Who's on Hillary Clinton's 'hit list'?

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    Jan 13, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    During her 2008 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton's aides kept a meticulous "political hit list" containing the names of members of Congress who had "burned her" by endorsing Barack Obama, an upcoming book on Clinton's political "rebirth" reveals.

    “We wanted to have a record of who endorsed us and who didn’t and of those who endorsed us, who went the extra mile and who was just kind of there," a member of Clinton's 2008 campaign team told Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, the authors of "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton," in an excerpt published by Politico. "And of those who didn’t endorse us, those who understandably didn’t endorse us because they are [Congressional Black Caucus] members or Illinois members. And then, of course, those who endorsed him but really should have been with her.”

    The data "ensured that the acts of the sinners and saints would never be forgotten," the authors wrote. "There was a special circle of Clinton hell reserved for people who had endorsed Obama or stayed on the fence after Bill and Hillary had raised money for them, appointed them to a political post or written a recommendation to ice their kid’s application to an elite school."

    The list, kept on an Excel spreadsheet, included ratings for each member on a scale from 1 ("most helpful") to 7 ("most treacherous").

    So just who were the "most treacherous"? According to the excerpt, Sens. John Kerry, Jay Rockefeller, Claire McCaskill, Bob Casey, Patrick Leahy the late Ted Kennedy, and Reps. Chris Van Hollen, Baron Hill and Rob Andrews each were assigned a rating of 7 for their public endorsements of Obama.

    McCaskill's endorsement, in particular, irked Clinton because the Missouri Democrat had already publicly dinged Bill Clinton. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said on "Meet the Press" in 2006, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.” McCaskill later apologized, but in 2008 became the first female senator to endorse Obama.

    Kennedy, though, "had slashed Hillary most cruelly of all, delivering a pivotal endorsement speech for Obama just before the Super Tuesday primaries that cast her as yesterday’s news and Obama as the rightful heir to Camelot."

    According to the book, Clinton aides would later joke among themselves about those they felt had betrayed them: “Bill Richardson: investigated; John Edwards: disgraced by scandal; Chris Dodd: stepped down; Ted Kennedy: dead.”

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    Jan 14, 2014 11:31 AM GMT
    The Imperious Cunt will have a long shit list, and pull the same shit and even worse than Christie. Just wait and see.
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    Jan 14, 2014 11:57 AM GMT
    Funny how a Democrat won't even trust fellow Democrats. Not even the Secretary of State.

    Really shows the unstable and potentially corruptible state of Democrats' mind, to see potential treachery in people they're supposed to be working with as a party and a team.

    You don't usually see such suspicion and trustworthiness in parties like the Republicans and the Coalition here in Australia, do you?
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    PolitiNerd saidFunny how a Democrat won't even trust fellow Democrats. Not even the Secretary of State.

    Really shows the unstable and potentially corruptible state of Democrats' mind, to see potential treachery in people they're supposed to be working with as a party and a team.

    You don't usually see such suspicion and trustworthiness in parties like the Republicans and the Coalition here in Australia, do you?

    Oh yeah, that's reasoned discourse at its very very best!
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    Jan 14, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidThe Imperious Cunt will have a long shit list, and pull the same shit and even worse than Christie. Just wait and see.


    You mean, she's going to beat the GOP at their own game?
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    Jan 14, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
    The Clintons sank Obama's presidency before it even got out of the harbour. and they laughed, and they laughed, and they laughed.

    Obama made his deal with the devil ( Hillary ) in '08:

    In exchange for Hillary dropping out of the primary, and throwing her delegates behind Obama, Obama promised that Healthcare would be Priority #1 once he got elected.

    Bill Clinton knew exactly what the effect would be on Obama's Legacy. NOBODY and i mean NOBODY will fuck with the Clintons, without being bloodied.

    That said, I'm not sure if she's better positioned for '16 if Obama's is viewed as a failed presidency. They might have damaged the Democratic brand in the process of burning Obama.
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    Jan 15, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidThe Imperious Cunt will have a long shit list, and pull the same shit and even worse than Christie. Just wait and see.


    You mean, she's going to beat the GOP at their own game?


    Which republican president could be described as an imperious cunt?
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    Jan 15, 2014 7:40 AM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 said
    Blakes7 saidThe Imperious Cunt will have a long shit list, and pull the same shit and even worse than Christie. Just wait and see.


    You mean, she's going to beat the GOP at their own game?


    Which republican president could be described as an imperious cunt?


    All Republican presidents in recent history have proved themselves worthy of similar insults. More to the point, it was republicans, in the form of Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, who virtually invented the modern concept of the political hit list.
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:52 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    Blakes7 saidThe Imperious Cunt will have a long shit list, and pull the same shit and even worse than Christie. Just wait and see.


    You mean, she's going to beat the GOP at their own game?


    Prove the hair on her chest grows all the way down to her balls.
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    Jan 16, 2014 11:37 AM GMT
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    Blakes7 said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    Blakes7 saidThe Imperious Cunt will have a long shit list, and pull the same shit and even worse than Christie. Just wait and see.


    You mean, she's going to beat the GOP at their own game?


    Which republican president could be described as an imperious cunt?


    All Republican presidents in recent history have proved themselves worthy of similar insults. More to the point, it was republicans, in the form of Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, who virtually invented the modern concept of the political hit list.


    Is 40 and 70 years ago the best you could come up with? It's before my time, but Joe McCarthy was never a president, and he was doing his job, however unpleasant. By the way, you couldn't call either of those men an "Imperious Cunt", could you?
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    Jan 16, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
    And even if all past presidents had shit lists, must we continue this bad tradition for ever? Obama was elected and supported to this day because he somehow manages to appear above the fray, and we all know he's full of shit. So maybe it's just not possible...
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    Jan 16, 2014 2:34 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidAnd even if all past presidents had shit lists, must we continue this bad tradition for ever? Obama was elected and supported to this day because he somehow manages to appear above the fray, and we all know he's full of shit. So maybe it's just not possible...


    Politics attracts a narcissistic self involved individual to begin with, and then by the time he reaches any upper level position or office, the process has squeezed any and all idealism out of him.

    He becomes one of two things:

    A) apathetic and ineffective

    B) He moves to the dark side where greed and avarice take over.
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    Jan 16, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    That seems to be human nature. It can still be curbed.
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    Jan 16, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    Blakes7 said

    Is 40 and 70 years ago the best you could come up with? It's before my time, but Joe McCarthy was never a president, and he was doing his job, however unpleasant. By the way, you couldn't call either of those men an "Imperious Cunt", could you?


    Did I say McCarthy was ever president? I was discussing political hit lists (i.e. the thread subject) and how the GOP invented them. That you are happy to give McCarthy the 'Nuremberg defence' shows just how awry your moral compass is.
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    Jan 16, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Always interesting seeing what the "Brit view" of American politics and public affairs is. Most refreshing.


    Thanks, but I'm afraid I cannot return the compliment. Your views are rarely interesting and seldom refreshing.
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    Jan 16, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
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    Blakes7 said

    Is 40 and 70 years ago the best you could come up with? It's before my time, but Joe McCarthy was never a president, and he was doing his job, however unpleasant. By the way, you couldn't call either of those men an "Imperious Cunt", could you?


    Did I say McCarthy was ever president? I was discussing political hit lists (i.e. the thread subject) and how the GOP invented them. That you are happy to give McCarthy the 'Nuremberg defence' shows just how awry your moral compass is.


    Typical leftist trick: change the subject. I ASKED about republican presidents. And a leftist questioning my moral compass is pathetic. It reminds me of something a late Uncle used to say to people who's kids could do no wrong, "you'd make excuses for the devil ".