Hillary Clinton on British EU vote isn’t about selling Golf Courses….

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Accompanied by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L), Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to meet with House Democrats June 22, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Clinton joined the House Democratic Caucus meeting as she continued to campaign for the election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

While Donald Trump contemplated its impact on his golf courses, Hillary Clinton responded to the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union by talking about the economy and international relationships:

“We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made. Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe. This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests. It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”

Imagine that.

But no, really, let’s not let ourselves get distracted from the important questions. What about Donald Trump’s golf courses?

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21 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton on British EU vote isn’t about selling Golf Courses….”

  1. Like the dog that chases the car only to amaze itself by catching it, those who campaigned for Brexit own what comes next.

    Yes, Cameron should go, but he will be replaced by someone right wing, Corbin should resign too.

    This vote should signal to us all, Donald Trump can be elected President.

    1. I do NOT Buy into the British vote = Trump in the American Presidential….

      The EU vote is a pure DIRECT VOTE….

      The American Presidential is NOT the same….

      The American vote is a well financed experienced pol against a guy who unlike the Brit’s has NO MONEY and NO Organization…..

      1. …twitter….

        Larry Sabato Retweeted
        Norman Ornstein ‏@NormOrnstein
        Parallels between UK and US? From @LarrySabato UK voters 87% White/13% minority; US in 2016: 30% minority.UK whites Brexit; minorities Stay

        Larry Sabato Retweeted
        Ronald Brownstein ‏@RonBrownstein
        If 53% US whites back anti #immigration/global message, as in UK #brexit, not nearly enough for @realDonaldTrump b/c our greater diversity

    1. …..”We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made,” Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said in a statement. “Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe.”

      But Clinton also said the vote for Britain to exit the EU, which has come to be known as a Brexit, highlighted the choice for Americans in the 2016 election.
      “This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests,” she said…..

      More @ http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/284771-clinton-calls-for-renewed-commitment-to-uk-after-brexit

  2. I do NOT Buy into the British vote = Trump in the American Presidential….

    The EU vote is a pure DIRECT VOTE….

    The American Presidential is NOT the same… James

    What does this mean James, are you talking about the electoral college?? The person, with one very famous exception in our life time, who won the popular vote for President has been elected President. My point, that you obviously missed for any number of reasons that we all know too well, is the xenophobia is a powerful thing. The UK voters (those in England and Wales) voted to leave the EU, and they will pay the price, but they did so out of fear.

    I can see the same thing happening here with uninformed and uneducated voters. Donald Trump can be elected President – if you don’t see and fear that, you haven’t learned anything since you started this blog. You really need to read more James, and perhaps learn a little something about world politics.

  3. While I agree that Trump”could” be elected President,I still think it’s highly unlikely and this comparison to the Brexit vote is something of a stretch in my view,for a host of reasons previously mentioned.

    1. Did you read the demographic breakdown Keith between both countries?
      You DO acknowledge my point about direct vs representative vote difference’s?

      1. And guys?
        Of course I present footnotes to back up my
        Views
        Since everyone here is so picky!
        Most times it doesn’t matter since everyone here ( me included) is set in their ways

  4. I agree Jack, but the leave campaign used video of Trump’s statements to drive turnout. I think another terrorist attack and an economic downturn could help Trump dramatically.

  5. An alternate argument is that if this Brexit vote is indeed the disaster it is being portrayed as,then such might turn out to be a net negative for Trump and may cause those lukewarm supporters of his to suffer some buyers remorse BEFORE the actual vote in November.

  6. James, you simply don’t know what you are talking about.

    First, not sure what a “demographic” breakdown has to do with any point you have attempted to make. The Leave Campaign got more votes, they won, period.

    Second, what differences are there between direct vs representative vote totals are you talking about? The electoral college? Not sure what point you are trying to make. Other than 2000 there has been only one other Presidential election where the winner of the popular vote actually “won” the election. Or, are you talking about popular referendum? Not sure what point you are trying to make?

    But, that happens with you often. In any event, this particular point has no bearing on the discussion.

    Finally, footnotes? What Wikipedia footnotes?? You are set in you ways James and they are uninformed ways — and that is putting it politely.

    1. He,he, he
      And THIS is why I simply ignore some of your questions because you REALLY will not accept an answer
      And if you are wrong?
      You will silently slip away
      But enough about me

  7. You didn’t answer the question James. You set up a phony straw man and went off in another direction. In this case how could I accept a non-answer. You never explain the silly things you write and then try to change the subject. In this situation you simply are playing the victim.

  8. The winner of the popular-vote plurality has failed to become President four times, not two: 1824 (Jackson vs J.Q. Adams), 1876 (Tilden vs Hayes), 1888 (Cleveland vs B. Harrison) and 2000 (Gore vs G.W. Bush).

  9. The Leave campaign was far more than Nigel Farage’s anti-immigrant UK Independence Party (ironically a party begun long ago by the cosmopolitan Franco-British millionaire Sir James Goldsmith for a very different reason: to limit European power over Britain), but UKIP took the reins and stole the show.

    But although UKIP might have displaced, in some contexts, the Liberal Democrats as Britain’s third party, it’s not yet in the position of Donald Trump. Nigel Farage (unlike, say, Enoch Powell in the 1960’s and 1970’s) is in no position to lead one of the parties that produce Prime Ministers.

    There are certainly many parallels to be wary of, but there’s no exact or precise correspondence. Anti-immigrant sentiment is a strong sentiment in many countries, as it was in the 1930’s, but it takes rather different forms in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Eastern Europe, Russia, Britain and the U.S.

    1. I would think the influx of immigrants and the ‘we give more than we get back’ part also was a factor…
      Old timers remember the stand alone UK
      Younger Brit’s probably don’t
      Yup
      A LOT of things coming together
      I wonder about the closeness of the vote?
      Will there be push back?

      1. Things will calm
        Down
        The BIG QUESTION IS
        Will this lead to OTHER countries bailing from the EU?

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