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Loss for Democrats in Midterm Elections
Could Be Boon for Clinton

New York Times, by John Harwood

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Posted By:garnet, 8/21/2014 8:42:51 AM

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s international woes give his former secretary of state good reason to seek political distance. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent foreign policy criticisms made that clear. Domestically, their interests diverge in a different way. A Republican takeover of the Senate this fall would hurt Mr. Obama for the final two years of his presidency, but it might help Mrs. Clinton if she runs to succeed him. Republican control of both the House and Senate would provide Mrs. Clinton a clearer target to run against in courting voters fatigued by Washington dysfunction. The longer an unpopular president and his more-unpopular partisan

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 8/21/2014 8:45:19 AM     (No. 9974768)

that makes no sense. Clinton is still a Democrat

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Intentional, 8/21/2014 8:48:13 AM     (No. 9974772)

And if pigs had wings I´d need bigger windshield wipers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/21/2014 8:51:59 AM     (No. 9974777)

Nice try, Harwood your always a political hack. Try Journalism for a change.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/21/2014 8:57:25 AM     (No. 9974783)

Again, it begins. This time, it is the coronation of the queen!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/21/2014 9:01:23 AM     (No. 9974787)

Alternate NYT headline:
"Entire Nation Going Blind Could Be Boon for Clinton".
"The Sun Rising Tomorrow Could Be Boon for Clinton".
"Slavish Puff Pieces By The New York Times Could Be Boon for Clinton".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/21/2014 9:03:38 AM     (No. 9974795)

Wishin and Hopin and Plannin and Schemin....an old Dusty Springfield beauty comes to mind....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 8/21/2014 9:15:45 AM     (No. 9974821)

Internal polls must make 2014 look like a bloodbath for the ´Rats if the NYTwits are already posting articles that say losing would be good for Hillary!.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rama41, 8/21/2014 9:33:35 AM     (No. 9974848)

I happen to think Harwood is absolutely right. Assuming we win both Houses, we can either be smart and prepare for 2016 or we can be stupid and focus only on thwarting the most incompetent president in history. The latter may be tactically necessary, but it would be strategically stupid to let anti-Obamaism define a conservative agenda. Unfortunately, if we do win, I think we´ll focus totally on Obama, playing right into the hands of the media and making President Hillary a self-fulfilling prophecy for the democrats.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shamus, 8/21/2014 9:42:54 AM     (No. 9974867)

Harwood is is very good at figuring out how things play politically, so I´d give him some credence. But almost anything could happen between now and 2016, so count me as doubtful about the validity of this forecast.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Intentional, 8/21/2014 10:04:57 AM     (No. 9974906)

#8 is spot on. We´ve got to get over Obama. Stop suing and threatening to impeach. Instead, out govern him. Win the majority in the House and Senate and then send him solid legislation that would solve real problems and let him veto it. Make it an ideological battle between conservative free market principles and socialism and hoist them on their own petard.

If this continues to be about personalities or gender... we lose. Make it known that Obama´s ideas are bankrupt and Hillary is just Obama in a pantsuit. She will be nothing different, just more of the same.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 8/21/2014 10:32:23 AM     (No. 9974941)

Lofos (among other voters) seem to compartmentalize Obama and the Clintons. A recent poll showed Romney crushing the Boy King in a rematch but getting similarly crushed by HRC in a theoretical contest for POTUS. Imagine what the polls would show pitting HRC against a tea party nominee - it would be catastrophic: Voters bizarrely associate the George Bush administration with conservatism.

Figure this - to the casual observer the last lengthy period of prosperity was during the last term of the Clinton administration. Since then one disaster after another: wars, open borders, etc. Who gave us those things? The GOP´s Bush and then Barry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/21/2014 2:03:09 PM     (No. 9975340)

Hillary simply guarantees Ole Horny a third term in the White House - beware.

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