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TOON: when righties talk about Hillary's emails, say something like this


Instead of the oath of office, if Trump is elected (God forbid) he should have to say:

"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous..."

SIROTA: Clinton financier & potential Treas Sec - pushing plan to shift retirees' savings to Wall St

My vote for Hillary will not be a vote for this.

Can someone please debunk this with Hillary's track record on Social Security.

While Hillary Clinton has spent the presidential campaign saying as little as possible about her ties to Wall Street, the executive who some observers say could be her Treasury Secretary has been openly promoting a plan to give financial firms control of hundreds of billions of dollars in retirement savings. The executive is Tony James, president of the Blackstone Group.

The investment colossus is most famous in politics for its Republican CEO likening an Obama tax plan to a Nazi invasion. James, though, is a longtime Democrat — and one of Clinton’s top fundraisers. The billionaire sculpted the retirement initiative with a prominent labor economist whose work is supported by another investment mogul who is a big Clinton donor. The proposal has received bipartisan praise from prominent economic thinkers, and James says that Clinton’s top aides are warming to the idea.

It is a plan that proponents say could help millions of Americans — but could also enrich another constituency: the hedge fund and private equity industries that Blackstone dominates and that have donated millions to support Clinton’s presidential bid.

The proposal would require workers and employers to put a percentage of payroll into individual retirement accounts “to be invested well in pooled plans run by professional investment managers,” as James put it. In other words, individual voluntary 401(k)s would be replaced by a single national system, and much of the mandated savings would flow to Wall Street, where companies like Blackstone could earn big fees off the assets. And because of a gap in federal anti-corruption rules, there would be little to prevent the biggest investment contracts from being awarded to the biggest presidential campaign donors.


IRONIC: if it's as easy for Trump to get laid as he says in that tape...

why did he have to go all the way to some impoverished Eastern European country to find two out of three wives?

Maybe unhappy establishment politicians aren't the only ones who want to "dump Trump."

this was already the strangest election ever, worse than 2000. Now it looks we will have only one

credible major party candidate.

Has that ever happened since George Washington?

How would Trump rate the wives, mothers, and daughters of the guys who plan to vote for him?

and would that average Joe want the women in his life to be treated like that?

Democrats ought to kill the GOP "experience doesn't matter" crap

There is some minimal amount of experience in government someone must have to be president.

Even our last president with no elective experience, Dwight D. Eisenhower, had very comparable experience as supreme allied commander in Europe, wrangling our allies to work together.

A businessman, especially one who starts at or near the top by virtue of birth, does not know how to persuade people who aren't already on his side.

On an unrelated point, as we saw with Baby Bush and Cheney, when you make a businessman president, he won't run the government LIKE a business, he will run it AS an extension of his own business.

You can take that to the bank.

Bush and Cheney did, and Trump certainly will.

Cartoon: The unpersuadable (how Trump could win the election)

Props to Tom Tomorrow

Do any Dem PACs run ads in Red states about governors refused free medicaid $$$?

It seems like that would be a good short and long term investment and maybe put some Republicans who thought they were safe on the defensive.

What's the best short story by known author about death of a loved one?

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