Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders for 2016 Election Defeat in New Book

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PolitiFact 'Fact Checks' Hillary's Book, Fails To Find A False Thing In It

Post by Riddick » 09-17-2017 09:38 PM

PolitiFact advertised on its home page an article on “Fact checking” Hillary’s campaign book What Happened. Don’t be shocked: PolitiFact didn’t find anything that they would call “False,” let alone “Pants on Fire.”

This isn't that surprising, since the website has only evaluated Hillary once since last November -- a "Mostly False" in a complaint about voter suppression in Wisconsin in June.

To quote the article "The truth is Clinton is right depending on how you calculate truth." [That’s saying a mouthful about PolitiFact.]

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Re: PolitiFact 'Fact Checks' Hillary's Book, Fails To Find A False Thing In It

Post by kbot » 09-18-2017 05:43 AM

Riddick wrote:
09-17-2017 09:38 PM

To quote the article "The truth is Clinton is right depending on how you calculate truth." [That’s saying a mouthful about PolitiFact.]
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So they channeled Slick Willy??? :mrgreen:
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Re: Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders for 2016 Election Defeat in New Book

Post by kbot » 09-18-2017 04:07 PM

And HRC is pushing open the door some.........

Clinton won't rule out questioning legitimacy of election
Clinton won't rule out questioning legitimacy of election
TheHill.com

Hillary Clinton said she wouldn’t rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election if Russian interference turned out to be deeper than previously thought.

“No, I wouldn't rule it out,” she said in an interview with NPR published Monday.

The defeated Democratic nominee stressed, however, that she does not believe there is a means to officially challenge the election’s outcome.

“I don't know if there's any legal, constitutional way to do that,” Clinton said. “I think you can raise questions.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... f-election

"Raise the question" and leave it to others to craft a constitutional argument?
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Re: Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders for 2016 Election Defeat in New Book

Post by Doka » 09-18-2017 08:22 PM

One thing she Must make sure of...........No One be allowed to dig into the States "Popular Vote!
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Re: Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders for 2016 Election Defeat in New Book

Post by kbot » 09-19-2017 04:31 AM

Things appear to be worsening.............

Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight

Democrats are worried that the fight between former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is doing lasting damage to their party.

As the bickering between the former rivals grows more intense, Democrats say it needs to end.

“It reiterates that our party is still led by people with fatal flaws,” said one former senior Obama administration official.

Another former Obama official added, “It’s like watching two children bickering.”

The only winner from the infighting, they say, is the Republican president.

“Donald Trump must love the backbiting between Sanders and Clinton,” said Democratic strategist Brad Bannon.

“The two of them and their supporters have lined up in a circular firing squad at a time when our guns should be trained on Trump,” Bannon added. “The infighting indicates that we have not learned the lesson from 2016 that should apply to 2020.”

The fight began last week with the release of Clinton’s book, “What Happened.”

In the memoir, Clinton said Sanders “certainly shared my horror at the thought of Donald Trump becoming president, and I appreciated that he campaigned for me in the general election.

“But he isn’t a Democrat — that’s not a smear, that’s what he says,” she said. “He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.”

Clinton has piled on during her book tour, which served as a reminder of the bitterness between the Clinton camp and her rival during the 2016 primary.

“The political sin he committed was the failure to move quickly to unify the party and his supporters,” Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last week, contrasting her rival’s behavior with how she said she helped unite the party on the heels of her contentious primary fight with Barack Obama in 2008.

Sanders fired back on Sunday with a simple “wow” in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I worked as hard as I could after endorsing Hillary Clinton,” he said. “I went all over this country.”

In the final week of the campaign, for example, Sanders appeared at 17 events in 11 states for Clinton.

“I’ve admired Bernie’s restraint and I think his remarks were right on,” said one person close to Sanders. “He personally did everything he could. It was nonstop for him. It’s not Bernie’s fault she lost to Donald Trump. Bernie didn’t tell her to stay out of Wisconsin.”

The Sanders ally pointed to the senator’s recent book, “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution” and how it refrained from attacking Clinton.

“It was a guidebook on where Democrats go from here,” the ally said.

Still, the ally acknowledged the recent bickering isn't helpful: “The last thing the Democratic Party needs right now is to be refighting the primary battle of 2016. It’s a tremendous disservice to the party.”

A Sanders spokesman did not want to comment. A spokesperson for Clinton did not reply to a request for comment for this story.

But a Clinton ally said the former Democratic nominee has “every right to air her grievances.”

“He did in fact contribute to her loss,” the ally said. “I think her comments are fair game.”

In the meantime, other Democrats are cringing at the ongoing spat.

“In truth, virtually all of the most respected Democrats in America would rather have root canal work done by a sadistic dentist than watch Hillary Clinton attack Bernie Sanders at this moment in American history,” said Brent Budowsky, a former Democratic aide and a columnist for The Hill.

“Democrats need a convergence of unity from those who love Bernie, those who love Hillary, and those who love both of them.

“Fortunately for Democrats, after a few more Trump tweets — and while voters worry about potential war in Korea, and the future of the Dreamers, health care and the tax code are on the table — the unfortunate interlude of Hillary criticizing Bernie will soon be forgotten,” he added.

Still, some political observers say the Clinton-Sanders infighting could be a blessing in disguise.

“When Democrats are struggling to really define their agenda and put forth a compelling argument for the next set of elections, it is better that they hash this out now rather [than] in a couple of years,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

“Some of the debates are good ones and reflect unsettled questions that the Democrats have to make some decisions on, like health care. Republicans have had many bitter fights about key issues, they still do, and they have managed to do well. So divisions are difficult for a party but they can be harnessed in positive ways.”

But that needs to happen sooner rather than later, said Bannon.

“The internal divisions cost Democrats in 2016 and we’ll pay the price in 2020 if we don’t get over the past and move forward,” the strategist said.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/35 ... ders-fight

"Wow" is right. Sanders had enough support to mount a serious challenge to both HRC and Trump. He picked-up states HRC should have won and while moving the Democrat Party even further to the Left, has advanced social agendas which still are being discussed today. The issue is, do the Dems want to live in HRCs own LA LA Land, or move on. As another recent article noted, the Democrats are in trouble as all of their candidates are old - they need younger candidates (and perspectives) if they hope to remain relevant........
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Re: Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders for 2016 Election Defeat in New Book

Post by Doka » 09-24-2017 09:26 AM

That is a very good one, Riddick! :rotate:
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Re: Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders for 2016 Election Defeat in New Book

Post by kbot » 09-24-2017 11:00 AM

Riddick wrote:
09-24-2017 12:21 AM
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Nice............
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