Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Now Hillary, tell us how you really feel.................

Senator Clinton Assails G.O.P. at Fund-Raiser
By PATRICK D. HEALY Published: June 7, 2005


Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton castigated President Bush and Congressional Republicans yesterday as being mad with power and self-righteousness, complained that the news media have been timid in taking on the administration, and suggested that some Washington Republicans have a God complex.

[Be nice to get that sound bite ~ oxen]


"There has never been an administration, I don't believe in our history, more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda," Mrs. Clinton told the gathering.

[Abuses of power like say.........collecting FBI files on opponents and having accusers audited by the IRS.?????]

"I know it's frustrating for many of you, it's frustrating for me. Why can't the Democrats do more to stop them?" she continued to growing applause. "I can tell you this: It's very hard to stop people who have no shame about what they're doing. It is very hard to tell people that they are making decisions that will undermine our checks and balances and constitutional system of government who don't care. It is very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth."

[It's just hard NOT to laugh at that!! Sounds like she's talking from experience.....]


"We can't ever, ever give in to the Republican agenda," she said. "It isn't good for New York and it isn't good for America."

[So much for bipartisanship......]


She also took a shot at the House of Representatives, calling it "a dictatorship of the Republican leadership."

Referring to the Congressional leadership, she said, "Some honestly believe they are motivated by the truth, they are motivated by a higher calling, they are motivated by, I guess, a direct line to the heavens."


"It's shocking when you see how easily they fold in the media today," Mrs. Clinton said, again to strong applause. "They don't stand their ground. If they're criticized by the White House, they just fall apart."

[I've noticed that too. The media does fold, when presented with the FACTS of a story.]

"I mean, c'mon, toughen up, guys, it's only our Constitution and country at stake."


"Maybe Hillary Clinton should focus a little more on being the junior senator for New York, and a little less on running for president," said Stephen J. Minarik III, chairman of the state Republican Party.