Add Harry Reid’s name to list of petty, vindictive Hillary backstabbers who needs to karma b*tch slap.
New York magazine is running excerpts from the new, highly anticipated campaign ’08 book Game Change.
One of those excerpts — showing Harry Reid referring to black people as ‘Negroes’ — has already landed the embattled Senate majority leader in hot water, prompting an apology and calls for his resignation.
Another of those excerpts is bound to infuriate Clinton Democrats who have long suspected the Democratic leadership conspired to rob Hillary Rodham Clinton of the nomination.
That not so surprising revelation gets exposed as the book broaches the subject of how snake oil salesman John Edwards planned to posit himself as the anti-Clinton candidate before the Democratic leadership barged in selling the Obama Fraud:
Edwards never expected to be the third wheel in 2008. The race was going to be Hillary versus him. That was how he saw it from the start. She would be the front-runner, of course. But as sure as night follows day, there would be an alternative, an anti-Hillary, and he would be it.
The Democratic Establishment agreed that there would be—and certainly should be—a viable challenger to Clinton. The party’s pooh-bahs on Capitol Hill were privately terrified about the prospect of Hillary rolling to the nomination. They feared that she was too polarizing to win, that she would drag down House and Senate candidates in red and purple states; and they worried, too, about Bill’s putative affairs. But while the Clintons themselves regarded Edwards as Hillary’s most formidable rival, there existed a deep wariness about the North Carolinian among his fellow Democrats. In the Senate, in particular, Edwards was regarded almost universally by his former colleagues as a callow, shallow phony. Quietly, the Establishment began a quest to find a different alternative, eventually settling on the unlikely horse that was Obama—with Harry Reid personally, and secretly, urging the Illinois senator to run against Clinton.
Some Clinton Democrats had believed Reid to be a gentleman and scholar for staying out of the way and not endorsing Obama during the contentious primary season, unlike Nancy Pelousy whose gross bias against and jealousy of Hillary long ago earned her the enmity of real Democrats.
However, this book – written by political insiders and well-known reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin – confirms the suspicions that the superdelegates had their knives out for the Clintons on day one, plotting to setup Obama as the anti-Clinton candidate.
When the Democratic Establishment stupidly decided to throw away the successful governing formula of Clintonism and throw its weight behind the Teleprompted Empty Suit from Chicago, it threw America and Americans under the bus.
Far from just robbing Hillary, they robbed the country of strong, competent, ready leadership. They tried to bury Hillary, but instead Reid, Pelosi, Dean, Edwards, Obama, Richardson, Daschle and all the rest have simply buried themselves.
Hillary is the strongest and most popular Democrat in the country. Reid, Pelosi, and Obama are headed towards deserved embarrassing defeat this year and beyond.
We are all polarizers now. Reid, Peolsi, and Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost.
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