DNC Night 3: Hillary!!

I tuned into the DNC just as Hillary Clinton began her short speech. She packed so much into that short amount of time, and every sentence was meaningful. She may have made the best case so far to vote for the Democrats. Remember that she won by 3 million popular votes, and lost the election.

The Democrats need to make sure the margin is much, much higher this year so that Donald Trump can't steal the election. In other words, "it takes a village."

Hillary also made sure to insert Biden into her speech at multiple points. But to me, it was her listing of the key policy differences between Republicans and Democrats that really made her case: On health insurance for all, on social security and medicare, on social justice, Democrats are the only choice. And while they have done poorly on reversing the decades of draconian sentences and the arbitrary and discriminatory treatment of minorities and the economically disadvantaged inherent in our criminal justice system, Republicans are always worse.

Thinking about what could and should have been in 2016 is the best reminder it can happen again in 2020. [More...]

To me, the most important reason not to sit out this election entirely is to vote down-ticket, so Democrats can take back the Senate and have a majority in both houses. With a younger and more progressive Congress, we can start to build the road to meaningful reform, whether the people in the White House agree or not.

Nothing has changed my mind about Joe Biden. Listening to his wife last night, I wanted to remind her we're not voting for church Pastor. It's wonderful they have such a close and loving family -- for them. It does nothing for the rest of us.

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    Kamala (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by MKS on Wed Aug 19, 2020 at 10:00:10 PM EST
    has a strong and winning personality....She will do well....

    HRC's interview tonight (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Towanda on Thu Aug 20, 2020 at 10:02:44 PM EST
    with Maddow, Wallace, and Reid was good, too. She speaks with such knowledge and firmness about international relations. The very thought of the arrogant oaf in the White House at international meetings, the very thought of Pompeo dealing with international incidents and issues, must be awful for her -- and every Secy of State before her.

    did anyone else notice... (none / 0) (#1)
    by unitron on Wed Aug 19, 2020 at 09:45:54 PM EST
    ...how much Billie Eilish's "My Future" sounds like Al Green's " I'm Still in Love with You"?

    Hoping all Colorado's electoral votes are (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Wed Aug 19, 2020 at 11:53:42 PM EST
    For Biden.

    I found myself wishing that (none / 0) (#5)
    by smott on Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 12:33:21 PM EST
    The 1992, less guarded, "not gonna bake cookies" version of Hillary could have delivered this speech.
    But I guess that person no longer exists, after 30 years of hate from the right and blame from the left.

    We made her cautious, uptight, guarded, then slayed her for not being genuine. Our loss.

    Klein has a good article in Vox this week "the Tragedy of Hillary Clinton"

    She would (none / 0) (#6)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 02:41:42 PM EST
    have well been within her rights to throw down and say I told you so and walk off camera. But that's not who she is and I'm sure she didn't want to mess anything up for Joe and Kamala.

    The 1992 "cookies" remark was the end (none / 0) (#7)
    by Peter G on Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 02:58:57 PM EST
    of Hillary Rodham. She became "Hillary Clinton," and not for the better. A few years too soon, it seems, for the feminist powerhouse of a President she could have been. And now look: a Black-Asian female VP candidate, daughter of two immigrants who each got Ph.D.s, who has always used her own name, no questions being asked about "why," and married to a white Jewish man, no questions being asked about her religion, if any, or either dimension of this intermarriage. Her step-daughters call her "mama-le," a Yiddish affectionate joke on her Indian first name. What a different world 25 years later.

    Yes but the last name thing has additional (none / 0) (#8)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 03:41:41 PM EST
    complexity. HR was 28 when she married WJC, KH was 50 when she married Douglas Emhoff. HR married a man whose name was well pretty known in politics, KH married an unknown, as is evidenced by the need to write his name out in full in this comment...

    When they married in 1975 (5.00 / 2) (#12)
    by Yman on Sun Aug 23, 2020 at 09:55:14 AM EST
    HR married a man whose name was well pretty known in politics

    ... Bill Clinton hadn't been elected to anything.  He was a law professor who only had a failed campaign for the House of Reps the year prior.


    Fair enough. Point is (none / 0) (#13)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Aug 24, 2020 at 01:00:32 PM EST
    when KH got married she'd already had a significant career including running for office and getting elected several times with her family name, in comparison HRC was pretty much just starting out.

    ...and HR finished college in 73 (none / 0) (#9)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 03:52:35 PM EST
    and married WJC in 75. When KH got married she had already been elected as the DA of SF and the AG of CA...

    How About (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Aug 23, 2020 at 06:08:08 AM EST
    Julie Chen, who has been married to Lester Moonvees for eons, but only began introducing herself as Julie Chen Moonves on Big Brother after Les got canned.

    game shows, so I really have no context. What do you make of it?

    Thanks for the (none / 0) (#10)
    by KeysDan on Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 04:16:20 PM EST
    reference to Ezra Klein's article on Hillary Clinton.  It is a decent analysis, but I would have entitled it, based on the article, "The Tragedy for the Country: the long-term unfair treatment of Hillary Clinton."