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  •  Then what's the problem... (0+ / 0-)

    if Hillary is the liberal she says she is...she would have no problem working with Obama. I frankly question her ability to be Majority leader. The reason she couldn't push health care in the 90s was that she refused to negotiate with any Democrat or Republican. If she can't work with people, how in the world would she be majority leader.

    I'm a hopemonger.

    by Elise on Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 02:35:04 PM PST

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    •  The reason she couldn't push healthcare... (1+ / 0-)
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      was because the GOP slime machine was working at full steam to bring her and Bill down.  She made some mistakes (too much secrecy), but it was not because she wouldn't negotiate.

      Carrie French, age 19, died in Iraq on June 5, 2005. Why?

      by Susan S on Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 07:20:07 PM PST

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      •  Bill Bradley says otherwise. (0+ / 0-)

        At a retreat for Senate Democrats, Hillary was asked by Bill Bradley, "whether the Clinton's failure to meet their promise of submitting health care legislation to Congress in one hundred days... would make it more difficult to win passage... Perhaps some substantive changes might be required in the interest of realism, Bradley suggested. No, Hillary responded icily, there would be no changes because delay or not, the White House would 'demonize' members of Congress and the medical establishment who would use the interim to alter the administration's plan or otherwise stand in its way....

        [Bill] Bradley and [Pat] Moynihan later said they were flabbergasted at Hillary's words and attitude that afternoon, but each came to believe that the incident was indicative of something more revealing about her character... 'That was it for me in terms of Hillary Clinton,' Bradley said many years later. 'You don't tell members of the Senate you are going to demonize them. It was obviously so basic to who she is. The arrogance. The assumption that people with questions are enemies. The disdain. The hypocrisy.'"

        Link.

        I'm a hopemonger.

        by Elise on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 05:43:19 PM PST

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    •  Experience!!! That's helped her learn (0+ / 0-)

      and change.....    Not having experience in DC with the tough and rumble Blue Dogs and GOPers was a major reason it failed.    Hmmmm, who now doesn't have much DC experience?

      •  lmao - oddly enough... (0+ / 0-)

        Obama has more experience PASSING legislation than Hillary does! And some of it while the Republicans were in control. He was one of the ONLY Democrats who was able to pass legislation while they held the majority.

        That's the kind of experience we need now.

        I'm a hopemonger.

        by Elise on Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 08:57:20 PM PST

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