GOP. Enjoy the Show but Take Notes

by Mike on February 22, 2007

in Politics

When Barack Obama supporter David Geffen recently spoke to New York’s worst newspaper, he actually had the audacity to claim that She Who Must Not Be Named is ambitious and polarizing. In addition, he also pointed out that

“Everybody in politics lies, but they [the Clintons] do it with such ease, it’s troubling,”

Apparently, a smear this scandalous required the Junior Senator to pull out her patented negative attack play, a tactic usually reserved for Republicans when she wants to avoid exposing her real thoughts on an issue. After whining about Geffen’s “negative attacks,” She Who Must Not Be Named’s campaign demanded that Obama denounce Geffen’s statements and fire him.

Recognizing this tactic for what it was, Obama’s campaign rapidly responded with this little gem:

“We aren’t going to get in the middle of a disagreement between the Clintons and someone who was once one of their biggest supporters. It is ironic that the Clintons had no problem with David Geffen when was raising them $18 million and sleeping at their invitation in the Lincoln bedroom. It is also ironic that Senator Clinton lavished praise on Monday and is fully willing to accept today the support of South Carolina State Sen. Robert Ford, who said if Barack Obama were to win the nomination, he would drag down the rest of the Democratic Party because ‘he’s black.’”

Now that is how it’s done! Without hesitation, team Obama called out her majesty, both on her hypocrisy and her own questionable associations. No irrational fear of negative media coverage. No “new tone” nonsense. Just good old-fashioned rapid response.

Over the next year, the Democrat frontrunner will provide plenty of fodder to her foes in both parties. When she pulls this nonsense against the Republican nominee, that person had better take a cue from Obama by hitting back and then returning to her weak spot, issues. In the meantime, let’s just enjoy the infighting.

Now comes the icing on the cake. Apparently She Who Must Not Be Named’s hysterical overreaction was more than just amusing. According to Nikki Finke, it was also false. Obama can’t fire Geffen because he isn’t a member of the Obama campaign. Looks like someone is fibbing.

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abu ameerah February 22, 2007 at 8:52 am

hillary clinton is worse than her philandering husband if you ask me…

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thelonedrifter February 22, 2007 at 9:03 am

When you’re wrong, it’s usually just about impossible to get along with anybody, even the other wrong people. That’s why the democrats have such a hard time picking their nominee every year/

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Ryan February 22, 2007 at 9:17 am

She Who Must Not Be Named is so petty and mean that the press could not help but at one point notice and have to do a story on how nasty she can be– at least that’s what everyone who knows her has to say about her (unless they can advance their career and/or influence at her behest).

Go Barack! Split those differences in the Democrat party all you want. He’s pretty much the “I like puppies, peace, and having you pay more taxes” candidate with no substance but a “clean” look according to Joe Biden. I was hoping Gore would come into to upset the Nameless One with Democractic fundraisers, but Barack is doing enough damage already. People are going to be so sick of her before Ferbuary of 2008, but Mike is right– Republicans pay attention or she just might beat you!

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