Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

How the Democrats keep losing. 2017, part 4.






How the Democrats keep losing. The most recent addition to this exhibition–probably not the last–is now installed. Georgia’s 6th congressional district went for Republican Karen Handel. In no way was this a surprise, as far as I am concerned. See previous posts on this topic here and here. (Yes, it is time for the I-told-you-so’s.) The final outcome wasn’t all that much of a squeaker,… Read More

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Wasn’t Hillary Clinton going to fire Comey?






This is the kind of observation that makes some people flap their hands and dismiss ‘What-ifs’, but if Hillary Clinton had been elected to the White House, wasn’t she going to fire the FBI’s James B. Comey? Comey’s July 5, 2016, press conference was criticized across the political spectrum. Comey announced that Clinton would not be prosecuted for her private email server–but he also castigated her “extremely… Read More

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“What went wrong” in 2016? Are they kidding?






Going where the denial is thickest–in the news media As a rape survivor myself*, I believe Juanita Broaddrick. I listened to Ms. Broaddrick when she was interviewed on Dateline NBC back in 1999. I listened carefully to everything she said, and–as a lifelong registered Democrat myself–I believe her with all my heart. Her accusation was that Bill Clinton assaulted her, in Arkansas, years earlier, when… Read More

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A “vanilla characterization”: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Hillary Clinton






Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Hillary Clinton. Your cash is good at the bar. Emails recently released via wikileaks restore little hope about the Clinton team behind scenes. The excerpts below, verbatim and in-house, pertain to that vexed topic of Clinton’s paid speeches for Wall Street. They’re pretty clear. Little editorializing required. As Halloween approaches, some naked self-exposure of cynical willingness to fool the public is highlighted in orange: On… 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 are several genuine concerns. First, for the record–I am still… 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 in the 2016 Democratic national convention. They offered no specific… 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 a singular accusation against Senator Barack Obama. From transcripts: “SEN.… 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 on the 1968 race, she said that her husband had… Read More

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Hillary Clinton in campaign 2008: Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination as talking point






From transcripts Any candidate, having used a good talking point once, will likely repeat it. Talking points are a minor staple of political campaigns. The utterance may be fairly spontaneous the first time, but pretty soon it gets embedded in the basic stump speech. Then it gets repeated, and repeated, and repeated, with minor tweaks. Repetition is a characteristic of campaigns. Policy positions get repeated,… Read More

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September 11, 2012. A Day in the Life of Hillary Clinton’s Career Ambitions






Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had two chief rivals in the corridors of power–Vice President Joseph Biden and then-Ambassador to the U.N. Susan E. Rice. Each outweighed her in credibility, dependability, and sincerity. Biden posed by far the biggest threat as potential presidential candidate. Rice was being mentioned as next Secretary of State. Two of the first emails Mrs. Clinton issued before dawn on September… Read More

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