Are You Getting the Feeling That Your Vote Doesn’t Matter Here? – “Bush Smooths the Way For President Hillary”

BUSH administration officials are paving the way for a smooth transition to a possible Democratic presidency as Hillary Clinton consolidates her position as the overwhelming favourite to win her party’s nomination for the 2008 election.

Clinton has powered her way to the top of the Democratic pack, establishing a 33-point lead in one poll last week over Barack Obama, her nearest rival.

She raised $7m more than Obama in the last quarter and attracted more individual contri-butors than the Illinois senator, proving her popularity with grassroots Democrats.


Clinton has been sidestepping calls to pull US troops out of Iraq if she wins, sticking to a broader promise to begin a phased withdrawal. In a recent television interview, the New York senator refused to state that all US combat troops would leave Iraq by the end of her first term in office. She voted in the Senate last month to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organisation.


Peggy Noonan, President Reagan’s former speechwriter, said the Clintons had the Democratic party in a trance. She wrote in The Wall Street Journal: “The Bushes are wired into the Republican money-line system; the Clintons are wired into the Democratic money-line system. For two generations now they have had the same dynamics in play . . . Is this good for our democracy, this air of inevitability?”

Read the entire article at Times UK


  1. listen up

    A clear majority of the people of this country want decisive steps to end the Iraq war now, not years from now, as the Pentagon is planning. As the Christian Science Monitor noted recently, the public reached its verdict on the Iraq war long ago, and hasn’t been swayed by President Bush’s speeches or the proclamations of his generals that success is around the corner.

    Unfortunately, that majority opinion has not yet translated into effective action by the Congress. As has become abundantly clear, poor poll numbers and approval ratings are not enough to bring about the end of an illegal, immoral war and occupation. September, which was supposed to be the big turning point for Congress on Iraq, is looking a lot like July and March, when near-unanimous Republican congressional opposition and the lack of unanimous Democratic congressional fortitude prevented effective action. To force a decisive change in government policy, we have to make the antiwar majority more active, more visible, more difficult to ignore. We have to stand up vigorously against the cynicism that says: there is nothing we can do.

  2. knyffe444

    Hillary’s great-great uncle

    The whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Judy Wallman, a professional genealogical researcher, discovered that
    Hillary Clinton’s great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, was hanged for
    horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.

    The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows.
    On the back of the picture is this inscription:
    ‘Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885,
    escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by
    Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.’

    Judy e-mailed Hillary Clinton for comments. Hillary’s staff of
    professional image adjusters sent back the following biographical sketch:

    ‘Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His
    business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian
    assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad.

    Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at
    a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings
    with the railroad.

    In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the
    renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away
    during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform
    upon which he was standing collapsed.’

    And THAT is how it’s done folks— Get ready!

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