NYT Editorial Board: Why Mrs. Clinton Needs to Say More About the Crime Bill
That legacy and experience lies at the heart of Mrs. Clintons approach as a progressive who gets things done. And the 1994 crime bill, which has emerged as a hot-button issue in the current campaign, is a good example in both its substance and the style of the Clinton manner of policy making.
Mr. Sanderss durability in this race is due in part to young, idealistic Democrats who werent born before or dont remember the partisan battles of the 1990s. Indeed, 2016s newest voters only know the Obama-era Congress, and its near-constant state of confrontation. On the crime bill, as on the Iraq war, trade deals and gay marriage, some young critics view Mrs. Clintons changes in position as politically convenient or unprincipled. The way to reach those voters is to acknowledge their objections and better explain what it takes to move an agenda through a hostile Congress.
Mrs. Clintons record as a senator is one of pragmatism, reflecting temperamental and philosophical differences with Mr. Sanders, whose reluctance to compromise contributes to his limited legislative record. She should take this opportunity to spell out what she would do with Congress to address mass incarceration as president.
Much more @: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/why-mrs-clinton-needs-to-say-more-about-the-crime-bill.html
Hillary Clinton's pragmatism is something this country could do without. Bill & Hillary's "pragmatism" got us financial deregulation, the crime bill, the PATRIOT act, the Iraq War, etc. But, hey, it sure got them a lot of friendly corporate partners.
Almost makes you wonder why the hell they'd support such a compromised candidate in the first place?
Her vote for the Iraq war and opposition to marriage equality are just two examples of her lack of judgement and/or willingness to side with the majority instead of doing the right thing.
the Iraq War, etc.
that he voted for the bill because it had good things in it (VAWA, gun regulation). He opposed the mass incarceration provisions.
But voted for it to save women's lives: