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Posted by Thinkingabout | Wed Oct 28, 2015, 03:47 PM (0 replies)

In 1968 Eugene McCarthy, Democrat, was running in the DNC Primary, he filled Fenway Park with

65,000 people.


Only Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota proved willing to openly challenge Johnson. Running as an anti-war candidate in the New Hampshire primary, McCarthy hoped to pressure the Democrats into publicly opposing the Vietnam War. Normally, an incumbent president faces little formidable opposition within his own party. However, McCarthy, although he was trailing badly in the national polls, decided to pour most of his resources into New Hampshire, the first state to hold a primary election. He was boosted by thousands of young college students, who shaved their beards and cut their hair to be "Clean for Gene." These students rang doorbells and worked hard in New Hampshire for McCarthy. On March 12, McCarthy won 42% of the primary vote to Johnson's 49%, an extremely strong showing for such a challenger, and one which gave McCarthy's campaign legitimacy and momentum. Senator Kennedy announced his candidacy four days later, on March 16.

The second faction, which rallied behind Senator McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who had been the early activists against the war in Vietnam; they perceived themselves as the future of the Democratic Party.

Senator McCarthy had the largest crowds and he did not win the nomination.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 03:50 PM (43 replies)

Our criminal justice system is out of balance. (Hillary Clinton Group)

“I will never stop working on issues of equality and opportunity, race, and justice. That is a promise. I’ve done it my entire adult life. I will always be in your corner.” Hillary Clinton July 31, 2015

Our criminal justice system is out of balance. Although the United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we have almost 25 percent of the total prison population. A significant percentage of the more than 2 million Americans incarcerated today are low-level, nonviolent offenders. African American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms. There are an estimated 1.5 million black men who are missing from their families and communities because of incarceration and premature death.

In order to reform our criminal justice system, we need to recognize some hard truths about race in America. From Ferguson to Staten Island to Baltimore, Hillary has said the patterns are unmistakable and undeniable: The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray are a reminder of the need to address race in America, reform our criminal justice system, and move the nation forward.

read more: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/criminal-justice-reform/

Posted by Thinkingabout | Sat Oct 3, 2015, 10:35 AM (1 replies)

Hillary has led efforts to address violence against women her entire career. Hillary Room

• As first lady, Hillary supported the creation of the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She also cast a global spotlight on the issue in her historic 1995 Beijing speech, where she denounced violence against women as a clear violation of human rights.

• As senator, she co-sponsored the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Additionally, Hillary introduced the CARE Act twice, to ensure that rape and incest victims had access to emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms. And, in response to the spike in reports of sexual assault cases in the military, she introduced legislation to make emergency contraception available to servicewomen.

• As secretary of state, Hillary rallied the international community to take collective action to end violence against women. She drew attention to the use of rape as a weapon of war and spearheaded a U.N. Resolution that established guidelines for an international response to sexual assault in war torn areas.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 10:22 PM (3 replies)

As of today Hillary has gotten the endorsement of 144 Congressial members. This says a lot to me

these are members which have served with Hillary in Congress and knows her work ethics.
Posted by Thinkingabout | Mon Sep 28, 2015, 02:48 PM (12 replies)

When I think of Hillary as candidate for president, I look at her experience, her time as First Lady

of Arkansas and later as First Lady of the USA, her time as Senator and then SOS. She was an advocate for children in her early career, went door to door making contact to see what it would take to get those children in school, see about their health care because she know how important both education and health was to young children.

I do not find having or not having a super pac makes or breaks a candidate and even donations from corporations does not make for experience needed by a president. Trade is a part of the responsibilities of the president, meeting and working with world leaders is an important part of being president. Hillary does not have to be in the office of president in order to get these experiences.
Posted by Thinkingabout | Mon Sep 28, 2015, 02:17 PM (4 replies)

Hillary has great positions on issues important to Democrats.

Campaign finance reform
Our democracy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Campus sexual assault
It’s not enough to condemn campus sexual assault. We need to stop campus sexual assault.

Climate change and energy
Making America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.

The New College Compact: Costs won’t be a barrier, debt won’t hold you back.

Criminal justice reform
Our criminal justice system is out of balance.

Disability rights
We must continue to expand opportunities for all Americans.

Early childhood education
Every child deserves the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.

The defining economic challenge of our time is raising incomes for hard-working Americans.

Gun violence prevention
It is past time we act on gun violence.

Health care
Affordable health care is a basic human right.

Immigration reform
America needs comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

K–12 education
A world-class education for every child in every community.

When unions are strong, America is strong.

LGBT equality
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans deserve to live their lives free from discrimination.

National security
With policies that keep us strong and safe, America can lead the world in the 21st century.

Rural communities
America’s rural communities are at the heart of what makes this country great.

Small business
Hillary Clinton will be a small business president.

Social Security and Medicare
We must preserve, protect, and strengthen these lifelines.

Substance use disorder and addiction
Through improved treatment, prevention, and training, we can end this quiet epidemic once and for all.

Voting rights
We should be making it easier to vote, not harder.

Wall Street and corporate America
Investing in the long term.

Women’s rights and opportunity
Women’s issues are family issues, economic issues, and crucial to our future competitiveness.

Workforce and skills
Every American should be able to learn new skills in order to advance in their careers.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Mon Sep 28, 2015, 11:17 AM (4 replies)

Hillary's stand on Social Security, (Hillary Clinton Group)


Notice there isn't anything about Chained CPI.

Social Security and Medicare

We must preserve, protect, and strengthen these lifelines.

“We need to make sure what we already do, like Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, to provide a level of security and support for people, continues to work really well.”

Hillary, JULY 3, 2015

Throughout her career, Hillary has spoken out for seniors and stood up for Medicare and Social Security, and she is committed to preserving, protecting and strengthening these lifelines for today's seniors and for future generations. Seniors have paid into these programs for a lifetime, and they've earned those benefits when they retire.

On Social Security, Hillary Clinton has stood firmly against Republican efforts to privatize the program and weaken it for our seniors. She believes that we should enhance—rather than roll back—Social Security, especially for women.

As senator, Hillary co-sponsored and sponsored bills to reduce the impact of the Medicare prescription drug gap by reducing the price of pharmaceuticals for seniors. She will build on these efforts by demanding lower prices for prescription drugs for seniors in Medicare—and reforming our health care delivery system to reward quality and value, and strengthen Medicare over the long run.

As president, Hillary will defend against the efforts to privatize Medicare and Social Security, and will work to enhance both programs for our most vulnerable seniors.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Fri Sep 25, 2015, 06:17 PM (2 replies)

Deputy shot down in Houston Metro while pumping gas, gun violence again.


What the hell, the gun violence is getting out of hand and our Congress looks the other way. Our young children are getting killed who are innocent, people are getting killed in theaters, shopping centers, churches, schools, a total loss of respect for others.
Posted by Thinkingabout | Sat Aug 29, 2015, 10:37 AM (2 replies)

New poll numbers for this week for DNC Primary and RNC Primary.


Posted by Thinkingabout | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 08:14 PM (5 replies)
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