Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Hillary Goes Off

Conciliatory Clinton gave-way to haranguing Hillary at a fund-raising event yesterday. Gearing up for her 2006 Senate re-election bid and her likely 2008 Presidential run, Senator Clinton lit into Republicans. Clinton said:

”We are living in a time when the other side doesn't want us to see the facts. Facts are inconvenient — facts about global warming, facts about mercury in the air, facts about people staying unemployed longer…

There has never been an administration, I don't believe, in our history more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda," she said of President Bush.

"Whether it's the right to organize and be part of the American labor movement ... whether it's the right to be able to be have a choice when it comes to the most private and intimate decisions that a woman has to make, whether it is to protect the environment — whatever it is that we slowly but surely built up during the 20th century, this current administration and their allies in Congress want to turn the clock back on all of that.”

Wow. Did Hillary pick up a Howard Dean or John Kerry speech by accident? There’s really nothing wrong with throwing a little red meat to donors at a fund raiser, but Senator Clinton should watch that she doesn’t fall into the “angry Democrat” trap.


At 3:17 PM, Blogger jscieme said...

I take it you like the bend-over-and-grab-your-ankles Democrats better. There're plenty of them.

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

I prefer Centrists, actually. But I'll respect any politician that can criticize their opponent without resorting to caricature. The choice isn't just between being an angry, fire-breathing pol or being a weak, bend-over pol. You can be strong without being divisive.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger KMSweet said...

I agree completely. Attacking your opponents is simply a political necessity, and a measure of a politicians skill how they go about criticizing them.

I personally like Hillary. She has been a strong person throughout her life and has shown that she has what it takes to be effective on the Hill. In the end, the people who are slighting her now, namely Ken Mehlman of the RNC, are doing so because she is percieved as a threat. This is a testament to what Hillary has become: a viable candidate for a part that has lost its way.

While I seem to agree with the Democrats a little more frequently than the Republican party-line, it is undeniable that the Dem. party has rolled over and died on a number of issues. The Iraqi War is an example, where even those who didn't agree with the war voted for it (??).

In the end, I think the Dems can get some balls from, ironically, a candidate who could realistically become the first woman president of the United States.


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