GLOSSED-OVER REALITIES IN DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

Well the debate is over and we need to look at what was truth and what was lies. Either way it was a boring debate and hearing a Democrat using Ambassador Stevens name is sickening to say the least. We had paid liars I mean politicians saying they know better how to treat patients then their Doctors. They think they know what medication should be administered and what should not.

Those statement show that Democrat think they know whats better for everyone. Then their is Hillary Clinton talking about what is best for citizens to protect themselves, as she has had armed guards for the past 20 years but we should not have gun to protect our family and self.

A look at some of the statements Saturday night and how they compare with the facts:

From the AP:

SANDERS: “Middle class in this country for the last 40 years has been disappearing.”

THE FACTS: It’s no secret that the middle class is struggling. The costs of college, health care and housing continue to rise, while wages have barely budged for two decades. The Pew Research Center reported earlier this month that the majority of Americans are no longer “middle income.”

Things are not quite as dire as Sanders suggests.

Pew found the share of Americans that it defines as middle income – a family of three earning $73,392 – has slipped. It’s down to 50 percent of households from 61 percent in 1971.

More Americans are low income, but more are also upper income. “The closer look at the shift out of the middle reveals that a deeper polarization is under way in the American economy,” Pew concluded.

Pew defines the median upper income as starting at $174,625 – a lot of money, but hardly the billionaire class attacked by Sanders.

CLINTON: “Assad has killed 250,000 Syrians.”

THE FACTS: Clinton appears to be blaming the entire estimated death toll of the Syrian civil war on just one side: the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Yet no matter how vicious his forces have been, deaths have come at the hands of all sides in the nearly 5-year-old multi-front civil war.

The Syrian conflict began with anti-government protests before spiraling into a war with many groups emerging in opposition to the brutal regime crackdown. Rebels in some of these groups are fighting and killing each other, in some cases with no involvement by Assad-backed troops.

The United Nations has estimated a death toll of 220,000 since 2011; other estimates are higher, and Clinton’s figure is roughly in line with them. But the death toll is attributable to all parties, not just to Assad.

SANDERS: “One of the heroes who we should recognize in the Middle East is King Abdul II of Jordan. This small country has welcomed in many refugees.”

THE FACTS: With each new debate, the presidential candidates come closer to getting the Jordanian king’s name right.

Among Republican and Democratic contenders alike, King Abdullah II is considered an important figure in the struggle for stability in the Middle East. But darned if they can nail down his name.

Sanders said Abdul instead of Abdullah. Invoking the king again, he mumbled the name.

Still, that was an improvement from the Republican debate earlier in the week, when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vowed: “When I stand across from King Hussein of Jordan and I say to him, ‘You have a friend again sir, who will stand with you to fight this fight,’ he’ll change his mind.”

King Hussein died in 1999.

SANDERS: “The cost of college education is escalating a lot faster than the cost of inflation. There are a lot of factors involved in that. And that is that we have some colleges and universities that are spending a huge amount of money on fancy dormitories and on giant football stadiums.”

CLINTON: “States have been disinvesting in higher education … So states over a period of decades have put their money elsewhere; into prisons, into highways, into things other than higher education.”

THE FACTS: Clinton comes closest to diagnosing the problem accurately. College expenses are unsustainably high, but luxurious dorms aren’t the big driver that Sanders portrays. Public universities are charging more because they receive less in state government support.

Demos, a left-leaning think tank, said in a May study that the decline in state funding accounted for 79 percent of tuition hikes between 2001 and 2011. Just 6 percent was due to construction costs.

Sanders would make up that lost government money by providing free tuition, paid for with a tax on financial transactions. Clinton would offer federal dollars to encourage states to do more and keep students from having to borrow. It’s unclear how either plan would control colleges’ costs, though.

CLINTON on rising premiums and out-of-pocket costs for the privately insured after enactment of Obama’s health care law: “I would certainly build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act and work to fix some of the glitches.”

SANDERS on his proposed single-payer health care system: “The average middle-class family will be saving thousands of dollars a year.”

THE FACTS: Obama’s law was mainly about expanding coverage for the uninsured, and even former officials of his administration say major work still has to be done on cost control. In other words, rising costs are more than “glitches.”

One of the health care law’s main brakes on costs – a tax on high-value workplace coverage – has been put on hold by the new federal budget deal. Clinton had called for complete repeal of that levy, known as the Cadillac tax. Many economists believe the tax would help keep costs in check by forcing people into leaner insurance plans.

Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system along the lines of Canada’s and Western Europe’s would save money for families and taxpayers. But such a major transition would involve winners and losers, as well as new taxes in place of premiums.

When the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office looked at the concept back in the early 1990s, it concluded that a single-payer system had the potential to save money but that wasn’t guaranteed. Moreover, individuals would have less freedom to choose their insurance packages, a trade-off that not everyone would accept.

Then this last one from CNN..

Reality Check: Clinton on ISIS using Trump videos

By Kristen Holmes, CNN White House producer

Speaking about Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, Hillary Clinton said Saturday that ISIS was using video of the businessman to recruit fighters.

“They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists,” Clinton said of the GOP frontrunner during the third Democratic debate hosted by ABC.

It is difficult to speak to all of ISIS’s communication, some of which happen in the open on social media sites but others hidden in what’s known as the “dark web.”

While there have been some tweets and comments posted on ISIS-supported social media referencing Trump’s rhetoric, according to information sent recently by SITE Intelligence Groups, there is no evidence that ISIS itself has released videos featuring Trump.

Neither ISIS’ main media outlets, nor any ISIS affiliates, have used footage capitalizing on Trump’s anti-Muslim language, according to Laith Alkhouri, the co-founder and director of Flashpoint, a group that monitors jihadist activity online. However, Alkhouri noted in comments to CNN on Saturday that Trump’s comments do play directly into the recruitment playbook and he has no doubt eventually it could be referenced in official ISIS communications.

Alkhouri said the comments have also been mentioned in top tier ISIS web forums in the dark web. Not too heavily discussed, but they were definitely part of the “news feed, if you will,” Alkhouri said.

The Clinton campaign directed CNN to an NBC News story published on December 8, in which the executive director of the SITE Intelligence Group says of ISIS: “They love him from the sense that he is supporting their rhetoric.”

“They follow everything Donald Trump says,” Rita Katz told NBC. “When he says, ‘No Muslims should be allowed in America,’ they tell people, ‘We told you America hates Muslims and here is proof.’ “

Ultimately, however, there is no evidence of ISIS using videos of Donald Trump for recruitment.

Verdict: False

Reality Check: Clinton on gun violence

By Kate Grise, CNN

Hillary Clinton said, “Guns in and of themselves, in my opinion, will not make Americans safer. We lose 33,000 people a year already to gun violence.”

As we first checked in October, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 33,599 people killed by firearms in 2014. However, the number includes suicides, unintentional deaths and incidents with undetermined intent as well as violence-related firearm deaths (homicide and legal intervention). In 2014, 11,409 people were killed in gun violence-related deaths by homicide or legal intervention. The CDC reports 586 unintentional deaths by firearms that year, and they also report 270 deaths where the intent was undetermined.

Suicides accounted for almost two-thirds of the deaths by firearms.

More than 33,000 people did die in 2014 from a firearm injury. However, the number of people killed from violence-related homicides and legal interventions in 2014 was much lower — 11,675 people.

Verdict: True, but misleading

Cdc study shows that the Democrat candidates know nothing on guns and  the real facts. If these Democrat debate show us these are the best they have well, that is just laughable. A Socialist, a Liar and Murderer of 4 Americans and a Governor that helped create the problems in Baltimore, its just ..makes me speechless. You be the judge, you make your own conclusions, you make your decisions for if it is your choice it is not the wrong choice.