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Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016
RealClearPolitics ^ | June 22, 2014 | Carl M. Cannon

Posted on 06/22/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

At the end of the Civil War, but before the pernicious reach of Jim Crow undermined the Union Army’s battlefield victory, former slaves and free blacks found themselves in possession of a most precious right -- the right to vote.

It didn’t matter if a man had been a war hero in the famed, all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment or a house servant on a Southern plantation. All that mattered was that he was a man.

To say that this development didn’t sit well with the progressive-minded women of this country is an understatement. Before the war, the abolitionist movement and the suffragist movement had been fused at the hip -- or so women believed. They weren’t allied causes so much as they were the same cause, demanded in the same lecture halls by the same people in the same speeches.

After four years of burying their husbands, fathers, and sons -- the Union men who’d donned their country’s blue uniforms and sang John Brown’s Hymn as they marched to the killing fields -- American women thought they had earned some consideration. They thought they had earned the right to be heard, the right to vote, and the right to hold political office.

When this assumption was proven wrong -- when Frederick Douglass, of all people -- figuratively patted them on their heads and said in essence, “Not now, little lady, not yet. Your time will come,” they couldn’t have felt more disillusioned.

Betrayal by the men who had made “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” the unofficial national song -- its lyrics written by a woman -- had lasting repercussions in the nation’s collective female consciousness. One of them was the idea that war is rarely the answer....

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; demagogicparty; election2014; election2016; feminism; hillary; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; voting; women
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So Hillary Clinton is the only woman, in a nation of 330 million people, who is eligible to run for the presidency?
1 posted on 06/22/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Drudge headline...

BOOK CLAIMS HILLARY HEALTH PROBLEMS MORE SERIOUS... DEVELOPING...

2 posted on 06/22/2014 3:46:32 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: newfreep

Hillary’s nomination will galvanize the Democrat base, while Jeb’s nomination will demoralize the Republican base.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 3:48:23 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: newfreep

Bump.

Just a headline at the moment...


4 posted on 06/22/2014 3:48:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well she will win if the Republicans run Romney again - which I’ve heard at least some of them want to do.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 3:49:11 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: newfreep

Chelsea’s not old enough to run, is she? What to do, what to do?


6 posted on 06/22/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: newfreep

Conclusion: Hillary is only going to serve 1 day over 1/2 of a term, and the mayor of San Antonio will take over and serve 10 years.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've said it many times and *nobody* can change my mind:

SECESSION IS THE ONLY ANSWER


8 posted on 06/22/2014 3:50:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our culture dictates our politics, and we’re screwed. Blame it on what you will...media and schools for me, but regardless...it is a good time to be old.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 3:50:58 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to paraphrase a very telling statement made by another writer:

The danger to America is not Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man or woman like him or her with the Presidency.

It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama or Hillary Clinton presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such persons for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton, who are mere symptoms of what ails America. Blaming the prince or princess of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that will make them their prince or princess.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama or Hillary, who are, after all, merely fools. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who will make him or her their president.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 3:51:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Delusional.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 3:51:37 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Spirochete

Oh pulllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeze.............

Hillary is NOT going to be the DEM ‘16b nominee and Jebbie shan’t be the GOP ‘16 nominee !

This is just utter garbage and a replay of ‘06 & ‘07 when it was going to be Hillary V.Rudy.....PERIOD!


12 posted on 06/22/2014 3:51:40 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Thunder90

Presidente Castro? Has a certain ring to it, like a death knell for the Republic.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 3:53:33 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Th Chels will be 35+, come ‘16,so yes,she will be old enough to run,but she won’t.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 3:53:38 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: gigster

Still no article linked.

Just that headline...


15 posted on 06/22/2014 3:54:20 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Thunder90

No,Julian Castro will probably be the ‘16 DEM nominee.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 3:54:27 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Allow me to opine on two points

“the Obama mystique has faded somewhat”

The ‘Obama mystique’, to put it nicely, is in the crapper. Has this beta male turd-shuffler looked at the polls? He’s imploding. Even personally, people think the man is a jackass.

“More than a century later, Nancy Pelosi had those words — and the words of others — in her mind when she became the first female House speaker.”

Yes, the first female House Speaker... more collagen implants and polyurethane parts than female, but I take the point. What of course is not mentioned is that Pelosi went on to lose the House majority in the biggest shellacking since 1938. She now has no prospect of ever being the speaker again, period. What a loser.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 3:57:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The writer is an idiot. It’s another one of those America must purge it’s collective conscience by voting for the first female president spin pieces. Women are owed the presidency according to the idiot Mr. Cannon. No mention of Hillary’s political contributions. No surprise there. I have no problem voting for a female president. I just don’t want to vote for this particular female. Simply voting for someone due to their race and gender should never be the first consideration in deciding on a particular political candidate, but that’s all that matters to the Democrats, and unfortunately we’re finding that out the hard way.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SeekAndFind

Really great point!


19 posted on 06/22/2014 3:58:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: newfreep

wishful thinking.

However, I think this sort of speculation is part of her being canonized in the church of the left. Her ego will allow nothing as trivial is POTUS.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 3:59:18 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no idea what the point of this article is, but if Hillary wins the election, it will be due,to VOTER FRAUD.

Since Obama had similar articles,predicting his second term win, despite low approval number, with bizarre convoluted explanations, this makes me nervous.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 3:59:20 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, ha ha. Remember when it was going to be Hillary vs. RudyG, no other possibility even worth discussion?

It's like these people wake up to a tabula rasa each day, a pure clear future with no past to cast a shadow.

Like my kids ... each day, flushing the toilet is a whole new concept, never before experienced ...

22 posted on 06/22/2014 4:01:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think if Hillary runs, she will win, unless we counter the "first female President" angle by also nominating a woman.

But even if she doesn't get the nomination, that doesn't mean we're out of the woods. How many here were relieved when Obama got the nomination, and then selected Biden. We saw how that worked out.

23 posted on 06/22/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

24 posted on 06/22/2014 4:07:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Conservative women are treated like crap. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and others.

MRC: Conservative women treated badly by media
Daily Caller – No surprise — The Media Research Center found that conservative women are treated unfairly by the media.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/12/media-research-center-bachmann-and-other-conservative-women-treated-unfairly-by-mainstream-media/


25 posted on 06/22/2014 4:07:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She wont even run.


26 posted on 06/22/2014 4:09:11 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: gigster

It is taking him a long time to provide more information.

I think he realizes how big this could be, and he’s running it by various people to determine if he’s legally exposed.

Either that or he’s stuck on the World Cup.

:D

Just checked back to the Drudgereport one last time, still no article linked yet...


27 posted on 06/22/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: jafojeffsurf

I believe she will run.

What I’m not certain of, is whether she will challenge the GOP from the Republican party, or the Tea Party.


28 posted on 06/22/2014 4:13:10 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cruz could win, if the makers can manage to outvote the takers. Unfortunately, this isn't the electorate of 1980 that voted to be put back to work. We may still be dealing with the electorate of 2012 that voted for free abortions, free birth control, and other government hand outs. Unless the free money runs out in 2016, I don't see him winning.

Palin? I love her and would support her, but I don't see it happening.

29 posted on 06/22/2014 4:13:10 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for those positive images of hope for 2016.

:^)


30 posted on 06/22/2014 4:14:03 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like Mark Levin says: “Hillary becoming our next President would be like nuking the Titanic while it’s sinking.”

LOL! Absolutely. Double whammy times a billion. And the freakin’ RINO party is doing their utmost to see it happens.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 4:17:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary's Health Problems
32 posted on 06/22/2014 4:18:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t count any level of stupidity out when it comes to the blithering fools who support Hillary and the sheer power of the machine behind her. I suppose she is a tad less corrupt than the current admin,. but this would be splitting hairs.

But the country is flaming done if it happens. The end.


33 posted on 06/22/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ditto


34 posted on 06/22/2014 4:22:35 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
AHHH!! Good God she is so hot looking, I don't know what it is, but wooow. Like my brother says, she looks like Cindy Crawford dressed as a school teacher, just mmmmmm. LOL! Totally agree. Can you imagine her debating the rotten Hildebeast on national TV?


35 posted on 06/22/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Spirochete

I grew up with the medical school microscope of a doctor at NIH loaned to me, and copies of Plague Fighters and such beside my bed.

Of all the screen names on FR, only yours made me stop in my tracks. Any history you’d care to share? Private mail would be fine, if this spirochete is sensitive to light.


36 posted on 06/22/2014 4:24:54 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: gorush

“Blame it on what you will...media and schools for me, but regardless...it is a good time to be old.”
_____________________________________________________
You echo my words. I have often posted that the Marxist now control Education and the media. Yes, it is not bad to be old now, but living offshore is even better. I am both.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Hillary becoming our next President would be like nuking the Titanic while it’s sinking.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


38 posted on 06/22/2014 4:29:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

My gosh, I wish I knew how to post pictures! That’s an image that’s just crying for age-amplifying effects in Photoshop!


39 posted on 06/22/2014 4:30:39 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How sad that in order to continue the “dynasty”tradition we have to look toward the wife of a failed president


40 posted on 06/22/2014 4:31:19 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“So Hillary Clinton is the only woman, in a nation of 330 million people, who is eligible to run for the presidency?”

Yes.

She is the most brilliant woman ever to walk the face of the earth.

She is a being that only comes along every few thousand years and is the most qualified, ever, to be considered for the presidency.

/s/

IMHO


41 posted on 06/22/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I think Drudge is obsessing about Soccer at the moment.

He updated the scores for the game, but still no link for that headline.


42 posted on 06/22/2014 4:32:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She will not run. Therefore she will not win.


43 posted on 06/22/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: dagogo redux
No need to age-amplify, that's how she really looks. Evil does that to women.


44 posted on 06/22/2014 4:36:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: clintonh8r

I don’t think she will run either, she has more skeletons in her closet than Jeffrey Dahmer on a binge. I think they’ll run someone like Elizabeth Warren. Without a doubt they will run a woman.


45 posted on 06/22/2014 4:38:47 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Thunder90

“Conclusion: Hillary is only going to serve 1 day over 1/2 of a term,”

You probably don’t remember Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain. But he died. Then we’d get regular medical updates when the entire world knew he was dead. The guys around him were not about to give up power. (I always wondered how much money found its way into whose accounts while this went on.)

The point is, the machine around Hillary doesn’t require her to be alive. Hillary is an idea, not a substance. Ideas are immortal.


46 posted on 06/22/2014 4:40:59 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

She’s way past her expiration date. She’s just waiting for her sycophants to tell her so.


47 posted on 06/22/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are enough “low information” voters to make this happen.


48 posted on 06/22/2014 4:44:27 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: Thunder90

That’s a fine mess you’d have gotten us into. The Castro brothers from San Antonio are born and bred Communists, brought up by their Marxist mother to get even with their white capitalist oppressors.

Of course, both her boys managed to graduate from Harvard and then get on the Democrat government gravy train, so their tan skin was nothing but a passport to wealth and power, but they will continue to whine about their “struggle”, as Michele does, when she managed to graduate from Harvard,too! What phonies.


49 posted on 06/22/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

BOOK: HILLARY HAS BAD HEART

http://drudgereport.com/flashek.htm


50 posted on 06/22/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT by newfreep
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