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Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:35 PM

It's official: I'm for Hillary.

I'm looking forward to the Democratic primary, and I think good things can happen when Dems get together in public to discuss the issues that will decide Election 2016. But absent any other viable Democratic candidate, (and there isn't one), I'm voting for Hillary Clinton.

I still shake my head sadly over her vote in favor of the Iraq War Resolution. She may never again need to face an important issue with the kind of courage it would have taken to vote 'no'; but she didn't. I'm not happy about that. But I think all other things being equal, she is the Dems best hope for 2016, for continuing the social legacy of Barack Obama, and for controlling appointments to the Supreme Court. She has the skill, the experience, the chops, the intelligence, and the drive to be a great President.

If Elizabeth Warren is her running mate, Hillary will be unbeatable.

If Julian Castro is her running mate, she will win in a landslide.

I don't dismiss those Dems who oppose Hillary Clinton as too conservative, and too in-bed with Wall Street. But I'm not going to give their "She's just Republican-lite" accusations too much weight, either.

It is now 23 years since I cast my last vote for a Republican. And far from trying to win back this straight, white, male Christian, Southern war-veteran, the Repubs seem more intent than ever in making me despise them and their insane clown posse masquerading as a political party.

I'm for Hillary.

Let's vote.

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Reply It's official: I'm for Hillary. (Original post)
Aristus Apr 2015 OP
Thinkingabout Apr 2015 #1
billhicks76 Apr 2015 #16
Thinkingabout Apr 2015 #17
hrmjustin Apr 2015 #18
billhicks76 Apr 2015 #19
hrmjustin Apr 2015 #20
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billhicks76 Apr 2015 #22
Cha Apr 2015 #23
hrmjustin Apr 2015 #25
classof56 Apr 2015 #2
leftofcool Apr 2015 #3
hrmjustin Apr 2015 #4
oasis Apr 2015 #5
freshwest Apr 2015 #8
oasis Apr 2015 #11
sheshe2 Apr 2015 #6
Aristus Apr 2015 #7
misterhighwasted Apr 2015 #9
Aristus Apr 2015 #12
freshwest Apr 2015 #10
oasis Apr 2015 #15
elzenmahn Apr 2015 #13
Gman Apr 2015 #14
babylonsister Apr 2015 #21
Cha Apr 2015 #24
Jack-o-Lantern Apr 2015 #26

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:38 PM

1. I think she will serve us well, I also think she will pick a very good VP who will work hand in hand

With her as Joe Biden has with Obama.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:00 AM

17. Sorry, maybe there is treatment for you.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:04 AM

18. Self delete pleaee. you are in the Hillary room.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:07 AM

19. Guess I Belong In The Warren Room

 

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:08 AM

20. As host of this room I remind you this is for hrc supporters only.

 

Please self delete.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 02:28 AM

22. ?

 

You came up on the main page Trending. Really? Censorship is your tactic. I don't think that's going to win anyone over. This was posted publicly. Isn't there a way to make something private and stifle debate that way? But if you don't want me stating similarities to the Bush family then I'll delete it because you said please.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 06:37 AM

23. Yeah, the Warren group wouldn't want anyone in there dissing her.. understandably so. Groups

are for supporters.

Skinner set it up.. take it up with him in ATA if you don't like it.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 10:08 AM

25. With respect I always know what room I post in.

 

And each room has rules.

it was not personal.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:42 PM

2. Well said, Aristus, and a big K&R from this DUer.

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Peace and blessings.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:55 PM

3. Well spoken. Welcome to the Hillary Group.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:56 PM

4. Welcome to the HRC room.

 

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:08 PM

5. Hillary was duped by Cheney/bush.

Her vote was not necessarily a green light for war. She'll be an effective leader as president when she's calling the shots .

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Response to oasis (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:19 PM

8. Ted Kennedy who voted against it, defended her vote. He said she wasn't privy to what he knew and

he was ethically bound to not tell her.

If he was alive today, he speak out against the dissing of HRC for that one vote now as he did in the years later.

Thanks for your comment, oasis.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:41 PM

11. You're welcome and thanks for the Ted Kennedy reference.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:11 PM

6. Let's make it Julian Castro...and a damn landslide!

I want my Senator where she is!


I love you Aristus!





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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:17 PM

7. Love you back, sheshe2!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:19 PM

9. Welcome Aristus. Stop by often & stay with us for the election party of Nov 2016.

We'll be old friends by then & no doubt have the battle scars to tell about someday.
This is the most positive group on DU.
Nice to meet you.



^A^R^I^S^T^U^S

^F^O^R

^H^R^C

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:43 PM

12. I love the sign! Thank you!



Since my time on DU (since March, 2001), I have been a part of two condolence parties (we were still hurting from sElection 2000 at that time; and then there was 2004...), and two victory parties. And believe me, the victory parties are better.

I'll be here for Victory 2016.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:24 PM

10. I just replied to oasis below about the IW vote:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11074100#post8

I think, too, that her being the NY Senator at that time affected her vote.

And Obama said in an interview, he understood how she was persuaded to vote that way, as well.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 12:30 AM

15. The Cheney/bush war criminals are the ones to blame for the whole fiasco. Including Isis/isul.

BTW Jeb Bush is a charter member of the infamous PNAC.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 12:05 AM

13. I've said this before...

...and I'll say it again as it bears repeating.

Job One for the Dems and anybody who considers themselves left of center (or HUMAN, for that matter) is to KICK THE GOD-DAMNED REPUBLICANS OUT OF POWER and KEEP THEM OUT. If HRC is the best way we have to accomplish this, then so be it - I'll vote for her, too. We can worry about the DINOs and Third Wayers later.

There are likely three (at least) Supreme Court seats that will be vacated on the next President's watch. Between that, and the cabinet positions, I'd much rather have HRC fill those than any Repub. (I know - DUH - but this statement is for those that plan to sit out the election and think their vote doesn't matter.)

So in short, Job One can be summed up in four letters: G O T V!!!!!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 12:14 AM

14. Anybody but Castro

I don't know that either one has ever had an original policy idea. Both are all show.

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Response to Gman (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:16 AM

21. They are young. They might be great if

they hitch themselves to someone rising. We shall see and we have time.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 06:43 AM

24. Well thought out endorsement for Hillary, Aristus.. Well Done!

I haven't chosen a candidate yet but, hey I didn't chose then Senator Obama until late December of '07.

I enjoy reading about the positive Hillary posts, though.. and looking forward to the Dem Primary.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 09:11 PM

26. I am 69 years old and I have NEVER voted fora Republican, and never will.

...My grandfather was a union organizer in the steel industry at the turn of the century. He was beaten by goons, and blackballed in the industry. I will vote for whomever runs on the Democratic ticket, and Hillary suites me just fine.

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