Democratic debate: Raise taxes, support transgenderism, and claim charges are outlandish

Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, and Hillary Clinton


Here is some information related to last night’s Democratic party presidential debate:

January 26, 2016

The three Democrats who want to be the next president of the United States made their last major pitch Monday night to voters in Iowa, where next week the state’s caucus kicks off the months-long process of selecting the party’s 2016 nominee.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a town hall event hosted by CNN she is a “proven fighter” and highlighted her experience as a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. She said military action should be used as a last resort, and instead promoted using diplomacy even though it is “slow” and “boring.”

Clinton also took aim at Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims, calling them dismissive, insulting and contrary to American values.  She said protecting the country means ensuring Muslims “are with us.”

‘On the front lines’

“They are on the front lines of defending themselves, their families, their children and all the rest of us, and the same is true with Muslims around the world,” she said. “We need a coalition of that includes Muslim nations to defeat ISIS, and it’s pretty hard to figure out how you’re going to make a coalition with the very nations you need if you spend your time insulting their religion. So we need to stand up and point out how wrong this is.”

Clinton was long the clear leader among Democrats, but in recent weeks Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has roughly drawn even with her in polls in Iowa.

Sanders said in reference to Clinton that experience is important when it comes to being president, but that judgment is as well, and he has the background and judgment to be able to deal with many different issues.

He said his campaign has drawn enthusiasm by touching a nerve with Americans who understand that the current political system is not working.

“It just seems to me that the crises that we face as a country today — and we didn’t get into climate change to a significant degree — inequality, poverty in America, an obscene and unfair campaign finance system, these problems are so serious that we have got to go beyond establishment politics and establishment economics,” Sanders said. “In my view we need a political revolution where millions of people stand up and say you know what, that great government of ours belongs to all of us, not just the few.”

Trailing far behind in the polls is former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, but he has not shown any signs of dimming enthusiasm for his candidacy. He told the town hall he is “in this to win it.”

Caucus process

The caucus process makes O’Malley important to the outcome in Iowa. If he fails to get 15 percent support, then he will be eliminated and his supporters will be free to choose either Clinton or Sanders, potentially swinging the race between them.

O’Malley promoted his plan for affordable college education, employment for military veterans and immigration reform. He also touted his equal rights record as governor, saying his state passed marriage equality and legislation banning transgender discrimination.–hall/3162759.html

January 26, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa — With just a week to go before the critical Iowa Caucuses, Bernie Sanders Monday night acknowledged in the most clear terms yet that his single-payer health care plan would raise taxes.

“We will raise taxes, yes we will,” Sanders said to moderator Chris Cuomo of CNN at a Democratic forum on the campus of Drake University. … Sanders summed up his pitch by saying that though he believed Clinton or Martin O’Malley are good candidates, the country needs more.

January 25 2016

At a CNN town-hall event Monday night, a student confronted the former secretary of state about the perception that she is dishonest.

“I’ve heard from quite a few people my age that say you’re dishonest,” the supporter said, describing himself as a supporter of Sanders.

He proceeded to ask her about what he perceived as an enthusiasm gap among young people for Clinton’s campaign vs. Sanders’.

Clinton said she was “totally happy to see young people involved in any way.” But she said she wanted voters to know that she thought she was frequently attacked because she fights for progressive causes.

“I’ve been around a long time — people have thrown all kinds of things at me,” Clinton said. “I can’t keep up with it. They come up with these outlandish things, they make these charges, I just keep going forward because there’s nothing to it. They throw all this stuff at me, and I am still standing.

“But if you’re new to politics and this is the first time you’ve really paid attention, you go, ‘Oh, my gosh, look at all of this.’ And you have to say to yourself, ‘Why are they throwing all of that?’ I’ll tell you why: I’ve been on the frontlines of change and progress since I was your age,” she continued. “I have been fighting to give kids and women and the people who have been left out and left behind the chance to make the most of their own lives.”

Just because one is “still standing” does not mean that one has integrity and tells the truth.  It is not an outlandish charge to state that Hillary Clinton has long had integrity issues, her handling of Benghazi does not give feelings of trust, and her email handling appears to have been in violation with numerous laws and federal guidelines.

Interestingly, US President Barack Obama recently said that Hillary Clinton is “wicked smart”:

January 25, 2016

In an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush, Obama repeatedly praised Clinton’s personality and intelligence, calling her “wicked smart” but also “warm and funny.”

Obama’s public comments come as Clinton supporters are alarmed by Sanders’ resurgence in polling of early states.

“I’ve gotten to know Hillary really well, and she is a good, smart, tough person who cares deeply about this country,” Obama said.

He admitted that Clinton was a bit “rusty” when she got back into the presidential campaign, but says she’s well equipped to be his successor.

“Her strengths, which are the fact that she’s extraordinarily experienced – and, you know, wicked smart and knows every policy inside and out,” he said, claiming she would be capable of governing the country on day one.

Being slick enough to not yet be in jail may be considered as “wicked smart,” but that certainly is not good.  Notice something that happened today (after I initially made this post):

January 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton is sometimes asked what kind of people she would want to put on the Supreme Court – but not who. During a campaign event here in northeast Iowa on Tuesday, one attendee had a nominee in mind: President Obama. Would she name him?

Laughing with apparent delight as the audience cheered, Mrs. Clinton said: “Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that to me. Wow. I love that.”

She then repeated “wow” again, as if giving herself an extra second to think of a good answer, considering that she has been praising Mr. Obama’s agenda and leadership repeatedly on the campaign trail recently.

“He may have a few other things to do, but I tell you, that’s a great idea,” Mrs. Clinton said — not quite committing but certainly not dismissing the notion.

Barack Obama shares Hillary Clinton’s government expansion, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT agenda.  So, Hillary Clinton probably could consider this.

The Bible teaches:

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!  (Isaiah 5:20-21)

Many politicians are quite wise in their own site.  But there is a carnal wisdom that will end in death (Romans 1:18-32)–policies that the Democratic candidates, and the current US President, are espousing will cause destruction.

Hillary Clinton, of course, is known to have a lot of integrity problems. Many believe she has made a career of lying about various scandals she was involved with.

Many will say, “So what? Politicians often lie.” That may be so, but that does not make it right.

The Bible says:

16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16)

Yet, political leaders often do so.

Notice something from my Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States book:

Of course, other U.S.A. leaders have had integrity problems. For example, the first U.S. President George Bush broke his promise, “Read my lips, no new taxes.” Bill Clinton lied about his affair with Monica Lewinski. Barack Obama broke his promise, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” (Gore D. Fact check: If you like your health plan, you can keep it 2-year deal. USA Today, November 1l, 2013) No one should bear false witness.

Her boss when she worked on Watergate, Bernard Nussbaum, said Hillary was prone to temper tantrums (and that she insisted back in the 1970s that Bill Clinton would become President) (Baker P, Chozick A. Hillary Clinton’s History as First Lady: Powerful, but Not Always Deft. New York Times, December 5, 2014). It is alleged that Hillary produced false documents in that job and was fired from it because of integrity issues (Fader C. Fact Check: Was Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate investigation? Florida Times Union, March 8, 2014). (pp. 32-33)

Lest this post seem to be partisan, let me again state that I am NOT a Republican nor a Democrat nor will I be voting in this election (see also Should a Christian Vote?).

As far as Bernie Sanders goes, notice something recently published:

Bernie Sanders on the Issues

Topic Position
Abortion is a woman’s unrestricted right
Strongly Agrees
Legally require hiring women & minorities
Strongly Agrees
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
Strongly Agrees

Hillary Clinton agrees with the above as does Martin O’Malley.

Now since God can decide who will win, it should be understood that does not necessarily mean the best person will according to the Bible:

7 ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers,
And the sentence by the word of the holy ones,
In order that the living may know
That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
Gives it to whomever He will,
And sets over it the lowest of men.’ (Daniel 4:17)

So, God apparently often sets the lowest of men up as leaders.

And it is not only males that can be set up. The Bible warns the following related to females:

12 As for My people, children are their oppressors,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err,
And destroy the way of your paths. (Isaiah 3:12)

None of the announced candidates for the US presidency will fix the moral problems of that nation. And many have already publicly embraced moral positions in direct opposition to the Bible.

The USA is going the wrong moral direction. From legalization of abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’ to increased acceptance of mind-altering drugs like marijuana as well as celebrity pornography while continuing to increase its debt, the USA is making major mistakes. While some candidates have claimed to oppose some of these, none look like they will have the ability to turn the USA around (though some might slow the drive towards destruction).

The USA needs national repentance, otherwise it is doomed. It is almost impossible to believe that the next USA president would call for meaningful repentance before the USA is hit with more massive problems. The USA needs the return of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Some items of possibly related interest include:

Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president/prime minister? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermons Why Teach the Kingdom of God? and The Gospel of the Kingdom.
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught? For a more detailed discussion of the first four commandments, please see the video The Ten Commandments: Loving God. For a more detailed discussion of the last six commandments, please see: The Ten Commandments: Loving Your Neighbor. Here is a link to a related article in Mandarin Chinese 十条诫命显示爱,违反诫命的就是邪恶的
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill? Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic? Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist? A video of related interest is titled Hillary Clinton and Bible Prophecy.
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
Living as a Christian: How and Why? In what ways do Christians live differently than others. What about praying, fasting, tithing, holy days, and the world? There is also a YouTube video related to that also called: Living as a Christian: How and Why?
Overcoming Sin What is sin? How are Christians suppose to overcome it? Here is also a link to a video titled How to Overcome Sin.
How to Prevent Sin This is an article by Herbert W. Armstrong.
Just What Do You Mean Conversion? Many think that they are converted Christians. But are they? Would you like to know more about conversion. Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
Can you see the ‘Handwriting on the Wall’? Thousands of years ago, King Belshazzar saw a hand appear at a big party he was hosting. The hand wrote Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. Shortly after the Prophet Daniel explained it, his empire was taken over and King Belshazzar died. Is this applicable today? Are there signs right before our eyes that show that the end is coming to the United States and its Anglo-descended allies. Do abortions, sexual immorality, celebrity pornography, and increased debt mean anything? What does the Bible show?
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? Here is a link to a YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.
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