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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 11:18 AM

TPP to KXL to WTF! Heads Explode as Hillary Goes Progressive (Hillary Group)

If you are again appalled at the General Discussion trend at DU, here's some observations to consider.

From #HillaryMen's Peter Daou

http://www.hillarymen.com/latest/hillary-goes-progressive

When I first had the opportunity to work for Hillary Clinton in 2006, many of my progressive friends asked if I was comfortable with her Iraq War Resolution vote.

My answer then was the same as it is today: I wonít let the perfect be the enemy of the exceptional.

No one ever, anywhere agrees with every single thing a politician stands for or does. For that matter, no one ever, anywhere agrees with every single thing any person stands for or does.

We make judgments about people based on complex criteria and always with imperfect information. We balance the good with the not so good. We condemn and we forgive, we attack and we praise, we try to distinguish the forest from the trees. We can never truly know another personís thoughts, so we attempt to divine the personís core by interpreting their words and deeds, which can often be contradictory. That is the case with family, with friends, with colleagues, and no less with public figures.


Hillary will make an exceptional president. On womenís rights alone, her impact will be history-changing. As the father of a young girl (born during the 2008 campaign), nothing matters more to me.

Iíll conclude with a pithy observation from Lane Hudson, another blogger friend from the early days:

The same people criticizing Hillary for taking a position opposing Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal are the same people who wanted a Warren or Sanders challenge to pull her to the Left.

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yallerdawg Oct 2015 OP
bkkyosemite Oct 2015 #1
Cha Oct 2015 #2
yallerdawg Oct 2015 #3

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:24 PM

1. "are the same people who wanted a Warren or Sanders challenge to pull her to the Left."

Just to let you know I never considered Hillary as President. When I first heard Bernie I was amazed that he was saying everything that I believed was right. I for one do not care if Hillary moves to the right or left. She said she was "moderate". That is okay with me. I won't vote for her whether she goes more left or not. Have a great day and I hope your wishes come true as I do mine

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:34 PM

2. Mahalo yallerdawg~

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:42 PM

3. Your welcome, Cha! And thank you!

I thought this fella covered 2 memes that are used as an excuse to unrelentingly bash Hillary. Reasonable rational people do not hold anyone to impossible standards. Especially one who has been under public scrutiny and vicious opposition attack for 3 decades!

There is no perfect candidate. Or person.

It's about being the best.

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