Bill and Hillary Clinton are no strangers to the power of innuendo. Last week when she was asked whether she thought Obama was Muslim she said no, “I take him on the basis of what he says. And, you know, there isn’t any reason to doubt that.”
Hmm, she didn’t firmly reject or denounce the issue. Her failure to do so, the “you know” left the door open for doubt to creep in.
Hillary knows her supporters, she knows that fear works, even if there is no basis for that fear. She knows that fear of Muslims plays in middle America. Hillary knows and she has no scruples about using that fear. Hillary is not a statesman or a diplomat – she is a survivor and when down she will kick back without regard to what it does to her country.
And she is lucky – if she needs to play nice she has a mouth piece named Bill -also a survivor. Someone we know had no compunction about playing with words to make people jump through hoops so he could survive. He knows how to say something just so – say it in a way to look sincere even though he is lying.
Now Bill Clinton suggests a Hillary/McCain ticket would be a contest between “two people who love this country” without “all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.”
A little phrase, open to so much speculation. He plays with us, as she plays with us, and by us I mean U.S. And just to make it clear where I stand – when Bill Clinton says “our politics” he sure as hell is not referring to mine.
I agree with retired Air Force General Tony McPeak, “current co-chair of Obama’s presidential campaign who, compared former President Bill Clinton to Joseph McCarthy Friday in response to comments Clinton made earlier in the day that appeared to question Obama’s patriotism. ‘It sounds more like McCarthy,’ McPeak said. ‘I grew up, I was going to college when Joe McCarthy was accusing good Americans of being traitors, so I’ve had enough of it.'”
Me too. I’ve had enough.
Here is Bill’s full quote: “I think it would be a great thing if we had an election between two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interests of the country and people could actually ask themselves who is right on the issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.” Read the Huffington Post article here.