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2016 Postmortem

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Mon Jul 7, 2014, 10:04 AM Jul 2014

"Hillary Clinton Begins to Move Away From Obama Ahead of 2016" [View all]

Well, this puts the fox in the henhouse, DU-wise. Although I am not the least bit surprised to know that HRC plans to woo Republicans, i.e., Big Corporate Interests. We already know she favors more trade agreements, the Keystone Pipeline, Wall Street in general and Big Banking in particular. Hence this overall rah-rah-Hillary article in the Wall Street Journal.

Hillary Clinton has begun distancing herself from President Barack Obama, suggesting that she would do more to woo Republicans and take a more assertive stance toward global crises, while sounding more downbeat than her former boss about the U.S. economic recovery.

In another contrast, Mrs. Clinton has said U.S. presidents must never stop courting Congress. Mr. Obama has questioned whether such efforts make any difference. Mrs. Clinton expressed skepticism of candidates with "beautiful vision," while Mr. Obama still hammers on his 2008 campaign mantra: "Hope." "I mean, some people can paint a beautiful vision," she said at a CNN event last month. "And, thankfully, we can all learn from that. But then, can you, with the tenacity, the persistence, the getting-knocked down/getting-back-up resilience, can you lead us there?"

As she mulls a presidential bid, Mrs. Clinton also has suggested that her husband's administration offers a more viable model for governing in polarized times than Mr. Obama's.
Partisanship in the 1990s was as grave as it is today, she suggested at the Colorado event. Nevertheless, Mr. Clinton made inroads with hostile Republican lawmakers, Mrs. Clinton said.

"My husband had some really serious problems with the Congress when he was in office," she said. "They shut down the government twice. They impeached him once. So it was not the most pleasant of atmospheres. But I will say this: Bill never stopped reaching out to them."
Building those relationships on Capitol Hill "is something there is no rest from," she added.

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Blecchhh. Elizabeth or Bernie, please run. HERVEPA Jul 2014 #1
I believe we'd be totally screwn had she won back in 2008. NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #2
my D congressman now senator told me in '08 he backed O b/c HRC wordpix Jul 2014 #3
Hey, she sold out to Scaife for newspaper endorsements in '08. Divernan Jul 2014 #4
Then your Congressman was not attuned to her relationship with her colleagues. Beacool Jul 2014 #22
Could it be the magnets? canoeist52 Jul 2014 #5
This report deserves some recs, please. Divernan Jul 2014 #6
Unbelievably disappointing but hardly surprising Hillary has no loyalty in return for that shown by President Obama to her. Elizabeth wud neva turn her back on the progress he's made. InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2014 #7
She's also moving away from the Hispanic vote. Divernan Jul 2014 #8
It's not cold hearted, it's pragmatic. Beacool Jul 2014 #21
I have to agree calguy Jul 2014 #37
She should have her own agenda, if one thing is to keep ACA and perhaps improve Thinkingabout Jul 2014 #9
So you agree w/ her criticism Obama's not tenacious; doesn't get up when knocked down? Divernan Jul 2014 #11
I never said your statement, I said she should have her own agenda. Thinkingabout Jul 2014 #13
Reagan's agenda has continued to this day (overall) during both R and D Admins. nt stillwaiting Jul 2014 #24
Yes, moving further to the right is exactly the best strategy for Democrats. Yeah, that's it. Scuba Jul 2014 #10
And distancing himself from a popular president worked so well for Gore..... beerandjesus Jul 2014 #23
Obama's approval rating is 41% Doctor_J Jul 2014 #26
You're right, point conceded. beerandjesus Jul 2014 #28
The next Democratic Presidential candidate should DEFINITELY be running away from Obama... Maedhros Jul 2014 #29
It just occurred to me that Obama won the presidency because he supported issues Baitball Blogger Jul 2014 #12
Put some thought into this: Thinkingabout Jul 2014 #15
Nonsense. Beacool Jul 2014 #20
As Kerry said in 2008, Obama was being gracious in saying that rather than embarrass the nominee karynnj Jul 2014 #35
i could not agree more noiretextatique Jul 2014 #25
And what we got was NAFTA - TBF Jul 2014 #14
And DOMA, DADT, welfare alsame Jul 2014 #17
Ir sounds to me like she's forgetting... MoonchildCA Jul 2014 #16
This should be interesting. bvar22 Jul 2014 #18
So, now we believe the spin from a RW newspaper like the WSJ? Beacool Jul 2014 #19
When absent a substantive argument, blame the source. [n/t] Maedhros Jul 2014 #31
BWAHAA! But we're supposed to believe WSJ polls! nt antigop Jul 2014 #33
One is supposed to read the information and judge its quality using critical thinking skills. Maedhros Jul 2014 #34
They can't have it both ways.... antigop Jul 2014 #36
EXACTLY! Those who want to rec this post should consider its source Rstrstx Jul 2014 #32
Will Mitch McConnell Have A Beer otohara Jul 2014 #27
Yeah, and Bill was impeached, called a murderer and a rapist. Zen Democrat Jul 2014 #30
Hillary is the worst damn nominee we could have. Splinter Cell Jul 2014 #38
Hillary Clinton is a fucking disaster! A disaster! Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2014 #39
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