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Was a good one, I don't know where he gets then from, the man has a gift.

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He sure ain't his daddy, but he's closer than most in the GOP, in rhetoric at least, to the days when they were for small government. My feed said he allegedly got confirmation from the nominee that he viewed our war in Iraq to be a mistake, agreeing with DJT, so he agreed to approve. Seems cheap, to me, to agree starting a war 15 years ago was a mistake.
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Dunno, nor do I care about her supporters, but it seems to me that in the video she was simply stating support demographics at the time. Both hers and his.
You should, or should have. You've gone on extensively about White supremacists supporting Trump and him going along with his base. Same needs to apply to Mrs. Clinton as well; that racial misandry from her base is what she represents and who she will listen to first, just like with Trump. So, yes, it is important to look at who supports a candidate. And, supporting that racial misandry, Mrs. Clinton herself took it racial. Even she eventually had to admit how stupid that was, but by then, Black voters had gotten pissed at that and had given Obama his "string of wins", because she yet again showed her...well, "colors".

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And I don't even like or voted for either one.
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If you wanted to show racism from Clinton, you didn't go back far enough...


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Ah, yes, the "superpredators" statement. Agreed; all the more reason not to vote for Mrs. Clinton. Then, 20 years later, in August 2015, she went and dissed Black people who raised legitimate concerns about her stance on Black people both getting shot and mass-incarcerated.

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And yet she seems to want to blame everyone but herself for not winning the election. Can't say Trump's my favorite--far from it--but Mrs. Clinton was an absolute no-go for me, for the reasons I've stated.
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, has been accused of creating a hostile work environment, drinking while on duty and improperly prescribing drugs to staff during his time as White House doctor to two administrations, according to Montana Sen. Jon Tester.

Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, detailed the allegations Tuesday in an interview with NPR's All Things Considered.

"All I can tell you is we didn't initiate this discussion," Tester told host Ari Shapiro. "This discussion came when we were notified by folks who work with admiral Jackson, folks in the military."

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President Trump just dumped White House physician Ronny L. Jackson, his ill-chosen nominee to become the Veterans Affairs secretary. Oh, Trump still insists he supports the well-liked doctor, but make no mistake about it: Jackson has been shown the door.

When Trump was asked about the troubled nomination during a joint news conference alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump claimed: “I said to Dr. Jackson, what do you need it for?”

“The fact is I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t do it. What does he need it for? To be abused by a bunch of politicians that aren’t thinking nicely about our country? I really don’t think personally he should do it but it’s totally his — I would stand behind him — totally his decision,” Trump said.

Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, was a poor selection from the start, given his lack of experience at running anything that resembles the gargantuan agency that features more than 375,000 employees and a budget that exceeds $185 billion. Then came word late Monday that his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was being delayed because of allegations the panel received regarding Jackson’s oversight of the White House medical staff, as well as his conduct while in that job.

[Veterans, tell us: How can the next VA secretary improve your health care?]

The president did not pretend to make an argument that Jackson is actually qualified for the job of running a department that Trump has insisted is one of his top priorities. Instead, he said pretty much the opposite: “I know there’s an experience problem, because lack of experience. But there’s an experience problem — the Veterans Administration is very important to me.”

Trump should not blame the ugliness of the confirmation process, when the real fault is entirely his own. Again and again, this president has made personnel decisions the way he did on “Celebrity Apprentice”: based on his own whims, rather than anything that resembles a conventional vetting process.

In this case, it was Trump’s impulsive decision to abruptly fire David Shulkin, the previous VA secretary, with a tweet, and replace him with a doctor known mostly for an effusively rosy public assessment of the president’s own health.

At the news conference, Trump repeated — no fewer than six times — the question he claimed to have put to Jackson: What does Jackson need this job for?

But if the president had actually posed that question, the nominee apparently did not get the message. On Tuesday afternoon, Jackson was still making the rounds of Senate offices on Capitol Hill. Pulled aside in a hallway by NBC News, Jackson expressed disappointment that the committee had postponed his appearance, and said, “I’m looking forward to the hearing, so we can sit down and I can explain everything to everyone and answer all the senators’ questions.”

Now, it looks like that opportunity may never come.

So yes, in one sense, it was reasonable that Trump would ask why Jackson would want a post for which he was completely unqualified, or be willing to endure the process of getting it. The problem is, Trump should have done that before he offered it.


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Y..... Can't say Trump's my favorite--far from it--but Mrs. Clinton was an absolute no-go for me, for the reasons I've stated.
So, sounds like Clinton was an absolute no-go, but Trump maybe not your favorite, but good enough to go with?

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So, sounds like Clinton was an absolute no-go, but Trump maybe not your favorite, but good enough to go with?

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The ends justify the means, apparently.
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The ends justify the means, apparently.


for convenience evangelicals got rid of the whole ten commandments thingy, new testament, blah, blah, blah

and just boiled the whole concept down to one-
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and just boiled the whole concept down to one-

Thou shall win the election no matter what?
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for convenience evangelicals got rid of the whole ten commandments thingy, new testament, blah, blah, blah

and just boiled the whole concept down to one-
I like Carlin's take on this one.

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