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MoveOn.org needs to share this video. It is about how Hillary said one thing to MoveOn's face and then, behind closed doors, accused them of essentially being irrational and intimidating her voters.

But the key part is the exchange copied here:

"ABRAMS: Lawrence, we are a long way from the general election here for Hillary Clinton. She‘s got to worry about the primaries. She‘s got to worry about Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina. And so the question is: Does this, this newly discovered audio recording hurt her, (A), because of what she said, and, (B), because she‘s saying something very different than what she did a year ago?

LAWRENCE O‘DONNELL, POLITICAL ANALYST: Yes, it does. And, Dan, it hurts her own arguments with superdelegates about her electability. 

She is saying, “There‘s a section of this Democratic Party that I don‘t appeal to, I disagree with them.” Her complaint about Moveon, if you listen to what she‘s saying, is basically that they showed up and voted. That‘s her complaint.

And it‘s not that anything unfair is going on in terms of their misunderstanding of her positions, she‘s saying she actively disagrees with them. 

And so, to then try to make the case to the superdelegates, “Look, you know, I can win this thing without that left edge of the Democratic Party,” is probably a mathematically impossible argument for Hillary to make, especially because her negative is the highest negative of anyone in the campaign. 

She has a negative rating of 48. If these people turn against her in the general election, then her negative is 51."

Doesn't that seem eerily similar to what is happening now, except that pundits are pushing out a different line of logic now? I'm pretty sure you could put together a Trump Vs Trump style debate with Lawrence O'Donnell clips. 

https://youtu.be/cUgo7n2Pla4
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Rather than just complain about the mental health/GOP controversy, I'd like to try to be part of the change.

My name is Kevin Huxford. I've suffered from clinical depression and social anxiety disorder most of my life.

I blew a full scholarship to Montclair State University because manifestations of my depression often led me to be late to class and my anxiety kept me from entering the classroom after it started, for fear of all eyes on me.

For more times than I'd care to count, I contemplated suicide over the last 10 years.

My depression would often result in wild mood swings and misdirecting anger at others for problems that I had a big part in creating. When I had to switch from Lexapro back to Wellbutrin at one point, my depression-related bad habits led me to bungle the stepping down from Lexapro in such a way that my depression cratered and probably the only thing that kept me from killing myself was fear for how it would hurt my wife and mother.

Through the decades of treatment I've had, on and off, I've been on Prozac (two or three times), Lexapro (once, thankfully), Wellbutrin (three times) and, finally, Zoloft, which has seemed to provide the most relief I've ever had. (please know that my experiences with particular drugs don't necessarily represent the norm)

I'd have really preferred talk therapy through most of it, but the system has pushed everything towards a preference for 15 minute sessions of "you ok? good! here's your renewed prescription". I'm admittedly someone resistant to the idea of taking a med for the rest of my natural life, but I don't think it's silly to want some honest-to-goodness psychological therapy.

I've known many people along the way that have had their own issues. They get to choose whether they tell those stories or not. But I can tell my own story.

I'm Kevin Huxford. I have clinical depression and social anxiety, among my known mental health issues. You might never know it if I didn't tell you. But that's why I'm telling you.

Please reshare. Share your own story if you have one or just share my own if you have no story or aren't comfortable sharing your own.
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