Clinton the right choice

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  1. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Clinton the right choice
    Hillary Clinton’s vision, experience are what’s needed for America at this time

    Fri, Jan 18, 2008

    One word can sum up George W. Bush’s presidency: incompetence.

    For seven years this nation has been subjected to an administration riddled with abject failures of leadership -- Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war instantly come to mind. We also have had an administration infested with cronyism and drenched in secrecy.

    The American people naturally are demanding change, and the 2006 election was the first evidence of this, as Democrats regained control of both houses of Congress. But the Democrats hold a majority too slim to override vetoes, and Bush and Senate Republicans have obstructed Democratic legislation.

    This year’s presidential election offers an opportunity to change course and get our country moving in the right direction again. And, this Saturday, Nevadans will have their say.

    The Republicans are holding a presidential nominating caucus, but nearly all of the party’s candidates have ignored Nevada. One reason is that the Republicans are having a nonbinding caucus, a straw poll of Republicans that won’t decide anything. Furthermore, the candidates are opting to campaign in the GOP battleground state of South Carolina, which is holding its primary on the same day as Nevada’s presidential caucus, rendering our state’s GOP outcome virtually meaningless.

    In stark contrast, Nevada has become a battleground for the Democrats.

    The top three Democratic candidates -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards -- have vigorously vied for votes here. Edwards is still in the race, but this really is a two-person contest between Clinton and Obama, because Edwards’ campaign hasn’t caught on nationally.

    Obama has been in the Senate for just three years, so the question is whether he is the most experienced Democratic candidate to immediately assume the presidency on Jan. 20, 2009. Although Obama is likable, so was the inexperienced George W. Bush before he became president -- and we know where that got us.

    Additionally, is Obama the best Democratic candidate to run against whomever the Republicans nominate this year? Although the Republican field has failed so far to dazzle its party’s faithful -- let alone independents or Democrats -- rest assured that if the past is any guide the GOP nominee will do just about anything to keep the White House.

    The Democratic nominee will need to be the kind of individual who has been through grueling campaigns and has the mettle not only to stand up to the Republican nominee’s hardball tactics but also to deliver a message of positive change that will take this country forward again.

    Clinton has a long and substantial record of leadership fighting on behalf of working Americans and children, and it is this experience and her passion for creating a better country that would serve this nation so well.

    Our country needs someone who can be president from Day One after taking the oath of office. Her steadiness and resolve certainly would aid us in reestablishing better relations with other nations after Bush’s go-it-alone foreign policy, not to mention a thoughtful and responsible policy regarding our combat troops in Iraq.

    On domestic issues, such as the economy and health care, Clinton clearly has the best command of the issues, as was witnessed in Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas. For example, in contrast to Obama’s health care plan, Clinton’s would truly offer universal health care coverage. She also has an economic stimulus plan, including tax rebates for working- and middle-class families, that could help jump-start our sluggish economy, which is in danger of heading into a recession. We need someone in the White House who can get our economy back to the way it was when Hillary’s husband, Bill, was president.

    Of special interest to Nevadans are the candidates’ views on the federal government’s efforts to bury the nation’s nuclear waste 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The three leading Democratic presidential candidates say they would stop the Yucca Mountain project, but rhetoric can be just that, rhetoric.

    Clinton’s longtime opposition stands out.

    Despite the fact that her state relies heavily on nuclear power for its energy, and that the companies providing that power desperately want the nuclear waste buried in Nevada, Clinton stood with Nevada when George Bush’s plan for Yucca Mountain went before Congress. Clinton voted with Nevada, and against the dump. Edwards, whose state has nuclear power, voted for the dump. Obama wasn’t yet elected to the Senate, but it should be noted that the energy corporation Exelon, the sixth-largest donor to his presidential campaign, supports a nuclear waste dump in Nevada.

    If Nevada is to stand a chance of killing the nuclear waste dump, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to need a friend in the White House, and that friend would be Clinton.

    As we see it, the only obstacle in Clinton’s way in Nevada is the unfair caucus system that has been set up, specifically the rule that allows on-site voting at casino workplaces on the Strip. Not only is it unfair because it isn’t an option for noncasino workers who can’t get away from work, but it also enables the Culinary Union, which has endorsed Obama, to pressure its members into voting for their union’s endorsed candidate even if they prefer Clinton.

    Nonetheless, it is our sincere hope that Nevadans on Saturday turn out for the caucus in large numbers and vote for Hillary Clinton, who stands ready to restore dignity and competence to the Oval Office.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I'm still unsure of her vast experience...
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    If being married to a person counts as experience then Brett Farve's wife would be able to start for the Packers. :D
  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I'm unsure of her "dignity and competence."

    On the other hand, I'm quite sure about her "phoniness and corruption."
  5. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Anybody who ever voted for Dubya clearly has no problems with voting for corrupt politicians... :D
  6. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    What about those who voted for Gore and Kerry?
  7. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    :laugh2: about pot meet kettle.:D
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Coming Staff Member

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    If they voted for those two...They need to check and see if they are in love with robots.:p:

    Now I voted for W the first time way in hades I was going to do it the second time.

    Hillary...uggh no way she gets my vote.
  9. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    And I bet you Brett Favre's wife can tel you more about what actually goes on in the NFL then the majority of fans who consider themselves experts on the subject.

    Hillary was not some 1950's housewife who kissed Bill goodbye in the mornings and made his lunch. She held a high status in the office and was the Bill Parcells of the admin, i.e. the controlling bulldog. She was certainly intimately aware of what positions the admin took, what decisions they had to make and how to deal with being in the White House.

    She has also been in elected office now for a huge state with plenty at stake each session. She has been on Senate Armed Forces committee and knows key military personnel. In fact General Wesley Clark is rumored to be atop her VP candidate wish list.

    Trying to compare Hillary with some doting, caretaker wife without any interest in the job her husband does falls way short of reality.
  10. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    It was a joke.....hence the :D

    Geez lighten up.....I didn't kick your dog :rolleyes:
  11. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I voted for Gore and Kerry.

    No way in Hades would I have ever thought of voting for Bush... first or second time...I didn't need four years to see what this guy was about...let alone eight years.

    And yes I do love robots, :D especially this one.

    One of my favorite Christmas' is when I got this.

  12. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Wow! If Bill wouldn't have bionked an intern she wouldn't have gotten crap in NY. As a matter of fact, they HAD to move to NY just so she could get elected because no one else would have her. Carpetbagger!

    She has never done anything to warrant being a Senator let alone a President.

    Why do you think she is getting her head handed to her so far in the primaries?

    No one can stand her and no one thinks she can be a leader. She can't even oversee her own man. How is she going to oversee a nation?
  13. jman

    jman Well-Known Member

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    So was Monica...LOL

    And as for decisions, that blue dress should have been burned.

    Oh well...Smokem if ya got'em. If ya know what I mean...
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    Sorry... no sale here...

    She's a magnet for controversy, both her and Bill...

    We don't need them back in the White House... The Bushes and Clinton's have ruled since 1988. If she were to win two terms it will have been almost 30 years. What next, then Jeb?

    Give fresh ideas a chance...
  15. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Well if she can oversee her own man, why can't she oversee the nation?

  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Jeb never wanted anything to do with the White House. To which more then a few would say "well, he was always the smarter brother"

    I love it when Hilarys unpaid shill Jterrel tries to pump her up.
    It amuses me on many levels.

    Uh, concord, what evidence do you have that hilary was EVER able to tell Bill what to do? Oversee- yeah, right.
  17. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he runs.

  18. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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  19. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I was joking with him...he said can...not can't by mistake.

    Hence the...:p:

    The short bus is leaving climb aboard.

  20. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    At least you got it...better give Burm a hand.:D

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