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Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression
Politico ^ | January 19, 2008 | Ben Smith

Posted on 01/19/2008 10:26:50 AM PST by COUNTrecount

Bill Clinton, speaking at a Vegas YMCA last night, made more charges against Obama and claimed to have, with Chelsea, personally witnessed voter suppression by the Culinary Workers:

There is this whole business of the new politics. Well I got a taste of the new politics today. We need a new politics where we all love each other. You’ve heard all that. There’s a radio ad up in the northern part of Nevada telling Republicans that they ought to just register as Democrats for a day so they can beat Hillary and go out and be Republicans next week and vote in the primary. Doesn’t sound like the new politics to me.

Today when my daughter and I were wandering through the hotel, and all these culinary workers were mobbing us telling us they didn’t care what the union told them to do, they were gonna caucus for Hillary.

There was a representative of the organization following along behind us going up to everybody who said that, saying 'if you’re not gonna vote for our guy were gonna give you a schedule tomorrow so you can’t be there.' So, is this the new politics? I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years. So I will say it again – they think they're better than you.

(The transcript was provided by one source with a recording of the event, and confirmed by another.)

To go over the facts here, the only publicly reported radio ad anything like what Clinton refers to is one that encourages Republicans and independents to caucus, but doesn't mention Hillary.

And the Vegas papers haven't found any evidence of the kind of straightforward voter suppression Clinton reports. The Obama campaign has suggested the Clinton campaign file formal complaints if it has evidence.

"This is ludicrous," Culinary Workers political director Pilar Weiss told Politico. She said the union is "aware that some workers aren't going to vote our way" and doesn't engage in intimidation.

"The fact that they lost a lawsuit aimed at suppressing workers' votes, and that now they're trying to hold on to these baseless claims is ridiculous," she said.

Weiss also said Clinton's claim is "technically impossible." Clinton supporters can ask union organizers -- who are actively promoting Obama's candidacy -- to add their names to the lists of workers who will take time off to caucus today. But signs posted around the casinos advertise another avenue to get the time off: Workers can go around the union and ask their managers directly.

"We have found it shocking that President Clinton has gotten so engaged in promoting these accusations," she said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: billclinton; conspiringclintons; liarliar; nv2008; pantsonfire; rage; votersuppression; witnessed
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There is this whole business of the new politics. Well I got a taste of the new politics today. We need a new politics where we all love each other. You’ve heard all that. There’s a radio ad up in the northern part of Nevada telling Republicans that they ought to just register as Democrats for a day so they can beat Hillary and go out and be Republicans next week and vote in the primary. Doesn’t sound like the new politics to me.

Payback's a bi#@H, isn't it BJ?

1 posted on 01/19/2008 10:26:51 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

wahhh, wahhhh, they’re stealing our dirty tricks. Those are OURS, we invented them. wahhhhh, wahhhhhh.


3 posted on 01/19/2008 10:30:07 AM PST by joebuck
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To: COUNTrecount
Keep it up Bill - You are Obama’s not-so-secret weapon. ROTFLOL
4 posted on 01/19/2008 10:30:09 AM PST by TCats
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To: COUNTrecount

How depressing it is to see an ex-president of the United States running around like just any old political hack, so desperate is he for a return to power of the co-presidency.

I have news for Bill: if you pull this off, SHE is going to be running the show and you will do as you are told.


5 posted on 01/19/2008 10:30:46 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: COUNTrecount

Every time Clinton opens his mouth a flood of lies spews forth.


6 posted on 01/19/2008 10:31:31 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: COUNTrecount

We’re so worried about our own primaries that we forget that the Dims are in the middle of a meltdown.


7 posted on 01/19/2008 10:31:37 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: COUNTrecount


What about boyfriend suppression?
8 posted on 01/19/2008 10:31:53 AM PST by etradervic (Join the RINO Hunt)
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To: COUNTrecount

RATricide


9 posted on 01/19/2008 10:31:59 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: COUNTrecount

Better put some ice on that.


10 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:03 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (So-called free trade advocates = "China Firsters")
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To: JackRyanCIA
Clinton, you are still a liar, rapist and a freaking pervert.

Strong message to follow.

11 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:46 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

How many decades have Republicans been the victims of intimidation and harassment at the polls by union thugs getting paid time off in order to rig elections for Democrats?

Gee, Clinton! How does it feel to be a Republicn?


12 posted on 01/19/2008 10:33:32 AM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Quite funny, Bubba is worked up over political shenanigans the Democrat party practically invited.

I guess he pissed that the "rules" of dem politics actually apply to him and Hillary also.

13 posted on 01/19/2008 10:34:30 AM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: COUNTrecount

That old man has to stay home and stop going out in public. He is an embarrassment and a repressive force on voters.


14 posted on 01/19/2008 10:34:36 AM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: COUNTrecount

“A lie unanswered becomes the truth in 24 hours...”


15 posted on 01/19/2008 10:34:37 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (In the land of Clinton, where the shadows lie...)
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To: COUNTrecount

Of all people....he should know....


16 posted on 01/19/2008 10:34:54 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: COUNTrecount

YO slick...........do you REALLY think anyone is going to believe YOU?


17 posted on 01/19/2008 10:35:21 AM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: COUNTrecount

Upon witnessing voter suppression former President Clinton pulled out his badge, a stained blue dress, and threated to ....


18 posted on 01/19/2008 10:35:33 AM PST by A. Morgan (CNN- the pantload Network. Tune in and you'll GET a pantload!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression

Yeah, but you can't believe a darn thing Clinton says. He is a liar.
19 posted on 01/19/2008 10:37:13 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: COUNTrecount

Suuure he “witnessed voter suppression”

But as a Lawyer, former Governor, and ex-President of the US with a Secret Service Detail, he was powerless to intervene ......

Got to get a government investigation going though...


20 posted on 01/19/2008 10:37:22 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: COUNTrecount

“We need a new politics where we all love each other.” HA. I bet he’s like a big ‘o lovefest.

He has lost his mind. Seriously.


21 posted on 01/19/2008 10:37:28 AM PST by cpanter
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To: JackRyanCIA

Bill Clinton is not just a liar. He is a damnable liar; he is an odious liar; he is the greatest liar ever to occupy the oval office.


22 posted on 01/19/2008 10:37:49 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: COUNTrecount
... personally witnessed voter suppression by the Culinary Workers

Where did Billy and his intern daughter (into politics) file the complaint with the legal authorities? Oh I forgot the legal authorities don't have any jusidiction over the Clintoooooooooons!
23 posted on 01/19/2008 10:38:17 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: COUNTrecount

Bill and Hill have only one card to play...the victim card. They are always persecuted, always picked on, always treated unfairly. Sheesh. Who would be stupid enough to vote for these two perpetual victims, who must not be too bright if everyone can get the better of them? Blacks have always felt that victim kinship with these grifters, and now they are cultivating the Hispanics into joining the never-ending pity party. In fact, the Democrats ought to be renamed the Pity Party.


24 posted on 01/19/2008 10:38:34 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: COUNTrecount
Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression

Yeah, like he witnessed black churches burning across the Arkansas landscape and didn't have sex with that woman. Bill Clinton is a documented liar, impeached and disbarred specifially for LYING. The bastard should be in jail for perjury, at the very least.

25 posted on 01/19/2008 10:38:54 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: COUNTrecount

Bill also saw a black church burning in Vegas that night...


26 posted on 01/19/2008 10:39:07 AM PST by counterpunch (GOP Convention '08 — Go For Brokered!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Yep, the Black Man is keeping the white folks from voting. Sweet justice to see the Pervert soooo miffed. BTW, did Bill see any churches burning in Las Vegas?
27 posted on 01/19/2008 10:39:32 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: COUNTrecount

We’re seeing Bill Clinton unplugged, and what a glorious (read: remarkably petty/paranoid/lying/pitiful) sight it is.


28 posted on 01/19/2008 10:40:27 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: rockabyebaby

“YO slick...........do you REALLY think anyone is going to believe YOU?”

Of course there are blind followers who will believe any and all crap that spews from the mouths of the Clintons. Some jackass wrote a letter to the Editor of the New York Daily News last week stating that Hillary had Elinor Roosevelt’s wisdom and Jackie Kennedy’s class. I almost vomited.


29 posted on 01/19/2008 10:41:27 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals, they never fail to disappoint.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Chelsea personally witnessed voter suppression by the Culinary Workers

Chelsea must have been out jogging at the time.

30 posted on 01/19/2008 10:41:50 AM PST by csvset
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US Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is introduced by her husband former US president Bill Clinton at a rally in Las Vegas January 18, 2008. The Nevada caucuses are January 19th. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)


31 posted on 01/19/2008 10:43:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: COUNTrecount

You reap what you sow, you pig.

You and your side started this politics of hatred, now deal with it!


32 posted on 01/19/2008 10:44:00 AM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: csvset

33 posted on 01/19/2008 10:44:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: COUNTrecount
I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years.

...not since the culinary workers burned down predominantly black churches in Arkansas.

34 posted on 01/19/2008 10:45:11 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: cpanter
"He has lost his mind. Seriously."

I have heard that tertiary syphilis will do that to one's mind.

35 posted on 01/19/2008 10:45:27 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: silverleaf

bttt


36 posted on 01/19/2008 10:45:58 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: COUNTrecount
Can't this weirdo just go away........

Soon.

Very soon would be better.......

37 posted on 01/19/2008 10:46:07 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: COUNTrecount
And the Vegas papers haven't found any evidence of the kind of straightforward voter suppression Clinton reports.

The Hill and Bill show was tough to watch when it was on from 1992-2000. I'd hate to think I have to watch it in reruns from 2009-2016.

38 posted on 01/19/2008 10:46:52 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: JackRyanCIA

sorry folks, Clinton’s my dog in this fight.


39 posted on 01/19/2008 10:47:25 AM PST by gusopol3
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Clinton wouldn’t know suppression if he tried.

We all would have preferred a little zipper suppression on his part, but he came out short and crooked.

40 posted on 01/19/2008 10:48:23 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: LottieDah
that Hillary had Elinor Roosevelt’s wisdom and Jackie Kennedy’s class. I almost vomited.

DOUBLE VOMIT! There ain't a barf bag big enough!

41 posted on 01/19/2008 10:48:50 AM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: COUNTrecount

The Frankenstein monster has turned against its former masters. lol

The union thugs want to bow down before a new master.


42 posted on 01/19/2008 10:49:39 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Alabama’s Shorty Price had nothing on this guy.


43 posted on 01/19/2008 10:50:10 AM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: cpanter
“We need a new politics where we all love each other.”

"I call it love. I am their father. The people are my children. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly."

45 posted on 01/19/2008 10:51:40 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: JackRyanCIA

he may be the only guy around who can rough up that other Irishman, O’Bama


46 posted on 01/19/2008 10:52:44 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: COUNTrecount
I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years.

What the heck happened 35 years ago? I seems like every time the Clintons open their mouths they say something about 35 years.

47 posted on 01/19/2008 10:53:14 AM PST by conservit
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To: COUNTrecount
"We need a new politics where we all love each other."

The crooked one just never gives up.

48 posted on 01/19/2008 10:53:33 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: COUNTrecount
Question:

Is it a crime to suppress the Democratic dead vote? If we chain the gates on cemeteries on election day, is that a violation of the Voting Act?

49 posted on 01/19/2008 10:54:51 AM PST by SampleMan
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To: conservit

Gotta be Watergate.


50 posted on 01/19/2008 10:56:16 AM PST by vollmond (Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!)
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