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EDITORIAL/Lessons Learned: Hillary Clinton says Democrats must stop catering to far-left radicals

June 19, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

Hillary Clinton twice ran for president of the United States.

And twice lost.

The former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State recently ruled out another shot at the White House. But she has some advice for Democrats if they hope to beat their Republican rivals at the polls: Stay away from the more radical far-left issues.

In an interview published Friday by the Financial Times, Clinton said the main goal should be to get Democrats elected -- and making controversial issues that are important mostly to the more radical leftist among Democrats and not all that critical to most in the mainstream is not the way to do that.

What kind of issues? The role of transgender individuals in our society for one, specifically allowing transgender men to compete in women's sports. It's a hot-button issue dear to the hearts of the far left, but opposed by the majority of Americans no matter what their political affiliation.

Another is the "defund the police" movement. Clinton pointed out accountability is important, but that we "need policing. It doesn't even pass the common-sense politics test not to believe that."

She also believes the Democrats should temper their criticism of of those in the public eye who fail to tow the liberal line, considering it a waste of time.

Clinton wasn't always so moderate in her words and the causes she publicly backed. But it looks like she's learned. It would be a good lesson for Republicans, too. Extremists have limited appeal on either side. And kowtowing to them will likely cost a lot more than it gains in the long run.

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