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  •  We forget that he's more liberal than Hillary (8+ / 0-)

    By a long bit - and having a liberal advocate in his position is a nice compliment to what Hillary accomplished.

    The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. --George Orwell

    by jgkojak on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 12:27:52 PM PST

    •  Yes: the Clintons have always been about politics (0+ / 0-)

      first, and policy when it fits the politics (cf tax cuts, welfare "reform", trade agreements, etc.)

      Kerry is a liberal. Always has been one, and has never been afraid to say it.

      Have a flagon and discuss the news of the day at the sign of the Green Dragon, or hear me roar on Twitter @MarkGreenFuture

      by Dracowyrm on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:26:06 PM PST

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      •  Which is why Obama's appointment of Hillary (2+ / 0-)
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        was a masterstroke: it offered her a bargain that elevated her status and power (and gave her foreign policy credentials) while hitching her in lockstep to his policies, and completely removing her from meddling in the domestic policy issues that have been her historic focus. It was brilliant: basically, that appointment exiled the Clinton DLC crowd.

        As soon as I heard Obama had chosen her for State, I knew we had a shrewd player in the White House...a guy who was not going to suffer the same fate that Clinton did in the 90s, where he made the mistake of thinking that being Governor of Arkansas meant that he knew how to play the game in the big leagues. DC pushed back, and he got schooled. That has NOT happened to 44.

        Have a flagon and discuss the news of the day at the sign of the Green Dragon, or hear me roar on Twitter @MarkGreenFuture

        by Dracowyrm on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:31:16 PM PST

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        •  Hillary was a perfect choice (1+ / 0-)
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          because she's a gifted public servant -

          I do think putting Hillary in the White House in 2016 would be the smartest thing the Dems could do.

          The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. --George Orwell

          by jgkojak on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:28:19 AM PST

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