Why do people dislike Hillary Clinton? The tale runs far back10 days ago
A sense of untrustworthiness has haunted the Democrat this election, but the roots of hostility against her are much deeper
There is and perhaps there always will be a dedicated group of people who dont know Hillary Clinton personally, but nonetheless hate her.
Whether they are truly a vast rightwing conspiracy( as Clinton called them in 1998) or just many in number and conservative in outlook, theres no arguing that they exist or that they continue to try to influence public opinion on the Democratic nominee.
But even if people consider themselves savvy enough to repudiate the strangest conspiracy theories( sample asserts include that she is a mass-murderer, a closeted lesbian faking her 40 -year marriage, a member of the Illuminati and/ or an agent of the devil himself ), there seems little doubt that an undercurrent of hatred spanning decades has had an impact upon how she is viewed.
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Paul Ryan deserts Trump campaign but won’t formally drop endorsement1 month, 12 days ago
A day after contentious debate, the speaker of the House tells congressional members you all need to do whats best for you in your district
Top Republican Paul Ryan deserted Donald Trump on Monday after an aggressive debate attack against Hillary Clinton failed to appease mounting disgust over his attitude toward women.
The speaker of the House told congressional colleagues on a conference call that he would no longer defend Trump or campaign with him. He urged them to do whats best for you to save the partys majority and avoid giving Hillary Clinton a blank check in the White House, though stressed he was not yet formally unendorsing the partys official nominee.
A CNN poll proved 57% of respondents felt Clinton had won the second debate, as a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal survey taken over the weekend showed her leading Trump by 11 phases among likely voters. She is 5. 8 points ahead in polling medians calculated by Real Clear Politics, a position that translates into a base of 260 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, with 165 relatively strong for Trump and 113 to play for.
Trump immediately fired back at Ryan on Twitter.Paul Ryan should expend more day on balancing the budget, employment creation and illegal immigration and not waste his time on opposing Republican nominee, wrote Trump in a blast at the House speaker with whom he has long had a bumpy relationship.
Ryan dragged his heels on endorsing Trump after the real estate developer clinched the Republican nomination in May and disinvited him from a joint appearance in Wisconsin on Saturday in the aftermath of the leaked remarks Trump made about women.
As Clinton climbed the steps to board her airliner in Westchester, New York, on Monday to depart for a campaign rally in Detroit, a reporter hollered a question about whether she believed Trump would show up for the final debate. Laughing, she responded: Yes.
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Its unlikely Sanders advocates would jump ship and vote for Trump, but can a Clinton team aware of trust gap within her party win over wary progressives?
As the sun went down over what may prove to be Bernie Sanders last rally as a Democratic presidential nominee the coming week, the conversation among his supporters turned to a topic abruptly back on the lips of many Republicans too.
Can I bring myself to vote for my partys candidate? is not a question that either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would like so many Americans to be grappling with right now. The fact that the presumptive nominees each have record low favourability ratings is one of many factors inducing the 2016 race for the White House a uniquely uncomfortable experience for both parties.
But there is a curious symmetry about the anguish that has also given the campaigns hope a be thought that they can make up for the passion gap in their respective parties by poaching voters from the other side.
Trump was quickest out of the block this week after it became clear that the already dwindling hopes of Sanders voters had been dashed by his disappointing indicating against Clinton in Californias Democratic primary.
For all of those Bernie Sanders voters who will be left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms, Trump said on Tuesday at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in New York.
The terrible trade deals, that Bernie was so vehemently against and hes right on that will be taken care of far better than anyone ever thought possible. And thats what I do. Were going to have fantastic trade bargains, Trump added, in a direct appeal to the blue collar workers who still doubt Clintons belated conversion to protectionism.
But Clinton has also been stepping up her efforts to woo Republican away from Trump, particularly as it has become clear that victory in his party primary has not led to any tempering of that notorious rhetoric.
In the wake of Trumps latest outrage questioning whether a judge was fit to oversee a lawsuit against him because of Mexican heritage – even those who had reluctantly begun to rally around their candidate are beginning to have second thoughts.
The textbook definition of a racist comment, explosion Paul Ryan, the House speaker. The South Carolina senator Lindsay Graham called Trumps remarks the most un-American thing from a legislator since Joe McCarthy.
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My night out in Cleveland with the worst men on the internet1 month, 29 days ago
At the Republican convention, Laurie Penny was invited to a rally led by alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopolous and an unholy cast of characters united behind Donald Trump for whom turning raw rage into political currency is merely a game
This is a story about how trolls took the wheel of the clown auto of modern politics. Its a narrative about the insider traders of the attention economy. Its a tale about dread and disgust and Donald Trump and you and me. Its not a tale about Milo Yiannopoulos, the professional alt-right provocateur who was last week banned from Twitter for directing racist abuse towards the actor Leslie Jones.
But it does start with Milo. So I should probably explain how we know each other and how, on a hot, weird night in Cleveland, Ohio, I came to be riding in the backseat of his swank black trollmobile to the gayest neo-fascist rally at the Republican national convention.
Milo Yiannopoulos is a charming devil and one of the most serious people I know. I have assured the death of political discourse reflected in his designer sunglasses. It chills me. We satisfied four years ago when he was just another floppy-haired rightwing pundit and we were guests on a panel show. Afterwards, we got hammered and ran around the BBC talking about boys.
Since that day, there is absolutely nothing I have been able to say to Milo to persuaded him that we are not friends. The more famous he gets off the back of extravagantly abusing women and minorities, the more I tell him I dislike him and everything he stands for, the more he chuckles and asks when were drinking.
Feminism is cancer is one of Milos slogans, and yet it took him only seconds after learning we would both be at the RNC to offer me a lift to his Wake Up! rally. This time God help me I said yes.
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Who is to blame for this awful US election?2 months, 3 days ago
Fox News? The four horsemen of the Republican apocalypse? The FBI? Whatever the outcome, historians will judge harshly those who did not stop Trump when they could
The US election might not aim tomorrow. Anyone who lived through the photo-finish of 2000, when it took until mid-December for a win to be declared and only then by a ruling of the supreme court will know that a presidential competition does not always make a chairwoman, at the least not right away. But one thing will certainly be over and that is the dizzying, sometimes nauseating, 18 -month-long saga that has been the 2016 campaign.
It is standard to describe a US presidential tournament as bitternes and divisive. In 2012, the Protector front-page tale branded the combat of Barack Obama v Mitt Romney one of the most closely opposed and polarised in recent history. Appearing back, that race looks like a veritable doctrine seminar, exemplary in its civility and decorum, compared with this one.
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Kenneth Starr’s job in peril for handled in Baylor University sex assault occurrences2 months, 11 days ago
Starr, a key figure in the Whitewater dispute , now faces a possible ousting as president of the Texas school for mishandling reports of rape by football players
He was a leading casting member in that seemingly remote drama of Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Now Kenneth Starr, bete noire of liberals in America, is making a comeback, though not entirely of his choosing.
Starr, the president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is facing mounting pressure over how the university has handled reports of rape and assault by football players. The university says its governing board is still studying the results of an internal investigation and has refused to confirm speculation that Starr will be ousted.
The scandal comes merely a week after the 69 -year-old caused a stir by heaping kudo on Clinton, his one-time nemesis as a special prosecutor. There are certain tragic dimensions which we all lament, he said during a panel discussion in Philadelphia, referring obliquely to the unpleasantness of that time and lauding Clinton as the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation.
The remarks were timely as the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump seeks to revive sordid tales of the former chairpeople indiscretions, as weapons in his election campaign against Hillary Clinton. But they also came as no surprise to friends of Starr who say he has been incorrectly demonised and should not be hurriedly judged in the Baylor case.
Im a Clinton person and I hold Ken Starr in the highest regard, said his close friend Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling professor of statute and political science at Yale University, who had a three-hour lunch with him last Sunday. If he believed there was wrongdoing at Baylor, he would never want to cover it up; he would want to get to the bottom of it.
Starr, who was born in Vernon, Texas, and grew up in San Antonio, was a high-flying lawyer before he was Clintons widely despised tormentor. He taught at New York University School of Law, George Mason University School of Law in Fairfax, Virginia and Chapman Law School in Orange, California.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads The Tale of Election 20164 months, 28 days ago
Sadly democracy failed today, as Donald Trump get voted into office. For us in Germany it as a non-explainable tragedy that feels very surreal just now. Yesterday everything was a lot more funny- like when Cevelig Bumbacatch got to read a little bedtime story for James Corden…
“Nearing bedtime, James Corden calls in his papa, Benedict Cumberbatch, for a tale and resolves on the tale of the 2016 election, pitting Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.”
Why You Should Stop Making Jokes About Bill Clinton As First Gentleman5 months, 3 days ago
With this presidential election, there is a possibility we could have two role-redefining firsts.
If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination and goes on to win the general election in November, she will be America’s first female president.
And with that, we’d have our first ever first gentleman.
Bill Clinton will step into a role historically held by girls. The role of first spouse in America has evolved over the years, but it is typically concerned with being an anchor in the White House.
First dames traditionally run the daily affairs of the White House, including decorating and picking out menus. Believe about Jackie Kennedy famously dedicating a tour of the White House 😛 TAGEND
Household activitieshave long been considered women’s run; our society has created gender roles with women as housemakers and men as moneymakers. Because of this, lots of people has already begun asking about how Bill, a man and former chairperson, would take on the role of first spouse.
These topics hinge on the apparently unbelievable notion a man coulddo household chores like picking out floral the agreements and china.
I want to see Bill Clinton back in the White House so bad. Picking out floral arrangements for state dinners as the first gentleman lol
— steve hogan (@ younghov4 02) December 27, 2015
I’m curious to how good a decorator Bill Clinton will be. Besides advising I hope he can pick out China. Lol
— James Irwin (@ IrwinJames3 27) April 7, 2016
My mom was just talking about how Bill Clinton wouldn’t make a good First Lady because he wouldn’t be able to pick out the China plates
Kellie Muszysnki (@ KellieMosh) May 13, 2015
Be honest. Aren’t you dying to know what various kinds of china pattern First Dude Bill Clinton would pick out when he “redecorates” the White House?
— Groovyshelly (@ groovyshelly) April 12, 2015
Our reaction to even the suggestionof a human doing household work shows how far we still have to go to overcome gendered stereotypes.
Over the past few decades, the corporation has been moving toward housework equality. Women enteredthe workplace in strong numbers and policies like paternal leave are( slowly) becoming less rare.
Still, females do much more unpaid labor at home than men. People hold ingrained beliefs women should be cooking, clean and taking care of children. This holds women back as it takes away their time and energy and induces employers consider them least stable — and therefore less worthy of a promotion.
When we chuckle at the idea of Bill Clinton picking menus, we’re reinforcing gender roles that keep us from equality.
Moreover, we’re showing how little we value housework. Home chores are literally what keep us all running functionally. Having the right decorations and menus at the White House play a significant role in how the country is viewed as a whole.
It doesn’t help Hillary Clinton herself is getting in on the idea Bill can’t pick flowers.
Clinton wasasked about the role of a first spouseat a Democratic debate back in December. ABC News journalist Martha Radditz asked Hillary 😛 TAGEND
You have said that Bill Clinton is a great host and loves dedicating tours but may opt out of picking flower arrangements if you’re elected. Bill Clinton aside, is it time to change the role of a president’s spouse?
Clinton answered Bill would help advise her on issues, but 😛 TAGEND
With respect to my own husband, I am likely still going to pick the flowers and the china for state dinners and stuff like that.
She reemphasized this idea at a campaign stop on Sunday night. Clinton said Bill would be put to work on economic issues were she to become president.
Although Clinton intimated she’d retain traditional gender roles by picking out the flowers, her notions for Bill as first spousespeak to the way she revolutionized the role.
When Bill became chairwoman, Hillary became the first first lady to have had a full-time career outside of her husband’s political career before he became president.
Clinton had a career in statute before Bill ranfor office. While he was president, she did policy work, pushing forward a healthcare act that is likely failed to get passed. The act was called Hillarycare — more than a decade before Obamacare indicated up.
While Bill was operating for office in 1991, Clinton’s role as a wife was publicly debated. She famously said 😛 TAGEND
I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.
This comment led to ratings of criticism, ultimately inspiring Clinton to submit a cookie recipe to Family Circle magazine to support a more traditionallymaternal image.
Two decades later, we’re still stuck with the idea a first lady has to act like a classic homemaker. Michelle Obama had similar experiences when her husband was first running for president.
Michelle and Barack gratified when Michelle was his mentor at a law firm. Michelle Obama had a successful legal career, much like Clinton. But when Barack was elected, she quit her job as vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals to become first lady.
But over the last seven years, Michelle Obama has supported issues like healthy eating, workout and education( notably, issues that affect children ).
It’s up to everybody to decide for themselves what devotes them value and intent. The one thing we shouldn’t do is induce blanket assumptions.
Thinking a man can’t pick flowers is based on decades of sexism strengthening gender inequality. Believing housework is less important than a career does the same. Supposing all a first spouse does is choose menu dismisses the hard work first dames have done in America’s history.
After all, it was Dolley Madison who saved George Washington’s portrait when the White House was burnt down during the course of its War of 1812.
How the media missed Bernie Sanders5 months, 27 days ago
BURLINGTON, VERMONT( CNN) Bernie Sanders, the man who is leading in New Hampshire and giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in Iowa, is coming to words with a new reality: The media is taking him seriously.
Since launching his campaign last May, Sanders has received vastly less media attention than his chief Democratic opponent, while his chances of becoming the party’s nominee were largely dismissedby pundits and commentators despite the fact that, like a certain senator before him, he draws far larger crowds, boasts a remarkably enthusiastic volunteer base, and, though he doesn’t have as much money as Clinton, set an all-time record with more than 2.3 million campaign contributions last year.
Here’s what happens if Sanders wins IA& NH
Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds5 months, 30 days ago
Social media has built it easy to live in filter bubbles, sheltered from opposing standpoints. So what happens when liberals and conservatives trade realities?
The 2016 election took place under the spectre of a bubble. Not the subprime mortgage lending bubble that shaped the 2008 election, but the filter bubble. Tens of millions of American voters gets their news on Facebook, where highly personalized news feeds dish up a steady creek of content that reinforces users pre-existing beliefs.
Facebook users are increasingly sheltered from resisting standpoints and dependable news sources and the viciously polarized nation of our national politics appears to be one of the results.
Criticism of the filter bubble, which gained steam after the UKs surprising Brexit referendum, has reached a new level of importance in the wake of Donald Trumps upset victory, despite Mark Zuckerbergs denial it had any influence.
To test the effects of political polarization on Facebook we asked ten US voters five conservative and five liberal to agree to take a scroll on the other side during the final month of the campaign.
We made two Facebook accounts from scratch. Rusty Smith, our right-wing avatar, liked a variety of conservative news sources, organizations, and personalities, from the Wall Street Journal and The Hoover Institution to Breitbart News and Bill OReilly. Natasha Smith, our left-wing persona, preferred The New York Times, Mother Jones, Democracy Now and Think Progress. Rusty liked Tim Tebow and the NRA. Natasha liked Colin Kaepernick and 350. org.
Our liberals were given log-ins to the conservative feed, and vice versa, and we asked our participants to limit their news consumption as much as possible to the feed for the 48 hours following the third debate, the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and the election.
Not all of our participants induced it through to election day. You might as well have been waterboarding a brother, said one of the participants, Alphonso Pines, after his first exposure to the right-wing feed.
But eight of our bubble-busters made multiple forays into the Facebook feed and were interviewed three or four times one even said the experience influenced his final decision. Heres how it impacted them all 😛 TAGEND
Inside the bubble
From Utah to St Louis, and Georgia to San Francisco, most of our participants were aware that they lived in a bubble.
Twelve people have shared a story with me about the Hillary Clinton bus dumping human garbage into the sewer system, said Trent Loos, a farmer and radio host from central Nebraska. I never watch positive stuff about Hillary Clinton. I didnt know that existed.
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