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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 11:32 PM
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Who is Hillary Clinton?
Edited on Fri Apr-18-08 11:33 PM by sparosnare
Sure she's smart; can talk a good talk and can even be charming at times. But who really is Hillary Clinton?

I've watched her morph over the years; and even through this campaign. She's gone from wearing suit jackets with stern looking stand-up collars to suits with soft scarves as an accent. She has hired an acting coach and has changed the theme of her campaign so many times I can't remember them all.

Herein lies the problem. Instead of Hillary Clinton just being herself, she spends every waking minute trying to figure out who she should be to win. I imagine she sits around thinking "maybe if I say this" or "maybe if I do this"....then she listens to advisors like Mark Penn without questioning if it's a bad decision.

This is really unfortunate because I don't think Hillary is a bad person. I think she is too easily influenced because she doesn't trust in her own abilities. That's probably why she voted the way she did for IWR.

Maybe she'll figure it out after this campaign and decide to just be herself for change.



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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 12:13 AM
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1. LEARN A LITTLE BIT FIRST.
thanks to perry logan who compiled this.


Senator Clinton supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 95 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the National Education Association 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the American Wilderness Coalition 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 95 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Children's Defense Fund 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the American Association of University Women 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the National Organization for Women 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group 91 percent in 2006.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group 100 percent in 2005
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House).
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 80 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 93 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 93 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers 84 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 88 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 83 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the National Committee for an Effective Congress 95 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Americans for Democratic Action 100 percent in 2005.
According to the National Journal - Composite Liberal Score's calculations, in 2005, Senator Clinton voted more liberal on economic, defense and foreign policy issues than 80 percent of the Senators.
According to the National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy's calculations, in 2005, Senator Clinton voted more liberal on social policy issues than 83 percent of the Senators.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 92 percent in 2005.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the Bread for the World 100 percent in 2003-2004.
Senator Clinton supported the interests of the The Partnership for the Homeless 100 percent in 2003-2004.
http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can ...
She was promoting universal coverage before it was cool. Furthermore she helped to create the SCHIP program. And most importantly she was dead on in the debate the other week where she said political will was the most important thing needed to push health care reform through and we know without a doubt she has that.
She has fougt unrelentingly for a woman's right to choose as well as women's rights both domestically and abroad
Create a Strategic Energy Fund - Hillary has proposed a Strategic Energy Fund that would inject $50 billion into research, development and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean coal technology, ethanol and other homegrown biofuels. Hillary's proposal would give oil companies a choice: invest in renewable energy or pay into the fund. Hillary's proposal would also eliminate oil company tax breaks and make sure that oil companies pay their fair share for drilling on public lands. Instead of sending billions of dollars to the Middle East for their oil, Hillary's proposal will create a new clean energy industry in America and create tens of thousands of jobs here.
Champion a Market-Based "Cap and Trade" Approach - Hillary supports a market-based, cap and trade approach to reducing carbon emissions and fight global warming. This approach was used successfully to limit sulfur dioxide and reduce levels of acid rain in the 1990s. By capping the amount of emissions in the environment and allowing corporations to buy and sell permits, this approach offers corporations a flexible, cost-efficient method to do their share to reduce emissions and combat global warming. The program will reduce emissions, drive the development of clean technologies, and create a market for projects that store carbon dioxide.
20% Renewable Electricity Standard by 2020 - Hillary believes we need to shift our reliance on high carbon electricity sources to low-carbon electricity sources by investing in renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind. As President, she'll work to require power companies to obtain 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Make Federal Buildings Carbon Neutral - Hillary believes that the federal government should lead the way in reducing carbon emissions from buildings. Buildings account for 40 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and the federal government owns or leases more than 500,000. Hillary would require all federal buildings to steadily increase the use of green design principles, energy efficient technologies, and to generate energy on-site from solar and other renewable sources. By 2030, all new federal buildings and major renovations would be carbon neutral, helping to fight global warming and cutting the $5.6 billion that the federal government spends each year on heating, cooling and lighting.
Protecting Against Exposure to Toxic Chemicals - Hillary wants to make the products we use safer, especially for children. There are tens of thousands of chemicals used in the U.S. and hundreds of new chemicals introduced each year, but little health testing is conducted for many of them. Hillary would require chemical companies to prove that new chemicals are safe before they are put on the market, and would set more stringent exposure standards for kids. She would also create a "priority list" of existing chemicals and require testing to make sure they are safe. To improve our understanding of the links between chemicals and diseases like cancer, Hillary would create an "environmental health tracking network" that ties together information about pollution and chronic diseases.
Hillary's Record
In the White House, Hillary led efforts to make adoption easier, to expand early learning and child care, to increase funding for breast cancer research, and to help veterans suffering from Gulf War syndrome who had too often been ignored in the past. She helped launch a national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy and helped create the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, which moved children from foster care to adoption more quickly and the number of children who have moved out of foster care into adoption has increased dramatically.
She was instrumental in designing and championing the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which has provided millions of children with health insurance. She battled the big drug companies to force them to test their drugs for children and to make sure all kids get the immunizations they need through the Vaccines for Children Program. Immunization rates dramatically improved after the program launched.
Hillary has been a leading member of the Environment and Public Works Committee since she was elected to the Senate. Today, she chairs the Superfund and Environmental Health Subcommittee and in that capacity has promoted legislation to evaluate and protect against the impact of environmental pollutants on people's health and clean up toxic waste.
Global warming and Clean Air
Spoken out forcefully about the need to tackle global warming in hearings, speeches, rallies and on the Senate floor and co-sponsored "cap and trade" legislation.
Worked to reduce air pollution that causes asthma and other respiratory diseases by writing and helping to pass new laws to clean up exhaust from school buses, and other diesel-powered equipment.
Supported legislation to reduce pollution from power plants, including harmful emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mercury, and carbon dioxide - emissions that contribute to poor air quality, smog, acid rain, global warming, and mercury contamination of fish.
Aggressively fought the Bush Administration's ill-advised attempts to weaken clean air laws.
Improving Water Quality and Protecting Drinking Water
Helped to overturn the Bush Administration's attempt to allow more arsenic in drinking water.
Cosponsored legislation to protect lakes, rivers and coastal waters by fighting the spread of destructive invasive species, such as the zebra mussel.
Helped ot pass new clean water laws, including measures to protect New York City's water supplies and clean up Long Island Sound.
Protecting Public Lands
Fought oil company efforts to pen the Artic Wildlife Refuge in Alask and Pacific and Atlantic coastal waters to drilling.
Cosponsored the Roadless Area Conservation Act, which prohibits road construction and logging in unspoiled, roadless areas of the National Forest System, and voted for additional funding and manpower to combat forest fires in the west.
Reducing Dangerous Chemicals and Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste
Supported legislation to restore the "polluter pays" principle by reinstating a chemical company fee to fund cleanups of highly contaminated "Superfund" waste sites.
Cosponsored the "kids-Safe Chemical Act," which requires chemical companies to provide health and safety before putting new chemicals in consumer products.
Proposed legislation to create an environmental health tracking network to enable us to better understand the impact of environmental hazards on human health and well-being.
Tackling the Toxic Legacy of 9/11
Pushed for health care benefits for first responders, residents and others whose health has been impacted from breathing the toxic dust and smoke in New York City after 9/11.
http://www.mydd.com/story/2007/8/20/134810/677
Hillary Clinton co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a state-level alliance with the Children's Defense Fund, in 1977. In late 1977, President Jimmy Carter (for whom she had done 1976 campaign coordination work in Indiana) appointed her to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation, and she served in that capacity from 1978 through the end of 1981. For much of that time she served as the chair of that board, the first woman to do so. During her time as chair, funding for the Corporation was expanded from $90 million to $300 million, and she successfully battled against President Ronald Reagan's initial attempts to reduce the funding and change the nature of the organization.
Following the November 1978 election of her husband as Governor of Arkansas, Clinton became First Lady of Arkansas in January 1979, her title for a total of twelve years. Bill appointed her chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee the same year, where she successfully obtained federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas' poorest areas without affecting doctors' fees.
Hillary Clinton chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee from 1982 to 1992, where she sought to bring about reform in the state's court-sanctioned public education system. One of the most important initiatives of the entire Clinton governorship, she fought a prolonged but ultimately successful battle against the Arkansas Education Association to put mandatory teacher testing as well as state standards for curriculum and classroom size in place. She introduced Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth in 1985, a program that helps parents work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy.
And a bit of stuff from the White House :
The First Lady worked to investigate reports of an illness that affected veterans of the Gulf War, which became known as the Gulf War syndrome. Together with Attorney General Janet Reno, Clinton helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice. In 1997, she initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act, which she regarded as her greatest accomplishment as First Lady.
Along with Senator Ted Kennedy, she was the major force behind the State Children's Health Insurance Program in 1997, a federal effort that provided state support for children whose parents were unable to provide them with health coverage.<124> She promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses and encouraged older women to seek a mammogram to detect breast cancer, with coverage provided by Medicare.<125> She successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health.<43> The First Lady worked to investigate reports of an illness that affected veterans of the Gulf War, which became known as the Gulf War syndrome.<43> Together with Attorney General Janet Reno, Clinton helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.<43> In 1997, she initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act, which she regarded as her greatest accomplishment as First Lady.<43> As First Lady, Clinton hosted numerous White House Conferences, including ones on Child Care (1997),<126> Early Childhood Development and Learning (1997),<127> and Children and Adolescents (2000),<128> and the first-ever White House Conferences on Teenagers (2000)<129> and Philanthropy (1999).<130>
Hillary Clinton traveled to over eighty countries during this time,<131> breaking the mark for most-travelled First Lady held by Pat Nixon.<132> In a September 1995 speech before the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, Clinton argued very forcefully against practices that abused women around the world and in China itself.<133> She was one of the most prominent international figures at the time to speak out against the treatment of Afghan women by the Islamist fundamentalist Taliban that had seized control of Afghanistan.<134><135> She helped create Vital Voices, an international initiative sponsored by the United States to promote the participation of women in the political processes of their countries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton
More:
http://clinton.senate.gov/issues/nationalsecurity/israe ...
http://clinton.senate.gov/issues/nationalsecurity/darfu ...
The following are polls from progressive groups, rating Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, on how often they vote for progressive issues. For each group, http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/011142.php
Clinton Vs. Barack Obama (progressivepunch)
Overall Progressive Score: 92% 90%
Aid to Less Advantaged People at Home and Abroad: 98% 97%
Corporate Subsidies 100% N/A
Education, Humanities and the Arts 88% 100%
Environment 92% 100%
Fair Taxation 97% 100%
Family Planning 88% 80%
Government Checks on Corporate Power 95% 97%
Healthcare 98% 94%
Housing 100% 100%
Human Rights & Civil Liberties 82% 77%
Justice for All: Civil and Criminal 94% 91%
Labor Rights 91% 91%
Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful 94% 90%
War and Peace 80% 86%
easures to protect New York City's water supplies and clean up Long Island Sound.
HILLARY'S EXPERIENCE ON THE WORLD STAGE:
Her historic speech at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 not only galvanized women around the world, it helped spawn a movement that led to advances politically, legally, economically, and socially for women in many countries over the next decade. Among other initiatives, she spearheaded the Clinton Administration's efforts to combat the global crisis of human trafficking. She persuaded the First Ladies of the Americas to use their collective power to eradicate measles and improve girls' education throughout the western Hemisphere. And she is widely credited with helping women in Kuwait finally win the right to vote.
As First Lady and now as a two-term senator who represents the most ethnically diverse state in the nation and who sits on the Armed Services Committee, Hillary Clinton has become a fixture on international issues over the past 15 years. She has traveled to more than 80 countries, going from barrios to rural villages to meetings with heads of state. She has consulted with dozens of world leaders - Nelson Mandela, King Abdullah, Tony Blair among them -- on matters as diverse as America and NATO's roles in Kosovo, eradicating poverty in the Third World, and the plight of women living under the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Today, she is one of the most influential voices in the world on human rights, democracy, and the promotion of a "new internationalism" in foreign affairs that calls for a balanced use of military force, diplomacy, and social development to strengthen American interests and security globally.
While American First Ladies historically have made great (and often overlooked) contributions to our nation, Hillary Clinton's wide-ranging experience on international issues as First Lady is unprecedented. Indeed, she is the only First Lady to have delivered foreign policy addresses at major gatherings of the United Nations, the World Bank, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Economic Forum.
Hillary Clinton has been fighting for the rights of children for special needs for decades. In her first job out of law school working for the Children's Defense Fund, she conducted research that led to Congress passing the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, the landmark bill mandating that all children with disabilities be educated in the public school system. later, she helped improve the education of children with special needs by working to reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. In 2005, she sponsored an amendment to increase funding for the act by $4 billion dollars. She also cosponsored the Personal Excellence for Children with Disabilities Act, a bill that promised to help schools recruit and retain new special education teachers, and better prepare general education teachers and staff to work with children with special needs.
Most recently, she has called for greatly expanded funding to the National Institute for Health to investigate treatments for children with disabilities. And she has put forth a comprehensive and detailed plan to help children and families affected by autism, with numerous elements that correspond very closely to what families in the autism community have been demanding for years.
some points on her legal career:
1969 Truehaft, Walker and Bernstein in Oakland, one of the most liberal law firms in the country. They defended the Panthers.
1970 Yale University - city legal services, provided free legal advice for the poor.
1971 Staff attorney, Children's Defense Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1971 Carnegie Council on Children, legal consultant.
1974 Impeachment Inquiry staff in Washington, D.C., advising the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal.
1974 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville School of Law - One of only two female faculty members.
1976 Worked pro bono on child advocacy.
1978 Jimmy Carter appoints Clinton to the board of the Legal Services Corporation.

Education
Wellesley College where she majored in political science.
Yale Law School, where she served on the Board of Editors of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action.
Political Activist Experience
Pragmatic Liberal
Always fascinated by radicalism, she wrote her senior thesis on a great radical organizer of poor people, Saul Alinsky of Chicago. Though when she was offered a job by Alinsky, after she wrote about him, and she turned him down--because she didn't think he was effective enough. She said to her boyfriend at that timebe in politics you have to win. And it didn't look to her like Alinsky was winning enough of his battles. She came to question his methodology and concluded in her thesis that larger government programs and funding were needed, not just community action at the grass roots.
She was the commencement speaker at Wellesley in 1969, chosen by her fellow students--there had never been a student commencement speaker there before. The scheduled speaker was Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, who Hillary had campaigned for, a Republican, the first black to be a member of the U.S. Senate in a hundred years. In his remarks he was patronizing, Hillary thought. He seemed to defend the Nixon administration's conduct of the war, and didn't mention the wrenching events of 68. When he finished, Hillary got up and extemporaneously excoriated him. As a result of that speech, she was featured in Life magazine as exemplary of this new generation of student leaders. They ran a picture of her in pedal pushers and her Coke-bottle glasses. That article made her well known in the student movement in the U.S.
She monitored the Black Panther trial in New Haven. She monitored the trial to see if there were any abuses of the rights of the Panthers on trial, and helped schedule the monitors. Her reports were turned over to the ACLU.
1971 Senator Walter Mondale's subcommittee on migrant workers, researching migrant problems in housing, sanitation, health and education.
Political Campaign Experience
1964 In high school, volunteered for Republican candidate Barry Goldwater.
1968 New Hampshire, Eugene McCarthy primary challenge to LBJ.
1972 Campaigned in the western states for 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern
1976 Jimmy Carter Presidential race, served as an Indiana campaign coordinator.
The Clinton Campaigns (Bill Clinton has stated Hillary played pivotal roles in his campaigns)
1974 Bill Clinton's Congressional race (L)
1976 Bill Clinton's Attorney General race (W)
1978 Bill Clinton's Governor's Race (W)
1980 Bill Clinton's Governor's Race (L)
1982 Bill Clinton's Governor's Race (W)
1992 Bill Clinton's Presidential Race (W)
1996 Bill Clinton's Presidential Race (W)
2000 Hillary Clinton's Senate Campaign (W)
2006 Hillary Clinton's Senate Campaign (W)
Legal Experience
1969 Truehaft, Walker and Bernstein in Oakland, one of the most liberal law firms in the country. They defended the Panthers.
1970 Yale University - city legal services, provided free legal advice for the poor.
1971 Staff attorney, Children's Defense Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1971 Carnegie Council on Children, legal consultant.
1974 Impeachment Inquiry staff in Washington, D.C., advising the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal.
1974 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville School of Law - One of only two female faculty members.
1976 Rose Law Firm. In 1979, she became the first woman to be made a full partner.
1976 Worked pro bono on child advocacy.
1978 Jimmy Carter appoints Clinton to the board of the Legal Services Corporation.
She was twice named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, in 1988 and in 1991.
First Lady of Arkansas
1979 Chaired the Rural Health Advisory Committee
1979 Introduced the Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth, a program that helps parents work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy.
1982 - 1992 Chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
She was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984.
Clinton had co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977.
Served on the boards of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services (1988-1992)and the Children's Defense Fund (as chair, 1986-1992)
Corporate board of directors of TCBY (1985-1992),Wal-Mart Stores (1986-1992), and Lafarge (1990-1992)
First Lady of the United States of America
"She's very smart ... people rightly give her credit for having been a participant in the Clinton administration and for doing some heavy lifting on issues." Barack Obama, speaking of Hillary Clinton's White House experience and contradicting Obama supporters - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 8/22/07
When asked about his wife's role in his administration in August of 2000, President Bill Clinton said "She basically had an unprecedented level of activity in her present position over the last eight years.''
1993 First to bring a serious universal healthcare plan to be considered by the US Congress
1997 Helped develop the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
The First Lady led the effor on the Foster Care Independence bill, to help older, unadopted children transition to adulthood. She also hosted numerous White House conferences that related to children's health, including early childhood development (1997) and school violence (1999). She lent her support to programs ranging from "Prescription for Reading," in which pediatricians provided free books for new mothers to read to their infants as their brains were rapidly developing, to nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses. She also supported an annual drive to encourage older women to seek a mammography to prevent breast cancer, coverage of the cost being provided by Medicare.
Hillary Clinton was the only First Lady to keep an office in the West Wing among those of the president's senior staff. While her familiarity with the intricate political issues and decisions faced by the President, she openly discussed his work with him, yet stated that ultimately she was but one of several individuals he consulted before making a decision. They were known to disagree. Regarding his 1993 passage of welfare reform, the First Lady had reservations about federally supported childcare and Medicaid. When issues that she was working on were under discussion at the morning senior staff meetings, the First Lady often attended. Aides kept her informed of all pending legislation and oftentimes sought her reaction to issues as a way of gauging the President's potential response. Weighing in on his Cabinet appointments and knowing many of the individuals he named, she had working relationships with many of them.
She persuaded Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin to convene a meeting of corporate CEOs for their advice on how companies could be persuaded to adopt better child care measures for working families.
With Attorney General Janet Reno, the First Lady helped to create the Department of Justice's Violence Against Women office. One of her closest Cabinet allies was Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Following her international trips, Hillary Clinton wrote a report of her observations for Albright. A primary effort they shared was globally advocating gender equity in economics, employment, health care and education.
During her trips to Africa (1997), Asia (1995), South America (1995, 1997) and the Central European former Soviet satellite nations (1997, 1998), Hillary Clinton emphasized "a civil society," of human rights as a road to democracy and capitalism.
The First Lady was also one of the few international figures at the time who spoke out against the treatment of Afghani women by Islamist fundamentalist Taliban that had seized control of Afghanistan.
One of the programs she helped create was Vital Voices, a U.S.-sponsored initiative to promote the participation of international women in their nation's political process. One result of the group's meetings, in Northern Ireland, was drawing together women leaders of various political factions that supported the Good Friday peace agreement that brought peace to that nation long at civil war.
Hillary Clinton was also an active supporter of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), often awarding its micro-loans to small enterprises begun by women in developing nations that aided the economic growth in their impoverished communities. Certainly one of her more important speeches as First Lady addressing the need for equal rights for women was international in scope and created controversy in the nation where it was made: the September 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China.
Senator From New York
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Hillary worked with her colleagues to secure the funds New York needed to recover and rebuild. She fought to provide compensation to the families of the victims, grants for hard-hit small businesses, and health care for front line workers at Ground Zero.
She is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
She has introduced legislation to tie Congressional salary increases to an increase in the minimum wage.
She helped pass legislation that encouraged investment to create jobs in struggling communities through the Renewal Communities program.
She has championed legislation to bring broadband Internet access to rural America.
She worked to strengthen the Children's Health Insurance Program, which increased coverage for children in low income and working families.
She authored legislation that has been enacted to improve quality and lower the cost of prescription drugs and to protect our food supply from bioterrorism.
She sponsored legislation to increase America's commitment to fighting the global HIV/AIDS crisis.
She's working for expanded use of information technology in the health care system to decrease administrative costs, lower premiums, and reduce medical errors.
She's worked to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children, with legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act, and her legislation to help schools address environmental hazards. She has also proposed expanding access to child care.
She has passed legislation that will bring more qualified teachers into classrooms and more outstanding principals to lead our schools.
Hillary is one of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning. Her fight with the Bush Administration ensured that Plan B, an emergency contraceptive, will be available to millions of American women and will reduce the need for abortions.
She introduced the Count Every Vote Act of 2005 to ensure better protection of votes and to ensure that every vote is counted.
Senate Armed Services Committee
Subcommittees:
* Airland
* Emerging Threats and Capabilities
* Readiness and Management Support
Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
Subcommittees:
* Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health (Chair)
* Subcommittee Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
* Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Subcommittees:
* Children and Families
* Employment & Workplace Safety
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:06 AM
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2. Kick!
I am bookmarking this. Thank you.

:kick:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:09 AM
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4. Oh..My..God..
You freaking rock.

I heart you.
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casus belli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:36 AM
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11. You forgot...
Master marksman, sniper-fire survivor, and presidentially trained.

There has to be room in there among the other embellishments to her record.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 08:59 AM
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32. and you forgot endlessly voting present and fumbling around
to find the fuckin button.

and there are plenty of flaws with the annointed one -- the biggest being -- he's an empty suit.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:56 AM
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20. Hillary Clinton: Voted to give the chimp a blank check for WAR
voted for K/L
voted for "bankruptcy reform"
believes we gave Iraq the great gift of freedom
will use "massive retaliation" against Iran if it attacks Israel
Won't talk directly to our "enemies"- like Chavez

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 08:57 AM
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31. and barack obama is a coward for standing on a vote
he never had to make.

this is what makes me SO angry about obamanation.

you defend what isn't there.

when he was sitting in the illinois senate -- people were going without heat in rezco buildings, did ya know that?
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 07:59 AM
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30. I'm not ingnorant. I know what she's done and that isn't my point.
Posting a long list of Hillary Clinton's 'good' stuff isn't going to change my mind but thanks for trying.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 09:01 AM
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33. of course it's not going to change your mind. -- you must be
proud of sentiments like that.

:eyes:
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 12:55 PM
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36. A number of things on that list are not necessarily good
Edited on Sat Apr-19-08 12:57 PM by Quixote1818
Just one example:
Corporate board of directors Wal-Mart Stores (1986-1992), and Lafarge (1990-1992)


Not to mention, most senators would have very similar lists.


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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:08 AM
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3. I don't want that kind of President.
Period.

She ran a fucked up campaign, and that tell me all I need to know.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:11 AM
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5. Fuck Accomplishments!
We need promises!

We need hope for better promises in the future!

Forget that old Clinton woman. She did nothing but make the US a better place for Women.

CHANGE!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:34 AM
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8. She's not done a thing for me......
I'm glad you like her.

I don't want her as my president. period.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:36 AM
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10. You say that
If you really believe that, I feel numb towards you.

Hillary Clinton brought America from the 1940s to the 20th century.

Remember Quayle vs Murphy Brown?
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MattP Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:12 AM
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6. Samantha Power was right, A monster who will say or do anything.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:17 AM
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7. To make America better?
You are so right on that.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:35 AM
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9. For who?
She is DLC through and through. They came about believing that they could compete with Republicans for the big corporate money. Everything that they believe has to do with accomodating big business and tricking the people into believing that it is good for them by giving us crumbs.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:37 AM
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12. Your DLC Nonsense is just that.
It doesn't make sense here and it doesn't make sense in the real world.

And where in the hell were you when amateurs were analyzing 990s and the Clinton's 1040s.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:44 AM
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15. Nonsense? Sure. That's why she sounds just like Newt Gingrich
and why Bill Clinton is known as the best Republican president we've ever had.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:46 AM
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16. ?
The next time I want caucus results from your MP, please submit them in PDF format.

Thanks!

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:52 AM
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18. I don't work for you.
And for Hillary Clinton to turn on MoveOn is about the most disgusting thing I've ever seen -- except for all the disgusting other things I've seen her do.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:53 AM
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19. Yeah...
She is a MONSTER!

Except for all the good stuff she did. Opposing Obama will be her undoing so saith the Lord.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:59 AM
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24. No matter who she runs against, she behaves in exactly the same way.
She insults the electorate with her cheap tricks and she degrades our political discourse.

Thanks, Hil!
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 03:08 AM
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27. No sense of history and no trajectory towards the future.
Do you not remember any lessons from the 1990s?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 10:55 AM
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34. I don't think we've learned the same lessons.
And, as far as history goes, I remember Richard M. Nixon sweating through his debate. :hi:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 12:51 PM
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35. :-)
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:42 AM
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13. She's morphed into "Sybil" ...... 16 personalities all vying for attention. n/t
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:43 AM
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14. No.. She has been attacked since entering the public eye.
In Arkansas.

People have lied since the get-go. And you are helping.

What does that say about you?
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:56 AM
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21. It says I am a better judge of character that you ....
she is a fraud and will say anything and do anything to get her way.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:57 AM
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22. It says that you *think* you are
How arrogant.
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 03:04 AM
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25. let me refresh your short term memory
People have lied since the get-go. And you are helping.

What does that say about you?



You my pinhead friend are the Arrogant one.

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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 03:06 AM
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26. You are helping.
Do you think you aren't?
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 03:27 AM
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28. Latest example of a mismanaged campaign.... she can't manage .....
Edited on Sat Apr-19-08 03:28 AM by kevinmc
her campaign she can't manage the country ... she has Lobbyist and her Own Husband lobbying against something she said she is against. I am not going to be fooled again by a Clinton. NAFTA and China proved that working people do not rate as high as CEO's like Jack Welch when it comes to the Clintons.


The Huffington Post has uncovered a tape of Hillary telling some fundraisers at a private meeting that she hates the Netroots and Democratic activists, especially MoveOn.

(Funny, Hillary spoke to MoveOn just last year, and praised their work (listen to the audio, it's good). She "personally welcomes" MoveOn's work and says "I am grateful for your work." And let's not forget why and how MoveOn started. They wanted Congress to MoveOn from impeaching Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinksy. This is yet another example of the Clinton's throwing a key ally, a key defender, under the bus when it's expedient.)

You see, MoveOn and the rest of the Netroots is made up of people who aren't very American or patriotic. They didn't even support the war in Afghanistan, Hillary claims, so these are the kind of people she has to deal with. They're also the reason that Hillary didn't win the caucuses, because of those crazy MoveOn people - I hear they would even threaten Hillary's poor caucus-going supporters. And what's more, those MoveOn people raised a ton of money for Obama, Hillary claims, so in reality, Obama didn't raise that much money from real Americans. So Hillary's entire argument, as always, is that everyone really loves her, nobody really likes Obama, but somehow the system is screwing her and making it look like she's losing, when she's really not. She's winning. Sure, she's not winning in delegates, or popular vote, or number of states won, or in donations, but she's winning in the area that really matters: Excuses.

Here is what Hillary had to say:

"Moveon.org endorsed -- which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down," Clinton said to a meeting of donors. "We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party. MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. And they are very driven by their view of our positions, and It's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me."

Oh, and guess what? Hillary lied. MoveOn's Executive Director Eli Pariser just gave the following statement to the Huffington Post:

"Senator Clinton has her facts wrong again. MoveOn never opposed the war in Afghanistan, and we set the record straight years ago when Karl Rove made the same claim.

The larger irony is that Obama never did a lot of outreach to the Netroots. His outreach was actually the worst of any of the big campaigns (Edwards was the best, and Hillary's was still better than Obama's, which didn't really exist at all). Yet, somehow, the Netroots still ended up supporting Obama over Hillary, even though they didn't know his people, but they sure knew hers. Just food for thought.

It's funny. Hillary was a big fan of the online grassroots (or Netroots, as we call it) when ABC was defaming her husband in its fictional account of September 11, "The Path to 9/11." At that time, we led a ferocious counterattack that put ABC in its place by exposing the serious errors in ABC's bizarrely inaccurate account of that day's fateful events. The Clintons didn't seem to have much of a problem with the Netroots when we came to their rescue. But now that we're defending Obama against the same biased attacks from ABC, Hillary dismisses us with a wave of her regal palm.

more
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TragedyandHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:50 AM
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17. CNN: Ready to lead
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 02:57 AM
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23. Is this the AC360 piece? It was fantastic.
Edited on Sat Apr-19-08 02:58 AM by prodn2000
I saw it earlier.
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TragedyandHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:42 AM
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29. Yes
It's just a short commercial for it. I'm not sure if the whole video is online yet.
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