There’s a new mortal sin in American politics: criticizing Hillary Clinton.
Nobody’s allowed to do it.
Certainly none of her opponents. If they dare to, Hillary sends in one of her boys, who practically accuses them of being un-American.
In January, without ever mentioning Hillary’s name and before she was even a candidate, John Edwards dared to express the view that silence on the Iraq War was “betrayal.” Ignoring the substance of Edwards’ speech, Clinton gun slinger Howard Wolfson immediately shot from the hip, attacking him for waging a negative campaign:
“In 2004, John Edwards used to constantly brag about running a positive campaign. Today, he has unfortunately chosen to operate his campaign with political attacks on Democrats who are fighting the Bush administration’s Iraq policy.”
If you like the idea of censorship of critical political speech, you’ll love Hillary Clinton as President.
To Hillary, open political discourse apparently means that her opponents and their surrogates are free to compliment her. If they do otherwise, it’s off with their heads.
Not even supporters of Hillary’s opponents are allowed to disparage her. If they do, the wrath of Hillary surfaces and it is not a pretty sight.
The latest sinner is Hollywood superstar David Geffen. Geffen used to be an avid supporter of the Clintons – he raised over $18 million for them in the past. But no more. Now the Dreamworld founder is backing Obama – and he’s not afraid to say so.
That’s why Hillary wants him banished to political Siberia.
Geffen gave an interview to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. Here’s a few tidbits from him that apparently rankled Hillary:
“...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.”
“Obama is inspirational, and he’s not from the Bush royal family or the Clinton royal family. “
“It’s not a very big thing to say, ‘I made a mistake’ on the war, and typical of Hillary Clinton that she can’t,”
Geffen also call Bill Clinton “a reckless guy” who “gave his enemies a lot of ammunition to hurt him and to distract the country.”
Hillary was outraged at what she called these ‘vicious’ and ‘personal’ attacks against her and her husband by Geffen.
Vicious? Those comments were vicious?