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Wed May 20, 2015, 01:02 PM

Markos Moulitsas: Clinton a true liberal

At the State of the Union address early this year, President Obama delivered the most explicitly liberal speech of his presidency, a genuine call to arms that expands on the past successes of Democratic policies. It was Democrats, indeed, who enacted “worker protections, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, to protect ourselves from the harshest adversity.” It was Democrats who “gave our citizens schools and colleges, infrastructure and the Internet — tools they needed to go as far as their effort will take them.”

The speech included none of the middle-of-the-road, centrist Third Way pablum that has infected the party for a generation. It was, in short, exactly what liberal activists had spent years calling for. And the architect of that speech? John Podesta. The same John Podesta who now chairs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign

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Indeed, for those hoping to generate a genuine primary challenge against Clinton, she’s provided very little ammo for them to work with. When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) entered the primary with a stirring call for a stronger middle class, Clinton tweeted in response, “I agree with Bernie.” The old Clinton wouldn’t have been caught dead anywhere near those words.

So for those hoping that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) or Sanders would push Clinton to the left, it appears it’s too late. She’s already there.

http://thehill.com/opinion/markos-moulitsas/242587-markos-moulitsas-clinton-a-true-liberal


I don't post much lately but I enjoyed seeing this piece and wanted to share it here.

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Reply Markos Moulitsas: Clinton a true liberal (Original post)
Rose Siding May 2015 OP
Iliyah May 2015 #1
hrmjustin May 2015 #2
yallerdawg May 2015 #3
Maedhros May 2015 #4
hrmjustin May 2015 #5
Maedhros May 2015 #6
Cha May 2015 #8
Thinkingabout May 2015 #7
Cha May 2015 #9

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:06 PM

1. K & R

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:07 PM

2. Thank you for posting this.

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:25 PM

3. Markos!

Another great endorsement!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:49 PM

4. So far I see some liberal rhetoric.

 

But we should have learned a valuable lesson from Candidate Obama vs. President Obama: Democratic politicians play the liberal savior while on the campaign trail, but once in office they veer strongly to the right.

I don't see much in Hillary's track record to suggest that she will govern from a "true liberal" position. I expect she is doing what Obama did - managing the perception from her base in order to shore up support.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:50 PM

5. This is the Hillary Clinton room.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:56 PM

6. Ah - sorry. [n/t]

 

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2015, 05:36 PM

8. Just because some refuse to see all the Progressive Accomplishments Pres Obama has made

while in Office doesn't make it true that they aren't they for all the world to see.

I'm so sick of certain individuals spreading that propaganda.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 05:05 PM

7. Hillary has been a liberal for a long time, she had advocated for women and children rights

she has been for wage increased, she wants to get the off shore companies back to the US or at least pay their taxes. She realizes the income disparity. She is for education, yes she is liberal, not a socialists but a liberal.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 06:08 PM

9. Good for Markos.. Lots of people do evolve and get better on issues. We can change

if we've had the right lessons to help us.

She was a Goldwater girl and after the assassination of Dr King.. Hillary became a Dem.

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In her junior year, Rodham became a supporter of the antiwar presidential nomination campaign of Democrat Eugene McCarthy. Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rodham organized a two-day student strike and worked with Wellesley's black students to recruit more black students and faculty. In early 1968, she was elected president of the Wellesley College Government Association and served through early 1969;she was instrumental in keeping Wellesley from being embroiled in the student disruptions common to other colleges. A number of her fellow students thought she might some day become the first female President of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Rodham_Clinton

Thank you for this, RoseSiding~

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