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I'm not sure we are supposed to remember that, notice the absence of those

who are excited about her continuing Obama's policies ?

This guy seems to be all over the place but on some things he appears to make sense


Eleven hours after the hearing began, Gowdy gave up. Clinton was exhausted but still in good humor. Her inquisitors, however, were furious. After all the subpoenas, emails, and testimony, the evidence had once again failed to match their beliefs. But the committee did its job. It clarified the truth about Benghazi: Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong. And Republicans can’t stand it.


Eventually, Gohmert ran out of gas and tried to remember why he was there. “This is a hearing about Planned Parenthood,” he acknowledged, groping for a connection. His anger and confusion were embarrassing. This is a party in complete disarray, unable to maintain its focus or even choose a leader. And in all its show trials, the saddest spectacle is itself.


If Republicans win the White House next year, they’ll almost certainly control the entire federal government. Many of them, running for president or aspiring to leadership roles in Congress, are trying to block the nuclear deal with Iran. This would be a good time for these leaders to show that they’re ready for the responsibilities of national security and foreign policy. Instead, they’re showing the opposite. Over the past several days, congressional hearings on the deal have become a spectacle of dishonesty, incomprehension, and inability to cope with the challenges of a multilateral world.


Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate revealed much more than the state of the horse race. It didn’t just pit Hillary Clinton against Sen. Bernie Sanders, or affect Vice President Joe Biden’s decision about running, or introduce the other candidates. It framed the whole election. Democrats are putting together a case for jerking the leash on capitalism. It’s moral, pragmatic, and smart. It fits the spirit of the times. Republicans had better come up with an answer.


By the end of the evening, Cruz, Carson, Trump, Rubio, and several other candidates had declared war on the press. They claimed to speak for the Republican Party, the American people, and the truth. These candidates are deluded. Many of their statements were falsified on the spot. Others were exposed as absurd by their opponents. It’s true that the debate exposed a division within the country. But the division isn’t between the press and the public. It’s between people who listen to evidence—reporters, policy analysts, and many Democrats and Republicans—and an impervious, defiant wing of the GOP.


Rubio Is Lying About Hillary Lying. The Republican candidate’s claims about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi fall apart under scrutiny
Marco Rubio speaks with confidence. That’s a big reason why Republican donors are turning away from Jeb Bush and toward Rubio: They see the Florida senator as a more forceful spokesman for conservatism. Political reporters are dazzled, too. They see Rubio as the emerging “establishment” candidate, ready to take on the know-nothings—Donald Trump and Ben Carson—and the scorched-earth ideologue, Sen. Ted Cruz.
But is Rubio really a mainstream candidate? Or is he, like Cruz, a man who says with firm conviction things that just aren’t true?


GOP’s arguments, you have to understand two things about Planned Parenthood. First, most of what it does isn’t abortion. Its affiliates provide about 10 million services a year: 4.4 million tests and treatments related to sexually transmitted diseases, 3.5 million birth-control services, 1 million pregnancy tests, 500,000 breast exams, 378,000 pap tests, and 327,000 abortions. That makes abortions about 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s work (though a bigger share of its revenue, since abortions are relatively expensive).

Second, more than 80 percent of the money Planned Parenthood gets from the federal government is Medicaid reimbursement. It isn’t assigned to Planned Parenthood up front. It’s paid as compensation to clinics for services they’ve delivered to people covered by Medicaid. If those people choose other doctors or clinics, Planned Parenthood doesn’t get paid.

Yep. "cut it out." will work so much better than regulation.

No he did not tweet it or retweet it.

Nice try though.


But it was what Sanders didn't do that earned him Bonner's gratitude.

He did not impose upon Ms. Geneva to ask for a picture of his own. He did not use the moment as an opportunity to promote his campaign. He took no record, he made no statement. He did not try to turn it into a publicity stunt. He simply made space for a sacred moment, and then let it pass without trying to gain anything from it. For that, I respect him. For that, I am grateful. That choice may not have made him a very good politician, but it made him a better man.

Not only did Sanders make no mention of this meeting in the public sphere, but he also used one of the biggest national platforms to finally answer the demand he and Martin O'Malley received months ago at Netroots Nation: He said Bland's name, and in doing so humanized a movement in which he is still working to find his footing. As DeRay Mckesson wrote following his meetings with Sanders and fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Sanders certainly does have a lot of work ahead of him, but he has a "strong initial platform" that reflects his genuine anger about the broken criminal justice system. And, as Colin McEnroe wrote for Salon following the debate, it is perhaps this anger that reflects Sanders' authenticity and makes him appeal to voters.

Bernie didn't accuse Hillary of shouting either if you want to parse words.

It's unforgivable. This old thread was brought up in a new thread


Great links proving the "shouting" wasn't directed at her.

Thank you.

Sanders and Clinton: What's all the shouting about?

When Bernie Sanders used the word "shouting" during the Democratic presidential debate, he was referring to the tone of the gun control debate, not his opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton . Despite how obvious this was, Clinton (or perhaps her advisors) began slowly re-purposing the word as a sexist insult.

She made references to being "silenced" and being "told to quit talking" about gun control, one issue on which she differs sharply with Sanders. Finally, during a speech Friday at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, she went with the strategy full tilt. "When women talk," she said, "some people think we're shouting."

The quote quickly became immortalized as the kind of bromide-in-a-text-box that gets passed around on social media because it's mistaken for wisdom. In spirited "You go, girl" fashion, women cheered Clinton on and backed her up, channeling their real-life grievances through this pretend affront and chalking Sanders up as sexist, even though his record on women is pretty spotless.

Let's say Sanders had accused Clinton of shouting; a better response from her would have been, "It takes one to know one." Sanders, as anyone can tell, is a world-class shouter. He shouts from the podium, where his volume not only goes up to 11 but also usually starts somewhere around eight. He's been known to shout at interviewers even when they're sitting a foot away. According to reports, he shouts at his staff. No matter where he is or what he's talking about, his delivery sounds like he's trying to order a bagel with a schmear in a cacophonous New York deli.

Interesting. When he shouted at the debate about the country being sick of her damn e mail. She didn't complain about that.


Now I see what that was about.

Cross posting this link to an OP in GDP by kpete


This is the ultimate measure of a man, the man we support for President. Everyone else comes up short.
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