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Does Hillary Clinton sacrifice feminist principles for expediency?

A trove of documents relating to Hillary Rodham Clinton came out this week from the late Diane Blair, a University of Arkansas political scientist and long time HRC friend.

In one respect, do people - other than right-wing Clinton haters - really, really want to revisit the Lewinsky mess and all those other things from the early 1990's? Is any of this at all relevant today?

But forget Bill & Monica. The NEW REPUBLIC's Isaac Chotiner makes a fairly persuasive case, I think, that anyone other than Hillary Clinton would have been skewered for deriding "whiney women" (feminists) castigating Senator Bob Packwood (R-OR), facing accusations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. (Packwood eventually resigned for gross misconduct). Why? HRC needed Packwood's vote for her health-care overhaul...


http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116570/hillary-clinton-and-feminism-new-tapes-cover-lewinsky-and-bill-clinto


And from The NEW YORK TIMES, a classic example of how the Clintons' global web could pose some problems for a Hillary Clinton Presidential bid, such as all-too-close ties to a Ukrainian oligarch mired in a trade dispute, which positions him in opposition to those blue-collar, steel workers in Pennsylvania and Ohio (the Dems who favored HRC over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries)...


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/us/politics/trade-dispute-centers-on-ukrainian-executive-with-ties-to-clintons.html


Posted at 8:14am on February 13, 2014 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

billsmith
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 8:34am
A politician sacrificing principles for expediency? Oh, no! I'm shocked - shocked!

Besides, feminazis - politicians or not - only trot out "feminist principles" when they are expedient. Like equal pay for equal work (but guys are still expected to pick-up the check).

Mike from Delaware
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 10:09am
Actually I'd like to hear more about Elizabeth Warren.

Hillary's got so much baggage that the TEA folks & folks like elRushbo & Jensen would use as fodder.

mrpizza
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 11:09am
I shudder to think that after 8 years of Julius Rosenberg as president from 1993-2001 that we would get Ethel Rosenberg from 2017-2025. By then, the selling of America to the Chinese and all other communist entities would be complete, but neither would get the electric chair.


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