Posts Tagged ‘ Democratic Party ’

Unpacking the DNC emails

July 27, 2016
posted by

Peter Van Buren The American Conservative
by Peter Van Buren  

"The same people on the Clinton team who made enormous efforts to claim her private email server -- which operated unencrypted over the Internet for three months, including during trips to China and Russia, and which contained top-secret national-security data -- was not hacked by the Russians now are certain that the DNC server was hacked by the Russians. ... Instead of focusing on the contents of the hacked emails and the dirty tricks they exposed, many mainstream-media outlets headlined instead the Clinton-campaign talking point that the Russians hacked the emails and released them in an effort to derail her candidacy in favor of Donald Trump's." (07/26/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/unpacking-the-dnc-emails/  

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Disorder at Democratic convention as Clinton’s Pyrrhic coronation approaches

July 26, 2016
posted by

Bloomberg    

"Bernie Sanders's supporters erupted in boos and chants almost from the moment the Democratic convention was called to order Monday, ignoring pleas from their candidate to avoid protests and threatening to undo the carefully crafted display of unity that Hillary Clinton's campaign had plotted for her formal nomination. ... The convention opened in Philadelphia with [Debbie] Wasserman Schultz absent from the DNC chair's usual place on the stage bringing down the gavel. After months of rising pressure, she was forced to resign amid the furor brought on by the release of hacked DNC e-mails that showed the party apparatus favoring Clinton over Sanders, a longstanding complaint of his campaign." (07/25/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-25/robby-mook-dismisses-furor-over-dnc-e-mails-as-temporary  

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Hillary Clinton’s dangerously coherent foreign policy

July 25, 2016
posted by

Reason Reason
by Thaddeus Russell  

"To Clinton and other inheritors of Wilson's calling, Trump's specific sins are what some have crudely called isolationism. Rather than seek U.S. military dominance as a means to extend American influence, Trump has insisted that other nations bolster their militaries and defend themselves, which Clinton dismissively reduced to a demand to 'let more countries have nuclear weapons.' ... What Clinton offers instead of Trump's 'truly dangerous path' is a foreign policy built upon the classically Wilsonian idea that America 'is an exceptional country' that is the 'last, best hope on earth.' She promises to 'secure American leadership' and to prove, through diplomacy and military action, that 'our country represents something special, not just to us, [but] to the world.' Unfortunately, presidents with these coherent ideas have been the most dangerous of all." (07/25/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/07/25/hillary-clintons-dangerously-coherent-fo  

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Wasserman Schultz booed at Democratic convention breakfast

July 25, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"There was little evidence of unity on the first morning of the Democratic National Convention as controversial Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz was greeted by boos and jeers at her home state's breakfast meeting. Dozens of people sporting shirts and pins in support of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders booed, yelled and waved signs as Wasserman Schultz attempted to speak to the Florida Delegation at Philadelphia's Downtown Marriott hotel. ... The outcry came just one day after Wasserman Schultz said she would step down from her chairmanship at the end of the convention after a massive email leak showed DNC officials giving preference to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the prolonged primary contest against Sanders. Protesters held up signs that simply read 'E-MAILS" while others read sarcastically 'Thanks for the 'Help' Debbie! :).'" (07/25/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-conventions/wasserman-schultz-gets-booed-florida-convention-breakfast-n616161  

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Wikileaks bags big game: Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair after convention

July 25, 2016
posted by

Wikileaks Washington Post    

"The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said she will resign this week in the aftermath of the release of thousands of embarrassing internal email exchanges among Democratic officials. ... In a trove of messages released by hackers on the website WikiLeaks, party officials discuss boosting Hillary Clinton's candidacy during the primaries -- and disparage Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The Clinton campaign -- and several cyber security experts -- said the leak was a political ploy carried out by the Russian government to aid in the election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump." [editor's note: Standard Clinton rhetoric -- everyone is to blame except for misdeeds that are exposed except for the people who actually committed those misdeeds - TLK] (07/24/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hacked-emails-cast-doubt-on-hopes-for-party-unity-at-democratic-convention/2016/07/24/a446c260-51a9-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html  

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Should a VP be one person’s choice?

July 25, 2016
posted by

Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education
by Lawrence W Reed  

"Irvine Luther Lenroot, a Wisconsin 'progressive,' was Warren Harding's personal pick to be his vice presidential running mate on the GOP ticket in 1920. Harding favored Lenroot for ideological balance but the party's conventioneers had another (and much better) idea. At the last minute, a delegate from Oregon nominated Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts. With Harding and the party bosses absent (they left town, figuring the convention would dutifully ratify their selection), the independent-minded delegates approved Coolidge on the first ballot instead. ... For Democrats meeting in Philadelphia this week: You've been told you should ratify one woman's choice for a running mate. But if you dumped him, it wouldn't be the first time something like that happened at a national convention." (07/24/16)

https://fee.org/articles/should-a-vp-be-one-person-s-choice/  

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Should we feel the Johnson?

July 25, 2016
posted by

Unqualified Offerings
by Thoreau  

"Trump is certainly scaring a lot of people away from the GOP. However, if all he does is scare people away then all it will mean is an internal GOP conflict where they fight over how conservative they should or shouldn't be. If you want to see them fundamentally change (as opposed to just recalibrating) then some of those voters need to bolt for someone other than Hillary Clinton. Otherwise the only real fact on the ground will be that the Trumpeters were there and ran the show and while they failed they were at least there, unlike the guys who bolted. Plus, it's not like Mitt Romney (surely a moderate in comparison with Trump!) exactly rocked the world in 2012. I don't want to be in a country where one of the two parties is in a negotiation between Ted Cruz and the Trumpeters. I hold out hope that a showing of support for Gary Johnson could shake it up by turning that GOP civil war into a 3-way battle." (07/23/16)

http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2016/07/23/19272  

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WikiLeaks email dump reveals that mainstream media works directly with Hillary, DNC

July 24, 2016
posted by

Wikileaks Anti Media    

"Wikileaks's Friday leak of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails reveals many nefarious activities. In light of new evidence the DNC intentionally sabotaged Bernie Sanders while DNC staffers mocked him, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party continue to be hit with embarrassing revelations. One of the most damning findings of the leak is the fact Clinton and the DNC have worked closely with, manipulated, and bullied media outlets." (07/23/16)

http://theantimedia.org/wikileaks-media-dnc-hillary/  

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The Trump campaign: A pre-mortem

July 24, 2016
posted by

Liberty Unbound Liberty Unbound
by Jon Harrison  

"The Trump campaign went into the Republican convention virtually tied with Hillary Clinton in most national polls. Whether the show in Cleveland helped or hurt Trump will be known in coming days, but poll numbers in July mean nothing for November. And in November Trump will go down, possibly in a landslide. To this point Trump has shown an almost magical ability to overcome obstacles (many of them self-generated) that would have destroyed any other candidate for the presidency. On the road to Cleveland he vanquished no fewer than 16 rivals, including some of the biggest names in the GOP. Yet it seems clear that he has no more chance of stopping Hillary than Merlin had of stopping King Arthur's marriage to Guinevere." (07/23/16)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1580  

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Secret Service investigates Trump adviser who said Clinton should be executed

July 20, 2016
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The Great Cornholio Washington Post    

"The Secret Service is investigating one of Donald Trump's most outspoken supporters, a New Hampshire state representative who said this week that Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason. 'The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation,' Nicole Mainor, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said about the comments from Al Baldasaro. The investigation was first reported by the Daily Beast. Baldasaro, a Republican from Londonderry, N.H., is a former Marine who calls himself Trump's 'veteran advisor.'" (07/20/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/20/secret-service-investigates-trump-advisor-who-said-clinton-should-be-executed/  

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Watchdog: HUD’s Castro violated federal law by touting Clinton in interview

July 19, 2016
posted by

Fox News    

"Housing Secretary and potential Democratic vice-presidential prospect Julian Castro violated federal law when he touted Hillary Clinton's candidacy in a media interview earlier this year, according to a federal watchdog report released Monday. The seven-page report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded Castro violated the Hatch Act, which bars most Executive Branch officials from expressing their political views while on official business. According to the report, he crossed the line during an April 4 interview that mostly was about HUD’s plans to increase Internet access to children and other agency-related issues. Castro, though, responded to a question during the Yahoo News interview about Clinton’s presidential bid." (07/19/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/19/watchdog-huds-castro-violated-federal-law-by-touting-clinton-in-interview.html  

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Hillary says Trump is most dangerous presidential candidate ever — but she is

July 19, 2016
posted by

The Daily Bell
by staff  

"Clinton, in an interview with CBS News'[s] Charlie Rose, believes Donald Trump has 'no self-discipline, no self-control, no sense of history, no understanding of the limits of the kind of power that any president should impose upon himself.' All of this could be applied to Clinton. She is by far the more dangerous of the two candidates. If Clinton gets into office, she will start or expand wars and through large economic programs will ensure the US's quasi-depression deepens and that the economy never truly recovers at all (even though it may seem to.) If things aren't getting worse, Hillary's power is not advancing. She is good at making things worse." (07/19/16)

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/hillary-says-trump-is-most-dangerous-presidential-candidate-ever-but-she-is/  

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Donald and Hillary in Plunderland

July 18, 2016
posted by

Richard M. Ebeling Foundation for Economic Education
by Richard M Ebeling  

"Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent variations on the same political theme: the interventionist-welfare state, with each pandering to different coalitions of special interests and ideological groups. Both are promising their constituents different varieties of something-for-nothing: for instance, free or heavily subsidized college tuition in Clinton's case and a 'beautiful,' 'huge' wall on the Mexican border in Trump's case. Both promise jobs that are well-paying and secure from the realities of an ever-changing global economy. In their own ways, both promise to make America safe and 'great' again. Even where they seem to differ, their basic tools are the same." (07/18/16)

https://fee.org/articles/donald-and-hillary-in-plunderland/  

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Degree of certainty: Why Hillary wins

July 18, 2016
posted by

Independent Country
by James Leroy Wilson  

"Donald Trump has picked Mike Pence as his running mate. While I most likely disagree with Pence on most things, he might be a relatively capable Oval Office sitter if Trump wins but resigns in a year to become a judge on America's Got Talent. But that won't happen. Whatever Pence's qualifications may be, the ticket as a whole has a glaring omission: nobody with a Harvard or Yale degree. That means it will lose." (07/15/16)

http://independentcountry.blogspot.com/2016/07/degree-of-certainlty-why-hillary-wins.html  

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Clinton vs. Trump: Who’s worse?

July 17, 2016
posted by

Reason Reason
by Jesse Walker et. al  

"It's not unusual for libertarians to have a hard time backing either major party's presidential candidate, but the dispiriting choice between Clinton and Trump has even the most Republican-friendly members of the movement holding their noses. So reason decided to ask some prominent libertarian and libertarian-leaning figures which candidate offends them more. Unlike [PJ] O'Rourke and [Rand] Paul, the people surveyed below are not making endorsements here -- many will be voting for a third-party candidate or staying home. They're answering a simpler question: not Who will you vote for? but Which one of these two is worse?" for publication 08/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/07/17/clinton-vs-trump-whos-worse  

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The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders’s “political revolution”

July 14, 2016
posted by

OpEdNews
by Patrick Martin  

"Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, not with a bang but a whimper. The Vermont senator formally endorsed his rival in an undignified prostration before the Democratic Party establishment and Wall Street's favored presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The unity rally featuring Sanders and Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had all the spontaneity and enthusiasm of a going-out-of-business sale. The funereal atmosphere was perhaps fitting, because with the demise of the Sanders campaign, the Democratic Party has demonstrated, for the thousandth time, its historical role as the graveyard of progressive movements and efforts to achieve reform through the capitalist two-party system." (07/13/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-predictable-and-pathet-by-Patrick-Martin-Bernie-Sanders_Hillary-Clinton_Political-Values_Revolution-160713-788.html  

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Response to Sanders’s endorsement of Clinton

July 12, 2016
posted by

OpEdNews
by Dr. Jill Stein  

"Sadly, [Bernie] Sanders is one of a long line of true reformers that have been undermined by the Democratic Party. The eventual suppression of the Sanders campaign was virtually guaranteed from the beginning with super-delegates and super Tuesdays, that were created after George McGovern's nomination to prevent grassroots campaigns from winning the nomination again. Sanders, a life-long independent who has advocated for building an independent democratic socialist party similar to Canada's New Democratic Party, has said that his decision to run as a Democrat was based on pragmatism, but there is nothing pragmatic about supporting a party that for decades has consistently sold out the progressive majority to the billionaire class. This false pragmatism is not the path to revolutionary change but rather an incrementalism that keeps us trapped, voting for lesser evil again and again." (07/12/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Jill-Stein-Response-to-San-by-Jill-Stein-Jill-Stein-160712-385.html  

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Sanders endorses Clinton

July 12, 2016
posted by

Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"A contentious Democratic primary fight ended Tuesday with hugs, handshakes and thank yous, as Bernie Sanders told supporters that their 'political revolution' was dependent upon getting Hillary Clinton elected as the country's next president. ... Sanders delivered the endorsement just two weeks shy of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia but Clinton offered a huge smile, embracing Sanders as they raised their arms in unity. The former secretary of state said the final four months of the campaign would be 'much more enjoyable' working alongside Sanders and echoed her campaign slogan, 'We are stronger together.'" (07/12/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-new-hampshire-20160712-story.html  

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Why is Hillary Clinton still a hawk?

July 5, 2016
posted by

Steve Chapman Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"According to Gallup, 68 percent of Democrats think the Iraq War was a mistake -- compared with just 31 percent of Republicans. Two in three reject the use of ground combat troops against Islamic State. Then there is Hillary Clinton, who will be this year's nominee. Few Democrats have more consistently favored the use of military force. She voted for the Iraq War. As secretary of state, she urged President Obama to escalate the war in Afghanistan." (07/04/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/07/04/why-is-hillary-clinton-still-a-hawk  

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Why, journalists, why?

June 28, 2016
posted by

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob  

"In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Mrs. Clinton was reported to enjoy a seven-point lead, but when voters were offered all likely ballot options, including Johnson, the Libertarian, and Stein, the Green, Hillary bettered Donald by only one point: 39-38 percent. But why would journalists and editors systematically rig the reporting of politics?" (06/28/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/06/28/why-journalists-why/  

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If you are not angry about the Democratic platform TPP scam you are not paying attention

June 28, 2016
posted by

OpEdNews
by The Pen  

"We got an email chiding us for expressing anger in our last message, wherein we condemned the draft Democratic party platform's non-position on the TPP. Yeah, well guess what, we, and a LOT of other people, are just beginning to get angry about this. And unless you want #TrumpTheFraud as your next president of the United States, the Democratic party better get a damn clue, and get it fast. What Part Of No TPP Don't You Get? ... We are not demanding that Hillary Clinton adopt Bernie's position on this. NO ... we are demanding she adopt her OWN stated position on this, or at least what she led us to believe." (06/28/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/If-You-Are-Not-Angry-About-by-The-Pen-Democratic-Convention_Democratic-Cowards_Democratic-Leadership-Council_Democratic-Primary-160628-747.html  

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Clinton gains 12 percent point lead over Trump in election survey

June 27, 2016
posted by

Hawaii Telegraph    

"Two new polls on the U.S. presidential elections reportedly showed that Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton edged over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to secure a double-digit lead. According to reports, the poll gives Clinton a 51-39 lead against Trump, with an increase of 12 percentage points, where both candidates were at a statistical tie in May. The poll results reportedly indicate that a large majority have registered their growing unease over Trump’s candidacy and see him as 'discriminatory and unqualified.'" (06/28/16)

http://www.hawaiitelegraph.com/index.php/sid/245344349  

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Party’s over, quarter billion dollars on Bernie, now what?

June 26, 2016
posted by

OpEdNews
by David Swanson  

"Well meaning people just spent a quarter billion dollars on the Bernie Sanders campaign which continues operations while its candidate says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president. Let's put that in a little perspective. Iraqis fleeing Fallujah yet again, as wars that Hillary Clinton pushed for roll on, are in need, according to the United Nations, of $17.5 million for survival. I work for an organization opposing war, called World Beyond War, which runs on less than $50,000 a year. Many good organizations pursuing just what this world needs run on less than that, but you could fund 5,000 organizations at the level of World Beyond War's current funding for what's been spent on Bernie. Has Sanders for President been a wise investment or not?" (06/26/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Party-s-Over-Quarter-Bill-by-David-Swanson-Bernie-Or-Bust_Bernie-Sanders_Bernie-Sanders_Bernie-Sanders-2016-Presidential-Candidate-160626-375.html  

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No, the polls aren’t biased. Clinton really is leading Trump

June 26, 2016
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Emily Ekins  

"The blogospherian argument goes something like this: Clinton is leading Trump by 5 to 7 points in certain polls because the pollsters oversampled or over-weighted Democrats by about 5 to 7 points. If the polls are 'corrected' to include fewer Democrats then the race is actually tied, they say. ... These accusations of polling bias are strikingly similar to what happened in 2012 with 'UnSkewedPolls.com' where some folks claimed the polls were unfairly sampling too many Democrats and thus giving an unmerited advantage to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. But at the end of the day, the polls were largely correct and Obama handily won." (06/24/16)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/no-polls-arent-biased-clinton-really-leading-trump  

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Sanders vows to continue “political revolution”

June 23, 2016
posted by

Time    

"In a fast-moving news cycle that has already turned to the election battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders has quickly become a sideshow. But that did not stop the Vermont Senator from defiantly promising to continue the political revolution in a town hall on Thursday, giving a glimpse into his possible future role in the Democratic Party in which he campaigns for progressive candidates across the country. Speaking with the cadence and conviction of a viable candidate in midtown Manhattan, Sanders again did not concede the nomination -- he lost a large majority of votes and delegates in the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton -- and did not endorse his opponent. Instead, Sanders repeated the familiar rallying cry of his campaign -- for nearly 80 minutes." (06/23/16)

http://time.com/4381006/bernie-sanders-manhattan-speech/  

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