Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Clinton Continues Her Move To The Right

The following article appears in the New York Daily News.

Clinton continues to try to move Democrats to the Right. She is a conservative trying to destroy the Democratic Party. Note this remark telling leftists that they need to become moderates (a nice word for right-winger):

"We have to reach out to people who may not yet agree with us," she said. "We've got to win elections or it won't matter."

No, Mrs. Clinton has proven that winning elections does nothing but benefit HER! We need to change the world. We need to elect actual progressives, not moderates. We need to reach out to our neighbors and co-workers and plead with them to help change the world. Americans changed the world in the 1960s and 1970s by taking action, by standing up for real American values. Let's start by removing Hillary Clinton from office.

Lefties climb Hil on Iraq

Dems boo her war stance


WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Clinton walked a tightrope yesterday in a key speech to the left wing of her party - and got heartily booed for her stance on Iraq.
Clinton - the top Democratic presidential prospect for 2008 - won applause on such issues as raising the minimum wage, fighting the marriage amendment and blocking Social Security privatization.

Citing the pluses of the Clinton administration played like progressive catnip to an audience that will be vital in Democratic primaries in two years.

But huzzahs turned to heckles when Clinton tiptoed between slamming President Bush's policies in Iraq and standing by his refusal to set a date to withdraw U.S. troops.

"I do not think it is a smart strategy, either, for the President to continue with his open-ended commitment," the New York senator told the liberal "Take Back America" conference.

"Nor do I think it is smart strategy to set a date certain," she added to a chorus of boos. "I do not agree that is in the best interests of our troops or our country."

When she left the stage many in the crowd began chanting, "Bring the troops home."

In spite of the disapproval, Clinton advised the lefty crowd to follow a similar centrist path if they want to put pressure on the GOP.

"We have to reach out to people who may not yet agree with us," she said. "We've got to win elections or it won't matter."

She also made a plea for fiscal responsibility, saying it should be at the core of progressive politics because it saves money for causes they cherish.

"What do you think we were doing in the 1990s? We were building the capital needed to make the hard decisions," she said, including "making health care available and affordable for every single American."

Clinton may have shored up moderate support, but Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry - among White House wanna-bes seizing territory to Clinton's left - won ovations for his anti-war stand. And he took a shot at Iraq positions like Clinton's, saying, "We cannot have it both ways."

"It's not enough to argue with the logistics or to argue about the details," he said. "It is essential to acknowledge that the war itself was a mistake."

Originally published on June 14, 2006

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