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Hillary Clinton pandering to the left by going against President Clinton’s policies?

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Candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the crisis in Baltimore.   She spoke in generalities but her comments confirm that she’s really scared of a left wing challenge.

It sounded like Hillary Clinton was attacking her husband’s policies from the 1990s.   This is from The Washington Post:

“Tough-on-crime policies that emphasized arrests and convictions for relatively minor offenses have failed the country, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday, leading to overcrowded prisons and too many black men “missing” from their families and communities.

“We need to restore balance to our criminal justice system,” Clinton told an audience at Columbia University in New York.

Calling for an “end to the era of mass incarceration,” Clinton endorsed body cameras for police nationwide to record interactions between officers and potential suspects.

Making her most specific policy proposals since launching her campaign earlier this month, Clinton said it’s time for a nationwide overhaul of what she called misguided and failed policing and prison strategies.

In effect, she was saying that policies put in place when her husband Bill Clinton was president have not worked.

Clinton did not mention her husband or identify exactly which laws and sentencing policies she thought had gone wrong.

But many of those policies grew out of the crackdown on drug crimes and other nonviolent offenses that took place before and during Bill Clinton’s presidency 20 years ago.”

So is this Clinton running against Clinton?   Or is it a case of Clinton not knowing what her husband signed into law?  

My guess is that this is Hillary Clinton pandering to the left.  She is scared to death of a challenge from the left.  

As usual, Hillary Clinton did not take questions from the media.   I guess that she has concluded that “questions from the press” is for the GOP candidates.

Written by scantojr

April 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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