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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:39 AM
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Clinton draws spotlight at Sestak campaign rally!
Candidate in D.C. for teacher jobs vote

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
By Daniel Malloy, Post-Gazette Washington Bureau
SCRANTON, Pa.

By name, there was a Joe Sestak rally in a high school gymnasium here on Tuesday, but it was unquestionably Bill Clinton's show.

Mr. Sestak, in fact, didn't even attend, as a hastily scheduled vote crucial to Pennsylvania's budget kept him in Washington, and he provided only a brief video message.

That kept the focus squarely on the nation's 42nd president, who delivered a few fond endorsements of his former national security staffer but primarily a defense of the Democratic economic agenda -- and a recitation of his own greatest hits of the '90s.

Mr. Clinton, in a half-hour address that was more policy brief than campaign stump, called Republicans "the shovel brigade" because they want to keep digging the economic hole left by the George W. Bush administration.

"They have the same ideas, and they've now tried it twice," Mr. Clinton said. "They tried it for the 12 years before I became president. They tried it for the eight years after, and it doesn't work as well as investing in the future."

Acknowledging he was "preaching to the converted," Mr. Clinton implored several hundred attendees to engage their friends still reeling from job losses and fearful of high deficits. Tell them, he said, that President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress need more than two years to right the ship.

"We don't blame them for being mad," Mr. Clinton said. "And if we don't produce in four years, they can kick us all out. But don't throw us out while we're putting this country on the path to a better tomorrow -- don't do that."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10223/1079134-454.stm#ix...

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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:41 AM
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1. Simple, powerful, effective, true
The real Great Communicator.
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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:03 AM
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2. Send Joe to the Senate!
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:37 AM
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3. I don't care what the right AND left think of Bill.
I love that man!!! Personal flaws and all, just saying.........

:loveya:
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