Last night was the first Democrat Primary Debate. If you didn’t tune in, we don’t blame you. The debate was a predictably stale evening featuring a faltering frontrunner and a weak bench of candidates.
Here are some key highlights:
Hillary Tried to Escape Her Blatant Flip Flop on Obama’s Trade Agreement
Clinton claimed “I did say, I hoped it would be the gold standard” of trade agreements.
But as factcheckers were quick to note:
“Clinton did not say anything about mere hope in her speeches around the world in support of the trade deal. She roughly endorsed the deal taking shape.”
Need more? Here’s a map of Clinton’s comments across the globe.
Hillary Stated the Email Issue is “Legitimate”
Hillary was questioned on her false claim that the email scandal was a “partisan issue,” saying, “I never said it wasn’t legitimate.”
Earlier this week, President Obama characterized questions about Hillary’s secret server “legitimate” and called her unprecedented practices “a mistake.”
And, a recent poll of Democrat primary voters found that close to two-thirds were bothered by the email scandal.
Hillary Tried to Deflect from her Failed Russia Reset: “We Got a Lot of Business Done With the Russians”
Many national security experts now consider Russia the greatest national security threat to the United States. Hillary’s approach to Putin and her Russia reset policy are clear failures from her tenure as Secretary of State.
But, apparently, Clinton hasn’t learned that lesson.
Her response saying, “We got a lot of business done…” echoes her previous dismissal of Russia as a threat. During the 2012 election, Hillary mocked concern about Russia saying, “In many areas where we are working to solve problems, Russia has been an ally…”
Hillary Tries to Minimize the Extent of Her Flip-Flops: “Everybody On This Stage Has Changed a Position Or Two…”
Try a position or 20 (Yes, we have a list). Clinton’s record of hypocrisy and flip-flops on everything from Wall Street, trade, immigration, and foreign policy is inescapable.
Hillary Calls Republicans Her “Enemy”
CNN asked Hillary to name the enemy she was proudest of. Her answer, “Republicans!” Rather than seeking to represent ALL Americans, Hillary put a target on half of the American public. Not surprisingly, these are the people that believe in trust, accountability, and transparency from its leaders. If standing up for American values puts us on Hillary’s enemies list, than that’s a badge we’ll wear with pride.
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