Hillary Clinton gave a speech today in Greenville, South Carolina in which she pilloried George W. Bush for his “inattention, neglect and denial”:
Weâ€™re here in part because the President failed to listen to the voices of people who are hurting, failed to get involved in the actual work of running the government, and failed to act. Instead, he has stayed at a comfortable cruising altitude, well above the realities of peopleâ€™s lives, delegating responsibilities to his advisers, hoping the buck would stop somewhere elseâ€”anywhere else….
Too many families are paying the price of inaction, right here and right now â€“ so I think we need to begin acting, and we canâ€™t wait until January 20, 2009.
Hillary Clinton talked her talk about what a hard worker she is, how she believes in doing her job, and how she’ll show up every day to work for you. It was a good line she talked:
The factory worker and the CEO, the farmer or the small business owner, the scientist in the lab, or the teacher in the classroom, everybody who gets up every day and gets their job done, supports their families â€“ that is the strength… American people donâ€™t hire a President to talk about our problems but to solve them, to set a vision for the future, and then to roll up our sleeves and get about fulfilling it…. I intend to be a president who stands up for you every single day about how we make America work better for you…. If you will give me a chance, I will work my heart out for you. You will have someone who gets up every day, thinking about you. I am not a show horse, Iâ€™m a work horse; and I will go to work for you.
Not a show horse? A work horse? Really?
Hillary Clinton promised back in October of 2007 that she would do her job as a United States Senator. Specifically, she promised that she would work to oppose immunity for telecommunications corporations that broke the law and violated Americans’ privacy. Clinton reiterated her commitment yesterday.
But today there was Senate debate and a vote to take telecommunications immunity out of the FISA Amendments Act. Today was the day for Hillary Clinton to show up and make her stand. To do her job. To work her heart out for the American people, like she said. To stand up for us.
Hillary Clinton failed to show up for work in the Senate today. She broke her promise to stop immunity for telecommunications corporations that broke the law and violated our privacy. Instead, she played hooky to give speeches about how she would show up for work every single day.
Hillary Clinton failed to show up work work in the Senate today — and in her absence, the motion to take out telecommunications immunity failed.
How pathetic. If Hillary Clinton won’t do her job and keep her promises now, why should we believe that she would do anything of the sort as president?