Accuracy in Media

Project Veritas published a new video Thursday in which a New York Times editor based in London confirms what most readers already knew: The paper has essentially given up on objectivity as long as President Trump is around.

Editor Des Shoe admitted the paper had gone all-Trump-all-the-time during the 2016 campaign in an attempt to undermine him.

“I think one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is like … Oh, if we write about him, about how insanely crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read it and be like, oh, wow, we shouldn’t vote for him,” Shoe said on the video.

She also said there didn’t seem to be any alternative.

“Our main stories are supposed to be objective,” she said in a comment on coverage of the Charlottesville riots. “It’s very difficult in this day and age to do that. It’s hard to portray, for instance the president, in an unbiased light when the words that are coming out of his mouth are apologetic to white supremacists.”

Shoe also suggested that at least part of the reason for the rapid-fire onslaught was economic. Readers demand dirt on Trump, and the paper seeks to deliver, no matter what that does to its reputation.

Competitors such as the Washington Post and other “people who have paywalls up,” force a daily race for clicks.

“This is what I was trying to say, is like, the last couple years, it’s changed for the bad,” Shoe said in the video. “I think the business model itself is just … there’s so much panic about what to do that, you know, what else is a company supposed to do? That’s the conundrum … is that a business model, in this time, is built on what the readers what.”

The paper’s subscriptions have “skyrocketed” since Trump won the election. “I mean, they call it the Trump bump,” she said.

But she admitted it is not all that hard to convince her to attack the president every day for a living. “I feel like Trump is … is just a … is sort of an idiot in a lot of ways. Just an oblivious idiot,” she said.

There’s one thing Shoe said would be worse.

“If you impeach him, then Pence becomes president. Mike Pence, who’s f—ing horrible … I think maybe, possibly worse than Trump.”

 





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Comments

  • mioahu

    Captain Obvious!

  • carl

    Trump is not the idiot, you are. The NY Times is a disgrace.

  • John Cunningham

    This slesse by the New York Times has gone on way before Donald Trump but, has exploded since his election. It is time for the People to show their displeasure in having news organizations try to destroy a Political group like Republicans, Conservatives and Christians. They have become the Fifth Column and should be treated as a hostile entity in this Country.

  • you can say that again! they slimed pres bush too!

  • FINALLY the scum-bags admit it!!! #mediabias & #fakenews reigns at the ny slimes!

  • jg collins

    “This is what I was trying to say, is like, the last couple years, it’s changed for the bad (sic),” Shoe said ”

    Like, anyone whose command of the English language is that abysmal has no business being in journalism.

  • John Cunningham

    Boycott the New York Times! Better yet, boycott all yellow rags!

  • TED

    The more anti-Trump any of the media become … the greater the increase in their readership or viewership! That should tell the knuckleheaded Trumpians something!

  • edwin

    The scum is on the swamp that’s in the WH

  • edwin

    Bush did a lot of things that were slimy along with his VP Chaney

  • edwin

    The only disgrace is in the WH. You must be one of the Trump bigoted, racist booboisies.

  • John Cunningham

    Oh No! Not one of them!

  • Oldchopper

    It’s quite obvious this woman’s hatred for our leaders is truly a hatred for God. Her statement that she believes Pence is worse than Trump makes the case. Reason I say this is she admits to knowing little about Pence but most Americans know he is a mature Christian. Pence professes his Christianity openly where Trump in my opinion is a baby Christian. One that occasionally displays his worldliness in word and action. Listening to her speak she shows her contempt for Godliness. As humans we all have had our enmity towards God. Many, such as Pence have had a change of heart and reversed the process by now loving God. This woman knows no goodness in her spewing of hatred towards her fellow man. To which we are ALL created in His image.

  • Bob West

    Look in the mirror. You are the bigoted one. I thought Obama was a disgrace but i didn’t bad mouth the Libs as a whole. Only those like Axelrod, Emmanuel, Jarrett. Why condemn those that didn’t like Hillary? Like you many are uneducated.

  • Beth

    This woman is obviously among the younger, brainwashed journalists, educated in liberal universities. The give away is this: In true, pure journalism FACTS are reported. Opinions are not part of the equation. When she says it is difficult to report in a unbiased way “because the words coming out of his mouth are apologetic to white supremacists” that is her OPINION. In my opinion, the words don’t sound that way at all. Her job is to report what he said, period. It is up to us to form our own opinions, the journalists opinions are to be hidden away so we may do so, without influence. Later she says she thinks he is an idiot. AGAIN, a true journalist would never utter such words. This is why news is called “fake”. “News” is not a revealing of a reporters opinions. It is an objective reporting of the facts, only. Sadly, journalism majors are no longer taught this in our universities.

  • edwin

    Who else misses having an articulate, educated, capable of forming completed well thought out sentences, eloquent, charming, oh goodness I can go on and on…..president? Now we get this overweight bigot who is a repulsive individual and has played-on and continues to play-on the emotions of all Americans and make a mockery of our institutions and constitution. Here is what his supporters believe he will do: 1. Get rid of the fed. 2. Get rid of a bunch of brown people. 3. Get rid of Obamacare and watch the poor die. My previously unaffordable insurance is down to just $85/month. My car insurance, from Insurance Panda, is now just $25/month. Under Trump, healthcare will be $500/month or more. 4. Make the lives of poor kids, the sick, and the elderly worse than they already are. 5. Drop a bunch of bombs on some colored people in some country somewhere. 6. Cut taxes on the rich. Could these Trumpies be anymore ignorant of the world? He’s Not My President!

  • parthenon1

    Guess what Shoe that idea went out with Lyndon Johnson ! Your paper and a few more tried it against Barry Goldwater. It worked then because people believen in newspapers, TV was young and of course the internet was a small idea in Steve Jobs mind. But now people are much smarter and more sophisticated and you cant pull the wool over their eyes! There are too many people now who can debunk the slickest writer and TV show. When I hear or see something you and your has been reporters come out with I just laugh and print the truth on line !

  • StevieD

    Just u idiot libs that read that garbage…….

  • Michael Winkler

    The collusion between our Pravda West PROPAGANDA Media and the Democrat party was on full display during this last election cycle. I have not seen such collusion between the Media and the Democrat party since PRAVDA was the Official Propaganda Agency of the old Soviet Union……. Stalin would be so PROUD !!!
    .
    The Pravda West Propaganda News Media put out 1826 NEGATIVE and only 186 POSITIVE “news” stories so during Trump’s first 100 days.
    .
    Have you ever noticed how the Media uses the SAME exact Talking Points ( word for word ) when they have certain stories…. it is as if they ALL got together and had a meeting and issued a memo on what was to be said. NO original news scoop, but the EXACT SAME TALKING POINTS…….

  • edwin

    The disgrace is all the bigoted, racist, feminist booboisie fools that voted for Trump

  • Bob West

    Edwin, it is obvious you are just a hater. Drinking the kool- ade of the far leftists. True Obama was articulate but he was an activist. They all are good orator’s. That doesn’t make them good people. The reason Obama studied the Constitution was not because he was interested in the law but because he was able to manipulate the law to his advantage. Just as a good defense lawyer needs to know the loop holes. He was a good talker but a lousy President. Being fat doesn’t necessarily make you a bad President. This is why your posts are uneducated because you are prejudice and a hater.

  • edwin

    What does it make you to support a man like Trump. I can’t believe that the Trump bigoted, racist, feminist booboisies supporter still support him unless they are just like him.
    Right wing talk/media covering up for the sex predator in
    chief by exploiting the Harvey Weinstein story.
    Republicans are only using the Weinstein story to cover up Trumps problems. I wonder where , how and why is there a tape of Weinstein in the first place.
    You are complaining about people like Weinstein and you ignore what the President of the United States has done and is still doing. Weinstein is small time compared to this jerk. Donald Trump:
    I did try and Fcuk her. She was MARRIED,” [he was too]
    “I moved on her like a B$TCH”
    “Grab them by the PU$SY”
    “You can do ANYTHING.”
    I cannot understand how so call evangelical Christians are supporting this man. It’s beginning to seem as if “family values” conservatives are phonies. Is Donald Trump the role model we want our children listening to for the next 4 years? Hell no….
    Who is Donald Trump? Well, Part drama queen. Part conman. Part egomaniac. Part racist. Part woman-hater. Part sexual assaulter. Part cheapskate. Part spoiled brat. Full-time Fornicating adulterer. And there’s more… Here’s the proof:
    He’s the guy with “the best memory in the world” who couldn’t recall a beauty pageant contestant, an Hispanic women, even when he was reminded that he called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping”; and then the next day he said she was the worst Miss Universe ever.
    He’s the “arbiter of good taste” who called a woman disgusting who used a break to use a breast pump, and who called Hillary disgusting for taking a bathroom break during a break in a Democratic debate, while he actually appeared in a Playboy porn video in the year 2000.

    He’s a ‘family values kind of guy’ who brags about groping women’s pus$y, trying to fcuk another man’s wife, has been married 3 times, with the first divorce decree including a gag order on his ex-wife (the one accusing him of rape) in exchange for a big pile of cash. And while married to his current (third) wife he said his daughter is so hot that if she wasn’t his daughter they would be dating (creepy). Worse yet, the bastard told Howard Stern it was okay to refer to his daughter Ivanka as “a piece of ass”.

    He’s the Peeping Tom and Sexual Predator that brags about walking in on young (barely legal) nude beauty pageant contestants because “I own the pageant”. He boasts to Howard Stern about “banging” 18 year old contestants as “it’s my duty as the owner”. God only knows how many of those young girls he took advantage of…”grabbing pu$sy” and “doing anything” as he eludes to in video and radio. Now ask yourself, would you want your young daughter alone around Donald Trump? (google “upcoming Trump rape case involving 13 year old girl”).
    Ref. The Russian probe. According to a leaked annex to the combined U.S. intelligence agencies’ report on Kremlin intrigues in the American elections, Russian security agents watched Trump engaging in “perverted sexual acts” that were “arranged/monitored by the FSB,” the Kremlin’s leading spy agency. The FSB, it said, “employed a number of prostitutes to perform a golden showers (urination) show in front of him.” Not only that, according to the report’s anonymous Russian sources, Trump deliberately chose for his escapade “the Ritz Carlton hotel, where he knew President and Mrs. Obama (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia and defiling the bed where they had slept.”
    Pure and simple, Donald J Trump is a disgrace and will “Make America” the laughing stock of world.

    The victim on the Alleged rape. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied me to a bed, exposed himself to me, and then proceeded to forcibly rape me. During the course of this savage sexual attack, I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but he did not. Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently striking me in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted,

    Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed.

    he filing also included a statement from “Tiffany Doe” (i.e., the woman referenced in plaintiff’s statement above who brought her to the parties) attesting that:

    I personally witnessed four sexual encounters that the Plaintiff was forced to have with Mr. Trump during this period, including the fourth of these encounters where Mr. Trump forcibly raped her despite her pleas to stop.

    The witness stated I personally witnessed the one occasion where Mr. Trump forced the Plaintiff and a 12-year-old female named Maria [to] perform oral sex on Mr. Trump and witnessed his physical abuse of both minors when they finished the act.

    One witness stated It was my job to personally witness and supervise encounters between the underage girls that Mr. Epstein hired and his guests.

  • Bob West

    Edwin, your rants expose your mental deficiencies. First i don’t support Trump, didn’t vote for him and don’t like him, never did. My issue is the hatred that pours out of people like you that can’t deal with reality. You deride the right wing media, but say nothing about the left. There are more left wing media outlets than right. You, as typical, don’t want anyone to speak if they are not in agreement with you. That isn’t intelligent conversation that is bullying. You just follow the sound bites of the radical left instead of formulating a logical argument.

  • edwin

    According to virtually any conservative today, the government has been just one big liberal establishment. The current extremists that own and operate the GOP are hell bent on destroying anything and everything that even has a hint of liberalism or progressivism in it, even if Republicans helped pass it. So what would America be like without liberals and progressives? Here is a list of programs, legislation, and achievements that we would not have if extreme right wingers had their way. Some items on this list were indeed passed or created by Republicans, but that doesn’t make them conservative achievements. It only means that at one time, Republicans favored liberalism and progressivism or that they were willing to work with Democrats for the common good.
    1. The 40-hour work week.
    2. Weekends
    3. Vacations
    4. Women’s Voting Rights
    5. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    6. The right of people of all colors to use schools and facilities.
    7. Public schools.
    8. Child-labor laws.
    9. The right to unionize
    10. Health care benefits
    11. National Parks
    12. National Forests
    13. Interstate Highway System
    14. GI Bill
    15. Labor Laws/Worker’s Rights
    16. Marshall Plan
    17. FDA
    18. Direct election of Senators by the people.
    19. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Workplace safety laws
    20. Social Security
    21. NASA
    22. The Office of Congressional Ethics. Created in 2008.
    23. The Internet
    24. National Weather Service
    25. Product Labeling/Truth in Advertising Laws
    26. Rural Electrification/Tennessee Valley Authority
    27. Morrill Land Grant Act
    28. Public Universities
    29. Bank Deposit Insurance
    30. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    31. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    32. Public Broadcasting/Educational Television
    33. Americans With Disabilities Act
    34. Family and Medical Leave Act
    35. Environmental Protection Agency
    36. Clean Air Act
    37. Clean Water Act
    38. USDA
    39. Public Libraries
    40. Transcontinental Railroad and the rail system in general
    41. Civilian Conservation Corps
    42. Panama Canal
    43. Hoover Dam
    44. The Federal Reserve
    45. Medicare
    46. The United States Military
    47. FBI
    48. CIA
    49. Local and state police departments
    50. Fire Departments
    51. Veterans Medical Care
    52. Food Stamps
    53. Federal Housing Administration
    54. Extending Voting Rights to 18 year olds
    55. Freedom of Speech
    56. Freedom of Religion/Separation of Church and State
    57. Right to Due Process
    58. Freedom of The Press
    59. Right to Organize and Protest
    60. Pell Grants and other financial aid to students
    61. Federal Aviation Administration/Airline safety regulations
    62. The 13th Amendment
    63. The 14th Amendment
    64. The 15th Amendment
    65. Unemployment benefits
    66. Women’s Health Services
    67. Smithsonian Institute
    68. Head Start
    69. Americorps
    70. Mine Safety And Health Administration (This has been weakened by conservatives, resulting in recent mining disasters.)
    71. Food Labeling
    72. WIC
    73. Peace Corps
    74. United Nations
    75. World Health Organization
    76. Nuclear Treaties
    77. Lincoln Tunnel
    78. Sulfur emissions cap and trade to eliminate acid rain
    79. Earned Income Tax Credit
    80. The banning of lead in consumer products
    81. National Institute of Health
    82. Garbage pickup/clean streets
    83. Banning of CFCs.
    84. Erie Canal
    85. Medicaid
    86. TARP
    87. Bail Out of the American Auto Industry
    88. Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    89. Wildlife Protection
    90. End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
    91. Established the basis for Universal Human Rights by writing the Declaration of Independence
    92. Miranda Rights
    93. Banning of torture
    94. The right to a proper defense in court
    95. An independent judiciary
    96. The right to vote
    97. Fair, open, and honest elections
    98. The right to bear arms (Do you really think extreme right wingers would allow anybody besides themselves to have firearms if in power?)
    99. Health care for children and pregnant women
    100. A stable and strong government established by a Constitution
    101. The founding of The United States of America
    102. The defeat of the Nazis and victory in World War II
    103. Paramedics
    104. The Brady Handgun Act
    105. The Glass-Steagall Act (It has since been repealed and we’ve been paying the price for it.)
    106. Oil industry regulations (The Gulf paid the price after conservatives tore many of these regulations down.)
    107. The Affordable Care Act which makes insurance companies more honest and fair.
    108. Woman’s Right to Choose
    109. Title IX
    110. Affirmative Action
    111. A National Currency
    112. National Science Foundation
    113. Weights and measures standards
    114. Vehicle Safety Standards
    115. NATO
    116. The income tax and power to tax in general, which have been used to pay for much of this list.
    117. 911 Emergency system
    118. Tsunami, hurricane, tornado, and earthquake warning systems
    119. Public Transportation
    120. The Freedom of Information Act
    121. Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery
    122. Antitrust legislation which prevents corporate monopolies (These laws have been savaged by conservatives, which is why corporations are getting huger and competition is disappearing leading to less jobs and high prices.)
    123. Water Treatment Centers and sewage systems
    124. The Meat Inspection Act
    125. The Pure Food And Drug Act
    126. The Bretton Woods system
    127. International Monetary Fund
    128. SEC, which regulates Wall Street. (Conservatives have weakened this regulatory body, resulting in the current recession.)
    129. National Endowment for the Arts
    130. Campaign finance laws (Conservatives have gutted these laws, leading to corporate takeovers of elections.)
    131. Federal Crop Insurance
    132. United States Housing Authority
    133. Soil Conservation
    134. School Lunch Act
    135. Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act
    136. Vaccination Assistance Act
    137. Over the course of nearly 50 years, liberals contributed greatly to the eventual end of the Cold War.
    138. The creation of counterinsurgency forces such as the Navy Seals and Green Berets.
    139. Voting Rights Act, which ended poll taxes, literacy tests, and other voter qualification tests.
    140. Civil Rights Act of 1968
    141. Job Corps
    142. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
    143. Teacher Corps
    144. National Endowment for the Humanities
    145. Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966
    146. National Trails System Act of 1968
    147. U.S. Postal Service
    148. Title X
    149. Kept the Union together through Civil War and rebuilt the South afterwards.
    150. Modern Civilization
    It is safe to assume that if the current breed of Republicans had their way, ALL of the above list would have never happened. The fact is, the people need government. Government protects the people from the greedy power hungry hands of the wealthy, especially when liberals are in power. The corporations and extremists that own the Republicans today will always only do what is profitable to themselves, and would also get rid of most of the things on this list. So, the next time a conservative complains about all those “socialist” liberals, remind them of what liberals have accomplished. Any conservative that claims anything on this list as a conservative achievement would be a hypocrite. Conservatives would lead us back to the Dark Ages. Liberals and liberal ideals have time and time again, led the way to a brighter future for everyone.

  • Bob West

    So how then does it make them Democratic achievements? If Repub’s passed one because at one time they leaned left? Why then can’t a Dem lean right? Sorry, again you show total bias and i am amazed at how well you cut and paste. I doubt you researched everyone and concluded it was all Dems. It has only been since Bush that we have been as polarized as we are so everyone of those item’s were bipartisan efforts. Of course there will be opposition, that’s why there is a two party system. Today it is not working. Either side becomes obstructionists. Hench the rise of libertarianism, ultra right and left factions. Unfortunately there are voters (i assume you vote) that just drink the Kool-ade and don’t bother to become educated.

  • edwin

    The kool aid drinkers are the right wing booboisies that blindly voted for Trump. The Democrat don’t usually lean right because the right has done nothing for the working and middle class public. The right is geared for big business and the top 1%.. Why would any middle or working class individual ever vote for a right wing or conservative agenda. In my life time I have seen this over and over and I am an educated voter as well as a news nut.. The bills I mentioned would be repealed by the right if they could. The question is why do they want to remain in the stone age.

  • fondrees

    Everything u just said, defines the problem quite accurately, thank you…u admire Obama for his smooth sophistry, his con artistry. His ability to answer questions with long winded answers that never actually answer the question!! And u hate Trump for answering honestly if not articulately…it should be obvious who the con artist is….if that isnt enough, you then go on to list your greatest fears about what u think he will do (and what u think his supporters want). As your reason for hating him!!! Guess what? In case u didnt notice…writing about things that he hasnt done and criticizing him for these things is….thats right!!!…FAKE NEWS!!! It hasn’t happened, dummy!!! THINK, please folks, THINK about what what these disengenous reporters are trying to call “NEWS”…a bunch of nonsense that they THINK might happen as a result of a statement Trump made “as reported by 30 anonymous sources” this is not news it propganda, plain and simple

  • edwin

    You opretty well described Trump and Fox News.

  • edwin

    Since FDR was in office at the depth of the Great Depression, has a president confronted such a profound economic crisis on the first day in office. The banking system was collapsing, the two big automotive companies were near bankruptcy, unemployment was rising and the housing market was in a free fall. It was Obama’s policies, enacted into law despite unprecedented Republican obstruction, that helped turn the economy around. In fact, Obama’s policies have been far more successful than Roosevelt’s New Deal program. It was increased wartime production after 1939, not New Deal programs, that ended the depression. Obama ended the “great recession” while slowly disengaging the nation from active involvement in two foreign wars.
    Just about every economic indicator reveals an American economy on the rebound, and the growth has far outpaced that in other developed nations. You would not know that by listening to the cartoonish complaints of the Republican candidates running for president. What they fail to mention is that the economic results would be even better had it not been for the Republican-imposed sequester in 2011.
    Like all “great” and “near great” presidents, Obama not only solved the problems he inherited, he has managed to leave his own mark on the institution. With the Affordable Care Act, Obama accomplished what every Democrat since Harry Truman has tried but failed to pass — national health insurance for all Americans. He has championed other reasonable policies — fighting global warming, ending gun violence through sensible gun control legislation, and immigration reform — only to have his initiatives stymied by conservative opposition. Most of all, Obama has been masterful in exercising the intangible aspects of the presidency — inspiring people with his words, and articulating a clear alternative vision for the nation that makes his opponents appear small-minded and petty. And lets not forget the symbolic power of being the nation’s first African American president.
    Obama’s accomplishments in foreign policy have also been notable. In addition to the economic crisis at home, Obama inherited unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only has Obama been winding down America’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has reoriented the nation’s priorities abroad and articulated a more modest vision for America’s role in the world. He signed a controversial nuclear deal with Iran, opened relations with Cuba, and has refused to be drawn into another ground war in the Middle East. His Eisenhower-like restraint in the use of military power has sent Bush-era neoconservatives into hysterics, but it has dramatically improved America’s image in the world.
    What remains unclear is whether Obama’s vision and his policies will reshape the Democratic party and Obama to be one of the greatest

  • Bob West

    Are you still at it? WORST recession recovery in history, apologizing for America, dislike of military, etc etc. This was an activist in Presidential clothing. Didnt respect constitution, law enforcement, worse foreign policy since Carter, hated Hillary but kept enemies close.

  • edwin

    Because it was the worse recession in history. We owe an apology to some country’s , Iraq for one for screwing up their country. Obama taught constitution law at Chicago University for 12 years. He supported law enforcement but not the ones who screwed up. Was respected around the world . Much more than Bush or especially Trump. No evidence that he hated Hilary. Gave her one of the top jobs in his administration and campaigned for her for President. You need to get your facts togerher and quit repeating right wing talking points,

  • Bob West

    His policies kept the recovery crippling along. His love of the Constitution was not to enforce it, but to circumvent it. In order to understand the loop holes you need to study it in depth. He could have cared less about the Constitution.
    He didn’t support law enforcement from the beginning. Remember the let’s have a beer together? Gave her the top job to appease all the Hillary lovers and being the top Democrat, who else would he campaign for? He was reluctant to do even what he did, but it raised money. Speaking of talking points, you did a pretty good job yourself. “Taught 12 years yada yada”
    Our Universities are loaded with left wing activists, both teachers and students. They should close down the public universities that support left wing violence over education. We are all paying for their education

  • edwin

    You are a typical Trump booboisie. don’t have a clue what the hell you are taking about..
    Let’s state right off-the-bat that conservatives indeed have much to offer. In fact, the very notion of conservatism itself keeps us grounded in tradition and prevents our society from spinning into the chaos of constant flux that would surely result if we were to impetuously pursue every new liberal idea to spring forth from our fertile minds. And conservatives admirably believe in America, established order, family, freedom, and success. This all sounds wonderful.
    But when it comes to other people who happen to be different from the establishment, Republicans seem to be downright mean and nasty.
    We are constantly reminded of the meanness of Republicans over and over again. One recent example is evident in the xenophobic remarks of the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who recently referred to Mexican and other immigrants as rapists and murderers.
    Basic common sense, however, tells us that human beings are not any more or less violent based upon where on a map they happened to have been born. And the evidence in studies bears this out as well by indicating that immigrants are no more likely to be violent than members of the overall population. Makes sense.
    But Republicans seem to harbor some sort of a fear of foreigners and an aversion against other kinds of people who are not part of the established in-group. Their view seems to be that these other people are not like us, they pose a threat to us (for some unexplained reason), and thus automatically they should be regarded as enemies.
    Democrats, on the other hand, tend to view all people first and foremost as human beings. To a Democrat, a Mexican immigrant is a human being, just like an American, but a human being who just so happened to have been born in a place named Mexico on a map. That’s all.
    Another example of Republican nastiness is on full display in their concerted efforts to enact so called “voter ID” laws. The true intent behind these laws is obvious on its face. These laws are designed to discourage voting by poor and minority voters, who typically vote for Democrats, by imposing conditions for no good reason that disproportionately fall upon these targeted people and thus make it more difficult for them to vote.
    This is not only mean and nasty, but it’s dirty. The deviousness required just to think of such a diabolical scheme is indeed astounding.
    The reason these laws are so outrageous is because for a democracy to function properly, politicians should craft proposals that best serve the people they represent in order to win election. But Republicans know their proposals do not serve the people, so instead of developing better proposals for the people, they seek to undermine democracy itself by denying voters the ability to vote. This tactic runs counter to the very foundational principles of this nation and is an utter abomination.
    Another example of Republican meanness can be seen in the so called “religious freedom” laws, which should more accurately be named “religious imposition” laws because they seek to impose the majority religion upon minorities. These laws were shrewdly designed to cruelly discriminate against people who happen to have different beliefs from the conservative Republican majority.
    These “religious freedom” laws essentially permit businesses or employees to deny services based upon their religious beliefs. The most obvious scenario, which many claim is the true purpose behind these laws, is that religious observers could deny services to gay people if being gay violates the observer’s religious beliefs. A now notorious example is the pizza parlor that said it would refuse to serve gay people.
    This is completely shocking and outrageous, especially in this modern age. It makes us feel like we have regressed backward to the egregious practices of racial segregation in the south when restaurants refused to serve black people. It is simply unbelievable that this is occurring today in modern day America, especially in light of the lessons we supposedly learned as a nation from the civil rights struggles of our recent past. Again, it is an example of Republicans being cruel to other people simply because they happen to be different from the majority.
    Another example is the entire area of economic policy, which is overflowing with instances of cold-blooded Republican positions. The overall grand vision of Republicans is to cut services and spending to those who are the most vulnerable in society and who need them the most, while simultaneously lavishing rewards upon the most wealthy and powerful in society who need them the least.
    Republicans are forever seeking to slash funding for programs that are so crucial to those in need, like food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, low income housing assistance, unemployment benefits, and education, all while providing generous hand-outs to the wealthy through tax breaks and goodies for behemoth corporations. It is simply hard to understand how anyone could have so little compassion for the plight of other human beings.
    Another example of Republican meanness is their preference for strict and harsh measures in attempting to impose conformity with their establishment order. We have seen this in their familiar calls for stronger law enforcement and harsher sentencing, as well as their disdain for rehabilitation and prevention programs.
    Republicans handed their presidential nomination to a know-nothing billionaire bully, Donald Trump — the worst nominee in modern times. How did Republicans get to be so stupid?
    Of course, “stupid” is subjective. But by most standards, Republicans fit the bill. In September, Public Policy Polling found that “66% of [Donald] Trump’s supporters believe that Obama is a Muslim… 61% think Obama was not born in the United States.” The same poll found that 54 percent of all Republicans believed the President to be a Muslim. (In September Donald Trump suggested Obama is a Muslim.)

    In 2013, Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal warned the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal said Republican candidates should “stop insulting the intelligence of voters… with offensive and bizarre statements.” However, Jindal didn’t listen to his own advice; on May 10th, Jindal endorsed Donald Trump. Stupid is as stupid does.

    It wasn’t always like this. Fifty years ago, Republicans seemed wrongheaded but intelligent. What has happened to the Grand Old Party? Its transition to the stupid party had four stages:

    1. Republicans adopted an anti-intellectual strategy. Political historians have noted the long-term political consequences of Richard Nixon’s southern strategy which peeled Southern white voters — particularly evangelical Christians — away from the Democratic Party. What hasn’t received as much attention is the fact that southern evangelicals are not intellectual: they believe in the literal true of the Bible; for that reason, they believe the universe was created in seven days and decry evolution and science. Writing in The Weekly Standard, Henry Olsen observed the GOP southern strategy caused the “dumbing down of conservatism.” “Evangelicals have long shied away from engagement with the less-devout world… as a group they tend to lack intellectual curiosity and rigor.”
    In September, writing in the Daily Beast Ana Marie Cox observed, “Trump and [Ben] Carson are winning a huge slice of the GOP base because of [their] prideful ignorance, which to voters signifies not just a rejection of the establishment or elites but a release from the hard work of having to think.”
    Now the Republican nominee is Donald Trump, an anti-intellectual. For example, early in May, Trump cited a National Enquirer article linking Ted Cruz’s father to the JFK assassination. Trump’s policy positions are incoherent and GOP voters don’t care.
    2. Republicans accepted racism. When the GOP adopted the southern strategy, they tacitly accepted racism. With Trump this racism has come out in the open.
    Writing in Psychology Today, David Niose linked anti-intellectualism and racism:
    Critically thinking individuals recognize racism as wrong and undesirable, even if they aren’t yet able to eliminate every morsel of bias from their own psyches or from social institutions. An anti-intellectual society, however, will have large swaths of people who are motivated by fear, susceptible to tribalism and simplistic explanations, incapable of emotional maturity, and prone to violence.

  • edwin

    All my articles are fact checked, I hate no one except maybe you and Trump , not sure you can hate ignorance.

  • Bob West

    Seriously, you honesty expect anyone to read all that diatribe? About immigration….. we of course are made up of immigrants, even native Americans were immigrants, so generalizing that Republicans are against immigration is ludicrous. I personally am against Illegal immigrants as every American should be. But even those entering legally need to be vetted. We owe no one the right to enter freely, especially from countries that are known to hate America and promote violence. We have a two party system as a check and balance against a dictatorship or monarchy. That doesn’t mean one party is better than the other. They are made up of citizens from all walks of life so their is no box you can put them in. Stop generalizing both ways. The Dems have not been model citizens either. There basic motivation is to get loyal voters. Give aways have always served them well.

  • Bob West

    Look all your articles are cut and paste. You only push your liberal agenda. I didn’t vote for Trump but i am sure you voted for Hillary. You can tell by how twitchy your posts are. Hang in their as i think she will get all the recognition she deserves. With any luck maybe jail time.

  • edwin

    No all my comments are cut and paste. If they were wouldn’t make any difference on the facts. Congress has spent close to 80 million dollars over the past 30 years trying to destroy the Clintons. The latest attempt on the Russian Uranium deal is a good example The Uranium One deal was not Clinton’s to veto or approve Among the ways these accusations stray from the facts is in attributing a power of veto or approval to Secretary Clinton that she simply did not have. Clinton was one of nine cabinet members and department heads that sit on the CFIUS, and the secretary of the treasury is its chairperson. CFIUS members are collectively charged with evaluating the transaction for potential national security issues, then turning their findings over to the president. By law, the committee can’t veto a transaction; only the president can. According to The New York Times, Clinton may not have even directly participated in the Uranium One decision. Then-Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez, whose job it was to represent the State Dept. on CFIUS, said Clinton herself “never intervened” in committee matters.
    Despite transfer of ownership, the uranium remained in the U.S.
    A key fact ignored in criticisms of Clinton’s supposed involvement in the deal is that the uranium was not — nor could it be — exported, and remained under the control of U.S.-based subsidiaries of Uranium One, according to a statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: NRC’s review of the transfer of control request determined that the U.S. subsidiaries will
    remain the licensees, will remain qualified to conduct the uranium recovery operations, and will continue to have the equipment, facilities, and procedures necessary to protect public health and safety and to minimize danger to life or property. The review also determined that the licensees will maintain adequate financial surety for eventual decommissioning of the sites. Neither Uranium One nor ARMZ holds an NRC export license, so no uranium produced at either facility may be exported.
    The timing of most of the donations does not match. Of the $145 million allegedly contributed to the Clinton Foundation by Uranium One investors, the lion’s share — $131.3 million — came from a single donor, Frank Giustra, the company’s founder. But Giustra sold off his entire stake in the company in 2007, three years before the Russia deal and at least 18 months before Clinton became secretary of state.
    Of the remaining individuals connected with Uranium One who donated to the Clinton Foundation, only one was found to have contributed during the same time frame that the deal was taking place, according to The New York Times — Ian Telfer, the company’s chairman: His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs. Clinton. He said he had given the money because he wanted to support Mr. Giustra’s charitable endeavors with Mr. Clinton. “Frank and I have been friends and business partners for almost 20 years,” he said.
    The timing of Telfer’s donations might be questionable if there was reason to believe that Hillary Clinton was instrumental in the approval of the deal with Russia, but all the evidence points to the contrary — that Clinton did not play a pivotal role, and, in fact, may not have played any role at all.

  • Bob West

    Look, the Clintons are corrupt and somehow managed to have their backs covered by the party. But in your defense of Hillary, you have indicted the Obama administration. Obviously they are content in letting her take the heat. Doesn’t that contradict your defending Obama and Hillary’s relationship? He never liked her and only appointed her to appease others.
    She was incompetent as Sec of State,
    U.S. Senator, FLOTUS, FLOARK, and anything else she tried. The clintons are the model for House of Cards.

  • edwin

    THIS is the scandal! , you just take anything the right wing says and take it as gospel. There nothing you quote is the truth. Just hateful false rhetoric.
    The GOP has learned after 25 years – a quarter century – that in order to beat the Clinton’s simply create a half-baked, typically baseless scandal (Whitewater, Vince Foster’s death, email server, BENGHAAAAAZIII, etc.) and the Clinton’s are done for!
    No need for the GOP to EVER run a candidate the American people want! Run dog poop! Run Trump! Run Ben Carson! Makes no difference how laughable their candidacy is – create a “Clinton Scandal” and NO MORE CLINTONS!!! Oh puleeze people are we in f”ing high school? For God’s sakes in this day and age to focus on this kind of trifling bullsh*t is so sophomoric. Do you all still giggle when someone says boobies? Let me see where to start . . . oh yeah the mere mention of the ever salacious original gossip rag alien babies and Elvis sightings the National Enquirer should be the first clue. And boy howdy that cracker jack advanced scientific sharpie and a Ziploc baggie sample collection protocol is far and above medical standards practiced by trained medical professionals today bet it will be fast tracked to become replacement method across the board producing the most reliable unimpeachable results. If you love Clinton conspiracies so well I will send you some more for your entertainment. .The Definitive Guide to Every Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theory (So Far)
    From killing cats to faking concussions, all the dastardly deeds attributed to the former secretary of state and first lady
    Long before she let Benghazi happen, Hillary Clinton was the center of a swirl of inventive rumors about sex, drugs, and murder. For entertainment purposes only, we’ve rounded up some of the greatest (i.e., most scurrilous). We’ll add more as they inevitably bubble up in the run-up to the 2016 race.
    Benghazi on the brain
    Concussiongate
    Rumor: Then-Secretary of State Clinton faked the flu and a concussion in December 2012 to avoid testifying to Congress about Benghazi.
    Rumormongers: 2016 presidential dark horse John Bolton and Fox News contributor Monica Crowley
    #TCLOT
    Rumor: As if a phony head injury wasn’t bad enough—Hillary faked a blood clot, an even more serious medical condition, to further delay her Benghazi testimony.
    Rumormonger: Glenn Beck, who added that “if she really had some weird thing in the hospital, then it should prohibit her from ever becoming president.”

    Brained by Bush’s brain
    Rumor: The clot was real, and Hillary suffered lingering brain damage that could render her unfit for office.
    Rumormonger: Fox News analyst Karl Rove, who backtracked the next day.
    The CLINTON Body Count
    Fostering doubts
    Rumor: Various theories hold that former Clinton White House chief of staff Vince Foster didn’t commit suicide in Virginia’s Fort Marcy Park. One posits that he was killed because he was having an affair with Hillary Clinton.
    Rumormongers: Former Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) once shot a watermelon (or a pumpkin—it’s unclear) to prove that Foster was shot by someone else. Accuracy in Media founder Reed Irvine took out an ad in the New York Times to note that the FBI had failed to investigate “semen in Foster’s shorts, blond hair on his T-shirt and trousers and multicolored carpet fibers on all his clothing.” (Bonus: Anne Coulter once joked, “If you attack the Clintons publicly, make sure all your friends know that you are not planning suicide.”)
    Ron Brown’s body
    Rumor: Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others were killed in a plane crash orchestrated by the Clintons to prevent him from spilling the beans to special investigators about selling seats on trade missions.
    Rumormonger: The Clinton Body Count, a website linking the first family to more than 90 deaths.
    Whitewater whitewash
    Rumor: After agreeing to cooperate with special investigator Ken Starr, Whitewater partner James McDougal died in prison—allegedly at the hands of Clinton henchmen. “Chalk up another body to Clinton,” as one Rush Limbaugh caller put it. An alternative theory: McDougal faked his death to avoid ratting out his benefactors.
    Rumormonger: The Clinton Body Count
    Kittycide
    Rumor: Former Clinton aide Kathleen Willey alleged that after her cat went missing, a suspicious-looking jogger told her to watch what she said. Then her new cat turned up dead.
    Rumormonger: Willey, in the the 2007 pseudo-documentary Hillary: The Movie (which triggered the Citizens United Supreme Court decision).
    The Sex stuff
    Gay until inauguration
    Rumor: After majoring in lesbianism at Wellesley, Hillary entered into a sham marriage with Bill Clinton to cover up the truth. At one point, a former classmate moved to Little Rock to continue an affair with Hillary.
    Rumormonger: Edward Klein, author of The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President
    Bisexual after inauguration
    Rumor: Bill confided that his wife was a bisexual who, as she put it, “had eaten more pussy than he had.”
    Rumormonger: Former Clinton mistress Gennifer Flowers, in a 2013 interview with the Daily Mail
    Webb of lies
    Rumor: Associate attorney general Webb Hubbell was really Chelsea’s father. (And Vince Foster was possibly killed because he knew.)
    Rumormonger: This guy on the Internet who keeps emailing me and every other DC journalist.
    Bermuda shorts
    Rumor: Forget Webb Hubbell. Chelsea was conceived when Bill forced himself on Hillary during a vacation in Bermuda.
    Rumormonger: Klein, keeping it classy.
    Troopergate
    Rumor: Hillary looked the other way when then-Gov. Bill Clinton used Arkansas state troopers to set up sexual liaisons with dozens—maybe hundreds—of women.
    Rumormonger: Former right-wing operative-turned-Media Matters honcho David Brock, who later wrote in his book, Blinded by the Right, that “none of the trooper allegations that could be independently checked turned out to be true.”
    Bill’s black love child
    Rumor: Bill fathered a son after after luring a prostitute into a cocaine-fueled orgy. Hillary dutifully covered it up.
    Rumormongers: Little Rock businessman Robert McIntosh circulated a flier noting the resemblance between 13-year-old Danny Williams and a young William Jefferson Blythe during the 1992 campaign. A 1999 Drudge Report exclusive featured Williams’ mother’s on-tape confession. “What becomes immediately obvious to the viewer watching the videotaped confession is that this is clearly not gossip, rumor, or anonymous charges being maliciously directed at a politician,” wrote Drudge, before learning three days later that the child was not Clinton’s.
    Come all ye faithful
    Rumor: As first lady, Hillary decorated the White House Christmas tree with condoms, cock rings, and lords-a-leapin’ with erect penises.
    Rumormongers: Disgruntled former FBI agent Gary Aldrich, in his 1996 tell-all, Unlimited Access; and Texas activist “Doc Marquis,” who seized on Aldrich’s claims as “proof positive that Hillary Clinton is a power, practicing witch.”
    Sexual pagan
    Rumor: No, it’s not the name of my new metal band—it’s Hillary Clinton’s orientation.
    Rumormonger: Southern Evangelical Seminary president Richard Land, who leveled the charge in response to the secretary of state’s advocacy for gay rights in Africa.
    The Drug stuff
    Powder hungry
    Rumor: When Bill was governor, the Clintons covered up a multimillion-dollar cocaine smuggling ring based in Mena, Arkansas.
    Rumormonger: The Clinton Chronicles (below), a 1994 pseudo-documentary distributed by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
    Boys on the tracks
    Rumor: Seventeen-year-olds Kevin Ives and Don Henry weren’t hit by a train after passing out on an Arkansas railroad track; they were brutally murdered after witnessing a Clinton-assisted drug drop.
    Rumormongers: Former Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Calif.) and The Clinton Chronicles
    Assorted Power madness
    Four martini punch
    Rumor: Reporter LJ Davis didn’t, as he claimed, pass out on his floor after drinking one too many martinis—he was assaulted in his Arkansas hotel room in 1994 by Clinton goons and robbed of four “significant” pages from his notebook. His crime: Asking too many questions about Clinton’s work at a Little Rock law firm.
    Rumormongers: The Wall Street Journal editorial page, which cited the incident as evidence that Arkansas is a “congenitally violent place,” and Rush Limbaugh, who told his listeners, “journalists and others working on or involved in Whitewatergate have been mysteriously beaten and harassed in Little Rock; some have died.”
    PC police
    Rumor: As first lady, Clinton formed her own clandestine police force. Agents embedded in the FBI, the CIA, and the IRS harassed and eliminated critics.
    Rumormongers: Richard Poe, author of Hillary’s Secret War, and American Evita author Christopher Andersen
    Con air
    Rumor: Hillary purged the White House Travel Office in order to set up a system of kickbacks for an Arkansas airline helmed by a childhood friend of Bill’s.
    Rumormongers: Brock and current Virginia congressional candidate Barbara Comstock
    Red, not blue
    Rumor: A “meticulously documented” report exposed the Clintons’ links to a Marxist terrorist plot to take over the country, inspired by the Italian communist and grad-student favorite Antonio Gramsci. Exhibit A: Hillary’s failed health care reform plan.
    Rumormonger: WorldNetDaily columnist Samuel Blumenfeld
    Filegate
    Rumor: Classified FBI files were requested and misused by first lady Hillary Clinton to target enemies of the administration. White House Office of Personnel Security Craig Livingstone took the fall when Republican investigators caught wind.
    Rumormonger: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who demanded FBI files be swiped for the first lady’s fingerprints.
    Brazilian whacks
    Rumor: The Clintons forced former Hillary donor Peter Paul to spend two years in a Brazilian prison—including two months in a cellblock known as the “Corridor of Death”—after he filed a lawsuit against the couple claiming they knew about his illegal campaign finance dealings.
    Rumormonger: Paul, in the 2007 pseudo-documentary Hillary Uncensored
    Black helicopters
    Rumor: Team Hillary used helicopters to surveil the Southampton home of 2006 Republican Senate challenger—and current Fox News contributor—K.T. McFarland.
    Rumormonger: McFarland, at a campaign event on Long Island
    Rush to judgment
    Rumor: Rush Limbaugh’s 2006 drug bust for painkillers possession was a set-up by the Clinton machine.
    Rumormonger: Poe again
    The Muslim stuff
    Muslim Sisterhood
    Rumor: Clinton and top aide/alleged lover Huma Abedin (wife of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)) are in cahoots with the ladies’ auxiliary of the Muslim Brotherhood. Which explains why Clinton has been secretly pushing us to spread Sharia law in America.
    Rumormongers: “Huma’s mom is best friends with the new so-called first lady of Egypt, who is also a member of the Sisterhood,” explained Rush Limbaugh. “Folks, it’s Peyton place—it’s too much to keep up with.” Rep. Michele Bachmann’s allegations of collaboration between Clinton and the Brotherhood was cited by protesters in the streets of Cairo.
    Mullah moolah
    Rumor: Clinton’s Islamofascist sympathies were secured with a bribe from Iran.
    Rumormonger: Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman, who conscientiously adds, “I cannot prove it at this time.”
    Ban on churches
    Rumor: Clinton was working with Islamists to shut down Christian houses of worship in the United States before she left office in 2013.
    Rumormonger: Conservative speaker and self-described “former terrorist” Kamal Saleem

    Just Plain Bizarre
    Cold-blooded
    Rumor: Like most of the Washington elite, Hillary is in fact a blood-drinking extraterrestrial lizard in disguise.
    Rumormonger: “Reptoid hypothesis” creator David Icke
    Everything is Illuminati’ed
    Rumor: Wake up, sheeple. The Clintons belong to an 18th-century secret society that controls global governance and finance.
    Rumormongers: Lots of crazy people on YouTube
    Contra dancing
    Rumor: In the 1970s, Hillary worked at a Little Rock law firm that helped funnel weapons to the Contras.
    Rumormonger: The late Nation columnist Alexander Cockburn
    Blood money
    Rumor: The Clintons consented to the harvesting and selling of HIV- and hepatitis C-positive blood from prison inmates to China in the 1980s.
    Rumormongers: Klein and WorldNetDaily conspiracy guru Joseph Farah
    Starr crossed
    Rumor: Why did the Clintons enjoy impunity for their myriad crimes? Easy: Ken Starr, the man tasked with investigating them, was a secret Clinton crony.
    Rumormonger: Poe again
    Get behind me, thetan
    Rumor: Why did the did the movie version of Primary Colors, in which John Travolta plays a thinly-veiled Bill Clinton, go so easy on the first couple? Maybe because President Clinton pressured the German government to extend religious protections to the Church of Scientology.
    Rumormonger: The New York Post reported that Sen. Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.) demanded an investigation into the matter; Faircloth denied this.
    It’s a tax!
    Rumor: As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was pushing a secret United Nations takeover of the Internet, to be paid for by a secret tax on American billionaires.
    Rumormonger: Former Clinton aide Dick Morris
    Goo goo for Gaga: Clinton’s State Department betrayed its true function as an “agent for Lady Gaga” when it helped the “Bad Romance” singer secure a gig at a gay pride event in Italy.
    Rumormonger: Mission: America founder Linda Harvey
    Here We Go Again…
    Face the nation
    Rumor: Clinton got a face-lift after leaving the State Department to “glam up” for 2016.
    Rumormonger: Fox and Friends’ Steve Doocy, who tweeted afterwards that he was referring only to Clinton’s website.
    Hey sole sister
    Rumor: Clinton hired a mentally ill woman to throw a sneaker at her while giving a speech to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas in April.
    Rumormongers: Limbaugh and former Republican presidential front runner Herman Cain
    Hill’s angels
    Rumor: Hillary is a tool of the Dark Lord Lucifer sent to oppose Jesus Christ in the Last Days.
    Rumormonger: Montana Republican congressional candidate Ryan Zinke, who called Clinton the “anti-Christ” at a January campaign event.
    It takes a child
    Rumor: Chelsea Clinton became pregnant at the behest of her parents, who believe that the former secretary of state will be viewed more favorably if she has grandkids.
    Rumormongers: Fox News host Howie Kurtz, the Washington Free Beacon’s Michael Goldfarb, and the New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin.
    Vanity press
    Rumor: The Clintons arranged for Vanity Fair to publish Monica Lewinsky’s recent essay two-and-a-half years before the next presidential election, so it would be forgotten by 2016.
    Rumormonger: Prolific children’s author Lynne Cheney, who asked Bill O’Reilly, “Would Vanity Fair publish anything about Monica Lewinsky that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t want in Vanity Fair?” (Yes.)

  • edwin

    To say Hillary hasn’t accomplished any thing as you put it, is also false.
    In 1969, Hillary Clinton was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College.
    In 1973, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.
    In 1973, she became a Congressional legal counsel.
    In 1977, she cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
    In 1978, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation.
    In 1979, she became the first female partner at Rose Law Firm.
    The National Law Journal twice listed her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America.
    From 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas’s education system.
    From 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, she was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and several other corporations.
    In 1997 and 1999, she played a leading role in advocating the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act.
    From 2001 – 2008, she was elected and served as the first female Senator from the State of New York.
    She is the only First Lady ever to have run for public office.
    Running in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, she won far more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but narrowly lost the nomination to Barack Obama.
    In 2009, she was selected to serve as Secretary of State by Obama. As Secretary of State, she visited more countries than any other Secretary of State. She viewed “smart power” as the strategy for asserting U.S. leadership and values, by combining military power with diplomacy and American capabilities in economics, technology, and other areas. She encouraged empowerment of women everywhere and used social media to communicate the U.S. message abroad.
    In 2016, she became the first woman nominated by the Democratic Party for President of the United States.
    Of course, she can’t compete with the Bankruptcy King, the fraud meister, the Liar of the Year, and the man born on third base who thinks he hit a triple.

  • edwin

    Statue of Liberty motto (“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

  • Bob West

    No problem if done legally. Again you refuse to get away from democratic sound bites. No one is against immigration if done properly. Ellis island was a place to vette people coming in and would turn people away if not qualified. You liberals have screwed everything up with your anti-american attitude.

  • edwin

    Liberal and love the USA have seen a lot of the world and have fondness for other countries as well…Believe that motto “My country right & when wrong set right”…There are loons on both ends of the spectrum…believe that’s why most americans are centrist voters..Don’t agree with neo-con views as personally consider that america bashing too…(pressuring your view in name of fake act patriotism). Will take middle road stay out of ditches… But I think that some people interpret any criticism of the country or even suggestions as to how to improve it as somehow unpatriotic. That is of course nonsense.
    Blind nationalism and attempts to coerce others into such unquestioning viewpoints are dangerous anti-democratic chauvinism. Criticizing others because they don’t appear to you to be as patriotic as you would like them to be is often an attempt to limit free speech. Such practices have been common in totalitarian dictatorships where denouncing others for not being patriotic enough was used as a means of control

  • Bob West

    I’m sorry, where in your attempt to appear intellectual, do you do you talk about respecting our laws and the importance of a country having defined borders? Tolerance is fine but it goes both ways, and to come here illegally or with no intention of accepting our norms is unacceptable. It matters not about the other countries. When we go anywhere it is expected we respect their norms, so why should it be any different for us. I repeat, Dems only take up a cause if it garners new voters. Do you think people in power really care about the average citizen?
    Live in chicago and see if the Dems care about the inner city. Corrupt unions, corrupt politicians…..most, if not all blue states are in financial trouble. Arent most also pushing for sanctuary cities? Your’re words dont ring true.

  • edwin

    I have tried to give you the facts but you are to ignorant to see only what you want to see. I would suggest you go fu-k yourself. I am not havng any more dixcussions with you . good bye..

  • Bob West

    Seriously you confirmed my opinion that you lefties only want to talk and not listen. In fact you really dont want to hear what others have to say. I read all your posts and they were all an attempt to defend your position and not dialog.