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(1,151 posts)
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:47 PM Jun 2016

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

17 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Very left, not to far from Sanders, Warren, Merkley, etc
0 (0%)
Moderately left, somewhere around 2012-2016 Obama or 2009-2010 Obama
16 (94%)
Somewhat left, think Obama's 2010-2012 or Bill 1992-1994
1 (6%)
Centrist, think Bill 1996-2000
0 (0%)
Center-Right (lol), John McCain esque
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
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geek tragedy

(68,868 posts)
1. mainly in line with Obama, with deviations more driven by external political considerations
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:49 PM
Jun 2016

such as control of Congress than by ideological differences with Obama



(1,151 posts)
3. I think said external political considerations will be a huge thing
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:01 PM
Jun 2016

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".


(25,685 posts)
4. Depends a lot on what kind of Congress we can get her. The first step to a more progressive agenda
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:02 PM
Jun 2016

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


(47,387 posts)
5. She will stick to her campaign promises, she just needs the Congress to do it.
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:06 PM
Jun 2016

Her campaign represents the most liberal Dem nominee since Mondale.

Maru Kitteh

(28,373 posts)
6. Moderate to further left. Depends on the issues but I think she's going
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:37 PM
Jun 2016

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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