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The Best Hillary Clinton Quotes From The ABC Democratic Debate Remind Us She's A Total BAMF

Saturday night's ABC Democratic Debate gave frontrunner Hillary Clinton another center-stage opportunity to say some poignant, notable, and otherwise memorable statements. Just like her campaign thus far, Hillary Clinton's quotes from the Democratic Debate continue to solidify herself as a serious contender for the White House in 2016.

While Hillary didn't deviate too far from her already established campaign plan, she did reiterate a lot of her core values, future goals, and potential plans. With a voice that sounded as steadfast as it was serious, Hillary was quick to tackle the tough subjects, leaving us with more than our fair share of sound bites that future and potential voters are sure to remember.

Here are some of Hillary Clinton's best, most quotable moments, during the ABC Democratic Debate.

We have a lot of work to do in this campaign to make it clear where we stand in the Democratic party ... and I look forward to this evening's discussion about the real issues that face the people."

Hillary then defended Donald Trump and his highly controversial statements, a sentence I never thought I would type and a moment the majority of Americans never thought they would see.

Mr. Trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people.
George W. Bush did this and I give him credit.

Hillary essentially blamed the former Republican President for Donald Trump, letting the billionaire not necessarily off the hook, but uncovering external reasons why Donald Trump is so popular among potential Republican voters.

Hillary then turned her sights toward the fearful response to terrorism, and the argument that United States citizens arming themselves is an appropriate response to the potential threat of further terrorist attacks.

Arming more people ... is not be appropriate response to terrorism.

This mirrors Hillary's continued campaign against the NRA and her continued push for gun control, as stated in a follow up tweet by her campaign team.

Hillary then turned her sites to ISIS and the growing anti-muslim rhetoric. Clinton was quick to point out the differences between radicalized terrorists and people of the Muslim faith.

We don't want to make it seem as if we are turning into a nation of fear instead of a nation of resolve.

Clinton continued to speak on the danger of fear-mongering speach, touching on Trump and - this time - doing anything but defending him.

Mr. Trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people.

Her campaign team sent out a tweet shortly after her debate remarks, further solidifying her stance and the importance of differentiating between potential terrorists and Muslim-Americans who are just looking to live their lives and peacefully exercise their faith.

When asked about Hillary's intentions, and prompted to answer why she wanted to be president, Clinton pulled no punches, responding:

I want to be the president for the struggling, striving, and successful.

Clinton's answer was a clear shot at her potential Republican opponents, especially the financially successful ones, who Clinton claims only care about the top 1% of the nation.

Not too long into the Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton was asked about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the ongoing epidemic of police brutality, especially and specifically concerning people of color. Hillary responded without hesitation, continuing to follow her already-established campaign platform.

We have systemic racism and injustice and inequities in our country and in particular in our justice system that must be addressed.

Clinton's opening statement (and continued remarks) mirrors her overall campaign mission: to focus on middle-class families in all areas of politics, to further contribute to a population that is arguably shrinking.

There is still plenty of campaigning ahead, but it is clear that if Hillary Clinton continues to deliver memorable one-liners, like the ones she gave us Saturday night, her chances at securing the Oval Office will only increase.

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