This is definitely one excerpt from last night’s debate that merits more attention:
CLINTON: Well, here we go again. I’ve been in favor of getting rid of carried interest for years, starting when I was a senator from New York. But that’s not the point here.
TRUMP: Why didn’t you do it? Why didn’t you do it?
CLINTON: Because I was a senator with a Republican president. I will be the president.
TRUMP: You could have done it if you were an effective; if you were an effective senator, could you have done it. But you were not an effective senator.
RADDATZ: Please allow her to respond. She didn’t interrupt you.
CLINTON: Under our Constitution, presidents have something called veto power.
This wasn’t just an accident; it was was a theme he hit repeatedly:
I’ve been hearing them for many years. I heard them when they were running for the Senate in New York, where Hillary was going to bring back jobs to upstate New York and she failed.
But I will tell you, she’s all talk. It doesn’t get done. All you have to do is take a look at her Senate run. Take a look at upstate New York.
I wish that Trump’s team had gotten the Junior Senator of New York Has A Green Lantern theory of legislative politics from My Turn, but I don’t think anyone with any influence in the Trump campaign reads books.
The Republican Party has, as Paul says, nominated someone who knows nothing about anything as its candidate. And judging by the commentary I head before I mercifully escaped to the Blue Jays and Rangers, since Trump didn’t actually shit his pants onstage our well-compensated media giants pretty much consider it a draw.
…Warren Terra is right that this might have been the best one:
Hey, if she had a problem — for 30 years she’s been doing this, Anderson. I say it all the time. She talks about health care. Why didn’t she do something about it? She talks about taxes. Why didn’t she do something about it?
The Unites States has long needed health care form, but Hillary Clinton Didn’t. Even. Try!