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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 03:48 PM
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NH Bd. Member of Planned Parenthood: Clinton Mailing On Obama Choice Record "Appalling"!
Edited on Sun Jan-06-08 03:49 PM by Dems Will Win
Clinton has no morals I guess:

Dear Friends,

Yesterday I received the attached mailing from Hillary Clinton. I was appalled to see Senator Clinton resort to a "Swift Boat" attack on Barack Obama. As a member of the reproductive rights community in NH, I am insulted by the misuse of information, and would have imagined that Senator Clinton would have had many positive things to say about her own record without resorting to this type of negative campaigning. Obama cast these votes as part of a strategy employed by pro-choice leaders in Illinois. That's why so many top pro-choice leaders were outraged by the attack and immediately defended Obama's record of leadership on this important issue.

These statements came from the pro-choice leaders in Illinois when Senator Clinton's campaign originally made these allegations several weeks ago:

"During his years in the state legislature, Barack Obama was a strong and consistent supporter of women's reproductive rights. He worked hand-in-hand with Planned Parenthood in developing and executing strategies to make sure that women had access to reproductive health care. I also want to thank him for standing up with us in the effort to open the Aurora clinic and for his introduction of legislation guaranteeing access to low-cost birth control. Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area has proudly endorsed Barack throughout his entire political career." Steve Trombley, CEO & President, Planned Parenthood/Chicago Action

"The present votes Obama took at that time, along with many other pro-choice legislators, were 'no' votes to bad bills being used for political gain. We asked Senator Obama and other strong supporters of choice to vote present to encourage Senators facing tough re-elections to make the right choice by voting present, instead of caving to political pressure and voting for these bad bills. In the Illinois State Senate, Obama showed leadership, compassion and a true commitment to reproductive health care. The Republican Senate President at the time constantly used anti-abortion bills to pigeon-hole Democrats so that he could target them with misleading mailers during campaign season. It was a tactic that was about politics, not policy - and Obama didn't let them get away with it." Pam Sutherland, President & CEO of Illinois Planned Parenthood Council


As you know, I have actively supported Barack Obama's candidacy. For me, he brings a new level of honesty and decency to American politics. I hope you will join me in supporting him in the primaries and next November. Together we can change the face of this country and get back to addressing the needs of its citizens.


- Wendy J. Frosh
Board Member
Planned Parenthood
Hampton, NH

http://www.bluehampshire.com/showDiary.do ;jsessionid=D17DC160842FC61AF571EA96543CE387?diaryId=3135


Please recommend if you like seeing negative campaigning backfire!
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 03:55 PM
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1. keep it up!!! Disseminate the truth to counter clinton attacks!!!!!
You're on the greatest page now!
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 03:57 PM
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2. From the NARAL America web site

Barack Obama (D) 100%

To be fair, it seems that NARAL either rates you at 100% or 0%. But Barak rates 100%.

If he is good enough for NARAL, that's good enough for me on this subject.

(I was leaning toward Biden, but after he dropped out and Gore isn't getting in, and seeing the regular hate fest here against Obama... I guess I'm joining the Obama camp)
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:50 PM
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13. PWNED!!!
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:07 PM
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3. One more reason...
...why I call her "Hillary Rove-ham Clinton."

Although, in a way, that isn't fair. KKKarl may have been ruthless and manipulative beyond the point of sanity, but it was done for the (in his mind) justifiable end of enshrining conservative philosophy as the permanent guiding force in American politics. What HRC is doing is exclusive of any political philosophy whatsoever (as can be easily judged by her voting record in the Senate), but merely "justified" by the end of gaining herself the presidency, principle be damned.

:grr:

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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:20 PM
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4. Its stupid of her to attack Obama at all
Its much worse if its a bogus attack. Hillary was at 47% nationally before she started going negative. Within a week, she was down to 40%. Last I looked she's back down to 36%. I don't know why she or her campaign can't see what they are doing is not working.

The nomination was hers on a silver platter. The only things she had to do was show everybody she's not the witch she's portrayed to be and show she can handle pressure without her husband to back her up. Going negative hurt both these requirements.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:14 PM
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18. what else has she got but attacks?
her record on some major issues supporting the * and corps is indefensible.
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 08:26 AM
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21. bringing peace to Ireland?
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:23 PM
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5. Karma is already nibbling on Hillary Clinton's pant suit
She has been unprecedented in being negative and it is obvious that her little plan is not going to work.

It's unfortunate that we have to see just how ugly she is on the inside as she plummets.

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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:25 PM
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6. How dare you attack the pants suit!!! Sexist.
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maximusveritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:30 PM
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7. It looks like she's throwing up one misleading attack after another
and hoping there won't be enough time to debunk them before the election.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:31 PM
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8. Surprised? I expect the ugly to keep on coming from her campaign cuz that's all they've got.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 04:33 PM
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9. Planned Parenthood put out a robocall today endorsing Obama. nt
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 06:38 PM
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10. I was wondering how they were going to respond to this
I'm glad she made a statement. It's disappointing that HRC's campaign used this when they knew the history.
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:47 PM
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11. kick
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:49 PM
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12. Ha ha ha. OWNED.
n/t
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:51 PM
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14. 20th rec. The Truth has gotta hurt.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:07 PM
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15. Yes indeed!
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:09 PM
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16. Clinton's campaign had to know that Planned Parenthood wasn't going to be happy
Glad to see they acted quickly to help shut down that lie.
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:14 PM
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17. The Clinton campaign knows everything rides on NH
and are just throwing everything they've got at him hoping it sticks. Politically-aware Dems are smarter than that though...these personal attacks aren't going to help her in the long run.
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:21 PM
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19. If they checked into the 04 senate race they would have seen it coming
Edited on Sun Jan-06-08 10:22 PM by Nailzberg
This wasn't a new tactic. It actually force Planned Parenthood's hand. PP does not endorse in primaries between multiple pro-choice candidate unless one is an incumbent. But attack PP's strategy, and out come the claws.
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 08:24 AM
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20. kick
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