Grimes/Clinton Promote The Obama Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following statement and background information Alison Lundergan Grimes promoting the Obama agenda while campaigning with Hillary Clinton. 

"The only possible reason why Alison Grimes would throw a party for Hillary Clinton but refuse to admit she voted for Barack Obama is that she thinks we're all too stupid to figure out they have the exact same policy views. Instead of highly produced events with celebrity guests, most Kentuckians would settle for an honest answer from Alison Grimes on anything related to the job of a U.S. Senator," said Team Mitch spokeswoman Allison Moore. 

BACKGROUND: 

EPA/Climate Change

Clinton Said She Was “Really Proud Of President Obama” For The New EPA Regulations

On June 11, 2014, Clinton Said She Was “Really Proud Of President Obama For These New EPA Regulations.” CLINTON: “I am really proud of President Obama for these new EPA regulations and for the strong stance he has taken on climate change at home.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks at Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, IL, 6/11/14)

  • In A Blog Post, Bill Clinton Admitted Obama’s EPA Regulations Would Kill Jobs. “However, it is imperative that the states most reliant on coal to generate electricity and those with people who work in the coal industry be given ample resources to deal with any dislocation that occurs—not just for retraining, but for employment in the new businesses and jobs this rule will generate. They haven’t done anything wrong, and they have a right to be part of a better future.” (Bill Clinton, “My Thoughts On Today’s EPA Proposal,” Clinton Foundation Blog, 6/2/14)

Clinton Has Said She Hopes There Will Be A Mass Movement For Climate Change Legislation

In March 2014, Clinton Said She Hoped That There Would Be A Mass Movement For Climate Change Legislation Because Climate Change Is Not “Just Some Ancillary Issue.” “Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of climate change and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change.” (Ken Thomas, “Hillary Clinton: Climate Change Calls For ‘Mass Movement,’” The Associated Press, 3/22/14)

OBAMACARE

Clinton “Fully Supports” Obamacare And Said It Should Lead To “Better Outcomes For Millions Of Americans”

In 2013, Clinton Said “I Fully Support” Obamacare. CLINTON: “One of the things that is happening under the Affordable Care Act, which I fully support, is putting out more information about what the difference in cost is between certain surgical procedures in different hospital settings.” (Daniel Weiss, “Hillary Clinton Addresses NACDS Total Store Expo,” Pharmacy Times, 8/13/13)

Clinton’s Healthcare Plans Included Employee And Employer Mandates Central To Obamacare

The Individual Mandate Was “The Crux Of Hillary’s [2007] Healthcare Plan.” “The crux of Hillary’s Plan is an ‘individual mandate,’ which requires that all Americans buy health insurance, but guarantees that the government will make insurance available to everyone at ‘affordable’ prices.” (Kevin Hassett, Op-Ed, “Hillary And Health Care Prove A Toxic Mix Again,” Bloomberg, 9/24/07)

GUN CONTROL

In June 2014, Clinton Said Gun Control Opponents “Terrorize” The Rest Of Americans

TIME Headline: “Hillary Clinton Says Opponents Of Gun Control Laws ‘Terrorize’ Americans” (Zeke Miller, “Hillary Clinton Says Opponents Of Gun Control Law ‘Terrorize’ Americans,” TIME, 6/17/14)

At CNN’s Hard Choices Town Hall On June 17, 2014, Clinton Said “We Cannot Let A Minority Of People … Hold A Viewpoint That Terrorizes The Majority Of People.” QUESTION: “Do you think that reinstating the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity magazines would do any good? CLINTON: Yes, I do…. I was disappointed the Congress did not pass universal background checks after the horrors of the shootings at Sandy Hook; and now we’ve had more…. I believe we need a more thoughtful conversation. We cannot let a minority of people – and that’s what it is – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At CNN’s Hard Choices Town Hall, 6/17/14) 

TAXES

During The 2011 Debt Ceiling Negotiations, Clinton Called For Tax Increases

During A Town Hall On The Federal Budget, Clinton Was Asked About Higher Taxes, And “Answered Without Hesitating: ‘Yes, Absolutely.’” “Asked if tax increases, which are anathema to most Republicans, would need to be part of any future budget-balancing package, Clinton answered without hesitating: ‘Yes, absolutely.’” (Yochi J. Dreazen, “Panetta And Clinton Wade Into Domestic Politics,” National Journal, 8/16/11)

ABORTION

Clinton Supports Public Funding For Abortions

During Her 2000 Senate Campaign, Clinton Said She Supported Public Funding For Abortions. FIRST LADY CLINTON: “I also support ensuring that poor women, like wealthy women, have access to the full range of affordable, safe and effective reproductive health care services, including abortion. That’s why I have supported Medicaid funding of abortion.” (“Where Hillary Clinton And Rick Lazio Stand On The Issues,” The Associated Press, 10/26/00)

Clinton Led The Fight Against The 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Bill (Late-Term Abortions) And Used Harsh Rhetoric In An Attempt To Deride The Legislation

Clinton Opposed The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act Twice. (S. 3, CQ Vote #402: Adopted 64-34: R 47-3; D 17-30; I 0-1, 10/21/03, Clinton Voted Nay; S. 3, CQ Vote #51: Passed 64-33: R 48-3; D 16-29; I 0-1, 3/13/03, Clinton Voted Nay)

  • Clinton: “This Bill Is Extreme, Deceptive, And Unconstitutional.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record, 3/12/03, p. S3586)

Clinton Said Proponents Wanted “To Criminalize A Private Medical Decision Made By Women And Their Physician. SEN. CLINTON“Of all the grave challenges facing our Nation at this moment in history, we want to work together to criminalize a private medical decision made by women and their physician. With so much at stake, and when our economic security, national security, and domestic security are at stake, I believe that is an unusual and, in my view, a misguided choice.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record, 3/12/03, p. S3585)

Clinton Claimed That The Passage Of Legislation Seeking To Ban Partial-Birth Abortion Would Lead To “Back-Alley Abortions.” SEN. CLINTON: “Is this bill really about what the sponsors say, or is it, as they candidly admit, the beginning of the end – to go back in this country to back-alley abortions, to women dying from botched, illegal procedures? I think you can draw your own conclusions.”(Sen. Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record, 3/12/03, p. S3588)

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