Wednesday, December 19, 2007
We have a lot of good people in this movement and most of you are good honest hardworking people. But we have been misled. Hillary is not the candidate to turn back America, she will keep us moving in the wrong direction that will most certainly turn to disaster.
We are not going to endorse a different candidate at this time, but we are calling off all support for Hillary Clinton. This was a very difficult decision and we hope you understand.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Today I received an e-mail from Bill Clinton practically begging for money. I really hope this e-mail didn't go out to very many people, because it just reeks of desperation.
It's one thing to have good intentions, another thing altogether to change the reality of people's lives. Hillary has been changing people's lives for as long as I've known her.
She did it in when she made major improvements to our schools. She did it in the aftermath of September 11, when she helped first responders get the medical care they needed. She's done it in the , where she has worked to make sure we fulfill our promises to our troops, veterans, and their families.
She has never let setbacks stop her. When our health care reforms didn't pass in the 90's, she rolled up her sleeves and got right back to work on the Children's Health Insurance Program, which insures six million kids in America today.
That's Hillary, the best combination of heart and mind, of leadership ability and feel for the problems of other people I've ever known. She's also our best candidate to beat the Republicans for one reason: because she would make the best president. She's got great plans for universal health care, good jobs, access to college, ending the war in Iraq, and restoring America's position in the world; and she's been tested in the kind of campaign they always run.
Now Hillary needs your help as 2007 comes to a close. We're just $212,374 from reaching our fundraising goal this week, and Hillary needs her online supporters to make it over the top. Will you make a contribution for Hillary today?
Make a contribution and help Hillary today.
You know, even if I weren't married to Hillary, I would still be enthusiastically supporting her. Her experience, her compassion, and her great ideas for the future make her the right candidate.
America is ready for change. After seven years of failed policies, it's time for a new beginning, led by someone who has spent her life making a difference for others.
If you want to know the kind of changes she'll make for you, you only have to look at what she's already accomplished for others for 35 years.
Let's help Hillary show her strength at this critical moment. We're just $212,374 from our weekly goal; help put our campaign over the top.
Contribute today to help Hillary show her strength.
Thank you so much for all you do to help Hillary, so she can do what she does best: get to work and help others.
Why do we have Bill Clinton in charge of sending e-mails? Again, he is the most important part of Hillary's campaign and should be out front and center. The campaign is dropping the ball and I'll be damned if I'm just going to sit by the sidelines and watch what chance we had crumble away. Please contact the campaign and let them know how you feel. I've been trying to get on the phone with them all day but apparently their staff is too busy sending out desperate e-mails begging for money. What happened to the hope, the passion, the message of peace and prosperity? I hate to be negative here folks but the fire that was once lit inside my soul is slowly being put out by the incompetency I have been witnessing day after day. I do have a glimmer of hope left though because it is not too late, if the campaign makes some changes and they make them right now. But the primaries are right around the corner and we need to get our act together.
For now, we need you all to keep up with the mission: restroom grassroots campaign. Apparently we can't count on the campaign to promote Hillary so we'll have to do all the work ourselves. I think now would be a good time to refer back to the Grassroots Hillary Oath - feel free to print that off if you haven't already.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Today's joke comes from Bob Rinske in Ohio:
Q: Why don’t oysters give to charity?
A: Because they’re shellfish.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The deputy campaign manager is Bob Nash, who served as White House personnel director in the Clinton administration. In March, Mr. Nash left his position as vice chairman of Chicago ShoreBank to join Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.
Here is the text of his e-mail, with the addresses redacted:
From: Bob Nash
Sent: Sun Dec 09
HOW ARE YOU ?? I AM FIGHTING HARD >
SECOND ARE YOU PEERSONALLYAWARE OF TH EWORK BARACK DID ON THE SOUTH
SIDE WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION S , ETC ./. BOB
WHAT DI DHE DO AFORE HOW LONG AND WITH WHO ??
PLS TELL BOB HELLO BOB
Bob J Nash
Deputy Campaign Manager
Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee
4420 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Mr. Nash, 59, did not respond to an e-mail request seeking comment. A campaign official said he was unaware of the matter, but would look into it.
It's time to Smash the Nash, folks. This guy is about as dumb as a box of rocks and is the last guy you'd want to have anything to do with your campaign. Now that I think back to all the incompetence I've been seeing lately with Hillary's campaign, I'm willing to bet that it all stemmed from this worthless piece of s**** Bob Nash. I'm sorry folks, I hate to be rude. But Hillary is our only chance to take back America and I'll be damned if some clueless jackass like Bob Nash is going to ruin our chances - everything we've worked so hard for. We better get some talent in the ranks and we better get it right now. We've got the grassroots supporters donating, putting bumper stickers in bathrooms all across the country, reading the oath 10 times a day - we're doing our part. The official campaign needs to do theirs. I have absolutely had it with the shenanigans. It is the position of Vote for Hillary Online that if Bob Nash is not fired within 24 hours, we will withdraw ALL support for Hillary and give it to someone that is more deserving.
Click here to contact the campaign and let your voice be heard. Bob Nash is all that is wrong with the Hillary campaign and if he is not fired immediately, expect more disasters like this in the future.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
While Barack Obama was seeking the spotlight yesterday by bringing Oprah Winfrey to the campaign trail, Hillary Rodham Clinton was making her campaign a family business: Her 88-year-old mother Dorothy Rodham and - for the first time - daughter Chelsea joined her in Iowa, while her former-president husband campaigned for her in South Carolina.
If you have been holding off going to campaign rallies, I highly suggest you get out there and show your support. The primaries are just around the corner and it's up to us to make Hillary's election a reality. Also, keep up the good work on Mission: restroom. We've gotten a lot of positive feedback about that and a few of you have even sent us pics! Note: if you're going to take pictures of the bumper stickers you put in public restrooms, make sure you're the only one in there.
Here are the lyrics so you can see for yourself:
High above the mountains, far across the sea
I can hear your voice calling out to me
Brighter than the sun and darker than the night
I can see your love shining like a light
And on and on this earth spins like a carousel
If I could travel across the world
The secrets I would tell
You and I
Were meant to fly
Higher than the clouds
We'll sail across the sky
So come with me
And you will feel
That we're soaring
That we're floating up so high
Cause you and I were meant to fly
Sailing like a bird high on the wings of love
Take me higher than all the stars above
I'm burning, yearning
Gently turning round and round
I'm always rising up I never
Want to come back down
You and I were meant to fly
When we first heard that this was going to be Hillary's campaign song, we were ecstatic because Celine has a way with words like no one else, and this song drives chills up and down my spine every time I hear it. The music is absolutely beautiful, and arouses emotions inside that I didn't even know I had. Imagine my disgust and absolute bewilderment when I read that the campaign has decided to drop the song, going against what Hillary supporters had voted for. Maybe they need to go back and learn what a democracy is. Hillary is our only hope to take back America and I'm not going to stand by and watch her campaign manager ruin all of our chances for hope.
We are calling on every single one of you to make your voice heard to the Clinton campaign. Maybe they didn't think we'd notice, maybe they thought the votes for Celine's song were fraudulent - who knows. But what they have done has completely alienated Hillary's core supporters. The ones who are putting their blood sweat and tears into promoting the message and ensuring Hillary's election. Click here to contact the campaign. We will not let them get away with this.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Two hats were hanging on a hat rack. The first one said to the other," You stay here and I'll go on ahead. "
Q: What does the ocean say to the boat?
A: Nothing. It just waves.
Q: What did the right shoe say to the left shoe?
A: I think we must be sole mates.
Obama running on his own merits: not electable.
Obama running on his own merits and the help of Oprah: still not electable.
Obama is simply not presidential material; he could have all the endorsements in the world, but it would not change the fact that he is simply unqualified. What makes me mad though is that this is a huge distraction for the people. It gets the American people thinking maybe there is a better alternative to Hillary. They get lured in, they waste their time going to a stadium to hear him speak. And then they come home confused, demoralized, and betrayed. The candidate with the most experience, integrity, and real ideas for America's future is Hillary Clinton. No endorsements or lack thereof will have any effect on this fact. If anything good can come out of this, it will be that after hearing this catastrophe of a speech by Obama and Oprah, the people will realized that they have been conned into believing that Obama offered any real solutions. When reality sets in, the only answer will be to vote for Hillary.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Newsflash: Gennifer Flowers has just endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Yes, THE Gennifer Flowers that Bill Clinton had an affair with many years ago in Arkansas. This is big news because for quite some time there had been growing animosity between Hillary Clinton and Gennifer Flowers over their love for the same man. The fact that Flowers can put all those petty disputes behind her and still realize that Hillary is our only hope for America simply shows how strong of a candidate Hillary is. If your past enemies come out to support you, you must be doing something right.
"I can't help but want to support my own gender, and she's as experienced as any of the others -- except maybe Joe Biden," the lounge singer told The Associated Press Thursday in an interview at her Las Vegas home.
Flowers, 57, claims to be undecided, but like Clinton she's a feminist and an impassioned believer in abortion rights. "I would love to see a woman president; I just didn't think it would be her," Flowers added.
Honestly, we don't really know where Hillary stands on women's rights issues, but if the simple fact that she's a woman brings in a lot more voters, we're not going to complain. Chalk this up as yet another victory for the Clinton Campaign.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
They couldn't debate her on the issues. They couldn't question her on experience. Her whole life has been out in the public for everyone to scrutinize and they were unable to find any dirt. So what have they resorted to?
I was doing some research this morning and came across this website selling Hillary Clinton Nutcrackers. Apparently the most important presidential election in history is something to make a mockery of. Maybe the American people really are that stupid that choosing a candidate based upon their principles is too difficult and smears like this are more easily digested. I sincerely hope not - I am optimistic, but it's things like this that make me seriously doubt the sanity of some of my fellow Americans. This wouldn't be such a big deal if it was just one guy and a silly website, but I have seen this Hillary Nutcracker reported on from numerous sources, and not one has taken the time to condemn these childish acts.
We are in the process right now of getting this product taken off the market. I urge all of you to contact the makers of this despicable smear attempt and let them know how you feel.
Hillary Clinton was on CNBC yesterday talking to Maria Bartiromo about her plans for the sub prime mortgage crises that aggressive lenders have gotten us into. The interview was going along fine but about 1:50 into it, the camera cuts away to anchor Dylan Ratigan who appears to be falling asleep and unaware that he is on camera. About about 5 seconds of this obviously unscripted moment, the shot goes back to Hillary talking to Maria. Alright, just a simple mistake, happens all the time, right? Think again. About 10 seconds later, the camera again goes back to Dylan Ratigan who is now smirking childishly at the camera - well aware that he is live on television. I cannot believe a well respected business network like CNBC would disrespect Hillary so blatantly on television. Did they not expect anyone to catch this? I honestly cannot see the thought process behind this one. Dylan needs to issue an apology and somebody should be fired immediately.
Watch the clip here from CNBC.com. It occurs around 1:50 and then again at 2:00.
Kenneth Li from Reuters.com has picked up on this smear attempt as well.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
First of all, thanks for all that you're doing to help ensure Hillary Clinton's election in 2008. I've never been involved in politics my whole life and it's a good feeling to be involved in something I can be proud of. It's unfortunate that you all had to call off the bumper sticker campaign but I thought of an idea last night that I thought I'd run across you guys. What if we took all the bumper stickers we have left over and put them on the walls and stalls of public restrooms? We could also leave a few pamphlets of information outlying Hillary's proposals next to the sink. It's not too often I see advertising in a restroom, so I really think it would stick out. What do you think?
Three words Frank, we love it! I have to admit, when I first read your e-mail I thought it sounded a little tacky. It didn't sound very presidential to be campaigning in public restrooms. But after sleeping on this for a few nights, I've come to the conclusion that this is one of the most genius ideas ever proposed. The key to this tactic is that it's a grassroots effort. We're not paid to promote Hillary on her behalf, we do this because we strongly believe in her candidacy. And by God we're going to do whatever it takes to spread the word about Hillary Clinton.
We are officially starting the Mission: Restroom campaign. Most of you probably have plenty of bumper stickers leftover from the previous campaign, and those of you that don't can simply log on to the official Hillary Clinton campaign website to order more. What we are going to do is plaster Hillary Clinton bumper stickers in restrooms all across the United States. If we all do our part, it will be almost impossible for someone to go to the bathroom without thinking about Hillary Clinton. We want them on the main walls, the inside of the stalls, and on the sink counters. No opportunity should be missed to get the word out.
A few things to go over for this mission:
- Any public restroom is fair game. If anyone of the public has access to a particular restroom, by all means sticker it up.
- Private locations with limited access to the outside public should be skipped over, unless you happen to work there. We don't need anyone getting arrested for trespassing.
- Do not place stickers in the restroom in the presence of other people. You're going to get a lot of weird stares, and people will probably just remove the stickers as soon as they see you leave. If you enter a crowded bathroom, simply wait in a stall until the coast is clear.
- Do not, under any circumstances, place a bumper sticker anywhere on a toilet. The reason a restroom is a good place to campaign is because it is frequented so often, but we don't need to be associating a toilet with Hillary Clinton.
- If you can, leave a few Hillary pamphlets by the sink so that people who become curious by the stickers have a chance to take a closer look into what she stands for.
- Last but not least: have fun. If we're not having fun out there, our efforts will start to get tiring pretty quickly. We recommend doing this with a friend.
Let's try to make it so there is no possible way a person could NOT run into a Hillary Clinton sticker within a week's time span. The primaries are approaching very quickly and time is of the essence. The best part about all this? It's absolutely free advertising, besides the mere cost of the stickers. This is 100 times more effective than any million dollar ad campaign. Let's make Hillary proud. I guarantee you that if we all do our part, Hillary Clinton will win this election by an absolute landslide and the opposition won't know what hit 'em.
Click here to get a free bumper sticker from the official campaign. They don't sell these in bulk so we recommend filling out your information and reloading the page as many times as you need stickers.
The last president to fully understand this concept was Bill Clinton. He understood that sticking to the principles of the democratic base locks you in a corner with no wiggle room to work out deals that could work in your favor. Everyone loves to criticize politicians for flip flopping or endorsing policies that seem to conflict with what they stand for, but people have got to understand that politics is all a big game. And if you refuse to play the game correctly and you instead stand by a list of ideals that don't resonate with middle America, then you aren't going to be very successful. This is the reality, and this is the way it's always been and always will be.
Bush was able to market himself on this ability of meeting both sides in the middle, and that's how he got elected. But once he was elected, he betrayed the people by refusing to work with those of opposing views. Above all else, this is precisely the reason why Bush's poll numbers are so low. He tried to be everything-republican. His way or the highway. Believe me, history will not remember him in a good light.
That's why at this time more than ever, we need someone that isn't so stuck and stubborn in their narrow ideologies. We need someone who is flexible and understands that a good President has to work with both parties and consider all ideas. The American people's needs and wants are constantly changing, and a good leader needs to be flexible to adapt to that change. This is why we need someone like Hillary Clinton in the White house. A good representative of any group is someone who doesn't let their own personal views get in the way of carrying out what the people want. From what I can tell, Hillary Clinton doesn't really have deep personal views, so this conflict between leader and the people won't even be a factor.
MSNBC touched on this a little bit in an article entitled "Bill Touts Hillary's Work With GOP":
Today in New Hampshire, her husband noted the ways she’s worked with the opposite party, including a would-be rival. And he argued that more attention needs to be paid to candidates’ records and not to "pure politics."
“I argue to you based on a lifetime of experience that if you have spent as my wife has 35 years ... being a positive change maker, that indicates that you would be more likely to successfully execute change as president. If you have proved in the U.S. Senate that you could get things done with Republicans as well as Democrats, that indicates you’d be more likely to succeed as president.”
Bill hit the head right on the nail. In order to be an effective leader, it is essential that you learn to work with all sides and not be so isolated in your own ideals that you fail to see the real needs of every day Americans. I'm willing to bet that no other candidate realizes this fact, a fact that is only realized with a great deal of experience - something both Bill and Hillary have an enormous amount of.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Folks, we here at Vote for Hillary Online received a tip today around 7:25pm - and it's not the good kind of tip. An anonymous member of the opposition contacted us to let us know that some very devastating dirt is about to come out on Hillary Clinton. Now, we don't know the details of the scandal, we don't know if it has to do with campaign finance, fraud, murder, flip flopping on the issues..etc, it could be any number of things. But whatever it turns out to be, we must stand by our candidate in hard times - that's when true loyalty is demonstrated. We were debating whether to give everyone a heads up on this or not, but I do believe that by issuing a preemptive release, it shows the opposition that their smear tactics will not sway our principles. We will stand by Hillary in times of triumph, and in times where she needs our support the most. And folks, this is most definitely one of those times.
Let us keep our morale high and continue with the grassroots tactics. If you run out of bumper stickers, don't hesitate to send us an e-mail for help. The most important thing you all can be doing right now is promoting Hillary's message of prosperity, hope, and freedom. It's quite interesting to see where this race has taken us all, but it does sadden me that the opposition would get desperate enough to release some old information in order to get ahead. It's times like this where I refer back to the Grassroots Hillary Oath. If you haven't by now, I suggest you print this off and put it in your wallet. We can win this thing, and we will - if we stay strong, motivated, and focused. I want to be proud to be an American again, I think we all do. Let's make it happen - let's make history, and let us all be apart of something we can all tell our grandchildren about.
Today in Iowa, Senator Barack Obama said: "I have not been planning to run for President for however number of years some of the other candidates have been planning for.”
“Senator Obama’s comment today is fundamentally at odds with what his teachers, family, classmates and staff have said about his plans to run for President,” Clinton spokesperson Phil Singer said. “Senator Obama’s campaign rhetoric is getting in the way of his reality.”
Immediately after joining the Senate, Senator Obama started planning run for President. "'The first order of business for Senator Obama's team was charting a course for his first two years in the Senate. The game plan was to send Senator Obama into the 2007-2008 election cycle in the strongest form possible'...The final act of the plan was turning up the talk about a potential Presidential bid, which was greatly aided by his positive press and suggestions by pundits that he run for President." [U.S. News and World Report, 6/19/07 ]
His law school classmates say that Senator Obama has been planning Presidential run for 'more than a decade.' [A]ccording to those who know him, he has been talking about the presidency for more than a decade. "It was clear to me from the day I met him that he was thinking about politics," says Harvard Law School classmate Christine Spurell. [Washington Post, 8/12/07 ]
15 years ago, Senator Obama told his brother-in-law he was planning to run for President. Craig [Robinson] pulled him aside [in 1992] and asked about his plans. "He said, 'I think I'd like to teach at some point in time, and maybe run for public office,' recalls Robinson, who assumed Senator Obama meant he'd like to run for city alderman. "He said no — at some point he'd like to run for the U.S. Senate. And then he said, 'Possibly even run for President at some point.' And I was like, 'Okay, but don't say that to my Aunt Gracie.' I was protecting him from saying something that might embarrass him." [Washington Post, 8/12/07 ]
In third grade, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled 'I Want To Be a President.' His third grade teacher: Fermina Katarina Sinaga "asked her class to write an essay titled 'My dream: What I want to be in the future.' Senator Obama wrote 'I want to be a President,' she said." [The Los Angeles Times, 3/15/07]
Folks, let this be a lesson to any candidate who attempts to gain at the expense of Hillary by appearing to take the high ground. We will go back and look at the history, and you will get caught and made a fool of. Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the most integrity, honesty, and loyalty. Don't you ever think you can beat her at her own game.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton tossed an intriguing teaser into Saturday night's Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum: Bill Richardson as vice president?
When the New Mexico governor referenced Bill Clinton's old job as governor of Arkansas, he said to Clinton, "Don't you think governors make good presidents?" according to the New York Daily News.
Clinton's answer -- "Well, Bill, I think they also make good vice presidents" -- left Richardson briefly speechless.
Speculation about Richardson as VP has been fueled by his refusal to criticize Clinton, and his willingness to defend her.
If you'll recall from our post on possible Vice President selections for Hillary, we noted that Bill Richardson is the only democratic candidate with experience in the executive branch. As much as we'd love to see the possibility of a Hillary & Bill dynamic duo, we also think the White House could use some fresh blood in the office. Richardson also offers a vast amount of experience with foreign relations as the former Secretary of Energy. Plus, it's no secret that Bill Richardson has been the only candidate with enough integrity to not attack Hillary Clinton during the debates and press releases. He has shown that he knows better than to do that, and I don't see him as someone who would get in the way of Hillary's proposals while in office. Let's face it, Hillary and Bill can take care of the White House just fine on their own. Whoever the Vice President happens to be, we shouldn't fool ourselves into thinking that they are anything more than a fill-in for a required position. The real reason Hillary should choose Bill Richardson? The Latino vote. In this day and age, alienating this important demographic is political suicide. The naming of Bill Richardson for VP along with her plans on immigration reform will by the winning combination for capturing the hearts and votes of Latinos across the nation.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Hillary demonstrated courage, leadership, calmness in handling a unique and difficult event, and the ability to show optimism in a time of despair. In a way, this whole event was a good thing for us, because America got a glimpse into the professionalism and presidential demeanor that Hillary is capable of when the public is searching for answers. Whatever doubt people may have had about Hillary's ability to lead has been all but extinguished.
Earlier this past November, there was a scheduled event in Bakersfield, California where Hillary was to give a speech to the Sikh community. From nysun.com:
Traditional food, elaborate costumes, and ritual sword fighting were on display as thousands of Sikhs celebrated a religious festival here yesterday, but the expected guest of honor, Senator Clinton, was a no-show. Mrs. Clinton also scuttled a fund-raising breakfast at a nearby fairgrounds where Sikh leaders had hoped to raise $1 million for her presidential campaign.
Mrs. Clinton's campaign offered no public explanation for the change of plans, though a spokesman seemed to confirm that she had been expected to visit with Sikhs in Bakersfield yesterday.
No big deal, right? Who cares about the Sikh community. Well, I don't know about you all, but it appears that she missed out on a $1 million fund raiser. We're talking free money here - the Sikh community had it all organized, and all Hillary had to do was show up. What makes this worse is that the campaign offered no reason for the cancellation, not even an attempt to justify this mistake. As for that $1 million? They're now planning on giving it to another candidate instead.
"I'll take $1 million from our Sikh people and give it to people who are going to work with us … not somebody who says they're going to work with you and deserts you at the end"
This was a disaster, a lost opportunity, and it filled up the press that day with negative quotes from Sikh community members. I'm really beginning to question just what kind of "leadership" is running this campaign.
More recently, there was a press conference held where Hillary was endorsed by New Hampshire's first lady and pediatrician Susan Lynch. The first line in the press covering this event? The fact that she was an hour late to this important endorsement.
NBC's Christina Jamison, Mark Murray and NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli
CONCORD, NH -- Arriving nearly an hour late due to weather conditions, Hillary Clinton accepted the endorsement of New Hampshire's first lady, Susan Lynch.
Think this was just an isolated incident that can be explained away by extreme weather conditions? Think again. From washingtonpost.com on the health care debate in Ankeny, Iowa:
ANKENY, Iowa -- She was two hours late after her campaign plane blew a tire. But when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally arrived here this afternoon, she offered her harshest critique yet of Sen. Barack Obama's approach to health care reform.
This is a growing trend that we're becoming more aware of, and it shows the incompetence of Hillary's campaign management not only to us grassroots supporters, but to the rest of America that is still undecided. These types of errors are unprofessional and must be addressed immediately.
Join us in demanding that Hillary's campaign management either get their act together, or step down and let more experience personnel take over. Hillary Clinton is our only hope to take back America and I'm not about to let a few screw-offs in her campaign ruin this chance for us.
Click here to contact the official campaign. Remember: keep it polite and reasonable, but let them know that we won't tolerate the shenanigans we have been witnessing lately that have the potential to ruin everything we have been working for.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Five Democratic presidential candidates who spoke at the Heartland Presidential Forum Saturday in Des Moines could do little more than nod and listen as person after person – mostly out-of-state residents – shared emotional stories of perceived injustice.
And the audience of 3,600 did not hesitate to express emotion. As they listened to descriptions of loss of health insurance, the stench of a nearby factory farm, or a family split up by immigration officials, the crowd frequently yelled out: “That ain’t right!” and booed.
Hillary Clinton, a U.S. senator from New York, felt the glare of their displeasure after Billy Lawless, a Chicago immigrations rights organizer, asked her if she’d commit to giving undocumented workers a path to citizenship in her first 100 days as president.
Clinton, who spoke via telephone after weather prevented her flight to Iowa, said immigration reform is a top priority.
But Lawless pressed her, asking if she’d do it in the first 100 days.
Clinton said it’s up to Congress to pass such reform, but as president she would do as much as possible.
The crowd booed, apparently upset that she wouldn’t commit to a 100-days promise.
Chris Dodd, a U.S. senator from Connecticut, was the next candidate to get that question, and he quickly answered: “Absolutely, absolutely.”
I'm sorry folks, we try not to be negative here, but the whole audience at the Heartland Presidential Forum was filled with a bunch of clowns. First of all, immigration reform is not a top priority - Hillary was forced to say this to appease the booing animals. Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Hillary's main focus is on the biggest issue of our time: health care. She understands that a socialized health care system is the only fair answer, and to be stuck in the greed motivated free-market times of the 19th century would be absolutely insane. But these clowns want to focus on immigration reform? Hillary actually has a sensible plan for immigration reform - she knows it takes more than 100 days. She also knows it's not something she can do alone and needs the legislature on board. For these questioners to pretend they don't know this fact is illustrating intellectual dishonesty.
And for Chris Dodd to try to come in as the big hero and give the crowd a resounding "absolutely" was just sickening. This was clearly pandering to the audience, and ignoring the real obstacles that are in the way of enacting effective immigration reform. How dare you Chris Dodd for attempting to marginalize Hillary. She was being attacked from all sides, and you had the opportunity to take the high ground and defend her. All you did was add fuel to the fire, and you should be ashamed of yourself. When Hillary becomes president, don't expect any high ranking positions Dodd. When you attack Hillary during the election, you're only hurting yourself for the consequences you'll have to face after she's elected. I would be very careful if I were you.
A duck, a frog, and a skunk all wanted to go to the movies where the admission was $1. Which one of the three couldn't afford to go?
Why? Well, the duck had a bill, the frog had a greenback, but the skunk only had a scent.