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Thu May 5, 2016, 03:01 AM

 

Pivoting to the GE is a brilliant campaign strategy for Hillary.

it allows her to go on the attack in a way she could never have with Bernie.

it frames the national discussion as Hillary vs Trump rather than Hillary vs Bernie, making Bernie seem almost irrelevant.

it forces people to really really imagine Trump in the oval office and on Air Force One, and she is the Only Hope to stop him.

it brings people back to reality instead of dreams of unicorns.

Brilliant.

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Reply Pivoting to the GE is a brilliant campaign strategy for Hillary. (Original post)
hill2016 May 2016 OP
NewImproved Deal May 2016 #1
Live and Learn May 2016 #4
frylock May 2016 #33
PowerToThePeople May 2016 #2
Live and Learn May 2016 #3
840high May 2016 #10
Enrique May 2016 #5
nolawarlock May 2016 #8
Live and Learn May 2016 #13
nolawarlock May 2016 #17
Live and Learn May 2016 #18
nolawarlock May 2016 #20
fun n serious May 2016 #15
fun n serious May 2016 #14
merrily May 2016 #6
Armstead May 2016 #25
nolawarlock May 2016 #7
w4rma May 2016 #12
nolawarlock May 2016 #16
w4rma May 2016 #19
nolawarlock May 2016 #21
Armstead May 2016 #26
nolawarlock May 2016 #35
apcalc May 2016 #27
anotherproletariat May 2016 #9
oasis May 2016 #22
Armstead May 2016 #30
msongs May 2016 #11
NurseJackie May 2016 #23
global1 May 2016 #24
rhett o rick May 2016 #28
NurseJackie May 2016 #32
firebrand80 May 2016 #29
Armstead May 2016 #31
frylock May 2016 #34
NorthCarolina May 2016 #36

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:02 AM

1. Punch and Judy...

 

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Response to NewImproved Deal (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:11 AM

4. +10,000 nt

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Response to NewImproved Deal (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:46 PM

33. ..

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:08 AM

2. Yawn

 

I wouldn't vote for either of them. Don't really give a crap.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #2)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:11 AM

3. +10,000 nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #3)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:34 AM

10. +10,001

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:11 AM

5. i think it's a given that her strategy will be brilliant

she has the best political people working for her and she's highly disciplined herself, and fairly ruthless.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #5)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:22 AM

8. I agree on all counts.

And I also believe that folks in the primaries can only attack so much without actually attacking the principles they share in common. Despite what everyone says about Hillary being a Republican, the reality is that she and Trump have vastly different policies and styles and this is going to be a General Election for the ages. If anyone thinks Hillary's going to go down without a hard fight, they haven't been paying attention all these years.

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Response to nolawarlock (Reply #8)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:22 AM

13. We have principles in common, could have fooled me Exactly what are those?

I am for doing everything possible for peace. Hillary supports illegal wars and regime change.

I am for a habitable climate. Hillary supports fracking and hasn't doesn't see climate change as a priority.

I am for a fair justice system. Hillary takes money from private prison CEOs.

I am for an equitable economic system. Hillary thinks $12 an hour is equitable wages and refuses to acknowledge that productivity gains have translated into less jobs and higher wages only for CEO's.

I am for an educated society. Communications has gotten cheaper which should mean education should be cheaper instead the reverse has happened. Unlike Bernie, Hillary refuses to take college debt seriously.

I believe Health care not health insurance should be a human right. Hillary doesn't thinks insurance companies have a right to make money off of people's illnesses and fear of getting sick.

I believe we are still a nation that thinks live are important helps people needing it. Hillary sends kids back to dangerous countries where they have been killed.


And where exactly does Trump stand on all these issues? You tell me. Does anybody know?

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #13)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:33 AM

17. Do you know? nt

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Response to nolawarlock (Reply #17)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:35 AM

18. I asked first. Answer or admit you don't know. nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #18)

Thu May 5, 2016, 05:21 AM

20. I might admit I don't care lol

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Response to nolawarlock (Reply #8)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:24 AM

15. She is ready on day one! Trump? nt

 

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Response to Enrique (Reply #5)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:23 AM

14. Thank goodness too! nt

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:20 AM

6. A stroke of genius that she invented. No one has ever done it before at this stage. No, really!

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Response to merrily (Reply #6)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:40 AM

25. Trump is an awful man and a bigot

 

It's going to be a real issue oriented campaign I can see it now

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:20 AM

7. She is already kicking Trump ass!

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Response to nolawarlock (Reply #7)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:16 AM

12. Hillary Clinton’s New Anti-Trump Attack Ad Is a Colossal Failure

 

The ad features a lineup of prominent Republican leaders blasting Donald Trump for one thing or another. The biggest problem is that these are precisely the people Trump just steamrolled. Attacking Donald Trump is admittedly not easy. But surely Clinton’s team can do better than to stitch together clips of failed candidates reciting failed talking points.

One wonders who in the world the ad is trying to appeal to. Does it appeal to Republican voters that already rejected these losers for Trump? Will this ad appeal to liberal voters who rightfully loathe these racists, bigots, and .001% blowhards?

http://usuncut.com/politics/clinton-anti-trump-attack-ad-fail/

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Response to w4rma (Reply #12)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:32 AM

16. Of course you would say that.

I think it's fantastic.

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Response to nolawarlock (Reply #16)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:35 AM

19. You were already supporting her. But, who is her ad supposed to be convincing to support her?

 

Honestly, the ad is a pretty good ad FOR Trump.

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Response to w4rma (Reply #19)

Thu May 5, 2016, 05:26 AM

21. I disagree.

I think both the new ads sum up exactly who he is, how he's wrong, and how even the right wing can't stand him. I think they're great. I've worked in marketing and at ad agencies for years. This was well done. It's designed to scare people about how crazy trump is. It certainly nails that.

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Response to nolawarlock (Reply #21)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:41 AM

26. yes Mitt and Jeb have been really effective at stopping his rise

 

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Response to Armstead (Reply #26)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:50 PM

35. I see it as showing him as not being a team player ...

... and also going for disaffected Republicans. I just can't wait till folks realize that the Berd is out of the game and we can get to focussing on the real threat, which clearly Hillary is already doing.

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Response to w4rma (Reply #12)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:43 AM

27. I thought it was a great ad

Insiders who know Trump say awful things....

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:22 AM

9. The other great thing it does is get Sanders out of the news. On the evening MSNBC shows tonight,

 

I only heard his name twice...and not a single mention on the local news (the day after he won a primary!).

He is going to have to fight to stay relevant, and the more he fights, the more he looks desperate. Also, the more annoying he becomes, the less likely that he will have any leverage with the Democratic Party at the convention...if that is what he is holding out for. It will be fun to watch the establishment (and all those super delegates) get more and more p**sed at him the longer he stays in the race.

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #9)

Thu May 5, 2016, 05:29 AM

22. Actually,it's a relief not hearing the same old, tired "oligarchy" tune. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #22)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:46 AM

30. America is an Oligarchy. Wealth ahd power are far too concentrated.

 

That is a very destructive trend.

Sorry if that seems boring, but it's something we shouldn't keep ignoring and enabling.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:44 AM

11. well trump will keep bernie in the news by quoting bernie's smears against hillary nt

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:07 AM

23. No need for her to punch down.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:36 AM

24. It Allows Her To Duck The Real Issues That We Need To Address & ....

that Bernie addresses and lets her off the hook on them.

She can't attack Trump on issues because no one knows where he stands on most.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:44 AM

28. That's right bring people back to the reality

 

that the Oligarchs are going to continue to dominate our government.

"it brings people back to reality instead of dreams of unicorns." Sad day when dreaming of helping the 2.5 million homeless American children is called wanting a unicorn. Goldman-Sachs won't help them but some apparently don't care. Happy with the "reality" of the status quo.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #28)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:14 AM

32. Well, somebody's got to do it.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:44 AM

29. It's a necessity

She can't fight a two front war

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #29)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:48 AM

31. If she can't, she shouldn't be president, a job that requires walking and chewing gum simultanrously

 

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #29)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:49 PM

34. I bet she tries if she's elected.

Libya AND Syria.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:54 PM

36. It's just a move to make Bernie appear irrelevent to the remaining states yet to vote.

 

Her "pivot" means nothing beyond that. Try to BECOME inevitable by selling the appearance of inevitability.

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