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Hillary And Obama – Pretend To Disagree

From a conflicted Associated Press:

Clinton: Obama ‘change you can Xerox’

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent Fri Feb 22

AUSTIN, Texas – Hillary Rodham Clinton accused presidential rival Barack Obama of political plagiarism Thursday night, but drew boos from a Democratic debate audience when she ridiculed him as the candidate of “change you can Xerox.”

Obama dismissed the charge out of hand, then turned the jeers to applause when he countered, “What we shouldn’t be spending time doing is tearing each other down. We should be spending time lifting the country up.” …

In a university auditorium in the heart of Texas, the two rivals agreed that high-tech surveillance measures are preferable to construction of a fence to curtail illegal immigration.

They disagreed on the proper response to a change in government in Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s resignation. Clinton said she would refuse to sit down with incoming President Raul Castro until he implements political and economic reforms. Obama said he would meet “without preconditions,” but added the U.S. agenda for such a session would include human rights in the Communist island nation.

They also sparred frequently about health care, a core issue of the campaign.

Clinton said repeatedly that Obama’s plan would leave 15 million Americans uncovered.

But he, in turn, accused the former first lady of mishandling the issue by working in secrecy when her husband was in the White House…

Clinton went into the debate needing a change in the course of the campaign, and waited patiently for an opening to try to diminish her rival, seated inches away on the stage. “I think you can tell from the first 45 minutes Senator Obama and I have a lot in common,” she said.

Barely pausing for breath, she went on to say there were differences.

First, she said she had seen a supporter of Obama interviewed on television recently, and unable to name a single accomplishment the Illinois senator had on his record.

“Words are important and words matter but actions speak louder than words,” she said.

Obama agreed with that, then noted that Clinton lately had been urging voters to turn against him by saying, “let’s get real.”

“And the implication is that the people who’ve been voting for me or are involved in my campaign are somehow delusional,” Obama said.

Clinton also raised Obama’s use in his campaign speeches of words first uttered by his friend, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

“If your candidacy is going to be about words then they should be your own words,” she said. “…Lifting whole passages from someone else’s speeches is not change you can believe in, it’s change you can Xerox.”

The debate audience booed.

Obama said the entire controversy was evidence of a “silly season” that the public finds dispiriting. Besides, he said of his speeches at one point, “I’ve got to admit, some of them are pretty good.” …

The debate was sponsored by CNN, Univision and the Texas Democratic Party.

Mrs. Clinton’s charges are quite hilarious given that these two candidates are indeed carbon copies of each other.

They are both acolytes of the Marxist Saul Alinsky. They are both professional “agitators,” career “organizers.”

And they both follow Mr. Alinsky’s formula gaining power: Highlight or create a problem that will appeal to a special interest group or segment of the population. Then demand that the government solve it by social engineering or coercion, and of course tax dollars.

And we see this in every one of their issues. From health care to amnesty. It is the way they look at the world. Everything is just means of getting more power for the government — and of course for themselves.

Of course neither one of these bravos has ever had a real job in their life. Neither one has ever had to make a single important executive decision. And they have even backpedaled or even flip-flopped on their handful of significant votes.

And yet they both believe they are qualified to be top-down, command economy totalitarians.

So, much like in dictatorships where there are still pretend “elections,” there is no meaningful difference whatsoever between the choices.

It’s just a matter of what kind of personality you prefer to have for your tyrant. A Raul or Fidel Castro.

Some choice.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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