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  •  Hillary is electable not because she is populist (3+ / 0-)
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    Gene in L A, snwflk, iubooklover

    but because she exudes status quo competency, or "Americanism Done Right" as opposed to all the whacky Randians out there out there who I think ultimately scare the populace.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 07:34:01 AM PDT

    •  "status quo competency" is mistaken for (9+ / 0-)

      normal, acceptable, even, to many, desirable.

      Given where the status quo is on the concentration of wealth (economy), climate change, defense, national security, etc., competency with it is anything but normal, acceptable or desirable.

      I've never left a blank space on a ballot... but I will not vote for someone [who vows] to spy on me. I will not do it. - dclawyer06

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      by Words In Action on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 08:01:05 AM PDT

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      •  I think that is my point. (1+ / 0-)
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        schumann

        Rand Paul talks about ending the drug wars and demilitarizing the police. You may or may not believe he is serious, but he is at least talking about it. These subjects are taboo to Hillary and I think ultimately makes Paul a dangerous opponent.
        From A-Z, Hillary will keep the stock market high, interest rates low, continued tax breaks for the richest Americans (though possibly mitigated like Bill did), big funding for the military, continued PATRIOT act, free trade. On the social end, woman's health and pregnancy rights, gay marriage rights.
        I do not really know where she stands on climate change, nut I expect nothing radical, just more alternative energy investment.
        She won't touch war on drugs, cannabis and police militarization.

        "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

        by shmuelman on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:11:17 AM PDT

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    •  I don't want (10+ / 0-)

      the continuation of the status quo.

      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 08:07:24 AM PDT

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