January 15, 2008

Another Clinton Surrogate Levels Harsh Attack at Obama

New York Rep. Charlie Rangel picks up the action as the designated "black attack dog" for Sen. Clinton where Bob Johnson left off, calling Obama "stupid" for suggesting that Dr. King could have signed the civil rights act;

“But for him to suggest that Dr. King could have signed that act is absolutely stupid. It's absolutely dumb to infer that Doctor King, alone, passed the legislation and signed it into law." He tortures a comment on Obama's book to again associate Obama with drugs;

"I assume that the book was not written for political purposes. It was honest….It was a big mistake for him to have done it [used drugs.] For him to be honest enough to write about it, I guess he thought it might sell books."

Rangel is a little Johnnie come lately to the party on this one, considering Hillary had already seconded Obama's call to ramp down the racial pyrotechnics in the campaign. His comments are completely dishonest.

His attack only further demonstrates the length the Black Democratic Establishment (BDE) is willing to go to help the Clintons win and restart the gravy train of patronage. Even as Hillary retreats from commenting on Obama's drug use as a youth, her black surrogates are taking every opportunity to raise it in order to smear and damage Obama in the minds of voters. Its the politics of personal destruction at its very best and I find it despicable and disgusting that African American politicians and elites are willing to engage in lowdown tactics of this sort, gleefully doing Hillary's dirty work to curry favors. It is vile behavior and those who engage in it are bereft of integrity.

Hillary joined Obama's call to ratchet it down, but with every sycophant eruption, one can only draw the conclusion that either the Clinton campaign is terribly undisciplined and can't keep their surrogates on message, or in fact this is the message.