The NY Times Ludicrously Touts Hillary’s “Conservative Credentials”
Here we go again. Anne Kornblut’s Wednesday story on Sen. Hillary Clinton’s speech in Chicago (“A Speech on the Economy, for 2006 or 2008?”) helps the senator and potential presidential candidate by ludicrously awarding her “conservative credentials.”
Kornblut, like Times’ reporters before her, sets Clinton on a mainstream path that bears little resemblance to the liberal senator’s actual voting record (she sports a lifetime record of 9 out of a possible 100 from the American Conservative Union rankings of senators' voting records).
“Mrs. Clinton did not, in her 57-minute speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, assail President Bush by name. Indeed, Mrs. Clinton repeatedly emphasized her conservative credentials and alliances, and she blamed the sharp partisan fighting in Washington for dissuading business leaders from working with government.”
Kornblut claims Hillary has “conservative credentials,” yet Clinton doesn’t seem to like “rich people” very much, saying this in her speech:
"America did not build the greatest economy in the world because we had rich people. Nearly any society has some of those. We built the greatest economy in the world -- and most of us are beneficiaries of it -- because we built the American middle class. If we don't send a signal that we are all in this together, the character of America will change.”
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