Celebrity Grudge Match: Dick Harpootlian vs. Bill Clinton

Barack Obama, using a strategy we saw employed by John McCain in the GOP contest, has launched a counterattack operation:

South Carolina Truth Squad Formed to Respond to Counter Clinton Attacks
COLUMBIA – In a conference call with Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former South Carolina Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum, and South Carolina state Representative Bakari Sellers, the Obama campaign today announced the creation of a South Carolina Truth Squad to respond to misleading negative attacks from the Clinton campaign.
    “We’re creating a South Carolina Truth Squad today to respond to a series of misleading attacks from the Clinton campaign,” Senator Daschle said. “South Carolinians and voters across the country want an honest debate about the issues, and they’re tired of a discussion dominated by misleading half quotes and distortions. We’re here to be vigilant and set the record straight.”
    In addition, Truth Squad member Dick Harpootlian responded to President Bill Clinton’s false accusation that his wife and Senator Obama have the same record on Iraq – even though Obama is the only candidate in the race who showed the courage and judgment to oppose the war before it started.
    “This morning, Bill Clinton continued his Washington, DC-style attacks against Barack Obama when he claimed there’s ‘not a dime’s worth of difference’ between Hillary Clinton and Obama on Iraq,” said Harpootlian.  “As Hillary Clinton herself said last night, the record and the truth matter. The truth is, Senator Clinton cannot divorce her record of voting for the War in Iraq in 2002 from her Iraq policy today.  To say there is not a dime’s worth of difference simply does not square with the record or the truth.”…

I can only think that if Dick Harpootlian is involved, the truth is going to have a decided edge to it. Dick, after all, is the one SC Democrat who can speak truth to Dave Barry, and be heard.

If we can just get Dick and former President Clinton in a room together, I will pay money to watch.

15 thoughts on “Celebrity Grudge Match: Dick Harpootlian vs. Bill Clinton

  1. Thutmose

    Keep in mind when you hear Bill Clinton talking trash this week about Obama that he was a failure as a President because he lost two years of his second term – and an ability to leave a legacy – because of a lie that led to an impeachment attempt. The fact that he is lying now shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. We simply cannot afford, as Democrats, to risk losing our momentum, our majority in the legislature (Clinton lost that in 1994), and a real chance to move Democratic policies forward in DC by installing the divisive Clinton gang back into the White House.

  2. Karen McLeod

    Last presidential race it was mostly against McCain. This time, it seems that Obama is in for it. Is it possible that one can pick the best candidate by the easy technique of checking who’s being smeared the most???

  3. Kathy

    Let’s DO remember that Senator Obama was a State Senator of Illinois and was NOT in U.S. Congress to cast that very important vote for or against the war. It’s very easy to run around your state and talk about your opposition, but it’s quite another matter to be seated in U.S. Congress, listen to evidence, and then have to cast that vote. Everyone seems to be forgetting this very important fact.

  4. Pera

    To take a stand at that time and be labeled a non-patriot in “war on terror” took guts and ment taking political flac no matter where you held office. To vote for the WAR without reading the inteligence reports, saying somehow it is a vote for diplomacy when the name of the bill is “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq ” means either you did not pay enough attention or you agreed with the premise based on the name of the bill. Can’t have it both ways

  5. wes

    we are now fighting a war that was force on us by lies. I hope we won’t elect a candidate who wan’t to when by forging lies.

  6. GW

    If you have ever taken the Miller Analogies Test or some such test a question like this may appear:
    Bill Clinton is to truth as Pinocchio is to..
    A. Apples
    B. Grapes
    C. Pears
    D. Donuts
    The correct answer is none of the above. The fact of the matter is Bill Clinton and Truth do not belong on the same page.

  7. bud

    Speaking of truth. The big lie by our current president has now been confirmed. The president LIED us into war, period:
    By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer
    Wed Jan 23, 6:43 AM ET
    WASHINGTON – A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
    The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”

  8. bud

    So why is this important now? For starters one of the President’s chief enablers, John McCain, has apparently become the front runner in the GOP race for the White House. McCain has stated publicly that he would be willing to stay in Iraq for 100 years if necessary. That kind of irresponsible talk is what got us into the mess we’re in now. Even though Iraq is off the front burner in the presidential campaign it is still a dangerous and expensive place. The next president should make it a high priority to bring all our combat troops home. To allow a maniac who is willing to sacrifice American lives and treasure indefinitely to continue with a failed police action is the height of irresponsibility. We simply must elect a Democrat for president.

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