It is obvious from the Primaries so far this year that the Clintons are up to their same old dirty tricks. Do whatever and say whatever it takes to get elected.
Hillary went around the other day, apologizing to African Americans for Geraldine Ferraro’s and Hillary’s husband Bill’s comments. Geraldine Ferraro is credited as saying “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," and "And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." After the impact of what Ferraro had said went across all the news services Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said, "we disagree with her." Apparently that statement was not good enough to stop the criticism from the people offended by those statements.
And after Bill’s statement in which he compared Obama’s win in South Carolina to Jesse Jackson’s run for the White House in 1984 and 1988, in which Bill Clinton stated that Jesse’s campaigns had gone nowhere, many African Americans took offense to his statement as though Bill was dismissing Obama’s win and implying that an African American does not really have a chance to win the nomination.
Early in the Primaries when Hillary was surprised by Obama’s jump in the polls, Bill Clinton went around saying some pretty bad things about Obama. These are slanders that I will not repeat here. But of course the Clintons think its O.K. to do whatever it takes to win the prize of the White House once more.
I think that if the Clintons had refrained from the desperate attempt to discredit Obama before South Carolina, then Hillary would have done much better in the Primaries thus far. And Hillary would not have to run around apologizing to anybody.
But there is one good thing that is coming from the Clinton’s willingness to do whatever it takes to win. It’s the fact that a dirty fight to the end in the Democratic Party’s Primaries will help the Republican Party win in November. The American people will finally see the dirty underbelly of the Clinton’s political machine for what it is. And hopefully it will leave a sour taste for the dirty tricks and lies that the Clintons have gotten away with for so long.