One of the most successful attack lines of the Clinton attack dogs in the 1990’s was the phony narrative that Republicans and conservatives are “mean-spirited,” that because the right believes in limited constitutional government and that the most ineffective and inefficient way to provide “charity” is through the federal government, that somehow translates into being hateful and uncaring.
The “mean-spirited” line was used by Obama hatchetmen like Paul Begala, Rahm Emanuel, and most notoriously, James Carville, to smear and diminish political opponents of Bill Clinton. It was a lie, of course, much like Donald Trump’s “Lyin’ Ted” or “low energy” Jeb nonsense, but they repeated the smear so often — along with the compliant leftist media — that the label stuck on Republicans and conservatives (It’s a particular easy label to attach to bloviating billionaire Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner, but I digress).
Scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton, who should be in the Big House rather than the White House, trotted out the tired, worn-out line against constitutional conservative Ted Cruz in a new interview with Politico, after she got pummeled by wild-eyed socialist Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin on Tuesday.
Hillary said that Cruz is every bit as “mean-spirited” as Donald Trump.
“I don’t think that, you know, Ted Cruz is any better,” she told Politico’s Glenn Thrush, realizing that after Cruz’s convincing victory over the New York real estate tycoon that he could become the GOP nominee. “Oh, I think he is a very, you know, mean-spirited guy. You can see it from how the Republican Party responds to him. It’s, you know, a difficult dilemma that they’re in, trying to figure out what to do. I mean, some of the things he did, even in his primaries, to fellow candidates, who were quite agitated about it.”
I suspect that Ted Cruz will be much better at fighting the “mean-spirited” narrative than George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, or even Newt Gingrich did in the 1990’s.
Corrupt liar Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Bernie Sanders by a whopping 13-points in Wisconsin, has now lost to the 74-year-old socialist in seven out of the past eight contests. Ted Cruz crushed Donald Trump in Wisconsin by the same 13-point margin on Tuesday, capturing 36 delegates — 85 percent — of the 42 delegates available.