Barack Obama bit back against the Clintons last night in the South Carolina debate and both Hillary and Bill couldn’t be happier that the young senator was so inexperienced as to attack their attack machine without enough purpose or forethought.
I argue Barack had no other choice but to stand up to the bully Clintons: Some sort of defensive attack is better than just continuing to offer up your belly for the gutting. However, I do wish he’d gone even further and made Bill’s presidency the focus of his attacks on Hillary because that’s what the Clintons are risking Obama won’t do: Remind the nation of Bill’s immoral weaknesses and Hillary’s compliance with her husband’s cheating on her in the White House so she can advance her own dark, political, desires.
The Clintons are counting on the hope that Barack won’t stoop to their level and get vicious and personal and accusatory like them. The Clintons are daring Barack to break his promise of Hope for a better tomorrow and if he does attack them, they will attack him right back as being duplicitous and phony. They are boxing in Barack.
Time is running out for an Obama breakout and the Clintons are praying they can keep him down long enough to run up the delegate account just enough to forever bay him with their braying. Moral people don’t understand why it is sometimes necessary to get “down and dirty” and fight back harder than those trying to tear down your beauty and goodness. Moral people believe fighting back is unseemly and uncouth and that’s just the response haters like the Clintons bet on in their planned puncturings.
Those in the democrat party that now claim everyone needs to get along and let go of the attacks are Clinton supporters. By calling time-out on the attacks in the “spirit of reconciliation” they don’t allow Obama back in the fight to right himself. This is no time for getting along. The time to fight is now. Barack better soon learn sometimes morality requires punching — and the one to teach him is his wife Michelle. She’s a tough street fighter and she seems to understand the need to be proactive and not defensive.
Let Michelle go after Hillary as Bill has gone after Barack: Dare Hillary to condescend to a Black Woman who is her equal and, in many ways, her intellectual and moral superior.
Barack needs to wonder back and ask America if we are ready to return to Bill’s philandering ways. Do we want Bill back in the White House to roam free with slobbering interns and cigars and peppermint Altoids? Do we really want a woman in the White House who stays married to a confirmed cheater, intern predator, perjurer, and impeached president just so she can take her turn in the bully pulpit?
If Bill is going to punch Barack in the nose, Barack needs to smash the guy right back and Hillary is just as big a bully — but since boys don’t hit girls — Barack has to use Bill to smash Hillary just as Hillary is using Bill to smash Barack.
The Clintons have now brought the democrat process into the gutter and they’re packing the mud on their precious tar baby that they cannot wait to kill. Barack better not accept the errand-boy role of Vice-President to Hillary or he’ll never escape their vainglorious clutches. Obama needs to wake up! He needs to take them on — BOTH of them — and tell the truth and bloody his knuckles as the Clintons have bloodied him.
Obama is running against the Bill and Hillary machine and he risks being eaten alive by their greater mechanisms and darker deeds — but he can’t complain about it — Obama needs to face them head-on and eviscerate them with their own record of deceit and complicity against a trusting nation. Obama must make it clear that a vote for Hillary is a vote for Bill — and a horrible return to the political polarization of America that successfully gave us the rotting, twice-stolen, dearth-and-death presidency of the junior Bush.