Skip to comments.Depends On The Meaning Of The Word 'Pledge' (Top NH Newspaper Calls Hillary a Liar)
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.
Hillary a liar? This is news?
The Union Leader is late with their poo pooing Hillary don’t you think?
If Hillary wins the Rats nomination, the Republican voter turnout should be close to 100%
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.
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.
“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.
“He can’t do that to our pledges.”
“Only we can do that to our pledges.”
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!
Let me rephrase that for you:
If John McVain wins the Repubs nomination, the Republican voter turnout should be close to 0%
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.
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”.
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.
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