Hillary Clinton Facing Undiscussed Sexism

There's been alot of debate about comments aimed at Hillary sprinkling the political blogs, and whether some of them are routed in sexism.  In truth, I think some are, some arn't. It's true, the Clinton's have always been somewhat polarizing.  I think one reason for that, is the right wing's contempt for one of few extremely successful Democrat's in the last several decades.  But, with Hillary, there is more to it than that.  Remember, Pat Buchanon once called her a "radical feminist". Still, as we've seen here in some instances, the sexism is not necessarily only coming from Right or Left, it's just coming.

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Hillary Strong with LGB Voters

A new poll, conducted by Hunter College, finds Hillary Clinton is the strong favorite among LGB voters.  The poll, a first of it's kind "ever conducted by a university-based team of scholars with a nationally representative sample of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGBs) Americans", shows Clinton with 63% of the vote, a full 41 points ahead of her closest rival.  The poll was  conducted with 768 respondents by from November 15th through November 26th, 2007.

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Hillary and the Granny Vote

Through out the campaign season, Hillary has reached out to a natural constituency, older women voters.  She's vowed to strengthen and protect social security, improve health care, and crack down on con artists who prey on older americans.  In Iowa, anecdotally atleast, it seems Hillary's outreach is working.  

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NH First Lady Endorses Hillary

Today, Hillary recieved the endorsement of a fellow First Lady, Susan Lynch, wife of New Hampshire Governor John Lynch.  Ms. Lynch is a pediatrician and child obesity activist.  She sited Hillary's long standing commitment to children and families in her endorsement.

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Iowan Paints Head for Hillary

News from the Trail in Iowa:
According to the Desmoines Register, Hillary recieved a nice show of support in Sioux City, Iowa today, where she unveiled her plan to help children and families affected by autism. Iowan Mary Worden-Fiedler, who is undergoing chemotherapy, showed her support for Hillary quite literally, painting her head to replicate Hillary's logo with the help of friend and artist, Brenda Schoenherr-Thelen.

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Hillary Favored by Small Business Leaders

According to Bloomberg News, Hillary Clinton is the favorite among small business leaders who normally lean Republican.  This resonates with me as an MBA and a small business owner(actually, it's my husband's business, which I am in the process of stepping away from, but I helped him develop it, and plan to open my own business in the near future).  Hillary has crafted plans that work for small business, particularly her health plan, which allows business owners access to affordable health care for themselves and their employees, while also exempting the truly small business from financing health care for their employees.  The study also finds a majority of small business owners are in support of regulated health care.

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Barney Frank Endorses Hillary

Barney Frank is my Congressman (representing Massachusetts's fourth district) and a personal hero. Following the '06 elections, Frank became Chair of the House Financial Services Committee for the US House of Representatives. Today Barney endorsed Hillary for President!

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Uribe Blasts Hillary for Standing up for Workers

As you've no doubt heard, Hillary supports the Peru trade deal.  What you might not have heard is she opposes three other pending deals. Here's what she has to say about these pending agreements:

I will oppose the pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The South Korean agreement does not create a level playing field for American carmakers. I am very concerned about the history of violence against trade unionists in Colombia. And as long as the head of Panama's National Assembly is a fugitive from justice in America, I cannot support that agreement. Accordingly, I will oppose the trade agreements with these countries.

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Calling Out Jerome

This was about all the people here who go too far. Not just one person. Clearly, that was not understood.

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HRC: The Health Care President (Part II)

cross posted on daily kos
This is the second part of my multi-part series where I review Hillary Clinton's performance at the October 18th Kaiser Health Care forum.  In the first part of this series, I talked about Clinton's committment to a public option.  In this section, I will talk about Clinton's political seasoning as it relates to her health plan, and why I think this makes her uniquely prepared to pass Universal Health Coverage as our next President.

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