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Damn. Voting for Hillary now, you got me. She is so qualified, and has a vagina.
Anyone supporting Trump knows that he plays the game. You do not become a billionaire in this country without gaming the system. Yes, he filed BK, another legal tool. Yes, he made deals with politicians for personal gain. This is the system our country operates on. He understands the system, and will surround himself with the best people for the job, as he has proven that he is a leader, and that's what a leader does.
This is the system our country operates on.
He understands the system, and will surround himself with the best people for the job, as he has proven that he is a leader, and that's what a leader does.
People always talk about how he is inexperienced in politics. It's as if they believe the president sits in the oval office alone and makes every decision by himself, instead of having a cabinet and huge group of hand selected advisers.
From what I can tell, part of his reason for running is to get a type of revenge against the political rich ruling class in this country. I want that same revenge.
Back in 1992, Bossie was working with Floyd Brown, of Willie Horton 1988 campaign ad fame, on an anti-Clinton effort that included a phone line in which callers could pay $4.99 to hear supposed sex tapes between Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers. President George H.W. Bush denounced the tactic as "the kind of sleaze that diminishes the political process" and filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against the group, the Presidential Victory Commission.
Bossie's particular contribution to this effort involved harassing friends and family of a former law student of Clinton's, Susan Coleman, who had committed suicide. As reported by CBS' Eric Engberg, Bossie's effort involved trying to prove that Coleman shot herself after having a sexual relationship with Clinton and becoming pregnant.
Bossie and another investigator pursued Coleman's mother to an Army hospital where her husband was being treated for a stroke. "Here the two men burst into the sick man's room, and began questioning the shaken mother about her daughter's suicide," Engberg reported.
Five years later, Lloyd Grove recounted in The Washington Post, "A chastened Bossie later told friends that the CBS story had made his grandmother cry."
Chastened? Not so much. Grove was writing about Bossie because he had landed himself back in the news, this time as a committee investigator for former Republican Rep. Dan Burton (of Vince Foster was murdered and shooting a pumpkin, or maybe a melon, to prove it fame).
After working with Bossie for several months on the investigation into Clinton's campaign fund-raising, the committee's chief counsel and two other staffers, with the lawyer, John Rowley III, issued a public letter denouncing Bossie's "unrelenting, self-promoting actions."
"Not since Roy Cohn -- the bare-knuckled chief counsel for Sen. Joe McCarthy in the Red-hunting hearings of the 1950s -- has a congressional staffer been so thoroughly demonized by his enemies," Grove wrote. The comparison is particularly striking in retrospect, since post-McCarthy Cohn became Trump's lawyer.
Less than a year later, Burton was forced to apologize to his colleagues and Bossie resigned under pressure, after accusations that tapes of former Hillary Clinton law partner Webster Hubbell had been unfairly edited to exclude exculpatory comments about whether Clinton had known of his phony billing. (She had "no idea," Hubbell said.)
In a closed-door Republican conference meeting, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Burton he was "embarrassed ... at the circus that went on at your committee," The Washington Post reported.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: DBCowboy
Are you a nationalist or a globalist? Easy question.
That's a false dichotomy.
I'm a proud and patriotic American and I'm also what might be described as an alter-globalist.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: TheRedneck
No, I said it's possible to use descriptors without being a partisan jerk. We aren't talking about pejoratives here after all but labels people choose to apply to themselves.
I'm very far Left, a Libertarian Socialist to be precise, why shouldn't I say so? I have no issue correcting people who think that I'm Liberal or Progressive. I actually see it as an opportunity to show that there's a much wider range of thought than they may have known.
How far should this language policing go even? If we're having a discussion about religion should we say people who worship Jesus instead of Christian? People who believe in a pantheon? Am I talking about Pagans or Hindus. Which subsets of either?
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: nomoredemsorreps
Actually we are little to no government, labor market vs capitalism... live and let live kind of people.