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Money Where Their Mouths Ain’t

A few days ago, Sen. Clinton sent out a fundraising email on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

In it, she wrote that "you and I both know America needs a change of direction — and the American people know it too."

But she conveniently neglected to mention one word about the war in Iraq, and this has ruffled the feathers of some anti-war Democrats.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor of The Nation, asks Hillary: "Three years, 20,000 U.S. casualties, up to $300 billion in direct war expenditures and close to $1 trillion in estimated total costs — and still no position? If not now, when?"

Her solution? Contact Hillary, the DSCC, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and "tell them until they take a stand for you, you won’t take a stand for them either. The bank is closed. Because while they might not listen to the people, we know that money still talks in Washington."

Vanden Heuvel’s advice is reminiscent to that of New York homosexual activist Alan Van Capelle, who advised his fellow gays to withhold campaign contributions to Hillary because she is not gung-ho enough on the issue of "same-sex" marriage. But Van Capelle, like vanden Heuven, draws the line at giving money, neither will go so far as to say that their principles will prohibit them from voting for Hillary for president.

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