Hillary Clinton is one of the biggest threats to our country. This much has been obvious for quite some time. We’ve long known that she is pro-censorship, opposes our right to free speech, and supports the use of preemptive force. Based on these points, along with the rest of her bizarre political opinions, we can tell she is dangerous. Unfortunately, as she continues her bid for the Democratic nomination, we are coming to realize she is even more dangerous than we could have imagined.
The 2008 Presidential election holds more promise for our country than an election has in a long time. A true visionary is once again running for office. Now I am slightly biased given that Obama is a fellow midwesterner, but I challenge anyone who has ever heard him speak to deny that this man truly has this country’s best interests at heart. Far and away from the usual crop of power hungry money grubbing scum bags that litter capitol hill (and yes, they do occur with equal frequency on both sides of the aisle), Obama has brought with him a vision of what America could be. He makes you believe that politicians like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln are not simple a thing of the past, but still live among us. He makes you believe that, much like his esteemed forebears, he is willing to put this country before himself. He doesn’t want to assume the office of President and all the power that comes with it, he feels a calling to serve America as President and to take on all of the responsibilities associated with it.
Unfortunately for all of us, Hillary Clinton hates America. Since Obama was unwilling to stoop as low into the gutter of politics as she was, she has now decided to fabricate a feud for the media. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the media is buying it. Contrary to the sensationalist headlines Obama hasn’t traded any “barbs” with Clinton, that is unless you subscribe to some form of twisted logic which classifies polite and simple refusals to get involved in an argument as a “barb”.
No, the truth here is that Clinton is desperate to hurt Obama’s image. She knows she cannot run on her own merits, especially for the Democratic party, so she is trying to besmirch Obama’s name. Her attempts would be laughable if it weren’t for the idiocy of the popular media. The modern media moguls are so thirsty for ratings (and the advertising revenue that goes with it) that they are more than willing to help Hilary build up a conflict that really isn’t there at all.
The entire situation revolves around Obama having won over a former Clinton supporter, David Geffen. Geffen decided that he no longer trusted the Clintons enough to front them in the next Democratic primary and Presidential election and so publically announced his reasons for leaving Clinton for Obama along with donating to Obama’s campaign.
The proof that this fight doesn’t even exist comes about pretty easily. First of all ask yourself this: Have you ever seen Geffen’s supposed attack against Clinton? It is surprisingly difficult to find in full. Damning excerpts are provided by many news outlets because it is always easier to twist the truth by taking things out of context. When I actually did find a full quotation I was surprised to find sound yet respectful criticism, not an attack. In fact, the most often quoted comment actually praises Clinton:
Not since the Vietnam War has there been this level of disappointment in the behavior of America throughout the world, and I don’t think that another incredibly polarizing figure, no matter how smart she is and no matter how ambitious she is — and God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton? — can bring the country together.
It is clear that Geffen doesn’t approve of Clinton but how can calling her smart and ambitious be construed as an insult or attack? Perhaps Hilary doesn’t believe she possesses these characteristics, and thus is angry at Geffen for applying labels she doesn’t deserve, but in all seriousness Geffen is just admitting that he no longer has faith in Clintons to unite America. While this truth may hurt Hilary, it is hardly an attack. It is simply a matter of his personal, and respectful, opinion.
None of this matters to Hilary. She is out to steal the Democratic nomination at all costs. This would be bad enough during any election, given that she does not represent any of the core ideals of the Democratic party, but it is even worse during this election. Her attempts to destroy Obama’s campaign through the use of lies and media manipulation should be criminal. I only hope America has the presence of mind to see through her disguise and understand her for what she really is; a threat to the American way and an assailant of one of this nation’s most promising political figures in many years.