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Hillary Clinton hosted her first Facebook Q&A yesterday drawing in some 4500 comments and questions. She opened the chat by inviting friends to ask questions about how we can raise incomes for American families.
Questions and comments were all over the place, but nonetheless interesting. I loved that it all seemed very casual. Everyone simply called her, Hillary.
Laurie B asked
Senator Mitch McConnell said about you today; “The gender card alone is not enough.” How do you respond to an attack like that?
Wow. If that’s what he said, Mitch McConnell really doesn’t get it. There is a gender card being played in this campaign. It’s played every time Republicans vote against giving women equal pay, deny families access to affordable childcare or family leave, refuse to let women make decisions about their health or have access to free contraception. These aren’t just women’s issues, they are economic issues that drive growth and affect all Americans. Anyone who doesn’t get that doesn’t understand what our lives are like.-H
Antoinnette P. asked
Hillary, this will be my daughters first time voting for president what will you say to her and all first-time voters to inspire them to come out and vote and to let them know not to lose hope in this great country of ours. Certainly things do not look too bright these days.
Antoinnette-thank you for asking this question, because every election has to be about the future. And this is about your daughter’s prospects for making the most out of her own life here in our country. I believe it’s important to vote because I don’t want to leave voting to those with whom I disagree-whether it’s about LGBT rights, climate change, student debt, or any other important issue. If you don’t vote, you empower people who do vote who you don’t agree with. I’m running a campaign that would be best for young people like your daughter, my daughter and granddaughter, to have a strong economy, tolerant, inclusive society, and a country that lives up to our highest values. So I hope I can earn both your vote and her vote. I will be doing everything I can to make that happen.-H
A young Madison posted
Yassssssssss Hillary! Respectfully though, thank you, Secretary Clinton, for being a champion for our young people. You have my vote for your reelection campaign when I can vote in 2020.
Kathy N. said
Hillary. You just want government in everything! So very scary. Why should government decide what company’s should pay their employees? Doesn’t that employee have the choice and freedom to work elsewhere and if necessary, better themselves by learning a trade or further their own education?
Stanford T. said
Hillary, I would vote for a woman, but it sure as HE double hockey sticks will not be YOU. Remember Benghazi and Hillary’s Cold War reset, all of the Clinton under the table deals, and the fact that Bill is a world-class sexual predator that she enables.
Ouch! That had to hurt. No woman wants to hear her husband called a “Predator.” And Warren G. did a little name calling himself below,
Gee Hillary, you should say that same reply to the girl in the rape case that you handled years ago. Yes you got your client off, and then made a mockery of the girl. Nice work, you evil and wicked cockroach.
What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts as long as we keep it respectful, of course!