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Litmus test... Does leadership issues matter in GE race and discussion about them here in DU

We have this http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-donor-sensitive-intelligence-board/story?id=39710624

Does this pay to play issue matter?

Should we be able to discuss how this will impact the nominee in GE, since it will clearly lead to pointed ads as it concerns leadership

Discussions already have and will continue to occur surrounding the impact of the Clinton Foundation, how much more will that distract from issues and policies that a nominee should be focusing on? Shouldn't a nominee and family divest themselves completely of ventures that create these debacles?

DO you consider this an issue or no? what say you?
Posted by HumanityExperiment | Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:54 AM (6 replies)

Hillary the Hawk

Here are some excerpts from her speech today:

"And if America doesn’t lead, we leave a vacuum – and that will either cause chaos, or other countries will rush in to fill the void. Then they’ll be the ones making the decisions about your lives and jobs and safety – and trust me, the choices they make will not be to our benefit.
That is not an outcome we can live with."

She will continue the current wars and promote the US 'policing' the rest of the world...

"Third, we need to embrace all the tools of American power, especially diplomacy and development, to be on the frontlines solving problems before they threaten us at home." ... "Now we must enforce that deal vigorously. And as I’ve said many times before, our approach must be “distrust and verify.” The world must understand that the United States will act decisively if necessary, including with military action, to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. In particular, Israel’s security is non-negotiable. They’re our closest ally in the region, and we have a moral obligation to defend them."

When did the US need to become more imperialistic? when did this become a progressive / liberal position?

"Fifth, we need a real plan for confronting terrorists. As we saw six months ago in San Bernardino, the threat is real and urgent. Over the past year, I’ve laid out my plans for defeating ISIS.
We need to take out their strongholds in Iraq and Syria by intensifying the air campaign and stepping up our support for Arab and Kurdish forces on the ground."

Now she's throwing Obama under the bus? 'we need a real plan for confronting terrorists'? Obama doesn't have a real plan being acted upon currently?

"And one more thing. A President has a sacred responsibility to send our troops into battle only if we absolutely must, and only with a clear and well-thought-out strategy. Our troops give their all. They deserve a commander-in-chief who knows that."

Where does Libya fall into the category of 'well thought out'?

I'm tired of wars that lack planning in the aftermath, the conclusion and reconstruction...
I'm tired of $$ being tossed out the window without clarity and an audit
I'm tired of lack of reporting on the longest war the US has ever been involved in...

Posted by HumanityExperiment | Thu Jun 2, 2016, 08:31 PM (16 replies)
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