In each campaign there are moments of deep clarity, moments that seem to encapsulate the hopes and dreams of a nation (?) , that are luckily caught by a fortunately placed photographer. I believe this is one of those photos. I hope you agree.
to turn tricks all night long.
When a hyper ambitious person is willing to say and do any slimy thing in order to achieve power, it is unlikely that the power they acquire will be put to good use.
and test for lead and other harmful elements. Kalamazoo is not far from Flint.
On June 28, 2009, when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by a military coup. The United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of American States condemned the coup, and on July 5, Honduras was suspended from the OAS.
On August 7, fifteen House Democrats, led by Rep. Raúl Grijalva, sent a letter to the Administration which began, "As you know, on June 28th, 2009 a military coup took place in Honduras," and said: "The State Department should fully acknowledge that a military coup has taken place and follow through with the total suspension of non-humanitarian aid, as required by law."
Why wasn't U.S. aid to Honduras suspended following the coup? The justification given by Clinton's State Department on August 25 for not suspending U.S. aid to Honduras was that events in Honduras were murky and it was not clear whether a coup had taken place. Clinton's State Department claimed that State Department lawyers were studying the murky question of whether a coup had taken place.
This justification was a lie, and Clinton's State Department knew it was a lie. By July 24, 2009, the State Department, including Secretary Clinton, knew clearly that the action of the Honduran military to remove President Zelaya on June 28, 2009 constituted a coup. On July 24, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens sent a cable to top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Clinton, with subject: "Open and Shut: The Case of the Honduran Coup," thoroughly documenting the assertion that "there is no doubt" that the events of June 28 "constituted an illegal and unconstitutional coup."
I admire Hillary Clinton's ability to lie about EVERYTHING.
Why does he not nail her to the wall with the truth that is already out there? I believe the answer is simple. And that is Bernie is not waging this fight against a primary opponent, or even a general election opponent. The fight he is asking us to engage with him is the fight to dismantle the decrepit establishment.
He understands that Hillary is simply another mouth that has discovered that suckling on the teat of Wall Street is the easy way to the top. So while what she does is simply what most politicians aspire to, it is the playing field and the rules of the game that are inherently corrupt, or lead to corrupt and unethical behavior.
Bernie is putting the system on trial. He is shining a light on the structural inequities that are baked in to the system. A system that benefits people like Hillary and her ethical standards. Therefore, attacking Hillary misses the point of his campaign.
- Scalia on capital punishment
Rest In Peace, Tony. May God have mercy on your soul.