Holy crap….I cannot believe I am about to defend Hillary Clinton here but this attack is just plain silly:
In January 1995, as the Clintons were licking their wounds from the 1994 congressional elections, a debate emerged at a retreat at Camp David. Should the administration make overtures to working class white southerners who had all but forsaken the Democratic Party? The then-first lady took a less than inclusive approach.
“Screw ‘em,” she told her husband. “You don’t owe them a thing, Bill. They’re doing nothing for you; you don’t have to do anything for them.”
HuffPo is spinning this to be a “See! She did the same thing as Obama!” moment which is completely dishonest. In a angry moment she says screw them…they don’t owe you a thing. Compare that to the contempt and arrogance of Obama telling the world why those rural folks “cling” to guns, god, and bigotry and you have no comparison. They are worlds apart. She was angry at them, he looks down on them for the ignorance he perceives.
Now, this isn’t to say she doesn’t feel the same as Obama. I wouldn’t for moment doubt it, elitists are like that. And she most definitely is nothing but a power hungry, conspiring, socialist….but if you gonna try to take the heat off of Obama do it with something a little better then this.