Hillary courts the libs

Trying to win over her party’s liberal activists, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday accused President Bush of disregarding the Constitution and promised to bring a new progressive vision to the White House.

Bush’s government has “a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok,” she said in one of the more partisan speeches of her campaign. “It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent.”

Clinton returned to the Take Back America conference where she was booed last year for opposing a set date for pulling U.S. troops from Iraq. This time, she said she is working to deauthorize the war.

Her comments on Iraq at the end of her 30-minute speech drew heckles, but she also won applause for promising to get out of Iraq and for embracing liberal positions on domestic issues such as health care, worker rights, education and stem cell research.

Bush vetoed a bill later in the day that would have eased restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research. Clinton, who spoke about six hours before the veto, promised to lift the restrictions if elected.

“This is just one example of how the president puts ideology before science, politics before the needs of our families, just one more example of how out of touch with reality he and his party have become,” she said. “And it’s just one more example as to why we’re going to send them packing in January 2009 and return progressive leadership to the White House.

One audience member yelled, “Impeach him!”

After his veto, Bush said he will not allow human life to be destroyed to save others.

On Iraq, Clinton said the military has succeeded by removing Saddam Hussein from power, giving Iraqis the chance for free and fair elections and to govern themselves.

“The American military has succeeded. It is the Iraqi government which has failed to make the tough decisions that are important for their own people,” Clinton said, although a loud chorus of boos cut off the end of her sentence.

“You know, I love coming here every year,” Clinton said with a smile while the crowd continued to boo, with her supporters trying to drown the protesters out in cheers.

Members of the anti-war group Code Pink stood up throughout the audience, raising signs and holding up their fingers in a peace sign.

“I see the signs — ‘Get us out of Iraq now.’ That is what we are trying to do,” she said. She said she is working with Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., to sponsor legislation to deauthorize the war.

One of the protesters was Laurie Meier of St. Louis, who was wearing a police-style cap and shirt that said “Pink Police” on the back. She said Clinton is responsible for her vote to authorize the war and for repeatedly voting to fund it, until the most recent spending bill that she voted against.

“To blame it on the Iraqis is a cop out,” Meier said.

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, another presidential candidate, also spoke Wednesday. He said Vice President Dick Cheney should be impeached and won enthusiastic applause from the audience.

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4 Responses to "Hillary courts the libs"

  1. kent shaw  June 22, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    No more! No more!

    NO MORE BUSHES!

    NO MORE CLINTONS!

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  2. Wayne K Dolik  June 22, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Hillary continues to hold a position to keep troops in Iraq. That’s the problem that the progressive liberals have with Hillary. Perhaps Hillary buys into the oil sharing agreement. At this point I don’t think the Iraqis will buy in as the oil sharing agreement runs contrary to their national sovereignty.

    The other issue is that Hillary has made no effort to end the damage to the invasion to basic freedoms and the Constitution by Bush and the former republican Congress. What the liberals see is that Hillary wants all of Bush’s power including the Presidency. The jig is up.

  3. Carl Nemo  June 24, 2007 at 12:24 am

    When I see the hand-clapping vapid crowds gathered about “Billary” landing in their hometown anywhere America it literally scares the crap out of me that I’m sharing the same deck with these “village idiots”…! If they elect this NWO/MIC/AIPAC globalist “shill” they’ll be going from this… :))
    to this… :(( in short order…! America is now on the verge of becoming a Bushista/Clintonista “AmeriKa”. You’ve been summarily warned people…!

    Carl Nemo **==

  4. Sam.  June 24, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    BARF on billary. NO WAY! She should be married to cheney. they match! Bill wouldn’t care.

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