DemDaily: When They Go Low, We Go High
September 27, 2016
HRC hit it out of the park last night in her debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump, and the polls seem to agree.
A CNN/ORC poll showed viewers felt Clinton won the night by a commanding 62% to 27%. Although they are rapid reaction numbers, they correspond with a projected 2 to 4% bump in her lead in the coming week.
There is no shortage of coverage on last night's historic event, so in DemList tradition, we are keeping it short and informative. For our followers, the highlights!
"When They Go Low, We Go High" -- First Lady Michelle Obama
Responding to Criticism From Trump
"I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And yes I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president, and I think that's a good thing."
On the Trans-Pacific Partnership
"Well, Donald, I know you live in your own reality, but that is not the facts. The facts are, I did say, I hoped it would be a good deal. But when it was negotiated, which I was not responsible for, I concluded it wasn't."
On Trump's Tax Plan
"... What Donald is proposing is, as I said, Trumped up, trickle-down. Trickle down, it did not work."
On Trump's Income Taxes
"If you have paid zero, that means zero for troops, zero for vets, zero for vets, zero for schools or health.
"And Donald never tells you what he would do. Would he have started a war? Would he have bombed Iran?...
His plan to defeat ISIS -- he says it's a secret plan but the only secret is that he has no plan. So we need to be more precise in how we talk about these issues... I intend to be a leader of our country that people can count on both here at home and around the world. To make decisions that will further peace and prosperity. But also stand up to bullies whether they are abroad or at home."
"Well, as soon as he [Trump] travels to one hundred and twelve countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissidents, and opening of new opportunities and nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina."
Miss Universe and Women in the Workplace
...This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers...one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest... And he called this woman 'Miss Piggy'. Then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping' because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name."
On Race Relations and "Healing the Racial Divide"
"Well, first of all Secretary Clinton doesn't want to use a couple of words, and that's law and order. And we need law and order. If we don't have it, we're not going to have a country."
Stop and Frisk as an Anti-Crime Measure
"Over four, almost four thousand people in Chicago have been killed. We have to bring back law and order. Now, whether or not in a place like Chicago, you do stop and frisk which worked very well - Mayor Giuliani is here - worked very well in New York." *Note: Lester Holt followed with "Stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in NY because it singled out black and hispanic young men."
Racial Profiling Suit Against His Real-Estate Business
"But that was a lawsuit brought against many real estate firms. And it's just one of those things. I'll go on one step further. In Palm Beach, Florida -- tough community -- a brilliant community, a wealthy community, probably the wealthiest community there is in the world, I opened a club...No discrimination against African-Americans, against Muslims, against anybody... And I have been given great credit for what I did. And I'm very, very proud of it."
On Not Having Released His Tax Returns
"I am very under leveraged. I have a great company. I have tremendous income. And the reason I say it is not a braggadocious way. It's because it is about time that this country had somebody running it that has an idea about money."