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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 19, 2008 / 14 Iyar 5768

Ever lower she goes . . .

By Paul Greenberg


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hillary Clinton has come a far piece in this campaign. Down.


Call it the saga of the Incredible Sinking Woman, for she started off as her party's presumptive nominee for president of the United States. All she had to do was wait to be crowned after the results of Super Tuesday back in early February. Then she could begin her campaign in earnest against the poor, out-financed candidate the Republicans would finally put up. But then that pesky upstart Barack Obama intervened in, of all places, lily-white Iowa and it was back to the drawing board.


The damage control seemed to have worked by New Hampshire, where Hillary!emerged as Comeback Kid II, repeating what her husband claimed to have done in '92 — only to watch her unbeatable lead prove beatable in subsequent primary after primary. By early May, an only-narrow win in Indiana wasn't enough to get her back in the winner's circle, not when teamed with a landslide loss in North Carolina.


So she's changed personas once again. This time she's reincarnated herself as a kind of poll-driven, demographically sophisticated, Ivy League version of George C. Wallace. Did you catch that classic clip of her trying to down a shot of Purple Sock in an Indiana bar to show she's just one of the guys? She sippedit. Like a lady sampling an upscale rosE, and trying not to be offended.


It was all enough to make Richard Nixon's long derided Southern Strategy look subtle. Only this time there's no sub- to the presidential candidate's text. It's all out there in the ugly open. Just listen to her citing AP exit polls after Indiana and North Carolina that "found how Sen. Obama's support among working — hard-working Americans, white Americans — is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me. There's a pattern emerging here."


There certainly is, and it isn't pretty. It's the same pattern Clinton homepioneered, much to his embarrassment, after his spouse's defeat in South Carolina, which he tried to dismiss as the victory of just another strictly black candidate a la Jesse Jackson in another, far different presidential campaign. When he was called on that remark, he resorted to claiming, in that highly indignant fashion he puts on, that it was the Obama people who were trying to play the race card against him.


There is apparently no limit to what Clinton, Mr. or Mrs., will say in a tight spot. They've now long passed the point where charisma has become just chutzpah.


The racial/class appeal of the latest Hillary Clinton is no longer disguised; it's just put in terms a political consultant rather than a good ol' boy would use. It's quite a comedown from George Wallace's feisty eloquence in the old days about pointy-headed intellectuals, but the appeal is remarkably the same.


Now it's Hillary Rodham Clinton who's supposed to be the candidate of hard-working Americans, whiteAmericans. As if black Americans don't work hard, too. And, of course, nobody ever saw a lazy, no-account white American.


Goodness, can the lady be fooling anybody, including herself?


To paraphrase Joseph Welsh, Joe McCarthy's nemesis during the Army-McCarthy hearings, "Have you no sense of decency, ma'am, at long last? Have you no sense of decency?"

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