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Democrats: Stop Dissing Our Candidates and Stop Them from Doing It Too!

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My Assignment: To Laud Both Candidates

OpEdNews has given me the assignment of lauding Hillary Clinton because the site has been accused of being too pro-Obama.

 

(editor's note: no specific writer was assigned any story on Hillary, but writers were invited and encouraged to writer articles that support Hillary) 

 

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I think it is time for all of us—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—to start lauding both Democratic candidates in anticipation of all the fodder we are feeding to the Republicans for McCain to use against us once the real campaign begins.

 

Otherwise, what will we have after the primaries? Two Democratic candidates like tired dogs in the summer, hating each other, having split the party entirely—oh, what a feast for Bomb Bomb. A wrecked Bam Bam or a decidedly downHill.

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On Hillary: her accomplishments are too numerous to list. Like Obama, she practiced law, but for a longer time, in Arkansas, serving also as first lady of that state. In Arkansas, she had a good opportunity to mingle with conservative southerners (Arkansas is a red state). As first lady of the United States, she traveled even more extensively than Obama did, accompanying her husband in most of his expeditions abroad.

 

Hillary attempted to establish universal healthcare in this county early in the Clinton regime and promises to do so more successfully if elected president, as does Obama in a first-time effort, with a record that supports this concern as well as campaign promises as one of his top priorities. Hillary’s focus has been the well being of children and women in this country, translating this concern into numerous acts—see here for a very biased comparison of legislation sponsored by her and Obama.

 

Might we blame sexism for the fact that so much more of his legislation addressing issues similar to hers were passed?

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Since her 2000 election to the U.S. Senate, Hillary has co-sponsored or authored the following legislative acts that were passed:

  • legislation to track the health status of our troops so that conditions like Gulf War Syndrome would no longer be misdiagnosed
  • legislation that expanded health benefits to members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • legislation that encouraged investment to create jobs in struggling communities through the Renewal Communities program
  • the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • legislation to improve the quality and lower the cost of prescription drugs and to protect our food supply from bioterrorism
  • the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act
  • legislation that will bring more qualified teachers into classrooms and more outstanding principals to lead our schools

She was re-elected as senator of New York by a margin of 67 percent.

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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