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Jan 19-- What President Obama’s legacy means to me by Hillary Clinton




What President Obama’s legacy means to me


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Jan 19, 2016 by Hillary Clinton

The stakes couldn’t be higher.

On January 20, 2017, America will begin our next chapter. A new president will stand on the steps of the Capitol, raise one hand, and take the oath of office. From that moment on, he or she will decide whether we defend and build on the progress we’ve made under President Obama—or tear it all away.

That feels pretty personal to me—not just as an American who supports President Obama, but also as someone who was proud to work alongside him at the White House.



I remember vividly the day after the 2008 election when President-elect Obama asked me to come see him in Chicago. It turned out that he would ask me to be secretary of state. But first, we talked about everything he was doing to get ready for his first term—and everything he was learning about the reality of the economic crisis our country was facing. The president-elect was getting briefings every day, sometimes several times a day. And the news was not good. He turned to me and said, “It is so much worse than they told us.”

He was right.......................






That’s a pretty outstanding record for any president—..............

We’ve restored our standing around the world. Under President Obama’s leadership, .............

Then there’s the progress we’ve made toward a cause close to my heart: putting quality, affordable health care within reach for everyone.............................................

If you take a step back and look at all America has achieved over the past eight years, it’s remarkable to see how far we’ve come. But you’d never know it from listening to the Republicans. They’re quick to demonize and demean President Obama. At the last GOP presidential debate, two candidates referred to him as a “child.” That kind of racially coded rhetoric has no place in our politics. Instead of insulting our president, we should be thanking him. 


Republicans aren’t just harshly criticizing the president. T..................

In short, they want to drag us backward and undo all the progress we’ve worked so hard to achieve. We can’t let that happen.

As president, I will carry forward the Democratic record of achievement. I’ll defend President Obama’s accomplishments and build upon them. I’ll work to get incomes rising for middle-class families, make college affordable, alleviate the crushing burden of student debt, protect LGBT Americans from discrimination, preserve women’s access to health care and reproductive choice, and keep America safe from threats at home and abroad. And I’ll never allow the Affordable Care Act to be repealed.


We’ve made tremendous progress over the past eight years. That shouldn’t be dismissed or taken lightly. Let’s keep that progress going. Let’s make sure no one turns the clock back. We’ve come too far. We’ve accomplished too much. We can do even more for our families, our communities, and the country we love. And together, we can build an economy and a country that works for everyone. That would be truly revolutionary....................

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riversedge Jan 2016 OP
SunSeeker Jan 2016 #1
pandr32 Jan 2016 #2
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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 11:36 AM

1. I've got the "bikini graph" pinned to my bulletin board.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 12:06 PM

2. We've made progress

...in spite of the deliberate obstruction, and we have so much at stake. I am proud to stand with President Obama and soon-to-be Madame President

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 08:03 AM

3. Marvelous! thank you, rivers!

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 06:08 PM

4. KnR

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 06:10 PM

5. I love love love this

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