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Donald Trump's Lies Versus Hillary Clinton's Lies

Donald Trump's Lies Versus Hillary Clinton's Lies:

When Hillary Clinton gets pressed on her somewhat slippery answers about why exactly she decided to use an off-label email server, she ends up looking evasive. She looks and acts like a normal human being who’s been caught out in an embarrassing situation. She’s admitted that she did the wrong thing, but she also doesn’t think she should suffer any consequences for it. It’s not a great look.

Trump, by contrast, is shameless. What’s his plan for ISIS? It’s a secret. If the generals are so dumb, why would he ask for their plan? He’ll get different generals.

Trump hasn’t learned. He doesn’t know basic facts about the world, and he doesn’t care. The question now is whether the American people will.

This sums it up. Hillary is basic political spin. She’s not even that good at it. Trump is a nutter detached from reality.

He raised taxes on the rich - against the wishes of every single Republican in Congress.

Romney and today's GOP often cite the balanced budgets and surpluses that marked the late years of the 1990s, generally crediting them to what was then a Republican-controlled Congress. They'll also give Clinton a measure of credit, if only as a backdoor means of slamming Obama, by citing welfare reform or some other compromise he struck with Republicans. But there's really only one thing that Bill Clinton did to erase the deficit: He raised taxes on the rich - against the wishes of every single Republican in Congress.
When Mitt ridiculed Clinton - War Room - salon.com

Clinton Sees An Early Payoff of U.S. Debt

Mr. Clinton, in an announcement from the White House, called on Republican leaders in Congress to “put politics aside and join me” in a budget proposal that would pay off dollars 3.6 trillion in debt by 2013. This, he said, would leave the United States debt-free for the first time since 1835.

"What we’re doing by taking this position," Mr. Clinton said, "is maximizing the choices the next president and the next Congress will have."

From Consumer Confidence Hits an All-Time High - Jobs Called ‘Plentiful’ - Clinton Sees An Early Payoff of U.S. Debt - NYTimes.com

Remember when?

Tea'd Off'

I didn't like Bill Clinton: thought he had sold access to the Lincoln Bedroom and lied under oath about sexual harassment and possibly even bombed Sudan on a "wag the dog" basis. But when I sometimes agreed to go on the radio stations of the paranoid right, it was only to be told that this was all irrelevant. Didn't I understand that Clinton and his wife had murdered Vince Foster and were, even as I spoke, preparing to take advantage of the Y2K millennium crisis-remember that?-in order to seize power for life and become the Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu of our day? These people were not interested in the president's actual transgressions. They were looking to populate their fantasy world with new and more lurid characters.


From Tea’d Off | Politics | Vanity Fair


Hitch points out what the tea party looked like in the 1990s.

Clinton, Obama and McCain on WWE

Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain will appear on World Wrestling Entertainment’s live “Monday Night Raw” (8-11 p.m. EST on cable’s USA network) but instead of smacking each other down, they separately will deliver some wrestling-themed stumping in taped messages before Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary.
The Associated Press: Clinton, Obama and McCain on WWE’s `Monday Night Raw’

Just one of those days where the AP reads like the Onion.

A Vast Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of conservative crusades, spent heavily to expose Bill Clinton’ s “ Troopergate” misbehavior. Now Scaife’s divorce from his second wife, Ritchie, is providing another unsavory saga…adultery! addiction! assault! dognapping!?!
From A Vast Right-Wing Hypocrisy: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com

I used to joke that there is no vast right wing conspiracy, but there is Richard Mellon Scaife. I’ve also referred to him as the conservative Keyser Soze.

Clinton Assails Bush's 'War on Science'

Clinton focused mostly on policy proposals, but she also drew laughs for paraphrasing the faux right-wing fury of Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, saying “this administration doesn’t make decisions on facts, it makes facts based on decisions.”
From Wired News - AP News

Its sad that Science is becoming controversial. When she says When I am president, scientific integrity will not be the exception it will be the rule. my only thought is why is that an issue?

The Marc Rich Pardon case

KANJORSKI: And do they continue to represent Mr. Rich or up until the time they took some official capacity?
QUINN: Today? Well, Mr. Libby’s in government.
From CNN Transcript - Special Event: Marc Rich Pardon: Attorney Jack Quinn Testifies Before House Government Reform Committee - February 8, 2001

Lots of GOPers are talking about the Clinton pardon of Mark Rich and using it as an excuse for the Bush Administration commuting the sentence of Libby. Well…I did a little research to fact check some of the claims about Mr Rich and his pardon and it turns out that the guy that helped get Mark Rich his pardon was no other than Scotter Libby. Too damn weird.

Rove in action

Tim Griffin, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, admits his appointment in December was political, but maintains he’s qualified to hold the post.
From kuar NewsRoom via Think Progress

Anyone else think that the placement of a Rove staffer as the US Attorney in Arkansas might have something to do with Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign? Anyone want to start a betting pool on when this staffer will start investigating Clinton’s actions at her old law firm?

Andrew Sullivan on Sen. Clinton's "cootie vibes"

Time blogger Andrew Sullivan said “when I see [Clinton] … all the cootie vibes sort of resurrect themselves.” Sullivan added that he considered Clinton a “very sensible senator,” stated that it was “hard to disagree with her on the war,” and admitted that he “actually [found] her positions appealing in many ways.” Nevertheless, he concluded: “I just can’t stand her. I’m sorry about that.”
From Media Matters

I only hope that Mr. Sullivan can resist the urge to pull her pigtails and dangle a dead bug in her face.

California Plan for Health Care Would Cover All

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday proposed extending health care coverage to all of California's 36 million residents as part of a sweeping package of changes to the state's huge, troubled health care system.
From California Plan for Health Care Would Cover All - New York Times

After reading more on Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposed, I feel confident is saying; this is exactly the same as the Hillary-care plan from 1993. They did file the serial numbers off and give it a new coat of paint, but every major point is the same. They even decided to rename the taxes that would fund it the same way. Fees. As if anyone who is against taxes to pay for health care would be pro-fees.