April 19th, 2008
06:12 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton camp: Obama was a 'hypocrite from day one'

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused surrogates for Barack Obama of resurrecting her controversial comments over Bosnian sniper fire Saturday.

"One of the inherent duties of the president of the United States is to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day,” said Gen. Walter Stewart on an Obama campaign conference call on the issue of Bosnia - remarks circulated by the Clinton campaign Saturday afternoon.

“Now we can assume, and let's keep in mind that Senator Clinton has said she was under sniper fire, or she joked about, which to me was the cruelest part of all this, she joked about it with Jay Leno. … Imagine the lack of moral authority she has now to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day.”

Clinton had faced criticism for claiming that her plane landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia she made as First Lady.

The Clinton campaign pointed to Obama’s statement at Wednesday night’s debate that his campaign only commented on the Bosnia incident when asked. "When it comes to negative campaign tactics, Senator Obama has been a hypocrite from day one, decrying attack politics from one side of his mouth while he and his campaign wage a character assassination effort from the other,” said Clinton spokesman Phil Singer. “The juxtaposition of Senator Obama’s comments in the debate and the remarks made on his campaign conference call this afternoon prove the point."

soundoff (495 Responses)
  1. Rich

    You're going down Hillary, and everyday you get a little lower and lower and lower. If you can't run a campaign, how can you run a country?

    Democrats unite! PA end this and let's go on to the real issues!

    Clinton is a distraction and needs to go.

    April 19, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. Deborah for Obama

    I guess when Senator Clinton doesn,t have good judgement.

    April 19, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. Trent Dillard

    Maybe she'll lie about joking about it on Jay Leno.

    April 19, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  4. bigben

    Amen. This means war! you weak obama supporters

    April 19, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  5. TheTruthLives

    Its not a negative attack you arrogant Clintonite prick...

    Its THE TRUTH.

    You guys have lost and are just starting to realize the bitter truth...

    April 19, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  6. Jonathan, Clarksville

    Clinton is leading be 5 pts. She is done. What else can she say?

    April 19, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. matt

    no OBAMA says:

    " THIS IS THE TYPE OF POLITICS THAT DONT BELONG IN THE WHITE HOUSE ANYMORE"

    so my point is this,
    He is a hypocrite, he's a liar, he is a JOKE!

    You cant seriusly listen to his speeches when he bashes clinton, and then say he doesn't use the same politics she does!

    HILLARY / or Mccain 08

    dont make me vote republican

    April 19, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. Amy

    Huh, yet when she was asked about her lie, I'm sorry, "misstatement" at the debate, she had no issues with it? First she was for NAFTA now she's against it when she needs the blue collar votes – isn't that the definition of a hypocrite?

    So far I'm not seeing any difference between her and Bush. Lie, cheat, belittle all in the name of getting what they want and any cost.

    April 19, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. typical whte male

    That he is... need not say more. He's selling that he represents a 'different' kind of politician. HA! He is a loser.

    April 19, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  10. trashlady

    If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. Better yet fire up the oven and bake cookies.

    April 19, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  11. mick

    Obama is just as bad as Hillary with lies and they both would do anything to win, however Obama has already won and hundreds of our troops will lose their lifes over it, way to go Russel and Cafferty you did good you have to be proud of yourself along with the Fans!!!!
    Go get em BO 08

    April 19, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. Phyllis in Carrollton, Tx

    Ouch!!! The truth hurts!

    April 19, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  13. bill

    o shut up already ur going to lose. and even if Hilary does win it is because of this sort of politics. stop crying about it and campaign

    April 19, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  14. Dane

    Hiliary needs to just drop out and stop whinning...lol....

    April 19, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  15. J T

    again...........whos complaining?

    the clinton camp continues on with that bitter issue, whats wrong with the obama camp bringing up clintons lies

    April 19, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  16. daniel

    Campaign Obama hyprocitical? This isn't news. Its an old story to anyone who wasnt born yesterday. In fact, i think the word obama is arabic for double talk.

    April 19, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  17. jl

    IF U CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT, PUT THE SINK DOWN AND GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!!

    AND AS A VETERAN, IT IS TRUE.

    YOUR VOTE SENDING US INTO IRAQ OFFENDED ME AND YOUR

    LIES AND JOKES ON SUCH A SERIOUS MATTER HAVE BEEN

    TASTELESS!

    April 19, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  18. SAM

    Phil Singer , you are a Hypocrite and a Liar just like your candidate.

    April 19, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  19. Angelo

    Even before day one.

    April 19, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  20. Vito Florio

    When will Clinton just give it up. She has always been and still is a person who divides instead of uniting. She has this big old Washington crowd behind her which no one wants in power any more.
    Her and her husband are known liars and they joke about it. We all wish they would pack up and go back to Arkansas. After 21 debates is any one still interested in another one. Enough of all this "misspoken" and the rest of the bull.

    April 19, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  21. jl

    CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT?

    PUT THE SINK DOWN AND GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!!

    April 19, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  22. Lou

    Like you said Ms Clinton...if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

    April 19, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  23. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    You can always tell Obama is lying when his lips are moving. He's been behind the nastiest attack campaign for a year. That line about not engaging in the politics of personal destruction is one of his greatest hits. Nothing he says he'd do should be taken seriously. It's all just phony promises to sucker all the fools out of their contributions. He's getting a nice ride out of those pidgeons.

    April 19, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  24. anna

    The more the clinton camp talks about Senator Obama, the more I like him. LOL

    April 19, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  25. Nana

    If Hillary can make up Bosnia story, I am afraid I don't trust her anymore. I don't know if what she is saying about health care and eduction is the truth or not. We need a president who is honest to his/her people. Anyway am done with Hillary. PA wake up and elect someone who you can trust

    April 19, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
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