Welcome to the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential speculation sweepstakes

 By Chris Cillizza,   Published: June 23 E-mail the writer

 There’s a super PAC to support her and one that’s trying, at least in part, to stop her. Every word she utters is parsed by cable TV, blogs and anyone with a political pulse for indications of which way she is leaning. And, there are still 922 days between now and Jan. 1, 2016.

Welcome to the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential speculation sweepstakes, a process that not only has begun earlier than it did before Clinton ran for president in 2008 but also is significantly more well developed — on both sides of the equation.

“It did start earlier this time around,” said Brian Wolff, a longtime senior aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “You have the confluence of her being the anointed nominee [and] Obama supporters’ overwhelming support for her.”

Already there is Ready for Hillary, a super PAC designed to prime the pump for a Clinton presidential bid that has among its supporters longtime Clinton confidant Harold Ickes and even Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a strong backer of Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 primary fight.

And just last week, America Rising, a conservative-aligned super PAC, launched Stop Hillary 2016, a Web site designed to raise money for its efforts to “prevent Americans from ever having to see another Clinton in the White House.”

At this point in the run-up to the 2008 election, Clinton was running for a second term in the Senate and deflecting all questions about her political future until that race concluded in late 2006. While Republicans attempted to recruit a serious contender against her in that 2006 race in hopes of forcing her to spend some time (and money) in the Empire State, they failed miserably. She eventually announced her presidential campaign on Jan. 20, 2007.

While there is broad agreement in the political world that the Clinton hype has started sooner than it did last time, there are differing opinions as to whether that is a good or a bad thing for her if she does decide to run.

“What worries me about the super PACs and groups starting so early is that it is hard to sustain a movement based on an idea — sooner or later, enthusiasm will stall and supporters will want a decision by the person,” said Penny Lee, a former executive director at the Democratic Governors Association and now a lobbyist. “You want to make sure that need for a decision coincides with Hillary’s own timing and doesn’t force her to make a decision before she is ready.”

There have already been some grumbles about Ready for Hillary and whether its stated goal of clearing a path for Clinton when she decides to run might have the opposite effect — by, as Lee suggests, forcing her hand before she is ready to decide or making her look political before she wants to appear that way.

Others argue, however, that all of the early jockeying and planning around the possibility of Clinton running again ultimately is a good thing for her if she wants to run.

“I’m one who believes the early hype is a good thing on both fronts if managed properly,” said GOP media consultant Fred Davis, who handled advertising for the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “She’s basically able to imply her opponents can huff and puff — but this time you’ll never blow this house down.”

Managing the attention that all of this early activity has created around Clinton is critical. On the one hand, she benefits from being seen as nonpolitical (or at least not a candidate) for as long as possible. On the other, if all of the buzz forces the media to litigate Clinton’s problems — or potential problems — now rather than in the heat of a 2016 presidential campaign, that’s a plus for her.

Also worth considering: Clinton, while one of the most famous people in the world, is out of office and, therefore, has no natural way of making news or driving an issue agenda. She clearly views her involvement in the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation as that vehicle, although it remains to be seen just how effective she can drive a message from that perch.

Whether all of the attention is a good thing or bad thing in the long run then depends on what Clinton and her political team— who is in her inner circle remains unclear — can make of it.

“It’s a double-edged sword. Early hype can deter viable challenges, but it also invites the kind of scrutiny that can deflate a bubble very quickly,” said Phil Singer, a senior staffer in Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. “The team needs to manage the buzz carefully.”

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33 thoughts on “Welcome to the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential speculation sweepstakes

  1. It remains to be seen how these early predictions and premonitions will drive Hillary’s interest to run. There is a super pac Ready for Hillary that is very actively soliciting donations, but I am not yet getting on board that ship.

  2. Hillary has a lot of questions to answer. We shall see who runs against her, if she runs. And what she says. She will have to convince me a second time that she is the better candidate. One thing on her side is she is a Christian and an American, born and bred in this country ( no pun intended). I am through with citizens of the world, no matter where they call home. I was never into that idea to begin with, and the one we have has proven to us that American beliefs must be protected, when he chose not to.

  3. I’ve been news deprived during June but why is Paula Deen being crucified for something she said 30 years ago and New Yorkers willing to forgive Anthony Weiner for something he did last year?

    Hillary has done some things connected to Benghazi that I will find hard to forgive. I thought she was more of an independent force than she has proven.

  4. Good Morning, Villagers…straight to sunshine, we’re headed for scorcher territory by the weekend, todays highs around 90 degrees!

    I think all this talk about the next presidential election is waaaaayyyy tooooo premature…I’m disgusted with it…we have to survive the next 3 and half years of President Obama and the way things are going that’s going to be difficult enough. He’s become the laughingstock of the international community…have you read anything from foreign newspapers or magazines lately…our prestige as a country has been destroyed…we are impotent to achieve practically anything.

    Taylor…glad you dropped by…I hope things are manageable in your life. I don’t get the Paula Deen saga…makes no sense to me…I keep thinking there has to be more to this, where are all her fellow chefs support? I think she’s not as popular in the food world as people thought…she’s not all she seems to be….though, she has a loyal fan base and doesn’t deserve what’s happening to her…but, she is becoming her own worst enemy the more she talks. If Weiner wins mayor of New York then we know he’s connected…it’s about the money and who’s backing him…he disgusts me too!!

    Mary…someday, way into the future, there will be citizens of the world…that day can’t be rushed and is certainly not now. Yet, people are trying to force it…the progressives can’t wait for the evolution of mankind…so they’re destroying what’s good along with what’s bad.

    Off to the dentist this morning…Enjoy your day….

  5. Thank goodness, this creep is behind bars tonight:
    NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities have arrested a man wanted in a New Jersey home invasion that left a mother beaten, an attack that was captured on a nanny cam.

    The Essex County prosecutor’s office said 42-year-old Shawn Custis was arrested Friday in Manhattan by the prosecutor’s office and the FBI. Custis faces charges of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and child endangerment.

  6. Hello My Village Family,

    Taylor…….. Amen to that, what a thug! I hope you are doing as well as can be i’m still praying for your family!

    Mary.. i hope your family is doing well!

    Karel… I hope all went well at the dentist!
    Normita…I hope all is ggoing well with you too! And i’m getting emails daily to donate money to The ready for Hillary pac i would’nt give a dime because who knows where its going to maybe the BHO bunch.

    Go I’m so sorry to hear about your family member i’m praying for you also and i hope six-toes is doing good!

    We are all hanging in there getting things ready for court again on the the kids its the 1 year court date so we are not looking forward to this madness starting up again , because the kids have been doing so well and we have been trying to get our ducks in a row again, but i know God is with us so its just stressful and alittle scary but we will hold on again!

    Ive been trying not to listen to much news either just to much stress.
    But the Village kids are going like weeds and the are soooo happy and we love them so much!

    I sure miss CT,MJ,and Maria along with the others! i wish they would stop in sometime just to say hi.

    I love you all,

    Teri and The Village Kids

  7. I hope the West finds relief from the heat. Lots of people without AC love to go to movies when it is this hot so I hope there are good films for them to see.

    Teri you will prevail in court.

    More later.

  8. Denise, I hope this fire is not near you. Bless the firemen who lost their lives.

    A fire information officer says 19 firefighters are unaccounted for while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in a central Arizona community.

  9. hello villagers. anyone here getting ready for the 4th of July? My husband is playing in a concert, and I will be manning a Band Booster booth, LOL! And we received the most beautiful picture of our baby granddaughter’s first picture with a smile, I think she is going to be a ham!

    Well, life goes on. The world news is just horrible. Looks like Egypt will explode, and Michelle Obama says living in the WH is like a prison. What a crock. This indeed is a living nightmare. When will it end?

  10. Hope you’re all well! Just finished with my eight-page newsletter and now working with a colleague of mine to have an online newsletter.
    I saw Teri’s comment on top about the Ready for Hillary PAC starting to solicit. I am not taking their bait, unless I hear it from Hillary. That could be driven by the obots who drove Hillary out in ’08. There’s a lot going on and many more between now and the 2016 heat wave, we’ll just wait and see. One election at a time. I can’t believe how forgiving the New Yorkers are for taking Weiner and his tweet mania. I thought he is gone and went into oblivion.

  11. Here’s a good one: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday it would not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, delaying a key provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law by a year, to beyond the next election.
    http://news.yahoo.com/u-delay-key-health-reform-provision-2015-002644763.html
    A sure win for employers, especially for small business owners who are the backbone of the economy. Giving coverage to workers are long time overdue but they should find a common ground so employers will not have to go bankrupt.

  12. The heat wave has finally subsided here. For the past several days, we had to go out to the yard to shower the plants so they don’t burn and wilt. So far the temps will be down some tomorrow.

  13. Normita he just delayed the healthcare mandate for a year. He did not voice any way to resolve the problem. He never does. Guess his handlers just realized the disaster would derail the dimwits in 2014 and his standing ( now in the low40s, getting close to Bush s standing) would just get worse. Potus does not give a damn.about healthcare or the employers or their employees. Have we not all realized by now that this man is a total narcissist, totally over his head on anything he tackles. Valerie jarrett is calling the shots. He just reads what they put in front of him.

  14. When it rains it pours and pours. Back to spring of 2011, Egyptians hit the streets of Cairo and now it’s almost a repeat – their elected president is out in a coup, although the word is not being used for economic reasons.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Egyptian military’s overthrow of elected President Mohamed Mursi left President Barack Obama grappling with a difficult question of diplomacy and language in dealing with the Arab world’s most populous nation: was it a coup?
    http://news.yahoo.com/coup-not-coup-obama-faces-tricky-call-egypt-050432835.html
    When will the people there ever live a normal life? The totus is probably hoping all these are but a dream…

  15. Potus backed the Muslem Brotherhood 100 percent. He and Morsi were buds. The MB was always at the WH, as recently as a couple of weeks ago. Huma (Hillarys assistant, right hand essential) father is MB. Lots of folks in WH are MB, appointed by potus. Valerie Jarrett is Arabic, born in Iran. Still tight with the Muslems. Potus wrote in his book ” I will stand with the Muslems”. Do you think this might be a setback to potus?

  16. Good Morning, Villagers….Happy 4th of July…we’re cookin’ in our neck of the woods…tropical clouds are on the cruise, muggy, highs continue in the triple digits…about 102…outside chance of tropical moisture!

    It’s practically impossible to walk in this heat…the air quality is awful and you feel drained if you walk for long periods. I’ll be glad to have some cool down soon…maybe tomorrow only 90’s…I sure hope so. My microwave has gone “belly up” and it’s a unit, with fan, lights and microwave…the landlord is taking forever to replace it. Cooking is barely an option…the place heats up when I use the oven and I cringe just thinking about my electric bill…yikes!

    Normita…we had that one evening with a cooler breeze, but it didn’t affect the weather overall…I thought for sure we’d see some cooling. I imagine you’re spending a lot of time in your garden and that water bill will be something…at least I don’t have a yard to worry about.

    Mary…I’m with you on the Muslim Brotherhood…I hope the people of Egypt can get their secular government running…their economy is horrible and women are being abused in greater numbers by the day. It is interesting that Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran…I only realized that recently…she exerts a great deal of influence over this administration. Obama has been of the wrong side of this Egyptian issue for years now…the crowds in Tahir Square are carrying anti-Obama signs…they feel betrayed by America. We don’t seem to be standing up for freedom anymore…

    We are lucky to call our selves Americans…Enjoy your 4th of July…God Bless America!!!(we can still say that right???)

  17. Karel we have the heat too. I am walking really early, only way to do it. I think today the cool down has started, not as much mugginess as before. Yesterday it was raining, but the rain evaporated before it hit the ground.

    Happy Independence Day. God bless America. You bet we can still say that.

  18. Hello my Village Family,

    Happy Indendence Day and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

    Normita, i dont think BHO likes that they are ousting his buddy in Egypt
    Mary Congrats on your new baby Granduaghter ,i bet she is a doll!

    Taylor, I hope you and your family are doing the as can be, we are still praying for you.

    Karel its soooo hot here about 109 and 110 wow the kids are getting wet in a blow up pool anything to stay cool.

    Go , i hope you have good $th and your family is doing ok also!

  19. LOL GO, the post above should say ” i hope you have a good 4th and your family is doing ok also!
    MY PC is so messed up i just hobble and peck and hope for the best HAHA

    Teri

  20. Happy Independence Day. Have you heard about the 10,000 in Gettysburg this week reenacting the battle fought 150 years ago? The people who partake in these are serious historians, many with ancestors who fought in these battles.

    I applaud the process taking place in Egypt. It appears to be people led. They recognize the economic foundation they lost in the last two years and are finding their way with their democracy. As the US becomes more energy independent as the North America reaps the benefits of its own oil and natural gas, our role in the middle east will become less important. Egypt’s budding travel industry was just developing when it fell apart two years ago and its citizens could easily see what they lost.

    Karel, I would go buy a cheap microwave for less than $50 to tide you over. Or borrow one from a college student home for the summer.

    Mary, enjoy the pics — I think the most angelic pictures are taken between 6-12 months.

    When I saw pictures of the National Defense team today with one shot of Holder, Susan Rice and Obama around the table it was almost too much.

    Hope you safe around the fireworks tonight.

  21. Taylor, I had the same reaction to the photo. Made me gag. You betcha, that is our cracker jack National Defense Team. What do you think they are discussing, how to ensure our country’s success and well being, or how to save their necks, and keep their power? Any bets?

  22. It is cooler today. Feels just great. simi valley is just over the hill to us. That’s where they had the fireworks explosion. You know, last night I passed almost underneath the fireworks going off where we were, and it can be truly frightening to be that close.

  23. A friend sent me this. The online site looked like a good one for someone with kids or grandkids. Teri, maybe the village kids would be interested.

    I liked this story.

    A 10-year-old boy who found $10,000 in a drawer at a Kansas City hotel where he was staying with his dad turned the money over to police.
    Tyler Schaefer found the neatly stacked bills Saturday in the room where he and his father, Cody Schaefer, were staying at a hotel near the airport.
    —————————-

    The Tween Times Tribune (http://tweentribune.com/) is a free online source of reading materials based on current events. Students select their grade level and can then browse the latest stories or browse recent articles by topic area.

    The contents of this site are also available in Spanish.

    Another good current events site is DOGOnews (http://www.dogonews.com/; elementary-middle school reading levels).

  24. We had our first BLTs of the summer yesterday. The first tomatoes of the summer are such a treat.

    Am I the only one that despises the public and media obsession with trials? I refused to watch the OJ trial which seemed to have started this trend and now it is an obsession. The Zimmerman one is ending just as the Ft Hood is beginning. Rather than reporting on the trials, the trial is the news.

    Did you see the video of the three survivors of the decade long Cleveland adjunctions? It was so good to see smiles on the faces of these brave women and to hear them speak without reporters asking stupid questions.

  25. Good Morning, Villagers…ah, the fickle fingers of fog…natures blanket will pull back for a thoroughly blue sky day, highs in the low 80’s….lovely!

    Taylor…those tomatoes are such a gem, for those people who have never grown their own, they don’t know what they’re missing….such a major difference in taste and texture! A BLT does sound good. I hope things are well with your mother.

    I’m sick of listening to the Zimmerman case…the media thought they had a racial crime of the ages to exploit and whether it fit the bill or not….they were going to have their agenda met. Trials shouldn’t be spectacles…when they become so…justice follows the politics of the day. Why have people been so obsessed with this case…I can’t figure it out. They focus on one crime, while numerous killings are taking place in Chicago and elsewhere….it’s not about addressing the problems, it’s about getting an agenda met and ratings…otherwise it doesn’t make sense. Now President Obama wants gun control in the memory of Trayvon Martin….maybe, in his memory, Obama should tackle the real problem in his home state.

    Has anyone noticed how this next generation doesn’t seem to know how to cook…every young woman I’ve talked to lately can’t cook and didn’t take Home Ec. in school. Is this a California thing….or is it happening in your parts of the country too? My sons girlfriend wants me to teach her to cook….she was boiling a pot of pasta without enough water in the pot….so we’ll be starting from scratch….besides, she’s an even finickier eater than my son…so this should be interesting….I think I’ll start with breakfast….usually, people can be successful with that.

    It’s the dog days of summer…everyone seems to be preoccupied…Enjoy your day…

  26. Here is a commentary that hit home for me. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/16/the-defender-mark-omara-a-real-life-atticus-finch/

    I had discussions with one of my liberal Florida friends last night after I heard a black minister call for everyone to avoid going to Florida, Disneyworld, etc because of the verdict. My friend repeated all the typical reasoning why Zimmerman should be in jail but somehow knew nothing about the 4 minute lapse where Martin could have walked away. There is so much brainwashing going on. What worries me the most about the NSA datamining efforts is that it provides the info to carry it to the next level.

    Most of the kids I know have basic cooking skills. I did not take home ec in high school but took science courses instead. With a working mother and being the oldest in the family, I learned by trial and error. It was also 12 miles to the nearest restaurant so you cooked or starved. Most of our meat came from the farm and in the summer so did the vegetables. I did love the Wonder bread that we bought.

  27. I have nothing to say about the trial but to say the verdict was so obviously correct. I can not stand the black leaders, can’t even stand to hear them talk. But, a point I will make is that if the blacks keep attacking hispanics to get even this will backfire. They will wake up the sleeping Hispanic population that canbe 10 times more violent than the blacks, and the blacks will rue the day they did this. Most of the illegals here have connections to their homeland where they do not tolerate this. Just listen to the cruelties of the killings going on in the cartels. if they unleash this monster, there willbe carnage in the streets.

  28. Hello Everyone,

    I hope you all are doing well!

    Mary i’m with you on not being able to stand hearing the black leaders stir up this mess, and Holder is shameful, and yes i agree i think this will come back to bite them bigtime! Yes the hispanics do have alot of family connections, our town is like 75% hispanic and they are not happy.
    Also i wanted to tell you i bet your grandbaby is a doll!

    Taylor i hope you are doing ok and i thannkyou for the kids websites we wrer on them today and the kids like them Star liked them because she loves animals and liked the stories!

    Normita i’m with you also i will not jump on the wagon on the site for Hillary because i don’t want one red cent to go to the Obots and i don’t trust any of them right now!

    Karel i hope you are doing well!
    Go i hope all is ok with you and your family!

    we have been busy trying to enjoy the summer ,the kids have loved swimming in thier little pool and i’ve been outside watching them like a hawk and trying to not watch the news LOL

    I love you all,

    Teri and The Village Kids

  29. The Hillaryis44.org Admin is a great writer. Here is his latest post. I just love it!!! Says it all, doesn’t it?

    July 17th, 2013

    ObamaCare… That’s Real Retarded… Sir

    Our headline graciously donated by linguistic expert Rachel Jeantel who because of her etymological skills and her 3.0 average is getting a fully paid four year college scholarship once the 19 year old high school student graduates from the 12th grade. If you don’t like our headline you must be a racist (like Jimmy Carter).

    There are many people who won’t like our headline. They will pretend offense at the use of “retarded” and claim family members or friends of theirs have developmental issues that should not be demeaned. We’re not demeaning nuffin, we just be down with our homies (especially Homey Boo Boo Rachel Jeantel). So if you don’t like our headline… that’s retarded… and sir you are a racist and not as dope as we are.

    And be aware, racism is everywhere these days. Rasmussen: Near-majority agrees with Zimmerman verdict, 48/34. Lordy, lordy!

    We remember how Obama supporters promised Barack would “turn the page” on the past and all that racial stuff. But now things are much worse than ever before and racism is everywhere these days. As proof we have this right-on sista catch by HHS Secretary Sebelius: Opposing ObamaCare is like opposing civil rights in 1964, or something. Oh no she di’int!

    You heard it girlfriend. She went there:

    “Addressing the annual NAACP convention in Orlando, Fla., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that opponents of Obamacare are the same kind of people who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s. [snip]

    “The same arguments against change, the same fear and misinformation that opponents used then are the same ones opponents are spreading now. ‘This won’t work,’ ‘Slow down,’ ‘Let’s wait,’ they say. [snip]

    “You showed it in the fight against lynching and the fight for desegregation. You showed it by ensuring inalienable rights are secured in the courtroom and at the ballot box. And you showed it by supporting a health law 100 years in the making.

    “With each step forward, you said to forces of the status quo, ‘This will work,’ ‘We can’t slow down’ ‘We can’t wait,’ ‘We won’t turn back.’

    Unfortunately for Sebelius and other race-baiters the truth is other than what they propose. Sebelius is either lying or does not know that the problem was Democrats back in 1964.

    And the problem increasingly is Obama Dimocrats in 2013 too! The very Obama Dimocrats that attacked Obama’s health scam opponents are now the very same Obama Dimocrats denouncing the ObamaCare they supported and helped finance to passage. Yes, we mean Union leaders: ObamaCare will “destroy the very health and wellbeing” of America’s working class. Say Whaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt???

    “Bear in mind that Big Labor went to bat for ObamaCare in a big way throughout the months-long debate over its passage. When Tea Party activists demonstrated to raise opposition to the legislation, unions like the Teamsters counterprotested, sometimes violently, in an attempt to intimidate conservatives into acquiescence. Unions spent big money in the 2010 election hoping to protect Democrats from the consequences of their votes on ObamaCare, arguing that the bill would help the working class by sticking it to insurers and fat cats.

    Now that the law is about to be implemented, though, it suddenly looks awful to union leaders like Teamsters president James Hoffa, UFCW president Joseph Hanson, and UNITE-HERE president D. Taylor. The Wall Street Journal published a letter on Friday that the union leaders sent to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi expressing shock, shock that a massive and expensive government intervention would screw up the labor market:

    Here come the racists, here come the racists, here come the racists:

    “Union Letter: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy The Very Health and Wellbeing’ of Workers

    Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi:

    When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

    Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.

    Now this vision has come back to haunt us.

    Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration, seeking reasonable regulatory interpretations to the statute that would help prevent the destruction of non-profit health plans. As you both know first-hand, our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with a stone wall by the White House and the pertinent agencies. This is especially stinging because other stakeholders have repeatedly received successful interpretations for their respective grievances. Most disconcerting of course is last week’s huge accommodation for the employer community—extending the statutorily mandated “December 31, 2013” deadline for the employer mandate and penalties.

    Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios:

    First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.
    
    Second, millions of Americans are covered by non-profit health insurance plans like the ones in which most of our members participate. These non-profit plans are governed jointly by unions and companies under the Taft-Hartley Act. Our health plans have been built over decades by working men and women. Under the ACA as interpreted by the Administration, our employees will treated differently and not be eligible for subsidies afforded other citizens. As such, many employees will be relegated to second-class status and shut out of the help the law offers to for-profit insurance plans.

    And finally, even though non-profit plans like ours won’t receive the same subsidies as for-profit plans, they’ll be taxed to pay for those subsidies. Taken together, these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable, and will undermine the health-care market of viable alternatives to the big health insurance companies.

    On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.

    We believe that there are common-sense corrections that can be made within the existing statute that will allow our members to continue to keep their current health plans and benefits just as you and the President pledged. Unless changes are made, however, that promise is hollow.

    We continue to stand behind real health care reform, but the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans including the members of our respective unions.

    We are looking to you to make sure these changes are made.”

    Sorry racists – there is NO HOPE for CHANGE. You broke it, now you will pay you racists!

    Racists, racists, racists, racists, racists….:

    “The union leaders who signed this letter should all resign in disgrace — not because of the letter itself, but because the letter implicitly admits that they’ve been nothing but shills for the administration’s agenda without any thought of how those policies would impact membership. They spent millions of dollars collected from those workers to make their lives worse.”

    Everywhere. Damn racists are everywhere! Everywhere.

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  30. Many of the Hillary bloggers were great writers with passion. I grew up in a town that had no blacks, Hispanics or Jews so when I went to college I was introduced to a lot. Rather the issues in most small towns were economic, gender, education,and willingness to work. My generation in town was the first able to go to college in most cases. Read Ben Carson’s book Gifted Hands and it will shed light that determination and the ability to have goals dissolves most barriers.

    Last week I told my husband that the government should have a Homestead like program to bring people back to Detroit. Great minds must think a lot because Dana Parino mentioned something similar on The Five. Greg thought there should be a program that gives the illegal immigrants an opportunity in Detroit. We have to be creative and think outside the box. Maybe students that struggle to pay back their student loans should have an incentive to give Detroit a chance.

    Still hot here.

  31. Taylor great idea. But I bet no young person would take them up on it. Where are the jobs? Now, the illegals would. They would set up Little Mexico neighborhoods. They would farm the land, as the original settlers. But would that help the city? Would they pay taxes? Probably not. But the land would be settled,and the old Detroit city would be dead. Not what the current lawmakers would want. It would be starting over.

    Maybe we should just lease the land to big farm corporations. That would create jobs, start an economy back up. Illegals could receive work visas to work the land. Lots of folks would take them up on that.

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