HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » I just have to say someth... » Reply #6

Response to dsc (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 03:42 PM

6. I agree with the OP

A candidate must be judged on his or her own merits. FDR came from privilege and his uncle was POTUS, but we don't hold that against him.

I admire both the Clintons, especially Bill, for how far they've risen given their backgrounds.

That's why I take no joy in pointing out the damage Bill did in office by embracing trade agreements that siphoned off American jobs and for the repeal of Glass-Steagall that led to the financial devastation of so many Americans. I wish I could support Hillary in the primary, but I can't because of her coziness with Wall Street and her vote for the Iraq war.

Those are real, tangible, dreadfully consequential issues that are huge check marks against the Clintons.

The word "dynasty" (whether applicable or not) has no meaning compared to actual policies that affect real people.

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 116 replies Author Time Post
dsc Jul 2015 OP
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #1
Sheepshank Jul 2015 #61
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #62
LWolf Jul 2015 #2
hifiguy Jul 2015 #91
George II Jul 2015 #95
LWolf Jul 2015 #103
LordGlenconner Jul 2015 #3
Cha Jul 2015 #74
George II Jul 2015 #96
Cha Jul 2015 #99
OKNancy Jul 2015 #4
Cleita Jul 2015 #7
OKNancy Jul 2015 #20
Cleita Jul 2015 #23
OKNancy Jul 2015 #24
DemocratSinceBirth Jul 2015 #40
Sheepshank Jul 2015 #63
treestar Jul 2015 #112
restorefreedom Jul 2015 #11
artislife Jul 2015 #54
Metric System Jul 2015 #57
artislife Jul 2015 #58
HappyMe Jul 2015 #59
dsc Jul 2015 #68
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #73
spqr78 Jul 2015 #82
dsc Jul 2015 #85
spqr78 Jul 2015 #86
Metric System Jul 2015 #79
artislife Jul 2015 #97
Cleita Jul 2015 #5
dsc Jul 2015 #9
Cleita Jul 2015 #14
dsc Jul 2015 #16
Cleita Jul 2015 #22
dsc Jul 2015 #25
spqr78 Jul 2015 #83
Cleita Jul 2015 #84
spqr78 Jul 2015 #88
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #30
JI7 Jul 2015 #37
LineReply I agree with the OP
Martin Eden Jul 2015 #6
daybranch Jul 2015 #19
Martin Eden Jul 2015 #26
abakan Jul 2015 #50
spqr78 Jul 2015 #94
dflprincess Jul 2015 #102
Martin Eden Jul 2015 #110
whatchamacallit Jul 2015 #8
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #32
whatchamacallit Jul 2015 #36
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #72
spqr78 Jul 2015 #98
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #101
spqr78 Jul 2015 #108
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #116
JoePhilly Jul 2015 #10
sufrommich Jul 2015 #12
whatchamacallit Jul 2015 #13
JoePhilly Jul 2015 #18
whatchamacallit Jul 2015 #33
JoePhilly Jul 2015 #38
whatchamacallit Jul 2015 #41
HFRN Jul 2015 #31
JoePhilly Jul 2015 #34
HFRN Jul 2015 #35
JoePhilly Jul 2015 #39
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2015 #44
HFRN Jul 2015 #70
Cha Jul 2015 #75
tazkcmo Jul 2015 #49
bvar22 Jul 2015 #42
Sheepshank Jul 2015 #66
SheilaT Jul 2015 #46
spqr78 Jul 2015 #92
sufrommich Jul 2015 #15
PATRICK Jul 2015 #17
DemocraticWing Jul 2015 #21
spqr78 Jul 2015 #93
HFRN Jul 2015 #27
SidDithers Jul 2015 #113
HFRN Jul 2015 #114
quickesst Jul 2015 #28
djean111 Jul 2015 #29
Lil Missy Jul 2015 #43
aintitfunny Jul 2015 #45
oasis Jul 2015 #76
tazkcmo Jul 2015 #47
spqr78 Jul 2015 #48
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #78
spqr78 Jul 2015 #87
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #89
spqr78 Jul 2015 #100
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #104
spqr78 Jul 2015 #106
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #107
spqr78 Jul 2015 #109
LuvLoogie Jul 2015 #115
Mike Nelson Jul 2015 #51
Popcorn 51 Jul 2015 #52
BlueJazz Jul 2015 #53
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #55
HappyMe Jul 2015 #56
Trajan Jul 2015 #60
Post removed Jul 2015 #64
dsc Jul 2015 #65
StevieM Jul 2015 #67
tblue37 Jul 2015 #69
oasis Jul 2015 #71
Scuba Jul 2015 #77
dsc Jul 2015 #80
mike_c Jul 2015 #81
Cleita Jul 2015 #90
tularetom Jul 2015 #105
treestar Jul 2015 #111
Please login to view edit histories.