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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:46 AM

 

Hillary Has ‘Half a Dream’

Durham, N.H. — One of the most striking statistics to come of the Iowa caucus entry polling was the enormous skew of young voters away from Hillary Clinton and to Bernie Sanders. Only 14 percent of caucusgoers 17 to 29 supported Clinton, while 84 percent supported Sanders.

On Thursday, I traveled to the University of New Hampshire, site of a debate between Clinton and Sanders that night. Before the debate, I mingled on campus with people rallying for both candidates, with the Sanders rally many times larger than the Clinton one. The energy for Sanders at the school was electric.

For the actual debate, I went to a debate-watching party for Clinton supporters at the Three Chimneys Inn, just off campus. There were more heads of white hair in that room than a jar of cotton balls.

The two scenes so close to each other drove home the point for me: Hillary Clinton has a threatening young voter problem.

Young folks are facing a warming planet, exploding student debt, stunted mobility, stagnant wages and the increasing corporatization of the country due in part to the increasing consolidation of wealth and the impact of that wealth on American institutions.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/08/opinion/hillary-has-half-a-dream.html

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cali Feb 2016 OP
stonecutter357 Feb 2016 #1
cali Feb 2016 #2
quickesst Feb 2016 #3
daleanime Feb 2016 #6
quickesst Feb 2016 #10
daleanime Feb 2016 #12
quickesst Feb 2016 #14
daleanime Feb 2016 #15
daleanime Feb 2016 #5
Lancero Feb 2016 #8
artislife Feb 2016 #4
daleanime Feb 2016 #7
RiverLover Feb 2016 #9
Arazi Feb 2016 #11
gyroscope Feb 2016 #13
senz Feb 2016 #16

Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:49 AM

1. Hillary is the‘ Dream’

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:58 AM

2. She is indeed. A nightmare.

 

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:07 AM

3. Yep,....

... And far more preferable full on fantasy.

HILLARY: 2016 AND BEYOND

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Response to quickesst (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:11 AM

6. Guaranteeing gridlock and maximizing the republican vote....

for at least 4 years, definitely something to cheer about.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:20 AM

10. Tomato...

...You say tomahto, I say tomayto.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:40 AM

12. I say we start pushing back against that right now...

you say 'never ever'. So I also say have a great day, let me know when you find something you feel is worth fighting for.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:52 AM

14. you say 'never ever'.....

Where? You seem to believe that "something worth fighting for" is only worth fighting for if it's what you're fighting for.
Anyway you have a nice day too.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:58 AM

15. I get that from....

Hillary 'No We Can't' Clinton. No problem, I'm willing to fight for health care and education for your friends and family too. And thank you.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:08 AM

5. And then you wake up....

with nothing.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:14 AM

8. Yeah, Hillary is the best canidate for the traditional American "Dream"

They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:07 AM

4. I have been talking about the shit we have left to the millenials.

 

Especially the state of the planet.

We screwed it all up and pretty much decided to do only incremental changes. That is not going to work.

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Response to artislife (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:11 AM

7. Amen....

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:14 AM

9. About the author...





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_M._Blow

https://www.facebook.com/CharlesMBlow

I love his op-eds.

Thanks for posting this one Cali!

As usual, he's spot on.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:21 AM

11. Kicked and Recced for a thoughtful article. Love his writing eom

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:42 AM

13. The only thing Hillary Clinton dreams of

 

is getting paid tens of millions from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 11:00 AM

16. Clinton dreams of unlimited power. Sanders dreams of a better America.

 

Some choice, huh?

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