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The other great fallacy is to simply assume that her Presidency will simply be a continuation of Bill's and Barack's Presidencies.

On this I actually agree: I think she has a mind of her own and is quite capable of deciding on something going against Bill's or Obama's legacy if she'd gain the power to do so. But, if she has already any long-term plans ready, she didn't offer any in the campaign, and that's a quite major problem for me.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jun 7th, 2016 at 07:29:38 AM EST
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Sure she has a mind of her own, but I don't really see why one should assume she would govern that differently. From her Secreteray of State time we know she is pro war, pro fracking and pro "trade" agreements. If anything, she is more aggressive then Bill Clinton and Obama.

To the - probably very large - extent these policies are formed by an environment, that environment is not the political scene, but the security establishment that goes hand in hand with big money. I think these views are formed by the interests of the MIC, Big Oil and the US trade policy post 70ies that strives to write the rules to benefit the US corporations that deals in "rights", previously it was mostly intellectual rights, now there is also the right to profit itself.

And I don't see how that will change, or Hillary Clinton as a likely change agent there.

by fjallstrom on Tue Jun 7th, 2016 at 11:19:51 AM EST
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Like GHW Bush, Hillary has 'the vision thing'. Namely, a distinct lack of one, other than for herself. As Jesse said in '92: "When there is no vision the people perish!" The price of four more years will be measured in lives lost needlessly.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jun 8th, 2016 at 11:54:57 PM EST
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Dutch prime-minister Rutter has regularly remarked that, in his opinion, 'vision is the elephant that blocks the horizon'.

It's been a fruitful source of satire.

by Bjinse on Fri Jun 10th, 2016 at 05:40:37 PM EST
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