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sunonmars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:37 PM
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Sen Blanche Lincoln endorses Clinton
Another Senator for Hillary

http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/?cid=65348

The Clinton campaign today announced that U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. The announcement comes just two days after Hillary's strong showing on Super Tuesday, when she won the popular vote and won states from Massachusetts to California. Hillary had a particularly strong showing in Arkansas, winning the state by a 40-point margin. In a statement on her endorsement, Senator Lincoln notes that Hillary is ready to tackle the challenges facing the nation. "Hillary and I have worked together on issues affecting children and families since we both went to Washington in 1993. She understands that by strengthening our working families, we are strengthening our nation. She is well equipped to lead our country through the economic difficulties that lie ahead," said Senator Lincoln. "I am honored to have the support of Senator Lincoln, who has been a longtime champion for children and families," said Clinton. "When we take back the office on January 2009, we're going to roll up our sleeves and solve the problems that our nation faces. I look forward to working with leaders like Senator Lincoln to get our country back on track and deliver the change our country needs."
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:38 PM
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1. What a brave, courageous endorsement from Mrs. Lincoln--two days after the AR primary.
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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:39 PM
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3. remind me when Kennedy endorsed Obama again?
geez, can't you just NOT say anything?
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:41 PM
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9. Jesus, I was just making a joke. Chill.
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Blue_State_Elitist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:39 PM
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4. But but but
I thought Obama cultists were going to be congratulatory of any Hillary endorsements.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:43 PM
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16. I'm ALWAYs congratulatory of EVERY single endorsement of note
that Senator Clinton gets, little shilldroid.
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Blue_State_Elitist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:45 PM
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22. Maybe you should have a talk with your fellow true believer that I was replying to.
Edited on Thu Feb-07-08 02:45 PM by Blue_State_Elitist
He/she seems to be lacking unity and hope.

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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:58 PM
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29. Did you remonstrate with the dozens if not hundreds of Hillary
supporters who posted thread after thread of hideous crap about Kennedy, Leahy and Kerry? Because I actually have done that with Obama supporters.
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Blue_State_Elitist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:59 PM
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30. No.
I have low opinions of both Kerry and Kennedy.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 03:06 PM
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32. bwahahahaha.
I suppose you also have a low opinion of Pat Leahy and all other progressives.

Smells like Hillyhypocrisy.
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Blue_State_Elitist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 03:08 PM
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33. No, I'm neutral on Leahy.
Edited on Thu Feb-07-08 03:08 PM by Blue_State_Elitist
I prefer Democrats that win. I will never forgive Kerry for giving up in 2004 after I worked so hard for him.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 03:12 PM
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34. Did Pat Leahy send a letter to george bush threatening to endorse Obama?
No. He just followed through and did it.

Not so committed on following through with actions that require really sticking your neck out. I like Leahy overall, but I'm disappointed that he has failed to gain traction on serious matters, like the "missing" e-mails and the corruption in the DoJ, which was actually exposed by Josh Marshall before our Dems even smelled the coffee.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 03:28 PM
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35. First of all, Leahy single handedly stripped immunity from the FISA
Bill, and rolled back one of the most egregious bush power grabs by restoring the National Guard status. He's done virtually everything he could do on the emails and he's managed to get Contempt citations for Rove and Bolton passed in the JC. On top of that, it's Leahy's work that exposed the corruption in Justice- not Marshall's. It's the numerous hearings he held that revealed what was going on to the nation.

As for Leahy sending a letter to bush, I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:40 PM
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7. Yeah, what is that all about?
Pretty weak.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:42 PM
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11. Perhaps, like Boxer, she waited to see who her state supported
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:43 PM
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15. I'm pretty sure ol' Blanche knew Hillary would win AR--unless she's a dimwit.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:44 PM
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21. Still no reason to go public until her state made it's selection
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:43 PM
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17. Which is the whole meaning of "representative" - ain't it?
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:44 PM
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19. Yup.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:39 PM
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2. This should be no surprise
since we are talking Arkansas.

BTW, Mrs. Lincoln is a Blue Dog Democrat, very conservative (I believe she is even anti-abortion, though that might have changed). He votes have gone in favor of Bush over 80% of the time. I don't know that it is an endorsement that will sway progressives much.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:39 PM
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5. Is she a superdelegate for Clinton?
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:41 PM
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8. Yep.
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UALRBSofL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:42 PM
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13. Blanche was somewhat of a ground breaker in arkansas
I voted for her when I lived in arkansas. She's a sweet lady. I'm glad she endorsed Clinton even though it's after the primary.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:43 PM
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18. I live here in AR too. ;)
I did not know she was a superdelegate though. She is better than Pryor, that is for sure.
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Yossariant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:49 PM
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23. All Senators are superdelegates, as are all Representaives, Governors and some Party people
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:39 PM
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6. Why does Lincoln
hate black people? and men?
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Obamaniac Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:43 PM
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14. Funny SoFlaJet
That's exactly what the Clinton supporters would be saying if she had endorsed Obama. They'd be calling her a traitor to her sex, or a sexist, etc.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:50 PM
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24. They've been making a list and checking it twice
of all the politicians and artists and actors and TV and radio show hosts they now hate and refuse to listen to or support
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:41 PM
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10. Super delegate.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:42 PM
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12. Congratulations to Senator Clinton
racking up SDs is more vital than ever.
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thevoiceofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:44 PM
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20. As she should
Edited on Thu Feb-07-08 02:46 PM by thevoiceofreason
See. Barack supporters (like me) can acknowledge good things that happen for Sen. Clinton. We are all democrats.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:51 PM
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25. YEAH! Another one that didn't drink the Kool-Aid!
Smart lady!
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:55 PM
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26. A conservative DLCer endorses Clinton?
Edited on Thu Feb-07-08 02:56 PM by Zodiak Ironfist
Color me surprised.

Here are our worst Senators as far as voting record on big issues in the 109th


Clinton (New York) DLC 53.44827586
Menendez (New Jersey) DLC 50
Cantwell (Washington) DLC 48.27586207
Stabenow (Michigan) DLC 46.55172414
Kohl (Wisconsin) DLC 44.82758621
Feinstein (California) DLC 44.82758621
Leiberman (Connecticut) DLC 44.82758621
Rockefeller (West Virginia) 41.37931034
Conrad (North Dakota) DLC 41.37931034
Baucus (Montana) DLC 39.65517241
Carper (Deleware) DLC 34.48275862
Johnson (South Dakota) DLC 31.03448276
Lincoln (Arkansas) DLC 31.03448276
Salazar (Colorado) DLC 24.13793103
Pryor (Arkansas) DLC 22.4137931
Nelson (Florida) DLC 20.68965517
Landrieu (Louisianna) DLC 17.24137931
Nelson (Nebraska) DLC 3.448275862

Notice a pattern?
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faithfulcitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:58 PM
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28. What about Evan Bayh, don't forget him. :)
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 03:03 PM
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31. He didn't make the cut
But the full list has him on it. Check my journal.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:57 PM
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27. good for her--Congrats- Hill supporters
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