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Could have had Yale Law graduate, lawyer, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, two-time New York Senator, and Secretary of State.

2016 is proof a less qualified man can still beat the most qualified woman (even if she is the most qualified person –man or woman– to ever run for the Presidency). A woman has to play the game at so many levels to even be considered a capable candidate. Trump is a 4-times bankrupt propaganda artist that inherited his wealth from his Father.

But instead Middle America stole the election from the 3 million majority through the use of an archaic system known as the electoral college. Both of the last two Republican Presidents lost the popular vote. On the contrary, Obama won both the electoral college *AND* the popular vote.

Now we are stuck with a man far more dangerous than George W. Bush. Instead of opting for the most qualified candidate in history, we got the biggest con-man of all-time. Trump is in over his head and admits it: “I thought being President would be much easier.” – what a joke!

Hillary saw how hard the job was up close and personal twice – first with her husband and then with Obama. And yet she still wanted the job.

Elections have consequences. Buckle up!

Happy 80th Birthday to Madeleine Albright!

First female Secretary of State and former Ambassador to the United Nations, Albright appeared in the final season of Pawnee’s documentary, Parks and Recreation. Today, she still serves as chairwoman of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

From the Pawnee Journal Staff, may you eat many more waffles!

“Hygiene, physical culture will be recognized branches of education and government. The Secretary of Hygiene or Physical Culture will be far more important in the cabinet of the President of the United States who holds office in the year 2035 than the Secretary of War.“

–Nikola Tesla

“A Machine to End War.” Liberty Magazine, February 9, 1935.

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Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on stage at “Tribeca Talks: Kathryn Bigelow & Imraan Ismail”, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at Spring Studios on April 22, 2017 in New York City.

Snippets in Time - Attention

Summary: You want nothing more than your dad’s attention, but when he won’t give it, Uncle TJ is always there to save the day.

Word count: 824

Characters: TJ Hammond, Fem!Reader

Genre: Fluff

Warnings: Douglas is a bit of a shitty dad. 

Author’s Note: This is part 1 of 26 of Snippets in Time, the adventures of TJ and his Niece. Each part is going to be a part of the alphabet so stay tuned! If you want to be tagged in future parts, let me know!

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These are two videos I created highlighting Hillary’s long career as a lawyer, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, two-time New York Senator, and Secretary of State. 

If you want to know why Hillary won the election by 3 million votes, these two videos will be your answer. 

PS: these videos aren’t even taking into consideration the great economy and surplus Hillary’s husband left us. 

The Clintons are political icons and legends. We truly missed a great opportunity for our country. There’s a reason Republicans hate them so much and it took James Comey and Russia to stop them from reaching the White House for a third time. 

No other couple will achieve the level of success the Clintons have achieved.   

“People can judge me for what I’ve done. And I think when somebody’s out in the public eye, that’s what they do. So I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for, and what I’ve always stood for.”
-HRC

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The Trump administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds, near New York City and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that its officials were ejected from in late December as punishment for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

President Barack Obama said Dec. 29 that the compounds were being “used by Russian personnel for intelligence-related purposes” and gave Russia 24 hours to vacate them. Separately, Obama expelled from the United States what he said were 35 Russian “intelligence operatives.

Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a meeting in Washington that the United States had dropped any linkage between the compounds and the consulate, according to several people with knowledge of the exchanges.

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Two interesting developments today:

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice confirms Putin had a vendetta against Hillary. This led Putin to sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.

Comey’s recent testimony on Hillary’s e-mails was inaccurate. Comey said Huma Abedin forwarded hundreds of thousands of e-mails to Anthony Weiner (not true). He also said “classified material” was sent, but failed to mention it was retroactively classified material.

Trump loves to play the victim. But if anyone is a victim, it truly is Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Comey. Russia. 8 Benghazi hearings.

And then you have Bernie over there yelling about “progressive purity” to someone who has been on the front lines for decades. Sometimes you have to get a little dirty when you are playing the game for so long. At least Hillary, unlike Bernie, has a record of achieving results. All Bernie does is yell and whine from the nose bleed section of Congress about “progressive purity” and screw over Democrats. Who does he think would help him in passing a progressive agenda? Uhhh… the Democrats! Sadly, Bernie even wanted a primary challenge against Obama in 2012. What a joke Bernie is. Selling a fantasy to gullible millennials. Just like Trump sold a fantasy to gullible white working-class Americans.

Hillary was too much of a pragmatic realist after having been in the trenches for so long. But we just couldn’t go with the former Yale graduate, lawyer, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, two-time New York Senator, and Secretary of State.

What a nightmare. But she was still able to win by 3 million votes.

If only our elections were decided by popular vote just like they are in France.

Political Animals (2012)

Character: TJ Hammond

Episodes: All Episodes (6)

Air dates (USA Network): July 15, 2012 - August 19, 2012

Also starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ciarán Hinds, James Wolk, Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino, Brittany Ishibashi

Filming dates: May 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Trigger warnings: Drug use, alcohol use, suicide attempt, eating disorder (bulimia)

Spoiler-Free Synopsis:
Political Animals was a 6-episode miniseries about a family that is somewhat based on the Clintons. Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver) is the United States Secretary of State, and the ex-wife of former President Bud Hammond (Ciarán Hinds). She has fraternal twin boys, Douglas (James Wolk) and Thomas “TJ” (Sebastian). Douglas is in politics like his parents, and is Elaine’s Chief of Staff. TJ is openly gay and struggles with a drug addiction.

More information (interviews, transcripts) here.

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She looks so sweet and happy… ❤️
 

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown greets United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s official country residence, on October 11, 2009 in Buckinghamshire, England. Mrs Clinton is undertaking a five-day tour of Europe and Russia which includes an address to the Northern Ireland assembly in Belfast tomorrow.

I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind.
—  United States’ Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson (x)

Hillary Clinton, while telling a story about her mother, choked up tonight at her first event since her concession. 

But Clinton did not wallow in defeat during the speech, instead turned to what she will focus on going forward, and the impact her mother had on her life. 

Dorothy Rodham was put on a train to California with her younger sister to live with her grandparents. Those grandparents abused the children, and Rodham moved back to her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to establish her life.On Wednesday, Clinton said she wished she could talk to her mother as she sat on that train to California.“I dream of going up to her, and sitting next to her and taking her in my arms and saying, ‘Look, look at me and listen. You will survive. You will have a family of your own: three children,’” Clinton said, choking up. “And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up to be a United States senator, represent our country as secretary of state, and win more than 62 million votes for president of the United States.”

We fucked up America. We fucked up indeed.