Hillary Clinton is Desperate

She’s waving Osama around in her newest ad (Huffington Post):

Still, there might be something to the rumors that tomorrow’s primary is expected to be a tight contest, and the clearest sign that the Clinton campaign is taking that seriously is that they’ve released a new thirty-second ad called “Kitchen,” which “detail[s] how tough the job of President is…asking voters who they think is ready to step in and handle it.” And, hey! Look who makes a cameo appearance! None other than stock footage of Osama bin Laden, presumably on loan from the defunct Giuliani campaign.

She’s showing herself at her hackish, hypocritical best in her lame criticisms of Obama (Huffington Post):

Sen. Hillary Clinton fired back at her opponent over the comment, while tying it in to her general critique that Obama cannot fight hard enough to win the election. Ben Smith reports:

“We need a nominee who will take on John McCain, not cheer on John McCain, and I will be that nominee,” she said.

Of course, Clinton had a similar moment of praise for John McCain’s experience earlier this campaign season:

“I have a lifetime of experience I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain [the presumptive Republican nominee] has a lifetime of experience he will bring to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he made in 2002.”

Obama’s comment was idiotic for strategic reasons.  He should be Linking Bush and McCain!  That said, Hillary’s response is beyond laughable.  She’s criticizing Barack for the same sort of gaff she made.  Only hers was far, far worse.  She actually implied McCain would be better than a potential Democratic nominee.

Which just sums up her campaign to ignore reality and win at all costs.  Hillary Clinton repeatedly compares Obama to Bush, when she really ought to look in the damn mirror.

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Help Stop Anti Choice Madness in Michigan

Via DailyKosProgress Michigan has the details (and how you can help):

You can tell it’s an election year in Michigan. Our state legislators, including House Speaker Andy Dillon, are cowering to anti-choice forces that seek to limit a woman’s access to reproductive healthcare in Michigan. State legislators are pushing through an unnecessary and wasteful bill, which would prohibit abortion methods that were already banned by the ultra-conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

Not only is this bill unnecessary because it is already banned, it is political pandering at its worse—Speaker Dillon can stop this wasteful legislation, but he needs to hear from people like you.

Tell your representative and Speaker of the House Andy Dillon to stop wasting our tax dollars on an issue designed only to pander to anti-choice forces and attack women in an election year.

Speak Out, Help Out.