Skip to comments.Stop Hillary now!
Posted on 04/13/2005 5:55:28 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
Is it too soon to get agitated about the possibility of Senator Hillary Clinton running for president in 2008? Not according to Stephen Minarik the head of New Yorks GOP. In a recent fundraising letter he wrote, "It's a race for America stopping Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most important thing you and I can do as Republicans in the next two years."
Minarik went on to remind his readers that it is the duty of Republicans to stop Hillarys presidential quest by running her out of the U.S. Senate. It might be helpful if the GOP would focus on a few good candidates who could replace her, but its a step in the right direction to remind voters who Hillary and Bill really are.
For members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy as Hillary described anybody in 1998 who offered spirited opposition to the Clinton Administrations dysfunctional antics, its perfectly clear why Hillary should not be president. The eight years of Bill and Hill are burned into the memories of those who then called for Clintons removal from office.
But in Bush's campaign leading up to his win in 2000, it was made clear that Bill Clinton's troubles culminating with his impeachment in 1998 would not be mentioned Clintons abuse and misuse of high office was not suitable fodder for discussion at any official campaign function during the 2000 Republican National Convention. Heroes of the movement to impeach Clinton were not invited to participate and were made to observe from a distance, lest campaign officials or the candidate himself be tainted by close association.
Predictably, members of Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth would be treated in a similar manner four years later.
Nevertheless, when voters were asked why they did not vote for Al Gore, among the chief reasons was the character issue. Bill and Hillary Clinton's characters were the issue and Gores rubber-stamping of the Clintons' conduct proved to be his Achilles heel.
Other reasons why Gore was defeated included the Clinton Administrations handling of the Elian Gonzales matter in Florida. Cuban refugees, who fled Fidel Castro, did not appreciate that a five year-old little boy was being covered by an automatic weapon wielded by a hyper-ventilating federal agent. This agent and his heavily armed paramilitary strike team were sent there by Janet Reno to collect Elian and send him back to his puppet-daddy in Havana, where fathers have no rights.
This dangerous federal government overreaction reminiscent of the horrible tragedy at Waco, Texas where 20 babies and their mothers died for following a religious fanatic reminded citizens why the "right to bear arms might still be important. National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre was later credited with helping to defeat Gore, by reminding voters that Bill, Hillary, Al Gore and their political allies were among the nations most active gun control proponents.
The elements that supplied the passion for the opposition to Al Gore have faded partly because then candidate and now President Bush behaves as if none of that matters to the country. I know in his heart that George Bush and his father and mother were disgusted with the politics and behavior of the Clintons. They were raised differently that is to say, they have class, discretion, and moral direction which they truly follow. In contrast to the Clintons, the Bush family believes in Democracy and Capitalism and they have steadfastly fought hard-Socialism and Communism.
Moreover, George Bushs current line-up of appointments, for example John Bolton to the United Nations and Condoleezza Rices as Secretary of State underscore his commitment to Democracy and a strong United States.
The Republican Party hierarchy would do well to remember what so many citizens in this country will have forgotten by 2008 that Hillarys politics and conduct will not have changed. She is still the dedicated hard-lefty she was when she tried to force national health care down our throats, and take away our guns. Attempts to showcase her liberal voting record since she has become a Senator will fall flat, just as Senator John Kerrys horribly liberal record was ignored by the national media. It was the Swift Boat Veterans who altered the course not boring political statistics.
What will be effective if Hillary is to be defeated in 2006 and again in 2008 is to inform voters not only about her actual political agenda , but also her actual atrocious conduct. The fear is that Hillarys strident antics - airbrushed by the passage of time will be hazy when its important to teach new voters in 2008 why character mattersvoters who were a mere 10 years old when George Bush was elected. These same voters were wearing diapers when the Clintons came to town, and young voters tend to vote for Democrats. The new chummy, photo-op laden relationship between the Bushes and the Clintons will not be helpful when it comes time to draw political and character distinctions.
Who will teach new voters in 2008 about the true nature of Hillary and Bill Clinton? Hopefully, enough Clinton Haters will be around to do that but they wont be invited to any White House parties by the current administration. That kind of messy work appears to be beneath their dignity. But they are the ones to enjoy the fruits of the victories such grassroots activists provide and if this work is not done, it is doubtful that Hillary can be defeated when she runs.
There may not be a South Lawn barbecue party for Conservative political activists who work to keep Hillary from power but they will march forth with a passion because they know the country will be better off without Hillary in the White House.
All the facts about HRC have been out there for ages, but in the end it did no good because we didn't have a good candidate to run against her. Peter King, get on your horse.
Rather than worrying about running Hitlery out of the Senate, the Repubs had better start worrying about running the illegal invaders in this country OUT FIRST --- otherwise Hitlery (or some similar Marxist) will have to problem walking right into the White House.
Wake up Repubs -- 2008 is yours to lose!!!!
Opponents of Hillary Clinton need to remember, you can't unseat someone with no one. It's important that she face a credible opponent who offers a feasible alternative. As of now, I see no signs of that happening.
Waiting until full campaign mode; to 'go there'. . .just accentuates a hypocrisy for the truth and gives Hillary Inc. that much more time; to confirm old myths. . .and create new ones.
If the truth were honestly dealt with. . .she would not be now. . .the 'Junior Senator', from New York. . .
Am sick of weak; mush-mouthed; politically-correct. . .and frightened. . . Repubs, who will not take this woman on!
Has she started her "We Will Take Things From You Tour Yet"?
Can't wait for her to run, she's going to make Republicans great gains in the House, Senate and will get another Republican elected President.
Rudy G. does need to start the pounding by removing her from her NY office before any Presidential run IMO.
Force her to pledge not to run for President as she runs for re-election to the Senate. Force her to promise to serve out her term or quit and allow someone (Nita Lowey) the chance to run who actually wants the job.
Watch her dance on that pin.
Read his book LEADERSHIP and get back to me.
Rudy is just exactly what this country needs. A man of principal. I grant you, he is more liberal on some issues than I like but I believe that he would make a great president. Remember, presidents do not legislate, they lead and set tones. I like the tone that Rudy sets and believe me, I am as conservative as they come.
Just read his book.
shewhomustnotbenamed is itching to get her claws back on the levers of presidential power. this phony act of hers to move to the right on some important issues is all part of a clear plan to put those "thunder thighs" behind a desk in the oval office.
some people are laughing this off like it could never happen. that's foolish. her every thought, word, and act is designed to get her back where she thinks she belongs
If Rudy's running he's got my vote.
Sometimes I think we in the GOP give Hillary more press than the dims do.
A Hillary presidency truely frightens me. Though I remain skeptical that she'll actually win if she runs, the idea makes me cringe every time. If she wins, hold on to your guns ladies and gentlemen, she may decide they're gooberment property and demand a return of what's hers.
So how did they get you back to normal after you turned to stone? ;)
The Capital is an amazing place, I still remember my last visit years ago.
Right on!! I fear we are going to have clinton/Dole election. Republicans didn't like Dole. They stayed home. We got clinton for 4 more years. Sadly, history does repeat itself. Rudy would make an excellent President. He has the courage needed. Just ask the many organized crime goons he sent away.
Her nomination would guarantee another 4 years of Republican leadership. Run Hillary, run.
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