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Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:30 AM

Brock warns of ‘slippery slope’ on Clinton disclosures

Asking for Hillary Clinton’s transcripts from her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs “could be a slippery slope” for even more requests, one of the candidate’s top surrogates insisted Thursday.
“I think there’s nothing to hide, but I think that could be a slippery slope and we could end up asking for all sorts of things,” David Brock, the founder of the pro-Clinton Correct the Record PAC, said in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

In defending Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, in particular, Brock cited former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who embarked on his own speaking tour prior to running for the Republican nomination in 2008.
“She got fair market value for her speeches. She made that decision,” he said, remarking that it is up to Clinton and her campaign to decide whether to release the transcripts.



http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/david-brock-hillary-clinton-disclosures-219420


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Reply Brock warns of ‘slippery slope’ on Clinton disclosures (Original post)
TubbersUK Feb 2016 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #1
virtualobserver Feb 2016 #2
reformist2 Feb 2016 #20
RiverLover Feb 2016 #3
FreakinDJ Feb 2016 #18
AgingAmerican Feb 2016 #4
VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #5
cali Feb 2016 #6
2pooped2pop Feb 2016 #7
dana_b Feb 2016 #15
Punkingal Feb 2016 #8
daleanime Feb 2016 #27
beedle Feb 2016 #9
NWCorona Feb 2016 #10
JonLeibowitz Feb 2016 #11
Orsino Feb 2016 #12
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #13
cali Feb 2016 #14
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #26
daleanime Feb 2016 #28
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #32
Bluenorthwest Feb 2016 #33
daleanime Feb 2016 #36
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #41
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #16
cyberswede Feb 2016 #17
reformist2 Feb 2016 #19
Oilwellian Feb 2016 #35
Android3.14 Feb 2016 #21
farleftlib Feb 2016 #22
kenfrequed Feb 2016 #23
FlatBaroque Feb 2016 #24
Cheese Sandwich Feb 2016 #25
noretreatnosurrender Feb 2016 #30
Cheese Sandwich Feb 2016 #31
Name removed Feb 2016 #29
Bluenorthwest Feb 2016 #34
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #45
d_legendary1 Feb 2016 #37
Avalux Feb 2016 #38
Ino Feb 2016 #39
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #40
amborin Feb 2016 #42
DefenseLawyer Feb 2016 #43
krawhitham Feb 2016 #44

Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:33 AM

1. So if there's nothing to hide, why worry about the slippery slope, Brock?

Who was it that didn't oh, right, Mr 47% Romney was the other one who wanted to make sure none of his private speeches got released. Seems like the only reason to put in your contract that nobody but you gets to record your speeches is because you KNOW you're saying things that would hurt your electability numbers if they ever got out.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:34 AM

2. Hillary's "Goldman Handshake"...they got her for "fair market value"

 

When Democracy becomes capitalism.

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:59 AM

20. Yes. I hate to bring it up, but there's a word for when they get in bed together...

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:36 AM

3. what a crock

By slippery Brock.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:55 AM

18. catchy

 

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:36 AM

4. I would take anything this assclown says

 

With a grain of salt

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:37 AM

5. More like "the whole goddamn Morton can".

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:38 AM

6. To Hell with him. He is beneath contempt and beyond disgusting.

 

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:45 AM

7. Guiliani isn't exactly someone you'd want to be compared with.

 

He's not exactly clean himself.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:54 AM

15. exactly what I was thinking

if that's the standard then she's in bigger trouble than we realize.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:46 AM

8. Anyone see the irony of David Brock being described as a "top surrogate."

The destroyer of Anita Hill, the guy who helped gift us with Clarence Thomas, is a top surrogate for Hillary Clinton.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:36 AM

27. +1

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:47 AM

9. A 'slippery slope' of TRANSPARENCY

 


... yeah, that would be deadly for Washington politics ... and criminals - but I repeat myself.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:49 AM

10. For a democrat

Hillary loves to compare herself to Republicans.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:49 AM

11. David Brock Just outed Clinton as a liar

"She got fair market value" vs "that is what they offered"

OopS!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:50 AM

12. Once the rubes get a taste for transparency, there'll be no stopping them!

Dumbass doesn't know that "slippery slope" is a name for a type of logical fallacy.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:51 AM

13. What slope is Brock resident of?

“She got fair market value for her speeches. She made that decision,”


So they are a commodity, to be bought and sold.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:53 AM

14. The pile of shit slope

 

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:36 AM

26. He wields a lot of influence

So I guess many journalists are hesitant to take him on, and want in some ways to emulate his success, which they respect. Beyond that it's hard to see why he's not more of a story, and in the news, for what he's doing.

The Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill movie is coming out, and though I don't see him being listed as being portrayed in the film, maybe it will serve as an incentive to remind the public of how he rolls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_%28film%29

Confirmation is an upcoming American television drama film, directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Susannah Grant. It is about Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination hearings, and the controversy that unfolded when Anita Hill came forward to say she was a victim of Thomas' sexual harassment. It stars Kerry Washington as Hill and Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas, as well as Erika Christensen, Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Irwin, and Eric Stonestreet in supporting roles. The film will air on the cable network HBO on April 16, 2016.[1]


Given all current focus on The Supreme Court, I expect this movie to have a great chance of getting a lot of attention.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:39 AM

28. How much you want to bet....

it gets the 'fair and balanced' treatment?

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Response to daleanime (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:50 AM

32. He's admitted to acting horrifically to Hill

He's admitted to acting horrifically to Hill, and to having been a stranger to the truth, so just a reminder of that will be good.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:55 AM

33. I'll take that bet. Rick Famuyiwa who wrote and directed also made 'Dope' and 'The Wood' so I do not

 

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 12:15 PM

36. Hope you're right...

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:28 PM

41. Thank you for that heads-up!

For younger DU members who don't remember the woman for whom Brock spent so much time and effort in his attempts at smearing her, here's a quick reminder. It's from the previously released documentary.



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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:54 AM

16. Well that's not a shady statement at all...

...yikes.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:54 AM

17. Well, that's weak.

After all this time, THAT is what he came up with as a defense for not releasing the transcripts? Oy veh.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:57 AM

19. We have a right to know what she said to the most powerful banks in the country.

If Hillary doesn't release them, every journalist in America should be searching for whistleblowers and leakers who will.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:59 AM

35. It's more than just being the most powerful banks in the country

It is the very same banks that almost destroyed the world economy, acted as predatory lenders in black communities, and who now have control of our government and laws.

I think we have a right to know why Hillary was so dang expensive, but well worth the price!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:08 AM

21. A real democrat would release the transcripts, return the speaking fees, and denounce the PACs

 

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:12 AM

22. ^^This^^

 

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:23 AM

23. Uh...David?

Giuliani isn't a Democrat, and wouldn't get the support of Democrats in the primary. Maybe you are thinking of the wrong party. You know, the one that traffics in lies and bullshit and tons of campaign cash.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:28 AM

24. Not as slippery as the slime you are covered in David Brock

Judge people by the company they keep.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:33 AM

25. What is Hillary doing to address the fact that the American people don't trust her

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:47 AM

30. What is she doing?

Why she is allowing her campaign and it's surrogates to distort her opponent's record to give the voters the impression that they are no better than she is thus ensuring that her dishonesty won't be an issue. Voila!

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:50 AM

31. yep

 

that's what we're seeing.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:57 AM

34. Brock on Anita Hill: "“a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty”.

 

Those who proudly stand with David Brock are hard to take seriously as advocates for women.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #34)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:44 PM

45. He hasn't changed his ways, that's the issue, imo

He apologized to Professor Hill, and that meant something to me. I was also impressed by his book, Blinded by the Right. But I think when you're turning a page on that kind of behavior, you need to really turn the page. He's been too underhanded recently for me to consider his conversion as totally sincere.

Another reminder of the person he tried to smear.



Huh, this just in: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/hillary_campaign_needs_a_scapegoat_david_brock_a_leading_candidate.html

Key Democratic players are worried that Hillary Clinton’s super-PAC ally David Brock could be hurting her image and hampering her chances of winning the presidency.

In interviews over the past month, Clinton donors, fundraisers and operatives have told The Hill that the concerns about Brock’s comments, particularly some of his attacks on Bernie Sanders, stretch all the way to the top of Clinton’s political machinery.


http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/269791-david-brocks-hardball-tactics-worry-clinton-supporters

A leading figure in the Democracy Alliance, the liberal equivalent of the conservative Koch brothers’ donor network, said donors he associates with would like to put Brock “back in the can.”

“I have heard people express concern that what he does could be harmful generally” to the campaign, the donor said.

Longtime Clinton fundraiser Bill Brandt, an Illinois-based businessman and personal friend of Bill Clinton, said of Brock, “David is well meaning but I think perhaps like a zealot. He should keep it in check a bit. I don’t think this needs to be about tearing Bernie down. … It’s getting nasty and it doesn’t need to be.”

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:04 PM

37. I've seen slugs take on more vertical slopes than that

I call it more of a conflict of interest than a slippery slope.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:13 PM

38. She doesn't have the nickname "Goldman Cuffs" for nothing.

You bet it would be a slippery slope, directly to the implosion of her campaign and well-constructed public facade.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:14 PM

39. Makes me wonder...

...what other "sorts of things" should be looked at! What else is hiding in her closet, hmmm? Clinton Foundation accounting sheets perhaps?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:17 PM

40. She got fair market value? lol Hey, keep talking, this gets better all the time.

Do they have any fucking idea how much they are reminding voters
how this wink wink relationship works?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:30 PM

42. she probably promised Wall Street that passing TPP is her 1st priority

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:36 PM

43. First they came for the transcripts- Martin Niemöller n/t

 

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:40 PM

44. it is always good sign when your attack dog compares you to a rethug

Hey the republicans did it so it must be ok

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