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Clinton to Endorse Lowenthal at Tuesday Rally

The Democrat's congressional campaign says former President Bill Clinton will back Alan Lowenthal at a UC Irvine event.

Congressional candidate Alan Lowenthal will get the endorsement of Bill Clinton at a rally scheduled on Tuesday at the University of California at Irvine, according to Lowenthal's campaign.

In a press release issued Saturday, the Lowenthal's campaign said Clinton's backing will go to Lowenthal as well as to Democratic congressional candidates Julia Brownley, Scott Peters, Paul Ruiz and Mark Takano.

The rally is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Bren Center on the UC Irvine campus.

Lowenthal is running for the 47th congressional district seat against Republican Gary DeLong.

John B. Greet October 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM
"...you already made your decision long before Clinton raised (h)is head. Clinton just provides you with an excuse." Yes, met00, that would be the part where I said: "Boy, if I was undecided before now, this would clinch it. No way would I vote for anyone that Pres. Clinton chose to endorse." I wasn't undecided before, but if I had been....well, you get the idea. There is no "excuse" required in any case. : ) "DeLong believes that there is only one side to the equation; spending." I don't know that this is true. Certainly cutting federal spending is listed as among DeLong's priorities on his campaign website, but I don't leap to the conclusion that you seem to that he believes there is only that side to the equation. If this were true, wouldn't he be advocating for endiing all federal-level taxation? Since he is not, doesn't that seem to indicate that he accepts that some taxation is necessary? I think so. Like me, DeLong seems to believe that taxation is necessary, but that we are already taxed more than enough and that unless Washington gets its spending act together, we should not be sending still more of our hard-eanred income for DC politicians to continue to squander.
John B. Greet October 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
"...let's focus on the presidential penis and consensual sex." I agree that this is precisely what Pres. Clinton's habitual defenders focus on, met00, in making the very same arguments you have here. Still, those were not the basis for Clinton's two disbarments, his impeachment, and his having been assessed millions of dollars in fines... ...were they?
Gregory Brittain October 22, 2012 at 12:18 AM
The first point is Bill Clinton looked the American people in the eye and lied. Bill Clinton lied under oath. So why should we believe anything he says? The second point is ""There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." That Bush lied about WMD in Iraq is a dammed lie. US intelligence under Clinton said Iraq had WMD. Every major intelligence agency in the world at the time of the Iraq war believed Iraq had WMD. Bush would have had to control other countries' intelligence services. The Dems on the intelligence committees in Congress had access to the same intelligence as Bush. The Iraq Intelligence Commission "determined the intelligence community was "dead wrong" in its assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities before the U.S. invasion." http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/03/31/intel.report/index.html Can you point to any evidence that Bush and US intelligence lied about Iraq WMD?
met00 October 22, 2012 at 02:20 AM
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/10/27/031027fa_fact http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/08/AR2007020802387.html
met00 October 22, 2012 at 02:21 AM
a bit about Douglas J. Feith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_J._Feith " His appointment was facilitated by connections he had with other neoconservatives, including Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz. With his new appointment in hand, Feith proved influential in having Richard Perle chosen as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Feith was criticized during the first term of the Bush administration for creating the Office of Strategic Influence.This department came into existence to help with the War on Terror. The office's aim was to influence policymakers by submitting biased news stories into the foreign media. Douglas Feith played a significant role in the build up to the Iraq war. As part of his portfolio, he supervised the Pentagon Office of Special Plans, a group of policy and intelligence analysts created to provide senior government officials with raw intelligence, unvetted by the intelligence community. The office, eventually dismantled, was later criticized in Congress and the media for analysis that was contradicted by CIA analysis and investigations performed following the invasion of Iraq. General Tommy Franks, who led both the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the Iraq War, once called Feith "the dumbest fucking guy on the planet."" KNOWING LIED "It's healthy to criticize the CIA's intelligence", Feith said - says it all.

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