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Sen. Clinton and the Campaign
New York Times ^ | May 9, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 05/10/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT by freerepublic_or_die

There is a lot of talk that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now fated to lose the Democratic nomination and should pull out of the race. We believe it is her right to stay in the fight and challenge Senator Barack Obama as long as she has the desire and the means to do so. That is the essence of the democratic process.

But we believe just as strongly that Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake — for herself, her party and for the nation — if she continues to press her candidacy through negative campaigning with disturbing racial undertones. We believe it would also be a terrible mistake if she launches a fight over the disqualified delegations from Florida and Michigan.

The United States needs a clean break from eight catastrophic years of George W. Bush. And so far, Senator John McCain is shaping up as Bush the Sequel — neverending war in Iraq, tax cuts for the rich while the middle class struggles, courts packed with right-wing activists intent on undoing decades of progress in civil rights, civil liberties and other vital areas.

The Democratic Party must field the most effective and vibrant candidate it possibly can. More attack ads and squabbling will not help achieve that goal. If Mr. Obama wins, he will be that much more battered and the party will be harder to unite. Win or lose, Mrs. Clinton’s reputation will suffer more harm than it already has.

She owes more to millions of Americans who have voted for her (and particularly to New Yorkers, who are entitled to expect that if she loses, she will return to the Senate with her influence and integrity intact).

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doa; hillary; nyslimes; nyt
New York Slimes to Hillary:
DROP DEAD!

NYT Slime Quote:
The United States needs a clean break from eight catastrophic years of George W. Bush. And so far, Senator John McCain is shaping up as Bush the Sequel — neverending war in Iraq, tax cuts for the rich while the middle class struggles, courts packed with right-wing activists intent on undoing decades of progress in civil rights, civil liberties and other vital areas.
Hey, it's the New York Slimes. It's part of their demented malevolent culture to segway into an anti-Republican harangue whenever.

1 posted on 05/10/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT by freerepublic_or_die
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Freepers can continue to criticize Bush.......when I judge him by who his enemies are (The resources behind the New York Times), I quickly overlook his faults.


2 posted on 05/10/2008 9:37:44 AM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Hillary Supporters ....... Fags and Hags)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
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3 posted on 05/10/2008 9:41:07 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
We believe it is her right to stay in the fight and challenge Senator Barack Obama as long as she has the desire and the means to do so.

How can it be said that she has the means to remain in the race, when she is millions of dollars in the hole, and hasn't paid many of her venues?

4 posted on 05/10/2008 9:43:34 AM PDT by coloradan (The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Chode

How dare those people who are rich (make over $100K per year) be allowed to keep their money!!!!!!!!!

NYT - define catastrophic. You mean having a weak, racist, Marxist as President will be Nirvana?


5 posted on 05/10/2008 9:44:39 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Try to put yourself in Hillarys shoes. (yuck)

If you thought Obama would lose to McCain, but that you would win, if you somehow got the nomination, would you drop out?


6 posted on 05/10/2008 9:46:05 AM PDT by proudpapa (McCain-Pawlenty '08)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Note that the Author is “Staff”. Nope, no bias showing in THIS article by “journalists”!.....

/massive Sarc

7 posted on 05/10/2008 9:47:23 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
["...courts packed with right-wing activists intent on undoing decades of progress in civil rights, civil liberties and other vital areas. "]

THIS is what they are most concened about. Those SCOTUS appointments are their holy grail.

8 posted on 05/10/2008 9:47:48 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: freerepublic_or_die
But we believe just as strongly that Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake — for herself, her our party and for the nation — if she continues to press her candidacy through negative campaigning with disturbing racial undertones.

I forget - - has the New York Times reported anything about Obama's gay lover/cocaine buddy, Larry Sinclair, yet?

9 posted on 05/10/2008 9:47:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: freerepublic_or_die

The only broad support Hillary has left is in her girdle.


10 posted on 05/10/2008 9:47:57 AM PDT by umgud (this tagline is an excerpt)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Translation: “We are the Editorial Board of the Greatest Newspaper of All Time, so listen carefully to what we have to say, and then shut up and do it!”


11 posted on 05/10/2008 9:48:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
"She owes more to millions of Americans who have voted for her (and particularly to New Yorkers, who are entitled to expect that if she loses, she will return to the Senate with her influence and integrity intact)."

New York can have her..Nobody else wants her!! They are entitled to & deserve what they get for electing her.

Too bad the people in New York don't understand what the words 'integrity' & 'influence' mean.

12 posted on 05/10/2008 9:50:57 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: proudpapa

“If you thought Obama would lose to McCain, but that you would win, if you somehow got the nomination, would you drop out?”

As long as there is an opportunity to snag Obama in some scandal why drop out? It is early in the game and the Clinton machine is still hard at work trying to dig up the dirt on Obama.


13 posted on 05/10/2008 9:53:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Shouldn't the libs love a Hunter Thompson ticket in 08?)
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To: umgud

LOL.
No, that’s not true. The only support she’s got left is in her jock strap which is getting squeezed ever more tightly with ever superdelegate that jumps this ‘Titantic’ of a campaign.


14 posted on 05/10/2008 9:53:49 AM PDT by freerepublic_or_die (Islam:Truly the opium of the morons with apologies to Karl Marx)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
But we believe just as strongly that Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake — for herself, her party and for the nation — if she continues to press her candidacy through negative campaigning with disturbing racial undertones.

Isn't it amazing?

No, it's the New York Times, after all.

Barack Obama's "mentor of twenty years", his political base, his writings in his books and his recent statements wallow in race identity politics and the New York Times scolds Hillary Clinton for "disturbing racial undertones" for pointing out that such race identity politics has turned off voters who are sick and tired of the Race Card.


15 posted on 05/10/2008 9:59:29 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: EQAndyBuzz

16 posted on 05/10/2008 9:59:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Thus spoke the mighty New York Times.
17 posted on 05/10/2008 10:02:16 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: freerepublic_or_die
But we believe just as strongly that Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake — for herself, her party and for the nation — if she continues to press her candidacy through negative campaigning with disturbing racial undertones. We believe it would also be a terrible mistake if she launches a fight over the disqualified delegations from Florida and Michigan.

Typical liberal rant, they start out saying "she has the right" and segue to the BUT.

18 posted on 05/10/2008 10:04:49 AM PDT by calex59
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To: freerepublic_or_die
courts packed with right-wing activists intent on undoing decades of progress in civil rights

Once again, the NYT fails to accurately describe historical proclamations for 40 acres and mule. Every time the Old Gray Lady spews hypocritical nonsense, I feel all warm and fuzzy.

Dinosaur media death watch...

19 posted on 05/10/2008 10:05:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

What the Slimes is saying is do what you want just don’t hurt our crypto marxist nominee.

The steady trickle to Obama has now destroyed her once formidable SPD (Super Politician Delegate) lead.

She’s toast and now knows it. She will not go out with a bang but with a whimper.

That whimper may include some stupid speech with her crying (for herself).
She’s so pathetic. All those years seeking power on Bill’s coat tails and now she finds herself eclipsed by a black guy from her real home state with even less experience than she does.

Oh the irony. :)


20 posted on 05/10/2008 10:06:32 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Obviously the NY Times was never really supportive of a woman president. or else they would wait for the cenvention vote of the person they are supposed to have endorsed. There is ample precendent for candidates waiting until the vote on the floor.


21 posted on 05/10/2008 10:14:47 AM PDT by rod1 (u)
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She owes more to millions of Americans who have voted for her (and particularly to New Yorkers, who are entitled to expect that if she loses, she will return to the Senate with her influence and integrity intact).

Influence? Integrity? Coulda fooled me.
22 posted on 05/10/2008 10:20:14 AM PDT by CTSeditor
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To: freerepublic_or_die
The United States needs a clean break from eight catastrophic years of George W. Bush.

Sure, they call this an "editorial," but there is no by-line.

Tell us, again, NYT, that you're a newspaperRAPER.

23 posted on 05/10/2008 10:20:55 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

She owes more to millions of Americans who have voted for her

THAT’S THE POINT. She and old willy take and take and take and take and NEVER GIVE BACK NOR do they care about those who GAVE AND GAVE AND GAVE AND GAVE AND GAVE.

My dad used to say in life there are people who take and take and take and NEVER give anything back. The clintins are the takers of this world.


24 posted on 05/10/2008 10:24:23 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake — for herself, her party and for the nation

The nation? I don't think so.

25 posted on 05/10/2008 10:28:13 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Very revealing... “leaving her integrity intact” — two references to this. Do you think the NY Times really buys that she has any integrity left? Hey, fellas: Do you think your integrity is still intact?!


26 posted on 05/10/2008 10:57:14 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: proudpapa
If you thought Obama would lose to McCain, but that you would win, ...

It is a thought but there is no creditable evidence to support it.

27 posted on 05/10/2008 11:11:42 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

“But we believe just as strongly that Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake....”

In other words...good luck staying even as Senator from NY unless you do as we tell you....


28 posted on 05/10/2008 4:52:03 PM PDT by mo
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