Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Over 1,600,000 people voted in today's Democratic Primary! This was almost as much as voted in today's Republican Primary. This is very telling for the general election. Think about it. Florida Democratic voters knew that their votes wouldn't "count" in that the state would not add to any of the Democratic candidates delegate totals needed to secure the nomination. There was no campaigning allowed by any of the Democratic candidates, or television ads. With all of that, 3 Democratic nominees managed to pull in NEARLY AS MANY votes today as all of the Republicans total (who's primary did "count"). This is a good position to be in for the general election.
Of course Senator Clinton has expressed her frustration with the DNC for not seating Florida delegates at the convention, and is encouraging that to happen for Florida and Michigan, so their votes can "count." Florida voters, have been disenfranchised for too long. If it's not the Republicans in 2000, now it's the DNC. Let's stop this ridiculous disenfranchisement of Florida voters, and give the voters some meaning to their vote. Florida is and always will be a crucial "battleground" state in the general election in November.
We're proud that Hillary won Florida tonight by an overwhelming majority, which means she's the best candidate to win Florida in November!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Some states allow early voting at certain sites, and some states (like California) allow anyone to vote absentee. Check on the rules in your states, and make sure your friends all get out and vote if they are having elections on Super Tuesday! It's a crucial day for the Clinton campaign! We need all the help and support we can get!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
S Amdt 3117
Vote to pass an amendment that appropriates $3.00 billion to be used to hire full-time border patrol agents, improve employment eligibility verification, and fund security measures along the U.S. and Mexican border that include building a fence, establishing vehicle barriers, utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles, placing ground-based sensors and cameras, and removing and detaining undocumented immigrants.
Senator Hillary Clinton voted YES
A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
- Mandates that the provisions adopted in this act giving legal status to previously undocumented immigrants should not be adopted until the following benchmarks are met: 1) the Secretary of Homeland Security has established complete operational control of the United States’ border with Mexico 2) 20,000 border-patrol agents have been hired, trained, and have reported for duty 3) 300 miles of vehicle barriers, 370 miles of fencing, and 105 ground-based radar and camera towers have been constructed as well as four unmanned aerial vehicles in operation along the U.S. border with Mexico 4) all undocumented immigrants crossing the border are detained, and the Department of Homeland Security has the resources to hold at least 31,500 offenders per day 5) employers are required to seek identification from aliens applying for jobs that include biometric data, as well as a photograph of the individual and other data 6) an electronic employment eligibility verification system is developed that is capable of preventing fraud, identity theft, and social security number fraud by using federal and state databases to digitally verify federal and state identification documents.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS of the bill:
-Establishes a merit based point system for those wishing to immigrate to the United States, which allows the top 380,000 scorers every year to receive an automatic green card, and reduces family member quotas (sec. 501-509).
-Allows a stay of two years renewable up to two times, with one-year returns to home countries in between extensions for the Y-1 visa and a stay of up to ten months for the Y-2 visa. Allows Y-1 visa holders who have adequate health insurance and an income over 150 percent of the poverty level to bring dependents for one two year period, but subsequently limits their stay from three periods to two periods (sec. 402).
-Requires the Social Security Administration to develop a fraud resistant, tamper proof Social Security Card, and to determine the feasibility of including biometric information, and authorizes the issuing of grants to states to aid in compliance with the REAL ID Act (sec. 305).
-Provides for new regulations regarding documentation requirements for employers hiring immigrants, including the monitoring and criminal prosecution of employers who hire undocumented immigrants, and the establishment of the Employment Eligibility Verification System (sec. 302).
-Mandates that the Secretary of Homeland Security implement a secure satellite communication system for border patrol agents (sec. 123).
- Allocates $455 million the implementation of unmanned aircraft systems for use on the border through fiscal year 2009 (sec. 124).
Senator Hillary Clinton voted YES
S Amdt 1333
Vote to adopt an amendment that establishes restrictions on admission into the United States for immigrants convicted of criminal behavior and penalties for illegal entry into the U.S.
Senator Hillary Clinton voted YES
Amendment Adopted (Senate)
Vote to adopt an amendment that provides certain undocumented immigrants present in the U.S. with an opportunity to become legal U.S. citizens.
Allows certain undocumented immigrants who were physically present in the U.S. before January 1, 2006, to apply for an “orange card” through the Department of Homeland Security in order to obtain legal status ((c)(2))
- States that immigrants who have resided longer in the U.S. will receive legal status before those who have stayed for a shorter period ((c)(2)(C))
- Requires immigrants to pay all Federal and State income taxes owed while employed in the U.S. ((a)(1)(E))
- Requires all immigrants to undergo background and national security checks while applying for an “orange card” ((c)(3))
- Declares that immigrants are ineligible for legal status if they have been ordered removal from the U.S., have been convicted of a serious crime or there are reasonable grounds that they committed a serious crime prior to coming to the U.S., or are a possible security threat to the U.S. ((b)(6)(A))
- Provides a penalty of a fine or up to 5 years in prison, or both for immigrants who place false statements on their “orange card” application and considered inadmissible ((f)(1)(B) and (f)(2))
- Requires applicants to pay a $1,000 fine and $50 annual fees ((m)(2) and (m)(3))
- $100 million for the Secretary of Homeland Security to carry out the “orange card” application process ((m)(1))
Senator Hillary Clinton voted Yes
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Pictures can be powerful. Hillary Clinton can be powerful. I felt like sharing a few pictures from the campaign trail so far. It's hard to believe it's all being going on for OVER a year now! "Super Tuesday" is right around the corner, and I hope we are pretty close to being able to call Senator Clinton our Democratic candidate for President of the U.S.A. Until then, just for fun, a few pics to remember of our great campaign so far.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
We have a lot of work to do, but this is great news for the Clinton campaign! Way to go Hillary!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Hillary having some fun with the press.
Obama Praises Reagan & Disses Bill Clinton
I don't normally don't talk about Obama, but after watching this video, I had to say something...
There isn't anything about the Reagan era that I loved, it was a horrible time for the middle and lower class.
Here is a quote from the Currentewire "
those of us who were not Republicans, do not look back on the Reagan years with any sense of “clarity” and “optimism.” ...... For the last generation, the only real winners are the top 1%. Everybody else either broke even or lost. That change started with Reagan, and continued with Bush I ...... If you think America should be of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy, then by all means vote for more of Reagan’s “clarity” and “optimism.”"
Now Bill Clinton on the other hand was a real President
from the wikipedia
"Clinton presided over the longest period of peace-time economic expansion in American history, which included a balanced budget........Clinton left office with a 65% approval rating, the highest end-of-presidency rating of any President that came into office after World War II."
Another reason why I will not vote for Obama and why I Support Hillary Clinton
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Hillary Clinton discusses her plan for fixing a broken economy, saving jobs, and addressing the forclosure crisis on CNBC
Hillary Clinton discusses on Bloomberg her plan to keep the economy out of recession and the importance of being a hands-on leader.
Hillary talks about issues facing homeowners today at the MSNBC debate on January 15
MSNBC's Chris Matthews - Hillary was 'so strong tonight... she's playing on the varsity team'"She behaved as if she won the Democratic nomination already. Thatthose two partners with her tonight were her adjutants, her alliesalready. She has won it. She was so strong tonight in skipping past theintramurals to the varsity. She's playing on the varsity teamtonight... [her] attack on the president was so dramatic, so powerful,referring to his pathetic effort to try to jawbone the prices down bythe middle east oil potentates, made the president look small tonight.She was running as his stronger successor, I might put it, tonight. Itwas powerful stuff and I wonder if these guys were ready for it. Idon't think they were, to take her on tonight, Keith. I thought it wasa strong performance tonight. Something else to watch." [MSNBC, 1/15/08]
Reno Gazette Journal's Anjeanette Damon - HRC ‘seizes on the moment' on Yucca Mountain."The Inevitable Yucca Mountain question is broached: Hillary Clintonseizes on the moment to go after both Barack Obama, pointing out thathe has taken large campaign contributions from the nuclear industry inhis state, and John Edwards, pointing out that he voted in favor of theproject before turning against it." [Reno Gazette Journal, 1/15/08]
NBC News' Andrea Mitchell - Hillary 'had passion' gave a ‘very successful' performance."Well the strategy was clearly to run against Bush and by doing thatshe becomes the presumptive leader among these people. She was veryforceful and I think effective and not in a strident way when shetalked about the urgency of the mortgage crisis because she haddetailed information, she had passion about it, but it wasn't a gradingthing, it was really a strong, forceful presentation. I thought thatwas very successful." [MSNBC, 1/15/08]
NBC News' Chuck Todd - 'Clinton is ' the candidate who is saying all the right things.' "Clinton is proving to be the candidate who is saying all the right things as far as Nevada is concerned." [MSNBC First Read, 1/15/08]
ABC News' Rick Klein - When the debate ‘turned to substance' Hillary 'turned it on,' show 'depth and range.'"On energy, an overall strong performance by Clinton. As soon as thisdebate turned to substance, she's turned it on...Clinton is answeringthe questions on the economy with depth and range" [ABC, PoliticalRadar, 1/15/08]
ABC News' David Wright - Hillary got 'the better' of Obama. "Seems like the only debate so far is over whether Obama's messy deskis a sign that he's not up to the job. Obama arguing he has vision, butneeds staff to handle the...Clinton did seem to get the better ofhim...Not surprising he should lose that round." [ABC, Political Radar,1/15/08]
The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder - Hillary 'got the better of an exchange on Yucca Mountain.' "Clintongot the better of an exchange on Yucca Mountain, making sure to drivehome the point that John Edwards twice voted in favor of the nuclearwaste repository." [The Atlantic blog, 1/15/08]
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Senator Clinton has stated that she has the experience to be president, compared to Senator Obama's, as well as a proven track record of making change; which is true.
I'm not going to give you Obama's record/accomplishment because you can look it up for yourself, but it's obvious Clinton is the more experienced. So let's take a look at what EXACTLY her experience IS, because it's being distorted in the media. Some pundits claim she has "little" experience. This is simply nonfactual, so I decided to list some of her many accomplishments in her life.
- Her first cause was children, fighting abuse, and chairing the Children's Defense Fund.
- She began her career as a lawyer after graduating from Yale Law School in 1973.
- following her career as a Congressional legal counsel; she was named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979 and was listed as one of the one hundred most influential lawyers in America in 1988 and 1991.
- During 1974 she was a member of the Nixon impeachment inquiry staff in Washington D.C., advising the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal. She helped research procedures of impeachment and the historical grounds and standards for impeachment.
- Hillary co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a state-level alliance with the Children's Defense Fund, in 1977.
- In late 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation.
- She was the First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and was active in a number of organizations concerned with the welfare of children, and was on the board of Wal-Mart and several other corporate boards.
- Bill Clinton appointed her chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee where she successfully obtained federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas' poorest areas without affecting doctors' fees.
- One of the most important initiatives of the entire Clinton governorship, she fought a prolonged but ultimately successful battle against the Arkansas Education Association to put mandatory teacher testing as well as state standards for curriculum and classroom size in place.
- She introduced Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth in 1985, a program that helps parents work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy.
- As First Lady of the United States she took a very prominent role in public policy.
- She was the initial first lady to hold a post-graduate degree and to have her own professional career up to the time of entering the White House. She was also the initial first lady to take up an office in the West Wing of the White House.
- She fought hard for Universal Health Care as First Lady, although it wasn't successful, it's something she learned from.
- She visited over 80 countries as First Lady giving important speeches, about such controversial topics as human rights/women's rights in China.
- Her major initiative, the Clinton Health Care Plan, failed to gain approval by the Congress in 1994, but in 1997 she helped establish the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the Adoption and Safe Families Act.
- As a Senator and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Hillary worked with her colleagues to secure the funds New York needed to recover and rebuild.
- She fought to provide compensation to the families of the victims, grants for hard-hit small businesses, and health care for front line workers at Ground Zero.
- She is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
- She has visited troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in countless other locations, truly understanding the challenges facing our troops.
- Hillary passed legislation to track the health status of our troops so that conditions like Gulf War Syndrome would no longer be misdiagnosed.
- She is an original sponsor of legislation that expanded health benefits to members of the National Guard and Reserves and has been a strong critic of the Administration's handling of Iraq.
- She has introduced legislation to tie Congressional salary increases to an increase in the minimum wage.
- She has supported a variety of middle-class tax cuts, including marriage penalty relief, property tax relief, and reduction in the Alternative Minimum Tax, and supports fiscally responsible pay-as-you-go budget rules.
- She helped pass legislation that encouraged investment to create jobs in struggling communities through the Renewal Communities program.
- She authored legislation that has been enacted to improve quality and lower the cost of prescription drugs and to protect our food supply from bioterrorism.
- She sponsored legislation to increase America's commitment to fighting the global HIV/AIDS crisis.
- She has lead the fight for the expanded use of information technology in the health care system to decrease administrative costs, lower premiums, and reduce medical errors.
- Clinton has successfully worked to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children, with legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act.
- She has also proposed expanding access to child care.
- She has passed legislation that will bring more qualified teachers into classrooms and more outstanding principals to lead our schools.
- Hillary is one of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning.
- She fought with the Bush Administration and ensured that Plan B, an emergency contraceptive, will be available to millions of American women and will reduce the need for abortions.
- She introduced the Count Every Vote Act of 2005 to ensure better protection of votes and to ensure that every vote is counted.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
From the FactHUB
Today, the Obama campaign is claiming that Sen. Obama and Hillary have "clearly different" records on Iraq since Sen. Obama joined the Senate.
Actually, Hillary and Sen. Obama have identical voting records on Iraq, with the exception of Obama's vote to confirm Gen. Casey. Obama didn't vote for a phased withdrawal or a timetable for withdrawal before Hillary did. Here's ABC News:
"Obama's Senate voting record on Iraq is nearly identical to Clinton's. Over the two years Obama has been in the Senate, the only Iraq-related vote on which they differed was the confirmation earlier this year of General George Casey to be Chief of Staff of the Army, which Obama voted for and Clinton voted against." [ABC News, 5/17/07]
The Obama campaign's research document is highly misleading. For example, here is the citation that the Obama campaign provides from his floor statement on the 2006 Kerry amendment providing a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq:
Obama Called For an "Expeditious Yet Responsible Exit from Iraq." In 2006, Obama said, "What is needed is a blueprint for an expeditious yet responsible exit from Iraq." [Obama Floor Statement On Kerry Amendment, 6/21/06]
After reading this, you probably think Obama supported Kerry amendment. He did not, saying he opposed "a precipitous withdrawal of our troops, driven by congressional edict."
The document misrepresents many other quotes in a similar fashion.
Newsweek Report on Hillary from the Campaign
Newsweek did a great video follow up of Hillary since New Hampshire
Watch the video here
Hillary In The Polls
Poll: Hillary Maintains Commanding Lead in New Jersey
Poll: Hillary Maintains Strong Edge in New York
Help Drive Hillary's Campaign To Victory
Friday, January 11, 2008
Plan Would Help Hundreds Of Thousands Of Families Stay In Their Homes; More Than 37 Million Would Receive Energy Assistance.....
Hillary’s Economic Stimulus Plan would:
* Establish a $30 Billion Emergency Housing Crisis Fund to assist states and cities mitigate the effects of mounting foreclosures
* Take bold action to stem tide of foreclosure, including a 90-day moratorium on subprime foreclosures and an automatic rate freeze on subprime ortgages of at least five years
* Provide $25 billion in emergency energy assistance for families facing skyrocketing heating bills
* Accelerating $5 billion in energy efficiency and alternative energy investments to jumpstart green collar job growth:
* Invest $10 billion in extending and broadening unemployment insurance for those who are struggling to find work:
Read More About The Plan Here
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Senator Clinton isn't asking for our vote because she's a woman, she's asking for our vote because she feels she's the best experienced, qualified, candidate ready to lead on Day One in the White House. However, I also think it's important to not forget the historical implications of this campaign. And tonight in New Hampshire, history was made!
Let's all relish in our victory tonight, and keep on the fight into Nevada, South Carolina and on to Super Tuesday (February 5th)...
History made, and more history in the making...
We are IN THIS RACE, it will only get better from here..Way to go Clinton supporters in New Hampshire, for picking a candidate ready to lead on day one!
63% precincts are reporting in New Hampshire as of right now it is :
UPDATE as of 7:26pm PST/10:26pm EST
It's still "too close to call," however it's looking good for us. Stay positive, and we'll keep watching tonight! And we will continue to give updates, stay on the Hillary for President blog for all the updates!!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
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Hillary New Hampshire News
Concord Monitor (editorial): Hillary Clinton is the Democrats’ best choice
Keene Sentinel (editorial): ENDORSEMENT: In the Democratic Primary, Hillary Clinton
Fosters Daily Democrat (editorial): Clinton tops field among Democrats
Concord Monitor (Dr. Susan Lynch): Actually, a health insurance mandate makes good senses
Laconia Citizen: Clinton holds court in Gilford town hall session
Portsmouth Herald (Carol Browner): Clinton will champion environmental progress
Foster's Daily Democrat: Clinton Calls for Big Boost in Autism Funds
The Washington Post: Clinton's New Hampshire Machine
Friday, January 4, 2008
Hillary Clinton 37 percent
Barack Obama 25 percent
John Edwards 15 percent
Undecided 12 percent
(**from the latest suffolk poll**)
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Thursday, January 3, 2008
We have to push, and press, because we need Hillary to win in New Hampshire. Sure, Hillary could still survive a New Hampshire defeat, and win the nomination, but she's ahead in New Hampshire, and things are looking her way there.
Hillary Clinton is the best candidate ready to lead America in a new direction on DAY 1 in 2009 as President of the United States of America!
So instead of dwelling on a loss of one state caucus out of 49 other states who still need to nominate a Democratic candidate--let's focus on the positive. Democrats had RECORD turnout in Iowa tonight, not just for Obama, but for Clinton and Edwards as well. This positions us well for the general election, and is something I look on as very positive. We WILL take back the White House this year, and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is the best candidate to do just that!
Keep up the fight HRC supporters, "it ain't over yet!"
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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Myspace has over 300,000,000 accounts, and it's potential reach to voters is major. Ring in the New Year by voting for Senator Hillary Clinton in Myspace Impact's Presidential Primary!
Happy New Year HRC supporters! Keep up the good fight in 2008!! It's the year we've been WAITING for since the day after election day in 2004! Let's make it worth the wait!