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    Quote Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
    You're quite right. Mike Pompeo and Ted Cruz were both Presidents of HLR.


    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/19/...

    Apr 19, 2018 · Mr. Pompeo finished first in his class at West Point and first in his class at Harvard Law School. He served with distinction in Congress as a member of …


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz
    After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor degree.[1][33] While at Harvard Law, he was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[27] Referring to Cruz's time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant".[34][35][36][37] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[38]


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    There is more. Obama did not make the Harvard Law Review (HLR) the old fashioned way, the way HLR’s first black editor, Charles Houston, did 70 years prior.

    To Obama’s good fortune, the HLR had replaced a meritocracy in which editors were elected based on grades-- the president being the student with the highest academic rank--with one in which half the editors were chosen through a writing competition.

    This competition, the New York Times reported in 1990, was “meant to help insure that minority students became editors of The Law Review.”

    It did just that. At the end of his first year, Obama was named along with 40 or so of his classmates an editor of the HLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/19/...

    Apr 19, 2018 · Mr. Pompeo finished first in his class at West Point and first in his class at Harvard Law School. He served with distinction in Congress as a member of …


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz
    After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor degree.[1][33] While at Harvard Law, he was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[27] Referring to Cruz's time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant".[34][35][36][37] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[38]


    http://www.cashill.com/natl_general/...ama_is_mum.htm
    There is more. Obama did not make the Harvard Law Review (HLR) the old fashioned way, the way HLR’s first black editor, Charles Houston, did 70 years prior.

    To Obama’s good fortune, the HLR had replaced a meritocracy in which editors were elected based on grades-- the president being the student with the highest academic rank--with one in which half the editors were chosen through a writing competition.

    This competition, the New York Times reported in 1990, was “meant to help insure that minority students became editors of The Law Review.”

    It did just that. At the end of his first year, Obama was named along with 40 or so of his classmates an editor of the HLR.
    Just to underscore what a piece of shit the Cashill article is, at no point in this comprehensive travelogue of Obama's academic unworthiness does he happen to mention that the future president got his Harvard JD magna cum laude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodrigueGabriel View Post
    Just to underscore what a piece of shit the Cashill article is, at no point in this comprehensive travelogue of Obama's academic unworthiness does he happen to mention that the future president got his Harvard JD magna cum laude.

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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-gra...lse-1530523801

    I know plenty of PhD's that are pretty useless. too

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-gra...lse-1530523801

    I know plenty of PhD's that are pretty useless. too
    That's a different argument than the sadly predictable "Obama never would have made law review without affirmative action," tripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/19/...

    Apr 19, 2018 · Mr. Pompeo finished first in his class at West Point and first in his class at Harvard Law School. He served with distinction in Congress as a member of …


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz
    After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor degree.[1][33] While at Harvard Law, he was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[27] Referring to Cruz's time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant".[34][35][36][37] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[38]


    http://www.cashill.com/natl_general/...ama_is_mum.htm
    There is more. Obama did not make the Harvard Law Review (HLR) the old fashioned way, the way HLR’s first black editor, Charles Houston, did 70 years prior.

    To Obama’s good fortune, the HLR had replaced a meritocracy in which editors were elected based on grades-- the president being the student with the highest academic rank--with one in which half the editors were chosen through a writing competition.

    This competition, the New York Times reported in 1990, was “meant to help insure that minority students became editors of The Law Review.”

    It did just that. At the end of his first year, Obama was named along with 40 or so of his classmates an editor of the HLR.
    Right. My statement was that both of them are all talk and no walk. Nothing to do with their grades. They're HLR scholars - of course they're smart.

    It's also self-defeating, as Cruz - as a minority, a foreigner, and someone younger than Obama likely also benefitted from "not doing it the old fashioned way". As did Pompeo, seeing as both of them graduated after Obama.

    It's also worth noting that HLR changed its rules almost 10 years before Obama enrolled and uses a completely blind writing competition to determine its editorial board. I suppose that being a great writer is likely a solid requirement for editing a law journal, but that's just me.

    Whomever wrote that third article might want to check their sources before they assert poorly. But hey, when you've got a shitrag like "Cashill" (seriously, where'd you find this crap? This site looks like the ramblings of some nutjob with a basic understanding of 1990s HTML) as your source, who cares, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RodrigueGabriel View Post
    That's a different argument than the sadly predictable "Obama never would have made law review without affirmative action," tripe.

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    That particular article may have intoned that but I didn't say I agreed with it. The guy is obviously not stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
    Right. My statement was that both of them are all talk and no walk. Nothing to do with their grades. They're HLR scholars - of course they're smart.

    It's also self-defeating, as Cruz - as a minority, a foreigner, and someone younger than Obama likely also benefitted from "not doing it the old fashioned way". As did Pompeo, seeing as both of them graduated after Obama.

    It's also worth noting that HLR changed its rules almost 10 years before Obama enrolled and uses a completely blind writing competition to determine its editorial board. I suppose that being a great writer is likely a solid requirement for editing a law journal, but that's just me.

    Whomever wrote that third article might want to check their sources before they assert poorly. But hey, when you've got a shitrag like "Cashill" (seriously, where'd you find this crap? This site looks like the ramblings of some nutjob with a basic understanding of 1990s HTML) as your source, who cares, eh?
    Except that Pompeo was FIRST in his class and ALSO a West Point grad and served honorable Military service while Cruz was also Magna Cum Laude, primary and executive editor and "off the charts brilliant" so you're you're comparing apples to oranges. Harvard grads are particularly sort after with very generous starting salary offers which most would jump at the chance because of the huge student loans they accrued to get there. ( I know this as fact as my stepson just graduated Columbia). Obama became a community organizer after Harvard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-gra...lse-1530523801

    I know plenty of PhD's that are pretty useless. too
    Keep your points on task please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    Except that Pompeo was FIRST in his class and ALSO a West Point grad and served honorable Military service while Cruz was also Magna Cum Laude, primary and executive editor and "off the charts brilliant" so you're you're comparing apples to oranges. Harvard grads are particularly sort after with very generous starting salary offers which most would jump at the chance because of the huge student loans they accrued to get there. ( I know this as fact as my stepson just graduated Columbia). Obama became a community organizer after Harvard?
    So, bringing me back to my last post where your point was basically "Conservatives hate Obama for petty trivial reasons"....what's your point? Mad that Obama became president and the "off the charts brilliant" Cruz is mostly known for being a huge asshole and a Dr. Seuss enthusiast? Mad that "first in his class" Pompeo appears to be complicit in the impeachment scandal? Or just belittling Obama for getting into Harvard Law School and not being tippy top of the class?
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    "why don't Dems like Tulsi?"

    Because she's a Manchurian candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    "why don't Dems like Tulsi?"

    Because she's a Manchurian candidate.

    Oh yea she's a disaster.

    I thought Josh asked about Amy K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    "why don't Dems like Tulsi?"

    Because she's a Manchurian candidate.

    So she's a Manchurian candidate for speaking up for herself after getting smeared by Clinton?

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/202...e-u-s-n1068786

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    We've reached the point where anyone who champions not marching the poor off to fight in far off places, for dubious goals, is a traitor.

    I would certainly expect that out of the old guard neo-con types, but to see this kind of stuff here is pretty bizarre.

    It's like some kind of new Red Scare, except at least McCarthy was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    So she's a Manchurian candidate for speaking up for herself after getting smeared by Clinton?

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/202...e-u-s-n1068786
    No, she's a Manchurian candidate because her foreign policy positions — especially on Syria — have and continue to directly benefit Russia, not the US. Just like Trump.

    Notice the way all the right-wing outlets are covering this? That's intentional. She's being used to drive a wedge into the Democratic voter base to siphon off votes or to disenfranchise a cross-section of it to protest her “treatment” by not voting. All of this helps Trump.

    That said, Clinton is the wrong voice to be doing this. She's not running and all she's accomplishing by smearing Gabbard (who deserves to be smeared — just not by Clinton) is to stir up controversy given the 2016 election and the role both women played in it at the time. It's an unnecessary distraction and feels more like a personal grievance (fueled by Gabbard's decision to leave the DNC to support Bernie Sanders) than righteous political posturing.


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    Its Hillary’s payback for endorsing Sanders and not her in 2016. Vicious c..t

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    Forgive me as I've been paying no attention to Gabbard and this story seems to have evolved fast...my understanding is that Clinton came out and just said out of the blue "oh yeah, Stein and Gabbard are Russian assets" - Gabbard is understandably unhappy about that. Is that a fair tl;dr here?
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    Yes.
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    Here are some things people need to know about Tulsi Gabbard:

    Tulsi Gabbard comes from a family of conservative activists, most famous for their opposition to gay marriage in Hawaii: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/t...mocratic-party

    Tulsi Gabbard has said her personal views on LGBT equality haven't changed as recently as 2015: https://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/tul...-cabinet/62604

    Tulsi Gabbard is rated "F" by Progressive Punch for voting with Republicans, despite the strong progressive lean of her district: https://imgur.com/wDhVNKq

    Tulsi Gabbard was nearly a part of Trump's cabinet at Steve bannon's suggestion: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/demo...ry?id=43696303 https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...abbard-meeting

    Tulsi Gabbard has also been praised multiple times by Steve Bannon, Trump's former strategist and prolific white nationalist propagandist: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3...nal-interview/

    Tulsi Gabbard declined to join 169 Democrats in condemning Trump for appointing Steve Bannon to his cabinet: https://mauitime.com/news/politics/w...tephen-bannon/

    Tulsi Gabbard isn't anti-war. She's a self-described hawk against terrorists. Her narrow objections center around efforts to spread democracy: "In short, when it comes to the war against terrorists, I'm a hawk," Gabbard said. "When it comes to counterproductive wars of regime change, I'm a dove.": https://www.votetulsi.com/node/27796

    Tulsi Gabbard copies the rhetoric of Republicans: Gabbard voted against condemning Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria, and was praised by conservative media for publicly challenging President Barack Obama over his refusal to use the term "Islamic extremism" when discussing terrorism: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-say-islamic-/

    Tulsi Gabbard also copies the policy of Republicans, voting with them to block Syrian refugees: https://medium.com/@pplswar/tulsi-ga...s-11463d0a7a5a

    Tulsi Gabbard has multiple connections to Hindu nationalists: https://www.alternet.org/civil-liber...-tulsi-gabbard

    Tulsi Gabbard frequently repeats Russian talking points and works to legitimize Assad: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...yria-democrats (Tulsi Gabbard reveals she met Assad in Syria, without informing top Democrats)

    Tulsi Gabbard was one of only 3 representatives to not condemn Assad for gassing Syrian civilians and the only Democrat: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-...ution/121/text https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...media-backlash

    Tulsi Gabbard has introduced legislation pushed by GOP-megadonor, Sheldon Adelson: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...A2P0BJ20140326

    Tulsi was later awarded a "Champions of Freedom" medal at Adelson's annual gala in 2016: https://www.thedailybeast.com/tulsi-...-fans-can-love

    Senator Mazie Hirono from Hawaii did not endorse Tulsi's 2020 bid due to concerns of Tulsi's lack of a progressive record. Senator Hirono said she would be "looking for someone who has a long record of supporting progressive goals" when asked if she will support Gabbard in the Democratic primary.

    Tulsi Gabbard was born into a cult called the Science of Identity. It was created in the 1970's and is led by a white man named Chris Butler, but he calls himself Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa. Tulsi's own aunt has come forward and called it the “alt-right of the Hare Krishna movement”. To this day she is an active member and some of her campaign staff come directly from that cult. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019...-campaign.html


    edit: note this isn't my work, just pulled from a list from this reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/co..._from/f4b0zqm/
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