HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » NPR Interview with Clinto... » Reply #15

Response to John Poet (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 10:05 PM

15. Clinton describes herself as a "head conservative, heart liberal."

The reality is that Hillary Clinton is a conservative, full stop. She is not a member of the looney extremist mob that the American Republican Party has become, but at the end of the day, she finds conservative views compelling.

When pressed on matters of policy, she is hawkish on foreign policy, laissez-faire as to corporate regulation, "sad" about abortion, skeptical of the future of social programs, and supportive of heavy-handed law enforcement. She leavens that with a gradually evolving social progressivism (this is the "heart" one can assume).

That's fine. People can be conservative. Conservatism is a way some people think. Is it the way American Democrats, who generally say they want someone more progressive than Obama for President, think?

We shall see.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 58 replies Author Time Post
John Poet Feb 2016 OP
cantbeserious Feb 2016 #1
RobertEarl Feb 2016 #3
dchill Feb 2016 #30
Armstead Feb 2016 #2
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2016 #23
tk2kewl Feb 2016 #37
John Poet Feb 2016 #48
snagglepuss Feb 2016 #38
snagglepuss Feb 2016 #42
onehandle Feb 2016 #4
Armstead Feb 2016 #8
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2016 #11
onehandle Feb 2016 #13
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2016 #14
Perogie Feb 2016 #18
LovingA2andMI Feb 2016 #24
Loudestlib Feb 2016 #20
ultragreen Feb 2016 #31
Divernan Feb 2016 #40
markpkessinger Feb 2016 #58
liberal_at_heart Feb 2016 #5
LovingA2andMI Feb 2016 #25
Chakab Feb 2016 #27
Impedimentus Feb 2016 #46
roguevalley Feb 2016 #6
dorkzilla Feb 2016 #19
Optimism Feb 2016 #7
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #9
Snarkoleptic Feb 2016 #10
Nyan Feb 2016 #12
LineReply Clinton describes herself as a "head conservative, heart liberal."
DirkGently Feb 2016 #15
mike45567 Feb 2016 #16
Divernan Feb 2016 #32
Divernan Feb 2016 #34
jalan48 Feb 2016 #17
LovingA2andMI Feb 2016 #21
Chan790 Feb 2016 #22
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2016 #28
kgnu_fan Feb 2016 #26
jtuck004 Feb 2016 #29
Chasstev365 Feb 2016 #33
valerief Feb 2016 #35
tk2kewl Feb 2016 #36
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 #39
SoapBox Feb 2016 #41
AzDar Feb 2016 #43
HooptieWagon Feb 2016 #44
autonomous Feb 2016 #45
progree Feb 2016 #47
Octafish Feb 2016 #49
HereSince1628 Feb 2016 #50
Octafish Feb 2016 #53
HereSince1628 Feb 2016 #55
Thinkingabout Feb 2016 #51
Buzz Clik Feb 2016 #52
Vogon_Glory Feb 2016 #54
MBS Feb 2016 #57
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #56
Please login to view edit histories.