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Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:35 PM

Someone Didn't Show Up for Netroots Nation at All

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I'm blatantly stealing this from a comment in the #BlackLivesMatter threads:

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-clinton-skip-major-progressive-event

Hillary Clinton did not show up at Netroots Nation to even expose herself to confrontation with #BlackLivesMatter protesters. The fact that Bernie and Martin O'Malley showed up to hear what the grassroots had to say, and were thus present for the #BlackLivesMatter protest, should be a point scored in both of their favors.

By withholding herself, Hillary seems to be saying she is not ready to respond to the moment. As some commenters have mentioned, don't give her a pass as the Social Justice candidate just because she didn't show up on the day of the test.

Many people regard racism as exemplified by police violence, attempts at voter suppression, and economic injustice as the most pressing problem of this historical moment. Netroots Nation will give Bernie and Martin O'Malley a chance to show how they are ready to respond to this moment.

I look forward to finding out more about how Bernie and Martin O'Malley recognize the historic opportunity that was handed to them to engage black voters at Netroots Nation.

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Reply Someone Didn't Show Up for Netroots Nation at All (Original post)
daredtowork Jul 2015 OP
DURHAM D Jul 2015 #1
Duckhunter935 Jul 2015 #3
dsc Jul 2015 #11
daredtowork Jul 2015 #5
DURHAM D Jul 2015 #7
olddots Jul 2015 #2
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 #4
HooptieWagon Jul 2015 #9
ismnotwasm Jul 2015 #6
magical thyme Jul 2015 #8
msongs Jul 2015 #10
MineralMan Jul 2015 #12

Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:39 PM

1. Apparently the writer didn't bother to find out if

Hillary had something else on her schedule she deemed more important. Typical Me Machine drivel.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:41 PM

3. Sure she did

 

I guess that group just was not important enough. Wonder what was and how much cash they donated.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 03:11 PM

11. you don't have to wonder

she was helping the Arkansas Democratic party raise funds. This isn't some sort of state secret, you could have just googled it.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:41 PM

5. Netroots Nation is scheduled pretty far in advance

What did Hillary "deem" more important than an event geared toward courting younger generation and grassroots votes?

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:43 PM

7. Look it up. You obviously like to dig up stuff. nt

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Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:41 PM

2. even in networks nation there is the velvet rope

 

the who is who and classist pecking order .Hopefully true Democrats can be a face in the crowd that represents something out of their comfort zone .

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Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:41 PM

4. A weather vane does not work well in a tornado. n/t

 

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 03:07 PM

9. +1

 

Although in her defense, she had nothing to gain by being part of a trainwreck. I think most if not all candidates will be taking a pass on NRN in the future.

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Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:42 PM

6. Yawn.

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Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:54 PM

8. She was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa being interviewed by KWWL

 

http://www.kwwl.com/story/29579284/2015/07/18/kwwls-jerry-gallagher-interviews-hillary-clinton-about-iowa-issues

As the caucus campaign heats up, KWWL's Jerry Gallagher sat down for a 1-on-1 interview with Hillary Clinton about Iowa issues on Saturday.

Secretary Clinton says she agrees "100%" with a Republican lawmaker from Iowa on one key issue.

Watch KWWL over the next few days for that story


There's a snippet of the interview there, that shows her talking about how you have to have "skin in the game, you have to show up, you have to attend your classes." She will be releasing her own education plan in the next week or two.

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Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 03:07 PM

10. netroot nation is not that big a deal...except to kos nt

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Response to daredtowork (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 03:14 PM

12. Locked - Democratic Presidential candidate threads belong in GDP

From the GD Statement of Purpose:
Discuss politics, issues, and current events. Posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports are restricted in this forum. Posts about the Democratic primaries, conspiracy theories and disruptive meta-discussion are forbidden.

You can repost in GD-P http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1251

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