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  • "Had Mitt and I Won, This Would Not Be Necessary"

    01/15/2014 7:21:15 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 383 replies
    Slate ^ | 15 Jan 14 | David Weigel
    The feedback continues, with a bunch of military veterans and family members asking me how I could defend the callous COLA cuts to military pensions by way of explaining why Congress is trying to undo them. Another reader email: I strenuously object to being asked to sacrifice any more! I risked my life in two deployments to war zones, sacrificed my health (I'm also a disabled veteran), and jeopardized my relationship with my family for my country. I find Congress' latest demand a kick in the gut. We veterans and retirees have sacrificed enough without having to endure the...
  • (2008) Clinton Remark on Kennedy’s Killing Stirs Uproar

    08/10/2016 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2008 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.” Her remarks were met with quick criticism from the campaign of Senator Barack Obama the comments touched on one of the most sensitive aspects of the current presidential campaign — concern for Mr. Obama’s safety.
  • Hillary Clinton: 'Fully Licensed, Fully Validated' Gun Owners Can't Be Trusted

    05/07/2014 4:23:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 7, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 6th, Hillary Clinton gave a speech at a National Council for Behavioral Health conference in which she suggested that "fully licensed" and "fully validated" gun owners cannot be trusted to make sound decisions regarding gun usage. According to Politico, Clinton's said: At the rate we're going, we're going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated, in settings where [one] could be in a movie theater, and they don't like someone chewing gum loudly or talking on their cell phone and decide they have the perfect right to defend themselves against the gun chewer...
  • What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?

    05/01/2014 9:48:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | May/June 2014 | GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent in the national spotlight, she’s been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian, a Black Widow killer who offed Vincent Foster then led an unprecedented coverup, a pathological liar, a real estate swindler, a Commie, a harridan. Every aspect of her personal life has been ransacked; there’s no part of her 5-foot-7-inch body that hasn’t come under microscopic scrutiny, from her ankles to her neckline to her myopic blue eyes—not to mention the ever-changing parade...
  • Clinton apologies for Kennedy remark

    05/23/2008 2:13:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies · 860+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/23/8 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
    Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly apologized Friday after citing the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy as a reason to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination despite increasingly long odds. "I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever," the former first lady said. The episode occurred as Clinton campaigned in advance of the June 3 South Dakota primary. Responding to a question from the Sioux Falls Argus...
  • Clinton Cites Kennedy Assassination (Does the USSS Appove of this?)

    05/23/2008 1:54:48 PM PDT · by anymouse · 39 replies · 149+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/23/08 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sen. Hillary Clinton referred Friday to the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968 Democratic campaign as a reason she should continue to campaign despite increasingly long odds. Clinton was responding to a question from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial board about calls for her to drop out of the race. "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing the idea of dropping...
  • Obama Was Accused of Offering Hush Money to Jeremiah Wright... and No One Cared

    08/22/2018 7:25:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Matt Margolis
    ...if everything went down as Cohen says it did, then why wasn't Obama held to the same standard? That's right, Barack Obama also offered an individual hush money "for the principal purpose of influencing the election," but you probably never heard about it. It wasn't to silence a mistress though, it was to silence his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Wright's inflammatory, anti-American rhetoric caused Obama significant headaches during his first presidential campaign, and he tried to contain the damage to protect his chances of winning the White House. Edward Klein broke the story in the New York Post on May...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Was the Worst Presidential Nominee in History

    07/29/2018 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 July 2018 | John Hawkins
    Like every presidential election that liberals lose, years later we’re still hearing about how unfair it all was. Of course, the favorite complaint of liberals this time around is “Russia did it!” Even if you accept for the sake of argument that Russia wanted Trump to win and hacked John Podesta’s email (and neither of those assertions may be true), buying some inconsequential Facebook ads for both sides and revealing the contents of John Podesta’s emails (none of which turned into truly major stories) wasn’t exactly a game changer. Liberals also noted that Hillary would have won had the election...
  • Millions were donated for a recount of the 2016 election – where did it go?

    05/31/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is coming under renewed scrutiny after a Daily Beast report details that millions donated to a 2016 presidential election recount have been squandered in the years since.
  • Why Hillary Makes My Wife Scream

    04/23/2008 12:55:48 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 39 replies · 105+ views
    The Nation ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Tom Hayden
    My wife Barbara has begun yelling at the television set every time she hears Hillary Clinton. This is abnormal behavior, since Barbara is a meditative practitioner of everything peaceful and organic, and is inspired by Barack Obama's transformational appeal. For Barbara, Hillary has become the screech on the blackboard. From First Lady to Lady Macbeth.It's getting to me as well. Last year, I was somewhat reconciled to the prospect of supporting and pressuring Hillary as the nominee amidst the rising tide of my friends who already hated her, irrationally I thought. I was one of those people Barack accuses of...
  • Clinton warns against even symbolically recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    10/02/2011 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 40 replies
    Secretary of State Clinton, in a sharp departure from her stance when she was a senator, is warning that any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel must be avoided for the reason that it would jeopardize the peace process. Her warnings were issued in a brief she has just filed with the Supreme Court — in which she is arguing that a law she voted for when she was Senator is unconstitutional because it could require the U.S. government to give to an American citizen born at Jerusalem papers showing the birthplace as Israel.
  • The Misanthropic Mrs. Clinton ("Clinton hates everyone")

    04/25/2018 5:37:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/25/2018 | Kyle Smith
    A curious dualism emerges in New York Times reporter Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling. As I noted yesterday, Chozick makes it clear that she was rooting for Clinton. But she also thinks Clinton hates her. Chozick shouldn’t take things so personally: Clinton hates everyone. You can’t relate to people you despise. Her inability to master the basics of being a politician inspired one of the great underreported witticisms of the 2016 campaign, when Donald Trump was asked about his comparatively loose debate preparations. “I don’t need to rehearse being human,”...
  • Hillary Clinton on Election Night: ‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

    04/20/2018 7:34:08 AM PDT · by Dahoser · 139 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 20 | Gideon Resnick
    “No one in modern politics, male or female, has had to withstand more indignities, setbacks and cynicism. She developed protective armor that made the real Hillary Clinton an enigma. But if she was guarded about her feelings and opinions, she believed it was in careful pursuit of a dream for generations of Americans: the election of the country’s first woman president.” That would have been the nut graf of The New York Times story about Hillary Clinton’s historic victory that would have run under the headline “Madam President” spread across six front-page columns, according to reporter Amy Chozick’s new book,...
  • WHY HILL WON'T DROP OUT: BOBBY KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED IN JUNE

    05/23/2008 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 547 replies · 6,156+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 23, 2008
    Hillary Clinton is still in the presidential race, she said today, because "historically, it makes no sense" to quit, and added that, "Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June," making an odd comparison between the dead candidate and Barack Obama. "People have been trying to push me out since Iowa," she said to the Argus Leader's editorial board. Watch a live stream of the board meeting here: http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080523/FRONTPAGECAROUSEL/80522033&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL
  • The Fallacy of Clinton's 1968 Analogy

    05/24/2008 10:22:44 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 14 replies · 148+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 24, 2008 | By Jake Tapper
    Lost in the uproar over Sen. Hillary Clinton's invoking of the assassination of Robert Kennedy when explaining why her staying in the race won't hurt party unity is an actual examination of her comparison of the 2008 Democratic primary season to the one from 1968. Clinton yesterday before the Argus Leader editorial board also invoked her husband's race in 1992. We've already twice now looked at how her reference to how her husband was still campaigning in June 1992 is a disingenuous claim.
  • Hillary: Obama Assassination Insurance

    05/24/2008 12:23:51 PM PDT · by library user · 31 replies · 296+ views
    Outside the Beltway ^ | May 24, 2008 | by James Joyner
    Everyone’s abuzz over Hillary Clinton saying she is staying in the race just in case Barack Obama gets assassinated. Or, something like that: “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out. A very angry John Aravosis has the blow-by-blow of the story breaking and the various reactions and counter-reactions as they played out on television. Marc Ambinder notes that the part about Bill...
  • Hillary Clinton's colossal blunder simply the last straw

    05/24/2008 5:28:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 64 replies · 602+ views
    New ork Daily News ^ | Mahy 24, 2008 | Michael Goodwin
    SICK. Disgusting. And yet revealing. Hillary Clinton is staying in the race in the event some nut kills Barack Obama. It could happen, but what definitely has happened is that Clinton has killed her own chances of being vice president. She doesn't deserve to be elected dog catcher anywhere now. Her shocking comment to a South Dakota newspaper might qualify as the dumbest thing ever said in American politics. Her lame explanation that she brought up the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy because his brother Ted's illness was on her mind doesn't cut it. Not even close.
  • HOW COULD SHE GO THERE!? Hillary, Political Psychopath

    05/26/2008 9:30:06 PM PDT · by Democrats hate too much · 60 replies · 475+ views
    News | 5/25/2008 | emmavoberry
    HOW COULD SHE GO THERE!? Hillary, Political Psychopath* http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/5/25/123312/547/223/522533Sun May 25, 2008 at 03:40:57 PM PDT WHEN YOU SAY THE WORD "sociopath"most people think of serial killers. But although many serial killers are sociopaths, there are far more sociopaths leading ordinary lives. Chances are you know a sociopath. I say "ordinary lives," but what they do is far from ordinary. Sociopaths are people without a conscience. They don't have the normal empathy the rest of us take for granted. They don't feel affection. They don't care about others. But most of them are good observers, and they have learned how...
  • Clinton apologizes for RFK assassination comment

    05/23/2008 2:12:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 176 replies · 674+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-23-08 | Peter Hamby
    BRANDON, South Dakota (CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she regretted comments that evoked the June 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as part of her explanation for why she was staying in the presidential race late into the primary season. "Earlier today, I was discussing the Democratic primary history and in the course of that discussion mentioned the campaigns that both my husband and Senator Kennedy waged in California in June in 1992 and 1968, and I was referencing those to make the point that we have had nominating primary contests that go into June. That's an historic fact,” she...