Skip to comments.In Speeches, Clinton Often Veers to Dark Side
Posted on 04/03/2008 8:51:56 AM PDT by knuthom
It almost always comes when the audience least expects it: the moment Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a roaring crowd to a hush with a heart-rending anecdote.
"I remember listening to a story about a young woman in a small town along the Ohio River, in Meigs County, who worked in a pizza parlor," the Democratic presidential candidate said during a stop in Cleveland, beginning a particularly grim tale.
"She got pregnant, she started having problems. There's no hospital left in Meigs County, so she had to go to a neighboring county. She showed up, and the hospital said, 'You know, you've got to give us $100 before we can see you.' She didn't have $100," Clinton said.
"So the young woman went back home," she continued. "The next time she went back, she was in an ambulance. It turned out she lost the baby. She was airlifted to Columbus."
She paused before concluding: "And after heroic efforts at the medical center, she died." The audience, as always, gasped.
The story has become a staple of Clinton's stump speech, a prime example of how, in a campaign year in which lofty phrases have taken center stage, she has rejected sweeping oratory -- "just words," as her campaign likes to accuse Democratic rival Barack Obama of offering -- in favor of a dramatic speaking style all her own.
In hushed tones, sometimes with palpable sadness in her voice, Clinton tells dark, difficult anecdotes picked up on the campaign trail.
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I agree. Complete and utter BS.
Not to mention that most hospitals are obligated to take patients regardless of their ability to pay. Which may go a long way toward explaining why she had to travel to another county to find a hospital. Although, to be fair, I don’t know the county in question so it may just be particularly small.
If not Medicaid, then state assistance programs. Even 25 years ago, there were state and county level programs in place to help pregnant women.
Come on. Does anyone actually believe this worthless, brainless liar any more? Hello Yale! You better start thinking of methods by which you can remove degrees from those who have demonstrated no competancy in their chosen subjects. I can think of two prime candidates, married to each other. One was disbarred. The other should be.
I don’t even know where to begin... So many lies in a single story
General Veers was an Imperial commander in ‘Empire Strikes Back.” Coincidence?
just another snowflake in the blizzard of lies
The story is absurd.
This is her latest spin?....A white Oprah?
Was she under sniper fire at the time?
NAMES.....Tell Hillary to NAME NAMES!!! NO Hospital turns away ANYONE, especially a Pregnant woman.
She paused before concluding: “And after heroic efforts at the medical center, she died.” The audience, as always, gasped
I’m sure from sniper fire....
And the Academy Award for the best performance for someone pretending to be human goes to......you guessed it!
Is a government-run health care system going to make such stories more or less common?
Leaving aside questions of freedom and independence and being able to keep your own money and individual responsibility, on the basic question of effective delivery of care, I would wager that a government-run system is going to inevitably increase the frequency of tragedies like this.
“I remember listening to a story...” Those words should alert the listener to be ready to roll up his trousers, here comes the bull$hit. If this story is just that, one made up in the beast’s mind, she can say that it was someone else’s not her own. Let’s face it, when Hillary resorts to anecdotal asides, she is most likely telling a lie.
Hillary defaulting to the dark side...who would have thought (sarc.)
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