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comment by b_b
b_b  ·  1840 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread: Town Hall Sunday

I didn't watch, so I just had to look up what you were referencing. Apparently Clinton said to a private audience that one needs to have a public and a private position to accomplish anything in politics. The hilarious irony of this is that she has to say it in private, and now that it's public it's a big deal and she had to invent a lame excuse about Lincoln to justify it. The shame of politics and business in America is how true her statement is, not that she acknowledged it. The minute any of us lets nuance into our public persona, we're labeled as liars, flip-floppers, as having no commitment or belief, and as trying to trick people by prevaricating or talk down to them with three dollar words. I think the world could use a healthy dose of wonkiness. My wife made me watch about three minutes of the "debate", and the only question I saw related to Supreme Court nominations. It saddened me to have to watch Clinton, a gifted lawyer and policy expert, kowtow to liberals by repeating some bullshit about "roe", "citizens united" and all the rest. I can't imagine any other answer either of them gave waded too much deeper into policy than that one did.