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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:54 PM

Hillary Clinton Just Delivered the Strongest Speech of Her Campaign—and the Media Barely Noticed

Nothing sums up the high-drama, low-substance nature of 2016 race coverage more than the underplaying of a serious speech about the Supreme Court.

http://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-just-delivered-the-strongest-speech-of-her-campaign-and-the-media-barely-noticed/

This is an excellent article - more substantive than most on the subject - and is a very Good Read. But because just about anything laudatory about HRC is shot down quickly or sneered at other than in this group, I am only posting here. Here are a couple excerpts:

“By Election Day, two justices will be more than 80 years old—past the Court’s average retirement age. The next president could end up nominating multiple justices,” she explained. “That means whoever America elects this fall will help determine the future of the Court for decades to come.”

Then Clinton worked her way through the Court’s docket for this term:

* “The Court is reviewing how public-sector unions collect the fees they use to do their work. The economic security of millions of teachers, social workers and first responders is at stake. This is something the people of Wisconsin know all too well, because your governor has repeatedly attacked and bullied public sector unions, and working families have paid the price. I think that’s wrong, and it should stop.”

* “The Court is reviewing a Texas law imposing unnecessary, expensive requirements on doctors who perform abortions. If that law is allowed to stand, there will only be 10 or so health centers left where women can get safe, legal abortions in the whole state of Texas, a state with about 5.4 million women of reproductive age. So it will effectively end the legal right to choose for millions of women.”

* “The Court is also reviewing whether Texas should have to exclude non-voters when drawing its electoral map. That would leave out, among others, legal residents, people with felony convictions and children. The fair representation of everyone in our society—including 75 million children—hangs in the balance.”


Etc., etc., etc. This is definitely worthwhile and only cements my already strong support for HRC.

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BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 OP
SharonClark Mar 2016 #1
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #2
Lucinda Mar 2016 #3
riversedge Mar 2016 #4
DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #5
question everything Mar 2016 #6
BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #7
book_worm Apr 2016 #8
BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #9

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:20 PM

1. Excellent article - Thanks for posting this

Sometimes her thoughtfulness gets her in trouble with people who want unwavering bumper sticker slogans instead. She is truly someone who thinks things through and connects the dots. That is one of the reasons I support her.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:03 PM

2. Sounds like a fact based speech which Hillary does so very well.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:26 PM

3. TY ~ KNR

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:31 PM

4. I listened she gave it. Detailed and sincere and serious in her approach.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:04 PM

5. K&R!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:11 PM

6. Interesting. Katrina vanden Heuvel is the editor and publisher of the Nation

and is very much a Sanders supporter.

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Response to question everything (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:48 AM

7. I like and admire Katrina.

Even if she is a Sanders supporter, she is a fair and reasonable one, as are ALL Sanders supporters that I know personally.

I believe that the strident and nasty SBS supporters that I see too often on DU and elsewhere online represent a minority, although a very loud one. Those supporters do not reflect, nor are they representative of, the SBS supporters I know in real life.

Because the Sanders campaign seems to be at least tacitly encouraging the nasties more and more these days, I have grown very disillusioned with Bernie himself. He lost the high ground with me a couple weeks ago and the ground he now occupies is eroding quickly.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:07 PM

8. All the media cares about is the horse race--they don't really cover issues.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:47 PM

9. They do us all such disservice. eom

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