In a pretty obscene move, Hillary Clinton has lashed out at her Democratic rival. Just days after Clinton freaking out about the “Karl Rove tactics” used by Obama in mailers sent out that negatively portrayed her stances on trade and health care, she has decided that the best way she can hit back is with sarcasm.
Check out the video below.
I have to admit I find it highly entertaining. She does a good job of pointing out what some people have been thinking all along. Obama, inspiring though he may be, does bring with him a touch of naivety.
Clinton has said:
“Now, I could stand up here and say, ‘Let’s just get everybody together. Let’s get unified,'” Clinton said to laughter of the crowd.
“The skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect,” she said dryly as the crowd erupted.
“Maybe I’ve just lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be,” Clinton continued. “You are not going to wave a magic wand to make special interests disappear.”
It does seem to be a pretty pessimistic view of the political system, so I may actually prefer Obama’s optimist approach. If nothing else, he does do a pretty good job of making people feel as if the system has a chance. Clinton and her so-called realist approach does none of that. It is one of her more effective attacks to date. Far more than her feeble attempts at calling Obama a plagiarist, this little outburst may sway some voters who have been secretly worried that Obama’s message of hope is nothing more than idealism. Then again, it is much more likely that this will not amount to anything, and that it will not help Clinton escape her 11 consecutive defeats.