Right Wing Trying to Swift-Boat Hillary Clinton With 1975 Child Rape Case

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The right wing has dug up some tapes of Hillary Clinton representing accused child rapist Thomas Alfred Taylor. This is akin to the Tony Rezko case they tried to smear Barack Obama with during the 2008 presidential campaign or even his former pastor Jeremiah Wright. Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Free Beacon’s ‘bombshell’ article:

Newly discovered audio recordings of Hillary Clinton from the early 1980s include the former first lady’s frank and detailed assessment of the most significant criminal case of her legal career: defending a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

In 1975, the same year she married Bill, Hillary Clinton agreed to serve as the court-appointed attorney for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old accused of raping the child after luring her into a car.

The recordings, which date from 1983-1987 and have never before been reported, include Clinton’s suggestion that she knew Taylor was guilty at the time. She says she used a legal technicality to plead her client, who faced 30 years to life in prison, down to a lesser charge. The recording and transcript, along with court documents pertaining to the case, are embedded below.

The full story of the Taylor defense calls into question Clinton’s narrative of her early years as a devoted women and children’s advocate in Arkansas—a narrative the 2016 presidential frontrunner continues to promote on her current book tour.

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From a legal ethics perspective, once she agreed to take the case, Clinton was required to defend her client to the fullest even if she did believe he was guilty.

“We’re hired guns,” Ronald D. Rotunda, a professor of legal ethics at Chapman University, told the Washington Free Beacon. “We don’t have to believe the client is innocent…our job is to represent the client in the best way we can within the bounds of the law.”

However, Rotunda said, for a lawyer to disclose the results of a client’s polygraph and guilt is a potential violation of attorney-client privilege.

“You can’t do that,” he said. “Unless the client says: ‘You’re free to tell people that you really think I’m a scumbag, and the only reason I got a lighter sentence is because you’re a really clever lawyer.’”

Yes, this is the beginning of the attacks on Hillary Clinton. Public defenders and defense attorneys are called on to represent people they know are guilty of crimes. Jodi Arias murdered Travis Alexander in cold blood, but she was afforded a lawyer, wasn’t she? O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering two people and was represented by Johnny Cochran and others, right?

Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

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Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Well, this is sure to set Alaska’s half-term governor Sarah Palin off again….Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton refused to go along with then-candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign request to attack Sarah Palin immediately after she was picked by John McCain as his running mate.

Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden, “The day she was nominated, the Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her. I said, ‘attack her for what — for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that’s trying to draw attention? There’ll be plenty of time to do what I think you should do in politics, which is draw distinctions.”

Of course, Sarah Palin couldn’t take the high road and pass on wallowing in the muck:

 Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Drudge Report Suggest Hillary Clinton ‘Holding a Walker’ on People Magazine Cover

The Republicans are going bat-sh*t crazy over a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run. The Drudge Report asked if the former first lady was holding a walker in her latest cover picture in the upcoming issue of People Magazine. Really? Another right wing lunatic questioning her health. Yep, they are trying to stir as much wild speculation of Hillary Clinton’s health as they possibly can.

It’s pretty evident that she’s leaning on a patio chair, um, since she’s standing in front of a pool….

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Drudge Report Suggest Hillary Clinton ‘Holding a Walker’ on People Magazine Cover

 

 Drudge Report Suggest Hillary Clinton Holding a Walker on People Magazine Cover

#GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Says “I Am Ready To Be President”

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#GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Says “I Am Ready To Be President” (Credit: Conservatives Wikia)

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that “I am ready to be president.” I guess many he is deluded into thinking he will get the Hispanic vote when the GOP is deliberately stalling any immigration reform.

He’s a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation.

“I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio. “Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there and I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.”

When asked if he was qualified to run, Rubio reiterated that the Republican Party has several qualified candidates.

“The question is what — who’s vision is the one that our party wants to follow?” he said.

Rubio – who spoke to Karl on Friday in New Hampshire — said that if he decides to seek the presidency, he would not simultaneously seek re-election as a senator for the Sunshine State.

“I believe that if you want to be president of the United States, you run for president,” he said. “You don’t run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.” Source: ABC News

Um, I guess there’s nothing wrong with dreaming…Mitt Romney also had a dream of being the next U.S. president but look where it got him?

 #GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Says I Am Ready To Be President

John Kerry Zinger: “I Am Out of Politics and Based on Ratings So is CNN”

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John Kerry Zinger: “I Am Out of Politics and Based on Ratings So is CNN”

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the mother of all zingers after a speech at Saturday night’s Gridiron Club dinner, when he was asked by CNN’s John King if he was considering another presidential run.

John Kerry’s response was priceless:  “I am out of politics — and based on the ratings, so is CNN.” Damn. BOOM.

Kerry wasn’t the only one to take a shot at the cable news network, which has suffered from notoriously low ratings for years. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democratic speaker, also riffed on the network’s woes.

“You know things are bad at CNN when they say they may go to a print edition,” Crist said, noting that he had been invited to appear on the network’s Sunday morning show, “State of the Union.”

Sen. Rand Paul’s Response to Ukraine Crisis: Drill in Every Possible Conceivable Place

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Sen. Rand Paul’s Response to Ukraine Crisis: Drill in Every Possible Conceivable Place

Sen. Rand Paul, fresh off his second CPAC straw poll win, gave his two cents on Fox News on how he would respond to the Ukraine crisis:  “I would immediately get every obstacle out of the way for our export of oil and gas. And I would begin drilling in every possible conceivable place within our territories in order to have production we can supply Europe with if it’s interrupted from Ukraine.” Right Sen. Paul, we can immediately start drilling and exporting oil and natural gas to Europe next week….I’m being sarcastic.

Gov. Scott Walker Aide Found Racist Email Comparing Welfare Recipients to Dogs ‘Hilarious’

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Gov. Scott Walker Aide Found Racist Email Comparing Welfare Recipients to Dogs ‘Hilarious’

Republican presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is feeling the heat for some racist emails sent by his deputy chief of staff, Kelly Rindfleisch, while he worked as a Milwaukee County executive. He found an email comparing welfare recipients to dogs, hilarious.

According to documents released Wednesday related to a secret investigation of Walker and his staff, then-deputy chief of staff Kelly Rindfleisch received an email in April 2010 that contained a photo of four dogs and mocked welfare recipients.

“This morning I went to sign my Dogs up for welfare. At first the lady said, ‘Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare’,” the email, first reported by Buzzfeed, read. “So I expla ned [sic] to her that my Dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r [sic] Daddys are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care, and feel guilty because they are dogs.”

“That is hilarious. And so true,” Rindfleisch replied.

Rindfleisch was convicted of misconduct in office in 2012 for doing campaign work for a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor on government time.

The Scott Walker documents also contained a questionable email forwarded by another former aide, then-chief of staff Thomas Nardelli, involving a nightmare about waking up as black, Jewish, disabled, and gay.

Nardelli also circulated an off-color email containing a photoshopped picture of President Barack Obama wearing an acorn top for a hat, a reference to the now-defunded Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).  Source: Talking Points Memo

Report: MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Considering 2016 Presidential Run

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Report: MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Considering 2016 Presidential Run

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is reportedly considering a 2016 presidential run. Well, that would be interesting since he obviously doesn’t have a lot of baggage. That we know about, that is. Still, it just shows you that the Republican Party has no credible presidential candidates to step up to the plate.

Meanwhile, some of Scarborough’s guests are beginning to talk him up as a possible candidate. Mark McKinnon — the former adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain who co-founded the group No Labels and appears on Morning Joe regularly — said he has talked about the prospect of a White House campaign with Scarborough “ever since we first met years ago, but always in the abstract.”

“On paper, he’s a great candidate,” McKinnon told The Daily Caller. “He has the kind of confidence, ideas and media savvy required to make it on the big stage. And he’d be a lot of fun to watch because he wouldn’t be afraid to mix it up with anybody on any topic. I think it would be highly entertaining and good for the party.”

Added McKinnon: “I think Joe looks at the potential field and thinks, ‘I could compete.’ And I think there are potential donors and supporters who think the same thing.” Source:  Daily Caller

 Report: MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Considering 2016 Presidential Run

Hillary Clinton Political Hit-List Include Top Betrayers John Kerry, Claire McCaskill

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Hillary Clinton Political Hit-List Include Top Betrayers John Kerry, Claire McCaskill

The latest freak-out to make the news cycle on Monday is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political ‘hit-list’ of enemies. Politico’s ‘bombshell’ is adapted from Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’ new book “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

The authors allege that Clinton and her aides kept an extensive spreadsheet on endorsements from the 2008 election. People on the list were graded on a one to seven scale, with one being the “most helpful” and seven being the “most treacherous.” Among those getting a ‘seven’ grade are Sens. Claire McCaskill, Patrick Leahy, Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Chris Van Hollen. There are some on the list who received leniency because of their special ties to President Obama, such as members of the Congressional Black Caucus and lawmakers from Illinois.

The article reports that aides to Hillary Clinton were only too happy when their enemies fell:

Years later, they would joke among themselves in harsh terms about the fates of folks they felt had betrayed them. “Bill Richardson: investigated; John Edwards: disgraced by scandal; Chris Dodd: stepped down,” one said to another. “Ted Kennedy,” the aide continued, lowering his voice to a whisper for the punch line, “dead.

Sen. Claire McCaskill crossed the Clintons big-time:

When the Clintons sat in judgment, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) got the seat closest to the fire. Bill and Hillary had gone all out for her when she ran for Senate in 2006, as had Obama. But McCaskill seemed to forget that favor when NBC’s Tim Russert asked her whether Bill had been a great president, during a Meet the Press debate against then-Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) in October 2006. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said of Bill, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.”

McCaskill regretted her remark instantly; the anguish brought her “to the point of epic tears,” according to a friend. She knew the comment had sounded much more deliberate than a forgivable slip of the tongue. So did Hillary, who immediately canceled a planned fundraiser for McCaskill. A few days later, McCaskill called Bill Clinton to offer a tearful apology. Bill He was gracious, which just made McCaskill feel worse. After winning the seat, she was terrified of running into Hillary Clinton in the Capitol. “I really don’t want to be in an elevator alone with her,” McCaskill confided to the friend.

The fact is, if this is all true, the Clintons NEVER forget. You cross them once, you make it on their sh*t list. No-one should be surprised that the toughest political dynasty in the US kept close tabs on friends and enemies. I am more concerned about the type of campaign Hillary Clinton will run if she throws her hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential elections.

Fmr Defense Secretary Robert Gates Sinks to New Low Slamming a Sitting President

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Robert Gates’ Memoir Proves President Obama Made Big Mistake Keeping Him On (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was surprised to hear about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates scathing rebuke of President Obama in his new book “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.” Gates slammed President Obama’s leadership style and his commitment to the Afghanistan war. It’s pretty shocking that an former cabinet member, who occupied such a key position in the administration to go after a sitting president in such a manner. Considering that Robert Gates is a Republican, this book seems partisan at best. So much for President Obama reaching across the aisle and nominating a Republican to a cabinet position.

Gates wrote that by early 2010, he had reached the conclusion that President Obama “doesn’t believe in his own strategy and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out, ” the Washington Post reports. Um, why is it politically incendiary that President Obama wanted to get us out of Afghanistan? Don’t most Americans want us out of Afghanistan?

Obama, after months of contentious discussion with Gates and other top advisers, deployed 30,000 more troops in a final push to stabilize Afghanistan before a phased withdrawal beginning in mid-2011. “I never doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission,” Gates writes.

As a candidate, Obama had made plain his opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion while embracing the Afghanistan war as a necessary response to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, requiring even more military resources to succeed. In Gates’s highly emotional account, Obama remains uncomfortable with the inherited wars and distrustful of the military that is providing him options. Their different worldviews produced a rift that, at least for Gates, became personally wounding and impossible to repair.

In a statement Tuesday evening, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Obama “deeply appreciates Bob Gates’ service as Secretary of Defense, and his lifetime of service to our country.”

“As has always been the case, the President welcomes differences of view among his national security team, which broaden his options and enhance our policies,” Hayden said in the statement. “The President wishes Secretary Gates well as he recovers from his recent injury, and discusses his book.” Gates fractured his first vertebra last week in a fall at his home in Washington state. Source: Washington Post

The Republicans will pounce on Robert Gates’ explosive comments about President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could pose a huge problem for the Democrats in 2016. That’s assuming Joe Biden runs for the presidency, since he claims he’s lost on foreign policy.

It is rare for a former Cabinet member, let alone a defense secretary occupying a central position in the chain of command, to publish such an antagonistic portrait of a sitting president. There are many contradictory parts in Robert Gates’ memoir. Seems like it’s all about selling books.

 Fmr Defense Secretary Robert Gates Sinks to New Low Slamming a Sitting President