It is no long the Twentieth Century, yet the candidate from the previous century is trying to run on and away from her political past. Mrs. Clinton is for running on husband’s, B.J., record except when she is not, from Anne Gearan and Philip Rucker, Washington Post :
Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t just running against Republicans. She’s also running against parts of her husband’s legacy.
On issues large and small, the Democratic presidential contender is increasingly distancing herself from â€” or even opposing â€” key policies pushed by Bill Clinton while he was in the White House, from her recent skepticism on free-trade pacts to her full embrace of gay rights.
The starkest example yet came Wednesday, when Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned address condemning the “era of incarceration” ushered in during the 1990s in the wake of her husband’s 1994 crime bill â€” though she never mentioned him or the legislation by name.
Unlike John “French” Kerry, Mrs. Clinton is not honest enough to admit her flip flops on her Husband’s record.
One thing I like about Rand Paul, is willing to call Mrs.Clinton on her bovine scat, from Fox News :
Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign mocked Hillary Clinton’s call Wednesday for justice reform, claiming she’s running from policies her husband advocated during the Clinton administration.
In a speech at New York’s Columbia University, and in response to the Baltimore violence, the Democratic presidential candidate decried what she described as “mass incarceration” for low-level offenders.
But, within hours, her speech earned a rebuke from another declared presidential candidate, Kentucky Republican Sen. Paul, who for years has focused on the issue of criminal justice reform.
Now Senator Paul needs to learn how give his Clinton treatment to his dingbat father.