Skip to comments.GOP Blasts Hillary Clinton for Her President Bush Comments - (finally hitting back!)
Posted on 07/11/2005 3:54:11 PM PDT by CHARLITE
ALBANY, N.Y. Republicans took aim at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday for comparing President Bush to Mad magazine's freckle-faced "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman.
A Republican National Committee official said the former first lady was "part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party," while a spokesman for one of her potential 2006 Senate rivals said she was guilty of "insulting the president."
"At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York's GOP chairman, Stephen Minarik. "Her priorities are clearly out of whack." Clinton's attack on the president came Sunday during a speech in Colorado.
"I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said during the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, organized by the Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think tank.
The former first lady drew a laugh from the crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catchphrase, "What, me worry?"
As Clinton gears up for a Senate re-election race in New York next year and a possible White House presidential bid in 2008, her attacks on Bush have become sharper.
In her speech Sunday, she accused the president of damaging the economy by overspending while giving tax cuts to the rich, depriving U.S. soldiers of equipment needed to fight the war in Iraq and cutting funds for scientific research.
"Hillary Clinton's opportunistic attempt to market herself as a centrist is like a wolf dressing up in sheep's clothing," said RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt. "Such thinly veiled rhetoric doesn't change the fact she is part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party."
Thomas Basile, a spokesman for potential Senate challenger Edward Cox, a son-in-law of the late President Nixon, said while Clinton was "busy insulting the president across the country, she is failing to produce the homeland security and transportation funding" the state needs.
Clinton has been accusing the Bush administration of providing inadequate funding for New York's security needs.
While national polls show the former first lady to be leading the pack among potential 2008 Democratic presidential contenders, Clinton has said she is too wrapped up in her Senate work and re-election effort to think about that.
Oh, those beastly republicans.
"I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said..."
And I thought that John Holmes (the legendary and dead) was in charge when her husband of convenience, Bill, was in the Whore House.
As of yet I have not seen any account of what Hillary's state did with all that money President Bush granted after 9/11. Wasn't it like 20 million dollars on two seperate occassions?
Maybe she should produce an itemized list of what New York did with that money before squawking...
The witch will get creammed if she runs for President. All she has to do is open her mouth to turn off 65% of the population.
Whomever may have advised Hillary Clinton to make this quip? Did wrong. She was wrong to do so. All it does is conjure, easily, how as "president" she'd deal with the leaders of other countries (as well as those within the US). Bad move.
Seems that the "Abbie Hoffman School of Political Theater" has moved from the streets to the highest reaches of the Democrat party
Liar, liar, pants on fire....
'a wolf dressing up in sheep's clothing'
...more like Jabba the Hutt...
What a coincidence!
When the Clintons were in Washington, I thought Caligula was in charge!
Talk about a conflagration!!!
She probably thought it was SOOOOO clever. It's a known fact that Liberals have NO sense of humor, unless it's at the expense of others.
Finally hitting back? What the heck?
If they were hitting back there would be big name Republicans quoted directly with strong statements.
It almost feels like they are gearing up to fight each other instead of Hillary.
Lets keep fighting this one. She cannot be allowed to get any oxygen or support in the MSM.
I honestly can't tell if you are joking... she is the presumptive front runner, the darling of the MSM and somehow is being cast as moderate compared to her husband. This is a serious problem.
There is a potentially nightmarish scenario for the Republicans - they tear each other to pieces in the primaries while she is anointed to the nomination.
When we analyze these things we've got to remember that in the MSM President Bush is portrayed as a super conservative allowing someone to run as a moderate while actually being a liberal.
Part of the problem is that she has never held any office and thus has no record. At least Kerry had a voting record he couldn't get away from.
It's getting as good or better than the smoke and mirrors bubble of the late 1990s.
And it's doing this when oil sells for $59 a barrel.
Madame Hillary of course does not remember when her male whore inhabited the Oval Office and oil was at $12.
I'll take a real ecomomy and a real man President anytime......and it's safer now too......Bush is doing something against the terrorists......not sticking the next president with the hard job.
Has a Republican ever torn anyone to pieces? Maybe Bush knocked a few back, but not too violently.
Hill brings mafia contacts to the Democratic Convention.
There are two things Miss Hitlery should never refer to when speaking of others: 1)how they look, and 2)the quality of their intelligence. She just draws attention to her own ugly dumbness.