Operation bug squash is underway. That crackling sound you hear is made by the Clintons crushing the carapaces of their opponents, with special reference to Barack Obama.
He is getting the same treatment meted out to Paula Jones and any other human who got or gets in the way of that warm-hearted, humanitarian couple. Their first and last reaction to anybody they conceive as a problem is to smash him or her. It was the Clintons’ repeated decision
to destroy the women whom Bill bedded that triggered the chain of events leading to his trial in the US Senate. By the time Hillary and Bill have finished with Obama the real man may be unrecognizable to voters in Iowa or any place else.
Once the polls showed Obama might be the winner in Iowa and New Hampshire, America’s glamour power couple sent surrogates out on the hustings, depicting Obama as a teenage dope peddler, as the Muslim Manchurian Candidate and as a child in an Indonesian madrassa being trained in Islam.
They have a neat way of defaming an opponent. Bill Shaheen, co-chairman of the Clinton campaign in New Hampshire, gets on a TV program and slanders Obama by suggesting others, not Shaheen, might wonder if Obama had been a dope peddler in his youth. That’s the first hit, then he hits again by apologizing for having said it in the first place. The more he apologizes, the more he repeats the slander. It’s a cute trick.
How do the Clintons get people to do their dirty work? A recent notable example is Bob Kerrey, holder of the Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam, former governor of Nebraska, former US Senator from Nebraska and now the President of the New School University in New York. Why has he been spending his time in Iowa spreading slanders about Obama?
In the politics of personal destruction department, a somewhat more subtle suggestion is that Obama is not “ready” for the White House. Everybody else in the race except Obama apparently is “ready” to be President.
If imputations of non-readiness raise an eyebrow or two over what is intended, the Clintons’ harping on Hillary’s vast experience as opposed to Obama’s is legitimate. No doubt about it, Hillary has had more experience than Obama. Could it be she has had too much more experience?
What exactly Hillary’s experience may consist of is locked up in Bill Clinton’s presidential library, closed to the public and to historians doing research. Since the records of what she did and how she did it is not to be seen and studied, the reasonable conclusion is that it contains experiences Hillary would just as soon voters do not know about. The Clintons’ reputation for secrecy matches that of their reputation for grudge holding and exacting revenge.