Hillary on Obama: “Change you can Xerox”

posted at 9:21 pm on February 21, 2008 by Allahpundit

She may not be a good campaigner, and she may not have any qualifications for the presidency, and she may not be nearly as smart as she’s cracked up to be, and she may not have a hope in hell of remaining viable after March 4, but our gal came up with a honey of a line here. I laughed for a good two minutes afterwards.

I wonder who wrote it for her.

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Big John on February 21, 2008 at 11:37 PM

For starting his post with “You mugs better…”, I hereby declare Big John the winner of the thread.

Although, I wold have awarded bounus points had you said, “Youse mugs bettah…”

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 21, 2008 at 11:43 PM

Can’t believe she got booed there.
They woulda cheered in England.

Tzetzes on February 21, 2008 at 11:48 PM

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 21, 2008 at 11:43 PM

Thanks, JayHaw. I was in one of my old school rant modes. I feel much better after my vent. Now, back to my meds…

Big John on February 21, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Limerick on February 21, 2008 at 11:43 PM

Sorry if you took that one personally. My vent was directed at those that just keep refusing to see what the reality of the situation is. I’ve been in the military now for twenty six years and I believe in border security and no amnesty as very high priorities. I’ve sucked up my pride and am willing to vote McCain simply because I can not and will not stand by while any Dem brings my country down. That one trumps the amnesty for now. As for 2012, I’m right with you there.

Big John on February 21, 2008 at 11:57 PM

I gotta admit, that was a funny line. Awesome indeed.

CP on February 21, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Late to the game here. Just came out of the coma induced from watching the debate.

Did anyone notice a comment Hill made regarding the border fence?

She said she was in Brownsville at the University there and that the “Bush” fence would isolate part of the University.

WTF? O’Basm missed a comeback when he didn’t ask why part of an American university is in Mexico.

BacaDog on February 22, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Big John on February 21, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Oh I didn’t Big John. Not at all. Just decided to say ‘hey, I finally woke up and realized what is at stake’.

Thank you for your service. Thanks isn’t enough.

Limerick on February 22, 2008 at 12:04 AM

There is a little brouhaha between O’s supporters and Hill’s on another forum regarding the plagiarism and Xerox comment. It seems Hillary may have plagiarized Edwards and her DH in her comments.

TeeDee on February 22, 2008 at 12:04 AM

There’s been a few more stories posted on the obama messiah blog that really show that the cult of Obama is a real phenomenon.


But that wasn’t quite it, not entirely. It was more like church – not the stuffy kind, but roof-shaking soul church where people testify and dance in the aisles when the spirit’s upon them.


The main event, of course, was the speech, which I have heard before. I just sat back and felt the key phrases wash over the crowd: “new,” “change,” “Kennedy,” “Scooter Libby justice,” “wiretaps,” “Katrina.”

The lady sitting next to me dipped into a bucket of popcorn and murmured the phrases back: ” ‘If you believe.’ ‘The time is now.’ That’s right,” she agreed.

She was a little disappointed, in fact, when the rally ended: “Why didn’t he do, ‘Yes we can’?” she asked a friend, as if a concert had ended, the biggest hit not performed.

There’s a lot lot more…

ninjapirate on February 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Does anyone have a list of Obama catchphrases?

ninjapirate on February 22, 2008 at 12:27 AM

Did Barack’s weak defense really rate four standing O’s? I guess if his nose-blowing does, then that does, but it’s sort of sad.

joewm315 on February 22, 2008 at 12:55 AM

I love the way they pick up the pencil and pretend they are writing stuff down while their opponent is pounding on them. What is that all about?

It must have been tested and they found that if it looks like the other politician is writing it down it takes the emotional value out of the charge and reduces it to symbols on paper.

Buddahpundit on February 22, 2008 at 12:58 AM

Umm… you believe in words, words don’t believe in you.

Meaning that you can xerox all you want as long as you believe in your copys. Furthermore… he never has claimed to be original, rather new.

PresidenToor on February 22, 2008 at 1:04 AM

Good for her, she’s down for the last count and we expect Hillary to come out fighting. Start fighting Hillary.

We in Texas are watching.

TexasBella on February 22, 2008 at 1:09 AM

I thought Obama answered the point well, saying that his friend had suggested that he use the lines. HClinton’s shot, in hindsight, looks weak-it would have been better if she had used it(probably someone else’s words-irony alert!)before Obama had said anything on the subject.
I have more hope for McCain’s chances, now that these two are showing themselves to be anything BUT Presidential. Remember Lincoln’s admonition: “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”
Here’s hoping, Abe.

Doug on February 22, 2008 at 1:10 AM

The eyes of Texas are upon you …so they say.

TexasBella on February 22, 2008 at 1:18 AM


The Republicans are running a Democrat and the Democrats are running a Marxist. This will not be a fun political season.

Mojave Mark on February 22, 2008 at 1:23 AM

When the empty suit says:

“We need to be figuringout to give good jobs with good wages and health care to everyone…”

My response is:

That is the “job” of the market economy, not your nanny state, B. Hussein.

And I have to agree with Shrillary here–and I thought she made her points well, despite the major demagoguing B. Hussein engaged in.

Montana on February 22, 2008 at 1:27 AM

The eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the live long day.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them,
At night, or early in the morn’.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
‘Till Gabriel blows his horn!

I learned that song as a toddler from my father, he’s a UT grad and he’s 77 years old now. I don’t know, it’s kind of sentimental.

TexasBella on February 22, 2008 at 1:55 AM

What a sad day it was when I married an Aggie.

TexasBella on February 22, 2008 at 2:19 AM

Maybe, just maybe, Obama is blowing this. For me, his arrogance and presumptuousness shone through last night. His victory speech on Tuesday night was by far the worst he’s made. It was long, rambling and boring. At times he looked confused and would start to babble. Much was made of the 19,000 crowd, but towards the end they looked bored, talked among themselves or on their cell phones.
His deliberate cutting off of Hillary’s speech should have angered a lot of Democrats in Texas and Ohio. Even I was angry, and I’ve detested that woman for 16 years! I think the networks should stick with the candidate who’s already speaking.
I’m not a liberal so I don’t see the world through pinko-tinted lenses, but surely even Democrats are getting tired of Obama’s routine.
I never thought I’d ever say this; but I could live with Hillary as President. Obama? When Kerry lost in ’04 a lot of Liberals claimed they would move to Canada. Hell, if Obama wins I’m would rather live in North Korea.

infidel65 on February 22, 2008 at 6:26 AM

Translation of Barrack Hussein Obama’s speaches: “It’s hard out there! It’s tough…. we need a change….. You have to work, going to college isn’t easy…. change!… I know, I talked to a couple who has to pay their mortgage, it’s hard out there. Vote for me, I’ll help and change stuff… lotsa stuff (and things).”

Wow! working is hard? Going to college isn’t easy? damn, that’s new (must be the republicans fault). I mean, you borrow money, sign a contract you didn’t read, AND you have to pay it back… Amazing? Who woulda thought?

BadBrad on February 22, 2008 at 7:03 AM

“I’m going to bring CHANGE…to Washington”

“Rezko’s defense attorneys argue that the lists simply underscore the fact that “a virtual ‘Who’s Who’ in the Illinois Democratic Party, including U.S. senators, U.S. representatives, and numerous state, city and county officials” were seeking to get people hired in the first Democrat administration in a quarter century”

“I’m going to bring CHANGE…to Washington”

“In addition, a former Democratic congressional candidate now on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign staff in Chicago was listed as getting help from Rezko in 2003 and 2004, when he was seeking jobs in the Blagojevich administration.”

“I’m going to bring CHANGE…to Washington”

“The appointment list indicates that dozens of Democrats, including presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Senate President Emil Jones and even eventual Blagojevich adversaries House Speaker Michael Madigan and Rep. Jack Franks (D- Woodstock), made recommendations for posts.”

“I’m running on a platform of HOPE, and CHANGE…I’m going to bring CHANGE…to Washington…ya’ll ready for CHANGE?”

Yeah…and the change will all come from Illinois…

But he can do no wrong, he’s the Christ Child.

Plus, if you call him on it you’ll be labeled racist…

LtE126 on February 22, 2008 at 7:10 AM

I’m really starting to dislike Obama intensely. A few weeks ago I would have said Obama is hard to dislike and Hillary is hard to like. I haven’t changed my mind about Hillary (and never will, although I do feel sorry for her lately), but give it a few more months and I’m going to actively hate the Liberal Messiah.
These two agree 95% of the time. When Obama is speaking, Hillary pays attention, and nods in agreement throughout the debate. Obama either just stares at her when she’s speaking, or, more often than not, he’s taking notes, not looking at her.
He reminds of several bosses I’ve had over the years. You knock on the door, walk in, stand there like a dummy, while your boss pretends not to notice your arrival. He (or she) makes a big show of looking through some paperwork for half a minute or more before he (or she) deigns to notice your existance and looks up. This is simply a device to show you how unimportant you are compared to him (or her). I’m sure many of you have experienced this. Obama reminds of these old bosses. That’s why I’m beginning to hate him.

infidel65 on February 22, 2008 at 7:25 AM

She was a little disappointed, in fact, when the rally ended: “Why didn’t he do, ‘Yes we can’?” she asked a friend, as if a concert had ended, the biggest hit not performed.

ninjapirate on February 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Winner! Most hilarious comment of the day.


Dorvillian on February 22, 2008 at 8:53 AM

The Xerox line was too good to let die. Hoping to hear it again and again.

petefrt on February 22, 2008 at 9:11 AM

it was a stupid line stupidly deliverd… very amateurish..bunch of idiots in her cadre

max1 on February 22, 2008 at 9:47 AM

I had a good laugh at that too. Awesome funny line. In 32 years of voting these are the worst choices I have ever seen. However! BO made a very good point. I live in Mass where Mitt fixed the health care system. Fixed my ass! Fixed for everyone except the lower middle class like me. I make to much for any assistance from the new programs they set up, and not enough to afford health care. So my family has had none for 3 YEARS! So how did Mitts plan help me, The are taking my tax refund away. Oh! That really helps a lot. BO NAILED IT! I WANT INSURANCE! If I could afford it, I’d have it. Trying to force me to buy what I can’t afford is not a fix.

I’d rather vote for an empty suit who understands my problem than McCain.

Masscon on February 22, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Masscon on February 22, 2008 at 10:46 AM

At least Mitt did something about it. And by the way, I live in Mass too, we’re paying for all the people who don’t have insurance. Nice living in a sanctuary state huh?

Geronimo on February 22, 2008 at 10:59 AM

I wonder if the NY Times will do an article about how many nuclear power execs and lobbysists have given money to Obama and how he does their bidding in Washington. I guess that would not much interest Jim Ruttenberg.

Larraby on February 22, 2008 at 12:11 PM

More wierd deaths associated with Hillary? What the frig?
Not accusing but damn a lot of people sie around her.
And whats with relaxing security around Obama in Dallas. That shit has to stop. I dont care if I’m voting for him or not.

johnnyU on February 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Speaking of Obama & Hillary. I heard something interesting on Sean Hannity yesterday. A young lady called in (a Hillary fan) and said if Hillary don’t get the nomination, no way she would vote for Obama, she would vote for McCain. Sean said this was a growing trend. He quoted some poll that said some 90% of Hillary voters would NOT vote for Obama if she don’t get the nomination. About the same 80-90% range of Obama supporters said the same. Either way John McCain will probably get a lot of Hillary voters or a lot of Obama voters, each trying to keep their opponent out of office. Just a thought…would’nt it be funny if Hillary or Obama voters are the ones who put McCain over the top in Nov?

kcd on February 22, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Limerick on February 21, 2008 at 11:43 PM

Well now that you put it that way…

How is it that in a country as great as ours we have to swallow our pride, hold our noses and vote for someone a lot of us don’t want but apparently enough did cuz look at where McCain is now.

CCRWM on February 22, 2008 at 4:48 PM

Limerick on February 21, 2008 at 11:43 PM

Well since you put it this way…

I don’t understand who is voting for McCain? Yet he’s where he is because some did…

I’m looking to 2012 too… This election is beyond depressing.

CCRWM on February 22, 2008 at 5:03 PM

I though I lost the first one thus the double post…

CCRWM on February 22, 2008 at 5:04 PM

CBS News report posted on Drudge: “Sen. Cpl. Victor Lozada, a 20-year veteran of the department, was apparently rounding a curve on the Houston Street viaduct when he hit a curb and crashed his motorcycle.”

Yesterday the newscasters tried falsely to make Officer Lozada out to be a rookie, unskilled motorcyclist. They also implied that because there was a motorcade, there were no other vehicles on the bridge. Today they falsify the story again “apparently rounding a curve” that does not exist on the very long, straight bridge where the officer was killed. That CBS goes further to exhonerate all other vehicles from the motorcade from any involvement in this tragic accident sounds like cover up. Hillary was probably too impatient to get where she was going. Her driver was probably distracted and caused the officer to lose control of the motorcycle; all it would take is a slight swerve from the automobile whilst the motorcycle is passing from the rear blind spot. No one kept track of Hillary’s fleet following the accident to actually prove any evidence of guilt or innocence. My point is that Officer Lozada was a professionally trained motorcyclist and 20 year police veteran on the force who was passing Hillary’s vehicle when he was forced to evade an accident by swerving from one of her drivers who may well have been careless and impetuous. IT IS A LONG AND STRAIGHT BRIDGE–NO CURVE.

Of all POTUS candidates, Hillary has the most experienced damage control team as well as the most experience causing tragedies and loss of life domestically and internationally. There’s nothing funny about Hillary today.

maverick muse on February 23, 2008 at 11:27 AM

kcd on February 22, 2008 at 2:24 PM

At least these disaffected voters will go to the booth and participate in the process as lamely as we mere citizens are allowed. It is not really odd how far the sour grape syndrome affects election results. There is nothing fake about a lot of people’s strong feelings one way or the other. Knee jerk reactions dislocate the limb that kicks its own rear, so objectivity would seem to benefit the voter. Responsibility of decision takes subjective as well as objective accounting for all things concerned.

maverick muse on February 23, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Not a bad line. Props to whoever wrote it. The pundits have all panned this line as ineffective, and worthy only of getting the writer terminated. But I’m not so sure. Obviously, the Baracknuts won’t be swayed. It’ll only get them furiously enraged against her. But in a tight race like Texas, she may be able to get the fence sitters back, by drilling in the idea that he’s a phoney.

Red Creek on February 23, 2008 at 4:38 PM