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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

THIS is classy
Posted by Jill | 5:22 AM
Ever since health care reform passed, we've seen Republicans acting like high school mean girls who have just seen the boys dump them in favor of the girls from the science fiction club.

On the other hand, we can go back and look at the vitriol that was spilled during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary race, with it's "Shame on you, Barack Obama!"s and its PUMAs screeching about "inadequate black male.". I liked Hillary Clinton a lot more than I ever had before when she did whatever was possible to silence the PUMAS at the convention. But this one photo makes her more admirable than perhaps she ever would have been as President (because I don't buy for one minute, given her own associations with The Family and her chumminess with certain Republicans, that she would have been one iota further to the left). It was her own husband, and indeed her own self, who were unable to get past the hatemongers of a Republican Party that hasd hopped on the Sally Quinn bandwagon of regarding them as hillbilly usurpers of the patrician Bush dynasty and pass health care reform. Health care was Hillary's signature issue and the first weakness the predators of the Gingrichites sensed in the last Democratic president.

So her utter joy in congratulating Barack Obama in this photo shows us how classy one can be even when you don't get exactly what you want when you want it:
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Blogger Bob said...
It came down to endorsing the principle that all Americans have a right to health care. That's why Rep. John Adler's "no" vote was so despicable. Everyone knows the legislation has big problems. Adler does not comprehend how dear the principle of the thing is to the Party base. Hillary does.

Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...
i must say that i am very proud of the way hillary clinton has taken on the task of secretary of state. to this point she has been superb.

bravo hills.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It's not that Hillary would have been further to the left -- she just wouldn't have screwed around for a year waiting for the bipartisan pony!

The bill only passed due to Scott Brown's election -- had Coakley won, then the House would have insisted that the Senate first amend its bill and Liber-slime and the Blue Dogs would have screwed around until after the election.