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Clinton and the press [UPDATED) - {Hillary now knows how GOP feels}
Politico ^ | 25 Feb 08 | Ben Smith

Posted on 02/25/2008 5:38:09 PM PST by SkyPilot

Clinton and the press [UPDATED]

Clinton's communications director, Howard Wolfson, delivered some really heated criticism of the press on a conference call just now.

Halperin has audio, and here's a transcript.

I think it is true that every time the Obama campaign in this campaign has attacked Senator Clinton in the worst kind of personal ways, attacked her veracity, attacked her credibility, said that she would say or do anything to get elected, the press has largely applauded him. When we have attempted to make contrasts with Senator Obama, we have been criticized for it.

That is a fact of life that we labor under.

And so I reject the notion that Senator Clinton has been engaged in this sort of seriatim attacks on Senator Obama. I think Senator Obama's entire campaign against Senator Clinton is negative. I think he has run against her as the status quo. He has essentially called her divisive. He has called her untruthful. He has quesitoned her credibility. He has said she will do or say anything to get elected. If that's not negative, I don't know what is.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boohoo; cankles; elections; hillary; iamthevictim; itsnotfair; msm; press; thighs; woeisme; youliketheblackman
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Total meltdown now.

The Clinton camp has finally learned what it means to be a Republican against the MSM media onslaught of hypocrisy and double standards.

This is proof that God exists.

1 posted on 02/25/2008 5:38:10 PM PST by SkyPilot
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It isn't fair.

2 posted on 02/25/2008 5:39:51 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

3 posted on 02/25/2008 5:42:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SkyPilot

I never thought I’d say this, but I’ve actually been feeling sympathy for Hillary lately. It’s as if she’s trying to stand before the screaming teens in 1964 and turn back Beatlemania. There is little she can do, and the press has found a more favored favorite and she is getting some unfair treatment now.

I’d rather Hillary win the Dem. nomination than Obama. I think she’s less extreme than he is, and would be more sensible on many issues.

All in all, the three least attractive potential presidents in my memory.


4 posted on 02/25/2008 5:46:25 PM PST by Will88 ( The Worst Case Scenario: McCain with a Dhimm majority in the House and Senate)
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To: SkyPilot
LOL Poooor Hillary no ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ her own liberals are turning their collective backs upon her.... Wolfson here is a hint, have Hillary watch herself, the bobbing head, pointing finger and “HEAVEN” help US screech that comes out of her ugly mouth. Enough to send even the night time bugs to their collective corners.
5 posted on 02/25/2008 5:50:03 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Will88
I’d rather Hillary win the Dem. nomination than Obama.

After they shred each other, yes.

6 posted on 02/25/2008 5:50:03 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Decoder rings for sale: Freep mail me)
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To: SkyPilot
It’s a sweet irony indeed.

Having said that, I expect the veracity of MSM’s onslaught against Republican Party will triple what we see now against Hillary. It will be a gagfest, no criticism of Obama will be allowed, every “unfortunate” info will be roundly dismissed as “nothing there”, any republican candidate will be harassed, commi-style agitprop will run rampant, etc and so forth.

They already doing everything to block via FEC McCain’s access to financing. It’s only the beginning (and the NYT fiasco is just a blip).

7 posted on 02/25/2008 5:51:12 PM PST by alecqss
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To: SkyPilot
Image hosted by Photobucket.com He has said she will do or say anything to get elected. If that's not negative, I don't know what is.

where i come from, it's called the TRUTH!!!

8 posted on 02/25/2008 5:51:24 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode
All of the nasty things he’s saying about her are true, and all of the nasty things Herself, the Evil and Wicked, says about him are true.

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING!

9 posted on 02/25/2008 5:55:48 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! ALLLLLWAYS!)
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To: SkyPilot
Before too long the press won’t have Hillery Clinton to kick around any more.
10 posted on 02/25/2008 5:57:09 PM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: SkyPilot

No quite yet. She has not lost any election attempt yet. But maybe come summer she WILL know what it like to have the MSM dump on you producing an undesirable outcome.


11 posted on 02/25/2008 5:58:28 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: SkyPilot

Oh, the little ironies of life. My husband and I have been discussing this for weeks. The Clintons must be in a state of confusion. They can no longer count on what have been their mainstays.


12 posted on 02/25/2008 6:00:57 PM PST by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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To: SkyPilot

“...I think he has run against her as the status quo. He has essentially called her divisive. He has called her untruthful. He has quesitoned her credibility...”

Wow Howie Wolfson certainly can make Obama sound both wise and on-target. No wonder the Clintonistas are losing.


13 posted on 02/25/2008 6:01:55 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: SkyPilot

Keep her in it, so we can win it.

Cross over in Texas and Ohio.


14 posted on 02/25/2008 6:03:05 PM PST by Jemian ("I hate the media." ~~ Kayak)
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To: tennteacher
They've moved on to a standard answer,

How daaaaare you!

15 posted on 02/25/2008 6:03:31 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! ALLLLLWAYS!)
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To: tennteacher

Yes and I have been saving up all the cliched phrases that come to mind for this moment of joy.

Things like:
rudderless ship of a campaign
spousal albatross
Biting the hand that feeds you


16 posted on 02/25/2008 6:08:19 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: Will88
I never thought I’d say this, but I’ve actually been feeling sympathy for Hillary lately. It’s as if she’s trying to stand before the screaming teens in 1964 and turn back Beatlemania. There is little she can do,

OK.

You are scaring me with this one...........because you are too much on target..........

STOP IT!

STOP IT NOW!!!!!!


17 posted on 02/25/2008 6:09:50 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: bannie
Image hosted by Photobucket.com for once...
18 posted on 02/25/2008 6:10:56 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode

Yup - and I love the purple guy........


19 posted on 02/25/2008 6:13:02 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

(snort) Hillary will NEVER know how anyone else feels! She never puts herself in another pair of shoes but her own. She’s the most egotistical, self-centered woman I’ve ever seen.


20 posted on 02/25/2008 6:13:28 PM PST by no more apples (...tagline? I have a tagline? Where?!)
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To: Just mythoughts

” LOL Poooor Hillary no ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ her own liberals are turning their collective backs upon her.... Wolfson here is a hint, have Hillary watch herself, the bobbing head, pointing finger and “HEAVEN” help US screech that comes out of her ugly mouth. Enough to send even the night time bugs to their collective corners.”

Well stated......


21 posted on 02/25/2008 6:13:38 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: SkyPilot

“All the truths I learned about how bad Hillary is, I learned on Free Republic” Barack Obama, January 21, 2008


22 posted on 02/25/2008 6:17:00 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: SkyPilot

Can’t be the crying girl and the put upon woman hillelreee. You made it to the nomination stage and I’d say that was a pretty good glass ceiling to break. So, stop your whining and crying and using your gender as an excuse for your own failures. No one twisted your arm to run so if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.


23 posted on 02/25/2008 6:19:39 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Wolfson here is a hint, have Hillary watch herself, the bobbing head, pointing finger and “HEAVEN” help US screech that comes out of her ugly mouth.

The bobbing head is what irritates me the most...

24 posted on 02/25/2008 6:20:53 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: SkyPilot

Great picture of Hitlery... and O’Dumbo!


25 posted on 02/25/2008 6:30:42 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: SkyPilot

Clinton vs Obama is certainly one of the most entertaining campaigns I have ever witnessed. Except for Reagan vs Carter and Reagan vs Mondale.


26 posted on 02/25/2008 6:31:07 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Jemian

Anyone who votes for Hellary RodDamn Cheatum may help her regain the momentum and therefore the presidency. Defeat them now.


27 posted on 02/25/2008 6:32:36 PM PST by nuf said (I am, therefore I think.)
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To: Will88
I never thought I’d say this, but I’ve actually been feeling sympathy for Hillary lately.

He and her husband are PURE EVIL

they crap all over the little people they have power over
They were perfectly willing to let the Travel Office staff go to jail and be ruined financially

Ain't getting any sympathy from this poster
28 posted on 02/25/2008 6:39:09 PM PST by uncbob (m first)
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To: VRW Conspirator
First, I want to see Hillary banished to Bogey-land. Like the old story about dogs discussing cats, where the dogs declare: "Cat's must not only lose. They must also be humiliated!"

Then, I want to see McCain demolish Obama.

Finally -- and now I'm really reaching -- I want to see McCain lead as a Conservative.

I don't think this is asking too much!

29 posted on 02/25/2008 6:39:50 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: SkyPilot
Image hosted by Photobucket.com and he will live on in the reruns... 8^)
30 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: SkyPilot

31 posted on 02/25/2008 6:45:53 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

32 posted on 02/25/2008 7:01:31 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

The only thing that picture needs is John Kerry popping up in a bunny suit!


33 posted on 02/25/2008 7:07:03 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

So easy to do. This guy is so yesterday.

34 posted on 02/25/2008 7:10:57 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Snap. Snap. Head twist. Wiggle.

Wiggle again. Again. Again.


35 posted on 02/25/2008 7:13:04 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

She the one who secretly hates America?


36 posted on 02/25/2008 7:16:38 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: SkyPilot

37 posted on 02/25/2008 7:18:48 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

That’s one mean, scowling bunny! LOL!


38 posted on 02/25/2008 7:40:22 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: SkyPilot
What a little cry baby. Grow up Hillary. She wants to control every aspect of American lives and futures. Well, then she can't cry, throw childish tantrums, scold, nag, snarl, and lie to get your way.

Her mental instability and ever changing mood swings and lack of solid experience certainly shows that she is unfit for the office of the president. She gives women a very bad taste with her lack of professional dignity and poise.

39 posted on 02/25/2008 8:34:36 PM PST by harpo11 (Hillary worked hard for children for 35 years-2 of those years were for finding her billing records)
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To: SkyPilot
This is proof that God exists.

And some members of the press are starting to see through Clinton dirty tricks -- yes, there is a God...

40 posted on 02/25/2008 8:37:17 PM PST by GOPJ (Do the editors of the L.A. Times realize that illegal immigration is, you know, illegal? Patterico)
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To: oyez
Before too long the press won’t have Hillery Clinton to kick around any more.

And Bill, does he just have a cloth coat?

41 posted on 02/25/2008 8:40:46 PM PST by GOPJ (Do the editors of the L.A. Times realize that illegal immigration is, you know, illegal? Patterico)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"The bobbing head is what irritates me the most..."

I second that emotion. I can't stand it. Her shoulders shrugging up and down, the head bobbing and swinging and the fingers of both hands jabbing at the audience and that fish mouth always going on and on.

I've timed her on my tivo, she takes longer to say nothing than even Obama.

What's even worse, imo, is her glaring icy stare directed towards Obama as he is speaking during the debates. She is so arrogantly condescending.

42 posted on 02/25/2008 8:41:52 PM PST by harpo11 (Hillary worked hard for children for 35 years-2 of those years were for finding her billing records)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Ditto!! Well stated. Although, I do like cats.


43 posted on 02/25/2008 8:43:44 PM PST by harpo11 (Hillary worked hard for children for 35 years-2 of those years were for finding her billing records)
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To: harpo11
Yeah, I’m just an old softie. I like cats too. I just wish they wouldn’t repay me for supporting them by puking on my carpeting, etc.
44 posted on 02/25/2008 9:05:14 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: bert

Did Obama really say that? If he did, one would wonder how he would have time to read about Hillary on FR. - I don’t want to see Obama elected President; however, I also distrust Hillary enough to think she would stop at nothing to beat McCain should she get the nomination.


45 posted on 02/25/2008 9:06:59 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: SkyPilot

Put some ice on it. I guess it’s Hillary’s turn to ask, “Where’s the outrage?” I just hope she stays in the race for as long as possible - help maximize the fractures.


46 posted on 02/25/2008 9:09:18 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: cubreporter
Can’t be the crying girl and the put upon woman hillelreee. You made it to the nomination stage and I’d say that was a pretty good glass ceiling to break. So, stop your whining and crying and using your gender as an excuse for your own failures. No one twisted your arm to run so if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

...but while you're there, bake some cookies!

47 posted on 02/25/2008 9:19:20 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Will88

no more clinton, no more clinton no more clinton.....

Repeat this 50 times... ;-)


48 posted on 02/25/2008 9:55:25 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Just mythoughts

~The VRWC will always be on the prowl~


49 posted on 02/25/2008 9:56:13 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: doug from upland
Doug,

This picture is priceless.

Now that the Clinton plastic veneer of "invincibility" has been stripped away, I expect they might encounter legal difficulties and other problems in their lives without carte blanch protection.

Perhaps that is what they really fear after all.

50 posted on 02/26/2008 3:18:48 AM PST by SkyPilot
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