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Norvell

Member Since: Sun Jan 02, 2011
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zvelf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Sure, lets go.
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 08:56:51 am EST (Viewed 150 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Sure, lets go.
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 11:49:57 pm EST (Viewed 149 times)



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      You keep bringing up the Clintons like I care about the Clintons. Or the Democrats for that matter. I've already schooled you on this assumption. Repeatedly. You haven't been paying attention.



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    Right, this is a common tactic that John Oliver calls "whataboutism" that is all about trying to deflect the subject onto someone else because the person can't actually defend the original charge:



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    https://youtu.be/1ZAPwfrtAFY?t=403



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        So it was 'only' Hillary's Press Secretary...I am sure she knew nothing about it. ;\)

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        It wasn't Clinton's Press Secretary. Spin your lies elsewhere. I'm not a customer.



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    Indeed, he is repeating a Trump talking point that has been repeatedly debunked:



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    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/sep/16/donald-trump/fact-checking-donald-trumps-claim-hillary-clinton-/



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    It's another whataboutism that also happens to be a lie. But what about Trump, the true subject here? He was the most prominent birther for over 5 years! What does that say about him that he was promoting this racist lie?


Indeed. And FYI, Trump is now officially a BIRTHER again. What's old is new again.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/28/politics/donald-trump-barack-obama-birth-certificate-nyt/index.html


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