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  •  Sounds earily similar to (0+ / 0-)

    I voted for it before I voted against it.  Either you have principles or you don't.  Finger in the wind is no way to govern.

    •  I think it is incredibly unfair (0+ / 0-)

      to judge a person's views of LGBT issues in 1996 exactly the same as you do their positions in 2012.

      As though there have not been 16 years of hard work educating politicians and the public in the meantime. They evolved because they were asked to, they evolved because we talked, they listened.

      It isn't only principles that guide positions. It is also facts. Is the point every politician must align themselves appropriately the first time they contemplate an issue, or they are to be held forever in scorn?

      This sounds like a purity test to me. The same litmus test that is tripping up the GOP's quest for a nominee.

      And certainly not a good strategy for growing a movement.

      (Besides, it isn't a news flash Clinton's principles on many matters are open to negotiations. It is the legacy of his presidency.)

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