Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hillary Clinton on using other people’s words (2008)






There is a great Saturday Night Live parody of Hillary Clinton literally turning into Bernie Sanders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs47ce4QRBY (Video clips of the hilarious skit are widely available on the Internet, here and here among other places.) Now let’s get back to that topic of amnesia about 2008. On Thursday, February 21, in the 2008 campaign, Senator Hillary Clinton leveled a singular accusation against Senator Barack Obama. From transcripts: “SEN.… Read More

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Defeat amnesia: More on Hillary Clinton comments in 2008






More on Hillary Clinton in 2008– The previous blog (Friday, April 15) was a reminder of Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 comments on assassination. Specifically, she instanced as the reason for her staying in the 2008 race the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968. As a parallel to the effect of that tragic event on the 1968 race, she said that her husband had… Read More

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Hillary Clinton in campaign 2008: Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination as talking point






From transcripts Any candidate, having used a good talking point once, will likely repeat it. Talking points are a minor staple of political campaigns. The utterance may be fairly spontaneous the first time, but pretty soon it gets embedded in the basic stump speech. Then it gets repeated, and repeated, and repeated, with minor tweaks. Repetition is a characteristic of campaigns. Policy positions get repeated,… Read More

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