She will replace Andrew Jackson, a populist who campaigned against elites but was also, unfortunately, very much a racist, arguably an advocate of what we would nowadays call white supremacy. Hmm. Does that make you think about any currently prominent political figures?
From today's column.
Notice how he used a plural? Obviously the implication is about Trump. But why use a plural then? I can't think of any other so-called populist candidates (itself a term invented by elites to discredit those who represent the will of the people over that of elites)
Say it ain't so, Paul!
That legacy and experience lies at the heart of Mrs. Clintons approach as a progressive who gets things done. And the 1994 crime bill, which has emerged as a hot-button issue in the current campaign, is a good example in both its substance and the style of the Clinton manner of policy making.
Mr. Sanderss durability in this race is due in part to young, idealistic Democrats who werent born before or dont remember the partisan battles of the 1990s. Indeed, 2016s newest voters only know the Obama-era Congress, and its near-constant state of confrontation. On the crime bill, as on the Iraq war, trade deals and gay marriage, some young critics view Mrs. Clintons changes in position as politically convenient or unprincipled. The way to reach those voters is to acknowledge their objections and better explain what it takes to move an agenda through a hostile Congress.
Mrs. Clintons record as a senator is one of pragmatism, reflecting temperamental and philosophical differences with Mr. Sanders, whose reluctance to compromise contributes to his limited legislative record. She should take this opportunity to spell out what she would do with Congress to address mass incarceration as president.
Much more @: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/why-mrs-clinton-needs-to-say-more-about-the-crime-bill.html
Hillary Clinton's pragmatism is something this country could do without. Bill & Hillary's "pragmatism" got us financial deregulation, the crime bill, the PATRIOT act, the Iraq War, etc. But, hey, it sure got them a lot of friendly corporate partners.
Recommend starting here:
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The back and forth between @neeratanden, @lhfang, and @cascamike tells quite a bit about the values of the campaigns.