"Clinton Wants to Keep the Republican Majority in Congress"

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  1. thermodynamic Suspended

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    http://observer.com/2016/08/clinton-wants-to-keep-the-republican-majority-in-congress/

    Seriously?

    Article has more.

    Original speech/article:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news.../hillary-clintons-alt-right-speech-annotated/

    Reading that, there is a new context. The opinion piece of the first article may have been in error, if the correct context of said speech involves Obama and not Bush.

    What's your take on both articles, based on the speech tie-in?
     
  2. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    What a pile of Bullsh##

    All Hillary said that she wanted back leadership that would actually lead instead of just pandering and grandstanding to their own base....

    Yeah she used a bunch of republicians as examples, but just to show how much down the toilet the "R" has gone in recent years.
     
  3. thermodynamic thread starter Suspended

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    Even though the excerpted portion of the WaPo article is sufficient regarding the actual context - about racism being bad and applauding people from both parties. How can that be construed as the "R"s going downhill, by not being racist?!!

    From there forms a tangent: This week being Repbulican-centric since she is chasing their votes with more fervor than wanting the votes of the Berniebots? Don't forget, she has and still will appeal to all Americans since that is a core tenet of her speeches (stronger together): http://qz.com/745293/hillary-clinto...lage-to-beat-a-man-you-can-bait-with-a-tweet/

    Where we do clearly agree is that the "R"s have gone downhill that someone deemed "not insider" managed to make it to the nomination, because the "insiders" had no clue on the problems and often acted as if problems did not exist.
     
  4. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't doubt it. A Republican congress gives her an excuse and someone to blame when nothing is done.
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Today's Democratic party is more closely aligned with the Republican party of thirty years ago than they are with the former Democratic party. This is why so many of us who used to be Republicans now vote Democrat.

    I'm not sure how you would describe today's GOP, other than disenfranchised, evangelical, and selfish.
     
  6. thermodynamic thread starter Suspended

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    What if she compromised with them or had to, would that introduce irony? Also, if you were going to play "blame game", why would you and under what circumstances?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 4, 2016 ---
    That seems to be true, that political compass chart thing, at least when they last updated it, even showed Clinton to the right of Trump - it still boils down to individual issues, though. A handful of individual issues could propel a skew a candidate's results to the right even though they're very left on other things.

    https://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2016

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