Is this supposed to be another reason why we should vote for Hillary Clinton, besides just because she's a woman, but because she knows where the Oval office is?
At a recent event in Sioux City, Iowa a young man noted that many young voters are drawn to Bernie Sanders. He asked her how she would contrast herself to the Vermont senator. She responded:
“I have a long record and I have been on the forefront of change for decades. I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. And I will get into that White House. I don’t need a tour. I know right where the Oval Office is.”
Hillary knows where the Oval office is because that's where her philandering husband entertained Monica Lewinsky with pizza and cigars. And no, it doesn't matter whether or not Hillary was a "victim" or an "enabler" during their years in the White House while her husband was constantly engaged in all his extramarital "indiscretions". The bottom line is, if you vote for Hillary, you're also putting Bill Clinton back in the White House and aboard Air Force One.
And also, Hillary is not a progressive, but a self-proclaimed moderate. It's common knowledge among political insiders, and a big joke to all progressives, that Hillary made that preposterous claim.
After Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton's ties to the banks in one of his best speeches in New York about Wall Street, Clinton later claimed, "I think I have a broader, more comprehensive set of policies about everything, including taking on Wall Street." [This is too laughable to comment on.]
Even though most polls show Bernie beating the GOP candidates by wider margins than Hillary Clinton, she still infers that's she's more electable. That is total santorum (fecal matter). And all online polls shows Bernie kicking Hillary's butt — and not by just a few measly percentage points, but by huge and overwhelming landslides. (MoveOn has a poll that expires at midnight tonight.)
A new Journal/NBC/Marist poll shows Bernie kicking Hillary's big fat lying ( )( )
- Bernie Sanders opened big leads in Iowa and New Hampshire among Independents.
- Hillary Clinton edges in Iowa and New Hampshire among Democrats.
- Bernie Sanders leads Clinton 50% to 46% among likely primary voters in New Hampshire.
- Hillary Clinton leads Bernie 48% to 45% among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa.
- In both states Clinton posts big leads among likely participants age 45 and older.
- In both states Bernie posts even bigger leads among younger voters. [I'm a boomer and will vote for Bernie.]
- The Iowa survey included interviews with 422 likely Democratic caucusgoers.
- The New Hampshire poll included interviews 425 likely Democratic primary voters.
The Journal/NBC/Marist poll suggests Bernie Sanders would be a stronger general-election candidate than Hillary Clinton [making Bernie more "electable" than Hillary.] Sanders posts big leads over Cruz, Rubio and Trump in New Hampshire and Cruz and Trump in Iowa. He and Rubio are tied in Iowa. Whereas, Clinton leads Trump in Iowa, but is tied in New Hampshire — and she trails Cruz and Rubio in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
"Look at a recent New Hampshire poll, just in New Hampshire. We did much, much better against the Republican candidates than did Hillary Clinton. So if people are concerned about electability — and Democrats should be very concerned, because we certainly do not want to see some right-wing extremist in the White House — I think Bernie Sanders is the candidate. We're doing much better with Independents. We even draw a little bit better with Republicans."
Sanders also cited another poll, a Quinnipiac poll released last month, which also showed him faring better than Hillary Clinton against Republican front-runner Donald Trump. That poll showed Sanders beating Trump by a much wider margin than Clinton.
Hillary Clinton, for a lack of better positions on all the other issues compared to Bernie Sanders, wants to attack his past voting record on a gun bill, and make her campaign a "single issue" cause. But Sanders reiterated that he would be willing to revise a 2005 bill he voted for that shields gun manufacturers from liability for misuse of their firearms:
"I am absolutely willing — as I've said for many, many weeks, if not months — to take another look at that piece of legislation" — said the Senator from the rural State of Vermont, if he ever became the President of all 50 States.
Although, we don't sue auto manufactures when someone runs somebody down with a car ... or knife manufacturers when someone is stabbed ... or chemical manufacturers when someone is poisoned ... or baseball bat manufacturers when someone is beaten. But George Stephanopoulos (a Hillary supporter) clearly wanted to make guns the single and primary issue:
Washington Post (September 9, 2015) Stephanopoulos’s bona fides as a neutral authority on the Clintons returned into public doubt when it was revealed that he’d contributed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Some conservatives called for a boycott of Stephanopoulos based on his commitments.
Besides, Hillary Clinton has "evolved" on 1,001 different issues over the years (from gay marriage, to the Keystone pipeline, to the TPP trade deal, etc.) — so why can't Bernie "evolve" on one issue?
And when it comes right down to it, what can either do about truly reforming gun legislation as President (except with executive orders that will be challenged in court) with a Republican Congress packed full of NRA backers? Hillary knows damn well she can't take on gun manufacturers with just tough talk.
So why should this one particular nuance in one gun bill sway an entire presidential election when we have a nation facing a multitude of other issues as well? (Such as private email servers, for example.) If the whole election were based on starting wars, Bernie will the election on this one single issue alone --- hands down.
Here are some recent headlines in the news about the new poll. I just love the last one, because it shows how the editors write titles to change the narrative if people don't bother reading the whole article.
- ABC News (January 9, 2016) Bernie Sanders' Popularity Making Hillary Clinton Campaign 'Nervous'
- New York Times (January 10, 2016) Bernie Sanders Makes Strong Showing in New Polls
- Wall Street Journal (January 10, 2016) Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Even in Early Races, Poll Finds
- ABC News (January 10, 2016) Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Neck-and-Neck in New Hampshire and Iowa, Polls Find
- CNN -also known as Clinton News Network (January 9, 2016) Hillary Clinton turns up the heat on Bernie Sanders: "A sense of anxiety is cascading through Hillary Clinton's campaign, with an increasing sense of urgency the primary fight with Bernie Sanders is far more of a threat than once imagined, unlikely to be extinguished after the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire."
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