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  •  I need to take my temperature (7+ / 0-)

    because I actually agree with one of your comments for once.

    It was Clinton's support of the IWR and Kyl-Lieberman that had me opposing her in 2008, and unless I see some sort of turnaround, I worry that she's going to think she has to prove herself as just as tough as the guys.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 12:18:04 PM PST

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    •  Hey it happens to everyone now and then (6+ / 0-)

      Candidate Obama was also better on cluster bombs (President Obama not so much) and torture, Hillary supporting it  (in some cases) right up until the election.

      Hillary's tenure as Secretary of State will be her big selling point but for me it's a downside, even if she was sometimes carrying out the policies of her boss.

      Hillary when long-oppressed Egyptians rose up to demand their rights:

      "We support the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people, and we urge that all parties exercise restraint and refrain from violence," she said. "But our assessment is that the Egyptian government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.''
      And when long-oppressed Bahrainis did the same.
      Well, we call for calm and restraint on all sides in Bahrain. We’re particularly concerned about increasing reports of provocative acts and sectarian violence by all groups. The use of force and violence from any source will only worsen the situation and create a much more difficult environment in which to arrive at a political solution.
    •  Of course she has had to prove it (2+ / 0-)
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      JamieG from Md, vcmvo2

      She is a woman and she has to prove she is every bit as tough as the guys in order to be considered for President. At this point I think she has accomplished that but it is completely unfair to her (or any other woman attempting to go where she has attempted to go) to put her in a situation where she can't even be considered for the job unless she proves she's got bigger balls then the boys do and then criticize her for having big balls.

      No woman... no woman would have been able to get as far as she has without playing the macho game with the big boys. No woman.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 02:48:28 PM PST

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