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Response to longship (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 02:12 PM

65. Perhaps

Perhaps the problems is that looking at the chart, you can not believe its true because if the chart was true and those are Hillary's positions, you do not know why anyone would advocate for her candidacy versus a candidate who supports the other policy positions.

In other words, instead of not believing its true, first reserve your doubts and postulate the chart is an accurate reflection of their positions. Now, assuming the chart is truthful, who do you support? Now express your doubts to yourself because we should all be skeptical about internet posts. If research then provides proof that the Chart reflects Hillary positions that she has not directly or indirectly changed, you will have your answer.

The problem comes from your initial reaction which was "Of course this can not be true". Those of us who think she is actually and factually a bad candidate for the Democratic Party view the chart differently. And our views were not the initial reaction. I would imagine that if you asked me before I saw 30 years of Bill and Hillary Clinton if such a chart could be true, I would be like you and say "I can not imagine that she is in favor of the death penalty" or spoke forcefully in the last five years against marriage for the LGBT community or a host of other issues. However, we do have 30 years of experience with the Clintons now and have seen the effect of triangulation and soft right wing policies on our country driving us slowly over the same cliff the Republicans would take us only at a slower speed.

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