Hillary made a big deal about Barack Obama's plagiarizing a speech. Here she is doing the same. In this case it's a joke told by President Ronald Reagan.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This is the message that I've been arguing for decades. Jesse Ventura, who is a leader in the struggle against the corrupt two-party system, appeared on Larry King yesterday making his case. For those who don't remember, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, former wrestler became Governor of Minnesota by way of the Reform Party. He argues as I do that the time has come for our nation to throw off the chains of the tyranny of the duopoly. Read the entire transcript of the show. Here are some excerpts below:
VENTURA: I wrote the book because I was down there and I met the writer Dick Russell a few years ago. And he lives down there part- time, too. And we would get together every Wednesday. And we wrote the book together. And I wrote the book, hopefully, to awaken America, the United States, to what I believe we need a revolution here.
KING: What kind of revolution?
VENTURA: Well, when I say revolution, I don't say a violent one, because I'm not for violence. But we need a revolution to get rid of the Democratic and Republican two-party dictatorship that goes on in this country. Larry, they've got us $9 trillion in debt now, these two parties. Trillion.
I can't fathom what a trillion is. Can you?
[...]VENTURA: -- I believe there shouldn't be parties. I believe that --
KING: No parties?
VENTURA: No parties, that you should run on ideas and who you are and not be part of these two...
KING: But who does the backing? Who forms the groups? Who -- how do you get elected?
VENTURA: That's the problem.
VENTURA: That's the problem. The problem is these groups. You know, as I would get in trouble with before, I used to call them the Democrips and the Rebloodlicans. They're the same as the street gangs, only these guys wear Brooks Brothers suits.
KING: All right, what do you think of what we -- what do you think of Hillary Clinton? You met her.
VENTURA: I met her. She's a very intelligent woman. I don't take anything away from her. But, let's look at -- are we a dual monarchy now, Larry?
I mean we've had only Bushes and Clintons for the majority of my voting life have been running this country. So the two elitist parties -- that's all they give us are Bushes and Clintons, because you technically could go back to 1980, when Bush was with Ronald Reagan. So from 1980 to 2008, 28 years it's been Bushes and Clintons...
KING: We had --
VENTURA: ... and if Hillary wins, it will be another eight.
KING: All right.
So does Barack Obama bring you a degree of hope?
VENTURA: Barack Obama, to me, is the best of what they're offering us because he's new. He's got fresh ideas. But he's still going to get his strings pulled by the Democratic Party. He's talking about all this change. There won't be change happening.
Look it, OK, 2006 -- the voters clearly sent a mandate to the spineless Democrats. They sent a mandate to them saying get us out of Iraq.
Have they done it? No. Are they even close to doing it? No. All we're getting is cheap talk from them.
There is an alternative. The revolution that Mr.Ventura is talking about will come in the form of The People's Platform. Start today.
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The whole truth is finally coming out. And Hillary Clinton can't blame some vast right wing conspiracy. She and her famous lying husband, Bill Clinton, have a long history of telling fibs. Americans have been lied to for so long we are beginning to learn to spot a phony. It is that phoniness that is bringing down Hillary Clinton:
The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.
“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
Typical of her shameless pandering:
Clinton added, "When it comes to finishing the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit, I never give up and I know that were going to make it together, not just up those stairs, but were going to climb that mountain for a better day for America."
She's lying about her opposition to NAFTA. And she is lying about paying her bills:
Gerry McEntee, Clinton's loyal surrogate and AFSCME president, defended Clinton's hesitency about NAFTA when she served as first Lady. McEntee said she called him when it was passed and she said, "We lost," while the candidate, in her speech, said she "raised a big yellow caution flag" about the trade bill.
On a separate subject, when asked in a press availability about the financial state of her campaign, Clinton replied, "We are raising the money we need and we are paying our bills."
That might explain why potential voters in Pennsylvania are turning for Obama. And if she loses that State it is definitely over:
Barack Obama has cut deeply into Hillary Rodham Clinton's lead in Pennsylvania, coming to within 5 percentage points in a new poll as the two rivals fought toe-to-toe over the same turf yesterday.
Sen. Clinton leads Sen. Obama by 47-42 percent in a new Rasmussen Reports survey. Just a week ago, Clinton was up 10 percentage points, and in early March she was ahead by 15.
"If Obama is able to pull off an upset in the Keystone State, it would effectively end the race for the Democratic nomination," wrote Scott Rasmussen in an analysis of the poll.
Clinton has been slipping over the past 10 days since her story that she came under sniper fire during a visit to Bosnia in 1996 was debunked.
Even Clinton's supporters think she will lose:
A key Hillary Clinton supporter appeared to be a bit off message during a recent interview with a Canadian radio station.
"If I had to make a prediction right now, I'd say Barack Obama is going to be the next president," Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said in a Canadian public radio interview this weekend. "I will be stunned if he's not the next president of the United States."
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