Hillary Clinton, desperate to gain traction going into the March 4th primaries, lashed out today against what she and her campaign are calling a misleading and false attack on her universal healthcare plan by Barack Obama. Click here to watch. It’s probably the angriest we’ve seen her this campaign season.
In other news, a couple of prominent liberal blogs are perplexed about a speech Barack Obama gave recently where essentially discounted the accusation that he was a liberal. Via MSNBC’s First Read blog:
AUSTIN, Texas — In the shadow of the state capitol that provided the United States with one of the most conservative presidents in recent history, Obama last night railed against the charge that being “liberal” was a bad thing.
“Oh, he’s liberal” he said. “He’s liberal. Let me tell you something. There’s nothing liberal about wanting to reduce money in politics that is common sense. There’s nothing liberal about wanting to make sure [our soldiers] are treated properly when they come home.”
Continuing on his riff: “There’s nothing liberal about wanting to make sure that everybody has healthcare, but we are spending more on healthcare in this country than any other advanced country. We got more uninsured. There’s nothing liberal about saying that doesn’t make sense, and we should [d]o something smarter with our health care system. Don’t let them run that okie doke on you!”
He just wants people to allow him to run “okie dokes” on them …