Wednesday :: Dec 7, 2005

Chill, Hillary!


by pessimist

I have stated before that I cannot support the presidential candidacy ambitions of Hillary Clinton. I mean it. This just reinforces my determination to oppose her:

Senator Clinton says she opposes a constitutional amendment to outlaw flag-burning. Clinton is co-sponsoring a bill to criminalize the burning of the American flag. Her supporters would characterize this as an attempt to find a middle way between those who believe that flag-burning is constitutionally protected free speech and those who want to ban it, even if it takes a constitutional amendment.

Unfortunately, it looks to us more like a simple attempt to have it both ways.

I have to agree.

We all know that you really want to be Madame Prez, Hillary, but you can't emulate Bu$hCo and steal your way in. You are going to have to earn it, and that would take some time considering your late start.

In addition, are you ever going to put that abomination of a health care plan behind you? Had you come up with a decent plan back then, almost 2.5 million people living in Chicago’s suburbs would not have been uninsured in 2004 - a small percentage of those in that condition nationally.

In addition, even Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network is reporting that 14 million Americans are now working without health insurance in jobs that used to have benefits. And you know it's really bad when foreign news sources take us to task for threatening the health care of US senior citizens.

If not for this, I think you might well have earned the shot at the White House on your own in 2000. You might well have won.

But not now.

Remain Senator from New York as long as the Empire State voters will have you. Do a good job for them. But forget the White House. You had your chance.

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