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Clinton Critical of New Obama Ad

YORK, PA. -- On a hot day in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama starts airing two new ads that criticize Hillary Clinton for her health care proposals, and her character.

"Afford," calls out Clinton's health care proposals by stating in part that: "Hillary Clinton's attacking, but what is she not telling you about her health care plan? It forces everyone to buy insurance, even if you can't afford it, and to pay a penalty if you don't. Barack Obama believes that it's not that people don't want health care, it's that people can't afford it."

"Instead of attacking the problem, he chooses to attack my solution, Clinton said Saturday afternoon in York. "I don't think we can just make speeches about this, we have to have a plan that we can actually implement that will provide quality, affordable health care."

Watch video of Clinton's response:

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Meanwhile, another Obama ad touts the enodorsements he earned from the state's major newspapers.

The ad cites several flattering passages from the endorsements.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 19, 2008; 5:10 PM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama , Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Posted by: John | April 19, 2008 5:38 PM

Yeah, add Clinton's video you guys.

Posted by: Charles Taylor | April 19, 2008 5:40 PM

the ads were decent. however obama's elephant in the room is now the fake issues. and he should stay on message in the ads.. but

must adress the fake issues headon on the stump ....and he can by simply tying everything to the questions about his patriotism.

he should say:
Being a soldier and fighting is the highest form.
but community service is patriotic.
it is patriotism to oppose a dumb war
it is patriotism to work hard
it is patriotism to demand that gov work hard for you and not for special interests.

He should remind voters that his entire political career has been in service to his country.serving one's community is patriotic. being an attorney for disenfrancised is patriotic. teaching const. law is patriotic.

running for pres. because he believes all races and all classes deserve the american dream is patriotic

it is even patriotism to sit and break bread with people you disagree with strongle on many things to see where you can find common ground and work for the common good.

He should say flatly. Judge me by my life and my record...

Strong words must answer these charges directly...

abc was out of line. But it is just the republican swift boat come early. Petitions wont help that.

Posted by: rustedspear | April 19, 2008 5:46 PM

I don't know why we are having a discussion on health care. I thought Hillary fixed it in 1993 and 1994. Do we really want to give Hillary a second chance to fail again?

Posted by: svbreeder | April 19, 2008 7:55 PM

Hillary could steal the old Folger's coffee slogan--"rich, but never bitter"--except it would raise questions about how the Clintons have become so rich in such a short period of time.

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | April 19, 2008 11:38 PM

Hillary could steal the old Folger's coffee slogan--"rich, but never bitter"--except she would have to explain how the Clintons have become so rich in such a short period of time.

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | April 19, 2008 11:44 PM

Hmm... You know I have always wondered about this plan... Requiring people to by healthcare? So that lets off all those employers who pay for it now? My premium would be so much higher!!

Does that mean that all of the insurance companies get even richer off of us??

No wonder Corporate Clinton supports this type of plan!

Posted by: Mike in Sac | April 19, 2008 11:55 PM

I wonder where Hillary Clinton's lapel pin is? I didn't see it that night. Since when do we have to where a pin to show our patriotism? I agree with "rustedpear" and I find the question on national network Presidential debate of Obama to be insulting. I am offended by it and they did a disservice to the 10 million viewers dragging us through the dirt. I am an Obama supporter, but I didn't really need to hear about the Bosnia sniper story again.

Voting for change means changing the system. This grassroots organization is powerful. It has not been done like this before, reaching such a huge portion of the electorate. Change means more than the status quo. Hillary is the status quo.

Posted by: Jeanie | April 20, 2008 12:31 AM

I am sick of Hillary, and so are millions of other Democrats. By getting nastier she just dig her own hole... Go to it Hillary. Go to hell!

Posted by: PeteinDC | April 20, 2008 12:34 AM

I wonder where Hillary Clinton's lapel pin is? I didn't see it that night. Since when do we have to where a pin to show our patriotism? I agree with "rustedpear" and I find the question on national network Presidential debate of Obama to be insulting. I am offended by it and they did a disservice to the 10 million viewers dragging us through the dirt. I am an Obama supporter, but I didn't really need to hear about the Bosnia sniper story again.

Voting for change means changing the system. This grassroots organization is powerful. It has not been done like this before, reaching such a huge portion of the electorate. Change means more than the status quo. Hillary is the status quo.

Posted by: Jeanie | April 20, 2008 12:36 AM

Why isn't The Washington Post writing stories about how Clinton is only running for the votes of super delegates. She admittedly and whole heartedly does not believe that this election should be based on the popular vote of normal non-super-delegate citizens. Moreover, she bluntly states that the votes of ordinary citizens of the United States of America should not amount to any value whatsoever in this election. I heard her interviewed on NPR stating that pledged delegates who were appointed by elections in previous state primaries should ignore the vote of the people and vote for her regardless of percentages. Please, listen for yourself via this link to npr.org's recording of the interview by Michele Norris. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89476099
Afterwards, ask yourself, "does she care about us?" I demand fair coverage by our evidently spineless commercial media!

Posted by: Philadelphious | April 20, 2008 1:03 AM

I have not been to Pennsylvania, not know much about the people in that great state. Through this campaign, I (like millions of Americans have been told two profound things about the people in this state. One, that you have alot of older people, who are afraid of change, and grew up with the legacies of past racism and racial prejudice toward African Americans. Secondly, that a significant number of people in your state, would simply not vote for an African American candidate. This information was first brought to light by your great Governor, Ed Rendell.

As an African American, though I am disturbed about what Ed Rendell said about your state and its people, I am not going to believe any of these bad rumors about people in Pennsylvania -the birthplace of American freedom and democracy, until after exist polls and returns are all in, after the Primary next week.

I want to find out, whether: Pennsylvania is now stuck in the past, while, the rest of America is moving into the 21st century, with a new set of thinking and ideals, than some of those of the past, which we are not very proud of. I want to know, also, if and why people age differently in Pennsylvania than elsewhere, where being old does not mean lacking in ability to think critically, as a Pennsylvania couple touting Hillary Clinton's qualifications, in a recent ad, seem.

When all is said and done, next week, the rest of us would have found out more about your state and its people -how they think and their values, especially, on race.

Ignatius Anyanwu
California

Posted by: Ignatius Anyanwu | April 20, 2008 1:07 AM

Folks it's not about HealthCare with Hillary. It's about their position in the TriLateral Commission (goodle it). They are heir apparent so what Kissinger was to Nixon, what Baker was to Regan and Bush Sr. and what Cheney is to Bush Jr., B Clinton will be to H. Clinton. That's really scarey. Remember John, Martin, Bobby and Lincoln. It's really important to know your Secret Service Peps connections. Beware of Good Ole Boy.

Posted by: MissClarity | April 20, 2008 1:25 AM

Hillary had her chance to fix our healthcare system 15 years ago. She blew it. She spent 8 years in the white house and our healthcare system has deteriorated ever since the early 90s. Then she becomes a senator. Instead of fixing the healthcare system, she pandered to the pharmaceutical lobbyists and made concessions for them. Her husband also after leaving he presidency has sided with pharmaceutical companies here at home as well as from Canada and Mexico to further degrade our healthcare system.

When Michael Moore went to Cuba and brought back a movie he made of the healthcare system in Cuba, Hillary embraced it. Now she is touting a healthcare plan based on Michael Moore's movie and based on the system of a communist government. That tells a lot about where we will be if Hillary gets to revive our healthcare. We will all endup in a system similar to a communist government.

Posted by: Jennifer | April 20, 2008 1:32 AM

Why are the health care plans all based on obtaining insurance? Do we really want to place that much trust in insurance companies? Insurance is already a mess, and this will just make it worse. It won't solve the problems.

Posted by: Judy | April 20, 2008 1:42 AM

-----CLINTON SLEEZE FATIGUE WILL INVIGORATE GOP, DISPIRIT DEMOCRATS AND SINK DEMOCRATIC TICKET-----

-----OBAMA / KERRY TO WIN-----

It is possible that Senator Clinton is the best candidate. However, even though many may like the policies that Senator Clinton proposes, they should also consider her record, just as Senator Clinton insists.
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The last Clinton Administration, when faced with the fact that protection rackets where assaulting, torturing and murdering people with poison and radiation, chose to avoid its responsibilities to incarcerate the criminals and to protect the citizenry.
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Instead, they made a deal with the criminal gang stalker protection rackets to leave them alone and to consequently abandon the citizenry.
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Do we want a President who sells out the citizenry for votes?
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Do we want a President who sends a "crime does pay" message to society?
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Would you vote for a President who signed nonaggression deals with the KKKlan or the Nazi party? Gangs that torture with poison and radiation are much like the KKKlan and Nazi Party.
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We do not need a sellout President. We need a principled leader President.
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If you are one of the few who do not know what the above refers to, do a web search for "gang stalking" to see the tip of the dirtberg. Please do it before you decide to reply to my post. Here let me make it easy for you: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22gang+stalking%22.
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Posted by: avraam jack | April 20, 2008 9:40 AM

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.....

WHY ARE THE PEOPLE HILLARY USED TO EXCORIATE AS FANATICALLY EVIL RIGHTWING CONSPIRATORS PREVENTING HER AND HER HUSBAND FROM DOING THE PEOPLE'S WORK NOW SUPPORTING HER!

WAKE UP CLINTONITES! YOU ARE BEING BAMBOOZLED AND USED, AGAIN!

Posted by: MARTIN EDWIN ANDERSEN | April 20, 2008 12:55 PM

liberals of the democrats have successfully divided the democratic party by their attacks of HRC right out of republican's playbook from day one and still continuing. And they now whined anybody dared to ask their candidate legitimate questions (unthinkable to these "educated" supporters).

Posted by: Anonymous | April 20, 2008 4:34 PM

CBS released on Air a quote from a Camp David conversation between Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton.

"What to do about white middle class voters?
Screw em, you don't ow them a thing Bill."

If they think this about WHITE MIDDLE CLASS VOTERS, I WONDER WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS VOTERS? AND BETTER YET WHAT DO THEY THINK ABOUT THE POOR?

Posted by: vicbennettnet | April 21, 2008 4:26 AM

MY FELLOW "BITTER", STUPID, WORKING CLASS PEOPLE :-)

If you think like Barack Obama, that WORKING CLASS PEOPLE are just a bunch of "BITTER"!, STUPID, PEASANTS, Cash COWS!, and CANNON FODDER. :-(

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith... Working Class :-)

p.s. You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you don't know that the huge amounts of money funding the Obama campaign to try and defeat Hillary Clinton is coming in from the insurance, and medical industry, that has been ripping you off, and killing you and your children. And denying you, and your loved ones the life saving medical care you needed. All just so they can make more huge immoral profits for them-selves off of your suffering...

You see, back in 1993 Hillary Clinton had the audacity, and nerve to try and get quality, affordable universal health care for everyone to prevent the suffering and needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of you each year. :-)

Approx. 100,000 of you die each year from medical accidents from a rush to profit by the insurance, and medical industry. Another 120,000 of you die each year from treatable illness that people in other developed countries don't die from. And I could go on, and on...

Posted by: jacksmith | April 21, 2008 11:12 PM

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