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- The Washington Post
The inspector general report is pretty clear on that front. It found that former FBI director James B. Comey wasn't biased, but he made judgment calls during the campaign that negatively affected Clinton, such as announcing the end of the investigation but criticizing her without first going up the chain of command, and announcing that he was reopening the investigation days before the election.

Trump can use that to vindicate his firing of Comey — and he is. But it defies logic for the president to use this report to argue that the FBI is now biased against him.
attack-FBI  Comey  2016 
june 2018 by Peony43
Opinion | Obama — Just Too Good for Us - The New York Times
Facebook comment: Linda Lord I looked at her policy. She was pro-fracking, did not want to raise corporate taxes, wanted to get us more involved in the MIddle East by implementing a No-Fly Zone in Syria which would require troops stationed on the ground and shoot down any aircraft that enters it and would have put us at risk with a confrontation with Russian or Iran. She also did not want to bring back Depression era regulations on finance and her running mate was Tim Kaine who voted with Republicans to destroy the meager regulations put in place during Obama's presidency. She also has a history of supporting regime change wars that have cost us trillions and thousands of lives of troops but has called expanding our social safety net like free college for all and single payer health care unrealistic when the one of the recent expanses to military spending would have paid for the free college program.
2016  obama-backlash  obama-concervative-view-of  obama-elite  hilary-critique 
june 2018 by Peony43
The Nationalist's Delusion - The Atlantic
From a different vantage point, what Trump’s supporters refer to as political correctness is largely the result of marginalized communities gaining sufficient political power to project their prerogatives onto society at large. What a society finds offensive is not a function of fact or truth, but of power. It is why unpunished murders of black Americans by agents of the state draw less outrage than black football players’ kneeling for the National Anthem in protest against them. It is no coincidence that Trump himself frequently uses the term to belittle what he sees as unnecessary restrictions on state force.
trump-voters  trump-racism  2016  Deplorables 
november 2017 by Peony43

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