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Next President of the United Fates of America
Quote:On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually fact-checked Hillary Clinton’s suspicious tale of trying to join the Marines in 1975: “Those comments are being mocked by Republicans today and they’re getting two Pinocchios from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler....Why on earth would she go to a Marine recruiter in 1975?...It doesn't make sense.” Her guest, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was so taken aback that the Florida congresswoman attacked Mitchell for asking questions: “With all due respect, Andrea, why on earth are we talking about this?” Mitchell hit back: “Because she brought it up in New Hampshire the other day. If she hadn't brought it up, it would not be an issue in this campaign.”
Schultz argued: “Andrea, Andrea, what the story illustrated was that we have made a lot of progress in America. Secretary Clinton is absolutely right. I mean, back then, you did have a much tougher time for women to be able to make it successfully through the recruitment process and move up in the military and we’ve made tremendous progress since then.” Mitchell replied: I mean, with all due respect, I won't defer to anyone in terms of people who have done stories over the decades about the challenges of women in the military....So I don't think that's the point. I think the point is just, did this happen? You have a presidential candidate, the frontrunner in the Democratic Party, saying something happened which is quite strikingly dissonant to people who knew her back then. Schultz whined: “I just find it really unreasonable, Andrea....this is a personal story that Hillary Clinton has told, and it's not the first time she told it. It didn't come out of the blue.” The head of the DNC talked herself into such a corner that she actually wound up defending Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson: Do we need every single experience in a person's life to be written in stone and blood and verifiable? There are things that happen to people all across America that can't be verified. And I know your next question's going to be about Ben Carson. And I think quite frankly, the same goes for stories about Ben Carson. Wrapping up the unusually contentious exchange, Mitchell lobbed a softball as a peace offering: “I was gonna play a little bit of Donald Trump and try to see how you react to him questioning her [Hillary Clinton’s] credentials on women's issues. Let's play Donald Trump....Have at it.” Schultz predictably jumped at the chance to bash the entire GOP field: And the Republicans have all talked about issues that would turn the clock back for women, whether it's on our health care, whether it's on making sure that we can get equal pay for equal work, whether it's making sure that we have access to an affordable education which so many women don't have access to now that you've got families in America who are headed by women, 40% of those who have children in the household.

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Wook - 11-16-2015, 01:20 PM

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