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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Clinton: 'I got a little hot ... in Cincinnati'

Gannett News Service's Brian Tumulty reported this from Lorain Tuesday:

"I got a little hot over the weekend in Cincinnati,'' Hillary Clinton told an audience of about 500 people who gathered in a high school gymnasium midday today for a town hall style meeting in Lorain, Ohio.

Clinton was referring to her pointed criticism of a mailing by Barack Obama's campaign on her health plan that she considered to be false, misleading and discredited.

"That is not the way to run a campaign to pick the Democratic nominee for president,'' Clinton said.

Clinton reiterated her criticism that Obama's health plan would leave out millions of people, allowing the uninsured to show up at a hospital emergency room and pass along the cost of their treatment as "a hidden tax'' on everyone else.


at 9:25 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its funny that she gets so "heated" about these mailers, when she used and is using the same tactics against Obama. She knows Ohio is a battle ground, and the truths of her healthcare policy (which she has been trying to get passed since 1992), and her support of NAFTA (which has cost Ohioans 50,000 jobs) could swing Ohio in an Obama direction. She put all her eggs in a Texas/Ohio basket, and now she sees that may have been a mistake. I bet she wishes she had fought harder in some of the other states she basicly bypassed. What clown is giving her canpaign advice?

at 11:20 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's heated because her goose is cooked.
Go John McCain and please pick Mitt Romney as your running mate.

at 2:49 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain, the lobbyists best friend, will get his sagging old keester kicked this fall. Who wants another right-wing neocon in office? NOBODY BY THE FANATICAL 19 PERCENTERS!

A vote for McCain is a vote for a 3rd Bush term. McCain has embraced everyone of Bush's policies.

at 7:58 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has a right to be heated. Obama's smear tactic were proven to be misleading and false. Clearly the favorite son is will to say anything to win Ohio votes.

Source: Huffington Post
Did Hillary Clinton Really Support NAFTA? Aides, Biographers Say No
February 14, 2008 01:13 PM
Read More: 2008 Campaign And NAFTA, Clinton Opposition, Clinton Opposition To NAFTA,

As the 2008 campaign shifts to economically hard-hit states like Ohio, so too do the topics of political debate. This week, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has attacked Sen. Hillary Clinton on trade, arguing that she was once a supporter of the North American Free Trade Agreement that contributed to the loss hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

The attack is, most observers say, misleading. The "boon" line, a paraphrase lifted from a September 2006 Newsday article, has yet to be confirmed as an authentic quote. But, more importantly, the mailer misrepresents what former Clinton administration officials and biographers say was Hillary Clinton's long-held opposition to the legislation.

Entire article found here:

at 9:21 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous anonymousincincinnati said...

ridiculous.stop apologizing for everything you do then regret when the wind changes direction and try to distance yourself from yourself.
what a pathetic politician you are.

at 11:04 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for Willie...

at 11:06 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama people, brace yourselves. The Clintons are masters of the dirtiest political tricks, and I'm expecting the two of them to steal the nomination. You won't know what hit you. Look at the convention votes up for grabs:
John Edwards' 40+, the super delegates 765 and the delegations from Florida and Michigan 150+. The Clintons will call in every IOU and will threaten, intimidate, cajole, coax, persuade, extort and blackmail with impunity to get their way. Do you honestly think Clinton has come this far on her hubby's coat tails only to be denied the Big Prize by some smooth-talking upstart with an empty resume? No way. So, as I said, brace yourselves for the chaos that's coming. And when the smoke and dust have cleared, Bill Clinton's wife will emerge as the nominee.

There are basically three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. Guess which group the Obama bunch will wind up in (Clue: it won't be the first).

at 11:31 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you voting for Senator clinton, can you tell me if any of the following is true?

After six years in the Senate Hillary Clinton, if Hillary is not-re-elected, she will get her congressional salary for the rest of her life. If she is elected President, and only serves one term, she will also get that salary for the rest of her life. Bill Clinton is already drawing his old Presidential salary and will be drawing that the rest of his life. If either should die, their pensions go to the spouse until that spouse dies.

Now the Clinton's built as house in New York state so Hillary could run for the Senate. They paid several million dollars for the property. On extra acreage, they built a house for the secret service agents who protect all former Presidents and their families. The Clintons now charge the Federal government $10,000 a month to rent the housing for the secret service. That amount is the exact amount of the Clinton's mortgage on the property.

That means currently we voters (taxpayers) are paying for the Clintons' salaries, house mortgage, transportation, security and their 12 person staff. And by gosh its all legal! Boy, if we could also get to pay Hillary a presidential salary...Wow!

at 2:42 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Queen Hitlery Rodram Clinton has never been hot her whole sorry existence.

at 9:59 PM, February 28, 2008 Blogger Hope Lives!! said...

David Sirota (Huffington Report TODAY)

The Huffington Post has followed along with a laugh-out-loud piece in which the chief architects of NAFTA (many who are now wealthy corporate lawyers and lobbyists) are now saying, no, no, Hillary Clinton was really opposed to it. These are the same people, of course, who are looking for jobs in the Hillary Clinton White House.

What a total joke, really. This campaign clearly thinks we are all just a bunch of fools.

Hillary Clinton has made statements unequivocally trumpeting NAFTA as the greatest thing since sliced bread. The Buffalo News reports that back in 1998, Clinton attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and thanked praised corporations for mounting "a very effective business effort in the U.S. on behalf of NAFTA." Yes, you read that right: She traveled to Davos to thank corporate interests for their campaign ramming NAFTA through Congress.

On November 1, 1996, United Press International reported that on a trip to Brownsville, Texas, Clinton "touted the president's support for the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying it would reap widespread benefits in the region."

The Associated Press followed up the next day noting that Hillary Clinton touted the fact that "the president would continue to support economic growth in South Texas through initiatives such as the North American Free Trade Agreement."

In her memoir, Clinton wrote, "Senator Dole was genuinely interested in health care reform but wanted to run for president in 1996. He couldn't hand incumbent Bill Clinton any more legislative victories, particularly after Bill's successes on the budget, the Brady bill and NAFTA."

Yes, we are all expected to just forget that, so that Hillary Clinton's campaign can manufacture supposed "outrage" that anyone would say she supported NAFTA - all at a time her chief strategist, Mark Penn, simultaneously heads a firm that is right now pushing to expand NAFTA into South America.

What a total insult to America's intelligence.

Sorry anonoymous 7:58am...BUT SHE DID SUPPORT NAFTA, AND STRONGLY!!!!

at 8:14 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama admits he neglected his senate responsibilities.

During the Feb 19th debates in Ohio Senator Obama who also serves as Chair of the subcommittee that has oversight over NATO admitted he has not held one single substantive hearing to figure out what the U.S can do to have a stronger presence with Nato in Afghanistan. 

Obama admitted it was true stating it was because his responsibilities as chair began at the same time he began running for President. 

Calm, cool, collected and looking presidential??
While young men and women are at great risk and being killed in Afghanistan Obama’s admission that he was too busy running for president proves he
is not even remotely ready for serve as president of tis country.

The day after Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee noted that Senator Clinton has introduced more legislation to address the problems facing wounded service members than any other Senator, including The Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act (accomplished while running her presidential race).

at 8:17 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Professor Obama’s Political Plagiarism”
By SusanUnPC on February 13, 2008 at 7:51 PM

BLOOMBERG TELEVISION’s “Money & Politics.” The quote is from the “Dollars and Sense” segment with Gene Sperling and Kevin Hassett:

The fact is that Obama’s [economic] plan today 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 for something this terrible…If I were on the Clinton team, I’d be prepping memos.

- Kevin A. Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, John McCain adviser (H/t AndreWalker08 at MyDD.com)

It must also be noted that John Edwards’ economic stimulus plans were also widely acknowledged to be vastly superior to Obama’s far weaker plans. NYT columnist and economist Paul Krugman, in January, wrote: “[L]ast month, before the economic consensus turned as negative as it now has, [John Edwards] proposed a stimulus package including aid to unemployed workers, aid to cash-strapped state and local governments, public investment in alternative energy, and other measures.”

“Those covering Senator Obama’s economic speech in Wisconsin today could be forgiven if it felt like déjà vu all over again. Voters may ask themselves that if Senator Obama cannot produce his own ideas on the campaign trail, how will he solve new problems as President?,” asks Neera Tanden, Policy Director for the Clinton campaign.

“Senator Obama’s only ‘new’ ideas were ones that Senator Clinton proposed months ago,” Tanden continues.

FOR STARTERS: His “new” proposal for a national infrastructure bank is one that Hillary proposed August 8, 2007. [”I’m proud to co-sponsor Senator Dodd and Senator Hagel’s National Infrastructure Bank Act that we just introduced to establish a federally-backed independent bank that will evaluate and finance large infrastructure projects by subsidies, loan guarantees, and bonds backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.” Rebuilding America speech, 8/8/07;

at 8:50 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edwards support is still very big but he's smart enough to know "Hillary is a loser" even against McCain. Guessing that even the VP offer won't buy him for the Hill.

at 7:01 PM, March 01, 2008 Blogger Hope Lives!! said...

Just take a look at how Hillarious is gearing up to fight in Texas. She has always known about the Texas two/step voting system, but she is now threatening to sue. She has lost her lead in Texas and the gap is closing in Ohio, and now she is resulting to a LAWSUIT against her own party. This woman is becoming a real joke. i do not want her answering the Wite House phone at any time of the day or night!!!!

at 11:53 PM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary on Saturday Night Live? Good Lord!

Now she's got Barbra Streisand, her Mother, Chelsea & SNL backing her - what's next?

It's going to get UGLY.

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