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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Clinton campaigns up north

From the Associated Press

PARMA, Ohio – Hillary Clinton touted herself as the only remaining candidate with a plan for universal health care during her first of two campaign stops in Ohio on Tuesday.

The New York senator met with voters at Grace’s Grill in suburban Cleveland. She was to attend a rally Tuesday night at Chaney High School in Youngstown, the same city where opponent Barack Obama campaigned a day earlier. She's shown here in an AP photo with Parma mayor Dan DePiero.

Clinton spoke about the unfair burden that health care has put on auto companies and workers, keeping manufacturers from competing with foreign competitors.

“My plan will open up the plan that members of Congress have,” she said. “Congress has a good plan for itself and its employees and for federal employees and I want everybody to have access to that plan.”

Clinton is attempting to woo voters in northeast Ohio, a key region for Democratic votes, ahead of this state’s crucial primary on March 4.

She asked voters to consider who they should hire as president based on their families’ needs.

“That’s what this election should really be about,” Clinton said. “It shouldn’t be about speeches. It should be about solutions. What are we going to do together to solve the problems that the people of Ohio are facing.”

She said Ohio needs a president who will be a champion for them.

“That is what I’m offering in my campaign because I care deeply about the family losing their home to foreclosure, the family losing their health care, the family losing their means of employment and the jobs that have disappeared from Ohio over the last eight years,” she said.


at 4:48 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous COMMON-SENSE said...

If Monica were 2 years younger, Hillary would be visiting him in JAIL!!!

at 4:50 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Corey said...

I love how she bailed on UC Monday, saying on Sunday she had to cancel because of the weather. Then, last night she's on the news saying she chose to stay in Wisconsin because it was tight in the polls and she wanted to stay to show support.
How come she lied to UC, and the people of Cincinnati and no one called her out on it?

Why didn't she just say, "You don't matter just yet, I'll get to you soon."

at 7:09 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey, good point but why would you expect her start being truthful now? It's not in her genes.

at 8:23 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary does care about students. She has solid policies to provide universal health care, reform No Child Left Behind
(No Child Left A Dime), energy independent including development of green collar jobs, and make college educations make affordable and accessible. I think it shows that she does care. Hillary would make a great President. GO HILLARY all the way to the White House.

at 10:19 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary has the best grasp on the issues not only Health Care. Obama has stolen parts of her economic policy.

. "Obama's (economic) plan. is the most shameless piece of potential plagiarism that I have ever seen. He basically took Clinton's words and Clinton's policies and called them his own. If I were a professor I'd give him an F and try to get him kicked out of school," said Kevin Hassett, Sen. John McCain's economic advisor and the Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute

at 10:23 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the media is going to cover the extent to which obama takes his words in his speeches from someone else, he hasn't only lifted Deval Patricks speech once but it seems as though he has done it on several occassions.


Then this…


Along with these others, by Native Americans and a title of a book.

. The following was lifted from Native American's and/or a title of a book, as shown in the following links.

"We are the ones we've been waiting for." - Barack Obama on Super Tuesday



at 10:34 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:23 Who is going to pay for all these free give-aways? The working guy is already heavily taxed and Hillary will raise taxes through the roof.
How can you believe anything she says after all the crap she and the sex predator got away with?

at 10:40 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Staubach said...

I just love it when Hillary talks about her support for working women! When she was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart they were denying women promotions AND locking in illegals at night to clean the places. And of course she flew off to Switzerland in her P.J. (private jet) to praise NAFTA at the Davos economic conference. Think of the thousands of machine shops and small factories that were put out of business by NAFTA.

at 11:18 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Hillary but am supporting Obama. What a great race. I think both would make great Presidents but Obama has that God-given ability to inspire across races, ages, genders, socioeconomic levels, etc.

I don't even mind McCain that much but I can tell he's going to have to go back on many of his positions - unfortunately.

at 11:21 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Common sense" - Monica was 21 yrs old and she had a history of going after other men like that. Let's not pretend she was 16 years old.

She made good money off of the scandal too.

Most people really didn't want to hear about Bill's sexual escapades anyway. Just imagine if something came out about the current President. Disgusting! Vomit material! I would rather not hear it at all.

at 2:49 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

as an person that is on the fence I wonder if someone on your side anony 8:23 could answer two questions about Mrs Clinton. 1) To me it seems strange that we would have 8 yrs of Bush, 8 yrs of Clinton, 8 yrs of Bush, and now 4 to 8 yrs of Clinton. Please answer me this why doesn't that concern you at all? 2) Why do we need univeral health care and put the goverment in charge of our health, these are the same people who did not see Katrina comming and took 5 days to react when people were dying in the street.Why should I trust them with my families health? I did not see any one on either side of the isle stand up and say we are going to help those poor people. Thanks for the answers.

at 7:11 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

something I get a laff from is when the DEMS whine about the price of tuition at colleges and how hard it is for "working families" to put their kids through school.
who's setting the tuition costs? the liberals running the schools.Hillary need only call Zimpher,et.al.,and tell them to reduce the price of an education.

at 8:41 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous common-sense said...

Doesn't some country in Africa need a new leader???

I guess all these CEO's around the country could just play golf and let their wives run all the corprations!! Surely they should know what to do, they have been married to them. Maybe their husbands even talked to them instead of chasing some little cuties at work!!! (Monica !)
She lies, she cheats, she will say or do anything to anybody to get her way! Ever notice the attempt to use the southern accent when addressing a southern audience?
HILLARY IS DANGEROUS!!! Most of the country seems to be aware of this, hence they are supporting Obama.
Please don't take any chances, do not let her get the nomination.

at 9:46 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Corey said...

To 7:11, wow, do you really think that college just jack up tuition because they're bored, you really need to get a clue. They raise the cost as the government takes money way from them. Look at what's happening at NKU right now. There are also other factors, but it's not like anyone can just wave a magic wand.
I love how you tossed out the word "Liberal" like it's a bad thing, how very 1980's of you.

at 12:15 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
as an person that is on the fence I wonder if someone on your side anony 8:23 could answer two questions about Mrs Clinton. 1) To me it seems strange that we would have 8 yrs of Bush, 8 yrs of Clinton, 8 yrs of Bush, and now 4 to 8 yrs of Clinton. Please answer me this why doesn't that concern you at all? 2) Why do we need univeral health care and put the goverment in charge of our health, these are the same people who did not see Katrina comming and took 5 days to react when people were dying in the street.Why should I trust them with my families health? I did not see any one on either side of the isle stand up and say we are going to help those poor people. Thanks for the answers. 2:49 AM, February 20, 2008"

It is real simple:

In 31 of the last 35 years the country has ran a deficit. The Clinton's left the White house with a surplus for the country !

We can't help it that the wRong wingnut whackos voted the 'bush-whackos' in office, but, read our lips: we don't know anyone that would claim either of the bush-whackos were good for this country !

The current 'bush-whacko' had a wRong wingnut house and senate and all they did was line the pockets of the top 1% and their oil cronies, PERIOD !

Hillary has seen the 'bush-whacko' clean-up once and can hit the ground running, from day one, and clean-up this 'bush-whacko' rubbish !

Health Care:

Why shouldn't every single person be covered by some kind of heath protection ?

What is more valued: Life or that man-made illusion of value we call the dollar ?

Doesn't every Senator and Congressman (and their families) have the right to health insurance ?

Why should the citizens representatives have privileges not afforded each citizen ?

Do we not require each and every automobile driver to carry car insurance ?

Why shouldn't everyone have health insurance ?

It is a drain on everyone when citizens do not get preventative care or prolong treatment until it becomes an emergency room expense !

The cost of health care for all would be reduced !

Will there need to be government assistance to cover those that can't afford to cover themselves, YES !

How do you govern compliance ?

Easy, just like car insurance. When you are pulled over or in an acident what is the first thing asked for ? YOUR INSURANCE !

Same way with health insurance !

When you require health care, show your insurance. If you don't have it, as a result of your own chosing, You pay, fined and restitution (you become self-insured with bond required) !

If it is an econmoic situation then there are already systems in place to assist, PERIOD !


How can we be moral world leaders if we can spend more in one month in the IRAQ WAR than it would cost to provide health care for all for a year ?

PATHETIC 'family values'


at 12:28 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a tragedy it would be if Ohio carried Hillary Clinton to the Democratic nomination. I have had many conversations with friends about the abuse of power manifested by the Bush administration. I believe it is a direct result of his ascendency to his father's throne. President Bush has even called upon the resources of his father's administration to staff his own. In 1951 the states ratified the 22nd amendment to the Constitution which restricted a US President's term of service to two four year terms. The people of the United States were concerned about a too powerful president upsetting the balance in the separation of powers guaranteed by the Constitution. We have experienced that imbalance over the last seven years. If this is a concern to you, then please consider what a nightmare it would be to put Bill and Hillary Clinton back in the White House. You can be certain they would serve no one but themselves.

at 1:18 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Corey...typical liberal hack reply...go faint at an Obama rally.

at 8:45 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger DivineComedy said...

What if the issue is us? What if one of the reasons that all these things have gone so far down the tubes is our apathy? When was the last time most people were really involved in changing something in their community or calling their Congressperson to express their expectations regarding upcoming legislation?

With Obama, I see sound judgement and a MUCH better record that Clinton. Research it! He's authored, written and passed more legislation that Clinton has dreamed of and Obama's was substantive too. When I looked at the list of 20 items that Clinton got passed during her time as a NY Senator.. well it's not embarrassing to me to listen to her complain about Obama's lack of experience! What is experience? But an opportunity to learn how to get the job done and he has! It's not what the media covers cause it's not as sexy as the cheering and crowds but it's true nonethless.

Seriously.. what is the most significant legislation that you can think of regarding Hillary? 14 years ago she spearheaded the Health Care Reform.. right? Then couldn't get it passed.. even with a DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (that is just pitiful). So why would she be able to do it now? You think people love her more now than then?

Obama, just 5 months ago got a sweeping ethics reform passed (you know.. the topic that McCain tries to claim as his own focus) that other Senators (and not just Dems) called the most sweeping ethics reform package to ever pass in the history of the US. He got it done.. at the end of the day, legislation is just a pile of paper if it doesn't get passed!

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