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  •  Hillary's The One Who'll Get it Done (26+ / 0-)

    Nobody else has her experience.

    No one else is ready to hit the ground running on day 1.

    Talk to me :o)

    •  Great diary, as always. (14+ / 0-)

      Yes, we missed you.  This place wasn't the same!!

      Lovely to see you are back to writing your wonderful diaries.  

      Sometimes, a cackle is the best medicine!

      by ghost2 on Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 07:39:11 PM PST

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    •  Great diary (13+ / 0-)

      Hillary is gaining momentum in Iowa.  My family tells me that they convinced their neighbor to caucus for Hillary (he was previously in the Edwards camp, but changed his mind because he believes John doesn't have a game plan after Iowa).  

      Hillbot Model Number 76928492

      by Rhoda Mae on Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 07:39:29 PM PST

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    •  We missed you, Alegre! (8+ / 0-)
      And we're SO HAPPY that you're back for all the good news! Iowa Dems are paying attention to what's happening... And they're coming home to Hillary just in tine for the Caucus! She's moving up in the polls again, and she has all the momentum at just the right time. I'm so excited that everything is coming into place... Hillary is about to win! :-)

      Get to know The Hillary I Know... And come see me at The Liberal OC! :-)

      by atdnext on Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 07:44:11 PM PST

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    •  It's time to pick: NO IT ISN'T (8+ / 0-)

      You're just spouting marketing rhetoric.

      What it's time for are the state primaries, which are only part of the process of selecting a nominee form Democratic party. Whit inflating and corrupting the process -- which is already so grossly abused.

      Until it's your state, there is no "IT'S TIME TO PICK" anyone. I think our system is irreparably distorted and ruined by all this faux "it's time" crap. Most Americans -- those who do not politic to push a candidate -- are just fine with waiting til August 2008 before they even give this whole rigged process a vaguely serious look. Americans who are slightly sane and see no purpose whatsoever for having 2 year campaigns, other than as big moneymakers for the industry of politics -- consultants, selling TV ads, signage, employment of polling firms, etc -- are not following who blew their nose this week, or who knifed another candidate in the back.

      They are going about their lives -- while the politicos, including well-meaning progressives -- stretch out this 3-month event inot 24 -- creating more harm than good by debasing the very nature of informing an electorate. It's all packaging and campaign machinery for fundraising and ground ops -- which has nothing NOTHING to do with a person's leadership to run the country called the United States of America. Launching a new automotive model, yeah, 2 years, wall to wall ads and marketing chutzpah, all that goes with the territory.

      Hillary's The One Who'll Get it Done

      Really? Get WHAT done?

      Nobody else has her experience.

      Really? Her experience in what? Getting stuff done that delivers citizens what they need from the entity there to provide for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or working the polluted corporate lobbying agenda of the Beltway Industry?

      what's she going to do for me that no one else had experience to do? (please answer with specifics, because I challenge you and accuse you of hyper-rhetioric and cheerleading over substance)

      No one else is ready to hit the ground running on day 1.

      Hitting the ground to work for whom? What, very tangibly, would she accomplish in her first 100 days that works MY agenda for a more progressive and citizen-focused America -- vis a vis what any other politician would be capable of achieving? (Again, please be specific... Give me a list of specific accomplishments that will get done that I, as a progressive American, would approve of and welcome as a significant change for the better?)

      If you can provide tangible answers to these questions, maybe you could persuade me. But I confess I don't think you can -- because you seem focused on electoral mechanics and power. Not on making America a better place to live. Pleas prove me wrong.

      Thanks.

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      by rhfactor on Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 08:08:34 PM PST

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      •  If you look at Hillary's record (8+ / 0-)

        you will find a lot of concrete, specific things she did for the people of New York.

        * Senator Hillary Clinton 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. * She is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, working to see that America's military has the necessary resources to protect our national security. * Has introduced legislation to tie Congressional salary increases to an increase in the minimum wage, because she believes if America's working people don't deserve a raise, neither does Congress. * Helped pass legislation that encouraged investment to create jobs in struggling communities through the Renewal Communities program. * Has championed legislation to bring broadband Internet access to rural America (important in today's information economy). * Worked to expand quality affordable health care to more Americans. Strengthed the Children's Health Insurance Program, which increased coverage for children in low income and working families. * Authored legislation that has been enacted to improve quality and lower the cost of prescription drugs and to protect our food supply from bioterrorism. * Sponsored legislation to increase America's commitment to fighting the global HIV/AIDS crisis. * Leading the fight for expanded use of information technology in the health care system to decrease administrative costs, lower premiums, and reduce medical errors. * Worked to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children, with legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act. * Her legislation to help schools address environmental hazards. * Has passed legislation that will bring more qualified teachers into classrooms and more outstanding principals to lead our schools. * One of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning. * In 2006 was reelected to the Senate with 67 percent  of the vote.

        As President she would work to * strengthen the middle class * address the housing crisis and energy over-dependence * Make college more affordable * Change tax policy to encourage saving with a 401(k) for all Americans * Help parents balance work and family. * Provide guaranteed affordable health coverage to all Americans. She has a well-thought out plan and a proven track record of working to improve health care and vaccination coverage for children and veterans.  And, * start a phased redeployment form Iraq with a plan for ending the war within her first days in office.

        Regarding your complaints about how early the primaries are, I completely agree.

        •  Wow, that's a 20-pointer just for effort (0+ / 0-)

          involved to cite specific accomplishments! Thank you. That's impressive.  Given that kind of no B.S. reply, which I greatly appreciate, let me just add this... Nothing at all scientific or fact-based about this. These are just my ratings of each item you cite, on a scale of 1-10, noting how impressive each item is to me, particularly as I interpret it as focusing on the needs of ordinary Americans. And I am simply going to assume each item you list is accurately stated and not a conflation of some intangible thing she may have done to create a bullet point -- but rather a real outcome based on effective leadership. The only thing accurate about this post will be that it reflects how I feel about what you cite -- means nothing more, and nothing less. Again, thank you.

          MY RATINGS based on my own sense of relevance and calibre of accomplishment: (P.S. I realize you are greatly abbreviating each item; thus my followup comments may touch on things she also did to handle my concerns, yet which I don't know about)

          * Senator Hillary Clinton passed legislation to track the health status of our troops so that conditions like Gulf War Syndrome would no longer be misdiagnosed.

          ))))))) 5. Good intent. A very specific and serious need. However, tracking alone is somewhat inconsequential. What would matter here is an unshakeable guarantee that ANY AND ALL conditions acquired by, or exacerbated by, a soldier's service to country thru US Military service, would be paid for in veteran's benefits in perpetuity. Tracking is a statistic. It is nothing tangible in terms of services. Many many Gulf War 1 vets still suffer from neurological and physiological disorders as a result of uranium poisoning. This Gulf War 2 set of vets is going to see the same exact thing, based on the knowledge of vets like Dennis Kyne (www.denniskyne.com )

          * She is an original sponsor of legislation that expanded health benefits to members of the National Guard and Reserves.

          ))))) 5. Again, it all sound good, and certainly communicates the message of "I care about our troops", but what exactly does this mean? Expanded WHICH beneifts? And by how much? And what were they before her actions? And does this expanded coverage simply indicate an increase, or does it actually translate into full and thorough benefits that would accomodate the condition or situation for which the benefit is made available. In short, how TOKEN is this, vs comprehensive and solid?

          * She is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, working to see that America's military has the necessary resources to protect our national security. *

          ))))) 3.  You might be her NY state constituent, in which case this is relevant to you. It is irrelevant to me whether she is first or last or in between. DO they have the necessary resources? Seems to me they still lack fundamental armouring for their vehicles. Do they have the finest bullet proof vests? The finest protection against sand inhalation? What has she tyo say about overtaxing our state National Guards? And how this has impacted places like new Orleans, and locations of other stateside disasters where the local needs were not properly handled, due to inadequate resource allocation to fight a war that many experts believe has done nothing at all to quell terrorism or increase our National Security. So, to what extent has she used her acumen to get our troops home, and at minimum, end the stop-loss orders which have abused the lives of our service personnel?

          * Has introduced legislation to tie Congressional salary increases to an increase in the minimum wage, because she believes if America's working people don't deserve a raise, neither does Congress.

          )))))) 2. Window dressing. Nice touch, but window dressing. Has she pledged in any way to have all US citizens have health care coverage equal to that of COngressmen and women? Health care coverage matters about 500x as much, in terms of monetary value, than a 1-5% increase in a minimum wage. This is a perfect example of an empty stat that politicians love to trot out and emphasize. (All, not just Hillary of course). But it terms of providing significant value to citizens, it's a talking point, and nothing worth making someone capable and competent in being U.S. President, other than if you call little-tiny-flimsy promises to American people "Presidential".

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          by rhfactor on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 12:22:21 AM PST

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          •  record, pt 2 (1+ / 0-)
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            ))))) 5. Again, ... and solid?

            Clinton can claim credit for joining a number of House and Senate members in working on 2003 legislation that expanded reservists’ temporary military health care coverage from 60 days to 180 days after active service. That coverage – called the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) – provides reservists with military health care (or TRICARE) immediately after they are taken off of active duty status.  

            http://clinton.senate.gov/...

            She worked with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and with other senators. And as a result, in 2005, Congress mandated a new form of military health care called TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) which gives those in the Selected Reserve – a component of the Ready Reserve – an opportunity to purchase TRICARE health coverage when not on active duty.

            http://www.m-a-n-y.org/...

            ))))))) 5. Good intent. ... based on the knowledge of vets like Dennis Kyne (www.denniskyne.com )

            She's been working on it for 10+ years-

            http://query.nytimes.com/...

            ))))) 3.  You might be her NY state constituent, in which case this is relevant ...lives of our service personnel?

            On troop equipment:

            http://abcnews.go.com/...

            On the expanded role of the national guard (this was before Katrina):

            http://clinton.senate.gov/...

            Note that she has introduced legislation to expand the size of the army by 80,000.

            )))))) 2. Window dressing. Nice touch, but ... American people "Presidential".

            Yes, the Health choices plan that she has proposed would allow all citizens to receive the same coverage that members of Congress receive.

            http://www.hillaryclinton.com/...

            As you can see the record is out there. I may reply to your other posts in time.

            •  bravo --- i am stunned at the quality of your (0+ / 0-)

              followups. i comment on this separately below. thank you very much. It is so refreshing to get facts instead of perpetual hyperbole. you are probably the biggest asset to your candidate I have seen on this entire site.

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              by rhfactor on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 03:09:15 AM PST

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        •  (CONT'D - my ratings of those accomplishments) (0+ / 0-)

          * Helped pass legislation that encouraged investment to create jobs in struggling communities through the Renewal Communities program.

          )))))) 1. I am sure this is something tangible, but it sounds like Standard Listing of Obvious Actions. "Invest in jobs" sounds like "tough on crime", "affordable healthcare", "responsible foreign policy". I would have to see something innovative and of great consequence in the specific application of ideas to solve chronic problems if I were to rate this as anything remotely significant.

          * Has championed legislation to bring broadband Internet access to rural America (important in today's information economy).

          ))))) 3. Well it IS important, but I never hear her talk about this, or how else she would help generate new jobs and stimulate the economy by making broadband infrastructure available to rural areas. Thus, this item is neutralized out. It's a no-brainer and anyone who voted against it would be labeled an idiot. I also don't know what "championed" means. Has anything actually passed? If so, good, what did she do specifically? If not, big deal. I can champion having an effective Democratic Congress, but if they don't act, my championing is meaningless.

          * Worked to expand quality affordable health care to more Americans. Strengthed the Children's Health Insurance Program, which increased coverage for children in low income and working families.

          ))))) 2.  This is too ambiguous and generalized. SCHIP did not pass, correct? What did she do, if anything, to use her capacity as leading Presidential candidate to influence undecideds or Againsts to see the merits and change their votes. Unless she actually DELIVERS something, it isn;t worth citing here. But same for Obama, Edwards, Dodd, all of them. I want to see actual results, not "tried to" or "helped" or "pushed for". Anyone can get behind good intentions. If she's being marketed to me here as the best Presidential candidate, a higher standard applies: what have you accomplished, made happen, that has directly improved the lives of ordinary Americans?

          * Authored legislation that has been enacted to improve quality and lower the cost of prescription drugs and to protect our food supply from bioterrorism.

          )))))) 5, until I see the tangible outcomes. Enacted? That's first-stage tangible, but now what are the outcomes? (I don't, by the way, expect you yo have answers for any of these. I am merely reacting to what sound like good bullet points vs RESULTS. If someone does not have a RESULTS list, they are no more, no less qualified to be president than anyone. The tangible I am looking for is: what was the quality before, and what is it now, after legislation? What was the cost before? what is it now? is it a significant improvement that helps people's lives improve, or is it window dressing?

          re bioterrorism and food supply: I rate this part of the asnwer as a "1" out of 10 in relevant accomplishment. It's too huge a category to lump in with medicines. I would have to see what she specifically did to tangibly affect our food supply before I ranked her contribution to America on this subject.

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          by rhfactor on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 12:41:30 AM PST

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          •  record, pt 2 (1+ / 0-)
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            )))))) 1. I am sure ...remotely significant.

            $5.6 billion in tax credits is significant for many communities:
            http://www.hud.gov/...

            ))))) 3. Well it IS important, but I never hear her talk about this...my championing is meaningless.

            She has researched it, stumped for it, and proposed a bill (which has not passed, but that is a matter for the committee and the entire Congress to take up).

            Your championing is only meaningless because you have less money and name recognition than Sen. Clinton, and perhaps less experience. However, it does not follow that your views and activities would be irrelevant if you were running for President.

            The landscape might change, however, whether or not the Rural Development program is re-authorized by Congress. At last July's meeting of the Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee of the U.S. Senate, Dr. Alan Shark. executive director of the Rural Broadband Coalition (RBC), told an audience of eight senators that rural America faces 10 major challenges when it comes to broadband opportunities. He also offered seven policy recommendations for Congress to consider.
            ...
            Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) was among those hearing Shark's words. Earlier, Clinton and Rep. John McHugh (D-NY) had sent a letter to the head of RUS, asking him to rejuvenate the RUS Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program, which, the lawmakers said had cooled significantly due to the long loan processing time, the cost and complexity of the application process, and the fact that more loans had been turned down than processed.
            ...
            Apparently Clinton was ready to take steps beyond writing a letter. On September 29, 2006, she introduced a groundbreaking bill, the Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2006. "The legislation would establish a revamped strategy for broadband deployment to rural areas," said Wayne Archer of the Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee. "And it would create the Rural Broadband Innovation Fund, which would fund experimental and cutting-edge applications to deliver broadband service to rural areas," said Archer.

            http://www.ffva.com/...

            http://www.dailywireless.org/...

            ))))) 2.  This is too ambiguous and generalized. SCHIP did not pass, correct? ... what have you accomplished, made happen, that has directly improved the lives of ordinary Americans?

            An expansion of SCHIP was vetoed by President Bush. The original SCHIP program however, did pass; it helped stem a decades-long increase in the percentage of American children without health insurance, and Sen. Clinton was one of the prime movers in originating it:

            Before Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Task Force floundered in 1994, it developed a fallback plan, described in its documents as "Kids First," to achieve government controlled universal health care "phased in by population, beginning with children. Kids First is really a precursor to the new system."

            In 1997, "Kids First" became SCHIP, as President Clinton the First persuaded enough Republicans (led by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch) to join Democrats like Sen. Ted Kennedy in creating the program. The initials stand for "State Children’s Health Insurance Program,"
            ...Today, of 78 million children in America, 29.5 million get health care from Medicaid, and another 6.5 million get it from SCHIP.

            )))))) 5, until I see the tangible outcomes. Enacted? ...tangibly affect our food supply before I ranked her contribution to America on this subject.

            Not sure if passed. However she has substantial thoughts on food supply safety, mostly the executive branch's responsibility; in which she agrees with fmr Sen. Edwards

            http://www.politifact.com/...

            Here are her proposals:

            The Bush Administration has allowed our food safety situation to deteriorate and Hillary has a plan to repair this dysfunctional situation. She will create a single food safety agency, increase funds for inspection of imported food, and create a new system of preventive controls and standards of care that food processes have to follow.

            •  Can you please be made the DailyKos Ombudsman? (0+ / 0-)

              In 5 years' time here I have never prior come across someone who does actual due diligence in relation to relies to questions. Not only are you an amazing exception, but your tone is professional and respectful and neutral -- (unlike my own, for example :(    )

              In all these years I have come to never expect the kind of substantive and on-point replies that you have posted. So, major kudos and THIS represents the kind of process I would love to see be the standard. I would gladly see a 5000-post per month reduction at DailyKos, eliminate 50% of the daily threads which provide no substance, and replace all of that with CURATED threads that pass through a human filter --- much like the Rescue Rangers do.

              You, along with a small handful of others, could dramatically improve the quality of discussion at DK by a magnitude of about 1000% . It's never been important for me that people agree with one another. But it has really been discouraging to me as a "First-netroots-election Dean Progressive activist" who used these online tools to really advance the process of transparency and bottom-up participation... to now see all these tools polluted as grossly as the San Francisco Bay after that recent oil spill by people turning a progressive site into a tabloid marketing medium.

              Nightly Edwards threads, Obama threads, Hillary threads do nothing at all here but add propoganda. they are not about what's best for America. they are all about campaigning to elect person X. And that is a shame to see these tools disintegrate into that DailyKrap.

              Thus, when you answered my questions about tangible accomplishments, that was the most thoughtful reply I have ever seen on a "candidate diary".... and a true anamoly. I appreciate further your followups and clarifications. I'm sure you can tell I am not a fan of the candidate you support, but the more I can have all the marketing crap filtered out (such as the actual diary here), and instead see this kind of articulation of results, it opens my receptivity in ways no one else here has been able to do. I simply applaud your substantiated method of Q & A.

              Thank you very much.

              rhfactor

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        •  Con'td - RATINGS, part 3 (0+ / 0-)

          * Sponsored legislation to increase America's commitment to fighting the global HIV/AIDS crisis.

          )))) That's a 1. Window dressing sound-bite. SPONSORED? what about accomplished? I can sponsor 1000 initiatives to improve the integrity of our US COngressmen and women. Means nothing at all if not joined by others and enacted and then pushed for results. I rather doubt she has pushed for results. If she has, what are they?

          * Leading the fight for expanded use of information technology in the health care system to decrease administrative costs, lower premiums, and reduce medical errors.

          )))))) 1.  First of all, I rather doubt it that she is "leading the fight". Easy to say. Anyone can say it. If we were talking Walmart or Amazon.com one could be presented a tangible list of information tech used to shorten process cycles, speed up delivery of goods, reduce costs, reduce admin costs etc. Until I see a list of specific uses of tech that woild dircetly reduce costs and improve the delivery of quality health care services, this is another B.S. generic bullet point that has no diferentiatable meat on it.

          * Worked to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children, with legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act.

          )))) 5. Again, I see no end results. Just efforts. She's the health care guru with 15 years experience on top of all the other candidates. What specifically has she done, and what are her exact efforts to see this implemented. Lists of things passed has almost no bearing on what happens at the point of citizen contact with the system. Once again, none of these are bad things, they are just, to me, not worthy of touting as ACCOMPLISHMENTS... It would be like me saying I read 1000 screenplays and recommended 5 be put into production, or made notes on 10 of them. But it only matters as an ACCOMPLISHMENT when the thing goes inot production and results in a film. How many films has she brought to market since being a Senator?

          * Her legislation to help schools address environmental hazards. *

          ))))) 2.  Too ambiguous, and slides into the other related items like food supply issues, Rx meds, etc. Of all these intangibles, THIS one should be able to have a list of actual deliverables. WHAT did she recommend schools do to "address" environmental hazards?

          * Has passed legislation that will bring more qualified teachers into classrooms and more outstanding principals to lead our schools.

          ))))) 1.  Yawn. Template answer. Who hasn't said this same thing for past 30 years. Where's the beef?

          * One of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning.

          )))) Okay, a 5 but really another template "1". Too ambiguous, too much a soundbite. If I were to hear what specific measures she authored that would result in providing this theoretical increased access, I would possibly uprate. But so far, it is just another intangible with no meat.

          * In 2006 was reelected to the Senate with 67 percent  of the vote.

          ))))) 1.  Relevance = 1.  We all know she is an accomplished politician with a remarkable machine and discipline. Sure, it speaks to her constituents' satisfaction level, but oner always has to factor is: compared to whom? Who were the other choices. This is not to slight that accomplishment, But for me, I really don't care whether or not she convinced people to vote for her as a Senator, nor do I care about Obama in that way, or Edwards in his term. Those just say "has experience in the mechanics of politics"... doesn't say anything about tangible accomplishments. So, not worthy of being on a list of  things delivered that improved qaulity of life of citizens.

          (cont'd)

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          by rhfactor on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 01:00:30 AM PST

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        •  Cont'd - Ratings - part 4 (0+ / 0-)

          * As President she would work to * strengthen the middle class * address the housing crisis and energy over-dependence * Make college more affordable * Change tax policy to encourage saving with a 401(k) for all Americans

          Uhh, hunh. And who doesn't want these?

          * Help parents balance work and family.

          This I'd like to see. In detail. What specifically? Seems to be quite a reach on this one in particular. After all, it takes a village.

          * Provide guaranteed affordable health coverage to all Americans. She has a well-thought out plan and a proven track record of working to improve health care and vaccination coverage for children and veterans.

          What is her proven track record? I addressed some of the alleged accomplishments above. Like all the other candidates.. these are all easy words for someone to say or post on a website. I want to see the relationship between each idea and (a) how it gets paid for, and (b) how it gets pushed thru for legislation and (c) how it is tracked and followed up on so that the end result is actual delivery of the services proposed at the costs proposed. I suggest NO ONE include Universal Health Care unless you have made it work, as Howard Dean did for 96% of the citizens of Vermont. Everything else is nice verbiage.

          And, * start a phased redeployment form Iraq with a plan for ending the war within her first days in office.

          I probably missed this, but could you link to her plan? What is the proposed timeframe between "starting to work on ending the war" and the projected day/year of actually ending the war? Wasn't she one of many who would not commit to our troops being home by 2013? or am I wrong about this?

          ---
          thank you once again for tabulating an actual list. And though I am harsh on my ratings of each, it has no bearing on the absolutely responsible manner in which you fielded my question. Thank you. And once again, if the names of any of the other candidates were attached to any of these "TANGIBLE ACCOMPLISHENTS", I would have the same reactions.

          As far as I can tell, from your list, the only actual accomplishment she has delivered was winning her re-election to the Senate. And that is irrelevant to me re what she can and will do for ordinary Americans in this country.

          My overall point should not be lost: The diarist's premise is absurd. There's not one ounce of meat on the bone. Not one thing to substantiate any of the ridiculous and hyperbolic claims.

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          by rhfactor on Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 01:13:21 AM PST

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      •  Nice questions (0+ / 0-)

        Unfortunately, I don't think you'll get any answer - from her anyway.  That's the modus operandi in her diaries.

        She'll wait till someone replies to you and then that person will get a response from her saying in the subject line only:  DFTT

        Who knows, maybe I'll be the lucky recipient.

        "I believe in the promise of America." ~ John Edwards '08

        by Terre on Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 08:50:26 PM PST

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      •  She's ready to hit the ground running... (0+ / 0-)

        Exactly. I believe it. That's What I'm afraid of.

        Go Dennis.

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