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Hillary & the Sister Souljah Moment

July 16, 2015

Will Hillary, must Hillary, have a Wall St Moment, in order to win adequate support from Progressives and some moderate independent voters?

You might remember, Dear Reader, candidate Bill Clinton’s 1992 “Sister Souljah Moment.” But in case you don’t, here’s how Wikipedia defines it:

“In United States politics, a Sister Souljah moment is a politician’s public repudiation of an extremist person or group, statement, or position perceived to have some association with the politician or the politician’s party.[1]

“It has been described as “a key moment when the candidate takes what at least appears to be a bold stand against certain extremes in their party”[2] and as “a calculated denunciation of an extremist position or special interest group.”[3] Such an act of repudiation is designed to signal to centrist voters that the politician is not beholden to traditional, and sometimes unpopular, interest groups associated with the party,[citation needed] although such a repudiation runs the risk of alienating some of the politician’s allies and the party’s base voters. The term is named after the hip hop artist Sister Souljah.[3]”

The article then tells the whole story.

In respnse to Hillary’s recent speech on the economy, in which she did not strongly challenge Wall St, Big Banking, and such, here’s a challenging article from the Huff Post by Robert Reich.

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