VIDEO : Debate Bombshell! Moderator Lester Holt Caught Using an Illegal Earpiece. Who was feeding him information, questions?
The Federal Election Commission specifically said NO EARPIECE for the debate moderator. Period. There was not “exception” to that rule. No earpiece. Period.…
And, why should we be surprised? Holt works for anti-Trump. Liberal, MSNBC. Maybe Trump will insist on no pro-Clinton Moderators at next debate? I hope so. The system is rigged as he has said right along.
Results/Commentary: The long anticipated Trump/Clinton Debate Sept. 26, 2016
Moderator Lester Holt, well known Left wing commentator, began with two outrageous Left wing lies that, as planned, put Donald Trump on the defensive immediately. Holt stated that:
“There have been 6 straight years of job growth and new census numbers reveal that incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation.”
Fact check with the US Bureau Statistics revealed the following statistics of which the American work force is unfortunately well aware.
Employment Situation Summary
September 2, 2016
The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 7.8 million in August, and the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent for the third month in a row. Both measures have shown little movement over the year.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 2.0 million in August. These individuals accounted for 26.1 percent of the unemployed.
The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed at 6.1 million in August. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time
As to Holt’s statement that “incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation” – another gargantuan lie as stated below. Somehow a miserly 1.1% increase in Gross Domestic Product obtains a record rate in incomes!
United States GDP Growth Rate 1947-2016
Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.1 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. GDP Growth Rate in the United States averaged 3.22 percent from 1947 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 16.90 percent in the first quarter of 1950 and a record low of -10 percent in the first quarter of 1958. GDP Growth Rate in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
With this totally false launching pad, Holt then introduced Hillary Clinton for her opening statement and what did she say? Who is she? She made that quite obvious to anyone with open ears.
1. Build a working force for everyone – not just those at the top.
2. Invest in you and your future. No specifics here but government subsidy obvious MO.
3. Create more infra-structure. How often did Clinton’s mentor, Obama use this ploy, obtain billions from the Congress and no building of infra-structure occurred. But, somehow, there sure was a lot more money spent on “entitlements” and social welfare programs.
4. Advance manufacturing and innovation – whatever that means?
5. Clean renewable energy. Oh, Oh! There it is — more sunlight and windmills to satisfy the Environmental Protection Lot. Never mind it does not work. The Democrat administration already wasted billions of dollars on start up sunshine and windmill companies that just don’t do the job. The cost is gargantuan and the energy yield comes no where near that of coal and oil. Even worse, the supposed environment improvements are dubious with the rest of the world doing exactly what they please.
6. Additional aid to small business. My daughter and her husband happen to be in a small business under Hillary’s mentor Barack Obama. And thanks to his Obamacare and Minimum Wage increase and hundreds more mindless regulations that increase exponentially legal fees, accounting fees and the basic cost of doing business to the point that they are about to give up.
7. Then of course guaranteed equal pay for women, which sounds like a fair idea. In all these promises and declarations I hear nothing about pay for service, pay for achievement, pay for success, pay for excellence and demonstrable service to the United States of America
8. More funds to families trying to balance their work schedule and taking care of their home and kids. Let’s have paid family leave
And how are we going to pay for all this. That’s easy – just tax the rich and have them pay their “fair share”
Clinton neglects to mention the current “fair share”
Top 1% pay nearly 50% of federal income taxes – CNBC.com
Top 20% of Earners Pay 84% of Income Tax – WSJ
So, who is this Hillary Clinton? She is just another demagogue, another liar, another social reformer, another Social engineer, another “Liberal” or “Progressive” — Whatever the current politically correct term for LIAR is. And, most important this system has never worked. As Margaret Thatcher so elegantly stated, ” The trouble with socialism is you run out of other people’s money.”
Furthermore, Clinton has an underlying objective. She desperately wants to bring over the Bernie Sanders people that did not vote for her initially because she did not promise quite as many or as much give-aways. She has to remedy that.
Is that really who you want in the White House? Barack Obama has not already maneuvered enough “Progressive” programs that have killed our economy, astronomically raised our national debt to 19 Trillion dollars where we will soon have a problem paying our debt service, weakened our armed forces to the point that Russia, China. Iran, Northern Korea are laughing at us, taunting us and taking over previously American protected waters and territory.
Do you really want that or do you really have to take a chance on Donald Trump whether or not he was the best liar or had the slickest manner at the debate?
Jerome S. Kaufman
II Further commentary on Lester Holt and the Debate
By Joel B. Pollak Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News.
NBC News’ Lester Holt had his “Candy Crowley” moment at the first debate of the 2016 presidential election on Monday night, bowing to pressure from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the liberal media by “fact-checking” Republican nominee Donald Trump on the question of his support for the Iraq War.
Again and again, Holt asked Trump tough questions that were straight from the Clinton campaign’s talking points, and which were obvious set-ups for Clinton to attack:
Here are the five worst examples.
Tax returns. Holt never asked Clinton about her e-mail scandal, about Benghazi, or about the Clinton Foundation and its dubious dealings. But he did ask Trump about his tax returns, arguing — not asking — that there might be questionable information in them that the American public deserved to hear.
Birther conspiracy theory. Holt never asked Clinton about her past record of racist statements, including her “super-predator” remarks as First Lady, or her explicit appeal to “white Americans” in her 2008 primary campaign against Obama. Yet he asked Trump about the Birther conspiracy theory and cast it as racist.
Stop-and-frisk. After an exchange between the candidates over the policy of “stop-and-frisk,” Holt interjected to bolster Clinton’s point by stating, erroneously, that stop-and-frisk had ended in New York because it had been declared unconstitutional by a court. Trump countered, correctly, that the new mayor had canceled the policy before the litigation was over.
“A presidential look.” Towards the end of the debate, Holt asked Trump about what he meant by saying Hillary Clinton did not have “a presidential look.” He did so after noting that Clinton had become “the first woman” to be nominated for president by a major political party, thus setting Trump up as a sexist. As Trump answered, Holt interrupted him, then gave Clinton a chance to respond with her talking points about Trump’s past comments on women.
Iraq War. The question of whether Trump supported the Iraq War or not has been widely debated. What is beyond doubt is that Hillary Clinton voted for it. Holt only represented one side of the debate about Trump, and never asked Clinton about her own vote.
In addition, the audience repeatedly interjected — almost always in Clinton’s favor — and Holt did not stop them, though it was against the rules. He only stopped the audience when there were cheers for Trump calling for Clinton’s emails.
Bow again, Lester Holt. You did your job.
Compiled by Jerome S. Kaufman
Publisher/Editor Israel Commentary
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