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Clinton steps up attacks on Obama
Daily Inquirer ^ | First Posted 03:19am (Mla time) 01/07/2008

Posted on 01/06/2008 12:20:55 PM PST by DBCJR

Clinton launched a searing attack on surging rival Barack Obama after the thumping win in Iowa that bolstered the idea that America is receptive to electing its first black president. ...

Polls have indicated the vast majority of Americans say they would support a black candidate .

A Gallup survey conducted in early 2007 found only 6 percent of men and 5 percent of women said they would not vote for a black presidential candidate -- a seismic political shift from 50 years ago, when more than half of those surveyed felt that way.

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Clinton, aspiring to be the first female US president, used a debate, three days before the New Hampshire primary, to suggest that Obama had dumped previous positions on key issues for political gain.

Polls showed Obama had obliterated Clinton’s lead in New Hampshire.

“He could have a pretty good debate with himself,” Clinton said, trying to pin the ‘flip-flop’ tag on Obama, ...

Obama hit back at Clinton and accused her of misrepresenting his policies.

“What I think is important that we don’t do is try to distort each other’s records as election day approaches here in New Hampshire,” .

New polls showed the effect of Obama’s Iowa momentum.

In a CNN/WMUR survey, Obama and Clinton were locked up on 33 percent of likely primary voters. Obama was up four points from a similar poll in late December and Clinton was down one.

Another poll, by the Concord Monitor newspaper, had Obama with a slender one-point lead

Republicans also took aim at Obama... Noting Obama’s appeal as an agent for change, Giuliani questioned his level of experience and said his policy proposals would lead to higher taxes and a premature US withdrawal from Iraq.

...Huckabee, ... was alone in defending Obama.

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(Excerpt) Read more at newsinfo.inquirer.net ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; giuliani; hillary; huckabee; nh2008; obama
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Do we take aim too suddenly at Obama? Are Clinton & Giuliani laying back for a Super Tuesday momentum peak? What about Fred? His Fox interview today indicates he sees what is happening now is far from indicative of a trend. Has Huckabee peaked, and Romney gotten stuck in a quagmire of perceived negativity and wishywashiness? There is a lot more game on the clock, and some may be playing this more strategically than others.
1 posted on 01/06/2008 12:20:56 PM PST by DBCJR
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To: DBCJR

I was curous whether clinton is cooked if she loses New Hampshire.


2 posted on 01/06/2008 12:26:59 PM PST by stevem
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To: DBCJR

The lib on lib fire that the rest of the primaries are going to create are going to get interesting.


3 posted on 01/06/2008 12:27:10 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DBCJR

Clintoon has a fine line to walk regarding Obama. If she gets to out of line she might upset the black voters that now support her. Then for sure it will be curtains.


4 posted on 01/06/2008 12:28:43 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

I think Oprah will have 80% of Clinton’s black voters peeled off by crunchtime.


5 posted on 01/06/2008 12:32:02 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: DBCJR

Clinton steps up attacks on Obama...

the piaps is trying to get b. hussein back on the plantation...

and ya know what I’m talkin about!!!!


6 posted on 01/06/2008 12:32:59 PM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: Parley Baer

One of the themes of Hillary’s life is “The victim of betrayal.” She has been continuously betrayed by Bill, The MSM has left her for another. The under 30 crowd and women have left her. Blacks are leaving her by the droves. The Oprah effect was not so much her influence on votes, but drawing the crowds to hear this young, charismatic black man. Betrayal fumes her ire. She has handled it remarkably at times, and had melt downs at other times. Wonder what will happen?


7 posted on 01/06/2008 12:33:43 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: stevem

8 posted on 01/06/2008 12:34:31 PM PST by CASchack
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To: DBCJR

This debacle - that is supposed to be our search for a President, is, in truth, the manifestation of a society bereft of Godliness, looking for a Messiah.

Wot a bunch of nincompooops!


9 posted on 01/06/2008 12:36:35 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: stevem
Polls have indicated the vast majority of Americans say they would support a black candidate .

JC Watts comes to mind.

10 posted on 01/06/2008 12:37:16 PM PST by upchuck (Attention Senator Clinton: Lying Is Stupid When The Truth Is So Easy To Find)
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To: DBCJR
"Wonder what will happen, you ask?"

Hillary Dillary Dock -the clock fell off the wall.....

11 posted on 01/06/2008 12:37:57 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: stevem
I was curous whether clinton is cooked if she loses New Hampshire.

Senator Clinton wil not drop out of the race. She has many super delegates bought and paid for. The RAT convention will be very interesting.

12 posted on 01/06/2008 12:39:25 PM PST by upchuck (Attention Senator Clinton: Lying Is Stupid When The Truth Is So Easy To Find)
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To: stevem

The people I know who have been backing Clinton are turning away from her — and they’re diehards - she’s finished.


13 posted on 01/06/2008 12:43:48 PM PST by GOPJ (Drug dealers are NOT "unlicensed pharmacists" - - Illegals are NOT "undocumented workers". Bailey)
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To: stevem

Is Herself, the Cold and Joyless, on the way to self-immolation? Oh, Lord, I hope so.

Herself has caused a dreadful imbalance in the force, and the only thing that can help in the short term to restore the delicate and precise operation of the universe is to remove Herself as a player of any significance.

As far as trying to build up momentum, Herself has made the act so much more difficult by letting the wheels come off her Juggernaut. Herself is not stopped yet, but the next hill will be much harder to climb.


14 posted on 01/06/2008 12:45:27 PM PST by alloysteel (The enormity of the truth is incredible. You could not make this stuff up.)
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To: All
A Gallup survey conducted in early 2007 found only 6 percent of men and 5 percent of women said they would not vote for a black presidential candidate — a seismic political shift from 50 years ago, when more than half of those surveyed felt that way.

I wonder if those 6% of men would vote for a woman? That might even be a higher percentage...

15 posted on 01/06/2008 12:49:40 PM PST by az_gila (AZ - need less democrats)
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To: Parley Baer
She's got African Americans onboard who will do the dirty work for her. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3137689.ece Melanie Levesque, a New Hampshire state representative and a member of the African-Americans For Hillary group said: “I'm very concerned that you can’t state [Obama’s] middle name . . . and his past life.” She confirmed she was referring to Hussein, Obama’s Muslim middle name, and his use of drugs as a young man.
16 posted on 01/06/2008 12:50:29 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: Parley Baer
She's got African Americans onboard who will do the dirty work for her. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3137689.ece Melanie Levesque, a New Hampshire state representative and a member of the African-Americans For Hillary group said: “I'm very concerned that you can’t state [Obama’s] middle name . . . and his past life.” She confirmed she was referring to Hussein, Obama’s Muslim middle name, and his use of drugs as a young man.
17 posted on 01/06/2008 12:50:29 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: CASchack

lol


18 posted on 01/06/2008 12:51:33 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: DBCJR

No. She isn’t/He is. He’s fine. Yes/No. Yes.


19 posted on 01/06/2008 12:53:38 PM PST by Cedric
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To: GOPJ

Hillary will win the nomination.


20 posted on 01/06/2008 12:54:55 PM PST by Cedric
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To: DBCJR
Clinton, aspiring to be the first female US president,

Sheeee female?
or
What? Bubba wearing blue dress?

21 posted on 01/06/2008 12:57:41 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: DBCJR

the evil witch is mad! good. she will cook her own goose. everyone will see what a wicked vicious witch she is.


22 posted on 01/06/2008 12:59:20 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Other than that, she's really a nice person.)
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To: upchuck

Somehow, I had always imagined that the first American of African descent elected to the US Presidency would have been a Republican, which would have brought the issue of the Civil War to a full circle and closed.

Maybe not....


23 posted on 01/06/2008 12:59:39 PM PST by alloysteel (The enormity of the truth is incredible. You could not make this stuff up.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

more she yaps, more barf effect


24 posted on 01/06/2008 1:00:15 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: DBCJR
Sarcasm doesn't become her.

“He could have a pretty good debate with himself,” Clinton said

Actually either does sincerity. Guess she's just an unbecoming person.

25 posted on 01/06/2008 1:05:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: DBCJR
“What I think is important that we don’t do is try to distort each other’s records as election day approaches here in New Hampshire,” .

All this time, I thought New Hampshire was holding a Primary, not the election. Who knew??

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 01/06/2008 1:10:29 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: kalee
a member of the African-Americans For Hillary group said: “I'm very concerned that you can’t state [Obama’s] middle name . . . and his past life.”

Hillary,child of the 60's, is going to attack him over drugs? All he has to do is claim ", I didn't inhale."

I suspect most liberals admire his muslim credentials, he'll be able to relate to his fellows .

27 posted on 01/06/2008 1:39:48 PM PST by tsomer
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To: DBCJR
Huckabee, ... was alone in defending Obama.

Worth repeating.

28 posted on 01/06/2008 1:48:34 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: tsomer

What about her husband’s “nose like a vacuum cleaner?”

I think most people would overlook any youthful drug use by Obama. For crying out loud, Gary Aldrich stated that a huge number of Clinton’s staff couldn’t obtain security clearances due to recent drug use.


29 posted on 01/06/2008 2:08:19 PM PST by CASchack
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To: DBCJR
Obama hit back at Clinton and accused her of misrepresenting his policies.

What policies. All he has is talking points with no substance. What do they expect from an empty headed liberal nitwit with a liberal educational brainwashing.

30 posted on 01/06/2008 2:13:36 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: DBCJR
Did anyone notice how Hillbillary’s voice went into shrill overdrive when the issue of change came up in the New Hampshire debates? I ask, how can anyone allow this thing to occupy the White House? If that was the voice of restraint during a Nationally viewed debate, can you imagine how restrained it will be once behind the closed doors of the executive office? Why, the first month will call for a repaint of the Oval Office as her unrestrained high octave shrieks cause paint failure. This is basically a mean person.

How could we allow a such really mean person like Hillbillary with the reins of power on the phone with the leaders of the world? It just won’t work.

31 posted on 01/06/2008 2:27:23 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: DBCJR
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Vote for Monica's Boyfriend's WIFE!!! the BEAST/08
32 posted on 01/06/2008 2:36:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: upchuck
JC Watts comes to mind.

Would have LOVED JC Watts to run for President! Where did he go? Did he get disgusted by the Republican elitists?

33 posted on 01/06/2008 2:36:18 PM PST by madison10
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To: savedbygrace

So what’s your point?


34 posted on 01/06/2008 3:14:19 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: sodpoodle

You nailed that to the wall!


35 posted on 01/06/2008 3:30:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: tsomer
Hillary,child of the 60's, is going to attack him over drugs? All he has to do is claim ", I didn't inhale."

She already attacked him on that about a month ago. His reply was, to paraphrase; "I did inhale. I thought that was the point."

36 posted on 01/06/2008 3:39:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: Cobra64

LOL. As if you don’t know.


37 posted on 01/06/2008 3:41:31 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

Not really. Huckster’s comments could be used two ways.


38 posted on 01/06/2008 3:43:56 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

What’s the other way?


39 posted on 01/06/2008 3:51:28 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: TigersEye

TY

A rare lucid thought that found a brain cell;)


40 posted on 01/06/2008 4:10:31 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: madison10

**Would have LOVED JC Watts to run for President! Where did he go?Did he get disgusted by the Republican elitists?**

Condaleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, Michael Steele, Colin Powell??


41 posted on 01/06/2008 4:14:40 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: sodpoodle
lol I doubt that. But give that cell a pat on the membrane for me. ; )

What are people thinking? Or is "thinking" an oxymoron in politics?

42 posted on 01/06/2008 4:18:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: TigersEye

****What are people thinking? Or is “thinking” an oxymoron in politics?****

We are NOT thinking - we are sucking *celebrity driven*
pre-digested propaganda through a tube attached to the TV.

Celebrity is the ability to project character where none exists.


43 posted on 01/06/2008 4:32:36 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: txflake

I didn’t think Clinton had any black voter support once Oprah endorsed Obama.
He also has the support of a large female block who worship at the altar of Oprah and do all that she says.


44 posted on 01/06/2008 4:35:32 PM PST by a real Sheila (stop hillary NOW!)
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To: kalee

Hmmmm.
I think drug use is the least of our worries about his “past life.”


45 posted on 01/06/2008 4:36:58 PM PST by a real Sheila (stop hillary NOW!)
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To: DBCJR

“bolstered the idea that America is receptive to electing its first black president.”

Uh, wasn’t this a PRIMARY, with Hussein NObomba gathering a grand total of 38%?


46 posted on 01/06/2008 4:42:09 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: jonrick46

***How could we allow a such really mean person like Hillbillary with the reins of power on the phone with the leaders of the world? It just won’t work.***

Truly - you have made the best case for Hellary’s campaign!

She’ll shiv Chavez.
She’ll fry the French.
She’ll crucify Karzai.
She’ll p*ssy whip Putin.
She’ll massacre Musharif.
and she’ll amputate Armadinajad.

We need her!!!!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 01/06/2008 4:44:37 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: sodpoodle

You better give that brain cell a massage. That’s two direct hits in one evening. Protect it. Nurture it. Feed it the best food you can get. It may be the last functioning brain cell on the planet. If it were mine I bet it would keep me from logging off to go watch the debate right now. ;^)


48 posted on 01/06/2008 4:58:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: TigersEye

Must be the Red Bull;)

or just regular bull.

Take care and give joy - BBL;)


49 posted on 01/06/2008 5:20:34 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: Logical me; alloysteel; upchuck; tsomer; kalee

“What policies. All he has is talking points with no substance. What do they expect from an empty headed liberal nitwit with a liberal educational brainwashing.”

There was a great swell of under 30 turn-out in Iowa, unprecedented. I think a generation is emerging where “change” is a magic word for young people. Ther doesn’t have to be substance to it. No matter what side of the aisle is in power, as they see it, everything remains the same. It is a matter of perception to a generation that was raised on Nintendo, the push of a button stimulation gratification on command. It is the “Do something different, ANYTHING as long as it is different” mindset. Substance requires more thought than immediate gratification response is willing to digest..


50 posted on 01/06/2008 7:00:49 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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