Thursday, May 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton Is A Progressive - And Has Been For Decades
Of course, that pure nonsense. While the Democratic Party is a "big tent" party (and includes some conservatives and moderates), it has many progressives -- both as elected officials and as rank-and-file members. And one of those proud progressive Democrats is Hillary Clinton.
Clinton has supported and fought for progressive causes for several decades. That is one of the reasons I am proud to support her for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it is silly to claim she is not progressive because she and Sanders only agreed 97% of the time. Progressives can disagree from time to time without giving up their progressive credentials.
In the following post by Sady Doyle for In These Times, she makes the case for Hillary Clinton's progressivism (and it was not a hard case to make). Doyle writes: