This morning, Glenn Reynolds linked a CBS report that, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination was accusing his chief rival of using “Republican tactics.” But, it seems Senator Obama must be assuming that since Mrs. Clinton is attacking a Democrat, she’s using Republican tactics.
A closer examination of her attacks on her opponent from Illinois, however, shows them to be consistent with the tactics her husband used against his rivals throughout his political career. Guess, Mr. Obama must not have been paying close attention to politics in the 1990s.
Throwing the kitchen sink at your opponent is what the Clintons do — and have done. Attacking your opponent instead of answering questions is a technique they have honed to perfection over the past sixteen years. As is accusing an opponent of using “Ken Starr tactics” to describe exactly the tactics they used to discredit that respect jurist.
Just because Ms. Hillary is attacking a Democrat doesn’t mean she’s acting like a Republican. Attacking a rival when you’re behind (or when you’re threatened with falling behind as was her husband in 1995 when he enlisted the Democratic National Committee to run ads attacking his likely and future GOP rival) is standard operating procedure for this power-hungry couple.