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Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:11 PM

 

Hillary and BLM - excellent dialogue

Based on the transcript of the dialogue between BLM and HRC I was very impressed with both parties. It was a brutally honest but respectful discussion on both sides. To me, HRC is the only one running that really gets it.

http://www.salon.com/2015/08/18/watch_black_lives_matter_activists_confront_hillary_clinton_you_dont_tell_black_people_what_we_need_to_know/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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HILLARY CLINTON: I’m not telling you–I’m just telling you to tell me.

QUESTION: What I mean to say is– this is and has always been a white problem of violence. It’s not– there’s not much that we can do to stop the violence against us.

HILLARY CLINTON: Well if that—

Q: And it’s a conversation to push back—

HILLARY CLINTON: Okay, Okay, I understand what you’re saying—

Q: Respectfully, respectfully—

HILLARY CLINTON: Well, respectfully, if that is your position then I will talk only to white people about how we are going to deal with the very real problems—

Q: That’s not what I mean. That’s not what I mean. But like what I’m saying is what you just said was a form of victim-blaming. Right you were saying that what the Black Lives Matter movement needs to do to change white hearts—

HILLARY CLINTON: Look I don’t believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate. You’re not going to change every heart. You’re not. But at the end of the day, we could do a whole lot to change some hearts and change some systems and create more opportunities for people who deserve to have them, to live up to their own God-given potential, to live safely without fear of violence in their own communities, to have a decent school, to have a decent house, to have a decent future. So we can do it one of many ways. You can keep the movement going, which you have started, and through it you may actually change some hearts. But if that’s all that happens, we’ll be back here in 10 years having the same conversation. We will not have all of the changes that you deserve to see happen in your lifetime because of your willingness to get out there and talk about this.

(Inaudible)

HILLARY CLINTON: Well I’m ready to get out and do my part in any way that I can.

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leftofcool Aug 2015 #79
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Jennifer Kay Aug 2015 #47
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bullwinkle428 Aug 2015 #11
MaggieD Aug 2015 #14
ismnotwasm Aug 2015 #19
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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:16 PM

1. I watched the clip earlier....

She impressed me. She was respectful, informed and made a lot of good suggestions. She also said she would help any way she could.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:17 PM

2. Excellent response

She obviously gets it and is wanting to lead on the problem when she says we need to change these things. If not we'll be talking again in 10 years.

She gets it and is willing to lead.

It's not about counting how many AA's attend your rally.

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Response to Gman (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:42 PM

12. Oh but counting faces of color was a thing on here

About a month ago. Want me to go find the threads? And it wasn't Bernie Sanders people doing the counting either.

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Response to Gman (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:15 PM

72. Wait. So Hillary gets a pass on bad optics?

It's not about counting how many AA's attend your rally.


My goodness, what fickle bunch Hillary supporters are!

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #72)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:42 AM

79. Hillary supporters want BLM to stay on top of her!

We want BLM to give our candidate hell. They should and did and she handled it nicely. She didn't walk away and she didn't say "they are just another group."

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #79)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:02 PM

82. LOL Right, in a brief, pre-arranged meeting.

Give her hell, #BLM!

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:18 PM

3. She's 110% correct.

 

You can't legislate racism away, BUT you can change the laws regarding institutionalized racism. I.e. criminal justice reform, funding minority communities, increasing opportunity, etc.

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Response to SonderWoman (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 10:08 PM

68. How is that different than Sanders?

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Response to 6chars (Reply #68)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:17 PM

73. It's not. And it's very economic justice-y.

Imagine!

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:21 PM

4. absolute bull. And the double standard is quite something.

 

I love propaganda though. It's funny when it's so exaggerated.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 07:00 PM

44. What exactly is the 'double standard' that you mentioned?

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 07:22 PM

46. It has become self-parody.

 

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:25 PM

5. Maggie D - Unconstrained by reality

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:18 PM

63. Yeah

 

or the rules about hidden posts apparently....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=106348&sub=trans

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:29 PM

6. BLM was not impressed.

 

Never mind that though.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:09 PM

18. They seem more irritated with Bernie Sanders supporters

 

The only complaint they seem to have about the convo with HRC is that they wanted HER to take responsibility for Bill's policies. I think reasonable people can disagree on whether the mandatory minimum legislation was appropriate for that time. I think no (have always thought no), but HRC is right - "the people" were clamoring for it at the time because of the huge spike in crime during the 80's and early 90's.

Interview with BLM on the convo with HRC starts at the 6:58 mark

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/when-hillary-clinton-met-black-lives-matter-507155523571

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:36 PM

22. I was basing my impression on BLM Bostons twitter feed...

 

https://twitter.com/BLM_Boston/with_replies

Honestly... I just want ALL of our candidates to get this issue right. The pitting of one side against the other re: who is more concerned about POC infuriates me. I've largely stayed out of the issue because its been turned into such a mud pit. If *at least* on this one issue, it would be nice if Clinton supporters and Sanders supporters could be on the same side.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:39 PM

23. Hmmm, okay. I was looking at the interview they did

 

I agree - all of our candidates should consider this a very, very important issue.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:41 PM

27. Got it. Ill definitely check out your link when I get home tonight.

 

Im at work right now.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:32 PM

7. .

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/18/how-hillary-let-down-blacklivesmatter.html

^snip^

SWING AND A MISS08.18.153:35 PM ET

How Hillary Let Down #BlackLivesMatter


In the first video, Julius Jones of BLM implores Clinton to explain how she has evolved on issues of race since the 1990s when she supported policies that have led to the mass incarceration of African Americans. “How do you actually feel that is different than before?” he asked. “And what were those mistakes, and how can those mistakes that you’ve made be lessons for all Americans for a moment of reflection on how we treat black people in this country?”



A Clinton staffer then politely interjected that they were already running short on time, and that throngs of other groups were also waiting to speak with the candidate. This did not go over well, and projected a dismissive perspective of the BLM movement before Clinton had a chance to respond. Regardless of whether this was the intent, it’s indicative of a larger problem, which Clinton’s response further highlighted.

Clinton’s stuck to the standard political, unemotional answers that referenced her commitment to civil rights issues and to the concerns of the needy and children. Next she briefly, and uncomfortably, touched upon America’s “original sin” without ever saying slavery, racial oppression, or the near destruction of Native American civilization. Then she transitioned straight into the realities of electoral politics: “I’m trying to put together in a way that I can explain it and I can sell it, because in politics if you can’t explain it and you can’t sell it, it stays on the shelf.”






I am sticking to the 4 paragraph rule here, there is much much more at the link.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:32 PM

8. I find it interesting how many who attack Clinton

distort, take out of context, and sometimes outright fabricate. It's as though they know on some level that the truth doesn't fit their agenda.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:36 PM

10. mirror, mirror

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:42 PM

13. And fall for right wing talking points

 

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:35 PM

9. this actually made me cringe


"Well, respectfully, if that is your position then I will talk only to white people about how we are going to deal with the very real problems— "

And I'm surprised she's not being crucified over it. I wouldn't think she'd deserve it though because I thought her answers were good but she wasn't listening. She was waiting for an opportunity to talk herself. Let's not sell.this as anything more than it was.

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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:43 PM

15. Didn't make me cringe

 

Both sides were being brutally honest. All to the good.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:46 PM

16. of course it didn't

You're incapable of being unbiased.

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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:56 PM

17. I don't think I am incapable of being unbiased

 

I think HRC is the best candidate currently running. I think Bernie is the worst.

I'm not crazy about O'Malley because of the kind of policing he brought to Baltimore and MD. Webb is too conservative. And that is about all we have right now. If Warren were running I might rethink my support for HRC based on the campaign message Warren put together. Same for any other candidate that might enter the race in the future.

So, no, just because I have opinions about those already in the race doesn't mean I would not consider any other future candidates. It's very early, still.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:18 PM

20. No I meant you're incapable of seeing any flaw in her

She was no better in this than any other white liberal. She wasn't listening...she was waiting to pounce with her answers. The bit about talking to white people was cringeworthy. She had some good things to say and I'm not going to be spreading what a disaster she was all over the Internet because, just like the rest of us, I believe her heart is in the right place and she still has a lot to learn.

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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:31 PM

21. How would you know that?

 

As far as I know, you have never met me. So what is your basis for stating what I think?

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:39 PM

24. "So what is your basis for stating what I think?"

Your posting history?

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Response to frylock (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:43 PM

28. Yeah that would be it.

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Response to frylock (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:43 PM

29. How does my posting history tell you everything I ever think?

 

This is what floors me about some people here. Somehow you believe that from a few posts you are entitled to pretend you know what I think about everything; who I have ever voted for; what my life is like, etc.

I can't even wrap my head around why ANYONE would think they know those things about a person they do not even know. It's wacky to me.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #29)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:47 PM

30. I don't care about any of that..

the topic was your inability to see ANY flaw in your candidate. Your posting history shows that to be the case.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 07:22 PM

47. "I'm not crazy about O'Malley because of the kind of policing he brought to Baltimore and MD"

Do even you know the Clinton policies and what these activists were trying to get her to say?

Some reading for you: http://www.salon.com/2015/04/13/the_clinton_dynastys_horrific_legacy_how_tough_on_crime_politics_built_the_worlds_largest_prison/

Note: I do understand that Bill enacted these policies and not Hillary, although, she is currently accepting money from the private prison industry--so was her evasion of that question a mistake? No, not at all--that's the problem.

It's just like she says oh, drilling in the arctic isn't good--but can't seem to answer questions regarding the XL pipeline.

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #47)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:17 PM

48. You're wrong on all counts

 

Bill is not Hillary. Hillary is not responsible for his decisions. And Salon's hate filled bullshit rants about Hillary have made them unreadable to me.

Second, there is not a single shred of evidence to show that Hillary has taken a dime of money from for profit prison corps - not a shred. You're getting that talking point from Right wing libertarian, Glen Greenwalds site and he offers not a shred of proof.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:41 PM

11. Body language and facial expressions are ALWAYS the genuine "tell" when

it comes to any kind of personal interaction. I believe the word "awkward" is a kind way of putting what took place in this situation.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:42 PM

14. Brutally honest conversations are difficult

 

For both sides. But it is exactly what is needed.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:14 PM

19. I was impressed as well

#BLM was less impressed, but they called the meeting "respectful" it's a good start.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:40 PM

25. They called the meeting "a good start" as well

 

It sounds like their main disappointment was in her not accepting blame for the past based on what Bill did.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:41 PM

26. It was respectful..

nobody was asked to bow down, and nobody was called a white supremacist.

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Response to frylock (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:49 PM

31. And nobody

was screaming, TAZE HER! TAZE HER!



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Response to Bobbie Jo (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:51 PM

32. As I said; respectful.

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Response to frylock (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:52 PM

33. Yes. nt

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Response to frylock (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:52 PM

34. I believe the term was "white supremicist liberals"

 

... and it was directed at the crowd. And having worked in extensively in Seattle with liberal activists (including Black activists) I can tell you exactly what they meant by that.

In practice it is white people who consider themselves liberal but perpetuate structural racism through being clueless about the issue of structural racism and their white privilege.

And unfortunately that perfectly describes a lot of the white hipsters in Seattle to a tee.

ETA - another person on my facebook page also familiar with activists in Seattle put it this way: "I think it's a call to accountability for the many ways that white liberals (intentionally or unintentionally) uphold white supremacist systems. We want to think of ourselves as friends to POCs, but not do the hard work of examining and working to counter the ways we benefit from white supremacy."

That fits as well.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #34)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:57 PM

36. Actually, it was "white liberal supremacists"

and I don't give a fuck who it was directed at. The contrast between how Sanders has been approached vs how Clinton was approached is glaring, and I don't expect you to ever acknowledge that.

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Response to frylock (Reply #36)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:00 PM

37. She won't

And it's not important. The important thing is that it's being talked about.

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Response to frylock (Reply #36)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:01 PM

38. The contrast seems appropriate

 

There is a reason the approach turned out differently. Two reasons, actually:

1. He doesn't get it and it shows and he certainly wasn't jumping over himself to listen to them

2. His supporters and their actions and comments

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #38)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:47 PM

42. same shit, different day.

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Response to frylock (Reply #36)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:15 PM

62. No, the reference was that the Seattle crowd was ACTING like "white supremacist liberals".

And Clinton searched them out after her appearance, she didn't stand back with a "deer in the headlights" look on her face, like Sanders did, and she didn't say "if you want me to leave I will".

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #34)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:44 PM

67. Exactly !

Sitting in Seattle right now.



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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 05:54 PM

35. Hold on, so you think she gets it?

HILLARY CLINTON: I’m not telling you–I’m just telling you to tell me.

QUESTION: What I mean to say is– this is and has always been a white problem of violence. It’s not– there’s not much that we can do to stop the violence against us.

HILLARY CLINTON: Well if that—

Q: And it’s a conversation to push back—

HILLARY CLINTON: Okay, Okay, I understand what you’re saying—

Q: Respectfully, respectfully—

HILLARY CLINTON: Well, respectfully, if that is your position then I will talk only to white people about how we are going to deal with the very real problems—

Q: That’s not what I mean. That’s not what I mean. But like what I’m saying is what you just said was a form of victim-blaming. Right you were saying that what the Black Lives Matter movement needs to do to change white hearts—

She obviously does NOT get it. Nor did she respond to the implications of the policies they brought up. Moreover, she was insanely condescending and degrading. This is absolutely disgusting.

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:03 PM

40. I think she does get it.....

 

I think she gave them good advice - goodness knows she has been in the position to try to change hearts AND change policy. And I think she listened, and I think she accepted that it's up to them and said how can I help?

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:58 PM

43. Tch. And there you were, in the Hillary Clinton group,

claiming to be a Hillary supporter.

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Response to okasha (Reply #43)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 07:15 PM

45. wahh wahh

obviously you didn't see that I clearly stated (on more than one occasion) that she is my second choice. The reasons why she is not my first choice are:

1. Too close to Wall Street
2. Paid speeches at banks
3. Love for fracking and oil
4. Receiving money from private prisons
5. Not admitting to institutional racism that the Clinton policies helped to perpetuate

Please, stop whining about me being critical of Hillary and go do something positive for her campaign.

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #45)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:23 PM

49. Obviously you "mispoke"

when you so described yourself.

Enjoy your stay here.

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #45)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:58 PM

54. Hey Ya Jen Kay!!!

I haven't read one single post of your that tells me you support HRC at all.
zero posts. z e r o

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #45)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:10 PM

57. From your posts earlier today:

Didn't you say this:

"22. AGAIN, read my posts, I have stated time and time again that I DO SUPPORT HER."

Or this:

"25. Yeah, I saw that, and ONCE AGAIN, I do support her."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110715785#post22



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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #45)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 10:34 PM

69. How about we introduce a bit of reality here?

(You might want to take a little preventive Benadryl first.)

1.Hillary called out Wall Street CEO's, hedge fund managers and their ilk in her opening campaign speech. I'm sure you can find a vid on YouTube.

2.She should give free speeches? Why? Do you work for free? Will you tell your boss tomorrow you just can't ethically take money for your work because Hillary got a pay check?
3. You seem to be unaware of the clean energy planks in Hillary's platform. Suggest you read them. Meantime, note that she has called for an end to offshore drilling in the Arctic and elsewhere.

4. Produce proof.

5. She's spoken out on those issues many times.

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:46 AM

80. Please supply links to your accusations

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Response to Jennifer Kay (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:58 PM

56. How is that "NOT getting it"? And I thought she was very understanding and compassionate....

...to characterize it as "disgusting" is completely off base.

Aren't you the person who earlier today said you were a Clinton supporter? Really? Just who are you?

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:02 PM

39. "Eww, Hillary was sooo unemotional", some say. An impromptu

meeting she agreed to squeeze in between other commitments, and she's supposed to deliver like a William Jennings Bryan. Gimme a freakin break!

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:33 PM

41. I think she did well. Good to see you Maggie.

 

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:28 PM

50. She handled like like a President. nt

 

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #50)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:39 PM

51. I'm curious how did Bernie vote on the crime bill I think in 1996 ?

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #51)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:11 PM

58. He voted FOR it.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:54 PM

52. I saw the video a few times today, totally different from the first (media) accounts, which....

....said that it was contentious. I'm really glad the video was released. Once again it shows that Hillary Clinton is a strong, decisive, and principled leader.

Now let's see the usual cliches, labels, and criticism of her.

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Response to George II (Reply #52)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:58 PM

55. Yes it's quite different than the media filtered portrayal

 

I got the same feeling watching it that you describe.

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Response to George II (Reply #52)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:41 PM

66. More of the US "media" trying to bring down the front runner.. specifically Hillary Clinton.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:57 PM

53. But if you watched the video

you'd see that her body language was terrible. She was leaning back away from the BLM representative with her head tilted back so that when she spoke she was looking down her nose at him.

She also gesticulated at face level which looked odd and she repeatedly pushed her closed fist at the representative as if she was pointing, but with her pointing finger inside her fist.

I don't know anyone who like to be punched at like that. It's like being a little kid and having an adult scold you.

If Secy Clinton is our candidate, I sure hope she improves her body language, because what she's doing now is very negative.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #53)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:02 PM

70. Oh good grief.

Her head was tilted back because she was maintaining eye contact with a gentleman several inches taller than she is. How do you "look down your nose" at someone who's 5-6 inches taller than you are?

I don't think I'll bother with the rest.

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Response to okasha (Reply #70)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:47 AM

76. You're probably right about that.

I was watching her body language, not him.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #53)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 06:57 AM

77. She filibustered him at the end. It was NOT a dialog.

She victim-blamed, she whites plainer, she dismissed, she filibustered.

"If THAT'S your attitude, I'll only talk to white people!"

Oh and don't forget the oh so fake bobble head which showed anything EXCEPT actually listening.

If you can't see it, then you have problems with either social communications and empathy or honesty.

I have to say it will entertain me for a long time to come though.

She is a fake and a very mean one too.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #77)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:02 AM

81. Just watched it again and that "only talk to white people" bit was the low point

 

Also, I highly recommend this morning's segment on democracynow.org where two of the activists from that event discussed their reactions and they were really fair I think.

One thing struck me was they said they got her to react from an emotional and defensive place and they felt glad to have been able to get her to perhaps have some self-reflection. That's about as charitable a take as you can have about being told "I'll only talk to white people" about this.

See/Listen to what two of the BLM activists actually thought about this exchange, or just accept the OP's simplistic interpretation.

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/8/19/stream

edited to add: Did anyone also notice her little repeated dig toward Bernie when she falsely claimed that there are "some who only care about economic justice" or some such twaddle?

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Response to MoveIt (Reply #81)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:20 PM

84. Yeah she got a baby jab in there.

I think a lot of people either didn't watch the entire video or are about as genuine as faux leather.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #77)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:17 PM

83. I'll only talk to white people about it.

Funny how her supporters somehow missed that. That's a giraffe sized gaffe in my opinion. Condescending as hell. Media seems to have ignored it as well.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:13 PM

59. They shouldn't have had a dialogue. Hillary should have just listened.

 

Also, I didn't notice her apologizing. Did I miss her apology?

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #59)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:15 PM

60. They asked her questions

 

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #60)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:20 PM

64. She should have just listened. I do believe Sanders received that prescription from your camp.

 

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #64)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:34 PM

75. She should have not answered questions.

 

Getting better by the minute.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:15 PM

61. I think both HRC and BLM gained in the meeting. This would make the meeting a success. This

is something which needs to be worked together to accomplish.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 09:40 PM

65. Change Laws, Change Resources, Change the System! This is great.. talking with #BlackLivesMatter!

Hillary will do this.. thanks Maggie.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:06 PM

71. I think that is debatable.

 

Unfortunately, all of the ops I'm seeing on the topic are pretty offensive. I appreciate how you stated your case without offensive call outs. That at least allows for an honest debate.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #71)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:18 PM

74. Thank you - I try

 

Sometimes I fail, but that is my intention.

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Response to MaggieD (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 07:01 AM

78. but I thought she's a "bad campaigner" yet she can actually go head to head

 

with these guys and NOT get her mic stolen

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