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Mon May 11, 2015, 03:53 PM

 

Bernie Sanders: Id love Bill Clinton to debate my wife

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday hed love to have former President Bill Clinton, the spouse of Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, debate his wife, Jane.

MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell brought up a Washington Post report suggesting that Mr. Clinton does not plan to do campaign activities for Mrs. Clinton in 2015 and asked Mr. Sanders if that would be a relief for him or whether hed like to see the former president out there.

No, Id love him to be debating my wife, Jane, replied Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Clintons only rival on the Democratic side at the moment. Shes pretty smart.

Mr. Sanders also reiterated his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal between the United States and Pacific Rim countries that is pitting President Obama against some members of his own party.

The TPP is, in my view, is a continuation of disastrous trade policies. Enough is enough we need new approaches to trade which creates jobs in America and not in China, he said.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/11/bernie-sanders-id-love-bill-clinton-to-debate-my-w/#ixzz3ZriWKugU

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Reply Bernie Sanders: Id love Bill Clinton to debate my wife (Original post)
Playinghardball May 2015 OP
malthaussen May 2015 #1
Terra Alta May 2015 #2
Vincardog May 2015 #5
cui bono May 2015 #7
Vincardog May 2015 #9
cui bono May 2015 #10
JaneyVee May 2015 #3
immoderate May 2015 #4
nolabear May 2015 #6
shenmue May 2015 #8
wyldwolf May 2015 #12
colsohlibgal May 2015 #11
seabeyond May 2015 #13
JDPriestly May 2015 #14
OilemFirchen May 2015 #15
Marrah_G May 2015 #16
OilemFirchen May 2015 #17
Marrah_G May 2015 #25
smiley May 2015 #18
Terra Alta May 2015 #20
seabeyond May 2015 #23
lumberjack_jeff May 2015 #26
OilemFirchen May 2015 #29
lostnfound May 2015 #32
Thespian2 May 2015 #19
Rafale May 2015 #21
AzDar May 2015 #22
Hiraeth May 2015 #24
RiverLover May 2015 #30
hootinholler May 2015 #27
hootinholler May 2015 #28
freshwest May 2015 #31

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 03:56 PM

1. Oh, that is very droll, Mr Sanders!

Ka-ZING!!!

-- Mal

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 03:58 PM

2. would love to see a debate between Bill and Mrs. Sanders!

Hope Bill takes them up on that!

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #2)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:10 PM

5. To be fair it should be candidate vs candidate or spouse vs spouse

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #5)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:31 PM

7. That's what he's talking about.

His wife debating Bill Clinton.

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Response to cui bono (Reply #7)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:48 PM

9. You are correct. I had a brain fart.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #9)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:49 PM

10. No problem. I've had many of them myself.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 03:59 PM

3. Is this satire?

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:00 PM

4. Boy-nee! Boy-nee! Boy-nee! Boy-nee! Boy-nee!

 







--imm

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:12 PM

6. Well that's just weird.

What is he thinking?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Mon May 11, 2015, 04:32 PM

8. Yeah

It's not like they're going to be veeps or anything.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:03 PM

12. It's just silly.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:01 PM

11. Bernie Is Quick Upstairs

He can be quite funny in a sharp way as he makes his points

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:06 PM

13. he is running against clinton, not bill. so good point he made. was respectfu toward his wife, while

 

making the point he is running against clinton and not bill. and i am glad to hear clinton is not bringing bill into the race.

works al the way around from my point of view.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:22 PM

14. Good for Jane Sanders.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:43 PM

15. How embarassing.

I expect bizarre non-sequitors from his fan base. But from the candidate himself, as others have noted above, this is just weird.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #15)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:49 PM

16. I don't think it's wierd

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #16)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:54 PM

17. I don't even know what wierd is.

Is that a wrod?

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #17)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:33 PM

25. Thank you for correcting my typo

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #15)

Mon May 11, 2015, 05:56 PM

18. doesn't seem wierd at all....

however, it did have a touch of sarcasm.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #15)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:01 PM

20. Isn't weird to me. nt

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #15)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:20 PM

23. he was asked about bill. sanders made it clear with his comment, he is not running against bill,

 

hillary is the opponent. i thought it was an excellent point.

bill is the spouse. nothing more, in this campaign.

as it seems hillary is doing iwth her campaign. which i think is excellent in her position of the run.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #15)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:35 PM

26. It's neither bizarre nor a non-sequitur.

 

The reporter was suggesting that his main opponent's spouse might be involved in the campaign. His response was perfectly on point: "Great idea!"

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #26)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:33 PM

29. Perhaps this can serve as an answer to all of the thoughtful replies above.

Sen. Sanders was, apparently, responding to a comment that former President Clinton is not intending to be involved in his wife's campaign. There's your non-sequitor.

Perhaps there was a sardonic tone or a bit of levity that I missed which may have made the comment more appropriate. I wouldn't know, though, because I didn't watch the interview.

Mea culpa, I guess. OTOH, perhaps I would have clicked-through for more if the link hadn't been to The Washington Times.

Da fuq?

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #29)

Tue May 12, 2015, 09:10 AM

32. I believe he was responding to the question "would that be a relief for him"

As in, "No it is not a relief for me, because I would have loved to see my possible First Lady debate Hillary's possible First Man."

The question is actually contained in the OP, so no need to click through to WT.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:00 PM

19. I think Bernie's point is

that he is running against HRC and has no time to care about Willy...

I'm sure his wife could make a great showing against "First Husband"...


GO, BERNIE, GO

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:04 PM

21. How?

How could the Senator fear such farcical opponents?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:05 PM

22. Bernie!!

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:26 PM

24. Good comeback, Bernie!!

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #24)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:38 PM

30. He's sharp! Love it. /nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:36 PM

27. Two questions

1: Would it be one of the "DNC Official Debates"

2: Has such a thing ever happened before?

3: Hah! Just testing

This would make a great SNL skit.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:48 PM

28. Nice interview

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:06 PM

31. I'd enjoy it, except Clinton's voice is failing and I can see a storm of petty attacks arising.

Not so much because I think that Jane would be the same thing as HRC was in the White House, but I'd love to listen to Clinton's arguments. He could finesse the thorns off of a rose.

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