Next week we are launching an ebook, “Failed Choices” that documents Hillary Clinton’s record at the State Department. You can sign-up for an early copy here.
Politico has the details on the new book.
“Hard Choices,” meet “Failed Choices.” The Republican opposition research group America Rising will release an e-book on Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department, describing her own book about her service as “spin” aimed at a presidential campaign.
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Yesterday, BuzzFeed wrote an article titled “The Wait For Hillary Clinton’s New Book – And Policy Specifics” that details how many of Hillary’s own supporters aren’t quite sure where she stands on the issues. The most glaring one is Ready for Hillary – the very group that Hillary loyalists rush to donate to and support.
“Her book is going to come out, and that’s going to lay out a number of issues and where she stands,” said Seth Bringman, Ready for Hillary’s communications director. The group has discussed the possibility of hosting Hard Choices book parties, to follow the “Day of Action” meetings held earlier this month. “As she gets out there more, when the book comes out and as she campaigns for 2014 candidates, we’re going to continue to amplify her message,” he said.
Hey, Ready for Hillary: before you choose to support a candidate for an election, you should probably know where they stand on the issues… Just a suggestion.
See more HERE.
The New York Times reports on Victor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian oligarch with extensive ties to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s State Department, as he tries to curry favor to win an anti-dumping dispute with American steel companies. Pinchuk’s Clinton ties won’t look good to steelworkers in critical states like Pennsylvania and Ohio, where Clinton did well with during the 2008 Democratic primaries:
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have built a sprawling network of powerful friends around the globe, one that could aid Mrs. Clinton’s chances were she to seek the presidency. But those relationships often come with intersecting interests and political complications; few people illustrate that more vividly than the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk.
A steel magnate and major contributor to the former president’s foundation, Mr. Pinchuk was in frequent contact with Mrs. Clinton’s State Department, at meetings arranged by a Clinton political operative turned lobbyist, Douglas E. Schoen.
And now Mr. Pinchuk is at the center of a trade dispute that places him at odds with steelworkers in Pennsylvania and Ohio, precisely the kind of union workers Mrs. Clinton would need to appeal to in a presidential campaign.
The Washington Free Beacon reports on the private papers of Hillary Clinton’s now deceased Arkansas friend Diane Blair, whose files were made public at the University of Arkansas library. During the 2008 campaign, questions were raised regarding the decision to delay making Blair’s collection public until after the 2008 election. Among the top finding from the Blair documents were:
Hillary Clinton attempted to pass her own health care legislation in 1993 through the budget reconciliation process to avoid a Senate filibuster, just as the final Obamacare bill was passed through the Senate:
March 9 – HC absolutely exhausted after another day on the Hill. She’s working hard to get Byrd to let them put health care into budget reconciliation.
According to a polling memo from Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 1992, voters found Hillary Clinton to be “ruthless”:
On May 12, 1992, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake, top pollsters for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, issued a confidential memo. The memo’s subject was “Research on Hillary Clinton.”
Voters admired the strength of the Arkansas first couple, the pollsters wrote. However, “they also fear that only someone too politically ambitious, too strong, and too ruthless could survive such controversy so well.”
Their conclusion: “What voters find slick in Bill Clinton, they find ruthless in Hillary.”
Hillary Clinton originally called a single-payer health care system a necessity, a position she later denied ever having:
“At dinner, [Hillary] to [Bill] at length on the complexities of health care—thinks managed competition a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,” Blair wrote.
The account is at odds with public statements by the former First Lady that she never supported the single-payer option.
In an interview with the New York Times as she ran for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton said she had never seriously considered adopting a single-payer system, in which the government, using funds appropriated from taxpayers, pays for all health care expenses.
The papers portray “a cutthroat strategist who relished revenge against her adversaries and complained in private that nobody in the White House was “tough and mean enough”:
The records paint a complex portrait of Hillary Clinton, revealing her to be a loyal friend, devoted mother, and a cutthroat strategist who relished revenge against her adversaries and complained in private that nobody in the White House was “tough and mean enough.”
Read more on the Blair papers here.
According to H.R.C., a new book by political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, it was Hillary Clinton’s strong defense of Obamacare before wavering cabinet members that proved “pivotal” in winning their support according to a Washington Post preview:
She defended the president’s health plan against doubting Cabinet colleagues, a moment the authors describe as “pivotal, if underappreciated.”
This shouldn’t be surprising, after-all Clinton is the “Mother of Obamacare" since the bill mimicked much of what Clinton had promised during her losing 2008 presidential campaign.