Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Depends On The Meaning Of The Word 'Pledge' (Top NH Newspaper Calls Hillary a Liar)
Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 29, 2008 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 01/29/2008 6:34:20 PM PST by jdm

The New Hampshire Union-Leader has a new term for Granite State voters who gave Hillary Clinton her surprise victory over Barack Obama: suckers. In a scalding editorial, the state's most significant newspaper rips Hillary for breaking a pledge she signed in New Hampshire not to campaign in states that broke the scheduling rules or to seek to have their delegates seated. They bluntly call her a liar:

COURTING VOTERS in Iowa and New Hampshire, last August Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a pledge not to "campaign or participate" in the Michigan or Florida Democratic primaries. She participated in both primaries and is campaigning in Florida. Which proves, again, that Hillary Clinton is a liar.

Clinton kept her name on the Michigan ballot when others removed theirs, she campaigned this past weekend in Florida, and she is pushing to seat Michigan and Florida delegates at the Democratic National Convention. The party stripped those states of delegates as punishment for moving up their primary dates. ...

New Hampshire voters, you were played for suckers.

Only if they believed what the Clintons told them. Let's face it -- by this time, anyone who believes a Clinton pledge gets the disappointment they deserve. Even during the New Hampshire primary, it had already been well known that Hillary had somehow failed to remove her name from the Michigan ballot, even though her main competitors managed to get it done. Did anyone in New Hampshire really believe that was an accident?

Puh-leeze. As soon as Obama became a threat, Hillary went into full attack mode, consequences be damned. Most conservatives could have easily predicted the "disenfranchisement" argument Hillary would use to break the pledge at the time she signed it.

The Union-Leader has diagnosed the problem with Hillary accurately enough. The editorial also describes her supporters in New Hampshire correctly.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: demlies; hillaryclinton; nh2008; played; pledge; suckers

1 posted on 01/29/2008 6:34:22 PM PST by jdm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jdm
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
LOOK... it's TouristSenator!!!
It shows up in more places than TouristGuy,
only with less style and substance...
she's Vaporware, just an empty crusty.
(Please spread me around like the parasite that i am...)
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

2 posted on 01/29/2008 6:44:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm
I had read this editorial but couldn’t figure out a way to post it. I actually feel sorry for the Dems. At least the Clintons, behaving exactly the way they always behave, are screwing over other Dems this time instead of Conservatives. Now the Dems, themselves, are finally being subjected to all the sleazy, underhanded, low-life, scum of the earth tactics that the Clintons have always employed. Oh, wait, I don’t really feel sorry for them. They and their willing accomplices in the MSM have allowed this sort of thing to go on for 16 years now. They deserve all the drek that comes down on their heads. And Hillary! is actually acting like this is a hugh win for her! Yes, she's series.
3 posted on 01/29/2008 6:49:58 PM PST by originalbuckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm
"I did not have sex with that woman pledge to remove my name from that ballot."
4 posted on 01/29/2008 6:51:48 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm

Hillary a liar? This is news?


5 posted on 01/29/2008 6:52:24 PM PST by YHAOS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: originalbuckeye

The Union Leader is late with their poo pooing Hillary don’t you think?


6 posted on 01/29/2008 6:56:29 PM PST by BARLF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jdm

If Hillary wins the Rats nomination, the Republican voter turnout should be close to 100%


7 posted on 01/29/2008 7:05:15 PM PST by UglyinLA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BARLF

Late for New Hampshire voters but, if the editorial could find some traction, not too late for most of the rest of the country. The Clintons are finally being called out for their over-the-top, underhanded and sleazy behavior. I won’t hold my breath for the rest of the Dems in the country to catch up though.


8 posted on 01/29/2008 7:07:12 PM PST by originalbuckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: YHAOS

I am sure that Hillary found a way to justify to herself that it was ok. She is such a liar, she can’t even admit it to herself when she is lieing. Of course, it helps when all of her close by people only say yes to her, kind of like the support Jim Jones got from the cool-aid drinkers.


9 posted on 01/29/2008 7:20:24 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: UglyinLA

“If Hillary wins the Rats nomination, the Republican voter turnout should be close to 100%”

I don’t know about that, have you been reading any of the threads where John McCain is the nominee? Lotts of people are saying they won’t even vote. That’s why the left wing media wants John so bad, they know the caustic effect he has on conservative voters.


10 posted on 01/29/2008 7:22:28 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: jdm

“He can’t do that to our pledges.”
“Only we can do that to our pledges.”


11 posted on 01/29/2008 7:26:29 PM PST by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."I've gotta work on my game." "Oh, no, no, no....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: originalbuckeye

Don’t worry, according to Rush Limbaugh, by the time the general election rolls around, they will once again turn a blind eye to the dishonesty of the Clintons. It’s not like the media doesn’t know that the Clintons are dishonest, it’s just that most of the time they chose to ignore it, when it suits their purposes. They only mention the Clinton dishonesty when they know it can’t hurt the Clintons. After all, the media has to keep up appearences and at least make it appear that they are doing their job. But when it counts, they are back to pretending to being ignorant. So don’t hold your breath thinking we have finally turned a corner. It’s all an act. The left wing media is disgusting!


12 posted on 01/29/2008 7:26:37 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: UglyinLA
"If Hillary wins the Rats nomination, the Republican voter turnout should be close to 100%"

Let me rephrase that for you:

If John McVain wins the Repubs nomination, the Republican voter turnout should be close to 0%

13 posted on 01/29/2008 7:27:58 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: jdm

I thought this might be about Obama’s boast of taking the pledge since he was 3 years old even though he was schooled overseas and would be unlikely to pledge allegiance to these United States during those school years.


14 posted on 01/29/2008 7:34:23 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Henchster

Let McCain win the GOP nomination. When he loses the general election and the Party realizes that open primaries result in handing the decision of who to nominate to the opposition party and nothing else, maybe it’ll result in an overhaul to this fraud of a candidate “vetting”.


15 posted on 01/29/2008 7:37:24 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: weegee
They should have learned that after the Dole debacle in 1996.

Phil Gramm was the conservative candidate that year, with the wit and energy to trounce Slick Willy. Instead, we let Iowa and the liberals in NH choose Dole for us, and Gramm dropped out before the party ever got started in conservative States.

The Republican party needs to dump Iowa and New Hampshire, and replace them with Texas and Idaho as CLOSED primaries that start the process.

16 posted on 01/29/2008 7:42:45 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson