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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:07 PM

Republicans try to decide on the right moment to attack Hillary Clinton

With Hillary Clinton out of politics in her role as secretary of state, and overwhelmingly popular to boot, Republicans have for the most part taken a four-year break from attacking her. (Hasn't it been nice?) But with her departure from the role of secretary of state, and the potential that she will run for president in 2016, Republicans are once again considering when and how they will attack her, and even whether they can get the old Hillary-hating magic back at all.

Some Republicans are thinking the unthinkable—that after using Hillary as a boogeyman, or worse, a boogeywoman, for nearly 20 years, they're going to have to find a new trick:

“She will not be the lightning rod she was 20 years ago, for reasons to do with her and more to do with conservatism, which is, I don’t need to tell you, deeply troubled,” said, calling it “an exhaustive, spent volcano at the moment. That encapsulates everything except the tea party, and they don’t have anything to do with Hillary Clinton.”


Others, like Ralph Reed, are optimistic:

“The intensity of the opposition to Hillary Clinton on the right has abated somewhat during her years at the State Department for obvious reasons,” he said. “She’s been a diplomat, not a candidate. But should she begin to test the waters of a presidential candidacy, there will be renewed scrutiny by both the media and her critics, and at least some of the old dynamic will likely return, perhaps with renewed vigor.”


But in the end, both sides are probably right. Hillary Clinton will be attacked in vile and misogynistic ways by the right, because:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/27/1174147/-Republicans-try-to-decide-on-the-right-moment-to-attack-Hillary-Clinton

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get the red out Dec 2012 #1
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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:09 PM

1. Right time?

They've been hating on the lady for 20 years!!!!!!

Republicans are the biggest pieces of shit on the planet.

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:55 PM

2. Another "enemy of my enemies" post. Conditioned response - ring that rusty old bell, again

Actually, this tune is pretty good head banger baseline meets hard rock licks:

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:59 PM

3. I say bring it on!

Hillary Clinton is smarter and more capable than all of the Republicans put together. She'll know what she's in for if she decides to run, and she'll be able to deal with it. She's done a good job as Secretary of State, not an easy task considering who preceded her in the position.

I think Hillary will make a good President if she decides she wants to run.

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