Sen. Clinton Calls for Party Truce, United Front

"COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) called Monday for a ceasefire among warring factions of the Democratic Party, arguing that a united front is needed to reverse the party's recent electoral defeats and halt the advance of conservative Republican ideology.

Clinton was the marquee attraction among a procession of prospective 2008 Democratic presidential candidates who spoke at the annual summer meeting of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) -- a group that was a springboard for Bill Clinton's first White House bid 13 years ago. She announced that she had taken a new position with the group aimed at winning back heartland voters.

All the prospective candidates emphasized that opposition to President Bush's policies alone will not put the Democrats back in the White House, but it was Clinton who forcefully argued that the Democrats no longer can afford internal strife and must bridge long-standing divisions to regain power.

"We Democrats have not yet succeeded in isolating and defeating the far right, in part because we have allowed ourselves to be split between left, right and center," she said. Noting that the DLC had often been in the forefront of those intraparty battles, she said all Democrats should agree to a truce and unite around shared values, "values violated every day in Washington by the ideologues of the Republican right."


"In her speech, Clinton accused Republicans of reversing the course established by Democrats in the 1990s. "They turned our bridge to the 21st century into a tunnel back to the 19th century," she said. Then, with a time-machine metaphor, she offered an idealized vision of America in 2020 after other, presumably Democratic, policies had been put in place."

The only course you guys set was to a cigar and a blue dress and all this! Some bridge!

"That America included a more protected homeland, a better-equipped and trained military, and diplomatic reengagement abroad as well as refocused attention on domestic problems such as health care, the budget deficit and strains on families."

Better Military? More protected homeland? Twin Towers (93), Oaklahoma City, Kobar Towers, USS Cole

...Ok Hillary.

Well, anyway, good luck Hillary getting all the factions of your fractured party together.....it's going to be like nailing Jello to a tree.

Example - look at Daily Kos

This is the Democratic Party on Unity......any questions?

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