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‘Shattered’ Charts Hillary Clinton’s
Course Into the Iceberg

New York Times, by Michiko Kakutani

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/18/2017 4:46:03 AM

Donald J. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in November came as a shock to the world. Polls, news reports and everything the Clinton campaign was hearing in the final days pointed to her becoming the first female president in American history. In their compelling new book, “Shattered,” the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write that Clinton’s loss suddenly made sense of all the reporting they had been doing for a year and a half — reporting that had turned up all sorts of “foreboding signs” that often seemed at odds, in real time, with indications that Clinton was the favorite


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pchristopher, 4/18/2017 4:59:39 AM     (No. 11225082)

...who argued that the campaign needed to work harder to persuade undecided and ambivalent voters (like working-class whites and millennials), instead of focusing so insistently on turning out core supporters.

I assume that the Dead qualify as core supporters?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gem1400, 4/18/2017 5:50:06 AM     (No. 11225093)

...and someone thinks this person could have been a competent president?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 4/18/2017 6:24:31 AM     (No. 11225113)

I suspect seeing HRC being loaded into the Scooby Van like a sack of spuds did it for most folks...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 4/18/2017 6:38:41 AM     (No. 11225128)

This is the bullet we dodged:

"the portrait of the Clinton campaign that emerges from these pages is that of a Titanic-like disaster: an epic fail made up of a series of perverse and often avoidable missteps by an out-of-touch candidate and her strife-ridden staff that turned “a winnable race” into “another iceberg-seeking campaign ship. It’s the story of a wildly dysfunctional and “spirit-crushing” campaign that embraced a flawed strategy (based on flawed data)"

And it was written by those favorably disposed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 4/18/2017 6:41:24 AM     (No. 11225133)

My Spidey sense is tingling...

In the excerpts I´ve read to date there are facts of course but there is also a tone of deference and, frankly, it´s strongly implied that Hillary Clinton was an honest broker and her team were simply outplayed on the field.

In other words, the book suggests that campaign hubris and poor strategy are most responsible for the loss. Any port in a storm, obviously, but Clinton´s 25 year history of annoying and antagonizing America, her baseness of character, her willingness to do or say anything and her complete lack of personality save for the unpleasant bits actually caused the loss. Oh, and then there´s the small matter of fraudulent ´foundation´ and the email server.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman, 4/18/2017 6:48:28 AM     (No. 11225144)

Didn´t go after the white vote? I´m surprised because I thought the middle class would love to be transformed into the BLM movement and hated the police that protect them. Shocking.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 4/18/2017 7:05:05 AM     (No. 11225163)

Do they ever admit she was at her core a lousy candidate? Happy for us that she was.

She had a resume filled with titles but no achievements.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gone2pot, 4/18/2017 7:17:43 AM     (No. 11225176)

There was a perfect storm of other factors, of course, that contributed to Clinton’s loss, including Russian meddling in the election to help elect Trump;

Of course. If not for the Russians forcing would be Hillary voters at Putin-Vulcan Mind Meld gunpoint to vote for Trump, she´d have won in a landslide and my tape measure would have measured my new window rough opening the real length instead of exactly one inch too short. Damn Russians.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bubby, 4/18/2017 7:21:26 AM     (No. 11225178)

It was the bottle hot sauce in her purse that finally did it for me and I just had to vote for Trump!/s

Good grief she was a dysfunctional candidate, barely alive like #3 posted, everything was fake about her, and her admission of hating of everyday Americans and lying about Benghazi were her good attributes. Terrible despicable old hag. The "Iceberg" was her own creation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 4/18/2017 7:26:12 AM     (No. 11225182)

#3, I don´t think that was the moment, as it illicited a lot of sympathy for the old tottering hag. I think it was the deplorables comment. There was no way for her to spin that and I´m sure that a lot of fence-sitters were insulted and disgusted by it. It was also a big clue as to how she would govern, or as Jarrett said, "rule".

We didn´t dodge a bullet. We dodged a nuclear warhead.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/18/2017 7:26:50 AM     (No. 11225183)

I´ve long suspected it, but this confirms my belief that The Hildabeest couldn´t arrange a two-car funeral [h/t Ross Perot]. Not even if one of the cars was the Scooby Van.

A miserable daughter/wife/mother/First ´Lady´/Senator/SecState/candidate (x2). Did I miss anything?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 4/18/2017 7:36:45 AM     (No. 11225194)

FTA: ´´There was a perfect storm of other factors, of course, that contributed to Clinton’s loss, including Russian meddling in the election to help elect Trump...´´

They go with this lie but totally ignore the way she ousted Sanders. It´ll be a few years before anyone writes the truth about this Crooked Skank and what a miserable POS she really is.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: greggojo, 4/18/2017 7:38:58 AM     (No. 11225195)

FTA: "“Evolving the core message” remained a continuing struggle." because there wasn´t any, except that she "wasn´t Trump".
What is always given short shrift in all these postmortems is the astonishing actuality, i.e. Clinton outspent Trump by nearly 2:1. Money is the mother´s milk of politics. That Clinton could not win a national election with what was an enormous financial advantage, is absolutely shocking. And nowhere do these deferential (to Clinton) analyses ever bring up the fact that the same NBC that wouldn´t release the video of the Juanita Broddrick televised interview, somehow found and released the never meant for broadcast Billy Bush video for their pal HRC which her campaign was sure would knock Trump out for good.

The fact that postmortems of the HRC campaign are the topic of endless columns and discussions is just another sign of the bias of our media. They live in a liberal bubble, where no one exists except Democrats. Had Trump lost, he would be only a source of endless jokes, no postmortems, no analyses, no nothing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/18/2017 7:47:14 AM     (No. 11225199)

She never disputed the truth of the wiki/Podesta/Comey revelations.....only attacked the messengers.

Nasty criminal behavior revealing a nasty criminal world view combined with a lifetime habit of blaming others and avoiding accountability.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 4/18/2017 8:01:28 AM     (No. 11225210)

Don´t blame the iceberg. The USS Sir Edmund came out of the shipyard with no rudder, no (moral) compass, no sextant, a beam that was too wide and the stem looking much like the stern. She drank the bottle of champagne instead of allowing it to be broken on her bow and she had no captain, no crew and no fuel. Her only purpose in life was collecting treasure and running over all who sailed in her path. Flying an American flag did nothing to hide the Jolly Roger and the Hammer and Sickle that flew on the same mast. Eventually, the iceberg floated her way and there was nothing she could do about it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: fed-up, 4/18/2017 8:01:59 AM     (No. 11225211)

It´s what happens when you only read or talk to others of the same mindset. They lived in a bubble that I believe they still reside.

And to have to blame the Russians!! It´s all they got.
Good... if they haven´t learned from past mistakes.... they will be doomed to repeat them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TCloud, 4/18/2017 8:03:47 AM     (No. 11225214)

Now and for the rest of her life, Hillary will always be known as the *ultimate liberal queen for all Carpetbaggers* and previous to the days of Arkansas!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: novakid, 4/18/2017 8:05:29 AM     (No. 11225216)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: novakid, 4/18/2017 8:06:04 AM     (No. 11225217)

There IS a God!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/18/2017 8:16:17 AM     (No. 11225228)

For the life of me I have never seen someone not on the campaign trail except in elite circles to raise money. It was quite obvious Hillary´s entire team thought it was in the bag. Staying shut in sleeping off vodka hangovers and living off of vitamin juice just to appear in a small hand picked crowd is not a winning strategy. The old hag really blew it with the ´basket of deplorables´ comment to gain a laugh from an LGBTQ crowd that´s what really sunk her. Who cares but we dodged a MOAB bomb on this one.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/18/2017 8:19:57 AM     (No. 11225235)

Sorry for the second post, but this is very rich soil that needs to be tilled.

FTA: "...even some of her close friends and advisers think that Clinton “bears the blame for her defeat,” arguing that her actions before the campaign (setting up a private email server, becoming entangled in the Clinton Foundation, giving speeches to Wall Street banks)..."

Notice only ´some´ of her close ´friends´ [ha!] think The Beast is to blame. As always with the First Grifters, follow the $$$$. There is a pattern of behavior: the e-mail server, the Clinton Foundation, and the screeches (oops, I meant ´speeches´) to Wall Street banker all mean the same thing. An insatiable greed for mo´ money, mo´ money. Forget honing a message, just make sure that check cleared from that donor.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: karo, 4/18/2017 8:22:19 AM     (No. 11225242)

The establishment really was smacked in the head by a 30-pound flounder! I was reading a copy of GQ from November 2016 while on the elliptical machine at the gym the other day. The editor´s letter (of course written weeks before the election) was a page-long screed against Trump and his inevitable loss. "Go and proudly punch Donald Trump in the face with your vote against him to ensure his huge loss" was the closer. Absolutely delicious in hindsight! I´m still smiling thinking about it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/18/2017 8:28:20 AM     (No. 11225255)

I haven´t yet read this book although it´s on order. In a review of it in this morning´s WSJ, there is mention of an episode after her 2008 loss to Barack Obama. She was convinced she had been sabotaged by some staffers. So, she searched all the emails for evidence. This was not a technically clueless woman who had no idea what her server in the bathroom was doing in 2015. She was a paranoid shrew.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Nimby, 4/18/2017 8:31:01 AM     (No. 11225264)

Trump one, she lost! Other than she, who cares about her "shattered" dreams? If the democrats want to re-live their "shattered dreams" and want to keep perpetuating Trump Derangement Syndrome, I say "the fool and his/her money...."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Krause, 4/18/2017 8:34:38 AM     (No. 11225271)

´´The people really liked me as a person, but they didn´t want a female president.´

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/18/2017 8:34:59 AM     (No. 11225273)

I just saved $17.43 on Amazon! Reading this review I came to the conclusion the book would be too much like reading all about the deep study of a lump of lard. I personal believe I know all there is interesting to know about Hillary Clintons failure as a Presidential candidate. And, interestingly, I know exactly why American voters rejected her: It was simply Hillary Rodham Clinton. She just might be the worst Presidential candidate in the history of American Politics. And that list of terrible candidates is amazing, because it includes candidates like Ross Perot, Mike Dukakis, Walt Mondale, Gerald Ford and General George B. McClellan!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 4/18/2017 8:37:14 AM     (No. 11225278)

Looking forward to reading this one. It will go nicely on my shelf alongside "Unlimited Access", "The Case Against Hillary Clinton" and many other tomes detailing her malfeasance and incompetence.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: congar, 4/18/2017 8:54:11 AM     (No. 11225294)

It seems most of the witless voting public finally noticed that Shrillery had twenty years of fancy titles and not one accomplishment, but a long list of criminal offenses.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Sparkybelle, 4/18/2017 8:54:35 AM     (No. 11225295)

#3, not just the toss into the Scooby van, but it was a cumulative avalanche of sick, old, tired, maybe Parkinsons, what-health-problems-is-she-hiding, Her staff and media (same thing) making Orwellian statements, "she is as healthy as can be". WaPo "Style Icon" Hillary (then Twitter users posted hilarious pix of her in her housecoat at fundraisers). All of that plus the decades of sheer brazenness of her money grubbing.

I pray for President Trump. He has an enormous job to do.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: John Farson, 4/18/2017 9:03:27 AM     (No. 11225306)

Hillary was adopted. She was born into the Snopes family. Flem was her grandfather.
Hillary was abandoned By the Snopes because as a young child she was an embarrassment to the good name of the family.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Felixcat, 4/18/2017 9:08:50 AM     (No. 11225312)

Her only accomplishment in life was marrying (and staying with him) Bill Clinton.

And can I say how thankful and pleased I am to observe Sec Tillerson travelling around the world without his version of a Huma at his side! The man can think on hos own and obviously doesn´t need some "aide" to spoon feed him what to say, turn the pages on the notebook, etc.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/18/2017 9:09:25 AM     (No. 11225313)

The Dems also failed to realize that Obama was an political anomaly. They couldn´t just graft Hillary onto the head of the party and expect the same result. Many of Obama´s policies antagonized the white working class, so they were up for grabs this time around.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 4/18/2017 9:22:02 AM     (No. 11225331)

You forgot one of the worst Rat candidate of all time, #26:

That larger than life Vietnam War Hero....Jon F´n Cary!

Talk about dodging a bullet...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Soldiers Father, 4/18/2017 9:27:34 AM     (No. 11225336)

# 11 forgot disbarred lawyer

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Stryker714, 4/18/2017 9:30:24 AM     (No. 11225340)

Thank you Robby Mook for your false sense of confidence, doing just enough to keep Hillary from firing you. We loved it when you gave a tired, "Mmmm hmmm", to the question posed by Matt Lauer, ´ think it was, "Have you vetted all the Clinton Foundation contributors to make sure there is no conflict of interest with Hillary´s tenure as Secretary of State?". ha ha ha ha.

´ guess Hillary never bothered to look at Ted Kennedy´s Chappaquiddick moment and what it did to his political career, long term. Oh sure he got to remain a Senator, unfortunately for life but never again would he be a worthy contender for the presidency , after he abandoned that woman drowning in the water. That was just one scandal on Ted and Hillary has a virtual buffet of scandals to choose, select from. No way anyone can ditch all those scandals and become president. America knows how to correct a problem.

A raving lib on another forum surprised me just before 2016 election day and conceded Hillary lost the election when the video showed her stumbling around, whilst getting into the Scooby van, like a binge drinker on vacation.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Italiano, 4/18/2017 9:53:32 AM     (No. 11225366)

God decided that Obama was punishment enough for now.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mabelkitty, 4/18/2017 10:41:18 AM     (No. 11225443)

Another re-writing of the truth.
Russia didn´t meddle in the election. She put her private emails out in the public for anybody to find.

She lost Wisconsin and Michigan in 2008 when Obama decimated the country, and they steadily lost votes in the 8 years since.

She was never going to win. The endless polling the campaign had the media pump up was never believed by any of us ´rubes´.

This is a re-write of 2008. Trying to convince voters that she learned her lessons, mistakes were made and now they know not to make them again. So, here we are, 2016, and yet another book on mistakes were made, and she will do better next time.

She´s a horribly corrupt woman from a horribly evil and corrupt family and she will never win. Ever.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/18/2017 11:30:19 AM     (No. 11225503)

Can we just admit that Clinton and her inner circle are occultists?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: msjena, 4/18/2017 11:38:37 AM     (No. 11225515)

Is anyone surprised, really? Hillary´s record is one of incompetence, over and over again. Anyone remember Hillarycare? And then there were the missing law firm records, losing the nomination to Obama, the stupid "reset" button with Russia, allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to gain power in Egypt, Benghazi. Everything she touches turns to into a disaster. And she is thinking of running again!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/18/2017 12:14:17 PM     (No. 11225563)

I know how she can win...get all the dead people from the beginning of time to vote for her!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: FairestWitness, 4/18/2017 12:17:21 PM     (No. 11225573)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: FairestWitness, 4/18/2017 12:21:10 PM     (No. 11225578)

The Democrat Party has had a knack for forcing unqualified candidates down our throats. Thank God Hillary was rejected. She was just awful!

Misogynists were at fault? Millions of women didn´t for her. Denial is rampant in the Clintons minds.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Tusker, 4/18/2017 12:30:04 PM     (No. 11225587)

All one cares about is that this pinkocommielibraldemkcrap witch lost.

End of story.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/18/2017 12:42:23 PM     (No. 11225613)

None can look into her eyes and survive. Save yourselves, Amy and Jonathan!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Butch59, 4/18/2017 12:42:25 PM     (No. 11225614)

I could care less what caused Hillary to lose. She lost. Trump won. By a large number of electoral votes. End of statement.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: pensom2, 4/18/2017 12:55:21 PM     (No. 11225633)

As mush as I agree with the posts above, it is well to keep in mind that HRC won the popular vote. The USA has a lot of stupid voters.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 4/18/2017 1:59:55 PM     (No. 11225700)

I don´t know why the hob-knobbers were so shocked. I went to bet that night and slept peacefully knowing that the Trumpster would win it. He had much bigger rally crowds and I knew the polls were skewed in Hillary´s favor.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/18/2017 2:04:36 PM     (No. 11225715)

Campaigning only 1-2 days a week certainly didn´t help. It´s called hubris.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: rocco49, 4/18/2017 2:09:03 PM     (No. 11225720)

I don´t need no stinking book to tell me what every astute L-Dotter here already knew!!!

Tell us something we don´t know!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 4/18/2017 2:29:19 PM     (No. 11225734)

Her loss had much to do with being a third Obama term, and all the problems surrounding it. Beyond that, there wasn´t much of a strategy.

A third term for hardcore lefties, their causes, and certain identity groups. Many people said no thanks. Hillary and her handlers actually thought people were buying all that leftist garbage.

Consider how much more lopsided Hillary´s loss would have been if the media hadn´t propped her up.

Not sure anyone could have beaten Trump. People of both parties are sick of career politicians, and the lousy job they have been doing for decades (both parties). Trump came across as authentic, and definitely had different ideas. Hillary was manufactured and fake.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: strike3, 4/18/2017 3:03:28 PM     (No. 11225760)

I can understand people wanting to buy this book as a way of rubbing virtual salt into many of Hillary´s wounds but living through that period was entertaining and educational enough for me. As President Trump would say, " I would rather read about winners."

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 4/18/2017 4:40:59 PM     (No. 11225825)

Great metaphors #15 and Dittos #50

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 4/18/2017 4:59:10 PM     (No. 11225855)

The SS Hillary hit an iceberg of the same name. Her lookouts wouldn´t tell her that it was in the way because of fear.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Hazymac, 4/18/2017 5:04:39 PM     (No. 11225864)


Okay, everybody. You need the proper song, recorded by the Rolling Stones in 1978 ("Shattered").

Does it matter? Uh-huh. Does it matter? Uh-huh. Splattered all over Manhattan.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Bpl40, 4/18/2017 6:19:31 PM     (No. 11225970)

- Pathological dishonesty
- Mind boggling corruption
- Appalingly disastrous judgement
- Rank incompetence
- Utter failure
And insufferable arrogance to top it all off.
What´s not to like.!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 4/18/2017 6:29:01 PM     (No. 11225985)

I´m watching a Stones concert on dvd right now #54!!! Great comparison!


"They got rats on the east side
Bed bugs uptown
Go ahead bite the big apple
Don´t mind the maggots"!!!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/18/2017 6:54:40 PM     (No. 11226013)

The Hillary Clintanic hit an Iceberg in the Sea of Trump, and went down faster than Bill Clinton´s trousers at a White House intern midnight pizza party. To me what really did it was simply the sound of her voice. I would rather listen to a class room full of 5th graders scratching their fingernails across a chalk board than listen to her give a screeching speech on any subject. Lastly the real issue was another simple one word reason she lost. Honesty.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 4/18/2017 7:46:32 PM     (No. 11226064)

It was Hillary´s stupid "vast right wing conspiracy" excuse that put me wise to her. Nothing she did or said since that moment did anything but strengthen my dislike and distrust of her.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Mickturn, 4/20/2017 3:48:23 PM     (No. 11228107)

Trash led by Trash!

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The 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death is more than a month out, yet the summer of 2017 seems all Di, all the time. Three primetime network specials have already aired in May. US Weekly published a special bookazine that same month; People plans one for July 21, to tie in with a two-night ABC special in early August. A repackaged edition of Andrew Morton’s 1992 blockbuster expose “Diana: Her True Story” hits shelves on Tuesday;(Snip)Yet amid all these retellings, one inexorable truth will be ignored: Diana actively created her own mythology. Not since Jackie Kennedy’s masterful post-assassination theater — from

Obamacare Repeal: Conservatives Must Face Reality
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/26/2017 4:34:48     Post Reply
Here’s something to consider if you’re a disgruntled conservative angry about the Senate’s Obamacare replacement bill: Susan B. Anthony was a vehement opponent of the 15th Amendment. That’s the amendment which reads, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Why would this genuine icon of feminism (not to be confused with hustlers like Hillary Clinton) object to such a huge leap forward for democracy and justice? She believed it didn’t go far enough. What

Why Bernie Sanders needs a lawyer
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/26/2017 4:27:57     Post Reply
Don’t make too much of the news that Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife Jill have lawyered up: It’s just what you have to do when you’re facing an FBI investigation. That is, retaining private counsel is obligatory even if you truly have done absolutely nothing wrong. On the other hand, real questions do surround Jill Sanders’ actions as president of now-closed Burlington College. Back in 2010, Sanders arranged a $10 million loan for the school to buy 32 acres of lakefront property. At issue is whether she falsely inflated the number of donors who’d promised to help cover the loan payments. The

Paper ballots are hack-proof.
It´s time to bring them back.
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/26/2017 4:20:14     Post Reply
I’ve been talking about the importance of protecting against voting-machine hacks since 2002. And now, finally, people are starting to take me seriously. The move to paperless voting started in response to the Florida “hanging chad” fiasco in the 2000 presidential election. Some people (like me) thought this was a mistake, but such concerns were often dismissed. Now, apparently, you can’t be paranoid enough. As Politico’s Bob King noted, while 10 years ago critics of paperless voting were called paranoid, now both parties are worried. It remains true that there is no actual evidence that a single vote was changed by hackers

The Unbearable Smugness
Of Being…A Democrat
Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/25/2017 5:16:58     Post Reply
It was a different time, a crazy time, all those…days ago…way back at the end of last week. I remember it like it was, well, just last week, when Democrats suggested that maybe, just maybe, the political rhetoric in the country was a little too heated after one of their own tried to murder as many Republican Congressmen as possible. Like I said, it was a different time. After less than two weeks, that time is done and the political left is back at their lying, hateful rhetoric about how Republicans are hoping to kill as many Americans as possible. It

Third time´s a charm! Treasury Secretary
Steven Mnuchin and his Scottish actress
fiancee are married by Mike Pence*
Daily Mail [UK], by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/25/2017 5:11:47     Post Reply
Third time might be a charm for US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who wed his Scottish actress fiancee Louise Linton in front of President Trump and the First Lady at a lavish, star-studded ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday. It´s the third marriage for ex-banker Mnuchin, 54, who is reportedly worth upwards of $300 million, and the second marriage for Linton, 36, an Edinburgh-born actress who has appeared in several Hollywood films. She was married to Hollywood lawyer Ronald Richards. They divorced in 2009. The pair exchanged vows on Saturday evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on the National Mall. The 300-person guest

The terrifying and terrible prospect
of Justice Kennedy retiring
Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:41:18     Post Reply
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle

Total solar eclipse 1st in 99
years to sweep width of US
Associated Press, by Marcia Dunn    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:45:18     Post Reply
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special - at least for Americans - is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality on Aug. 21 - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over Oregon, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. Those on the outskirts - all the way into

Why Democrats can´t quit Nancy Pelosi
CNN, by Eric Bradner & Deirdre Walsh,    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:33:07     Post Reply
Washington -Nancy Pelosi is sending a defiant message to House Democrats who are grumbling about her leadership: Come at me. But while Pelosi´s critics are increasingly vocal, they have not yet answered critical questions about who would fill her leadership and fundraising roles if they were to mount a serious challenge for the perch atop the party Pelosi has held since 2002. Nor have they identified a challenger. At least, not yet. A dozen House Democrats huddled in the office of New York Rep. Kathleen Rice -- an outspoken Pelosi critic -- on Thursday afternoon, among them Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and

Mueller’s Empire: Legions of Lawyers,
Bottomless Budget, Limitless Jurisdiction
American Greatness, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:19:34     Post Reply
So I’ve been wondering: Why on earth does a prosecutor, brought in to investigate a case in which there is no apparent crime, need a staff of 14 lawyers? Or, I should say, “14 lawyers and counting.” According to the press spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller—yeah, he’s got a press spokesman, too—there are “several more in the pipeline.” Concededly, none of Mueller’s recruits requires Senate confirmation, as do Justice Department officials—notwithstanding that the former may end up playing a far more consequential role in the fate of the Trump administration. But does it seem strange to anyone else that, by comparison,

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President Trump breaks two decades old
White House tradition of hosting dinner to
celebrate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan

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Daily Mail [UK], by Jessica Finn    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/25/2017 8:48:23 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump broke a long standing White House tradition of hosting a dinner to celebrate Ramadan, a Muslim religious holiday. Hosting an Iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan fasting is a tradition that started in the Clinton years and was continued by Presidents Bush and Obama. Over the past two decades presidents have honored the holy day by hosting such a dinner. Thomas Jefferson was the first president noted in history to host Itfar in 1805 with an invitation to the dinner stating ´Dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set – ´ the invitation read. ´The favour

Feminist Mag Calls on White Women to Fight
Supremacy by Aborting All of Their
White Babies

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2017 10:55:02 AM     Post Reply
A feminist magazine is calling on all white women to “do their part to prevent white supremacy” and abort their white babies. This is sick beyond words. The feminist Medusa Magazine reported: In a progressive society, it is often white families that stand in the way of equality and justice. Systemic white supremacy depends, first and foremost, on the white family unit. When white conquerors forcefully penetrated the indigenous, egalitarian homeland of the Native peoples of America, they were quick to replicate their white societies, initiating their parasitism by establishing white plantations, headed by white fathers, submissive white mothers, and,

SEE IT: Couple assaults Georgia
restaurant owner and daughter
over food order

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New York Daily News, by Elizabeth Elizalde    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 6/25/2017 7:29:45 PM     Post Reply
An angry couple assaulted a Georgia fast food owner and her daughter outside a restaurant over a chicken and fries order — leaving the two women battered and authorities in disbelief. “I have a severely broken nose that requires surgery,” Quik Chik owner Jeanette Norris told the Daily News Sunday. “My daughter is scared. She was hit on her right side and has a black eye.” Norris was violently attacked at around 3 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant in Baxley after a couple complained about an order — prompting an argument that led suspect, Latasha Smith, to slap and punch

Rob Reiner Calls for ‘All Out
War’ to Resist Trump

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Jerome Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/26/2017 6:13:57 PM     Post Reply
Actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner was shredded by social media users over the weekend after he called for an “all out war” to resist President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter Sunday, the All in the Family star mentioned a Fox News report about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election. “When Fox says that DT colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason,” he wrote. (Tweet) Reiner’s remarks were slammed by several social media users, many of them suggesting that the actor’s tweet

Paper ballots are hack-proof.
It´s time to bring them back.

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USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/26/2017 4:20:14 AM     Post Reply
I’ve been talking about the importance of protecting against voting-machine hacks since 2002. And now, finally, people are starting to take me seriously. The move to paperless voting started in response to the Florida “hanging chad” fiasco in the 2000 presidential election. Some people (like me) thought this was a mistake, but such concerns were often dismissed. Now, apparently, you can’t be paranoid enough. As Politico’s Bob King noted, while 10 years ago critics of paperless voting were called paranoid, now both parties are worried. It remains true that there is no actual evidence that a single vote was changed by hackers

Phil Donahue Rambles Aimlessly
about His Trump Hostility

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NewsBusters, by P.J. Gladnick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2017 4:43:49 PM     Post Reply
Have you ever had an old grand-uncle that you haven´t seen in ages and that you have almost completely forgotten about suddenly show up from out of nowhere? His return quickly reminds you why you originally found him so annoying since he is still obsessed about the same grudges upon which he still continues expounding in an aimless manner. In this case it is former liberal talk show host Phil Donahue who appeared with Brian Stelter on his CNN Reliable Sources show on June 25. Yes, it was the same old by the numbers predictable liberal Phil and, of course,

Barack Obama Goes River Rafting with
His Family in Bali During Vacation to
His Childhood Home of Indonesia

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People, by Tierney McAfee    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/26/2017 3:25:27 PM     Post Reply
The Obama adventures continue! Barack Obama and his family went rafting on the Ayung River in Bali on Monday amid their nine-day vacation to Indonesia, where the former president lived for several years as a child. Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were invited to vacation in Indonesia by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who also asked the family to visit the presidential Bogor Palace in West Java during their trip, according to ABC News. Obama will also speak at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta on July 1. Obama moved to Indonesia in 1967 at age 6

Democrats, FBI Collaborated on Trump Smear
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PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/25/2017 1:29:53 PM     Post Reply
The New York Post has an explosive report on the infamous “dossier” that tried to smear Donald Trump in order to swing the presidential election to Hillary Clinton. The source of the dossier is a Democratic Party opposition research firm called Fusion GPS: "The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House. Fusion GPS was on the payroll of

USS Fitzgerald completely ignored Japanese
cargo ship before deadly collision as crew
attempted to get the Americans´ attention
by flashing lights and sounding horns

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Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/26/2017 3:01:37 PM     Post Reply
A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship´s captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship´s captain said the ACX Crystal had

Shaun King Slams Christians
Over Immigration Ban, Calls
For Ban on White Men

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Daily Caller, by Amber Athey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/26/2017 7:37:32 PM     Post Reply
The New York Daily News’ senior justice writer Shaun King blasted Christians Monday for perpetrating white supremacy for their support of President Donald Trump’s immigration halt. King put out a series of tweets accusing Christians who supported the halt of “fake faith” after the Supreme Court allowed Trump’s immigration ban to go into effect. (Snip) “To support a ban on immigrants & refugees, while calling yourself a Christian, is not faith, it’s white supremacy disguised as religion,” King tweeted.

Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban
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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/26/2017 10:41:05 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court said Monday that most of President Trump’s travel ban executive order can go into effect, delivering the first major victory to the new administration on perhaps his most controversial policy to date. Justices said the lower court rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s policy were far too broad, and said the president can begin to enforce his ban against foreigners who don’t already have some ties to the U.S. That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who don’t already have family in the U.S., or some other prior connection such as

Police hunt couple caught on video brutally
beating a restaurant owner and punching
her 15-year-old daughter in the face because
they were unhappy with their Order

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Daily Mail [UK], by Kiri Blakeley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/26/2017 10:39:03 AM     Post Reply
Police are on the hunt for a couple who were caught on video camera beating a restaurant owner and her 15-year-old daughter because they weren´t happy with their meals. The incident happened at the Qwik Chick takeout stand next to U.S. Highway 1 in Baxley, Georgia just after 3pm on Thursday, reported WTOC. The couple, identified as Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith, got into an altercation with the food store´s owner, Jeanette Norris, because they said their chicken was cold and they didn´t have enough fries. Norris refunded their money but she said they went ´berserk´ anyway and

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