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(Yahoo)   Hillary Clinton is the largest front-runner ever in the history of a Washington post poll on Democratic presidential candidates, leading Joe Biden by 61 points. So she'll have that, at least, when whatever dark horse actually wins the nom in 2016   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 19
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2014-01-30 03:49:49 PM  
3 votes:

The New FDR -- 2020:


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2014-01-30 03:46:38 PM  
1 votes:

frepnog: qorkfiend: frepnog: qorkfiend: You seem extremely concerned.

I am.  I don't really want some republican shiat head in office simply because the dems ran hillary.

Sure. Now, how about those reasons as to why she's "un-electable as president"?

sigh.  because jesus.  0_o

look, nevermind.  you guys go ahead and run her.  remember this thread when she loses and you all are left holding the farking bag.


One might conclude from this that you don't actually have any reasons as to why Hillary Clinton is "un-electable as president".

Do I think Hillary Clinton a 100% lock to win the primary or the general? No.
Do I think that there are superior Democratic candidates out there? Probably, though they have their own weaknesses.
Does that mean Hillary Clinton is, as per your assertion, entirely un-electable? Absolutely not.
2014-01-30 03:03:54 PM  
1 votes:

frepnog: Mr_Fabulous: Okay...Santorum.

You are telling me, unequivocally, that Rick Santorum beats HRC in 2016.

Yes or no?

Santorum would never get the nod.

But yeah, he likely would.

farked up, aint it?


If you think Santorum could beat her, you're brain damaged.
2014-01-30 02:39:31 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: This is what concerns me:

1) Her age.


Fun fact: if Hillary was elected in 2016 and served two full terms, she would be 76 upon leaving office. That's the same age as Golda Meir when she retired from office, and two years younger than John McCain would have been at the end of a second term had he won in 2008. It's a little old, but not unreasonably so. I work with a guy who's 73, and he's only just now starting to lose his ability to climb up and down 10 or 15 flights of stairs in a day.
2014-01-30 02:34:45 PM  
1 votes:

thewoodman: What's a Democrat going to run on, anyways?  We have healthcare, both wars should be over, gay marriage is ok, pot is legal, immigration will be sorted out, hopefully, what other big thing is out there?  About all that is left is how do we treat "poor people".  And even if Clinton is elected, that only means 4-8 more years of political fighting and everybody being pissed about something all the time.  Although that will be true no matter who is elected.


"My fellow Americans, do you enjoy being insured?  Do you enjoy having unemployment insurance?  Do you enjoy clean air, clean water, safe products?  Do you like having a social safety net?

Well, citizens....If America elects a Republican President, you're going to see them tear all that down.  Remember West Virginia's chemical spill?  It might happen in your state next.  Remember Mitt Romney saying that GM should shut down and cut up and sold off to the highest bidder?  Give them a chance and they may do it anyways.

Republicans have no concern other than feathering their own nests and tending to the richest among us.  If your single concern is how much you pay in taxes per year, I invite you to vote Republican.  If you're filthy rich and you don't care a whit for anyone else other than yourself and your own interests, I invite you to vote Republican.

The rest of you, I expect to see voting Democratic in 2016.  Thank you and God bless America."
2014-01-30 02:10:54 PM  
1 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: rjakobi: Because People in power are Stupid: Right wing news spinners  have been waging a war against Hillary since Whitewater. It was a dirty trick therefore to do the old bait and switch in 2008. All I heard prior to the presidential nomination from right wing idiots was how Hillary was this and Hillary was that.

They had to change their whole message when Obama was nominated.

Yeah, but to be fair, Hillary started it with her "right-wing conspiracy" spiel, and now she thinks of herself as a consummate "peacemaker" whilst her devoted "Hillaryites" gush on the TVs saying she is "destined" to be president because apparently she bought off Washington in 1999 and has a "reservation" but in actuality she's slowly becoming "Ted Kennedy in a dress."

She was absolutely, positively, 100% correct about a vast right-wing conspiracy.  The last 14 years has proven it beyond a shadow of a doubt.


In fairness, they've had a mad on about her since she called folks in for hearings on health care, during her husband's Presidency. And a bit before that, she garnered some ill will. The rage boner that some NeoCons have for her has been straining their pants for nearly a generation now, and that is really the issue. They've waited YEARS to unleash Hell upon her, and they keep being denied the opportunity to CRUSH her in an election, and that singlemindedness has distracted them from a great deal else.

If anything, I think that the mad on for Obama, has less to do with his race--though, there are certainly folks who have eagerly hopped on that bandwagon, and certainly it hasn't stopped folks from accepting their money and support--but rage deferred. He dared keep them from expending their rage upon her, and years of files, years of strategy, years of yearning to just pile on her like a Wildcats' defensive line with cameras to catch all angles of her defeat, that indignation has lovingly transferred to the most libbiest lib who ever libbed a lib, and blinded them. In a lot of ways, the entrenchment to oppose every damn thing the President does, comes from bafflement that they didn't see his winning the nomination. They had nothing, because they didn't imagine that he could take the opportunity to vent their spleens upon Hillary, and that lack of imagination spawned the firm line in the sand that they've drawn. Well, that, and Rovian strategists who have decided to play the blame game to make him the most obstructionist and divisive President ever, by playing the "we oppose" game to everything, and then blame him for their not wanting to be for something that he has been for. It's not the blackness that has them baffled and defensive, it is the fact that he dared catch them by surprise, and thus, they fear the tricksey Obama, who might be laying yet another trap by simple dint of his being.

It shows a marked lack of imagination, and imagination is nothing but intelligence having a good time, and that is telling for the "loyal opposition" at this point. When you are reduced to "If'n he's a fer it, then we's ag'in it!" then you've pretty much decided that you've abdicated on any real ideas of your own.
2014-01-30 02:03:03 PM  
1 votes:
themellowjihadi.com

The time has come, and everyone wants a pony anyway.
2014-01-30 01:57:41 PM  
1 votes:

rjakobi: Because People in power are Stupid: Right wing news spinners  have been waging a war against Hillary since Whitewater. It was a dirty trick therefore to do the old bait and switch in 2008. All I heard prior to the presidential nomination from right wing idiots was how Hillary was this and Hillary was that.

They had to change their whole message when Obama was nominated.

Yeah, but to be fair, Hillary started it with her "right-wing conspiracy" spiel, and now she thinks of herself as a consummate "peacemaker" whilst her devoted "Hillaryites" gush on the TVs saying she is "destined" to be president because apparently she bought off Washington in 1999 and has a "reservation" but in actuality she's slowly becoming "Ted Kennedy in a dress."


She was absolutely, positively, 100% correct about a vast right-wing conspiracy.  The last 14 years has proven it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
2014-01-30 01:54:35 PM  
1 votes:
They're both too damned old.
2014-01-30 01:44:02 PM  
1 votes:
have the chickens already hatched?

i will support the best candidate for the job, the one that most coincides with my political beliefs ;)

that said, i am currently not a Hillary supporter & i will never understand why so many members of the same families manage to become front runners in American politics.

i hear even ol' Jeb Bush is making the polls, that's a lot of Bush! maybe he should throw a "c" in his name...Busch.
2014-01-30 01:42:59 PM  
1 votes:
Didn't the GOP learn last time about the dangers of spending all your research money and time on ways to defeat Hillary Clinton and forget about any other candidate so all you had was "he is clearly a Muslim Kenyan and therefore is not eligible to run for the presidency?"
2014-01-30 01:42:45 PM  
1 votes:
Alright, alright. I'll accept Hillary as the nominee on the condition that Joe Biden is once again nominated Vice President.

Come to think of it, I'd accept almost anyone as the nominee if they have Joe Biden as their Vice President.
2014-01-30 01:39:59 PM  
1 votes:
Hillary is too conservative to get through the primaries, but she makes a great windmill for the GOP to fight.
2014-01-30 01:35:30 PM  
1 votes:
I hope the US goes few decades without having different Presidents who also happen to be part of the same immediate family.
2014-01-30 01:34:11 PM  
1 votes:
A person foolishly pretending that  electing someone through a fair democratic election who is a relative of a past president is identical to a monarch where a royal has birthright powers not ever elected by the people is the same thing in 3... 2... 1...
2014-01-30 01:33:16 PM  
1 votes:
That's too bad, I like Biden better than Hilary.
2014-01-30 01:31:38 PM  
1 votes:
That's a damn shame. I farking love me some Joe Biden.
2014-01-30 12:03:56 PM  
1 votes:
I'm liking this Brian Schweitzer guy myself.
2014-01-30 11:51:08 AM  
1 votes:

flucto: I thought he couldn't run again?

//I'm a bad person


I like him better than anyone else in the field of potentials right now.
 
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