Thursday, February 22, 2007
The LA Times, one of the most laughable rags in the American media - one even worse, if it were possible, than the NY Times - is "warning" Senator Hillary Clinton that Republicans are digging up dirt on her, and that they are preparing to "swift boat" her.
"Swift boating," for the uneducated out there, denotes when veterans of a war accuse someone posing as a veteran of that war of making shit up to make themselves look good. That the LA Times would think that Hillary Clinton is a veteran shows how delusional the left has become.
GOP activists circling Clinton's campaign
Conservatives don't hold back on early attacks. 'I know how to defeat them,' she says.
Old enemies of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are out in force. Just weeks after she joined the Democratic Party's flock of presidential contenders, Clinton is being targeted by conservative and Republican-allied activists intent on derailing her campaign before the start of next year's primaries.
They have surfaced with a flurry of planned projects: a Michael Moore-style documentary film, book-length exposes, and websites such as StopHerNow.comand StopHillaryPAC.com.
Conservative admirers of the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth media blitz that helped torpedo Democratic Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential candidacy in 2004 are now agitating to "Swift-boat" Clinton.
"People are doing what they're doing because they want to defeat her before she has a chance to win. You can't hold off your silver bullet to the end," said veteran Republican operative David N. Bossie, who is involved in the film project with Dick Morris, a former advisor to Bill Clinton.
The emerging moves against the New York senator reflect the accelerated pace of the 2008 race and conservatives' growing conviction that she poses a formidable threat that requires fast and early footwork.
Clinton has been publicly bracing for "Republican machine" attacks from the moment she launched her exploratory committee last month.
Whether she can strike back quickly may prove crucial to winning over Democratic primary voters looking for assurance that she can survive a bruising general election and Swift-boat-style attacks.
"For Democrats, there's a strong sense this time around that they can't allow those same tactics to define Democratic candidates," said Democratic media consultant Jim Margolis.
At a recent Democratic National Committee gathering in Washington, Clinton told party officials, "I know how they think, how they act and how to defeat them" — a battle call echoing her 1998 evocation of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" during the furor over her husband's affair with intern Monica S. Lewinsky.
Yep, that "furor" over her husband's "affair" was not about her husband's affair, but that he lied about it under oath, obstructed justice, and ordered the destruction of evidence in a criminal proceeding. Oh, and let's not forget that Hillary Clinton went on "The Today Show" to say that there was no affair, and that her husband's "enemies" were making stuff up. She has yet to be called on that lie and slander, and none of her buddies in the American media have demanded an apology for lying right to their faces.
This time, Mrs. Clinton, you will get both barrels aimed at you, and you won't see it coming. The barrels will be loaded with the information needed to bring down your ridiculous run for the Presidency. Your husband stained that office during his two terms in office. We will not allow that to happen again to our country.