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  • The GOP's Sudden Praise of Clinton Makes Me Want to Puke

    09/06/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT · by fourth and three · 20 replies
    Yeah, I know why they do it, and I don't care. Clinton is not worthy of any praise. Clinton came into Office on an economic upturn and left on an economic downturn. He was lucky in that he was able to ride an economic plateau and take credit for it. He left Bush with a dot com bust mess. And you had Sandy Berger stuffing papers in his undedrwear to hide the Clinton screw ups on National security. Clinton did not balance the budget. He was President when it happened and that's about all you can give him credit for....
  • Clinton Finally Expresses ‘Support’ for Saudi Women Drivers

    06/22/2011 7:56:18 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/22/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has championed women’s rights from Azerbaijan to Zambia, it took her weeks to respond to an appeal to publicly support a campaign by Saudi women to be permitted to drive. Even then, her comments on Tuesday came not of her own initiative, but in response to a question at a press availability – and after Saudi women activists and journalists had questioned her public silence on the subject. In her answer, Clinton signaled once again the Obama administration’s sensitivity about the U.S. being seen to be preaching change to a non-Western culture...
  • Clinton Takes on North Korean Military

    08/04/2009 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 15 replies · 610+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | Duncan McKenzie
    President Clinton has arrived in Pyongyang to rescue jailed US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee using "maximum force". He has vowed to pay "a little visit" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Clinton will also attempt to "solve problems" caused by North Korea's nuclear program. Clinton leaped into the sea from his unmarked, low-flying transport plane, seconds before it crashed into a cliff. He swam to shore in the early hours of the morning, silently killing a Korean guard, who, seconds before, had been scoffing at the "decadent" United States, then stealthily crept his way into the heart of...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced to 3 Years

    11/19/2008 5:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 793+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Wed, Nov 19, 2008
    A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a San Mateo County Superior Court sentence of three years in prison for a former political fundraiser who was a fugitive for 15 years. Norman Hsu, 57, was sentenced in January for a 1992 no-contest plea to a charge of grand theft in an investment scheme. County prosecutors said Hsu operated a so-called Ponzi scheme, by soliciting investments in a purported latex glove company and paying returns to early investors with funds from later investors. Prosecutors said he defrauded about 20 victims of nearly $1 million. After pleading no contest to...
  • Magazine attacks Democrats for racist past (Klintons need the Klan)

    05/11/2008 1:50:56 PM PDT · by red flanker · 11 replies · 132+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 10, 2008 | Marc Caputo
    TALLAHASSEE -- For a sign of Florida Republicans' all-out effort to attract black voters, look no farther than the glossy full-colored The Black Republican magazine that launches broadsides like these: The KKK was the ''terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.'' Democrats, in addition to waging ''war on God,'' are still mired in sex and financial scandals. That's all tucked in the back of the Sarasota-based National Black Republican Association's 60-page mag, the first half of which touts Republican Gov. Charlie Crist's civil rights record and the Republican Party of Florida's minority outreach efforts that the association has helped coordinate. The...
  • Clinton May Be Hopeful, but Obama Rolls On

    05/01/2008 9:27:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 3 replies · 89+ views
    NYT ^ | May 1st, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and CARL HULSE
    Have Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination improved as Senator Barack Obama has struggled through his toughest month of this campaign? After weeks in which her candidacy was seen by many party leaders as a long shot at best, Mrs. Clinton’s advisers argued strenuously on Thursday that the answer was most assuredly yes, that the outlook was turning in her favor in a way that gave her a real chance. Still, despite a series of trials that have put Mr. Obama on the defensive and illustrated the burdens he might carry in a fall campaign,...
  • Clinton, Obama and the Narcissist's Tale

    04/28/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 92+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    Put yourself in the shoes of Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. You are widely seen by Democratic voters as a transformational presidential candidate. Democrats are nearly evenly divided between you and your competitor, and you think you are the best candidate for your party -- and the one more likely to beat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in November. Your supporters passionately believe you ought to win the race. The longer the race goes on, however, the more bitter it becomes. Increasing numbers of your supporters say they will never support your competitor. And growing numbers of Democrats,...
  • Clinton's Endearing Fictions

    04/27/2008 1:16:42 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 76+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 27th, 2008 | Steve Chapman
    During the Pennsylvania primary campaign, Barack Obama made a rather charitable gesture not only toward his Democratic rival but toward the presumptive Republican nominee as well. "You have real choice in this election," he told a crowd in Reading. "You know, either Democrat would be better than John McCain, but ... all three of us would be better than George Bush." That was all it took to set off Hillary Clinton. She rattled off a list of McCain's misguided positions, asking her audience over and over, "Is that better than George Bush?" She concluded, "We need a nominee who will...
  • Hillary Clinton risks rift in Democrats by ‘cheating’ black voters

    04/27/2008 12:06:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 24 replies · 91+ views ^ | April 27th, 2008 | Sarah Baxter
    The most senior black congressman in America had a tough warning for Hillary Clinton this weekend as she fought to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Barack Obama. “We’ll be playing with fire if we interfere with the voters’ choice,” James Clyburn, the party’s chief whip in the House of Representatives, told The Sunday Times. “African-Americans will feel cheated.” Clinton is hoping to win by persuading superdelegates – the party officials with a free vote and the power to tip the nomination at the Democratic convention in August – to back her, even if Obama is in the lead once...
  • Three Reasons To Believe - The best cases for why Clinton and Obama are electable

    04/26/2008 11:03:21 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 131+ views ^ | April 26th, 2008 | John Dickerson
    A conversation among Democrats about whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is better positioned to win the general election can get very slippery very fast. The starting point is fixed: the upcoming race against John McCain. But the polls aren't helpful in showing which candidate has the edge. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama perform the same, statistically, against John McCain. In the latest Gallup poll, Clinton is running two points ahead of McCain, 47 percent to 45 percent, while Obama is running one point behind, 45 percent to 46 percent. Without clarity in the numbers, the terrain quickly shifts to...
  • Black Leader in the House Sharply Criticizes Bill Clinton [Clyburn]

    04/25/2008 10:14:58 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 96+ views
    NYT ^ | April 25th, 2008 | MARK LEIBOVICH
    One of the nation’s most influential African-American political leaders sharply criticized former President Bill Clinton on Thursday afternoon for what he called his “bizarre” conduct during the Democratic primary campaign. The black leader, Representative James E. Clyburn, an undeclared superdelegate from South Carolina and the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said “black people are incensed over all of this,” referring to statements Mr. Clinton has made in the course of the heated race between Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. Black leaders widely criticized Mr. Clinton after he equated the eventual victory of Mr. Obama in the South Carolina...
  • How to Manufacture a Popular-Vote Victory

    04/25/2008 9:12:20 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 6 replies · 90+ views ^ | April 25th, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    The Clinton campaign, which is losing the pledged delegate race, is now talking up a different metric: the cumulative popular vote. "I'm very proud that as of today, I have received more votes by the people who have voted than anyone else," Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday, a day after she won the Pennsylvania primary by more than 200,000 votes. Her characterization is true only in a highly technical way: If you count the votes she received in Michigan (where hers was the only name on the ballot) and Florida (where an outlaw primary was held in January), and if...
  • Hillary’s Political Purgatory

    04/24/2008 2:34:07 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 11 replies · 136+ views
    Nationa Journal ^ | April 24th, 2008 | Charlie Cook
    The good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton is that she’s winning a lot of battles. The bad news is that the war is pretty much lost. Sure, she won Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary by a strong 9 points in the face of being outspent on television ads by Barack Obama 2-to-1. She also won Ohio, Rhode Island, and at least the primary part of the bizarre “Texas two-step” primary-and-caucus combination on March 4. But today, she is 133 delegates behind Obama, 1,728 to 1,595, according to NBC News. At this point last week, she trailed by 136 delegates. Since then...
  • Clinton on Pace For $10 Million in 24 Hours

    04/23/2008 2:10:13 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 10 replies · 33+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | TOM BEVAN
    The Clinton campaign just blasted out the following email: Hillary Clinton's campaign is on track to raise $10 million online in the 24 hours since she was declared the winner of the Pennsylvania primary last night. "Senator Clinton's game-changing victory last night has turned the tide and resulted in an historic outpouring of grassroots support," said Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe. "Just like Hillary, our supporters have met every challenge and come through each time. Thanks to them, we will have the resources needed to compete and win as we move ahead to the next contests." In addition, the campaign has...
  • Stuck Down The Democrats' Rabbit Hole

    04/23/2008 12:41:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 50+ views
    Nationa Journal ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Amy Walter
    So much has happened since the March 4 primaries: Bittergate and Bosnia-gate, bowling and Crown Royal shots, Osama bin Laden and the Weather Underground, untold hours of TV coverage and millions of dollars spent on voter persuasion. And guess what? The race. Hasn't. Moved. One. Bit. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 10-point Pennsylvania win was basically a carbon copy of her 10-point Ohio victory. This "Alice in Wonderland"-like primary continues with both candidates still trapped by their structural shortcomings. Clinton's victory in Pennsylvania was thanks to the same groups of voters who have been with her all along: women, seniors, people without...
  • Hillary Builds Her Case - Trying to prove Obama can't win.

    04/23/2008 9:20:32 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 20 replies · 98+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Fred Banes
    FORGET DELEGATES AND the popular vote for the Democratic presidential nomination. The most important thing Hillary Clinton gained by winning the Pennsylvania primary yesterday was a better argument--indeed, a much better argument. Chances are, Clinton will trail Obama in the delegate count when the primaries end on June 3, as she does now. And while she may cut into his lead in the popular vote in the Democratic contests, she's not likely to exceed his vote total. So the only way she can capture the nomination is by convincing roughly 300 uncommitted super-delegates that Obama cannot defeat Republican John McCain...
  • Clinton in the Wilderness

    04/22/2008 9:41:59 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 86+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Richard Cohen
    But she has gone too far -- too much disturbing stuff, some of it shocking in its coarseness. For instance, she added the coy "As far as I know" to her "60 Minutes" statement that Obama is not a Muslim. More important, she offered a weak and disingenuous defense of her Senate vote in support of going to war in Iraq. But more recently came her stunning Moses Moment, that polygraph buster about being under sniper fire in Bosnia. It was a defining time in her campaign, not because she exaggerated or lied -- call it what you want --...
  • Clinton and Obama Escalate Attacks in Pennsylvania

    04/20/2008 10:55:20 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 9 replies · 98+ views
    NYT ^ | April 21st, 2008 | JEFF ZELENY and JULIE BOSMAN
    Capping a frenzied final weekend of campaigning in Pennsylvania, the Democratic presidential candidates escalated their attacks on each other in speeches and in a last-minute barrage of advertisements on Sunday, aiming at voters who are still undecided just two days before the state’s marathon primary battle culminates. The Clinton campaign released an ad accused Senator Barack Obama of taking money from lobbyists over the last 10 years, while the Obama campaign fired back in its own commercial, describing the Clinton ad as misleading and complaining of “11th-hour smears.” The back and forth came as Mr. Obama on Saturday called Senator...
  • Clinton Wins, but Barely

    04/17/2008 9:36:38 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 12 replies · 143+ views ^ | April 17th, 2008 | John Dickerson
    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama certainly did their homework before the 21st Democratic debate. Hillary Clinton knew what had been printed in the bulletin at Obama's church, and Obama knew the details of Bill Clinton's pardons. As Sen. Obama defended himself against elitism charges, he was clever enough to sneak in a reference to Hillary Clinton's famous 1992 line about how she didn't much bake cookies. This to prove that Yale-educated lawyers have just as much out-of-touch snob baggage as Harvard-educated lawyers do. Neither candidate had read up on the D.C. gun ban before the Supreme Court—because that way, they...
  • Obama takes a hit but hasn't lost any ground - Mixed Up Confusion

    04/16/2008 7:17:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 9 replies · 52+ views
    Guardian ^ | Apr 16th, 2008 | Michael Tomasky
    I would imagine that you'd agree with me that Barack Obama has had a pretty rough last few weeks. Jeremiah Wright, bittergate, the steady stream punches from two Clintons and so on. You'd think he'd be losing a lot of ground. And yet out comes this Washington Post poll today that shows him just getting stronger and stronger - and Hillary Clinton weaker and weaker. The results, to me, are surprising to the point of being confusing: I can't quite figure it out or know what conclusions to draw from it. But I bet there's one group of people who...