the Pennsylvania primary.

The Obama campaign has responded with this statement by Bill Clinton in which he says:

Now one of Clinton’s Laws of Politics is this: If one candidate’s trying to scare you and the other one’s trying to get you to think; if one candidate’s appealing to your fears and the other one’s appealing to your hopes, you better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope. That’s the best.

This ad is reminiscent of the red phone ads. Resorting to such scare tactics has been a common strategy from the Clinton campaign, representing one reason why she is a poor choice to replace George Bush. This latest ad is actually less objectionable than some previous incidents. After losing in Iowa Clinton flew into New Hampshire to give this warning: “We have people who are plotting against us right now, getting ready to repeat the atrocity of Sept 11. We know it, I see the intelligence reports.”

Hillary Clinton is also the one who used the 9/11 attack to justify voting to go to war in Iraq:

And finally, on another personal note, I come to this decision from the perspective of a Senator from New York who has seen all too closely the consequences of last year’s terrible attacks on our nation. In balancing the risks of action versus inaction, I think New Yorkers who have gone through the fires of hell may be more attuned to the risk of not acting. I know that I am.

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  1. 1
    Howard says:

    Is Senator Clinton a Republican in disguise??
    The tatics she uses seems to show it…

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    Frank says:

    The Clintons are perpetual liars… Hillary’s Bosnia fairy tale and Bill’s “I never had sex with the woman…” What is new?

  3. 3
    infosyster says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXum_-8I1TA

    Why is no one mentioning this? msnbc will not post this link. What a double standard.

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