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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:25 PM

Hillary. I. AM. IN. AWE.

Words fail, but I'll give it a shot.
(You KNEW I would )

Her appearance and testimony before two congressional committees was a grueling day for her and SHE WAS BRILLIANT!

She absolutely pwned her attackers and detractors.
Never lost her cool and totally controlled both hearings.

If she so chooses, I would wholeheartedly support her for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

She'll be 66 this October 26.
That would make her 69 during the '15 campaign.
We've had many older white men as president.
I think she could handle it.

She is my new hero.
GIve 'em HELL, HILL!

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Reply Hillary. I. AM. IN. AWE. (Original post)
trof Jan 2013 OP
Hekate Jan 2013 #1
trof Jan 2013 #5
Hekate Jan 2013 #14
trof Jan 2013 #15
samsingh Jan 2013 #2
pscot Jan 2013 #3
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #4
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #6
libdem4life Jan 2013 #7
trof Jan 2013 #8
ashling Jan 2013 #9
MoonRiver Jan 2013 #10
WillyT Jan 2013 #11
Demoiselle Jan 2013 #12
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #13
trof Jan 2013 #16
flamingdem Jan 2013 #34
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #17
MsPithy Jan 2013 #18
juajen Jan 2013 #19
kimbutgar Jan 2013 #20
James48 Jan 2013 #21
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #23
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #22
zentrum Jan 2013 #24
Politicub Jan 2013 #27
loudsue Jan 2013 #28
antigop Jan 2013 #39
antigop Jan 2013 #41
pnwmom Jan 2013 #44
Politicub Jan 2013 #25
stlsaxman Jan 2013 #26
leftofcool Jan 2013 #29
Indykatie Jan 2013 #30
calimary Jan 2013 #31
Paulie Jan 2013 #32
BlueCheese Jan 2013 #33
Beacool Jan 2013 #35
Skittles Jan 2013 #43
Beacool Jan 2013 #46
Skittles Jan 2013 #49
rustydog Jan 2013 #36
Beacool Jan 2013 #37
hogwyld Jan 2013 #38
bigwillq Jan 2013 #40
Skittles Jan 2013 #42
zabet Jan 2013 #45
blogslut Jan 2013 #47
DrewFlorida Jan 2013 #48

Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. Kick and Rec for Hillary

proud to be your first

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:33 PM

5. I remember the bitter fights during the '08 primaries.

I didn't get into any of them, but I was for John Edwards.
What a debacle that was.


We know a hell of a lot more about Hillary than we did about John.

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Response to trof (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:52 PM

14. It's tough to admit...

... but I was for John Edwards at first too. What a first class con artist he turned out to be.

Fortunately for my sense of history, California's primaries are late in the game and I was able to vote for Barack Obama without having to choose between him and Hillary Clinton.

She is spectacular by now. I've gone from thinking she would be unelectable due to the slime and mud the VRWC would throw at her all over again, to knowing she can take anything they dish out because by this time they look like the *holes they truly are. They'll try to resurrect their own ripe history, but this time it is not likely to work with most Americans.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:56 PM

15. Yes, I think she would be unbeatable.

Primary and general.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:28 PM

2. she did well

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Response to samsingh (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. Very strong

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:35 PM

6. She most definitely

kicked their asses, then handed their asses back to them.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:35 PM

7. Women also outlive men...people in their sixties are just getting warmed up :)

This from the "never trust anyone over 30" generation. Well, it's grown up ... now "anyone over 70" ... rock on.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:37 PM

8. Yeah, I considered that.

Statistics are on her side.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:39 PM

9. Hillary to Congressional Republicans: A Pox on both your Houses.

This made me think of a deodorant ad I saw on on TV the other day: "Stress sweat smells stronger"

I bet the GOP caucus room is totally unbearable! P-hew!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:39 PM

10. K&R for a brilliant rant about a brilliant woman!

Btw, Biden will be 74 in 2016.

HILLARY '16!!!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:40 PM

11. K & R !!!


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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:47 PM

12. I'm in awe, too. But not remotely surprised. (eom)

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:51 PM

13. Remember the new age thing is that 69 is really 59. I cling to this every year around birthday time

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:57 PM

16. At 71, I do too.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:03 PM

34. It's true, it is it is! nt

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:28 PM

17. She's been my hero for many years! Yes, she was brilliant today!

I never heard anyone speak so beautifully. No ahs, ands, buts, hesitations, stumbling, incomplete sentences. I noticed that too when she as running for president

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:59 PM

18. 69 isn't even retirement age,

if republicans and Ed Rendell have their way.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:16 PM

19. Proud of her, as always. That's my Hill!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:22 PM

20. They are going to use Benghazi to attack her like whitewater

Watch everyday now on fox they will be attacking her over this incident and saying how she is incompetent. They will attempt to chip away but by the time 2016 rolls around it will be ho hum Benghazi and will backfire on them big time. So please proceed fox and rush because we are going to make your media irrelevant only the old angry white people watch it and they are a dying breed. Facebook, twitter, Reggit and soon to be developed sites will margalize the corporate media and fox.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:24 PM

21. I did not support Hillary for President in 2008.

I thought Obama was a better choice in 2008. He was.

But should she choose to run in 2016- I will knock on doors, hand out literature, and work extremely hard for Hillary. She is ready now, much better prepared to be the President than she was before. She would be unbeatable in the election.

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Response to James48 (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:26 PM

23. +1

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:24 PM

22. It was a 7 hour infomercial for Hillary 2016, I've got to thank the GOP now

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:26 PM

24. Elizabeth Warren

...is just as articulate, and just as much of a fighter but is far less corporate.

The Clintons were the ones who gave us: The DLC, Rahm, Rubin, Geithner, Triangulation, Media Consolidation and NAFTA.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:32 PM

27. Give it a rest. She's done an amazing - if not the best - job running State.

Are you suggesting she should just lay there and take it because of the shit you listed: The DLC, Rahm, Rubin, Geithner, Triangulation, Media Consolidation and NAFTA?

If you haven't noticed people on DU love and adore Warren. We have the capacity to admire more than one person, after all.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:58 PM

28. I have to agree. I'm grateful we have Hilary in a high profile position

But I know how conservative the Clintons took the democratic party. I'm an older person, and since the Clintons, the dem party has been to the right of Richard Nixon, whom I demonstrated against. They, and their DLC, shifted the party waaaay to the right.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:12 AM

39. Yes, DLC shifted the party waaay to the right--- pro-corporate, anti-labor. Thank you. nt

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Response to loudsue (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:14 AM

41. a lot of DUers will not acknowledge the harm the DLC has caused. nt

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Response to zentrum (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:56 PM

44. Elizabeth Warren doesn't have the experience or the team.

There's no way she could beat Hillary in the primary.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:28 PM

25. Don't fuck with Hillary. She will outwit the GOP at every turn.

It drives them bananas and makes them look like the tools that they are.

I adore her.

Clinton/Castro 2016 perhaps?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:29 PM

26. She kicked ass AND took names....

an amazing human being!

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:18 PM

29. Then handed their asses back to them.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:30 PM

30. The Republicans Must Feel Like Idiots by Building Up Expectations for the Hearing

and creating so much drama about her trying to get out of testifying. I heard from a couple of non-political friends who called to say they had heard "my girl" kicked some butt today and had been told they had to check out the clips. What a way to end her public life as SOS. I'm so pleased and happy. Go Hillary 2016!!!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:33 PM

31. She was FUCKING MAGNIFICENT!!!

Dayum! America NEEDS her as our next President!!!

I love Joe Biden with all my heart. He'd be my favorite otherwise. But Hillary KILLED, today. She ate those pipsqueaks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack around the clock. She has gravitas GALORE!!!!!

FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!!!!! She was Just. Fucking. BRILLIANT!!!!! The republi-CONS on hand for that today looked like gnats. Weiners. Worms. Dog shit.

I plan to call each of their offices and thank them for damn near crowning her our next President by acclamation! They looked ridiculous, petty, pissant, and SMALL. TEENY. Insignificant. Flies that you just swat away. But I must say I DO love that pubic hair transplant that rand paul's got!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:42 PM

32. I'm in awe right with ya

Cuts right through the bullshit and the teapublicans drop a load in their shorts. Brilliant!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:52 PM

33. Not too many older white men.

In fact, the only president who was 69 or older on first taking office was Ronald Reagan. Of course, Joe Biden is even older.

I'd support her if she ran in 2016 nonetheless. It'd make for an interesting factoid if Bill Clinton were one of the youngest presidents and Hillary Clinton one of the oldest?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:11 PM

35. That's precisely why I voted for her in 2008.

She's a fighter and would have handed the Republicans their asses on a platter on a regular basis these last 4 years.

I hope that she does run in 2016 and that she gets to debate one of these twerps. She'll destroy them.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:54 PM

43. yup, from day one

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Response to Skittles (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:19 PM

46. Hillary has never had much patience for fools.

She can't suffer them.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #46)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:48 PM

49. well she experienced the fools

she would not have wasted one moment on them -

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:22 PM

36. I must admit my ignorance. I never wasimpressed by Hillary until I saw her

Performance. She is worthy of all the praise she has been given over the years.
I respect her intelligence and courage.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:36 AM

37. I guess that you weren't around when she was first lady.

Hillary has always been fierce and far tougher than Bill.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:59 AM

38. What she did was poetic justice to those idiots

Please proceed, congressman...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:13 AM

40. She really was great during her testimony.

Cheers, Madam Secretary!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:50 PM

42. Hillary shows us how it is done

yes INDEED

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM

45. K & R

She truly was in her zone....sinking every shot!

One of the nicest, most gracious, and most down-to-earth people I have ever had the pleasure of personally meeting and conversing with.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:39 PM

47. I don't know what those republicans were expecting.

If they weren't so deluded about themselves they would have known that Ms. Clinton is sharper than sharp and unabashedly fearless. A bunch of red-faced, finger-wagging old men trying to intimidate her? It is to laugh.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:48 PM

48. Great job Hillary, You have my vote in 2016!

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