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Hillary Clinton is critical of Barack Obama's attacks on her health care policies and her character. The Post's Perry Bacon reports. (Video: Ed O'Keefe / washingtonpost.com)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET on Apr 20, 2008  | Category:  Video Report
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Ahh - can someone point me to the section of the Constitution where it says we get cradle to grave health care? What, it's not there, surprise, surprise. Well, when we settle this countries 8 trillion dollar debt then come to me about spending more of my money for your health care.

Beat Billary now.

Posted by: csm5749 | April 20, 2008 7:41 PM


Yes, copy and paste from Michael Moore "...nothing has disappointed me more than the disastrous, premeditated vote by Senator Hillary Clinton to send us to war in Iraq. I'm not only talking about her first vote that gave Mr. Bush his "authorization" to invade -- I'm talking about every single OTHER vote she then cast for the next four years, backing and funding Bush's illegal war, and doing so with verve. She never met a request from the White House for war authorization that she didn't like. Unlike the Kerrys and the Bidens who initially voted for authorization but later came to realize the folly of their decision, Mrs. Clinton continued to cast numerous votes for the war until last March -- four long years of pro-war votes, even after 70% of the American public had turned against the war. She has steadfastly refused to say that she was wrong about any of this, and she will not apologize for her culpability in America's worst-ever foreign policy disaster. All she can bring herself to say is that she was "misled" by "faulty intelligence."

Let's assume that's true. Do you want a President who is so easily misled? I wasn't "misled," and millions of others who took to the streets in February of 2003 weren't "misled" either. It was simply amazing that we knew the war was wrong when none of us had been briefed by the CIA, none of us were national security experts, and none of us had gone on a weapons inspection tour of Iraq. And yet... we knew we were being lied to! Let me ask those of you reading this letter: Were YOU "misled" -- or did you figure it out sometime between October of 2002 and March of 2007 that George W. Bush was up to something rotten? Twenty-three other senators were smart enough to figure it out and vote against the war from the get-go. Why wasn't Senator Clinton?"

Posted by: Matt | April 20, 2008 4:52 PM

If you want to know what Hillary Clinton's universal health plan will look like, talk to somebody from Massachusetts. Mandated universal healthcare there is a disaster! It was the last straw for my family. It's why we now live in Indiana and are working to give Obama a win in the primary here on May 6.

Posted by: Sueb2 | April 20, 2008 4:38 PM

Elizabeth Edwards back up Senator
Hillary Clinton's Health Care Plan. Vote smart. Vote for real solutions. Vote for the best option. Vote for Senator Clinton.

Posted by: Maria | April 20, 2008 3:32 PM

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HILLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR


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Posted by: - | April 20, 2008 3:21 PM

Are we discussing;

Socialized Clintonesque Hillarycare for Illegals y Parents?

Dimocrats! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | April 20, 2008 3:17 PM

re: "Is it just me, or did this seem like a Clinton commercial? I mean, it was all Clinton talking points with no balance from the other side."
It does...but if you go to the Obama piece..it seems like one for him. I think it's the WaPo style....give 'em what they want to hear.

Posted by: George | April 20, 2008 3:16 PM

greenfun

Obama said that he would support a single payer system if we were starting from scratch but it is not doable with the system we have now. Clinton agreed with him that it would be impossible to implement a single payer system.

Posted by: Sueb2 | April 20, 2008 3:09 PM

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HILLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR


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Posted by: . | April 20, 2008 2:41 PM

Obama opposed single-payer bill HR676, sponsored by Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and John Conyers in 2006, although at least 75 members of Congress supported it. Single-payer works by trying to diminish the administrative costs that comprise somewhere around one-third of every health care dollar spent, by eliminating the duplicative nature of these services. The expected $300 billion in annual savings such a system would produce would go directly to cover the uninsured and expand coverage to those who already have insurance, according to Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Obama's own plan has been widely criticized for leaving health care industry administrative costs in place and for allowing millions of people to remain uninsured. "Sicko" filmmaker Michael Moore ridiculed it saying, "Obama wants the insurance companies to help us develop a new health care plan-the same companies who have created the mess in the first place."

Posted by: greenfun | April 20, 2008 2:29 PM

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HILLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR


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Posted by: - | April 20, 2008 2:05 PM

The real story that the media over looks is the degree of truthfulness in her statements. Hillary Clinton has never denied that she will "garnish wages" of Americans who do not her mandated health plan.

Posted by: AJ | April 20, 2008 2:03 PM

Hillary cares more about the health care industry than the health of people. Nobody can argue that the biggest problem with health care in the United States are pharmaceuticals and insurers. Hillary Clinton became the second largest recipient in the Senate of health care industry contributions. "As she runs for re-election to the Senate from New York this year and lays the groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2008, Mrs. Clinton is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from doctors, hospitals, drug manufacturers and insurers. Nationwide, she is the No. 2 recipient of donations from the industry, trailing only Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a member of the Republican leadership." Raymond Hernandez and Robert Pear, "Once an Enemy, Health Industry Warms to Clinton," New York Times, July 12, 2006. Lastly, her vote for the Iraq war was the greatest error in judgement for the health of thousands of U.S. men and women in uniform. Not to mention the health of millions of Iraqis.

Posted by: Matt | April 20, 2008 1:16 PM

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Clinton mantra:

I!, I!, I!, I!, I!, I!, I!, I!

ME!, ME!, ME!, ME!, ME!, ME! ME!

FIGHT!, FIGHT,! FIGHT!, FIGHT!, FIGHT! !

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Posted by: Penn | April 20, 2008 1:07 PM

There she goes again. Complaining is her strong point.

Posted by: CDW | April 20, 2008 12:59 PM

Is this free advertising for Hillary since she is short on cash? Come on guys - be serious!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: Ingrid | April 20, 2008 12:57 PM

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HILLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR


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Posted by: - | April 20, 2008 12:57 PM

This is just more of Hillary's glaring magnetic personality and ability to unite everybody(against her) coming through. She has everybody on point before she even starts. How can this woman rule? There are two ways, Hillary's way and the wrong way. She doesn't hear anybody else.

Posted by: LetthemdrinkCrownRoyal | April 20, 2008 12:45 PM

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS ...


"Vast right-wing conspiracy" leader's paper backs Clinton

PHILADELPHIA: Could it be the "vast right wing conspiracy" is having second thoughts?

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed Sunday by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, whose owner and publisher, billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, personally funded many of the investigations that led to President Clinton's impeachment in 1998.

It was one of a handful of endorsements the New York senator has received from Pennsylvania newspapers before the state's primary Tuesday. Most of the state's major papers have endorsed Barack Obama. ....


HILLARY COULD STEAL THE OLD BUTTER-NUT COFFEE SLOGAN--"RICH, BUT NEVER BITTER"--EXCEPT IT WOULD RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE CLINTONS HAVE BECOME SO RICH IN SO LITTLE TIME--AND WHY THE PEOPLE SHE USED TO EXCORIATE AS FANATICAL EVIL CONSPIRATORS PREVENTING HER AND HER HUSBAND FROM DOING THE PEOPLE'S WORK ARE NOW SUPPORTING HER!

Posted by: Martin Edwin Andersen | April 20, 2008 12:41 PM

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HILLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR


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Posted by: - | April 20, 2008 12:34 PM

Is it just me, or did this seem like a Clinton commercial? I mean, it was all Clinton talking points with no balance from the other side. Doesn't responsible journalism require representing both sides objectively?

Posted by: Justin | April 20, 2008 12:29 PM

In recent days the phrase has been "whined about," not "critical of." Why the change?

Attacks must have been much rougher in the White House.

Posted by: FirstMouse | April 20, 2008 11:26 AM

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