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  • Hillary Clinton: 'I Misspoke, I'm Sorry'

    Democratic Candidate Apologizes for Comments in Support of Nancy Reagan

    Hillary Clinton says she is sorry about comments she made Friday afternoon praising what she said was the late Nancy Reagan's "low-key advocacy" for HIV/AIDS. 

    "While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease, I misspoke about their record on HIV and AIDS," the former Secretary of State said in a statement sent to The New Civil Rights Movement. "For that, I'm sorry."

    Earlier, she had said that "because of President and Mrs. Reagan – in particular Mrs. Reagan – we started a national converation, when before, nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it," Clinton said about HIV/AIDS. "That too is something that I really appreciate, with her very effective low-key advocacy. But it penetrated the public conscience, and people began to say, 'Hey, we have to do something about this too.'"

    Many, hurt and upset by the remarks, took to social media.

    UPDATE –
    Attorney Roberta Kaplan who argued Edie Windsor's case before the Supreme Court, striking down DOMA:

     

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    • commented 2016-03-12 12:13:29 -0500
      We fatigue of her motto to walk back statements by begging for forgiveness after. She just isn’t presidential material – she is disingenuous and untrustworthy – we got what she meant. At the least her judgment is poor, over and over and over again. She needs to drop out of the race and retire to her millionaire home and sell more crap to foreign nations through her clinton foundation

    • commented 2016-03-12 11:14:05 -0500
      She simply stated quite transparently of Nancy’s low-key response, I remember those years and there was a ‘very’ low-key response but a response nonetheless. This tinny action gave us the opening that has powered a movement towards equality. So,

      What’s the problem? I’m not offended.

      You know, for revolutionaries, you folk sound more like ‘Drama Queens’.

    • commented 2016-03-12 09:51:34 -0500
      Roberta Kaplan obviously is sipping from the Kool-Aid. Thank goodness I’m not that cheap a date.

    • commented 2016-03-12 08:48:09 -0500
      I fear for The state of our union. Is it just me, or has a sizable portion of the population gone and lost their marbles? Like, totally, epically tossed sanity right out the window?
      we appear to have a megalomaniac with textbook narcissistic personality disorder tweeting out fake racist stats while vying to be leader of the free world. So, there’s that. And then we have people supporting such lunacy, which . . . well, I just don’t know what to say. This brand of cuckoo isn’t even about politics—it’s about people losing their everlovin’ minds.

    • commented 2016-03-12 08:41:36 -0500
      The status quo must be protected!

      Had someone ask me what I thought about the rigged SuperDelegates. Here’s my answer…

      It’s not really an issue (yet)… But we ARE upset about the trickery of the DNC and the mainstream media trying to make Clinton look further ahead than she is.

      Even the DNC recently requested that the media stop counting SuperDelegates in the totals as it is deceptive and they realize it makes them look bad. The media has not complied, however, as they are owned by the same companies that have a stake in maintaining the status quo.

      As you know, SuperDelegates are not truly committed until they vote at the Convention in July.

      In theory Bernie could win the popular vote and most pledged Delegates and the SuperDelegates could hand the election to Hillary anyway.

      That has never happened before… In reality what happens (as with Obama), the SuperDelegates will end up following the will of the people.

      If they don’t this time it will be the end of the Democratic Party, as it would basically PROVE Bernies point about the system being corrupt. It might cause riots. It might result in lawsuits and the breakdown of the election process (it could be found to be unconstitutional as it goes against “all men are created equal”).

      So we are not that worried about it happening.

      Right now it’s infuriating only because a lot of people are stupid and will vote for the candidate they perceive as winning because they are uninformed and really don’t care. It makes it harder to win.

      Now I say it’s unlikely to happen that they would “steal” the election through SuperDelegates…

      BUT… It could.

      And here’s something you might not know…

      In the recent past, the DNC has not had an outsider like Bernie run.

      By that I mean… someone not beholden to corporate interests or part of the neoliberal Third Way arm of the party.

      See, Obama and Hillary are both part of Third Way. Which is why Obama was “Hope and Change Light.”

      It’s why the economy recovered but ONLY for those at the top.

      It’s why he didn’t try to get a public option for healthcare and instead allowed the insurance industry to help write the bill.

      It’s why he didn’t prosecute bankers or those that caused the crash and why the “reform” passed was simply inadequate to prevent the next crash (they know the middle class still has some assets left and they’re coming for them).

      See, in reality, most of the Democratic Party and the GOP are no different when it comes to economic and war policy.

      They are wholly owned subsidiaries of Wall Street and do what their corporate sponsors dictate… They care not one bit about you and me.

      Now the GOP has been the party of big business for years… Informed voters know that.

      But how did the Democratic Party, the supposed “Party of the People” get corrupted?

      Third Way.

      If you’ve ever wondered why those who understand economics call Hillary “Republican Light” … This will explain it…

      Third Way is a (Wall Street funded) think tank and political philosophy within the Democratic Party and even other governments that combines a conservative like approach on the economy and war (very pro-corporate, big money) with a liberal lean on feel good social issues.

      Clintons were founders. It includes most of the establishment DNC in our country. Tony Blair from UK.

      Obamas part of Third Way and I suspect it’s why almost all his cabinet and advisors came from industry and Wall Street. Traditionally Presidents choose half from academia.

      Third Way, the think tank, was started after the DLC took roots in the Democratic Party.

      The DLC, Democratic Leadership Committee was funded by the Koch Brothers about the same time they were funding the Tea Party.

      Interesting, eh?

      The DLC’s mission was to move the Democratic Party away from the civil rights and social democracy eras of the 1960’s, 70’s and early 80’s.

      The Clintons, being centrist, embraced the DLC. In 2011 the Clinton Foundation bought out the historical records of the DLC when they dissolved.

      The DLC left behind two think tanks, Third Way and the Progressive Policy Institute (progressive in name only) which are also funded by the Koch Brothers and other right wing corporatists.

      The DLC also left behind the New Democrats, many are funded by the Koch Brothers, as well. Hillary Clinton received funding from the Koch Brothers, while she was a Senator.

      To learn more just google DLC Koch Brothers. Wikipedia has helpful information on neoliberalism, the New Democrats and who they are.

      More… http://www.democrats.com/node/7789

      Economically Third Way is no different than right wing economics
      http://epubs.scu.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1087&context=jesp

      Congress literally doesn’t give a single fu*k about you and me… Illustrated in one simple graph…

      http://www.upworthy.com/20-years-of-data-reveals-that-congress-doesnt-care-what-you-think

      Now ALL this combined is why Bernie is attracting people from all over the spectrum.

      80% of Republicans, 85% of Independents and 90% of Democrats want money out of politics… At least corporate and special interest money.

      It’s the CORE issue we can all agree on and it doesn’t matter what other issues are important to you… It won’t matter until we can restore democracy and get control of the govt back into the hands of actual voters.

      THIS is why… For informed voters from both sides, Bernie is their man.

      I went to the Bernie rally yesterday with a Republican friend who just changed his party affiliation temporarily to vote for Bernie.

      For THIS reason:

      If we don’t get Bernie, democracy may be forever dead. Another 4-8 years of a White House and Congress controlled by the oligarchy and you can bet they pass legislation preventing any other insurgent candidate from even getting on the ballot.

      The economy will continue to erode for the middle class, our infrastructure will crumble, our water will be undrinkable.

      It will be the nail in the coffin for this great experiment called America.

      #BernieSanders
      #HillaryClinton
      #Democracy ?

    • commented 2016-03-12 08:31:29 -0500
      IF YOU’RE A BERNIE SUPPORTER

      Don’t fail to see who has the real power here, it’s us! Right now $hil-LIAR-y has all the super-delegates leaning her way! The DNC chair has made it all too clear she is pushing the Shill as their candidate and made the statement that "Super-delegates are there to “Stop a grass roots candidate” from being a threat to their choice as candidate for the party! In other words, to stop Bernie in favor of their establishment Candidate! How do you defeat this break in democracy and ensure we win?

      The best way is to show them where the true power lies! With US, the people! How do we do that? Right now over 33% of Bernie Supporters have said and pledged to vote only for Bernie Sanders! THEY WILL NOT VOTE FOR $hil-LIAR-y!
      If it comes down to a split vote in the primary, this will have to be taken into consideration by the DNC and their super-delegates! If they’re so worried about losing to the GOP, they will have no choice but to come to our side and vote for Bernie! If we get that % up to 75% , it will be us with the power to change them and not the other way around as it is right now! We can force their hand and say “NO, We refuse to vote for YOUR chosen establishment candidate over our own! It’s BERNIE OR BUST!” Then the decision will be there’s to make whether to give it to Republicans or to the people! and only then does Democracy work and be restored and only then do the people win!
      Demand they support Bernie, support real change, support the people!

      We’re all Supposed to be in this together, but people tend to back down and let fear of the GOP take over and vote against their interests. We need to stop that cycle and vote for what is right for once and stick to it! All of us! Otherwise we sell out! Just like the politicians do!

    • commented 2016-03-12 08:28:40 -0500
      DON’T BE FORCED INTO THE FALSE NOTION THAT YOUHAVE TO” VOTE FOR THEIR CANDIDATE!
      $hilLIARy, is the true enemy within!
      I love those who say if Bernie loses I will vote for her. Why? I won’t! Win or lose the primary, I’m writing him in! I’ll sleep much better at night win or lose knowing I voted my conscience and voted for the right person for our future and our kids futures! I will not be given an offer i can’t refuse! i will NOT be forced into anything! I will NOT be told I “HAVE TO” vote for someone because they are considered better than the worst!
      I’m not voting for the candidate they force down my throat! PERIOD! No more choosing the best of two evils!
      “Hillary Clinton. She’ll say anything, and change nothing. It’s time to turn the page.”
      BERNIE SANDERS 2016!
      #‎CaucusForBernie #‎WeAreBernie #‎WeEndorseBernie #‎ThePeople4BernieSanders #‎FeeltheBern #‎Bernie2016 #‎BernieIsHappening #‎BernieSanders2106 #‎Veterans4Bernie #‎BernieorBust #‎EnoughIsEnough #‎Republicans4Bernie #‎Labor4Bernie #‎Unions4Bernie #‎Teachers4Bernie #‎IAgreeWithBernie #‎WomenForBernie #‎BernieorElse #‎NotMeUs #‎bringhertoheel #‎MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain #‎StandwithTulsiGabbard #‎whichHillary #‎FireDebbie #‎TimCanova #‎TimCanova2016 #‎goindependent #‎ididnothaverelationswiththatpoll #releasethetranscripts

    • commented 2016-03-12 05:25:11 -0500
      SCOTUS yes — all the more reason for Human Rights Campaign to immediately move its endorsement to Senator Sanders, who every poll shows is vastly more electable than Sec. Clinton over any of the Republicans.

    • commented 2016-03-12 05:14:25 -0500
      Bernard:
      The vottom line is as you expressed it.
      SCOTUS.
      SCOTUS.
      SCOTUS is all that matters this time around.

    • commented 2016-03-11 23:18:39 -0500
      “Hillary should lose all GLBT support for her pandering at that awful woman’s funeral.” “I hate Hillary. Never my vote.” So, if she wins the Democratic nomination, you’ll vote for Trump? Cruz? Yeah, that will help our cause. In particular, I am sure that Trump or Cruz will appoint Supreme Court Justices that will advance our cause (like, say Scalia?).

      Whether you are right or wrong about her flaws and defects, just remember that the alternative to her could be your worst nightmare. Literally.

    • commented 2016-03-11 22:57:14 -0500
      “misspoke”, huh? kind off like “lied” or “was wrong”, but somehow worse for the implicit refusal to admit the lie or error. as if it was simply a malfunction of the lips.

    • commented 2016-03-11 19:51:04 -0500
      You didn’t do your fucking research or you didn’t care. Someone as politically versed and managed as she is should not have made this mistake!

      Bye, Felicia!

    • commented 2016-03-11 19:28:47 -0500
      “Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Honesty means never having to join the Turdpolisher’s union.” – Harold Harcourt

      HRC sure seems to have become a jouneyman polisher..

    • commented 2016-03-11 18:59:54 -0500
      So wrong. So often. The Reagans ruined countless lives.

    • commented 2016-03-11 18:49:42 -0500
      This shows what an out of touch phony and liar she truly is!

    • commented 2016-03-11 18:13:28 -0500
      The conversation Nancy started was, “how do we shit up the gays so they all die?” Hillary should lose all GLBT support for her pandering at that awful woman’s funeral.

    • commented 2016-03-11 18:07:07 -0500
      The only tweet you could find about people “taking to social media” was someone congratulating her for the bullsht apology? Get real. She will say anything for a win — just as she did when she slut-shamed a 12-yr-old rape victim to get a “win” as an attorney, and then laughed and bragged about it 20 years later.

    • commented 2016-03-11 17:40:05 -0500
      I do not forgive her.The LBGT should drop her like a rock. If she actually knew what she was talking about, she’d slap herself. Reagan had some very disgusting comments towards gays. He treated them like a disease in general. Also for the person that tweeted, “Hillary has shown what she is made of,” that person is correct. Hillary has shown that apologizes are like penny candy and she doesn’t have to be held accountable for anything.

      I hate Hillary. Never my vote.

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