DEROY MURDOCK describes Hillary Clinton's "fake progress" and says "don't let Hillary's rhetoric fool you...."
Read more about Hillary Clinton's ratings and record in excerpts below and here. Emphasis added by yours truly. I challenge anyone to read it and then honestly tell me H. Clinton is anything but a died-in-the-wool, hard-left socialist politician trying to fake her way into the presidency.
"If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s rightward march continues, her media cheerleaders will relaunch her as "Hillary Rodham Goldwater." Sympathetic commentators have ballyhooed the New York Democrat’s shift toward the center. Each of her less-than-socialist utterings confirms her mounting moderation.
Don’t believe the hype.
The Duchess of Chappaqua remains a committed liberal Democrat. Her capture of the White House would advance limited government about as much as would have a Walter Mondale or Al Gore victory. Clinton’s votes, rated by both conservative and liberal groups, expose her as an Exacta-grade thoroughbred to statist liberals and a scoliotic nag to free-market conservatives.
From 0 to 100, "the middle" should rest somewhere between 33 and 66. Clinton scores well below 33 on conservative vote tallies and far higher than 66 on liberal evaluations.
*The American Conservative Union gave Clinton a 0 for her 2004 Senate votes. Her career ACU rating is just 9. Among other things, Clinton opposed a bill to criminalize the injury or death of a fetus during a violent offense. She also favored hiking the top tax rate from 35 percent to 36 percent and spurned legislation to promote testing and deployment of a missile defense shield.
*For her 2004 Senate votes, the National Taxpayer’s Union gave Clinton an 11 percent rating – an F.
In addition, NTU’s Bill Tally for the 108th Congress revealed that Clinton is the Senate’s second biggest spender, right behind Jon Corzine (D - New Jersey). She sponsored or co-sponsored 211 bills to boost expenditures and only three to curb outlays. Were they all enacted, new federal spending would have zoomed $378.2 billion annually.
"That’s the largest number of bills to increase spending supported by any Senator," says NTU’s Pete Sepp....
*Clinton’s 2004 votes scored her 8 percent approval from Citizens Against Government Waste, matching her 8 percent lifetime rating. "Hillary Clinton’s 2004 rating, the 19th-worst in the entire Senate, was far below average for a Senate Democrat," according to CAGW president Tom Schatz....
Clinton and New York’s senior Democratic senator, Charles Schumer, were CAGW’s "Porkers of the Month" last February for fighting President Bush’s proposed reforms of the Community Development Block Grant Program....
*The American Security Council, a conservative foreign policy organization, gave Clinton a 20 for her record in the 108th Congress. Her votes to shift $5.03 billion from Iraqi reconstruction to domestic programs and to strike research funds on a nuclear "bunker buster" weapon, among others, violated ASC’s credo: "Peace through strength."
Clinton’s grand slams on the left parallel her strikeouts on the right.
*Americans for Democratic Action calls its ratings "the standard measure of political liberalism." The April 2005 ADA Today awarded Clinton a 95 rating for opposing nearly all of the "vile reactionary projects that this extremist regime raised before Congress this past year."
*For her 2003 votes, Ralph Nader’s Public Interest Research Group gave Clinton a 95 percent rating, exceeding her 87 percent career average.
*Clinton earned a 100 percent rating for 2004 from AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the bureaucrats’ union. This matched her perfect career record for advancing the agenda of government workers.
*Clinton scored a 100 percent rating for 2004 from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the former National Abortion Rights Action League. It applauded Clinton for opposing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004....
What about Clinton’s call last January for Americans to find "common ground" on abortion? What the press trumpeted as an overture to pro-lifers "turns out to be recycled remarks from when her husband was still president," the New York Post’s Eric Fettmann discovered....
Even by the non-partisan National Journal’s analysis, Clinton is solidly left of center. For 2004, the Washington-based publication gave her a composite liberal score of 71 and a composite conservative rating of 29.
.... with Republican help, the fake’s progress continues. As journalists wave their pom-poms, Hillary Rodham Clinton blurs her image and increasingly calls the political center her base. Just one little thing spoils this pretty picture: Her Senate vote record...."