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Jill Stein's proxy war to propel Hillary Clinton into the White House is over. She's abandoning her Pennsylvania recount, and with it any hope to reverse Donald Trump's Electoral College advantage.
Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.
The decision came two days before a court hearing was scheduled in the case. Saturday's court filing to withdraw the case said the Green Party-backed voters who filed the case "are regular citizens of ordinary means" and cannot afford the $1 million bond.
Looks like her fund-raising fell short.
And so, without an opportunity to revert Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes to the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua, Stein's recount efforts in Wisconsin and Michigan won't matter. Trump will officially win the presidency on December 19th.
So why is she soldiering on?
In a word, to deny Trump legitimacy.
With 306 electoral votes Donald Trump's victory is a veritable landslide.
But suppose that her recounts drag out, and Wisconsin and Michigan fail to complete them by the December 13th deadline? Well then those states won't be able to certify their results, in which case their electors will not be bound to Trump.
Suddenly 306 electoral votes become 280. And a ten vote margin is hardly a mandate.
Still don't think Hillary's campaign is colluding with Stein on the recounts? Because if you don't, George Soros has a bridge in Brooklyn he can let you have, cheap.
There's no way that a nobody candidate who barely raised $3 million dollars in more than 2 years suddenly finds herself awash in more than twice that much cash in 2 weeks. Not unless a whole lot of prominent Democrats are writing her checks. And not unless she, overtly or not, promised them she'd help Hillary steal the election.
But wait, there's more proof that Hillary's harridan hordes are playing dirty. PA is doxing electors, leading to incessant harassment. Democrat Governor Tom Wolf, doing his best to one-up his convicted felon attorney general Kathleen Kane, released the names, addresses, and phone numbers of Trump's PA electors.
He didn't do this because he's for open government.
He did it to promote thuggery.
Remember all the holier than thou preening when Donald Trump said he "might not" accept the results of the election? Yeah, me neither. Because the preeners are now engaged in an all-out assault on our nation's electoral integrity.
Fortunately their machinations will amount to nought. But it goes to show us
just how low they'll sink, how they'll leave no stone unturned in their quest
for power. And thus they remind us of why we must remain eternally vigilant.
Yup, we stayed up until 3:30 AM to watch the victory speech. Sophie zonked out at around 1, but I woke up at 2:30 to tell her the good news.
God bless her, she made it to the school bus on time this morning!
Anyway, it's a good day to be an American. And since I'm basically running on coffee I'll just post some celebratory music to congratulate President-Elect Donald J. Trump.
We're gonna Make America Great Again!
She's a Clinton. Her definition of ethics depends on what the meaning of "is" is. But it's refreshing to know that at least some people inside her cocoon of sycophants are willing to call out her mendacity. An internal vetting document prepared by her campaign to examine her "vulnerabilities" was released this weekend by Wikileaks.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "disregarded ethics guidelines" to raise more than $72 million for the U.S. Pavilion at the World's Fair in Shanghai in 2010, taking money from big-name contributors who later "received favorable treatment" from her State Department and also contributed to her namesake foundation, according to a 2015 internal Clinton research document revealed Sunday by WikiLeaks.
"When soliciting contributions, Clinton had little consideration for ethics, as the corporations who were featured in Shanghai also contributed to her foundation and received accolades from the State Department," the document stated.
Campaign chairman Robby Mook emailed John Podesta to say she turned the U.S. Pavilion into the Hillary Clinton Hall Of Fame.
The corporate contributions were a boon for Clinton, giving her a public relations win as she helped save the privately-funded U.S. pavilion. But in doing so, Clinton allowed the corporations to become the centerpiece of an exhibit that is supposed to emphasize American values. As the Washington Post noted, the American pavilion was "larded with corporate advertising" but contained "no messages about democracy or freedom of expression or religious beliefs." In her haste to help herself and her corporate allies, Clinton forgot the purpose of American participation in events like the expo.
Oh she didn't "forget" the purpose of the expo. She used it to further her own interests, which is the only purpose she cares about. $72 million dollars buys a lot of influence, and she took good care of her corporate benefactors.
"Boeing contributed $2.25 million to the Shanghai Expo, while Clinton helped the company land a multi-billion [dollar] Russian deal."
"Procter & Gamble gave $3 million to the Shanghai & Expo [sic] & Millions to The Clinton Foundation; Was repaid with Corporate Excellence Award."
"Clinton solicited PepsiCo as one of the largest Shanghai Expo sponsors; PepsiCo committed same amount to Clinton Foundation projects."
"Alcoa, a Shanghai Expo contributor, pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges facilitated by a major Clinton Foundation donor."
"Secretary Clinton was 'Advocate-In-Chief' for General Electric, which was one of the largest donors to the Shanghai Expo."
Here I'll bet you thought she'd be "Advocate-In-Chief" for you, right?
In a freshly Wikileaked exchange, Hillary Clinton's communications director Jennifer Palmieri admits that some Clinton Foundation donors probably did expect some favors for their money.
Writing to aides, including John Podesta, whose emails were hacked, Palmieri discourages having Clinton answer too many questions about foundation donations because '[t]here aren't great answers and in many cases not her place to answer them.'
Don't hold your breath waiting for her Palace Guard Media to ask too many questions though. They're not interested in her answers, especially the ones that "aren't great."
So tell me again why she should be promoted to the White House? Because she'll
use that position in the same way, to enrich herself and her cronies. As for
the American people, well, we're just in her way, and she won't hesitate to
squash us like the bugs she believes we are.
Corrupt weasels to the core. The FBI Deputy Director in charge of "investigating" Hillary's homebrew email server just happened to have a wife running for state senator in Virginia. And purely by coincidence Clinton pal Terry McAuliffe decided to donate almost $500,000 to her campaign.
A top Clinton ally's political organization reportedly gave nearly a half-million dollars to the campaign of the wife of an FBI official who would go on to help oversee the probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices — a tangled web likely to fuel Republican complaints about the investigation.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night on the connection. According to the Journal, finance records show Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's PAC gave $467,500 to Dr. Jill McCabe's 2015 state Senate campaign. The Virginia Democratic Party spent an additional $207,788 on the campaign, the Journal reported.
McCabe, who ended up losing to Republican incumbent Dick Black, is married to Andrew McCabe — the FBI's deputy director.
Oh, but there's nothing to see here, because Mr. McCabe asked for ethics advice from his FBI buddies, who of course said it was OK, and besides, he swears he paid no attention to his wife's campaign whatsoever.
He didn't have to be "involved" in his wife's campaign to know who was buttering her bread. And he'd have to be a fool to ignore such a large donation from someone so obviously connected to the subject of his investigation. He got the message, the same way his boss's boss Loretta Lynch got a message from Bill Clinton. Hillary has friends, and her friends are your friends. Don't screw that up.
And so like the good little weasel he is, Andrew McCabe fell in line.
McCabe continues to be involved in the email investigation aftermath. He was called last week to brief House oversight committee members on allegations — contained in newly released FBI files — that a State Department official offered a "quid pro quo" with the bureau in a bid to un-classify a particular server email.
The culture of corruption surrounding Hillary Clinton reeks. Pay to play, quid pro quo, back scratching, whatever you want to call it, it's dirty. Patrick Kennedy essentially offered the FBI a bribe to take some heat off Hillary. He won't be investigated, let alone prosecuted. If she's elected he'll be rewarded for his loyalty. That's how the Clintons roll.
Hillary herself hit up the King of Morocco for $12 million dollars while she was Secretary of State. Just because they're friends dontcha know. Not for political favors, that would be illegal! And besides, Russians!
Listen, this Morocco thing is so bad even her toadies at the Puffington Host had to take notice. She sold her office for personal gain and no amount of stonewalling can obviate that fact.
Are we really going to let her sell the presidency too?
Oh, right, Donald Trump said "pussy." Nevermind.
We know Hillary Clinton's plan for America. More government. Higher taxes. More regulations. Less freedom.
But until yesterday we hadn't really heard the specifics of Donald Trump's vision.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Trump's Gettysburg address may not be as lofty as Abraham Lincoln's. But that's OK. Because Donald Trump is a different kind of man. A man who's time has come.
We are not engaged in a great civl war. But yet it must be questioned, can our nation so conceived, endure? Can it survive the progressive onslaught? Or will we devolve into liberal tyranny?
Donald Trump stands athwart history yelling "stop."
As in, Stop Hillary Clinton. Stop the social justice warriors. Stop the regulatory state. Stop the erosion of our freedom. Stop crony capitalism. Stop blaming America. Stop Islamic terrorism. Stop illegal immigration.
While I don't agree with everything Mr. Trump posits, overall I can say his plan is more than a step in the right direction.
Step One: Drain the swamp!
FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
Aside from term limits, which have the unfortunate side affect of further empowering the unelected permanent bureaucracy, there's nothing in there that won't make America better. The revolving door between the DNC, the White House, the media, and K street must be slammed closed, forever.
Through her family foundation Hillary Clinton epitomizes foreigners and the well-connected purchasing influence over American politics. This must stop. She is beholden to her donors; no president or legislator should be so compromised.
Step Two: Trump's signature issue is trade, and he's laying out a bold platform of reform.
FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America's water and environmental infrastructure
Solid proposals all. The Obama - Clinton energy provisos ensure higher prices for dwindling supply. Donald Trump understands that America needs to be a world leader in energy production, and that the chimera of "green energy" cannot ever be counted on. Hillary Clinton has bragged about putting coal miners out of work. Barack Obama laughs while saying electricity prices must "necessarily" skyrocket. Their contempt for average Americans is palpable, and they cannot be allowed to ruin millions of lives in pursuit of maybe preventing a dubious and unproven future calamity. People are hurting now. Worrying about what might, or more likely might not happen 100 years from now doesn't put food on their tables.
Step Three: Respect the Constitution.
FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama
SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities
FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won't take them back
FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.
What's not to like about any of that?
Barack Obama has ruled by executive fiat. His pen and phone can be undone, and Donald Trump's pen and phone are mightier than Obama's.
Justice Scalia was a giant among men. His replacement must be a constitutional scholar steeped in respect for tradition and the rule of law. You all heard Hillary Clinton at the last debate, espousing a judiciary which issues decrees based on emotion and liberal demagoguery. That's a recipe for totalitarian disaster. The constitution limits government power; Hillary Clinton wants a Supreme Court which espouses unlimited government power.
As for illegal immigration, the power of the purse is the ultimate federal cattle prod. Sanctuary cities flout the rule of law, so they don't deserve to share in our tax dollars. Remember when Frank Lautenberg withheld federal dollars from states which didn't implement a 55 mph speed limit? Or when he forced us all to increase the drinking age to 21? Well, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. No federal dollars for sanctuary cities!
And I really like his stab at nations which refuse to take back their criminal citizens. No visas for you! No students. No diplomats. No guest workers. No one from your pissant little shithole gets in until you take responsibility for your own riff raff. America First baby, because you need us way more than we need you.
Ditto for the Mohammedan hordes. Send your refugees to live with their Arab brothers. They've got lots of money and plenty of room. Plus they'll be closer to home making it easier for them to go back when President Trump crushes ISIS.
Step Four: A bold legislative agenda.
I won't quote the whole ten point plan, because this post is long enough already. But please do go and read it; there's a boatload of good stuff in there. Repeal Obamacare and replace it with free market reforms. Middle class tax relief. School choice, and a return of local schools to local control. Build the wall. Rebuild our military. Strengthen our police and dismantle criminal gangs.
It's a lot to do. It's a bold plan. If he accomplishes half of it he'll be well on his way to making America great again.
Donald Trump for president! Spread the word, because Hillary's media
cheerleaders sure won't.
Make the election about Trump's policies and he'll win in a landslide.
In a recently released email exchange two of Hillary Clinton's top aides openly mocked Catholics.
A top spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign mocked Catholics and evangelical Christians in a 2011 email exchange exposed by WikiLeaks this week.
In the exchange reported Tuesday night on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File", Jennifer Palmieri, now the Clinton campaign's director of communications, says that politically conservative Catholics "think [Roman Catholicism] is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals."
That snide remark was in response to a message from John Halpin, of the uber-liberal Center for American Progress. He was deriding Rupert Murdock's decision to raise his children in the Catholic faith.
"Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the [Wall Street Journal], are raising their kids Catholic," Halpin wrote. "Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus."
"It's an amazing bastardization of the faith," Halpin added. "They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy."
Wow. Don't hold back guys, tell us how you really feel.
Wait. It gets worse. Much worse.
John Podesta, Hillary's national campaign chairman, called for an end to the Catholic Church's "middle ages dictatorship" by fomenting an uprising of astroturf groups bankrolled by the DNC.
This is mind-boggling stuff folks. It means Hillary's disdain for the Catholic faith permeates her inner circle. And don't forget, she's already on record demanding that Holy Mother Church reverse its stance against abortion on demand.
Hillary Clinton essentially [said] that Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.
"Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws we've passed don't count for much if they're not enforced," Clinton said, using the euphemism for abortion.
"Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper," Clinton argued. "Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed."
Got that? A President Hillary will demand that Catholics embrace abortion, just like President Obama tried to do with The Little Sisters Of The Poor. The Sisters won that round. But if we allow Hillary to pack the Supreme Court with radical pro-abortion leftists, it's game over for the Catholic Church.
I'll say it again. A President Hillary Clinton could easily make adherence to the Catholic faith an illegal act. She'll force us to accommodate same-sex "marriages." She'll force us to recognize 57 different genders and open our bathrooms and locker rooms to every new flavor of the month. She'll demand we finance abortion, contraception, sterilization, and embryonic stem cell research. All at the point of a gun. All with no recourse except prison.
That is not the America our Founders envisioned.
That cannot be the America we pass on to our children.
Hillary Clinton will put the government above our religious faith. She's Henry VIII in a pantsuit, commanding the Pope and the faithful to submit to her will. Her disdain for our First Amendment rights must be stopped, no matter the cost. She hates us, and we cannot afford to turn the other cheek.Wolverines!
Sigh. Eleven years ago Donald Trump made some really crude comments about women, and apparently that's the worst thing to have ever happened in the history of the universe.
Or so the liberal media would have us believe.
These are, of course, the same guys who cheer for all manner of sin — fornication, homosexuality, cohabitation, divorce, abortion, drug use. They're the same media which pooh-poohed Bill Clinton's many transgressions, gave awards to Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, and Lena Dunham, snickered over the antics of one Carlos Danger, and conveniently forgot that Ted Kennedy left a woman to die.
But now they're arbiters of morality?
Gimme a break.
Donald Trump is not perfect.
Neither am I. Neither are you.
Should he have said those vile things? No. But he has unequivocally disavowed them, apologized for making them, and owned up to his struggle to be a better man.
I believe him when he says he's a changed man.
It's time to put this behind us and move on.
Because, on the flip side, here's what the media isn't telling you.
Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speech transcripts are finally seeing the light of day. And they are, as the saying goes, Real News.
Discussing middle class economic anxieties, Clinton told a crowd at a Goldman Sachs-sponsored speech that she is now "kind of far removed because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy."
At the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit, Clinton responded to a question from chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, who quipped that you go to Washington" to "make a small fortune." Clinton agreed with the comment and complained about ethics rules that require officials to divest from certain assets before entering government. "There is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives," Clinton said.
Gee, I thought people went to Washington to serve their country and their fellow Americans. Nope. Hillary's going there, again, to get rich. At our expense, of course, since she's "kind of far removed" from folks like us.
Then, in another speech, she really ramped up the hypocrisy:
"You just have to sort of figure out how to … balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that's not just a comment about today. Politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position."
Got that? Hillary needs to keep her machinations secret. But not Trump's! Hillary needs both a "public" and a "private" position, so she can fool the rubes while assuaging her corporate benefactors. But not Trump! He's gotta be pure as the driven snow while she can be as dirty as sin so long as she ends up where she needs to be.
There's the Democrats' double standard — the ends justify the means.
Look, I get it. Politics ain't beanbag. But good grief, surely you can see that there is one media standard for Democrats and a totally different, and vastly more stringent standard being applied to Republicans.
So let's focus on the issues. And on the issues, Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton like a rented mule.
Donald Trump will respect our Second Amendment rights. Hillary Clinton has pledged to stack the Supreme Court with rabid gun-grabbers.
Donald Trump will protect the unborn by re-authorizing the Hyde Amendment and working to overturn Roe v. Wade. Hillary Clinton praises Margaret Sanger while vowing to lavish federal funds on the charnal houses of Planned Parenthood.
Donald Trump will repeal Obamacare. Hillary Clinton helped craft Obamacare, insists it's "working" (nonwithstanding that her husband says otherwise), and would love to expand the government takeover of healthcare into a Single Payer system of socialized medicine.
Donald Trump will reaffirm America's place as the leader of the Free World and strengthen our military. Hillary Clinton is the architect of Obama's failed foreign policy. She presided over the disastrous dissolution of Libya, the debacle in Syria, the disengagement and surrender of Iraq to ISIS, and of course the farcical Iran nuclear deal, which virtually guarantees the mad mullahs will get The Bomb.
Donald Trump knows how to create jobs and get Americans working again. He'll renegotiate bad trade deals, cut onerous regulations, and grow our economy. Hillary Clinton plans to stay the course with Obama's ineffective economic policies of anemic growth and stifling government regulation wrapped up in bureaucratic central planning.
Donald Trump has pledged to cut taxes to put more money into our pockets. Hillary Clinton wants to raise taxes by trillions of dollars and continue to inflate the deficit to finance an unprecedented expansion of the cradle to grave nanny state. Donald Trumps wants Americans to be self-sufficient; Hillary Clinton wants Americans to be dependent on government largess.
I could go on. On issue after issue, from energy policy to education to religious liberty to free speech to border security Donald Trump and the Republican Party are on the side of freedom and liberty while Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are determined to undermine the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and American sovereignty.
Donald Trump will make America great again. Hillary Clinton will continue Barack Obama's legacy of failure. The choice is clear. Donald Trump must become the next president of the United States.
In case you weren't already aware, the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua despises the common folks.
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, told the fundraiser audience that half of the supporters for Trump, the Republican nominee, could be put into a "basket of deplorables."
"Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it," Clinton said. "There are people like that and he has lifted them up."
Can you smell the preening moral superiority? She's better than us, and her supporters are likewise better than Trump's supporters. In Hillary-ville, if you're not voting for Her, you need an "intervention."
Clinton was speaking at an LGBT fundraiser in New York City, where she encouraged supporters to "stage an intervention" if they have friends considering voting for Trump.
And if that doesn't work, after her coronation she'll ship us off to re-education camps.
"That may be one conversion therapy I'd endorse," said Clinton, referring to a type of counseling designed to urge gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender children to change their sexual orientation.
Winston Smith, please call your office.
Because the thing is, Hillary doesn't think she said anything wrong. Liberal Democrats actually believe in their moral and intellectual superiority. It's a part of their DNA. Their smugness is matched only by their insufferability. It's our fault for not recognizing their intrinsic munificence, and woe unto us for our unwillingness to submit to the obvious greatness of their political policies.
And guess what? Hillary's arrogance runs in the family.
Speaking in Homewood, PA on Friday, Bill Clinton criticized the "coal people" in West Virginia for supporting Donald Trump.
"We all know how [Hillary's] opponent has done well down in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky," the former president told the crowd at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. "The coal people don't like any of us [Democrats] anymore."
Gee Bill, I wonder why.
But there they go again, assuming they know best, and anyone who disagrees must be some kind of slack-jawed luddite swigging corn whiskey and muttering about the gubmint.
Remember when Bill felt your pain? Yeah, well, he's moved on, and it was all a ploy anyway.
What kind of president despises and insults half of her constituents?
A fitting followup to Obama, that's what. He hates most of us, and he hates pretty much everything America used to stand for. Hillary will be the culmination of his fundamental transformation. They want a nation of serfs, obediently subservient to the Democratic Party elite.
I guess it's good to hear them finally admit it so openly.
Big Brother wants to count the votes.
Johnson said that the big issue at hand is that there isn't a central election system since the states run elections. "There's no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process," Johnson said.
"There's a national election for president, there are some 9,000 jurisdictions that participate, contribute to collecting votes, tallying votes and reporting votes," he said.
This of course is a feature of our Republic. But Democrats don't see it that way.
Because it's so much easier for them to cheat when there's only one central system for collecting votes, tallying votes, and reporting votes. So bring on DHS, under the guise of protecting us from "hackers."
"We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
"There's a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure," he said.
Here we go. In the same vein as Obama's weaponized IRS, EPA, and DOJ, his next power grab will put partisan hacks at DHS in charge of counting our votes.
Yes folks, this is how Hillary wins. By stacking the deck. Remember when Trump said the election was going to be rigged? Well Jeh Johnson is Obama's man for the job.
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast
the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
— Joseph Stalin
Jeh Johnson wants to count your votes, to make sure that your vote doesn't count.
And thus there will never again be a free and fair election in these United States. The outcomes will be predetermined by agents of the Democratic Party.
American Democracy, R.I.P.
Remember when self-proclaimed technophobe Hillary Clinton demurred over wiping out her email server? Her "Like with a cloth?" line turned out to be Yet Another Lie.
According to the FBI she used a sophisticated tool that promises the data can't be easily recovered.
As the ongoing saga of Hillary's email scandal trudges along, Trey Gowdy, House Oversight Committee member, claims Hillary used a special tool to wipe clean her home-brewed email server.
No, it wasn't a very special cloth. (I know, I figured that's what she used, too).
According to Gowdy, Hillary used BleachBit, a program that deep cleans files, cookies, and servers.
BleachBit is like the nuclear weapon of delete utilities:
BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.
"Shredding files to to prevent recovery."
Well sure, that's what I'd use to delete emails about yoga lessons.
Can you say "obstruction of justice?"
Because that's what this smells like.
Fortunately the FBI, probably with a little help from their friends in the NSA, unshredded 14,900 emails Hillary would have preferred the world didn't see.
Her sycophants at State have until September 13th to release them.
A federal court ruled Thursday that the State Department has until Sept. 13 to begin handing over emails recovered by the FBI from Hillary Clinton's private server.
"The State Department shall search the material, determine whether any responsive records exist, and complete its first production of non-exempt records, to the extent any exist, by September 13, 2016," the court ruled.
Judicial Watch said the department has admitted in a court filing for a separate lawsuit that some of the emails that Clinton had deleted included some "Benghazi-related documents."
Was Chelsea's wedding held in Benghazi?
Then "Benghazi-related documents" aren't personal.
And deleting them is a felony.
Not that anyone in the Obama administration will prosecute the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua. Jim Comey made that fact painfully clear.
She's counting on being elected president in order to avoid prosecution.
Hillary Clinton's top aide wears many hats, and new emails uncovered by Judicial Watch show that the most important one of them says "Cashier."
Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.
The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton's tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin's June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of "Clinton family matters."
Clinton Crime Family Matters, to be exact. Because the Clinton Foundation is the epitome of Pay To Play.
Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band that when she went through "normal channels" at State, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours.
How's that for service? And the price? A mere $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, ostensibly for "scholarships."
Go ahead, read the whole sickening list of "donations" which resulted in immediate access to, or favors from, Hillary Clinton.
There's only one conclusion you can draw.
"These new emails confirm that Hillary Clinton abused her office by selling favors to Clinton Foundation donors," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "There needs to be a serious, independent investigation to determine whether Clinton and others broke the law."
An independent investigation? You mean like Jim Comey's FBI whitewash? Gimme a break. Loretta Lynch would sooner prosecute her own mother before glancing in Hillary's direction.
Hillary and Huma are corrupt to the core. And yet they're poised to occupy the
highest office in the land. Because in the Democratic Party's quest for power,
anything goes, and crime really does pay. Handsomely.
There's Pay To Play, and then there's Hillary's State Department.
Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday.
The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton's inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.
Read the whole thing. But briefly, the head of the Clinton Foundation arranged a meeting between top US officials and a shady Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave them between $1 million and $5 million and also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative, all on the say-so of Hillary confidant Cheryl Mills.
The phrase "[it is] important to take care of" this person was used by Mills.
Hmm, "important" indeed. Gotta keep those dollars flowing.
Hillary also used her stint at State to enrich Bill. She went to bat for an embattled Bangladeshi banker who then arranged for payments to Bill from an Abu Dhabi oil company.
A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation traced the convoluted payment by TAQA — formally known as the the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company — to Muhammad Yunus' Grameen Bank. Yunus is a long-time friend and Clinton Foundation donor.
The oil company deal eventually put as much as $500,000 into President Bill Clinton's pockets via a speaking fee he got in Scotland.
Hey, remember when Dick Cheney divested his involvement in Halliburton but was still vilified because the company continued to make a profit? Yeah, good times. Because that's like totally different from how Hillary's family foundation helped Putin corner the uranium market.
Forget renting out the Lincoln Bedroom; a second Clinton presidency would put the whole White House up for sale.
Hillary puts the "quid" in quid pro quo, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
These are not new concerns. People had been speculating that the Clinton Foundation had become a private version of the State Department, offering easy access to the State Department policy decision-making process for the wealthy and well-connected throughout Obama's first term.
At no time did the U.S. State Department ever say to Bill Clinton that any of his unbelievably lucrative speaking gigs represented a conflict of interest — even if there was reason to believe a foreign government or entities closely allied with a foreign government were paying. Recall the State Department praising the progress of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan as the president's ally invited Bill Clinton to give two speeches in exchange for $1.4 million dollars.
Isn't this kind of influence peddling pretty much what Bob Memendez was accused of doing? And yet he's facing criminal charges, while Hillary and Bill are scot free.
It's good to be Queen!
And shortly thereafter, Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined him on the ticket.
You will note that this blogger was, briefly, in the #NeverTrump camp.
Then reality set in.
The bottom line? Pond scum would be preferable to Hillary Clinton.
So I conclude, not without some reluctance, that the Wall Street Journal's Bill McGurn is right: the best case for Donald Trump is this: the alternative is Hillary Clinton.
The economy? "There is zero reason to believe a Clinton administration would be any improvement over the past eight years, from taxes and spending and regulation to ObamaCare. "
Social issues? Hillary Clinton is "the candidate who touts the Planned Parenthood view of human life, who sees nothing wrong with forcing nuns to provide employees with contraceptives, and who supports the Obama administration's bid to compel K-through-12 public schools to open girls' bathrooms to males who identify as female."
Foreign affairs? Think the Russian "reset" (how's that working out?) Benghazi, and the "deal" with Iran.
The Supreme Court? To ask the question is to answer it.
In short, as McGurn concludes, Donald Trump "represents a huge risk." But -- and it's a large "but" -- "honesty requires that this risk be weighed against a clear-eyed look at the certainties a Hillary Clinton administration would bring."
There are 6,000 some odd political appointees residing in the Executive Branch. Staffers in DOJ, EPA, IRS, Agriculture, Energy, Commerce, the military, and elsewhere. Barack Obama has filled those slots with Lois Lerner and Elizabeth Warren clones. Hillary Clinton would keep them in place. Donald Trump can't wait to fire them all.
Meanwhile Turkey is imploding, with Recep Erdogan purging moderates while moving our NATO partner into an alliance with every other Middle Eastern Islamic dictatorship. Hillary Clinton allowed that to happen.
Barack Obama has set the stage for open warfare on police. Black Lives Matter, regardless of their stated intentions, has become a terrorist organization. Dallas, Baton Rouge, Milwaukee, Kansas City, the story is the same — an "activist" took it upon himself to kill policemen, in order to protest "injustice."
Those cops have families. Those cops did nothing wrong. And yet Barack Obama has refused to light the White House blue to memorialize them even though he didn't hesitate to put up rainbow lights in celebration of sodomite "marriage" or purple lights for a dead rock star. No doubt Hillary Clinton agrees with his racist, and divisive decision, since she bashed the police during a recent speech to the NAACP.
Then there's the curious case of Twitter banning conservatives, most recently Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos. As a private media company they are, of course, free to serve whomever they wish. (Unlike, say, a baker or a florist or a photographer, but I digress...) But what happens when Hillary Clinton finishes her attack on the the First Amendment by installing a version of Twitter's Orwellian Trust And Safety Council at the FCC, with the power to "ban" people from using the Internet?
Like I said, scary stuff. And reason enough to vote for Donald Trump.
Sorry Sandersnistas, your guy doesn't actually have principles.
Bernie Sanders will endorse Hillary Clinton at her Portsmouth, New Hampshire, rally on Tuesday, Clinton's campaign confirmed to The Associated Press.
The Vermont senator's campaign announced his participation minutes after the Clinton team's email hit inboxes, with both announcements sharing the same language that the two former primary rivals will "discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top."
I guess he forgot the part about her being unqualified for the presidency.
"She has been saying lately that she thinks I am quote-unquote not qualified to be president," Sanders said. "Let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton, I don't believe that she is qualified if she is through her super PAC taking tens of millions of dollars in special-interest money. I don't think you are qualified if you get $15 million through Wall Street for your super PAC."
She's still in the pocket of Wall Street fat cats Bernie. For way more than $15 million too. Maybe she shared some of that cash with you to help you change your mind?
"I don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq," he continued, referring to Clinton's 2002 vote as a U.S. senator from New York.
Sanders also criticized Clinton's past support of trade deals, suggesting that that also undermines her ability to be president.
I'm thinking these quotes need to be in every GOP attack ad between now and November. Hillary's record in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, and Russia is one of failure and chaos. Everything she touched while Secretary of State has gotten worse. Her trade deals have cost American jobs. And her Wall Street donor list is a who's who of the .001%, belying Bernie's populist posturing.
A guy with principles wouldn't endorse all that.
A guy with principles would take a second look at Jill Stein's offer to take over the Green Party's nomination instead.
But then, if you thought Bernie Sanders had principles, you didn't really know him all that well.
He played you for suckers. He was only in the race to bask in your adulation while the Secret Service fed his ego. Now he expects you to follow him into the abyss behind a congenital liar cum career criminal in the interest of "party unity."
Pretty wild coming from someone Hillary once
said she's "not even sure" is actually a Democrat, eh?
I'm coming out of the closet.
Donald Trump wasn't my first choice for the GOP presidential nomination. That distinction goes to Scott Walker.
He wasn't my second choice either. Or my third.
Hell, he wasn't my 17th choice, OK? Happy now?
But he's gonna be the nominee. And not for nothing, anyone is better than Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The nation can probably survive 4, or even 8 years of President Trump.
America as we know it won't last six months after the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua is inaugurated.
Why? Because she'll finish what Obama started, erasing the Bill of Rights, trampling the Constitution, coddling our enemies, ruining the economy, and opening our borders to the Mohammedan hordes and Mexican drug lords. Oh, not to mention the enshrinement of Pay-to-Play as the only way to get anything done in her White House.
Her daughter spilled the beans, say goodbye to the Second Amendment. Hillary will confiscate our guns.
Donald Trump won't.
Hillary will appoint at least 2, and probably 3 radical left-wing justices to the Supreme Court. Justices who'll make Sonya "Wise Latina" Sotomayor look like Oliver Wendall Holmes by comparison. Justices who won't think twice about rewriting the Constitution to suit their social justice whims.
Donald Trump won't.
Hillary will irrevocably send our nation down the rathole of green energy, bankrupting the coal, oil, and gas companies as she pours trillions of tax dollars into pie-in-the-sky renewable generation fantasies.
Donald Trump won't.
Hillary will enhance and prop-up Obamacare, or barring that, replace it with Cuban / Venezuelan style single-payer health care.
Donald Trump won't.
Hillary will bury all the misdeeds of the Obama administration like Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Benghazi, Lois Lerner's weaponized IRS, EPA overreach, State Department stonewalling, the disastrous Iran "deal," and the stench at the VA. And of course if she's president we'll never know the extent of the corruption at the Clinton Foundation or where all the money they supposedly raised for Haiti actually ended up.
Donald Trump will pour some much needed disinfectant on all that's rotten in the Democratic Party. Can you imagine how much fun Attorney General Chris Christie is going to have prosecuting everyone who ever worked for BHO and HRC? And Valerie Jarrett will probably defect to Iran the day after Trump is elected.
And of course, speaking of misdeeds, Hillary Clinton is under investigation by the FBI for serious breaches of national security.
Donald Trump isn't.
The presidency must be denied to Hillary Clinton. Of that there can
be no doubt. Donald Trump is the last person standing in her way. Ergo, it's
time to man up and endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States.
When was the last time a political candidate was called a "moneygrubber?"
Let's ask Elizabeth Warren, who lobbed that label against Donald Trump today.
Donald Trump is an "insecure moneygrubber," Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the assembled Democrats of Massachusetts at the state's party convention Saturday.
Good grief. Did she break out a caricature of him with a hooked nose too?
Because in the fever swamps of the Left, "moneygrubber" == "Jew".
And according to Warren, Donald Trump, like stereotypical Jews, is "all about money."
From there, Warren launched into a laundry list of Trump's policies, highlighting where the GOP nominee's views differed from that of her own and her party's. She said he is "all about money."
The casual anti-Semitism inherent in that comments is astounding.
"These are the values we fight for," Warren said.
Donald Trump's daughter converted to Judaism.
And Elizabeth Warren's "values," the values she will "fight for," denigrate Ivanka Trump's religion.
Did you know Warren is on Hillary's short list for VP? Imagine a raging anti-Semite, a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Welcome to today's Democratic Party.
UPDATE 05 Jun 2016 13:28:
Adding insult to injury, Bernie Sanders and the DNC platform committee go full-on anti-Semite.
Sanders got to appoint two people to the Democratic Party's platform committee. Here's who he chose:
Professor Cornel West not only has called the Israeli prime minister a war criminal but openly supports the BDS movement (boycott, divestment, and sanctions), the most important attempt in the world to ostracize and delegitimize Israel.
West is joined on the committee by the longtime pro-Palestinian activist James Zogby. Together, reported the New York Times, they "vowed to upend what they see as the party's lopsided support of Israel."
Like I said above, the farther left you go, the more virulant is the Jew-hatred.
It's not exactly a smoking gun. And it's certainly not a stinging rebuke. But at least it's not a total whitewash either. The State Department's Inspector General has finally issued a report on Hillary Clinton's private email server, and yes, it says she broke the rules.
The State Department's independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton's email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the "security risks in doing so."
The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton's use of private email for public business was "not an appropriate method" of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure that federal record laws are followed.
The report says Clinton, who is the Democratic presidential front-runner, should have printed and saved her emails during her four years in office or surrendered her work-related correspondence immediately upon stepping down in February 2013. Instead, Clinton provided those records in December 2014, nearly two years after leaving office.
The report found that a top Clinton aide was warned in 2010 that the system may not properly preserve records but dismissed those worries, indicating that the system passed legal muster. But the inspector general said it could not show evidence of a review by legal counsel.
So far so good, right?
Here comes the "but."
The 83-page report reviews email practices by five secretaries of state and generally concludes that record keeping has been spotty for years.
It was particularly critical of former secretary of state Colin Powell — who has acknowledged publicly that he used a personal email account to conduct business — concluding that he too failed to follow department policy designed to comply with public-record laws.
And there you have it. The "everybody else was doing it" defense.
It's a smokescreen big enough to hide all of her transgressions.
You watch. The FBI will say they can't recommend indicting Hillary because they didn't indict Colin Powell way-back-when.
And then all the way to November, no matter what Trump says about Crooked Hillary, her media sycophants will keep spinning the lack of an indictment as "proving" she was "cleared."
I told you guys the fix was in.
Damn, I hate being right all the time.
Remember when President Bill Clinton rented out the Lincoln Bedroom?
That was just the warm-up act.
He and She Who Would Be Empress have collected at least $100 million dollars from Arab sheikhs and their autocratic and anti-Semetic regimes.
A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary's claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.
As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is "simply unprecedented," says national security analyst Patrick Poole.
"These regimes are buying access. You've got the Saudis. You've got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It's beyond comprehension," Poole told TheDCNF in an interview.
Overall, the Clinton Foundation has received upwards of $85 million in donations from five Persian Gulf states and their monarchs, according to the foundation's website.
The Clinton Foundation's ties go beyond support from governments. Four billionaire Saudis, along with groups the Dubai Foundation and Friends of Saudi Arabia, contributed another $30 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the foundation's website.
Those governments are some of the most horrific abusers of human rights in the world.
For years, the accusations have centered on the Persian Gulf practice of importing hundreds of thousands of poor foreign laborers who work for low wages, including hundreds of thousands of female "domestic workers" who have no labor rights and often face exploitation and sexual abuse.
I wonder how all the Clinton supporters wailing about North Carolina's "bathroom law" feel about that? Oh, right, it's a non-story, because Hillary has a vagina.
And money in politics is only bad when it comes from the Koch Brothers. Pure-as-the-driven-snow Hillary would never let a donor influence her stance on an important issue. Honest!
Yet as secretary of state, Clinton consciously and actively sought to legitimize the sheikdoms through many new Department of State programs.
It's unclear what kind of promises or concessions the Clintons may have given the monarchs in return for their lavish financial support over the years, but last month the candidate reversed her long-standing support for fracking.
Hillary's new position, unveiled last month at a CNN presidential debate with Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, put her in alignment with the Gulf State policy that opposes North American oil and gas fracking.
Imagine that. Purely coincidental!
So, to ask this question, is to answer it.
How would the American people ever know with any certainty that a decision by President Hillary Clinton was made to advance the best interests of the U.S. or to make the Clintons even richer?
Hillary's presidency is For Sale.
Eva Peron, eat your heart out.
America is doomed.
Democrat Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican nominee.
My wife is at this moment watching CNN, where Anderson Cooper is cumming in his pants at the prospect of Hillary Clinton being elected president.
He's not alone.
The forces of darkness are rejoicing.
Trump was, is, and always will be a stalking horse for Hitlery.
That's why Bill Clinton convinced him to seek the GOP nomination.
That's the plan the three of them concocted in Chappaqua, to divide and conquer the Real Republicans.
Remember how Trump praised Hitlery, time and time again? That's because he believes in her.
And you morons fell for it.
Mark my words, Donald Trump cannot, and will not win in November. His negatives are sky-high. His appeal is skin-deep.
Not that he'd be any better if he did win. In many ways he's more liberal than she is. Can you imagine his pro-abortion, sharia-loving sister on the Supreme Court? You'll beg the senate to confirm Merrick Garland.
Here's my advice America, buy another gun.
Hell, buy ten more guns. And a truckload of ammo too.
Lay in canned goods, bottled water, and batteries. Fill your jerrycans.
Hunker down, because things are going to get really ugly.
Hillary Clinton's tyranny will make you yearn for Barack Obama. The IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, OSHA, ATF, TSA, probably even the postal inspectors, they're all coming for us. Re-education camps won't be the half of it.
I wonder if I'll be loaded into a boxcar before the Islamists face off against the homofascists. Seventh century shithole, here we come.
Because freedom was just another word for everything we had to lose.
On Tuesday an administrative law judge ruled that Ted Cruz is a "natural born" citizen, eligible to run for president.
The Trumpanzees promptly appealed the ruling to Lt Governor Kim Guadagno, in her role as Secretary of State.
And today she told them to get stuffed.
In her four-page decision, Guadagno, who doubles as New Jersey's secretary of state, said she reviewed the record and the objections raised to Judge Jeff Masin's initial ruling.
"After full consideration of the record, as well as Judge Masin's thorough and well researched initial decision and the exceptions filed with my office, I, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, as secretary of state and chief election official of the state of New Jersey, adopt Judge Masin's initial decision in its entirety," Guadagno said.
Trump's birther bozos also lost in Texas yesterday, when a federal judge laughed them out of court for lack of standing.
They're now 0 for 9. In addition to New Jersey and Texas, New York, New Hampshire, Utah, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Alabama have all ruled in favor of Cruz's eligibility.
Will the Trump slappies give up on this silliness now?
Don't count on it.
They're still whining about getting their butts kicked in Colorado's caucuses because they forgot to read the rules. And I hear they're setting themselves up for a similar whooping in California, again because complaining is easier than working on a competent ground game.
Oh, but take heart Trumpaholics, Karl Rove is "warming up" to your lord and master. And we all know how effective his endorsement has been lately, right?
Incidentally, I watched Ted and Heidi Cruz on CNN's townhall last night, and I gotta tell you guys, they both came off great. Ted was relaxed, confident, and well received. Heidi really completes him too. She's one dynamite lady. And their kids? Cute as buttons. The whole hour was focused on "family" so there were no policy questions, but that's OK because seeing and hearing the human side of a candidate is equally important.
I've heard people say that Ted's demeanor is off-putting and "prosecutorial." Well, that certainly wasn't the case last night, which bodes well for his candidacy.
Ted Cruz: Cleveland or Bust!