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Clinton Rallies New Jersey

Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds alongside the chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Party, Joe Ferrier, at a campaign rally in Hackensack, N.J. (AP).

By Robin Shulman
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Leaving her husband to wrestle up the vote for the upcoming primary in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton coasted Wednesday evening into the friendly territory of New Jersey, just next door to her New York home.

The latest poll by Quinnipiac University shows that Clinton leads Barack Obama 49 percent to 32 percent in New Jersey, with John Edwards trailing at 10 percent, a lead she has maintained over the past year.

At the Bergen County Academies, a high school in Hackensack, a long line of supporters snaked outside a flag-draped auditorium filled to capacity with hooting, cheering crowds.

Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, a Democrat in the New Jersey legislature, and Senator Robert M. Gordon, also of the state legislature, along with U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., were on hand to rally the crowds.

Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire introduced her, saying, "She is a champion for progressive values. I don't know about you, but I don't think we have been progressing very well in the past eight years."

"Hillary! Hillary!" crowds chanted as Clinton took the stage.

"Since when did America become the can't-do nation?" she asked. "We are the people who always on the front-lines of change, and we are going to be again."

"I'm listening!" called out a man in the audience.

"I do a lot of work, across the river, with your elected officials," Clinton said. "After 9/11 we worked so closely together to make sure we took care of those who lost their loved ones, to help rebuild, not only in a physical sense, but in a spiritual sense as well. I'm so proud of our two states that showed such resilience and such courage in the face of such horror."

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Info
Not too astonishing considering actions by the Obama campaign that appear to have brought race to the forefront in the contest. A four-page memo was sent to a member of the media alleging racial overtones in statements by the Clinton campaign, (Tim Russert held a copy in hid hand when he questioned Obama about it at the opening of a subsequent debate). In addition Obama himself characterized Clinton's allusion to Dr. King as "unfortunate".

Posted by: r_newton | January 24, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

A DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CONSCIENCE ...

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

--Milan Kundera

In the 1960s, Mississippi sharecroppers facing nightsticks and police dogs stirred the conscience of a nation by wearing signs that said simply: "I am a man."

Later, Cesar Chavez's United Farmworkers Union, facing a television debate with a slick corporate spokesperson, offered up a poor woman who picked grapes to feed her family as their representative--and she wiped the floor with the growers' shill.

Truth, simple truth, can still win the field.

A party of change should also NOT be a party to corruption.

Government accountability starts with personal responsibiity.

Today, the Clinton machine is eyeball to eyeball with an America that does not want to re-live the 1990s, the scandals, the shame, the spectacle of our White House transformed into a bordello.

If you are tired of the Clintons' lying, race coding and defaming and distorting the record of some of the party's best and brightest, there is a solution.

We can take back the party ... by drawing on the direct action lessons community activists taught us in the 1960s and 1970s during the heyday of the civil rights movement.

All it will take is a zerox machine, a tape recorder, or a video set-up.

And a willingness to stand up and be counted.

Go to your next Democratic Party meeting.

Bring with you copies of Nation magazine Katha Pollitt's article on Bill Clinton's alleged involvement in the Juanita Broaddrick sexual assault scandal (http://www.thenation.com/doc/19990322/pollitt).

Take too, one of the original Washington Post stories on the same subject (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/broaddrick022599.htm).

Also, bring a tape recording or DVD of the Juanita Broaddrick interview in which she talks of her personal experiences with the Clintons. ... And make sure you can play it loudly. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KZ8ICvutc0)

Just for giggles, also take with you a paperback version of the book "No One Left To Lie to" by British-American writer and human rights activist Christopher Hitchens'--and make a lot of copies of the chapter on "Is There a Rapist in the Oval Office?"

Recently Hitchens reminded that the essay "has never been challenged by anybody in the fabled Clinton 'rapid response' team.)

"Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's 'issues.'"

Share these with your fellow Democrats at party meetings before your state holds a caucus or primary.

Ask them to listen to their consciences.

Ask them if they want the divisiveness, examples of disrepect for women, and union busting friendships (Wal-Mart, Marc Rich, you know the drill), that would surely come with another Clinton presidency.

Ask them if the country can afford such a spectacle as the economy tanks and young men and women are fighting and dying for our freedom many miles from our shores.

Once a lone voice from the back of the U.S. Senate chamber, that of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called out to remind a body that was about to rubber stamp Clarence Thomas' elevation to the Supreme Court about their responsibilities.

Anita Hill came forward and the rest was history. Unfortunately, that time it was too late to make a difference.

It was Moynihan who once said that everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

Take ... the ... party ... back!!!

---
Martin Edwin Andersen is the 2001 winner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's "Public Servant Award" for uncovering what the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General later called "egregious misconduct" and "willful disregard for national security" by senior Janet Reno aides in a major national security and corruption scandal.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 24, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

A DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CONSCIENCE ...

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

--Milan Kundera

In the 1960s, Mississippi sharecroppers facing nightsticks and police dogs stirred the conscience of a nation by wearing signs that said simply: "I am a man."

Later, Cesar Chavez's United Farmworkers Union, facing a television debate with a slick corporate spokesperson, offered up a poor woman who picked grapes to feed her family as their representative--and she wiped the floor with the growers' shill.

Truth, simple truth, can still win the field.

A party of change should also be a party to corruption.

Government accountability starts with personal responsibiity.

Today, the Clinton machine is eyeball to eyeball with an America that does not want to re-live the 1990s, the scandals, the shame, the spectacle of our White House transformed into a bordello.

If you are tired of the Clintons' lying, race coding and defaming and distorting the record of some of the party's best and brightest, there is a solution.

We can take back the party ... by drawing on the direct action lessons community activists taught us in the 1960s and 1970s during the heyday of the civil rights movement.

All it will take is a zerox machine, a tape recorder, or a video set-up.

And a willingness to stand up and be counted.

Go to your next Democratic Party meeting.

Bring with you copies of Nation magazine Katha Pollitt's article on Bill Clinton's alleged involvement in the Juanita Broaddrick sexual assault scandal (http://www.thenation.com/doc/19990322/pollitt).

Take too, one of the original Washington Post stories on the same subject (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/broaddrick022599.htm).

Also, bring a tape recording or DVD of the Juanita Broaddrick interview in which she talks of her personal experiences with the Clintons. ... And make sure you can play it loudly. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KZ8ICvutc0)

Just for giggles, also take with you a paperback version of the book "No One Left To Lie to" by British-American writer and human rights activist Christopher Hitchens'--and make a lot of copies of the chapter on "Is There a Rapist in the Oval Office?"

Recently Hitchens reminded that the essay "has never been challenged by anybody in the fabled Clinton 'rapid response' team.)

"Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's 'issues.'"

Share these with your fellow Democrats at party meetings before your state holds a caucus or primary.

Ask them to listen to their consciences.

Ask them if they want the divisiveness, examples of disrepect for women, and union busting friendships (Wal-Mart, Marc Rich, you know the drill), that would surely come with another Clinton presidency.

Ask them if the country can afford such a spectacle as the economy tanks and young men and women are fighting and dying for our freedom many miles from our shores.

Once a lone voice from the back of the U.S. Senate chamber, that of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called out to remind a body that was about to rubber stamp Clarence Thomas' elevation to the Supreme Court about their responsibilities.

Anita Hill came forward and the rest was history. Unfortunately, that time it was too late to make a difference.

It was Moynihan who once said that everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

Take ... the ... party ... back!!!

---
Martin Edwin Andersen is the 2001 winner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's "Public Servant Award" for uncovering what the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General later called "egregious misconduct" and "willful disregard for national security" by senior Janet Reno aides in a major national security and corruption scandal.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 24, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse

From the European viewpoint here in Prague it's really astonishing how the black vote is ignoring Clinton, whose family has been so incontrovertibly pro-black for decades.

Posted by: info | January 24, 2008 5:27 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: KRittenmyer | January 24, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

A DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CONSCIENCE ...

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

--Milan Kundera

In the 1960s, Mississippi sharecroppers facing nightsticks and police dogs stirred the conscience of a nation by wearing signs that said simply: "I am a man."

Later, Cesar Chavez's United Farmworkers Union, facing a television debate with a slick corporate spokesperson, offered up a poor woman who picked grapes to feed her family as their representative--and she wiped the floor with the growers' shill.

Today, the Clinton machine is eyeball to eyeball with an America that does not want to re-live the 1990s, the scandals, the shame, the spectacle of our White House transformed into a bordello.

If you are tired of the Clintons' lying, race coding and defaming and distorting the record of some of the party's best and brightest, there is a solution.

We can take back the party ... by drawing on the lessons community activists taught us in the 1960s and 1970s during the heyday of the civil rights movement.

All it will take is a zerox machine, a tape recorder, or a video set-up.

And a willingness to stand up and be counted.

Go to your next Democratic Party meeting.

Bring with you copies of Nation magazine Katha Pollitt's article on Bill Clinton's alleged involvement in the Juanita Broaddrick sexual assault scandal (http://www.thenation.com/doc/19990322/pollitt).

Take too, one of the original Washington Post stories on the same subject (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/broaddrick022599.htm).

Also, bring a tape recording or DVD of the Juanita Broaddrick interview in which she talks of her personal experiences with the Clintons. ... And make sure you can play it loudly. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KZ8ICvutc0)

Just for giggles, also take with you a paperback version of the book "No One Left To Lie to" by British-American writer and human rights activist Christopher Hitchens'--and make a lot of copies of the chapter on "Is There a Rapist in the Oval Office?"

Recently Hitchens reminded that the essay "has never been challenged by anybody in the fabled Clinton 'rapid response' team.)

"Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's 'issues.'"

Share these with your fellow Democrats at party meetings before your state holds a caucus or primary.

Ask them to listen to their consciences.

Ask them if they want the divisiveness, examples of disrepect for women, and union busting friendships (Wal-Mart, Marc Rich, you know the drill), that would surely come with another Clinton presidency.

Ask them if the country can afford such a spectacle as the economy tanks and young men and women are fighting and dying for our freedom many miles from our shores.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said that everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

And we Democrats are entitled to expect decency, fair play, and coherence from our candidates as they pretend to represent us at the polls.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 24, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Best of luck to Senator Obama. I used to respect the Clintons, but after watching these last few months - and after reading the messages on these boards - i am left with 2 conclusions:

1) the clintons will do anything to win, including attacking the future of their party.

2) the most strident clinton supporters seem to be most motivated by hatred of republicans.

I do not want to reward the clintons dishonesty in this campaign, and I believe that the next president will need to rule by consensus in order to achieve the policy goals that both Obama and Clinton espouse.

Senator Obama is the best person for the job. Senator Clinton will divide the country as she has divided her party. She is a very very smart woman, and I respect everything she represents to very many intelligent, capable women. But in order to bring about policy changes, we need a leader who will build trust in the constituency. We need a leader like Obama. His relationship with his wife, his mother and grandmother prove his respect for the leadership of strong women. But this election will come down to more than gender. We need someone who will unite us in the face of our immense challenges ahead. Obama has that capability, in addition to powerful intellect, the smart detailed policies, and world class advisors necessary to pull it off.

Please - make the courageous vote - vote for Senator Obama.

Posted by: maq1 | January 23, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Seems like you think Barack is the only one that needs to be "challenged". Not once did you mention that Hillary needs to be challenged as well. After all, she did lie when she was in the White House the first time. As a woman, I am turned off by the fact that she tried to discredit the women that were sexually assaulted by her husband. What kind of "feminist" is she? I was also turned off by the crying before the NH primary. Now I am turned off by by the front and center role that the former President Clinton has taken in this campaign. I thought Hillary was running for office, but I guess it is Billary. Some of her Senate votes don't add up to the image that she is trying to portray now either. Look at everyone's record and examine it. Don't keep using a selective memory to make a decision. I actually voted for Bill twice, but I won't be making that mistake again.

Posted by: msamj | January 23, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I am very disappointed with the press' attitude generally speaking. During this campaign I see the press carrying Barrack Obama's water. Jessica Yellin has exhibit her bias against Hilary every chance she get, and with a deceitful smile. I would greatly appreciate balance reporting. If I were to see a news report from her I would be very reluctant believing her story and that is sad. I think she is a new addition to CNN and being a regular viewer of CNN I follow her reporting and deeply regret the role she has taken on, what a waste of talent. This campaign is going to be over within 10 months, then what is she going to do? Tell it as it is? will those who are for Barrack or Hilary or the Republicans going to trust her reporting? I do not and will not dislike neither will I accept her reports without verification from other sources.
I like both candidates I do not like the personal attacks, Obama is very aggressive and seemingly detest the fact that Hilary is standing up to him and at times bettering him. They all have weaknesses as well as strenghts the press should probe both equally. When are they going to challenge Barrack on his record particularly as it relates to his campaign financing by Rezko and co.? aloso when are they going to find out what he mean by saying that every allegation against him is factually incorrect. Let him detail what is correct probe for answers do it before the REPUBLICANS DO do not give him a PASS like you did with George Bush. It seems as if he has a merky pass. I am BLACK but not BLIND why push a candidate that will defined by the republican machine? are we going to cry racism then? As for those Blacks in S.C. how can you put down the Clintons when they stood up for you though you voted Republican got no representation in Washington until Clinton came to power. You guys are not worth fighting for.

Posted by: myBuddy | January 23, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is the most experienced candidate to deal with the current market crisis. Back in 1978 she turned $1000 initial investment into $100,000 in future trading. A odd that is 1 in 250,000 million.

Andrew

Posted by: adwei | January 23, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

CNN Solidad Obrian is really showing full support for Obama, by showing anger to the Clintons on the show. This is shameful for a commentator. I'm starting not to respect her. Almost all the black media are helping the race issue by disrespecting the former President who loves the black people. Remember how prosperous we were during his administration. Vote Hilary!

Posted by: reevangelista | January 23, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

"You live for this. This hurts the people of South Carolina," he said. "Because the people of South Carolina come to these meetings and ask questions about what they care about. And what they care about is not what's going to be in the news coverage tonight, because you don't care about it.

Is the media playing the race card issue or is it the candidates?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=1622

.

Posted by: jeffboste | January 23, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

WAKE UP HERMANO


HILLARY CLINTON OPPOSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DRIVER'S LICENCE.

THIS MEANS THEY WILL HAVE TO DRIVE ILLEGALLY TO GO TO WORK!

THIS MEANS THEY CANT GET INSURANCE FOR THEIR CARS!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2007-11-14-clinton-immigration_N.htm

Posted by: laplumelefirmament | January 23, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

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