Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is it really Hillary Clinton's Turn? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

New results from a corporate-sponsored poll (click image to enlarge) shows Hillary might be our next president. OMG!!!!

Nov 2015 New NBC Poll Clinton vs Sanders

Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the iconic civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson. In 2013 his son (Jesse Jackson Jr.) had agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraud, conspiracy, making false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, and criminal forfeiture — having used about $750,000 in campaign money for over 3,000 personal purchases. He was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, while wife was sentenced to 12 months in prison for filing false tax returns in an attempt to conceal their crimes.

Isn't it ironic: Yesterday the Rev. Jesse Jackson was among other civil rights leaders who cheered as Hillary Clinton strode to the stage at a Clark Atlanta University gym to talk about injustice in America’s prison system — when soon after, members of the group #BlackLivesMatter had interrupted her speech because they weren't happy with the way she has been addressing racial issues — including her stand on the death penalty.

In the forthcoming book titled “My Turn” by Doug Henwood (a Nation Magazine contributing editor), he critiques the former Secretary of State’s decades-long political career, calling out her foreign policy positions and purported connections to big-money interests, among other contentious points.

My Turn by Doug Henwood

Hillary Clinton has been consistently saying: "I’m not running for my husband’s third presidency, or President Obama’s third term. I’m running for my first term.”

Obama, Hillary and Bill (Moderate Democrats)

Bill Clinton's former pollster thinks it's a mistake for a Democratic presidential candidate to essentially run for President Obama's third term. But just like Obama, Hillary Clinton is also running for the presidency with a message of "hope and change". And according to recent polls, the voters will be fooled again.

But, as Doug Henwood makes clear in his concise and devastating indictment against Hillary, little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing her record, Henwood shows how Clinton’s positions on key issues have always blown with the breeze of expediency — though generally around an axis of moralism and hawkishness. Without a meaningful program other than a broad fealty to the status quo, Henwood suggests:

"The case for Hillary boils down to this: she has experience, she’s a woman, and it’s her turn.”

Henwood is a well-known Clinton critic on the left who skewered the former Secretary of State/New York Senator/ First Lady in a controversial 2014 Harper’s Magazine cover story titled “Stop Hillary”. In it he wrote: "It’s hard to find any substantive political argument in her favor.”

Henwood told MSNBC that his book goes into greater detail about her long history in shaping the New Democrat agenda — an agenda which she now purports to be running against — supposedly, as a "progressive", after just admitting she was really a "moderate" [a Third Way/Centrist]. Since 1994, conservative and moderate Democrats have been organized as the Blue Dog Democrats and New Democrats, respectively.

Guns: Hillary takes the first shot across Bernie's bow...

USA Today: In a CNN interview back in August, Senator Bernie Sanders said much the same thing that he said in the first Democratic debate:

"Coming from a rural state, which has almost no gun control, I think I can get beyond the noise and all of these arguments and people shouting at each other and come up with real constructive gun control legislation, which most significantly gets guns out of the hands of people who should not have them."

Recently, at another overflow rally in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders took a question about gun control from a middle school student: "Sometimes my words have been mischaracterized, I have said that as a nation, we have got to stop shouting at each other on this issue.” (Hillary Clinton was not at the rally, and her name was never mentioned.)

NPR: Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics, said:

"Bernie Sanders actually talks about people shouting about gun control, that's a line of his. So I don't necessarily think that what he was saying was particularly about her gender."

This fake controversy comes at the same time when the Clinton campaign has made an increased push to appeal to female voters with a new ad campaign running in early states targeted squarely at women. Bernie doesn't look to appeal just to male voters — and he doesn't pander to black voters — he campaign's on issues that affect ALL of us. Whereas, Hillary would be just another divider-and-chief (women versus men, Progressive Democrats versus Moderate Democrats, all Democrats versus all Republicans, etc.)

In several of her campaign speeches, ever since the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton has been saying:

"I've been told by some people to stop shouting about gun violence ... It's just that when women talk, some people think we're shouting."

I'm quite sure she didn't mean that Bernie Sanders had specifically told her that she personally had been shouting, only that people in general had been shouting — and when she said "some people", I'm sure she didn't mean Bernie Sanders per se, but other people. But if not, then she must have "misspoken" — the same way she "misspoke" when she claimed she had dodged sniper fire in Bosnia. Otherwise, if she hadn't misspoken, then it can only mean she's been lying again.

Recently Bernie Sanders explained in 5 minutes during a rally what his actual position is on guns — explaining his past votes and his current stand on the issue. Tell me: What is there to disagree with? (Even Hillary supporters could agree him.)

Besides being endorsed by people with family ties to political corruption, wealthy women also stick together. Hillary Clinton was also endorsed by Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry. Whereas, Senator Bernie Sanders was endorsed by Bud Meyers.

A NBC/WSJ poll shows that among Independent voters, Hillary Clinton has higher negatives than anybody else — except for Donald Trump. Because of his overwhelming popularity among younger people, the Establishment Democratic Party Machine should nominate Bernie Sanders and support him for President — or Bernie could run as an Independent and split the vote, giving the GOP a win in 2016. (That would surely fix the DNC's corrupted little red wagon. Let them see what it would be like to have a President Trump with a Republican dominated Congress ... ouch!!!)

And if that were to ever happen, it would mean that it wasn't Hillary's "turn" to be president — or to be "the first woman president" — and she'd have to campaign all over again in 2020. After all, they say "third time's a charm". And knowing how politically and ruthlessly ambitious she, Hillary will keep running until her very last breath (almost as though she had something to prove to herself or to someone else). And you can be sure that if she ever wins a first term, she will also run for a second term to continue the Clinton family dynasty.

I can't just fathom what it would be like to see her and hear her on my TV every single day for the next 8 years (Egads!!! Haven't we all had enough of her already?)

High school graduates have the worst rate of unemployment. Maybe Bernie's campaign should focus on High School seniors who will be able to vote for the very first time next year.

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  1. Too soon old, too late smart...

  2. Since a new poll was started on October 25 at -- with 67,850 votes so far, it shows Bernie leading Hillary 44% to 32%

    Most other corporate sponsored polls you hear about in the media usually only has a sampling of a few hundred people.

    Two of their previous polls showed:

    Bernie Sanders 50% to Hillary Clinton 21%
    Bernie Sanders 49% to Hillary Clinton 32%

  3. New York Times - Feb. 13, 2016 - Maureen Dowd - “When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism”

    Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her ... It turned out that female voters seem to be looking at Hillary as a candidate rather than as a historical imperative. And she’s coming up drastically short on trustworthiness ... Hillary started, both last time and this, from a place of entitlement, as though if she reads her résumé long enough people will surrender. And now she’s even angrier that she has been shown up by someone she considers even less qualified than Obama was when he usurped her place. Bernie has a clear, concise “we” message, even if it’s pie-in-the-sky: The game is rigged and we have to take the country back from the privileged few and make it work for everyone. Hillary has an “I” message: I have been abused and misunderstood and it’s my turn.