How could Hillary of the House Clinton, First of her Name, Queen of the Little People and the Media, Protector of the Sixty States – have not been crowned?
Answer is below the fold. (more…)
How could Hillary of the House Clinton, First of her Name, Queen of the Little People and the Media, Protector of the Sixty States – have not been crowned?
Answer is below the fold. (more…)
Oh, Good Lord. Robin Lakoff, a “professor of linguistics” at UC-Berkeley says the only reason Hillary’s illegal use of a private email server, mishandling of classified information, influence peddling via the Clinton Foundation, and lying to the FBI is being investigated is because The Patriarchy is trying to silence a brave and stunning woman.
The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere.
Meanwhile, The Guardian, of all places, is doing what the mainstream American media won’t do (because Democrat-Media Complex) and digging into what Hillary’s emails reveal about our political culture and Governance. Basically, it’s a corrupt, rotten pay-to-play circle of insider politicians, media figures, and billionaire donors all scratching each other’s backs.
In one now-famous email chain, for example, the reader can watch current US trade representative Michael Froman, writing from a Citibank email address in 2008, appear to name President Obama’s cabinet even before the great hope-and-change election was decided (incidentally, an important clue to understanding why that greatest of zombie banks was never put out of its misery).
This genre of Podesta email, in which people try to arrange jobs for themselves or their kids, points us toward the most fundamental thing we know about the people at the top of this class: their loyalty to one another and the way it overrides everything else. Of course Hillary Clinton staffed her state department with investment bankers and then did speaking engagements for investment banks as soon as she was done at the state department. Of course she appears to think that any kind of bank reform should “come from the industry itself”. And of course no elite bankers were ever prosecuted by the Obama administration. Read these emails and you understand, with a start, that the people at the top tier of American life all know each other. They are all engaged in promoting one another’s careers, constantly.
And if you vote for Hillary, you are voting for this.
The FBI announced today that in the course of investigating (it’s okay ‘cos he’s a Democrat) underage sexting aficionado Anthony Weiner, they have discovered additional email document evidence that Hillary Rodham Clinton grossly violated Federal Law and they are currently investigating the best way to let her get away with it because she’s Hillary Clinton the law just does not freaking apply to her.
Nothing will come of this, kids. Republicans will probably hold some hearings… which will go nowhere and accomplish nothing. Hillary’s associates will plead the fifth (even though they totes didn’t do anything illegal, pinky swear) and Republicans will issue a “damning report(TM)” that will be “discredited” by media lapdogs like those identified in the Wikileaks emails.
All the same, the hedge fund managers, Saudis, Terry MacAuliffe, and others who’ve been financing the Clinton Global Initiative should probably keep their checkbooks handy in case Hillary needs to pay off some more FBI Directors.
If you are voting for Hillary, you are complicit in her corruption.
Update: According to Townhall, this video describes the Republican response to the FBI reopening the investigation.
Update: (from RSG) The NYPost weighs in.
Hillary, Obama, the entire Democrat-Media Complex are shrieking that Donald Trump’s unwillingness to state, “I will accept the outcome of the election regardless of how much deep, massive, systematic fraud is involved in it” is a threat to our entire democracy and civilization and will lead to toddlers carrying guns into abortion clinics or something. The Democrats say that only an insane maniac who hates America would ever challenge the results of a presidential election.
Al Gore from November of 2000, any comment?
At the same time Democrats scoff at the notion that the system could ever be rigged, they… um… accuse Russia of trying to rig our election.
Well, no one will ever accuse the Democrats of being intellectually consistent. The lie that is required to seize power today may be different than the lie that was required yesterday,
Never mind that Democrat Operatives have been recorded on camera admitting that they are trying to rig the election, and the Wikileaks emails prove conclusively that the Democrat Party and the Democrat Media Complex work hand-in-hand to influence the outcome of elections.
And never mind how Democrats have rigged the Federal System of Government by turning agencies like the FBI, the EPA, and the IRS into operational arms of the Democrat Party. Obama’s FBI claims it is unable to prosecute Hillary for gross violations of federal statutes while lesser people go to prison for far less. Obama’s IRS goes after conservatives to deprive them from participating in the political process. Obama’s EPA goes after Republican donors for not having the correct paperwork on imported wood, but dumps millions of gallons of toxic waste into a rive in Colorado without any consequences.
I realize the bulk of support for the Democrat Party comes from people who are ignorant of just how corrupt it really is, coupled with financial support from billionaires who are in on the corruption. How people can be aware of the corruption in that party and still support it… well, I just don’t know. I couldn’t do it, myself.
But again, not nearly as big a news story as the tape from eleven years ago of Donald Trump saying he likes pussy.
It’s almost sad when a Democrat Sham Marriage falls apart. And by almost sad I mean hilarious. (So is Huma free to date or is Hillary the jealous type?)
There are emails that describe a donor angling for seats next to Obama at a roundtable discussion and one about assigning seats for donors at a White House state dinner. In one, a major contributor from Maryland who had cancer was bumped from a seat next to the president because another, more prolific giver was attending the same event.
Proof that Democrats are exactly the greedy a-holes we always suspected they were.
There aren’t enough treacly show tunes in the world to cover this up.
Here’s a more appropriate show tune for our Democrat friends.
So, it turns out that the DNC Primaries were rigged for Hillary the whole time, and the email hack has exposed the whole thing. And even when Bernie Sanders begs his supporters to fall in line, they boo him off the stage. Also, the Democrats are confiscating pro-Bernie paraphernalia from convention attendees.
I haven’t watched any of it, but I imagine it’s something like this:
Ain’t it funny that the “Anti-Wall Street” party is meeting in an arena named after a bank that got a $25 Billion bailout from TARP?
Ain’t it funny that the party that proclaims that walls and Voter IDs are “racist” is meeting in a place secured by four miles of walls to keep out people who don’t have IDs.
No wonder the Democrat shills have been so absent from the comments of late. It would be embarrassing to defend this monstrosity. How often can they say, “We don’t care how corrupt or malicious the Democrat Party is, we will support them forever because of gay marriage” before it gets tedious even to themselves.
Although I’ve only been a lurker and occasional commenter at GayPatriot over the past two and a half years (between working full-time, earning another degree, and making a move, I haven’t felt like I had much time for blogging), I still check in regularly to see what’s going on and what people are talking about. From comments V the K, ColoradoPatriot and the other contributors have made here, I gather I’m in the minority among the blog contributors–but in sync with many readers and commenters–in my willingness to support Trump in this election.
Trump was definitely not my first choice: I would have originally put him somewhere near the middle of the pack of 17 declared candidates, and, among the final four candidates, I would definitely have preferred Cruz. As someone who considers himself a constitutional conservative, I would have preferred a nominee with a clear record of supporting such principles, but now that Trump is the Republican nominee, I am willing to back him.
My willingness does not come from blind party loyalty, but instead, from a clear understanding of my priorities and what is at stake in this election. While I am more than conversant with Trump’s faults, as I will explain below, even some of his faults provide good reasons for backing him rather than voting in a way that would–directly or indirectly–lead to a victory for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
Although I could begin by outlining my points of agreement with Trump and then detailing and responding to various points of concern, others have done so already elsewhere, and for the sake of my particular argument, at this point, it is more useful to say a few words about my philosophy of voting. While many people hew to an idealistic vision of voting whereby you are supposed to vote for the person who shares most of your views or principles, anyone who has been voting very long quickly realizes that such a vision rarely squares with reality. So what to do? One can vote, as the saying usually goes, for “the lesser of two evils,” which is how many of the people I know think about voting in presidential races, or one can approach it in some other way. Some people say they vote for issues rather than parties or candidates, others say they vote for the person and not the party, and still others have other approaches.
Many people’s views on voting evolve over their lifetimes. During Bill Clinton’s first term, it became evident to me that voting on character was in many respects more important than voting on issues because I’d rather vote for a person of character who will try to do what he says he will do, than for a slippery, dishonest snake who will lie and “triangulate” and poll-test all of his positions just for the sake of holding on to power. I reasoned that even when I disagree with the person of character, I can act on that disagreement to oppose policies or proposals that I disagree with.
But what happens when all of the candidates seem to have objectionable characters in some respect or another, and no candidate adequately represents your views on the issues? One response is to throw up your hands and say you won’t be part of the process, and many say they are going to do that this year. My response is to say that in such a situation, one has to vote strategically in order to best achieve one’s objectives.
Anyone who has ever taken a class in strategy or game theory will have come across topics such as decision trees, Nash equilibriums, and games such as the prisoner’s dilemma. Without going into too much detail, what one learns from studying such matters is that often the best strategic choice is not necessarily the choice that appears to be in one’s best interest at first glance. Sometimes the best strategic choice involves taking risks that one wouldn’t ordinarily decide to choose.
In this election, as a constitutional conservative, I believe that in a contest between Trump, Clinton, and a variety of third-party candidates, voting for Trump offers the best strategic choice for advancing constitutional conservative principles. I say that while fully recognizing that Trump is more of an opportunist than he is a conservative.
But let’s examine the situation. We know that Hillary Clinton is no constitutional conservative. We also know that Hillary Clinton is no Bill Clinton, an opportunist willing to “triangulate” for the sake of power. Hillary is a committed leftist who is proud to think of Republicans as “enemies.” That’s not hyperbole, but Hillary’s own words from one of the debates. She views herself as a “progressive…who can get things done.”
During her time in the Senate, Hillary had tried to craft an image as a somewhat “moderate” Democrat, but that didn’t help her against the leftist Obama in 2008, who not only appealed more to their party’s leftist base, but, as a relative unknown, had none of Hillary’s baggage and the added bonus of more melanin. When she became Secretary of State, however, she quickly reverted to the kinds of behaviors that had earned her so much distrust during her husband’s time as president. And with the Clinton Foundation, she and her husband had found a new way to enrich themselves through their so-called “public service.”
So what would a Hillary Clinton presidency look like? This excellent piece written a few months back by the always worthwhile Daniel Greenfield offers a persuasive preview:
The national debt will go up. So will your taxes. Hillary Clinton is promising a trillion dollar tax hike. And that’s during her campaign. Imagine how much she will really raise taxes once she’s actually in office.
Two Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy will likely leave office on her watch. That’s in addition to Scalia’s empty seat which she will fill resulting in an ideological switch for the court. Additionally, Kennedy, for all his flaws, was a swing vote. Hillary’s appointee won’t be swinging anywhere. The Supreme Court will once again become a reliable left-wing bastion.
Even if the Democrats never manage to retake Congress, they will control two out of three branches of government. And with an activist Supreme Court and the White House, the left will have near absolute power to redefine every aspect of society on their own terms without facing any real challenges.
And they will use it. Your life changed fundamentally under Obama. The process will only accelerate.
You will have less free speech. You will pay more for everything. Your children and grandchildren will be taught to hate you twice as hard. Local democracy will continue being eroded. Your community, your school, your town, your city and your state will be run out of D.C. You will live under the shadow of being arrested for violating some regulation that you never even heard of before.
Every day you will notice basic aspects of life that you took for granted just vanishing while a carefully selected multicultural audience cheers on television.
Hillary Clinton had a man sent to jail for uploading a video about Mohammed. What do you think she’ll do to even more vocal critics of Islam? How long will it be until a new Supreme Court decides that a Mohammed cartoon is “shouting fire in a crowded theater” and not protected by the Constitution?
I wish I could say Greenfield is exaggerating, but I know that he is not. As Glenn Reynolds always says, read the whole thing.
And I haven’t even touched on the reckless dishonesty and unquestionable corruption of the Clintons. As Fred Barnes noted in a recent piece, “Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to get this close to becoming president of the United States.” Barnes notes:
Is there any public figure who lies as routinely as Clinton? Not in my lifetime in Washington. Not Richard Nixon. Not LBJ. Not Donald Trump. Not even Bill Clinton. She skillfully, though probably unconsciously, spreads out her lies to lessen the impact. But when you pack them together, as Rep. Trey Gowdy did while questioning FBI director James Comey at a House hearing, they’re shocking.
And in that case, he is just talking about the e-mail scandal. The Clinton Foundation is another story completely, and an even more appalling one on its face.
The Clintons are so unscrupulous in their quest to gain and hold on to power while enriching themselves that they could teach a graduate-level course on political corruption and political machines that might shock the denizens of Tammany Hall.
For those reasons and many more, my political position this year has always been one of “Never Hillary.” Hillary Clinton must not become president. If she does at this point in time, the damage she will be able to do to the country will be irreversible.
So then, why Donald Trump? Honestly the main reason, the most basic reason, is that Hillary is a guaranteed disaster, and Trump is admittedly a gamble, but in a desperate situation a gamble is the best choice.
I’m more than sufficiently aware of the case people make against Trump: he’s a narcissist, he’s dishonest, he’s impetuous, he’s unscrupulous, he’s not a “true conservative,” and, last but not least, he displays authoritarian tendencies in many of the things he says.
Of those, the most significant complaint is that he may have authoritarian tendencies, and that may appear to be the most challenging concern to reconcile with my claim that I consider myself a constitutional conservative. How can one vote for a candidate who may be tempted to act like an authoritarian after taking office?
For me, the answer to that question is one of faith, not in Trump, but in the genius of our constitutional system. Ever since it became evident that Trump would be the nominee, my thinking about this issue has remained the same: Trump may try for unconstitutional power grabs, but Congress and the courts can and will block him along the way.
By not electing the lecherous creep David Vitter to Governor of Louisiana, Republicans demonstrated that they, at least, will not elect a bad man to higher office just for the sake of clinging to power.
Now, for some contrast:
Kathleen Kane, the Democrat Attorney General of Pennsylvania, was lauded in a 2013 Washington Post Puff Piece as a “Rising Star of the Democratic Party.”
The first woman and first Democrat elected to her position, Kane was a a rising star even before she took office earlier this year. She won more voters in 2012 than Obama and Sen. Bob Casey (D), and made national headlines when she refused to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court last month. Kane has ruled out a run for governor in 2014, a smart move considering that Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a rising star in her own right, is already in the race. The smart money says that at some point, Kane’s name will be in the mix for Senate or governor.
So, where is this rising star of the Democrat Party today? Funny you should ask.
Facing criminal charges, relieved of her law license and threatened with removal by the Legislature, Pennsylvania’s attorney general seems to have decided that if she has to go, she’s going to take others down with her.
Since all three branches of state government began moving against her over the past year, Kathleen Kane has released hundreds of sexually explicit or otherwise crude emails that had been sent or received by current or former public officials on their government accounts.
The media and the Democrats have a pretty low bar for choosing their heroes.
96% of Detroit schoolkids test as “Not Proficient” in math. 93% are tested “Not Proficient” in reading. Taxpayers are spending $18,000 per student for the unionized, Government-run failure factories that are the Detroit Public Schools.
Detroit is the greatest success story in the history of the Democrat Party. A Republican hasn’t been elected mayor in over 50 years. Every progressive policy favored by Democrats … heavy regulation, heavy taxes on ‘the rich,’ a generous welfare system … has been enacted without opposition. The result, from the Democrat perspective, is a complete success. Detroit is a one-party, electoral lockbox. Detroit voted 98% for Obama in 2012.
Question: If the Government spent $36,000 or $72,000 per student… would it make any difference?
The front-runner for the Democrat presidential nomination thinks the brutal deaths of four Americans at the hands of Mohammedan terrorists is a big joke.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC’s “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night and joked about her time before the Benghazi Select Committee, as well as the HBO TV series “House of Cards.”
Colbert wished Clinton a happy birthday, which was Monday, and asked if she had done “anything special like a have a celebration for 11 hours?”
Clinton laughed and told Colbert she had slept late and had “tried to get away with as little as I could get away with.”
The Democrat Frontrunner is similarly dismissive of the Veterans Administration scandal, wherein thousands of veterans died while awaiting treatment as VA bureaucrats created phony waiting lists to cover up their incompetence.
The former secretary of state suggested in an interview late last week that the controversy which shook the VA last year was overblown, and Republicans used it to serve their own agenda.
“It’s not been as widespread as it has been made out to be,” Clinton said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” when asked about the scandal and how she would fix the VA.
She might as well, it’s not as though there’s any kind of watchdog organization with a duty to report impartially on the actions of Government; perhaps some sort of organization that would investigate these things and relay the results of their investigation to the public in the form of publications or informational broadcasts of some sort.
Instead we get The Narrative; “The accomplished and brilliant future First Woman president defies the partisan attacks of Republicans like a brave sparrow flying against the wind.”
A Michigan Democrat would be in a rather interesting pickle if he were a Republican.
An aide to Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) was arrested in Baltimore last week for allegedly beating his male lover with a shovel, CQ Roll Call reports.
CQ Roll Call, which obtained the police report, details allegations that Levin staffer
Tim Foster beat an unnamed, 39 year old black man, identified as Foster’s boyfriend, with a small black and red shovel just after midnight on Oct. 8. The beating left the victim hospitalized with wounds to his upper back, neck and torso.
Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy,” the man later told police.
I am sure this is no big deal. Unlike Republicans, Democrats are never responsible for the actions of their paid staff.
Then again, “Die, Dirty Faggy?”
By astonishing coincidence, every Democrat had exactly the same reaction to Hillary’s Meet the Press Interview.
— Karen Finney (@finneyk) September 27, 2015
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) September 27, 2015
— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) September 27, 2015
— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) September 28, 2015
— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) September 27, 2015
This is exactly how socialized health care works in the real world. Bureaucrats spend money on themselves; f— the sick people.
The inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has opened an investigation into why the director of the Philadelphia regional benefits office was given a $288,000 “relocation payment” to move from Washington, D.C. last year.
Diana Rubens was awarded that hefty sum to make the 140-mile move from her previous job in Washington, D.C. where she served as the agency’s deputy undersecretary for field operations.
Here’s a picture of the bureaucrat who required 5x the median American income to move 140 miles.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
The fact that Hillary Clinton illegally used a private email server for her official business so that she could hide and delete any emails that would reveal shameful or illegal behavior will not stop her from becoming the Democrat nominee or even president.
This descent into lawlessness is not a new thing for Democrats. B.J. Clinton was also above the law. Lying under oath? No big deal. Al Gore’s illegal fundraising? “No controlling legal authority.” Ted Kennedy drove a woman into the drink and left her to drown… and was re-elected six times. Charlie Rangel violated tax law and received absolutely no punishment for it. Dem Congressman Alcee Hastings was impeached on bribery and corruption charges, and not only still serves in Congress but was co-chair of Hillary’s 2008 Presidential campaign.
They really are above the law.
Not only do Democrats not care about lawlessness when it’s one of their own doing it, but under Obama, they have discovered that completely disregarding the law is the best way to force their agenda. You really can’t blame them for embracing a strategy that works.
It’s not like the Republicans are going to stop them.
James O’Keefe explains how her cronies engaged in (what judges have called) prosecutorial misconduct:
They apparently mis-used an anti-terrorism statute and leaked privileged material seized from O’Keefe, in throwing the book at him (one crony literally threw a book at O’Keefe, on-camera) for his having dared to investigate
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D – LA) the Princess. O’Keefe has filed ethics complaints.
When I read about Obama-bundler Terry Bean’s arrest for sodomizing a 15-year-old boy, [And don't tell me a 15 year old isn't a child when Obamacare is claiming that 25 year olds are children and the anti-gun left is claiming 22 year olds are children] I did not know that he was not just a Democrat activist but also a founder of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Nor did I realize that Bean is 66 years old and his boyfriend (who was also arrested) is 25.
[BTW: The comments on Dan Savage’s blog are very much “so what” about the age difference; apparently it’s “heteronormative” to be repulsed by a 66 year old creeper molesting teenaged boys.] [And yes, intergenerational hetero relationships also gross people out.]
Anyway, I looked up Terry Bean’s Wikipedia page; figuring such a prominent Democrat with a massive ego probably has to have his own wikipedia page and figured it would list his proud accomplishments; founding two
Democrat front operations gay rights organizations, hob-nobbing with Democrat politicians, taking on all of the appropriate causes. Like all good left-wing activists, he blamed Republicans for AIDS.
Bean decried the failure of the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations to respond to the crisis and threw his fundraising muscle behind Bill Clinton’s candidacy in 1992, because of his promise to address the AIDS crisis. He said, “I have way too many friends who have just too few T-cells in their blood to be able to survive four more years of George Bush. This is the politics of survival.”
This creeper was apparently quite the Democrat hero.
Terry Bean has received many awards for his political activism over the years, including from the Equity Foundation, the Victory Fund, the Human Rights Campaign, and Basic Rights Oregon. Former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski declared August 23, 2008, to be “Terry Bean Equality Day” in Oregon, in recognition for the work he has done on LGBT rights causes since the 1970s.
Reminds me of another gay activist hero, Larry Brinken.
Larry Brinkin, the iconic San Francisco gay activist who brought the nation’s first domestic partnership lawsuit in 1982, was arrested Friday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography, police said.
[The San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared] the first seven days of February 2010 “Larry Brinkin Week” in honor of his advocacy.
So, why bring all of this up? Simple, the activist left is full of smug, self-righteous activists who need to be taken down a peg or two. Also, to understand the real agenda of the progressive left, you have to see the kind of people who are leaders in the progressive left, who are lauded by the progressive left, and realize how dark, evil, and creepy they are. And also be repulsed at how many others on the left are willing to defend them.