‘Liar,’ ‘corrupt,’ ‘capable’ – The words you used to describe Hillary Clinton
We asked our readers to give us their thoughts about Hillary Clinton and her impact on American culture. Between Aug. 10 and Aug. 18, we received 1,800 pro-Clinton and 3,019 anti-Clinton responses.
|Most used words||Responses|
“HRC is the most qualified presidential candidate in modern history.”
-Deborah Gussman | Haddonfield, N.J.
“She is experienced, calm and collected … a brilliant politician who genuinely cares.”
-Martha Gerdes | Davidson, N.C.
“She has earned the position with her years of service.”
-Bob Green | Los Angeles, Calif.
“Hillary Clinton is a strong woman showing men that she can play on their field, and still win, even when they throw every tired, worn stereotype at her.”
-Heather Archuletta | San Francisco, Calif.
“She is very strong, wise, relentless, and yet compassionate. She's like a grandma secretly disguised as a superhero.”
-Lorraine Herrera | Los Angeles, Calif.
“She is smart, dedicated, persistent and tough.”
-Philip, Bachand | Davis, Calif.
“She’s proving that it's not a man’s world anymore. Women are just as capable of leading.”
-Robert Gray | Shickshinny, Pa.
“I think Clinton is one of the few people in Washington who can actually move policy forward. She is forcing us to confront the truth of systemic sexism.”
-Nicole Roberts | Van Nuys, Calif.
“Just as President Obama's election exposed racism in this country, Hillary's candidacy is exposing misogyny.”
-Karen Teegarden | Birmingham, Mich.
“On some level it is gratifying to see the sexism that most women feel and that simmers underneath the surface ... come roiling to the top -- it's easier to fight an enemy you can name.”
-Ann Whidden | Oakland, Calif.
“Hillary Clinton represents a nearly shattered glass ceiling. It's an exciting time to be a woman in America.”
-Megan Vasquez | Whittier, Calif.
“She is incredibly inspiring to women around the world, and I look forward to her breaking the most important glass ceiling there is.”
-Elise Coleman | Brooklyn, N.Y.
|Most used words||Responses|
“Hillary Clinton is a liar and will say anything just to get a vote.”
-Jerry Anderson | Belle Fourche, S.D.
“She is a very competent and corrupt politician.”
-Paul Bruemmer | Ventura, Calif.
“She is in it for power and her own gain. She is a liar and criminal. She feels she is above any laws.”
-Dawn Hubbard | Garden City, Kan.
“In the end she is teaching us that lying to get what you want is ok. And it's not.”
-Sherlyn Johannesen | Bakersfield, Calif.
“Clinton has the media and Wall Street in her corner and she is a war-monger, power hungry, one percent-er who has no idea how the rest of Americans live every day.”
-Jennifer Decamp | Chantilly, Va.
“Her vote for the Iraq war was a political calculation to further her own career. She shows no remorse for it.”
-Eleanore Richards | Weaverville, N.C.
“She is pro-war and only cares about profits over people.”
-Marie Eaton | Las Vegas, Nev.
“People want big money out of politics; that's why Bernie was so popular.”
-Deborah Meyer | Sequim, Wash.
“HRC is the poster child for the obscene concentration of money and power which has been allowed to occur in our country.”
-James Wilson | Vineland, N.J.
“Having a 'charitable foundation' shouldn't make you rich and powerful.”
-Charity Farren | Olympia, Wash.
“She has conducted pay-to-play money schemes for the Clinton Foundation, for personal gain …. Her nomination is a death knell to democracy.”
-John Hill | Grand Canyon, Ariz.
“The Democratic primary was a sham.”
-Iain Weigert | Los Angeles, Calif.
“Clinton’s control over the DNC only reinforces the narrative of the deadly two-party system and the illusion of choice.”
-Sarah Kimbrell-Redd | Spokane, Wash.
“She is the machine and she orchestrated the rigging of this primary.”
-Lisa Madrid | Elgin, Ill.
“She should be in prison, not running for president. She stole the nomination through voter suppression, fraud and financial corruption.”
-Sheila, Arnold | Boise, Idaho
“I am heartbroken to learn that my vote does not count, and I do not live in a democracy.”
-Elaine Shepard | Sallisaw, Okla.
“We the people are quickly coming to the realization that our democracy is dead.”
-Melissa Dunn | Seattle, Wash.
“I can't support any candidate who actively colludes with the media and defrauds democracy. What follows that sort of election? It certainly isn't freedom.”
-James Reynolds | Pensacola, Fla.
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