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June 2nd, 2014
09:37 PM ET

The Bergdahl debate

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  1. Linda Grounds

    Please do not let Larry, tonight's guest on the left, out of his cage again. What a lunatic! He apparently did not watch any news about this traitor that we traded 5 terrorists for–please only have guests on who KNOW what they say is fact and not a figment of their imagination.

    June 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  2. REGinAZ

    It is often said that something “isn’t rocket science” when inferring that it just isn’t all that tough to understand once the emotions are set aside. Today’s politics really fits in that category. First, there is no “pure and holy”, there are short-falls everywhere with no one qualifying as perfect or even near perfect. Second, everywhere you look there is a whole lot of politics being played, which is always self-serving without any real consideration for the people, for the politician’s constituents, who they actually owe their total loyalty to. Third, there is a whole lot of effort by third party individuals and groups to influence the politicians and to seek favorable consideration from them. Fourth, the politicians and their supporters go to an enormous amount of effort and expense to con the people, the voters, including a constant barrage of propaganda that is very creative and emotional rather than factual and objective. All of these things together describe a status which leaves a whole lot of room for improvement but it is as American politics has been for awhile.

    Today however, there has really been significant change with the costs of running for office exploding and with that leading to money literally controlling politics. The fifth point, is that today the candidates have to have at their disposal very large sums of money, actually sometimes millions or more, just to compete and that has created the reality of “the money” owning and controlling “puppet” politicians who then together concentrate on spending mega-bucks (even billions) to propagandize, to con the people and manipulate public opinion, with the result then being that the “puppet” politicians cater only to “the money” and insultingly take the voters for granted to be duped, used and abused as “pawns”. Sixth, the people, the majority, the voters are then challenged to rationally recognize that “the money” and the “puppets” offer them NOTHING but to be deceived and that the people absolutely need to check their biases, prejudices, emotions and prior loyalties in order to avoid being conned and instead choose the option that will best represent them and not just “the money” (where they simply keep losing while being told it is for their best).

    Bush-Cheney clearly demonstrated all of this in using their offices and America’s resources for their private agenda to serve only “the money” and they proved beyond any doubt: that the “trickle down” theory is an absolute fraud with the wealthy always getting wealthier, while the majority pay the price, with it really just being aimed to solicit “the money’s” political support; and they clearly showed that “the money” have no conscience, only aggressive greed, as they continually push the country further into being a two class society with their competing in having it all, feeding their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite, as the majority loses, including the total middle-class who loses more and simply keeps disappearing.

    Today’s Republican / Tea Party is consistently working hard to disguise their efforts, by creating excitement with criticisms, propaganda and fears, to effectively achieve a return to “more of the same”, Bush-Cheney style, which can only result in “more of the same” that brought this country economically to it’s knees, when only “the money” prospered. It hasn’t mattered whether deceptively manipulating the conservative Christian, using the Swift-boat propaganda or the Tea Party movement and now whether using Obamacare, Benghazi, the VA or the Taliban prisoner exchange issues, the intent is always just the same – scream, yell and excite in order to sway and control public opinion for their own self-serving purposes. It is really up to the voters but blind loyalty just won’t cut it, the people have to be willing and disciplined to see reality and then to firmly refuse to be used.

    June 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • 2017 WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RETURNING AMERICA TO THE PEOPLE

      REGinAZ
      It is often said that something “isn’t rocket science” when inferring that it just isn’t all that tough to understand once the emotions are set aside. Today’s politics really fits in that category. First, there is no “pure and holy”, there are short-falls everywhere with no one qualifying as perfect or even near perfect. Second, everywhere you look there is a whole lot of politics being played, which is always self-serving without any real consideration for the people, for the politician’s constituents, who they actually owe their total loyalty to. Third, there is a whole lot of effort by third party individuals and groups to influence the politicians and to seek favorable consideration from them. Fourth, the politicians and their supporters go to an enormous amount of effort and expense to con the people, the voters, including a constant barrage of propaganda that is very creative and emotional rather than factual and objective. All of these things together describe a status which leaves a whole lot of room for improvement but it is as American politics has been for awhile.

      GARBAGE, A LOT OF USELESS DRIBBLE TO SAY NOTHING!

      Today however, there has really been significant change with the costs of running for office exploding and with that leading to money literally controlling politics. The fifth point, is that today the candidates have to have at their disposal very large sums of money, actually sometimes millions or more, just to compete and that has created the reality of “the money” owning and controlling “puppet” politicians who then together concentrate on spending mega-bucks (even billions) to propagandize, to con the people and manipulate public opinion, with the result then being that the “puppet” politicians cater only to “the money” and insultingly take the voters for granted to be duped, used and abused as “pawns”. Sixth, the people, the majority, the voters are then challenged to rationally recognize that “the money” and the “puppets” offer them NOTHING but to be deceived and that the people absolutely need to check their biases, prejudices, emotions and prior loyalties in order to avoid being conned and instead choose the option that will best represent them and not just “the money” (where they simply keep losing while being told it is for their best).

      GARBAGE, A LOT OF USELESS DRIBBLE TO SAY NOTHING!

      Bush-Cheney clearly demonstrated all of this in using their offices and America’s resources for their private agenda to serve only “the money” and they proved beyond any doubt: that the “trickle down” theory is an absolute fraud with the wealthy always getting wealthier, while the majority pay the price, with it really just being aimed to solicit “the money’s” political support; and they clearly showed that “the money” have no conscience, only aggressive greed, as they continually push the country further into being a two class society with their competing in having it all, feeding their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite, as the majority loses, including the total middle-class who loses more and simply keeps disappearing.

      TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH TO BLAME BUSH AND CHENEY! GARBAGE, A LOT OF USELESS DRIBBLE TO SAY NOTHING, AND DUMB ENOUGH TO NOT REALIZE THERE ARE SUPER RICH DONATING TO DEMOCRATS!

      Today’s Republican / Tea Party is consistently working hard to disguise their efforts, by creating excitement with criticisms, propaganda and fears, to effectively achieve a return to “more of the same”, Bush-Cheney style, which can only result in “more of the same” that brought this country economically to it’s knees, when only “the money” prospered. It hasn’t mattered whether deceptively manipulating the conservative Christian, using the Swift-boat propaganda or the Tea Party movement and now whether using Obamacare, Benghazi, the VA or the Taliban prisoner exchange issues, the intent is always just the same – scream, yell and excite in order to sway and control public opinion for their own self-serving purposes. It is really up to the voters but blind loyalty just won’t cut it, the people have to be willing and disciplined to see reality and then to firmly refuse to be used.

      TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC / PARTY OF LIES IS CONSISTENTLY WORKING HARD TO DISGUISE THEIR EFFORTS, BY CREATING EXCITEMENT WITH LIES, UNTRUTHS, BLAME GAMES, SPYING ON AMERICANS, IRS INTIMIDATIONS, CREATING A WEAK AMERICA, BLAMING VIDEOS, PROMOTING FEAR AMONG THE UNINFORMED, NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORIST, CREATING DISTRUST FROM OUR ALLIES, CRUSHING NATIONAL DEBT, LACK OF FOCUS ON JOBS, CREATING A HOUSING BUBBLE THAT EXPLODED THEN BLAMED BUSH, ON GOING SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION OF THE BEST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD, PROPAGANDA TO EFFECTIVELY BRING THIS COUNTRY TO BECOME A THIRD WORLD NATION BY BLAMING BUSH ALTHOUGH OBAMA IS IN HIS FIFTH YEAR GOING ON SIXTH! IT HASN'T MATTERED THEY DECEPTIVELY BLAMED CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS, USING THE SLOW BOAT TO HELL OR SCREAM, YELL, AND EXCITE CLUELESS PEOPLE LIKE (((REGinAZ))) TO HELP THEM HIDE THE ABSOLUTE FAILURE OF THE WORST PRESIDENT AND ADMINISTRATION EVER IN THIS NATION. IT REALLY IS UP TO THE VOTERS, BUT HIS BLIND LOYALTY JUST WON'T CUT IT, THE PEOPLE ALREADY SEE REALITY AND WIL CORRECT THE NIGHTMARE WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING IN 2016. 2017 WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RETURNING AMERICA TO THE PEOPLE!

      June 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  3. castlep777

    The President blundered.

    See “Obama Swaps Jihadist Dream Team for Deserter” at http://t.co/k1S4fz2Txz.

    June 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  4. George

    Two questions for Van Jones. One, when these master minds for the Taliban are back in circulation and killing Americans is he in the front lines, no on his life? Two, only an idiot would think it is a good deal to swap this type of criminal for the American criminal we got?

    June 3, 2014 at 10:39 am | Reply
  5. CALIFORNIA

    Apparently Obama and his administration do in fact negotiate with terrorists.

    June 2, 2014 at 11:14 pm | Reply
    • Yolande Moore

      but certainly NOT with Republicans over the budget or the border!

      June 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  6. Janice Stanton-Woodford

    I am totally disgusted with that so call president thus was an act of treason if ever there was one if Obama doesn't get impeached after this final straw then I dont have any faith in the Government ever again you elected him I sure as hell didn't now you had better take action on this now before he has us all killed he is working on it very hard now, so you in congress had better getoff your fat asses and do something or get the hell out along with Obama.

    June 2, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Reply

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