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Clinton fundraiser backs McCain over Obama

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer
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    WASHINGTON - A top Hillary Rodham Clinton fundraiser threw her support behind Republican John McCain on Wednesday, saying he will lead the country in a centrist fashion and accusing the Democrats of becoming too extreme.

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    "I believe that Barack Obama, with MoveOn.org and Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean, has taken the Democratic Party — and they will continue to — too far to the left," Lynn Forester de Rothschild said. "I'm not comfortable there."

    Rothschild is also a member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee. She said she would be stepping down from her position on the committee but will not switch political parties.

    Clinton spokeswoman Kathleen Strand said in an e-mail that the New York senator disagrees with Rothschild's decision to endorse McCain.

    "Senator Clinton has been criss-crossing the country and doing whatever she can to make the very clear case that the Obama-Biden ticket represents the new ideas and positive change we need right now, and the McCain-Palin ticket does not," Strand said in the e-mail.

    Rothschild said she was excited by the prospect of a woman being in the White House, even though she and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin disagree on issues. The Alaska governor opposes abortion except in the case of a threat to the mother's life. Rothschild said she supports abortion rights.

    "I believe that the McCain-Palin government will be a centrist government," Rothschild said. "It's not going to be an ideological government."

    Rothschild is a member of the DNC's Democrats Abroad chapter and splits her time living in London and New York. She was one of Clinton's top fundraisers, bringing in more than $100,000 for her presidential campaign. She built a multimillion-dollar telecommunications company before marrying international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild.

    Rothschild said she has not discussed her support for McCain with Clinton.

    "I'm sure she is not pleased with what I'm doing today," she said. "But you know what? I have to do what I believe in."
  2. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    she must go to the Joe Lieberman school of party membership
  3. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    or, she is a true moderate and sees the threat of having someone so extreme in office, especially if the side thats so extreme then controls the White House, congress and senate.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    regardless, you don't bag on your party that way.
  5. iceberg

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    if you can bag on the other party "harder" and with more lies, you can sure bag on your own.

    at least i think so.
  6. dbair1967

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    again, she isnt bagging her party. She is bagging the candidate. Just because you are a democrat, doesnt mean you must support candidates with far far left, radical, socialist views.
  7. iceberg

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    thank you. being affiliated with one party does not mean you'll buy whatever flavor that party may throw up at the time.

    my brother is a life long democrat and he hates what he's seen happen to his party.
  8. dbair1967

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    there are some good democrats out there...there are many that dont think like Obama, Pelosi and Reid...eventually the party will split completely apart because of it IMO
  9. Aikbach

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    She's bagging the modern climate of the party, the direction its headed, I've been doing that my whole lifetime, I haven't liked the Dem0crats since 1964 when they sold their soul to leftism and socialism, and I was born in 1983.

    I bag the Republicans for not crying out against these government bailouts, stand up to it for pete's sake! It's garbage and socialistic.
  10. iceberg

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    my brother and i are very much alike at the core. it *is* the extreme left that's running rampant and demanding things be done their way, in my opinion. you don't see many conservatives running around telling people how to live for the most part, that's a far left trait.

    not stereotyping, but noting what i've seen.
  11. CanadianCowboysFan

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    that is hardly the same

    BTW, if you think the democrats are socialist, you really need to learn about socialism because the democrats are not socialist.

    if I were a democrat, I would see her as a traitor.
  12. iceberg

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    so if you were an american you'd block her right to free speech and/or deem her actions/thoughts wrong?

    we can speak out against our country and say how crappy we are but we can't focus on a party.

    gotcha. i'm gonna go play over >>> there now.
  13. dbair1967

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    the democratic party itself is not socialist, but there is a membership within it that clearly is. Obama is a socialist. Pelosi is a socialist. Harry Reid is a socialist.
  14. Aikbach

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    By American standards they are, the welfare state is gradualized socialism, social security is socialism, food stamps and EBT cards are socialism, government bail out for faltering companies is socialism (granted Republicans have not stood up to this), bigger centralized government is socialism, federal mandates on education as opposed to being left to the states is socialism (W. screwed the pooch with his endorsement of "No Child left Behind").

    Mild only in comparison to Canadian and European practices but a sliding slope in the same direction.
  15. iceberg

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    my sister was bitten by a socialist once....
  16. CanadianCowboysFan

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    where did I say she didn't have the right to say it? doesn't mean she isn't a traitor to the party.
  17. Aikbach

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    Well if he was consistent did he bite everyone around equally hard?
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

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    federal involvement in state issues is not socialism, it might breach the 1789 constitution, but it is hardly socialism. ther others are arguable, I will grant you that much.
  19. iceberg

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    i was careful to say it wasn't just her right to speak you were trying to block, but if you think her speaking out against her "party" is treason then i think you find that selectively because i would say what we do to the other parties that are *also* american would be the same thing on a higher scale.

    ie - you can't whine at your own party but you can make up lie after lie about the president if you don't like him.

    please, stay north of the border. it's confusing enough down here.
  20. Aikbach

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    Did you just defend President Bush? I've seen it all now.;)

    Thank you for bringing an even greater point into the arena, the unconstitutional practice of socialism in the United States.

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