#1 Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD by ThirstyMan 25.02.2016 19:59

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FEB. 25, 2016

“Everybody does it,” is an excuse expected from a mischievous child, not a presidential candidate. But that is Hillary Clinton’s latest defense for making closed-door, richly paid speeches to big banks, which many middle-class Americans still blame for their economic pain, and then refusing to release the transcripts.

A televised town hall on Tuesday was at least the fourth candidate forum in which Mrs. Clinton was asked about those speeches. Again, she gave a terrible answer, saying that she would release transcripts “if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans.”

In November, she implied that her paid talks for the Wall Street firms were part of helping them rebuild after the 9/11 attacks, which “was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists.”

In a debate with Bernie Sanders on Feb. 4, Mrs. Clinton was asked if she would release transcripts, and she said she would “look into it.” Later in February, asked in a CNN town hall forum why she accepted $675,000 for speeches to Goldman Sachs, she got annoyed, shrugged, and said, “That’s what they offered,” adding that “every secretary of state that I know has done that.”

At another town hall, on Feb. 18, a man in the audience pleaded, “Please, just release those transcripts so that we know exactly where you stand.” Mrs. Clinton had told him, “I am happy to release anything I have when everybody else does the same, because every other candidate in this race has given speeches to private groups.”

On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton further complained, “Why is there one standard for me, and not for everybody else?”

The only different standard here is the one Mrs. Clinton set for herself, by personally earning $11 million in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015 for 51 speeches to banks and other groups and industries.

Voters have every right to know what Mrs. Clinton told these groups. In July, her spokesman Nick Merrill said that though most speeches were private, the Clinton operation “always opened speeches when asked to.” Transcripts of speeches that have been leaked have been pretty innocuous. By refusing to release them all, especially the bank speeches, Mrs. Clinton fuels speculation about why she’s stonewalling.

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The hazards of Mrs. Clinton, a presidential hopeful, earning more than $200,000 each for dozens of speeches to industry groups were clear from the start. Mrs. Clinton was making paid speeches when she hired consultants to vet her own background in preparation for a run. If they didn’t flag this, they weren’t doing their jobs.

Public interest in these speeches is legitimate, and it is the public — not the candidate — who decides how much disclosure is enough. By stonewalling on these transcripts Mrs. Clinton plays into the hands of those who say she’s not trustworthy and makes her own rules. Most important, she is damaging her credibility among Democrats who are begging her to show them that she’d run an accountable and transparent White House.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/opinio...ripts.html?_r=0

#2 RE: Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD by ThirstyMan 25.02.2016 20:13

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What's up with the NYT???

Suddenly they're taking on the Hilderbeast???



I'm thinking what Arte's thinking!

#3 RE: Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD by algernonpj 26.02.2016 18:24

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TM,

Here's another strange occurrance:

Christie endorses Trump for president
By Edmund DeMarche Published February 26, 2016 FoxNews.com

DEVELOPING STORY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday endorsed businessman Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president, becoming the New York billionaire’s most noteworthy endorsement to date.

The endorsement was announced at a news conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We don’t need any more of these Washington, D.C. acts," Christie said."We don’t need Washington politicians to come in and fix it."

Christie used the platform to both endorse Trump and attack Marco Rubio for what he sees as the freshman senator's lack of experience.

Christie said no other candidate is better prepared to provide the United States with strong leadership both at home and around the world. He also said that no other Republican candidate is a more formidable challenger to Hillary Clinton.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/...-president.html

Now Christie never met an illegal that he didn't like better than (okay as much as)a crispy creme.

#4 RE: Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD by ThirstyMan 28.02.2016 00:17

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #3
TM,

Here's another strange occurrance:

Christie endorses Trump for president
By Edmund DeMarche Published February 26, 2016 FoxNews.com

DEVELOPING STORY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday endorsed businessman Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president, becoming the New York billionaire’s most noteworthy endorsement to date.

The endorsement was announced at a news conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We don’t need any more of these Washington, D.C. acts," Christie said."We don’t need Washington politicians to come in and fix it."

Christie used the platform to both endorse Trump and attack Marco Rubio for what he sees as the freshman senator's lack of experience.

Christie said no other candidate is better prepared to provide the United States with strong leadership both at home and around the world. He also said that no other Republican candidate is a more formidable challenger to Hillary Clinton.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/...-president.html

Now Christie never met an illegal that he didn't like better than (okay as much as)a crispy creme.



I hope this goes no farther than Trump accepting his endorsement. [no VP]

#5 RE: Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD by Cincinnatus 28.02.2016 15:55

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I hope this goes no farther than Trump accepting his endorsement. [no VP]

Not likely, IMHO. Christie would make a very good attack dog, but he and Trump would lack geographical diversity (oh, there's that word). My guess is Trump, if nominated, will select Kasich as VP due to the importance of OH, and, no, that does not make me happy.

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