We have tired of the politics of fear dumped on us on a nearly daily basis from the Republican party and especially the Bush administration. It seems that whenever an important election approached, the White House would raise the terror alert. We liberals, Democrats, moderates, Independents and yes some Republicans have grown tired of being told that if we don't fear our own shadows that we are then accused as unpatriotic and not real Americans.
The last thing that I expected from a Democratic candidate was the Bush fear tactics but that is exactly what Hillary has been selling. Especially with this ad:
It's the kind of ad that you'd expect for John McCain and the fear mongering Republicans. This ad is such an insult, as if Barack Obama would pick up the phone in the middle of the night and just stammer and hang-up or something before hiding under his bed.
Something else to think about is this, "When in the past has Hillary Clinton gotten a 'red phone call' in the middle of the night to give her the experience in such instances?" She wouldn't have been the one to do that very thing under the Clinton administration. She wasn't the one responsible for making those late night decisions, Bill was. So if she can claim that as her evidence of experience for handling a late night crisis then it is indeed fair to hit her on NAFTA. She can't have it both ways.
By Hillary insinuating that Obama can't handle a crisis phone call is to insult his brilliant mind and more importantly his superior judgment which is a major asset in deciding what to do. As well as his calm and cool demeanor, I would feel safer knowing that an unflappable, collected, calm president would be taking such a phone call than an impulsive president with poor judgment--which would be Hillary.
When her judgment was most important she chose to give Bush a blank check to war in Iraq. I was a lowly history student in college at the time when we were leading up to the Iraq invasion and even I knew that the vote she made would give Bush a blank check. I knew that Bush was impulsive and was looking to invade Iraq, he was looking for any excuse and her vote helped bring his war mongering to pass. That is terrible judgment and that doesn't give me any comfort that she would be able to have the right judgment to decide what to do with that 3 a.m. phone call.
And who wants to vote for a president who dismisses hope and inspiration while scaring the shit out of us by saying that if we don't vote for Hillary that we and our children will be killed. That is not the politics of the Democratic party that I know. I am tired of being told that the world and the future of America is dark, full of doom and gloom. I've grown weary of being told that America can't have change and an excellent national security at the same time. I think we can have them both and Obama is the balanced candidate to deliver those two things. All Hillary is telling us is that everything sucks and she is the only "realist" and therefore we must stick with the status quo. Well I have news for Hillary, the status quo over the last 8 years hasn't helped us very much.
It is ironic that Hillary is playing the fear card in this election when in 2006 she said the following,
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday accused Republicans of "playing the fear card" of terrorism to win elections and said Democrats cannot keep quiet if they want to win in November.
Hillary Clinton. The candidate who wants to exploit your fears and emotions to win. Yet another example of how the Clinton's will do anything to win. They have no shame in their tactics. Barack has been trying to take the high road and continually Hillary has been trying to drag him down into her world of gutter, scored Earth politics.
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