“The American People Are Sick and Tired of Hearing About Your Damn Emails”

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The first DNC debate may not have had the number of candidates or melodrama of it’s RNC counterpart, but there were still plenty of highlights that brought the crowd to a thunderous cheer.  Five candidates appeared before the crowd in Las Vegas on Tuesday night for the CNN televised event, but it was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders that garnered some of the loudest applause with their exchange early on.  The two candidates disagreed regarding numerous policy decisions and how to go forward as the potential next President of the United States, however they came to find common ground on one issue:  The Hillary Clinton email scandal.  When CNN’s Anderson Cooper brought the topic up for discussion Sanders was quick to rush to Clinton’s defense, at one point emphatically saying “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails”.  Clinton said “thank you” to Sanders as the crowd began to applaud.

Following the lengthy ovation, Cooper then proceeded to note that while such an idea may play well in the room that some people do want answers.  He then turned to former Senator Lincoln Chafee, who has been fairly outspoken on the topic of the former Secretary’s e-mails, asking if he was prepared to voice such a criticism to her face.  Chafee—a one time Republican—noted that this campaign and ultimately electing a leader is about credibility.  While Chafee’s response seemed well said it, by comparison, received a tepid response from those in attendance.

Here is part of the exchange…

Iceberg, Right Ahead!

 

Speaking of Lincoln Chafee… Everything seemed to be going reasonably for the long-shot candidate for awhile.  He seemed to hold his own against Clinton even questioning her credibility as a potential leader,  he was answering questions in a fairly succinct fashion but then the topic switched to the financial sector and specifically the deregulation of the banking industry.  Each candidate weighed in with their respective positions regarding big-banks and how to better regulate the financial sector, but when Anderson Cooper brought up the fact that Lincoln Chafee, while a member of the U.S. Senate, actually voted in favor of deregulating banks his ship struck an iceberg.

Chafee gave every conceivable reason excuse regarding his reason for voting on the banking issue as he did… and I mean there were a lot.  “Well, I was new”, “My father had just passed away”, “The vote passed 92-5 anyway”, “You’re being a little rough on me”.  Cooper even asked him to clarify his record on the matter and why he would vote for something he didn’t even read.  Chafee then went on to give a semi-related answer regarding the topic of the financial sector but really didn’t address the issue directly thereafter.

Not that anyone realistically gave Lincoln Chafee a chance, but if you’ve ever wanted to see the end of someone’s campaign unfold before your eyes on a live broadcast, then here ya go!

… and that’s how you lose a campaign, kids!

 

Other Notes Regarding the Debate:

  • Poor Jim Webb, the congressman just felt like he never had enough of an opportunity to make his case.  Consistently throughout the debate he, not so slyly, noted to Anderson Cooper that he wasn’t being given equal time.  Cooper basically told him to stop wasting time and shut the Hell up… in a more Anderson-Cooperish sort of way.
  • Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders had a bit of a disagreement regarding guns and had an e-peen measurement as to who has the worse rating from the NRA (evidently O’Malley does with an “F” to Sanders’ “D-“).
  • Virtually no mention of God or religion during the debate… apparently you’re actually allowed to have a political discussion without bringing up Jesus, huh… who knew?
  • Pandering-101:  Serious question to the candidates, “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?”  Not sure which was worse, the question itself or how most of the candidates, other than Webb, answered it… yikes.
  • Senator Sanders thinks our war on drugs is a failure and that he would be inclined to vote “Yes” regarding the legalization of marijuana.

 

And Today’s Worst Person Award Goes To…

Jennifer Connell.  If you haven’t heard of her then you’re missing out on one of the more egregious lawsuits filed in recent years.

The 54 year old woman was suing her nephew claiming negligence after an incident where the (then 8 year old) boy jumped into her arms after being excited to see her.  Connell was ill-prepared for the embrace and fell backward, breaking her wrist.  The woman was seeking more than $270,000 in damages in the civil suit but ended up getting the big, fat zero.

It took jurors only 20 minutes to determine that the boy was not acting recklessly or in a negligent fashion.  This outcome was generally expected as jurors were frequently seen contorting their faces and displaying other obvious body language of disapproval toward Connell during the trial.

 

Also On This Episode:

  • 2015’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which includes: Yes, The Cars, Nine Inch Nails, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller, Los Lobos (and that one song), Deep Purple, Janet Jackson (with wardrobe intact we suspect), Chaka-Khan, the Smiths (and their two hits) and a couple of artists you’ve never even heard of in your life.
  • Breaking News: Chiropractors are quacks.
  • This should end well:  The largest tabloid newspaper in Germany says that if you browse their site with an ad-blocker enabled, they’ll block you… unless you pay.
  • Senator Charles Schumer says that cellular companies are not being very honest or accurate regarding their coverage maps.  We needed someone in Congress to tell us this, apparently.

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2 Responses to ““The American People Are Sick and Tired of Hearing About Your Damn Emails””

  1. Mike, even though it’s been 8+ months since your last show, it’s disappointing you still hold that man made climate change is a myth. When Bernie Sanders says there is unanimous agreement, it’s barely hyperbole.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-risks-as-conclusive-as-link-between-smoking-and-lung-cancer/

    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024/meta;jsessionid=96AB73976E1E3AF8D1056DDC298141FC.c1

    Scientists agree on climate change like the relation between cigarettes and cancer.

    This is simply a qualified consensus. That ‘large debate’ you’re talking about is a mere 3%.

    http://www.people-press.org/2009/07/09/section-5-evolution-climate-change-and-other-issues/

    This is equal to the amount of scientists that dispute evolution. Yet you say you dismiss anyone that talks about creationism or wouldn’t vote for anyone who doesn’t believe in evolution. You say ‘the far left’. Are 97% of scientists the far left?

    For a guy as smart and rational as you, I feel like you haven’t researched the issue since 2005 when Al Gore released his film when perhaps the issue could’ve still merited examining, particularly with Al Gore doing his bias and desiring to skew stats.

    But books upon books, data upon data, everything points to the idea of our emissions causing climate change.

    http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

    I’m sure you can also quickly find websites that call global warming a myth, just as 30%+ of the public believe in creationism you can too find websites disputing the evidence for evolution.

    But I think you need to re-examine this issue greatly.

  2. Dave from ND Says:
    October 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I was listing to the bit about popup ads and trying to watch a video clip and found myself laughing. I say the same shit all the time; when being forced to watch a 30 second ad to watch a 10 second news clip, only to have the ad work and the news clip not is just a huge waste my time. I would like to thank Al Gore for inventing the internet, because without it, I might actually know what’s going on in the world. haha