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Why Clinton was Booed at TBA

Why Clinton was Booed at TBA updated & bumped

Here we go again. Last year I was there when Clinton was booed. Here’s
the audio
of last year’s event if you want to hear it; the boos coming
at the end of the tape. This year she
got a much better reception
according to most, but she still got booed. However, the story line is
already starting that she was booed for the same reason they said last year: It was because Clinton talked about the troops and the audience is anti-military. Only last year it was Michelle Malkin
and Hot Air trying to make the case. This year it’s Byron York. However, it’s
the same crap.

“We’re going to end the war in Iraq and finally bring home the troops,”
she said as a number of Code Pink protesters stood up in the audience. When
she declared, “The American military has done its job,” boos began
to be heard around the room.
As the boos increased, Sen. Clinton
raised her voice. “The American military has succeeded,” she said,
to more boos. “It is the Iraqi government that has failed to make the
tough decisions.” Still more boos.


Watch the video for yourself.

The wingnuts are saying Clinton was booed because — wait for it — she said
the military had done its job. That boos went up in the audience because Clinton
mentioned the troops. Translation: the nasty, mean liberals at Take Back America
do not like the military. That’s the talking point York was looking for and
he gladly served it up.

We’ve been here before.

This is exactly what
happened last year
. In fact, I got into a blog fight with Michelle Malkin
and Hot Air over the exact same framing. Exactly. From last year:

We’ve captured and posted the video of Hillary getting booed as she asks
progressives to support the troops… – Michelle

Plus, the lefties can’t hear, either. Because Hillary did get booed
when she said we need to support the troops. You fellas can spin it all you
want, but it’s on the tape. Hot

If you watch the videos
from last
you will see one thing. First, Hot Air selectively cut the tapes. Again,
refer to my post or read Maha’s. Secondly, the booing wasn’t about the troops, it was
about Clinton’s stance on the war. But the conservatives want to instill the
lie that liberals do not support the troops and they will do anything to get
that job done.

This year it’s a different story, but it’s the same effort to push the same
story line. Bill
was there. Here’s what happened:

The Politics
on the Hudson blog
gets it right: “They jeered the Democratic presidential
hopeful when she blamed the Iraqi government for the continued violence that
has bogged down U.S. troops.”

See the video for yourself, go to 23 minutes and 38 seconds into her remarks.

Why get booed for that?

Because a lot of people are sick and tired of what’s become a stand-by cop-out
bipartisan talking point: that the Iraqis are solely to blame for the chaos
and de-stablization. … ..

Exactly like last year, the boos directed toward Clinton had absolutely nothing
to do with the troops. Exactly like last year, a conservative wingnut tries
to make a different case. Just exchange Malkin for York and you’ve got the idea.
The job was to get the story that liberals at Take Back America don’t support
the troops. It’s a lie, but if they can serve it up and Fox “News” and wingnut radio runs with it, what the hell, right? This argument is obviously
about policy and putting the responsibility and accountability for Iraq where
it belongs: George W. Bush and the Republicans (and some Democrats) who continue
to support a failed policy. The booing this year, the same as last, had nothing,
absolutely nothing to do with the troops.

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