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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:09 AM

I Saw Hillary Clinton in Person. I Was Surprised.

This is an absolutely lovely read!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-kraus/i-saw-hillary-clinton-in-_b_9559208.html

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The first thing she (Hillary) does is show gratitude to the people who got her onstage: the elected officials, her staff, and volunteers. She says sheís proud of the schoolís accomplishments and the crowd goes nuts! The golden rule of public speaking is to know your audience and Hillary is no slouch in this department.

I watch closely in a way only a close-up view allows. Iím struck by her elegance, in part because a young fan next to me exudes, ďSheís beautiful.Ē Itís not just her stature and that coat, her scarf, and pumps. Iím also struck by her emotion. Her face shows passion and anguish at times, as in when she talks about the horrific terrorist attack in Brussels just hours before. Iíve heard her talk about terrorism before, but this night it feels decidedly urgent.
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When the microphone stops working, she handles it like a champ. She says this would be a good opportunity to be quiet. Then off the cuff, she remarks about how she gets criticized for speaking too soft, or too loud, smiling too much, or not enough. All this judgment seems to be launched at her, in no small measure, because of her gender.

Looking around at the range of eager faces in the crowd, I reject the way she and her supporters have been simplified and demonized. I know of hundreds of staffers and volunteers who are working their hearts out, and millions (not just millionaires) have already voted for her.
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OK, So Hill lost the WA caucus. I do not believe that she will lose WA state in the GE. Not at all.

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BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 OP
MFM008 Mar 2016 #1
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #11
DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #2
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #12
Cha Mar 2016 #3
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #13
Basic LA Mar 2016 #4
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #14
Stand and Fight Mar 2016 #5
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #15
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #6
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #16
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #17
riversedge Mar 2016 #7
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #9
riversedge Mar 2016 #18
brer cat Mar 2016 #8
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #10

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:14 AM

1. and I agree

she lost the district of the 28th by just 2 votes.
They turned away 4 HRC voters who came late.
I believe we will go blue again in the General, Hey we voted for Dukakis.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:35 AM

11. This is just one of many reasons why

ALL caucuses should be scrapped for primaries AND all primaries should offer BOTH early voting and absentee options. That is, this should happen if the USA is truly the democracy it prides itself on being.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:29 AM

2. Yes, she lost the caucus

but we all expected it. Considering what I've watched in coverage, and been told by people who participate in the things, I am so very glad my state holds a primary. I work too much to be able to participate in a caucus.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:37 AM

12. +1!

I'm now retired (at least partially) so am not tied to a demanding work schedule any more.

But too many are and they too deserve the ability to make their voices heard, regardless of which candidate they prefer.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:43 AM

3. Ha! Hawaii will get another chance to go for Hillary, too.. bet they take it!

It's a good thing Hillary is her own person and doesn't let all the criticism by the chattering classes get to her, Blue!

When she wins this is will be because she deserves it.. she beat out the relentless disingenuous attacks by the M$M, the BS, and the GOP.

I totally reject it, too.. consider the source of all the insults. first of all.

Thank you!

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:38 AM

13. I'll bet that you are one hundred per cent correct, Cha!

Tulsi Gabbard may have her nose out of joint for a while though.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:26 AM

4. She shows intelligence & warmth

Even as the Sarandon/ Berniacs try to paint her as some sort of Godzilla.

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Response to Basic LA (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:40 AM

14. That says a LOT more about

them than about her and what it says is not pretty.

I am VERY disappointed in BOTH.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 03:16 AM

5. That was great. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with us, Blue. n/t

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:40 AM

15. My very great pleasure! :) eom

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 04:57 AM

6. Yes the Brussels statement was brilliant, and presidential, the best among the candidates.

How interesting Sanders is gaining momentum after winning three states when Hillary swept five states the week before.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:48 AM

16. Different standards apply.

Hillary must do at least twice as well to be considered "even" with her competitor. This is despite her significant lead in pledged delegates and more than 2.5 million in the popular vote. The SDs, of course, are ignored because they will soon magically "feel the Bern" and desert Hillary en masse.

Lots of us have seen these double standards and dismissal of our significant accomplishments happen in our real lives.

We are damned if we are going to stand by and let these things happen to Hillary this time.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:36 PM

17. You are right.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 05:02 AM

7. Her speech: "The Test of 3 Things Whoever the next President is ought to pass three tests:.."

Thank you so much for posting. so so much...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-kraus/i-saw-hillary-clinton-in-_b_9559208.html



.....She talks about being a partner to Washington, calling Seattle a ďgreat American cityĒ and applauding our progressivism. Iím surprised somehow as she talks in detail about policy that can help our industries and small businesses. Unlike Bernie who seems to make everything about Wall Street, she targets her speech. She cites actual plans for doing things here.

She then lays out a framework for the rest of the evening.

The Test of 3 Things
Whoever the next President is ought to pass three tests:


1) Make a positive difference in the lives of Americans
2) Keep us safe
3) Bring the country together

1) Positive Difference
When elaborating on that first one, she surprises me with a rather poignant point. She says we all see images of people at rallies who are angry (read: Trumpís angry rallies). But rather than denouncing or dismissing them, she gives their anger context. She talks about the great recession and people losing their homes and savings, of wages being stagnant for 15 years and many feeling like theyíre left behind. She reminds us that she wants to help the middle class, to raise incomes, to have family leave, as well as reduce the burden of student debt.

The only mention of Bernie is in a policy distinction regarding college tuition. Not once does she demonize him, even as he often makes claims that the billionaire class is buying this election for her.

She talks about the need to act immediately on climate change, and Iím struck by her pledge of solar panels across our nation. She cites the Paris Agreement that was signed by 190 nations and says that it must be enacted; otherwise itís just a piece of paper. She talks about the Republicansí implacable obstructionism. (I do so love a good vocabulary.) I get a little giddy thinking we could be using clean, renewable energy under the next president.

2) Keep Us Safe........................

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Response to riversedge (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:30 AM

9. I loved that part too.

In fact, I loved the whole article. But thanks for excerpting this part, rivers!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 03:28 PM

18. I think she gave those 3 important pts today in Harlem during her speech. I just

caught a part of it on msnbc. then they cut her off. I am going to try to find the transcript

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:24 AM

8. Great report

and another great speech by Hillary. This is chock-a-block with Hillary's wisdom, but I would lift this one tidbit where she stands alone above the other candidates of both parties:

We donít need to put someone down to lift others up. We can engage, respectfully.


Very telling about her leadership style.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:32 AM

10. It certainly reinforces my

belief in her, which has not wavered once in 2016 in spite of all the blather from some who should know MUCH better.

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