Clinton & Gore Working the Holiday?

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Looks like yesterday wasn’t really Martin Luther King Day, instead it was bash Bush and the Republicans Day …

First there was Hillary

Sounding a little like a preacher, a fired-up Sen. Hillary Clinton lambasted the Bush administration and the Republican-controlled Congress during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, predicting the presidency “will go down in history as one of the worst” and saying the House of Representatives is run like a “plantation” where dissenting voices are squelched.

“When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I’m talking about,” Clinton, D-N.Y., told the crowd at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem. “It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard.”

Speaking to a group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the audience, Clinton offered an apology “on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you.” Her remarks were met with thunderous applause.

Then there was Gore

What I did not see in either of these respective speeches was a depiction of what the Democrats had done in the past or, more importantly, proposed to do differently in the future.

It’s tough to see anything but opportunism and grandstanding in the timing (MLK Day) and tone of those speeches, but I realize there my be other opinions held so …

Do you feel these speeches were appropriate?

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