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Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:53 PM

 

No, New York City Is Not Hillary Clinton's "Hometown"



Now matter how many articles are published saying otherwise, New York City is not Hillary Clinton's "home" or "hometown."

This is not a jab at Clinton, who couldn't hide the fact that she moved to New York specifically because there was an open Senate seat if she tried, or even at my people in Westchester County. This is only to say that it's a Herculean stretch to call New York Clinton's "hometown" in the sense that her deep-rootedness gives her some sort of advantage, or in the sense that she has ever lived here.

Clinton's extensive political connections in the five boroughs, dating to her two terms as New York senator and the attendant Democratic party backing, can't hurt her diminished-but-still-over-10-percent primary polling advantage. But importantly, throughout her eight years as a senator and four years as secretary of Benghazi or whatever, when she wasn't living in Washington (where she and Bill have a mansion) or greeting foreign dignitaries in marble lobbies around the world, she kicked back in a stately five-bedroom in Chappaqua, a place that physically, spiritually, and geographically has nothing to do with the city of New York other than feeding it office workers and smog on weekdays, and creating unfortunate scenes on the Metro North on weekends.



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For further fodder to the great New Yorker Authenticity Debate, consider Bernie Sanders's Brooklyn accent, maintained over five long decades spent outside the city limits. Clinton has famously changed dialects several times in her life, and occasionally reverts to folksy Southern-isms when the setting calls for it, whereas throughout his time in bucolic Vermont, Sanders has talked like a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker. Sanders may not have Chuck Schumer to hype the crowd for him, but he and Schumer share an alma mater in James Madison High School. Beyond that, Sanders came of age in a rent-stabilized apartment in Midwood, wiled away summers at Coney Island, and in his own neighborhood, entertained himself by throwing a Spaldeen ball at the wall for hours (for chrissakes).


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http://gothamist.com/2016/03/31/clinton_is_not_a_new_yorker.php

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Reply No, New York City Is Not Hillary Clinton's "Hometown" (Original post)
Cheese Sandwich Apr 2016 OP
SheenaR Apr 2016 #1
reformist2 Apr 2016 #3
dragonfly301 Apr 2016 #5
GeorgiaPeanuts Apr 2016 #7
Land of Enchantment Apr 2016 #13
NWCorona Apr 2016 #20
Scuba Apr 2016 #21
Lizzie Poppet Apr 2016 #24
grossproffit Apr 2016 #2
Avalux Apr 2016 #10
dragonfly301 Apr 2016 #4
CorporatistNation Apr 2016 #6
grossproffit Apr 2016 #9
Avalux Apr 2016 #11
Bonobo Apr 2016 #18
Jitter65 Apr 2016 #16
AgingAmerican Apr 2016 #26
mucifer Apr 2016 #8
thesquanderer Apr 2016 #22
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #12
onehandle Apr 2016 #14
Land of Enchantment Apr 2016 #15
thereismore Apr 2016 #23
Bonobo Apr 2016 #17
Kalidurga Apr 2016 #19
RedCappedBandit Apr 2016 #25
reddread Apr 2016 #27
Lizzie Poppet Apr 2016 #28

Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:57 PM

1. What is her "home state"?

IL? AR? MA? NY?

No clue.

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Response to SheenaR (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:59 PM

3. DC. She's basically lived nowhere else since 1992.

Talk about the ultimate DC "insider" - she's lived there for almost 25 years!

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:01 PM

5. She has a huge house in DC near the Italian embassy n/t

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Response to SheenaR (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:04 PM

7. Schrodinger's Hillary...

 

Her hometown depends on who is observing her. Just like her policy positions

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:47 PM

13. Touche'.......nt


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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:37 PM

20. Love the reference!

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 08:32 AM

21. Thread winner!!

 

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Response to SheenaR (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 10:42 AM

24. Depends on the latest focus group results.

 

Princess Weathervane has castles everywhere!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:58 PM

2. She's an adopted daughter. Loved just the same.

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Response to grossproffit (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:26 PM

10. Really?

Even though she only 'moved' to Chappaqua to further her political career? I really don't get it but if you love her that much then more power to ya.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:00 PM

4. whatever state she's in at the moment

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:03 PM

6. But New York Is Bernie's Home Town! Hillary Is A "CARPETBAGGER!"

Rosario Dawson... Gives a heartfelt speech in Bronx to warm up before Bernie Sanders...

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Response to CorporatistNation (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:13 PM

9. Carpetbagger? Now, where have I heard that before?

Oh yeah, Republicans called her that when she was running for Senate.



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Response to grossproffit (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:44 PM

11. A broken clock is right twice a day. n/t

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Response to grossproffit (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:04 PM

18. Because she IS a carpetbagger.

Words mean something.

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Response to CorporatistNation (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:00 PM

16. Yeah, the town that he left years ago to live in "pristine" Vermont.

 

Hillary has lived in NY as an adult longer than Sanders.

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Response to Jitter65 (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 11:25 AM

26. She wasnt raised there

 

He was raised there

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:11 PM

8. In Bernie's Meet the press interview with chuck todd he actually said

that NYC is Hillary's hometown watch at 4:45 he says it:



Anyway, it was a great interview.

Go Bernie!

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Response to mucifer (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 10:11 AM

22. No, he says that New York STATE is Clinton's home state.

He does not say that New York CITY is her home town.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:46 PM

12. She lives in Westchester, so of course NYC isn't her hometown. nt

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:58 PM

14. Petty crapola from The 'Not Hillary' Party. nt

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:58 PM

15. I remember her being asked about moving back to Arkansas

and running for office there--and her reply was-paraphrasing--she would never live in that hick place again. I was offended. Arkansas is a beautiful state and most people there have hearts of gold. It just wasn't sophisticated enough I guess.




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Response to Land of Enchantment (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 10:40 AM

23. She ran back to AR when she failed a NY bar exam way back when. Then, AR was

plenty good for her.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:03 PM

17. Correct. She is a carpet-bagger. nt

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:24 PM

19. I am perfectly fine with people saying NY is her home state or NYC is her hometown.

It will just make the optics of her loss look worse.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 11:15 AM

25. She ain't a New Yorker.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 11:27 AM

27. isnt she a Cubs fan?

 

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Response to reddread (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 10:34 PM

28. Depends on whether she's in Chicago or not. (nm)

 

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