The meltdown approacheth: “Shame on you, Barack Obama”

posted at 1:45 pm on February 24, 2008 by Allahpundit

No China Syndrome yet but we’re getting closer. I haven’t seen the fliers she’s on about so I’m not sure how valid her complaint is that Obama’s distorting her health-care plan to make it sound more draconian; given the fact that she’s flirted publicly with the idea of garnishing people’s wages to pay for it, I’m guessing not very. But never mind that. I promised you schadenfreude and schadenfreude you shall have. Read every last word of this. An hors d’oeuvre:

Morale is low. After 13 months of dawn-to-dark seven-day weeks, the staff is exhausted. Some have taken to going home early — 9 p.m. — turning off their BlackBerrys, and polishing off bottles of wine, several senior staff members said.

Last debate before the do-or-die in Texas and Ohio is on Tuesday night. Brass knuckles coming out?

Update: YouTube’s down at the moment so here’s the CNN version of the clip. Click the image to watch.

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Leave the gun, take the cannolis Obama.

Chuck Schick on February 24, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Exiting gracefully? Maybe the next debate will be worth watching.

koolbrease on February 24, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Leave the gun, take the cannolis Obama.

Chuck Schick on February 24, 2008 at 1:50 PM

That sums it up nicely

TOPV on February 24, 2008 at 1:56 PM

If I was Hillary Clinton, I would pull the Tammy Fay Bakker nuclear option. She needs to get a big pimp cross around her neck, tacky make up, vintage clothing, and start promising to heal everyone.

ninjapirate on February 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

She’s bent on damaging Obama to cost him the election.

William Amos on February 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

She looks wan and pale. A checkup may be in order. Does she have health insurance?

a capella on February 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

If she had rolled them up and smacked Obama on the nose, she could not be more ridiculous.

Mommynator on February 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

She kinda looks like a harpy in that photoall the time.

amkun on February 24, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Texas TV is Obamaland. Every single talk show, political show, and news round-up is ObamaROCKS! The SNL sketch of the Obama/Hillary debate wasn’t far off the mark. Obama was here, Obama was there, Obama said, Obama did, Obama Obama Obama, oh yeah, Hillary was there someplace. I don’t think I’ve even heard McCain’s name mentioned in the last four or five days here.

Prediction: Obama takes Texas by 12-15 points. Change might be an empty suit, but it seems to be made out of Kevlar.

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 2:03 PM

She looks wan and pale. A checkup may be in order. Does she have health insurance?

a capella on February 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

People think McCain is a little too old you think Hillary’s looks will improve in the next 8 years ? The Clinton’s KNOW the window of opportunity for her is very short.

William Amos on February 24, 2008 at 2:04 PM

AP, I dunno, man. You’re feeling schadenfreude from this? This isn’t the way I wanted to see Hillary go down.

I just.. can’t stop feeling bad for her, y’know?

amkun on February 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM

The telling thing is that Hillary doesn’t think forcing people to buy insurance is “draconian.” Those who don’t have health insurance and can “afford it” (a completely subjective determination) will be forced under penalty of fine and to get some. If they still don’t pay, the chances are excellent that the IRS will be called in to the collection process (who else is going to do it?)

It’s kind of weird that Obama is going after her on mandates since most lefties think that’s the only way to cover everyone. Fortunately, they’re virtually the only ones who think forced purchasing of a government regulated product is fair, equitable, and in keeping with the spirit of America.

rick moran on February 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM

She really should clobber him with the Weatherman stuff. It’d piss off the hardcore lefties, but the Reagan Democrats would drop Obama like a stone.

Iblis on February 24, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Mamma is mad, and daddy is hiding.

Who is the nodding stand-in for Bubba in the background? Why does she always need a man standing next to her? Doesn’t her paid staff know how that looks?

Hillary continues to throw away her campaign by coming off as petty, unprofessional and emotionally disturbed. The only way she can beat the Hussein Obamas is if loony Michelle gets to bat the rest of the game.

Hening on February 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM

a capella on February 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM
The best our money can buy…
Is it me or are her hips getting wider?
Getting mad seems a mistake for her, it brings out everything unlikable about Ms. Klinton; and makes Obama look calm, cool, everything that wins the popularity contest.

christophercube on February 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

Change might be an empty suit, but it seems to be made out of Kevlar.

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Heh! I like that one.

Weight of Glory on February 24, 2008 at 2:11 PM

She really should clobber him with the Weatherman stuff.

Iblis on February 24, 2008 at 2:07 PM

I was thinking about that myself. It’s really her only chance right now. Then I remembered she’s a friggin’ Clinton; she’s probably got worse skeletons in her closet – maybe it’s best not to open that door.

amkun on February 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

She’s bent on damaging Obama to cost him the election.

William Amos on February 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

If that was true, there’s a lot more she could have tried, or could still try. She’s repeatedly waddled up to the brink of staging a real attack – for instance, escalating from “I’m the experienced one” to “he’s dangerous for the party and the country” – only to hang fire. If she hadn’t been over-confident, and didn’t also happen to be almost as far left as Obama is in a party that’s moved left since when her husband first ran, she’d have been hitting him like that since the middle of last year. It’s rather late to start now.

CK MacLeod on February 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

So who’s the bobblehead doll behind her? He cracked me up.

amkun on February 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM

I can stop. But I do know what you mean.

Is it me or are her hips getting wider?

They may or may not be, but the that’s an out-of-aspect-ratio stretched clip, which makes everyone look chunkier than they are.

Typhoon on February 24, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Wow…listening to her rant on like that gave me a tingly feeling that went up my leg…ooops…channeling Chrissie..But seriously, one has to wonder what she has to lose by going on an all out assault against the Messiah. She has nothing to lose and if anything, it may just slap some sense into Dems with the question:”What the he&& are you nominating???”

CapitalistPig on February 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

she’s probably got worse skeletons in her closet – maybe it’s best not to open that door.

amkun on February 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

The whole world knows Her Thighness has worse in her closet. But they think Obamessiah is a pure as the wind driven snow. She’s gotta puncture that and say, look he’s not what he says he is. The real problem with this is that this would be an attack from the right and that won’t sit well with the nutroot base.

Iblis on February 24, 2008 at 2:22 PM

She will bow out, endorse him, and play all her revenge cards from her Senate seat. Revenge is best served cold.

So how long until the divorce?

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 2:23 PM

gotta love it..

can’t get the video to work for some reason. :(

Chakra Hammer on February 24, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Prediction: Obama takes Texas by 12-15 points. Change might be an empty suit, but it seems to be made out of Kevlar.

Limerick,

I don’t know about that. I live in South Texas…and the Hillary event I attended was about as big Obama’s. He might win because metro areas like Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Remember is Texas is also rural, however. The small towns haven’t been Obamafied. She’ll take that. I really doubt he wins by 12 to 15 points.

terryannonline on February 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM

She’s just begging people to acknowledge she’s the most liberal.

SouthernGent on February 24, 2008 at 2:34 PM

terryannonline on February 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Good points. I admit to being a DFW resident so my view might be skewed toward the metroTexans.

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 2:35 PM

She rarely uses phrases like “when I’m president” anymore.

awwwww

windansea on February 24, 2008 at 2:38 PM

What might conceivably shake up the race would be if what’s showing in Rasmussen’s tracking poll – McCain ahead of both Obama and Clinton nationally, and by similar margins – turns out to be more than a blip, and crops up consistently in other polls.

The Gallup tracking poll has also shown the race tight among Democrats nationally. And serious analysis of the electoral math has also suggested, despite all the hype and despite the emotional defeatism among some conservatives, that McCain looks rather well positioned for the general.

The fact that Obama has consistently looked better than Hillary in head-to-heads has in my opinion been a significant underlying factor in sustaining Obamamania, in my opinion, especially with the fervency of Obama’s supporters beginning to turn into a negative, and with scrutiny of who and what he really is intensifying. If suddenly Obama starts to look less electable than Hillary, with his momentum gone and questions arising about his platform, his past, and his actual rather than advertised likely appeal to independents and relatively conservative Democrats, then the ground might begin to shift.

Say it’s a month from now, Hillary has not been blown out in OH and TX, PN is still on the horizon, and nationwide polls put Obama at best even with her in head-to-heads with McCain, and worse in battleground and big states. We could still get the Democratic crack-up.

Barack’s like an NBA team whose 25 point 3rd Quarter lead is now in the 10s. It could still be a blowout, but not if momentum really does change jerseys.

It’s not over til it’s over.

CK MacLeod on February 24, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Mamma is mad, and daddy is hiding.

Who is the nodding stand-in for Bubba in the background?

Hening on February 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM

That guy is cringing and twitching like Hillary’s speech is giving him a ‘screaming wife flashback’.

rockbend on February 24, 2008 at 2:42 PM

So what happens if he does knock her out? The Dems have been keeping the kook faction in the weeds since the ‘Betrayus’ fiasco. Can Barak keep them there, or are they going to run amok in celebration? Barak has to run back to the center for the general. How is he going to cork the kooks between now and then?

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 2:44 PM

(Shoulda been PA not PN – Pennsylvania – I always get that abbreviation wrong!)

CK MacLeod on February 24, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Barak is peaking right now. THe one thing about running an emotional campaign is that it cant go on forever as passions cant be kept at a peak level for long periods of time. Barak can only push things so far before it becomes tiresome and unfresh.

William Amos on February 24, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Does she have health insurance?

a capella on February 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

You can bet your last dollar they’re covered. And, gasp, its a government plan. Imagine.

DMeNTe on February 24, 2008 at 2:53 PM

The small towns haven’t been Obamafied.

I haven’t seen signs for any pres. candidate! I’ve been thinking about driving up and down neighborhood streets to see if I can spot even one. There are plenty of signs for local candidates…

MamaAJ on February 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM

So what happens if he does knock her out? The Dems have been keeping the kook faction in the weeds since the ‘Betrayus’ fiasco. Can Barak keep them there, or are they going to run amok in celebration? Barak has to run back to the center for the general. How is he going to cork the kooks between now and then?

He won’t be able to.
The kooks on kos are already talking about how if they say something on the website, three days later obama is doing it.
The honestly believe that “obama has a paid staffer who lurks on kos looking for good ideas”
That is a direct quote from one of the posts.
They want to set up a “response team” to get out the meme if he is attacked by the right.
They will be hurtful to his campaign imo.

ArmyAunt on February 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Limerick,

Barak has to run back to the center for the general. How is he going to cork the kooks between now and then?

I would be very surprised if he even gives any thought to “running to the center”. He’s never had to before, for one, and his left-wing fringe cheerleaders would be outraged. I’m convinced he really is the “McGovern” candidate.

Spiny Norman on February 24, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Spiny Norman on February 24, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Well, if he stays left for the general, he will be McGovern.
Can’t see him doing that though. Then again I didn’t think McCain would be our candidate either.

Gonna be a long long summer.

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 3:06 PM

One of the wonderful events of this Sunday will be the Academy Awards. GWB bashing will take back seat to Obamalove vs Hillarybashing. I won’t watch em, but sure looking forward to the clips tomorrow.

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 3:16 PM

THe one thing about running an emotional campaign is that it cant go on forever as passions cant be kept at a peak level for long periods of time. Barak can only push things so far before it becomes tiresome and unfresh.

William Amos on February 24, 2008 at 2:51 PM

He’s been trying to prove for a few weeks now that he’s more than a pet rock. So far his attempts to do so have been uneven at best, while his negatives have been becoming more apparent. He’s just been lucky that Hillary – for all her droning on about her supposed credentials and competence – is only slightly more than a pet rock, and an intrinsically less attractive one.

CK MacLeod on February 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM

She is allowed to defend herself…don’t be a part of the dismiss attacks on Obama train…or it will leave the country at the station.

tomas on February 24, 2008 at 3:27 PM

There’s one way for Hillary to play this. At the last debate she talked about how proud she was to be on the same stage with Senator Obama.

Now she can come back and say what a fool she was, how she thought he was better than this, that she fell for him and was seduced by his charms just as voters have been falling for him all over America.

Don’t be fooled again!

Buy Danish on February 24, 2008 at 3:29 PM

We all have been waiting for this, haven’t we? HClinton finding some stray maguffin to get spittin mad over?
Mailers/posters. Oh my. Her getting mad at deceitful campaign materials. Golly. Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

Doug on February 24, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Limerick on February 24, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Yep, it is definitely Obamamania here. I don’t think you are to far off with your 15% point prediction. Obama was even airing commercials on Rush all last week.

Nothing funnier than listening to Rush rail on Obama and then the very next commercial after he is done is an Obama spot.

Vigilante on February 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton angrily accused her Democratic rival Saturday of deliberately misrepresenting her positions on NAFTA and health care in mass mailings to voters, adding, “Shame on you, Barack Obama.”

Hillary wants it both ways on NAFTA, one for her husband, and one for her, the candidate only.

Schadenfreude? It’s on us, unfortunately.

Entelechy on February 24, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Sorry, forgot the link to the quote.

Entelechy on February 24, 2008 at 4:24 PM

I just.. can’t stop feeling bad for her, y’know?

amkun on February 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM

Put some ointment on it. It will go away, trust me.

fourstringfuror on February 24, 2008 at 4:28 PM

I noticed she still had to get Carl Rove’s name in there. (do you think people are tired of that excuse yet?)

R D on February 24, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Hillary is going for the suicide throw.

BKennedy on February 24, 2008 at 4:50 PM

ninjapirate on February 24, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Heh. I guess it is on. That was actually quite good.

terryannonline on February 24, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Clinton needs to drop out….and go independent. Take it to November.

ninjapirate on February 24, 2008 at 4:59 PM

ninjapirate on February 24, 2008 at 4:59 PM

OMG! I hadn’t thought of that. She has a lot supporters so she could. And if the Democratic Party tells her not to she can say well I won California, New York, Florida (even though the delegates aren’t seated), Mass., New Jersey, and if she wins Texas also… she can say why shouldn’t I?

terryannonline on February 24, 2008 at 5:02 PM

OMG! I hadn’t thought of that.

If she would have kept triangulating and played being a DLC democrat, it would work. Now there’s not that much difference between them, though she can keep hammering that Obama stole all her ideas.

ninjapirate on February 24, 2008 at 5:09 PM

ninjapirate on February 24, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Won’t happen.

For it to happen, there’d have to be some sort of substantive policy difference between them; something other than personality for her to hang it on. Since there isn’t, she’d be a pariah on the left if she were to do it, since the only result would be to split the Democrat vote and elect McCain.

Typhoon on February 24, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Nothing funnier than listening to Rush rail on Obama and then the very next commercial after he is done is an Obama spot.

Vigilante on February 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Are you sure you’re not confusing Rush’s parodies, like the parody of the South Carolina beauty queen saying she’s for Obama, with real ads???

Buy Danish on February 24, 2008 at 5:43 PM

Update: YouTube’s down at the moment

What is this, Pakistan?

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 24, 2008 at 6:01 PM

Brass knuckles coming out?

Hit him where it hurts.

Hillary should show up wearing Spock ears.

fogw on February 24, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Shillary is now at the place where she is desperately grasping for any straw she can get her hands on, and she is coming up empty-handed each time.

She knows Midnight is approaching.

pilamaye on February 24, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Ah yes, the victimhood tactic shows up once again. Waaaa. Hillary’s really not anyone to lecture someone on dirty politics, but at least she’s improved her acting skills.

CP on February 24, 2008 at 6:49 PM

HERE is an analysis of the mailings by FactCheck.org.
“We find that a mailer criticizing her position on trade is indeed misleading. One that attacks her health care plan we have previously described as straining the facts, though not exactly “false.”

LINK to the NAFTA mailer.

LINK to the healthcare mailer.

They are bad scans but more readable if you download the pictures to view on your own computer.

JoeRed on February 24, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Here is something truly shameful that Hillary could and should use to go after Obama.

Obama campaigned for Odinga in 2006 (which is inappropriate in itself), and, if we are to believe these accounts, he plotted to install Sharia law in Kenya.

Read it all, including the burning of Kikuyu church a la Rwanda. (Of course even that detail puts Hillary on the defensive since Bill and Albright’s Rwanda policy was a disaster.)

Here’s more.

Buy Danish on February 24, 2008 at 7:47 PM

March,4 is getting closer,for all the meaning it could be
shakespear,beware the ides of March,Hillary!

Did anyone pick out Hillarys theme song yet,maybe
something twisted.Like Stand by your man,I beg your
pardon,hehe I never promised you the “Rose Garden”!

And,we know Hillary,ain’t over till it comes from
Hillary’s lips,her in person in front of the microphone.

And,it would be better to go against Hillary in the general
Nov.4th,I agree.However Obama supporters have thrown a monkey wrench into that operation as we already know,so
Hillary won’t get the nominee,and therefore won’t brag
how she lost by a few votes,or that the VRWC stole it from her!

And I still say,posted a while back. That at the DNC convention theres going to be feud,Obama supporters who
are trying to bring the Liberal Democrats in the Party up
to the 21st.century.Hillary,AL Sharpton,Jesse Jackson on
the otherhand want the Party stuck in the 1960′s as “the struggle is still ongoing” crap.

So,the Liberal Party is getting closer to their Waterloo.
To the moment in their political history,will the Liberals
be allowed to stop an African American from being POTUSOA.

Or,which I think its already to late,Obama and the media
know its not the Republican Party thats holding them back,
its their own party.

So,will the Liberal Party say”Yes you can”or’No you can’t-
we won’t let you”!

canopfor on February 24, 2008 at 8:14 PM

She’s not up to the challenge of being President. We don’t need a ‘Complainer-in-Chief’.

Doug on February 24, 2008 at 10:12 PM

These people tried to foist off on us a woman who is nothing but evil wrapped in ambition. I have absolutely zero sympathy for them, just as if they had succeeded, they would have had zero sympathy for me.

They deserve every bit of pain that is coming their way, and then some. They knew what they were doing, but they cared more about the power or the money. It is not unfair that they suffer. It is a too small measure of justice.

gridlock2 on February 25, 2008 at 6:04 AM

the nodding head in the back ground is Ohio governor, Ted Strickland, who some say is a leading contender for VP on the Hillary ticket.

Sloan Morganstern on February 25, 2008 at 9:36 AM