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Hillary Clinton regarding nursing

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I came too late to add input to the question of Hillary Clinton's remarks regarding nurses. I will agree with the voice of the Capt. Some of us are old enough to remember what many in the media choose to forget. (Believe it or not, not everything is documented online). Shortly after Bill Clinton was elected President, Hillary did indeed say that nurses were overpaid and were nothing but doctor's handmaidens. Many of us were appalled. What was even more amazing is that she totally disrespected her mother-in-law with that statement (Bill's mother was a nurse). The argument that the ANA would not support someone who had made that statement is also false. At the time of the statement, I was an active member of the ANA. Within a year of Hillary's statement, the ANA asked Hillary to be the keynote speaker at their convention. I dropped my membership and have never rejoined. I could not tolerate an organization who embraced someone who did not respect our profession. It seemed more important to the ANA to have the First Lady as a keynote speaker than to stand up for all nurses. That is when I realized, it is all about the money.

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That is when I realized, it is all about the money.
Political issues tend to generate heated opinions and arguments of a partisan nature and ideological bent.

Nonetheless, it is all about the money. This rings true regardless of the political party, candidate, or standalone issue (e.g. the economy, health care, religion, foreign affairs, etc.). Money makes the world go 'round. It always has, and always will.

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I really have trouble believing that Secretary Clinton really said such a thing. And now 23 years later, after having family members pass away, her husband undergoing open heart surgery, and the head injury she herself suffered, I doubt she would say such a thing today.

And TheCommuter is correct, it is all about money in this country. Its how we assign worth in this country and decide whether someone deserves anything. Are you a millionaire, then surely you deserve a tax cut. Are you homeless, then you are a leech.

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You are correct that anyone can have a change of heart 20+ years later. However, I was mainly answering the initial posted question about whether or not she actually said such a thing. (By the way, she made these comments after her father was critically ill and in the hospital for an extended period of time.) My wish at the time, and still is, that she should be just as concerned about her profession as she is mine. Tort reform is much needed in our country and would help significantly in decreasing the cost of healthcare. I would respect her more if she took care of the "elephant" in her own backyard. But since we have a lot of lawyers running our country, it will probably not ever happen.

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I really have trouble believing that Secretary Clinton really said such a thing. And now 23 years later, after having family members pass away, her husband undergoing open heart surgery, and the head injury she herself suffered, I doubt she would say such a thing today.

And TheCommuter is correct, it is all about money in this country. Its how we assign worth in this country and decide whether someone deserves anything. Are you a millionaire, then surely you deserve a tax cut. Are you homeless, then you are a leech.

You have a hard time believing that Clinton believes what the majority of the country believes? Think of the first 3 or 4 nurses in TV media that come to mind...are they closer to your vision of what a nurse is or closer to Clinton's vision?

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I remember Hillary saying this in the 90's it was on some local TV. Her father was in the hospital and she was something about nurses aren't educated like doctors and lawyers and shouldn't expect to be paid so much (paraphrase) cause its been over 20 years.

I know the hospitals were trying all types of ******** to cut cost. I worked night shift and we had no janitorial service. I had to clean up a room after my patient had projectile direhha. It was all over him and the other patient in he room. THe all the ceiling. It was hell. I never even charted druing my 12 hours. I usually had to stay after shift to do all the dang paperwork. We ran our asses off and she said that sh*t. It still pisses me off now. Then when she was running against Obama in 08. She shadow some nurse trying to backtrack her attidude toward nursing.

I had to do this along with taking care of my other 9 patietns. It was crazy ass time in nursing.

I can tell you we all HATED HILLARY and Hated the idea of Hillary Care.

She IS AND WAS the OLD feminist. She believe women that did traditional rows of caregiver, sham, teacher and nurses where not worth a crap.

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I came too late to add input to the question of Hillary Clinton's remarks regarding nurses. I will agree with the voice of the Capt. Some of us are old enough to remember what many in the media choose to forget. (Believe it or not, not everything is documented online). Shortly after Bill Clinton was elected President, Hillary did indeed say that nurses were overpaid and were nothing but doctor's handmaidens.

If "everything is documented online," please provide some kind of documentation of this statement by Ms. Clinton, other than the memories of a few people (who apparently don't like her to begin with). People "remember" all kinds of things, and memory is known to be very plastic. I was around then, a nurse, and a long-time "politics wonk," and I don't recall hearing anything about her saying anything like that.

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If "everything is documented online," please provide some kind of documentation of this statement by Ms. Clinton, other than the memories of a few people (who apparently don't like her to begin with). People "remember" all kinds of things, and memory is known to be very plastic. I was around then, a nurse, and a long-time "politics wonk," and I don't recall hearing anything about her saying anything like that.

I was going to make a similar comment. Thank you!

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HRC has no respect for ANYTHING other than herself and her goal to be the first vagina to be POTUS. She views nurses as a dime a dozen.

She will most likely change her tune.. when one of us stand between her .. and life and death.

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HRC has no respect for ANYTHING other than herself and her goal to be the first vagina to be POTUS. She views nurses as a dime a dozen.

She will most likely change her tune.. when one of us stand between her .. and life and death.

I doubt she will, BTDT, because it will be just that nurse's luck that HRC''s loved one will die or get sicker.

I remember she said it, too. I think her MIL was a CRNA, wasn't she?

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And since this is a political thread... I doubt Donald Trump of today who is a sexist bigot born with a silver spoon in his mouth, has any respect for nurses. Especially since many of us are female, work for a living, people of color, and/or were not born to the upper echelons of this society.

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