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  •  "No dynastic heirs." (2+ / 0-)
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    marina, Jeremimi

    You seem to have a number of reasons for wanting to support someone other than Hillary Clinton for president, and that's all well and good, but the "no dynastic heirs" part sticks in my craw a bit. To call Hillary Clinton a "dynastic heir" has some really troublesome implications, to my mind.

    First, it suggests that she is otherwise not qualified to run for the office based on her own accomplishments. That's far too dismissive of the fact that the only other potential 2016 candidate with a stronger resumé would be our current Vice President, and even that's only because he served for a longer time in the Senate than she did.

    Second, it suggests that simply by virtue of her husband having had the job, she should be disqualified from consideration for President. That's disrespectful of her status as a human being independent from her husband, as it implies that her presidency would be nothing more than an extension of his.

    Like I said, you've got other reasons for opposing her candidacy, and that's all well and good, but let's not denigrate an accomplished woman by dismissing her as a "dynastic heir" along the lines of a George W. Bush.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 08:23:21 AM PDT

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    •  Call her connected then (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not denigrating her at all. I have no problem with her qualifications. I'm just tired of the same old enmeshed groups being in power.

      I like quite a few things about Hillary Clinton, very much. Other things, not so much. That is all.

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