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WASHINGTON---Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) writes a Sunday column for the New York Daily News on her Robert Kennedy remark and why she stays in the primary race. LINK

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Thanks for posting this, Lynn.
Maybe Hillary should THANK the Obama operatives he must now FIRE from his campaign to maintain his credibility.
She should thank them because it gives her an opportunity to show how much more mature she is.
Seriously, though--this HARMS his chances, long term.
It's over.
Maybe he can be veep, but this looks really bad.

What she said was not a bad thing to say and it should not have offended anyone especially Obama who sat through 20 years of Rev. Wrights rants on how he hates whitey and America. It makes me sick to see Obama pretend to be offended. What offends me is his friendship with Rezko and Alsammarae, war profiteers and Obama smack dab in the middle of it. He has the blood of American soldiers on his hands and I find that offensive.

I'm not so much OFFENDED by the Rezko problem--I just wish everyone had known about it before the Senate race, before the White House race--particularly since he and Michelle made the points they made by trashing the only two term president we've had since FDR.
His alliance with the Kennedies is not a plus, sadly. They have behaved poorly since they cost Jimmy Carter his second term.
The formula for the Obamas is attack the front runner and run her into the dirt the same way we could have expected a republican to.
McCain doesn't need to attack our candidate--Obama already is.
The PR about seeking a veep is particularly offensive given that he is DODGING debating her ever since he flipped her off.

SOMEBODY IS MIXING APPLES WITH ORANGES AGAIN, WHAT SHE SAID,
WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SAID IF SHE HAD FACED REALITY AND GOTTEN OUT
OF THE RACE! HOPEFULLY NO MORE FOOT IN THE MOUTH EPISODES!
P.S. YOU HEARD MAYBE FIVE SERMONS FROM A MAN WHO PREACHED 41 YEARS AND YOU WANT TO COMPARE HIM TO HER, GET A LIFE!
HILLARY CLINTON IS HUMAN, JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, AND HUMAN
BEINGS EVEN NAMED CLINTON MAKE MISTAKES! STAY HUMBLE!
AND BUSH HAS AMERICAN SOLDIERS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, HE SENT THEM
OVER THERE!

What Hillary said was most clumsy and very insensitive with Senator Edward Kennedy's health situation, but it does seem typical Hillary, speak first, think later but then she goes to the "Daily News" with an article to explain clearly what she said, but then she still does not tell the truth? is Hillary so thick?? when we have seen the video and heard what she said!!!! very clearly!!!!

Once again Hillary supporters figure out a way to divert attention from an incredible and offensive mistake by Clinton and shift blame to Obama. Dream on.

We know what she is saying. "He is black and many won't vote for him in the general election because they are racist." Hillary is proud to accept support from fellow racists.

Reason number 2, "He is black and might get assassinated and then you'll be glad I'm still here."
She is not qualified to be president and now it is obvious that she would be a disaster as VP. Hope she loses her next senate race to a black woman.

What a disgrace.

This is obviously Clinton's white, uneducated, blue collared voters. I can see them big red necks and little intelligence. Who Cares.

What goes around, comes around. Remember all the ditches you have prepared for Obama? All the hyping your campaign did to the "bitter" comment, which helped him to lose Pennsylvania. How you hyped the He did not mean it the way your campaign hyped. You can't play the game when it is helpful to you and then try and make it something else when it turns and bites you. Whether you meant it that way or not, we know, as you so aptly put it, you knew what you were doing.

What is truly offensive is Golden Oldie's flawed logic and conclusions regarding Senator Obama.

First your claim that Obama sat through 20 years of hate whitey rants has no basis in facts that Golden can present. Not one of those criticizing Obama for his relationship with the self serving Rev. Wright has ever seen or heard one whole sermon or ever attended the church.

What you should judge Senator Obama on is his actions. When Rev. Wright's rants first surfaced Obama did not throw someone he considered a friend under the bus. He clearly disputed and disagreed with the content of the remarks but stood by someone he thought was a friend. Turns out his friend could not wait to call him a liar, just another politician and that is when Barack Obama did the right thing and severed all ties with Reverend Wright.

Barack Obama has run a dignified decent campaing while Hillary lies ( I got shot at)and distorts the truth by saying that Barack cannot get the working class white vote when against John McCain he clearly can.

The need to raise money for political campaigns has tainted every office holder. At the time Tony Rezco was not under indictment or a cloud of suspicion.

The most outrageous and misguided statement by Golden Oldie is to say a man who clearly advocated not invading Iraq has blood on his hands.

If there is future blood on anyones hands it will be those who vote for a decent but misguided John McCain who will continue a war in Iraq that Barack Obama will wind down and end.

What is truly offensive is Bessie's flawed logic and conclusions regarding Senator Obama.

First the claim that Obama sat through 20 years of hate whitey rants has no basis in facts that Bessie can present. Not one of those criticizing Obama for his relationship with the self serving Rev. Wright has ever seen or heard one whole sermon or ever attended the church. The church is much more than a looped video rant by Reverend Wright.

I find it offensive that our leaders and politicians remain in the Catholic church when it is infested with pedophiles. Let's judge Barack on his actions not the radicals and rogues he has encountered.

When Rev. Wright's rants first surfaced Obama did not throw someone he considered a friend under the bus. He clearly disputed and disagreed with the content of the remarks but stood by someone he thought was a friend. Turns out his friend could not wait to call him a liar, just another politician and that is when Barack Obama did the right thing and severed all ties with Reverend Wright. So,m Obama stood by a friend at risk of losing the Presidency, I call that integrity.

Barack Obama has run a dignified decent campaing while Hillary lies ( I got shot at)and distorts the truth by saying that Barack cannot get the working class white vote when against John McCain he clearly can.

The need to raise money for political campaigns has tainted every office holder. At the time Tony Rezco was not under indictment or a cloud of suspicion.

The most outrageous and misguided statement by Bessie is to say a man who clearly advocated not invading Iraq has blood on his hands.

If there is future blood on anyones hands it will be those who vote for a decent but misguided John McCain who will continue a war in Iraq that Barack Obama will wind down and end.


So glad to find that Hillary has a friend in a newspaper and editor. . . I am a moderate, pro-choice Nebraska Republican for HILLARY. . . and we have counted votes here from our May 13 primary showing the great support here in 99th Republican. . . and 99th per cent pro choice. . . I wish you could do a story on the failure here of the causcus to show the vote for each. . . and the support here for Hillary. . . and she should get "all" or at least a better cut of the delegates. . . think Hawii. . . Obama won by "7 votes" and he got today 3 delegates and Hillary none. . . all the causcus's should be analyzed and the Demo Party forced to reveal the actual votes. . . Obama will not carry Nebraska. . . and the Primary vote count here and the "causus" in February (who knew anything about Obama then. . . and certainly not about Wright. . . )
Check an earlier Newsweek article about Obama. . . 'one person who knew him in Chicago. . . said: OBAMAA WILL AY ANTHING AND/OR DO ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED. . . how did they get the "house" and now about 4 million. . . let us see the real estate papers. . . and a breakdown of moneys. . . and a list of all those bundled donors to include oil companies . . . who are paying more than $5 or $10 and providing the money, while the little donors provide the "cover". . . and all one has to do is listen, and you can see that he can "talk" himself out of any "criticism". . . and he lets his campaign shoot the arrors, while he pretends to not "speak" negative. . . .

Think about this: Once Obama is "elected" he will have a reconciliation with Rev. Wright. . . and the two will be together again, in the White House----well, isn't it the Christian thing to do.....forgive and forget.

I JUST SAW HILLARY HAVING BEER AND DANCING AROUND WITH THE PUERTO RICANS (IT'S APPROXIMATELY 3:30 ET ON MEMORIAL DAY). I SUPPOSE THAT'S THE WAY SHE FORGETS HER PROBLEMS OR, YOU KNOW, IT COULD JUST BE THE WAY SOME OF HER PROBLEMS BEGIN.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I HAVEN'T NOTICED THE OTHER TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IMBIBING AS HILLARY DOES. FROM THE TIME SHE THREW BACK SHOTS WITH BEER CHASERS WITH THE GOOD OL' BOYS UNTIL THE DANCING AND LARGE BEER BOTTLE TODAY, I HAVE REALIZED THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN OFTEN WITH HILLARY BUT NOT WITH JOHN McCAIN OR BARACK OBAMA.

PERHAPS I'VE MISSED SOME NEWSCASTS SHOWING THE OTHER TWO GETTING PLASTERED AND HAVE JUST FORGOTTEN IT. IF I DID, I'M VERY SORRY AND CERTAINLY HAD NO INTENTION TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT HILLARY SEEMS TO LIKE THE SAUCE! PLEASE FORGIVE ME, HILLARY. I WILL CERTAINLY BE MORE CAREFUL OF WHAT I SAY IN THE FUTURE AND I WILL CERTAINLY BE SURE TO GET MY FACTS STRAIGHT AND IF MY HUSBAND SHOULD POINT THAT OUT AS WELL, I WILL MAKE SURE HE GETS HIS FACTS STRAIGHT STRAIGHTAWAY. OK, ARE WE STRAIGHT NOW? BURP!

Well, Dave--at least you tried correcting your screed to reflect the REAL author you hate--not me, I guess.
But before Obama supports ASS U ME that Hillary supporters HATE Obama the way y'all hate Hillary and her supporters, you should consider Golden Oldie and other supporters USED TO BE OBAMA supporters---we've since changed our mind.
Having said that--I'll vote for him should he be the top of the ticket in the Fall.
I'll WORK to get Hillary elected, as I have in the past.
I find many Obama supporters just to hate-filled to want to be around. Sorry to say that.
I believe in my heart that we will LOSE and LOSE BIG in the fall with Obama and his wife at the top of the ticket.
Wishing the opposite won't make it so.
I have 30 years experience with this stuff. I live breathe and eat it year round, year out.
It's nothing personal.

I wonder why the media did not discuss the comments made by Hilary's Pastor, who said that he supported and admired Reverend Wright, that he was a man who had done much for many people from all walks of life, and of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. He said that it was a shame that someone would pick our a few sound bites and indict the whole man and his entire career for a few angry words. He also pointed out that Wright gave counsel to Bill Clinton during his darkest times in the White House.
Just wondering...

Attention Hillary supporters. Your candidate is a liar and engages in the type of mud slinging that gives politics a bad name.

She repeatedly lied about getting shot at in Bosnia. She distorts the facts by saying Barack can't get the white working class vote. Just because Hillary has done better in that category than Barack does not mean that John McCain will.

Senator Obama is a decent man who does not pander. Look at his campaign and show me where he was slinging mud and lying like Hillary.

Hillary Clinton is a win at all costs loser. I'll vote for her if she is the Democratic nominee becasue like many Americans I cannot buy health insurance. I'll vote for the Democrat to wind down the Iraq war and bring home our troops and treasure.

It's time for the Iraqi's to create a nation or find a new dictator.

It is time for Hillary supporters to realize she is a liar!

Jo Hart Tart, what you say is typical scare mongering that has come from Hillary and her loyal supporters, shame on you! it is not the feedback I get and hear from people who are sick of lies and smears.

It was Hillary who claimed the race would be all over by February 5th, the Obama Campaign team has run a good clean campaign with no wild claims of success, we will just keep working hard, but for voters who can't accept losing to leave the party is shameful.

Lynn-

I have posted 3 times.
I do not use foul language or content.
Why do you refuse to add anything I put on here?
Because I'm an Omaba Supporter?

I guess it's time to contact your editor. Thanks for nothing.

Anyone with a talent for observation can clearly see that Ms Hillary stop meaning well after Iowa. From that point on, it was get the votes, by any means necessary! Did Malcoln X say that? Yea, but he was assassinated. The Clintons are poster politicians for how to move from the middle class to millionaires. With Ms Hillary it is clearly not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for the Clintons. John Kennedy said something like that, but wasn't he aasassinated? Judge Barach not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character, not from snippets of Rev. Wright's sermons. Didn't Martin L. King say something like that? Oh, but he to was asassinated, wasn't he? As long as men are not free--in their lives and their opinions, their speech and knowledge--that long will the American Revolution not be finished. I believe that Bobby Kennedy said that, but once again, was he not assassinated.

I defend Hillary's right to speak as she pleases, and the press and everyone else's right to point out the insensitive nature of her words. Hillary is running for the highest office in this country, she is no dummy, and certainly not un-intelligent. Ghandi stood for non-violence and peace, Hillary chooses to remind us of unspeakable violence and murder. Oh yea, wasn't Ghandi . . .ed?

Us dumb uneducated Hillary supporters were intelligent enough to see through Obama's false statements, and "Let me clarify what I meant" i.e. bitter, gun totting, church clinging, etc. Which is more than I can say his supposed college educated supporters managed to see. They may be college educated, but they are not street smart enough to see Obama for what he really is, a back alley, crooked, bought and paid for Chicago politician.

Lydia Haug, or is that HOG, as for Obama and John, have you ever heard of closet drinkers? They are the ones you have to watch out for. And I thougt prohibition had been repealed. If you find an occasional beer or shot a crime, take a look into Obama's past political practices in IL. Now that is something to worry about. How petty and extreme to condem Hillary for a photo of her having a beer or shot and try to make out she is an alcoholic. That is beyond stretching the truth. By the way if you were intelligent enough to read the newspaper, you would know that in PR, that is how they celebrate elections, with dancing and singing. In case you were not able to read the candidates were campaigning in the tradition of the people there. That included the almighty himself. Or is dancing a crime also?

I grew up being reminded that it is often not what you say, but how you say it that belies the difference between those with a penchant for class and tact and well . . . others. Those who make unsubstantiated accusations about folk in a clear projection of their own back alley baggage. Those who rush to mistaken judgement based on second and third hand accounts, political propaganda, hearsay, and circumstantial evidence. Those who if the tide were turned, don't have the ability to take it on the chin and keep grinning like a chesire. Those who allow their emotions to be ignited by the slighest spark, spilling their insecurities out all over the page, due to over-identification with "their candidate," "their party," "their side." Those who confuse Who they are, with What they believe and think. Those who allow who they see to determine what they see.
If Obama is a Chicago back alley, crooked, bought and paid for politician, then Cudoos to him. He stands as the BEST in a very long LINE!

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