Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Novak challenged on Clinton material

Amazing what you find on the internet when searching for a simple date of an upcoming debate.

Clinton/Obama Texas debate scheduled for Austin February 21
February 11th, 2008
Gromer Jeffers, Jr. and the Dallas Morning News report that the Obama and Clinton campaigns have agreed the particulars on a debate in Texas.

Hillary, King and Goldwater
By Robert D. Novak
Monday, March 12, 2007

While Hillary Rodham Clinton came out second best to Barack Obama in their long-range oratorical duel at Selma, Ala., the real problem with her visit there a week ago concerned her March 4 speech's claim of her attachment to Martin Luther King Jr. as a high school student in 1963. How, then, could she be a "Goldwater girl" in the next year's presidential election?

The incompatibility of those two positions of 40 years ago was noted to me by Democratic old-timers who were shocked by Sen. Clinton's temerity in pursuing her presidential candidacy. Barry Goldwater's opposition to the 1964 voting rights bill was not incidental to his run for the White House but an integral element of conscious departure from Republican tradition that contributed to his disastrous performance...,_king_and_goldwater

sebastian // Feb 12, 2008 at 4:40 am

Hillary Was AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1964
While a Republican and ‘Goldwater Girl’

I know and appreciate that Barack Obama has taken the high road, but as a black man it is important to me that we all know the TRUTH about Hillary. Read This…..THEN SPREAD THE WORD !!!!

A March 12, 2007 article written by acclaimed Washington columnist Robert Novak sheds a very revealing light on the true sentiment of Hillary Clinton during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement. Clinton recently was found to have minimized the great and monumental strides taken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by stating that it was Lyndon B. Johnson, then president, who should receive the credit for the civil rights progress including the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Novak falsely accused "Goldwater girl" Clinton of "re-inventing her past" to include MLK as influence Mon, Mar 12, 2007 7:01pm ET
In his March 12 column, syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak wrote that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) "was re-inventing her past" because Clinton's March 4 speech in Selma, Alabama, included a "claim of her attachment to Martin Luther King Jr. as a high school student in 1963." Novak suggested that this conflicted with her description of herself as a "Goldwater girl" in her memoir, Living History (Simon & Schuster, June 2003). As Greg Sargent noted on his weblog The Horse's Mouth, Novak made this argument to support his assertion that the Clinton campaign is "panick[ing]" in response to Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) rising poll numbers.

In fact, as Media Matters for America documented, Clinton reported both in Living History that she heard King speak when she was a teenager and that she was a Goldwater girl.

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