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Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:52 PM

WP: "The idea that Bernie Sanders has been too negative to debate Hillary Clinton is ridiculous"

Link to Washington Post article "The idea that Bernie Sanders has been too negative to debate Hillary Clinton is ridiculous"; excerpt:

Asked about the possibility of a New York debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders before the Empire State primary on April 19, Clinton pollster Joel Benenson said this on CNN Monday:
Senator Sanders doesn't get to decide when we debate, particularly when he's running a negative campaign. Let's see if he goes back to the kind of tone he said he was going to set early on. If he does that, then we'll talk about debates.
Er, okay. Negativity is, to some extent, in the eye of the beholder. But, it's very hard for me to see the campaign that Sanders has run fits the into the "negative" category. ... The closest thing I could find to a traditional negative ad from Sanders was this one that hits Wall Street for its campaign contributions and speaking fees, and, by association, Clinton.



This one, in which Sanders lays out "two visions" for dealing with the economic inequality, is also kind-of, sort-of negative. But not really.



Ads aside, Sanders has totally avoided talking about Clinton's private email server and the FBI and State Department investigations into it insisting that "no one cares about your damn emails" even while polling suggests lots of people do.

In a genuinely negative or nasty campaign, Sanders would have spent most days this year slamming Clinton as dishonest and untrustworthy for her initial decision to set up the private email and for her subsequent insistence that the server never needed to be turned over to a third party investigator. He could be saying that Clinton represents too big a risk for Democrats to nominate because of the investigations looming over her.

Sanders has done none of that. But, he doesn't tell people not to boo Clinton at his events! THE HORROR! WHY SO NEGATIVE!!!

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Attorney in Texas Mar 2016 OP
GeorgiaPeanuts Mar 2016 #1
pdsimdars Mar 2016 #2
Jarqui Mar 2016 #5
Chasstev365 Mar 2016 #3
shadowandblossom Mar 2016 #4
Chasstev365 Mar 2016 #7
Segami Mar 2016 #6
NWCorona Mar 2016 #8
stillwaiting Mar 2016 #9
Attorney in Texas Mar 2016 #10

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:53 PM

1. K & R

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:55 PM

2. A couple of points

 

(1) They make sh*t up.

(2) Usually conservatives accuse the other side of doing what they themselves are, in fact, doing.

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:58 PM

5. "Usually conservatives accuse the other side of doing what they themselves are, in fact, doing."

Hillary did that in 2008. It's the old playbook.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:57 PM

3. Classic Rovian Tactic

 

Accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of doing. David Brock is so transparent.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:58 PM

4. I really disliked the tone of that interview the writer is talking about.

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Response to shadowandblossom (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:02 PM

7. Good One!

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:58 PM

6. Kick..

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:02 PM

8. Thanks!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:22 PM

9. It's a shitty and disgusting political calculation. HRC tends to make decisions like this often. nt

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Response to stillwaiting (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 10:46 AM

10. True.

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