The 2008 Iowa caucus results are in – Obama (37.53), Edwards (29.88), and Clinton (29.41)
Why does Iowa (and America) hate Hillary, let me count the ways:
IN 1993 HILLARY CLINTON and David Watkins moved to oust the White House travel office in favor of World Wide Travel, Clinton’s source of $1 million in fly-now-pay-later campaign trips that essentially financed the last stages of the campaign without the bother of reporting a de facto contribution.
HRC’S 1994 HEALTH CARE PLAN, included fines of up to $5,000 for refusing to join the government-mandated health plan, $5,000 for failing to pay premiums on time, 15 years imprisonment for doctors who received “anything of value” in exchange for helping patients short-circuit the bureaucracy, $10,000 a day for faulty physician paperwork, and $50,000 for unauthorized patient treatment. When a woman complained that she didn’t want to get shoved into a plan not of her choosing, the first lady lectured, “It’s time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals.”
Hillary Clinton invested $1,000 in cattle futures. Within a few days she had a $5,000 profit. Before bailing out she earns nearly $100,000 on her investment.
IN 1996, Hillary Clinton’s Rose law firm billing records, sought for two years by congressional investigators and the special prosecutor were found in the back room of the personal residence at the White House. Clinton said she had no idea how they got there.
LA TIMES – To fuel her rise, Clinton has relied on the controversial funding device known as “earmarking.” The earmarks enabled her to win favor with important constituents, many of whom provided financial support for her campaigns. . . Since taking office in 2001, Clinton has delivered $500 million worth of earmarks that have specifically benefited 59 corporations.
IN AUGUST 2000, Hillary Clinton held a huge Hollywood fund-raiser for her Senate campaign. It was very successful. The only problem was that, by a long shot, she didn’t report all the money contributed: $800K by the US government’s ultimate count in a settlement and $2 million according to the key contributor and convicted con Peter Paul.
AP – Democrat John Edwards said the top strategist for presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton [Mark Penn] has ties to the controversial Blackwater security firm, and warned against installing “a group of corporate Democrats” to replace the Bush White House.
When Hillary was first lady of Arkansas, she was put on the board of Wal-Mart. Recently she said that Wal-Mart should pay more for its workers’ health benefits. She said that she returned the $5,000 she had received from the company in campaign donations. But, when asked what she did about the company’s benefits for workers when she served on the board, she replied, “Well, you know, I, that was a long time ago … have to remember…”
Using her campaign national co-chairman and campaign staff to malign the character of her opponent, Barak Obama, by alluding to his drugs use and supposed Islamic religious beliefs.
Due to megabyte hosting constraints, this is an abridged version of Hillary Clinton atrocities. Stay tuned for updates.
– Remember the Maine.