The LuLac Edition #3301, September 19th, 2016
So tonight my buddy L.A. Tarone takes a phone call from a caller in Wilkes Barre that badly needs a Bush/Obama phone. The guy was yammering on about the choice between Trump and Clinton and said that he couldn’t understand how anyone could vote for the devil you know. Tarone then responded that Hillary Clinton’s career was “Thirty years of abject failure”. Okay, thirty years of abject failure?
Let’s not even count her time on the Watergate committee and her work with the Children’s Defense Fund as a young lawyer. Thirty years, 1986 to 2016.
Helped provide millions of children with health care. That was the CHIP program which right wingers were screaming about because it was socialized medicine. But because of it, millions of kids got health care.
Elected Senator of New York state in 2000.
During 911, Clinton worked to make sure the 9/11 first responders who suffered lasting health effects from their time at Ground Zero got the care they needed. She also met with many family members at the time.
Told the world that “women’s rights are human rights." This was a ground breaking speech on an international basis. She did this in Communist China not on Social Media in her bathrobe.
Stood up for LGBT rights at home and abroad. Now the homophobes won’t get this but Clinton has advocated for this type of inclusion.
Remember a few years ago when Israel was at peril? As Hamas rockets rained down on Israel, Hillary went to the region immediately. Twenty-four hours after she landed, a ceasefire went into effect—and that year became Israel’s quietest in a decade.
Re-elected senator in 2006.
Came within 300 votes of becoming the nominee but took the advice of that numbskull Mark Penn who said forget about the caucuses.
Was instrumental in persuading Barack Obama to pull the trigger and get Bin Laden.
Nominated as the first woman to be the nominee of a major political party.
Thirty years of “abject failure?’
While the caller was hard to hear, unfortunately the host of the night time talk show was loud and clear on this one. All I know is I’m in Wilkes Barre and he’s in Hazleton and we should both be so lucky to be such “abject failures”.
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