Op/Ed: X-Ray of Senator Clinton's Soul
(WASHINGTON – June 1, 2008) - There is much you can psychologically analyze when you have direct access to the inner workings of one’s soul. Senator Hillary Clinton recently commented that Senator (and strong Democratic presidential contender) Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1968 gives her reason to stay in the 2008 presidential race. What a rare and candid revelation of a desperate and Machiavellian candidate.
Please consider the fact that the imaginative Senator from New York did not envision the possibility of assassination for herself or Senator John McCain, only for the black American Senator from Illinois. This was undoubtedly not a mere coincidence. Deep down, could she have been attempting to activate a code or signal for some crazy maniac to take Senator Barack Obama out? With a license to make June the decisive month of the campaign, by murderous means if necessary, has Clinton essentially put a price on Obama's head?
Furthermore, she told us last week that ailing Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) has been heavy on her mind of late. I dare you to believe that the thoughts are warm ones. You may be shocked to understand the true nature of her thoughts about the ailing icon from Massachusetts, and thus why they weigh so heavily. Is it possible that Clinton’s bitterness over Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama has burdened her with feelings of revenge and antipathy for the 76-year-old liberal icon? Is she staggered by the reality that Old Teddy won't be campaigning against her in the near future, and may not appear with Obama between now and the November election? Isn't it fair game to suggest that her latest comments towards Obama indicate that she's hopeful that fate finally hands her the prize that she and her husband Bill feel they are entitled to receive? Ahhhhh those Clinton's, just when you think they have scraped the gutter clean, they always find a way to dredge up yet more muck.
At the detriment to her party, her campaign is fighting on in a primary that they have no hopes of winning. In a divided country, she continues to fan the flames of hatred, and in a time of desperation instead of going away with grace, she scratches and claws with vengeance for any last stronghold.
She and her minions have attempted to excuse this latest foray of assassinations into the depths as a mental error made by an exhausted sexagenarian in the blinding fog of war; but this was no mental lapse at all. This was no morally ambiguous moment. What you have witnessed, ladies and gentlemen, are the inner workings of a dark and lost soul.
Trying to diffuse the situation, Clinton wrote an article in the New York Daily News explaining her comments as being taken out of context. "Almost immediately, some took my comments entirely out of context and interpreted them to mean something completely different -- and completely unthinkable,” she penned.
She also tried to explain her comment by writing, “I want to set the record straight: I was making the simple point that given our history, the length of this year's primary contest is nothing unusual.” She went on to say that she "was deeply dismayed and disturbed" that her comment about Kennedy's shooting would be construed as anything other than a historical reference. Besides her attempts to change the truth, her campaign aides pointed fingers at Obama claiming that he was using the comment for political gain.
Terence R. McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman, was more explicit in his criticism of Obama and the poor press. "It's unfortunate -- a hyped-up press over Memorial Day weekend, the Obama campaign inflaming it, tried to take these words out of context," he said on "Fox News Sunday."
No matter what Clinton or her people say about the situation, the comments about RFK are just another piece of evidence showing her real soul. She is a politically motivated, icy-hot, win-at-all-costs woman. At the detriment to her party, her campaign is fighting on in a primary that they have no hopes of winning. In a divided country, she continues to fan the flames of hatred, and in a time of desperation instead of going away with grace, she scratches and claws with vengeance for any last stronghold.
With each passing day, Clinton is ruining her chance to have a productive political career after 2008. It’s time for her to bow out, wipe her hands of this disastrous campaign, work towards healing the many wounds her campaign is responsible for and try to find her moral and spiritual navigation system. Anything else would just reveal more of the same – a tarnished and troubled soul.