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Clinton: Shutdown shows ‘scorched earth’ politics



Published: Fri, October 4, 2013 @ 8:51 p.m.

Clinton: Shutdown shows ‘scorched earth’ politics

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the partial government shutdown is emblematic of too many people in politics choosing “scorched earth over common ground.”

In a speech tonight at Hamilton College in upstate New York, the former senator and secretary of state said that it’s difficult to recall a time when politicians were willing to risk, in her words, “so much damage to the country to pursue their own agendas.”

Clinton notes that the government shutdown forced President Barack Obama to cancel his trip to an Asian summit. She says countries like Russia and China plan to attend, but, quote, “we’re not there.”

She says when her husband, former President Bill Clinton, worked with Republicans during shutdowns in the mid-1990s, neither side got everything it wanted but still balanced the budget.


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1redeye1(4711 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

The only scorch earth this B!%Ch should be worried about is in Benghazi. She let American citizens died without even offering to help them and then she lied to congress about it. I hope she burns in hell for that

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2LtMacGowan(669 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Hahahaha, Excellent post. ++++

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3AtownAugie(720 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

I suppose the anonymity of posts protects Vindy.com from any concerns about infringement of copyright laws? Hmmm. Then again, perhaps what I read yesterday in the NY Times was reprinted/excerpted sans citation with permission by "parlayhenry" on the Vindicator's website. For the original article, please see http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/opi...

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4kk80586(227 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Although I could not vote for her, Hillary at least sounds presidential (on this occasion) when compared to the rhetoric spewed by the child currently occupying the White House. (She could have have also mentioned that Reagan and Bush worked with dem congresses to avoid and/or overcome shutdowns). Let's see...the Clown in Chief gives waivers to big business (aka donors) and all his cronies, AND the people who passed this stupid thing don't want to partake in it...... YES, SIGN ME UP!!!
S.S. and medicare are paid into by everyone who works and nobody needed to be "reminded" that they are federal programs. They are not "entitlements" in the sense of welfare, food stamps, etc. (not intended to be anyway).
All over the nation, Low Info voter party politicians have been telling their most fervid constituents that obamacare will bring free (or low cost) healthcare down their chimney and right into their bedroom, dropped off by their zombie masters.
17 TRILLION in debt!!... We need more workers, less entitlements, less gubmint. obamacare is EXACTLY the opposite of what we need to survive (but of course the socialists know that already).

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5kk80586(227 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Oh man!! I was in the shower before I hit the "post" button (so I missed the latest postings). You mean I responded to a copy and paste bot?? You mean parlay is a fraud? a plagiarizer? a low info voter zombie bot? Well, I am shocked!! shocked I say!
gdog-seems like a good idea but will cost too much to let it get even that far. obozo thinks he got elected on obamacare. Nobody knew anything about it other than the lies told by it's supporters. he got elected on lies..by low information voters, period.

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6kk80586(227 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

mrright- I totally agree and thought the same thing but was pointing out that she at least "sounded" presidential... glad you made that clear though for the sake of the less informed.

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