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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:00 am 
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Clinton bombed when she invoked the attacks on 9-11 when she was being attacked in the debate about her primary campaign donors. I mean, WTF? That was her Rudy Guilliani moment. Very pathetic.

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Clinton bombed when she invoked the attacks on 9-11 when she was being attacked in the debate about her primary campaign donors. I mean, WTF? That was her Rudy Guilliani moment. Very pathetic.

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:arrow: She's also very good about telling tall tales too. As I posted the link to this article in IBTimes in the Bernie Sanders thread. Hillary was a top recipient of Wall Street cash before the 911 attacks.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:48 pm 
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Service Employees International Union endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The Service Employees International Union announced their endorsement of Hillary Clinton this morning, in a show of support that means Clinton is now endorsed by unions representing about 2/3 of all unionized workers in the country.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11 ... -President


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:54 pm 
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I'm not surprised

Senate candidate says DNC rigged Iowa debate in favor of Hillary Clinton

A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is alleging the Democratic National Committee stacked the deck in favor of presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Iowa debate, filling the room with Clinton supporters, as party officials try their best to secure her coronation.

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/ ... ed-iowa-d/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:01 pm 
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Senate candidate says DNC rigged Iowa debate in favor of Hillary Clinton

A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is alleging the Democratic National Committee stacked the deck in favor of presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Iowa debate, filling the room with Clinton supporters, as party officials try their best to secure her coronation.

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/ ... ed-iowa-d/


I'm surprised to see a Washington Times link. The story of woe appears to be that Tom Fiegen was unable to get tickets to the debate despite saying he saw some Clinton supporters selling them. If he wanted some why didn't he buy some?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:00 pm 
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Service Employees International Union endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The Service Employees International Union announced their endorsement of Hillary Clinton this morning, in a show of support that means Clinton is now endorsed by unions representing about 2/3 of all unionized workers in the country.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11 ... -President

:arrow: We need to be careful about these union endorsements that come mainly from the union leadership and not the rank and file membership, many of who are angry at the leadership of their various unions because the members support Bernie Sanders. These endorsement statements of these unions are eerily similar in their wording like Hillary's campaign wrote them. I wouldn't put anything past this woman or her campaign, they will do anything to win, even coercion.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:29 pm 
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:arrow: We need to be careful about these union endorsements that come mainly from the union leadership and not the rank and file membership, many of who are angry at the leadership of their various unions because the members support Bernie Sanders. These endorsement statements of these unions are eerily similar in their wording like Hillary's campaign wrote them. I wouldn't put anything past this woman or her campaign, they will do anything to win, even coercion.


My union, UA endorsed Clinton in Sept. UA is the plumbers union, somewhere about a half million members nationwide.

To be completely honest and upfront with you IliseHD, if my union followed the will of the majority of the membership they'd have endorsed Donald Trump a few days after September 21. September 21 was the day Scott Walker dropped out.

There would be some Sanders supporters among the membership, about in proportion with the polls, say 30% of the Democrats, which would makeup at best somewhere around 40% of the overall rank and file membership of the union. 30% of 40%, that would be about 12%.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:18 pm 
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My union, UA endorsed Clinton in Sept. UA is the plumbers union, somewhere about a half million members nationwide.

To be completely honest and upfront with you IliseHD, if my union followed the will of the majority of the membership they'd have endorsed Donald Trump a few days after September 21. September 21 was the day Scott Walker dropped out.

There would be some Sanders supporters among the membership, about in proportion with the polls, say 30% of the Democrats, which would makeup at best somewhere around 40% of the overall rank and file membership of the union. 30% of 40%, that would be about 12%.

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:arrow: You have basically made my point. Judging from some of the comments on the Facebook pages of these various unions of people who claim to be members of a particular union whose leadership endorsed Hillary and some that I in fact know, the majority of the membership of some of these unions are livid.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:56 am 
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Clinton lambasted Trump during the last debate. "He is becoming ISIS best recruiter, they are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radicals."

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Now the Trump campaign is scrambling to find those videos.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:59 am 
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Yeah, if Trump can figure out which ones they are, he can rerun them.


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I am supporting Bernie Sanders for this election.

I really don't want any more of the Clintons. HRC was my senator when I lived in NY. She was wrong on voting to give Bush & Cheney the authority to wage endless war in the Middle East. What I have been hearing from her in her proposals for how to deal with Syria and Iraq/ISIS do not leave me feeling that her judgment has improved since then.

Further, I have been appalled by a number of the personality traits of Hillary and Bill that were on full display during the 2008 campaign (Obama is not a Muslim "as far as I know," Obama is only doing so well in some primary contests because he is black, coming "under sniper fire" on the tarmac, etc.). We have seen even more hints of some of these traits during the current campaign, such as when HRC refused to give press interviews for a while early in the campaign, instead insisting that she was only interested at that point in talking with potential voters. She only acceded to meeting with the press when Sanders' polling numbers started threatening hers and he began attracting huge numbers to his rallies. More recently, when called out during a debate to explain why the Wall Street banks were so happy to donate so much money to her during this campaign, she said that it was because she was the senator from New York on 9/11 and was there to help Wall Street rebuild after the attack (which doesn't explain why they are giving her so much money now, all this time after the rebuilding effort finished and years since she left the Senate).

It took her way too long, in my view, to "evolve" into supporting full legal equality for gay people, and into opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. I'm still not convinced that she is where she ought to be as a Democratic presidential candidate on the issue of fracking.

During the current campaign she has refused to support a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and has refused to call for a federal minimum wage of $15 (unlike her Democratic rivals). She has said that she "plead[s] guilty" to being a political moderate (as opposed to being on the political left). Her handling of the email pseudoscandal does not portend well for what we can probably expect 4 years of a Clinton administration would look like.

Having said all that, if you go back and read some of her speeches from the 2008 election campaign--she actually sounded like a candidate a liberal/progressive Democrat could be excited about supporting.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:24 pm 
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Having said all that, if you go back and read some of her speeches from the 2008 election campaign--she actually sounded like a candidate a liberal/progressive Democrat could be excited about supporting.


:arrow: It would be that she was pandering then as she is pandering now. I would say that Hillary had an opponent who came across more sincere on Progressive bonfides in 2008, just like she does now. Given the fact that some would call it bait and switch, or not getting what was promised during an election is what we more or less received with Pres. Obama on a few things. Some Progressives may feel 'excited" by her progressive stance on things she's said in a speech, but given how many times she has flip-flopped on issues from healthcare to trade or has been just down-right nuanced. With that, Hillary carries just way too much baggage, and as a voter, I'm just not that excited to help her carry all that baggage into the White House!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:01 pm 
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On those personality traits I mentioned above:

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Clinton Tried Marijuana as a Student, He Says
March 30, 1992

Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Sunday that he briefly experimented with marijuana while a student in England more than 20 years ago.

In a television interview, Mr. Clinton, 45, was asked if he ever violated international law. "When I was in England," he said, "I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn't like it. I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again."

Possession of marijuana is illegal in Britain; Mr. Clinton was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford from 1968 to 1970....
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Good work Ana & John.

TYT - Hillary Clinton Isn’t Socialist... Or Progressive.

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Yes, she's a Liberal and a Democrat. I vote for those.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:11 pm 
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Good work Ana & John.

TYT - Hillary Clinton Isn’t Socialist... Or Progressive.

www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com


"journalistic integrity" and "Chris Matthews" in the same sentence? :rw)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Yes, she's a Liberal and a Democrat. I vote for those.

Seriously, it will be interesting to see how she approaches social issues, should actually be chosen to be the CIC.

A tentative prediction: in spite of her early-life political alignment (Republican), she may turn out to be quite liberal in ways that are similar to those of Thurgood Marshall.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:34 pm 
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from the clip above:

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She is not, she is not a progressive Democrat…. She’s a progressive on some issues, but I would not make the argument—look, let me get one thing out of the way. Reproductive rights are important. Gay rights are important. All these little social issues are extremely important. I care about them. We talk about them on the show on a regular basis. It matters to me. However, ok, those are tiny, tiny issues compared to the crony capitalism that Hillary Clinton is a proponent of. Ok? So she is not a progressive Democrat. You can’t just say, ‘I’m a progressive when it comes to reproductive rights. I’m a progressive when it comes to gun laws. I’m a progressive when it comes to gay marriage—I wasn’t before, but I am now. Now that it’s convenient for me to be progressive.' But you’re not really, truly progressive when you refuse to regulate the same banks and the same corporations that got us into an economic meltdown….

Bernie Sanders? Progressive.
You? Not so much.

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Hillary Clinton is a proponent of crony capitalism is she?

Woooo, scary wind sounds. Hoot hoot whooo.

That's too heavy on the conspiracy theorist sauce for me. Too Jingoist.


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:arrow: Hillary comes out slamming Bernie on healthcare has to be a act of desperation or if not rank incompetence on the part of her campaign. Putting daughter Chelsea out there to repeat her mother's talking points is a really bad move. I also am quite amused that Hillary seems to be using the same play-book she used in 2008 when she was going against then Sen. Barack Obama. This is a real head-scratcher what Hillary is pulling. She went after Obama on the gun issue too back in 2008 where she touted that she was "taught how to shoot by her grandfather in Scranton, PA", when she became a US Senator from NY she wasn't going to insult responsible gunowners in the northern part of the state. Obama's response to her attacks was calling her "Annie Oakley". Bernie was using the same argument about representing the constituents of VT. Since this attack doesn't seem to be working on Bernie Sanders, she is now going with the next play in the playbook and attack him on his single-payer healthcare plan. She attacked Obama in 2008 and lambasted him because he is a Democrat attacking another fellow Democrat on universal healthcare. Below is Hillary in 2008 lambasting Obama on healthcare and Obama's response~

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:24 am 
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Putting daughter Chelsea out there to repeat her mother's talking points is a really bad move.


Ya think?

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Chelsea Clinton doesn’t care about money. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.
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In a Fast Company profile last month, she likened her job-hopping to her millennial identity, explaining her exit from Avenue Capital Group thusly: “I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t.” She realized that making bank “wasn’t the metric of success that I wanted in my life.” ...

But Chelsea’s comments reveal a far more honest self-reflection: that with her million-dollar family and hedge-fund husband, she didn’t have to think about money. In a crucial way, she’s different than Maribel and the vast majority of millennials, half of whom are unemployed or underemployed.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/postever ... out-money/

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Why did NBC reportedly pay Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year?
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NBC's hiring of Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent" in its news division was widely recognized as an exercise in corporate cynicism when it was announced in November 2011.

Now a price tag has been hung on that scandal, with Politico's reporting that Clinton has been paid a salary of $600,000....

The disclosure raises the obvious question of NBC's goal in giving a person without any measurable journalistic or broadcasting experience or any particular public following a high-profile job and apparently paying her a top-echelon salary.
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik ... olumn.html

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Chelsea Clinton to buy $10.5 million apartment on Madison Square Park
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/r ... -1.1288710

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Since marrying Chelsea Clinton five years ago, Marc Mezvinsky, a money manager, appears to have settled into his life as Bill and Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law....

Beyond the glamour, being part of the Clinton family has provided Mr. Mezvinsky with another perk: access to wealthy investors with ties to the Clintons.

When Mr. Mezvinsky and his partners began raising money in 2011 for a new hedge fund firm, Eaglevale Partners, a number of investors in the firm were longtime supporters of the Clintons, according to interviews and financial documents reviewed by The New York Times. Tens of millions of dollars raised by Eaglevale can be attributed to investors with some relationship or link to the Clintons.

The investors include hedge fund managers like Marc Lasry and James Leitner; an overseas money management firm connected to the Rothschild family; and people from Goldman Sachs, including the chief executive, Lloyd C. Blankfein. Some of the investors in Eaglevale have contributed campaign money to the former president and Mrs. Clinton, who is widely expected to run for president again in 2016. Some have also contributed to the family’s foundation.
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Very disappointed in the HRC ploy of having Chelsea speak for her. Especially disappointed by the message. According to Chelsea, Bernie Sanders would dismantle the ACA. All of a sudden, the candidate who has been an advocate for single-payer healthcare has become the enemy of affordable healthcare.
What?1
Didn't Hillary Clinton push for single-payer? Did my ears deceive me? Are we supposed to now believe that the Sanders' plan is anathema?
Hillary's losing me more and more every day. She doesn't speak for me; she doesn't share my views regarding unbridled Capitalism. The more I think about it, she doesn't share many of my political views.
I will be voting for Bernie Sanders in the primary, no question about it. Will I hold my nose and vote for Clinton? Yes, because the Republican candidates are a disastrous crew.But, I won't like it!

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I caught part of Chelsea's speech too. Hate to say it, but she sounded stupid.
Sanders will take healthcare away from "millions and millions of people."

WTF?

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Yes, she's a Liberal and a Democrat. I vote for those.


Well. Then you are obviously a neocon and a closet Republican.

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NANCY CORDES:

Secretary Clinton, back in-- (CHEERING) Secretary Clinton, back in 1994, you said that momentum for a single-payer system would sweep the country. That sounds Sandersesque. But you don't feel that way anymore. Why not--

HILLARY CLINTON:

Well, the revolution never came. (LAUGHTER) And I waited and I've got the scars to show for it. We now have this great accomplishment known as the Affordable Care Act. And-- I don't think we should have to be defending it amount Democrats. We ought to be working to improve it and prevent Republicans from both undermining it and even repealing it.

I have looked at-- (APPLAUSE) I've looked at the legislation that Senator Sanders has proposed. And basically, he does eliminate the Affordable Care Act, eliminate private insurance, eliminates Medicare, eliminates Medicaid, Tricare, children's health insurance program. Puts it all together in a big program which he then hands over to the state to administer.

And I have to tell you, I would not want, if I lived in Iowa, Terry Branstad administering my healthcare. (APPLAUSE) (CHEERING) I-- I think-- I think as Democrats, we ought to proudly support the Affordable Care Act, improve it, and make it the model that we know it can be--

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BERNIE SANDERS:

We don't-- we don't eliminate Medicare. We expand Medicare to all people. And we will not, under this proposal, have a situation that we have right now with the Accordable Care Act. We've got states like South Carolina and many other Republican states that because of their right-wing political ideology are denying millions of people the expansion of Medicaid that we passed in the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, we have got to say as a nation, Secretary Clinton, is healthcare a right of all people or is it not? I--
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