Hillary Clinton lists Reagan as one of her favorite presidents

I think that Hillary Clinton is a being hypocritical about her being so "astonished" that Barack Obama has supposedly "praised" Reagan.

Check out her own campaign website!

According to the press release on Hillary Clinton's own campaign website titled "Eleven Salmon Press Weekly Newspaper Endorse Hillary Clinton for President", she has listed Reagan and George H.W. Bush as some of her favorite presidents.

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/relea se/view/?id=4674

"...But no president can do it alone.  She must break recent tradition, cast cronyism aside and fill her cabinet with the best people, not only the best Democrats, but the best Republicans as well.  We're confident she will do that.  Her list of favorite presidents - Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, Truman, George H.W. Bush and Reaga - demonstrates how she thinks.  As expected, Bill Clinton was also included on the aforementioned list..."

At least Barack Obama hasn't listed Reagan and George H.W. Bush as some of his favorite presidents on his campaign website...LOL!

Tags: Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Reagan (all tags)

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25 Comments

She's a conservative Democrat

She was a Goldwater girl as a youth. I guess she's channeling those days of "youthful indiscretion."

But she's not a youth......Odd.

by dataguy 2008-01-18 02:19PM | 0 recs
Re: She's a conservative Democrat

She's a conservative Democrat

- If she was I would feel more comfortable with her candidacy.

She is more of a pragmatic progressive which can make her seem all over the map.

But her first instinct is on the liberal side but when she looks for pragmatic solutions to things then it makes her appear all over the place.

by lori 2008-01-18 02:25PM | 0 recs
Re: She's a conservative Democrat

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by MollieBradford 2008-01-18 04:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton lists Reagan as one of her fav

Wow  you must have done a lot of scrubbing of her website to come up with that , and all you can come up with is not even her speaking in first person , second person or third person , this was an editorial of some newspaper in New Hampshire.

However I have to give you kudos for your valiant effort.

lol.

By the way all of this whole Reagan thing is crap to me anyway , so what he admires Reagan thats not really a big deal to me .

But when you start saying things like the republicans were the party of ideas , and all these other code words used by Reagan to thrash the democrats , you are threading in thin ice.

I could care less of he admires Reagan , if I was to get upset about that , then I'll probably be upset everyday around these parts.

by lori 2008-01-18 02:22PM | 0 recs
Last 30 years

From 1976 - 1992, the Republicans were the party of new ideas.  Most were bad, but all were new.  Democrats played defense, and lost across the board.

From 1992-2002, the Republicans were the Party of Thugs.  They have been and still are ruthless thugs.  No new ideas during this period, just the same old crap from Cycle 1, done more strongly and with less finesse.

Since 2002, the Repukes are the party of sleaze, pedophilia and corruption.  That's why they lost.

If you do not understand why we lost to Reagan, you are totally useless.  

by dataguy 2008-01-18 02:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Last 30 years

If you do not understand why we lost to Reagan, you are totally useless.

- It explains why you are a happy camper with Obama.

Also explains why you don't understand why a whole lot of people are up in arms.

by lori 2008-01-18 02:31PM | 0 recs
read Digby's post on Obama/Reagan

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/y ou-sir-are-no-ronald-reagan-by-digby.htm l

Especially this part:


I'm not saying that Obama is DLC. But the interpretation of that election as being a reaction against liberalism and big government certainly is and that acceptance of their myth has served conservatives very well. There's a reason their movement has developed this ridiculous St. Ronnie hagiography --- it's to inextricably associate their dark, divisive ideology with his carefully manufactured cheerful persona. It protects their movement from the harmful consequences of their wrecking ball policies. "We're not like those losers --- we're the party of Reagan, the sunny, optimistic, winner everybody loved! Look, here's our new Reagan! Vote for him!" (Check this scary thing out. And this from the man who said bipartisanship is date rape.)

I get that Obama is signaling that he sees this election as a game changing election like 1980. And he may very well be right about that. I hope so. But it's disconcerting to hear him casually recount these Republican arguments without a clear disclaimer, as if it's a matter of fact not opinion. People may have believed in 1980 that the "excesses" of the 1960's and the 1970's were the cause of all their problems and that government had "grown and grown but there wasn't much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating" but that doesn't make it true. Republican propaganda conveniently offered up all kinds of scapegoats for the fact that the US was reeling from Vietnam, Watergate, a terrible oil shock --- and a lousy economy as a result of all those things. An awful lot of the "excesses" Reagan spoke of in carefully coded speech had to do with civil rights and more urgently at the time, integration, specifically busing, which was one of the hot buttons that drove the "Reagan Democrats" outside the south to the Republicans. And then there was the relentless, militant fear mongering about the Evil Empire ...

Remember, Reagan didn't run on "Morning in America" in 1980. That was 1984. 1980 was the much more aggressive, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Look, I know this is weedy stuff and probably doesn't matter to the average voter under the age of 45. But to long time liberals who lived through this period as an adult, it's like waving a red flag in our faces. Reagan ran explicitly against the left(and in the process normalized the kind of indecent talk that made Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter millionaires.) Because he won big in 1984, leaders in both parties accepted this omnipotent Reagan myth and have run against liberalism ever since --- and have ended up, through both commission and omission, advancing the destructive conservative policies that brought us to a place where we are debating things like torture. It would be helpful if ending the era of Democrats running against the liberal base could be part of this new progressive "trajectory."

by desmoinesdem 2008-01-18 03:02PM | 0 recs
Another ignoramus

who didn't read or UNDERSTAND what Obama actually said.  

by dataguy 2008-01-18 08:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Another ignoramus

Actually, it's clear that Digby gets it.

I'm starting to wonder if you do.

by Steve M 2008-01-19 05:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton

Yes, it's strange how anti-Hillary people scour her website- I guess it's nice they help her rack up "visits"- I've never even been to Obama's website and certainly don't plan to.

by reasonwarrior 2008-01-18 03:59PM | 0 recs
Translation

I'm stupid and happy about it.

Goody for you.

by dataguy 2008-01-18 08:14PM | 0 recs
Too funny!!!

Hilarious that Hillary has been caught in her own hypocrisy!!!!

by puma 2008-01-18 02:36PM | 0 recs
Oh my

I wonder what susanhu will say? If she ever acknowledges this... unfortunate revelation, that is.

by Korha 2008-01-18 02:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton lists Reagan as one of her fav

There is a difference between liking and claiming that he was "transformational" like Bill wasn't.

by American1989 2008-01-18 03:11PM | 0 recs
ha!

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant find!

by mattmfm 2008-01-18 04:03PM | 0 recs
Re: ha!

Hillary Did Not List Ronald Reagan As Favorite President

Statement from Peter Daou, Clinton campaign's Internet Director
http://facts.hillaryhub.com/

   In an effort to divert attention from Senator Obama's comments about President Reagan and his assertion that the GOP has been the "party of ideas," the Obama campaign circulated an item this evening from the Salmon Press in New Hampshire that asserts that Senator Clinton listed the former President as one of her favorite presidents. In fact, Senator Clinton only complimented President Reagan's communications skills - an attribute of his that has been widely praised by Americans of all ideological stripes - and did not list him as one of her favorite presidents. She also noted that she respected George H.W. Bush.

David Cutler, the co-owner of Salmon Press Newspapers, released the following statement:

   The question posed was originally what portraits would you hang in the White House if you were President and as the dialogue progressed, who are the presidents you admire most?

   She [Sen. Clinton] listed several presidents that she admired and mentioned she liked Reagan's communication skills. She did not say Reagan was her favorite President. She didn't say anything close to that.

by Seymour Glass 2008-01-18 05:33PM | 0 recs
I must have missed where

she said anything much less showed astonishment at OBama's Reagan worship.  Perhaps you are thinking of Edwards?

by MollieBradford 2008-01-18 04:07PM | 0 recs
But wait...

...There's more:

"Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, issued a statement that praised the former president for his optimistic outlook.

"Hillary and I will always remember President Ronald Reagan for the way he personified the indomitable optimism of the American people, and for keeping America at the forefront of the fight for freedom for people everywhere," their statement said."

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/0 5/reagan.health/index.html

by mattmfm 2008-01-18 04:08PM | 0 recs
Oh, please.

That was the statement for the guy's funeral, when usually a president is sort of expected to say nice things about another president.

It's sort of protocol.  They threw the recently deceased a bone, as ANY president would be expected to do at a time like that.  

Hillary is not campaigning on praising Reagan ad trying to dogwhistle the conservatives. .  Obama is.

by WMCB 2008-01-18 04:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh, please.

Oh, please?

A few minutes clipped from a 40 minute interview constitutes on "campaigning on praising Reagan"?

Wow...   Now I know why the coronation engine that hasn't seems to be having so many problems -- it's run on hyperbole!

by zonk 2008-01-18 04:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Barack Obama Should Run on GOP Ticket

Barack Obama doesn't care what Florida Democrats say on Jan. 29.

In a memo released Tuesday, he reiterated his long-standing view that their primary votes will be worthless.

http://www.sptimes.com/2008/01/16/news_p f/State/Obama_stirs_fight_wit.shtml

by Tennessean 2008-01-18 04:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Barack Obama Should Run on GOP Ticket

The DNC doesn't care either. Should the DNC run on the GOP ticket?

by mattmfm 2008-01-18 04:35PM | 0 recs
OK, so . . .

She was being hypocritical when she said . . . what exactly???

I've seen stories about Edwards criticizing Obama, but so far as I can tell Hillary hasn't let out a peep.

by Trickster 2008-01-18 04:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton lists Reagan as one of her fav

Hey Buddy , your oppo research team need some more work , you might need to go back to her website and search for any reference of Reagan you can find there.

http://www.taylormarsh.com/

David Cutler, the co-owner of Salmon Press Newspapers, released the following statement:

The question posed was originally what portraits would you hang in the White House if you were President and as the dialogue progressed, who are the presidents you admire most?

She [Sen. Clinton] listed several presidents that she admired and mentioned she liked Reagan's communication skills. She did not say Reagan was her favorite President. She didn't say anything close to that.

I just thought I should point it out to you.

by lori 2008-01-18 05:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton lists Reagan as one of her fav

Hillary Did Not List Ronald Reagan As Favorite President

Statement from Peter Daou, Clinton campaign's Internet Director
http://facts.hillaryhub.com/

   In an effort to divert attention from Senator Obama's comments about President Reagan and his assertion that the GOP has been the "party of ideas," the Obama campaign circulated an item this evening from the Salmon Press in New Hampshire that asserts that Senator Clinton listed the former President as one of her favorite presidents. In fact, Senator Clinton only complimented President Reagan's communications skills - an attribute of his that has been widely praised by Americans of all ideological stripes - and did not list him as one of her favorite presidents. She also noted that she respected George H.W. Bush.

David Cutler, the co-owner of Salmon Press Newspapers, released the following statement:

   The question posed was originally what portraits would you hang in the White House if you were President and as the dialogue progressed, who are the presidents you admire most?

   She [Sen. Clinton] listed several presidents that she admired and mentioned she liked Reagan's communication skills. She did not say Reagan was her favorite President. She didn't say anything close to that.

by Seymour Glass 2008-01-18 05:34PM | 0 recs

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