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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:23 AM

NYT Editorial Board: Why Mrs. Clinton Needs to Say More About the Crime Bill

Mrs. Clinton advocated for some of the most significant initiatives of her husbandís presidency, which were most often the product of compromise in a divided Congress. Indeed, many Democrats revere Mr. Clinton as the leader who brought the party back from the political wilderness by eschewing ideological purity in favor of a more incremental, politically centrist philosophy.

That legacy and experience lies at the heart of Mrs. Clintonís approach as ďa progressive who gets things done.Ē 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.


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Mr. Sandersís durability in this race is due in part to young, idealistic Democrats who werenít born before or donít remember the partisan battles of the 1990s. Indeed, 2016ís 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. Clintonís 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.

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Mrs. Clintonís 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
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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.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:24 AM

1. Endorse first and then ask for her to not totally suck later?

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Response to jfern (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:26 AM

2. They have not published a single such editorial admonishing Bernie

Almost makes you wonder why the hell they'd support such a compromised candidate in the first place?

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:33 AM

6. Really!

They should know better! Think they're as 'divided' internally as the Dem party is???

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:30 AM

3. Ouch. She keeps trying to run away from her record but can't.

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.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:30 AM

4. Personally, I thought Governor Moonbeam...

would have made a great President.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:31 AM

5. Bill & Hillary's "pragmatism" got us financial deregulation, the crime bill, the PATRIOT act,

the Iraq War, etc.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:33 AM

7. Bernie voted for that crime bill, BTW. nt

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:35 AM

8. Yes, the editorial (which you may not have read) mentions that. They also mention

that he voted for the bill because it had good things in it (VAWA, gun regulation). He opposed the mass incarceration provisions.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:39 AM

9. He opposed the parts that Hillary promoted, the ones that unfairly targeted minorities:







But voted for it to save women's lives:


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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:41 AM

10. She's a HORRIBLE Candidate... Dishonest, Corrupt, and SO NOT a Progressive.

 

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