Saturday, May 24, 2008

YouTube weekend

Political gaffe edition

This one may just end Hillary Clinton's campaign.

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out.

What Does RFK's Assassination Have to Do with It?

I can usually forgive a stupid statement from a Presidential candidate because they have to talk so much. Obama 's bitter comment or McCain's 100 years war response to a question come to mind.

But this latest one from Hillary is not the first time she has said something similar. Time reports that in March she responded to a question asking if she would drop out of the race:

"No, I really can't. I think people have short memories. Primary contests used to last a lot longer. We all remember the great tragedy of Bobby Kennedy being assassinated in June in L.A. My husband didn't wrap up the nomination in 1992 until June. Having a primary contest go through June is nothing particularly unusual."

NBC News is reporting that she included similar remarks in her stump speech in West Virginia and Kentucky.


Big Dan said...

She's saying, "I'm hanging around in a mathematically impossible race...maybe Obama will get assassinated, that's why I'm not dropping out".

And Steve "whoring for Hillary" Corbett is immediately defending her, even though the implication is OBVIOUS!

Corbett: YOU STINK!

Anonymous said...

Even if her historical context was correct, it wasn't a good example. Bobby Kennedy and 1968 are remembered because he was asassinated, not because the campaign ran into the month of June (which it did).
Add to that the crack Hucksterbee made recently at the NRA convention about someone shooting at Obama (for which he actually apologized to his credit at least), and you can see why there'd be some heightened sensitivity. Just because something is accurate doesn't mean you should cite it even if used in context.

Big Dan said...

Obama will not pick Hillary as his VP, because you get "Billary" Bill Clinton along with that, and he wants to purge his administration from the Clinton cabal and their devisive Rovian tactics, and wants to divorce himself from the "old Democrats", and break up the Bush/Clinton's being in the White House since 1980.

1980 - Bush I VP

1984 - Bush I VP

1988 - Bush I president

1992 - Bill Clinton president.

1996 - Bill Clinton president.

2000 - Shrub president.

2004 - Shrub president.

If Hillary was president in 2008, it would be 32 straight years of Bush's & Clintons, like 2 Royal Families! I thought that's what we had the Revolution about!

Big Dan said...

You can tune in to Corbett, and he has "whoring for Hillary" all lined up with the latest: Obama smokes, Obama hired non-union, Obama is associated with Casey who disrespected a soldier, and like clockwork - defending the in defensible Hillary/RFK statement!

Tune in to Corbett, for "whoring for Hillary", there's something going on there, very suspicious, with Corbett's show anymore!

Big Dan said...

OH! I forgot: SEXISM! Sorry, Corbett!

Gee! According to Corbett, Hillary hasn't done anything wrong yet!

Like this RFK statement and making up that Bosnia sniper LIE!

Of course, he finds it in his heart to "forgive her" for those things, though. She "mis-spoke", "mis-remembered", "didn't mean it", mis-everthing!

Big Dan said...

I thought Hillary was "Rocky", too! When she was here, she compared herself to Rocky Balboa! When she went to Indiana, she had on a NASCAR suit and an Amish beard & corncob pipe when she was talking to the Amish. And I think she dressed up as a horse in Kentucky. What happened to Rocky and NEPA? And growing up shooting a gun on Lake Winola?

I have to give her credit, for reinventing herself from state to state, that takes guts.

Big Dan said...

She's the "David Bowie" of politicians!

Anonymous said...

Corbett is whoring for Hillary because his strong personality wife is making him. He is whipped and wrapped. I wonder is it sexist if you support someone just because they are a woman???

D.B. Echo said...

You know, it would be far more reasonable to interpret what she said as "The only way to stop me in this Primary race is to shoot me." Though the more obvious and reasonable way to interpret what she said was "It ain't over 'til it's over, and lots of Primaries have run until June, and just because Barack Obama and his media lapdogs want to anoint him and move on already and break out the fancty new graphics they've already designed doesn't mean I'm about to quit."

Hillary Hate is in full swing, as usual. The Obamanites are doing Karl Rove's work for him. Remember: Obama cannot win without the support of the people who are currently backing Hillary Clinton. Team Obama had better reign in its minions and start working on a strategy for winning in November. 'Cause they can still very easily pry Defeat out of the jaws of Victory.

Anonymous said...

How do you spell CUNT?

Anonymous said...

ANON 11:28

You spell it B U S H.

Anonymous said...

also she lied about Bill Clinton. He was far ahead by March of that year. Tsongas had dropped out and it was just him and Jerry Brown......

I know Hillary lie, go figure

Anonymous said...

Hillary lie, no never!?!

Anonymous said...

Vince Foster death, that was a suicide wasn't it? Clean shirt, left-handed with a gun in the right, and spunk in his drawers. Yah suicide.

D.B. Echo said...

Anonymous, where do you get your Vincent Foster facts? Rush Limbaugh or Karl Riove?

NEPAExpat said...

We all know the Junior Senator from NY has to stay in the race to have any chance to reimburse herself for the debts accumulated by the campaign. If she doesn't raise that money by x date, she cannot reimburse herself for the $10 million of her own money she planted into the campaign.

To make up for this money shortfall, after the campaign finally ends, there is an unsubstantiated rumor of a Talking Pantsuit Barbie. Unfortunately, one of the phrases will be "delegate math is hard".