VIDEO: New Ad Reminds South Carolina Voters About Clinton’s History Of Shameful Rhetoric
Today, Future45 released a new web ad that reminds South Carolina voters about the depths Hillary Clinton will go to in order to get elected. Clinton practiced the politics of personal destruction in 2008 against Barack Obama, yet in 2016 Clinton is doing everything she can to tie herself to him. During their contentious primary, Hillary and Bill Clinton, as well as their allies, spread malicious smears about Obama.
Now the Clinton campaign is targeting similar negative attacks skills at Senator Sanders, with smear-merchant David Brock leading the charge. Brock has sought to make an issue of Sanders’ age and his party affiliation, among other nasty tactics.
Below are some of the most egregious examples of Clinton’s destructive campaigning against Barack Obama that Future45 highlights in their powerful, new video:
Clinton helped fuel the rumors that Obama was a Muslim, by saying on 60 Minutes that their was no truth to the rumor, “as far as I know”:
In March 2008, as she was vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton was asked by “60 Minutes” Steve Kroft whether she believed Obama was a Muslim. Clinton initially answered in the negative, but seemed to pull back at the end…. ‘You said you’d take Senator Obama at his word that he’s not a Muslim. You don’t believe that he’s a Muslim?’ Kroft said. ‘No. No, there is nothing to base that on,’ Clinton said, adding, ‘As far as I know.'”
According to Game Change, Hillary Clinton wanted her campaign to “push it out,” when it came to stories about Obama’s past drug use:
“Hillary Clinton was initially pleased when her New Hampshire campaign chairman, Billy Shaheen, mentioned Obama’s previous use of drugs (page 161): Hillary’s reaction to Shaheen’s remarks was, ‘Good for him!’ Followed by ‘Let’s push it out.’ Her aides violently disagreed, seeing what Shaheen had said as a PR disaster. Grudgingly, Clinton acquiesced to disowning Shaheen’s comments. But she wasn’t going to cut him loose. Why should Billy have to fall on his sword for invoking something that had been fair game in every recent election?”
Clinton’s campaign also spread photos of Obama wearing traditional Kenyan dress. David Plouffe, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, called the Clinton campaign’s actions “shameful offensive fear-mongering”:
“Plouffe said in a statement: ‘On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and it’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world,’ said Plouffe.”