Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Surprise! Bill Clinton is a Liar

Much of the coverage of last night's debate evenly disparages Hilary and Obama for the tone and accusations. But let's be clear that Obama had no choice but to respond as he did.

Not only have the Clintons repeatedly injected race into to this race, the last week Bill Clinton has been out right lying. And as usual (as with Bush), most of the press is lying down and rolling over and acting as stenographers.

But here's is a Washington Post blog, Fact Checker, which lays out the facts and gives the Clinotns 2 Pinocchios which signifies "Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people."

Do we really want to go back to when the Democrats were known as having a causal relationship with the truth? (what the meaning of is, is)

Obama wants to do things differently. But, as Kerry learned when he was swiftboated, you can't let lies go unanswered. Obama had NO CHOICE but to defend himself. He is NOT responsible for the tone.

Even Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Rahm Emmanuel have told Bill in "heated conversations" to pipe down. See Jonathon Alter's piece in Newsweek.

So think on this -
  1. The Clintons are behaving like the worst element of the Republicans by using swiftboating attacks.
  2. If Hillary is our nominee, that would mean that since 1988 - for 20 years and beyond - we would have a Bush or Clinton in the White House. We are not a monarchy. To avoid just this type of corruption, we fought a revolution.

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