Originally Posted by Gibonius Is it really all that clear?
"My dream is to see a unified hemisphere at some point in the future" is pretty fucking vague. "Dream" and "in the future" don't exactly point to that being a policy proposal.
I think we can reasonably expect Clinton to continue the free trade agenda of the last couple decades. Open borders, though? Can't imagine.
Clinton's way too much of a pragmatist to propose that, especially since it would be political suicide. Certainly Obama didn't push for "open borders," hysterical rhetoric to the contrary.
The discovery of that open borders comment was in an email exchange within her organization between campaign research director Tony Clark and her campaign chairman John Podesta - someone was pointing to that speech and that phrase specifically as something that could be an issue. So yes, it is very clear, because Hillary's own campaign were the first ones to realize that this statement was going to cause issues. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they weren't concerned about it being taken out of context (it wasn't), they were concerned it would expose her desire for open borders, which is sort of funny because honestly who doesn't realize that liberals want open borders by now?
Your post is just a flat out denial of everything liberalism stands for. I can't tell if you're just being dishonest, or you really believe that liberals aren't incrementally working toward open borders just like they incrementally work toward gun control and everything else on their agenda.
My favorite is politfact. Truly amazing:
The leaked excerpt does contain the words "open borders," but that alone doesn't make Trump's claim correct. Experts suggested Clinton could have been talking about free travel or open trade, or immigration policy. It's just not clear. What's more, Clinton's official immigration position does not contain a proposal for an open border.
Originally Posted by indesertum I can't believe Krauthammer wrote that. Everything was so reasonable
I read so much of his work in college and admired him until I found out how firmly almost blindly entrenched he is in republican doctrine. Like he called the first debate a tie on national tv cuz apparently trump wasn't a complete douchebag just kind of one
Glad to see you guys agree with this:
This is not to say that the investigation into the Clinton emails was not itself compromised by politics. FBI Director James B. Comey’s recommendation not to pursue charges was both troubling and puzzling. And Barack Obama very improperly tilted the scales by interjecting, while the investigation was still underway, that Clinton’s emails had not endangered national security.
What's going to be really interesting is what happens a year or two from now. Investigative reporters are being told by sources within the FBI that the agents and attorneys working the case wanted charges, and were basically stonewalled by Comey and the DOJ.
“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute -- it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by FoxNews.com.
A high-ranking FBI official told Fox News that while it might not have been a unanimous decision, “It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked.”
“It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted,” the senior FBI official told Fox News. “We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said ‘but we are doing nothing,’ which made no sense to us.”
Right now it's anonymous source for obvious reasons, but if there's any truth to it, agents and attorneys who leave the FBI will eventually come forward. It's only a matter of time. The same source said that morale is at an all time low and many agents are seeking other opportunities as they feel the organization has been corrupted, at least in this sense.