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Nobody was ever going to out-mediocre them again






Today’s history lesson: Back home in Arkansas after Georgetown University, Oxford, and Yale Law School, William Jefferson Clinton ran for governor in 1978, and won. He had previously run–in his twenties–for the U.S. House of Representatives and lost, then for state Attorney General and won. In 1979, he became the youngest governor in the U.S. Read More

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Secretary Clinton all smiles at newest Trump tape; will media mention Juanita Broaddrick?






For that matter, will they mention the invasion of Iraq? The 2016 primary elections in Maryland, by the time we actually got sort of a chance to vote, were a mixed bag. Full disclosure–I myself voted (early voting) for Bernie Sanders and Sanders delegates, a Democratic senate candidate who won, a House candidate who didn’t, and Read More

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Toxic atmosphere 2016






Re the 2016 presidential election My immediate political concern is the current atmosphere. Poisonous rhetoric swirls around both major-party candidates like a toxic dust cloud. It comes from both of them and goes at both of them. It comes from their allies and supporters, both sides, and is directed against their allies and supporters, both Read More

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WaPo report: razor-thin Clinton “edge” even in 50-state hand-picked poll






WaPo headline reverses the story My morning paper on September 7 had an unusual feature. The 9-16ths-inch headline on The Washington Post’s front page trumpeted, “Clinton has edge in 50-state poll.” Inside, a special pull-out section on “CAMPAIGN 2016” seemed to expand the story. Actually, it contradicted the headline. Let’s start with the easy part–pictures. This parti-colored Read More

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Double threat tonight: The presidential debate, and the media coverage afterward






Live-blogging the September 26 presidential debate Warm-up thoughts, jotted down to start with –Resisted temptation to use quotation marks around debate and coverage, in title above –Bruising still not healed from media handling of that first Democratic primary debate on September 13, 2015. Lemmingword of the day: “commanding.” –Guess we all got our marching orders. Read More

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Pneumonia and Dishonesty






As has now been disclosed, Secretary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, September 9, according to the statement by her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack. Her campaign revealed the diagnosis on Sunday, September 11–five hours after a videotape aired her condition. Setting aside duplicity, spin and careerism, from the perspective of the body politic there Read More

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What are “pay to play letters”? –






Those Democratic National Committee emails — Other DNC emails released by Wikileaks in Friday’s first batch contain splashier exchanges of personalities and worse, including the plot to paint Bernie Sanders as an atheist. But the email thread I want to know more about is the one about “pay to play letters.” Here is the full Read More

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Hillary Clinton about 2008: “Eventually I just decided I had to withdraw”






Sunday, May 1 (May Day): CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Tapper interviewing Secretary Clinton, established two points. First, in spite of polls showing widespread doubt about Clinton’s honesty, Clinton still tends to make recklessly inaccurate statements in public venues. Second, Clinton and strategist Karen Finney suggested no particular place for Senator Bernie Sanders Read More

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Hillary Clinton on using other people’s words (2008)






There is a great Saturday Night Live parody of Hillary Clinton literally turning into Bernie Sanders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs47ce4QRBY (Video clips of the hilarious skit are widely available on the Internet, here and here among other places.) Now let’s get back to that topic of amnesia about 2008. On Thursday, February 21, in the 2008 campaign, Senator Hillary Clinton leveled Read More

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Defeat amnesia: More on Hillary Clinton comments in 2008






More on Hillary Clinton in 2008– The previous blog (Friday, April 15) was a reminder of Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 comments on assassination. Specifically, she instanced as the reason for her staying in the 2008 race the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968. As a parallel to the effect of that tragic event Read More

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