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ELECTION 2008
Hillary gags woman critic on campaign website
Constitutional reference that health care not guaranteed deleted twice


Posted: August 18, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

Sen. Hillary Clinton

A critic of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s proposals for expanded health care guarantees took advantage of a blog function on Clinton’s campaign website to express her objections, only to have the comments deleted – twice. The second time the website operators apparently deleted the entire blog page.

Kathy Hood said she went to the campaign blog site to object to comments the senator made about single mothers and the Bush administration.

“I saw her commercial in Iowa,” Hood told WND. “She said we’re [single mothers] invisible to the Bush administration.”

But, she said, no one is “entitled” to free health care. “We’re supposed to be responsible and provide for ourselves,” she told WND. “She really insulted me and offended me [talking] about single moms being invisible.”

So Hood looked up the U.S. Constitution’s provisions regarding the responsibilities of Congress, and posted excerpts on her newly created blog on Clinton’s website. It lasted only hours before being deleted. A second posting lasted about the same length of time, only long enough to attract one comment: “WHY DON’T YOU GO TO YOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE’S SITE INSTEAD OF SPENDING TIME HERE???? This site is for HILLARY SUPPORTER’S!!!! (sic)”

A spokesman in the media center for the Clinton campaign office in Virginia declined to accept a WND question by telephone, and there was no response to the question when it was e-mailed as directed.

Hood’s extended posting said:

“It seems to me that you Hillary Dear need a lesson i[n] Civics 101. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of just what is and is not in Section 8 of The U.S. Constitution….

“Congress has the power to:

  1. Lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises to PAY DEBTS and provide for the common defense and general welfare.
  2. To borrow money on the credit of the U.S.
  3. To establish uniform rules of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of bankruptcies.
  4. To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, fix the standards of weights and measures.
  5. Provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coins of the U.S.
  6. To establish post office and post roads.
  7. To promote the progress of science and USEFUL arts.
  8. To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and offenses against the law of nations.
  9. To declare war, grant letters of marquee and reprisal, make rules concerning captures on land and water.
  10. To raise and SUPPORT armies.
  11. To provide and maintain a navy.
  12. To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.
  13. To provide for the calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions.
  14. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia…

“Now Hillary Dear, with that said, would you mind telling me exactly where it states that U.S. citizens are entitled to FREE HEALTH CARE provided by Government????? You can’t because it does not exist. Nor does the food stamp program, or the welfare program, section 8 reduced housing, school lunch programs, Medicaid, medicare, prescription assistance, etc.

“If you want to push a socialist agenda then I suggest you go to a country that is Socialist. As the ‘smartest woman in the world’ you should already know that our great nation is a capitalist nation, … founded on the concept of SELF-RESPONSIBILITY. That is how you made so much money. It is not my job or responsibility to prop up the lazy, the ignorant, or anybody that makes bad choices for themselves…,” Hood wrote.

“For the record, I am a single mother that raised three children by myself, without the aid of welfare of any kind, and only earning $19,500 per year. Your current commercial running in my state of Iowa is an insult to me when you state that single mothers are ‘invisible’ to the Bush administration. Single mothers are not victims of anything. Those [who] want to make it in this world like I did work hard for what we have. Those who don’t want anything in life are the ones that choose the nanny state that you are trying to usher through. If I can do it, so can everyone else,” she said.

“Why don’t you try telling people to get off of their butts and get a job, an education, and start supporting themselves. That is where they will find success, not from a government handout. This is America, not France, the UK, Sweden, Belgium or any of the other socialist countries that you seem to love more than your own,” Hood wrote.

Blog posts that remained on the campaign website were from other writers, and all praised the candidate for one issue or another.

Hood also had posted a separate entry saying she was going to contact WND, as well as Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.

“That one has also disappeared from my blog,” she told WND.

A direct link Hood provided WND for the blog resulted in a campaign website error messages saying: “Error The specified forum [400010827] was not found.”

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