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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:21 PM
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I read here that Hillary Clinton was once a Rethug is this true

Can someone confirm this or refute it.

Thanks...
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:22 PM
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1. It is true. n/t
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End Of The Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:22 PM
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2. Back in her teen years. nt
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:23 PM
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3. About 40 years ago.
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angie_love Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:23 PM
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4. she was a goldwater girl or something or other
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:23 PM
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5. Still Is, On The Important Votes [nt]
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:24 PM
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7. Old name, new fate
That was a fucking stupid post - I'm going to have to put you on ignore for being an idiot.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:30 PM
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21. Which Part Was Stupid?
IWR? Support of NAFTA and permanent "almost-free" trade status for China? Voting for the first bankruptcy bill? Voting for both "Patriot" acts?
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:27 PM
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15. She and Obama vote 95% together on the same votes. I guess that's why Republicans for Obama
are so happy right?
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 PM
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30. And Obama did NOT vote against the IWR, as he's led many to think.

He wasn't in the Senate then to vote on it. Considering that 99 our of 100 Senators were convinced that it was right to send inspectors in to look for WMD and voted for IWR, I think Obama would have voted for it, too, if he had been in the Senate then.

Only Senator Graham of Florida voted against the IWR, along with a small group of members of the House, including Dennis Kucinich and probably all or most of the Black Congressional Caucus.

Which brings up a question: why is Obama not a member of the BCC? Would the BCC not invite a black Senator to join the group? I know Sen. Paul Wellstone was a member of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, thought that any caucus could include members from both houses of Congress. I looked up the membership of the BCC the other day and Obama does not belong.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:23 PM
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6. Yep - when she started college she was
She switched by her junior year I think. You really should see her biography on MSNBC - all of the important stuff is there - a must see for any DUer who cares about our presidential candidates.
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New Dawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:24 PM
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8. She never stopped being one. n/t
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 PM
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9. yes, before she was married- long time ago.
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k8conant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 PM
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10. volunteered for Republican Barry Goldwater in 1964
was president of Wellesley Young Republicans

and then campaigned for Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 PM
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11. Why does it matter? Obama and his supporters have opened their arms to current Rethugs.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 07:29 PM by xultar
So if you can welcome a rethug who is still a rethug and calls themselves a rethug TODAY.

Why do you give a rats ass about a person who was a rethug back 40 years ago?

Republicans for Obama get huge props around here.

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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:27 PM
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12. Thanks all

I read that she campaigned for right-winger Barry Goldwater

She's a DINO no doubt about it.

Cheers
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:55 PM
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26. "right-winger Barry Goldwater?"
You might want to read John Dean's book Conservatives Without Conscience. I found it illuminating. You may too.

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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:27 PM
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13. You Mean Prior To Her Return During The Primary
She was once a Goldwater girl.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:28 PM
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17. Yes LOL
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:27 PM
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14. Yes. From wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton

Raised in a politically conservative household,<14> at age thirteen she helped canvass South Side Chicago following the very close 1960 U.S. presidential election, finding evidence of electoral fraud against Republican candidate Richard Nixon,<15> and volunteered for Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in the U.S. presidential election of 1964.<16> Her early political development was shaped most strongly by her energizing high school history teacher, who got her to read Goldwater's classic The Conscience of a Conservative<17> and who was, like her father, a fervent anti-communist, and by her Methodist youth minister, like her mother concerned with issues of social justice; with the minister she saw and met civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago in 1962.<18><14>

College

In 1965, Rodham enrolled in Wellesley College, where she majored in political science.<19> She served as president of the Rockefeller Republican-oriented<20> Wellesley Young Republicans organization during her freshman year<21><22> and with them supported the elections of John Lindsay and Edward Brooke.<23>
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:30 PM
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20. That's what I was looking for babylonsister

Cheers & Thanks!
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:28 PM
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16. Yes. But then she got "BILLed", and the rest as they say is history.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:44 PM
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32. She became a Democrat before she even met Bill.

Get your facts straight. She was radicalized by the war in Viet Nam, as many of us were.
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Jillian Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:28 PM
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18. She was until the VietNam war, then she became an activist and a Dem.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:30 PM
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19. It's true, but she has now seen the light
but she still fights like a rethug, which might not be a bad thing
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algol Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:35 PM
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22. Yes, but I also once young and thin
It's been a struggle, but like Hillary, I've gotten all of that foolishness out of my system.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:44 PM
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24. ROFLMAO -- weren't we all, weren't we all?

:rofl:
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Seeker30 Donating Member (904 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:43 PM
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31. Being thin is foolishness?
:wtf:
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:41 PM
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23. Her parents were Republicans and she was

a Goldwater Girl in 1964 (fall of her senior year of high school) and president of Young Republicans her freshman year at Wellesley (1965-66.)

After that, she moved far to the left, while still in college. She met Bill Clinton in law school.

She's more of a centrist now but more progressive than Obama, who has convinced a lot of people he voted against the IWR when he wasn't even part of the Senate then! I think, based on the fact the 99 out of 100 Senators voted "Yes," that Obama would have done the same if he had been in the Senate then.

In 2002, Obama made one anti-war speech at a rally in Chicago.

During his campaign for the Senate in 2004, Obama said his position on the war was basically the same as George Bush's. The war was fairly popular then, with people believing Saddam was behind 9/11 and had WMD, so Obama became pro-war to get their votes.

I'm far more concerned about Obama's willingness to lie about his record than about Clinton being a Republican back before she could vote.
(18 year-olds did not have the vote then, so she voted for the first time in 1968, as I did. At least, I think she turned 21 early enough in the fall to vote, she may have had to wait until 1972.)
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:45 PM
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25. yes, she was a GOP girl back in college.
not sure if that's exactly what it was called, but true.
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:56 PM
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27. And, Obama used to do Cocaine. Can't we please move on from both...
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:03 PM
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28. Yes, it's no secret
Her dad was a Republican, she was raised with that. In her younger days, she was a "Goldwater girl".

Honestly, though, I can't hold that against her. What matters isn't what she believed as a young woman, but what she believes now. For me, that's where she seems to be falling off now, and now is what matters, you know?
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:22 PM
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29. Yep, she was a "Goldwater Girl"
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:23 PM by housewolf
even served as President of Wellesley's Young Republicans club once while in college there.

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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 PM
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33. Have you changed since you were 18? Because Hillary Rodham was 18 when

she was a Young Republican. It's not surprising for people to initially support their parents' political views and then develop different ones.

She changed politically years before she met Bill Clinton, by the way.
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lastknowngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:25 PM
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34. Yes and Obama was born a Muslim so who cares.
n/t
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