Breaking: Hillary Clinton Scores Her Fourth Victory of the Night, Wins Illinois

Tonight’s string of states (Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri) is easily the second most important day of the primary season other than Super Tuesday. With several large delegate states going to the polls, this was a big evening for both parties. It was even make or break for some campaigns, as we saw earlier when Sen. Marco Rubio suspended his campaign after a humiliating defeat in his home state of Florida.

If you’re a Hillary Clinton supporter, tonight has been a big night. Not only did she get very impressive wins in Florida and North Carolina, two states she was projected to win, but she also won Ohio fairly easily. Ohio was a state many folks (myself included) thought she might lose.

Well, the news just keeps getting better for the Clinton campaign as she’s been declared the winner of Illinois, giving her campaign its fourth victory of the evening.

So, what does this all mean? Well, if you’re a Bernie Sanders supporter, tonight’s a disaster.

While he’s not technically eliminated, tonight’s results really couldn’t have gone much worse for Sanders. When it’s all said and done, he’s likely going to be down over 300 delegates, which is a deficit that’s nearly impossible to overcome. For Sanders to come back, he would essentially have to win most of the remaining states by huge margins. And by “huge” I mean by 20+ points in most of them, which is something that’s very unlikely to happen.

For Clinton, tonight has been a resounding success. After a rather shocking loss in Michigan, many began to wonder if the momentum had shifted back toward Bernie Sanders. Though I think with tonight’s big wins, for all intents and purposes, she’s cemented herself as the Democratic nominee this November.

Again, while she hasn’t technically won the nomination, following her big victories tonight, her delegate lead over Bernie Sanders will be all but impossible for him to overcome.

So, now we sit back and wait to see what happens in Missouri where the final race of the night is still extremely close.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Libertarianski

    Hard to believe, gentrified old hippies voting for an old rich Goldwater Girl

    • The Klandidate

      Hard to believe the GOP is going to nominate a rich, old, white, racist, man….who would have thought?

      • strayaway

        Hard to believe that Democrats are going to nominate a rich, old, white, lying, nasty, warmongering, corporatist, sociopath lacking any major successful achievements except for marrying an alpha male.

      • The Klandidate

        I know who you are against, who do you support? Who is your ideal President?

      • strayaway

        After I answered your last question, you still have an earlier question of mine on another thread you haven’t answered although you might first list Hillary’s accomplishments to be more consistent with this thread. But despite your unwillingness or inability to answer my questions, I’ll answer yet another of yours. My favorite President of the last 100 years was Calvin Coolidge who brought peace and prosperity. Workers wages went up, workers hours went down, taxes went down, and we stayed out of wars under Coolidge. I’m a fool for peace and prosperity. He was an honest man.

      • tracey marie

        you are a fool, I will agree with that statement.

      • strayaway

        As a Hillary supporter, it is impossible for you to be a fool for peace and prosperity. Look what she’s done to Libya, Ukraine, and Syria. To support Hillary, you must, at least, ignore her bloody trail of death and destruction. Do you ever have anything intelligent to say?

      • The Klandidate

        Who do you support?

      • strayaway

        I’m not sure. I don’t like and distrust Trump and Cruz. I personally like Bernie but he is such an economic ditz. Hillary is evil incarnate. So if Bernie is nominated, I might well go third party again. If Hillary is nominated, I would vote for the lesser of two evils and that won’t be Hillary. My preference is, as previously suggested, to vote for the candidate most like Calvin Coolidge. Cruz is the only remaining candidate who references the Constitution but I might vote for Bernie in the primary to keep Hillary out.

      • The Klandidate

        Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer.

        How about you? Do you REALLY want me to list all of the accomplishments? LMAO….will you read them all when I do? LMAO

      • strayaway

        Her tenure as Secretary of State was a disaster given the unnecessary, unconstitutional, and problems emanating from those wars. As Senator, she voted to give Bush her congressional power to declare war. Being first lady had to do with marrying an alpha male. “Activist” can mean just about anything and not necessarily good. Who hasn’t at some time volunteered? She did however, make it through law school and passed the Arkansas Bar after failing the D.C. bar exam. Teaching law in Fayetteville did not make her a professor. She did make partner at the Rose law firm coincidentally just after Bill was elected Governor. Had she not married Bill and gone for the ride, I suspect a lot of doors wouldn’t have opened for her and she would not be running for president. Without Bill, she would more likely have been one of these high profile family court lawyers wearing black pant suits tearing families apart to the best of her ability.

      • The Klandidate

        Disaster? OMFG. The disaster is every single GOP administration in recent history. Seriously, learn to read for yourself and stop regurgitating GOP/Limbaugh talking points. They are tired and irrelevant to the world we actually live in.

      • strayaway

        Yes, Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State was a disaster given the unnecessary, unconstitutional, and problems emanating from those wars. The rest of your post obfuscates. Might as well mention the Koch brothers, and “because he’s black” while you are at it. This thread is about the Hillary nightmare.

      • The Klandidate

        I’m assuming you must have gotten your degree from Trump U, because nothing you’ve posted in tethered in reality. I hope that didn’t take much time….LMAO

      • strayaway

        I’m assuming you are incapable of comprehending simple concepts like the law of supply and demand or are incapable of applying them. Don’t feel bad, most Democrats can’t.

      • The Klandidate

        Oh sure…..sigh….seriously, just because you read Breibart, that doesn’t mean you know a single thing about econ.

      • The Klandidate

        MILITARY / VETERANS / FIRST RESPONDERS

        • As a U.S. Senator, Clinton was a champion for our service members and veterans. Hillary Clinton was the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee and made veterans a main focus. She introduced the Heroes at Home Act in 2006 and 2007 to help family members care for those with Traumatic Brain Injury. She also worked to increase the military survivor benefit from $12,000 to $100,000, and cosponsored the Support for Injured Servicemembers Act to extend benefits provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Hillary also worked across the aisle to keep the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station open during a time when the Pentagon was shuttering bases, which saved 800 jobs in upstate New York.

        • Hillary Clinton, as a U.S. Senator, worked with Republicans to expand health care for National Guard members and reservists. According to McClatchy, then-Senator Clinton worked with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to “provide full military health benefits to reservists and National Guard members.” A statement from Graham’s senate office said, “Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) today announced that the Department of Defense Authorization bill conference report finalized today includes an amendment that will improve TRICARE benefits for National Guard members and Reservists, allowing all members of the Selected Reserve and their families to enroll in TRICARE with an across the board cost-sharing of 28 percent. Today’s victory builds on the Senators’ longstanding commitment to ensuring that members of our National Guard and Reserve and their families have access to the health care benefits they need and deserve.”

        • Hillary stepped up for New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, fighting hard to secure funds for medical assessment, referrals and outreach for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, and volunteers.

        IMMIGRATION

        • As Senator, Hillary Clinton fought to pass the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform, helping to cultivate awareness of the issues in Congress. She introduced the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act, which would give states the option to provide federally funded Medicaid and SCHIP benefits to low-income legal immigrant children and pregnant women. She also wrote the Access to Employment and English Acquisition Act to meet the growing demand for English language courses and other job skills.

        HEALTH CARE

        • Hillary wrote a law as Senator providing grants to state and local governments to pay for respite care services for family caregivers, which allows expanded funding for temporary breaks for caregivers of sick or disabled people.

        • One of Hillary’s Senate bills to distribute flu vaccines more efficiently inspired provisions of a law promoting the production and stockpiling of vaccines to improve our response to public health emergencies.

        WOMEN & CHILDREN

        • Hillary Clinton worked in the Senate to strengthen the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, introducing multiple bills allowing states to expand the program that she helped create as First Lady. The program, created in 1997, increased health coverage for children in low income and working families. Hillary also co-wrote a law compelling drug companies to conduct safety tests for products prescribed for children, and wrote a component of the No Child Left Behind Act authorizing funding for recruiting and retaining better teachers.

        • Hillary Clinton was a powerful advocate for women in the Senate and was one of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning. As Senator she was a strong defender of a woman’s right to choose.

        Won a Grammy.

        Would you like me to go on?

      • strayaway

        Nice cut and paste.

        As a Senator, Hillary is responsible for sending our troops to Iraq and making a lot of them dead or in need of wounded veteran benefits. I’m glad she, at least, is taking some responsibility for them by voting for some bills doing so.

        I’m glad too that she is providing some benefits for the destroyed lives of 9/11 families caused by illegal aliens from Muslim countries. Now she just wants to bring them in legally. Her activist support of illegal aliens is an attack on working and taxpaying Americans. It is at least economic treason. US workers, Reagan Democrats, understand this and many will consequently be voting for Trump. Many of our veterans are still homeless but she is handing out benefits to cheaper labor for cheating employers who have invaded this country. This is a major reason the mega-banks support her.

        Sending jobs abroad and then bringing in cheap labor to compete for remaining jobs is a major reason our standard of living is declining except for the 1%. A lot of programs will be needed to help children as a consequence. More Americans used to be able to afford their own healthcare. Its harder now that the jobs have been given away. We can always go further into debt to finance new programs to take up the slack.

        Nice touch adding that Hillary “was a strong defender of a woman’s right to choose” to kill their babies. I’m ok with legal abortion but not one to sugar coat it or make a sacrament out of it.

        I didn’t now she won a grammy.

        None of this, however, goes very far to offset the death and destruction her foreign policy or her vote to war in Iraq created.

      • The Klandidate

        “Sending jobs abroad and then bringing in cheap labor to compete for remaining jobs is a major reason our standard of living is declining except for the 1%.”

        Blame capitalism. Why do you hate capitalism? Seriously, you are all over the place here and don’t have a single coherent thought.

      • strayaway

        In response to points made in your cut and paste article if you even read it. But yes, you are correct about this weakness in capitalism exploited by the likes of the Bushes, Clintons and Obama for their corporatist patrons.

      • The Klandidate

        Make sure you never vote GOP then. Trickle on economics doesn’t work. Glad you agree.

      • strayaway

        Hiring cheap foreign labor and sending jobs abroad has nothing to do with trickle down economics.

      • The Klandidate

        oh boy…

      • The Klandidate

        LMAO….Why wouldn’t I cut and paste? There are too many for me to keep typing over and over again…..I know this is a concept you will never have to worry about with any GOP candidates. They are never qualified to do anything other than maybe be preacher somewhere…

      • The Klandidate

        How about a simple one that maybe you can understand:

        Key to rebuilding America’s prestige around the world after it was destroyed by the Neocons and Dumbya Bush.

        There is no arguing that we are better off with the EU and allies in Asia. We were the laughing stock of the world under the GOP destruction even after when had global support following 9/11/2001. The GOP does absolutely nothing right. Nothing.

      • strayaway

        Hillary will be Bush III in the foreign policy department. She too is a neocon or whatever the Democratic equivalent is. Obama has not been a match for Putin. We had global support with Bush. That has tapered away. Our trade policies have hugely favored our trading partners, our jobs are being given away, we keep getting into stupid wars we are losing, and we are told that unless we accept “vetted” Muslim immigrants like Germany and Sweden, that the Muslim world will turn against us. Meanwhile, we have no southern border allowing economic invaders, illegal drugs, and maybe WMDs to enter the country. we are doomed if we don’t get a handle on these things but Hillary, like Bush and Obama, facilitates all of them.

      • The Klandidate

        Just stop babbling please and go to work somewhere…..you really don’t make any sense at all.

      • The Klandidate

        So why don’t we compare and contrast these with Rump’s just for fun.

        Built a casino vs helped get Osama Bin Laden
        Built a golf course for rich people vs. negotiated the cease-fire in Gaza that stopped Hamas from firing rocket after rocket into Israel

        LMAO… shall we go on?

      • strayaway

        I’m not a Trump activist. You should be comparing Hillary with trump instead of Obama because this thread is about Hillary. But if you want to compare Trump’s pre-presidential accomplishments with Obama’s, one guy built a lot of big buildings while the other was a “community organizer’ accomplishing very little spending foundation money.

      • The Klandidate

        Oh yes, Hillary and Trump are exactly the same…..LMAO

        What color is the sun on your planet? Ours is yellow.

      • strayaway

        Where did I say, ” Hillary and Trump are exactly the same.”? Are you well?

    • tracey marie

      she was 14 at the time, do try not to sound like a simpleton.

      • Libertarianski

        Hi-C flip-flop, lies, deceives and dodges truth,

      • tracey marie

        math is hard for you.

      • Libertarianski

        I’ll give u some hardness

      • tracey marie

        with what?

      • Libertarianski

        Did u finally have a chance to figure out Hi-C’s B’day back in ’47 to calculate the AuH2O campaign of ’64?

      • tracey marie

        You must be around 17 YO

      • Libertarianski

        Mentally, Yeah!

      • tracey marie

        what an asinine comment, try math I know it is hard for your kind.

  • Justin

    Hillary has a list of accomplishments but also some not so good stuff that I am surprised people who are voting for her instead of Bernie seemingly either forgot, don’t know, or don’t care.

    I suggest some people do some reading please.

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/here-they-are-hillarys-22-biggest-scandals-ever/

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