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Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 05:46 PM Mar 2016

I'm Gay. Hillary Clinton Misspoke While Being Nice to a Dead Woman. Get Over It.

I'm Gay. Hillary Clinton Misspoke While Being Nice to a Dead Woman. Get Over It.

"I forgive Hillary Clinton, and as a gay man of color, I am not going to stand for having this one gaffe wipe out a lifetime of advocacy, fights and achievements of a strong woman. I am not going to stand for the bludgeoning of a woman who declared on the world stage that "Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."

"First of all, while in the context of praise, Hillary Clinton was wrong to give credit to Nancy Reagan for being an advocate for HIV/AIDS causes, she was technically accurate that at one point in time - granted, when it was already too late - Nancy Reagan had some influence on this issue within the Reagan White House.
“What does seem to be true is that when the Reagan administration eventually did decide to respond to the AIDS crisis, Nancy Reagan was among the influential administration figures pushing for that decision.

”I think that she deserves credit for opening up the AIDS money,” historian Allida Black told PBS in 2011, saying that along with Koop the first lady pressed the president and the secretary of health and human services to allocate research funding to HIV/AIDS issues.

”But,” Black continued, “I could never say that without saying they never would have waited this long” if not for the perception that the disease was a problem for gay men.

In the same PBS segment, Nancy’s son, Ron Reagan, likewise portrays his mother as an important progressive force on AIDS issues inside the Reagan administration.”
— Vox.com

Did Nancy Reagan deserve praise for this late hour influence? Absolutely not, and that's where Hillary Clinton was wrong. But it's important to note that she wasn't just making it up."
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I'm Gay. Hillary Clinton Misspoke While Being Nice to a Dead Woman. Get Over It. (Original Post) Her Sister Mar 2016 OP
+1 Buzz Clik Mar 2016 #1
K & R SunSeeker Mar 2016 #2
Allot of it ... MrWendel Mar 2016 #3
They are in a constant state of outrage and negativity SharonClark Mar 2016 #4
yeah wondering what's that about... Her Sister Mar 2016 #6
Post removed Post removed Mar 2016 #5
screw 'em dlwickham Mar 2016 #9
This is what a left wing Tea Party looks like MSMITH33156 Mar 2016 #10
You gotta admit... yallerdawg Mar 2016 #7
thank you! dlwickham Mar 2016 #8
Very good, K&R fleabiscuit Mar 2016 #11

Response to Her Sister (Original post)


(16,104 posts)
7. You gotta admit...
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 07:00 PM
Mar 2016

finding something nice to say about Nancy Reagan may be the hardest thing Hillary has ever attempted!

If more Republicans die (not sayin' Cheney Bill Maher) and you go to their funeral and the media wants to do an interview, "Just say no, Hillary!"

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