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Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:26 PM

Tribute: Hillary Clinton: The Woman in the Arena

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Adapted from an excerpt of the speech "Citizenship in a Republic", given by Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France 23 April 1910.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong woman stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends herself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

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Reply Tribute: Hillary Clinton: The Woman in the Arena (Original post)
lapucelle Sep 2017 OP
brer cat Sep 2017 #1
Lucinda Sep 2017 #2
nolabear Sep 2017 #3
lapucelle Sep 2017 #5
nolabear Sep 2017 #6
onetexan Sep 2017 #17
ismnotwasm Sep 2017 #4
calimary Sep 2017 #7
WoonTars Sep 2017 #26
haveahart Sep 2017 #8
sheshe2 Sep 2017 #9
still_one Sep 2017 #10
Madam45for2923 Sep 2017 #11
Gothmog Sep 2017 #12
Hortensis Sep 2017 #13
nycbos Sep 2017 #14
lapucelle Sep 2017 #15
ehrnst Sep 2017 #16
TonyPDX Sep 2017 #18
ehrnst Sep 2017 #27
Me. Sep 2017 #19
NastyRiffraff Sep 2017 #20
CousinIT Sep 2017 #21
lapucelle Sep 2017 #23
CousinIT Sep 2017 #24
BainsBane Sep 2017 #22
lapucelle Sep 2017 #25

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:30 PM

1. Wow!

That could have been written for Hillary. Thank you for posting, lapucelle!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:32 PM

2. love it

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:35 PM

3. Amen and amen.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:37 PM

5. And...

a woman.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:39 PM

6. Indeed.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 04:38 PM

17. +1

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:35 PM

4. She's a badass--and she's not done

I get that she's done with political office--- but let's see Hillary freed to say and be what she will.

This is a truly awesome tribute

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:41 PM

7. Indeed. And worthy of her.

I still believe she's going to be on our money someday. She's a genuine modern-day pioneer. A giant of an historic figure. And all the shitty little gnats and piss-ants who tried to make her life a living hell will be long forgotten while her name and her memory and her legacy will continue to shine.

A latter-day Joan of Arc. And who remembers or even knows (or recorded) who it was, so busy persecuting her?

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:35 PM

26. Joan of Arc?

Umm...no...not really.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:44 PM

8. You ought to send this to her. A worthy tribute for a deserving servant leader.

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:47 PM

9. Magnificent tribute to Hillary

Thank you for this, lapucelle.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:50 PM

10. Perfect!!!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:52 PM

11. Thank you! I read these words aloud and have stamped them in my memory.

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 03:11 PM

12. K&R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 03:17 PM

13. Well, that is certainly spot on. Hillary Clinton: The Woman in the Arena.

Even those who don't care for her personally (for honest reasons) or for whom she's too liberal establishment should be able to agree with this.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 03:43 PM

14. Here here

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Response to nycbos (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 03:51 PM

15. Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays at Citifield tomorrow.

Tickets $25; all proceeds go to hurricane relief.

Back in the 70's, my husband and I used to go to see the Yankees play at Shea while the Stadium was being renovated. Met fans were less than thrilled.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 04:14 PM

16. Those who want her to slink away in shame will be very unhappy.

And that's life.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 04:40 PM

18. Who said anything about shame?

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:33 AM

27. A lot of people on the internets, and in magazines. (nt)

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 05:11 PM

19. Proud To K & R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:29 PM

20. K&R

Teddy couldn't have said it better himself! It fits Hillary perfectly.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 07:44 PM

21. . . .

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 08:52 PM

23. Thank you!

Did you know that Hillary should slink away, although not necessarily in shame?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 09:01 PM

24. Oh hell NO.

Not unless SHE wants to. She may never be a candidate again but I think she'll stay involved and vocal in politics.

The NYTimes had an arrogant as hell article about how her book was coming out "too soon" and asking "what people think she should do now".



It doesn't matter when her book comes out. It doesn't matter what she does or how she does it or when she does it, she'll catch a planet full of SHIT for it. Because she's a woman. And women are damned if they do and damned if they don't. She should do whatever the hell she wants to do, how she wants to do it and when she wants to do it. ZERO fucks for what anybody ELSE thinks she "should do".

Who the hell do these arrogant people think they are?

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 08:08 PM

22. Kick and Rec!

Great passage, and so appropriate.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 09:33 PM

25. One of the ironies is that the words

that describe Hillary so well were written and delivered by the first leader of the PROGRESSIVE movement.

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