Hillary Clinton is your girl?



There are good Democrats...




And there are clearly bad Democrats.

Elections are about figuring out which is which, and who will best represent the public interest.


Just what does Hillary Clinton stand for?

"Lobbists are real people."
     -Hillary Clinton


Hillary Clinton will fool people with a lot of blather about "fighting all my years in public life" .. blah, blah blah, and having all this so-called great "experience", expertise, and being "smart".   She even uses the 'ol Bob Dole line about being tested and tested and "ready"  (when Bob Dole is your campaign role model, you've got some issues folks).

But where is the actual evidence of any of that?

How can someone who has voted with Joe Lieberman most of the time ever be regarded as having any true expertise whatsoever (much less be seen as smart)? Just what test did she ever pass? How can a person who has never spoken truth to power, and has never done anything remotely politically courageous as a U.S. Senator for 8 long years, be possibly regarded as "the fighter"?  How can the candidate who has been bankrolled far, far more than any of the others by the corrupt War-Defense-Industry, Insurance Monopolies, Big-Pharma, Ruppert Murdoch, the Banking Monopolies, and the Corporate Establishment, possibly be regarded as "your girl"?   How can someone who, at a time when the Country and Congress had been (initially) united behind major Health Care reform (1993), squandered that opportuntity by having proposed an overly complex, buereacratic, HMO-Insurance-driven scheme, that prevented people from even seeing their own choice of doctor, and which was crafted in secret -- which could not be liked by either liberals or conservatives -- then be seen as "competent", much less the person to lead the Democratic Party forward?

Her bumbling, incoherent, and Neocon corrupted U.S. Senate record has left her standing as the most inauthentic option in the Democratic race. And that very bad record combined with apalling indecisiveness and double-speak about major issues (such as War, Torture), tells us what she will really do as President and just what type of advice (bad) she will listen to.

Hint:   Not yours or mine...















  • If you want more NAFTA extensions, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more Telecommunications Acts [ Clinton: 1996 ] and Big Media consolidation, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more inauthentic, phony, staged-managed Press conferences, Hillary Clinton is your girl.
  • If you perfer the unconstitutional U.S. Patriot Act   instead of liberty, Hillary Clinton is your girl.
  • If you want more lies about Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton is your girl.
  • If you want more Iraq Occupation, even beyond 2013, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want civilian-killing Cluster Bombs to not be banned, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more more jingosim, more excessive Militarism, more dishonest rhetoric, and reckless War propaganda about Iran, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more ambiguous remarks about Waterboarding, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more violent policies of "regime change" [ Clinton: 1998 ], more CIA lawlessness, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more HMO, Insurance-Company profit controlled Health Care screwing up your life, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want Dick Cheney to never be prosecuted, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want George Bush to never be prosecuted, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more government scandal, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want the Corporations, Banks, Government Agencies to know everything about your private personal life (via "The National ID Card"), Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want 8 years of evasive answers, double-talk, public lying, arrogance, and two-faced posturing, Hillary Clinton is your girl.
  • If you want the unconstitional North American Union to go forward, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want Ruppert Murdoch's Media Empire to control even  more Media, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more government wiretapping powers, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more government secrecy,  more authoritarian, hierarchical government, Hillary is your girl.
  • If you want more status-quo, Hillary is your girl.


  • If you want the Democratic Party to be voiceless and to stand for absolutely nothing, Hillary is your girl.


If you want nothing to ever really change, well ... you know the rest.

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If Hillary Clinton is your girl, what does that say about your own standards?




"Gee, I wish I actually stood for something, like Dennis Kucinich does"



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For completeness, I've included Bill Clinton's rebuttal.


Bill Clinton's Rebuttal




Tags: Bush, cheney, Hillary Clinton, Insanity, Iraq, Lieberman, Neo-Con, New War, terror, torture, War Hawk (all tags)

Comments

46 Comments

You are a joke. I tell you why

One, you come on this site, a site full of Democrats and cheerlead for Ron Paul.  Says a lot about you.

Secondly, if you were old enough to know who Al Gore was in '00, you would have been one of those that attacked Al Gore for, as the Greenies and Naderites and a few misguided Democrats put it, being "no different than George Bush."

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 01:56PM | 0 recs
What a poor defense of Clinton's record.



I like Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards.
They are Democrats.

I voted for Al Gore in 2000 (Democrat)

Ron Paul, however, is a major truth-teller on U.S. Foreign Policy (unlike Hillary Clinton and you Neocons)

Guess the joke is on you.

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 02:07PM | 0 recs
Is Paul a truth teller when ....

He talks about how "fleet footed" young African Americans are when they are running away from a crime?

I think Paul is a racists and a freak.

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 02:11PM | 0 recs
Ron Paul defends your right to criticize him.

He won't taser you,   and have you carried off to your arrest
for your rude and uncalled for public outburst   (unlike elitist Hillary).


Liberty Baby!




by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 02:42PM | 0 recs
So you support Paul's racists remarks?

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 02:45PM | 0 recs
Re: So you support Paul's racists remarks?

Have you seen a video clip of it? Or are you just going off of a transcript. I'm sure that you do know that you can read it as racist, and you can read it as an adjective describing the African American as being quick. I don't defend racism but you have to look at how it was said not just by strictly what was said.

by SocialDem 2007-11-19 05:30PM | 0 recs
Re: So you support Paul's racists remarks?

Is that a joke?

by Denny Crane 2007-11-19 07:29PM | 0 recs
Re: So you support Paul's racists remarks?

!!!!!

by Steve M 2007-11-19 08:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Ron Paul defends your right to criticize him.

i'm not a paul fan.

but elitist hillary. that's a good one.

by jello 2007-11-20 09:47AM | 0 recs
Re: What a poor defense of Clinton's record.

this diary is spam.

by MollieBradford 2007-11-19 04:40PM | 0 recs
What a poor defense of Clinton's record.

Some might say Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate record is spam.

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 07:09PM | 0 recs
I voted real change

And I will be voting for Hillary Clinton.  

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 01:57PM | 0 recs
Now THAT'S funny.....

I love comedians!

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 02:08PM | 0 recs
how can voting repubs outta the white house

be supporting the status quo?

You will be voting for her if she is the chosen nominee wont you?

Tell us that you actually are a DEM..

by holden caulfield 2007-11-19 01:57PM | 0 recs
No Status-quo

Exchanging a bunch of corporate Repubs for a bunch of corporate Democrats (Hillary Clinton), is not going to change the status-quo.

Go back and look at the bullets.
Her policies are the status-quo, perhaps with a little softer rhetoric to fool people.

There are good Democrats and bad Democrats here.

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 02:12PM | 0 recs
and fake democrats too

arent you one of those whove said that if the Party chooses hillary - you wont voe for the ticket?

by holden caulfield 2007-11-20 06:22AM | 0 recs
Re: fake democrats

Not exactly.  
I would never vote for any of the so-called top-tier GOP fascists candidates under any circumstances.
In other words, I would never vote for Guilliani, Romney, McCain, Thompson, et. al.

However, if Ron Paul became the GOP nominee, you would then have an anti-War, anti-CIA, pro-civil-liberties, anti-Corporatism, anti-establishment, anti-bankruptcy message coming from the GOP ticket.  That would be new and interesting:  in fact, a first in U.S. History since the days of Teddy Roosevelt.

What that would also do would be to push the Democratic Party ticket further then they currently are to the left on Military and Foreign Policy issues.
It would make the Democratic Party more honest, less timid, and more courageous. i.e., a good development!

The U.S. News Media would also be forced to move the debate far away from where it has been (preemptive War, human torture, etc.) since it would be dragged into covering two candidates (not just one) with a message - neither of which follow the Cheney-Bush line.

Given a choice between Hillary Clinton and Ron Paul, it would be a close call.  I'd have to see how the actual debate unfolded. If Clinton clung on to her double-talk and "all options on the table" Neocon stuff, then Ron Paul would be be the hero saving the country trillions of dollars and dismantling the corrupt military-industrial-complex that has ruined this country for the last 60 years.

However, if Clinton did a big mea culpa and convinced me that she was no longer a Neocon propagandist (Iran, Iraq) and Ruppert Murdoch's play toy and was able to compete with Ron Paul in terms of policy boldness and trying to change the country, then that would make her competitive.  But hell might freeze over first.

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-20 06:57AM | 0 recs
its gonna be nader not ron paul

what then?

by holden caulfield 2007-11-20 11:24AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

he certainly name calls like a republican.

by jello 2007-11-19 02:23PM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

Kind of an odd comment to make in THIS diary.

by Steve M 2007-11-19 08:20PM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

attacking candidates is one thing. this is a political board after all. attacking fellow posters is something else entirely.

why do you and holden miss this distinction?

by jello 2007-11-20 04:33AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

You recite all kinds of crazy allegations against Democrats that sound like something I might hear on the Rush Limbaugh show, and then you accuse someone else of "name-calling like a Republican."  That's rich.

by Steve M 2007-11-20 05:55AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

you are still not getting the distinction.

i criticize candidates. holden calls fellow posters twits, witches and tells people to shut the fuck up when he does not agree with them. the two are not even comparable. the former is fair game and i do not engage in the later. are you endorsing holden's name calling?

look, the 2003 campaign was a crazy season full of underhanded tactics. people who didn't follow the campaign closely would think the stories around it were crazy if they didn't follow the reporting first hand.

i'm pretty sure you are not so naive to think dem operatives are incapable of dirty pool just as republican operatives are. dems can play just as dirty as their counterparts.

the maddening thing was dem operatives reserved their fire power to take down a fellow dem. they didn't go after bush with half the gusto that they went after howard dean.

by jello 2007-11-20 09:37AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

I don't accept that being a good Democrat means it's ok to spew whatever made-up crap you like regarding Democratic candidates, while refraining from calling out the people who engage in such behavior.  That seems exactly backwards to me.

You want to come to this site and call good Democrats unprincipled scum, expect to take some grief for it.  In short, I don't respect your distinction one bit.

by Steve M 2007-11-20 11:08AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

I don't accept that being a good Democrat means it's ok to spew whatever made-up crap you like regarding Democratic candidates,

i don't make things up out of the blue. if i were able to do that, i'd work as a fiction writer. if you have a specific charge i've made you're curious about, i'll be more than happy to point you to the source.

while refraining from calling out the people who engage in such behavior.  That seems exactly backwards to me.

what does this mean exactly? i do call out people who needlessly insult fellow posters.

are you saying you don't mind holden's insults?

You want to come to this site and call good Democrats unprincipled scum, expect to take some grief for it.  In short, I don't respect your distinction one bit.

your perogative, of course.

by jello 2007-11-20 12:15PM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

boo- f-ing - hoo!

by holden caulfield 2007-11-20 06:17AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

and you insult hillary's age, make up, height, looks, ethics, beliefs, honesty, morality, her husband...

and you suggest I act like a republican?

you really are a silly one arent you?

by holden caulfield 2007-11-20 06:20AM | 0 recs
Re: how can voting repubs outta the white house

the clintons never defended the grassroots when republicans were calling us traitors and worse for opposing the war.

loyalty is earned, not entitled.

by jello 2007-11-20 09:41AM | 0 recs
ohhh Derek

not again.

by misscee 2007-11-19 02:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl.

hillary wasn't even in charge of the healthcare initiative she tries to take credit for crafting.

http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?arti cle=the_hillarycare_mythology

by jello 2007-11-19 02:14PM | 0 recs
That's a positive article, you know?

It's complementary to Hillary.

by bookgrl 2007-11-19 02:39PM | 0 recs
Re: That's a positive article, you know?

yes and no.

bill takes the blame.

but it makes hillary look like a puppet following bill's orders.

by jello 2007-11-20 04:36AM | 0 recs
Sleazy

You edited your poll after people voted

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 02:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Sleazy

what are you? the hall monitor?

by jello 2007-11-20 04:36AM | 0 recs
Should teachers be allowed to have a lobbyist?

What about truck drivers?  Should they have the right to have a lobbyist that helps make sure there are laws that allow them to get enough sleep between stints on the road?

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 02:42PM | 0 recs
Should nurses have lobbyists?

What about handicapped folks?  Should they have the right to have lobbyists on 'The Hill' that help make sure they are treated fairly at work and have access to public buildings?

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-19 02:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl?

As a member of the the Human Rights Campaign, I know that I have a lobbyist on the hill and I am happy for it.

Also, you can say that every Democrat in the Seante votes with Joe Lieberman most of the time.  

Hillary Clinton is my girl!

by chadconfetti 2007-11-19 03:35PM | 0 recs
Kissing Joe

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 03:37PM | 0 recs
Another Bad Democrat.


         Very bad...



by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 03:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl?

Yeah, let's listen to the guy who keeps writing pro-diaries about one of the Republican candidates in the race.  Sure, that's what we Democrats need to do.  Sheesh.

by reasonwarrior 2007-11-19 03:42PM | 0 recs
Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater girl
Talk about pro-Republican!
She even voted for George W. Bush's War!
by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 05:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl?

Hell yes Hillary is my girl! No damn user who thinks Ron Paul is right for America can tell me otherwise.

by RJEvans 2007-11-19 04:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl?

Look at the mental midgets who recommended this worthless diary.  

by samueldem 2007-11-19 04:50PM | 0 recs
What a poor defense of Hillary Clinton's record

by DerekLarsson 2007-11-19 05:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl?

The usual suspects, exactly as you'd expect.

by Denny Crane 2007-11-19 07:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton is your girl?

This is worse than McClurkin.

by General Sherman 2007-11-19 05:13PM | 0 recs

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