GOP conviction of Hillary’s guilt is the only conviction they need

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Nothing.

Once again, they had worked themselves into a glorious lather, believing that this time they finally had her within their grasp. Once again, they convinced themselves that in Anthony Weiner’s laptop they finally had evidence to substantiate their claims of Hillary Clinton’s criminality … and once again the GOP has ended up with armfuls of nothing.

As FBI Director James Comey announced Sunday, the 650,000 recovered emails that Donald Trump claimed would be bigger than Watergate, that Newt Gingrich hailed as 50 times bigger than Watergate, have now joined Vince Foster’s “murder,” Bill Clinton’s Arkansas coke-smuggling operation and the non-existent “stand-down order” at Benghazi on the long, long list of alleged Clinton scandals that turned out to be nothing more than the product of overheated conservative imaginations.

And if the pattern holds — which history says it will — Clinton’s most recent exoneration will result in yet another spasm of right-wing frustration and hatred and certainty that she is the biggest unpunished criminal of the 20th and 21st century. They will seethe at her cleverness and their own ineptness, at the rigged nature of a world that denies them what they believe is theirs, because even if their conviction of her guilt is the only conviction they will ever get, it is also the only conviction that they need.

But on the eve of Election Day, I think it’s important that we take a step back and appreciate what has happened here. Thanks to a combination of Wikileaks, Vladimir Putin, Congress, the FBI, FOIA and Clinton’s own admittedly numb-skulled decision to set up her own private email system, we have been granted a thorough and unprecedented tour of the internal workings of the Clinton political operation. We’ve seen the internal emails of the Democratic National Committee, the personal emails of her campaign chairman, the personal and work emails of Clinton and her closest staff, from Huma Abedin to Cheryl Mills, the internal emails of the Clinton Foundation, including those of her daughter Chelsea.

And out of those millions of emails, many of them written with no expectation that they could ever become public, we have found zero evidence of corruption, zero evidence of the alleged “pay to play” system that Republicans are certain existed. Never in American history have we witnessed a more thorough public vetting of a major political operation , and while the unprecedented exposure has produced embarrassments for some, as would be expected, the absence of evidence for wrongdoing is actually pretty striking.

What might the 22 million emails illegally put on private servers and “lost” by the Bush White House have revealed? What would equivalent emails from the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have revealed? We will never know. But we do know what evidence of corruption and criminality has emerged from the Clinton camp.

Nothing.

Now go vote.

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Buschleaguer
Buschleaguer

" Numbskull in chief",The Book's own words. Should give the voting public a lot of confidence when they pull the lever for HRC.

Peachs
Peachs

What Hillary has to do is show the working white class they belong.  And the Republicans need to bring their problems to the table.  Obstruction the next 4 years is not what this country needs. I think we can put a huge amount of the building of America back on the private sector, but we need to stop flouring everything through NY and even Washington. Grass root communities need to come back. 

omark
omark

http://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/

 I was listening to NPR yesterday. They had a segment where the liberal economist debated the conservative economist. As you might expect, the liberal liked Hillary’s ideas, and the conservative preferred the orange clowns. Mostly predictable stuff, one thing did surprise me though. The lefty pointed out that Donald’s tax plan would grossly under fund the government, and lead to the largest deficits in US history. Basically discredited supply side on steroids.

I expected righty to defend his guy. That’s the way they play these games. On the contrary, he said that Paul Ryan would stop him, and institute a sound tax policy. In effect he conceded Donald’s plan was bat squeeze crazy.

You know what’s really crazy. These guys seem to think that they’ll be able to control their big orange clown when he’s in office. All the nonsense he ran on will simply vanish into the air. No giant border walls, No trade wars, No deporting six million people. No water boarding, and worse.

They’re going to control him like a big grotesque sock puppet. I don’t think these guys have any idea of what they’re playing with.

Please vote.

Buschleaguer
Buschleaguer

@omark So we should all feel better that HRC's plan for expanding government control over the healthcare system will actually lead to a surplus instead of a larger deficit. The orange clown as you refer to him has some plans that should make progressives happy, childcare tax credits among them. When have progressives ever worried about budget deficits anyway.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

So today is Super Tuesday, time to vote. In honor of today, I thought we needed a song befitting the magnitude of this election and its consequences. It also has  a good beat.


Put Your Hands Together (And Let Us Pray) - By The Ojays


We've got to pray for all
The brothers under thine hand
Pray for all the sisters
That's doing the best she can
Let us pray that tomorrow
There'll be a better
Day to come, yeah

We got to put our forces together
Sing a song so loud, so fair
That the birds in the trees
Hum along with me
Sweet harmony


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSNDCIVMhYs




JamVet
JamVet

Wowzers!

Drumpf's odds of winning at Bovada are lower than they have been in over a year!!

+375.

They could not even give him away.

And man, they tried.

The casinos are all gonna get murdered because he is such a pathetic loser.

Bet your trailers and the lot on Clinton, Phidodrumpfed, et al...

JamVet
JamVet

The least qualified candidate in American history.

Congrats, RINOs!

~moonbat_betty~
~moonbat_betty~

@JamVet @honested

It would be funny if a reporter ambushed either Hillary or Trump to recite the "Star Spangled Banner" on the spot.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@~moonbat_betty~ @JamVet @honested

Gotta disagree with you there - the Republicans put up one of the sorriest groups of candidates I've ever seen.  I think she would have beaten any of them, although Jeb! would have given her a run for her money.

JamVet
JamVet

@honested @JamVet

I doubt if the air head can find the Ukraine on a world map. Much less talk intelligently about the crisis there.

The GOP has gone flat out stupid...

honested
honested

@JamVet 

Did anyone ever ask him how many states there were or to pick one out on a map?

JamVet
JamVet

@~moonbat_betty~ @JamVet @honested 

Drumpf's proud ignorance and willful stupidity is on a scale never before seen in this country. Ever. I repeat, the playboy oaf is the dumbest in the history of presidential nominees...


JamVet
JamVet

@~moonbat_betty~ @JamVet @honested

She is even luckier than Obama, bet. What a disgraceful candidate in her own right. But the valorous chickenhawks in the disbanded drumpf army will love her. She is very likely to invade some Muslim country and get a bunch of American kids killed...

honested
honested

Let's hope that in addition to President Clinton's resounding victory, we defeat all four of the ridiculous 'amendments' and move into the General Assembly with pressure on the Legislators to make it more difficult to amend the Constitution when legitimate attention to their jobs will attend what really needs to be done.

honested
honested

chump voters, remember, your children are watching.


They keep hoping someday you will do the right thing.

Doom Classical liberal
Doom Classical liberal

Aight peeps. Ya'll has a good night. I gots to hit the hay for a long day tomorrow culminating with a late trip to the polls. Somebody gots to give Gary Johnson a 2nd or 3rd vote in the state of Georgia.

~moonbat_betty~
~moonbat_betty~

@Doom Classical liberal

Hopefully Trump doesn't win and the liberals cause billions of dollars of riot damage.


Hillary can destroy the rest of the dem party in the next 4 years.


It's all good.

td1234
td1234

@honested You should know. Governor Carter, Senator Nunn, the Dems retake the house and the Senate. 

td1234
td1234

@honested @td1234 My 20 year old  college student voted for Trump. All his make friends voted for Trump. All over the 2nd Amendment. 

honested
honested

@CherokeeCounty @td1234 @honested Catie Warren has a great piece on Huffington about realizing she was wrong to parrot all of her parent's republiklan lines.

Funny how facing reality makes SOME people wake up.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234 @honested

Someday he'll grow up and read his Bible and discover that whole "Turn the other cheek" thing.  Might change his mind, if he takes it seriously.

honested
honested

@td1234 @honested 

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..

chump voters should remember, your children are watching. Any hope you would ever do the right thing might just evaporate.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

Great rally in Philly tonight.


From Josh Marshall:


I was thinking this evening that for all Donald Trump has tried to soil us, none of it can take away from me my love for the pageantry of democracy, my love of this country. He hasn't been able to break us


It's going to take some work to fix the damage he's done our republic, but we'll prevail in the end.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

@CherokeeCounty Hillary's running mate Kline had a great rally in Florida on Saturday, 25 waited in line to see him

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jay Z, free tickets and could still only draw 33,000 folks. 


I am amazed

honested
honested

@CherokeeCounty @td1234 

chump would find it hard to pull off such a thing.

Once you make room for the walkers, wheel chairs and accommodate the oxygen tanks you have taken up half the space.

honested
honested

@td1234 @honested 

He goes to small towns filled with stupid people....

Like "the villiages" on Florida.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@CherokeeCounty @PaulinNH @td1234  I saw that Trump claimed he had a letter from Belichick - I'm shocked that Bill talked about anything other than who is the Pats next opponent.  Then again, changing the topic from his recent trade of Jamie Collins was a good idea.