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Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 6:12 pm - April 18, 2017.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election,Hillary Clinton

The Hill is dribbling out more of the book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.”

…members of the Clinton campaign reached out to [Bernie] Sanders aides in late September to share a script of an ad they wanted the Vermont senator to record.

In the ad, Sanders would tout Clinton for her education, healthcare and minimum wage proposals…

At the end of the script were the words: “I’m with her.”
“It’s so phony!” Sanders said. “I don’t want to say that.”

Sanders did not use the slogan in the ad.

…The ad was not used on television, but some of the shorter takes of Sanders were used online.

I’d love to see the full ad. I keep hearing that Hillary lost because Sanders voters stayed home (or some even went Trump).

Thought for the day

A sign seen at the recent Berkeley riots:

Hate speech IS Free speech

My thoughts on the above:

The Left tries to criminalize “hate speech” because, as Milo likes to point out, the Left wants to justify their own physical violence. Defining offensive speech as a crime will blur the line between speech and actions. Then lefties can claim that their many crimes of physical assault, vandalism, robbery, murder, etc., are self-defense, or justified by the victim’s beliefs/speech that are so offensive. Muslims try to pull the same trick.

I believe in keeping a strong line between speech and actions. For example, I believe that someone’s taunting (words) or alleged political-social beliefs or drawings of Mohammed can never justify your throwing the first punch at them.

The world does have some hateful people in it and genuine occurrences of “hate speech” – and I don’t like them. But that’s what my own right of free speech is for: to refute others’ dumb/wrong speech. And my right to free association, also: so that I may avoid people I don’t like, kick them out of my own house at least, and so on.

In this dim and confused world, any truthful speech will offend somebody, somewhere. The right to speak your conscience freely is the same as the right to say things that will offend others and hurt their feelings. The two are inseparable.

From the comments: A pointer to the Neal Boortz quote,

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.

UPDATE: On April 20 and as if on cue, Howard Dean said “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” Wrong, Mr. Dean. Threats and “fighting words” may not be protected, but Ann Coulter’s political speech (what you choose to call “hate speech”) is protected. And should be.

Feminism Is Harmful to Children and Other Living Things

Posted by V the K at 11:28 am - April 18, 2017.
Filed under: Social Issues

In Britain, there’s a severe shortage of men willing to become Scout leaders or schoolteachers. Mainly because they are terrified of being labeled as sexual predators. Britain has embraced the feminist ideal of “One accusation against a man should ruin his life,” just like American Universities.

CalExit Activist Defects to Russia

Posted by V the K at 8:26 am - April 18, 2017.
Filed under: California politics

The leader of the CalExit campaign has defected to Russia; claims he could no longer tolerate America’s xenophobia and “anti-immigrant” bigotry.

Throughout this campaign, I have been primarily motivated by a personal struggle I have had with the United States government since 2012. That personal struggle revolved around the immigration status of my wife, a foreign national who I brought to the United States to live believing at the time that it was the best country in the world. For years, our marriage suffered as politicians in Washington argued and bickered about immigration reform while the American people expressed their anti-immigrant xenophobia.

Because, y’know, if Russia is known for anything, it’s for its welcoming attitude toward foreigners.

Georgia Special Election; a Lot of Hype, But Ultimately Meaningless

Posted by V the K at 7:59 am - April 18, 2017.
Filed under: Big Government Follies

Democrats have spent over $12 Million dollars to try and flip a Republican Congressional District in Georgia. The Democrat running for this seat has joined Wendy Davis and  Sandra Fluke in the Pantheon of Democrat Heroes.(Although you really wouldn’t know he was a Democrat from the barrage of campaign ads running in the district; few of which mention his party affiliation.)

Democrats may actually flip the seat. Mainly because Republicans — who learned nothing from how Trump beat them in the primaries — have clown-carred about a dozen candidates into the race, imagining that they can winnow the race down to a runoff and beat him there. The Jeb Bush Strategery.

But so what?

The Georgia 6 special election doesn’t mean a lot in the long run. It won’t affect the make-up of the House. The seat will probably revert to red in 2018. It will make the lefties feel good for maybe a day. But the next day, Donald Trump will still be president, the House and Senate will still be under Republican control, and Neil Gorsuch will still be on the Supreme Court.

If they win, the Democrats will have spent a fortune for a high that will be over in a day. That’s the nature of addiction. It takes ever more expenditure to achieve an ever-diminishing result. Democrats are making a huge investment because winning the seat will make them feel good temporarily, but as a practical matter, means nothing.

The seat will not be a harbinger for a Democrat takeover of the House and Senate in 2018. That will happen if Republicans fail to deliver on the agenda of Border Security, Obamacare Repeal, and Tax Reform they promised … and promised… and promised… and are finding every possible excuse not to deliver.