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2016 Presidential Election

Postby Riley » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:46 pm

Dangerous times and yet 2 Presidential hopefuls have a lot of baggage. One more than the other, and he is playing denial even when faced with his past interviews. One who is a mean spirited bully that loves to insult. What kind of man makes fun of the disabled to their face and then try to make light of it. How is that Presidential. Clinton has a lot of baggage and being a woman means a double standard and a lot of attacks, more than any man. We have seen that in the past, openly attack the ladies, but never the men for the same issue. Hypocritical double standard, every time. I don't know enough about those emails, but it seems it should be a closed subject now especially when you consider men in Government were doing the exact same thing and longer than she did, but not one was attacked for it, just ignored it.

That is not stopping Trumps supporters from demanding the death penalty for treason, asking for a public lynching on the National Mall or a firing squad and Trump is egging them on by not stopping the demands. So why are the women targeted for death, and the men in power in DC are let off the hook, not even talked to about it. Why isn't Trump demanding the same fate for them?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ry-clinton

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ate-emails

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2135674

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Donald Trump on Thursday once again sought to convince the public that he opposed the Iraq War by pointing to statements he made after the US had already invaded the country.
But interviews Trump gave before and after the war prove that he was publicly supportive of the US invasion of Iraq. Trump only began questioning the merits of the war several months later, as US forces became mired in a war against Iraqi insurgents.


But Trump insisted Thursday that "Iraq is one of the biggest differences in this race," pointing to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's October 2002 vote to authorize military force in Iraq when she was a US senator from New York, which Trump called "a big mistake."
Trump has repeatedly called into question Clinton's "judgment" over her Iraq War vote, even though his own vice presidential nominee Mike Pence also voted in favor of military action as a member of the House of Representatives at the time.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/politics/ ... index.html

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For one thing, he devoted about a third of his time with Clinton to questions about her emails, while rushing her through other, weightier topics. He interrupted her, while allowing Trump to talk over him in his usual way, and he left unchallenged Trump's contradictory statement about not supporting the war in Iraq (he did), among other things. The outrage across social media was immediate. "How in the hell does Lauer not fact check Trump lying about Iraq? This is embarrassingly bad," asked former Obama aide Tommy Vietor, echoing many.
It was a fresh teachable moment for women everywhere about what happens when a woman dares to seek power.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/opinions/ ... index.html

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His recorded views on Women and it shows the mean spirited bully he truly is.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/18- ... ddcb442023

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Denies knowing Putin, never met him, no clue who he is, yet past interviews show the opposite. That they did know each other and they had a close relationship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/don ... 5d5ed3d2fc
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Re: 2016 Presidential Election

Postby Riley » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:04 pm

We know both supported the Iraq war, but now he is playing DENIAL, yet he is on tape saying that he did at first. So why play the denial card in an attempt to back track?

Like his not knowing Putin, never heard of him. Yet his early interviews show he not only knew him, he has a good relationship with him. Again with the denial card, in another attempt to back track. Then he goes on Russian TV, slamming the US, for someone that says he has no connections to Russia, he keeps going towards them.

Benghazi is a hot bed topic, I get it, but I think both sides need to take responsibility for this one. Congress did finally support more funding for security, but at the last moment. Given the atmosphere over there, more security should have been in place to prevent any attacks, but Congress should have done their part by funding more not delaying until the last possible moment.

Trump says he will support the military, like they never have before, but his own party that owns Congress voted down more funding for the military, Vets and their families less than 2 months ago. Which will it be, more support/help or just more talk when you think about that vote?

Trump hired over 500 foreign workers in 2010 for jobs in his US based companies, because he in his own interviews said he could not find qualified Americans for the job. Now he says he will bring jobs back to America. HOW? What will he offer US companies to jump back to the US and hire Americans for much more than they pay workers in India and other countries? Will he fire all of those foreigners in his own companies now?

I get people are mad at Clinton for using a private server, but did some checking and the Republicans should be quiet on this one. At least one other Secretary of State (Condi Rice) did the same thing while in office. Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush to name others on their side, some past Presidents did the same thing as well. Even while Clinton was doing it others (men) did the same thing and longer than she and yet she is the only one being attacked.

Clinton has baggage, and I don't like her, and really don't like Trump, but one of them will become President. Guess it comes down to who voters think may be the lesser of two evils. Both sides are guilty of so much, but it doesn't do anything to solve what ails the US or the world, just divides.

Partisan Politics, the bully pulpit, fear mongering, this is the ugliest election cycle probably in American history. Death threats, hanging, firing squad, but shouldn't that call include the Republican Sec. of State Rice that also did that in office? The US is in serious trouble at a time when they need to pull together to fight ISIS, not each other.
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