Hillary Clinton As A Candidate For President In 2016 – Can She Invoke FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights?

HILLARY CAMPAIGNING -4-13-15

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Hillary picked the perfect day to announce her 2016 Presidential campaign — the fourth and final round of the Master Golf Tournament.
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The “Masters” Golf Tournament Is The Personification of Class?
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Hillary may have perception problems among voters in general, but the one thing they all have to grant her is —- the broad has “Class”.
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She may be too cautious, too boring, too calculating & to self-serving.
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But she’s not a wackadoodle, spouting mindless mantra-like rants of freedom, liberty, fraternity like the GOP collection of 2016 wannabees.
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She’s a woman who has already been in the White House for two terms, is a two-term U.S. Senator and the former Secretary of State.
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Quite a résumé by any standard.
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Her 1994 quest for health care overhaul in this country – while falling short – was, nevertheless, a prodigious effort to tackle perhaps the number one domestic issue in this country — a third world health care system.
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Say what you will about Hillary Rodham Clinton — she gave Barack Obama a run for his money in 2008 and with an estimated $2.5 Billion projected by her people as the operational budget for her 2016 presidential run, the GOP is tilting at windmills if they think they are going to retake the White House with the likes of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee or Donald Trumps!
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With the U.S. Economy already in significant recovery mode (unemployment @ 5.5%, the Dow Jones near 18,000 & 60+ quarters of positive job growth) there is no reason to relinquish the White House to a party (the GOP) that gave us two horrible historical legacies: (1) the ill-advised Iraq War — $2 Trillion of Wasted Revenue —- AND —- (2) the 2008 Wall Street Melt Down that nearly drove this country into its second full-scale depression!
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So if we are to take Hillary at her word, that her 2016 presidential campaign is about the middle class, perhaps @ this juncture it would be appropriate to interject those seminal assertions first raised by FDR in his now famous “Second Bill of Rights” State of The Union Speech on January 11, 1944, 71 years go:
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In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted…a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, race, or creed. Among these are: The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation; the right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; the right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living; the right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad; the right of every family to a decent home; the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health; the right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment; the right to a good education.

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What Roosevelt was suggesting here was:
the minimum wage,
the Affordable Care Act,
the expansion of Social Security,
and a more generous student loan program.
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He was framing these items not as noble goals but as “basic” rights, rights that should be enshrined or incorporated into the Constitution of the U.S.
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So, Hillary, those are your parameters for waging a really meaningful presidential campaign in 2016 – 71 years after that State of the Union Message by FDR.
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And, Rand Paul, with all due respect to you, when you come right out like you did this past week and say: “We’re here to take our country back!” —–> the rest of us “normal, sane” folk will merely shout back: “What The Fuck Are You Talking About?”

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