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Clinton Develops Into a Force in the Senate
Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2003 | Jim VandeHei

Posted on 03/05/2003 1:55:47 AM PST by sarcasm

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, after lying low for most of her first two years, is emerging as one of the Senate's most prominent and influential Democrats, moving aggressively on fundraising and policy matters and fueling speculation that she plans to run for president in 2008.

The only first lady to have served in the Senate, Clinton is playing a key role in a behind-the-scenes effort to create at least one new political group, funded with so-called soft money, to promote the Democratic agenda in the 2004 elections and beyond, Democratic officials said. With her help, leading Democrats are putting the finishing touches on a new "activist think tank" designed to crank out policy ideas and disseminate them to voters without running afoul of the new campaign finance laws, the officials said.

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1 posted on 03/05/2003 1:55:47 AM PST by sarcasm
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To: sarcasm
Where is the barf alert?
2 posted on 03/05/2003 1:57:49 AM PST by mgist
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To: sarcasm
Go Hill Go.

She really does need to get out more.

I love to hear her speak...you know.

3 posted on 03/05/2003 1:58:07 AM PST by PFKEY
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To: sarcasm
Yeah, she's kind of like...well, cancer.
4 posted on 03/05/2003 2:04:20 AM PST by Types_with_Fist
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To: mgist
Where is the barf alert?

This deserves a 3D-Technicolor Barf Alert!

5 posted on 03/05/2003 2:07:47 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (_*_)
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To: PhiKapMom; Howlin; Miss Marple; justshe
Some Democrats privately worry that Clinton is moving too quickly. "There are some people inside the caucus grumbling, suggesting she wants to bring more of a war-room mentality to the Senate than some senators are comfortable with," said a top Senate Democratic aide. "Others think this also has to be viewed with her future presidential runs and national ambitions in mind."

A PING A LING Y'ALL

6 posted on 03/05/2003 2:10:57 AM PST by Mo1 (Free Miguel Estrada !!!)
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To: sarcasm
Clinton, after lying low for most of her first two years

ROTFLOL!!!!

What's not "lying low?" Riding bare-breasted down Pennsylvania Avenue brandishing a sword and singing, "Die Valkyrie?"

7 posted on 03/05/2003 2:11:23 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: Mo1
Good morning Mo,

Hey, this foreign policy cluster up we're in right now is a direct result of the Clinton (two-fer) presidency's inaction for eight years. I'm praying that the majority of Americans realize that President Bush is simply cleaning up the mess they left in the White House, the nation, and the world.
8 posted on 03/05/2003 2:32:22 AM PST by Quilla
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To: sarcasm
I watched her on the floor of the Senate yesterday. She was (as usual) loud and abrasive, rude, trivial and predictable, very demanding, made erroneous comments and looked like hell. Why anyone sees her as a threat is beyond me. Who would vote for her? What does she have to offer?
9 posted on 03/05/2003 2:35:30 AM PST by BonnieJ
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To: Mo1
Gee, the Washington Post finally recognizes she is amassing power. PhiKapMom knew she was running things a year and a half ago, and knew she had a war room. Ha!
10 posted on 03/05/2003 2:37:21 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Quilla
"I'm praying that the majority of Americans realize that President Bush is simply cleaning up the mess they left in the White House, the nation, and the world"

I'm afraid this is wishful thinking. All of my dim friends adore the witch. They are very bright people, too. I don't understand it; almost as if they are brainwashed.
11 posted on 03/05/2003 2:38:33 AM PST by raisincane
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To: raisincane
Cult members.
12 posted on 03/05/2003 2:47:07 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: raisincane
With the democrats constantly attacking the President's policies, worldwide anti-war (actually anti-Bush/American) protests, and the media's complicity, I've got to be a 'glass half full' type of person. Yet I think logistics have a lot to do with it. I can honestly say I personally do not know one single democrat, have yet to speak with anyone who doesn't support the President wholeheartedly, and see flags and pro-US billboards still going up on a daily basis. I doubt Hillary! can carry Alabama.
13 posted on 03/05/2003 2:49:38 AM PST by Quilla (One down, 49 to go!)
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To: BonnieJ
....loud and abrasive, rude, trivial and predictable, very demanding, made erroneous comments and looked like hell.

Aren't those the primarily characteristics of most Democrats? ;)

14 posted on 03/05/2003 2:59:35 AM PST by flying Elvis
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To: flying Elvis
oops. Primary characteristics.
15 posted on 03/05/2003 3:00:41 AM PST by flying Elvis
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To: mgist
Where is the barf alert?

I think the title served as fair warning.

16 posted on 03/05/2003 3:04:15 AM PST by Always Right
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To: sarcasm
God help us all!

Carolyn

17 posted on 03/05/2003 3:05:22 AM PST by CDHart
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To: sarcasm
Lawdy, such "journalism". Can you spell PAYOLA?
18 posted on 03/05/2003 3:22:15 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered....)
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To: All
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19 posted on 03/05/2003 3:25:32 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's will be forever remembered as "The Decade of Fraud(s)...")
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To: sarcasm
" With her help, leading Democrats are putting the finishing touches on a new "activist think tank"

Like anything they do requires active thinking.

20 posted on 03/05/2003 4:01:40 AM PST by FryingPan101 (I love Rummy!)
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To: sarcasm
A force for bad and eveil that will destroy the democrats and get her voted out....you watch
21 posted on 03/05/2003 4:08:40 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: sarcasm

"Let them laugh for NOW.
You and I still control a thousand stolen FBI files,
and because of them there never has been
AND NEVER WILL BE accountability for us.
They won't even go after Billy Bulger (D, Boston)."

22 posted on 03/05/2003 4:18:38 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: BonnieJ
. Why anyone sees her as a threat is beyond me. Who would vote for her? What does she have to offer?

Hillary was similarly trivialized as she campaigned for that Senate seat against Rick Lazio (after pulling Moynihan’s FBI file and telling him to resign). People took her lightly and now suffer the consequences.

23 posted on 03/05/2003 4:18:50 AM PST by bimbo
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To: sarcasm
Clinton Develops Into a Force in the Senate

Much like a bad egg sandwich develops into a force in my bowels!!!

24 posted on 03/05/2003 4:21:33 AM PST by bullseye1911 (Liberal ground rules: never let a fact stand in the way of your opinion)
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To: PFKEY
I love to watch her on TV, never looks anyone in the eye and has those shifty eyes, looking down, around but never directly at anyone or anything. She knows the eyes tell when you are lying.
25 posted on 03/05/2003 4:22:39 AM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: sarcasm
she's watching 2008 so close she may get a shock in 2006 when she loses re-election
26 posted on 03/05/2003 4:22:45 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: bimbo
but this time we've had election reform and the dead can't vote this time around.....the beast cannot win an honest election in New York
27 posted on 03/05/2003 4:25:28 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: Mo1
Can we all go around saying "I Told You So" on here? Those of us that you pinged as well as yourself have been saying this for months and months. It has been so obvious that she is behind all this obstruction in the Senate.

Her being in charge of the War Room on Estrada has turned out to be true. Finally someone writes that she is the force. Usually they just name Daschle, Leahy, Reid, but this time it lays it at the feet of the "evil one" and now no one can deny it.

We have to defeat the Hillary RATs on Estrada -- losing is not an option. Sure explains the hardball approach and the word that went out to Senators not to sponsor anything with this woman or be seen in the same picture.


28 posted on 03/05/2003 6:14:35 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: The Wizard
Keep hearing Pataki will run against here in 2006! Have you heard anything like that?
29 posted on 03/05/2003 6:15:15 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: sarcasm
so again why did Ashcroft decide to leave the Clintons alone?
30 posted on 03/05/2003 6:15:50 AM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: PhiKapMom; Mo1; Miss Marple
Does anybody have a link to the article from not long ago where the Democrats were whining about how Bill Clinton was pushing the DNC in the wrong direction?
31 posted on 03/05/2003 6:17:12 AM PST by Howlin (Can I get an AMEN?)
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To: sarcasm
Clinton, after lying low for most of her first two years

Shouldn't that be "Clinton, after lying for all of her life, continues to do so in order to gain power and advance her goal of a dual-dictatorship for the United States." ?

32 posted on 03/05/2003 6:22:23 AM PST by arasina
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To: Howlin; bimbo; sarcasm; The Wizard; All
The NY Post lambasts the Hildebeaste on Iraq: Doing the Hillary Shuffle.
33 posted on 03/05/2003 6:22:40 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: sarcasm
So she's Queen of the Weenies. Big whoop.
34 posted on 03/05/2003 6:26:21 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: raisincane
All of my dim friends adore the witch. They are very bright people, too. I don't understand it; almost as if they are brainwashed.

Nowadays once you've joined Hillary's cult and signed her contract with the blood from your finger prick, there's no way out....

35 posted on 03/05/2003 6:26:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: sarcasm
After XY43, XX44 wannabe Chappasquaw is aquiring her legal pretext for her particularly fascist politics, = criminally corrupt socialism. Hillary honed her Constitution nullification skills during the corruptions and treasons of XXX42.

The dead innocents in their church home Mt. Carmel, Waco are among testaments to her ambitions.

It will never be just ashtrays that she hurls at us.
36 posted on 03/05/2003 6:30:42 AM PST by SevenDaysInMay
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To: TLBSHOW
I think that was totally a call by President Bush. I think he did want to be in charge of what be termed by the leftist press as a "witch hunt". Now when they both ended up wearing orange jumpsuits because they would have been convicted, the President would have been right. But that outcome would have soiled the Presidency even more.

I think what I am trying to say is that....History will convict the Clintons.
37 posted on 03/05/2003 6:30:58 AM PST by Ga Rob ("Consensus is the ABSENCE of Leadership" The Iron Lady)
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To: sarcasm
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, after lying low for most of her first two years

In a coffin sprinkled with dirt from Arkansas.

38 posted on 03/05/2003 6:33:30 AM PST by CathyRyan
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To: Ga Rob
History some times takes too long and the damage these 2 could do is far worst than doing nothing about it, kinda like leaving Hussein in power, know what I mean?
39 posted on 03/05/2003 6:35:39 AM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: TLBSHOW
Oh yes I totally agree. I think the president should have had Ascroft nail them. But he did what he thought was right and since I believe in him and his principles, I'll trust him.

But if it was me there would be a congressional committee dedicated to their crimes against this country!!
40 posted on 03/05/2003 6:46:08 AM PST by Ga Rob ("Consensus is the ABSENCE of Leadership" The Iron Lady)
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To: BonnieJ
What does she have to offer?

Evil and corruption.
A complete lack of morality in pursuing a goal.
One of the most vicious minds ever to enter politics.
Unshakeable belief that she is right.

41 posted on 03/05/2003 6:51:54 AM PST by jimt
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To: Ga Rob
But if it was me there would be a congressional committee dedicated to their crimes against this country!!

I understand that still may happen if JW gets its way....
42 posted on 03/05/2003 6:57:43 AM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: BonnieJ
Why anyone sees her as a threat is beyond me.

This woman is an extreme threat to our republic. As people have noted here, she lays low. She seems to realize that public appearances are not friendly to her. Instead, she quietly amasses money and power. Fellow dems will come to her. In the meantime, the media demonizes President Bush and creates a myth about the wonderful Clinton tears (when the forces that Pres. Bush is now having to deal with quietly stewed on the back burner--at best x42 did nothing to help matters; at worst, he consciously stirred the pot). Dems are already not looking good on the campaign trail; geopolitical outcomes will determine whether or not Pres. Bush will return to the WH. The Clintons are quietly priming their sources so that if events turn against the US, they will to be called back into their mythological roles of public service to help save the country. Yes, you are correct. She is unattractive. But people can be really stupid and forget the past and how it affects the present.

The Clintons do not follow rules; they make their own and elminiate their opposition in whatever way they feel they need to. This couple is very, very dangerous to our liberty and to the world. Never, ever underestimate them!

43 posted on 03/05/2003 7:12:43 AM PST by twigs
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To: sarcasm
This makes sense considering what the Senate has deteriorated into. The Estrada filibuster is reprehensible in so many ways, even many Democrat senators must have trouble justifying it. This is underscored by the fact that only a handful have defended it on the Senate floor. With that in mind, it would take an "in your face", nasty partisian like Hillary to keep the troops in line. We'll see with tomorrow's cloture vote and the succeeding votes whether her "power" is enough to keep any Democrats from defecting. If the Democrats are damaged by this filibuster and end up blinking, Hillary's power will wane.

I actually think there are a lot of similarities here with her attempt to nationalize heathcare. Then, as now, Hillary gained power and immediately went for a homerun over the "extreme Left-field" wall. After her "listening tour" campaign and 2 years on the Senate sidelines, she comes charging onto the field and her first order of business is a stand-off in defense of the Liberal's activist judiciary at the expense of the Democrats's Hispanic voting base. This could backfire on her big time.

44 posted on 03/05/2003 7:15:20 AM PST by rockinonritalin
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To: jimt
Unshakeable belief that she is right.

And an unshakeable belief that she is better than the rest of us, smarter than the rest of us and knows what's best for us.

45 posted on 03/05/2003 7:18:13 AM PST by iceskater
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To: Quilla
I'm praying that the majority of Americans realize that President Bush is simply cleaning up the mess they left in the White House, the nation, and the world.

I think they do .. but I still don't trust Hellary

46 posted on 03/05/2003 8:15:37 AM PST by Mo1 (Free Miguel Estrada !!!)
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To: sarcasm
Trying to upgrade her image to that of a FORCE rather than that of a FARCE, I see...
47 posted on 03/05/2003 8:16:38 AM PST by grumple
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To: bimbo
People took her lightly and now suffer the consequences.

Exactly .. and we cannot let our guard down with this witch

48 posted on 03/05/2003 8:18:46 AM PST by Mo1 (Free Miguel Estrada !!!)
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To: PhiKapMom
and the word that went out to Senators not to sponsor anything with this woman or be seen in the same picture.

I sure hope this is true .. the Republicans need to be on guard with this witch .. she will use them any way she can

49 posted on 03/05/2003 8:21:08 AM PST by Mo1 (Free Miguel Estrada !!!)
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To: Quilla
Hey, this foreign policy cluster up we're in right now is a direct result of the Clinton (two-fer) presidency's inaction for eight years. I'm praying that the majority of Americans realize that President Bush is simply cleaning up the mess they left in the White House, the nation, and the world.

Hey, remember back during the transition of power, when we were all so ticked-off about the vandalism and such? I recall a quote by a Clinton White House staffer, something like: "We left a few surprises..."

Methinks that person was NOT referring to the "W" keys being plucked from the WH computer keyboards.

50 posted on 03/05/2003 8:22:29 AM PST by Charles Martel
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