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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:11 AM
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HRC, Rwanda, Samantha Powers and Monster Bullshit...
I have been following presidential politics since the early 1980's and the longer I do, the more I realize how much the Clinton's are more about Number One than the national party or Democratic strength. It really is about "them" and here is some more proof.

Samantha Powers, a human rights and genocide academic and activist, was just fired for referring to HRC as a "monster."

In contrast, HRC had an adviser state Obama is just like Ken Starr.

My point is, during the Clinton years, Bill Clinton refused to send troops into Rwanda mainly because his main opposition was a Republican congress and this led to the hacking deaths of almost a million people.

So Samantha Powers who documented this terrible genocide in 100 days is expendable because a supposed Democrat complains about it, while the other falls along the roadside.

It's quite odd to me that HRC is more offended at being called a "monster" while ignoring her husband folded to a Republican Congress which led to the deaths of almost 1 million people.

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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:15 AM
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1. She was fired for taking the campaign off message.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 02:16 AM by DURHAM D
Has nothing to do with Hillary. Has only to do with discipline of a campaign. She screwed up big time.

Also, you have conflated two incidents.
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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:47 AM
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10. I linked the two because....
it shows the level of ridiculousness when it comes to the kind of things that "outrage" HRC and her supporters....
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:17 AM
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2. He only fired her for show. There has been much worse from them.
Why don't you email the great leader and ask him to take her back. I'm sure she'll provide more entertainment for us all.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:19 AM
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3. Samantha Power has more intelligence in her fingernail than anyone I've seen in HRC's camp
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:55 AM
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7. Her nail lady must have gone overboard this week with the clipping.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:42 AM
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9. How smart can she be talking like that to a newspaper?
Hasn't she heard about the politics of hope? Isn't she one of the one's we've been waiting for?
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:22 AM
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5. LOL!! coming from a hillbot who thinks that Obama is KKKarl's puppet
that's a riot. now you can return to your adulation of hillypoo.
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Growler Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:08 AM
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8. Like what?
> There has been much worse from them.

Evidence? Links? Or just more wind-baggage??
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:21 AM
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4. Why keep trying to rationalize it?
This is what happens in politics when someone becomes a liability.

Hillary didnt fire her, btw, Obama did.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:53 AM
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6. As an Edwards supporter I really can't embrace either
candidate at this time. This reference to Ken Starr by the Clinton campaign was referencing what? As bad as Ken Star was to the Clinton's, he is a person with a name. The reference by the Obama staff member with her pedigreed background was referencing what? Calling the former first lady a monster is wrong. Period..... We need to remember that in the end, one of these two will be our primary winner representing us in the G.E. This situation between the two candidates is just so unnecessary. People are homeless, dying in a war that was manufactured, and we spend more in this country to incarcerate each other, than we do to educated each other.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:56 AM
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12. Too bad.
The fact that Power was an advisor means there really is a difference in substance.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:53 AM
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11. It's just faux outrage..the kind the media loves best..
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 10:54 AM by SoCalDem
anyone her age, and at her level , has been called much worse..and probably to her fae..

Monster is pretty tame, as insults go..and sometimes the actions of a person can push another to say something they wish they hadn't..BFD..

After all the shit piled on last week, I cannot say I disagree with her assessment entirely.

Monsters are a part of our lexicon..

Monster.com
Cookie Monster
MonsterBurgers
Monsters Inc.

People actually LIKE monsters.. they dress up like them on Halloween..they pay millions of dollars to see them at the movies..

Luckily for us , most people are not paying all that much attention to MSNBC,CNN,Fox et al..and magazines have a pretty low circulation, and people's lives are pretty well consumed with work, family and more work.
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