Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Senator: Enough!

Hillary Clinton is evidently running for the Republican nomination for president. Monday, she met with Richard Mellon Scaife -- yes, the very architect and financier of the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy, the man behind the Whitewater hoax, the man who spent millions of dollars promoting the story that Hillary Rodham Clinton had Vince Foster murdered -- now the publisher of a commercially non-viable far right-wing vanity newspaper, and used the occasion to denounce Barack Obama for being a member of Jermiah Wright's church.

Today, I read this in the Washington Post: "[Like John McCain] Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has also started slapping the L-word on Obama, warning that his appeal among moderate voters will diminish as they become more aware of liberal positions he has taken in the past, such as calling for single-payer health care . . . ."

It's not very surprising that a recent poll finds that 28% of Clinton supporters would vote for John McCain if Obama is the nominee, since it has been the Clinton strategy for several weeks now to endorse John McCain over Obama.

This crosses the line. Clinton is betraying the Democratic Party, and the country, in what is now revealed as her utterly selfish, megalomaniacal pursuit of power for its own sake. She is a disciple of Karl Rove. The party leadership must make it clear, right now, that these tactics are intolerable, and that she will become a pariah within the party if this does not stop, now.

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