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Hillary might not be a republican but the resemblance is striking Clinton is a lot closer to Richard Nixon than Trump. She was never completely sold on Bill's "New Democrat" crap aka Blue Dog DINO's


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Part of the problem is definitional and historical, and maybe even epistemological. What do we mean by “Republican”?

 

A Republican where, and when? In broad strokes of politics and policy, Clinton is a lot closer to the worldview of Richard Nixon — the president who funded Planned Parenthood and proposed a national single-payer healthcare plan — than Donald Trump is.

 

(Less charitably, we could mention Clinton's recent reference to her good friend Henry Kissinger, one of the moments of 2016 she definitely wishes she could take back.)

 

But the Richard Nixon who got elected in 1968 would not be a remotely viable presidential candidate in today’s GOP, and quite likely would not be a Republican at all.

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Cold War liberalism never really went away. It changed its form and its name but continued to drive the internal politics of the Democratic Party (and drain away its soul).

 

It drove the botched and uneven “humanitarian interventionism” policies of the Bill Clinton administration, and drove Democrats’ unquestioning capitulation to George W. Bush’s Iraq war, the Patriot Act and every other form of hysterical, paranoid and hyper-militarized response to 9/11.

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EVERYONE PAYS TAXES SOMEHOW THERE IS NO GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD!

 

 

There is only one medical insurance coverage on the planet that will benefit everyone regardless of one's net worth is Single Payer Insurance that which all taxpayers pay for = nothing is free = encourages a healthier work force = no one will ever forced into bankruptcy again as a result of health care = all health care providers get paid = 24/7 coverage no matter what = EXCELLENT USE OF THE NATIONS TAX DOLLARS FOR A CHANGE! 

EVERYONE PAYS TAXES SOMEHOW THERE IS NO GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD!

So called Free Trade Agreements pull jobs out of USA communities thus pulls revenue from local economic growth thus raises taxes to cover loss of revenue normally created by people working which essentially makes Free Trade Agreements DUMB ECONOMICS!!!

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Hillary, Bill and Joe Biden are DINO's from the democratic leadership council and I'm also suspecting Obama. They all hang together with the Bush clan.

 

All are Warhawks, against Single Payer and receive plenty of corporate special interest campaign dough. Don't get fooled again.

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2 minutes ago, merrill said:

Hillary, Bill and Joe Biden are DINO's from the democratic leadership council and I'm also suspecting Obama. They all hang together with the Bush clan.

 

All are Warhawks, against Single Payer and receive plenty of corporate special interest campaign dough. Don't get fooled again.

 

But the Richard Nixon who got elected in 1968 would not be a remotely viable presidential candidate in today’s GOP, and quite likely would not be a Republican at all.

Hmmmmmmmmm......

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