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Hillary’s Enduring Legacy, Part 2

Yesterday J.P. Green did a post discussing the legacy left by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, focusing on her glass-ceiling-battering example to women in politics and government.
While that’s probably her most important legacy, there are others. And today the American Prospect has published a colloquoy on Clinton’s contributions to the progressive cause, featuring essays by feminist blogger K.A. Geier, Prospect Co-Editor Paul Starr, Chris Hayes of The Nation, Salon‘s Rebecca Traister, author Kai Wright, Moira Whelan of the National Security Network, and yours truly.
I focused (rather counter-intuitively) on HRC’s positioning on Iraq, which helped resolve what looked, a year ago, like a horribly corrosive intraparty disagreement over withdrawal plans and appropriations cutoffs. Others talked about Clinton contributions ranging from health care policy to the politics of gender and race.
Check it out.

One comment on “Hillary’s Enduring Legacy, Part 2

  1. webmaker02 on

    Amazing that Democrats are simply missing such a good opportunity. McCain, responding to Democrats’ charge that he’s running for a Bush third term, is countering with a charge that Obama is running for Jimmy Carter’s second term. Democrats seem to have forgotten that Jimmy Carter crusaded for developing alternative fuel sources. The Republicans ridiculed him and succeeded in derailing all efforts he’d made in that direction. When Reagan took office, he killed every initiative made my Carter to do that. There are obviously places you could find Reagan attacking him on that basis for a damning indictment of the present Republican attempt to distract people from the obvious. The Republicans are defending their latest obstruction of a profiteering tax on oil companies, and saying that it’s a “gimmick”. They claim all we need to do is destroy the ecology of the planet by drilling in the all our wildlife preserves. The truth is, we’d already have alternative fuel sources if Jimmy Carter’s initiatives had been allowed to continue.


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