4.19.2005

Nobody loves you, Hillary, it’s true. Not like I do.


Apparently the rightie-tighties are getting out early to squash any possible dreams of Hillary running for her place in the oval office.

While the talk the last few days has been about Arthur Finkelstein, and his goal to raise as much as $10 million from Hillary haters across the nation through his PAC, Stop Her Now (soon to be located on the web at stophernow.com), Stop Hillary is already in full force.

Complete with bullshit talking points and claims that it was the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth who “saved the 2004 election,” it’s a real treat to read.

The so-called mainstream media certainly was never going to tell the truth about Kerry's lies over his Vietnam record; so the Swift Boat Vets took it upon themselves to go out and tell Americans that the John Kerry who was so cleverly packaged as a war hero by the Democrats was actually a liar and a fabricator who sold out his fellow soldiers and undercut our war effort.

Let’s just not start the who-is-the-big-fat-liar discussion, because we all damn well know who it is.

Anyway, back to Finkelstein, the big spin machine that he is. Most notably, he’s worked on campaigns for NY Gov. George Pataki, and worked for Reagan and Nixon.

Here’s the kicker, though: Finkelstein is g-a-y.

Not only is he gay, though, but he has worked for a slew of gay-hating Repub Senators, including Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.), Jesse Helms (R-N.C), Don Nickles (R-Okla.) and Sen. (Bob) Smith (R-New Hampshire), all of whom voted against legislation banning discrimination against gays while Finkelstein was working for them.

Finkelsten is also Jewish, and used anti-Semitism as a campaign tactic during a 1978 S. Carolina race between Republican Carroll Campbell and Democrat Max Heller.

Okay. So, some people don’t like Hillary. But shouldn’t we question this man a little more? The man behind the man who apparently hates himself? Or who is apparently so interested in getting money from politicians that he doesn’t care if he’s completely selling his own self and his values in the process?

person x at 4:25 PM

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at Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:59:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Robert Scheer at Alternet has an interesting take on the "Finkelstein Phenomenon"--mainly that by being a gay Republican, Finkelstein is proving that homosexuality is not a "lifestyle choice" but rather simply "another manifestation of the human experience."

But I call bullshit. Finkelstein is just one of any number of political opportunists (otherwise known as Libertarians), that are more than willing to accept the rights and privileges that we on the Left fight for, but who refuses to actually put his own neck on the line to help us out. And in some instances (e.g. working for Jesse Helms), he actively works against the very rights he will later exploit.

I wish he and his husband a lifetime of happiness, honestly I do, but I still think the guy is a first class asshole.

 

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