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Sat May 7, 2016, 03:12 PM

Field guide to defending Hillary Clinton against every fake scandal

The hard part in getting through to those who are convinced that the lies about Hillary Clinton are facts, is that they have a boatload of phony “facts” and right-wing web sites to draw from, but their main source of information is Fox News, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and/or their duped listeners. When you go into detailed evidence against their claims, the response is longer than they’re willing to read or hear. So, its either a shorter version which may not get the point across, or the long version which won’t be read. My recommendation is to answer one attack at a time in as much detail as you can to prove your case. These are short paragraphs along with a few links for support. Speak softly and don’t yell at them for being duped. Your goal should be to disarm them and get them to hear you, which can’t be done if they raise their shield.

Whitewater was the beginning of the Hillary Clinton witch hunt. Hardly anybody understands Whitewater. The claims of honesty and trustworthiness began here. The Clintons lost their investment in the Whitewater Development Company. Their business partner, Jim and Susan McDougal, had a separate investment in another company which also failed. The McDougals retained the law firm that Hillary worked for, Rose Law Firm to handle their legal dealings. The claim is that the McDougals hired Clinton to offset the Clintons’ losses on Whitewater, which they considered to be a conflict of interest. Ken Starr, the pioneer of the Hillary witch hunts hurled accusation after accusation at the Clintons over this. After wasting 8 years and millions of taxpayer dollars and several independent investigations, a final report was issued in 2000 that stated that there was no evidence that the Clintons had engaged in any criminal wrongdoing. It was BS from the start, but dishonest Republicans keep the story alive today.

Wal-Mart: In 1986, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart was under pressure, from his wife and his shareholders, to appoint a woman to his Board of Directors. Based in Arkansas, they hired Hillary Clinton, then 40 year old Hillary Clinton. According to fellow board members and company executives, Hillary used her position to champion more women in management and a comprehensive environmental program. Being the least experienced in business at the time, her voice was silenced on Wal Marts anti-unionism stance, and minimum wage was not considered a huge national crisis at the time. Her years on the Wal-Mart board, from 1986 to 1992, gave her an unusual tutorial in the ways of American business a credential that could serve as an antidote to Republican efforts to portray her as an enemy of free markets and an advocate for big government. To say that Hillary doesn’t understand business is dead wrong. While she had huge success in creating management opportunities for women at Wal Mart, the main attack line is that she “supported low wages”, which is not at all true. Looking at her track record in the Senate and as Secretary of State, she has always pushed for equal pay, and is fighting hard for a 40% increase in minimum wage, and for all improvements to middle class life in America.

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Reply Field guide to defending Hillary Clinton against every fake scandal (Original post)
ismnotwasm May 2016 OP
Jim__ May 2016 #1
brer cat May 2016 #2
Henhouse May 2016 #9
Her Sister May 2016 #3
Squinch May 2016 #4
NastyRiffraff May 2016 #5
stopbush May 2016 #6
SharonClark May 2016 #7
Henhouse May 2016 #8
DemonGoddess May 2016 #10
Lucinda May 2016 #11
Cha May 2016 #12
ismnotwasm May 2016 #13

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 03:29 PM

1. Thanks for that - it's an excellent resource. - n/t

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 03:59 PM

2. Thank you, ism.

It is helpful to have this resource handy. It is amazing to me how many people toss these "scandals" around who have no idea what they are talking about. They have just heard something on the news or from one of the haters and assumed it was factual and relevant.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Sat May 7, 2016, 07:02 PM

9. Hopefully, after we start the GE, we won't have to see this RW nonsense on DU.

Course this guide will come in handy when Kathlyn Wiley and Linda Tripp come out of the closet to campaign for Trump.....lol

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:16 PM

3. Really great!

 

Bookmarking to read later. Thanks for posting this helpful guide/list ismnotwasm !

HRC #45

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:57 PM

4. Great! Kick

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 06:27 PM

5. Excellent resource!

Thanks for this

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 06:38 PM

6. Yep. Amazing how those who complain the most about the lies and

half truths coming from the MSM and the RWNM make an exception when the person being lied about is Hillary.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #6)

Sat May 7, 2016, 06:49 PM

7. So true

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 06:59 PM

8. I cut my political teeth in the Yahoo Chat Clinton Scandal room...

That was 1996.

I never thought I'd see the day that people on DU would be the ones diving into that right wing cesspool.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 08:56 AM

10. K&R!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 08:57 AM

11. Thankie much! Bookmarking!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 09:00 AM

12. Thank you for this, ism.. It's not only the gop that accuses her of fake scandals

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sun May 8, 2016, 09:19 AM

13. When I saw a thread in GP-P about 'Cattle futures'--oh yes I did

It went a long way to convince me how thoroughly the Rightwing has infiltrated the left. I abhor conspiracy theory politics, but it's a documented fact that Hillary Clintion has been the target of such attacks for decades. That some on the left not only picks the RW attacks, but enhances them and makes up their own is --disconcerting--

I don't blame the Rightwing for the decisions and opinions of the left. We are presumably compassionate, AND passionately care about the human condition from both social and economic standpoints. We want war to end and the environment to thrive. We want a expanding future for our children's and children's children ect. we want love, peace and happiness and discovery. We want good health. We want freedom of religion or freedom from religion. We want the entire world to thrive thus. This are not just worthy goals, but essential ones.

Yet we see denial of fundamental wrongs. Denial of racism when racism exists. Denial of sexism when sexism exists. Instead of debate, we see defensiveness. Instead of coming together, we let the lies of the right, the misconceptions of the left rip us apart.

This isn't the first time. The very structure of the Democratic Party allows for what is happening, that whole 'big tent' philosophy. What's different this time is back to my original point, how easily some Democrats use and expand on the lies of the right.

Did they really think we wouldn't fight back? Really?



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