We were gratified to hear that Hillary Clinton resurrected her criticisms of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” during a recent meeting of Democratic municipal officials.
The existence of such a conspiracy is no illusion: it wasn’t 13 years ago and it isn’t today.
According to today’s AP story, Hillary specifically cited the case of the 2002 Election Day phone-jamming traced back to national Republican Headquarters. Former RNC operative James Tobin was convicted in the case.
More than 13 years ago, Hillary was ridiculed for her “right-wing conspiracy” comments by the likes of convicted drug addict, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News pundits, and others in the far-right media.
In an article that first appeared in the Fall, 1994 issue of the Hillary Clinton Quarterly, we published a transcript of an interview that Hillary gave to reporters during the health care reform debate that clearly outlined, from her perspective, the baleful tactics of the far right that continue even now.
You can read her comments here: The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy: Hillary Clinton Strikes Back at Her Critics.