October 7th, 2015
It’s the right decision. But so badly executed it is more of an execution.
Hillary Clinton today declared she is against ObamaTrade.
It is almost as if top level insiders at Hillary2016 plot to destroy Hillary and Hillary2016. Bottom line: Hillary’s late, week before the debate move, won’t help her with the Bernie Sanders’ kooks, hurts her with the Biden “centrist” crowd, and the timing aids Barack Obama’s eventually knife in the back treachery against her.
We’ve repeatedly expressed our suspicions that the Obama henchmen Hillary has employed for her campaign are out to protect and help Obama at the expense of Hillary’s fortunes. At first glance it would appear that Hillary declaring herself against ObamaTrade runs counter to our doubts about the Obama lovers in Hillary’s campaign. But today’s clumsy declaration, so badly timed it screams “scaredy cat inauthenticity” in sirens, fortifies our thesis.
Think about it. For months we heard mush from Hillary2016 on ObamaTrade. Bernie Sanders attacked TPP/ObamaTrade and fast track authority. Donald Trump attacked ObamaTrade and fast track authority. Elizabeth Warren, Kween of the Kooks, attacked ObamaTrade and fast track authority. From Hillary there was mush on ObamaTrade and mush on fast track authority.
Month after month Hillary Clinton could have joined in and attacked ObamaTrade. But from Hillary Clinton there was only the Cavern of Silence. Imagine the strength of the coalition against ObamaTrade and fast track authority if Hillary Clinton joined in. Hillary Clinton arm in arm with Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Kook Kween Elizabeth Warren, and many writers/leaders on the left and the right would have been a powerful gravitational force more than sufficient to squash Barack Obama and ObamaTrade. But there was no Hillary against ObamaTrade until now.
So if we are right and there are top level Obama protectors in Hillary2016 more interested in helping Obama than helping Hillary why would they allow Hillary to speak out against ObamaTrade now? Answer: Mourning Joe Biden’s pending announcement that he is in.
Mourning Joe Biden will run to protect ObamaTrade. There will soon be in Joe Biden a candidate to champion ObamaTrade. With Hillary and Bernie, along with the others running for the nomination, dividing amongst themselves the votes of those against ObamaTrade, Mourning Joe Biden will be positioned as the sole defender of ObamaTrade.
Barack Obama would have been hurt if Hillary, Trump, Sanders, Warren, and the rest attacked ObamaTrade with only losers like John Boner firm for ObamaTrade. But with Mourning Joe Biden lined up with Obama and ObamaTrade, the loser in this fight will be dumbass Hillary Clinton left holding the feces filled bag. Hillary’s opposition to ObamaTrade only helps Obama by providing him with an excuse to dump on Hillary and support “loyal” drunk Joe Biden.
Is there anyone loyal to Hillary in Hillary2016 that also has a brain????
In 2013 we strongly advised Hillary Clinton to attack Barack Obama. We understood that such an attack would have negative consequences as the Obama kooks would line up against Hillary. But we also understood that the Obama kooks would line up against Hillary no matter what she said or did. The Obama Kooks hate Hillary.
The time for Hillary to come out against ObamaTrade was during the fast track debate. But from Hillary there was only mush. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump hit hard against fast track. Mush from Hillary. Hillary said Obama should listen to Pelosi but Hillary never said “Vote NO on fast track.”
Hillary Clinton was always going to have to do what we advised – not because we are the Almighty able to strike down those who do not obey our will. Hillary Clinton was always going to have to do what we advised because in order to win the 2016 election the winning candidate will have to be for CHANGE because the voters understand the country is headed down the wrong track.
Hillary had to come out against ObamaTrade. Hillary should have come out against ObamaTrade long ago, not the week before the first debate. Instead Hillary chose to announce her opposition to ObamaTrade at the worst possible time for her as Mourning Joe Biden prepares to announce perhaps as early as this weekend.
If Hillary had announced opposition to ObamaTrade at a time when it was only Bernie Sanders to worry about she would have been seen as weak against Sanders. That would have hurt only a little because Sanders is not seen as a real threat to her. Also Hillary would have joined a phalanx of united opposition to ObamaTrade. But now, Hillary’s timing only serves Mourning Joe’s purposes and Obama.
Hillary2016’s entire strategy has failed. Hillary2016 has done the opposite of what we advised. We advised she begin her campaign in the states that gave her the greatest margins of victory against Barack Obama. That was so that Hillary2016 could recapture the 2008 magic and bring in the white working class. Instead Hillary2016 has done the opposite of what we suggested and now Bernie Sanders is wooing/winning her voters:
In rural America, a startling prospect: Voters Obama lost look to Sanders
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Shelley Brannon, 62, can sum up the Obama presidency with three words. Well, three words and an exclamation.
“He screwed us,” said Brannon, a coal miner from Wise County, Va., as he sat outside a rally for the United Mine Workers of America. “Man, he screwed us.”
He shook his head under a camouflage hat that matched his camouflage UMWA T-shirt, and he described his fantasy of dumping nuclear waste in the yards of environmentalists, “if they think coal’s so bad.” He mulled over the mistake he says the UMWA made in 2008, when it endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton. Then he explained why he would probably be voting for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the next Democratic primary.
The white working class voters should have been the bedrock of Hillary2016. Instead, Hillary2016 tried to recreate the situation comedy demographics of the losing Obama coalition. The result is failure:
West Virginia has rejected the Obama-era Democratic Party more dramatically than any other state outside the South, with Appalachian counties that voted for Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale turning blood red over the past eight years. But if you think it’s in places like this where the insurgent Sanders campaign faces its most formidable test, here’s what he thinks: It is also one of his greatest opportunities.
The Vermont socialist believes that white, working-class voters — the sort of people Obama once self-defeatingly said “cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them” — are just one honest argument away from coming back.
“We have millions of working-class people who are voting for Republican candidates whose views are diametrically opposite to what voters want,” Sanders said in an interview. “How many think it’s a great idea that we have trade policies that lead to plants in West Virginia being shut down? How many think there should be massive cuts in Pell grants or in Social Security? In my opinion, not too many people.”
This state, one of the last to vote in the 2016 primary race, is supposed to be Clinton country. Seven years ago, in the 2008 primary, West Virginia Democrats gave Clinton a landslide victory over Obama. She won 69 percent of the white vote and did even better with voters who lacked a college education. A Democrat who improved a few points on Obama’s 39 percent of the national white vote in the 2012 general election would stroll into the White House.
Read that last sentence and understand the monumental Mistake in 2016 committed by Hillary2016.
October 2nd, 2015
We’ve been cackling so hard the office has filled up with eggs. Our non-stop egg-laying cackles are attributable to the latest antics of one Donald J. Trump and his startling truth shenanigans. Before we proceed could we ask for an end to the violence? Please, stop the violence! We refer to the boy who wears his makeup well and that boy who keeps losing his lunch money. Yes, we mean Marco Rubio and Jebbie Downer Bush.
Because we are so non-violent we must take another moment to compose ourselves and re-start with a reprimand to Donald Trump: Dear Mr. Trump, you’re killing us. Stop trying to instigate RINO on RINO warfare! Please, we can’t stop laughing. You should be ashamed of yourself for how you have so successfully manipulated two RINOs into attacks, not against you – their most hated enemy, but against themselves. Pshaw and double noogies. Consider yourself reprimanded and rebuked, Sir!
Some may think we are too harsh with The Donald. Well, perhaps we are. But take a look at this video of Donald Trump telling the truth (warning: shocking language from Donald Trump in the video):
Do you see how transparent Donald Trump is here? Bugs Bunny Trump is laying a trap so obvious even goofy Elmer Fudd can see the mechanics of the trap from far far away. How could Donald Trump be so obvious? It’s so clear what he is up to that no one is so stupid as to walk up to his trap, clearly labeled in red letters “BEWARE THIS IS A TRAP.” Everyone sees what Donald Trump is up to here. Trump is trying to start fisticuffs amongst the RINOs in order to divide and conquer.
Donald Trump’s trap is so so so obvious even the Huff n’ Puff Post noticed the warning label and derided The Donald’s oh, so, obvious trap:
Donald Trump Tried To Fire Up Some GOP Drama And Marco Rubio Isn’t Having It
The senator dismissed the idea that he and Jeb Bush hate each other.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) dismissed the notion on Friday that he and one of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, dislike each other. The man saying they do, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, “doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Rubio said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
“I have no idea,” he said when asked what Trump might be trying to accomplish. “Who knows with Donald what he’s trying to do. Who cares? I’m running for president, I’m focused on the future of our country.”
Both Bush and Rubio have increased their criticism of Trump in recent weeks, as the always outspoken businessman has continued to bash them and comment on their relationship.
“They hate each other,” Trump said this week at a New Hampshire rally. “They hate, trust me I know. They hate so much. They hate more than anybody in this room hates their neighbor. But it’s political bullshit, do you understand? It’s true.”
Rubio told Fox News that “you don’t have to hate the people you’re running against” and that they can compete in a way that the “American people deserve.”
“In the case of Governor Bush, who I’ve known for a very long time, I admire him and we’re friends,” he said. “But we’re competitors now, too.”
Trump is polling significantly ahead of both Rubio and Bush, according to HuffPost Pollster averages.
Well there you have it. Donald Trump laid a trap all could see. Even the dimwits at Huff n’ Puff could see and report on Donald J. Trump’s entirely obvious trap for Jebbie Downer Bush and snarky snark Rubio.
It’s a big big fail for Donald J. Trump. Trump haters can rejoice. This time for sure Donald Trump is dead. There’s no coming back from this one. Zombie Trump has finally been killed. It’s over. Over. Over and out….
Except that… oh, oh, dear. Hold the burial! Cancel the funeral. Take back the death wreaths. Can this possibly be??? The trap worked? The freakin’ trap freakin’ worked?
How can this be??? Donald Trump laid his brutish trap on September 30. By October 1, Jebbie Downer Bush not only walked into the trap labeled in red block letters “BEWARE TRAP” Jebbie Downer Bush them proceeded to push the plunger on the dynamite trigger labeled “BEWARE – PUSHING PLUNGER WILL TRIGGER DYNAMITE EXPLOSION” then appeared surprised as rocks fell on his head.
Yup, on October 1, Jebbie Downer Bush went on the TV talky box and attacked snarky snark Rubio:
Jeb Bush Throws Rubio Under The Bus, Compares Him To Obama
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush turned on his former ally and protegé Marco Rubio, comparing his lack of “leadership skills” to Barack Obama, even though Rubio served as Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for nearly ten years (2002-2011). Bush only mentions that he “was a member of the House of Representatives when I was governor.”
JEB BUSH: I think I have the leadership skills to fix things, and that is my strength, and that is what I talk about. And Marco was a member of the [Florida] House of Representatives when I was governor, and he followed my lead, and I am proud of that.
QUESTION, MORNING JOE: You do not think [Rubio] has the skills to fix things?
BUSH: No. Barack Obama didn’t end up having them, and he won an election based on the beleif that people had that he could.
Oh no he dinnt! Bitch done did a throwdown! Scratch his eyes out girlfriend!
Alright. So Jebbie Downer Bush threw down against Rubio. No way snarky snark Rubio is so dumb as to walk into the clearly labeled Donald Trump trap and also pull the adjoining plunger marked “DYNAMITE” right? Well guess what, one day later on October 2 Miss Thing throws down too:
Rubio campaign boots Bush-backing tracker from Iowa event
MIAMI — The Florida family feud between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio took a surprising turn on Thursday night when a tracker for a super PAC supporting the former governor tried to slip into an Iowa event for Rubio, whose staff quickly spotted and removed him.
The incident involving the Right to Rise super PAC stripped away another veneer of civility between the two friends-turned-campaign rivals, who have been slowly escalating their criticisms of one another.
“It was ill-spirited. Republicans shouldn’t be attacking other Republicans,” said Chris Mudd, who hosted the Cedar Falls Town Hall for Rubio at Mudd Advertising, where the tracker was seen and asked to leave about 6 p.m. local time.
Say Whaaaatttt? Put the Vaseline on your face girls, it’s gonna be a scratchoff. Faces gonna be bleedin’ soon.
Jebbie Downer Bush started his uppity self campaign and said hisself he looked “forward to an exchange of ideas and substantive policy proposals.” Don’t look like that now, do it? Looks like an ol’ fashion rumble scratch face kick your fat butt to the curb ho’down.
Grab your girdles, it’s downright catty with these bitches:
Asked why the group sent someone to Rubio’s town hall, Lindsay took a shot at Rubio for missing more votes than anyone else in the Senate.
“We had to go to Iowa to get Marco Rubio on camera because when we turn on C-SPAN 2 he’s nowhere to be seen on the Senate floor,” Lindsay said.
It’s slap slap slap time. Jebbie Downer Bush hissed back:
Earlier Thursday, in New Hampshire, reporters asked Bush about Rubio’s voting record, prompting the candidate to say “I think if you had a dock in pay strategy, you’d probably get more attendance,” according to the New York Times.
Bush also tried to avoid directly criticizing Rubio by name, saying the two are “close friends and I admire him greatly.”
Honey child if that’s close friends keep back from us ’cause cobras don’t have such sharp fangs.
Um, um, um, it shur ain’t purty. All the neighbors are lookin’ over their backyards watching the two go at it and the site is powerful ugly:
Bush-Rubio rivalry breaks out
The long-simmering rivalry between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio has finally spilled out into the open.
For months now, the Florida Republicans have battled behind the scenes. The two presidential campaigns have pushed opposition research, battled for activists and donors, and taken frequent implied swipes at one another.
But with Rubio besting Bush in the last three national polls, Bush this week pulled back the curtain. Twice in two days, the former governor publicly sought to draw a distinction between him and the first-term senator, whose political star rose under Bush’s governorship. [snip]
Supporters for Bush and Rubio seemed relieved that the tension has finally boiled over. Members of each camp believe they’re well-positioned to meet the other head-on. [snip]
And Bush’s supporters believe he has homed in on an effective line of attack against Rubio. [snip]
On the Rubio side, the message from supporters was similarly enthusiastic.
They say the attacks are evidence Bush is feeling threatened.
“I don’t know if he’s desperate, but it’s starting to stink like he is,” said Peter Brown, a top Rubio donor in South Carolina. “He’s on the verge of becoming invisible in this race, and all of the sudden, look who he’s going after.” [snip]
“Do you really want to boil it down to who the more tenured politician is in an election cycle when voters have shown no interest in government experience?” he asked.
Donald, did you did that? Now you see wat you dun? Girlfriends be fighting all up with each other up and down the block and everyone be laffin and everythang. It is UGGGGGly.
Now we be cacklin’ and scratchin’ our heads. Just think about it for a sec: Jebbie Downer Bush and Snarky Snark Rubio are down in the bad neighborhood of poll country and instead of pickin’ on Trump the leader of the pack, they go after each other. Think about it:
Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%
The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent.
Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field.
The Stop Trump pawns went from loser to loser and now the latest pawn, FioRINO is still in single digits, they’ve run out of pawns to attack Trump with and trying to come up with some new ones (get back on that roof, Mitt!) and instead of fighting the frontrunning winner they start beatin’ on each other. Can you top that???
You know, sometimes, in between cackles, we sit back and wonder: Is Donald Trump that totally smart? Or are the puny ones he’s trashing so stupid? Losers. They’re losers.
October 1st, 2015
Update: Hickenlooper goes off the leash on Hillary, Trump. That’s Democratic Governor Hickenlooper. Maybe he’s smokin’ weed cause he confirms what we wrote:
Unlike most Republican candidates, Hickenlooper said he believes Clinton has the necessary background needed to run the country.
“But,” he added quickly, “I don’t know where this whole thing is going to go in terms of her … (email) server and whether there is something in there that is really going to turn out to have broken the law — which I think would be the death knell.” [snip]
In terms of the Republican candidates, Hickenlooper blasted Donald Trump but suggested the audience shouldn’t underestimate his campaign.
“Donald Trump is saying something that not just Republicans but a lot of people are responding to,” he said. “I think there’s a tremendous frustration that we have all these laws that aren’t being obeyed and that there is this kind of vacuum in our society. The middle class really is getting left behind.
“He is saying the wrong things,” Hickenlooper continued. “But I am old enough that I remember laughing when Ronald Reagan” first surfaced as a presidential candidate.
“So I don’t ever rule Trump out,” Hickenlooper added. “Like the rest of you, I don’t agree with what he is saying — and it makes my blood run cold. I’m very fearful.”
There’s also some evidence that bears watching that Hillary might be losing support among black voters.
A contemptible swine explains why Hillary2016 is on the death-bed. On the Neil Cavuto show a very rich, black, Barack Obama supporter repeats our analysis from years ago which is still relevant today. This dolt supported Barack Obama, not Hillary Clinton in 2008, so his opinion can be dismissed by the reasonable. We think in this instance he is correct despite his past stupidity. Perhaps it was skin color that determined that 2008 foolishness. At least now, this creep realizes that Barack Obama is a failure. Now, Don Peebles regurgitates our analysis:
Peebles advice to Hillary is to “stare them all down.” The “them” is the kook left. Peebles calls Bernie Sanders a “communist” and thinks Hillary is a centrist. On all this he is correct. On all this we wrote about long ago. Hillary2016 must attack the left and the treacherous Barack Obama to survive. Talk about where those misguided kook policies will lead. There are plenty of examples with all the Obama failures. Attack these failures and the author of these failures.
Hillary Clinton is a center left Democrat. She’s a Mayor Ed Koch when she is at her best. Ed Koch used to label himself a “liberal with sanity.” Ed Koch governed with a Clinton-style “middle class governing coalition.” Ed Koch failed when he did not tell the truth about Obama – shortly afterwards Koch died. Hillary2016 faces a similar fate.
In the City Hall where Ed Koch was Mayor there is now the Sandinista failure Bill DeBlasio. In the White House where Bill Clinton once reigned as a liberal with sanity there is now the treacherous Barack Obama whose leanings are so anti-America a Sandinista would be a welcome relief from the Obama policies destroying America within and without. Where is Hillary?
Exactly where is Hillary Clinton? Like dear and departed Clementine, Hillary Clinton is in a cavern. We can put our ear to the opening of that cavern and all that is heard is a cavernous silence. From Hillary there is nothing. There are the silly position papers and the promises that only the gullible listen to. But on the issues of importance, on the reasons why she should be president? Nothing. A cavernous silence. The cavernous silence is by design, purposeful, tactical:
Clinton has held her fire for months as Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, first nibbled and then devoured her once-commanding leads in New Hampshire and Iowa. She attacks Republicans daily but studiously avoids mentioning Sanders by name.
With the first Democratic debate slightly more than two weeks away, Clinton is batting away suggestions from antsy supporters that she take on Sanders and his unabashedly far-left views. She insists, people who have spoken to her recently said, that time will prove her right.
Hillary’s refusal to face reality is tactical. It is whistle past the graveyard. Hillary does not want to discuss issues. Hillary just wants to release position papers to avoid discussing issues. Hillary does not want to say what needs to be said because that would be tactically unwise.
Is Bernie Sanders, as Obama fundraiser and clod Donnie Peebles says, a “communist” or not? Hillary is mute. A cavern of silence.
Hillary Clinton in 2008 did not want to confront the clown called Barack Obama. We urged and warned her to hit Obama on all his lies and corruptions while in Chicago. From Hillary, a cavernous silence, until it was too late and Iowa finished her campaign. Hillary had delegates won by her given to Barack Obama by the DNC but there too, a cavernous silence. There were some jabs in unguarded moments but those turned out as nothing more than pebbles falling in the darkness and what we heard was echoes not cannons. Now there is cavernous silence about Bernie Sanders:
“Bernie Sanders is not Barack Obama, for many reasons,” the backer said. “Still, a lot of us remember what it looked like last time,” a reference to Clinton’s 2008 run for the nomination.
Clinton is not ignoring Sanders completely. Last week, for example, she broke her long silence on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — siding with Sanders against it.
Hillary Clinton is not ignoring Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton is imitating Bernie Sanders. It is a cheap imitation. It is not only cheap, it is tactical, and bad tactics at that.
Presidential campaigns should be about issues and contrasting candidate positions and qualifications. Hillary2016 offers no contrasts against her primary opponents. Hillary2016’s bet is that they can ignore Bernie Sanders, cater to his kooks in the primary, beat him, then ignore all that went before and move on to the general election and new lies. The problem will be that with good reason the Bernie Sanders’ kooks will feel lied to and betrayed in the general election. Another problem is that the rest of the electorate will be fed endless Youtubes and position papers written by Hillary2016 that will contradict the newfound general election positions.
The joke in all this is that Bernie Sanders is near irrelevant. Bernie Sanders won’t be the nominee. A more serious contender, who will not be the nominee either, is Joe Biden. This is what we wrote about Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton about two years ago:
Hillary Clinton should position herself as the candidate of “CHANGE!”. Repeat the positions taken in 2008 and note how wise that course would have been. Declare it is “time for a change” to effective leadership and unite the white working class with her campaign for change. Let Joe Biden be the “stay the course” candidate aboard the Titanic. Hillary Clinton 2016 could easily be the lot less scary candidate of “time for a change” which is the default on every Republican 2016 bumper sticker. But cutesie-wutsie won’t get the gold. Yet that muddled message mess is the course Hillary Clinton 2016 is on.
The exact opposite of what we advised needed to be done is the course taken by Hillary2016. From that same article written two years ago we argued Hillary Clinton had to attack Barack Obama especially on his treacherous foreign policy. Our advice from two years ago is fresher today, more important today, more exact today, that it was when written:
It’s not just ObamaCare where the Hillary Clinton 2016 message is a muddled mess. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State advocated for aid to the Syrian rebels before the Syrian rebels became an Al Qaeda operation. Both former Obama Defense Secretary Bob Gates and Hillary friend and former Obama Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have attacked Obama on Syria. Obama made a mess in Syria with red lines and a yellow streak but from Bill Clinton – who called Obama a “wuss” and a “fool” on Syria – we now hear things turned out O.K. even though they clearly are worse than ever and Assad is permanently in the catbird seat watching Vladimir Putin drive middle east policy.
This past week Vladimir Putin has taken total control of the middle east and middle east policy. From Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 all we hear is a cavernous silence. The same Vladimir Putin, leader of a Russia in dire economic straits, beats punk Barack Obama and humiliates the United States and from Hillary Clinton silence. What is the point of an election if a leading candidate won’t rationally discuss major events in the world.
Why won’t Hillary Clinton attack Barack Obama on his failures in the middle east? Does Hillary agree with Barack? Does Hillary not agree with Barack? Does anyone give a fu*k anymore? Hillary won’t attack Barack because she does not want to alienate Barack Obama and his treacherous assassins and allied kooks. That’s tactics though. Can we forgive this debasement of politics as tactics? Hells bells we’ve been in politics long enough to be cynical enough to at least understand cynical tactics if they work to achieve the goal. But in Hillary’s case the tactics are so stupid there is no defense. There is no justification. There is just stupidity.
How stupid is stupid? We’ve long argued that Obama and his henchcreatures will never allow Hillary Clinton to be the culmination of their political plots. Hillary Clinton dopes thought they could appease Obama and thereby Hillary could regain control of the party. Obama will never allow Hillary back in the White House and for Hillary Clinton to believe otherwise is sheer stupidity.
Hillary believed that she could move into the White House without attacking treacherous Barack Obama. But appeasement never works. The email “scandal” hit and Hillary thought it wouldn’t matter. And it wouldn’t as long as Barack Obama did not use the email “scandal” as a way to rid himself of this pesky woman. Enter Valerie Jarrett to stick the knife right between Hillary’s shoulder blades:
Valerie Jarrett Throws Hillary Under the Bus on Emails
Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett threw Hillary Clinton under the bus Wednesday at the Washington Ideas Forum, where she told interviewer Andrea Mitchell that the White House gave Clinton guidance forbidding her from using private email.
“Yes, there were. Yeah, absolutely,” Jarrett said when asked if the White House sent guidance to Cabinet secretaries about not using private email. “Obviously we want to make sure that we preserve all government records, and so there was guidance given that government business should be done on government emails and that if you did use a private email that it should be turned over.”
“That’s what she’s doing, as you said as recently as a few minutes ago,” Jarrett added. “And I think she has been asked about this multiple times, including by you Andrea. And I think she said, Look to do it again I probably made a mistake and I wouldn’t do it, and she’s working hard to comply with making sure that everything is pursuant to the Federal Records Act.”
Jarrett says that the White House told Secretary Hillary not to do what she did. Protestations from Jarrett that Hillary “made a mistake” is a red flag to prosecutors and investigators. Valerie Jarrett knows exactly where to stick the knife in. Unfortunately it appears that Hillary is incapable of detecting when a knife is plunged into her back.
Knives in the back are not the only thing Hillary appears unable to sense. For a long time we advised Hillary to hold off as long as possible from announcing a campaign. We suggested around the time of the first Republican debate the window for her announcement should open and that the party so desperately needed Hillary should could wait until the very end of Summer or beginning of Fall to announce. We were told that timeframe was too late. Apparently though, that timeframe is not too late for the Villages Idiot – Joe Biden.
Joe Biden doesn’t think late October is too late. For Joe Biden, the Villages Idiot, it’s always Oktoberfest. Mourning Joe Biden plans to party and its smart for him not to attend the October 13 debate:
He is not preparing for the first Democratic debate on October 13 in Las Vegas and is not expected to participate, people close to him say, because he feels no pressure to reach a decision by then. He is likely to reveal his plans in the second half of October. [snip]
Campaign managers in key early-voting states have already been identified. Dozens of major donors have stepped forward. Domestic and foreign policy advisers are waiting in the wings.
It a first to write “smart” and “Biden” in one sentence. But it is smart for Mourning Joe to miss the first debate. Mourning Joe can wait to see if Hillary finally distinguishes herself from Communist Bernie Sanders and can enjoy as O’Malley and the rest of kookdom attack Hillary. Maybe, just maybe, a few punches in the face will wake Hillary up. Maybe. Maybe.
Have no doubt, Hillary Clinton will do very well in the first debate on October 13. She’s that good. She’ll have all the answers and will have gamed every circumstance. But that’s hardly a compliment. She’s running against dopes, mopes, and a communist, or at least a self-identified Socialist who is not even a member of the party he is running in, so it is hardly a compliment to say that she will wipe the floor with these bags of protoplasm.
How bad is it for Hillary2016? The bag of protoplasm who is either a communist but definitely a socialist has effectively beaten her in the race Hillary was supposed to win hands down. The money race:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton technically beat Bernie Sanders by $2 million in the chase for campaign cash over the past three months. But that isn’t the story — not even close.
Clinton held 58 fundraising events to raise her total; Sanders held seven. As of the end of September, Sanders had brought in 1.3 million total donations from 650,000 individuals since he began running. Clinton’s campaign did not release how many total donors she has. And Sanders ended September with $25 million in the bank; Clinton did not release how much money her campaign had on hand.
Hillary is hemorrhaging cash every day to raise cash. Hillary is bleeding cash to maintain her huge operation while Sanders runs a communist style insurgency spending little cash to make cash. Does this sound like 2008? It’s worse than 2008.
Sanders is not a serious candidate for president. But then again neither was Barack Obama. Of course Barack Obama had the advantage of the race-baiting and support from the establishment in the form of Ted Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, and the DNC under Howard Dean. Sanders has the advantage that he is a pawn of Obama. The other Obama pawn is Joe Biden. Al Gore is the latest entrant in wannabee pawn follies. None of these buffoons will be the nominee. They are pawns to bring down Hillary2016 so the real Obama candidate may emerge.
On the Republican side of the game there are pawns arrayed by the GOP establishment to stop Donald Trump. We’ve written plenty about that chess game. The moves Donald Trump has made on that presidential chess board should instruct Hillary2016 but thus far Donald Trump is a master teacher without a pupil in Hillary.
Donald J. Trump recognizes, targets, then attacks his opponents. Donald Trump recognizes that the GOP establishment is in the bag for Jeb Bush. So Trump carpet bombs Jeb Bush. As pawns raise their heads against Trump, The Donald plays wack-a-mole with them. But always Trump “recognizes” then “targets” then “attacks” his opponents. The key element is “recognize” your opponent.
You have to recognize who your opponent is before you can target and attack that opponent. It’s one of the big reasons why so many wisely object when American policymakers under instruction from treacherous Obama won’t “recognize” the opponent called “Muslim terrorists”. You can’t beat them if you don’t recognize them and call them out.
Donald Trump knows who his enemy is. Hillary seems oblivious to the fact that Barack Obama and his Kook left are her enemy. It’s not socialist/communist St. Bernard, or Biden, or Gore, or Chaffee, or that guy from Baltimore. Barack Obama is the enemy of Hillary2016.
On issue after issue Hillary Clinton must confront Barack Obama. Hillary can’t whine about Syrian refugees, can’t boast about her support of attacks against Syrian President Assad, without discussion of the utter failure, or is it treachery, of Barack Obama:
Only four or five U.S-trained Syrian fighters remain on the battlefield against militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East acknowledged Wednesday in the face of withering criticism from senators who dismissed the training program as a “total failure” and demanded a change of strategy.
Gen. Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. is looking at better ways to deploy the Syrian forces, but he agreed that the U.S. will not reach its goal of training 5,000 in the near term.
Hillary Clinton’s response to this debacle? Mush:
“Where we are today is not where we were. And where we are today is that we have a failed program,” Clinton said. But she added later, “I wouldn’t give up on train and equip, but I sure would push the Pentagon to take a hard look at why what has been done has been such a failure and what more we can do to support Kurdish fighters who are on the front line.”
Was there thunderous denunciation of Barack Obama the author of this catastrophe by Hillary? No. Just a few echoes from the cavern along with a call to bring into the United States, and only then vet, 65,000 Syrians(?) or those who pose as refugees along with more U.N. conferences and blah, mush, blah. This mush of weakness came from Hillary as a response to a call from Baltimore O’Malley to bring in 65,000 Syrians(?). From the cavern no attacks against the man in charge of this epic failure.
On issue after issue, mush from Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016. Day after day shadow-boxing from Hillary2016 but no punches against the man who casts the shadow. The man who casts the shadow over Hillary2016 is Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton remains in the cavern excavating her own doom.
If Hillary Clinton does not get out of the cavern to become the candidate of massive CHANGE with massive attacks against Barack Obama – then Hillary2016 is lost and gone forever. Dreadful sorry. Oh my darling, oh my darling, lost and gone forever. No more mush. Take a page from Trump.
It’s CHANGE or die.
September 29th, 2015
Update: The Trump Show is good for business as Fox shatters ratings records. Whether it is CBS and 60 Minutes, Steve Colbert, CNN, or Fox News it cannot be denied that Donald Trump is a ratings star. The electorate is engaged this early because Trump addresses issues voters want discussed. That’s why Trump is tops in polls. Today’s USAToday/Suffolk poll has Trump on top and ten points ahead of his nearest competitors. The latest poll from Georgia has Trump at 31% and 13 points ahead of his nearest competitor. Charles Hurt sums it up:
First they ignored him. Then they mocked him. Then they tried tearing him down.
With each failure to destroy Donald Trump, the political experts and establishment stooges only made him stronger. And now they don’t have a clue what to do.
Those in Washington who still think a Donald Trump presidency is preposterous or absurd have only themselves to blame for creating an environment that has made it so easy for the swashbuckling, smack-talking businessman to rise so effortlessly to the top of the heap. [snip]
The most alarming thing about Donald Trump for these people is that they have, literally, thrown everything they can at the man. And, yet, he is still standing, completely unbowed. In the 3½ months since he launched his campaign, his popularity has only grown with every sling and arrow. [snip]
Meticulously, methodically, patiently, Mr. Trump has morphed into a legitimate candidate.
He just released the latest of three very serious policy position papers, this one on taxes. [snip]
Each paper is deeply sophisticated and principled. And when was the last time a candidate for president got wall-to-wall coverage for releasing a policy paper?
Certainly not when Jeb Bush released his policy position this week on, and I am not making this up, “energy.”
Energy and issues help Trump trump.
The Donald Trump tax plan unveiled on Monday is either Reaganesque, Bushian, or reeks of Obama. In short, it is brilliant. With the publication of this plan Donald Trump puts to rest the “no details” attacks against him by the GOP establishment and Big Media blowhards.
Conservative anti-tax blowhard Grover Norquist thinks the Trump plan is Reaganesque:
“The plan is vintage Ronald Reagan,” Mr. Norquist said. “It is pro-growth, it is pro-fairness.”
After months of bumper-sticker slogans and sound bites, Mr. Norquist said he was pleasantly surprised by the comprehensiveness of Mr. Trump’s plan.
Conservative blowhards at National Review think Trump’s plan reeks of Barack Obama:
Trump’s other big idea—also one of Barack Obama’s big ideas—is to attempt a forced repatriation of companies’ overseas profits, offering a sweetheart rate (10 percent) to soften the blow. This moves in precisely the wrong direction: The United States maintains a counterproductive tax system that presumes to tax the worldwide activity of U.S.-based companies; most advanced countries use a “territorial” system, meaning that they tax activity within their actual jurisdictions. (It is not clear where the U.S. government imagines that it gets the power to take a piece when a U.S. company builds a widget in South Korea and sells it in Switzerland.) This would simply create yet another incentive for U.S.-based firms to move their headquarters abroad to jurisdictions with less insane tax and regulatory environments, or to engage in ever-more-complex tax-avoidance shenanigans.
Other blowhards see JeBush in the Trump plan:
Trump’s plan is not much different in general structure from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s plan, though Trump has lower rates.
Trump pointed out that he is a poster boy for some of his own reforms, as he has stocked “millions” overseas and has utilized tax loopholes. This was because he does not like the way the country’s current leadership spends his tax money:
“I pay a lot of tax but I fight like hell to make it as low as possible. But I would feel quite differently if our leadership was such that I respect their decisions.”
That last paragraph sums up what Donald J. Trump himself thinks of his plan. In two words “common sense”:
Trump said he could do all of this without adding to the deficit, promising to further slash government spending. It’s a pledge that’s sure to raise skepticism among debt experts given that discretionary government spending, as a percentage of gross domestic product, is already at its lowest level since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.
Trump said his plan reduces or eliminates most of the deductions or loopholes available to special interests and the very rich. “In other words, it’s going to cost me a fortune, which is actually true,’’ Trump said, while rejecting the notion that he is a “populist.’’
“I wouldn’t say populist at all. I would say I’m a man of common sense,’’ he said.
There are a lot of opinions about Trump’s tax plan. But Trump wants it understood as “common sense.” Conservative, liberal, centrist, are all labels for various political tribes. “Common sense” as opposed to “kooky” is the difference Trump wants to emphasize. When Trump says “But I would feel quite differently if our leadership was such that I respect their decisions” he is talking common sense. For instance, a bum is in the street (“homeless person” for this politically correct age). It’s cold. You want to give a some change, maybe a couple of dollars so food can be purchased to warm the tummy. But you realize the money will go to liquor and only make things worse. You walk by.
Or, you work hard all day. You pay taxes. You want your taxes to be used wisely. You see trillions of dollars spent and conditions in the country worsen. You become an anti-tax rebel because it is commonsense not to give drunks money for liquor. But if the drunk stops abusing drink and drugs, you might be willing to help but only if you are convinced your assistance will not go to waste or a ruse or a scam or a lie. It’s common sense. That’s what Trump is going for.
Common sense is why Trump might have just won the third GOP debate. Trump sells his plan as common sense. In the next GOP debate common sense and political tactics come together. Trump haters at the Wall Street Journal see what Trump is up to:
With the tax plan’s release, Mr. Trump is moving to quell criticism that his campaign has been more style and less substance. This tax proposal follows his well-known immigration plan in the summer and one on gun rights last week.
At the third GOP debate Donald Trump will once again be the target of attacks. Some candidates might attack Trump because his plan will exempt millions of Americans from federal taxes. They will argue that everyone should pay something. Trump will respond to that fair criticism with a non-ideological, but commonsensical, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”.
Jeb Bush might whine about how his plan is similar to Trump’s or how Trump’s plan is similar to Obama’s plans. In the end every tax discussion at the third GOP debate will be about the “Trump Plan.” The very discussion of the “Trump Plan” will belie the notion that Trump has no plans, just a lot of bombast. In short, the third GOP debate will be a debunking of the notion that Trump’s weakness is his lack of plans. You can’t discuss the “Trump Plan” without acknowledging that Trump has a plan, in detail, made public, with common sense. End of game.
“Common sense” is why Carl Icahn supports Donald J. Trump for president:
Now Carl Icahn is endorsing Donald Trump
The activist investor is totally on board despite once balking at Trump’s mention of him as a potential Treasury Secretary.
It took a few months, but Carl Icahn is now backing Donald Trump’s presidential bid.
The activist investor is set to publicly endorse his fellow billionaire’s campaign to ascend to the nation’s highest office. Bloomberg reports that Icahn — who supports Trump’s stances on overhauling taxation and immigration policies, as well as raising interest rates — officially announced his support for the billionaire real estate mogul and reality television star in an interview that will be published in full Tuesday.
Billionaire smart guy Carl Icahn is very worried about this country and what is happening to the American economy under Obama. Icahn warns of a potential looming catastrophe:
Danger ahead—that’s the warning from Carl Icahn in a video coming Tuesday.
The activist says low rates caused bubbles in art, real estate and high-yield bonds—with potentially dramatic consequences.
“It’s like giving somebody medicine and this medicine is being given and given and given and we don’t know what’s going to happen – you don’t know how bad it’s going to be. We do know when we did it a few years ago it caused a catastrophe, it caused ’08. Where do you draw the line?”
The nation is in danger and there is more danger ahead. That’s why Carl Icahn supports Donald J. Trump. It’s common sense.
September 26th, 2015
Pictures fail. Spanish fails. English fails. Perhaps music is the only language sufficiently capable of describing the 2016 campaign.
As non-stop coverage of the papal visit to the east coast consumes most of the TV shows, now is the time to put typical analysis to the side. Today we visit the other realm of human communication. Music, the truly great communicator.
While we have not spent much time this year on the left side of the political world, we soon will once the first debate takes place. For now, there really is not much to talk about that we have not already written about though. The way to destroy Hillary Clinton is to tie her to Obama. Hillary2016 is falling apart, not because of the scandals or emails or somesuch, it’s Obama that hurts Hillary2016. This email business is only important as a measure of how much Obama hates Hillary and what he will do to actively and overtly nuke Hillary. The only drama there is when Hillary will wake up from her slumbers and get rid of the Obama people (hello, Joel Benenson) surrounding her like so many bars on a cage.
Until the purge comes, there is not much more for us to say. While we once suggested musical themes for Hillary2016 of a more upbeat nature we think that now something along the lines of a fire alarm bell is the tonal range Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 requires to hear.
As to the Hillary2016 competition… no words or pictures, no #BlackLivesMatter attacks, do better than music to capture the charms and prospects of Bernie Sanders.
Joe Biden? Mourning Joe provides his own musical selection for 2016 so we do not have to creatively search for music that captures his essence:
That clip of musical truth really summarizes Mourning Joe Biden and his self-pitying campaign doesn’t it? Will Joe get more than the less than one percent of the vote he got in 2008?
In the same way that the villages idiot video captures the prospects for Mourning Joe, the dear departed Scott Walker should have um, listened, to what the musical soothsayers foretold.
If Walker only would have listened, he would not have run. As it turned out the Walker campaign was only a, um, sleepwalk:
Which led to:
Tough lesson for a boy from landlocked Wisconsin. As Walker went under, crushed by a massive wave, he tried to huff up a campaign against the GOP frontrunner and grassroots revolution. Walker failed to be the leader so now he wants to lead a rear guard action against reality. The plan continues to be to save Jeb Bush with suicide attacks by pawns.
Pawns such as Carly Fiorina.
Pawns such as Carly Fiorina can’t possibly think they have a chance to win. The GOP race is fixed for JeBush. Only one man can stop JeBush from becoming the GOP nominee. So either Carly Fiorina willingly sacrifices herself to help JeBush or Carly Fiorina thinks she really can win. In either case…
Ben Carson? This pawn thinks nice and easy does it every time.
Unfortunately, Ben Carson is no Sinatra. Carson can’t make it anywhere, and certainly not New York, New York. Nice ain’t enough.
Ted Cruz. There’s something off-key about this cat. He’s smart. He’s good with words… but not with the music. Still, his future lies as a lounge act or second banana somewhere. Greased hair, too tight suit, a microphone…
Maybe he just needs a makeover?
Then there is Marco Rubio. Rubio thinks he’s cuter than he is. Rubio thinks he’s smoother than he is. But Rubio’s not cute enough to make voters forget his illegal immigration amnesty tricks.
The Chamber of Commerce can afford what’s on the price tag. Balding dog… for sale… cheap.
There are a bunch of other wannabees waiting for the sails on their ships to fill up and take them to never-never land. They are leaves in a breeze. They’re dust in the wind. Anywhere the wind blows doesn’t matter to them, that’s the position they will take.
Then there is Jeb. Jeb Bush. JeBush. There’s a certain fin de siècle quality to JeBush. JeBush is like a once grand house that has been repainted but the structural damage is evident no matter how many decorators are called in. The mold is everywhere. The termites, like rust, munching day and night without rest. The musty air, trapped in windows that long ago refused to be opened.
JeBush himself, refurbished with a thinning diet, armed with dusty sayings that worked to elect former members of the household to the peerage… JeBush himself has a sort of Fall of the House of Usher decrepitness. We’re tempted to say he’s on the Road to Nowhere, or Road to Ruin, but there is something more Bellatrix Lestrange to JeBush… something oddly Kate Bush….
As for the “Humble” frontrunner – he could sing the Sinatra standard New York, New York with convincing lack of humility. He could also rock your world inside out. But that’s not what “Humble” does. “Humble” leads a movement.
He’s a Rebel Rouser.