Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bobby = Barack

Hillary took some flack Friday, and apologized, for having dared to speak of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. It doesn't matter that the reference to his killing wasn't about his killing, it's just that in the twisted psyches of 60's era liberals, Barack is Bobby all over again, so they fear for his safety. Hillary was questioning why, when nomination fights have gone on a long time in recent memory, she's been pressured so to get out of the race:
"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California," she said.
The reaction was swift:
"Senator Clinton's statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign," said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.
Liberals have been waiting for forty years to feel one more time like Bobby made them feel, which explains the irrational exuberance for Barack. Mentioning the assassination in defense of her candidacy was more than they could handle from Hillary.
Clinton told reporters later, "I regret if my referencing of that moment of trauma for our entire country and particularly the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I had no intention of that whatsoever."
Feeling the love that they do for Barack brings liberals back to 1968, and they assign to him all qualities that Bobby had, including the risk of assassination.
There have been concerns about the safety of Obama, an Illinois senator who would be the first black U.S. president. He began receiving Secret Service protection 18 months before the November election -- earlier than any other candidate has received increased security.
It's unclear where he thinks the money will come from - surely Hillary isn't in any position to be shaken down - but Al Sharpton is smelling racial blood:
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has already expressed anger toward Clinton during the race, planned to spend his rally today at his Harlem-based National Action Network addressing "a sense of outrage and dismay at statements made by" the New York senator, according to his office.

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