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This is the exchange Hillary Clinton had with Tim Russert during the Nevada Democratic debate on her bankruptcy bill vote:

RUSSERT: Senator Clinton, you voted for the same 2001 bankruptcy bill that Senator Edwards just said he was wrong about. After you did that, the Consumer Federation of America said that your reversal on that bill, voting for it, was the death knell for the opponents of the bill. Do you regret that vote?
CLINTON: Sure I do, but it never became law, as you know. It got tied up. It was a bill that had some things I agreed with and other things I didn’t agree with, and I was happy that it never became law.

Later Obama Countered

In Reno on Friday, Barack Obama ridiculed an answer Clinton gave during the Las Vegas debate about her support for a 2001 Senate bankruptcy bill that was backed by credit-card companies and strongly opposed by consumer groups. Clinton said she was glad the measure never became law. “Think about that,” Obama said. “She voted for it even though she hoped it wouldn’t pass.”

Video Of Barack Obama Blasting Hillary In Her Face On That Bankruptcy Bill Vote During MSNBCs Ohio/Texas Debate:

Hillarys Bankruptcy Vote Exposed To The Verdict:

Originally posted to DFutureIsNow on Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 08:37 AM PDT.

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  •  How much money (1+ / 0-)
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    Pris from LA

    did Clinton receive from the credit card lobby the year she voted for the bankruptcy bill?

    Just curious how much it costs to by a shit-eating politician these days...

    "This is a very difficult vote... but I cast it with conviction." --Hillieberman, 10/10/2002, voting AYE for the Bush-McCain-Lieberman-Exxon war.

    by simca on Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 08:41:37 AM PDT

  •  There was another debate where she bragged about (1+ / 0-)
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    Pris from LA

    voting for the actual Bankruptcy bill that passed into law. At CNN's Jan 21st, 2008 debate she said

    Hillary Clinton: "... you can't expect to have a hands-off attitude about your record. And it is perfectly fair to have comparisons and contrasts. I voted against a 30 -- I voted for limiting to 30 percent what credit card companies could charge.

    Senator Obama did not. That's a fact."

    Bragging about allowing the credit card companies to have a ceiling rate of 30%!  That's protection? What fucking gall. Hillary is so out of touch that she apparently doesn't realize that 30% interest rates are way too high. 30% is a killer rate on consumers.  

    •  Actually, she didn't vote for the law (2+ / 0-)
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      ybruti, Pris from LA

      that was passed.  She was absent at the time since Bill either had or was recovering from his bypass surgery. She says she wouldn't have voted for it, but according to this her main concerns were for women and children who would suffer in the case of divorce. Admirable concerns surely, but it completely ignores other entire swaths of people adversely affected by this industry-friendly legislation.

      I have no idea whether the passed bill handled her concerns in regards to divorced couples or not. You have to take her at her word she would've voted against it. But the fact remains--she did not vote for the bill that passed; she understandably had other rather important things on her mind at the time.

      She did however vote for the bill that didn't pass. Keeping her bases covered with her banking and financial friends, no doubt.

      Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood. Maya Angelou

      by mentaldebris on Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 09:45:26 AM PDT

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  •  thanks for the diary (0+ / 0-)


    If you are willing to bring about change I promise you we can go ahead and tell the lobbyists in Washington their days of setting the agenda are over. - Obama

    by pollwatch on Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 09:25:42 AM PDT

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