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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:08 AM
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"Billary" Is A Right Wing Contraction
My Reich Wing boss and his like minded employees used it incessantly during the nineties... It was meant to emasculate Bill and cast Hillary as a controlling shrew... Why Democrats use it is beyond me...

Thanks for listening or reading...

DSB
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:10 AM
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1. Actually, it's a portmanteau.
Hope this helps.

Love,

Lewis Carroll

:P
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:51 AM
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6. Exactly....
A portmanteau is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. A folk usage of portmanteau refers to a word formed by combining both sounds and meanings from two or more words (e.g., spork from spoon and fork, animatronics from animation and electronics, ginormous from gigantic and enormous, or blaxploitation from black and exploitation). Typically, portmanteaux are nonce words or neologisms. Portmanteaux are commonly used in scientific literature for a wide variety of technical words, such as cyborg from cybernetic and organism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau


TC

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antigop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 10:43 AM
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9. Oh, you mean, kind of like, 'sHillary'? nT
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 03:45 PM
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21. Yeah... like that! n/t
TC
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:17 AM
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12. but portmanteau
sounds French, godamnit
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:31 AM
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2. It's beyond me too!!!!
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:34 AM
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3. Frankly, if that was all what would be used against Hillary, we wouldn't have any issues in 2008
What will happen is that her contradictions will be thrown back at her. The most glaring contradictions include the IWR and the patriot act.

I have no doubt that all the sexual baggage of Bill Clinton will be brought up throughout the campaign if she is the nominee.

It will be very difficult for her to fight a media machinery that will hold her to a different standard than her republican opponent
if she gets the nomination.

In my view no matter who are candidate is, we will have the most problem if the repulbicans nominate guilliani. The press has encompased a myth around him, and it will be a challenge for us to dispel that myth, because many people don't seek the truth, but are quite content being fed misinformation without finding the turth for themseleves

Can we over come it? Yes, but our candidate MUST come out in the offensive. We must emphasis healthcare, the supreme court, civil rights, and getting us out of Iraq. The failures of the bush administration must be our emphasis, because this is essentialy what the republicans our running on.

We must not run campaigns like Gore and Kerry did in 2000 and 2004

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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:43 AM
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4. HRC Is A Much More Adroit Politician Than John Kerry And Al Gore
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 10:08 AM
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8. I was referring to their lack of energy in their campaigns rather than their political skills
I do however agree that her political skills are much more keen, but so are her negatives, so she will need every bit of agressiveness to overcome the hate that will be thrown at her

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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 08:44 AM
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5. perhaps at first - but things change
On countdown last night they covered a story about Hillary's people refusing GQ access to Bill, unless they pull a potentially negative story on Hillary. I think, in all fairness, if this case is true, then perhaps the Billary name fits here?
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 09:09 AM
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7. So are "Shillery" and "Hitlery" used by Democrats
including right here on DU. It's shameful. "Breck Girl" or "Silky Pony" for Edwards. "BO" (when it's not a simple matter of initials, but a slimey play on them) or "Barack Hussein" (ditto). "Clobama" etc. Or even calling Democratic candidates "Republicans." We on DU can critique our primary candidates while showing a modicum of respect by not stooping to the low level of Right Wing-like name-calling. I hope.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:13 AM
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11. I can't stand any of those 'clever' names.
Clobama seems to be a favorite; a juvenile way to way to mock two candidates at once.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 03:49 PM
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23. No matter what I think of her as a candidate, she doesn't deserve that "Hitlery" one...
Just saying.

TC


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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 04:11 PM
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24. I take this back. I just saw her vote on Kyl-Lieberman, and "Hitlery", it is!
She's a DISGRACE.

TC


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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:08 AM
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10. and we'll be hearing a lot more of it
in the primaries and beyond if she's the nominee. Gird your loins!
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:22 AM
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13. Because she''s coasting on his coatails
Face it. Without Bill, Hilary would just be a corporate lawyer somewhere, or a minor elected official or an employee of some think-tank.

Okay, maybe she'd be a congressperson or a Senator. Maybe. But even then, she wouldn;t be any more prominent than any otehr representative.

So Bilary is a fine nickname for me.

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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:52 AM
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15. Color me SHOCKED!!
:eyes:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:33 AM
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14. self-delete
Edited on Wed Sep-26-07 11:35 AM by AtomicKitten
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:54 AM
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16. 15 years of incontinent slander tends to soften the brain somewhat.
Edited on Wed Sep-26-07 11:56 AM by Perry Logan
That's why a lot of Democrats sound like Republicans. The Hillary-haters suffer most terribly from this disorder.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:56 AM
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17. I thought it was originally coined in AK,
because if you got Bill, you also got Hillary.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 01:51 PM
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18. I Believed It Was Coined For The Reasons I Cited
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 02:19 PM
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20. Not so...
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 03:47 PM
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22. I first heard it from Democrats who coined it as part of their first campaign
when Bill referred to them as a "two-fer".

TC

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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 02:00 PM
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19. but bill and hillary are rightwingers, so who cares?
the bushes and rupert murdoch love them both
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