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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:37 PM

The real problem with Hillary's speech transcripts

Here's the deal with those transcripts of speeches to Wall Street firms that Hillary Clinton still refuses to release. It's not that there's likely to be anything anybody wasn't expecting in them. At worse, if they were released she would be mildy embarrassed for everyone to see that she gives a variation of the same speech all the time--and gets paid very handsomely for it.

No, the real problem is that her stonewalling over what's almost certainly nothing makes her look secretive and dishonest in some viewers' eyes. If she has nothing to hide, why is she hiding this information?, they will say.

Just release the transcripts, and the story goes away.

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Reply The real problem with Hillary's speech transcripts (Original post)
TheDormouse Mar 2016 OP
Jarqui Mar 2016 #1
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #2
TheDormouse Mar 2016 #7
panader0 Mar 2016 #16
agracie Mar 2016 #3
Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #4
Downwinder Mar 2016 #5
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #9
upaloopa Mar 2016 #6
TheDormouse Mar 2016 #8
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #10
seabeyond Mar 2016 #13
upaloopa Mar 2016 #14
Segami Mar 2016 #11
seabeyond Mar 2016 #12
TheDormouse Mar 2016 #17
seabeyond Mar 2016 #20
Dem2 Mar 2016 #15
cosmicone Mar 2016 #18
anotherproletariat Mar 2016 #19
Punkingal Mar 2016 #22
DanTex Mar 2016 #21

Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:43 PM

1. Hillary is going to do what she always does:

whatever course of action she thinks will get her the most votes. If a few more folks think she's dishonest, so be it. 60% of the country is there already.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:43 PM

2. Her future transcripts will bear the heading: President Hillary Rodham Clinton.....LOL

 

You were probably one of those people that demanded to see President Obama's college transcripts. What is it with transcripts and you folks ?

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:46 PM

7. I don't give a flyin feck abt her speech transcripts--did u actually read the OP? nt

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:03 PM

16. What is it with you people don't care about the truth?

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:44 PM

3. Or maybe the story does NOT go away, and only gets more interesting...

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:46 PM

4. The problem is that there's been plenty of time to scrub them.

 

I couldn't care less if they released them at this juncture, to be blunt. Even if they were legit, would anyone actually be surprised if they were chock-full of corporate brown-nosing? Or, more importantly, that they would actually change anyone's mind?

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:46 PM

5. Watergate did not take Nixon out, the coverup did.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:49 PM

9. Watergate was about public employees obstructing justice.

 

So few are familiar with our history.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:46 PM

6. No don't release the transcripts. There is no need to

Why should Hillary give her detractors more stuff to rummage through.

No you are not going to get to do that deal with it.

They are never going to bring her down

History will remember the 45th President was Hillary Clinton. Her detractors won't even be footnotes.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:47 PM

8. bcz by refusing to release them ur just giving them more ammunition nt

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:50 PM

10. Yeah, that's what you care about. Republicans having more ammunition....LOL

 

Did your nose just grow longer ?

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:54 PM

13. Next you demand her diary. Why aren't we making this demand of all candidates to be able to hear

 

anything, read all, regardless, just cause we want it. Ridiculous. Petulant little tantrums demanding something that is not yours and then pissed and accusatory when they do not get their way.

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:55 PM

14. I don't know what that means but her detractors will always be

her detractors. Hillary has lived her public life with detractors. These new ones are cut of the same cloth.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:51 PM

11. What Does Hillary Clinton's REFUSAL To Release Her Transcripts And Her AA FIREWALL Have In Common?

 

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:52 PM

12. She is not stone walling. Transcripts are not yours to demand. You do not get to peek in her diary

 

either. Or read her texts or record her phone calls, just cause you want to.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:07 PM

17. You could make the same argument abt medical records & tax returns

yet most serious candidates release those pieces of personal private information.

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:19 PM

20. I want to see what Sanders said while tlaking to staffers. I demand it. They stole data. Give me.

 

I want!!!

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:01 PM

15. Just submit to having your phone lines tapped

I mean - if you have nothing to hide...

Said by every Bush supporting Republican back in the day, many of whom realized the stupidity of this and supported Ron Paul, then Rand, and now many of these "libertarians" are supporting Bernie. I see irony here.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:10 PM

18. Some records get stuck on the "transcripts" track

 

when the party has long been over and cleaning staff is picking up the empty beer cans and confetti.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:17 PM

19. Except no one is talking about it except on DU. Thoses pushing here are not going to be won over...

 

You're right, there really is no reason for her to release them. Once the primary is over, it won't be an issue at all.

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:26 PM

22. Well, the New York Times, who endorsed her, said she should release them.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:20 PM

21. It's not a "story." Nobody cares about the speech transcripts. She's beating Bernie

handily in the primary, why release anything else?

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