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June 25th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

Brazile: Clinton still has her 'street cred'

Donna Brazile says Hillary Clinton can still appeal to the average American. Kevin Madden debates.

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  1. pjoe

    Hillary's street cred = "I aint'zzz no wayzzz tiiiiyerd" speech at a black church during last campaign.

    July 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  2. george t hibbs

    This lady is a sk. _nk, another Liberal candidate with no leadership ability, someone who accomplished nothing as a Senator and less as Sec of State. Something smells here, maybe it is a drug resistant yeast infection???

    July 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  3. Spgfld Tom

    "Street cred"? Hillary is a 1 percenter and an elist snob. She has no more in common with the middle class than an 8 year old "unaccompanied minor" crossing the border in El Paso. Do you really want the woman who couldn't even beat Barack "Permisso" Obama in the '08 primary to lead the country? Ask Hillary to write down her lifetime accomplishments, you will only need to provide her with one sheet of paper to complete that task.

    July 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  4. c j griffin

    Brazile and other automatons are assigned the task of making the public forget that Clinton's Wife is prone to hallucinations and that she wants to nuke Iran. She did not run for her life through a hail of bullets–hallucination. She said of Iran "we could totally obliterate them." That doesn't sound like saying she wants to nuke Iran, but Brazile is obliged to believe it does, because ignorant loudmouth Barack, whose yapping pulls the strings that move her, yelled repeatedly and loudly that it does.

    July 5, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  5. Reggie53

    Tell me Ms. Brazile.....why did you turn against Hillary Clinton when she was running against Obama? You democrats are such hypocrites.....you only want to accept her now after I heard you on numerous occasions putting her down. You should be ashamed of yourself..........I would never trust anybody like you.

    July 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  6. Spgfld Tom

    No Obama third term!

    July 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  7. You Got It

    Street Cred?? She might have had it, once upon a time, before Watergate, Whitewater, Rose Law Firm, WH Travelgate, Benghazi, etc etc.
    She's a 1%'er and a career politician, if you believe anything else, you've got your partisan blinders on.

    July 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  8. American Worker

    The problem now is that D.C. is now under the control of Chicago 'Street Cred'.

    The impartial and inclusive execution of the 'Rule of Law' has now become derelict by the DOJ.

    July 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  9. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Really can't wait to see Thad Cochran,Kevin McCarthy,Thom Tillis,Sheldon Adelson,Rupert Mourdoch,Karl Rove,Lindsey Graham,John McCain,Susan Collins,Hayley Barbour,Grover Norquist and the GOP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea party's throats EXACTLY like they stuffed Romney down. Straight no chaser. Hillary will drink to that!

    June 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • Lizzie

      But stuffing Hillary Clinton down the throat of Americans is perfectly ok with you

      July 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • JB

      Juvenile !!

      July 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Reply
  10. Beth

    I'm not sure what street cred is but I'm against it if Donna is for it.

    June 30, 2014 at 8:06 am | Reply
  11. common sense eludes liberals

    So, what you are saying essentially is non-whites are incapable of an intellectual decision based on issues and will always vote for liberal agendas. I totally disagree. You present yourself as racist and overestimate liberal bias. As the non-white population grows, so does their desire for betterment of life not based solely on what big government gives them.

    Btw, yes we are hopeful Hillary is the democratic nominee because it will be fun to watch you liberals when your best of the worst is defeated.

    June 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      Reply to kurt

      June 29, 2014 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  12. jrt1098

    CLINTON'S ... GO AWAY
    It is bad enough that the "impeached" President ... who lied under oath after doing unspeakable things to an intern in the Oval office, an intern who is now forced to live in another country because of Slick Willie, and then put the country through that ridiculous fiasco ... when he simply should have RESIGNED !!!
    ... and NOT ONE Democrat called for him to go !
    LIBERALS are nothing ... if not STUNNINGLY hypocritical !!!

    June 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  13. BrianHudson

    I don't get it. Obama hasn't measured up to his "Hope & Change" nor his "Transparency" in Government....who on earth could possibly believe the IRS had "hard drive" crashes that destroyed two years of emails?

    When did red blooded Americans become so willing, nee WANTING, to be utterly and completely lied to, so long as it's our own political party doing the lying?

    Get this straight : emails don't just disappear. Ever. Never. Not even remotely possible for two years of emails to vanish. The most that could ever vanish is about 5 minutes, until the RAID servers re-sector the problem.

    June 28, 2014 at 8:17 am | Reply
    • JB

      This corrupt administration & it's ignorant, dependent, corrupt & dedicated followers believe and rely -

      July 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  14. Tom1940

    If Ms. Brazile is saying that Hillary still has the "same" "Creds" now among her "admirers" and supporters – I would remind Ms. Brazile that these are the same "creds" Ms. Clinton had going into the 2008 Primary Season, and we know how that ended. My question: Did Barach Obama beat out Hillary for the nomination – or did "Hillary" beat out Hillary for the nomination? That question has remained open. I believe Hillary beat Hillary. Subsequent "actions" show that Pres. Obama has not turned out to be the "walk on water" fella, his supporters imagined him to be back in '08. Still, there are those among the "silent majority" of Democrats whom subscribe to the notion of a 2016 Democrat Candidate – (as long as it is NOT Hillary Clinton). (Count me among that number.

    June 27, 2014 at 9:51 am | Reply
    • kurt

      Hillary had struggles with the Democratic base in 2008 outside of unions. She would have the same struggles if a legitimate threat to the left came out against her in the primaries.

      But Hillary's primary weakness is a general election strength. For example, she is more hawkish then most liberals like, but that helps her in the general election (particutlarly with older americans who are open to voting Democrat).

      Hillary's biggest asset is that she projects not an image of "hope and change" like Obama did (which won him the primary in 2008) but rather an image of competence. And usually that's how the GOP tries to portray themselves. They simply won't be able to take that tack against Hillary... which leaves them what? Regressive change? Not sure that's a winning general election strategy.

      Barring a very strong Democrat challenge materializing in the next year... Hillary will be the next president.

      July 1, 2014 at 8:59 am | Reply
  15. The Entire GOP Platform In A Single Paragraph

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    June 26, 2014 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • Typical Low Information Government For Me

      The Entire DEM Solution / Platform In A Single Paragraph
      The DEM Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear obama...With your ability to get idiots like me to believe your BS,, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Rich, White, Christian, Female, and Straight people into our slaves. Then, with your weakness and lack of leadership and understanding of government, we will whip them until they are older, sicker, poorer, mixed, atheist, other, and in general like me. Or until they are dead..... All mighty liar in chief...Grant us the continued lack of knowledge so the we may blindly follow your perpetual screw ups and destruction of democracy......and to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed our younguns when America is attacked again because of your stupidity in releasing terrorist.....my saviour and king ...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly lie as good as you, blame Bush, say I didn't know until I heard it on the news, blame it on avideo, not asmiggen of corruption, tell them the can keep (fill in blank), we are not spying on Americans, ........PLEASE TAX THE RICH AND TAKE ALL THEIR MONEY I NEED MORE FREE STUFF!!!..........and screw the middle class because I don't want to be like them i just want what they got.........PLEASE DON'T LET LOW INFORMATION PEOPLE LIKE ME KNOW THEY COULD GET MORE MONEY BY INVESTING INSTEAD OF SS AND PLEASE, PLEASE, DON'T TELL IGNORAMUSES LIKE ME MEDICARE IS LIKE THE VA MESS!!! In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)......uhm!!!!tanks my superbeingyoubemygod...... :

      June 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  16. kurt

    Well if Clinton is such a bad candidate then the GOP should be happy that she'll likely be the democratic nominee in 2016.

    Of course, the part they don't want to discuss is that it really doesn't matter a ton who runs for the democrats as long as they don't make a spectacular mistake.

    Mitt Romney got 60% of the white vote. He got abotu 25% of the non-white vote. He lost by 4 points overall.
    In 1988 Bush got 60% of the white vote. He got about 25% of the non-white vote. He won by 7 points.

    We aren't as white as we used to be. That's an 11 point swing based almost ENTIRELY on the changing demographics of the US voting electorate. As long as the GOP gets less then 30% of the non-white vote... they lose presidential elections now.

    And the GOP is doing nothing to try to address that. They refuse to move on immigration reform or ANY other issue that might resonate with minorities. They are percieved as becoming historically obstructionist at the same time the first Black president was sworn in. They are simply making themselves comfortable with less then 30% of the minority vote... and for that to work they'll need well over 60% of the white vote to win a national election.

    Reagan only won 56% of white votes against Carter. 60% is a very good number. He won 66% of the white vote against Mondale and won in a landslide. Today that would be a competitive election if you only got 20% of the minority vote. In 1980... 88% of the electorate was white. In 2012... it's 72%. It's going to continue dropping 2% an election.

    The GOP needs to change direction to ever win the presidency again without a huge democrat screw up. They need to at least get back to the 30-35% of minority votes that the latest Bush got. Otherwise... no chance at all.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:54 am | Reply

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