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insta8er

(960 posts)
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:24 PM Jun 2016

Hillary Clinton invokes unlikely allies on the stump the Bushes

Hillary Clinton praised a former president to a crowd of cheering liberal supporters earlier this month as “absolutely committed” and unwavering in his support of one of her causes.

The man she spoke of was not her husband, Bill Clinton, or Barack Obama, whom she hopes to succeed. It was George W. Bush — long one of the left’s most potent villains.

In an unusual election year, when a quarter of Republicans say they do not have a favorable opinion of their presumptive nominee, Clinton is making striking overtures to conservatives even as she works to shore up support on the left flank of her party by winning over Sen. Bernie Sanders’ liberal backers.

That’s included surprisingly warm talk about both former Presidents Bush, as well as GOP icon Ronald Reagan. At a campaign stop in Westminster, Calif., earlier this month, Clinton said she was fortunate enough to have known “a lot of presidents.”

“I knew President George H.W. Bush, and he was always willing to talk about issues and ask what was on your mind,” she said. Of his son, she offered more specific praise, saying he was “absolutely committed” after 9/11 to his promise to get New York City the billions of dollars it needed to rebuild. “He never wavered and I’ll never forget that,” she said of Bush, as a few supporters clapped tepidly. (At Nancy Reagan’s funeral in March, a CNN journalist posted a photo of the two hugging.)

Earlier this week, Clinton cited Bush again in her first remarks addressing the terrorist attack in Orlando, praising him for speaking at a Muslim community center just six days after the 9/11 attacks to send a message that the American Muslim community should not be blamed for them.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-invokes-unlikely-allies-000000292.html

democrattotheend

(11,605 posts)
1. I'm not really offended by this
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:27 PM
Jun 2016

She's not saying either Bush was a great president - just that even they were presidential compared to Trump. I can't really criticize her for that because I said pretty much the same thing last night to my boyfriend - that it is scary how Trump makes even George W. Bush look not so bad.

 

tonyt53

(5,737 posts)
2. You left out that "cause". It was to fund whatever was needed for NYC after 9/11.
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:29 PM
Jun 2016

Sort of a big deal to not mention that. On Obama, she has said over and over that she wants to continue his policies. How much more of an endorsement can you want? Bernie, one the other hand, has at times berated Obama. Seems like you like to pick and choose which words to use.

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
6. You know that I did not wrote this article right?..I actually put a link to the article below it.
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:35 PM
Jun 2016
 

KittyWampus

(55,894 posts)
5. she was referring to financial aid to NY after 9/11. Sad how easily a Sanders supporter
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:33 PM
Jun 2016

allows themselves to be so easily mislead.

 

KittyWampus

(55,894 posts)
4. Nice attempt at shit-stirring by yahoo. Clinton was referring to post-9/11 financial aid
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:32 PM
Jun 2016

to New York where she was a Senator.

“I knew President George H.W. Bush, and he was always willing to talk about issues and ask what was on your mind,” she said. Of his son, she offered more specific praise, saying he was “absolutely committed” after 9/11 to his promise to get New York City the billions of dollars it needed to rebuild. “He never wavered and I’ll never forget that,” she said of Bush, as a few supporters clapped tepidly.

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