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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Saying she will appoint Bill to revitalize the economy puts her at odds with Obama and opens her up for criticism.

    "She's offering to be the woman President and she's pointing at her husband. Her whole career has been leveraged on Bill Clinton. Forefronting him now exposes her present neediness as well as her past dependence. It's not a good look for her. Source: althouse.blogspot.com/2016/05/why-did-h...

    Will this cause her problems? Does it embarrass Obama challenging his legacy?

  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Saying she will appoint Bill to revitalize the economy puts her at odds with Obama and opens her up for criticism.

    "She's offering to be the woman President and she's pointing at her husband. Her whole career has been leveraged on Bill Clinton. Forefronting him now exposes her present neediness as well as her past dependence. It's not a good look for her. Source: althouse.blogspot.com/2016/05/why-did-h...

    Will this cause her problems? Does it embarrass Obama challenging his legacy?

    Making such "appointment" now, makes her looking a bit unsure about her knowledge of the 'economy", so if Bill fails in that respect, she washes her hands and kicks him out. Anyway, when I saw Bill speak lately, I've got the idea he belongs in the "old" men's house; looks a bit senile to me. Bernie looks lots more energetic.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Why is Hillary tied with Trump. Trump has the support standing on a promise to keep the poor people poor, demeaning every opposing authority and challenging hate and discontent every time he speaks. He said he will keep USA American wages low, not raising the minimum wage, to be competitive to foreign labor. His plan is to take the livlihood away from foreign workers. In the first place there is no uproar here about here about freezing the minimum wage. Trump's solution is bad news for foreign as well as USA poor. Foreign relations as well as domestic relations will be problematic. Second, why is Trump with a significantly higher disapproval rating catching up with and passing Hillary in the polls. Because people like Trump. They don't like Hillary. As I said before, Hillary needs a born again moment to capture support . She keeps saying she isn't a natural politician. She needs to say she has been listening to advisors and she doesn't like it. The new Hillary can disavow advisors and say she is now speaking from her heart and start promising all the good parts of Bernie's and Donald's campaigns. She has nothing to lose. If she doesn't do something soon she will be locked into losing. If Schmidt agrees with me, then there is a chance for Hillary.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Hillary's presumptive economy advisor starts out bad. He calls Trump's "Make America Great Again" dumb. Here is a lesson maybe too late, but people vividly remember the first few words of anything important they listen to. All the impressionables will remember Bill Clinton saying make America great again is dumb. Can it get any dumber? Yes it can. Then Bill stumbles around some explanation about how wanting it how it used to be is dumb. None of this is representative of how the Clintons used to be. They don't know how to talk to the everyday person. They are talking on a level that debates fine points of an argument. They are going to talk their way out of a presidency.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Can't help it but there is nothing dumber than Clinton calling people dumb for wanting the good times back. They are out of tune.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Why is Hillary tied with Trump. Trump has the support standing on a promise to keep the poor people poor, demeaning every opposing authority and challenging hate and discontent every time he speaks. He said he will keep USA American wages low, not raising the minimum wage, to be competitive to foreign labor. His plan is to take the livlihood away from foreign workers. In the first place there is no uproar here about here about freezing the minimum wage. Trump's solution is bad news for foreign as well as USA poor. Foreign relations as well as domestic relations will be problematic. Second, why is Trump with a significantly higher disapproval rating catching up with and passing Hillary in the polls. Because people like Trump. They don't like Hillary. As I said before, Hillary needs a born again moment to capture support . She keeps saying she isn't a natural politician. She needs to say she has been listening to advisors and she doesn't like it. The new Hillary can disavow advisors and say she is now speaking from her heart and start promising all the good parts of Bernie's and Donald's campaigns. She has nothing to lose. If she doesn't do something soon she will be locked into losing. If Schmidt agrees with me, then there is a chance for Hillary.

    Hillary is tied with Trump because the Republican Party is coalescing around Trump and the Democratic Primary is still ongoing. That's about it.

    Bernie supporters are insisting they won't vote for Hillary, but history shows us that won't be the case. The same thing happened in 2008 and many other election cycles when a particular candidate didn't win their primary. Their voters will throw a bit of a temper tantrum, but they eventually come to support the candidate their party chose.

    If they don't then the Bernie supporters will be directly to blame for a Trump Presidency the same way Eugene McCarthy supporters are to blame for handing Richard Nixon the Presidency in 1968. The only problem there is that Nixon wasn't a fascist tyrant who brought about the end of our republic.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Can't help it but there is nothing dumber than Clinton calling people dumb for wanting the good times back. They are out of tune.

    What do you consider the "good times"? Institutionalized racism? Slavery? Jim Crow? Gay individuals being shut out of society? Reaganomics? What "good times" do you want to go back to?

    I'm so tired of people bitching and moaning about how terrible America is.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn, Your insight is logical and historically correct but it is a losing strategy in this election. Instead of being tired of hearing people bitch express your views on what might help Hillary win. She and her advisors are offering a technical campaign to people that support Trump. Unless her campaign becomes responsive in the way I outlined then she will lose. Losing is losing. There will be no moment of enlightenment celebrating respect, honor and tradition. There are no bonuses for intellectual insight in a Democracy. Every vote is one vote. Charisma "Trumps" everything.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: jaredsxtn, Your insight is logical and historically correct but it is a losing strategy in this election. Instead of being tired of hearing people bitch express your views on what might help Hillary win. She and her advisors are offering a technical campaign to people that support Trump. Unless her campaign becomes responsive in the way I outlined then she will lose. Losing is losing. There will be no moment of enlightenment celebrating respect, honor and tradition. There are no bonuses for intellectual insight in a Democracy. Every vote is one vote. Charisma "Trumps" everything.

    No, it's not a losing strategy. Every vote is not one vote. The electoral college is the vote. And swing states that have large Hispanic and minority populations will never vote for Trump.

    I'm not worried about Mississippi and Alabama; I'm focusing on Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, and Ohio. I don't see any of those states lining up behind Trump because all of them have a large minority population that Trump has alienated beyond belief.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Why did Hillary say about Bill and the economy:"he knows how to do it"?

    I agree. He turned a lot of millionaires into Billionaires. Hillary needs to get a grip and reorganize into a winning campaign. She can't play the high road and ignore Trump's personal attacks. She can turn it right around and hit him with it if she reads my earlier posts.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "No, it's not a losing strategy. " says jaredsxtn .

    jaredsxtn, Have you seen the polls lately? And have you noticed that I have called Trump's progress correctly from the very start. Saying why he would progress like he has while you on the other hand were wanting to bet any amount of money that he wouldn't. You shoul learn from being so wrong. Look at the world and read it based on conditions. Dutch has graciously given you a wealth of insight that you chose to disregard and subjectively criticise. Subjective criticism is a waste of time, although amusing.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I watched Hillary Clinton's speech today eviscerating Donald Trump's economic statements. I say the word "statements" because he has no cohesive economic plan that he has put forward; economists who have taken the time to add up the cost of all his pronouncements, if taken at face value, have condemned it. They say if he is allowed to follow through on all his promises it would lead to a recession and the loss of some 3 million jobs.

    Business Insider, June 21, 2016: Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump's economic plan point by point in searing speech

    It was a good speech. Classic Hillary. Every point well researched and on the mark, using Donald Trump's own words against him.

  • Liberal
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    Good times of the past?

    I'm old enough to remember the good times of the past (for middle class whites, that is). My father had no problem supporting a family, owning a new house and car and affording to send my sister and me to college. We were hardly wealthy but we were white and times were very good to us. Today, not as good for my kids and grandkids perhaps but far better for the poor and minorities and the country as a whole.

    I have no problem accepting this as the natural progression of life. The typical old, white, middle-class family has big problems with it however. They believe they are better than the rest of the people because they were always led to believe they were by the politicians and society. When, all of a sudden, in the 70's and 80's the rest of society began to obtain the middle-class rights and privileges the whites have traditionally held they had a very difficult time accepting or even understanding how these "inferior" people were suddenly their equals and they still don't get it. A black president? Impossible - no black can be as smart as a white and be more powerful and successful than a white how dare someone like Obama pretend to be their equal??? Of course the conservative branch of both parties used the race card to keep whatever power they had in the past and let the middle and lower-class whites believe the rest of the population was lazy, stupid, greedy and undeserving of any support from them. The liberals, on the other hand, were just as guilty by throwing all their support towards equal rights for the minorities without even considering the consequences we now face today.

    Why is Trump so popular? He speaks for those whites whom feel left behind. Of course they really haven't but when they see people that traditionally they believe should be poor and uneducated they ask themselves why? The answer (as far as they can understand) is these people are "stealing" their god given rights and those gosh damn Liberals are the cause of it. Whites still rule and run this country but politicians on both sides know that race baiting is and always has been a sure way to gain and keep power in this country and both sides practice it from different perspectives. Until both parties represent everyone equally things are never going to change.

    Trump or Hillary certainly are never going to even try to bring the country together and although Bernie is (was) good intentioned the best he could ever hope to do realistically was plant the spark to bring about change. Change is not going to happen here for a long. long time and most of us "old" guys are certainly never going to see it!

  • Independent
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    P.R. absolutely right; the whole structure here is "brainless"; is this really "one" country? I doubt it. Common sense is an dirty word here; "money" has to correct all the wrong doing and stupidity which is done by trying to invent the "wheel" all over again and "pump" in more "money". Simply said it is the island mentality, because we think we can dictate others to use our own stupidity in governing as again proven every day.

    All our "nation building " has failed and created the situation we are in now. Compared to other civilized nations we struggle to even get decent healthcare, let alone gun control, or less corruption, or less druggies, or less invasions/meddling/wars in other countries. Let us take as an example the Scandinavian countries; at least they did not invade other countries lately; have decent gun control, excellent healthcare, very few drug overdoses like here, hardly any corruption etc. I guess the arrogant "island" mentality is to blame. A sure thing, as P.R. said, things will not change under Hillary; let alone under Trump.