Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Elephant in the Room

Alright Clintonistas, we all knew that this quote by Hillary was going to come back to haunt Democrats. Hold onto your pantsuits and press play.

I don't want this thread to turn into a debate on the appropriateness of Hillary's comment. I felt at that time and still do now that her comment was within bounds. From having spoken with my co-bloggers, I have the sense that I am in the minority, if not alone, in my thinking.

As Hillary stated in her concession speech, this isn't about the past. It's about the future. The Republicans have no plans for the future beyond the failed policies of Bush/Cheney/McCain, so all they can do is dredge up the past. Remember two things. First, this is going to happen over and over and over again. Prepare yourself. Second, the only way this strategy works is if we let it work. McCain's only path to victory goes through Denver and a divided Democratic Party. If we allow past battles to get in the way of future victories, then we lose and our country loses as well.

The Republicans are at it again. Don't fall for it!


Dizzy said...

This is IMHO a bullshit attempt to take MANY people's quotes out of context. I wish the DNC would fire back on HOW McBush's policies would hurt America.

Anonymous said...

This is where it may have been a mistake for the Obama campaign to shut down the 527s.

Nine hours until the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games...

Steve M said...

I don't think this ad will matter to anyone. In 1980, Bush's dad called Reagan's tax plan "voodoo economics" in the primary. Yeah, that really ended up killing him in the general election, right?

The GOP is just trying to drive a wedge and I will not take the bait. The Democratic primary was hard-fought, it was exciting for millions of people, and it generated tons of enthusiasm for our party. That's a good thing and there's no two ways about it.

Dizzy said...

great point, steve

Anonymous said...

The fact that it was posted on the internet only tells me it was created to stir mischief.

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