Of course Hillary isn't a name that's new or unfamiliar to anyone, since she has already served two terms as co-president. But now her goal is to the the President of the United States, officially and without taking a back seat to anyone. With that in mind, it's time to learn more about her.
Nobody expects that if Hillary Clinton is elected as President, Bill Clinton will sit in the car and wait for her to get finished with it. They will serve again as co-presidents. The people who denigrated the Bush father-and-son team in the White House as a "dynasty" are keeping silent about the Clinton husband-and-wife team.
The Clintons come as a two-for-one package deal. When one is president, the other is co-president. Hillary's campaign should be seen for what it is: an attempted end-run around the Constitution to allow Bill Clinton to serve an illegal third term.
It's hard to imagine a hard-core leftist like Hillary ("It Takes a Village") Clinton becoming the President of the U.S., but with the help of the news media — the news media that only reluctantly reports about the Clintons' many scandals — it is within the range of possibility.
For a while, it appeared that Hillary's biggest obstacle was going to be the scandal. But that issue has quickly disappeared from the headlines. More recently, the Clintons reluctantly released their tax returns, which paint a picture of just another ultra-rich who pretends to be the champion of the little guy.
Also please note that I don't intend this to be an ad hominem attack on Mrs. Clinton, necessarily — I would like to say that it is her platform that I oppose. At the same time, it is appropriate to call attention to her inability to give a straight, honest answer to even the simplest question. That's called chicanery. Very simply, it means that she can't be trusted.
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The launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign
Introduction by The Editor:
Hillary's long-anticipated presidential campaign was launched on or about April 13, 2015, incorporating a few bizarre features: A giant van named Scooby, which reminds me more of the van used on the old NBC show, , a logo that looks a lot like the Cuban flag, and a series of carefully astroturfed public appearances that nobody cared about. The rollout of the Hillary campaign generated almost no favorable press and was quickly overshadowed by a series of emerging scandals.
. Hillary Clinton had strong words for the Trump administration and Republicans on Friday [7/13/2018] while addressing the American Federation of Teachers, saying the fundamental rights of Americans are what's at stake this November. Speaking at the labor union's conference in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Clinton slammed the administration's separations of families at the border as inhumane and indecent.
. Hillary Clinton is our Bob Wiley. She stalks the American people, inserts herself in our lives at every turn. Bill Clinton tried to give us a heads-up when he campaigned, saying that by electing him, the people would get two for the price of one. Americans ignored the warning, elected Bill, and opened the door to Hillary.
. Did anyone realize the onslaught that a Democratic loss would bring? Did anyone predict just how juvenile and inane the Democratic base would be? Did anyone understand the petulance and nastiness Democratic officials would display? Did anyone predict how hyperbolic and crazy the leftist media would become? It is disconcerting how many have become so unhinged over the past years. Even so, it's not possible to have guessed just how extreme and hyperbolic the left would become. Championing "resistance" as if they were in a revolutionary cadre in a South American country was not expected. Acting like whining toddlers en masse was not anticipated. A media in total hysterical lockstep to unearth any evidence that Trump was bad, going as low as critiquing two servings of ice cream for him, was not foreseen.
. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign launch was meant to present a different side of Hillary — a softer, more humble, less power-hungry version of the candidate. The "Scoobie" van road trip to Iowa portrayed Hillary as the everywoman, interested only in You. Hillary was trying to shift the public's attention away from her scandal-ridden days in Arkansas and as first lady, her Wall Street connections, the Clinton Foundation's questionable fundraising and her role as diplomatic field general for a disastrous foreign policy. Clinton's campaign not only wanted to leave the old Hillary behind, but to distance her from President Obama as well.
. [Scroll down] Hillary Clinton, of course, is the increasingly radical now 67-year-old presidential candidate who in 2008 somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of what for years before had seemed to pundits far and wide like an "inevitable" victory. She is the unceasingly devious, condescending plutocrat who at the launch of her 2016 campaign told the American people, "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion."
. Sometimes the idea of a thing is much better than the thing itself. Take the Titanic, for example, or Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. During the all-important conceptual phase, both benefited from an aura of invincibility — which is a great thing to have, until you meet your iceberg.
. The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they've been up to took a little bit of work. It wasn't obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn't ask: Who's that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary? When you're a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity takes work. Asking questions and looking up information can lead to dead ends.
I think there is some secret, dark part of Bill Clinton — not that he actually has many "secret" dark parts, but stick with me here — that does not want his wife to be president. How else can one explain how this most sublime of politicians seems to do everything possible to destroy her chances? He constructed a shady charity/business empire when he knew full well she would run for president. He helped screw up her 2008 effort with some dumb remarks about race. The most recent unforced Bill Clinton error is his revival on the Today show this morning of the "We were so poor" theme, which Hillary already took for a test flight and crash landed with a few weeks ago.
. The more I watch Hillary Clinton's announcement video, the less I like it. [...] For one, the video was relentlessly, insultingly vapid — a Verizon commercial without the substance. "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in what passed for a meaty message. "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." Seriously, this makes Ronald Reagan's gauzy "It's Morning Again in America" commercial look like a Brookings Institution seminar on economic policy.
. Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video (no big speech among the little people for her) seems at first like a commercial for Target. It ends up with a message about — what, exactly? That all these people who are getting on with their lives just fine somehow need Clinton to be their champion. Her website is long on biographical information, short on policy positions. ThinkProgress actually proposed some "economic policies Hillary Clinton could use to energize voters," since Clinton currently has none of her own.
. Republicans critiquing this comedy should not get too cocky. A recent Rasmussen poll, taken in the wake of the email scandal, showed that 57% of Americans likely to vote think Hillary will be our next president. That kind of certainty can become self-fulfilling, causing people to withhold donations and stay home on voting day. Republicans have to work much harder than they may think to turn this around.
. No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake. If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.
. Offhand I can't think of another major Democratic politician who arrived later to the cause of legalizing same-sex marriage by judicial decree than Hillary Clinton, and of course somehow she's the party's prohibitive frontrunner for the nomination anyway. The more I think about it, the more I think that's an even bigger lefty hypocrisy than letting Obama off the hook for opposing SSM on the trail in 2008. For every other gay person and Democratic pol in the universe, years-long steadfast support for legalized gay marriage is an absolute litmus test for the base's support [...]
. More specifically, it is time for all Democrats to start thinking of candidates other than Hillary Clinton, and of building a bench up as quickly as possible, using all possible twigs. It's not just that the "one hand clapping" plan of running a non-incumbent without opposition was always problematic. It's that this particular candidate is not only scandal-prone but a bad politician. On a meet-and-greet tour she went to Chipotle without talking to anyone, met "everyday people" who were liberal activists, parked her van in a space reserved for the handicapped and unveiled a logo that looks like the directions to the emergency room, where her campaign may be headed.
. In the wake of revelations about the curious timing between donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and favorable policies during Hillary's tenure as secretary of state, the foundation has admitted to making a couple bookkeeping "mistakes" involving foreign donations. But the foundation, the Clintons and their phalanx of defenders all insist there's absolutely no evidence of any quid pro quo. If that's the case, just what were these foreigners donating money for?
. To hear Hillary Rodham Clinton's aides and supporters tell it, questions about her family foundation's fund-raising while she was secretary of state are "nothing more than a tangled web of conspiracy theories" by Republican operatives. Sorry: The steady flow of disturbing news has concern growing in Democratic circles. That's likely one reason the foundation's acting CEO, Maura Palley, released a long statement admitting "mistakes" that she insisted were mostly minor clerical errors.
. She must have been seething to have to drag her baggage (and boy howdy, does this woman have baggage) through Logan Airport under the glare of television cameras and gazes of the average schlubs. This woman has spent the better past of the past quarter century flying on Air Force One or private jets and now she has to lower herself to fly commercial.
Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday [4/20/2015]. Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene. But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public's radar. If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary's signature black conversion van — 'Scooby', for the uninitiated — hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the top speed limit is 65. No one in the motorcade displayed flashing lights or blasted a siren.
. So it looks like Hillary Clinton's idea of a "listening" tour is strictly invitation only. Just ask the good people of Keene, N.H., a liberal hamlet where a half-dozen workers at a business hand-picked by Clinton's campaign made the cut. But dozens of unscreened voters standing outside in the rain? Sorry, Hillary won't be "listening" to you.
. With her first campaign trip drawing to a close, Hillary Clinton traded the Scooby road-trip van for a first-class airplane seat to make the trip back to Washington. The Democratic presidential candidate flew from Boston's Logan Airport to Ronald Reagan National Airport on Tuesday night [4/21/2015], sitting in row one of the U.S. Airways' first-class section.
. Hillary Clinton's giant, unmarked black van meandered out of Chappaqua after her announcement video, barreling down the highway into a place a Clinton has seldom seen: the heartland. Shielded by Secret Service agents, accompanied by senior staff, and armed with the comforting knowledge that, once in Iowa, she'd be meeting with people as rich as she is, Hillary Clinton embarked on her quest to become one of the "little people." She stopped for gas that she didn't pump, and ordered lunch from the crosstabs of a demographic poll. She met with hand-selected Real Americans and failed to notice tip jars in minimum wage restaurants, and though she once tried to make a populist point about CEO wages, couldn't locate a credit card in her wallet that wasn't already registered with her aide.
. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has vowed to be "accessible" to New Hampshire voters, left many of her rain-soaked supporters here high and dry when she sped in and out of a public meeting without so much as a hello. "It should have been advertised that we're not allowed to see her," said Keene resident Michelle Isabelle.
. No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake. If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.
. It was a mainstream media asking no questions that inflicted a Marxist president on an unsuspecting West in 2008, but it is Google that is keeping him there, and Google which is making the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016 all but inevitable. As much as half of the U.S. population so fervently wishes otherwise, America-hating Marxists in office are there to stay, courtesy of the airtight power bestowed upon them by the most arrogant, powerful and influential company on earth: Google.
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. Hillary Clinton's logo has been taking its share of lumps since she unveiled it Sunday [4/11/2015]. Some say it looks like a hospital sign. Or the Twin Towers. Or just plain ugly. We can see that. But we'd agree with those who say it looks as though it was inspired by the Cuban flag. Not just because of the visual similarities — the blue stripes and red arrows pointing right — but because it doesn't take a big or surprising leap to make a connection between the two.
. Hillary's famous "Listening Tour" started off just as I figured it would. She stopped at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids to discuss education and how to make it more affordable. The visit was good for Hillaryphiles, who have no problem overlooking that Hillary has no record of accomplishments and a long history of dishonesty and failure. That she is running a campaign solely based on the fact that she's a woman. (Really?) But to come into contact with Hillary, you must pretend her record matches her rhetoric. You can't let on you know that she accepts millions of dollars from countries where women are treated like possessions and extreme cruelty is common. You must also overlook Hillary's long record of paying women significantly less than men.
. Hillary is touring Iowa in a van that resembles Scott Brown's truck or even Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine less than a vehicle used to transport very important people and tie up traffic via a motorcade. What could have less of a common touch than inspecting the peasants through tinted windows while sitting in the backseat of a chauffeured car?
. Hillary Clinton's security detail arrived at a suburban Des Moines, Iowa fruit processing company on Tuesday [4/14/2015] with an added vehicle — a second Scooby. After her signature oversize black Chevy conversion van dropped her off at Capitol Fruit Company in Norwalk, Iowa, a visually identical GMC van drove up to the building with a nearly identical Secret Service escort vehicle. Both armored vehicles have raised roofs, deep-tinted windows and New York license plates.
. Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Hillary declared in her announcement video, which looked suspiciously like a 1990's Mentos commercial. "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." There are several things wrong with this, so we'll start with the obvious: Who in America older than the age of 12 wants a politician to be their "champion"?
Nothing could better represent the "rules are for little people" attitude of Hillary Clinton than cavalierly parking in parking spaces reserved for the handicapped. But that is exactly what was captured in a video report aired by Omaha television station KETV when it covered her exit from a private meeting with local Democratic leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. The station's online news report made no mention of abusing the handicapped space, even though the camera clearly captured the Handicapped Parking sign where her van was parked.
. That would be Hillary!, of course — a woman so dishonest and phony that she's cannot seem to the tell the truth about anything.
. You may very well have missed it. But at her first 2016 campaign stop in Iowa Tuesday [4/14/2015], wannabe president Hillary Clinton called for a constitutional amendment if necessary to limit free speech rights granted by the Supreme Court to unions, companies and organizations donating to political campaigns. Few might have expected the ex-Obama aide to kick off her second bid to infiltrate the Oval Office with such a proposal for fundamental change in settled American law.
. Hillary Clinton's effort to meet with some ordinary Iowa college students during her van tour have apparently inconvenienced those unlucky enough to be caught in her path, according to the Independent Journal Review. [...] However, while some students were meeting with Hillary, according to other students at the school, classrooms that sat along Hillary's planned walking route were put on lockdown, often leaving students stuck in classrooms until the presidential candidate was no longer nearby.
. Granted, she has not actually steered an automobile in 19 years and quite possibly has never in her life pumped a gallon of her own gasoline, but Madam Candidate of the People is most at home with The People.
. The idea, I suppose, was to picture the dawning of an idyllic Clintonesque day when unflatteringly called "everyday Americans" — women, gays, the poor, single moms, workers, small business folks — would eagerly join hands with Hillary on her enlightened journey to Election Day 2016. It was like an infomercial in which she's hawking an age-defying product: herself.
. [Scroll down] No, the source of this disaster has to be at the top, Hillary herself. She has a reputation as imperious for good reason. The woman who once commanded that staff in the White House not look her in the face as she walked by likes to be in charge. [...] The idea of driving a van from the East Coast out to Iowa sounds pretty good, just like lots of grandmas might do on the way to visiting family. But an oversize, tall, shiny black van with darkened windows with a Secret Service convoy does not exactly bespeak ordinary folks. It looks more like a monarch inspecting her domain.
. America rejoice! A multi-millionairess serial liar married to a multi-millionaire serial adulterer has just announced for the presidency of our country to save the middle class from impoverishment!
. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign, ending months of speculation and anticipation about whether she would seek the Democratic nomination. Clinton made the announcement in a YouTube video in which she says "Everybody needs a champion. And I want to be that champion." The roughly two-minute video begins by showing a cross-section of Americans working to get ahead before Clinton says: "I'm doing something, too. I'm running for president."
. Hillary Clinton has announced what everyone's known for years: She's running for the Democratic nomination for president. Anyone not a Democratic partisan who was old enough to be mildly cognizant by the late 1990s is sighing. After all the scandals and lies and claims of victim status, do we really need to go through all that again?
. Hillary Clinton joins the race for president today. If you believe the leaks from her staff, and there's no reason you shouldn't, she'll do it in a video released at noon as she herself flies high above the nation in a chartered plane. She and her top advisors, all smart people, must think it's a good idea. It doesn't feel like one.
. Politico senior staff writer Glenn Thrush opined on Twitter that the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign was "collapsing completely" before it started, and that she "shouldn't even bother to enter the race."
. The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was an act of deck-clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process. The former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a statement on Iran nuclear negotiations, then admitted deleting more than 30,000 e-mails she had deemed personal from the account she exclusively used while in office. This was the culmination of a deliberate, multiyear end run around congressional oversight, the Freedom of Information Act and the archiving of federal records. Documents she found inconvenient to sort while in government were convenient to destroy after leaving office.
The re-launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign
June 13, 2016
. 'We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money," Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign "do over." That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise. Ever since the release of "Clinton Cash" — which documented the Clintons' love of secret and unaccountable money — the couple's reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with them.
. [#1] The Democratic Party is moving left fast, and she knows she needs to move with it. Clinton's spiel was slight on specifics (she'll unveil a series of new economic initiatives in a series of speeches from July to August), but her economic-inequality rhetoric could have been comfortably uttered by the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Joseph Stiglitz, Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley.
. Hillary Clinton "re-launched" her floundering campaign Saturday [6/13/2015] on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island. Clinton's desperate effort to associate herself with "everyday Americans" contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort.
. Nobody perceives Hillary as anything more than a political animal who devotes her spare time to earning vast sums of money. They do perceive that she is a woman, but that's not going to be enough. And so, her political campaign kickoff redo Saturday had some bad tidings. Her speech was fine, but no one seemed to find it really inspirational. Her crowd was very white, and while enthusiastic, not particularly awed. And then there was this: [Photo]
. Hillary Clinton certainly has a flair for the ironic. "There may be some new voices in the Republican presidential choir," Clinton observed in Saturday's re-annoucement that she was running for president. "But they're all singing the same old song — a song called 'Yesterday.'" Clinton was accusing Republicans of being trapped in the past in the same speech that she began by referencing a speech Franklin Roosevelt gave in 1941. And in doing so, she quoted a song the Beatles released in 1965 — before Republicans Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal had even been born.
. Excoriating Republicans who embrace "trickle-down economics" and hailing a handful of Democratic presidents, one her husband and another who ended her presidential dream seven years ago, Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign kickoff speech today that demonstrated she will wholeheartedly embrace, rather than avoid, President Obama's two terms in office.
. 'We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money," Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign "do over." That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise. Ever since the release of "Clinton Cash" — which documented the Clintons' love of secret and unaccountable money — the couple's reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with them. Appearing on CNN, Bill Clinton claims that the millions the Clintons made from speeches paid for by foreign individuals and entities who had business before Hillary's State Department were innocent and coincidental.
. It was a dramatic do-over of her April 12 Twitter announcement that she was running for the White House for a second time. Since that launch, her campaign has struggled amid revelations that her family's Clinton Foundation accepted questionable donations, suspicions over her use of private e-mail while secretary of state, and criticism she was ducking questions from the press and public.
. The second and all-new launch happened today on New York's Roosevelt Island which, ironically, used to be called Welfare Island. Attendees were told to expect 'airport style security' for the event. Luckily for Mrs. Clinton's staff, it doesn't look like they had to worry about crowd overflow.
. A top Hillary Clinton campaign official addressed potential volunteers at Clinton's Roosevelt Island campaign launch event Saturday, despite his verifiable hatred of Republicans and membership in an anti-GOP "mafia." Marlon Marshall, director of political engagement for the Clinton campaign, spoke at the rally where he discussed volunteer sign up numbers and pro-Hillary house parties underway in key early states. Marshall previously served as President Obama's deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, a baldly political agency overseen by senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
. She catered to her party's core on gay rights, better early childhood education, paid family leave, cutting student loan debt and upending the key Supreme Court decision on campaign finance. There was nothing especially provocative, even in proposing greater worker share of profits. And she tried to have it both ways on energy: calling for more clean energy and the extraction of fossil fuels.
. While she didn't go in to specifics during her 45-minute speech, Clinton did say that law abiding immigrants should be offered a path to citizenship, "not second class status," and criticized her Republican counterparts for supporting stricter immigration measures. "They want to put immigrants who work hard and pay taxes at risk of deportation," Clinton said to the crowd of a few thousand people gathered in New York City.
. "Prosperity can't be just for CEOs and hedge-fund managers. Democracy can't just be for billionaires and corporations," Clinton declared to 5,500 fans under blue skies at Four Freedoms Park. It was a dramatic do-over of her April 12 Twitter announcement that she was running for the White House for a second time.
. Clinton formally declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination almost exactly a month ago, in April, with a 2:15 video. "Everyday Americans need a champion," she said then. "And I wanna be that champion." Since that time, Clinton has not been heard from much as she has traveled around, talking to some voters and ignoring questions from the media and trying to seem as normal as possible despite being anything but.
. Please welcome to the presidential race the latest version of the Democratic front-runner: Ms. Hillary Rodham Obama! The speech Hillary delivered Saturday on Roosevelt Island made clear her presidency would be Barack Obama's third term. The policies she would advance as president are intended to deepen Obama's unprecedented enmeshment of the economy and the government. Ms. Rodham Obama went through an exhaustive list of goodies her presidency would deliver to Americans. And when I say "exhaustive," I mean exhaustive.
. Hillary Clinton, who has spent most of the early campaign touting her virtues as a note-taking listener, had lots and lots to say — and then some more — during her epic 2016 kickoff speech on Roosevelt Island. Much of it was the expected proto-State of the Union stuff — the entire last half was a policy agenda full of vague specifics ("I will rewrite the tax code so it rewards hard work and investments here at home, not quick trades or stashing profits overseas") and wonked-out data points geared to justify government investment ("eighty percent of the brain is developed by age three").
. After two months of beta testing, working out the bugs in a campaign announced on Twitter that featured a cross-country van tour but virtually no interactions with actual reporters, the Clinton campaign relaunched Saturday with an event on Roosevelt Island in her adopted home state of New York. The former secretary of state took the stage and evoked the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Four Freedoms. She name-checked the last two Democrat presidents, Barack Obama and her husband, Bill Clinton. Then she tried to set herself apart from them.
. The island, named after former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was chosen for the event because the Democratic frontrunner's career has been inspired by Roosevelt's belief that "America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans," according to a campaign official. And Clinton has long considered former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt a role model, the campaign said. But critics have raised a list of concerns including that the island is notoriously difficult to reach.
Seriously, she does. Not only does she pronounce the word "a" slowly and distinctly, like it's the answer to a multiple-choice question, without linking it to the words before or after, and not only does she sometimes put little pauses between each word ("it's ... America's ... basic ... bargain") or in inappropriate spots ("it's the same old ... song"), but she often puts odd stresses on words, seemingly at random: "too many of our kids never learn as they should"; "we see far more opportunities than threats"; "fight back against those who would drive us apart." Toward the end of her speech she began to seem a bit more natural, but for most of it, she sounded like a machine that had been programmed to synthesize speech and was still learning the fine points.
The Editor says...
There is a local news anchor here in Dallas who does the same thing — putting emphasis on exactly THE most unimportant word IN every sentence.
. Whatever the differences between 1941 and 2015, Clinton decided that the Four Fights, which would be waged mostly with Republicans, would be the centerpiece of her speech and campaign. "She wrote this speech herself," Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN after the event. "This was very personal."
The Editor asks...
If she wrote it herself, why did it sound like she had never seen the script before?
. After nearly two and a half decades in the glare of the public spotlight, Hillary Clinton will reintroduce herself on Saturday by highlighting her personal journey marked heavily by the deprivations faced by her own mother. Starting with the story of her mother's abusive and traumatic childhood, Clinton will explain the role her family played in making her an advocate for other people, campaign officials told POLITICO, previewing the highly touted speech on New York's Roosevelt Island that will set the tone for the rest of her campaign. (
. Forget that she lies incessantly and stands for virtually nothing that's discernible other than her own self-interest, Hillary Clinton is one of the most boring public speakers extant. I have heard better speeches at high school, maybe even grammar school, graduations than HRC gave in New York Saturday in the second — or is it the third — debut speech of her campaign. It was problem after problem, cliché after cliché until you couldn't listen anymore. Needless to say, there wasn't a fresh idea. No new solutions to these problems on offer, only generalities.
. Security will be tight at Hillary Clinton's re-launch in New York City. It will mimic "airport style security," according to an email from the campaign to people who have registered for the event.
. Earlier today [6/12/2015], the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out a list of talking points for friends and allies to familiarize themselves with before tomorrow's campaign relaunch. The talking points reveal that Bill and Chelsea Clinton are "expected to attend" but will not be speaking at tomorrow's event. The event is considered sold out. And the next phase of the campaign will feature Hillary telling "her story."
. Hillary Clinton's campaign comprises a bunch of clueless dolts, who don't understand symbolism at all. The choices they have made for tomorrow's event intended to bolster a flailing effort are only digging her hole deeper. It will be far, far more difficult to attend Hillary Clinton's campaign "re-launch" tomorrow [6/13/2015] than to vote for her, if she gets her way on voting.
. Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton's official announcement that she's running for President, she will give her first "official campaign announcement speech," on June 13, according to her Twitter account. In other words, the Clinton campaign wants a do-over. Her first rollout was the most disastrous nonfatal presidential campaign debut in modern memory, so she wants another.
Hillary announces her socialist economic agenda, July 13, 2015:
. Monday [7/13/2015] at the New School in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said as president, she will stop the "mean-spirited" Republican "misguided attacks" on unions, which she argued have helped to increase income inequality.
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered an economic speech Monday morning [7/13/2015] in New York that was full of empty sound bites and predictably blamed Republicans for all of America's economic woes, ignoring any problems created by the current Democratic president, Barack Obama. In fact, her speech was as remarkable for what Clinton didn't say as it was for what she did say. Just like Obama, Clinton repeatedly pledged to pursue policies that increase costs both on businesses and on wage earners, without any acknowledgment of the negative impacts caused by these policies.
. Let's see: she wants more infrastructure spending, higher taxes on the foreign earnings of U.S. Corporations and hedge fund managers, a higher minimum wage, new rules to make it easier to form unions (card check), more child care subsidies, expanded paid medical leave for workers, and renewable energy subsidies. Sound familiar? It's more taxes, more regulatory burdens on employers, the green agenda, more government spending paid for with debt. One looks at the list of leftist wish list priorities from yesteryear and wonders: Hillary, is this thin grool really all you got?
. Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president in 2016 laid out her proposed economic policy in an address to the left-leaning New School for Social Research in New York on Monday [7/13/2015]. Billed as a policy that aims to "boost the middle class," Clinton offered a hodgepodge of policy platitudes that differed little from Obama administration policies that she admits are not working.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton moved sharply to the left Monday, promising, if elected president, she would demand pay raises for the working class, slap more taxes on the rich and increase government spending on a litany of liberal programs. The proposals from the prohibitive favorite to be the Democratic presidential nominee appeased the party's liberal base, who long have been skeptical of the once-centrist Mrs. Clinton, and drew a stark contrast with Republicans, whose policies she blamed for past economic downturns and growing income inequality.
. If he is smart, the eventual Republican nominee will spend 2016 casting Clinton as the spirit animal of a washed-out and intellectually bankrupt generation that belongs nowhere near the levers of power. If they are really smart, the broader party will make this case broadly and perpetually — and long after next year's election is over. All political movements are guilty of nostalgia, certainly. But few of them refuse to acknowledge their sentimentality in quite the same way as does the wing of the Democratic party to which Clinton is currently attempting to agglutinate herself.
. Progressive" is a funny word, one that often means the opposite of what it appears to mean. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a wanton and shameless trafficker in Nineties nostalgia, but the odd fact is that she intends to be sworn in as president in 2017 with the Democratic platform from 1948: weaponizing the tax code for use against disfavored businesses while offering rich new subsidies for compliant corporations, raising the minimum wage, aggrandizing the micromanagerial powers of the Department of Labor, expanding our already insolvent entitlements, adding mightily to our zero-return "investments" in government-school bureaucracies and dodgy energy programs, etc.
. Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking cliche who spouts decades-old sound bites that were bad enough when her husband first delivered them but are painfully anachronistic today. Same old material, same old demagoguery.
The rest of Hillary's platform, and the 2016 Democratic Party platform:
. Hillary believes that Second Amendment proponents are a "minority" of people, and that their viewpoint is "terrorizing" the American people. Hillary not only wants to make gun ownership illegal for many, but would allow gun manufacturers to be sued by those who have been shot by a legally owned gun. This would include those committing crimes on private property. Hillary said that the Supreme Court is wrong about the Second Amendment, referring to District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down the D.C. gun ban and ruled that individuals have a fundamental right to gun ownership under the Second Amendment.
. Hillary really, really, wants to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The PLCAA essentially protects gun manufacturers and gun dealers from being sued unless, well, they have done something wrong. It's a perfectly simple standard that would apply in any other field of human endeavor. The reason for the PLCAA's enactment was simple. As law professor Timothy Lytton wrote, before PLCAA was enacted: "By 2000 gun litigation was regularly front-page news, and manufacturers faced potentially bankrupting industrywide liability exposure as a result of suits by dozens of individual victims, over thirty cities, and the State of New York." These suits were based upon various elaborations of the argument that "guns are used in crime, and so gun manufacturers should pay for what criminals have done." Some sought to impose liability even where no one could prove what gun criminals had used: the theory was that all gun makers should pay for all gun crime, in proportion to their annual production level.
. Well, here we are, a week to go before the presidential election of 2016, and one thing is clear. One of the candidates snuggles up to the American flag when he does his rallies and he tells us that he can Make America Great Again quickly, really quickly. And the other candidate? Well, let us just say that she is not exactly celebrating the fundamental goodness of America. If I understand the meaning of "Stronger Together" rightly, it means that unless we in the Coalition of the Fringes hang together we will hang separately, what with the national menace of white-male locker-room talk and women all over America getting harassed by billionaires and blacks getting shot by white policemen.
. On the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses, a group of black minsters is nailing a missive to the door of the Democratic Party demanding a political reformation on the issues black people care about. Delivered to Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters on Monday [10/31/2016], the blistering letter is signed by more than 25 interdenominational black bishops and pastors, and finds fault with the Democratic presidential nominee's lackluster commitment to religious liberty, wholesale adoption of the LGBT movement's agenda and uncompromising support for abortion rights.
. The U.S. is now the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas, despite President Obama's costly energy regulations. Hillary Clinton is campaigning for the presidency not by celebrating the shale extraction that has made us less dependent on energy from parts of the world hostile to America. Rather, she focuses on renewable energy, claiming that it can supply a third of electricity needs. Where Obama talked about an "all of the above" energy policy, Clinton focuses on "clean energy" with a billion Clean Energy Challenge aimed at expanding the role of renewables, such as wind and solar power. She has pledged to cut oil consumption by a third and generate enough from renewable sources to power every home in the country.
. What many don't know is that the U.S. already has an extremely high death tax: The 4th highest among OECD countries. If Clinton succeeds in pushing the Death Tax up to a 65 percent rate this would place the United States squarely at the top of the list. The Left always pushes the argument in favor of the estate tax is always about "the rich kids that never worked for their money are given an unfair start." However, new research on the so-called 1 percenters shows that these "rich kids" are an extremely small part of an already extremely small group. Most people in America that get rich don't inherit it at all but work for it their entire lives.
. A report by the Washington Times confirms Hillary Clinton would ban "some of the most popular" firearms in America if elected to the White House. Moreover, the report shows she would chip away at the Second Amendment with myriad new gun control laws and regulations.
. The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez urged his fellow Hispanics in America to consider Hillary Clinton's radical pro-abortion position before voting in November. Rodriguez, a strong pro-life advocate in the Hispanic American community and the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, emailed supporters Monday [10/24/2016] to explain how extreme Clinton's abortion policies are, the Christian Post reports.
. Law-abiding gun owners are preparing for what the Founding Fathers warned us about: a tyrannical government that is out to limit our Constitutional rights. We're stocking up on our guns and ammo, and not without good reason.
. From the very first moments of the final presidential debate, the choice on life could not have been clearer. Hillary Clinton budged not an inch — not a single baby — from her extreme stance on abortion, and Donald Trump stood firm on his pro-life commitments. The contrast was dramatic. For the first time, thanks to the persistence of moderator Chris Wallace (whose father Mike, years ago, memorably interviewed an aging and bitter Margaret Sanger), Hillary Clinton was pressed on her position that there is not one circumstance in which she would protect the human right to life of an unborn child — even a child moments from birth.
. The candidate who claimed politicians "need both a public and a private position" on policy issues demonstrated that tendency Wednesday night in the final presidential debate in a desperate bid for damage control on a statement she made in a private meeting with wealthy donors. That earlier statement was simple, uncomplicated, and utterly damning to anyone who believes in the Second Amendment. Hillary Clinton told the very people who she depends on to fund her political ambitions: "the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get." As a Yale-educated attorney, Clinton knew exactly what she was saying when she made that remark. But it doesn't take a lawyer to understand the contempt it demonstrates for the right to keep and bear arms.
. Debate moderator Chris Wallace was widely praised for his performance in Wednesday night's debate, praise that he richly deserves if for no other reason than that he finally forced Hillary Clinton to defend her economic plan. Clinton's response was incoherent and downright dishonest. A key exchange in the debate came when Wallace pressed Clinton to explain how her economic proposals were different from President Obama's failed stimulus plan. She couldn't.
. As Hillary put it when pressed on late-term abortions, "there can be restrictions in the very end of the third trimester," but this is clearly a cowardly and meaningless evasion: Clinton carefully avoiding saying there should be restrictions at the very end of the third trimester. She also asserted the restrictions have to take into account "the life and health of the mother," but as abortion activist Ron Fitzsimmons demonstrated years ago, late-term abortions were performed with great frequency on "healthy women bearing healthy fetuses." This is how abortion "exceptions" generally work. The "health of the mother" is broadened to cover just about every possible consideration, and it becomes an effectively toothless qualifier. Hillary knows this.
. [#2] Hillary Does Not Support Any Limits on Abortion: Let's move to the only constitutional "right" Hillary believes shouldn't have any constraints: abortion. Last night, Clinton reiterated her support for legal abortion on demand for any reason through the entire pregnancy. [...] While one hopes pro-lifers remain sensitive to the heartbreaking, painful decisions women make, Hillary's insinuation that most late-term abortions are to save the life of the mother is not backed up by evidence. Abortionist Leroy Carhart was taped admitting that he often performs elective late-term abortions at 26 weeks "or more." Martin Haskell, the pioneer of partial-birth abortion, was once taped acknowledging that 80 percent of abortions after 20 weeks were "purely elective." The evidence comports with Haskell's claim.
. Hillary Clinton has aligned herself closely with a vision for America laid out by her benefactor — left-wing financier George Soros, who talks of "international governance," more open borders, increased Muslim immigration and diminished U.S. global power. The phrase "American exceptionalism" is not part of his agenda. He wrote in 1998: "The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions." "We need some global system of political decision-making. In short, we need a global society to support our global economy," Mr. Soros wrote.
. It is well known that Hillary Clinton does not support the Second Amendment. This is why the 2016 presidential election is so critical to our country, and maintaining our Constitutional right to bear arms. In 2014, CNN held a town hall style interview with Hillary. Part of her talking points included claims that those who support the Second Amendment and gun rights are in the minority. She also declared that gun owners are terrorizing Americans.
. The political firestorms of the past week — the 2005 tape of Donald Trump uttering crass statements about women, WikiLeaks' disclosure of thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails revealing her two-faced hypocrisy, the appearance at the second presidential debate of several women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape and sexual assault, Mr. Trump's comeback debate performance — have obscured one critically important truth. Hillary Clinton is seeking the Democrats' third term in the presidency. It's not, however, her husband's third term. It's President Obama's. She routinely praises Mr. Obama and his economic stewardship while embracing his radical, far-left approach that drives the party she now seeks to lead.
. There is nothing more sacrosanct to Hillary Clinton than a "woman's right to choose." It is her alpha and omega, beyond doubt her highest priority. I wrote an entire book on the faith of Hillary Clinton, and the one thing that struck me above all else, from start to finish, was her absolute fealty to Roe v. Wade. It is Hillary's hill to die on. I believe Hillary Clinton would give her life for Roe v. Wade.
. Hillary Clinton's tax plan would raise hundreds of billions of dollars from the wealthy, but would hamstring economic growth and prevent the creation of nearly 700,000 jobs over the next decade, according to a new analysis released Wednesday [10/12/2016]. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, published a score of Clinton's plans for tax policy that found that it would would raise taxes by .4 trillion over the next 10 years, under a static analysis that assumes nothing else changes. That revenue would come from new taxes on high earners, a higher tax rate on multi-million dollar incomes, and new estate taxes. But because those tax hikes would decrease the incentives to work, invest, and save, the group found, the Democrat's tax proposals would slow economic growth.
. Voters' top concerns are the stagnant economy and the threat of terrorism, but you wouldn't know it from Hillary Clinton's TV ads or campaign speeches. She's trying to twist the presidential race into a referendum on political correctness.
"My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that's as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere," Clinton reportedly said to investors in a paid speech she gave to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013. Here's the thing about borders. If you don't have borders, you don't have a country. Americans are beginning to understand this. Europeans understand it now, quite clearly.
. Politicians, pollsters and pundits who are advocates for open borders and the creation of immigration anarchy seek to minimize the true significance of aliens entering the United States without inspection and, of critical importance in this particularly perilous era, without vetting. Their strategy to deceive Americans is to employ the equivalent excuse of the dog eating homework by saying that these illegal aliens entered the United States "without documentation," thus shifting attention from the fact that millions of aliens entered the United States stealthily, without inspection. This is the strategy of Hillary Clinton and her immigration anarchy accomplices.
For more than two decades, Gallup has been asking the public whether the "government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses" or "should do more to solve our country's problems." Its latest poll shows that 54% agree with the former, while just 41% agree with the latter. If you look at the long-term trend, this is one of the most consistent findings you will see in national polling.
. Keep your eye on the ball: The Agenda and the Power to enact it. When you take your eye off that, you will lose to those who never do. Religious people, evangelicals, Mormons, middle and upper middle class suburban women, all take note. Yours will be the greatest losses if the Left returns to power for eight more years.
. [For example,] "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere." [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau. doc, p. 28]
. In closed-door remarks delivered to a foreign bank, Hillary Clinton declared that her "dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders." This statement from one of Clinton's private paid speeches was discovered in leaked emails of Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks.
. Acting head of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile said Sunday [10/9/2016] that she urged every DNC employee not to read the hacked Hillary Clinton campaign emails released by WikiLeaks Friday, because they were "postmarked from Russia." ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Brazile about one of the most damaging revelations, that Clinton allegedly told a group of Brazilian bankers in a paid speech that her "dream" was to implement "open borders and open markets." But Brazile responded by chastising the This Week host for even reading it. "George, when you see something postmarked from Russia, you should be afraid to open up the document," she said.
The Editor says...
Notice that the DNC isn't denying the substance of the emails, but is instead discouraging its employees from knowing the truth.
. Leaked emails from the account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta show the Clinton campaign struggling over what position to take on the subject of gay marriage.
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This is what happens when a person has no moral foundation: He or she goes in search of advice on the safest public position to adopt. The foolish man's house is built upon the sand.
. The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton "would support... closing the gun show loophole by executive order." Fallon also highlighted Clinton's support of universal background checks — which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris — and her support for a scenario wherein victims of crime would be able to sue gun manufacturers.
. Hillary Clinton, along with countless other leftists, wants to overturn the Supreme Court verdict in DC v. Heller that affirmed an individual American's right to own firearms. In the meantime, leftist governments, highlighted by efforts in Seattle and Chicago, are imposing taxes on bullets and guns in a transparent effort to make both as unaffordable as possible. Voting for the status quo will keep all of these efforts ongoing.
. While Trump is following in the footsteps of JFK and Ronald Reagan, Hillary is a fawning admirer of government by the politicians, for the politicians, and of the politicians. Hillary is also the first presidential candidate to tell churches what they should or shouldn't believe in. According to the Gospel of Hillary abortion is a sacrament. She's all for forcing nuns who dedicate their lives to helping the poor to pay for abortions, and she's enthused about making five-year-old girls share the washroom with 40-year-old bearded men who say they think they're really women. While most Americans who do support abortion support it only in cases of rape, or to protect the life of the mother and then only in the first trimester Hillary supports abortion up until the instant of birth for any reason. Hillary is also quite comfortable with Planned Parenthood profiting by selling baby parts.
. [Scroll down] But scarier is her pledge to create five million new jobs. Because she doesn't mean what it sounds like she means. Hillary Clinton is not going invent a new industry like computers and produce her five million jobs that way. She's not going to found a new Internet business like Jeff Bezos or a new retail chain like Sam Walton. She doesn't have the I.Q., training or motivation for anything like that. Instead what she's talking about is: (A) creating new government jobs; or (B) creating new jobs with lobbyists and influence peddlers, the Public-Private-Partnership grifters who fund her political machine. Guys whose sons and daughters run companies who insist they can make jet fuel out of algae or better knock-off Chinese solar panels if only they get stuffed with enough Federal cash. In other words, bad jobs. Jobs which, whether in government or in corrupt private entities, consume wealth rather than create it.
. Donald Trump has gained the lead in Colorado after Hillary Clinton promised to be harder on marijuana laws. At a recent rally, Chelsea Clinton said that her mother would invoke tougher federal laws on marijuana. This is a major upset for the Clinton campaign as they struggle to get the millennial vote. Per usual with Hillary Clinton, money comes first. When given money by the alcohol industry, it's very clear that we'll never see weed decriminalized or completely legalized under a Clinton presidency.
. Pledging to make public service a hallmark of her would-be administration, Democrat Hillary Clinton proposed Friday [9/30/2016] a 5 million-member "national service reserve" project that would train Americans to respond to natural disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The program, Mrs. Clinton said, would allow citizens to continue working in their full-time jobs but essentially would put them on call if state or local governments need more bodies.
Barack H. Obama had the same idea, and called it .
. [Scroll down] Let me pull out my list of Clinton tax hikes: a 0 billion income tax increase in the form of a 28-percent cap on itemized deductions (without lowering personal tax rates); a more-than 0 billion "fairness" tax hike in the form of a 4 percent "surcharge" on high-end earners; and the "Buffet rule," which would establish a 30-percent minimum tax on earners with adjusted gross incomes over million. Clinton also proposes increasing the estate tax rate to a range of 45 to 65 percent and reducing the exemption to .5 million. Remember, estate taxes are already hit once by the income tax, and again by the capital-gains tax. Here, Clinton would end the stepped-up capital gains tax basis and instead value the gain all the way back to the initial transaction.
. On September 30, 1976, a Congress controlled overwhelmingly by Democrats passed legislation that for the first time prohibited federal Medicaid funds from being used to pay for abortion, except in cases in which the mother's life was in danger. The Hyde Amendment, named for its author, Illinois congressman Henry Hyde, was signed by President Jimmy Carter the following year and survived a later challenge to its constitutionality, in 1980. It has been renewed (with the later addition of an exception for cases of rape and incest) by every Congress — and signed by every president — for the past 40 years.
. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton highlighted her call to cap the cost of childcare at 10 percent of parents' income in an op-ed in Fortune magazine published Thursday [9/29/2016]. Clinton said the cap would be made possible "by making historic investments in childcare assistance and providing tax relief to working families."
. After Monday's debate, one thing remains crystal clear: Secretary Clinton believes that government can create the benefits of economic growth without any actual economic growth.
. As we have noted in this space many times, Clinton wants to impose tax hikes and spending increases that even Barack Obama didn't dare advocate. Even economists who support her liberal policies admit that despite her .5 trillion in tax hikes, she would still add 0 billion to the nation's already out-of-control deficits. Clinton wants to push the country further toward socialized medicine, block access to the nation's energy abundance and spend massively on already failed government programs. Make no mistake, if Clinton wins, she will be able to claim a mandate for this extremist agenda. Yes, a Trump presidency would come with many uncertainties. But at least he has some genuine pro-growth policies and a businessman's understanding of what works. A Clinton presidency will be a guaranteed disaster.
. Hillary Clinton, campaigning Monday at Temple University, told college students — many of whom are drowning in debt — that she's the candidate to address their needs. [...] Clinton told the crowd of 300 at Mitten Hall that she has a plan that would offer debt-free public college for everyone, apprentice programs for those who opt to not go to college, and high-quality child care for every family. The pitch was part of her campaign's push to get millennials involved and committed to voting for her in November.
. In May 2000, Tim Kaine, then-mayor of Richmond, Va., used more than ,000 in public funds to charter eight buses. The buses were used to transport city residents from Richmond to the anti-gun, and inaccurately named, Million Mom March in Washington, D.C. The Million Mom March was sponsored and organized by extremist gun control organization the Bell Campaign, which was later renamed the Million Mom March Foundation. The Bell Campaign supported a litany of gun control measures, including gun rationing, a ban on the possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, firearm owner licensing, and gun registration. In regards to the right to keep and bear arms, the Bell Campaign contended, "The Second Amendment does not, and never did, protect the private ownership of guns for private purposes." Following a public outcry over the use of public funds for political purposes, including criticism from Richmond City Council members, Kaine was forced to seek private funds to reimburse the city.
. As our readers know, it is nearly impossible to exaggerate how far to port Hillary Clinton is on abortion, how all-encompassing is her embrace of the ideology of the most militant fringe of the abortion movement. As a service to NRL News Today readers we are updating a post summarizing Ten Ways Clinton has freely expressed her undying devotion to abortion on demand, at home and aboard, paid for by American taxpayers.
. Hillary Clinton frequently says that, as president, she will "build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act." If you are among the 54 percent of Obamacare enrollees who hate their coverage, or belong to the majority of Americans who want the law repealed, or are merely one of the millions whose out-of-pocket health care costs have skyrocketed, you might wonder, "What successes?"
. The election of Hillary Clinton would mean final defeat for American conservativism — for at least a generation and almost certainly for much longer than that. [...] The US Supreme Court will become a five vote rubber stamp for the Left immediately upon Clinton's appointment of Justice Scalia's replacement. That majority will be sustained or enlarged by whatever further vacancies come Clinton's way. So, adding it all up, the number of new future statist client voters after Clinton will be in the neighborhood of 26-38 million: 11-20 million amnestied illegals; 12 million new, almost exclusively third world, statist voting legal immigrants; and another 4-6 million newly arrived illegals. With the full power of the federal executive branch in their hands, and no opposition from an increasingly partisan federal judiciary and Supreme Court, the re-empowered Left will move its newly chosen voters around as it chooses — to the states where their voting presence will have the greatest effect.
[Scroll down] And Hillary Clinton is no less ideologically aligned with socialistic solutions. A disciple of Saul Alinsky, and the first architect of a socialized healthcare system for the U.S., she has made some brash statements over the years that reveal her ideological convictions. Among her many anti-capitalist statements are these nuggets. "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good," (6/29/04). "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity," (5/29/07). "(We) ... can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people," (6/4/07). "I certainly think the free-market has failed," (6/4/07). The brilliant economist, Thomas Sowell, has philosophically put the failed socialist ideology into proper perspective. "I have never understood why it is 'greed' to want to keep the money you've earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else's money."
. Hillary Clinton has met with leaders of a racist hate group responsible for torching cities and inciting the murders of police officers. Deray McKesson, one of the Black Lives Matter hate group leaders she met with, had praised the looting of white people and endorsed cop killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu-Jamal. The Black Lives Matter hate group had specifically made a point of targeting white people in "white spaces" for harassment. It would go on to incite the mass murder of police officers in Dallas and other racist atrocities. Despite all this, Hillary Clinton has never disavowed the racist hate group. Instead she doubled down on supporting the hate group and its icons at the Democratic National Convention. Now, after Trump's appeal to the black community, Hillary is desperately trying to divide us by race.
. Steve Moore, an advisor on Donald Trump's tax plan and a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, laughed at Hillary Clinton's charge that Trump's plan to terminate the federal estate tax — also called the death tax — would save his family billion dollars. "She says we're going to get billion from Donald Trump on the death tax? No you're not, you're not going to get anywhere near that," he chuckled, dismissing the claim Clinton made while campaigning in Ohio on Wednesday [8/17/2016]. "The people who tend to get killed by the death tax are not people like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump — they have tax advisors."
. It's all so maladroit and ham-handed that it would be laughable if not for the stakes: Clinton's strategy for distracting attention from her corruption and incompetence, so that she can win the White House, is an all-out attempt to re-start the Cold War (at the risk of one or more very hot wars) and resurrect Joe McCarthy between now and November. And it just might work. No, I can't bring myself to support Donald Trump. But it's getting harder and harder to peg him as the distinctively harebrained, irresponsible, unhinged one in the race.
. Hillary Clinton is running the first presidential campaign in the history of the United States based explicitly on the gutting of a core Constitutional and human right. Clinton has made attacking the human right of self-defense a key part of her 2016 campaign, and if she's elected — and down-ballot Democrats manage to take control of the Senate and/or House — she's poised to be able to destroy the gun rights of American citizens in three distinct ways.
• Place progressive, anti-gun justices on the Supreme Court
• Pass bans on a wide range of common firearms
• repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA)
. Hillary Clinton recently laid out her plan for the economy, which boils down to more government, more spending, more taxes, more regulations and more red tape. It translates into more debt and less growth. Some of the most outrageous provisions of her plan are those that target U.S. corporations abroad. To be fair, Clinton's policies are very similar to those of President Barack Obama. They both want to prevent U.S. companies from leaving the country through a process called inversion. They both also fundamentally misunderstand the reasons behind inversions and try to fix the perceived problem by treating the symptoms rather than the causes.
. Underpinning Hillary Clinton's political philosophy is a coercive secularism that eliminates conservative Christians from public life. Should she win, she will not only force Christians to pay for contraceptives but also abortions. She will treat their schools and churches as the equivalent of Bob Jones University. She will court-martial chaplains and soldiers who don't submit to her LGBT agenda. In effect, a governmental boycott will fall on all Christian institutions that do not conform to Hillary's secularist fiats. Churches that don't marry homosexuals will suffer the kind of governmental ostracizing the Boy Scouts faced until they knuckled under to political correctness. In Obama's "fundamentally transformed" America, traditional Judeo-Christian morality is defined as "un-American." The counterculture has become the culture. Flag-burners have become patriots. Defenders of cop-killers "reform" police departments. Heretics run churches. And government becomes God.
. When many conservatives first learned back in 2007 that I had the temerity to write a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton, especially after books on the faiths of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, they looked at me with a mix of amazement and annoyance. Why would you do that? [...] In the time since that book was published, Clinton has completely ditched her defense of marriage, becoming gung ho not only for same-sex "marriage" but much of the "LGBTQ" agenda, which has become a major thrust of her presidential campaign. Moreover, her abortion extremism has only gotten worse — and that's really saying something. Hillary Clinton has plainly become a "pro-choice" fanatic. Her support of abortion and — conversely — vilification of pro-lifers, is way over-the-top. She has flown off the hinges. In the process, her onetime championing of religious freedom has been devoured by her devotion to the rabid pro-choice cause.
. It was a powerful-sounding speech, promising to solve everyone's problems and the problems that had never occurred to them. Jobs, lots of them, how? — Infrastructure! Why is it always infrastructure? If you remember, Obama was going to create all sorts of jobs in Infrastructure — "crumbling roads and bridges" — all sorts of promises of what they were going to do, and eventually Obama admitted that there didn't seem to actually be any "shovel-ready jobs." [...] Construction jobs are temporary. That's why Obama said there weren't any "shovel-ready jobs." We went through all this before, but Hillary wasn't paying attention, or else she doesn't care because it sounds good.
. I write for a living, but I thoroughly understand the power of visuals — to educate, to motive, and often to enchant. And to terrify. A couple of days ago Gary Bauer's American Values Action PAC released a YouTube video that in a mere 57 seconds encapsulates why Hillary Clinton is (by anyone's definition not on the abortion industry's payroll) an abortion extremist. These are Clinton's own words and they are not taken out of context.
. Democrats simply can't be honest about economic policy. They have to demonize the wealthy to incite class warfare. They must perpetuate and expand government dependency programs, which means creating incentives for people to remain out of the work force. They must vilify the rich for not paying their fair share of taxes, despite the undeniable fact that upper-income earners pay far more taxes — actual and percentage — and that the lower half of income earners pay no income taxes at all. How much "fairer" can it be for them?
. Hillary Clinton has big plans for the economy if she's elected president, as she made clear in her speech in economically troubled Warren, Mich., on Thursday. It's too bad that her big plans involve only big spending and big taxes, which will produce little if any economic growth. Clinton's speech was framed around four questions. Which candidate has a plan to create good jobs? Who will ensure the top pay their "fair share" of taxes? Who will go to bat for families? And who can deliver results? But her answer to every question was the same: more government spending, more government mandates and regulations, and higher taxes on businesses and investors. Indeed, in 30 minutes she managed to pack in a huge number of new government programs.
. [Scroll down] Hillary Clinton flip-flops, too. She was for trade pacts, but she's now against them; against gay marriage, now for it; for the Iraq war, now against it. Clinton lies even more than Trump. She lies about her emails, running from sniper fire, making 0,000 from a ,000 investment in cattle futures, etc. This column doesn't have room for all her lies. But with Clinton, too, it's not the lies that will do the most damage, it's the policies she'll push — higher taxes, involvement in more foreign wars, endless regulation that will stop innovation. Most of the time, the danger isn't politicians' personal corruption. The real cost to our prosperity and freedom comes from what the politicians do legally.
. The National Rifle Association's political arm debuted a new TV ad Wednesday that depicts Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as a wealthy and powerful elite who is protected by armed guards while opposing gun rights for average Americans. "An out of touch hypocrite — she'll leave you defenseless," says the male narrator in the ad. The 30-second spot titled "Defenseless" shows a woman resembling Mrs. Clinton being whisked in a black SUV to a private jet, where machine-gun toting guards stand watch her as she crosses the tarmac.
. The Communist Party USA may not control many actual votes, but what they lack in support is made up for in enthusiasm. That passion was in full display with a seven-person team of "reporters" covering their national political convention last month. And their convention was the Democratic National Convention that nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton as their undisputed candidate for president of the United States.
. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don't agree on much of anything, but there is one area where they have a meeting of the minds: they both want to spend way more on public works programs. Hillary Clinton says that her primary jobs stimulus will be a massive 5 billion-plus infrastructure spending binge. Donald Trump one-upped Hillary last week promising to spend twice that amount. He says the money is necessary because of crumbling roads and "bridges that are falling down." It's a rare source of agreement, so wouldn't you know it: they're both wrong.
. [Hillary] Clinton has left the campaign trail littered with her ideas for bigger government and has proposed major increases in taxes to pay for it in part. A new report from the center-right American Action Forum says that 13 major new spending proposals from Clinton would "have a dramatic effect on the federal budget." How dramatic? The AAF says that Clinton's various plans would boost taxes by .3 trillion over the next decade, but it would grow spending by an even larger .5 trillion. That's an added .2 trillion in deficits for the next 10 years.
. Hillary Clinton comes up .2 trillion short in paying for her policy agenda, despite hiking taxes by .3 trillion, according to a new analysis of the Democratic nominee's campaign platform. The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, released a report Thursday [8/4/2016] finding Clinton's domestic agenda would "have a dramatic effect on the federal budget." Gordon Gray, American Action Forum's director of fiscal policy, based the report on estimates of policy proposals from the Clinton campaign itself, as well as independent analyses from the Tax Policy Center and the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget.
. Speaking at a campaign rally Tuesday in Nebraska with billionaire Warren Buffett, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump for wanting to "cut taxes for the super-rich." She then followed up by promising she would "raise taxes on the middle class." "Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich," Clinton told the jeering crowd. "Well we're not going there, my friends. I'm telling you right now, we're going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!" The crowd cheered and Clinton appeared unaware of her Freudian slip.
. In his emotional speech Wednesday [7/27/2016], President Obama promised that "we're going to carry Hillary to victory." To judge from Clinton's performance last night, being carried by the party is the only way she's going to get there. Instead of giving the speech of her life on the biggest night of her life, Clinton delivered an uninspired and uninspiring wish list of all the things she and other Democrats would get Washington to do. Big things, little things, everything. Her core principle, if it can be called a principle, is that government is here to take charge, making her theme of "stronger together" suddenly seem like a warning that her main goal is building an all-consuming federal bureaucracy.
. On the same week that a Catholic priest was slaughtered by Islamic militants on a church altar in northern France, the Democrats made love the theme of their nominating convention in Philadelphia. It's a nice sentiment, but it won't get Hillary Clinton elected the next president. Clinton's image problems are well known. Voters don't like her, and they think she's dishonest. For the first time, according to a new Gallup poll, Clinton's unfavorable ratings match Donald Trump's at 58 percent. Her convention speech is not going to fix things. She needs a new plan.
. Another program, another tax hike. Hillary Clinton today proposed a 0 billion tax increase as part of a "New College Compact" spending program. The 0 billion tax hike over ten years comes in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions. This creates a new Alternative Minimum Tax.
. [Scroll down] Hillary's formally proposed trillion net tax increase consists of the following: [#1] Income Tax Increase — 0 Billion: Clinton has proposed a 0 billion income tax hike in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions. [#2] Business Tax Increase — 5 Billion: Clinton has called for a tax hike of at least 5 billion through undefined business tax reform, as described in a Clinton campaign document. [#3] "Fairness" Tax Increase — 0 Billion: According to her published plan, Clinton has called for a tax increase of "between 0 and 0 billion" by "restoring basic fairness to our tax code." These proposals include a "fair share surcharge," the taxing of carried interest capital gains as ordinary income, and a hike in the Death Tax. But there are even more Clinton tax hike proposals not included in the tally above. Her campaign has failed to release specific details for many of her proposals. The true Clinton net tax hike figure is likely much higher than trillion.
. Hillary Clinton can try to run and hide from the radical ideas proposed in the democrat Platform, but her policies proposals confirm her full embrace of the "The Sanders Manifesto," which declares war on small business and threatens millions jobs across the country. Last night [7/19/2016], in an interview with CBS's Charlie Rose, Clinton ridiculously claimed that her policies and the policies of her Party had not shifted to the left, even though Socialist Bernie Sanders called the democrat Platform "the most progressive platform ever." Clinton's laughable argument that the democrat Party is the party of the "center-left" couldn't be more untrue. [Video clip]
. It seems Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine wants to waste as little time as possible before reaching deep into tax payer pockets. Kaine was named the vice presidential candidate of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over the weekend. Just days later, he's announced his priority for the first 100 days of the Clinton administration — give citizenship across the board to every single illegal immigrant in the United States. And it would cost taxpayers big time.
. A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in "the first 100 days" of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday [7/25/2016], presenting a deep contrast with Republicans. Mr. Kaine also predicted that House Republicans, who stopped President Obama's last bid for legalization in 2013, will reverse themselves next year and said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization.
. It doesn't matter that Obamacare — aka the Unaffordable Care and Patient Deflection Act — has been an expensive, immoral disaster. What counts, according to the Left, is that it has made "care" (actually, an overpriced form of coerced insurance "coverage") more "available." But as taxpayer-funded state "co-ops" continue to collapse across the country, what's needed is... expansion!
. Hillary Clinton said in an interview with Vox published Monday that illegal immigration is a problem for the United States because some undocumented workers are taking jobs from Americans, causing serious anxiety in the country. Clinton at first appeared to downplay the idea that Americans lose jobs to illegal immigrants before saying that for many people it's a real problem.
. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged voters to look at their personal habits in order to stop climate change, calling it one of the world's biggest problems that the next president would have to face.
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On the contrary, global warming is probably the most inconsequential "problem" the world has ever had, mainly because it stopped, all by itself, several years ago. And even if the world is gradually warming, there is no reason to believe such warming is mostly caused by human activity rather than by sunlight. And even if global warming is mostly the result of the combustion of hydrocarbons, there is no solution other than to shut down all industrial activity and automobile traffic. I think the best solution — and certainly the lowest cost solution — is to do nothing about it and let nature take its course.
. Hillary Clinton has lurched leftward on college education, releasing a new plan that calls for all families earning less than 5,000 to receive free tuition at public colleges. She credits the shift to the influence of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and it's almost certainly intended to consolidate support from Sanders backers. Previously, Clinton's plan had focused on making public college "debt-free" while still requiring students from middle income families to pay at least some tuition. Now, though, Clinton wants the majority of students to pay nothing at all.
. Democrat Hillary Clinton told a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday that she wants to "make it right" for "hard-working Americans," including debt-burdened college students. "Let's set the goal of making college debt-free for everyone," Clinton said, without giving details.
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In this case, "debt-free" just means "free." She wants the government to provide free college education indoctrination for all. Naturally there will be several strings attached, but she hasn't mentioned those details.
. If you want to know how bankrupt the Democratic Party is today of pro-growth ideas, check out Hillary Clinton's latest speech on the economy. She has absolutely nothing new to offer that President Obama hasn't already tried.
. Hillary Clinton is known for her shameless hypocrisy, but her broadside Tuesday [6/21/2016] against Donald Trump was over the top — even for her. Start with the fact that, while her whole point was to slam Trump's economic plans, she kicked it off by lauding — yes, lauding — President Obama's economic record. This, when Obama's the first president in history never to see 3 percent growth or more in a single year of his watch. When record numbers of workers have given up on finding jobs and dropped out of the labor market. When the Federal Reserve predicts sluggish (at best) growth for the next few years. Yet Clinton claims this is her role model for boosting the economy.
. Hillary Clinton said her historic presidential campaign "belongs to" Planned Parenthood "staff" and abortionists. "I'm grateful to the entire Planned Parenthood family. You made this campaign your own," the Democratic presidential nominee said at a speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, D.C., on Friday [6/10/2016]. After specifically referencing the 1,000 volunteers who showed up for a Planned Parenthood training event in Pittsburgh last month, she continued. "It belongs to the staff, the donors, and to the providers," she said.
. Hillary Clinton isn't sure the Second Amendment is a constitutional right. But she's sure the right to abortion is. Speaking at a Planned Parenthood event in Washington Friday [6/10/2016], the likely Democratic nominee called "safe and legal abortion" a "constitutional right." [Video clip]
. Hillary Clinton promised to stand by Planned Parenthood in a speech to activists from the group in Washington, D.C. on Friday [6/10/2016]. In her speech Friday, she thanked the non-profit women's health group for their support in the primary and highlighted her staunch support for abortion rights. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee warned the crowd that if elected president, her opponent Donald Trump would weaken women's rights.
. Clinton kicked off the 2016 campaign talking about inequality, corporate greed and the struggling middle class. She's still talking about those issues and still framing many of them through a set of often-wonky policy proposals that often focus on what you might call "kitchen-table issues" for families. Her ideas rely on a combination of added government regulation, particularly in labor markets, and increased federal spending, in areas such as education and child care.
. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton just couldn't bring herself to say on ABC's "This Week" that Americans have an individual right to own guns. But it didn't stop her from denying Donald Trump's claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Clinton accused Trump of making "outright fabrications, accusing me of something that is absolutely untrue." From changing the Supreme Court to make it possible to again ban guns in the United States to making it more costly to own guns, I predict that a President Hillary Clinton will do four things to either ban guns or at least reduce gun ownership, especially for poor people: [...]
. Looks like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is betting the farm that America's voters are with her in her position against building a secure wall along the United States' border with Mexico. When asked by Univision correspondent Luis Megid about how she plans to secure the country's border, Clinton said that instead of "building walls ... we should be building bridges."
. Several leftist media outlets — and also a so-called "veterans' group" — have launched a new effort to get veterans to help propel Hillary Clinton to the White House. This is quite ironic, of course, since few people have done more to disarm military veterans than the Clintons. Under President Bill Clinton, veterans with PTSD lost their gun rights when the VA began forwarding veterans' names to the FBI for placement in the NICS system. To date, over 257,000 military veterans have lost their gun rights because of the precedent that began under the Clinton administration. And there is no doubt that this antipathy for our veterans' gun rights continues with Hillary — and that she wants to take away guns from far more Americans than simply veterans.
. Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the election to Hillary Clinton. However, an examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders.
. A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency. Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled U.S. immigration law during his two terms in office.
. The NRA-ILA is a top source for news about issue that could affect our Second Amendment rights. Not that it is much of a surprise, but the Democrat frontrunner has pledged to assault the Second Amendment on day one if elected. As usual, she claims she wants to lower gun violence... by stepping on the throats of gun manufacturers.
. Hillary Clinton believes a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that is the linchpin of an individual's right to own a gun was "wrongly decided," her policy adviser told Bloomberg Politics on Friday [5/20/2016]. [...] The stance by Clinton, the all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee, carries potentially profound implications for the future of gun rights in the U.S. In striking down a longstanding handgun ban in the District of Columbia, the D.C. v. Heller ruling marked the first time the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protected an individual's right to own a firearm for lawful purposes such as self-defense in the home.
. Democrats, skittish over pushing gun control since Al Gore's bid for the White House fell short in 2000, are once again flirting with the issue, preparing to pick perhaps the most anti-gun presidential nominee in a generation. Hillary Clinton's provocations will be on the minds of thousands of Second Amendment activists gathering in Louisville beginning Thursday [5/19/2016] as the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meetings, insisting Mrs. Clinton's fierce gun control stance will once again hamstring Democrats in a national election. Likely GOP nominee Donald Trump will speak Friday, delivering his fervent pro-gun stance to the one part of the conservative coalition that has quickly and eagerly embraced him — which makes the contrast with Mrs. Clinton, who's highlighted her anti-gun stance, all the more striking.
. Recently, Hillary's gun control mask slipped a bit when her daughter Chelsea promised that her mom was eager to return to her gun-grabbing ways. She promised that a Clinton Supreme Court would issue a "definitive ruling" on the subject — by which she meant overturn D.C. vs. Heller — and gut the 2nd Amendment. To remind you of her true intentions, the GOP War Room has cleaned up and re-released some leaked audio from last October. In it, Hillary makes it plain as day.
. Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says she's for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth." She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge. This is a different Hillary Clinton from the one we've seen in debates with Bernie Sanders, her socialist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. It's the centrist-at-heart Clinton whom conservatives and Republicans eager for an acceptable alternative to Donald Trump can vote for. Only there's a problem: This Hillary Clinton is entirely mythical. She doesn't exist. As the Democratic party has lurched to the left, she has lurched with it.
. Clinton and Sanders both want to recycle the coal industry into Solyndra reboots, but one difference is that Bernie didn't say so out loud at a nationally televised debate: [Video clip]
. Donald Trump told his supporters at a rally in Lynden, Washington, on Saturday that the presumptive Democrat nominee would like to abolish Second Amendment. [...] Clinton seems to be of the opinion that she understands the Second Amendment better than the Founding Fathers or the U.S. Supreme Court, as revealed last October.
. "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans.
. [#4] Replace Instant Background Checks With Indefinite Background Checks: Clinton wants to expand the time frame in which a background for a gun purchase is conducted. The current time frame is "instant" — via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System — but there is an allowance for the FBI to take up to three days to complete the criminal records search on a would-be gun buyer. Clinton wants to expand the FBI's three day allowance by transforming it into an indefinite amount of time to complete a search.
. Hillary Clinton's pitch to voters in Appalachia fell flat this week, and she is in real danger of losing the West Virginia primary to Sen. Bernard Sanders next week — but analysts say the former first lady has deeper problems in coal country that could spill into the general election. Mrs. Clinton has shifted positions on coal over the past eight years, moving from high praise for clean-coal technology and the fuel's role in U.S. energy production in 2008 to guaranteeing miners will be out of work and coal mines shut down if she is elected to the White House in November. Although she has tried to distance herself from those inflammatory statements and salvage her campaign in the pro-coal territory of West Virginia, Kentucky and elsewhere, political analysts say there is little Mrs. Clinton can do to repair the damage. Attempts to appeal to blue-collar workers in Appalachia and possibly snatch those states from the Republican column in November look futile.
. Obama is leaving office, but the woman he wants to succeed him, Hillary Clinton, still needs to sell that line of BS to a skeptical public looking for economic relief as the 2016 presidential election approaches. Can she do it? It's hard to say. But one thing is certain: Clinton's sales (or snow) job just got a lot harder after Thursday's GDP report — which showed the great Obama economy barely growing during the first quarter of the year, underscoring the bad economic hand she'll be forced to play this election season.
. We here are the Federalist Papers Project have been warning that if Hillary Clinton becomes President she will be a true anti-gun president and will seek to confiscate our guns and put a major crimp in our Second Amendment rights. Now Hilary's own daughter, Chelsea, is flat out admitting that what we have been saying here is 100 percent correct: Hillary will seek to destroy the Second Amendment. In an MSNBC broadcast of comments made at a campaign event in Maryland, Chelsea Clinton flat out admitted that her mother would seek to undermine the Second Amendment and take away our rights. Chelsea also specifically noted her mother will stack the Supreme Court with extremist liberals who will follow her policy to destroy the Second Amendment.
. During an MSNBC town hall on Monday evening [4/25/2016], Hillary Clinton praised President Obama's accomplishments on a number of policy issues, including the economy, but said she wanted to "go further" on other issues. [...] Among the items she named as wanting to "make a big, big push on," included equal pay for women (despite the fact that the Clinton Foundation pays female executives less than their male counterparts), early childhood education, affordable college and deb-free tuition, the Affordable Care Act, mental health, criminal justice reform, and — you guessed it — gun control.
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. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised that her Cabinet would be 50% women if she is elected president during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday [4/25/2016].
. Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday [4/20/2016] when she said the following: "I'm very supportive of the mayor's proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids. I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that's a way to do it, that's how we should do it. Clinton used preschool as an excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear: Clinton's official campaign plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.
Yesterday [4/20/2016(?)] in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton noted that she was "very supportive" of Mayor Jim Kenney's soda tax plan, the highest such tax proposed in the United States: [Video clip] This new tax would make a 20-ounce bottle of soda 60 cents more expensive for distributors, who would obviously pass those costs on to consumers, forcing them to pay more for every bottle of Sprite and can of Coke they purchase.
. Given the Democrats' dismal record when they run on an anti-gun platform, it is hard to believe that Hillary Clinton wants to make gun control her signature issue. Nevertheless, that appears to be the case. [...] What do you think Hillary means by "chang[ing] the gun culture"? My guess is that she knows next to nothing about the "gun culture" as it is experienced by those who own and use firearms, and what she has in mind is making it really, really hard for anyone to buy a gun. Except for her armed guards, of course.
. Hillary Clinton had one word for a supporter who urged her on Thursday [4/21/2016] to use executive action as president to restrict citizens from carrying guns in their vehicles: "Amen. "We need you to be able to use your executive powers to legislate that you can't carry guns in cars, you can't bring cars in buildings that are not assured to carry them," an audience member at a campaign forum in Hartford, Conn. told Clinton. "We need executive powers to say we will fight for life and not kowtow to the sons and daughters of Charlton Heston," he added, referred to the actor and former president of the National Rifle Association. "Whoa, let the congregation say, 'Amen,'" Clinton responded.
. At a meeting with families of gun-violence victims in Hartford, Conn., today, Hillary Clinton vowed to use "every single minute of every day" to "change the gun culture" in America. Participants at the event included Erica Smegielski, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, and Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was also among the Sandy Hook victims. Clinton, who has been hammering at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over gun control, said "if anything else were killing 33,000 Americans a year... we would be fully mobilized, doing everything we possible could to save lives."
I predict the members of Hillary's anti-gun gang will be wearing brown shirts.
. Hillary Clinton said that society needs to have "positive gangs" during a discussion on gun violence Thursday [4/21/2016] in Connecticut. "You said something that is so important for people to hear. You know, joining a gang is like having a family. It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. So we're either going to have gangs that murder and rob and do the things that are so destructive to the gang members and to the community," she said. "Or, we're going to have positive gangs. We're going to have positive alternatives for young people. The discussion that Clinton took part in was to push her gun law agenda further to potential voters.
. Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. "It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control," Clinton said. "Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down. Clinton then touted her mother's record on gun control issues and knowledge that the Supreme Court has an effect on whether many gun control laws stand.
Hillary is a tough talker while whe is surrounded by heavily-armed Secret Service agents.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday [4/20/2016] that Americans have too many guns in their homes. "When it comes to guns, we have just too many guns. On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods," the former secretary of state told a gun violence forum in Philadelphia, according to a clip obtained by Washington Free Beacon.
. Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today [4/14/2016] to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. [...] In Citizens United, the Court ruled that the First Amendment protects unlimited independent political expenditures by nonprofit groups. The case famously arose when Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit corporation that produces documentaries, made a movie attacking Clinton and released advertisements promoting the movie during her presidential campaign in 2008. A federal court ruled that the regnant campaign laws banned the airing of those ads and the movie in the 30 days prior to the Democratic primaries.
. Not to be outdone by Bernie Sanders in promising free stuff to voters, Hillary Clinton is promising to raise taxes by an astounding trillion dollars a year. Taking that kind money out of the economy and putting it into the hands of government bureaucrats will tank the economy. But of course, with so many members of the voting pubic not paying income taxes, this may actually be an attractive proposition to them.
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton confirmed she plans to raise taxes by at least trillion dollars during an interview with New York Daily News released Monday [4/11/2016]. The former secretary of state proposed a slew of new hikes — including a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions to raise 0 billion for college subsides. Through "business tax reform," she said she plans to bring in 5 billion for infrastructure purposes and plans to raise somewhere between 0 and 0 billion in revenue by eliminating certain deductions, raising the estate tax, capital gains tax and implementing the "Buffett Rule," meaning anyone making over million a year will face at least a 30 percent tax rate.
. Clinton calls her plan "Make it in America," but you will look in vain to find any part of it that would actually help manufacturing. There's no talk of reforming corporate taxes, lifting the heavy burden of needless EPA regulations, or reducing the cost of hiring new workers. Instead, she wants to get government more deeply involved in the industry — by punishing those that dare to move jobs or investment offshore, while rewarding those that do her bidding.
. Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," while discussing her position on abortion, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said under our laws currently "the unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."
. A gaffe, as Michael Kinsley famously explained it, is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. And Hillary Clinton did exactly that on Meet the Press yesterday [4/3/2016], violating the rulebook of Planned Parenthood to use language that obscures the nature of abortion, substituting words like "choice" and "fetal tissue mass" to mask the taking of a human a life. Hillary's sin? Stating her view that "an unborn person does not have constitutional rights." Acknowledging that an "unborn person" is what is being killed, or terminated, as the abortion industry prefers to euphemize it, creates legal conceptual difficulties.
. Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton ran afoul of both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the abortion debate Sunday [4/3/2016] when she said constitutional rights do not apply to an "unborn person" or "child." "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," Mrs. Clinton said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Now that doesn't mean that we don't do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support." Mrs. Clinton also said "there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions" on abortion during the third trimester of pregnancy.
. On Sunday [4/3/2016], Hillary Clinton told Chuck Todd that no unborn child has constitutional rights. "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," under our current laws, said Clinton. She also said that "the woman's right to make decisions" is most important when it comes to abortion. Most notable perhaps is Clinton's use of "person." Oftentimes, when talking about a woman's right to choose, pro-choicers will use terminology that suggests the unborn is not a person or human, but a "fetus." [Video clip]
. Hillary Clinton says that unborn children do not have "constitutional rights." In an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" airing on Sunday [4/3/2016], Clinton said that while it "doesn't mean that you don't do everything possible to try to fulfill your obligations [to help the unborn person], it does not include sacrificing the woman's right to make decisions." Todd asked Clinton "if an unborn child has constitutional rights" and Clinton replied, "Well, under our laws, that is not something that exists. The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."
GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is taking a beating from the press over his flip-flops on abortion. But the leading Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, has escaped serious scrutiny over her extreme position that would seem to prohibit any restrictions on the procedure. [...] During an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press," Mrs. Clinton, who is a grandmother, was asked, "Are there reasonable restrictions that you would ever support on abortion?" She seemed to reply that she supported no limits to abortion up until the moment of birth.
. On the campaign trail for her mother, Chelsea Clinton is both giving Hillary Clinton credit for Obamacare's basic framework and distancing her from the boondoggle's massive increase in costs to average Americans. [...] However, Truth Revolt observed last week that Chelsea Clinton told voters that something needed to be done to deal with Obamacare's "crushing costs" and said her mother was prepared to consider "executive action" as a means to bring down those costs.
. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to demand that the Senate approve President Obama's Supreme Court pick — even though she herself seemed to undercut Judge Merrick Garland, saying she wanted justices with more varied "life experience" than what he brings to the bench. Mrs. Clinton said she wouldn't second-guess Mr. Obama's decision to pick Judge Garland to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but added that if she were in the Oval Office she would search for nominees in the mold of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Mrs. Clinton said Justice Sotomayor's Hispanic heritage and underprivileged upbringing brought needed perspectives to the high court.
. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton claimed Tuesday [3/22/2016] there is "no evidence" to prove raising the minimum wage costs jobs.
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This page is full of evidence that the minimum wage is a job killer.
. Hillary Clinton made quite the incredulous claim last week. In an interview with an Arizona radio station, Clinton asserted the U.S.-Mexico border is secure and migration from the Central American country was no longer a problem. "I think we've done a really good job securing the border," the Democratic front-runner confidently stated.
. By now, most people probably know about one of Secretary Hillary Clinton's biggest campaign gaffes to date: "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." As soon as I heard it, I tweeted: "Imagine a presidential candidate running for office based on putting people out of work?" I wasn't the only one shocked by the uncharacteristic clarity of her statement.
. This isn't about Judge Robert Bork, or the "Biden Rule" — this is a fight about President Obama undermining the checks and balances established in the Constitution. For instance, President Obama has tried to essentially shut down our coal industry through new EPA regulations limiting carbon emissions. These rules would create a massive dislocation to our economy, which has long benefited from cheap energy, including abundant coal. That there is a significant cost to the economy is clear; Hillary Clinton recently said "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." How right, and how cruelly nonchalant that statement is.
. Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools. She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic presidential debate in Michigan on Sunday for an "education SWAT team" to swarm down and rescue students from failing districts in decrepit cities such as Detroit (run by whom? Oh, yeah. Democrats!). "I want to set-up inside the Department of Education, for want of a better term, kind of an education SWAT team, if you will," Clinton explained in a bizarre, semi-blaccent, "where we've got qualified people, teachers, principals, maybe folks who are retired, maybe folks who are active, but all of whom are willing to come and help."
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America's "worst public schools" are filled with the illegitimate children from America's worst households. Decades of godless, fatherless, lawless, welfare-dependent "families" cannot be remedied, normalized and assimilated into polite society by a sudden show of federal force. Besides, the Department of Education already has a SWAT team, and it's not something to be proud of.           (, of course.)
. Norquist was referring to Clinton's comment in Sunday's Democrat debate where she said, "So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place." [...] While Clinton has always been terrible on the gun issue, her anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment statement in Sunday's debate was broad and sweeping: "I think we have to try everything that works to try to limit the numbers of people and the kinds of people who are given access to firearms."
. [Scroll down] In 2014 Clinton also stated with regard to fracking that "expanding production is creating tens of thousands of new jobs," and "lower costs are helping give the United Stated a big competitive advantage." While Hillary may no longer admit this about fracking, her past statements of support are completely accurate. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), fracking has led to reductions in imported energy, down from 60 percent of what the U.S. used in 2004 to 38 percent in 2013. For 2012 alone, this led to a 4 billion increase in U.S. GDP, 2.1 million jobs created, and increased the income of every American household by roughly ,200. Hillary Clinton's criticism of fracking at the recent Democratic debate is a blatant attempt by her campaign to gain power by appealing to the misinformed prejudices and emotions of the extreme left.
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. "I think we have to try everything that works to try to limit the numbers of people and the kinds of people who are given access to firearms," Hillary Clinton said at Sunday night's [3/6/2016] Democrat debate in Michigan. "The Brady Bill, which has been in effect now for about 23 years, has kept more than two million purchases from going forward. So we do have to continue to try to work on that because not every killer will have the same profile." Clinton endorsed "comprehensive background checks" for online purchases and those at guns shows. She aslo wants to make sure gun sales do not proceed if background checks are not completed in three days.
. Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black votes — a staggering 86 percent in South Carolina. She's doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment. Clinton routinely tells blacks they are the victims of "systemic racism" and scolds whites for not demonstrating more "humility." She falsely claims that discrimination is causing higher poverty rates and incarceration rates in the black community. There isn't a shred of evidence to back up her claims. Even so, she gets a pass from the media.
. This Wednesday [2/24/2016] at a fundraiser in Columbia, South Carolina, Black Lives Matter activist Ashley Williams demanded that Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton apologize to black people for "mass incarceration." In a speech Clinton gave twenty years ago, she equated some black youths to "super-predators." Williams unfurled a handmade sign that included a quote from that speech: "we have to bring [the super-predators] to heel." After a tense exchange between the Williams and Clinton, the former was ushered out of the fundraiser. Thursday afternoon, Clinton capitulated.
. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said they'll go further than President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration, with Sanders condemning recent deportation raids as "unacceptable."
. [Scroll down] Hillary as a candidate and a person has no connection to the black community. Her husband was routinely called "the first black president" during his tenure, but that was meaningless shtick used to placate discontented voters. What has Hillary done to earn anyone's vote, let alone support specifically from black voters? Nothing. Well, nothing except pandering. Progressives derive their power from division — race, gender, sexuality, income, you name it. Racial division is their political "comfort food," their most successful weapon. And it's about to be deployed like never before.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States of America, because she doesn't know what the United States of America are. Terry Shumaker, former U.S. ambassador to Trinidad (I wonder what that gig cost him) and current abject minion in the service of Mrs. Clinton, quotes Herself telling an audience in New Hampshire: "Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country." There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf. Serfdom is a form of bondage.
. "We have to change the tax system so that it is fairer," Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday [1/27/2016]. To her, that means taking more money from the rich and spending it on other people's college tuition, child care, and paid family leave. "There are things we can do that will relieve the burdens on middle-class families, and the money should come from those who have it," Clinton told a gathering in Marshalltown, Iowa, Wednesday.
. During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she "loves" the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she's elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday [1/26/2016], Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation.
. A second Clinton administration could mean a future Justice Barack Obama. At a campaign event in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lit up when a voter asked her if she would consider appointing the president to the Supreme Court should she win the White House. "Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow," the Democratic presidential candidate responded. "He may have a few other things to do but I tell you that's a great idea."
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You can safely bet that [#1] the question was provided to that "voter" by Hillary's staff, and Hillary was in no way surprised by it, since Hillary put on one of the worst phony surprised acts ever seen, and [#2] the question was either written by Hillary herself, or supplied by someone in the White House.
. Hillary Clinton's proposed tax plan would raise taxes by 8 billion over the next decade and would reduce the economy's size by 1 percent, according to analysis by the Tax Foundation. In order to pay for the new and expanded government programs Clinton has touted on the campaign trail, her proposed tax plan will increase marginal tax rates on income, labor, and capital, a move that will in turn reduce GDP, lower wages, and eliminate jobs. Most of the 8 billion in tax revenue over the next decade would come from individual income taxes, the estate tax, and taxes on corporations.
. Once a proponent of making abortions "safe, legal and rare," Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now dropped the "rare" from her rhetorical pitch as she seeks to rally the Planned Parenthood vote. Ever more worried by a challenge from Sen. Bernard Sanders, Mrs. Clinton has placed women's rights at the forefront of her candidacy, rallying with a heightened sense of absolutism: fighting against all restrictions on abortions, including during the ninth month of pregnancy.
. If you like Barack Obama, you'll love Hillary Clinton. That seems to be the Democratic front-runner's pitch as she charges into the final stretch to the Iowa caucuses, embracing the administration's agenda and casting rival Bernie Sanders as a threat to that legacy — a strategy on full display at Sunday's [1/17/2016] primary debate. On stage in Charleston, S.C., Clinton accused the Vermont senator of wanting to "tear" up ObamaCare, which she called "one of the greatest accomplishments of President Obama, of the Democratic Party and of our country."
. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton told voters in New Hampshire Friday [1/22/2016] that there is "no more important issue than reproductive rights." "We want to get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top, [and] we want to get incomes rising," Clinton told attendees of the National Abortion Rights Action League's annual Pro-choice Roe v. Wade Dinner in New Hampshire. "But those of us in this room also know that human rights, civil rights [and] women's rights matter and there is no more important issue than reproductive rights," she added.
. Hillary Clinton has come out firmly against banking deregulation. She wants to hike taxes on capital gains. She wants to expand the welfare state and dramatically increase the size of government — by trillion and counting. She wants to rein in cops and release felons from prison. She also says that she'll seek Bill Clinton's input on how to grow the economy because of what "was accomplished under my husband's leadership in the '90s — especially when it came to raising incomes for everybody and lifting more people out of poverty. ... I'm going to ask for his ideas, I'm going ask for his advice." But what Bill — or at least the Bill Clinton who was in the White House from 1993 to 2001 — would probably tell her is to abandon every one of her far-left proposals if she wants to see a return to strong GDP growth.
. Hillary Clinton is attacking rival Bernie Sanders, calling his plan to replace Obamacare with socialist single payer healthcare a "risky deal" and unaffordable. She's telling Democrats the survival of the Affordable Care Act depends on her winning the presidency. "The stakes couldn't be higher," she warned Iowa voters. Sunday night [1/17/2016] at the primary debate she repeated it, claiming a Clinton presidency is all that stands between Obamacare and its demise. Not so fast, Clinton. Obamacare is on the ropes, and it still will be, even if you're elected president. You're not leveling with the public about the health law's disastrous condition.
. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged President Obama to halt the new round of deportation raids and called Monday night for the government to pay for attorneys for all children who wind up in immigration courts. Belatedly joining the other Democratic presidential hopefuls, who criticized the raids more than two weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton said the families from Central America who have flooded across the border in recent years deserve a chance to make their case for claiming asylum.
. At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients. "I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said. "Not as long as we have laws on the book like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," she added at the end of a list of restrictions that supposedly deny women a right to abortion.
. There's no other way to say it: Hillary Clinton is very boring. The Democratic presidential frontrunner's campaign stops are, too. The members of her traveling press corps look like they'd rather be anywhere else. So do some of the attendees, who shift in their seats starting around minute 10. Even the campaign staffers pace the back of the room or tap inattentively on their iPhones as Clinton drones on about finding a cure for Alzheimer's and universal pre-kindergarten.
. It seems to be the question Democratic Party figureheads don't want to answer: What's the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? Hillary Clinton, in an otherwise friendly interview on MSNBC, struggled to answer that question Tuesday [1/5/2016] when asked by host Chris Matthews.
. [Chris] Matthews asked Clinton, "What's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat? Is that a question you want to answer, or would you rather not?" "You'd have to ask [Sanders]," Clinton said before being interrupted by Matthews. "You see, I'm asking you. You're a Democrat, he's a socialist. Would you like someone to call you a socialist?" Matthews asked. "I am not one," Hillary responded without answering the question. "OK, well what's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?" Matthews asked again. "I can tell you what I am, I am a progressive Democrat," Clinton responded. "How is that different than a socialist?" Matthews asked a third time.
. Last week, Hillary Clinton pledged to spend billion a year to find a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025 — an admirable effort, no doubt. At the time, an aide said the program would be paid in the form of tax reforms and other savings. On Tuesday [12/29/2015], Clinton gave us some indication regarding what those "other savings" would look like.
. Hillary Clinton chose Minneapolis — with its growing enclave of fundamentalist Muslim refugees — to announce her plan to combat terrorism on Tuesday. That's like choosing Baskin-Robbins to announce your weight-loss plans. [...] The key to Hillary's anti-terrorism plan is the empty hope that Muslims in America will self-police.
. [Scroll down] The solution from the politician in the signature pantsuit? "Mrs Clinton said that Americans need to work more closely with the Muslim community in their country because 'they will be our early warning signal' against possible terrorist attacks." (DailyMail) There was no warning signal from the Muslim community for the massacre in San Bernardino, nor will there be for the next terrorist attack wherever it strikes. "Working closely with the Muslim community"? No[t] only is Obama working so closely with the Muslim community that some suspect he's one of them, he's installed their members in prominent portfolios in his administration.
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As far as I am aware, there has never been an early warning from "the Muslim community" about an impending Islamic terrorist attack. They rely on the element of surprise, and apparently the only people with advance knowledge of an attack are the principal actors and a few of their supervisors. Mrs. Clinton wants us to work (more closely) with the Muslims. Exactly the opposite is true. Americans should work against the spread of Islam at every opportunity.
. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [11/8/2015] that U.S. should send a clear message that the illegal immigrant children who have been surging across the border will be sent home. Mrs. Clinton, speaking during a town hall hosted by CNN, said the children should receive the best possible medical care, but should be return to their home countries if their relatives can be located.
. The Hillary Clinton campaign is out with an ad highlighting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights. The spot includes images of gay couples kissing each other. The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, "Given the distressingly puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it's both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official campaign spots."
. Poor Hillary Clinton: She wants desperately to distance herself from President Obama when it comes to fighting ISIS. Yet her approach is every bit as lame as the one that's driven his polls through the floor — because it's almost exactly the same.
. The former secretary of state and senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, reportedly will announce on Wednesday [12/9/2015] plans to impose an "exit tax" on companies that move their headquarters out of America or merge with foreign firms to escape America's unreasonably high corporate taxes.
. The Democratic front-runner won great applause among unions and the construction lobby when she recently announced her support for a new 5 billion program for public works projects because of "the sorry state" of our infrastructure. But didn't Barack Obama spend hundreds of billions of dollars on "shovel ready" projects as part of his stimulus program? There's no word yet from Clinton about what happened to all that money or how she'll pay for the new bricks and mortar. She is, after all, still promising not to raise taxes on families who earn less than 0,000. That promise looks more improbable in view of all the other programs Clinton wants to throw money at.
. The cost of Hillary Clinton's campaign promises has topped trillion — a spending "binge" that would require middle-class tax hikes to pay for it, Republicans say. Clinton critics say she hit the trillion mark over the weekend, when she unveiled a 5 billion infrastructure plan.
. Hillary Clinton unveiled a five-year, 5 billion plan today [11/29/2015] to rebuild and modernize the nation's infrastructure, which she says will be a "down payment on our future." [...] As part of her infrastructure plan, Clinton also called for Congress to pass the long-time highway bill by the end of the year, and said that she wants Internet in 100 percent of households by 2020.
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A down payment is the first step into long-term debt. This country is already deeply in debt. Hillary plans to put the internet into every household without exception, which makes me wonder if she thinks Orwell's 1984 is a how-to manual. Suppose the Mennonites don't want the internet in their homes. What than? If the internet is wired into every house, what happens to the broadcasting industry?
. If there is a social or economic need, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has a tax credit to match. She's proposed one for businesses that institute profit-sharing plans (cost: billion over 10 years); another for hiring disabled veterans; and, as of last week, a tax credit worth up to ,200 to help families defray the cost of caring for their elderly members at home (a billion, 10-year item). Coming soon: changes to Social Security to benefit workers who take time off to care for the elderly. When it comes to paying for these "targeted" benefits, plus her other promises such as universal preschool, however, the former secretary of state has a clear principle: none of the 97 percent of U.S. households that earn 0,000 or less per year will be asked to contribute higher taxes.
The writer at the Washington Post seems to think that taxes are contributions, which the government asks for, as opposed to demanding they be paid under threat of imprisonment.
. The Democratic debate on November 14 has come and gone — and Hillary is just like any other Democrat when it comes to the issue of gun violence: she's completely and utterly wrong. Just like her former boss, she rattled off talking points that were wholly inaccurate and rested on the border of being a flat-out lie.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton once said that she wants to "keep track" of all the illegal immigrants in the United States, to prevent terrorist attacks. Speaking at an Iowa town hall during her previous presidential campaign in November 2007, Clinton pitched an idea similar to a database for illegals to stop another potential terrorist attack like 9/11.
. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [11/24/2015] that her use of the term "illegal immigrant" at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a "poor choice of words." "That was a poor choice of words," Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat. "As I've said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected."
. Hillary Clinton has joined Barack Obama in accusing Republican of betraying American values for raising legitimate security concerns about admitted Syrian refugees, declaring last week that "slamming the door on refugees isn't who we are." Funny, because when her husband was president, he "slammed the door" on refugees — the cell door at Guantanamo Bay.
. The Brady Campaign came up with a new award they named for a former anti-gun New York Governor, Mario Cuomo. The current anti-gun New York Governor, his son Andrew Cuomo, was on hand at an event in Manhattan to praise Clinton as the recipient of the inaugural "Mario Cuomo Visionary Award." The primary message of the event was clear: everyone wants more gun laws, and the only thing stopping their passage are cowardly politicians acting in concert with the NRA.
There's no such thing as dirty energy; nonetheless...
. If elected president, Democrat Hillary Clinton says she can create enough green energy to power every home in America by the end of her second term. "By the end of my first term, we will have installed a half a billion more solar panels, and by the end of my second term, enough clean energy to power every home in America," Clinton said at the Blue Jamboree in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday [11/21/2015].
. The president is quite the neoliberal — mugged by reality yet refusing to press charges. His approval rating on foreign policy is consistently underwater. Two-thirds of the country says it's headed in the wrong direction. And yet Clinton's ISIS strategy is essentially the same as Obama's.
Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate offered the country a moment of clarity that exposes just how brittle and discredited the worldview of America's elites has become — and it showed that critiques of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approach to policy are an exposed nerve which will absolutely present a challenge to her in future debates next fall.
. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to say the U.S. is at war with radical Islamic terrorists during the Democratic presidential debate here on Saturday [11/14/2015]. "I don't think we're at war with Islam. I don't think we're at war with all Muslims," Mrs. Clinton said.
. This is particularly relevant, as early reports on yesterday's attacks in Paris suggest that they may have been committed by Syrian refugees. Clinton did not explain the specifics of her proposed screening and vetting process.
. Whoosh! There goes Hillary Clinton, hurtling leftward after another 180-degree cartwheel on a critical issue — this time, a flip-flop on charter schools. Charters once had no greater fan. Back in 1996, Clinton hailed them as being "freed from regulations that stifle innovation, so they can focus on getting results." But the two national teachers unions — the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers — were first to endorse her latest presidential run. So now Clinton's script on charters might as well be written by AFT President Randi Weingarten (an informal campaign adviser).
If one looks at Hillary Clinton's public history one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions. But wait some might say, Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate. Indeed, she was. With the possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York's Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009 — except for the time she needed New York's Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel. And when she held the position of Secretary of State, she helped Barack Obama craft his anti-Israel positions. Even before her marriage to Bill, Hillary Clinton was opposing Israel and promoting the forces of terrorism.
. In 2008, Hillary Clinton accused Barack Obama of being a gun-grabber. Seven years later, she's complaining that Obama hasn't grabbed enough guns. In a new campaign ad launched today, Team Hillary demands more federal action on gun control, apparently sensing a weakness in Bernie Sanders' record — but possibly opening up a large weakness in Hillary's general-election campaign: [Video clip]
. The beneficiaries of Obama's spendthrift ways expect the goodies to flow uninterrupted under a Clinton administration. Here are some key groups. [#1] The millions of Americans who pay no (or virtually no) taxes and will be getting free health care under Obamacare as well as many other benefits. [#2] Crony capitalists of one kind or another, especially those in "green" industries despite the fact that there is nothing whatever to show for the billions the feds have handed them. Remember Solyndra? [#3] The ever-growing grievance industry, which includes Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH and Al Sharpton's National Action Network. [...] [#4] Academia generally, which benefits from government grants and subsidies funneled through the Department of Education and its various agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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The article also goes on to say that the Republicans are also up against the feminists, the abortionists, the tax-and-spend statists, the atheists, the emotion-driven shallow thinkers (e.g., public school students), the Muslims, and the news media.
. Clinton insiders have made no secret of her desire to emulate Barack Obama's 2008 "historic" campaign as she makes her second bid for the White House. Her kickoff campaign video featured the exact same constituencies Obama energized in his bids for the presidency — working women, minorities, gay voters.
. As Hillary Clinton floundered on the witness stand last week, despite withering help from her Democrat apologists who dutifully fell in line and insisted that she can do no wrong, her speech last Friday [10/23/2015] on the subject of private ownership of guns by American citizens has gone largely unreported. Last Friday, Clinton, in a rare moment of honesty, advocated for the forced confiscation of privately, legally-owned guns from otherwise innocent American citizens.
. Hillary knows Obama won the youth vote in two consecutive presidential elections by promising to erase the burden of college loans. She also knows the average college student graduates with ,000 in debt. Finally, she knows independents and Republicans are offering young voters little by way of a counter offer. Today I'll lay out a three-step proposal we can use to counter Hillary's offer to strip 0 billion out of the economy over ten years and make college tuition "free."
. We all know how [badly mistaken] Hillary Clinton is, but she just outdid herself in a big way at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines Iowa on Saturday [10/24/2015]. In the same speech in which she called illegal aliens law-abiding people she suggested that police officers are bigots and criminals.
. America's progressive chatter on guns has been shifting noticeably from the abstract language of "control" to the concrete language of "confiscation." Hillary Clinton is just the latest leading voice to serve notice that the forced disarmament of law-abiding Americans is not the dystopian fantasy of paranoids, but a matter of current policy discussion — and action.
. Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights "extremists". In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for "responsible gun owners" apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday [10/5/2015] proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and suggested that if elected she would use executive powers to achieve her goals. "I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints," Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show. "I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president." She called for expanded background checks for firearms sales online and at gun shows. Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the buyer's background check is not finished within three days.
. Hillary Clinton said Friday [10/16/2015] that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are "worth looking into," sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts. Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when an attendee asked about Australia's 1996 and 2003 buy-back programs that collected roughly 700,000 banned semi-automatic rifles and other firearms. "I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged," Clinton responded.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Alabama on Saturday [10/16/2015] and waded into the national debate over voter rights, criticizing Republican leaders in this state and others for ID laws that she said have made voting harder for people of color and young people, two groups critical to her chances of winning the presidency. Clinton slammed Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) for closing 31 driver-licensing offices in rural, mostly black areas, eliminating a source for the — government-issued photo ID that is now required to vote in Alabama.
. Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated on Friday [10/16/2015] that she was in support of the concept of the "Australian Model" of gun control, which hinges upon bans of most common firearms and confiscation of the same through forced buybacks.
. Allahpundit wrote yesterday [10/16/2015] about Hillary Clinton's startling lurch to the left on guns. The story dealt largely with her fascinating suggestion that the United States should look at a "buyback program" similar to Australia's draconian laws which they instituted in 1996 following a mass shooting in Tasmania. (Barack Obama made the same reference last year, by the way, though it never went anywhere.) As AP noted, this wasn't a gun buy back program such as many states and municipalities have offered. It was mandatory confiscation with a modest cash reimbursement to soften the blow.
. She's now considering adding the issues of radical black Marxists to her platform. She met with BlackLivesMatter on Friday [10/9/2015]. "We had a tough conversation about de-centering the police as the key mechanism to ensuring safety in communities. And we also had a spirited conversation about alternatives to policing," Deray McKesson, one of the leaders of the Campaign Zero, a Black Lives Matter group — told Politico. These people want the police out of their neighborhoods completely. The meeting held at the National Council of Negro Women in Washington D.C. is in preparation for her criminal justice reform platform which she will roll out in the next few weeks.
. Hillary Clinton reportedly told leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday [10/9/2015] she will get rid of private prisons. The meeting with Black Lives Matter comes a day after Clinton was heckled by a protester at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala over her ties to the private prison lobby.
. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg. On the heels of the latter and referring to both tragedies, she launched an emotional attack early this week on the two most recent Supreme Court decisions upholding the personal right to keep and bear arms. She offered to "fix" them should she be elected president. Her so-called fix consists of a dead-on-arrival legislative proposal making gun manufacturers financially liable for the misuse of their products and an executive order determining the meaning of certain words used in federal statutes.
. After a gunman murdered nine people at a community college in Oregon last week, President Obama said the solution to such violence is obvious. "It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun," he declared. The problem is that we generally do not know a gun buyer "wants to inflict harm on other people" until he does it. That reality shows the folly of relying on background checks or psychiatric intervention to prevent mass shootings.
. What Hillary Clinton is doing here is making the mistake of believing that the news media she watches all day is representative of the American people as a whole. In fact, they are not. For the last two months solid, the news media has ghoulishly fixated on every tragedy that has occurred in this country and tried to pound home the message that everyone believes it is too easy in this country to buy a gun. Their transparent campaign has backfired spectacularly.
. Our national institutions were designed to be managed by honorable men. The seven long years under Obama have shown that even though our institutions are two centuries old they cannot resist sustained attacks by the executive branch. Never, ever lose sight of the fact that even though Clinton seems to be a doddering old coot she is actually the same stripe of vicious and unprincipled socialist as Obama.
. In the wake of the attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers. [...] Of course, the problem with this approach is that the UCC gunman passed a background check for his guns, as did almost every mass shooter of note in the last eight years.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and suggested that if elected she would use executive powers to achieve her goals. "I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints," Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show. "I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president." She called for expanded background checks for firearms sales online and at gun shows. Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the buyer's background check is not finished within three days.
. The Umpqua Community College in Oregon shooting shows yet another case where guns were banned. With these killers explicitly picking places where victims are defenseless, at some point it should be impossible to ignore. Clinton's proposals wouldn't have stopped these attacks. The "universal" background checks on private transfers may raise the cost of law-abiding citizens getting guns. They wouldn't have stopped any of the mass public shootings during Barack Obama's presidency, including last Thursday's in Oregon. At some point an enterprising reporter might ask Obama or Clinton to name just one of the cases they have used to push this law where the law would have stopped the attack.
. Hillary Clinton proposed on Saturday [10/3/2015] that the military records of gays, lesbians, and transgenders who were kicked out of the military be amended to show they received honorable discharges. This is a major bone tossed to one of the most important Democratic Party constituencies — an indication that Clinton believes her support of gay rights gives her a leg up on her challengers for the nomination.
. At a small private fundraiser in New York, Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court and the National Rifle Association on Second Amendment issues, even going so far as to say that the Court is "wrong" regarding this provision in our bill of rights.
. [Scroll down] However, the second half of Todd's interview provided a tougher playground for Clinton, who when pressed to identify the ways she would be different from President Barack Obama, well, couldn't. After mentioning Clinton's repeated talking point that she is not running for Obama's third term, Todd continued, "What's a couple places you differ?". Clinton dug in her heels and evaded the question with her best effort. She noted, "I would have a different job."
. As we continue to focus on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to send and receive top secret, classified information, it's important to remain focused on the rest of her record as well. Gun control will no doubt be a topic of debate as the 2016 presidential election inches closer and anti-Second Amendment Clinton has a lot of explaining to do. American's For Tax Reform is out with a new piece reminding voters of testimony then First Lady Clinton gave back in 1993 when she called for a 25 percent tax on all gun sales. Although her statement was reported by mainstream outlets at the time, it hasn't been reported by any media outlet for more than 20 years.
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Even a 200 percent sales tax on guns wouldn't keep guns out of the hands of homicidal/suicidal maniacs who have reached the end of their respective ropes and have no further need for money.
. Bowing to pressure from liberal activists, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday [8/31/2015] threw her support behind legislation that would close the "revolving door" between Wall Street and the federal government. Mrs. Clinton co-authored an op-ed with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, voicing support for Ms. Baldwin's bill that would end huge payouts or "golden parachutes" that Wall Street firms lavish on executives who leave to work in the federal government.
. Hillary Clinton is coming after our guns big time. The very core of her campaign is Universal Background Checks. If that goes through it will create a national gun registry and you will no longer be able to sell your guns to whoever you want to. She also wants all gun owners licensed. These are precursor steps to seizing and banning guns. Clinton is blunt about it and feels it is a winning position for her. How? Most of America owns guns and cherishes their Second Amendment rights. They abhor a registry as unconstitutional and they detest being taxed for ownership.
. Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.
. "We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will take it on," Mrs. Clinton said in an on-camera statement to reports while on campaign trail in Iowa. In an emotional plea for more restrictive gun laws, Mrs. Clinton said that too many people known that the availability of firearms is a problem in the United States but avoid the subject because "it is hard."
. [#4] Hillary Clinton is a hard leftist. Don't mistake her for husband Bill, who often governed as a moderate Democrat. She's not as far left as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-identified socialist, but she's close enough. Her campaign has been filled with calls to "topple" the 1% — a group she belongs to — and to take private money out of political campaigns. She yowls about income and wealth inequality and talks about "fairness" as if it were something that could be achieved if government just had more power and authority.
. Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached "race improvement" and denounced what she called "human weeds". Hillary Clinton glows that she is "in awe of" Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" that year: its coveted Margaret Sanger Award. Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014. Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a "race of thoroughbreds" and purging America's "race of degenerates."
. If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend 0 billion to make college "more affordable." The U.S. already has an trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. That's not affordable.
. Hillary Clinton went on the Al Sharpton radio show on Sunday [8/9/2015] and said that all cops are racist toward black men. During the conversation, she said, "I believe we need to end the era of mass incarceration. If you compare arrest records in, you know, in charging of crimes, in convicting of crimes, in sentencing for crimes, you compare African-America men to white men, it is as unfortunately clear as it could be that there is a bias in favor of white men" who are arrested and charged. She goes on to praise Obama's task force on policing "roadmap for reforms."
. [Scroll down] Yes, lots of people have borrowed lots of money, myself included. Occasionally, that money becomes difficult to pay back. And the cost of college is fundamentally out of whack with the economy, of course: as the supply of schools increases for students and demand for higher education decreases for colleges, it follows that higher education costs should go down and not up, even if the majority of the students attending those schools are getting useless degrees in mid-century French film. But that's not what's happening — as the years go on, college gets more expensive and less necessary, and students are paying back scads of money to the Federal government without an end in sight.
. Of course Hillary Clinton rolled out a college tuition program that will tax the living daylights out of the Evil Rich to shower students with "free" goodies. That was always how this was going to work. From the day Obama seized control of student loans under ObamaCare and blew them into orbit, dumping tons of fresh debt on the shoulders of young people to handle ridiculously inflated tuition, the endgame was always about buying the votes of those kids with debt relief. Like ObamaCare itself, the degeneration of academic finance is a bid to subjugate the middle class, making them helplessly dependent on government handouts to finance something people in a stronger, more independent America handled on their own.
. Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a 0 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.
. Ostensibly Clinton's candidacy is to be a continuation of her boss's eight years. The problem, however, is that for all Obama's iconic status, the president polls well below 50% in approval ratings. He lost both the House and Senate, and the majority of state governorships and legislatures are now Republican, if not solidly conservative. His signature legacies — Obamacare, the Iran nuke deal, open borders, and massive deficits — poll poorly. Is borrowing another trillion Clinton's agenda? Cutting another 25% from defense? No one believes that Obama's liberal boilerplate — more government regulation, zero interest rates, higher taxes, bigger deficits, smaller defense, more illegal aliens, greater racial hyphenation — is working.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday [8/2/2015] quickly jumped aboard President Obama's plan to impose stricter limits on emissions from power plants, vowing to be a third term of the Obama administration when it comes to fighting climate change. "It's a good plan, and as president, I'd defend it," Mrs. Clinton said in a statement.
. Hillary Clinton is making her position on Planned Parenthood very clear: She is in full support of the organization. "I'm proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, I'll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions," Clinton said in a video released Monday [8/3/2015].
This is pure litmus-test material for liberals, something Sanders (or Joe Biden?) could club her with if she stayed silent, especially after she already antagonized them with what she said about the clips. Plus, single women are arguably the most important constituency to her campaign next year, one where she needs to run up the score to offset the GOP's advantage with men.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Sunday [8/2/2015] that if elected she will build on a new White House clean-energy program and defend it against those she called "Republican doubters and defeatists." Clinton was the first 2016 candidate to respond to the ambitious plan that President Obama will debut on Monday. Details of the program, which aims to cut greenhouse-gas pollution, were released over the weekend. The new regulation will require every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants. In a statement Sunday, Clinton called the plan "a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate change."
. Mrs. Clinton has yet to propose a truly new idea. Each of her few policy positions are regurgitations of populist pabulum that offer nothing innovative, nothing for Americans to get excited about, no hope to improve the lives of people anywhere on the income spectrum, and no future for our nation. In short, she is a perfect Progressive.
. Hillary Clinton has a new plan to ramp up emissions-free renewable energy. That puts her head-and-shoulders above her GOP rivals, who range from climate chickens to climate deniers. Nevertheless, her plan is plainly worse than what she ran on eight years ago — and it has a glaring gap. Ms. Clinton's proposal came under immediate scrutiny in part because she hasn't taken a strong stand on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline since leaving the State Department. But, like the rest of the debate on the pipeline, this reaction misses the point. The fate of the planet does not depend on a single oil infrastructure project but on the high-level policy that will shape the market for clean energy. On this, Ms. Clinton has some ideas; the problem is that they are all second-best ideas.
. [Scroll down] [President Obama] has created a position at the State Department for a roving gay activist, called the nation's "first special envoy for the human rights of L.G.B.T. persons," to meddle abroad. Obama has dispatched that envoy to Africa but he wouldn't dare send him to an Islamic conference, say, in Riyadh. Should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, such positions will multiply. She was the first Secretary of State to declare gay activism abroad to be a "priority of our foreign policy."
. Let's see what Mrs. Clinton finds so laudable about the well-known Margaret Sanger: a leading voice of eugenics, defined as a belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits. This selfsame philosophy (and its disproven pseudo-science) informed Nazi Germany's racial policies and extermination of Jews and so-called "life not fit for life." Essentially, Mrs. Sanger's view was the creation of a (white) "master race" by determining or otherwise controlling who has children. [...] That was the underlying purpose of Planned Parenthood, started by "trailblazer" Sanger in 1916. So why would Mrs. Clinton proudly accept such a dubious honor named for such a nefarious character (especially in light of the history, of which it is reasonable to assume she is aware) and further defend that organization today with the exposure of business practices that would have given Adolf Hitler pause?
. Hillary Clinton thinks quarterly earnings reports are bad. She believes something called "short termism" from activist investors like Carl Icahn is the root of all economic evil. And therefore, according to Hillary, if we all just focused on the long term by jacking up capital-gains taxes, the country would return to those economic halcyon days when she and her husband were running things out of the White House. At least that's what Clinton proposed Friday in a speech at NYU, in which she strained to sound populist about Wall Street lest she get out-demagogued by Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
. Clinton says she has two big goals that she'll start working on "day one" to combat climate change. First is to expand solar energy supplies by 700% by installing half a billion solar panels by 2020. Second is to power "every home in America" with renewable energy by 2027. She describes these as "bold national goals." The more appropriate label is "expensive pipe dream."
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday [7/26/2015] made tackling climate change one of her key goals were she to enter the White House, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide by the end of her first term in office. Clinton also called for a major increase in other renewable-energy sources, saying she wants every U.S. home to be powered by clean energy within a decade, reports Reuters.
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My house is already powered by clean energy, for indeed there is no such thing as dirty energy.
. Hillary Clinton today attacked the Republican presidential contenders who deny "the settled science of climate change" and laid out two renewable power goals in a new video that outlines part of her plan to tackle global warming. [...] "You don't have to be scientist to take on this urgent challenge that threatens us all. You just have to be willing to act," she continues.
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Global warming at the rate of one degree per century is not an urgent problem, nor does it threaten us all. In fact, it doesn't threaten anybody, especially since it has now , all by itself.
. Hillary Clinton's newly unveiled climate vision sounds ambitious on its face: 500 million new solar panels from coast to coast, eco-minded energy tax breaks and enough green power to keep the lights on in every U.S. home. But just as glaring are the details she left out. Does Clinton support or oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline? Or Arctic offshore drilling? Or tougher restrictions on fracking? Or the oil industry's push to lift the 1970s ban on exporting U.S. crude oil? Clinton avoided all those questions in the solar-heavy climate plan she outlined Sunday night [7/26/2015] and in her speech promoting it Monday in Iowa — and she declined yet again Monday to say where she stands on Keystone.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton set ambitious goals to combat climate change Monday [7/27/2015] but still wouldn't take a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that environmentalists warn will contribute to global warming. Mrs. Clinton has dodged questions about the controversial oil pipeline since the campaign began, and she again ducked the issue even as she vowed to "decarbonize" America and make it the "world's clean energy superpower."
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. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday [7/24/2015] proposed resurrecting tax policies from the time of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, that she promised would promote long-term investments and build a stronger economy. Mrs. Clinton's plan would replace the current two-tiered tax on capital gains — the profit from selling stock or other assets — with a six-year graduated rate that penalized wealthy investors for selling too early.
. Hillary Clinton didn't mention 1934 in her speech today about fighting short-termism, but she could have. The last time the U.S. taxed capital gains roughly the way she wants to was from 1934 to 1941, from the depths of the Great Depression to the eve of World War II. In other words, when it comes to tax policy, everything old is new again. In a speech at New York University's Stern School of Business, the Democratic presidential candidate said that giving preferential tax treatment to investments that are held longer would give investors an incentive to be more patient so companies could embark on projects with big upfront costs and long-term payoffs. "We need a new generation of committed, long-term investors to provide a counterweight to the hit-and-run activists," Clinton said.
. Hillary Clinton strongly defended Planned Parenthood Thursday [7/23/2015] as the women's health organization reels from the fallout over a sting video released by anti-abortion activists earlier this month. "For more than a century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women," Clinton said while campaigning at a community college in Greenville, South Carolina. "And I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years. And it's really an attack against a woman's right to chose."
. The worst sectors of the worst recovery since World War II are business investment in new plants and equipment and new business start-ups. These are the biggest job-creators, and their slump is a key reason for the sub-par labor recovery, with low participation rates and high involuntary part-time workers. So if investment is the problem, what does Hillary Clinton go out and do? She proposes jacking up the tax on investment. It's almost inconceivably stupid.
. This week, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a law protecting the lives of infants after the fifth month of pregnancy (or 20 weeks after conception), a point in human development when babies can feel pain and survive long-term if born prematurely. The law includes an exeption for cases in which a physical health issue endangers the life of the mother, but Hillary Clinton still denounced the late-term abortion ban as an "extreme and unacceptable" measure: [...]
. Republicans in Congress have not only tolerated the legality of abortion in pregnancies that result from rape, they have voted since 1993 for laws allowing federal Medicaid funding of abortions in these extreme cases in order to prohibit funding in more than 99 percent of other cases. But even if one accepts this exception for principled or prudential reasons, it does not follow that this exception must exist in the ninth month of pregnancy. So does Clinton support any limits on abortion? She has given conflicting answers over the years, and her campaign still hasn't answered several questions about her position on late-term abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion[.]
. Here the "rape and incest" mantra is just stupid. Even if we assume a child conceived through rape or incest is totally worthy of death, the idea that a woman could wait for 20 weeks or more to make the decision is ludicrous. The recent videos of the Planned Parenthood baby parts brokering business leads one to the obvious conclusion that the reason the pro-aborts are fighting so hard over 20 weeks is because that is where the real money is made. The organs of post-20 week infants are in demand with medical researchers and the researchers don't want organs from babies with "serious fetal anomalies." They want normal and healthy organs.
. [Wisconsin Gov. Scott] Walker signed into law on Monday [7/20/2015] in Wisconsin a bill that bans abortions in his state after 20 weeks, when babies in the womb are widely considered to have reached a threshold in their development before birth where they can feel pain. [...] "Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI — without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable," she [Hillary Clinton] Tweeted late Monday evening.
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Does Mrs. Clinton believe that a baby conceived by an act of rape or incest cannot feel pain, or deserves to feel pain? How does anyone know with any certainty that unborn babies can't feel pain prior to 20 weeks?
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton put her willingness to defend the Constitution in serious doubt when she promised Islamic countries the United States government would intimidate Americans who violate their free speech code, national security expert Stephen Coughlin told The Daily Caller News Foundation. As Secretary of State, Clinton promised an international Islamic organization in 2011 that the United States government would "use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming" to intimidate Americans who improperly criticize Islam or Muhammad.
. On Tuesday, America's largest abortion company was found to be harvesting fetal parts for a tidy profit. Within days, other abortion industry atrocities were revisited, the House initiated a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, and the cry for Planned Parenthood's defunding became front-page news. Front page news, that is, if you're not Hillary Clinton or the rest of the 2016 Democratic presidential field.
. It's been over seven years since the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision that was written by liberal favorite John Paul Stevens, declared that voter-ID laws don't constitute an undue burden on people attempting to vote. But that hasn't stopped liberals from fighting in legislatures and courts against those laws and other efforts to promote voter integrity. The lawsuits are often brought by Marc Elias, who doubles as the attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign. And their efforts have paid off: Only about 18 states currently require a photo ID to vote.
. Hillary Clinton on Thursday called attention to a dire security threat: meteorites. Speaking before a town hall in New Hampshire, the Democratic front-runner said experts should be mapping meteorites and asteroids "on a security basis," noting the importance of scientific research and development in stimulating the U.S. economy.
. Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to talk about global warming — and she wants her fellow Democrats to join her. In closed-door meetings with House and Senate Democrats Tuesday, Clinton jumped at the chance to discuss the hot-button topic in political terms, numerous lawmakers said. Clinton delivered a clear message: Democrats must convince the American public that action to combat Earth's rising temperatures is urgent, and her party can make that case by tailoring their message to different kinds of voters.
. Obama's policies in 2014 suffered a historic trouncing by voters. But they haven't disappeared. Far from it. The agenda that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, unveiled on Monday [7/13/2015] contains almost the entire arsenal of Obama legislative and regulatory policies. She strongly endorsed ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, while calling for more taxes on businesses, more government spending, more regulations on employers, more union-friendly policies and a higher minimum wage. She calls it "fair growth."
. Hillary Clinton issued a lengthy statement tonight not only giving props to the Iran nuclear deal but also basically taking credit for it.
. A tired millionaire recluse who wants to be President of the United States has decided that she needs to run to the left of socialist candidate Bernie Sanders in order to claim the Democrat Party nomination. Her chosen path to outflank Sanders and to energize the radical left is to pledge to attack the self defense rights of American citizens.
. In the wake of the murder of Kathryn Steinle — or, rather, the news coverage of her murder — Democrats are back-pedaling from their longstanding and consistent support for "sanctuary" cities. When asked about the issue, Hillary Clinton followed her usual policy: she lied.
. If you were on the fence about Hillary Clinton, and I can't imagine that is the case, she just gave you a really good reason not to vote for her. At a campaign stop in Iowa, the fading democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race promised to grant citizenship to all of the illegal aliens currently in this country, including those rapists and murderers Donald Trump warned about. "I want people to know that if they're voting for me, they're voting for comprehensive immigration reform," Clinton told an audience in Iowa City. So what exactly does Clinton consider "comprehensive immigration reform?" She gave us a few hints as she slammed Republicans for not passing an amnesty bill.
. Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn't. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the program's ultimate collapse? To be sure, she doesn't say that's what she wants, but it's what her pronounced policy preferences could lead to as they also mangled the budget and economy and threatened a calamitous fiscal crisis.
. Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up? In private sitdowns with wealthy Jewish donors, Politico reports, Clinton is signaling she would be a better friend to Israel than President Obama has been. That's the same President Obama she served for four years as the nation's chief foreign-affairs officer and policy-maker — including on the Middle East.
. The fact Hillary Clinton is well known is allowing her to keep her policy positions unknown. Thus far her 2016 strategy completely contradicts 2008's — then Hillary was a policy diva, today we must divine where she stands. The danger in Clinton's short-term approach is it threatens to increase the long-held questions many Americans have about her.
. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley announced that the Baltimore city jail would stop honoring requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal aliens until they could be deported.
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. Looking at Hillary Clinton's history in public life one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions. But wait, Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate. Indeed she was, but with the exception of the time from her first campaign New York's Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009; except for the time she needed New York's Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel.
. Clinton ally and political strategist Lanny Davis argued on Fox Business Network that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has never changed her position on any issue throughout her entire career. [...] "She hasn't changed a single position in her entire career, she has been a progressive Democrat. So I don't know what you mean by going left. Name me the issue she went left on," Davis said. Well, since he asked:
The Iraq War
No Child Left Behind
NAFTA and TPP
Criminal justice reform
The individual mandate
Driver's licenses for illegal immigrants
But other than that, not much.
. ["]I don't care for Mrs. Clinton. She is untruthful and extremely overrated. Much of her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer. But lying is now, for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing. It's an indispensable part of modern liberalism. The whole point is that the Democrat elite and their bureaucrats know better. They know what's good for the masses. The masses are dumb and do not know what's good for them.["]
. [Hillary Clinton] is already talking about the symbolism of her candidacy as a reason why we should support her. As she said in an interview with the Des Moines Register in Iowa on Sunday [6/14/2015], "I expect to be judged on my merits, and the historic nature of my candidacy is one of the merits that I hope people take into account." Well, her campaign can't be pitched as a third Obama term and her own post-government private sector money hunt erodes her credibility in championing solutions to income inequality. Her record as Secretary of State doesn't exactly shine. She doesn't appear to feel particularly strongly about any particular issue. "Fighting for the middle class" isn't exactly a fresh, bold appeal.
. The Supreme Court will soon announce its decision in King v. Burwell, a case that could have far-ranging impact on the Affordable Care Act. The system more commonly known as Obamacare pays subsidies to taxpayers below 400 percent of the poverty line to cover health-insurance premiums. The plaintiffs in King argue that the explicit language of the law forbids subsidy payments to those purchasing health insurance outside of a state exchange. If the Supreme Court decides to follow the explicit textual language of the ACA, people in 34 states could end up with skyrocketing premiums and no way to pay them.
. That was the title of Hillary Rodham's senior thesis back in her Wellesley College days, a reference to the work of Saul Alinsky, the Frankfurt School's most noxious avatar and a man of still-outsized influence today, having intellectually (if you can call it that) bequeathed us not only the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua but Barack Hussein Obama, both spawned in the petri dish of Alinsky's Chicago. It was a theme she returned to yesterday, on the occasion of the "relaunch" of her creaky "candidacy" for the Democrat presidential nomination next year. Fight, fight, fight — the Democrats, it seems, always want to fight. But who are they fighting for? And who are they really fighting?
. As Barack Obama golfed Saturday, Clinton stood in a glaring sun on Roosevelt Island in the middle of New York City's East River with an adoring if underwhelming crowd. She even imitated Obama, with a teleprompter scrolling nearly 5,000 words of almost every liberal cliche and talking point you can imagine. Climate change is "one of the defining threats of our time." We need to make "preschool and quality childcare available to every child in America. Let's make college affordable and available to all." "We can renew the promise of our democracy." "We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families." "It is way past time to end the outrage of so many women still earning less than men."
[#8] "No. We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people."
[#9] "If you have guns in your home, tell your parents to keep them away from you and your friends and your little brothers and sisters." — Hillary Clinton to middle school students[.]
[#10] "I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry..."
. Speaking at the historically black Texas Southern University earlier this month, Hillary Clinton gave a fiery speech on voting rights. She accused Republicans of spearheading "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other." Clinton's rhetoric is pure demagoguery, a cheap ploy to scare black voters into backing her as strongly as they supported Barack Obama. But the problem for the GOP is partly of its own making. So long as the party remains ambivalent about the concerns of black voters, Democrats like Clinton will easily castigate their opponents in the harshest terms.
. Hillary Clinton made so many false assertions about voting in the speech she gave at Texas Southern University that it's hard to know where to start. Contrary to her contention, no "barriers" are being imposed on eligible Americans that prevent them from easily registering and voting in our elections. Let's examine Clinton's claims in light of the facts.
. Some Democrats concede that moving as far as she can before falling off the edge of the world is risky business, but when even her staunchest friends say they're for her no matter what because she's all they've got, the risk doesn't seem so great.
. Here we are barely at the half-way mark of the year before the presidential election — and right on cue Hillary Clinton is out there playing the race card, this time using the vehicle of voter ID cards.
. The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment ("In war, the end justifies almost any means") is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: "If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country." Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line.
. There are few candidates in recent memory for whom the maxim "the issue is not the issue" applies more than it does to the Duck 'n' Hide presidential wannabe, Hillary Clinton. Her current strategy is sensible for someone so surrounded by the stench of corruption, cronyism, and incompetence. [...] Given the Clinton strategy, which includes refusing to answer questions from reporters and not taking positions on certain controversial issues while flip-flopping on others, literally nothing the woman says should be taken at face value.
. Hillary Clinton ran one of the most boring, tired football plays in Houston this week — Wishbone Sweep Left. We've seen it over and over again: tell Democrats that Republicans are out to bring back Jim Crow, energize a moribund, racially motivated base by scaring them into thinking the Voting Rights Act has vanished, and claim that not having a month-long election day means blacks are being targeted for vote "suppression." The play is tired, familiar, and goes nowhere.
. Down in Texas for a campaign event aimed at restoring her relationship with black Democrats who rejected her 2008 candidacy, Clinton said that laws requiring voters to show identification at polls were part of "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other." Note the language here. It's not a misguided effort with an unfortunate result, it is a deliberate effort to prevent minorities from voting. That's not just racist, that's evil.
. In her speech Thursday [6/4/2015] on voting rights, Hillary Clinton suggested automatically registering all citizens to vote when they turn 18 as well as expanding early voting and online registration. Measures by Republican-controlled state legislatures to tighten voter ID laws and limit early and weekend voting hurt minority, poor, and young voters the most, she said. As many have noted, the support of those groups is seen as crucial for Mrs. Clinton to win the White House. But the struggle between Republicans and Democrats over voting administration isn't at the core of what's causing voters to disengage from the political process. There are benefits to making it easier for people to register, but it would take a lot more to energize potential voters who have been sitting out.
. Hillary Clinton was in Texas on Thursday [6/4/2015] doing what she usually does: not taking questions from the press while seeking ways to energize the Democratic base. In this case, her focus on highlighting a key issue for Democrats: voting rights. But contrary to the overheated rhetoric she and other members of her party are employing, this has little to do with fighting actual efforts to stop minorities from voting and everything to do with creating a sense of crisis, particularly among African-Americans, that Republicans are seeking to put them "back in chains." The main focus of this effort is to invalidate laws requiring voters to have photo IDs while seeking to institute weeks-long periods of early voting.
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday [6/4/2015] called for "universal, automatic voter registration" enabled by "technology." Coincidentally, but notable nevertheless, the federal government announced the largest data breach in its history just hours after Clinton told a crowd in Texas that Oregon is "already leading the way" in modernizing its voter registration system — "and the rest of the country should follow," she said. "The technology is here," Clinton said — on a day when that technology appeared particularly vulnerable.
. Hillary Clinton accused four potential GOP presidential rivals by name of being "scared of letting citizens have their say" as she called Thursday [6/4/2015] for every American to automatically be registered to vote. Clinton told an audience at the historically black Texas Southern University that she supports the concept of signing every American up to vote as soon as they're eligible at age 18, unless they specifically opt out. She called for expanded access to polling places, keeping them open for at least 20 days and offering voting hours on evenings and weekends.
. In whatever universe the Democrats are inhabiting, the two most difficult things to do seem to be getting an ID or reading a calendar to plan for 30 minutes at the polls. While I don't think it helps much to immediately dismiss people on the other side of the political aisle as stupid, the Democrats keep asking us to treat them that way. The notion that current early voting laws are "restrictive" is laughable.
. At a campaign event, Clinton is expected to lay out specific policy proposals to address laws that she believes suppress voting — including calling for a nationwide minimum of 20 days of early in-person voting, according to an aide. Clinton is expected to announce her proposals to tackle "assaults to voting rights" during remarks at the Texas Southern University, a historically all-black college, in Houston, Texas, where she is receiving the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award.
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What did Hillary Clinton do to merit a leadership award?
. Carly Fiorina kept up her tough rhetoric on Hillary Clinton Wednesday, saying the former secretary of state should worry about her own staff and stop "lecturing others" on equal pay for women. [...] The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was pointing to the revelation that Clinton paid her women staffers 72 cents for every dollar she paid a man during her tenure in the U.S. Senate.
. Hillary Clinton is an artful dodger when it comes to taking positions on lots of issues, but last Friday [5/22/2015] she opened a clear gap between herself and virtually every possible GOP presidential candidate. Breaking with sincere progressives such as Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary went out of her way to endorse the Export-Import Bank, a little-known government agency that guarantees loans so that American corporations can sell products overseas. Its charter is set to expire on June 30 unless Congress rescues it from critics who have long opposed its record of funneling the vast majority of its loans to mega-companies such as Boeing, General Electric, and Caterpillar — all of which can easily secure trade financing on their own. But Hillary appears to have no trouble embracing such corporate welfare.
. Hillary Clinton is making campaign finance reform a major plank of her presidential run. Laugh if you like at this risible pledge from a candidate who will shatter all previous fundraising records. But don't call it hypocrisy. It's something worse than hypocrisy. Clinton, in advocating the same restrictions on political speech Democrats have sought for years, is pushing for a legal regime that would protect her from criticism while increasing her power and her own fundraising advantages.
. Henry Cisneros told a Spanish-language television network that Julian Castro is Hillary Clinton's first and only option to run as her vice presidential running mate. Cisneros told Univision's Félix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is "the first person on their list."
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Fidel Castro would be an even better match than Julian. He has leadership experience and probably agrees with the entire Democratic Party platform.
. Polls show that despite two months of problematic stories about destroyed emails and discomfiting revelations about the behavior of the foundation that bears her last name, she remains wildly popular among Democrats. That fact should give her all the running room in the world — and usually when presidential candidates have running room, they run as fast to the center as they possibly can.
. Her fans may see it as a principled stand, but we suspect it's just Hillary Clinton holding another grudge against her critics. According to The Washington Post, Clinton told a roomful of supporters (behind closed doors) that as president she would require her Supreme Court nominees to pledge in advance to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision. That's the case where the high court upheld the right of a conservative group to air its anti-Clinton documentary, "Hillary: The Movie," and run ads for it during the 2008 Democratic primaries.
. Hillary Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday [5/14/2015] that if she is elected president, her nominees to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court's 2010 Citizens United decision must be overturned, according to people who heard her remarks.
. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in 2016 she will not only be the nation's first woman president but our second affirmative-action president. By affirmative-action president I mean that she, like Barack Obama, will have got into office partly for reasons extraneous to her political philosophy or to her merits, which, though fully tested while holding some of the highest offices in the land, have not been notably distinguished. [...] How have we come to the point where we elect presidents of the United States not on their intrinsic qualities but because of the accidents of their birth: because they are black, or women, or, one day doubtless, gay, or disabled — not, in other words, for themselves but for the causes they seem to embody or represent, for their status as members of a victim group?
. If you like President Barack Obama's constitutionally dubious expansions of presidential power, you'll love President Hillary Clinton. Obama has repeatedly insisted that the Constitution poses limits on his ability to set immigration policy, and then has repeatedly blown through those limits. In 2011, he was asked to grant "administrative relief" from deportation to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors. He responded that it was "just not true" that he had the authority to do so, and that suggestions to the contrary were getting in the way of passing legislation that would provide real relief.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign pledge to give pro-immigration activists almost everything they want — including expanding President Obama's deportation amnesty to more illegal immigrants — wowed activists but also left them wondering whether she was merely pandering to Hispanic voters. Her bold immigration agenda also gave pause to the White House, which has argued that Mr. Obama has gone as far as legally possible to unilaterally change immigration laws. Cesar Vargas, co-director of the anti-deportation Dream Action Coalition, said activists wanted more than words from the Democratic front-runner after Mr. Obama failed to keep promises to illegal immigrants.
. Presumed Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship." It was one of her many flip-flops in recent years. [...] Clinton's stance may or may not differ with her potential 2016 opponents, but it definitely differed with what she said to John Gambling in 2003.
. Though you wouldn't know it from her remarks earlier this week, Hillary Clinton was once "adamantly" against illegal immigration and was for erecting a border fence similar to one that protects Israel. "I am adamantly against illegal immigrants," then-Sen. Clinton said on the John Grambling radio show in Feb. 2003. "Certainly we've got to do more at our borders," she said, adding that, "people have to stop employing illegal immigrants."
. Hillary Clinton is doing the country a great service. By making it clear she is going to run for president as an unapologetic left-liberal — with emphasis on the "left" — she has made sure that the 2016 election will be exactly the referendum on America's future it ought to be. She did not have to make this choice. Polls show that despite two months of problematic stories about destroyed emails and discomfiting revelations about the behavior of the foundation that bears her last name, she remains wildly popular among Democrats.
. Leaving hubby Bill to defend their family foundation's fundraising foolishness, Hillary Clinton has made another leap to the left in her basically unchallenged romp to the Democrats' presidential nomination next year.
. A young millennial has taken aim at Hillary — and good for her, if you ask me. She isn't backing down, and she is asking all the right questions.
. If the current objective of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is to give possible liberal challengers as little room to maneuver as possible then her remarks on illegal immigration yesterday [5/5/2015] was smart politics. The former secretary of state not only embraced President Obama's extralegal executive orders granting amnesty to millions of illegals but also went further signaling her support for an easy path to citizenship for all 11 million people currently in this country without permission. By tilting to the left in this manner, Clinton believes she is making it harder for a credible opponent to outflank her with the base of the Democratic Party. Even more, she appears to think that by doubling down on amnesty, she is guaranteeing a heavy Hispanic turnout in 2016 that will vote for her over any possible Republican rival.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton threw down the immigration gauntlet on Tuesday [5/5/2015] and pledged that she would extend President Barack Obama's executive orders past their current boundaries if she were to succeed him in the White House. 'I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship,' she told a Las Vegas roundtable of illegal immigrant high school students, including one who said he was transgender and another who identified herself as a lesbian.
. Hillary Clinton held a Cinco de Mayo event with illegal immigrants in Nevada Tuesday — "an especially appropriate day for us to be having this conversation" — in which she promised to go farther than President Obama in using executive authority to confer legal status on illegal immigrants, and to ultimately to award them U.S. citizenship. No matter what Republicans might offer to illegal immigrants in terms of legal status, Clinton said, she will offer more. Changing the immigration system will be a top priority should she become president, Clinton said. "We can't wait any longer. We can't wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship."
. What activists really wanted to know ahead of the speech was whether Clinton was prepared to pick up where Obama left off on executive actions. She gave them an answer. "I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country," she said Tuesday [5/5/2015].
. Staking a strongly liberal position on the divisive issue of immigration, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that she wants to ensure that illegal immigrants can gain full citizenship under a reform of the patchwork system and the limited protections President Obama has put in place in the meantime. Republicans want to make sure immigrants can never be more than "second-class" Americans, the Democratic presidential candidate said in sharply partisan remarks that could shake up the presidential contest by pushing immigration to the fore.
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Hillary is right (and at the same time, wrong) about one thing: I don't want illegal immigrants to be "more than 'second-class' Americans; in fact, I don't want illegal immigrants to get the idea that they are Americans at all.
. Hillary Clinton will endorse a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants during a campaign stop at a Nevada high school Tuesday [5/5/2015], according to reports. Politico's Playbook reports that during a roundtable at the majority Hispanic Rancho High School, Clinton is expected to call for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants.
. Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that "gun free zone" signs work, twice claims that modern sporting rifles are "automatic weapons," and states that owners of the most popular rifle sold in the United States today are a small group "that terrorizes the majority of people." The June 17, 2014 interview shows just how out of touch Clinton is with a nation where the majority of people in this country who favor gun rights. Clinton went on to bizarrely claim that those who do not bow to her views on gun control are "prone to violence."
. Hillary Clinton's proposal to get money out of politics could allow the federal government to restrict or ban the publication of a book that has embroiled her presidential campaign in controversy, experts say. Clinton called for a constitutional amendment to "get unaccountable money out of" politics in an op-ed for the Des Moines Register published Monday. Her campaign did not respond to requests for additional details, but legal experts say similar efforts over the past two years would have profound effects on Americans' free speech rights.
. [Scroll down] WaPo black-and-gay-issues writer Jonathan Capeheart got a round of approbation for admitting that everything he thought he knew about the Brown shooting was a lie, and then, a couple of weeks later, listed Brown anyway in the List of the Fallen Black Innocents. Hillary Clinton is claiming that our jailed are filled with the indiscriminately-imprisoned — that "masses" of people are just winding up in jail. It is one thing to call for criminal justice reform. It is another thing entirely to demagogue the issue from a hard leftwing viewpoint and claim that "masses" of prisoners — most of them — are essentially politically prisoners.
. Barack Obama was a piker when he wrote about audacity. Hillary Clinton seems to be calling for nothing less than a Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the United States, mimicking Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Qing, who sought to overturn millennia of Chinese culture in order to impose a communist paradise through the Cultural Revolution. But of course, Hillary was urging the rejection of our religious and cultural heritage in order to facilitate the killing of unborn children.
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday [4/23/2015]. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving women access to "reproductive health care and safe childbirth." "Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don't count for much if they're not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper," Clinton said.
. We are all familiar with then-Senator Obama defending traditional marriage in 2008. Mr. Obama used Christianity and God to justify his position. We learned later from Mr. Axelrod that the whole thing may have been just a little "lie" to appeal to black Americans. In other words, he was always for same-sex marriage but did not have the courage to share that with voters in 2008. The latest discovery is Hillary Clinton in 2004, or back in the days when she was a hawk on Iraq and defending traditional marriage.
. It takes a net worth of around million to join "the one percent." The Clintons' net worth is estimated at million; Hillary alone got a cool mil as an advance for her dismal memoir "Hard Choices." The electorate's usually willing to let populists slide on their personal wealth — FDR is the ultimate example but John Edwards was a lefty heartthrob for a time as recently as 2008 — but I wonder if they'll be so forgiving for Hillary.
. On Thursday [4/16/2015], former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley criticized Hillary Clinton for her late evolution on gay marriage and driver's liceses for illegal immigrants. Clinton's team this week said she believes gay marriage is a "constitutional right" and illegal immigrants should receive driver's licenses. When she ran for president in 2008, Clinton opposed gay marriage and driver's licenses for illegal immigrants (after much waffling).
. As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past reticence to discuss the issue and falling well short of full-throated support. Now, in a markedly new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution.
. Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today [4/14/2015] to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. Clinton said that the Citizens United ruling should be reversed "once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment," according to MSNBC's Ari Melber.
. The presidential candidate, who once supported licensing and registration, says resistance to gun control "terrorizes" the nation.
Over the next 20 months, how many enemies of the United States can President Obama outright lose to or accommodate? He has embraced Cuba, acquiesced to Iran and gone silent on Syria and continues to be ignored by Russia; he has done much to embolden our adversaries. Meanwhile, our allies — from Britain and Canada to Japan, Egypt and Israel — are at best bewildered and at worst disgusted with how this administration has conducted foreign policy over the past six years.
. Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is dodging a key question in the abortion debate: Under what circumstances should late-term abortion be legal? Every declared or likely Republican presidential candidate has expressed support for legislation that would ban most abortions later than 20 weeks after conception — or 5 months into pregnancy — when infants can feel pain and survive if born prematurely. But Hillary Clinton and her spokesman have declined to spell out Clinton's position on late-term abortion.
. First, the political culture has changed dramatically since 2008. Back then, both she and Barack Obama officially opposed "same-sex marriage," an issue that has changed the political landscape at light speed — becoming an intensely polarizing issue that has even challenged previous assumptions about religious freedom. Today both Obama and Clinton support same-sex marriage, both acknowledging that their views have "evolved" over the years.
. Following his election victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at length with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, and with President Obama, but there's no sign that Netanyahu has heard from Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce soon that she will run for U.S. president. This stands in stark contrast to several Republicans contemplating presidential bids who rushed to congratulate Netanyahu right after his "against all odds" win for his Likud Party.
. Although Clinton defended the FCC's attempt to make the internet a public utility, she seemed open to other ideas to bring about net neutrality. "They have to have a hook to hang it on, so they're hanging it on Title II," she said, defending the FCC's decision as "the only hook they've got" to bring about change. Clinton signaled support for "another hook" for net neutrality derived from a "modern 21st century telecom technology act" but conceded that it was unlikely to happen in the near future.
. Hillary Clinton angrily condemned the bleakest results of Barack Obama's economy in a recent speech, but didn't dare say who was responsible for them. "What would Robert Kennedy say about the fact that still, today, more than 16 million children live in poverty in the richest nation on earth," she said in an address to an elite, well-fed crowd in a Manhattan ballroom at an awards gala to honor the slain Democratic presidential candidate.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president, is working hard to shore up support among liberals in hopes of tamping down a serious challenge from the left in the battle for the 2016 nomination. Clinton has aligned herself firmly with President Obama since the November midterms on a range of liberal-friendly issues, including immigration, climate change and opening diplomatic relations with Cuba.
. While eying a potential presidential run that would surely be boosted by deep-pocketed super PACs, Hillary Clinton said Monday evening [7/21/2014] that she's open to supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which opened the door to the outside groups and the flood of money that poured into the political process with them.
. In his highly anticipated new book and movie "America," conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is warning that Hillary Clinton won't be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and "undo the nation's founding ideals." "America — Imagine a World Without Her," published by Regnery and set for release Monday, charges that as students of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, Obama and Clinton could have enough time to "unmake and then remake America" into a nation the founding fathers wouldn't recognize.
. During a May 6th speech at a National Council for Behavioral Health conference, while making the case that gun laws are far too lenient and need to be "reined in," Hillary Clinton asserted, "We're way out of balance" on guns. According to the National Journal, "Clinton said she supports Second Amendment rights, [but] she added that there needs to be a proper trade-off between safety and freedom."
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The government's job is to preserve liberty, not safety.
. The bizarre movement to "ban" the word "bossy" because it allegedly stigmatizes girls struck many people as ridiculous. But on consideration, it is something far more sophisticated and sinister than mere feminist hyperventilating. Hillary Clinton faces an image problem, and the deep thinkers on her propaganda team know it. In a debate during the 2008 primary campaign, Barack Obama alluded to it when he called her "likable enough," a backhanded compliment/slap that stung. The woman who as first lady demanded that military service personnel assigned to the White House not look her in the face is an imperious, demanding, and frosty sort of person.
. A 20-year-old memo says Hillary Clinton backed a single-payer socialist health system, believing ObamaCare-like mega-regulation to be "a crock." As president, she'd double down on government control. It's buried over 60 paragraphs into Alana Goodman's investigative article in the Washington Free Beacon this week about unpublished documents exposing Clinton's ruthlessness.
. Hillary Clinton began her 2016 march to the White House last week, and it wasn't a promising debut. The former first lady and Senator used her first big policy speech since leaving the State Department to portray American election laws as fundamentally racist. The speech was longer on anecdotes than statistics, so allow us to fill in some of the holes.
. Hillary Clinton has worked her way back in the news by making racially-charged remarks to the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco. There is, she claimed, an ongoing "assault on voting rights." But the only "assault" going on is a liberal assault on the truth about efforts to protect the integrity of our election process.
. Madam Secretary hasn't missed a beat. She knows that the calling card of Democrats in the Barack Obama era is a polarizing politics that seeks to fire up minority voters by stirring fears of fire hoses and police dogs. Its basic vocabulary is imputations of racism; its evidentiary standard is low and dishonest; and its ethic is whatever works — so long as its stirs fear, anger, and resentment. Get ready for Hope and Change 2.0. The latest target is the state of North Carolina, which is accused of soiling itself with a new voter ID law, among other changes in its election laws.
Campaign themes and slogans:
. First the middle name, "Rodham," disappeared, and now the last name, "Clinton," is MIA in Hillary for America's latest email to donors. Campaign boss Robby Mook's offer to supporters to donate just to become a "founding donor" never refers to his candidate "Hillary Clinton." It's just Hillary. "You're all in to elect Hillary as our next president," he wrote. "You're proud to be one of the first people to get Hillary's back in this race," he added.
. Hillary Clinton is clearly looking to emulate President Obama's historic 2008 campaign as she makes a second bid for the White House. Her kickoff campaign video features the very constituencies that Obama effortlessly energized in his first bid for office — working women, minorities, gay voters. She's hired several of Obama's top advisers to guide her bid, including pollster Joel Benenson and media strategist Jim Margolis. Even the name of her campaign organization, "Hillary for America," is a throwback to "Obama for America."
Platform planks and programs from years ago:. Hillary is not mainstream. She's not even on the far left bank of the mainstream. She is way, way out there — a genuine '60s girl, and the ideas and staff she would bring to the White House would represent a sharp break with all that has gone before in American politics. With as many as six appointments to the Supreme Court in the next eight years (six Ruth Bader Ginsburgs!) a Hillary Court would be like a Hillary presidency — a radical Bench to back up a radical Administration. That's the 2008 campaign in a nutshell.
: The former Goldwater girl would write her 1969 thesis for Wellesley College on the ideas of native Chicago radical Saul Alinsky. … Hillary had one difference with Alinsky: she did not believe street demonstrations were effective avenues to promote their shared, far-Left values. Instead, she affirmed her commitment to working "inside the system," because she believed all change came about only by acquiring political power.
. Today, for the first time in American history we have two — count 'em, two — hard-core Leftists running for the Democrat Party nomination. The Left hasn't had this kind of chance for power since Truman defeated Henry Wallace in 1948. Hillary and Obama are Marx twins who only differ in race and gender. All the media tell us is how great it is to have a woman and a black man running for president.
What else are the media ?
. Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would defend gay rights as president and eliminate disparities for same-sex couples in federal law, including immigration and tax policy. Clinton said states such as New Jersey and Massachusetts are extending rights to gay couples "and the federal government should recognize that and should extend the same access to federal benefits across the board. I will very much work to achieve that."
. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to one of her major campaign themes Monday — the economic impact of the home mortgage crisis — and called on Congress to provide billion to help states and communities lessen the number of foreclosures.
. While senators scrambled to pass a financial "rescue" or "bailout" package that could cost taxpayers up to 0 billion on Wednesday [10/1/2008], Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called for expanding the public education system to include 3- and 4-year-olds. The pre-K programs would be paid for by state funding and supplemented by federal grants.
: Hillary Clinton says she wants to dismantle OPEC if she becomes president. ... But Clinton's plan to go after OPEC is a slick PR exercise, and her recent threats against U.S. oil companies are downright dangerous. "(Oil companies) have record profits," she said, "that they frankly are just sitting there counting because they are not doing anything new to earn it; they are just taking advantage of what's going on." This is patently false.
. On the trail these days, Clinton is waging a campaign whose motto should be "Say Anything." … "We're going to go after OPEC," she hollered, dismissing it as "monopoly cartel" in which members "sit in some conference room a couple of times a year, decide how much oil they are going to produce, and how much they are going to charge for it." It's a nice idea, but her strategy of changing laws to sue the organization on anti-trust grounds is risible, because it's hard to see how the group would abide by any U.S. court decision.
: Could it be that a foolish and abusive use of governmental power is a causal factor with our energy woes? Could it be, as [Bill] O'Reilly suggested, that our government's (and Mrs. Clinton's) prohibition of domestic energy development is part of the reason we are now held hostage to the "monopoly" of OPEC? Not so, for Hillary. In her leftist world, the problem is that American citizens are enjoying too much freedom. "Consumers" and "drivers" behave badly, they drive too much, and they drive the "wrong" vehicles; and American oil corporations (just as President Carter told us in the 1970's) are once again raking in "windfall profits."
"I believe we should appoint a cabinet level position that will be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it in America," she solemnly intoned. … The media largely ignored her proposal but her former rival John Edwards applauded it.
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You remember — the champion of the poor, who pays 0 for a haircut.
: Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down with The New York Times to outline her economic plans if elected president, and we now know the sad, sordid facts — how confused the senator is and how intent she is on ruinous policies. … The Times story tells us that Hillary Clinton is generally far more skeptical of free trade and free markets than was Bill Clinton as president. The truth is that relatively unhampered trade has produced literally millions of jobs for this nation. It has also driven down prices to far greater benefit for America's poor than any dozen new governmental programs the senator's socialistically inclined imagination might come up with.
. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) trashed an array of corporate interests in an economic speech in Ohio Thursday [2/14/2008], vowing that as president she would go after oil, credit-card, insurance, pharmaceutical, investment, and loan firms.
. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday [2/14/2008] … She said she would rein in oil, insurance, credit card, student loan and Wall Street investment companies and generate billion a year that would be used for middle-class tax cuts, create jobs and pay for an array of domestic programs.
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Senator Clinton's feigned objection to "special interests" is a little hard to swallow. Are the unions a "special interest?" Are the baby-killing a "special interest?" Is a "special interest?"
. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign released a 13-page blueprint for fixing the economy Monday [2/18/2008], detailing the former first lady's plans to achieve universal health care, address the home foreclosure crisis and develop jobs for the middle class. The pamphlet, which will be distributed to voters at campaign events and posted online, outlines many of the ideas she talks about on the campaign trail each day. But by pulling them together, the document resembles a populist manifesto … with Clinton championing the needs of working-class voters over corporate and business interests.
. All you have to do is look it up. How hard is this to do? It would take a reporter about five nanoseconds. When you've got an "F" from the National Taxpayers Union, a zero from the National Tax Limitations committee, an eight from Citizens Against Government Waste, a twelve from the American Conservative Union, an "F" from the Gun Owners of America, how are you moderate? When you've got a 95 from the ADA, when you've got a 100 from the Brady campaign against guns, a 93 from the AFL-CIO, a 100 from the State and County Municipal Employees, that doesn't make you a moderate!
. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday [12/13/2007] said her plan for fiscal responsibility includes tax increases, during a debate at which the Democratic contenders kept it civil and stressed they will "ask" Americans to sacrifice to achieve their policy goals. "I want to restore the tax rates that we had in the '90s," said the New York Democrat and former first lady.
: Senator Hillary Clinton's Christmas commercial, showing various government programs as presents under a Christmas tree, was a classic example of calculated confusion in politics. Anyone who believes that the government can give the country presents has fallen for the oldest political illusion of all — the illusion of something for nothing.
. If you take Hillary's ad remotely as seriously as many are taking Huckabee's, you're left with a disturbing glimpse of not just Hillary's politics but her vision of government. Her programs, which would cost billions and billions of dollars by even the most generous accounting, are simply "gifts" for the American people. No sacrifice, no cost, no strings attached at all — save the price of your vote.
. In Sen. Clinton's Christmas message, Hillary is bundling up presents for all of us. … "Where did I put 'Universal Pre-K'?" she says. "Ah, there it is." If you thought Christmas at the mall was too materialistic, this is bonanza time. Message: It Takes A Santa's Village Staffed By Unionized Government Elves To Raise A Child, and I'm Santa and you're gonna need a much bigger chimney for all the federal entitlements I'll be tossing down there.
. Evidence of the resurgence of Marxism, or neo-Marxism, as a result of the failures of the neo-conservative Bush regime, is evident both in polling data and in the current debate among the participants in the Democrat primary contest. The leading contender, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, proffers a specific set of concepts designed to assert a "progressive" or positivistic policy whose intention is to "improve" the condition of the American people.
. Most know that Hillary Rodham Clinton's politics veer to the outer fringes of the radical Left. But how many understand the reasons for her conversion from Goldwater conservative to cultural Marxist, and how this would play out during her controversial bid for the U.S. presidency?
: What the Congress needs to do is give us classical supply-side measures. It needs to incent earning the next dollar, which means the opposite of the kinds of tax increases Mrs. Clinton wants. It needs to pass the trade agreements awaiting ratification in the Congress. It needs to stabilize the dollar and work toward a policy of sound money.
. America under Hillary Clinton would suffer high taxes and lavish public spending that would make it more Left-wing than France, Rudy Giuliani, the Republican presidential hopeful, has claimed. His remarks drew anxious gasps from his audience of party supporters in the key primary state of New Hampshire.
: Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly voted for antigun proposals, and co-sponsored many of them. After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans and St. Tammany police confiscated guns from law-abiding citizens, violating an explicit Louisiana law. In some cases, the confiscation was carried out with the assistance of federal agents, and was perpetrated via warrantless break-ins into homes. The next year, the U.S. Senate voted 84-16 for a homeland security appropriations rider stating: "None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be used for the seizure of a firearm based on the existence of a declaration or state of emergency." Mrs. Clinton was one of the 16 who voted "no."
. During a campaign debate on April 16, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were asked if the District of Columbia's ban on gun possession, now facing a challenge before the Supreme Court, is constitutional. "I think a total ban, with no exceptions under any circumstances, might be found by the Court not to be. But I don't know the facts," said Clinton (Yale Law '73), dodging the question for the third and final time.
: After Hillary Clinton clerked in the summer of 1971 at an Oakland, Calif., law firm run by attorneys with ties to the Communist Party, she never returned to work there. But she stayed in touch with one of the firm's partners and his wife, and they stayed in touch with her, until they died.
: In a life marked largely by political caution, one entry on Senator Clinton's résumé stands out: her clerkship in 1971 at one of America's most radical law firms, Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein. One partner at the firm, Doris Walker, was a Communist Party member at the time. Another partner, Robert Treuhaft, had left the party in 1958, several years after being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee and labeled as one of America's most "dangerously subversive" lawyers.
. Visitors [Hillary's] Web site are asked to take a pledge to "confront … global warming and move our country towards energy independence." The energy-saving advice was posted to coincide with the release of Clinton's new proposed energy policy, which would, among other things, set up a billion strategic energy reserve and phase out the incandescent light bulb.
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The alternative to the incandescent light bulb is the light bulb, about which I have posted a lot of information — none of it favorable. And if the people on the political left are really interested in America's energy independence, why do they oppose drilling for oil in ?
. Hillary knows she can cream any other liberal presidential candidate, but she still can't figure out how to be more conservative than a conservative. That concept of personal responsibility as opposed to governmental intrusion to solve societal deficiencies is far beyond her grasp.
. Hillary Clinton apparently felt the need for these swiftly escalating efforts at flamboyant anti-warism to match the "bring the troops home within months" proposals of her two strongest challengers: former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Obama. Compounding this dangerous leftward pull on the Democratic Party presidential aspirants is the fierce economic populist message of former Sen. Edwards, who is currently running disconcertingly (for Clinton and Obama) strongly nationwide — particularly in Iowa.
. Hillary Clinton is a reminder that self-described children's activists pose one of the greatest threats to children. Many children's activists are just feminists who don't particularly like children, and certainly don't want to stay home and raise them. Their children's activism amounts to an attempt to shift responsibility for children from mothers to the state.
. Hillary Clinton is an immensely dangerous politician. Despite recent attempts to modify her image, Hillary remains an unabashed liberal — a radical on abortion, health care, the judiciary and the economy. Hillary maintains a 100 percent favorability rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League.
. The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, [Senator Hillary] Clinton has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood. The same can be said of Democratic Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois, John Kerry of Massachusetts, Joseph Biden of Delaware and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards — all of whom are expected to challenge Clinton for the nomination. Although helpful in a Democratic primary, a rigid stance on the issue could pose a challenge in a general election.
. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., portrays herself as a scourge of the pharmaceutical industry, but she has shown that she's willing to help a drugmaker if that's what it takes to profit Planned Parenthood, her indispensable political ally. Clinton's campaign Web site touts that she has "battled the big drug companies." Yet she has sponsored many bills that would directly subsidize Barr Laboratories, maker of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B, which also functions as an abortifacient.
. Especially when the issue involves protecting innocent life, the subject of this report, the American people deserve to know the full truth about the Clintons' radical, and often corrupt, agenda. And Judicial Watch is committed to providing it. As part of Judicial Watch's Open Records Project, we have examined important government documents about the core public policy issue of abortion. This special report examines three new documents pertaining to the Clintons pro-abortion policies, with special emphasis on Hillary Clinton's central role in crafting and promoting these policies.
. The ever-cautious Clinton occasionally exposes her true ideological core. "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good," she told San Franciscans in June 2004. As First Lady, she said: "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." Hillary Clinton is a hardened socialist, despite the mainstream media's efforts to portray her as a "centrist"….
. If elected president, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton says she would sign an executive order rescinding President Bush's restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. She says she also would bar political appointees from altering or removing scientific conclusions from government research without a legitimate reason for doing so.
. Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) unveiled a plan Tuesday [10/16/2007] that would expand the Family Medical Leave Act to cover 13 million additional workers.
. Indeed, it actually sounded like the woman who wanted to nationalize one-seventh of the U.S. economy was never in favor of big government. But rather than admit she's a liberal, she pulls the rhetorical rip cord and parachutes to safety: "I prefer the word 'progressive,'" she proclaimed, "which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century. I consider myself a modern progressive." Refusing to define that, she moved on, neglecting to mention that progressives — modern and old-fashioned alike — believe in big government, too.
. Today's Democratic Party and its likely nominee, Hillary Clinton, have moved well to the left of where they were in the pre-George W. Bush era. That could have some rather serious consequences if she becomes the next President of the United States.
. Hillary Clinton will forever be the Orwellian Big Sister candidate. She has fallen victim to a video, being screened on YouTube, which portrays her as Big Brother, telling the serried ranks of human drones that she wants a "conversation" about America. … The spoof hits home because it portrays exactly what bothers America about Hillary.
. The first is that many people in both parties see her as ideologically repellent. … If the right regards her as a dangerous leftist and the left regards her as an unprincipled accomplice in the Iraq disaster, who really likes her?
. Hillary Clinton lavished praise on New York City's tough anti-smoking laws yesterday — and said she supports smoking bans in public places across the country. Asked at an Iowa forum on cancer whether banning smoking in public places would be good for America, Clinton replied, "Well, personally, I think so. And that's what a lot of local communities and states are starting to do."
. If you've listened to Hillary Clinton lately, you could be forgiven for thinking you were hearing her husband Bill. In the last week in particular, she's been positioning herself for a presidential run in 2008, modifying or even lying about her positions in an effort to obscure her hard-left record. Hillary a centrist? That's the plan.
: I have always considered Hillary Clinton a formidable politician, but I haven't really feared a Hillary presidency because I haven't thought she was electable. I'm not quite as sure anymore. Hillary, in her true skin, is too stridently liberal and unlikable to be electable in a national election. But who says she has to show her true skin? … She has been doing a masterful job of toning down her liberalism a little dose at a time. Even so, her metamorphosis has been so transparent that even the perennially apathetic and ignorant should be able to see through it. But many don't.
: Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday [9/12/2007] found herself positioned firmly to the left of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding that disgusting New York Times/MoveOn "General Betray Us" attack on Gen. David Petraeus' integrity. That's not an enviable position for a woman who's trying to convince the American people that she's fit to be president of the United States.
. With her refusal to denounce the far-left MoveOn.org for its smear of our top commander in Iraq, Clinton has taken another big step away from the center of American politics. On the most important issue of our times — Iraq and the fight against Islamic terrorism — the Democratic presidential front-runner has thrown her lot in with the radicals, kooks and nuts that litter the wackadoo wing. And she has turned her back on our soldiers and their leaders during wartime.
. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled her economic vision. Should she be given the power to implement it, we can say goodbye to the prosperity and opportunity we have enjoyed since the Reagan years. In a speech at Manchester School of Technology in New Hampshire, Clinton said it's time to replace President Bush's "ownership society," which she called an "on your own" society, with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.
. Senator Hillary Clinton presents herself as a policy expert and declares her readiness to govern from "day one." But her recent prescriptions for the housing market should cause doubts for thoughtful observers.
: In a 1996 address to the United Methodist General Conference, Mrs. Clinton amplified the theme in her book, "It Takes a Village": "As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's child … . For that reason, we cannot permit discussions of children and families to be subverted by political or ideological debate," which, of course, is precisely what she does.
. Hillary Clinton's entire approach to public policy, from her earliest days as a "children's rights advocate," has been grounded in the idea that political differences need to be put aside for the sake of The Children. In 1996 she proclaimed, "As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's child." … But here's the thing: There really is such a thing as somebody else's child. I don't want to live in a country where there's no such thing as somebody else's child, because that means there's no such thing as my child. … Almost as important, I don't want to live in a country where I am a "subversive" simply by offering political or ideological debate against this vision.
"As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's child."
HillaryCare: Socialized medicine with a very thin candy coating.
. Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' recent comments doubting that Obamacare's employer mandate will ever be implemented — he called it "one of the first things to go" — likely caused heartburn among his onetime West Wing colleagues. But there's one former Obama administration official whom Gibbs must have terrified more than most. Years ago, that famous figure testified publicly that if Congress were to pass legislation with an individual mandate to purchase insurance, "we worry that the numbers of people who currently are insured through their employment will decrease because there will no longer be any reason for many employers" to offer coverage, when individuals can receive government subsidies instead. That figure's name is Hillary Clinton.
. Although this editorial was written more than 20 years ago, just replace "Clinton" with "Obama," and it all applies perfectly to ObamaCare, from the phony promises to the bogus financing scheme to the massive new bureaucracy. It was this editorial and as many as 100 more like it in IBD that helped spare the nation the tragedy that would have been HillaryCare.
. Members of the Clinton administration were so vigorous about their push for health care reform in 1993 that they pushed the idea of launching a "Health Care University" — and even circulated an "enemies" list of those who opposed the overhaul. The details were included in the latest batch of Clinton administration documents released Friday by the National Archives. Included in the 7,500 pages were two curious documents from 1993.
. Then-Sens. Joe Biden and John Kerry were both opposed to Hillary Clinton's 1993 health-care reform program, according to documents released by the Clinton presidential library. Clinton marked a handwritten "No" beside Biden's name on Clinton's list of Capitol Hill lawmakers that she needed to win over for her universal health care law, known as the "Clinton health plan" or "Hillarycare," to pass. John Kerry, meanwhile, was marked with a "Probably not." "Hillarycare" ended up dying in the Democratic-controlled Senate in 1994 without coming to a floor vote.
. Judicial Watch has long been on the trail of the corruption and deceit that were part and parcel of former First Lady Hillary Clinton's National Taskforce on Health Care Reform. I'm pleased to report that we have scored another breakthrough, pulling back more the veil of secrecy in which the Clintons have long shrouded their most famous policy failure.Bill was just half of the 1990s White House duo. Many argued that Hillary was actually the driving force behind the Clinton co-Presidency, even though Bill was the charismatic face and voice of the administration. Hillary-Care failed under Bill, but some in America still think that socialized medicine is the answer to our health care challenges. Nobody believes this more than Hillary, and she has many who agree.
: Upon entering the White House in 1993, then-President Clinton appointed his wife to lead a task force on health care reform, the centerpiece of his agenda. The finished product was so controversial it was abandoned in September 1994 without receiving a vote in either congressional chamber. Six weeks later, Mrs. Clinton's political debacle on health care was instrumental in the political maelstrom that installed Republicans in control of the House (for the first time in 40 years) and the Senate.
: During Hillary Clinton's 1993 visit to Capitol Hill to testify about her proposed health-care plan, she was asked by Virginia Rep. Norman Sisisky what could be done to ease the burden of the plan's mandates on small businesses. The former first lady responded in her best let-'em-eat-cake style: "I can't go out and save every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America."
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday made a stronger pitch for universal health care and again defended her Iraq position, at the outset of a campaign swing through Iowa. … "I have some goals. One of them is we're going to have universal health care coverage," the New York senator said, prompting loud cheers from the capacity crowd on the Dubuque campus.
. Hillary was the moving force behind the Clinton presidency in 1993 and 1994 — with primary responsibility for the disastrous health-care plan, which helped hand Congress to the Republicans. After that, her husband sent her into a polite exile.
Hillarycare will be mandatory.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton will plunge back into the health care debate tomorrow with a sweeping plan that would require all Americans to sign up for health insurance — putting her at odds with top rival Barack Obama, Newsday has learned.
. Mrs. Clinton's proposal requires everyone to buy health insurance, along with more insurance regulation, a government insurance option for everyone and tax hikes. Mr. Obama likes all that but his mandate would only apply to children. He argues that the reason many people aren't insured is because it's too expensive, not because they don't want it. Mrs. Clinton counters that coverage can't be "universal" without a mandate.
. Last week freedom took another hit. Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled her new health care plan. Unlike her old health care plan, which took longer to read than most cancers take to kill you, this one's instant and painless — just a spoonful of government sugar to help the medicine go down. From now on, everyone in America will have to have health insurance. Hooray! And, if you don't, it will be illegal for you to hold a job.
. Sometimes Hillary Clinton leaves me breathless with the sheer arrogance of her assumption that the American people are like a bunch of straw-chewing rubes eager to buy her latest brand of snake oil. … Hillary knows that the law provides that nobody can be turned away because of their inability to pay for needed medical services — she just hopes the voters don't know that.
. Nearly 15 years after her grand plan to revolutionize American health care collapsed in ignominious defeat, a chastened Hillary Clinton will propose today [9/17/2007] a new easier-to-swallow centrist proposal that focuses on providing universal coverage and reducing skyrocketing medical costs.
: The public face of Hillary Clinton's new health care plan is sunny, filled with choices for consumers and bright with promises for better health care for all. But a close examination of the proposal alongside other initiatives of Sen. Clinton in the past few years reveals a dark side she wants to hide from public view until after the election is over.
. Hillary Clinton just dropped the universal health care bomb that everyone knew was coming. "I intend to have a universal health care system that does three things — lowers costs for everybody, improves quality for everybody and covers everybody."
: The new Hillary health-care plan is very different from the old 1993-1994 Hillary plan. It is far slyer, and far cleverer, far more well-packaged. The same arguments that applied to the old Hillary plan do not necessarily apply to the new plan. But the new health plan ends up in the same place as the old health plan — with the government running everything.
. This is supposedly the grand lesson [Senator] Clinton learned from her many political scars: People don't want government-run health care. But she might want to study her mistakes a bit more closely because her alternative is to provide government-run health insurance, which ultimately is the same thing. Clinton's plan would yank insurance regulation from the states and impose a series of federal mandates on employers, individuals and insurance companies.
. Last month, when she announced her 0-billion health-care reform plan, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), said, "Each year, 18,000 people die in America because they don't have health care. … But while some experts looking at Clinton's statistics and the issue of a health care crisis said she is correct, other experts said the data and claims are not accurate.
. Oregon voters passed judgment Tuesday [11/6/2007] on a plan that would have made their state children's health insurance program "universal." Sound familiar? It should, because Oregon reproduced the current Schip fracas in D.C. on the state level — and the referendum took a major shellacking, with voters siding three to two against. Oregon's expansion was almost identical to the one backed by Congressional Democrats….
: In the 1990s, Judicial Watch, an organization that seeks to hold Democrats and Republicans accountable to the law, pursued members of the Clinton administration. … Now the self-described "public interest group" may have come up with its biggest find of all (so far). It has obtained records from the library at the Clinton Presidential Center that reveal the internal workings and attitudes of people associated with Hillary Clinton's National Taskforce on Health Care Reform. These documents penetrate Mrs. Clinton's carefully crafted personae, expose her true character and suggest what she and her Democratic allies would impose on the nation, if given the power.
: Judicial Watch released new documents last week from the Clinton Presidential Library regarding Hillary's botched attempt to stage a government takeover of our nation's healthcare system in 1993. Our investigators found them during a trip to the Clinton Library in Little Rock last year. Here are a few highlights from what we found.
. Hillary Clinton, now seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has put forth a vision of health care for all the uninsured which would be funded by increasing federal income taxes, raising tobacco taxes and raising capital gains taxes. This would assure a universal health care system, she contends, and move us in the direction of socialized medicine (a term she has been careful not to use).
Hillarycare is mandatory!
. Both [Obama and Clinton] noted a key difference in their approach to health care. Each wants extensive government regulation. But Clinton wants federal government mandates to force individuals to buy her plan and Obama rejects individual mandates. This key departure in health policy hints at a far more fundamental difference in the mindsets of these two candidates. Clinton's big-government liberalism is less rooted in liberal ideals than in the interest-group plantation politics that has defined the Democratic Party of recent years.
. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday [2/3/2008] she might be willing to have workers' wages garnisheed if they refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.
. Will Sen. Hillary Clinton garnish the wages of people who can afford health insurance but refuse to buy into her universal health care plan? Maybe. The Democratic presidential hopeful tried to duck the question Sunday, when ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked her about wage-garnishing three times. But she didn't rule it out.
. Hillary Rodham Clinton's dream of overhauling the country's health-care system as the steward of a new Senate subcommittee has reportedly flatlined. The New York senator had made health-care reform the centerpiece of her presidential campaign.
The White House has pointedly refused to say whether President Obama will read the 1,000+ page health care bill — HR 3200 — now pending before the House of Representatives. ... The language may seem innocuous, but Sec 1866D actually describes the plan for American health care that was first proposed as HR 3600 in 1993 and known as HillaryCare.
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. After a five-year battle with two presidential administrations, Judicial Watch finally got notification of a large cache of documents at the Clinton Presidential Library related to Hillarycare. How large? Try 54,527 pages.
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The Baby Bond:
Hillary attempts to buy votes with other people's money.
This is a classic example of liberal utopian politics, where politicians promise to provide everything to everybody at no cost. But this idea only lasted about a week, and when the polls showed what a huge mistake Hillary had made, she wasted no time in retracting the offer.
. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday [9/28/2007] that every child born in the United States should get a ,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home. Clinton, her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.
: Just last week at a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton proposed that each baby born in the United States receive a ,000 "baby bond" from the federal government. … Such a program extends government's hold over Americans' lives, from cradle to grave, and provides yet another "benefit" that can be used to justify higher taxes and greater regulation. It would help condition otherwise self-sufficient voters to sup at the government trough — to expect government assistance even when it's not necessary.
. Republican strategists say Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton"s call for giving every newborn ,000 for education is the first major mistake in her front-running campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. They say it undermines the centrist image the New York Democrat has carefully built and, if exploited skillfully, could prove fatal in the 2008 general election.
. Political candidates routinely do the obligatory baby-kissing. Hillary Clinton wants to give each baby a check. Never mind that she'll get the money by raising their parents' taxes. George McGovern, who parlayed his ,000-in-every-pot proposal into a 49-state loss in 1972, should sue for copyright infringement after Sen. Clinton told the Congressional Black Caucus' annual legislative conference that every baby born in America should be given a ,000 "baby bond."
Let the backpedalling begin...
. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's quick backtracking from an off-the-cuff "baby bonds" proposal demonstrates her campaign's ability to jump on damage control. It's been less than two weeks since the New York Democrat casually said, "I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a ,000 account that will grow over time."
Hillary's leftists friends include the labor unions, AARP, NAACP, La Raza, and a large number of Hollywood millionaires.
: The Communist Party USA openly advocates to "defeat McCain and strengthen Democratic majorities in Congress" and to elect either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in 2008. The CPUSA itself says electing more Democrats helps the Communist cause.
. When Hillary Rodham Clinton questioned rival Barack Obama's ties to 1960s radicals, her comments baffled two retired Bay Area lawyers who knew Clinton in the summer of 1971 when she worked as an intern at a left-wing law firm in Oakland, Calif., that defended communists and Black Panthers. "She's a hypocrite," Doris B. Walker, 89, who was a member of the American Communist Party, said in an interview last week. "She had to know who we were and what kinds of cases we were handling. We had a very left-wing reputation…."
. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the backing of California Rep. Maxine Waters, an influential member of the Congressional Black Caucus whose support could help blunt charges of racial polarization against the Clinton campaign in the South Carolina primary.
: In the case of AFSCME the back story is yet another example of how the Clinton husband-and-wife team works together as they strive to move back into the White House. Hillary has diligently done her part as senator from New York, championing AFSCME causes in Congress.
. An immigration reform activist thinks Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed a great deal about how she really feels about the illegal immigration problem when she announced that a former president of the National Council of La Raza has joined her campaign team. Senator Clinton (D-New York) says Raul Yzaguirre will co-chair her campaign and lead its outreach to Hispanic voters.
. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is the clear favorite among gay and lesbian voters, who see her as a champion of gay rights, according to new nationwide poll released today by Hunter College in New York.
. Frank possesses "one of the sharpest minds in Congress," said Clinton, who currently leads the Democrats in national polling.
. Both openly gay members of Congress have now endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. The New York senator secured the support of Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin congresswoman who is the only out lesbian in the House, months ago. And this week Clinton gained the enthusiastic endorsement of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, the only out gay man currently serving in the chamber.
. In words a more thoughtful Clinton likely would have avoided, the leading Democratic presidential contender told a cheering crowd of AARP policy wonks and political activists that when she's back in the White House, there won't be any talk about cutting or privatizing Social Security. "This is the most successful domestic program in the history of the United States. When I'm president, privatization is off the table because it's not the answer to anything," she said. Also off the table will be any benefit cuts or increases in the retirement age.
Hillary will bring her broom...
. Saying "it will take a woman" to clean up the problems in the White House, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today urged about 1,000 Houston-area voters to support her campaign to change America. "Bring your brooms," the Democratic presidential candidate told the crowd at a union hall in downtown Houston.
. A former San Francisco mayor, [Democratic Senator Dianne] Feinstein was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 and she is one of California's most powerful and popular politicians as well as one of the wealthiest members of Congress with a net worth of about .6 million.
. Hastings has the dubious honor of being one of only six federal judges to be removed from office through impeachment for perjury and conspiracy to obtain a bribe. Hastings was wrapped up in a 1983 scandal involving the solicitation of a 0,000 bribe in return for favorable treatment for defendants in a racketeering case before him.
. How can these parishioners sing "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" while at the same time shaking hands and clapping applause for the devil's agenda? That's what goes on when Hillary steps inside a Christian sanctuary — it's called anathema. It's known in biblical terms as "hypocrisy."
: Bill and Hillary Clinton have their eyes on the ball when it comes to 2008, but in the meantime, has anyone noted that they bought a piece of beach property in the Dominican Republic right next to the beautiful domain of designer Oscar de la Renta and his wife, Annette?
Said Tony Snow: "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it." Here, after all, is the wife of a president who all but peddled pardons to an assortment of felons and miscreants including one malodorous fugitive from justice who had renounced his American citizenship. Doesn't this woman recall that on her husband's last day in the White House he signed 140 pardons and several commutations? … In the wake of the pardons the Federal prosecutor in New York, Mary Jo White, was appointed to investigate what the media was calling "Pardongate." She was replaced by James Comey, who obligingly cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing.
. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's weekend trip to California capped off a breathless week of fund-raising that hauled in nearly million, revealing the reach of her network of wealthy supporters.
. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has gathered an additional million in campaign contributions in the past three months, but will finish behind rival Senator Barack Obama in the money-collecting sweepstakes, a key Clinton aide said today.
. Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced that the million she has raked in so far for her presidential effort is "staggering." But the only thing that staggers me is why anybody would give a dollar to these campaigns.
. A day after her campaign announced a record-breaking fundraising haul, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she would support public funding of campaigns if elected president next year. … In fact, Clinton's campaign was the first to completely opt out of the public funding system that has existed for more than 30 years.
. Far from conceding African-American support to the most credible candidate ever of African descent, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., the Clintons are pushing aggressively for the help of their longtime allies in the black business, political and entertainment elite. Clinton's supporters say she intends to make the Illinois senator fight for every black endorsement and every black vote.
. They jumped from Clinton's guest bedroom to Obama's bandwagon. … Movie mogul and former friend of Bill David Geffen led the list of Democratic turncoats last week when he held a fund-raiser for Obama and trashed the Clintons in the process.
. When I was profiling [Hillary Clinton] two years ago, I learned about her involvement with a secretive Christian organization called The Fellowship that has operated in the Washington shadows since the 1930s. … There is something deeply strange about the group. They certainly do not like press coverage, so in that regard Clinton's attraction might make sense. Reporters hoping to look into the group might want to think again. A few years ago, The Fellowship's archives, which are held at Wheaton College, the evangelical school in Illinos, were reclassified as "restricted" and placed under lock and key.
Intra-party politics and friction:
. [#2] The Democratic Party views itself as having authority to favor a candidate without any legal repercussions. Without any pretense the Democratic primary nominating process should be expected to be conducted fairly, lawyers for the Democratic Party tell Judge Zloch the lawsuit should be thrown out because the Party has the freedom to determine its nominees by "internal rule", not voter interests, and thus the party "could have favored a candidate". Lawyers for the Democratic Party suggest the lawsuit "can't be resolved" by the Court because it is based on an internal rule that "cannot be enforced". This statement by lawyers for the Democrats to a Federal judge is a damning indictment the Party may never recover from: the party views itself in no way beholden to voters' interest whatsoever.
. The Republican civil war was supposed start this week. Instead, a ferocious struggle has erupted on the left over the smoldering remains of the Democratic Party. [...] Liberals interviewed by The Hill want to see establishment Democrats targeted in primaries, and the "Clinton-corporate wing" of the party rooted out for good.
. Hillary Clinton's running mate says he does not believe FBI Director James Comey was intentionally trying to disrupt the election when he announced a new chapter last week in former secretary of state's email investigation. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said on a taping of Alan Colmes' Fox News radio show that Comey's letter to Congress last Friday was 'highly unusual' and 'cryptic' but he wouldn't follow in Clinton's footsteps and suggest the law enforcement official was helping the Republican ticket.
. A reminder. Senator Tim Kaine has only been together with his running mate Hillary Clinton one time since the DNC convention. They appeared together in Ohio on Labor Day (Sept 5th), that is the one and only time since the end of July. That's the reality backdrop for Kaines' absolute failure to launch during the Vice-Presidential debate last night.
The Clinton campaign loses an engine:
. The Hillary Clinton campaign has canceled joint appearances with former primary opponent Bernie Sanders after he admitted that "of course" it bothered him that Clinton seemed to be talking down to his supporters in hacked audio from a fundraiser.
Kaine held the key fundraising position of Democratic National Committee chairman during the entire run-up to Obamacare's passage, as the Democrats passed that unpopular 2,400 page legislation without a single Republican vote. But Kaine's ties to Obama go back further. In November of 2005, during Obama's first year in the Senate, Obama campaigned for Kaine in the Virginia gubernatorial race. Just over a year later, in February of 2007 — as the Los Angeles Times reports — Kaine became the first statewide elected Democrat outside of Illinois to support Obama's presidential bid against the Democratic heir apparent, Hillary Clinton.
. You Democrats and liberals who did not "feel the Bern" but desperately wanted a Democratic president to succeed Barack Obama — you did nothing to prevent the potential cataclysm that is upon you now. Instead, you've spent more than a year chortling at Republican failings, expressing disgust at the rise of Donald Trump and convincing yourselves that your ideological tendency is on the cusp of multigenerational rule in the United States. And in the process, you failed to do your due diligence on your own candidate — which means you failed as a party, you failed as a movement and you failed as citizens.
. Like a lame wildebeest on the Serengeti, Hillary Clinton's illness is attracting the attention of those who see opportunity. Make no mistake: the Clintons, for all the superficial unity the Democrats bludgeon each other into, have sparked a lot of resentment and made a lot of enemies over the years. On top of that, there is a legitimate case to be made that the specter of losing to Trump is scary enough that For the Good of the Party, the DNC should meet in private and dump her.
. A wealthy private equity investor told former Secretary of State Colin Powell that Hillary Clinton 'HATES' President Obama in newly leaked emails between the two men that were leaked by D.C. Leaks and obtained by The Intercept. Jeffrey Leeds wrote to Powell in one email which was posted on Twitter by Lee Fang that all Clinton wants is to win the upcoming election, and that she might not win in the end.
. A former Democratic National Committee chairman says President Barack Obama and the party's congressional leaders should immediately come up with a process to identify a potential successor candidate for Hillary Clinton for the off-chance a health emergency forces her out of the race.
A successor for Hillary Clinton must be found immediately in case pneumonia forces her out of the race, a former Democratic National Committee chair has said. 'Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the aid of their party,' Don Fowler, who chaired the DNC from 1995 to 1997, said Monday [9/12/2016]. 'I think the plan should be developed by 6 o'clock this afternoon.' Fowler — who has supported Hillary Clinton since her 2008 presidential bid — said the Democrats risk infighting without a proper contingency plan, Politico reported.
. Hillary knows this is her last shot at the presidency and the personal vindication that would bring to her relationship with her troublesome spouse. He has shamed her, humiliated her, and yet relied on her to beat impeachment. There is a whole lot of score-settling necessary, and only the presidency can provide her the opportunity to reverse roles and make him the one who must yield to the commander in chief when push comes to shove. She will not give this up unless absolutely forced to.
. First lady Michelle Obama is set to hit the campaign trail on behalf of Hillary Clinton next week, the Clinton campaign announced Tuesday [9/6/2016]. At a Sept. 16 event in Northern Virginia, Mrs. Obama will urge Virginians, "especially young people," to support Mrs. Clinton and to register to vote ahead of a deadline next month.
. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders almost giddily hit Hillary Clinton for giving paid speeches to Wall Street during the Democratic primary, but yet he never filed a personal financial disclosure form of his own. The non-profit Center for Public Integrity discovered that Sanders, amid a tough primary campaign, asked for an extension twice and then never provided the documents to the Federal Election Commission as his presidential campaign wound down. Meanwhile both Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump filed their forms by the mid-May deadline.
. One of the big questions heading into the Democratic National Convention late last month was whether Hillary Clinton could rally Bernie Sanders supporters to her side. Before the convention, many Sanders supporters said they would support Clinton in a two-way matchup against Donald Trump, but when pollsters offered them third-party candidates as an option, they abandoned her.
. Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party's platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he's been in politics since 1979). And now, despite pleading with his base to support Hillary, even though they're concerned that she's too moderate, Sanders will return to Vermont and to his seat in the Senate, and he'll do it with no official party affiliation.
. Bill Clinton's wife is one of the least empathy-driven candidates in the history of politics. She's manipulating, cynical, and nasty. She's instinctively defensive, brutally cutting, and utterly cold. The polls show it. This week's CNN poll demonstrated that 68 percent of Americans consider Hillary dishonest, and 54 percent think she's running for personal gain. Fifty-five percent view Hillary unfavorably overall; but only 52 percent view Trump unfavorably. Just 47 percent think he's running for personal gain. A majority of Americans think Trump is running to help America. They think Hillary is running to help Hillary.
. MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said Monday she had never seen anything like the chaotic scene at the Florida Democratic delegation breakfast where outgoing party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) was booed off the stage and escorted out by security. Schultz was forced to yell her remarks Monday morning over jeers and shouting from angry Bernie Sanders supporters in the wake of the DNC email leak showing Democratic Party favoritism for Hillary Clinton. Schultz announced Sunday she would resign as party chair after this week's convention, but she still tried to speak to her fellow Florida delegates, to no avail. "She was booed off the stage," Mitchell said.
. I doubt you could find a more apropos visual representation for day #1 at the DNC convention in Philadelphia than this one.
. Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders booed today as the former Democratic presidential contender told them, "We must elect Hillary Clinton." He was appearing for the first time this week in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is set to kick off later today.
. [Tim] Kaine has been operating in the political arena for over 22 years. He has an all too familiar "insider" résumé that tracks his career moves through various levels of state, party, and federal government. He is being touted by Democrats as someone who at times disagreed — but respectfully! — with President Obama, the objective being to paint him as his "own man" with potential appeal for independents. But those in the know recognize that Hillary, as president, would never brook disagreement from anyone.
. The Democratic Party arrived here still divided over the results of its presidential primary season, with anger at the nominating process, the Clinton-Kaine ticket and hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee spilling into the party's final meetings before the convention begins.
. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday [7/24/2016] that chants of "lock her up" at last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland made her feel "very sad," while also suggesting she faces more scrutiny than other politicians.
The Editor says...
Hillary and her husband have been the subject of considerable scrutiny for decades, for a number of reasons, none of them good.
. In an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired on Sunday [7/24/2016], Hillary Clinton actually said something that is undeniably true: "I often feel like there's the Hillary standard, and then there's the standard for everybody else." By that, Clinton meant to say that she often gets treated unfairly. Which is also true. [...] Anyone who isn't blinded by partisanship can see that there is, and has been, a Hillary standard. But not one in which Hillary is the victim. It's one in which she, because of her party affiliation and gender, is held unaccountable for any wrongdoing that would doom mere mortals.
. WikiLeaks posted close to 20,000 emails and 8,000 attachments Friday [7/22/2016] sent or received from top Democratic officials that seem to suggest the committee's chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other higher ups tried to tip the scales in Clinton's favor. WikiLeaks dubbed the document dump the "Hillary Leaks series." Sanders has repeatedly claimed that he thought the system was "rigged" during the primaries.
The FBI is reportedly ready to interview Hillary Clinton Saturday, which brings up the question of who will be the Democratic nominee for president if the former secretary of state is indicted. [...] Superdelegates who have pledged support to Clinton would be free to switch allegiance over to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders has remained in the Democratic nomination and still has 1,831 pledged delegates. To win the Democratic nomination one needs to get the support of 2,383 total delegates, including the superdelegates already supporting him Sanders would have to get the backing of 504 of Clinton's superdelegates.
. Sen. Tim Kaine took more than 0,000 in gifts while serving as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia, which could complicate Hillary Clinton's veepstakes. Kaine is reportedly on the likely Democratic nominee's shortlist, as a folksy and popular governor-turned-senator from an important swing state. But according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project and given to Politico, Kaine took an ,000 Caribbean vacation, was given ,500 in free clothes and took a trip to see George Mason University's men's basketball team play in the Final Four — all while in office.
The Editor says...
Senator Kaine sounds like a perfect match for Clinton.
. In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic presidential primary, runner-up Bernie Sanders has promised to work hard to defeat Donald Trump — but he's given no sign he'll soon embrace Clinton, his party's presumptive nominee. Neither have many of Sanders's supporters. A June 14th Bloomberg Politics national poll of likely voters in November's election found that barely half of those who favored Sanders — 55 percent — plan to vote for Clinton. Instead, 22 percent say they'll vote for Trump, while 18 percent favor Libertarian Gary Johnson.
. Republican delegates are required to vote at their convention as they did during their state primary. The rules are different for the Democrats. Delegates are free to vote for any candidate, regardless of who won their state primary. If Clinton continues to falter and limps into the convention, or if she withdraws, it could result in an "open" convention. The results could be surprising.
. President Obama on Thursday afternoon [6/9/2016] offered a full-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton's campaign, saying he's excited to hit the campaign trail with her next week and in the months ahead. He'll be one of the few sitting presidents in recent history to play an active role in his successor's election bid. On the whole, there's a reason why sitting presidents often steer clear of the campaign trail for their successors: it's rare for one party to hold the White House for longer than eight years, and a party's nominee doesn't want to be saddled with a surrogate who has lagging approval ratings and inspires voter fatigue. In recent years, incumbent presidents have proven to be more a liability than an asset — or at least that's what their successors' campaigns seemed to think.
. There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president. How could that happen, given that her nomination has been considered a sure thing by virtually everyone in the media and in the party itself? Consider the possibilities.
. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Hillary Clinton surrogate, acknowledged on Monday what the Democratic party's superdelegate system is all about: "temper[ing] the raging masses." Appearing on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Granholm weighed in on news that the Associated Press and NBC News had named Clinton the party's presumptive nominee based on a sum of her pledged delegates and superdelegates. The projection caused a stir among some political observers and Bernie Sanders supporters. Sanders and his backers have argued that the use of superdelegates — a group of 714 party leaders and elders — usurps the democratic process.
. Consider the following scenario: after a bruising primary against socialist Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally emerges from the Democratic National Convention as her party's nominee. Although the raucous convention is marked by protests from disaffected Sanders supporters, Clinton leaves Philadelphia triumphant and begins the long process of uniting her party's warring factions. In a campaign marked by countless missteps, everything seems to be falling in place for Clinton, until the political world is rocked with the news that federal indictments are coming down involving her private email server.
. The Democrats had a script for 2016. Backed by big-money donors, party insiders, liberal institutions, universal name recognition, the media and terror on the part of all other serious potential candidates, Hillary Clinton would glide to the nomination, her path marked by rose petals. Gentlemen would doff their caps as smiling troubadours gently strummed their lutes by the side of the path to the nomination. Somehow a coronation turned into "Mad Max: Fury Road." Every time Hillary looked in the rearview mirror, there he was: a nutty old socialist chained to the grille of a monster truck and screaming imprecations into the wind.
. For the bajillionth time in this campaign, Bernie Sanders was asked over the weekend about the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server during her time as secretary of state. And, for the bajillionth time, Sanders took a hard pass on the question.
. Bernie Sanders said in a new interview that voters, and superdelegates to the Democratic convention, should take a "hard look" at a recent and highly critical State Department report on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State. The Vermont senator, who has refrained from attacking his opponent on the email scandal on the campaign trail, mentioned the Thursday report by the State Department's inspector general during a Sunday appearance on CBS' Face the Nation. The inspector general concluded that Clinton and her senior aides ignored repeated warnings that her private email system was vulnerable to hackers when she was Secretary of State.
. Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday [5/29/2016] that Hillary Clinton must choose a left-wing candidate as running mate if the Democratic party is to win the presidential election. The comments came amid mounting criticism that Mrs Clinton's campaign is poorly equipped to take on Donald Trump. Mr Sanders cautioned that to beat the bombastic Republican nominee, the Democratic party must defend working families by choosing a non-traditional candidate who would stand up to "Wall Street" and the "greed of corporate America".
. When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party's presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term. The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even while Clinton appears set to win the Democratic nomination this year, she has faced an unexpectedly difficult challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the farthest-left Democratic candidate to seriously vie for the nomination in decades.
. Frustrated mainstream Democrats worried about the polls showing a neck-and-neck presidential race cannot figure out what Bernie Sanders is doing — and they're beginning to panic. They know there's maybe a 2 percent chance Hillary Clinton doesn't clinch the nomination June 7 — she needs only 78 more delegates and is leading by double digits in both New Jersey and California, where 690 are up for grabs. It would take a calamity beyond reckoning for her not to get those 78 that night. [... But] Sanders' continuing presence in the race and the effectiveness of his attacks on her with leftists are actively contributing to the decline of her image.
. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday [5/24/2016], where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote. The Sanders campaign said it will ask the Kentucky secretary of state to have election officials review electronic voting machines and absentee ballots from last week's primary in each of the state's 120 counties. Sanders signed a letter Tuesday morning requesting a full and complete check and recanvass of the election results in Kentucky.
. The only way Hillary will be indicted, as she certainly deserves to be, is if the Democrats decide that she can't beat Donald Trump — an increasingly likely eventuality — and decide to go with someone else.
. Now it's Bernie Sanders' turn to feel the burn. Unfortunately, the heat is coming from the Clinton Mafia. The Democratic National Committee, top members of Congress and their media handmaidens are turning on the formerly adorable, 74-year-old senator with rabid ferocity. His sin: refusing to concede to St. Hillary. Off with his head! For his impudence, Sanders and his backers stand accused of fomenting violence and using intimidation tactics, of being rude and sexist and of sabotaging Clinton.
[Scroll down] I don't believe for a moment that Obama has any personal investment in Hillary Clinton becoming President — he'd personally be just as happy with Bernie if not more so. Moreover, his own Justice Department is allegedly threatening open mutiny if action is not taken against Clinton after the probe into her private email server is completed. If Clinton were in a strong position for the general election, no doubt Obama would order Lynch to softpedal any action that lands on Clinton herself, no matter what the facts say. However, Obama can read the polls as well as anyone, and he knows that Sanders would walk all over Donald Trump, whereas Clinton might well find herself in a dogfight. At this point, an indictment of Clinton might well seem like an escape hatch for President Obama.
. Democrats still can't decide if Hillary Clinton is electable — in fact, her support has diminished as the primary season has dragged on. There are fears of a party revolt by Bernie Sanders supporters at the July convention, and there's a huge rift forming between two of its major factions. Plus, polls show that the supposedly can't-possibly-win Donald Trump is now close to Clinton. The latest evidence of trouble came with Tuesday's primaries, where Clinton beat Sanders by a mere half a percentage point — 46.8% to 46.3% — in Kentucky, a state where in 2008 Clinton walloped Obama by 66% to 30%. Sanders beat her in Oregon by an almost 10-point margin.
. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains how CNN exposed its pro-Clinton bias this weekend. "You're so biased you don't even see it," he said about the hosts of the news network. "You think: I just got here on CNN because I'm, well, awesome. No you got on CNN because you will say things that do not rock the boat. If you rock the boat, you will be called a radical and rabble rouser and shown to the door."
. The Democrat establishment is waking up to the awful truth on Bernie Sanders: he is a mortal danger to not only the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, but the continued viability of the party's strategy of mouthing populist rhetoric while practicing crony capitalism. Too late, they now realize he actually means what he says about a "political revolution," and bringing him back into the fold by the time of the Philadelphia Convention will be a problem.
. As fallout from Saturday's Nevada Democratic convention expanded across Democratic circles, the Vermont senator's defiance appeared to confirm some of the party's worst fears: The rifts caused by the presidential primary may be deeper than anyone knew.
. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before. Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos.
. [Scroll down] In what I'm sure is yet another in a series of totally accidental, coincidental bits of timing, the HUD announcement was rolled out just as a group of progressive activists revealed that they were planning "a full offensive" against Castro. The changes being proposed at HUD look suspiciously like olive branches intended to defuse their complaints. These include requirements for investors to offer to reduce the principal on underwater mortgages and to freeze interest rates for five years. That may sound great to those holding the mortgages, but it's not exactly sound fiscal policy. So are these changes supposed to be helping improve the program or enhance Castro's chances at being Hillary's running mate? And even if it's the latter, could it ever be proved? Tough to say, but if he is the veep nominee, expect to hear more about this straight through November.
. Sanders winning Indiana is a major upset but you wouldn't know that by looking at the news. Everyone is covering the Trump news and ignoring the fact that there was actually a Democrat primary as well. The media narrative has always been how "chaotic" the GOP race is. Well, not so much, there is clarity tonight. The chaos belongs to the Democrats, and tonight proves it.
. Although much of Perez's history is well-known to PJM readers due to his many fringe polices at the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently obtained his revealing eight-page resume. Nearly every single entry of his career history involves some form of racial activism. [...] The document shows that with Perez near the White House, race-based politics and social division in America will be sure to intensify. Picking Perez would ensure the most extreme and marginalized policies of the Obama years would carry on into a Clinton administration.
. Hillary Clinton is 68, and beset by a persistent cough that she has never adequately explained. According to Ed Klein, author of Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary, she also suffers from "blinding headaches, exhaustion, insomnia, and a tremor in her hands." If Hillary goes unindicted (as seems likely, given that the Justice Department has been hiring based solely on left-leaning ideology) for her mishandling of classified material on her private email server, the deep split in the Republican Party makes it likely that she will be the next president. Unless her health prevents her from remaining in office. Given her apparent health issues (and the fact that her rival for the nomination, Bernie Sanders, is 74 years old), the Democrats' choice for vice president could be their most important since 1944.
. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign is accusing his rival Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) of "serious apparent violations of campaign finance laws" by improperly allocating money obtained through joint fundraising. In a statement released Monday [4/18/2016], the Sanders' campaign wrote that the joint fundraising committee Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) is being "exploited" to solely benefit Clinton's campaign for president.
. When it comes to comparing the qualifications of others with themselves, Bill and Hillary Clinton revert to standard operating procedure: Bash them as inexperienced. Just as the Clinton campaign is doing to Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary and Bill did to President Obama when he ran against her in 2008.
. America's "first black president" has some detractors among the African-American community of Philadelphia. While rallying support for his wife ahead of Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, Bill Clinton found himself in a shouting argument with a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. The activists crashed Clinton's speech, bearing homemade signs reading, "Clinton's crime bill destroyed our communities," and, "Welfare reform increased poverty." One sign made reference to Hillary Clinton's infamous use of the right-wing trope superpredators — a term that described a "new class" of young black criminals who lacked all conscience and empathy — during her husband's reelection campaign. The former First Lady apologized for using the term when confronted by protesters back in February. Her husband took a different approach.
. Collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer. Montana was one of those states. It sold itself for ,100. The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change their votes to Sanders in spite of a handful of overwhelming Clinton primary losses in their own states, were arguably part of that deal. In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called The Hillary Victory Fund. The deal allowed many of her core billionaire and inner circle individual donors to run the maximum amounts of money allowed through those state parties to the Hillary Victory Fund in New York and the DNC in Washington.
. Hillary Clinton lost her temper the other day. She said she was "sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me." It's hard to believe that this is what she's sick of — since Sanders is, without question, the gentlest opposition candidate any front-runner has faced in the history of American politics. The truth is likely this: She's sick, all right — sick of having to run against Sanders. Look, she had it in the bag, guys, she had it in the bag. Before she declared her candidacy she made like Don Corleone of "The Godfather" and put all the politicians and party bigwigs in her pocket. She lined up the superdelegates. She scared Elizabeth Warren out of the race. She scared Joe Biden out of the race. The only one who dared face her was a septuagenarian leftie lunatic from Vermont.
. Pass the popcorn: while conservatives are engrossed in the battle between Trump and non-Trump, over on the Left, they're having an ideological conniption fit over the fixed-fight they call the Democrat primaries. Nobody, it seems, much likes Hillary: [...] In fact, no one less than the FBI director himself, James Comey, will interview the new chief of the Clinton Crime Family. With nearly 150 agents on the case, it's clear that where there's (obvious) smoke there's also a four-alarm fire; the only question is whether the corrupt Obama "Justice" Department will dare or deign to indict the career criminal, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
. The two candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination are trying to have it both ways: they want the support of the Barack Obama coalition that got him elected to the presidency twice, but at the same time they are making the case that his policies have failed, and they know better how to fix them. But the mainstream media have cast the latest Democratic debate as serving neither Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) nor Hillary Clinton, but instead bolstering the reputation of President Obama. While many in the media claim that Mrs. Clinton has embraced President Obama's legacy more than the socialist Sanders has, a closer examination of her words reveals implicit criticism of Obama's policies and progress.
. With Super Tuesday over, Clinton is once again demonstrating her inability to dispatch a "lesser opponent." That inability to "close" cost her 2008's nomination and eight irretrievable years. This time it could cost the presidency and her reputation. For this year's nomination, Hillary Clinton faces the junior Senator from America's second smallest state. He is a self-described socialist and would be America's oldest president at inauguration — by over five years — if elected. If ever a profile existed for someone for the Democrats' most famous politician to beat handily, Bernie Sanders would seem to have it.
. [Scroll down] Under pressure from Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is now adopting positions well to the left of Obama. On racial issues, she's already more extreme than he is. Ponder that for a minute. Both Democratic candidates are now airing blatantly racist views about white privilege. Sanders and Clinton are also scrambling to get to the left of Obama on terrorism, socialized medicine and a raft of other issues.
. So far [Hillary] Clinton seems to have retained the status of favorite for the Democratic nomination. But there are strong signs that it's Sanders who would fare better against the eventual GOP nominee. Recent polling shows Sanders doing better than Clinton against each of the Republican contenders.
. One of Bernie Sanders talking points on the campaign trail is that the "real" unemployment rate is much higher than the official 4.9% cited by the Labor Department, and he should know. That's because Sanders' biggest source of fundraising support comes from the retired or unemployed, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, as reported by Bloomberg. million of the million the candidate raised in 2015 came from individual donors who said they were without jobs, according to the report.
. Bernie Sanders' big brother ripped Bill Clinton in an interview published Friday — saying that people forget what a lousy president he was because they're too preoccupied with his sordid sex life. "Is Bill really such a terrible rapist — or is he a nice rapist?" Larry Sanders told The Daily Beast, asking the question he said is on most people's minds when it comes to the former president, whose wife, Hillary, is in a showdown with Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
. Bernie Sanders's elder brother rips Bill Clinton in a new interview, suggesting the media is too focused debating whether the former president is a "terrible rapist" or "nice rapist." He also suggests that his brother, a self-described democratic socialist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is "very socialist" in his view of "class warfare." "Bill Clinton has leapt in to try and make it personal with Bernard," Larry Sanders, 80, who lives in England, told The Daily Beast for an interview published Friday [2/19/2016]. He described Clinton as a "dreadful" president for poor people.
. Hillary Clinton's struggling campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is collapsing faster than you can say "Bernie Sanders." And Democrats are now starting to ask if Sanders, the rumpled, fiery Vermont socialist, could beat her in enough primaries to weaken her prospects in the general election, if not defeat her outright. Sanders, who was once dismissed by party leaders as a kooky left-wing insurgent with little grassroots support, is giving Clinton the political fight of her life.
. Women serving in the Senate say Hillary Clinton is being subjected to an unfair, sexist double standard on the campaign trail. Criticisms of Clinton's tone of voice have become prominent in recent weeks, stirring strong feelings among Senate Democratic women who say they too have had to battle the stereotype of the shrill female. "She's often judged by a double standard," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the dean of the Senate women.
. Hillary Clinton's loss to Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary wasn't as bad as she'd feared. It was worse. Sanders's margin of victory — 60 percent to 39 percent — was the largest ever by a Democrat who wasn't a sitting president. It was a come-from-behind win: Eight months ago, Sanders was at 9 percent and Clinton held a 46-point advantage. And Sanders overperformed the polls. Only 1 of the last 15 polls had him above 60 percent; the Real Clear Politics average in New Hampshire had him at 54.5 percent going into the vote.
. Not all Republicans are talented valedictorians residing on Mt. Genius, but today's Democratic party and its supporters have become disgustingly dumber as the presidential campaign wears on. It escapes me how a Democrat, let alone any American citizen, would cede their rights to bureaucratic dolts. But that is the preference of the Democratic electorate. Their choices for president include an old con-artist just toenails ahead of federal prosecutors and an ancient curmudgeon determined to tax and spend our nation into the dust bowl of history.
. Consider the recent two presidential primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. In the popular vote Bernie Sanders tied Hillary in Iowa and wiped her out in New Hampshire. Yet Hillary ended up with more delegates — 394 to Sanders' 44. Why? Because there are 712 "superdelegates," Congressmen, governors, some mayors, and certain party apparatchiks. Each superdelegate is worth about 10,000 of one citizen's vote. So much for believing "mankind are capable of governing themselves."
. The ethnically diverse Nevada has been touted for months as the state where Clinton finally pulls away from the dead heat race she's been running with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose coalition of young, generally white voters propelled him to a win in New Hampshire and a virtual tie in Iowa. But the form secretary of state's campaign team seems to hedging their bets and downplaying her chances of pulling off a major victory in the Silver State.
. Halfway through a 40-minute stump speech here, Bill Clinton arrived on the topic of Bernie Sanders's proposal for single-payer health coverage — and became annoyed. "Every time we try to have a debate on this, they say: 'You don't understand. We're creating a revolution. You're getting in the way. You're part of the establishment,'" Clinton drawled, with more than a hint of frustration in his voice. "God forbid we should have an honest discussion on it." Then Clinton changed course again.
. Lovable Bernie is essentially propagandizing a generation of gullible American young people who don't have anything near the education or experience to understand what is happening to them. His task is made simpler because his Democratic Party opponent is demonstrably and obviously corrupt and in danger of prosecution. She has also been pushed so far to the left by Bernie's success (and her own fears) that no serious questions about socialism are even asked. Our educational system, which, even at the college level, rarely looks at socialism from a results-oriented perspective, exacerbates this situation. Yet those results sit just below our southern border in catastrophic form for all to see, though few, especially among the young, have the background or, frankly, even the interest, to look.
. [Scroll down] Mrs. Bill is so terrible once she gets in front of the public that even those in the rigged system that should be her safety net abandon her. Again, this is largely because the Hillary Clinton pitch to the electorate is mostly myth. She's not really a strong feminist. She's not really even a strong woman. She's ridden the coattails of two men who embarrassed her publicly to get where she's at. And she was still the best the Democrat elites had to offer as their establishment pick the last two times they got to anoint a non-incumbent.
. Importantly, unlike with Republicans, the Democrats' modern election "process" is ironically autocratic, not democratic. Superdelegates may ensure a unified decision-making process, but it is top-down and based upon the party's stamp of approval rather than a generalized expression of whom the voters want. In this way, a top-down process is antithetical to the traditional bottom-up process the Founding Fathers intended: common people choosing informed electors who in turn choose the nominee. But it's worse than that. Super-delegates beholden to no one — save the party itself — make this nominating process inherently corrupt, based upon backroom dealing completely removed from the American people's influence.
. Hillary and Bill Clinton were prepared to lose, but there's a loss and then there's a shellacking. After barely winning Iowa, with its coin tosses and independent calls for a public recount of the secret ballots, getting trounced by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 20 points suggests tissue-rejection of the Clinton candidacy. It's likely some of those voters weren't even pro-Sanders, just turned off by Clinton. The Republican race is starting to look tame by comparison. The rejection went to her character. Among Democrats who say they care most about honesty and trustworthiness, she lost by 86 points. None of Bill's lip-biting brand attached to her: She lost by 65 points among those who want their candidate to care about people like themselves. Then there are the women. Although they were threatened with eternal damnation, a majority of women — seven in 10 under 45 — did not vote for the would-be first female president.
Interesting tidings in the media the last 24 hours that suggest a smoldering volcano of Democratic discontent and near panic. The Democratic establishment has cleared the field for Hillary, and she's having trouble putting away Bernie Sanders! If she can't handle Bernie Sanders, how will she match up with a Republican nominee?
. Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton watched as Barack Obama crushed her dreams, then used her body as a stepping stone to the presidency. Now, she has determined that she will become Obama. Hillary rightfully should have won the 2008 primaries — she had all the advantages on her side. She didn't, because Barack Obama seized it from her arthritic hands thanks to three distinct phenomena: wildly disproportionate support from the minority community, a friendly media unwilling to ask tough questions, and voter fraud. Hillary has learned her lesson.
. When presented with a fair fight or an all-out political nuclear war, the Clintons always push the button. Bernie [Sanders] must be destroyed because he can beat her. Don't get me wrong. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two: Both want free college, higher taxes, more spending, bigger government, less personal responsibility, etc., etc. The difference is Hillary has speechwriters twisting those things into rosy, horribly delivered lectures, and Bernie speaks from the heart like a homeless man yelling at an empty cookie jar. But the Democratic Party has turned into the home of homeless people yelling at cookie jars, so he's a threat.
. If Hillary Clinton were in an actual horse race, she'd be at the glue factory today. Consider: In an effectively two-way race for the Democratic nomination, the former first lady, U.S. senator, and secretary of state — vanquisher of the patriarchy, shatterer of glass ceilings, modeler of pants suits — earned less than half the vote against a 74-year-old, Marxist incarnation of Waldorf from The Muppets, [...]
. The last precinct to report — Polk County's precinct No. 42 — reported a Sanders win with 58.3 percent of support above Clinton's 41.7 percent. In Iowa with all 1,683 precincts reporting, Clinton won with 49.8 percent to Sanders' 49.6 percent.
. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the same candidate. They're both leftist radicals with degrees in political science who held back some of their more radical ideas to pursue political office. In the two years that they served together in the Senate, they voted the same way 93 percent of the time. They're also political opportunists. Bernie Sanders, no less than Hillary, reinvented his political views, including his allegiance to Socialism, numerous times over the years. Sanders moderated his positions on everything from gun control to Israel when it helped his political career. He's now modifying plenty of positions all over again in order to appeal to new and different voters. Bernie Sanders is no more authentic than Hillary Clinton and she is no less radical than he is.
. After desperately trying to convince the Democratic base that she's as liberal as Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and her backers are now charging that Sanders is unelectable because he's too extreme.
. About two weeks ago, I wrote that we should "Stick a fork in Hillary, because she's done." In that particular case, emails revealed that then-Secretary of State Clinton had instructed aides to strip classification headers from secure documents and send them over insecure channels. Which, by my count, was felony #336 committed by Ms. Clinton and her aides, who conspired to co-mingle State Department, Clinton Foundation transactions, and related criminal activity using a private email server that operated outside public scrutiny. Today's news really does mean the demise of Clinton's campaign. The intelligence community's inspector general reported to Congress that he "had discovered "several dozen" classified emails, including messages containing what's known as 'special access programs' (SAP) information".
. Sanders, of course, was the only one of the stage who could have voted to deregulate in 2000. Neither Clinton nor Martin O'Malley served in Congress at that time. [...] Consider this, however. Bill Clinton signed into law the very act — The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 — that Hillary attacked Sanders for supporting. I don't know the exact state of the Clinton marriage in 2000, but it seems highly unlikely that Hillary would have voted against an act her husband was willing to sign.
. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Sunday cast herself as President Obama's natural heir on guns, health care and the economy in the final debate before Iowa's caucuses, but Sen. Bernard Sanders said it's time for Democrats to push further, saying the country needs a "political revolution" to break the power of big corporations. Mrs. Clinton accused Mr. Sanders of betraying Mr. Obama by seeking a primary opponent for him in 2012, and calling the president weak on tackling Wall Street. And she said Mr. Sanders' new plan for government-sponsored universal health care would undo the advances of Obamacare, which she said she would defend and expand.
. What's unjust about the Democratic process? Just look at the calendar. The party's first debate — Oct. 13 in Las Vegas — coincided with a Dodgers-Mets playoff game. Bye-bye, viewership in America's largest media markets. The second debate — Nov. 14 in Des Moines — aired on a Saturday night, pitting it against a heavy slate of college football. Hillary vs. Bernie 3 — Dec. 19 in New Hampshire, also a Saturday — went missing amidst pre-Christmas shopping and holiday parties. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, fervently denies that this is a conspiracy to dowse "Feel The Bern." When her term is up, she has a wonderful future ahead of her in witness relocation.
. You don't say this sort of thing if you're enthusiastic about Clinton being the Democratic nominee in 2016. [...] Perhaps Biden is just miffed at Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Committee for rigging the primaries in Clinton's favor. The DNC ruled there would only be six debates, only four of them before Iowa, and two buried late on Saturday nights. They've scheduled debates opposite major sporting events — last night's candidate forum, which ran on little-watched Fusion while Americans were captivated by the college football national championship game, was just the latest example — and on the weekend before Christmas, doing everything in their power to give the impression that they don't want audiences to watch their candidates spar.
. What happens if Hillary Clinton is, mirabile dictu, indicted for her crimes? Yes, I know — that's why I called it a thought experiment. Still, it could happen, or at least if the FBI recommends prosecution and the Justice Department declines to indict, it might be enough to cause a crisis that even the Clintons can't overcome. What happens then? Surely the Democratic establishment won't want to head to the fall with Bernie Sanders as their standard-bearer. (And Martin O'Mushly isn't a very good fallback position either.) Vice President Joe Biden is the obvious Plan B for the Democratic Party, and there's no doubt the party would change the nomination rules if it has to in order to put Slow Joe in the fast lane.
. In what would be a dream ticket for some and a nightmare to others, Bernie Sanders has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints that he would select Elizabeth Warren as his running mate. This would be a smart move on Bernie's part. He has been functioning as a stand-in for Warren and derives support from her wing of the Democratic Party. The left would be electrified. The rest of the country would be horrified as these two Neo-Marxists traveled the land promising to take wealth from some and give to others.
. The panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe harshly criticized the Democratic National Committee on Monday [11/21/2015] for trying to protect Hillary Clinton and ensure she receives the Democratic party's presidential nomination. While discussing Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "There isn't really a nomination fight, is there? The way this is set up." Her co-host Joe Scarborough shook his head in agreement before saying to BBC's Katty Kay, "If the Democrats, I think, for the first time in the history of modern politics — and I'm serious — you had a political party take every measure they could for Americans not to see their candidates."
. President Obama and Hillary Clinton have intensified attacks on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, accusing him of manipulating voters' "fear and ignorance" and using anti-Muslim rhetoric that helps recruit Islamic State terrorists — jabs that appear to be energizing his supporters and strengthening his campaign. But campaign strategists say the attacks are not aimed at knocking down Mr. Trump. Instead, the smears are part of a calculated ploy by Democrats who want to help him win because they are convinced the billionaire businessman will lose in the general election.
. One by one tonight [11/30/2015], 13 female Democratic senators took the stage inside the packed ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC to raise money and announce their support for Hillary Clinton. But it was the person missing from the group who stood out most.
Since Vince Foster isn't available...
. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton's top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended Clinton family dynasty in America's two top political offices. A Clinton-McAuliffe pairing would be the most friendly ever and a long road from the usual ticket coalition like the 1980 Reagan-Bush ticket.
. Reportedly among the possible running mates: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Maryland governor and presidential contender Martin O'Malley, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. "It would be a balanced and diverse ticket, and it would be two firsts: a female as president and a Latino as vice president," Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said of a Clinton-Castro ticket. "I think it's a better reflection of America than what the other side can offer."
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Once again we see that the Democrats are the party that categorizes everybody. Beliefs and values don't matter to them as much as skin color and membership in a perpetually-aggrieved demographic category.
. After much public agonizing, Vice President Joe Biden finally said he would not run for president. His decision shows Hillary Clinton's strength — for all its leftward tilt, cash and impunity — is formidable.
. Vice President Joe Biden has decided to forgo a 2016 presidential bid, he announced Wednesday [10/21/2015]. "I believe we're out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign," the vice president said from the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill Biden and President Obama by his side.
. It's almost like they're all in on this together. One advantage of being part of the progressive movement is that they're relatively united. They're all pretty much socialists and social justice warriors. They disagree, a bit, on how seriously they should take these plans to re-fashion man in Marx's image, but on the basics of the thing, they all agree. The opposition to these forces is, on the other hand, fractured. The left isn't really challenged by a conservative movement; it's challenged by a coalition that is merely non-leftist, which includes people who believe in a semi-coherent ideology called "conservatism," but which also includes a lot of people who disagree with conservatism, such Republicans.
. Yes, Clinton can unite her party. Especially when the other options are an avowed socialist, a former Republican senator, a former Reagan official who smiles at the thought of killing on the battlefield, and a former Maryland governor who built a cops-and-incarceration résumé and ran in the exact year when those politics seem cruelly out of date. But did last week change any of her problems?
. As Hillary Clinton battles the perception that shes struggling to win over support in the 2016 presidential race, Democrats running for governor in 2015 are avoiding association with her as they finish their campaigns.
. Bloomberg reporter Mark Halperin said Monday [9/28/2015] that Democrats are "freaking out" about an off-message interview given by Bill Clinton because they need him as a positive face of the campaign for 2016. In a Sunday [9/27/2015] interview with CNN, the former president talked about the scandals weighing down Hillary's campaign, which he attributed to a partisan effort to destroy her political ambitions.
. The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC. Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors. It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary. The Obama strategy is stretch out the homebrew server scandal to undermine Hillary's campaign through a death by a thousand cuts. It has to be delicate surgery, something short of indictment and trial, which would likely implicate him, and something that would prevent retaliation from the Clinton camp, perhaps leaks of the Muslim or birther variety that we witnessed from them during the 2008 primary season.
. Sure, he's a gaffe-monster. He's a little goofy. He's been wrong more than just about anybody on just about everything. He's a bloviator. And he can be nasty, for example when he accused Republicans of wanting to put blacks back in chains. But he has something Hillary will never have. Believability.
. During the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton's, serving as a co-chair to her campaign. In April this year she told the Sun-Sentinel, "Secretary Clinton, I think is arguably one of the most qualified people — assuming she announces her candidacy — who have ever run for president. I was proud to support her in 2008. Of course, as DNC chair, I will neutrally manage our primary nomination contest, assuming we have one." Schultz didn't count on Senator Bernie Sanders becoming a serious contender in the Democratic primaries. In response, Ms. Wasserman-Schultz has ceded her stance of neutrality to aid Hillary Clinton's run for president.
. Hillary Clinton said Friday that the buzz surrounding Joe Biden's possible White House bid has not kept her potential supporters on the sidelines and spoke openly about her campaign's efforts to secure delegates while attending the Democratic National Committee meeting. Clinton said she hasn't seen "any evidence" that Democrats are waiting for the vice president to make a decision before pledging their support for her. "We have picked up additional supporters yesterday and even today," Clinton added.
. The media fixation on the largest Republican field of presidential candidates in history misses the very real crisis Democrats are facing as their slam-dunk nominee's campaign unravels before their eyes. A year ago virtually everyone agreed that Hillary Rodham Clinton would not only be easily nominated, but was the odds-on favorite to succeed President Obama. Now with the FBI on her tail, a string of less than inspiring appearances and interviews and polls showing her fading, Democrats are faced with the question of what to do if her campaign collapses.
. Just how bad are the Democrats' problems regarding the 2016 presidential nomination? They find themselves with an "inevitable" nominee whose campaign is imploding, who is facing not merely political but huge legal problems, who is the subject of investigations by federal agencies that may explode any day with unwelcome surprises, and who is dropping by the day in polls of potential national voters.
. Back in Washington D.C. after an extended vacation, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sat down for lunch today while reports suggest that the vice president is "leaning towards" a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton's Democratic nomination for president in 2016. The event took place in the private dining room of the White House, but was closed to the press. While it is likely that the pair discussed a potential Biden run for president, no details were leaked about the content of their discussion.
It speaks poorly of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren that neither has entered the presidential race. Hillary Clinton's vulnerability has been evident for quite some time, if not all along. Yet neither Biden nor Warren have had the guts to challenge her. That role fell to a pugnacious, Brooklyn-born socialist with little to lose. But Biden and Warren may be about to team up. The two met this weekend. Together, they might muster the courage to take on the wounded bully.
. Vice President Joe Biden's clear signals of interest in the presidency has piqued the not-quite-but-almost panic going on among insider Democrats that want Hillary Clinton to the be their party's 2016 nominee. Biden is a loyal Democratic foot soldier, and few expect him to crash Clinton's party. But her acolytes are increasingly nervous. The vice president has done nothing to tamp down speculation that he's preparing to play the role of Democratic savior and jump into the White House race if the former secretary of state is effectively pushed out because of the ongoing scandal surrounding her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
. Hillary Clinton is twisting in the wind, a victim of a vast conspiracy to torpedo her candidacy. But this time, it is a real conspiracy, and it comes from the left. The "vast right wing conspiracy" that she identified in 1998 as behind the surfacing of Monica Lewinski's Oval Office fellatio of her husband was actually the product of activities of open opponents of her husband publishing their findings. It takes a paranoid village to see opposition as inherently conspiratorial. But this time around, as she twists in the wind, the people enabling her political immolation are ostensibly on her side, and acting covertly. Metaphorically smiling as the stiletto goes deeper into her back. Monica Crowley is the latest pundit to identify the subterranean earthquake quietly torpedoing Hillary's chance at occupying the Oval Office and finally getting even with Bill: [...]
. Andrea Tantaros weighed in on whether Biden's run is a potential "Plan B" for Democrats in 2016. [...] "I think Hillary Clinton is a shell of a candidate on the verge of political collapse. And I think someone as politically astute as President Barack Obama knows that. I also don't think they are friends. I think they are 'frenemies' and he wants to secure his legacy, that's all he cares about. The Clintons will trash it in the general [election]," she said.
. Hill and Bern each want to lay claim to their party's presidential nomination next year. Beyond that, the presidency. Both will shortly begin beating the stuffing out of each other. Both are reds, though per the spin, Bern is the purer red. Hill, goes the critique, is the compromised of the two. A crony capitalist underbelly afflicts William Jefferson Clinton's 40-year bride... a grubby acquisitiveness — and not just for power to make the world more compassionate, fairer, and equal — is an itch Hill must scratch. Shakedowns — err, speeches — have made Bill and Hill mucho rich reds. Influence-peddling was added to the Clintons' portfolio when Hill served as O's secretary of state.
. [Scroll down] The conversation has illustrated that the Democrats' emergency options are not good. Barring a Gary Hart-like meltdown by Hillary, they are limited to retreads like Biden, Gore and John Kerry. Accomplished and respected retreads who retain popularity and influence in Democratic circles, but retreads nonetheless.
. The poll was conducted [7/22-30/2015] by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR. "Hillary Clinton remains in a statistical tie with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Clinton and Sanders enjoy similar net favorability ratings among Democratic primary voters," the poll press release reads.
. Voters filled the large banquet hall yesterday [8/1/2015] at Southern New Hampshire University to support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who gave an impassioned speech on income inequality and boasted he's gaining traction against fellow presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. "Something happened on the way to a coronation," he told the cheering crowd. "It was me."
. The sheer awfulness of Hillary Clinton's candidacy is sinking in on the power elite of the Democratic Party, and signals are being sent. It is going to be stiletto time soon. The lethal combination of her scandals and her unappealing, wooden, personality that reeks of phoniness could bring down not only her presidential campaign, but the entire down-ticket of the Dems. Thus it is that the semi-official party organ, the New York Times is signaling major donors, campaign workers, and apparatchiki of the party that it is time to think the unthinkable, and turn to the unlikeliest of saviors, Joe Biden. Two high profile pieces in the Times tell the story.
. Hillary Clinton is as unpopular as she ever has been. Her favorability ratings have fallen to just 40 percent. Her campaign is already heading south, even though she has serious advantages over everyone else in the campaign, both Democratic and Republican. Her opponents in the Democratic field do not pose a plausible mathematical threat. Bernie Sanders can attract huge crowds in college towns, but he is going nowhere with the African-American voters who would be key to building an anti-Clinton Democratic primary coalition. Martin O'Malley's record, shaped by his transition from the Baltimore mayoralty to the Maryland statehouse, has made him radioactive to an activist Democratic base that wants criminal justice reform and that winces when a politician like him says, "All Lives Matter." Clinton is thus free to define her agenda apart from them.
. Losing a state like Colorado by nine points to Scott Walker (who will be the GOP standard-bearer in 2016) would mean an electoral disaster for the Democrats is in the offing. If it's not close in Colorado or Iowa, it means the Democrats would likely lose every swing state, including Walker's own Wisconsin, and be confined to their electoral ghettos in New England and on the West Coast.
. [Scroll down] Being 'not Hillary' includes: not believing that he is automatically next in line and merely enduring the tedious process of getting back to the White House; being willing to speak, off the cuff, to journalists, potential supporters, voters and even citizens who are not on his payroll; the absence of a record of deceit and prevarication; and a lifetime of politics based on conviction, some stunningly misguided, all honestly held. Relative obscurity beats overexposure, too.
. All of the talk about Mrs. Clinton "moving to the left," which has been reported regularly in the media, is a waste of breath. This implies that there is somewhere on the left for Hillary to move. But based on her voting record over eight years in the Senate, as well as statements and proposals she has made or plans to make as a candidate, Hillary Clinton is already on the leftwing fringe.
. "The rise of Bernie Sanders is proving awkward for the Democratic Party," contends Politico in a recent piece about the surprisingly popular socialist presidential candidate. Well, maybe it's not that surprising. And it's probably not that awkward. Politico could have just as easily declared: The rise of Bernie Sanders is a completely predictable outcome of the Democratic Party's trajectory. Or, maybe, the rise of Bernie Sanders portends a socialistic future for the Democratic Party.
. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) today chose to back Clinton in the Democratic primary for president. "In vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in the White House," AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a statement released this afternoon [7/11/2015]. "Hillary Clinton is a tested leader who shares our values, is supported by our members, and is prepared for a tough fight on behalf of students, families and communities."
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. Political observers are still speculating over whether the July 4th New York Times' report on the loony biography of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was meant as a hit-job or an encomium. He is closing in on the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. Joe Biden is standing in the wings. Other ambitious Democratic pols are smelling blood.
. The ample crowds and unexpectedly strong showing garnered by Senator Bernie Sanders are setting off worry among advisers and allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who believe the Vermont senator could overtake her in Iowa polls by the fall and even defeat her in the nation's first nominating contest there. The enthusiasm that Mr. Sanders has generated — including a rally attended by 2,500 people in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday — has called into question Mrs. Clinton's early strategy of focusing on a listening tour of small groups and wooing big donors in private settings.
. Vice President Joseph R. Biden's team is putting out the word that he is leaning in favor of joining the presidential race next month, according to a prominent Democratic fundraiser. The veep's entrance would dramatically shake up the Democratic contest, confronting front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton with a formidable opponent who is equally well-known across the country and poised to tap a network of major donors.
. Unions wield considerable political influence and are some of the most generous contributors during campaigns, especially to Democrats. If more major union leaders decide not to officially endorse Hillary, it could be devastating for her campaign. Despite not yet demonstrating a strong position on trade, Hillary has still tried in other ways to court unions. She prominently showed off union-made gear in May during the official launch of her online campaign shop, and she urged people to stand firmly for unions during a speech in Chicago.
. Max Blumenthal is toxic to any mainstream political candidate. Indeed, he'd be too toxic even to most left-wing candidates, his anti-Israel venom is so notorious.
. Democrats have worked hard over the last several presidential cycles to spread division within the Republican Party. Rush Limbaugh has suggested that conservatives return the favor. Why not? The Democratic Party is obviously trying to squeeze out any competition for Hillary, hoping that if she coasts to the nomination without spending money or spilling blood, she will have a decided advantage coming out of the conventions. Bernie Sanders has other ideas. Although his political ideology is dead wrong, at least Sanders calls himself a socialist. His political career has not been pockmarked by the ghastly misconduct of the Clinton gang. The size of the crowds Sanders is drawing strongly suggests that many Democrats are uncomfortable with the coronation of Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton. Conservatives ought to be trying help Sanders stand up to Hillary and her plutocratic friends.
. President Obama's approval rating is underwater, and unless he experiences a surge in popularity over the next year, some election analysts think the likelihood of Hillary winning is much lower than advertised. Hillary will apparently try to distinguish herself from Obama while at the same time adopting his campaign strategy, which emphasized mobilizing the liberal base over persuading undecided voters.
. Barack Obama's presidency is all but over. It's Hillary Clinton's party now, but she does not seem inclined to lead it so much as to emerge as its supervisor by default and through a process of attrition. She is not in a hurry to rush that process, and there is no alternative Democratic leader waiting in the wings. Inadvertently, what House Democrats did on Friday [6/12/2015] was to decapitate their own party.
. Moderate Democrats are worried about Hillary Clinton's recent embrace of liberal policies. After positioning herself as a centrist and steely potential commander in chief in the 2008 Democratic primary, Clinton has shifted.
. Sen. Bernard Sanders' strong second-place showing in Wisconsin Democrats' presidential straw poll has party leaders warning Hillary Rodham Clinton that she could have a real primary race on her hands. Mrs. Clinton, who is supposed to be the party's all-but-inevitable presidential nominee, barely beat Mr. Sanders in the balloting this past weekend, garnering 252 votes to his 208, or 49 percent to 41 percent.
. Democrats from the grassroots on up are awakening to the awful truth: Hillary Clinton is a scandal-ridden, unlikable, arrogant, nasty, wealth-obsessed, awkward, gaffe-prone nightmare of a nominee. Inevitable? Well, she's got the party officials locked up and serious alternatives like Elizabeth Warren quaking in their sensible shoes, but she is so unappealing that even Bernie Sanders is starting to look good.
. No Democrats are willing to go on the record with their doubts about Hillary Clinton's electability — not even the gaggle of hopeless, sad-sack nominal opponents for the nomination: Lincoln "metric system" Chafee, Bernie "socialism now!" Sanders, and Martin "the guy who taxed rain" O'Malley. But a shocking potential rival is waiting in the wings. The realization is dawning on many in the jackass party that they have an unappealing, gaffe-prone, self-entitled, scandal-ridden presumptive nominee on their hands.
. Lately I've been running into people even more put off by the Clintons than the nefarious operatives in the "vast right wing conspiracy" ever were. They're called Democrats.
. So Linc Chafee is in the race. This brings the number of contenders up to four. You have an embittered, kleptocratic and entitled Social Security recipient; you have a sex-obsessed, corrupt septuagenarian Socialist; you have a big city machine Progressive; and you have the Wonder-Bread-and-Velveeta pragmatist. Of this crew, the only one that is a real contender is Martin O'Malley. But the real reason this bunch of northeastern Progressive white guys are in the race is to give the illusion that Hillary is not cruising to a coronation.
. Months before the 2016 election really begins in earnest, there is serious speculation that Hillary Clinton, the near-inevitable Democratic-party presidential nominee, has already settled on her vice-presidential pick: Juliÿn Castro. [...] But even a cursory glance at Castro's curriculum vitae reveals a laughably thin set of accomplishments, betraying the real reasons why Castro is in the conversation — reasons that liberal Latino pundits and organizations are all too willing to overlook in the name of electoral success.
. The media has noticed that new HUD Secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro has upped his public profile as the presidential race heats up. He's not jockeying for a position in the race itself, according to analysts, but attempting to position himself as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee — specifically, Hillary Clinton. Part of that effort apparently entails rounding up Hispanic activists to pressure Hillary into moving him to the short list in case she wins the nomination, [...]
. Hillary looks like a disaster-in-the-making, with very poor campaign skills and an indefensible record overseeing foreign policy disasters that have exploded in the face of Obama. But some in the mainstream media are beginning to shed their reluctance to say that the empress has no clothes.
. You knew it was coming: The White House is starting to get a case of Clintonitis. With Hillary Rodham Clinton the overwhelming favorite to carry the Democratic torch next year — and now an official candidate starting to spout policy positions — the White House has been forced to parry an ever-increasing barrage of questions. Speaker John A. Boehner got the ball rolling by asking President Barack Obama to enlist Clinton's help to pass fast-track trade authority.
. [Scroll down] First, let's begin with the fact that [Julian] Castro's most important elected experience was as San Antonio's mayor, which is a largely symbolic position. "San Antonio's city government is a council-manager system," explains the Atlantic's City Lab: "Unlike the strong-mayor governments of Chicago or New York, San Antonio's government is led by a city manager, which is appointed by the City Council. The city charter invests in the city manager the authority to execute the laws and administer the government of the city." Elected in 2009, Castro was basically a glorified ribbon-cutter.
. Top members of Team Hillary are already pushing Julian Castro as her vice presidential nominee, with one source telling me last week that right now, there isn't even a second choice. "There's only one person the top guys are looking at right now, and that's Julian," said the source, who is close to top Clinton officials.
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Isn't this rich. The "pro-choice" party has only one possible nominee and the nominee has only one possible running mate. (Sounds like Zimbabwe or Cuba or North Korea.) And this would seem to preclude next year's Democratic Party convention. If Hillary becomes the next President, brace yourself for a number of unilateral decrees like this one.
The consensus winner of Tuesday's [10/13/2015] Democratic presidential debate was Hillary Clinton, but the debate had barely ended when someone asked me the logical next question: what are the odds that Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will be her running mate?
. How long will it take for Democrats to realize that Hillary Clinton is terrible candidate who will lead them to disaster in 2016? [...] I will leave aside her terrible track record, her inability to speak extemporaneously without committing gaffes, her unappealing screech when excited, her inner arrogance and anger, and the ethical compromises as SecState that led her to destroy the email evidence that could have either exonerated or convicted her. What is of concern here is some terrible polling results over something she can do nothing about.
. Did Team Clinton put the lovable socialist folk singer up to this for some reason? Consider the following: [#1] He is one of very few people in the political world who can make Hillary seem younger and more in touch with normal people. [#2] He is one of very few people in the political world who can make Hillary's politics seem more moderate.
Hillary has the Democratic Party where she wants it. By scaring off every serious candidate, the party has no choice but to get behind her. And the more it gets behind her, the more it's stuck with her. It's a bad marriage that the Democrats can't seem to escape.
. I hope I'm not wrong; the country can't take four more years of the same disastrous policies. Frankly, I'm a bit surprised that Hillary appears to be the anointed candidate with virtually no one in the party surfacing to challenge her for the nomination. If she was ever a good candidate, her time has clearly passed, because the mythical image that she has invested so much energy cultivating for herself has mostly been shattered by reality. Perhaps the main reason the Democratic Party can't come up with anyone to challenge her is that for six or seven years, it has put all its eggs in the Obama basket.
. There are two things that we know about the next election, more or less: first, the Democrats [are] tanking among white voters. Second, black voters aren't going to come out for a non-black Presidential candidate with the same intensity that they did for Barack Obama. Add those two together, and the end result looks very bad for the Democratic party.
Ultimately, she may lose the 2016 election, but she will not lose the chance to be the Democratic nominee.
. Not only is the change from CNN's polling not statistically significant from two polls last year, it's also part of a long-term trend. Clinton's numbers have been declining for some time, and the shift in the latest poll is very much in line with what we would expect.
. Last time Clinton announced her candidacy 22 months before the 2008 election, even before what's-his-name from Illinois. It's now 20 months and she reportedly still hasn't decided when to pull the trigger. Gotta squeeze in a few more big-buck-speeches. Gotta minimize chances of fumbling the ball, run out the clock.
Many Democrats probably feel as if there's no other viable choice. But despite the generous treatment she's received from the media, Hillary has never been an especially electrifying or potent political power. She badly fumbled her first preordained presidential nomination to Barack Obama — falling into every trap imaginable along the way. Nearly every high-profile project she took on during her husband's administration turned into a disaster. Her time as secretary of state is now riddled with questions. And she has never effectively rallied grass-roots activists to her cause — probably because her only real cause is Hillary.
. The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account while Secretary of State, and her poor handling of the revelations, should be a serious blow for her presidential ambitions. She broke or twisted the rules apparently to hide her communications from the public. More broadly, it revived general concerns about her likability and skill as a campaigner. Yet Clinton has no serious rivals for the nomination.
Clinton's bid to capture her party's next presidential nomination is as absolutely certain today as it was at this point in 2007. A recent Rasmussen Reports poll found 75% of all likely voters and 88% of likely Democrat voters felt it was "likely" she'd be the nominee in Philadelphia come late July, 2016. But given her campaign careening from iceberg to iceberg in recent months, pollsters wonder about things that seem inevitable.
. The good news was that after a week of ominous and politically damaging silence, Hillary Clinton emerged to answer questions from the press about her emails and demonstrated that she had no intention of letting this story deflect her from her goal of winning the presidency. The bad news was that barely-suppressed rage about having to answer those questions and arrogant "trust me" attitude not only failed to defuse this controversy, it also raised serious questions as to whether she had the temperament to run a successful campaign for the presidency. Taken together, it is more or less a perfect storm for a party seeking to hold onto the White House next year without having Barack Obama on the top of the ticket.
. Was he serious? It certainly wasn't obvious that conservative commentator Ben Domenech was kidding when on today's [3/8/2015] Up With Steve Kornacki he said that "the only person I think who could beat Hillary Clinton is Michelle Obama." Domenech's comment came during a segment on the subject of who might jump into the race should Hillary decide not to run. The mere fact that there was such a segment suggests that the controversy over Hillary's email might not be the much ado "about nothing" that some claim.
. She's still the overwhelming poll favorite among Democrats, but questions, for now just tiny butterflies in the tummy, are beginning to disturb the narrative so carefully nurtured by the party faithful. Is she the strongest Democratic prospect on the horizon because she's so terrific, or because the other prospects are so dreadful?
Until now, Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency has been viewed as pretty much a sure thing. But lately the road to near-certain nomination has taken a couple of rough turns, especially with the revelation that Clinton may have broken federal rules as secretary of state by communicating only on her private email account. Which makes us wonder: What if The Unthinkable did happen and she actually dropped out? What would be the Democrats' response?
. "It's Hillary's turn," say pundits. Others, scanning the horizon, say, "Who else but Hillary?" Yet among the Democratic Party's activist left, Hillary isn't a cinch. The left has suspicions about Hillary and those may persist and fester.
. Thirteen Iowa Democrats wearily took their seats here [in Ames, Iowa] this weekend and discussed among themselves the source of their angst: Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I'm utterly tired, tired of the Clintons and the whole establishment," said Carol Brannon, 71, a retired nurse.
. First of all, she has tons of baggage, including a disastrous term as Secretary of State. Relations with Russia are in the tank, and there is that picture of her with an idiot grin holding a "reset button" with her Russian counterpart. Then, there is Benghazi, still ignored by the major media, but fodder for devastating ads to be used against her. Beyond that, the entire Obama foreign policy has been a disaster, and she planted all of the seeds for it, from the Arab Spring to the dissing of Israel.
. In just the past month, when no one with a real life was thinking about the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton's massive poll lead over every single potential Republican opponent has collapsed.
. Personnel is policy, as the saying in Washington goes. That's why, when President Clinton's former chief-of-staff John Podesta went to serve as an adviser to President Obama in the White House, it hinted at continuity between the policies of two administrations led by two apparently very different Democrats. It is therefore telling that Podesta plans to leave the White House in February so he can help run Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. The campaign has not been officially launched, but Podesta's move, announced Tuesday [1/13/2015], means we know something highly significant about it. Assuming Clinton seeks the office her husband left in 2001, she will be running not only for a third Clinton term, but also for a third Obama term.
. Hillary is the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee. She has a large double-digit lead over other potential contenders. The one thing Hillary doesn't have, however, is grassroots enthusiasm. Her support as the presumptive nominee is a mile wide and an inch deep. She's popular because of name recognition and organizational power. No one wants to be on Bill and Hillary's enemies list.
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That's because people of the Clintons' enemies list sometimes end up like .
. [A]ccording to the latest CNN poll, Hillary is 55 points ahead — yes, I said 55 points ahead — of her closest rival. She gets 65 percent to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10 percent. We've never seen numbers like this for any putative presidential candidate before.
. As the presumptive Democratic front-runner in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has many of the same goals as President Obama, starting with reassembling and reenergizing the coalition responsible for Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. But if she becomes the nominee, Clinton will have to unlink herself from Obama while positioning herself to inherit the bloc of young people and minorities that helped put Obama in the White House.
. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton's, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton?
. Tuesday night's [11/4/2014] victory for the Republicans wasn't just a blow to President Barack Obama — it was also a knock on Hillary Clinton, who campaigned for almost all of the candidates who lost Democratic US Senate seats on Tuesday. And Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a likely challenger to Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, isn't letting her forget that she backed the wrong horses in 2014.
Obviously an audience plant. Who can sneak into an event like that with a bullhorn?
. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn't officially running for president but she's already attracting one of the regular features of the campaign trail: hecklers. During an address to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday [10/12/2014] in San Diego, someone in the 3,000 person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.
. There are plenty of ambitious but little-known Democratic governors or senators who are a decade or two younger than Clinton. So why aren't more of them considering a presidential campaign that might set them up to be Clinton's successor? The answer speaks to one of Clinton's underappreciated assets: her ability to instill fear.
. Hillary Clinton needs a conscience transplant, and she needs it now. Her book tour is in a shambles, the fate of her million advance from her publisher is marooned somewhere in limbo. She's under 50 percent approval for the first time in the presidential polling for 2016, and, scariest of all, she's having to call on Bubba for help. She knows better than to become merely "a wife of," but 2014 is beginning to smell like 2008, and she's Miss Inevitability once more.
. If Hillary Clinton runs for President, she's still the odds-on favorite because she has the Democratic machine behind her. The conventional wisdom is that the nomination is Hillary's to lose. If Hillary's disastrous book rollout and tone-deafness about her wealth are any indication, Hillary might just accomplish the unthinkable of imploding a second time as presumptive nominee. Hillary's worst enemy is Hillary. There's only so long you can pretend to be something you are not.
. I am rapidly coming to the preliminary conclusion that Elizabeth Warren will be the Democrats' 2016 standard bearer. Hillary Clinton is just too unlikable (remember that Barack Obama called her "likable enough" in one of the most memorable back handed compliments of recent political memory), and too transparently greedy, self-serving, and out of touch. Not to mention the appalling foreign affairs crises the United States faces in the wake of her term as Secretary of State. Her brand is tarnished.
You would think that the most obvious "anti-Hillary group" would be the Republican Party.
. It's not just pro-Hillary Clinton super PACs that are gearing up for a potential presidential run. The Stop Hillary PAC brought in more than half a million dollars and signed up 250,000 supporters since it started last summer, according to its spokesperson.
. Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who "isn't running." For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of. Democrats may be "ready" for Hillary, but they don't really want her.
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. This week's Fox News poll has Clinton's favorable rating at its lowest point in six years. She is at 49 percent favorable, 45 percent unfavorable — similar to her 47 percent favorable, 46 percent unfavorable rating when she ended her last presidential campaign. More important than the individual results, however, is the trend. Since leaving office as secretary of state, Clinton's favorable rating has been on a downward trajectory.
. Let's assume that Hillary Clinton was serious the other day when she said that excessive partisanship was taking America "backwards." That means she's on the phone right now reading the riot act to fellow Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. Yeah, right. Clinton's pose of rising above the political scrum made for a good headline just as her party is plumbing new depths of mud and smears. Reid and Schumer are tarring David and Charles Koch in ways that smack of McCarthyism, though Tail Gunner Joe at least found a few real Communists.
. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on top of yet another poll today. But it's not the result her team was hoping for.
Since 1988, we've been offered this choice in every presidential election: A centrist versus a leftist.
If there were any doubts that the former secretary of state plans to run for president, they were put to rest when she and Obama had lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office on Monday. The White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy, took pictures of the tete-a-tete that were immediately beamed around the world, sending a clear message that the Clintons were gearing up to take back the presidency — and that maybe Obama was ready to help them do that.
The hope of retaining the White House in an open-seat election is very real — and the letdown that will set in among Democratic activists and operatives will be very deep if Clinton takes a pass on a campaign, as she may well do.
. You have to wonder if there's already a committee planning Hillary Clinton's presidential inauguration festivities for 20 January 2017. According to the political rumor mill, she's not only running, she's unbeatable.
. A founding member of the Ready for Hillary PAC's Finance Council is a member of George Soros' progressive donor network, The Democracy Alliance, and has links to controversial progressive organizations Media Matters for America and the Tides Foundation. San Francisco environmentalist Susie Tompkins Buell is one of the key founding members of the Finance Council for Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that hopes to build a strong coalition of donors and online supporters in preparation for Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 presidential campaign.
. It's not news that shameless, self-promoting know-it-all Hillary Clinton has been champing at the bit for 40 years to assume the role of Big Kahuna. After failing miserably as Barack Obama's secretary of state, now Ms. Hill is gearing up for another presidential run in 2016, when, instead of explaining what happened in Benghazi, she plans to divert attention by feigning concern for small children.
. What if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run, or for some reason is not able to run? After such a deep emotional investment in a Hillary candidacy, do Democrats have a Plan B? If by Plan B you mean a two-time presidential loser and lifetime Washington player, then the answer is yes. The Democrats have Vice President Joe Biden.
. Democrats in Washington are starting to shift from the Obamas to the Clintons. Hillary Clinton has already racked up a couple of endorsements for the 2016 presidential race — and she hasn't even announced she's running yet.
The Clintons are getting the old band back together again for one last geriatric tour. Hillary 2016. Because 22 years of Clintons dominating the Beltway isn't enough.
. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [5/2/2013] at an event in Little Rock, Ark., that she prays former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president, saying it would send a powerful message to women in the world.
A vast left-wing conspiracy against Bernie Sanders:
The Left plotted every single detail of its 2016 victory years before the campaign began. Hillary Clinton herself had been running for president since she was a teenage disciple of none other than Saul Alinsky. Everyone from progressive billionaires, like George Soros, to even more unsavory groups (like corporations and individuals affiliated with Saudi, Russian, and Chinese intelligence) "donated" to the Clinton family slush fund (or, excuse me, the Clinton Global Initiative) in order to curry favor with the woman who the entire world assumed would be president. Going into 2016, no competition to Hillary's candidacy from within the Democratic Party could be brooked. Thus, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC establishment manipulated and abused their own party's bizarre primary process to rig the Democratic primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. The global elite believed it had everything prepared for not only finalizing its capture of America's elite institutions, but also for cashing out on the massive giveaways that would have occurred under Hillary Clinton.
. Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz subverted our democracy and interfered in the 2016 election in ways Moscow could only dream of, yet while Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to chase Russian phantoms, the case against Wasserman Schultz and Imran Awan, the IT director she and other Congressional Democrats employed, continues to drag on despite overwhelming evidence of criminality and clear national security implications. Schultz was forced to step down after hacked emails revealed that she and the DNC had their finger on the scales and actively worked to defeat Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton.
. The Democratic National Committee adopted a new rule Friday aimed at preventing non-Democrats, such as independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, from seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, reports said. The rule change, adopted at a DNC meeting in Providence, R.I., requires all candidates for the party's nomination to "run and serve" as Democrats, Yahoo News reported. Some supporters of Sanders — who caucuses with the Democrats despite declining to declare a party affiliation — say the move was motivated by "spite" after Sanders gave Hillary Clinton a run for her money during the Democratic primaries in 2016.
. NBC News national political reporter Jonathan Allen said on C-SPAN Thursday that former President Bill Clinton told Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez to not let Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I., Vt.) supporters become powerful in the party. Allen is the author of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign and wrote a book about Clinton's work as secretary of state in 2014. "The DNC is unpopular with its own base," Allen said. "Roughly half the Democratic Party felt like the DNC was unfairly tipping the scales in the last presidential election trying to get Hillary Clinton nominated trying to hurt Bernie Sanders."
. They began when they selected Hillary Clinton as the heiress apparent. She would get the same billing as Barack. Smartest woman in the world. Most qualified, experienced candidate ever. They should have known they had a problem on their hands when she couldn't beat Bernie Sanders in any of the early primaries. The man was a full-bore, advertised socialist with the platform of Hugo Chávez. He was 73, looked like it, acted like it, and the majority of Democratic Party primary voters supported him. Their voters were with him, not her. It was the hint of hints that she couldn't pull it off. So, rather than realize she was a bad candidate, they took Bernie out. With the DNC, they took him out. Super-delegates. It was rigged. And they did it in plain sight.
. The good news for us conservatives and Republicans — even in California — is that the progressive Democrats are not anywhere near as smart as they tell us they are. [...] In 2016, the Democrats rigged their own primary to run an aging, feeble, sickly and unlikeable candidate that they themselves didn't really want, whom they nevertheless convinced themselves was inevitable and unbeatable.
. The questions of ethics aside, the agreement allowed Clinton to influence or control the party long before she became its official nominee. This factor is related to a second issue: the serious question of the rigging of the election in the Democratic primaries. On this Brazile has been ambivalent, even contradictory, stating on November 5, 2017 that she had found no evidence of the party primaries being rigged in favor of Hillary. Yet, in July 2016, she started looking for evidence that rigging had taken place — and found some. As a result, Donna replaced Debbie W.S. after emails showed she was working to help Hillary and deny Sanders the nomination. This rigging may not have been a criminal act, but it compromised the integrity of the Democratic Party, since it broke the rule that the party would stay neutral until a nominee had been chosen by vote.
As one reads the wretched news of how Hillary Clinton came to take over the Democratic Party and snatch the nomination from rival Bernie Sanders, in the memoirs of former DNC acting chair Donna Brazile, it's striking how the central persuading dynamic of it is money. [...] Basically, Clinton bought her way to access to power because she had more money than Bernie Sanders did. Bernie's smalltime donor-based money pile proved to be no match for Hillary's kookabucks. The millions and millions she had from her pay to play operations that moved through her foundation and were so irregular of bookkeeping control that no philanthropy rating agency would rate them. Most of the foundation's work went to personal expenses, which could mean anything. Including, quite possibly, campaign finance and bailing out the DNC. Which is why, as [Fox News' Greg] Jarrett points out, a Special Counsel ought to be named, targeting her activities.
. The 2015 deal between Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee in which the group effectively ceded immediate control to the Clinton campaign was supposed to take effect only if Clinton won the primary process — but in effect, they gave her control well before that, according to a copy of the agreement published this weekend. The publishing of the agreement this weekend follows former DNC interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile's bombshell accusation Thursday that the party's 2016 presidential primary contest between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders was rigged by the DNC to hand the nomination to Clinton.
. All is fair in love, war, and politics. This is demonstrated time and time again, yet for a superfluity of reasons, this week's unprincipled, spineless Democratic Party SOP hit job is especially extraordinary, considering the sheer scope of this target, and what it says about the two-faced, lying, conniving, calculating former colleagues and sycophants having participated. Think about the unblushing shamelessness of which Donna Brazile has just shown herself capable. Even to conservatives watching this liberal-on-liberal, very public, very blatant power-grab, it might appear unusually savage. Donna Brazile came out so suddenly and conspicuously against Clinton with charges of "hijacking" the DNC for her own sake, at the cost of many by robbing the DNC of all its wealth; rigging the democratic process; and stealing the election from Bernie Sanders.
[Former DNC head Donna] Brazile charged that the DNC was nearly bankrupted by Obama and was saved only by cash infusions from Hillary Clinton, but in return for the lifeline, Clinton took control of the party and used that power to cheat Bernie Sanders out of the nomination. More, Brazile argued that the victory fund which was to be used to fund party races down ticket was instead grabbed by Hillary for her own campaign, with very little dribbled out to other candidates.
. The Democratic Party is in disarray, thanks to all the same players the media cheered incessantly for years. But that means that the power in the party is now located at a Ben and Jerry's in Vermont.
The stunning revelation by longtime operative Donna Brazile that the Hillary Clinton campaign secretly took control — literal control — of the Democratic National Committee a year before Hillary became the party's nominee is the talk of American politics. As it should be. Brazile's piece in Politico describes her shock at the discovery of formal legal paperwork between the two entities when she took the reins at the DNC in August 2016. Brazile had been tapped for the job when DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign. Leaked emails had shown how Schultz had been putting her finger on the scale to help Clinton while the insurgent Bernie Sanders campaign was making a serious bid to seize the party nomination away from New York's favorite carpetbagger.
. Still reeling from Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump in last year's presidential election and wondering how to move forward, the schism within the Democratic Party appears to have widened even more in the wake of the bombshell claims made Thursday by a former interim party boss. The allegations by Donna Brazile not only asserted that the Democratic National Committee helped rig last year's presidential primary in favor of Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but also raised a number of troubling questions as the party attempts to regroup ahead of next year's midterm elections.
. Hillary Clinton was awarded "the 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award" Thursday [11/2/2017], as an explosive tell-all about how she secretly took over the DNC to rig the 2016 primaries rocked the political world. The award was given by the Woman's National Democratic Club in recognition of Clinton's "extraordinary contributions to American politics and international affairs, as well as the inspiration she has provided to women and girls around the world."
. CNN's Wolf Blitzer said Thursday that it's "shocking" that Hillary Clinton rigged the Democratic National Committee to secure her own presidential nomination. Of course, Bernie Sanders supporters have long alleged that the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton, and former DNC chair Donna Brazile — who finally revealed the rigging — was at one point caught feeding debate questions to Clinton. In an interview with Democratic Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, Blitzer contended that it's a "shocking revelation" that Clinton essentially bought off the DNC in exchange for control of the party's finances and strategy.
. Former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile has penned an article in Politico laying out brutal sunlight upon the Clinton control over the DNC and how the party apparatus was used by the Clinton campaign in the 2016 election. Essentially, every complaint held by Bernie Sanders and his supporters is confirmed.
Better stay away from Fort Marcy Park, Donna.
. Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Hillary Clinton gained control of the political party before she won the presidential nomination in an effort to squeeze out Bernie Sanders. She began investigating whether Clinton "rigged the nomination process" as emails hacked from the DNC and published by WikiLeaks last year had suggested, she said in an except of her new book coming out next week that appeared Thursday [11/2/2017] in Politico. Brazile said she eventually discovered that Clinton had entered into a secret agreement with the Hillary Victory Fund, Hillary for America and the cash-strapped DNC that in exchange for raising funds, Clinton "would control the party's finances, strategy, and all the money raised."
Donna Brazile has truly stirred up a hornet's nest with her new book release. After her initial accusations of how the DNC had rigged the primary — somehow without her knowledge despite being high up in the power structure — the accusations began flying in both directions inside the Democrats' camp. The Joint Funding Agreement (JFA) between Hillary Clinton and the DNC was clearly more than the usual revenue-sharing deal, a point which Ed Morrissey made earlier today [11/4/2017]. We're left with the impression that a lot of people inside the Democratic National Committee are saying something was rigged, but nobody is taking responsibility for it or agreeing just how it all came about.
. Donna Brazile called Sen. Bernie Sanders in September 2016 in her capacity as interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She had some bad news for him, although we use the word "news" loosely here, for what she told him had been obvious for a long time; the presidential primary had been rigged against him to help Hillary Clinton win. What was new, was that there was not just an informal collusion between those who ran the party, but a formal cash-for-power agreement that made the DNC a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clinton's presidential campaign.
. The revelation that both the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign were funneling money through a law firm to Fusion GPS to produce a slimy and fake dossier on Trump culled from foreign sources was bad enough. Now we find, courtesy of the one truthful and remorseful Democrat on this planet, former DNC Chairperson Donna Brazile, that the DNC was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton, who probably violated multiple FEC campaign laws in rigging the primaries against Bernie Sanders and shifted cash around in a manner that could only be called — what's the word Robert Mueller would use? Ah, yes, money-laundering: In an excerpt from her upcoming book, Brazile says she discovered a document that explained why the Clinton campaign had such a stranglehold on the DNC.
. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has responded to a searing critique running the Democrat National Committee, saying she is 'proud' of her controversial tenure but failing to address claims she essentially handed over the party to Hillary Clinton. The former DNC chair issued a statement after her successor, interim chair Donna Brazile, released a book excerpt where she said Wasserman Schultz was 'not a good manager' and allowed Clinton to virtually take over the party even before she captured the nomination. 'It was a tremendous honor to be asked by President Obama to serve as chair of the DNC,' the Florida Democrat said in a statement reported by MSNBC.
. A lot of people are eating their words now that ex-DNC chair Donna Brazile is saying she has "proof" that Hillary Clinton rigged the 2016 Democratic primary in her favor. Bernie Sanders and his supporters long alleged that the DNC was giving Clinton an unfair advantage in the primary race, although Sanders never went as far to call the race "rigged." Brazile has now revealed that there was a financial scheme between Clinton and the DNC that gave her nearly full control of the organization. Some journalists and Democrats now look awfully silly because they vehemently denied any election rigging and even laughed at people who believed it was possible.
. Democrats are worried that the fight between former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is doing lasting damage to their party. As the bickering between the former rivals grows more intense, Democrats say it needs to end. "It reiterates that our party is still led by people with fatal flaws," said one former senior Obama administration official. Another former Obama official added, "It's like watching two children bickering."
On June 12, 2016, WikiLeaks announced that it would soon release stolen computer files that pertained to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Two days later, CrowdStrike, a computer security company working for the Democratic National Committee, announced that it had detected Russian malware on the DNC's computer server. The next day, a self-described Romanian hacker, Guccifer 2.0, claimed he was a WikiLeaks source and had hacked the DNC's server. He then posted online DNC computer files that contained metadata that indicated Russian involvement in the hack. Much to the embarrassment of Hillary Clinton, the released files showed that the DNC had secretly collaborated with her campaign to promote her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination over that of Bernie Sanders. Clearly, the Clinton campaign needed to lessen the political damage.
. Democrats (from the party that thinks the Electoral College is undemocratic but that unelected super delegates representing party bosses are just fine) forget how former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton over a surging Bernie Sanders. She interfered in the 2016 election in ways that Vladimir Putin couldn't even dream of and arguably changed at least the Democratic Party results and campaign timeline.
. Democrats are the party that think the electoral college is undemocratic but that unelected super-delegates representing party bosses are just fine. They have already forgotten how former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton over a surging Bernie Sanders. She interfered in the 2016 election in ways Vladimir Putin couldn't even dream of and arguably changed at least the Democratic Party results and campaign timeline. In all the discussions of the Russians or their operatives hacking into the DNC and exposing the emails documenting DNC corruption and collusion with a single candidate, Hillary Clinton, the content of those emails are shoved aside. The emails documenting subversion of our democracy by Democrats, revealed by Wikileaks, were written by Democrats, not Vladimir Putin.
. Democrats are consoling themselves by claiming Donald Trump's election is illegitimate, but they'll do themselves and the nation a favor if they consider their own faults — including the top-to-bottom corruption in their own party and political strategy.
. Democrats should begin by accepting the obvious truth of a rigged primary revealed by WikiLeaks. The party's key leaders — not the party's voters — picked and promoted Hillary Clinton, meaning she was secretly coronated before the primary ever began. Her rival Bernie Sanders never had a chance. The "nomination" contest was theater designed to make Sanders voters accept Clinton. His voters ought to be furious at Sanders for playing along with this farce, which he most certainly did.
. Hillary Clinton attack dog David Brock is desperate to cling to power in the progressive movement, and so he has issued an open letter to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders apologizing for his dirty actions during the presidential campaign. "Looking back, I recognize that there were a few moments when my drive to put Hillary in the White House led me to take too stiff a jab. I own up to that, I regret it, and I apologize to you and your supporters for it," Brock, who operated the pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, wrote in a letter on Medium. During the Democratic primaries, Brock did the dirty work that the Clinton campaign largely avoided by going after Sanders' health and by comparing him to various radical leftists.
. This conspiracy has emerged from the Podesta emails. It was Clinton conspiring with mainstream media to elevate Trump and then tear him down. We have to now look at all the media who endorsed Hillary as simply corrupt. Simultaneously, Hillary said that Bernie had to be ground down to the pulp. Further leaked emails showed how the Democratic National Committee sabotaged Sanders' presidential campaign. It was Hillary manipulating the entire media for her personal gain. She obviously did not want a fair election because she was too corrupt.
. Bernie Sanders' insurgent primary battle against Hillary Clinton may have been just an act, leaked e-mails reveal. A May 26, 2015, memo — among a batch hacked from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and newly released by WikiLeaks — cites an "agreement" between Sanders and Clinton that should have kept the Vermont senator from criticizing her wealth.
. Emails released by WikiLeaks reveal that the Hillary Clinton campaign had an "agreement" with the Bernie Sanders campaign to prevent Sanders from criticizing Clinton. The nature of the Clinton-Sanders "agreement" becomes clear in a May 2015 email chain, which occurred at just the time that Sanders was announcing his candidacy. The email chain makes clear that Clinton and Sanders had a no-punching agreement right from the get-go.
. [#17] DNC Rigging the Primary Election to Ensure Hillary Won the DNC Presidential Nomination: Bernie Sanders never had a chance to win the Democratic primary nomination. The DNC made sure that she was "elected the next President of the United States". Donna Brazile leaked Bernie information to the Hillary Campaign, and trying to manipulate former Bernie supporters to work for Hillary. The DNC has spent the entire election rigging and manipulating the system so that Hillary has a free walk to the presidency.
. Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta agreed "in principle" with a party operative's assertion that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders needed "to be ground to a pulp" early in the Democratic presidential primary, according to emails released Thursday by WikiLeaks. Communications strategist Joel Johnson advised Podesta to "crush [Sanders] as hard as you can" in a Feb. 21 email that came on the heels of Clinton's Feb. 20 win in the Nevada caucus. "I agree with that in principle," Podesta responded. "Where would you stick the knife in?"
. [#1] Labor Union Leader Roseann Demoro: The national vice president of the AFL-CIO wrote an article for Salon in which she explained how the Democratic Party primary was "rigged from the start." She explained the debate times, media bias, and vote rigging were what kept Bernie Sanders from clinching the Democratic nomination for president. Demoro also claimed Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid met with casino owners where many caucuses were being held, in order to tamper with the election process. "The Nevada caucuses were then rigged with massive voting irregularities such as casino owners orchestrating which workers would be allowed to vote and, in clear intimidation, openly monitoring how they voted," she wrote.
. The DNC just reached a new low with its latest defensive filing in the class action lawsuit brought by a group of Bernie Sanders supporters. To recap: a group of plaintiff donors to the Sanders campaign sued the Democratic National Committee ("DNC") and Debbie Wasserman Schultz in federal court in Florida. The lawsuit alleges that the DNC's favoritism of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders amounted to fraud, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence. The plaintiffs have pointed to damning evidence in the shape of emails posted by Wikileaks proving that the Democratic Party was working against Bernie Sanders from the start.
. The 11th tranche of emails from John Podesta has been released by WikiLeaks. The batch includes discussion around Clinton's potential vice presidential candidates and further evidence of contempt for Bernie Sanders within the campaign. It's understood this leak comprises almost 2,000 emails, of a total of 50,000 from Hillary Clinton's campaign chair which the whistleblowing website claims to possess.
. [Scroll down] When the Clinton campaign wrote an op-ed on gun violence to post on Medium, the team strategized to determine who they would use as an author in order to maximize the public relations benefits it would yield Hillary Clinton while criticizing Bernie Sanders.
. Hillary Clinton's campaign purportedly compiled a massive "hits" file on Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders, calling into question his "progressive bona fides" on issues ranging from labor to guns to Wall Street, according to a new trove of emails posted by WikiLeaks. The 71-page, nearly 50,000-word document was released Monday as the second installment in WikiLeaks' dump of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's alleged emails.
. Hillary Clinton's campaign prepared 71 pages of 'hits' against Bernie Sanders to be used against the Vermont senator in the debates last fall and into the Democratic primary contests. [...] The documents show that the Clinton campaign was ready to wage some policy-heavy attacks against the U.S. senator, from floating that he's not as union friendly as he seems, to pointing out that he voted for legislation that exempted regulation of credit default swaps and derivatives.
. The statements by Clinton, which were gleaned from documents that have yet to be authenticated by The Daily Beast, were made in private settings to big banks and Wall Street firms. The speeches appear to paint her in the worst possible light: two-faced, out of touch, secretive and subservient to Wall Street. And in the most explicit way possible, validate Bernie Sanders' criticisms of her during the Democratic primary.
. This new email scandal is the Wikileaks release of a gaggle of DNC emails that prove the Democrat primary race was rigged in establishment Hillary's favor. She's tried to make herself the victim once again, blaming the Russians and — bizarrely — Donald Trump for the hack that set the emails free. I have some news for Hillary and Democrats — I think I've got the real culprit. It doesn't seem to be the Russians that hacked the DNC, but instead a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer 2.0.
. Just as the Democratic convention in Philadelphia was being gaveled in last week, leaders of that party were exposed, through the hostile act of Russian cyber-espionage (and their partners at Wikileaks), to have worked to ensure Clinton had the backing of the Democratic National Committee throughout her fight with Bernie Sanders for the party's nomination. While the now-marooned inhabitants of Bernieland were appalled at this, anyone without a Pollyanna view of politics really wasn't that surprised the DNC of 2016 was hell-bent on catapulting a Pantsuit through the glass ceiling.
. Democratic National Committee chief executive Amy Dacey reportedly resigned from her position Tuesday over controversial leaked emails that appear to show the committee favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Sources told Politico Tuesday [8/2/2016] that Dacey was on her way out, and that more DNC employees will likely follow as the Democrats may attempt to clean house.
. The CEO of the Democratic National Committee and two other high-level staffers left the organization on Tuesday [8/2/2016] in the wake of the committee's hacked email controversy. Amy Dacey is the highest-ranking official at the DNC to step aside due to the matter, a senior Democratic official said. The DNC also announced the departure of CFO Brad Marshall and and Communications Director Luis Miranda in a press release Tuesday afternoon. Dacey is well-respected by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC circle, a source familiar with the resignation said. But the committee is looking to clean house in the wake of leaked emails that appeared to show the committee favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary.
. The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee has resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its presidential nominating convention. That's according to three Democratic strategists familiar with Amy Dacey's decision to leave her job. The people spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.
. In a massive shakeup of its top leadership, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday [8/2/2016] the departures of its chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and communications director, in the wake of an embarrassing email hack that already prompted the resignation of the DNC chair.
WikiLeaks mum on source of damaging DNC emails, says real issue is proof Sanders 'sabotaged'. The July 22 release showed DNC staffers appeared to undermine the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, which forced group Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a supporter of then-party front-runner Hillary Clinton, to resign. The release also created a rocky start for the Democrats' four-day convention last week in Philadelphia, where Clinton accepted the party's presidential nomination.
. After the Bernie Sanders delegates staged a walk-out yesterday [7/26/2016] and basically emptied the arena, the DNC has retaliated by stripping the Bernie Sanders delegates of their convention creditials for the final two days and nights of the convention. Instead, the Democrats are trying to "rent a crowd" posting an ad in Craigslist, offering to pay them for attending the DNC convention in place of the Bernie Sanders delegates who are now banned.
. A high profile law firm is now caught up in the DNC WikiLeaks mess. A group of Bernie Sanders supporters filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, and the now-former chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. In a letter sent Monday [7/25/2016], they are demanding that attorneys from Perkins Coie LLP be removed from the case due to a conflict of interest. [...] The plaintiffs say the recent emails only give them more evidence that the Democratic National Committee was on board with Hillary Clinton from the start.
. What's with Hillary Clinton and email? The Democratic presidential nominee who shattered her credibility over a rogue email system while serving as secretary of state now must deal with an electronic snafu at the Democratic National Committee. Among 20,000 DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks on the eve of Clinton's nominating convention, there are scores in which party employees criticized and mocked Bernie Sanders during his primary campaign against Clinton. (Caveat: We don't formally know the emails are authentic).
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Formally we don't know, but hackers don't dwell on formalities, and in any case, if the emails were not widely believed to be authentic, Debbie Wasser-name wouldn't have been run out of the convention in disgrace. Nobody named in any of the emails has come forward to say that the messages were fabricated.
. [Scroll down] Who cares if it's true or not? We know Democrats usually don't. However, it doesn't change the fact that the emails are the result of a hack — not a fabrication. Democrats wrote every email being thrown back at them. There's a reason Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned, after all. It wasn't because someone made something up, it's because those emails are real. Republicans, Libertarians, and even Bernie Sanders supporters are having a field day with the WikiLeaks information. It turns out almost everything they accused Democratic Party elites of doing has been proven true.
Shame on the national media for focusing more on the motive of the WikiLeaks email dump and less on the content of what was uncovered — that the Democratic National Committee sought to rig the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. All it took was one conspiracy theory created by the Clinton team — that Russia is behind the 20,000 leaked DNC emails — for many in the media to ignore the real outrage here. Namely that Bernie Sanders got a raw deal from his own party. [...] For months Sanders claimed DNC operatives were working against him, and on the eve of the Democratic National Convention he was finally vindicated.
. Whenever there's a scandal involving a Clinton, you can be sure that the Clintons knew nothing about it. They are forever "out of the loop" when it comes to the sleazy, underhanded activities of their lackeys. This has been true in virtually every nefarious Clinton-based plot for the last twenty-five years, and there's no reason to think anything's changed.
. More than 12 million Americans voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary contest. Over 2 million sent in money — at a pop, on average — to finance his campaign. Millions more felt the Bern, turned out for his rallies and cheered on his promised revolution. Little did all those folks know that the Vermont senator with the raspy voice and big ideas never had a chance. As Sanders often suggested, the Democratic National Committee decided that Hillary Clinton would be their party's presidential nominee long before any votes were cast. It turns out the Democratic Party isn't so democratic after all.
So much for a diversity of viewpoints:
. Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention claim people are seizing pro-Sanders signs in an effort to suppress the heavy support he is receiving on the convention floor. The allegations began flying Monday night on Twitter just as the Democratic convention kicked off. Many Sanders supporters in the arena booed every mention of presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, creating a divisive atmosphere at what is supposed to be the party's big celebration. "They are ripping signs out of people's hands and threatening no credentials tomorrow if we hold up signs," one Sanders delegate allegedly said in a text message exchange posted online by a friend.
. Hillary Clinton's coronation as Democratic candidate for the White House opened in chaos on Monday [7/25/2016] as delegates booed every mention of her name. The Philadelphia venue erupted in jeers and shouts of 'Bernie' every time Clinton was named, and outside thousands also chanted for Bernie Sanders. The new acting chair of proceedings, Marcia Fudge — brought in after DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz quit in disgrace when her anti-Sanders bias was revealed — desperately called for 'respect'. Even the opening prayer was interrupted by chants of 'Bernie, Bernie' which began from protesters outside the venue and quickly spread inside.
. The most fascinating aspect of the controversy over the Democratic National Committee's hacked emails that has resulted in Deborah Wasserman Schultz's resignation — a quasi firing — is that everything was fine with Wasserman-Schultz until... she got caught. While some Democrats, particularly Bernie supporters, were annoyed with Debbie before "Guccifer 2.0" exposed the DNC emails, those same emails demonstrating favoritism to Hillary Rodham Clinton by the supposedly even-handed committee were readily available to a whole stream of people who never said word one.
. Thousands of leaked emails have sealed the fate of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's uneven five-plus-year tenure as DNC chair. Wasserman Schultz's resignation announcement Sunday afternoon [7/24/2016] comes as a bad situation just keeps getting worse — and appears as though it might continue to do so. That's because WikiLeaks has so far released nearly 20,000 emails, new details are still being discovered, and there is still the prospect of additional, damaging emails coming to light. Many of the most damaging emails suggest the committee was actively trying to undermine Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign. Basically all of these examples came late in the primary — after Hillary Clinton was clearly headed for victory — but they belie the national party committee's stated neutrality in the race even at that late stage.
Bad day for the Democrats, especially the obvious heavy-handed effort to nominate Mrs. Clinton at any cost. These emails should make every Sanders supporter very angry. It's obvious that the umpire in this game was looking out for Clinton.
. You can't make this stuff up! Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down/gets fired for colluding with the media and others to crush Bernie. She becomes the picture of all things corrupt, but Hillary instantly hires her on for the campaign. That is the kind of resumé Hillary appreciates.
. Soon-to-be-former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't the only person acutely feeling scrutiny and shame after last week's WikiLeaks email release implicated her in shady dealings on Hillary Clinton's behalf. Now Politico's chief investigative reporter, Kenneth P. Vogel, is also facing backlash over the revelation that he sent an entire copy of an article to the DNC for review before publication.
. Thousands of private emails from the Democratic National Committee were made public this weekend when they were published on WikiLeaks. Among the most damning of the 20,000 emails, staffers make fun of a black woman's name, create a fake Craigslist ad for women interested in working for Donald Trump, and trade favors with superdelegates. The emails also appear to expose favoritism for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her chief rival in the primary contest, Senator Bernie Sanders.
. Although it's a given that the mainstream media is biased against conservative Republicans, the recent Wikileaks 20,000 DNC email dump disclosed that the MSM has colluded with Hillary Clinton in her attacks on her opponent Bernie Sanders. Poor Bernie didn't have a chance against the combined Clinton/MSM machine. The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. They also show how the DNC conspired with media anchors and newspapers to torpedo Bernie Sanders.
. Talk about a bad a start to a political convention. The release of almost 20,000 emails hacked out of Democratic National Committee servers has forced the head of the DNC to resign, sparked protests from Bernie Sanders supporters, and showed the media in cahoots with Democrats. Now, in desperation, the Clinton campaign is claiming that this is somehow all Donald Trump's fault.
. Julian Assange leaked emails that show Hillary Clinton's campaign coordinated with the press to launch a covert attack on Bernie Sanders. We finally have proof that many political reporters are — as Glenn Reynolds put it — Democratic operatives with bylines. They are doing this against Trump, of this you can be sure.
. It turns out the Democratic Party isn't so democratic after all. The DNC, headed by longtime Clinton ally Debbie Wasserman Schultz, created a debate schedule that guaranteed low viewership, was designed to stifle competition and made sure Hillary's dominance in superdelegates would keep rivals at bay. There was so much bad blood late last year that Sanders sued the DNC after the party denied his campaign access to important voter data, a suit that was later dismissed. From the start, the Clinton machine rolled right over Sanders like a steamroller.
. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sidelined from her party convention just hours before the Monday start of the Philadelphia gathering, after leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation inflamed the left flank of the party. The controversial party boss will no longer preside over the convention, and reportedly does not have a speaking role. The fallout was swift, as even more emails surfaced Sunday showing Schultz personally blasting the Vermont independent senator's insurgent primary presidential bid against Hillary Clinton.
. So now it turns out that Hillary Clinton has been using the DNC as a cut-out in a massive dirty-tricks campaign against Sen. Bernie Sanders. A cut-out, for those who don't read espionage novels, is "a mutually trusted intermediary facilitating the exchange of information between parties."
. Earlier today [7/22/2016] WikiLeaks released more documents showing how the Democrat National Committee (DNC) specifically worked to destroy the candidacy of Bernie Sanders in a united effort with the media to support Hillary Clinton. The revelations within the release are quite astounding, and unfortunately confirm all the prior suspicions of the Bernie Sanders supporters about the democrat party apparatus working with the Clinton campaign to eliminate the threat posed by Senator Sanders.
. The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a chaotic scene at a morning meeting where she was loudly jeered by Bernie Sanders supporters. "I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention," Wasserman Schultz told the Sun Sentinel newspaper in an interview. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is also the Democratic National Committee's secretary, handled the gaveling instead.
. In its recent leak of 20,000 DNC emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders' popularity as a challenge to Clinton's candidacy. Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination. [...] Instead of treating Sanders with impartiality, the DNC exhibits resentful disdain toward him and the thousands of disenfranchised voters he could have brought into the party.
. Hillary Clinton has another email problem on her hands on the eve of the Democratic Convention — this one brought on by a provocative move by Wikilkeaks to release 19,252 Democratic Party emails on the eve of her convention. Founder of Wikilkeaks Julian Assange has clashed with Clinton publicly and doesn't want her to get elected president.
. Hillary Clinton may have worked with the Democratic National Committee to shut Bernie Sanders out of getting media coverage, new leaked documents from within the DNC's own servers seem to suggest. This week, a hacker calling himself "Guccifer 2" released a number of documents stolen from the DNC. The part that got the most media attention was an extensive piece of opposition research on Donald Trump that outlined the party's plan of attack against the real estate mogul and GOP nominee, but supporters of Bernie Sanders claim the real bombshell was another email. In an email dated the day Hillary Clinton officially announced her nomination, the DNC was already planning a media strategy that contrasted Clinton and Trump. The document shows that the party had been planning for Clinton to become the nominee, not Bernie Sanders.
. A group made up predominantly of Bernie Sanders supporters is suing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, alleging she "rigged" the primary for Hillary Clinton. A group of 120 people, including 104 Sanders donors, filed suit in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, in the congresswoman's home district. In the suit, the plaintiffs say that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were fraudulent, negligent and misrepresented their true motivations in the Democratic presidential primary.
. As the long, languid Democratic primary vote count in California continues, a theory has taken hold among some fringe supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders: that he actually won the June 7 vote. Internet sleuths of varying expertise have attempted to prove that the millions of ballots left uncounted on election night contained a Sanders victory over Hillary Clinton, but were prevented from being added to the count. The fact that 2.5 million early and provisional ballots were not yet counted when the networks called the primary has become another reason to doubt that the media can fairly cover the race.
. Newly leaked documents from a Russian hacker reveal that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt never had a chance against Hillary Clinton in the democratic primary. A hacker who identifies himself as 'Guficer 2.0' leaked the DNC documents, which apparently prove that Clinton was conspiring with the DNC as early as May 26, 2015, the same day Sanders launched his presidential bid, according to the Washington Examiner. But, it's not just the DNC that Clinton was conspiring with in 2015. The Clinton campaign was already working hand-in-hand with the media.
. Canova has found success in his campaign against Wasserman Schultz mainly due to her disastrous record as DNC Chair that has inflamed disgruntled Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrats who believe (correctly) that she has had her finger on the scale for Secretary Clinton all along.
. Earlier this week it was announced that a hacker breached the servers of the Democratic Party and obtained the DNC's opposition research on Donald Trump. The DNC confirmed as much. Now, a single person claiming to be the hacker has released the supposed Donald Trump information alongside some other very revealing internal documents. When pressed by reporters to confirm or deny the authenticity of the new documents, the DNC only issued this vague statement doing neither. If the documents were fake, it would seem that the DNC would openly deny as much.
. A document leaked by a hacker who took responsibility for the Democratic National Committee data breach appears to show the DNC coordinating with Hillary Clinton from the start of the presidential campaign — just as Bernie Sanders has claimed. A document to the DNC dated May 26, 2015 — a month after Sanders kicked off his presidential bid — declared that "our goals & strategy" are to "provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC."
. [Scroll down] From reports from my husband and other conventioneers, and from my own firsthand experience as my son and I wandered in and out of the hall as the day progressed, it appeared that [Roberta] Lange didn't listen to much of anything the Bernie delegates had to say; she appeared not to count the votes from that side of the room; she ejected dozens of Bernie delegates who didn't have a chance to defend their eligibility, and who, if they were allowed to stay, would have given Bernie more delegates than Hillary; she didn't allow for a "minority report"; she cut off microphones when people challenged her.
[Scroll down] Many attendees demanded that 64 excluded Sanders delegates, listed in a "minority report," be allowed to participate. But [Roberta] Lange instead swiftly called for a voice vote to implement a temporary change of party rules on a permanent basis. Then she took it upon herself to affirm the result — which, as video shows the obstreperous reaction, was at least debatable — abruptly adjourned the meeting with an impotent slam of the gavel, and simply walked out, leaving pandemonium in her wake.
[Scroll down] Just think what might be happening out there without this manipulation of the nomination process. The candidate drawing the bigger crowds and winning quite frequently would be perceived as the one with the momentum toward gaining the party ring. Instead of speaking about Sanders throwing in the towel, the press would be hounding [Hillary Clinton] about whether she is going to collapse again like she did in 2008. What we don't know is how many of the party bosses might change their allegiance to Sanders and tip the nomination his way.
. It's the headline on every newspaper and website around the country: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won a resounding victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in yesterday's New Hampshire Democratic primary. But there's another story the media has been much slower to pick up on. Because despite his 22-point victory, Sanders didn't walk away with the most New Hampshire delegates. Clinton did. And party insiders have been secretly working for months to rig the delegate count in Clinton's favor, no matter what the voters of New Hampshire decided.
[Scroll down] Well, [Bernie Sanders] may have his eyes on the campaign finance system as the problem in the elections as many on the left do. But the more obvious one is that he walloped his rival, Hillary Clinton, 60% to 38% Tuesday, yet he takes home just 15 delegates for the Democratic nomination, same as the 15 she does, based on flaws in the Democratic Party's nominating process, which is proving anything but democratic. In terms of securing the delegates needed for the nomination, it's as if that victory never happened. And it comes on the heels of questionable tactics (six unlucky coin flips?) that diminished Sanders' clear electoral strength there — and what should have been his victory in Iowa.
. Unfortuantely for Sanders, this means that he will have to finish with commanding leads in all upcoming primaries. He will have to work day and night to secure not just South Carolina, but Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and most of the so-called "SEC" primary states — the ones at play on Super Tuesday. But even then, he may be unable, outside of a complete and total Clinton collapse, to overcome the resources of a party machine hell bent on Hillary Clinton as their Presidential nominee.
. Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates.
. Six months ago, Senator Sanders polled at only 26 percent of the Iowa vote to Hillary's 54 percent; word is that the former first lady's entourage was shell-shocked by her close brush with (another) defeat in Iowa. Clinton's margin over Sanders was only a handful of delegates; apparently 6 delegates ended up in Hillary's column by virtue of fortuitous coin tosses.
. Long story short: the ultra-left wing of the left-wing Democratic Party is waking up to the fact that Hillary Clinton is a vicious, crooked phony, who will do anything to win — fair or foul. Welcome to the club, lefties. That's step one in waking up to the political corruption that is destroying our country. Meanwhile, assuming Hillary continues to muscle her way into the nomination and escapes indictment, the odds are that embittered Sanders supporters will stay home in November.
. As reported by MarketWatch, the official Democratic Party rules in Iowa call for a coin toss if the caucus results are deadlocked. "In a case where two or more preference groups are tied for the loss of a delegate, a coin shall be tossed to determine who loses the delegate," the rules read. In Iowa on Monday [2/1/2016], in at least six precincts, a coin toss was used to decide which candidate received a county delegate. Clinton won all six times.
The Editor says...
Hillary Clinton has always had phenomenal luck. Like the time she invested in cattle futures for a few days and ended up with 0,000. Winning six badly-needed coin tosses in a row is nothing by comparison.
. Hillary Clinton claimed victory over Bernie Sanders in at least six Iowa precincts after winning a coin toss. It was a dead heat between the Democrat candidates, and official rules dictate administrators settle a tie by tossing a coin. Video posted on social media on Monday night and Tuesday morning caught six astonishing moments where Clinton came out on top — to the ire of some visibly disgruntled Sanders supporters. There have been no reports of Sanders winning a coin toss to settle one of the dead heats on Monday night [2/1/2016].More about
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