Radical/Progressive Queer News and Commentary
from Memphis, Tennessee
Monday, May 05, 2008
Hillary/McCain? Hillary Agrees with John McCain
Sometimes it seems like Hillary Clinton is running to be John McCain's running mate! She praised his "experience" over her Democratic rival, Barack Obama; She stole John McCain's gas tax cut gimmick; she is prepared to extend the "war on terror" to Iran. While the DNC, and Barack Obama, have been blasting John McCain for supporting keeping U.S. troops in Iraq for 50 or 100 years, now we find out that Hillary Clinton agrees with JOHN McCAIN!
Three years ago, during an appearance on CBS, Sen. Hillary Clinton stated that she agreed with the overarching premise of John McCain's Iraq policy: that America's commitment to the war shouldn't be based on time frames but rather on the level of troop casualties. She even cited, as McCain now regularly does, that the United States would be well suited to follow a model for troop presence based on South Korea, Japan, or Germany.
"Senator McCain made the point earlier today, which I agree with, and that is, it's not so much a question of time when it comes to American military presence for the average American; I include myself in this. But it is a question of casualties," said Clinton. "We don't want to see our young men and women dying and suffering these grievous injuries that so many of them have. We've been in South Korea for 50-plus years. We've been in Europe for 50-plus. We're still in Okinawa with respect to protection there coming out of World War II."
QUESTION: IF Hillary steals the Democratic nomination, how can the Democrats attack John McCain for his statement that U.S. troops could remain in Iraq for 50 or 100 years when Hillary Clinton agreed with him in 2005? Hillary Clinton UNDERMINES the most powerful ad the DNC has running against John McCain!!
Clinton has run a right-wing racist campaign of fear against Obama. In Indiana, Clinton is sending out mailers attacking Barack Obama for supporting GUN CONTROL! She has proven she will go as low as she can to demonize Barack Obama, I would not be suprised if she starts attacking Obama for supporting "abortion on demand"!
Since Hillary Clinton cannot mathmatically "win" the Democratic nomination, her campaign is planning to launch the "nuclear option" to force the DNC rules committee to change the rules the Clinton campaign agreed to and count the delegates she "won" in Florida and Michigan, which would increase the total number of delegates needed for either candidate to get the nomination and drag the Democratic Primary past June 3.
Why doesn't Hillary Clinton just switch to the GOP ticket and run as John McCain's running mate? Either way, she is basically campaigning WITH the Republicans to beat Barack Obama.