The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 12th July 2017

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6 Comments

  1. Red Buzzard says:

    ‘New Study Suggests War Lust May Have Cost Hillary Clinton The Election’

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-11/new-study-suggests-war-lust-may-have-cost-hillary-clinton-election

    “Late last week, I came across a fascinating article published at Mondoweiss highlighting a recent study positing that Hilary Clinton may have lost the election to Donald Trump partly as a result of her well documented lust for imperial war and aggression.

    Here are a few excerpts from the piece:

    An important new study has come out showing that Clinton paid for this arrogance: professors argue that Clinton lost the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan in last year’s presidential election because they had some of the highest casualty rates during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and voters there saw Clinton as the pro-war candidate.

    By contrast, her pro-war positions did not hurt her in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California, the study says; because those states were relatively unscathed by the Middle East wars.

    The study is titled “Battlefield Casualties and Ballot Box Defeat: Did the Bush-Obama Wars Cost Clinton the White House?” Authors Francis Shen, associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Dougas Kriner, a political science professor at Boston University, strike a populist note.

    And here are the authors themselves on the moral hazard at work here. The people who decide are not suffering as much.

    America has been at war continuously for over 15 years, but few Americans seem to notice. This is because the vast majority of citizens have no direct connection to those soldiers fighting, dying, and returning wounded from combat. Increasingly, a divide is emerging between communities whose young people are dying to defend the country, and those communities whose young people are not…

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Yep RB we all saw her as a war horse like Maggie Thatcher was.

      Men would run a mile as men’s blood have been spilt to much for nothing and she was looking for glory and nothing else.

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Yep Red Buzzard

      We all saw her as an eager war horse like Maggie Thatcher was.

      Men would run a mile, as in history men’s blood has been spilt to much for no gain, and she was looking for glory and nothing else.

    • Francesca says:

      And of course those states also have high unemployment, poverty, poor education,and provide the cannon fodder for the wars of the monied elites, whose views are represented in the war mongering corporate media

      • John W says:

        Well said Fran.

        Its simple but people are trained to be obedient.

        Anzaac to some is a celebration of stupidity.