May 16th, 2014
03:18 PM ET
2 months ago

Inside Politics: Clinton war of words - 'It's just the beginning'

Washington (CNN) – Who needs the Kardashians - or has time for them, anyway - when "Keeping up with the Clintons" is so entertaining. Not to mention exhausting.

Karl Rove raises the idea that Hillary Clinton suffered a traumatic brain injury, and the debate rages:

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  1. Tommy G

    Hillary Clinton did suffer brain damage. Her memory of the last 6 years has disappeared. She thinks she can win the presidency blaming George Bush as if he has been in the Oval Office the last 6 years and this is 2008. Karl Rove has correctly diagnosed her medical condition.

    May 16, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. Boomer in Mo

    I think she is playing a stalking horse role, hoping to get the GOP to waste billions on her only to have the real candidates pop up.

    May 16, 2014 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Names Scott Robinson

    Oh but she will win count on it

    May 16, 2014 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    We're used to Rovian tactics by now. Karl and his operatives can try and smear and tear down HRC all they want. It won't work! I can't wait until November 2016 on election night to turn to Fox to see Karl blow a gasket like he did in 2012.

    May 16, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  5. Turdgyl

    ACA is law! Hillary 2016 vote!

    May 16, 2014 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    I wonder how long Rove will be able to collect $800 million from billionaire donors, spend about $250 million on election losers, and the rich people never ask,"Where did the rest of the money go?"

    May 16, 2014 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Karl Rove raises the idea that Hillary Clinton suffered a traumatic brain injury, and the debate rages:
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    Why does media continue to question Karl Rove over the use of the words "brain damage" or "brain injury", when the man so blatantly lied about the length of Hillary Clinton's hospital stay? How come no one has questioned him on that? Has that been an agreed upon topic that is not open for discussion?

    May 16, 2014 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  8. Dumbas[R]ocks

    Well, Turd Blossom must be an expert on brain damage, given that he has been inflicted with it his whole life, and given that he decided to use that damage it the service of getting another brain-damaged [R] hayseed coronated as president...someone who had FAILED at EVERYTHING he tried his whole adult life....and then who proceeded to FAIL as president too.

    May 16, 2014 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. Dumbas[R]ocks

    Go get 'em, Bill. Hammer their political gonads against the pavement yet again. The resultant [R] screeching is music to my ears.

    May 16, 2014 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    521 embassy attacks since 1970 with over 500 killed, and the brain dead RWNJs politically fundraise off the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi. GOP represents disgusting lower life forms.

    May 16, 2014 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Tommy G
    Hillary Clinton did suffer brain damage. Her memory of the last 6 years has disappeared. She thinks she can win the presidency blaming George Bush as if he has been in the Oval Office the last 6 years and this is 2008. Karl Rove has correctly diagnosed her medical condition.

    May 16, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
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    . . . yes, and yours as well.

    May 16, 2014 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  12. freedom

    Now the younger generation will see the corrupt behind the corrupt. The Clintons will reveal all their dirty laundry with their pompous arrogance – just like Obama's hubris can't be hidden.

    May 16, 2014 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  13. Who needs jobs when you got food stamps

    You have to be brain damaged to vote for another Democrat after 8 years of the pathological liar we have in office now. Seriously, another 4-8 years of this nightmare? If Hillary Clinton is elected it will definitely be time to short America. The end will be clearly in sight.

    May 16, 2014 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Karl Rove has correctly diagnosed her medical condition."

    While he exploits yours.

    May 16, 2014 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Tony D

    Well she sure isn't going to run and say she needs to clean up the mess left by the current occupant of the White House!! Heck, she was PART of the problem a few short months ago! She was an Obama water girl!! And now she says she is going to continue along the same path? I can guarantee that just cost her 5-10% in the poll numbers.

    May 16, 2014 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  16. Hillary Clinton - Butcher of Benghazi

    I hope she does run for President so I can make it my mission in life to go to all of her events drenched in blood and demonstrating against her deadly record. She should be behind bars doing hard time for her negligence and lies.

    May 16, 2014 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  17. tom l

    Rudy NYC

    tom l

    " Tax cuts for the wealthy do NOT increase revenue and they do NOT create jobs"
    =========

    Tax Revenues to the US Govt (tax cuts enacted in 2002)
    2002 – $3.299B
    2003 – $3.456B
    2004 – $3.891B
    2005 – $4.243B
    2006 – $4.696B
    2007 – $5.170B

    Sooooo, Sniffit, facts and stats that are unable to be manipulated (unlike unemployment number which is very much manipulated) demonstrate you to be....wait for it....completely incorrect.

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    You're forgetting one thing, spending. The economic recovery has been slow under Obama, right? Bush also increased spending from one year to the next, by an average of 7-9%, every year that he was in office. Under Barack Obama we had the same tax cuts for his first term, but we've also had spending cuts and sluggish economic growth.
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    I totally agree that Bush spent too much. See?? We can agree!! See how I can criticize both parties and not be beholden to some "narrative"? I don't care what party does what – if it's a bad decision it's easy for me to acknowledge that and not try to spin everything. I know it's difficult with you because it's repubs = bad/evil and dems = good/heavenly.

    Sniffit claimed that cutting taxes did not lead to higher revenues. There was nothing about spending and I think we should remain focused on the bad information that Sniffit is giving with regards to lower tax rates not leading to more revenue when clearly, as indicated by the numbers above, lower tax rates can AND do lead to increased revenues.

    May 16, 2014 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "" Tax cuts for the wealthy do NOT increase revenue and they do NOT create jobs"
    =========

    Tax Revenues to the US Govt (tax cuts enacted in 2002)
    2002 – $3.299B
    2003 – $3.456B
    2004 – $3.891B
    2005 – $4.243B
    2006 – $4.696B
    2007 – $5.170B

    Sooooo, Sniffit, facts and stats that are unable to be manipulated (unlike unemployment number which is very much manipulated) demonstrate you to be....wait for it....completely incorrect."

    LOL. Cutting taxes right as an observable housing bubble takes off and the economy is measurably growing is not proof that taxes CAUSED increased revenues or job creation. Jesus H, man, are you never ever going to learn the difference between causation and correlation? Dubya was president when 9/11 happened so I guess that means having a POTUS with a middle name synonymous with an ambulatory aid for the elderly CAUSES terrorist attacks? Studies have repeatedly shown that there is zero evidence that tax cuts, for the wealthy or otherwise, increase revenue or create jobs. None. Not a single expert economist on the planet will tell you that the Bush Tax Cuts were responsible for the housing bubble or the attendant economic growth during those years. Ridiculous. I've seen you resort to this one before, too, and it's the same thing over and over...you just go back to the same old disproven claptrap and faulty arguments that are easily debunked over and over and over and over again. The Bush Tax Cuts were not responsible for the economic growth in the mid-2000s. Not even remotely.

    May 16, 2014 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  19. rs

    Who needs jobs when you got food stamps

    You have to be brain damaged to vote for another Democrat after 8 years of the pathological liar we have in office now. Seriously, another 4-8 years of this nightmare? If Hillary Clinton is elected it will definitely be time to short America. The end will be clearly in sight.
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    Proof of Republican Brain Damage: They have completely forgotten the REAL nightmare- 8 years of G.W. Bush. By comparison, Mr. Obama is the best President ever and all of their lies won't change that.

    May 16, 2014 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. tom l

    I guess for Tampa it's perfectly fine to fundraise off of events like Sandy Hook. Columbine, the Navy Shipyard shooting, Newton, Aurora and Gabbi Giffords being shot. That's totally fine.

    May 16, 2014 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  21. rs

    Tommy G

    Hillary Clinton did suffer brain damage. Her memory of the last 6 years has disappeared. She thinks she can win the presidency blaming George Bush as if he has been in the Oval Office the last 6 years and this is 2008. Karl Rove has correctly diagnosed her medical condition.
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    So, how do you square his inaccuracies? She was in hospital for 3 days, not 30. Of course when she did fall Rove said nothing happened, it was just an excuse to not testify in Issa's hearing. You fools can't even keep your stories straight!

    May 16, 2014 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "(unlike unemployment number which is very much manipulated)"

    The way it is measured has not changed for years. Yawn. You want to claim "manipulated" but it's not. What you really mean is that it's very inconvenient for you that the unemployment percentage drops when the increasingly aging population drops out of the labor force in ever-increasing numbers, etc.

    May 16, 2014 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  23. Tampa Tim

    The greatest mess ever left by an occupant of the White House, was by the RWNJs' hero, George W Bush. What a garbage dump Obama inherited.

    May 16, 2014 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Boomer in Mo

    With voters like all of you, this country does not stand a chance.

    May 16, 2014 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  25. tom l

    "LOL. Cutting taxes right as an observable housing bubble takes off and the economy is measurably growing is not proof that taxes CAUSED increased revenues or job creation. Jesus H, man, are you never ever going to learn the difference between causation and correlation?"
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    Whatever you say and however you want to try and get away from the fact that there was one drastic change – tax rates for EVERYBODY – and increased revenues followed. When Kennedy cut taxes, revenues went up. When Reagan cut taxes, revenues went up. So....you want to talk about economies built on matchsticks? How about the great rise of the stock market with valuations at levels that were so far beyond normal numbers that led to everyone "feeling rich" yet that was a strong economy for the Snifster.

    You can use your causation =/= correlation as much as you want. Fact is, revenues went up every year from 2002-2007 and there is no way to get around that.

    May 16, 2014 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |