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Hillary “deeply dismayed” by our stupidity

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Hillary Clinton has caught quite a bit of flack for her chilling remarks to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader which seemed to allude to the possibility of opponent Barack Obama being whacked before the primary was over. She did issue an apology on May 23 but it was of the typical sorry you misinterpreted me and got so mad variety. You see, Hillary is the type of person who never feels the need to apologize for anythingever. If a statement she makes offends us, it is because we are simply too dense to follow her superior intellect. So days after her apology, in true form, Hillary is now blaming US for all the controversy:

“Almost immediately, some took my comments entirely out of context and interpreted them to mean something completely different — and completely unthinkable,” Clinton wrote in an article published in the New York Daily News, whose publisher, Mort Zuckerman, is a longtime friend of the Clintons.

“I want to set the record straight: I was making the simple point that given our history, the length of this year’s primary contest is nothing unusual,” Clinton said. She went on to say that she “was deeply dismayed and disturbed” that her comment about Kennedy’s shooting would be construed as anything other than a historical reference.

Okey dokey Sen. Clinton — since you feel so unloved and misunderstood, let’s revisit the remarks that you made, starting with TIME Magazine back in March:

TIME: Can you envision a point at which–if the race stays this close–Democratic Party elders would step in and say, “This is now hurting the party and whoever will be the nominee in the fall”?

CLINTON: No, I really can’t. I think people have short memories. Primary contests used to last a lot longer. We all remember the great tragedy of Bobby Kennedy being assassinated in June in L.A. My husband didn’t wrap up the nomination in 1992 until June. Having a primary contest go through June is nothing particularly unusual.

Then with the Argus Leader:

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out.

Under what context does this NOT look like a reference to a dead Obama? In both instances she brings up her husband and RFK. In both cases she is clearly saying “Hey, there’s still plenty of reason for hope — I could stage a dramatic comeback or my opponent could be gunned down.” There’s no other way to read it. Add to this the fact that the remarks in both instances are very similar in their wording indicating that she has rehearsed this a time or two. The woman has obviously pondered this, folks. I would imagine that It has been factored in as a definite possibility during strategy sessions in Clinton’s campaign war-room. I can only imagine what her flow charts look like.

On another note: WHY didn’t either TIME Magazine or Argus Leader follow up on the remarks at the time she made them? In both instances they essentially nodded their heads in agreement as if the potential rubbing-off of her opponent made perfect sense. Is it because of fear and intimidation that Hillary get’s so many marshmallows tossed at her in interviews?

If so, I have a suggestion: remember the behind the scenes footage for the very first Indiana Jones movie where they explained how they put a transparent sheet of glass between Harrison Ford and that scary cobra so that it couldn’t really harm him? The snake was still very frightening and all but there was no way it could strike through the glass to sink it’s deadly fangs into the interviewe… um… action hero.

Just a thought…

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well said.

I don’t know who she looks upon as being credible “supporters” anymore. I’m “white working class” but have a college degree, so she has ix-nayed me from the list :(

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