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Bill: Hillary would be good for economy
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/08 | Angela Della Santi - ap

Posted on 01/29/2008 10:13:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge

BLACKWOOD, N.J. - Former President Clinton said his wife would strengthen the nation's middle class as he did, and that she would be his favorite candidate for president even if they weren't married.

"These are tough times. We can bring America back. We've done it before," Clinton told a boisterous crowd Tuesday at Camden County College, a week before New Jersey and more than 20 other states hold nomination contests. "She will do it."

The event comes three days after Barack Obama won an easy victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton in South Carolina. There, the former president was outspokenly critical of Obama, a tactic that some say cost his wife votes.

Tuesday, Clinton hit issues ranging health care to energy independence to the federal budget to college loans in his half-hour talk. On student loans, he talked about how his wife's policies would echo those he implemented.

And he addressed how as a senator representing New York, Hillary Clinton was among the first politicians to realize that 9/11 rescue workers could be at risk because of toxins in the air after the attacks.

"That's the person I would be here for if we never had been married," he said.

He briefly mentioned race, promising that if his wife were president, no one would be excluded from opportunities because of their race.

Also Tuesday, Sen. Clinton won the backing of California Rep. Maxine Waters, an influential member of the Congressional Black Caucus whose support could help blunt charges of racial polarization against the Clinton campaign in the South Carolina primary.

Clinton and Waters were expected to announce the endorsement via conference call.

In a statement, Waters praised the former first lady's readiness to tackle the nation's economic woes.

"At a time when the economy continues to worsen and so many of my constituents are losing their homes and their jobs, we need someone with the leadership and experience who can step in on day one to tackle the economic challenges our country is facing," Waters said. "Hillary understands the daily challenges that people are facing and she will fight for them everyday she is in the White House."

Issues of race and gender have come to the forefront of the campaign, pitting Clinton, who hopes to be the first female president, against Obama, seeking to become the first black to hold the job.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; billary; clinton; clintonmachine; democratparty; economy; elections; hillary

1 posted on 01/29/2008 10:13:58 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

By raising taxes, tons of new anti-competition laws, increasing union power? What is this old fart talking about?!

Go away, you sick old bastard!


2 posted on 01/29/2008 10:15:28 AM PST by whitedog57
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Looks like Huma is riding herd on Billary..

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton poses for a photo after a rally while campaigning for his wife US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Blackwood, New Jersey, January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

3 posted on 01/29/2008 10:15:33 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: NormsRevenge

Good for the economy? Hmmm.

What about defense? Like he was closing all those bases and downsizing the military cause the Cold War was over and we didn’t need it anymore?

Is that the kind of foresight we need?


4 posted on 01/29/2008 10:15:38 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Caption: The things I have to do to get some more White House Intern nookie.

Reminder: Defeating Hellary is the Prime Directive.


5 posted on 01/29/2008 10:16:21 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I agree - there would be a run on guns, ammo, fallout shelters, bio-hazard suits, gas masks.....etc


6 posted on 01/29/2008 10:16:40 AM PST by The Lumster (USA - where the innocent have nothing to fear!)
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To: NormsRevenge

BTW, since when was the economy the President’s job anyway?

Is there anything in the Constitution that gives the him that responsibility?


7 posted on 01/29/2008 10:17:38 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course, he thought that increasing taxes was good for the economy, and vetoing medicare reform was good for the economy.


8 posted on 01/29/2008 10:18:20 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

Everytime I see a photo like that I can’t help but wonder “is that another Monica?”


9 posted on 01/29/2008 10:18:42 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: whitedog57

Either that or just spending a lot. Conspicuous consumption?


10 posted on 01/29/2008 10:18:53 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: NormsRevenge

“taking things away from you for the common good”.. HRC
“raising taxes on those earning $250/k or more” ..HRC

Oh yeh...she’s an Einstein on economics BJ.


11 posted on 01/29/2008 10:19:10 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: NormsRevenge

And you, Bill, would be good for the ice industry.


12 posted on 01/29/2008 10:19:11 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: The Lumster

A run meaning mass purchase, or pulling them off shelves?


13 posted on 01/29/2008 10:20:36 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, the Venezuelan economy.


14 posted on 01/29/2008 10:20:45 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"These are tough times. We can bring America back. We've done it before,"

"That's the person I would be here for if we never had been married," he said.

Actually Bubba took a growing economy, and crushed it with the biggest tax increas in history, one that was applied retroactively to a time when he wasn't even President.

I love how he talks about the wife in the past tense.

15 posted on 01/29/2008 10:21:17 AM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: gathersnomoss

LOL!


16 posted on 01/29/2008 10:21:23 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: NormsRevenge
The budget for Special Prosecutors are part of the economy. I guess that part would skyrocket.
17 posted on 01/29/2008 10:21:43 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Bill, tax yourself into prosperity first.


18 posted on 01/29/2008 10:23:26 AM PST by MtnClimber ("Bullfighting, Mountain Climbing and Auto-Racing are the only real sports. Everything else are merel)
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To: NormsRevenge
Just about every other sentance out of Slick's mouth is "even if they were never married."

Too Slick by half?

19 posted on 01/29/2008 10:23:44 AM PST by libs_kma (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Bill: Hillary would be good for economy”

Like she was with her billing records while with the Rose Law Firm? If she gets the nomination, we must be relentless in reminding everyone of her past, like the MSM would do if she was a Republican.


20 posted on 01/29/2008 10:24:11 AM PST by Spok
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To: NormsRevenge

21 posted on 01/29/2008 10:26:16 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: Brilliant
The best thing about the economy while Slick was the reprobate-in-chief was for something he had nothing to do with.

I guess we should thank Gore for the dot com boom. Afterall, he did invent the internet. /s

22 posted on 01/29/2008 10:26:49 AM PST by libs_kma (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: Red in Blue PA

For some reason, that particular photo reaks(sp) of Monica.


23 posted on 01/29/2008 10:26:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: NormsRevenge
These two lying grifters lay claim to "We can bring America back. We've done it before," and about half of America believes that garbage, and give those two credit. But the credit for what went right during the Clinton years, begins in 1994 when Republicans won majorities in both the house and Senate.

What, tell us WHAT did Bill Clinton ever do that was so bloody good for this country? [that could not be rightfully traced back to the republican majorities?].
Was it --- appointing Janet Reno? Was it --- making kissy face with Yassir Arafat on the White House lawn? What? I'm stumped...

24 posted on 01/29/2008 10:26:56 AM PST by BlueDragon
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To: NormsRevenge
"Bill: Hillary would be good for economy"

Maybe she could pull off the old Cattle Futures trick again.


25 posted on 01/29/2008 10:27:21 AM PST by Arkancide (www.arkancide.com)
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To: NormsRevenge
Former President Clinton said his wife would strengthen the nation's middle class as he did...

By putting us out of work with an enormous retroactive tax hike.

I don't doubt his "life partner" will do the same.

26 posted on 01/29/2008 10:27:57 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: libs_kma

I thought you were going to say the low price of oil. It was Geo. Sr. who caused that, by evicting Saddam from Kuwait.


27 posted on 01/29/2008 10:28:11 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

The only thing Hillary would be good at is an ex-senator and failed candidate for POTUS!


28 posted on 01/29/2008 10:29:07 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (Anyone but Hitlery)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did you ever wondeer what a Clinton white house would be like? You’d be reading the Natiional Enquirer each week to find out rather than the newspapers. This Sex Addict is sick, and in time his addiction will manifest itself again...


29 posted on 01/29/2008 10:30:56 AM PST by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter)
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To: NormsRevenge
"These are tough times. We can bring America back. We've done it before," Clinton told a boisterous crowd ...

Huh? The US economy is still strong, we toppled two brutal regimes, federal income tax rates were greatly reduced... What tough times and bring us back to where? Perhaps back to that place were our US embassies around the world were blown up on a regular basis, or back to when al-Qaeda was crawling all over US soil in our flight schools preparing 9/11?

30 posted on 01/29/2008 10:32:09 AM PST by avacado
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To: Red in Blue PA

Golly, those were my thoughts exactly.


31 posted on 01/29/2008 10:33:08 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: Peter W. Kessler

I was thinking China. As far as Bill being good for the economy in 1993. Yeah, he was. But Bill’s last name was Joy or Gates.


32 posted on 01/29/2008 10:33:23 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NormsRevenge

Like small pox.


33 posted on 01/29/2008 10:35:43 AM PST by boomop1
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To: NormsRevenge
"These are tough times. We can bring America back. We've done it before," Clinton told a boisterous crowd Tuesday at Camden County College, a week before New Jersey and more than 20 other states hold nomination contests. "She will do it."

Her idea of doing somethng good for the economy is

... rasing taxes...

... expanding unemployment benefits...

...and increasing other goverment give-aways

I fail to see how any of these are going to improve the economy.

34 posted on 01/29/2008 10:48:29 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes but she swings both ways!


35 posted on 01/29/2008 10:53:00 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: NormsRevenge

Punishing the oil companies, threatening to nationalize them (”I want to take those profits...”), so we can pay $5/gallon or more at the pump.

Yeah, that would be REALLY good for the economy!


36 posted on 01/29/2008 11:06:05 AM PST by Deo volente
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To: Henchster

If Hillary had not married Bill Clinton, she might have become President of NOW or NARAL or a big shot in the ACLU, or perhaps even have gotten elected from a heavily Democratic Congressional district, but there’s no way she would be running for President of the United States. She’s running now because of name recognition and having the resources of the Clinton crime family backing her.


37 posted on 01/29/2008 11:16:45 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: NormsRevenge

Pres Hillary would be good for ten thousand nightclub comedy acts.


38 posted on 01/29/2008 11:18:04 AM PST by RightWhale (oil--the world currency)
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To: Henchster
What is even more telling is the "WE" pronoun he keeps using everywhere he speaks for Hillary under the pretense of supporting her.

We this, We that...we, we, we. In his mind he is running again and Hillary is just a front-piece, a minor nuisance and complication to overcome in his quest for a third presidential term. Imagine if she gets the nomination, he will be impossible to keep out of the campaign. He wants the spotlight and a place in the Oval Office again for sure. If Hillary would become POTUS (Heaven forbid) he will find a way to shove her aside and take over.

39 posted on 01/29/2008 12:57:14 PM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: whitedog57
Good for the economy eh...

.....working on cankle to bio-diesel fuel converter....

40 posted on 01/29/2008 1:54:39 PM PST by spokeshave (Hey GOP...NO money till border closed and criminal illegals deported)
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To: metmom
BTW, since when was the economy the President’s job anyway?

Is there anything in the Constitution that gives the him that responsibility?

You're absolutely right in that the state of the economy isn't a presidential responsibility and Bush shouldn't be held accountable.

Our nation's borders and sovereignty is, however, a defined responsibility yet Bush has expended more capital and the blood of our citizen warriors to secure the borders and sovereignty of other nations than our own.

How can anyone, without spewing political talking points in blind allegiance, square that?

41 posted on 01/29/2008 3:01:45 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: NormsRevenge

42 posted on 01/29/2008 3:06:02 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
What a couple, huh?


43 posted on 01/29/2008 3:08:29 PM 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: NormsRevenge
AHEM.... "These are tough times." BS

"We can bring America back. We've done it before"

You can't bring something back that isn't gone and secondly, no you haven't. The 1992 recession *AKA worst economy in 50 years* was already OVER by the time the elections were held. Clinton walked into a recovery that was already on the upswing.

44 posted on 01/29/2008 5:31:57 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: NormsRevenge
The picture reminds me of THE dance on the beach in bathing suits.

I'm sick!

45 posted on 01/29/2008 5:34:32 PM PST by lonestar
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To: NormsRevenge

What’s that old saying...”in a pig’s eye”???


46 posted on 01/29/2008 5:53:36 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: whitedog57
“By raising taxes, tons of new anti-competition laws, increasing union power?”

NO,NO, NO! By going out and buying lots of survival supplies, guns, and ammo! We’ll save the economy that way!

/sarc

Or maybe a lot of dope.

47 posted on 01/29/2008 8:39:46 PM PST by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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