Clinton: Republicans are like ‘terrorist groups’ on women’s issues

27 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Biden Can’t Beat Clinton, But He Can Be the Party’s Backup.

At an Ohio campaign event, the Democratic presidential candidate had tough words for Republicans, linking their attacks on women’s health issues to the “extreme views” held by “terrorist groups.” “Now extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world, but it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States,” Clinton said. Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness.A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton hitting new lows on measures of honesty, favorability and trustworthiness, the latest evidence of Democratic frontrunner slipping in the polls.

The comments were quickly seized on by the Republican National Committee and the conservative group America Rising. “For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign. Despite rapidly rising sums that the federal government has devoted to loans and grants, American college students and recent graduates are wallowing in debt. Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria have held women as sex slaves and chattel, while the Taliban in Afghanistan refused to allow girls to attend school. “They espouse out of date and out of touch policies,” Clinton said of the current Republican field. “They are dead wrong for 21st Century America. The office, constitutionally ill-defined and so humbling that there’s an HBO comedy series about the indignities of the position, offers only a single reward to its occupant: the chance to one day be President.

Clinton’s sharp rebuke of Republicans come as GOP presidential candidates have been pushing to defund Planned Parenthood, which has been the subject of hidden-camera videos that have portrayed employees in an unflattering light and accusing the organization of selling fetal tissue from abortions. Clinton in opinion polls, anxious supporters are starting to speak bluntly of fears that she has inadvertently opened the door to a possible challenge for the party’s nomination from Vice President Joseph R.

All of the Democratic Vice-Presidents that Biden grew up watching eventually became Democratic nominees for President: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, and Al Gore. Not surprisingly, the leading Democratic presidential candidates — Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley — have come up with plans they say will make colleges more affordable and provide debt relief for millennials. If Biden decides to forego a run for the Oval Office, he will be the first Democratic Vice-President unable to secure his party’s nomination in sixty-three years. (In 1952, the seventy-four-year-old Alben Barkley, Harry Truman’s veep, was pushed out of contention by party leaders who considered him too old.

Investigators with the FBI took possession of her private server this month, though Department of Justice officials say she isn’t the target of the probe. Multiple lawsuits against the State Department over access to her office’s records have also been working their way through the courts, with one federal judge recently concluding Mrs. She held a “commit to vote” rally at Case-Western Reserve University, her Clinton’s first such event outside Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the states where the nation’s first presidential selection contests will take place early next year. Clinton’s advisers, discussions recently turned to whether she should offer a more forceful acknowledgment of regret — if not the actual words “I’m sorry” — that might help the campaign move on. The Democratic front-runner has focused most heavily on Iowa since announcing her candidacy in April, largely in recognition of the damage done by her disappointing third-place finish there in 2008.

Clinton took a step on Wednesday by saying at an Iowa campaign stop that she took “responsibility” for conducting government business as secretary of state using her personal email, and that “it clearly wasn’t the best choice.” Yet many Democrats worry that this newly contrite tone is too little and too late to quell questions, and that it may not last — given that her responses up to now been so varied, and her irritation with the issue so thinly veiled. “They’ve handled the email issue poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly,” said Edward G. A Federal Reserve Bank of New York report found that colleges increased tuition 40 cents for every dollar received in Pell Grants, and 65 cents for every dollar in subsidized loans. But at this point, there’s nothing they can do to kill the issue — they’re left just playing defense.” Rosalind Wyman, a veteran Democratic national committeewoman from California who is also a Clinton supporter, said Mrs. It would also allow students and graduates to refinance their debts at lower interest rates, expand programs that let people repay their loans as a percentage of their incomes, and enhance existing education tax credits.

She is ahead of the pack for the Democratic nomination, but she pulls in less than a majority of Democratic voters. “Other candidates may be out fighting for a particular ideology, but I’m fighting for you,” Clinton told the crowd of about 1,800 who stood on a campus lawn. Wyman said. “And we have to have people who are talented, independent experts on classified secrets defending her on television, rather than who we have now.” Criticisms about Mrs. It is as close as Clinton has come to addressing the fervent progressive backing for Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist, and his anti-Wall Street message. The Vice-Presidential entourage is large and cumbersome, not suited to the kind of retail politics that the spoiled voters of Iowa and New Hampshire demand.

New revenue that goes to tuition assistance is money that can’t be used to shore up Social Security or Medicare, expand the nation’s infrastructure, or reduce the budget deficit. While Clinton is free to stray from Obama’s policies, the Vice-President’s every utterance would be judged against Obama’s official pronouncements. Clinton has stressed that her use of only a private email account was legal, and she is not a target of a federal investigation, which is focused on assessing any security breaches. Too many universities have become bloated and inefficient, using their revenue in ways that don’t benefit the students’ education: Million dollar salaries awarded to top-paid college presidents. Running as an insurgent, he would quickly run into the same demographic wall that has haunted the campaigns of previous Democrats who took on party front-runners.

Candidates like Gary Hart, in 1984, Bill Bradley, in 2000, and Howard Dean, in 2004, found that they could gain an edge by engineering a spirited campaign as an outsider from the left—just as Bernie Sanders is doing now. But Biden, who is white and male and older than Clinton, offers no obvious advantage when it comes to winning over Democratic voting groups like women, minorities, labor, and younger voters.

Perhaps more troubling for Clinton than her showing against other n Democrats, the Quinnipiac survey showed she trails or runs closely with various GOP candidates in the general election ballot test in the swing states tested. Beshear said. “While Hillary Clinton has been straight up from the very beginning, the Republicans will not let the issue die, and they will conduct as many witch hunts as possible. She will really have to start addressing those attacks as the campaign becomes more active.” At dinner parties and fund-raisers this summer, over phone calls and text messages, Mrs. More awkwardly, as a senator from Delaware, which is home to the credit-card industry, Biden was the leading champion of the bankruptcy legislation that Warren spent a decade fighting against in the late nineteen-nineties and early two thousands.

Biden’s record on criminal-justice reform is similarly out of step with the current Democratic Party: he was the author of the 1994 crime bill, from which many experts trace the record level of mass incarceration for nonviolent crimes, especially in minority communities. On foreign policy, Clinton and Biden were often on different sides of important debates within the Obama Administration, with Biden more often taking the non-interventionist course and Clinton being more comfortable with the use of force. Clinton’s ability to serve as president, and many expressed a belief that it had been manufactured by Republicans in Congress and other adversaries. Malloy of Connecticut. “The attacks on her email are just that, attacks, and are coming because Republicans understand she is the toughest candidate to beat.” “People have fatigue over the summer in thinking about political attacks,” he added, “but I don’t think it’s fatigue with Hillary herself.” Asked about Democrats’ concerns, Brian Fallon, a Clinton spokesman, said: “We are confident that as the public sees more of the emails, it will clear the air. In the meantime, we are showing that we are on the case by addressing the legitimate questions that have been asked, while not losing focus on the issues that matter most.” Mrs.

Clinton’s aides, many of whom are new to her circle, are by and large running a playbook that is dictated by the candidate, according to several Democrats in close contact with the campaign who insisted on anonymity to preserve their access to it. It must be maddening for Biden, who has served Obama for six and a half years with loyalty to find himself so utterly frozen out of his party’s race for the nomination. For his part, former President Bill Clinton is said to be pleased with the campaign’s approach but exasperated that so little of its efforts have eased concerns. “They need to be much more forthright. Clinton’s 2008 campaign who is now the governor of Virginia. “I want to see Terry McAuliffe come out, take off the gloves and explain this to America.” “I think it’s made things tougher on her because it has given people like Joe Biden this sense of ‘Maybe me,’” Mr. It’s much more likely that the Vice-President is not actually preparing a campaign against Clinton, but rather readying himself as a replacement if something wildly unexpected destroys her candidacy.

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