2008 Clinton campaign discussed going after Obama for ‘growing up among Muslims’

Sure, we all know Hillary Clinton has hammered Trump for his role in the Obama “birther” issue, even though one of her own staffers was complicit in the rumor in 2008, but one newly revealed exchange shows just how deep the Clinton campaign was willing to go, or at least consider going, to smear then-Senator Obama to the American public.

The January 2008 email exchange, between John Podesta, Paul Begala, and Hillary pollster GQRR, list several “negative facts” about Obama that the campaign could exploit.

The one that’s raised some eyebrows?

* 7 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh)’s father was a Muslim and Obama grew up among Muslims in the world’s most populous Islamic country.

 

Apparently, Obama growing up in an Islamic country around Muslims was a “negative fact.” Wow, and here I was thinking that diversity was a strength…

Here’s the rest of those “negative facts” about Obama, straight from the email:

* 1 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) was the only candidate at a recent event not to cover his heart during the national anthem and he has stopped wearing an American flag pin.

* 2 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) benefited from a land deal from a contributor who has been indicted for corruption.

* 3 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) would personally negotiate with the leaders of terrorist nations like Iran and North Korea without preconditions.

* 4 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) voted against allowing people to use handguns to defend themselves against intruders.

* 5 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) plans to raise taxes by 180 (one hundred and eighty) billion dollars a year to pay for his government-run health care plan

* 6 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) voted repeatedly against emergency funding bills for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

* 7 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh)’s father was a Muslim and Obama grew up among Muslims in the world’s most populous Islamic country.

* 8 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) is ranked as one of the ten most liberal members of the Senate because of his support of issues like gay adoption.

* 9 (Other)

* 10 (All)

* 11 (None)

* 12 (Don’t know/refused)

* 13 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive the procedure. * 14 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) supports giving driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants * 15 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) described his former use of cocaine as using “a little blow.”

 

OK, granted, some of these are pretty good, but the point is, as if everyone didn’t already know, Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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