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Comment Re: Why waste money... (Score 1) 341

Broadly, I'm guessing because the sailor was still in active duty at the time and subject to more regulations thank former DoD staffer.

Nope. Mishandling classified evidence is mishandling classified evidence - just ask any whistleblower prosecuted for it, or former high level officials like Sandy Berger or David Petraeus.


You going to give Trump a free pass on everything, because there's even less to the Russian conspiracy theory than there is for anything on Benghazi (aside from a CIA black site, of course) using the same reasoning? The story that Russia hacked power companies fell apart within a day, so Trump didn't really say he liked grabbing women by their private parts. Because....reasons.

Comment Re: Why waste money... (Score 0) 341

I think Comey's sudden announcement of more Emails to investigate nearly on the eve of the election, on a Friday Afternoon, seems way more influential and suspicious than the crap fake news you quoted.

You wanna talk influence and suspicion, explain why a sailor was being prosecuted by the DOJ for taking unauthorized photos of a submarine on his cell phone at the same time it was letting Hillary off for her unauthorized email server, which stored a vastly larger amount of classified information.

Democrats, far from hating on Comey, should be giving him free blow jobs for the rest of his life for not charging their Dear Leader with mishandling classified evidence and obstruction of justice, when she deleted 30,000 pieces of evidence, again without authorization.

Buy your knee pads and get busy.

Comment Re: So... (Score 1) 341

Obama had a supermajority for a month or so around July-August, 2009

Two months, as Franken was sworn in at the end of June. But that's still a non sequitur, given Obama's drowning of the public option long before Congress could vote against it, his continuing to hold prisoners in Gitmo that had been cleared for release by Bush, why he proposed austerity through the "sequester" or placed Social Security and Medicare cuts into his budget, or why we are still working under the last minimum wage increase signed into law. By Bush, when there were a mere 51 Democrats in the Senate, as opposed to 58.60.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 1) 341

If this were the case the House Intelligence Committee Republicans wouldn't be dragging their feet on the Russia investigation.

Because there's no there there. There as much evidence to support the conspiracy theory that the moon landings were faked as the one of Russia having Jack or shit to do with election tampering. Which, even if they did, would only be a case of chickens coming home to roost. The United States has overthrown dozens of democracies since WWII and interferes with other countries elections (Ukraine, Venezuela for a mere two examples) constantly. Don't make me go look up that cover of Time in the 90's that boasts of the U.S. picking Boris Yelstin to lead Russia. Actually, fuck it, I had to Google it to spell Yeltsin correctly so here you go.

He actually WAS working on closing it down, by transferring detainees out of Guantanamo.

To a Supermax in Illinois, where they would still have no right to an attorney or trial. Seriously, this Obamabot talking point was debunked 18 ways till Sunday waaaay back in 2009. The problem with Gitmo was not that it was in Cuba, the problem with Gitmo is that it was an unconstitutional suspension of basic civil rights. One that Obama wanted to move, not end.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 1) 341

If there was nothing to investigate, the why did Devin Nunes as chair of the House Intelligence committee call a hearing on the subject?

That's the same "where there's smoker, there's fire" logic right-wingers have been using on the Clintons since before Vince Foster turned up dead in a park.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 1) 341

Sanders was never a Democrat anyway, so IMHO, they should have kept him out of the primaries.

That dead horse......Sanders has always caucused with the Democrats, registered as a Democrat for the 2016 race, and has a (token) leadership position with the Democratic Party. More importantly - he cast a crucial vote for Harry Reid as Majority Leader after the 2006 elections, giving Democrats control of Congress for the last two years of the Bush presidency.

All the right wing asshole Dems who keep whining about Sanders being an independent should come out and say they would rather have had Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader during the last two years of the Bush Administration.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 0) 341

Of course the Ds will take the exact WRONG lesson from this and pivot left. Giving Trump eight years.

Sarcasm? Hillary Clinton lost because she was an incompetent right wing freakshow. Sanders would have wiped the floor with Trump - just watch his town hall meetings where he gets Trump supporters to cheer for free-to-use college and health care minutes after talking to them.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 0) 341

The Clinton Administration was prosperous, had a great economy

For the rich. Workers got the shaft, hard, when Clinton picked up the Reagan/Bush free trade law and ran with it. And then Democrats wonder why Mrs. Nafta couldn't win the Rust Belt. The new jobs created in the Clinton years where 1) shitty service jobs paying a fraction of what a good unionized factory worker would make 2) part of the dotcom bubble. The Clinton's also set the stage for the 2008 housing collapse with their financial deregulation, which has seen ~10 million people and counting lose their homes.

but why on earth is the Clinton name so tarnished?

Because they've done enormous harm to working people, passing free trade laws and welfare-gutting laws that Reagan could have only dreamed of. They're also pretty fucking racist (Superpredators) and grind the poorest of the poor under the boot heel of capitalism (blocking Haiti raising the minimum wage to 66 cents an hour).

Trump is an ugly face on an ugly system. The Clintons (and Obama after them) were pretty faces on an ugly system.

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