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Posted on 11/14/2005 12:32:16 PM PST by Personal Responsibility
Is Hillary a centrist? Let's look at her votes
President Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, and I'm still trying to figure out exactly what a "New Democrat" is. Specifically, was the phrase anything more than a cynical Clintonian effort to make liberal Democrats appear more moderate?
Looking ahead, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), who must be considered the early Democratic front-runner for the White House in 2008, seems to be adopting a similar strategy. Over the past year, much has been made in various media accounts of Clinton's leaving her liberalism behind in favor of the center.
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Well, it certainly is hard to detect any centrism in her overall Senate voting record. Each year, for example, she has scored 95 percent with the left-wing Americans for Democratic Action.
Gee, checking her record instead of listening to her baloney? What a concept.
She'll tell us that one needs a 96 percent or above to be considered left wing.....
She will say that means she is in total agreement with 95% of the people.
Checked Byrd, he's rated 63% so 95% is a crazy commie.
Hillary is doing so well in dem primary polls because she would be the most rabid left wing fruitcake ever to be in the White House.
Hillary votes for illegals all the time but then talks differently and people call her a centrist.
Hillary is very scary because the MSM is telling the public she is a centrist when she is a raging liberal.
She is currently on a major "Brainwash America" campaign. Don't ever believe her when she tries to appeal to the right. She is a leftist socialist thru & thru. Should this great nation make her president in '08, we will forever rue the day.
The question is a joke, isn't it? How absurd to even think... the woman's husband appointed to worst Supreme Court "judge" ever--one very telling example in my view. Hillary will do worse, far worse, and we must beat her.
I do not think we should get used to it.
95%, eh? Wonder how Barbara Box-car, Teddy "the Drowner" and Chuckie Schumer scored?
Hillary has had a 0 ACU rating the last few years.
Hillary is allowed to vote like a liberal and score points with her base then she is allowed to talk tough and score points with the rest of the country.
All part of Hillary's triangulation game.
I have even seen here freepers gushing over Hillary on illegal immigration. But if you checked her voting record she sucks on immigration. She votes with Ted Kennedy on illegals all the time.
Can we stop listening to Hillary and see how she votes.
She doesn't stand for anything but Hitlery and has been feeding at government troughs for most of her inane lifetime.
The hog feeding next to her is Billary.
Gov. Warner and Gov. Richardson could be a potent Dem team for 2008. My bet, however, is that the way left Dems seat Hillary as the Prez nominee, who will be easier to defeat than Warner/ Richardson. With luck , the Dems will feed on each other like the political scavengers they are.
What is worse is that people are buying it.
that's the equivalent of saying is ruth buzzie ginsberg going to overturn roe vs wade.
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Obviously she makes centrist noises occasionally but votes hard-left. She's a sneaky bit@h.
Check her record early and often:
Here are her "Interest Group" ratings:
She scores a solid 100% with the pro-abortionists, and ZERO with the pro-life crowd. That's telling enough for me.
Boxer - 95%
Kennedy - 100%
Schumer - 100%
Tied with Boxer. I'd say that's pretty far-left.
Lots of Freepers opposed it as well. I'd even go so far to say half or more Freepers oppose it.
She could be to the right of Barry Goldwater and I would never vote for her.
If she comes out pro-choice, anti-illegal-immigration, and anti iraq war, she might be a shoo in.
Unless the pubbies have a powerhouse to offer like Guliani.
I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just my prediction after watching the mood of the country.
Off topic but important:
Senator Rockefeller (D), Senate Intelligence Committee, admits on FNC yesterday that he went alone to Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to tell them that, although a decision had not been announced, he was certain the US was going to invade Iraq.
If this isn't treason, nothing is.
A sitting intelligence committee member travels to countries not terribly favorable to us (with the exception of Jordan) to let them know the military is coming to their region.
Contact the White House and your senator and demand an investigation.
What do you mean, "if she come out pro-choice?" She always has been. What benefit is that going have in the general election?
Hillary can't come out anti illegal immigration because she has a voting record of sucking up to illegals.
Why is Hillary not held to account for her voting record. Why is she allowed to vote for illegals and then talk differently to appease others.
Saying Hillary can run being anti illegal would be like Bill Clinton running saying he never had an affair.
Hillary should be judged on her voting record.
Hillary is an absolute fraud she has a voting record that she will never be able to hide from. You can compare her voting record with her words and show how she has no leadership capacity.
Something about that "take all of your money for the common good" thing will kill you on 08. I don't think anyone took your Marxist remark out of context.
The Republican Party
Make a run at the northeastern states?
They are rinos up there. The northeaster states are lost to us for good.
We need a conservative that can appeal to the south and midwest. States like Wisconsin, Iowa, and Ohio are the keys. That is the needle you have to thread and also appeal to the growing southwestern states that are coming more into play because of california transplants and illegals.
The LSM will be gushing over her so hard that people will forget that she's even in the senate,or a former first lady/co-president.
Of course Hillary is a centrist! In the old Soviet Politburo, that is!
...."Is Hilliary and idiot?"....
YES, YES, NOT ONLY YES BUT HELL YES!!!!!
No, she is a satanist..
I know she always has been. But the dems platform will be based, at least in part, by who is the nominee.
And if she gets it, you can bet everything that she will play that "I'm not one of those MEN who want to take away your right to chose" card.
And it will be very effective.
I oppose all "free trade" agreements on the grounds that in reality they turn out, without exception, to be sucker deals in which we are the sucker.
The question is frikkin ABSURD!
The Hitlery is a foaming at the mouth Marxist ideologue who hates the United States of America.
She is the "Devil" incarnate, (you'd have figured he'd do better on the physical structure, but oh well), she is the blood enemy of America and our way of life.
No hyperbole here, she is evil.
The question is frikkin ABSURD!
Hillary is left of Lenin! All lies to get her elected by a stupid public.
I already rue the 8 years that she was elected the first time.
I'm not sure she's going to make that an issue. Do you think it would be advantageous for the GOP to run a pro-choice candidate?
It'll never work. And it's the only thing they have to run on.
[M]y bewilderment over the New Democrat label is not just an academic inquiry. Ironically, I sought clarification at an academic conference at Hofstra University late last week. After all, it was titled "William Jefferson Clinton: The 'New Democrat' from Hope."
One key vote and some occasional centrist talk do not make a moderate. Just as Bill Clinton the New Democrat was more about political posturing than policy reality, Hillary Clinton's move to the center lacks credibility. It is simply Clintonian.
Is Hillary a centrist? Let's look at her votes
This legacy confab is in and of itself proof certain of clinton's deeply flawed character, and a demonstration in real time of the way in which the clinton years were about a legacy that was incidentally a presidency.
Madeleine Albright captured the essence of this dysfunctional presidency best when she explained why clinton couldn't go after bin Laden.
According to Richard Miniter, the Albright revelation occurred at the cabinet meeting that would decide the disposition of the USS Cole bombing by al Qaeda [that is to say, that would decide to do what it had always done when a "bimbo" was not spilling the beans on the clintons: Nothing]. Only Clarke wanted to retaliate militarily for this unambiguous act of war.
Albright explained that a [sham] Mideast accord would yield [if not peace for the principals, surely] a Nobel Peace Prize for clinton. Kill or capture bin Laden and clinton could kiss the accord and the Peace Prize good-bye.
If clinton liberalism, smallness, cowardice, corruption, perfidy--and, to borrow a phrase from Andrew Cuomo, clinton cluelessness--played a part, it was, in the end, the Nobel Peace Prize that produced the puerile pertinacity that enabled the clintons to shrug off terrorism's global danger.
Missus clinton is a dud.
I could say she has all of bill clinton's baggage and none of his charm, except I don't find bill clinton charming. What she lacks, in my view, is lubricant. Snake oil. She grates.
It's more than simple dislike. You don't want to see her; and you definitely don't want to hear her.
Missus clinton is everyman's worst nightmare: ex-wife, fishwife, frigid wife, mother-in-law; worse, the abusive Nazi commandant in the Lina Wertmuller masterpiece. When she humiliates, which is always, she dons the military-issue undershirt, she grabs the whip.
The clintons are clearly aware of this problem and are attempting to mitigate it with veneer.
Their first ploy is to pushpoll to artificially jack up missus clinton's numbers; this is a relatively easy task, given a compliant press. This illusion of electability is intended to fool the voters, activate the herd mentality and ultimately fool the smart money of the David Geffen-Harold Ickes stripe.
Their second ploy is to conflate "bill" and "hillary." "The clintons" become a single construct. Missus clinton arrogates bill's "bridge to the 21st century " as "theirs." And, by lifting the lyrics straight from Pinocchio, she becomes "the man from 'hope'."
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"Hillary is very scary because the MSM is telling the public..."
Why do Left wing liberals have the corner on the news media? Do they have a Mafia for protection so that no one can compete with them?
You're welcome. Use the information for Good and not Evil. ;) It's a very handy resource for shooting down liberals. They can lie all day long in the media, but the votes they cast in the House and Senate ARE recorded.
Of course, they're banking on the fact that your average Joe Sixpack doesn't realize that...