Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and Plantation Politics

The House "has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about," said Clinton, D-N.Y. "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard." [AP, 1/16/06]

"I clearly fascinate them," Gingrich said of the Democrats. "I'm much more intense, much more persistent, much more willing to take risks to get it done. Since they think it is their job to run the plantation, it shocks them that I'm actually willing to lead the slave rebellion." [Washington Post, 10/20/94]


Ike said...

...and she has submitted what? 20 bills since being there? and what? 15 of them were honorary resolutions naming parks and monuments?

The flower of indignation doth bloom where it hast no root.

Jackson Mahony said...

The amount of bills Hillary has sponsored number in the 100's. It only takes a couple minutes to find a list of them on the Senate website, and you can know the truth.

When the only facts you have are lies, you doth have no facts.

Ike said...

A bill can have numerous sponsors, but is typically drafted only by one lawmaker.

That was the case up until all the bills were drafted by the lawmaker's staff.

Which was the case until the day the bills were all drafted by lobbyists.

Which really just dodges the real issue: what has she done and championed besides her eventual 2008 candidacy?

Yes, I can look it up and provide a list of wonderful links. But if the average person has to "look it up," then the congressperson in question has not carved out an identity.

The "fact" remains that Sen. Clinton has not distinuished herself in any way on policy matters, and her current reputation is that of cooperation with GOP lawmakers. Read into that what you will.