An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 29, 2007

Hillary’s Challenge

Filed under: Democrats, Politics & Elections — olbroad @ 7:58

Clinton challenges Bush on Iraq, saying don’t veto will of the people

As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) continues to weather the insults and protests of anti-war groups, she offered terse words for President Bush Wednesday, telling him not to veto the deadline for withdrawal from Iraq the Senate passed Tuesday.

Clinton said if Bush vetoed such legislation passed by both the House and Senate, he would “be willing to veto the will of the American people.”

What “people” is she talking about? The Hollyweird yahoos on the left coast? The snobs in Boston? Just which “American People” want to abandon our troops and pay for storing peanuts?

Clinton joined every other Democrat in voting for the measure, which passed 50-48, but Bush has vowed to veto it, saying that the Democrat-led Congress is undermining the troops and the tactical decisions of military commanders.

Of course that includes Senators Potted Plant and Cut-n-Run. On the other hand, Tennessee’s senators reject Iraq war measure, citing deadlines for withdrawal. 🙂

Calling Wednesday “a day of outreach to women voters,” the campaign issued an e-mail from Geraldine Ferraro, former vice presidential candidate, asking supporters to donate money to her campaign so that she might “finish the first fundraising quarter strong.”

The campaign referred to women voters as “the X-factor in this election,” speculating that women could account for as much as 54 percent of all voters.

I know one woman who won’t be voting for the Hildebeast!

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7 Comments »

  1. What “people” is she talking about?

    Probably the 68% or so of this nation that would vote for Satan before they’d vote for Bush again, just a guess…

    Not the Hollyweirdo’s, not just the left, but the Conservatives that put Bush in office and the Repubs that have half a brain, and ALL the Dems, 1st thing I’ve been able to agree with the Dems on in years but Bush and Co have made a wreck out of Iraq and have killed the RNC…

    Comment by TexasFred — March 29, 2007 @ 8:33

  2. The U.S. isn’t run on polls. If it were we’d scrap elections give everyone an electronic buzzer and ask them “yea” or “nea” on everything.

    Of course that would be ridiculous. We live in a representative democracy. We elect leaders to use their best judgement in making policy. If we don’t like what they’re doing we can no vote for them the next time around or have them removed from office.

    It’s a messy, slow, (at times) unfruitful system, but I sure like it better than the mob rule of direct democracy.

    Here ends the civics lesson.

    Comment by Sean Hackbarth — March 29, 2007 @ 9:03

  3. Hillary’s Challenge

    Trackback by University Update — March 30, 2007 @ 4:20

  4. Ol’ Broad, you really set yourself up on this blog entry.

    “What people is she talking about?”

    Hmm.. how about the overwhelming majority of Americans who want out of Iraq? Polls down?

    Sean’s civics lesson is irrelevant; Hillary is correct in her statement.

    Comment by Jayce — March 30, 2007 @ 8:36

  5. I’m guessing that all wars should be run by polls? I don’t think so. We have become such a “me” society, we fail to look down the road to what the consequences will be for our children, and our children’s children. Besides, there IS a poll that states that 60% of the people do NOT want to defund our troops.

    Comment by olbroad — March 30, 2007 @ 5:52

  6. On that note, just saw this over at National Review’s blog:

    A Bloomberg poll last month found that 61% of Americans believe withholding funding for the war is a bad idea, while only 28% believe it is a good idea.

    According to a March USA Today/Gallup poll, 61% of Americans oppose “denying the funding needed to send any additional troops to Iraq.”

    That poll also showed that only 20% of Americans want to withdraw the troops immediately.

    Public Opinion Strategies (POS) recently reported that a majority of voters (54%) oppose the Democrats imposing a reduction in troops below the level military commanders requested.

    A POS poll in February found that 59% of voters believe pulling out of Iraq immediately would do more to harm America’s reputation in the world than staying until order is restored.

    That POS poll also finds 57% of voters support staying in Iraq until the job is finished and “the Iraqi government can maintain control and provide security for its people.”

    According to a Time magazine poll also taken in March, only 32% want to withdraw the troops within the next year no matter what happens.

    Comment by Calvin — April 2, 2007 @ 8:26

  7. This is the poll that most accurately reflects Clinton’s quote:

    “Do you support or oppose the legislation passed this week by the U.S. Senate calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by March 2008?”

    Support (57%) Oppose (36%) Unsure (7%)

    Comment by Jayce — April 3, 2007 @ 1:23


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