Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Columbus Dispatch: Clinton exhorts faithful not to get complacent Read here.
Orlando Sentinel: 40,000 Cheer Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton In Orlando Read here.
Hibbing Daily Tribune: “Clinton rallies the Range: Sen. Hillary Clinton told a roaring crowd of nearly 5,000 people last night that ‘hard-working folks” of the Iron Range want a government that works as hard as they have their entire lives.”
President Bill Clinton has also been crisscrossing the country for Obama-Biden and other Democrats, making stops this week in Nevada, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia and Arkansas. Read about “Clinton Mak[ing] the Case for Obama” here.
“A Tide That Doesn’t Just Lift the Yachts:” Hillary also held a conference call with reporters and voters in New Hampshire previewing her upcoming trip and continuing to make the case for Obama-Biden and other Democrats. The Boston Globe reports:
"I think you know you're on the front lines of the election," Clinton told Obama field offices in a conference call also opened up to reporters. "New Hampshire is going to be critical to our victory." The last eight years have been "very good" to the wealthy, she said, and Obama would only return income tax rates back to what they were under the administration of her husband.
"We want a tide that doesn't just lift the yachts," she said. "We want to lift everyone up." Read more.--
My wife and I have been together for almost 25 years. We have two beautiful children. For the life of me, I simply cannot see any way that same-sex marriage threatens my marriage, not by any stretch of the imagination. Not in the least. I just don't get the claim about how the ban is necessary to "protect marriage."
The argument about procreation doesn't make any sense. If that were the crux of the matter, then marriage would be proscribed or discouraged for older hetero couples, or infertile couples. Such childless marriages are no less sacred or celebrated. And it's not as if the presence of same-sex married couples is going to inhibit the procreative tendencies of hetero couples. Why presume that these sexualities are competing or in active conflict with one another, as a zero-sum trade-off? Is the sheer idea of same-sex coupledom somehow a romantic turn-off for certain heteros? Are the "Yes on Prop. 8" folks implying that a sizeable number of otherwise hetero individuals will convert to homosexuality if same-sex marriage is permitted, and that's why the breeding foundations of society are allegedly imperiled today? Will hetero couples have less sex because they'll get depressed that same-sex couples will now be sharing the institution of marriage? The procreative argument just doesn't fly. Maybe someone out there can explain it to me. (Read More)
Kirsten Gillibrand was one of the earliest volunteers in my first race for the Senate back in 2000 helping to organize Women for Hillary. In 2006, she unseated a Republican incumbent in upstate New York; now she faces a tough campaign in her first reelection.
Pennsylvania's Paul Kanjorski is facing a barrage of negative attacks from Republicans desperate to win his seat. He's a great friend who works hard on behalf of the people in his district; now he needs our help.
And Joe Sestak -- also from Pennsylvania -- is a retired admiral who worked in the White House during Bill's administration. Like Kirsten, he defeated a Republican in 2006, and we need to make sure he wins his race this year so he can continue to speak out for sensible national security policies on behalf of the men and women of our armed forces.
These three friends have been on the front lines fighting for us, and with Barack Obama in the White House they can help put America back on the right path.
But they're in three hotly contested races -- races we must win if we want to keep and expand our majority in the House. Make sure Kirsten, Paul, and Joe will be back in Congress next year.
Make the difference for Kirsten, Paul, and Joe -- contribute directly to their campaigns today.
After Barack Obama wins the White House, he's going to go to Congress and ask for support for his agenda -- the same agenda you and I have been working for.
Every vote he can count on in Congress will make a difference to the millions of Americans who count on us for leadership. That's why it's so important that we make sure great Democrats like Kirsten, Paul, and Joe keep their seats in Congress and keep fighting every day for the American dream.
The Republicans think they have a shot to win all three of these races, and they're dumping millions of dollars into the typical GOP playbook: negative attacks, negative attacks, and more negative attacks.
If Kirsten, Paul, and Joe have the resources they need to fight back in the final seven days, I know they'll win. It's up to you to make sure they do.
It's up to you -- make sure Kirsten, Paul, and Joe can stand up to the Republican attack machine. Contribute now to their campaigns.
After all our hard work, we've almost reached our goal. With Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the White House and bigger Democratic majorities in Congress, we're going to achieve things that didn't seem possible just a few years ago.
I'm so proud to have had the opportunity to work with you, and I know that your friendship and support will continue to make a difference for me and for America in the years to come.
Thank you so much,
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Four things you can do today to STOP Prop 8.
Post A Video On Facebook or Myspace
Donate to Prop8
Join No On Prop 8 On Facebook & Myspace
Send An Email
The last video got deleted. So here is the video of Hillary on CBS last week
Join the Campaign for Education
Hillary from her new NY site www.clinton.senate.gov
Again this is amazing
Please head over and Join Al Franken's Campaign
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Join the Campaign for Education
But we can't reach 60 if these three Democrats don't win their extraordinarily close races: Mark Begich up in Alaska, Jeff Merkley in Oregon, and Mark Udall in Colorado.
I need these three Democrats working side-by-side with me on the Senate floor to accomplish the goals you and I set out -- rebuilding a strong middle class, health care for every American, and ending the war in Iraq. Barack Obama needs their help to reach a filibuster-proof majority that will end GOP obstruction once and for all.
Feeling the pressure with only two weeks before Election Day, Republicans have stepped up their attacks against Democrats. They're putting everything they have into these races, and our candidates need to match their efforts dollar-for-dollar.
They're tight races where the polls have them tied or within striking distance, and your decision to support them right now could make the difference on Election Day. Join me today and help Mark, Jeff, and Mark win.
Click here to make a contribution directly to Mark, Jeff, and Mark's campaigns.
These are some great candidates who need our help. Mark Udall has been a leader on clean energy issues in Congress and is running a great race for an open seat in Colorado -- now held by a Republican.
Jeff Merkley in Oregon is the son of a sawmill worker who was the first member of his family to attend college. He's running against the entrenched incumbent Gordon Smith, and now his race is right on the knife's edge. Your contribution could make the difference.
Mark Begich is a lifelong Alaskan -- he's the first mayor of Anchorage actually born in the city. He's is working hard to unseat Ted Stevens, who is facing corruption charges back in his home state.
These three great Democrats are all within striking distance of victory. With just two weeks to go, now is the critical moment in their races. If you contribute to their campaigns today, you could be making the difference that gets us to that magic number of 60 votes in the Senate.
Help us build a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and end the Republican obstruction. Contribute to Mark, Jeff, and Mark's campaigns today!
As we're celebrating a new direction for our country on November 5, with a Democratic President and a filibuster-proof Democratic Senate, you'll be so proud to know that you helped to make the difference. Thank you so much for your hard work -- we are almost there!
Please head over and Join Al Franken's Campaign
Monday, October 20, 2008
Join the McElroy campaign and special guests
as we celebrate recent endorsements by:
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee ¬ Emily's List
Empire State Pride Agenda ¬ Human Rights Campaign
for a reception honoring
Candidate for State Senate, District NY-6
Democrats are two seats away from turning the State Senate from Red to Blue! Kristen's race is THE one to watch, as her victory would make goals like state healthcare reform, Congressional redistricting and equal treatment for ALL New Yorkers, a reality.
Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:30 – 8:00 PM
At the home of Ricki Lieberman
610 West End Avenue Manhattan (Enter on 90th Street)
$5,000 Host ¬ $2,500 Sponsor ¬ $1000 Honored Guest ¬ $500 Supporter ¬ $250 Friend ¬ $100 RRL list
Please R.S.V.P. to Stephanie Hausner at 914.980.1747
or at Sghausner@gmail.com
Online CONTRIBUTIONS TO: www.mcelroyfornysenate.com--
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tina Fey is one of the funniest people ever.
In June I mailed Hillary my most treasured Democratic Party possession, a 1964 mint copy of Saul Petts The Torch is Passed. I sent it to her out of appreciation for her presidential run, not forgetting “middle America“… but also from disgust of her treatment by the DNC and the MSM. (Also with a PUMA plea to save the party from NObama).
I really didn’t expect anything in return, but I got a letter from Hillary today. It reads:
Thank you for your letter and copy of The Torch is Passed. It is very moving and I appreciate your sending it to me.
I note that you signed your letter: “A Democrat in Exile“. I hope you are only in exile and that you will consider reparation very soon! I continue to work to protect our national and economic security and to advocate for the millions of Americans who are without healthcare, who are disenfranchised, or unable to to achieve their God-giving potential. Victory for Democrats in November is the only way we will achieve these goals. Keep the faith!
With appreciation and best regards, I am
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Is it no wonder why she is so admired!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I can't believe we are down to the very last debate
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Help Support Education
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
"We need to do what we did in the 1990s and create millions of new jobs and not lose them," he told 6,000 people in Abington, outside Philadelphia, last week. "We need to do what we did in the 1990s and make sure people's incomes are going up and not down. We need to do what a guy named Bill Clinton did in the 1990s and put people first again." (Boston.com)It is funny that a year ago everyone seemed to forget how awesome the 90's were. The way Obama supporters referred to the Clinton era a year ago you would have thought they were talking about the Bush administration.
“Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same-sex partner of their choice,” .... “To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others.” (NYTimes)It so crazy that it takes society so long to see common sense. You would think that the very action of imposing two different sets of rights on two different groups of people would scream "Craziness"....I am just glad that society is finally waking up
I have three great friends I want to introduce you to. But John, Eric, and Rick aren't just great friends -- they're great leaders. They are honored veterans who will be valuable allies to Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Congress.
John Boccieri from Ohio is a friend and a genuine hero who served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who will work to bring the troops home. Eric Massa from New York served 24 years on active duty in the Navy, and served in every operational area the Navy sails in. Both John and Eric are running great races and can help us grow our Democratic Majority.
Rick Noriega from Texas joined the Army in 1979, and later served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas Army National Guard. After 9/11, he was deployed for fourteen months including one year in Afghanistan. I hope to have Rick alongside me in the Senate.
I know John, Eric, and Rick well. I know they'll provide valuable leadership on national security issues and help us end the war in Iraq responsibly, face new challenges abroad, and restore the reputation tarnished by eight years of George Bush and John McCain-style foreign policy.
That's why I'm happy to introduce them as the next three candidates on HillPAC's 2008 slate, and I hope you will join me in supporting them.
Contribute today to help elect John, Eric, and Rick to Congress on November 4.
I know that we'll make Congress more effective and America stronger if we elect more Democratic veterans.
Thank you for everything,
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This should be pretty intense tonight
Hillary will be at the University of Charleston this Friday to endorse fellow Democrat Anne Barth. The rally is free so stop on by if your in the area
Monday, October 6, 2008
The poll’s other findings include: (from clubfemina.com)
- The preference for Clinton is widest in handling the responsibilities of a President. Clinton is seen as doing a better job dealing with the economy by a 40 percent margin and as more effective in dealing with foreign leaders by 48 percent.
- Clinton also holds a substantial edge in character and personal issues.
- American women voters not only admire Hillary Clinton more, they also relate to her more than to Sarah Palin. While the margin is not as wide as in the presidential job responsibilities, women see Clinton’s values as closer to their own and would rather have Hillary Clinton as a friend.
- While Clinton comes out on top again in her role as a mother, this is an area where many women felt they could not or would not judge or compare these women.
- A third of the women polled say their views of Clinton have become more positive. Only a tiny minority has a more negative view than a year ago. Fifty-six percent of women said their views are unchanged.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has raised more than $8 million for former rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign since July and plans to barnstorm the country for even more cash, as the New York senator works to show she is aggressively helping the candidate who cut short her White House bid.
"I am using every tool that I have to help Democrats win," Clinton told USA TODAY. She was between fundraising events in Texas and California that brought in another $1.5 million for Obama and congressional candidates on Friday and Saturday.
Later this month, Clinton will headline Obama fundraisers in Chicago, Philadelphia and Little Rock along with 11 events to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates and state parties.
She is stepping up efforts to get more Democratic women elected to the Senate. On Friday, she issued an e-mail fundraising appeal for Louisiana incumbent Mary Landrieu and challengers Kay Hagan, who is locked in a tight battle against Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina, and former New Hampshire governor Jeanne Shaheen, who is engaged in a repeat of her close 2002 race with GOP Sen. John Sununu.
The former first lady said in the interview late Friday that her goal is straightforward: "We have a lot to repair in America, and I believe that Democratic leadership is essential to fixing the damage that we are going to inherit."
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Here is a message from Hillary
Democratic women in the United States Senate share a special bond. We crack that glass ceiling a little more every time one of us is sworn in, and we work hard to support each other and to make sure our number keeps growing.
So I hope you'll join me in supporting three wonderful women running for the U.S. Senate this year. Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Mary Landrieu, running for reelection to the Senate from Louisiana, and Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire are all running very strong campaigns. Their elections will take us a big step closer to a filibuster-proof Senate.
We need these three women in the Senate to help me fight for the issues you and I care about like health care and strengthening our economy.
Help Kay, Mary, and Jeanne win their Senate races on November 4 -- make a contribution via HillPAC today!
I know these women; and I know that can make a real difference for all Americans. We are also going to work really hard on many of these issues that matter to so many women. Together, we'll lead in the Senate on the issues that women face daily -- unequal pay, affordable health care for their families, and reproductive rights.
Let me tell you a little more about the races. In North Carolina, Kay Hagan is running a great race and some polls even show her ahead. Kay will invest in helping families stay in their homes, reducing foreclosures, and finding innovative new ways to stabilize neighborhoods. She will seek public-private partnerships to renovate neighborhoods and turn foreclosed properties into affordable rental or ownership units.
Mary Landrieu has been working her heart out for the people of Louisiana, still focused on Katrina recovery three years later while her opponents are doing everything they can to knock her out of her Senate seat. Senator Landrieu is spearheading efforts to rewrite federal disaster laws, which are unsuited to deal with larger disasters like Hurricane Katrina and largely ignore communities that host disaster evacuees.
And Jeanne Shaheen is criss-crossing the battleground state of New Hampshire, working hard in a race that is one of our top pick-up opportunities. Jeanne and I both have a long record of advocating for expanding children's healthcare. While Governor, Jeanne launched the New Hampshire's Children's Health Insurance Program, which has provided affordable health insurance to tens of thousands of New Hampshire children.
Together, along with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, we're going to set a bold new course for this nation. That's why I'm personally committed to helping these candidates win in November. And I hope you'll join me in giving them your full support.
Help these amazing women win in November -- contribute to Kay, Mary, and Jeanne today!
If we keep working, we'll keep winning.
Thank you for everything,
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The VP Debate is tonight at 6pm Pacific Time.
Feel free to discuss before, during and after the debate in the comments.
Here is another example of Hillary supporting education
On Wednesday Hillary pushed for expanding public education to include pre-K. (from CNSNews.com)
“Investment in quality pre-K is a win-win,” Clinton said in a press release issued at a Capitol Hill briefing, which was not attended by either senator. “It provides immediate economic relief to families and ensures that children are prepared to thrive and succeed when they start school.”Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader? Test your knowledge against 8th graders throughout the world and learn how you can support education.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hillary on Manufacturing
Hillary on the Financial Crisis