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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:39 PM

The Case for Hillary

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The Case for Hillary
02/10/2016 11:13 am ET

Zachary Leven

The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that's done, you're simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive (ranked the tenth most liberal senator). And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results (I'll conclude with the case against Sanders, and there's a very, very strong case to make against him).

We'll start with this specific example, which I think is illustrative of the sorts of attacks we see made on Hillary. It begins with this video of an interview with Elizabeth Warren that's been making its rounds on the internet, you may have seen it:

t's worth watching, but I'll summarize. Warren tells a story about the bankruptcy bill initially supported by the Clinton administration in the 1990s. Warren wrote an op-ed opposing the bill on the grounds that it offered deadbeat dads a mechanism for cheating their ex-wives out of child support, along with a few other issues.

After the op-ed was published, Hillary phoned Warren requesting a meeting. They met in private, and Warren proceeded to educate Hillary on this issue. She said that Hillary was a "quick study" and really "got it." Hillary returned to Washington, and by all accounts, single-handedly turned around the administration's support of this legislation. When the bill reached Clinton's desk, he vetoed it.

"The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that's done, you're simply left with the most qualified candidate..."
So far, this is a glowing account -- everything you would want in a leader. She's engaged, she cares deeply about protecting people, she listens, she's smart, she takes action, and gets results. It's hard to imagine a Republican doing anything like this -- actually reading a newspaper, caring what other smart people have to say, listening to those people honestly and seriously, and then taking action out of compassion and empathy for those in need of help.

The second part of the interview is where it gets quite damning. According to Warren, First Lady Clinton became Senator Clinton of New York, and then things changed. The same bankruptcy bill came through congress, and this time Hillary voted for it. When Warren is asked what changed, she replies (paraphrasing), "Hillary started receiving all this money from Wall Street, and they became her constituency." Well, that would be a very dramatic transformation, indeed.

Now if you loathe Hillary Clinton, and are mostly interested in validating that worldview, then you can stop reading. You have what you need. You can go and post that video to Facebook and talk about how corrupt and horrible she is. But if you'd like to gain a broader understanding of things, continue on.

So what happened? Did Hillary vote for this bill because she became beholden to special interests on Wall Street? What excuse does she have? Here's her explanation in her own words:

Read More at link, long but excellent OP.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zachary-leven/the-case-for-hillary_b_9201778.html

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:42 PM

1. Thank you for this, Fla Dem~

"The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that's done, you're simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive (ranked the tenth most liberal senator). And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results (I'll conclude with the case against Sanders, and there's a very, very strong case to make against him)."

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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:43 PM

2. Kick & recommended.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:53 PM

3. I love this!

Excellent!
Here's the thing about Hillary and real progressives--they "evolve" and grow. Progress by definition is a word that has an evolutionary meaning. Of course Hillary Clinton has changed her position on some important things. As new information comes in, or things change it is important to adapt. She does not have an ego that says she always has to be right. Instead, she honestly cares to get it right.

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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:16 PM

4. Wow.

Excellent article. Sadly, I doubt many Sanders supporters will read it.

Thank you for posting. I'm bookmarking this one.

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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:33 PM

5. Great article

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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:34 PM

6. K&R

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