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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Did Clinton have actionable intelligence and failed to act though?

I don't really recall anybody blaming/criticizing Clinton over the first WTC attacks or even the successful 2000 USS Cole attack- but again, I don't believe that there was any actionable intelligence in either cases that Clinton's team missed AFAIK. After the first WTC attacks and the OKC bombings, he did vastly step up his anti-terrorist game and his Administration thwarted attacks (i.e. "Millennium Plot" and was really aggressive against AQ in particular. There was a VAST amount of difference in terms of how many people died in the different attacks and Clinton/Democrats didn't AFAIK blame Bush 1 for the first WTC attacks either. even though they happened relatively shortly after Clinton was inaugurated. I recall Republicans pouncing all over Clinton right after 9/11 happened even though he hadn't been POTUS for almost 8 months at that time.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Oct 18, 2015, 10:15 AM (0 replies)

Wow

We suspected that the committee was dragging things out for political purposes but who knew that they would be so explicit about it?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:20 AM (0 replies)

Aside from the "shaky" legal, moral, and political ground Jeb is walking

when talking about voting rights in light of the 2000 (s)election, is he really talking like preserving voting rights (in what is supposed to be a democracy that directly depends on them) is supposed to be a bad thing?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 11:50 AM (0 replies)

Because nearly two years after the event

Republicans wanted to go after HRC in case she decided to run for POTUS in 2016 and, in the words of McCarthy, make her "untrustable"......er......I meant, claimed to still "need answers". I think that the matter had already even been thoroughly investigated and major conspiracy theories (which shouldn't have even needed to be looked at anyway) debunked.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 11:10 AM (0 replies)

I would think that possessing what is clearly an "instrument of death"

is sufficient cause for requiring people to have to be properly trained, licensed, screened, etc. before possessing them. Thankfully, we don't live in a post-apocalyptic society where we are all at a severe level of threat of death unless armed, though you wouldn't know it from how the NRA describes the country. With the easy availability of guns and the increasing amounts of places people are being allowed to carry them (openly or otherwise), it seems more necessary than ever that people know how to actually carry/use them responsibly and safely. There are far too many examples/situations where people are clearly not being safe and responsible with them.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Oct 6, 2015, 12:53 PM (1 replies)

Do it Jeb!

The sad thing is that he will (likely) be the GOP nominee when all is said and done- and he will be considered to be the "sanest" of the nominees.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 11:13 AM (0 replies)

He somehow believes too

That his brother George "kept us safe".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 07:47 AM (0 replies)

So, what is his plan to not be "naive" with Congress?

Obama could *barely* deal with Boehner and McConnell and, assuming that the Republicans hold on to the House AND Senate in 2016, how exactly is Bernie going to deal with Boehner's Tea Party-approved replacement in the House and McConnell (assuming he doesn't get overthrown in the Senate). I mean, it's easy to second-guess President Obama's handling of things with Congress but, despite his overwhelming victory and that of the Democratic Party in general, there were even some Democrats whom weren't particularly helpful to him. I believe that President Obama took his responsibility as POTUS seriously, went to Washington to roll up sleeves and get to work cleaning up the mess that the former occupant left and I think that he expected that the Republicans would want the same things, which might be looked at as somewhat naive I suppose but we were facing a pretty serious situation back in 2009 with the economy in tatters and, despite the fact that Democrats had large majorities, some bipartisanship and compromise was going to be inevitable. Republicans OTOH chose not to behave responsibly and declared all out scorched Earth war against President Obama and they will do that and even worse to President Sanders. Not saying that I wouldn't vote for him if he wins the nomination but I want to see President Sanders elaborate on how he plans to get the Republicans in Congress to behave and do their jobs where President Obama wasn't able to. I know that Hillary will have her hands full with them to as they transition seamlessly from racism to misogyny.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 08:46 PM (5 replies)

Disagree

She will be considered "the sane person" by a majority of the electorate- compared to whomever the Republicans put up.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 05:28 PM (0 replies)

I hope they eat themselves alive.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Sep 23, 2015, 10:20 AM (0 replies)
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