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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:47 PM

 

Expectations for Hillary's Presidency

I'm curious because I personally have come to believe she is (and always has been) very progressive though she also has a lot of moderate and centrist support. So I kind of want to take a poll as to what our fine members expect for her in terms of the ideological bent of her Administration.

last two options are for a combination of completeness and hilarity
20 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Very left, not to far from Sanders, Warren, Merkley, etc
1 (5%)
Moderately left, somewhere around 2012-2016 Obama or 2009-2010 Obama
18 (90%)
Somewhat left, think Obama's 2010-2012 or Bill 1992-1994
1 (5%)
Centrist, think Bill 1996-2000
0 (0%)
Center-Right (lol), John McCain esque
0 (0%)
SHES NO DIFFERENT FROM TRUMP BERNIE OR BUST!!!!11!111
0 (0%)
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Response to forjusticethunders (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:49 PM

1. mainly in line with Obama, with deviations more driven by external political considerations

 

such as control of Congress than by ideological differences with Obama

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:51 PM

2. +1. That is my thought, as well.

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:01 PM

3. I think said external political considerations will be a huge thing

 

Hillary will have an Dem lock on government by at least 2018, and even if Bernie doesn't get with the program, the more rational and constructive of the progressive movement will continue to put pressure on Democrats to move and stay left. Remember, Hillary voters > Bernie voters on the liberal/left scale, and several key constituencies, in particular, POC, are as politically powerful as they ever have, given that we now know we are the key to the White House and our levels of activism and engagement are at a level not seen since the 70s at least.

Just my feeling.

I honestly should have put an option for "between Obama at his most left and the Warren/Merkley wing of the Democratic Party".

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Response to forjusticethunders (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:20 PM

7. I think if we can get her a workable Congress as well

that she'll go with the option you DIDN'T put.

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Response to forjusticethunders (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:02 PM

4. Depends a lot on what kind of Congress we can get her. The first step to a more progressive agenda

is to get the president a Congress more amenable to one.

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Response to forjusticethunders (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:06 PM

5. She will stick to her campaign promises, she just needs the Congress to do it.

Her campaign represents the most liberal Dem nominee since Mondale.

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Response to forjusticethunders (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:37 PM

6. Moderate to further left. Depends on the issues but I think she's going

to surprise many with how far left her Presidency will be.

Republicans will not be getting their shit together any time soon. She's going to have 2 terms.

The Supreme Court.

WE NEED to start working on holding the Clinton coalition together NOW so that we can turn over even more seats in the mid-terms.

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