22
Jan
08

Attack!

It’s a catfight fit for daytime TV and one we’ve predicted was certainly overdue. Last night’s Democratic debate in South Carolina featured Sen. Barack Obama calling Sen. Hillary Clinton a Wal-Mart sympathizer and Clinton saying Obama was in cahoots with an Illinois slumlord. The mud-slinging and finger-pointing continued throughout the night with only cursory debate over issues and records.

John Edwards pleaded for attention by complaining that this was not just a two-person race, but didn’t make much of a dent in the program. It was the Hillary-Obama show.

The big question is whether all the carping will work or whether it alienates more people. Hillary showed an ability to score points by using her Crocodile Tears in New Hampshire to show her softer side. Will people see through it this time for what she really is?

Also, it’s another opportunity for us to point out that the substantive debate over the future of this country still lies totally on the side of the Republicans. While Hillarack Obamwards gnaw at one another with personal attacks, real issues of national security and our fiscal future take central stage on our side.

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3 Responses to “Attack!”


  1. January 22, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Meow! Pads, Paws and Claws! I find the whole thing funny. Personnel attacks were pretty much invented by the GOP, Rove and David Frum perfectd it for you guys in the last 7-9 years. Now you have Obama and Clinton(s), defining how “Democratic” they are and how (un)Republican they are by acting like Republicans in a race to the White House. The soap opera continues, cancellation is imminent. I beleive what we see here is a bunch of Democratic voters running around and saying “It’s gonna get to happen in my time, a woman and/or a blackman in the White House”. C’mon! I am ready for that, but you damn well better be sure that woman or can blackman can do the job. I don’t believe these can. John Edwards is now becoming the new Dennis Kucinich. We have the media, corporate interests, and a party who has lost it’s way telling us who our candidate gets to be. Pathetic. While, it’s clear that you guys could refer to yourselves as Reagan Republicans, and myself as a Wellstone Democrat, it is even more more clear that none of truly belong to any organized politcal party. Sad isn’t it? Cheers.

  2. 2 Righteous Babe
    January 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    The Nevada debate was ALL ABOUT the issues.

  3. January 22, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Every debate should be about the “issues”, and every debate should include all the candidates. The personnel attacks showed that Clinton and Obama, have shoddy voting records. Real issues discussed by John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich are simply blacked out. And even John Edwards has some black marks on his votes. I would of preferred Obama and Clinton just say “present”, if they were to avoid actual debate.


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