Hillary Clinton: Bullshitter

I admit I am a little addicted to election year politics, but I don't often blog about it because you can get your fix anywhere. I do, all day, and all night. It gets gross.

Anyway, this little story about how Clinton keeps saying Barack Obama said the Republicans were the party of ideas the last 15 or so years is really pathetic. Obama was making the point that Republicans had ideas that resonated with many Americans. The proof is in the elections in 2004 and a number of Congressional elections. Granted, they were able to do this by appealing to social conservatives who often ended up voting against their own economic interests in order to elect representatives and a President who would ostensibly hold up there social values. Point is they put out their ideas and a lot of people agreed with them. Many establishment Democrats were unable to put forth ideas to counter what the Republicans were saying. Why they just couldn't say, "hey, you are against abortion, I understand that, but do you like to have a job and food on your table, well do you?" is not clear.

Clinton has spun it and claimed that Obama said the Republicans were the party of good ideas. Even after it has been pretty much established and agreed upon by people who care about this stuff that he wasn't saying that. Now, there is this new radio ad being played in South Carolina, here is the script as reported on by Politico, (VO=voice over, BO=Barack Obama)

VO: “Listen to Barack Obama last week talking about Republicans.

BO: “The Republicans were the party of ideas for a pretty long chunk of time there over the last 10, 15 years.”

VO: “Really? Aren’t those the ideas that got us into the economic mess we’re in today? Ideas like special tax breaks for Wall Street. Running up a $9 trillion debt. Refusing to raise the minimum wage or deal with the housing crisis. Are those the ideas Barack Obama’s talking about?”

BO: “The Republicans were the party of ideas.”

VO: Hillary Clinton thinks this election is about replacing disastrous Republican ideas with new ones, like jump-starting the economy. Putting an immediate freeze on foreclosures and mortgages. Cutting taxes for the middle class. and creating millions of new jobs. With the economy in crisis, we need a president with the ideas, the solutions that get America working for all of us. Hillary Clinton. Solutions for America.

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