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Once again Hillary sees a way forward.

Opinion | Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here’s how to respond.

April 24 at 4:44 PM


Hillary Clinton was the 2016 Democratic nominee for president. Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated. This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report. It documents a serious crime against the American people.The debate about how to respond to Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” attack — and how to hold President Trump accountable for obstructing the investigation and possibly breaking the law — has been reduced to a false choice: immediate impeachment or nothing. History suggests there’s a better way to think about the choices ahead.

Obviously, this is personal for me, and some may say I’m not the right messenger. But my perspective is not just that of a former candidate and target of the Russian plot. I am also a former senator and secretary of state who served during much of Vladi­mir Putin’s ascent, sat across the table from him and knows firsthand that he seeks to weaken our country.

I am also someone who, by a strange twist of fate, was a young staff attorney on the House Judiciary Committee’s Watergate impeachment inquiry in 1974, as well as first lady during the impeachment process that began in 1998. And I was a senator for New York after 9/11, when Congress had to respond to an attack on our country. Each of these experiences offers important lessons for how we should proceed today.

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This does not come as much of a surprise.  It is, however, a big endorsement not to be taken lightly nor overlooked.  Thank you, WaPo!

Hillary Clinton for president

October 13

IN THE gloom and ugliness of this political season, one encouraging truth is often overlooked: There is a well-qualified, well-prepared candidate on the ballot. Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation.

In a moment, we will explain our confidence. But first, allow us to anticipate a likely question: No, we are not making this endorsement simply because Ms. Clinton’s chief opponent is dreadful.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is dreadful, that is true — uniquely unqualified as a presidential candidate. If we believed that Ms. Clinton were the lesser of two evils, we might well urge you to vote for her anyway — that is how strongly we feel about Mr. Trump. But we would also tell you that was our judgment.

Fortunately, it is not.

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Where to begin with this? It is no news to Hillary Clinton loyalists that voices urging her to run in 2016 are wildly diverse. They range from realistic (if she feels up to it after resting and refueling) to quasi-psychic (we know her and she will do this for her party and her country). There are the longtime supporters who never left her side, the new converts, and the ones who flipped from her to Obama and now that his second term is set in stone have flopped back to her (seeing no other clear winner for the Dems on the horizon). There are the young who brush aside any notion that someone who has served so doggedly as Secretary of State for four years might actually want to enter her 70s doing the things she has sacrificed over 40 years in public service because, after all, she’s Hillary Clinton the super human, and there are some seniors who want to see a woman, and not just any woman, but specifically HRC occupy the Oval Office before they leave this earth. All of these demographics overlap in a variety of ways. Then there are the media pundits.

Lately, the talking heads in some quarters have been beating that Hillary 2016 drum with some degree of self-assuredness. Analysis of Republican strategy plays out against a backdrop of the GOP playbook to beat the unbeatable Hillary Clinton as if her candidacy were certain. Several who treated her 2008 primary run with great disdain now tout her as the flavor of the day. The latest among these is Chris Cillizza whom you might remember for his stint with Dana Milbank as WaPo’s “Mouthpiece Theatre” hosts which ended abruptly after their review of micro-brews.  The video is embedded here.

Dana Milbank Suggests Hillary Clinton Should Drink “Mad Bitch Beer”

As many of you know, the Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank used to do respectable journalism, back when I was six years old or something. But lately, he’s basically been reduced to whispering off-camera expletives to Huffington Post National Editor Nico Pitney and performing in inane videos with Chris Cillizza, called “Mouthpiece Theatre.” These videos are basically leaden, universally idiotic, and barely worth mentioning. But that all changed today, when Milbank told a joke about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that was, on its own merits, newsworthy.

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Post’s Video ‘Theater’ Ends Its Run

By Howard Kurtz,August 06, 2009

The Washington Post has brought down the curtain on “Mouthpiece Theater.”

Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli killed the satirical video series Wednesday after harsh criticism of a joke about Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, which prompted him to pull the latest episode from the paper’s Web site Friday night. The Post staffers who appeared in the videos, Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza, agreed with the decision and apologized in separate interviews.

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I missed it, but when he filled in for Chuck Todd on The Daily Rundown this morning, he said he could not get enough of our girl, an indication of how fickle and fluid the field really is.  Wordpess does not appear to be accepting the code for the video.  You can find it embedded here.

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So who will be the next to fall in line, albeit for the moment, behind the Hillary 2016 fife and drum corps? Dick Morris? He needs a new job. Bill O’Reilly? Sean Hannity? Will Keith Olbermann surface somewhere to bear the Hillary colors?

We all do well to remember President Bill Clinton’s words to House Dems last week: “In politics, nothing is permanent.” Nothing, perhaps, except those who have stuck with Hillary through thick and thin and will be fine if she decides she wants nothing more than to write and take her grandchildren to some places she once visited as Secretary of State once upon a time.

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Mme. Secretary, fresh from a trip that included stops in Libya, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,  testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week in her signature elegant, informed, and informative fashion.  That testimony could have received better press coverage from my POV.  What did get everyone’s attention was the Time Magazine (where she is this week’s beautiful cover girl) poll pitting her and Obama against the GOP candidates showing that she would trounce all comers.

Diplomacy

Hillary Clinton and the Limits of Power

By Massimo Calabresi | October 27, 2011

… we polled her against Romney and Perry, and found that she does better, by far, than Obama, leading Romney by 17 points and Perry by 26*. Her closest aides strongly dismiss any 2012 ambitions and say 2016 is very unlikely: she’d be 69 the day of the vote that year. We don’t speculate on the source of her popularity.

New York, New York!!!! The Daily News picked up on this a couple of times. Here is the original article.

Hillary Clinton would perform better than Barack Obama for President in 2012 against GOPers: poll 

Secretary of State scores higher against Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in head-to-head matchups, Time Magazine poll finds

BY Aliyah Shahid
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, October 28 2011, 4:37 PM

It’s a good thing she’s on his side! President Barack Obama (r.) speaks during a Cabinet Meeting as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House earlier this month.

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It’s a good thing she’s on his side! President Barack Obama (r.) speaks during a Cabinet Meeting as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House earlier this month.

It looks like Democrats are having some buyers’ remorse.

Hillary Clinton performs better than President Obama in head to head match-ups with Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a surprising new poll by Time magazine

The Secretary of State would beat Mitt Romney by 17 percentage points – 55% to the former Massachusetts governor’s 38%. She’d also win against Rick Perry by 26 percentage points – 58% to the

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WaPo also joined the hue and cry with this article.

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Hillary 2012? Better bet than Obama, some say

By Nia-Malika Henderson

Let the Hillary Clinton 2012 chatter begin in earnest. A new poll out by Time magazine showed that the secretary of state would trounce any of the top contenders in the GOP field.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (Anjum Naveed – AP)

Since leaving the hyper-partisan political world and focusing on international affairs, Clinton has enjoyed across-the-board popularity that was unimaginable just a few years ago.

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So did Politico.

Poll: Hillary Clinton crushes Rick Perry, Mitt Romney

Hillary Clinton, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are pictured. | AP Photos

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said ‘no’ when asked if she would run for president. | AP Photos Close
By TIM MAK | 10/27/11 9:18 AM EDT

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would trounce Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in hypothetical head-to-head matchups for the presidency, a new poll shows.

Clinton would beat former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points, 55 percent-38 percent, according to Time magazine. And the former first lady would blow away Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points, 58 percent-32 percent.

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Newsmax, in its own idiosyncratic way, has a third party seeking to draft our girl.  No one who knows anything about Hillary Clinton could seriously be entertaining this idea.  But it does appear that everybody loves and wants Hillary!

Third Party Group Mulls Hillary as Presidential Candidate

 

Friday, 28 Oct 2011 02:23 PM

By Jim Meyers

… Americans Elect is a collection of Republicans, Democrats and independents who say they are disgusted by the polarization that has poisoned American politics, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The group is collecting signatures to put itself on the ballot in every state, and claims it has collected 1.6 million signatures in California.

Among the figures frequently mentioned as a possible Americans Elect candidate are New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. The group could reportedly seek to draft Hillary Clinton.

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Finally, Perez Hilton also gets into the act. He likes the idea a lot!

Hillary Clinton Would Beat Rick Perry and Mitt Romney If She Ran For President!

hillary clinton would beat rick perry and mitt romney

Go Hillary!

… We know you’ve said several times that you won’t run for president, but look at those numbers, Hillary! The American people LOVE you!

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The emphasis is mine.  He is correct.  I love his picture of Hillary and am snatching it!  Mme. Secretary we love you and need you.  PLEASE think about this?  Chelsea,  plead with your mom for us?  We are on our knees!

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