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Clinton Compares Obama’s Appeal to Bush
NY Times ^ | Jan. 06, 2008 | By Patrick Healy

Posted on 01/06/2008 5:08:24 PM PST by jdm

NASHUA, N.H. – At a rally with some 1,500 people here on Sunday afternoon, Hillary Rodham Clinton had separate comments about the current president and his predecessor.

Referring to the personal appeal that Senator Barack Obama enjoys among many Democrats, Mrs. Clinton said:

“I think it’s good to have a likable president. But if I remember right, many people said they wanted to have a beer with George W. Bush. Maybe they should’ve left it at that – have a beer, don’t vote him in as our president.”

Minutes later, an audience member asked what Bill Clinton would be called if he became the first male spouse of the president, should she win.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: appeal; hillaryclinton; hitlery; nh2008; obama; presidentbush
Hillary: "Maybe they should’ve left it at that – have a beer, don’t vote him in as our president."

If I was Bush, I would counter to Hillary by saying:

"Well, then why'd YOU vote to give your authorization to go into Iraq, if it was such a bad idea, you dumb beyotch?"

1 posted on 01/06/2008 5:08:25 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm; fieldmarshaldj; LdSentinal; Norman Bates; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool

She’s getting desperate, wouldn’t you say?


2 posted on 01/06/2008 5:10:29 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: jdm

If she thinks that comparing Obama to Bush is going to endear her to Dem voters, she is completely tone-deaf politically.


3 posted on 01/06/2008 5:11:13 PM PST by beckaz
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To: jdm
“I think it’s good to have a likable president. But if I remember right, many people said they wanted to have a beer with George W. Bush. Maybe they should’ve left it at that – have a beer, don’t vote him in as our president.”

That's funny, since IIRC, back in '92 they were saying the exact same thing about William Jefferson Clinton

4 posted on 01/06/2008 5:13:14 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: jdm

“We may have a contest. He’ll still be Mr. President. He could be First Mate. His Scottish friends have suggested First Laddie. We’re open to suggestions,” she said.

I suggest prisoner #264338280.

Semper Fi,


5 posted on 01/06/2008 5:14:48 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: jdm

One thing about it, if Hillary furnished the drinks, it’d be the ‘coldest beer in town’

And fron the looks of his lips, I don’t think Obama drinks anything but Grape Kool-Aid


6 posted on 01/06/2008 5:16:21 PM PST by digger48
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To: jdm
The whole damn Clinton political family is built of fraud. The only reason the two term MINORITY president even won was because the Leftist media went into the tank for him.

Only a sick, sick woman would put up with a piece of sh*t like The First Rapist.

7 posted on 01/06/2008 5:16:26 PM PST by DogandPonyShow (America, the Light of the World.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Yes. William Jefferson Clinton would look good in an orange jumpsuit.


8 posted on 01/06/2008 5:17:43 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Islam is a despotism so vile that it would warm the heart of Orwell's Big Brother)
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To: jdm
Sink low, sweet Hillary
(They're coming, to carry you home)
Sink low, sweet Hillary
(They're coming, to carry you home)
9 posted on 01/06/2008 5:20:03 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: jdm

The Beige Yuppie Socialist with Big Ears is evidently getting under the skin of the Evil Fat Arse Old Hag Marxist.


10 posted on 01/06/2008 5:20:35 PM PST by webschooner
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To: jdm

Bill Clinton Complains about Media Campaign Coverage [semi-satire]

Jan. 6, 2008

Bill Clinton voiced his anger at the media’s “biased” coverage of his wife’s campaign and suggested that this will force Hillary to go negative on Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

“My wife spent 8 years as ‘assistant president’ and 12 years as ‘assistant governor’ of Arkansas,” Clinton asserted. “The media isn’t giving her the credit for this governing experience. Instead, they continue dredging up old charges.”

Clinton insisted that “my wife and I have been totally exonerated of every single charge ever leveled against us. We never stole a nickel. No one ever handed us a bribe. There are no credible living witnesses to any of the supposed crimes that we are alleged to have committed.”

On the flip side, Clinton contended that “Obama is getting a ‘free pass’ on some crucial issues.” “You know, Obama is half white,” Clinton reminded. “Yet, he is lionized as the ‘first black candidate’ to win a primary. Of course, you never hear that the other half isn’t really ‘black’ as Americans understand it. It’s Muslim. In this era of Islamic jihad would it be prudent to elect a president who is half Muslim? That’s the kind of question the media should be asking.”

In related news, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) found herself dealing with a New Hampshire rally attendee’s confusion regarding her pledge to “work for change.” The question from Democratic precinct chairwoman Martha Luney left Mrs. Clinton at a momentary loss of words. “Wouldn’t it be undignified for the president to have to hustle for spare change?” Luney asked. “Even though it might save millions on salary, isn’t the deficit in the billions?”

“You raise some good points,” Mrs. Clinton replied. “It’s just a proposal right now. The idea will be thoroughly analyzed by my advisors for its social and fiscal impacts before a definite decision to go ahead is made.”

Presidential rival Obama pounced on Clinton’s “gaffe.” “With half the people of this country living on the streets, many subsisting on spare change, the least the president can do is work without a salary,” Obama declared. “That is what I pledge to do until this nation comes together as one.”

The confusion may be widespread among Democratic voters. A survey indicated that among the Democrats voting for “change” about a third of them interpret this to mean that the candidates are promising to personally give away their spare change. Elroy Addleson, a Democratic caucus participant from Iowa was one of these. “It’s a question of generosity,” Addleson said. “When a person gives spare change to a poor man he’s saying he cares about him. That’s the kind of person I want to be our next president.”

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


11 posted on 01/06/2008 5:32:48 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: attiladhun2
William Jefferson Clinton would look good better in an orange jumpsuit.
12 posted on 01/06/2008 5:33:34 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: jdm

13 posted on 01/06/2008 5:33:46 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: John Semmens

Just think how special it would be to live one day in the USA and not hear the word (Clinton) and (Muslim)

At one time, we could actually count on this


14 posted on 01/06/2008 5:35:52 PM PST by Mojohemi
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To: John Semmens
“My wife spent 8 years as ‘assistant president’ and 12 years as ‘assistant governor’ of Arkansas,”

Well, gosh then -- my wife spent decades as an "assistant engineer," not to mention "assistant bagpiper." ("Assistant husband?")

15 posted on 01/06/2008 5:37:29 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: webschooner

LOL - you made me choke.


16 posted on 01/06/2008 5:40:27 PM PST by 386wt (Be free and don't die!)
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To: jdm

That’s interesting you should say that about Dubya, Hillary, because I’ve thought pretty much exactly that about Bill.


17 posted on 01/06/2008 5:42:20 PM PST by RichInOC (Bill Clinton smoked Monica's cigar...but he didn't inhale, and he didn't like it.)
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To: John Semmens
Clinton insisted that “my wife and I have been totally exonerated of every single charge ever leveled against us. We never stole a nickel. No one ever handed us a bribe. There are no credible living witnesses to any of the supposed crimes that we are alleged to have committed.”

"And oh yeah, I did not have sex with that woman."

18 posted on 01/06/2008 5:45:15 PM PST by 386wt (Be free and don't die!)
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To: jdm
yes, but I'll be sober in the morning.
19 posted on 01/06/2008 5:52:46 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: jdm

“I think it’s good to have a likable president.”

“So I’m withdrawing from the race.” Finished it.


20 posted on 01/06/2008 6:17:05 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: jdm

Desperation, Hilzie? Wow.


21 posted on 01/06/2008 6:30:45 PM PST by MonicaG (( (Duncan Hunter) ))
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To: attiladhun2

Yes, even if it totally clashes with his big red clowney nose.


22 posted on 01/06/2008 6:32:58 PM PST by MonicaG (( (Duncan Hunter) ))
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To: John Semmens
There are no credible living witnesses to any of the supposed crimes that we are alleged to have committed. OMG

Of course there are no credible living witnesses, the credible witnesses never lived to witness. Isn't this what the mob bosses say about their crimes?

23 posted on 01/06/2008 6:52:44 PM PST by mia
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yes, she is.

Now that her last minute likability tour in Iowa didn’t work, she is advocating that likability isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either.


24 posted on 01/06/2008 7:16:47 PM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: doug from upland

Love your concept, but comparing Mileva Maric-Einstein to Hillary isn’t fair to Mileva. She was a mathematician, and, if not a co-author of some of his early manuscripts, she at the least had a role in proofreading them.


25 posted on 01/06/2008 7:23:21 PM PST by Wallaby
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To: jdm

Obama didn’t have much good to say about her either in Hillary The Movie


26 posted on 01/06/2008 7:25:22 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Wallaby

Whoops. Thanks for the background.


27 posted on 01/06/2008 7:27:36 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: jdm

Since Mrs. Clinton is riding on the coat tails of her husband and thinks the CLINTON years in the White House were the best years this country has ever seen, why don’t her placards and signs say Hillary CLINTON instead of just her first name?

There isn’t a possibility that she may think the CLINTON tag is bad for her campaign, is there? Is she trying to distant herself from Ol’ Bill or maybe it is as simple as she wants to have star quality like ‘Seinfeld’ or more appropriately ‘Madonna’.

Just curious.


28 posted on 01/06/2008 7:28:02 PM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: Wallaby
Maybe this works.


29 posted on 01/06/2008 7:33:39 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Wallaby
Or this -


30 posted on 01/06/2008 7:34:21 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Doug — I already pinged you about Mrs. Ali, with her over 35 years of ring experience. Simply hil[l]ar[y]ious!


31 posted on 01/06/2008 8:05:04 PM PST by Wallaby
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To: jdm
20 years from now if they are still alive there will be more people who would want to have a beer with GWB than WJC.
32 posted on 01/06/2008 8:13:25 PM PST by kempo (I)
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To: doug from upland

I hope you have a smile on your face these days.


33 posted on 01/06/2008 8:22:47 PM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: John Semmens

I can’t believe Bill Clinton voiced the “muslim” card. They really are getting desparate. But America should be worried about Obama and Clinton both...


34 posted on 01/06/2008 8:27:44 PM PST by cmiller623 (Mayor Antonio Villa....or never mind. Los Angeles is doomed!)
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To: doug from upland

A better analogy would be Einstein’s wife asking people to “vote” for whether her equations were right. How do the American people “feel” about her mathematical proofs.


35 posted on 01/06/2008 8:42:59 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Wallaby

OKAY


36 posted on 01/06/2008 8:46:00 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ

Seeing her very unhappy does tend to bring on a smile, but this is a long, long, long way from being over. She could lose NH and S.Carolina and still do well enough on Super Tuesday. The Dem primaries are not winner take all. They will each continue to pick up delegates.


37 posted on 01/06/2008 8:48:23 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: kempo

Yeah, but W will have a Buckler’s. It pretty funny that Slick chose “having a beer with W” as an image since W hasn’t had a beer or any other adult beverage with anyone for decades.


38 posted on 01/06/2008 8:50:57 PM PST by caspera
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To: jdm

The implication of what she’s saying seems to be that the country’s likely to do better if we vote for someone not very likable for Prez in November - this would certainly boost her chances, but isn’t the kind of message most voters are going to buy.........


39 posted on 01/06/2008 8:58:27 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think she has reached the Johnny Ringo moment.


40 posted on 01/06/2008 9:23:33 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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