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Armitage to Back Clinton Over Trump

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Former Reagan and Bush appointee is highest ranking Republican to break ranks for Hillary. Dozens of Republican foreign policy elites have already said they will cast a ballot for Clinton.


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Sheryl G (359)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 8:54 pm
Nyack, why don't you read the articles before you comment. This article never mentions Bernie Sanders.

Why I thought you'd be pleased to see how many people are moving over to vote for your precious Hillary.

Animae C (508)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 9:23 pm
Thanx Dandelion

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 10:50 pm
Noted with no surprise--thanks Dandelion. Did we think they'd go Bernie or gasp----The Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein. Now, that would make me delirious, give me new faith in mankind and new hope for the survival of Earth and all living.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 5:26 am
toot toot toot

Join the FART IN

“The Clintons have done enough damage,” Cheri Honkala, the leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign said. “They decimated the working class with the North American Free Trade Agreement.

They exploded the prison population under the 1994 Omnibus Crime bill and draconian drug laws that mandated life sentences.

They destroyed the welfare system, and under the old system 70 percent of the recipients were children.

They turned the airwaves over to a half dozen corporations by deregulating the FCC.

They ripped down the firewalls between commercial and investment banks that precipitated the global meltdown.

There is not a war they don’t support.

And their record on civil liberties is appalling. We cannot afford more of the same. We are either going to build third party movements or an American Spring.”

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 5:34 am
Well I'm Anti Hillary AND Trump.....

And this is EXACTLY how many of us SEE Clinton from her YEARS of record. A Republican in Democrat clothes. I know a good Republican can smell another Republican a mile away.

Toot toot toot

No one said you HAD to read anything - which I know you don't do anyways, read the articles - because you jump on some supportive Hillary articles and bash away assuming just because it is Hillary the article must be negative about her.

Maybe if you DID actually READ some of what is posted you might not fall into the most undemocratic way to do things, vote against someone rather than "for" someone because you believe in the policies behind a particular candidate.

Oh, but you are not voting anyways so I'm not sure why you even care. If you are Anti Trump you should at least toss a vote towards Hillary.

Toot toot toot.......

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 5:36 am
That is right, when the others (Parties and Corporate Media) play dirty, sometimes one has to get into the dirt a bit. Dish a little of the $h*t back at them........toot toot toot

JL A (281)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 7:25 am
Thanks Dandelion--the wealthy and corporate elites that control the GOP at the expense of the environment and 99% of the people welcome Clinton as one of their own because she is silencing the voice of all the people the DEM Party used to represent. Any loyal DEM would express concern about this artificial binary sound bite that only allows Trump vs. Clinton especially given the mounting evidence that one or both will be indicted for felonies before Nov. Plenty of evidence the GOP is looking for an alternative--time for the DEM Party to show the same unless none of the politicians running for election, including Clinton, ever meant a word they said related to progressive issues and the rights and needs of the 99%,

JL A (281)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 7:27 am
PS--for those with trouble understanding anything that differs from their rants, only the 1% support either Trump or Clinton and Bernie and his supporters are the only ones who do not support Trump (Bernie has a better chance in Nov. of winning than Clinton).

JL A (281)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 10:33 am
Germane to Janice's comment on Jill Stein:

JL A (281)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 10:41 am
Germane to Dandelion's comment on corporate media:

How the Corporate Media's Spin on the Orlando Shooting Is Boosting America's Dirty Wars in Muslim-Majority Countries
Reuters and Washington Post have largely failed to challenge unverified claims by militaristic politicians.

JL A (281)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 11:12 am
For those thinking a Warren as VP would make it possible to support Clinton despite the problems cited above:
Wall Street's Veto Power: Why Warren Is Unlikely to Be Clinton's Running Mate

Sheila D (194)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 12:51 pm
Since there's no law...yet...against stating my opinion in what is still (?) free country I can say that I don not like Clinton and do not feel she will represent me fairly and I really do not want to vote for a party that doesn't represent me at all. Thanx Dandelion.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 3:32 pm
All this says is that a former advisor to Reagan and Bush (so, a very dangerous, deluded individual) is going to support / endorse / vote for, the least dangerous out of the two of them.

We're still in VERY DANGEROUS territory.

Janis K (129)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 8:11 pm
Thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 8:25 pm

Armitage, another Cheney Neo-Con Job "create order out of chaos - god-chosen" Insider endorses Hillary. I swear this election year is so surreal!! One Party, Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty And Justice For "Them".


Kay M (47)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 8:46 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article - which i read and noted-- one more vote for clinton is one less vote for trump ---BRAVO it is going in the right direction--all we need now is for BERNIE to get the platform items we need to turn this country around and he and his followers will be on board with all the democrats to make sure donald duck trump the frump ---never sets foot in the white house-or gets his hands on the nuclear weapons and the book of codes---deflate donald's ego and send him packing back to his marble tower---sincerely KAY M.

JL A (281)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 8:56 pm
Unless the election fraud allegations are correct and Bernie actually should have more pledged delegates than Clinton Kay.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday June 20, 2016, 12:31 am
Brought over from another thread:

" First of all, the number one reason that Bernie Sanders supporters are told they should vote for Hillary is to stop Trump.
Nowhere is there an argument about the merits of her platform.
If the primary argument to vote for Hillary is out of fear—then the Democrats have now joined with the GOP in promoting a politics of hysteria."

I don't think there are many members here who doubt the truth of
"Led by the efforts of David Brock, a Clinton super PAC launched Correct the Record to spend $1 million “on paid internet trolls to pounce on anyone who dared to criticize their presidential candidate.” "! One doesn't have to look far to see examples of what this has produced!!


"I would also like to call attention to the segment on the GOP and Clinton campaign funding of social media to push illogical and irrational memes such as the not supporting Clinton is supporting Trump--
that evidence is so solid that I assume the monetary incentive whenever I read it now."


Hillary Clinton is ONE OF THE MOST HATED, LOATHED, DESPISED [with good reason!] HUMAN BEINGS ON THE PLANET - ESPECIALLY in those countries SHE HAS RUINED AND DEVASTATED, with Fracking, with GMOs, with Environmental Devastation and MURDER in Latin America, with MURDER, BOMBINGS AND INVASIONS in the Middle East -

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday June 20, 2016, 1:14 am

JL A (281)
Monday June 20, 2016, 8:53 am
The U.S. Role In The Honduras Coup And Subsequent Violence
A number of U.S. officials — most notably then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — played an important role in preventing Zelaya’s return to office and the junta consolidating its power in the face of massive nonviolent protests

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 20, 2016, 12:39 pm
Reference ANY of this to this YouTube video that Dandelion posted the other day.

JL A (281)
Monday June 20, 2016, 12:46 pm
Petition related to proposed legislation related to Human Rights in Honduras:

Sheryl G (359)
Monday June 20, 2016, 5:01 pm
Petition signed.

JL A (281)
Monday June 20, 2016, 5:30 pm
Related to neocon policies:

Call for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

JL A (281)
Tuesday June 21, 2016, 9:48 am
An effort to counter neocon policies from Barbara Lee email:
" Nearly 15 years ago, I cast the lone vote against the authorization for use of military force. The authorization was a blank check for any president to wage endless war and it has been used to justify war in 14 countries since 2001.

It is Congress's responsibility to oversee our nation's wars and national security. But for far too long, Congress has refused to debate military intervention, allowing endless war to continue.

That is why I have a plan to force Congress to debate sending our servicemen and women into dangerous war zones.

Add your name to tell Congress it must do its job and debate military intervention.

Last week I introduced an amendment to the Pentagon's spending bill to restore congressional oversight by restricting funding for the war authorization.

It is way past time for this debate. No president should have unchecked power to wage war and put our dedicated servicemen and women in danger. Congress must debate war, its costs and its consequences.

Join me in demanding that Congress oversee our military and national security.

If we are going to send our troops overseas, members of Congress must have the courage to vote on it. Otherwise, it's nothing but cowardice.


Barbara Lee"
Petition at:

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday June 21, 2016, 10:28 am
So signed. With a pick who is "terrorist" today - we open up forever wars. If for nothing more, wars are costly, why are not our "conservatives" worried about where THAT money is going?

Walter F (129)
Tuesday June 21, 2016, 10:41 pm
Thanks Sheryl Your chit chat with Nyack always adds a bright touch to the posts on American politics Political discussions are not the most interesting of topics, You two liven it up.

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 3:36 am
"Armitage told POLITICO Thursday that he didn’t know whether more Republicans might soon back Clinton. But he added that many of his conservative friends with national security backgrounds “are confused” by the choice before them and unsure about what to do."

“They’re in kind of a fog,” he said.


Winn A (179)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 6:44 am

JL A (281)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 1:08 pm
A related petition:
"Now that Hillary Clinton is the "presumptive Democratic nominee," some inside-the-Beltway supporters of Clinton who want more war are being more open about their pro-war agenda. Michele Flournoy, the former Defense Department official whom Defense One calls “the woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton,” this week advocated for “sending more American troops into combat against ISIS and the Assad regime than the Obama administration has been willing to commit.” Flournoy said she would "direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of southern Syria and would send more American boots to fight the Islamic State in the region.”

It's not a done deal that Flournoy will be Secretary of Defense; at the very least, we should have a public debate over whether a Secretary of Defense who advocates for more war is the kind of Secretary of Defense that we want to have. As the Democratic primaries and caucuses have just shown, in order to have a real debate, we need to have an alternative candidate.

Lawrence Korb is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense who administered 70% of the defense budget. He is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a senior adviser to the Center for Defense Information. He was formerly director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He criticized the invasion of Iraq during the Bush Administration and has called for reducing the defense budget and redirecting the money to social programs. Most importantly, he has advocated for a policy of military restraint and has defended President Obama's policy of trying to avoid becoming ensnared in Syria's civil war.

Urge Members of Congress to advocate for the nomination of Larry Korb to be Secretary of Defense by signing our petition at MoveOn.

Thanks for all you do to help make U.S. foreign policy more just,

Robert Naiman, Avram Reisman, and Sarah Burns
Just Foreign Policy"

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 3:21 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
And, Armitage is the one who "outted" Valerie Plame's employment by the CIA. Can this get any worse?
I signed the one petition, the other had a bad link, and I signed the MoveOn petition above earlier.

So, now the Dem party is going to be overtaken by the warmongering/fearmongering Republicans. These are the people who brought you the Iraq well as the never-ending war in Afghanistan. They pushed Obama to 'surge' there, which made me really mad. Unforgivable! If Clinton get the party nod, I will have to look for a new party.

Animae C (508)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:53 am
Had signed;
Cosponsor the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act
currently 6,041 signatures

Trying to sign;
But getting 'invalid url' message!

Larry Korb for Secretary of Defense
currently 3,538 signatures

Thanx JL

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 5:49 am
Barbara Lee's petition must have been taken down within a couple of days for her use is my guess.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 6:33 am
Update on a national security story:
Emails: State Dept. scrambled on trouble on Clinton's server

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 6:51 am
Thanks JL A I also couldn't sign the Barbara Lee Petition and went there fairly quickly.

I posted the petition concerning Larry Korb. Please note it to give it legs and anyone coming to this thread I hope you'll sign.
Larry Korb For Secretary of Defense

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 8:25 am
Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Say They'll Refuse to Support Clinton in the General Election

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 8:28 am

The U.S. Has Spent Billions to Dominate War in the Skies—Too Bad It's Increasingly Worthless for Fighting Modern Wars
Air supremacy isn't what it used to be.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 11:44 am
Think what all that vast amount of money COULD HAVE been spent on. . .

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 11:47 am
And BTW, although it should be obvious. . .ANYONE who supports WAR against their fellow human beings, IS, by definition, a WAR CRIMINAL and traitor to humankind.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 4:25 pm
The Senate wouldn't have been briefed on this area like the POTUS and SOS. I can forgive someone provided insufficient information far easier than those who have the facts and choose to waste lives and money on something they should know doesn't work.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 4:26 pm
Only people serving in an administration, not in Congress, are responsible for war crimes (Pentagon, SOS, POTUS, etc.). That's why POTUS is called Commander in Chief (it isn't Congress in Chief)/

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 8:01 pm
"This list is a practical who’s who of the country’s establishment elite."

JL A (281)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 9:51 pm
DNC Hacker Dumps Trove of Clinton Documents
Guccifer 2.0 strikes again.
"ne spreadsheet appears to document Clinton's use of private planes from March of 2001 to April of 2009.

Some of the documents in Tuesday's dump were already public, including contracts for speeches Clinton gave at the University of Nevada and the University of Buffalo. Guccifer 2.0 claims to have taken "thousands of files and mails [sic]" and provided them to WikiLeaks, which "will publish them soon."

Bloomberg news reported Tuesday that the Clinton Foundation, and perhaps the Clinton campaign, were also hacked by the same hacker(s) that breached the DNC."

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 10:59 pm
By supporting an administration, by people being Republican, by having a right-wing Fascist and Racist mindset, people ARE responsible by proxy.

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 24, 2016, 4:14 am
Thanks for sharing Dandelion.

JL A (281)
Friday June 24, 2016, 7:13 am
petition from CodePink:
"The cluster bomb Senator is..... Rhode Island Democratic Senator Jack Reed!

Last week, in a close 204-216 vote, the House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have halted the sale of U.S. made cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, which has used the munitions as part of their devastating military campaign against Yemen. Now as our hopes turn to the Senate to end this one aspect of U.S. complicity in Saudi war crimes, we’ve discovered that Rhode Island Democratic Senator Jack Reed is leading the charge to keep the flow of weapons going – weapons manufactured in his own state by a company that donates to his political campaigns!

Send a message to Senator Reed and let him know he should stand up for human rights, not war profiteering!

Providence-based Textron is the last North American producer of cluster bombs, and the only source of cluster bombs for the U.S. military. The weapon sales have become highly controversial as evidence mounts that Saudi Arabia has used U.S.-made cluster bombs in civilian-populated areas of Yemen.

Cluster bombs are banned by 119 nations – but not the U.S. and Saudi Arabia – due to the frequency with which “bomblets” do not explode upon impact, and are later found by children who set them off, causing horrifying injuries or death. U.S. law does ban cluster bombs that malfunction more than 1% of the time and prohibits selling cluster munitions to countries that use them in civilian areas, provisions which have both been violated with Textron’s bombs sold to Saudi Arabia, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Even the Obama administration had put a halt on the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia – a halt we need to make permanent.

Textron’s political action committee has been a long-time financial supporter of Reed, according to campaign finance reports. Tell Senator Reed to stop putting the interests of war profiteers over human rights, and end cluster bomb sales to Saudi Arabia!"

JL A (281)
Friday June 24, 2016, 1:12 pm
To End War in Syria, Adopt "First, Do No Harm" Diplomacy

Institute for Policy Studies fellow Phyllis Bennis tells Paul Jay that the 51 State Department officials' call for airstrikes against Syrian President Assad gets it wrong, and what we really need is a full withdrawal of US troops and an international arms embargo

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday June 24, 2016, 2:45 pm
*CODEPINK petition signed.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 24, 2016, 2:47 pm
I posted the Code Pink Petition Stop Justifying Cluster Bomb Sales to Saudi Arabia

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 24, 2016, 3:01 pm
Signed and shared over social media, Dandelion.

Senator Jack Reed is off his tree.

Maryann S (114)
Friday June 24, 2016, 3:49 pm
Thanks for sharing Dandelion.

JL A (281)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 8:09 am
An appropo quote showing up when we've sent a message today:
"The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure."

- Lyndon B. Johnson

JL A (281)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 9:16 am
How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia

JL A (281)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 10:22 am
Former Bush Treasury secretary: 'I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton'

JL A (281)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 12:03 pm
US Bombing of Syrian Troops Would Be Illegal

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 4:49 pm
On paper, it might be illegal, but that won't stop the U.S. from conducting it.

SuSanne P (193)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 6:28 am
TY Dandelion. Shared.

JL A (281)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 7:14 am
How George Orwell's Dystopian Novel '1984' Illuminates the U.S.'s Endless War on Terror
One can’t help but be reminded of another forever war, the endless shape-shifting struggle fought within the covers of the novel.

Noam Chomsky: We Are Suffering the Major Downside of Corporate Globalization
"We can be very optimistic. Things like this have happened before and they’ve been overcome."

JL A (281)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 8:03 pm
CIA Chief “War on Terror” has Caused More Terrorism

JL A (281)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 8:07 pm
America’s One-Party Government

JL A (281)
Monday June 27, 2016, 11:57 am
Bush White House adviser backs Clinton over Trump

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 9:41 am
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