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Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:50 AM

 

The Force Was With Hillary Clinton in the 3rd Democratic Debate

The Force Was With Hillary Clinton in the 3rd Democratic Debate
By Ed Kilgore

1. Spinoff earned-media winner: Clinton.

The moment that will almost certainly be replayed the most in the brief period of interest in this low-viewership debate was Clinton's corny but perfectly timed shout-out to the new Star Wars movie at the very end. It was a good example of how a prefab line can match or exceed the impact of any dynamic interaction between candidates. Somebody on Team Clinton deserves a light saber for Christmas.

As for HRC, she's already regained the "inevitability" factor she came into the Invisible Primary carrying. Even if Sanders somehow wins Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton still has a far more plausible path to the nomination, thanks to her standing in the many states that are not as honkified and activist-dominated as the first two. But the whole world will still be watching her for a stumble. It did not happen at St. Anselm's College.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/12/democratic-debate-the-force-was-with-clinton.html

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workinclasszero Dec 2015 OP
Cha Dec 2015 #1
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #8
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #2
TheBlackAdder Dec 2015 #3
Rose Siding Dec 2015 #4
Cha Dec 2015 #5
BlueMTexpat Dec 2015 #6
MyNameGoesHere Dec 2015 #7
riversedge Dec 2015 #9
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #10
riversedge Dec 2015 #16
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #23
NastyRiffraff Dec 2015 #25
sufrommich Dec 2015 #12
stonecutter357 Dec 2015 #15
Starry Messenger Dec 2015 #20
hobbit709 Dec 2015 #11
sufrommich Dec 2015 #13
riversedge Dec 2015 #27
riversedge Dec 2015 #14
Gothmog Dec 2015 #17
riversedge Dec 2015 #18
EileenFB Dec 2015 #19
Starry Messenger Dec 2015 #21
riversedge Dec 2015 #22
mcar Dec 2015 #24
riversedge Dec 2015 #26

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:55 AM

1. Ed Kilgore is a highly respected liberal writer.. thank you, working!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:24 AM

8. You are welcome Cha

 

Hillary did a good job last night as always. I hope she gets a post debate bump from it.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:00 AM

2. Yes, the force needs to not only elect Hillary but Democrats in all offices.

Electing Democrats is our way out of the problems we are living in today. Hillary will be a strong president, together we will be great.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:02 AM

3. Ugh, another Star Wars reference... as Disney offshores millions using a tax dodge to Luxembourg.

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Disney and Koch industries have one major thing in common, they both use E&Y to dodge US Taxes!


How much of this movie's profits will get parked offshort at 0.75% tax, while lobbying for a tax amnesty to repatriate it?



http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/new-leak-reveals-luxembourg-tax-deals-disney-koch-brothers-empire

http://www.reuters.com/article/luxembourg-tax-disney-idUSL6N0TT4EM20141210



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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:15 AM

4. Oh bah humbug.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:16 AM

5. Good Grief.. and Ugh yourself.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:17 AM

6. OK, here goes ...



Enjoy your Sunday anyway!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:23 AM

7. The dark side in their heart, this one has. Yoda

Not sure why 2 articles over a year old are relevant to Clinton's glorious Star Wars zinger. But I think Yoda called it right.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:25 AM

9. and for you...




:large

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Response to riversedge (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:29 AM

10. hahaha

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:16 PM

16. or...

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Response to riversedge (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 04:36 PM

23. I love it!

 

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Response to riversedge (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:07 PM

25. Ooooh! I love it! (n/t)

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:51 AM

12. Oh my god.The sour grapes silliness is hilarious.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:14 PM

15. you seem desperate!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:41 PM

20. A lot of those dollars are from me this year.

Everyone is getting Star Wars stuff for Xmas this year. I'm in favor of raising their taxes and measures to prevent offshoring though. One can walk and chew gum at the same time.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:33 AM

11. More like The Farce.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 10:53 AM

13. ..........

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 05:16 PM

27. uka uka

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 11:18 AM

14. "A tour de force performance" - @TheFix on @HillaryClinton's third debate.

Nik Roybal and 1 other Retweeted
Brian Fallon ‏@brianefallon 11h11 hours ago

"A tour de force performance" - @TheFix on @HillaryClinton's third debate. #DemDebate

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:26 PM

17. I love Hillary Clinton's closing

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:47 PM

18. Who spoke the most at the #DemDebate?




:large



POLITICO ‏@politico 13h13 hours ago

Who spoke the most at the #DemDebate? http://politi.co/1RwTope

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Response to riversedge (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:58 PM

19. It was refreshing that she got to speak

a bit more this time. The last time she was interrupted and Sanders got a lot of time. That was also the debate where she was tripled team as the moderator was favoring Sanders.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:43 PM

21. I loved it.

HRC and Carrie Fisher strike me as two women who would be fun to hang out with together.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 04:25 PM

22. Yoda: voting for @HillaryClinton I am. Yessss.







December 19, 2015, 10:55 pm
Clinton ends Dem debate with 'Star Wars' reference

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/dem-primaries/hillary-clinton-star-wars-force-dem-debate

By Elliot Smilowitz


“Thank you, good night, and may the force be with you,” she said to applause.

The Twitter account @Yoda — which is not verified on Twitter and not affiliated with the film franchise — tweeted approvingly moments after the remarks.



Yoda ‏@yoda 16h16 hours ago

voting for @HillaryClinton I am. Yessss.
571 retweets 629 likes
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Clinton’s comment was seemingly an echo of President Obama, who on Friday wrapped up an hour-long end-of-the-year press conference by saying, “OK, everybody, I got to get to 'Star Wars.’ ”

He was heading to a screening of the film being hosted by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House that afternoon for families of service members.

- Updated at 11:03 P.M.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 08:24 PM

24. Excellent analysis!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 12:40 PM

26. Yoda is the light..

I wish these primaries were over so Hillary can put all her energy and resources into fighting the real enemy!


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