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    the simple fact that no Republican will occupy the White House for a loooooooooooong time.
    No, but a gung-ho hawkish Dem everyone seems to love around here might just occupy it.


    by commonmass on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 10:46:07 AM PDT

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    •  And you'll have eight delicious years to gripe (2+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, cablecargal

      She should have been President NOW. She would have focused like a LASER BEAM on the economy, and not given us the Heritage Foundation's plan for health care reform, an insurance company's wet dream.

      I love how the biggest, most oft-heard complaint about Hillary from progressives is that she's a hawk. I love it. The assumption is that it's the number one problem in this country? Really?

      C'mon, let's rumble. ;-)

      "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

      by DaddyO on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 10:49:42 AM PDT

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      •  I would be interested to know on what (3+ / 0-)

        basis you insist that HRC would have brought civilized, socialized medicine to this country. Are you suggesting she would simply not do anything at all, or that she would have brought single-payer?

        Don't get me wrong--the ACA is better than nothing, though it doesn't at the moment help me personally, because I live in a state that refused to expand Medicaid, so I'm on charity care through the county--but I'm tired of "better than the alternative".

        I respect Sec. Clinton. I really do. I also disagree with her on some issues, which is why I did not vote for her in the primaries when she was running against the President. I also did not vote for the President in the primaries in 08. The guy I DID vote for, thank goodness, did not become President, but he was the only one really talking sense about economic inequality at the time.

        Come on, you know that all Democrats have their pet issues. So I have mine. So do you. It's all OK, that's what in the end makes our party strong.


        by commonmass on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 10:56:30 AM PDT

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      •  Hillary would have been president . . . (0+ / 0-)

        but for her vote for the Iraq war resolution in 2002. Surely she understands this; that's why she's choosing her words carefully right now. But there is little doubt in my mind that if she were president, we'd already be neck-deep in the conflict in Syria.

        And please, don't try to peddle this notion that she is some kind of leftist. Don't get me wrong: if she is the Democratic nominee, I will vote for her without hesitation. She's much preferable to any Republican, & I'm ready to see a female president. It may well be that she gives us the best chance to win in 2016. But let's not try to pretend that her record is anything other than centrist, hawkish & resolutely pro-Israel/Likud.

    •  For someone everyone seems to love... (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, commonmass

      ....she sure takes a lot of guff.  Yes, that's the word I was thinking of, guff.

      It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

      by Rich in PA on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:06:06 AM PDT

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