Black People Politics : Democratic Debate Milwakee 2/11/16

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    Top takeaways from the Milwaukee Democratic debate

    In their first debate since Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off in Milwaukee, as the Democratic presidential race moves into what could be a protracted nomination battle.

    Here are top takeaways from the PBS debate:

    Clinton-Obama 2016
    Many Democrats longed for a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket after their spirited battle in 2008 for the Democratic nomination. That ticket didn't happen, but eight years later, Clinton is hammering home the message that voters who want a defender of the Obama legacy should be with her.

    As she has previously, she cited the fact that Obama accepted Wall Street donations yet championed Dodd-Frank in a bid to inoculate herself against charges that her own Wall Street ties might compromise her agenda. She again used her selection of secretary of State by Obama — who used her support of the Iraq War resolution against her during the 2008 campaign as Sanders is in 2016 — as evidence of her sound foreign policy judgment.

    But perhaps the most vivid illustration of Clinton's Obama embrace came in the
    debate's closing moments as the candidates fielded a seemingly innocuous question on historical figures who would influence their foreign policy decisions. Sanders cited FDR and Winston Churchill. Clinton echoed the Roosevelt choice and also mentioned Nelson Mandela, but then pivoted to a withering critique of Sanders' past criticisms of Obama, while defending the president as someone who doesn't get "the credit he deserves."

    "The kind of criticism that we've heard from Senator Sanders about our president I expect from Republicans," she said. "I do not expect from someone running for the Democratic nomination to succeed President Obama."

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    More Evidence That Hillary’s Answer on Super PACs Last Night Was a Joke

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    Hillary Clinton meets with employees at Velcro Companies on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.


    During an otherwise strong,
    albeit not quite spectacular, debate performance on Thursday night, Hillary Clinton gave her latest in a string of weak answers on the topic of money and politics. Asked about the wealthy financiers who are funding her affiliated super PAC, Clinton responded with a more nuanced version of: Priorities USA? Barely know ‘em.

    You're referring to a super PAC that we don't coordinate with, that was set up to support President Obama, that has now decided they want to support me,” Hillary said on the PBS stage. “They are the ones who should respond to any questions." During the exchange that followed, she added: “It's not my PAC.”

    As my colleague Jim Newell noted,
    that answer is laughable. Yes, Priorities USA was created to help Obama get reelected in 2012. And yes, technically, the Clinton campaign cannot officially “coordinate” with the group without running afoul of federal election law. But the group—now the largest liberal super PAC in the country—is very much part of Clinton’s efforts to win the White House. It formally aligned itself with Hillary more than a year ago, and is run by a number of Clinton’s long-time loyalists and former aides. Hillary has even personally courted donors herself, as has her campaign chairman, John Podesta, and her husband, Bill Clinton. Priorities USA is very much Hillary’s super PAC despite what she wants you to believe.

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    Fact check: How accurate were Sanders, Clinton?

    One week after their last meeting, the Democratic presidential candidates debated in Milwaukee. We found:


    • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said his bill on Social Security would extend the life of the trust funds by 58 years. It’s 40 years, according to the Social Security Administration’s chief actuary.

    • Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Affordable Care Act “has helped more African Americans than any other group to get insurance.” But the Obama administration’s own figures show a larger drop in the uninsured among Latinos.

    • Clinton repeated a claim that “Americans haven’t had a raise in 15 years.” Real weekly earnings went up 9.2% in that time frame.

    • Both candidates glossed over some context during a disagreement about whether Sanders had once advocated regime change in Libya and Iraq.

    • Sanders inflated unemployment figures, including the “real” unemployment rate for African American youth, which he says is more than 50%. The official rate for blacks age 16 to 19 is half that.

    • The candidates disagreed over whether Sanders had been critical of Obama’s leadership, specifically in a blurb for a new book. Both made some accurate statements, but we provide context.

    The sixth Democratic debate, and the second between only Clinton and Sanders, was hosted by PBS and held at the University of Wisconsin.

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    Just a side note in case you hadn't heard.

    There may be some information coming forward disclaiming Bernie in a popular photo during college days. This goes along with John Lewis proclaiming he hadn't met Bernie during the Civil Rights movement.

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