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Sat May 7, 2016, 11:09 AM

 

NY Times: Clinton thinks she has Sanders' supporters in the bag, now wooing anti-Trump Republicans

Hillary Clintonís campaign is trying to seize on the turmoil Donald J. Trumpís ascent has caused within the Republican Party, hoping to gain the support of Republican voters and party leaders including former elected officials and retired generals disillusioned by their partyís standard-bearer.

More broadly, Mrs. Clintonís campaign is repositioning itself, after a year of emphasizing liberal positions and focusing largely on minority voters, to also appeal to independent and Republican-leaning white voters turned off by Mr. Trump.

But her campaign, confident that the young people and liberals backing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will come around to support Mrs. Clinton in November, is focusing its efforts on white working-class women and suburban women who tend to vote for Republican presidential candidates, but who polls show hold negative views of Mr. Trump.



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/07/us/politics/hillary-clinton-republican-party.html

The fact that she will be the Democratic nominee seems to be a foregone conclusion. She is now focusing on wooing the party elite who cannot get behind Trump, moderate Republicans, and soccer moms.


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Reply NY Times: Clinton thinks she has Sanders' supporters in the bag, now wooing anti-Trump Republicans (Original post)
hill2016 May 2016 OP
CrowCityDem May 2016 #1
Bluenorthwest May 2016 #6
bahrbearian May 2016 #2
rjsquirrel May 2016 #3
EndElectoral May 2016 #4
XemaSab May 2016 #5
Vogon_Glory May 2016 #7
TheKentuckian May 2016 #8
Vogon_Glory May 2016 #11
TheKentuckian May 2016 #13
cali May 2016 #9
Vogon_Glory May 2016 #10
Ash_F May 2016 #12

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 11:11 AM

1. Before anyone complains...

 

let's remember that Bernie has also touted his supposed appeal to alienated Republican voters. This is not unique to Hillary.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #1)

Sat May 7, 2016, 11:29 AM

6. So did Obama but that did not stop DU's Hillary supporters for bashing Bernie for the same

 

thing. And that is an issue, that her supporters attacked him for doing what they will now praise her for doing. It's a double standard thing. It means they are people who just bash, not people who address actual principled concerns they hold.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 11:11 AM

2. "Oops, I made a Mistake"

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Sat May 7, 2016, 11:21 AM

4. Hubris

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 11:22 AM

5. I'm eager to watch the Hillary supporters pivot with their candidate

What's next?

"Reasonable" restrictions on abortion?

More coal, oil, and fracking?

School vouchers so white children don't have to sit next to black children in school?

War in Syria?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:03 PM

7. Probably not a bad tactic, especially considering the

Probably not a bad tactic, especially considering the threats by so many of Bernie's fan-boys and fan-girls here at DU and other places to sit out the general election because Bernie didn't win the primaries. Better to have the electoral support of people who actually vote, as opposed to the unhappy fan-boys and fan-girls who probably won't.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #7)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:29 PM

8. Sounds like Vogan thinking. Please do not inflict us with your poetry as well.

Can't you smash some beautiful and crystalline crabs and create some red tape?

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #8)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:40 PM

11. Bernie's fans have called the leading Democratic candidate and her voters far worse

Bernie's fans have called Secretary Clinton and her supporters far worse.

So unless you really want to see Donald sworn in as President next January, deal with it.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #11)

Sun May 8, 2016, 12:03 PM

13. Oh, the Voganity!

You don't see how going further to the right (one can only guess how) takes the bite out of fear mongering Trump?

Isn't that exactly what the definition of a devil's bargain is? You really expect folks to take a bet when all you offer is heads you win and tails I loose?

What is going to attract these unhappy with Trump TeaPubliKLANS? These folks who have been able to stick with these racist, bigoted, greedy ass world burners anyway? What are you going to lure these people in with now?

One doesn't have to be any purist to have little to nothing further to concede to the right or to believe we are past time instead be pushing back strongly in the other direction because that is what is needed.

The strategy is not really that sound unless the actual intent is simply to move the party to the corporate owned right because there is no evidence or much reason to believe in such an electoral tactic. It is foolhardy.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:49 PM

9. Huge tactical error. Amazing. She could blow this.

 

The only comfort to that is bye bye hill and bill.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:29 PM

10. Perhaps not

Perhaps not. I may think that most of the folks who vote in the Republican Party primaries may have gone cuckoo, but I still believe there's still a useful percentile who might think that fiscal responsibility and planning for the future might mean something, something real and good despite decades of GOP bushwhah. That sliver might be sliced off Club Packiderm, even if the Tea-bagger, Dixiecrat, and Religious nuts stick with Trump.

As I said earlier, Hillary might find those disaffected R's a more reliable voting block than the Bernie fan-boys and fan-girls threatening to sit out this general election because other Democrats didn't vote their way.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:42 PM

12. In the hostage bag.

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