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Who Knew Donald Trump Was Once a Pretty Little Girl?

Posted by V the K at 9:04 am - January 20, 2017.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

Someone dug this up today.

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The 2016 Election in Three Memes

Last Tuesday, Obama gave his “farewell” address, which prompted all sorts of ridiculous, weepy posts from Obama supporters about how “classy” he was and how much they would miss him, and how his administration was “scandal-free.” Needless to say, these folks will remain clueless as to why Trump won in November as long as they put Obama on a pedestal. Most of us don’t remember the last eight years with any fondness at all. Instead, we remember a thin-skinned, spiteful, petty man who always had his mind set on one thing, and that was advancing his own power and his party’s grip on power.

Back in October 2013, I wrote a post where I called Obama’s administration the Dawn Davenport Presidency, and it has remained as true in the intervening years as it was then. At the time, I used the website meme creator to create a meme which I considered using to illustrate that post, but I didn’t post it at the time. Now that there are only five days remaining in Obama’s second term, I am bringing it back, because it provides one explanation for what happened with the voters in 2016.

Of course, this election was also about Hillary Clinton.

In the past week, there has been a lot of buzz about Meryl Streep’s harangue at the Golden Globe Awards. Over the summer, though, Streep also attracted attention for two things, her film about Florence Foster Jenkins, and her deranged appearance during her speech at the Democrat National Convention in August. The Jenkins film was what interested me, though, because it seemed to offer a perfect metaphor for Clinton’s political career. Florence Foster Jenkins was famous for having a tin ear and little talent in her chosen field. She benefited largely from her husband’s connections.

Last February at ZeroHedge, I saw a great post outlining Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign Policy Catastrophes where a commenter named Elliott Eldrich memorably declared: “Hillary’s greatest ability is her uncanny talent for producing the most wretched results imaginable, and then loudly claiming how amazing her accomplishments are. I believe it’s because she somehow manages to convince herself of this first, which makes selling it to others all the easier. She’s the Florence Foster Jenkins of statecraft.”
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What Happens When Influence Peddlers Have No More Influence to Peddle

Posted by V the K at 11:54 am - January 15, 2017.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

The Clinton Global Initiative Money Laundering operation has started laying off employees.

Clinton Global Initiative will be closing and discharging 22 employees 4/15/2017.

74 employees were previously let go at the end of December, according to other WARN filings.

The Clinton Global Initiative is like a company whose one product it had to sell (access to a Hillary Clinton presidency) has turned all Zune-New Coke-yogurt shampoo on them.

I don’t remember a single leftist being upset about the Clintons selling access and political favors through the CGI, do you? Nor do I recall any leftists being upset that the ‘charity’ was used by Hillary Clinton as a tax dodge. Say what you will about Donald Trump, you can’t say that the Right has been reluctant to criticize him.

HotAir says directly what I was merely implying: If the Clinton’s Foundation is a legitimate charity devoted to good causes, then why shut it down now? Presumably, whatever good they claimed they were doing still needs to be done, so why not continue?

And while we’re on the topic of corruption and Democrats being totes okay as long as it benefits them.

A consortium whose lead firm is controlled by Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, was awarded a nearly billion-dollar contract for the construction of the first phase of the so-called high-speed rail line to link San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Thank You Forever, Vladimir Putin*

Kurt Schlichter describes the alternate reality in which we’d be saying ‘Madame President.”

Hillary announced an ambitious agenda for her first 100 days. There was the new law designed to circumvent Citizen’s United; Hillary fully expected her 5-4 liberal Supreme Court to uphold the provision imposing a two-year prison sentence on those making movies critical of progressive politicians. Similarly, Hillary was confident that the new high court would find another exception to the First Amendment to uphold the “Stop Hate Speech Act.” In conjunction with her “Fairness Doctrine” executive order, it promised to eliminate the unregulated cacophony of disruptive voices on radio, cable and on the internet in favor of a reasonable, gatekept consensus. It would also prevent people from writing books that spread dissent.

Then there was the fracking and oil drilling ban; the Saudis who had helped fund her campaign were delighted that America would turn its back on its hard-won energy independence. Noting that this would devastate Texas and other red states, John Podesta wrote, “That will show those yokels they best get in the Clinton Caboose next time.”

Hillary even had some Republican support. “I just adore Ms. Clinton and she can count on my loyalty and help,” said a smiling Lindsay Graham. “The key to a successful Republican opposition is cooperation and flexibility in our positions. I’m particularly excited about my new comprehensive immigration reform bill to bring these poor, innocent undocumented workers out of the shadows and into the voting booth!”

* Sarcasm

Watching Hillary Lose for the Fourth Time

Today’s electoral vote marks the fourth time Hillary Clinton has been defeated in her lifelong quest for ultimate power; the 2008 Primary (where she actually got more votes than Obama),  The Presidential Election of 2016, the recount of 2016, and now this.

Funny part is… because the Washington State Electors are certifiable goofballs…. she may end up with more faithless electors than the Trumpster.

WA Electoral college presidential results: 8 votes Hillary Clinton, 3 votes Colin Powell, 1 “Faith Spotted Eagle”

WA Electoral College Vice Presidential results: 8 Votes Tim Kaine, 1 vote Elizabeth Warren, 1 Maria Cantwell, 1 Susan Collins, 1 Winona Duke

The Russians must have gotten to them.

Update: Another Hillary elector defects. I guess a pledge to support Hillary means about as much as a pledge to leave the country, or a pledge not to contest the election results.

Update: And another.

Funny how the faithless Trump elector (and con artist) Chris Suprun is a hero on CNN and in the NY Times, but these faithless Hillary electors are of no media interest.

Update: Two Trump defectors from Texas; one being the con artist. Still, fewer than Hillary. And a lot fewer than the left was claiming they had a week ago.

Update:  Trump wins. Democrats react with their customary level of class and maturity.

“Climate of Hate” update again

I hope future readers (if any) realize that the title is ironic. Left-liberals claim that we’re living in a climate of hate. If we are: It’s the hatred that is spewed by America’s Left.

First: Yesterday, President Obama clarified that he will NOT call off the anti-Trump protestors.

“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent,” Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world.

“I’ve been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years,” he said. “And I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests.”

…Obama [said] that the right of free speech should be exercised…

Let’s be clear: This is beyond baloney. Obama never faced protests where conservatives smashed windows, set fires, and physically attacked his supporters in the streets. Destroying property and people isn’t “free speech”.

As lefties told everyone last spring, when the Left’s paid agitators were trying to foment violence at Trump rallies: The leader’s duty to denounce the violence and insist on peaceful speech/protest from his supporters. That is Obama’s duty, now. Once more, the clown Obama disgraces America and himself.

And by the way: Obama didn’t face protestors in any number, until long after he was sworn in and did some (bad) things. While we’re at it, Merkel’s Germany does not let German citizens have free speech. The article describes Germans who were threatened with jail for criticizing Germany’s refugee influx on social media. Pathetic!

Some other items:

Hillary Clinton Seems to Have Fired Her Stylist

Posted by V the K at 8:43 am - November 18, 2016.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

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Yikes.

Perhaps, it is a bit petty and sexist to pick on her looks. I’m not really thinking about that.

I’m thinking about the immense effort and expense it took the Hillary campaign to make her look like something she isn’t; to make her look more attractive, more presentable, more relatable. And how the façade was utterly dropped the moment the campaign was over.

What I’m saying is, there’s a metaphor in there somewhere.

Caution: The real election is yet to come

The U.S. has an Electoral College system and, playing under those rules, President-Elect Trump on Nov. 8 won a majority of electors who are pledged to vote for him.

The operative word is, “pledged”. Keeping the pledge is voluntary. [Update/correction: In some states. Commentors pointed out that it's mandatory in others.] The real election for President happens now through December 19, with the votes counted on January 6. And for many lefties, It’s Still Awn.

Per BuzzFeed, Anti-Trump Protesters Post Personal Information Of Electoral College Members. With an intent, naturally, to defeat Trump / elect Hillary.

The #NotMyPresident Alliance, a national anti-Donald Trump protest group, has released the personal information of dozens of Electoral College members in states that voted Republican. [ed: Note, only the Republicans]

…The group hopes that its members and citizens around the country will contact electors and persuade them to change their vote from Donald Trump to another candidate… [ed: which could only mean Hillary, though the group tries to deny it]

So far as I know, an elector can legally vote for whomever she wants; voting for her pledged candidate is only customary. [Update/correction: In some states. Commentors pointed out that it's mandatory in others.] I don’t think Hillary’s chances of success are great; but Trump is a fool, if he thinks Hillary has zero chance and he fails to take this seriously.

As to the anti-Trump protests: The article hints at some lefties hoping the protests will sway electors away from Trump. On that point, they’re probably wrong. But, could it explain why President Obama, Hillary Clinton and even Bernie Sanders have said so little to stop the protests?

Do You Think This Is True?

Posted by V the K at 6:54 pm - November 15, 2016.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

I hope it isn’t because I hate to think that someone like this was thisclose to ultimate political power.

Sources have told The American Spectator that on Tuesday night, after Hillary realized she had lost, she went into a rage. Secret Service officers told at least one source that she began yelling, screaming obscenities, and pounding furniture. She picked up objects and threw them at attendants and staff. She was in an uncontrollable rage. Her aides could not allow her to come out in public. It would take her hours to calm down. As has been reported for years, her violent temper got the best of her. Talk about having a temperament ill-suited for having access to the atomic bomb.

Also, Hillary’s people are determined to learn nothing from this disaster. This is how one supporter is rationalizing why Hillary did not get more of the women’s vote, and it has nothing to do with women voters rationally assessing Hillary Clinton’s corruption, dishonesty, and long history of pursuing disastrous policies.

“Internalized misogyny is a real thing and it’s something we have to be talking about,” McIntosh answered. “The president said it the best during this whole campaign. We as a society react poorly to women seeking positions of power.”

Leftism can make you suicidal

According to The Hill, Suicide hotlines receive record number of calls after Trump win.

Phones have been ringing off the hook at suicide hotlines since Donald Trump was named president-elect Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, many of those calling or texting into hotlines are members of the LGBTQ community, minorities and victims of sexual assault who are worried about Trump’s victory…

The article, to its credit, at least attempts to mention real-world facts that could be relevant:

On the campaign trail, Trump told Fox News that he hoped to put Supreme Court judges on the bench who could “change things” in regards to current rulings on same-sex marriage, adding that he wished the ruling “was done by state.”

Trump’s multiple accusations of sexual assault have also been triggers for women, as well as the lewd 2005 tape recording of Trump in which he makes light of sexual assault saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

But notice the bad job it does: the hysterical framing. For example, the repeated and vague use of the term “sexual assault” to imply great danger to women.

Fact: Trump does not condone rape and, unlike Bill Clinton, Trump has never been accused of rape. From what I remember of Trump’s comments, at worst, he condoned leaning in for a kiss or proposition after the other party had signaled her interest. And yes, that could be bad – because mistakes could be made; advances could be unwanted; cheating or diseases or painful regrets could happen if things did consensually go farther. Even so, sane people must admit that Trump does not rise to the level of “Bill Clinton bad”.

So, why this hysteria of feeling unsafe or “triggered” with Trump elected and not, say, with Bill Clinton around? Or with a prospect of Hillary Clinton being elected – given that she allegedly devastated the lives of women in helping to cover up her husband’s alleged raping? By any objective standard, the Clintons endanger women more than Trump does.

As to the gay-marriage aspect: The Supreme Court decision to make it nationwide was only last year. For thousands of years, gay men, women and teenagers have survived without that particular U.S. court decision. Believing that gay marriage should be decided by the States is hardly a dangerous position. Again, why the hysteria – among some people?

I believe the answer is this. Leftism harms you. As a philosophy, leftism discourages personal responsibility – and is objectively unrealistic. Therefore, it makes you less able to think clearly about your life; more mentally and emotionally vulnerable. Plus, in the specific case of 2016 and the Hillary Clinton campaign, leftism exposes you to manipulation via many untruths and exaggerations.

To anyone who may be genuinely suicidal over Trump’s election victory: You have my pity. Yes, that’s the correct word.

pit·y
noun
1. the feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others.

Because your suffering, at least in regard to Trump, is unnecessary.

To be clear: I did not support Trump for President. And I have my doubts about what will happen now, with him. But I’m not suicidal about him. Neither was I suicidal about Obama. Why not? Because, at a fairly young age, I made a conscious choice to value my own life, to make it better no matter what, and to develop common sense and my ability to think about reality clearly.

To all sufferers of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome): There is still time for you to make good choices to improve your mental health and your life. I hope and pray that you will.

The End of “Broomstick One”

Posted by V the K at 5:38 pm - November 13, 2016.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

They can repaint, they can detail the interior, but they will never eliminate the stench of failure from the cabin of that aircraft. Whatever happens next, we can take comfort in these ten words:

“Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States.”

 

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H/T: AoSHQ

We can also thank Trump for making sure someone else will never be president.

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Why Hillary Lost

I think this “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” clip is a window into the soul of our dear Lady Bug Eyes. Turn off the sound and watch for what’s in her heart.

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You may have a different impression, but I see something in her that could have started as frustration except it took a dark turn, into malice. To me, she looks like she wants revenge on the world. Mind you, this is pre-election and how she asks for some people’s votes.

On to a couple of articles.

  • More on Hillary’s conference call with her rich donors.

    V touched on this earlier. Camp Bug Eyes’ spin is that the media “eviscerated” Hillary, with the connivance of stupid FBI Directory Comey who kept the email scandal alive. Of course the opposite is true: the media was super pro-Hillary, with the connivance of sleazy FBI Directory Comey who did whatever he could to deaden the email scandal.

  • Victor Davis Hanson on Why Trump Won. A good summary. The man can write.
  • Democrats head for civil war. Seething Bernie-ites want to purge the Clintonites; who in turn, blame the Bernie-ites for general childishness and not turning out to vote.

UPDATE: Trump on gays – He gets it. I had missed the following clip. Here it is, for anyone else who missed it. (more…)

Could these things be connected?

Item 1: Over 2 Million Hillary Supporters Sign Petition To Overturn Election Results. This is spectacular hypocrisy and as well, unawareness of American civic practices (or how American democracy is supposed to work).

Item 2: In October, John Podesta (Hillary campaign chair) had a lot of his emails exposed. In one, his associate oddly mentions how they all “conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry”.

Seeming to refer to the decades-long dumbing-down of America, Podesta’s associate said:

And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.

(Emphasis added) Could these 2 developments be connected?

After Trump, part 2

I tried to find a unifying angle but I’m in a hurry.

  • First, it looks like Hillary has, just barely, won the official, popular vote. She lost geographically. Only in minority-dominated counties and the biggest cities, did majorities of people like her. States (or the Electoral College) still matter.
  • We’re getting a look at Trump’s possible Cabinet. Sadly, Trump is considering people from Big Banking (Goldman Sachs or in other rumors, JP Morgan) for his Treasury secretary. Trump could turn out to be rather less anti-Establishment than some have hoped.
  • Rudy Giuliani, a candidate for Trump’s Attorney General, has publicly suggested that President Obama not pardon Hillary. That’s good advice.

    In general, Democrats (like Obama) are trying to spread the myth that prosecuting Hillary would only be political. The true issue would be the Clinton Foundation’s corruption and/or Hillary’s major security breaches. And whether or not the Clintons are allowed to lie, destroy evidence, etc. to obstruct justice? Let normal processes of investigation and justice do their work.

  • It looks like Trump and Obama are both playing grownup in the transition. Obama called their conversation “excellent”. But, if Trump is such a racist xenophobic bigoted monster (as the Left tells us), how could that be?
  • Speaking of Obama, I still remember being told in 2008 that the Lightworker’s brown skin would make foreigners love us. Update: In Greece, anti-Obama protestors storm the U.S. consulate.
  • And the big winner of the 2016 election was… Weed.

Hillary: Held back by men?

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?

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Post-Trump

Good article from David Harsanyi, Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame For Trump. A taste:

In all their vast coverage of agitated right-wingers, it may have escaped the attention of many in the media that over the past eight years the Democratic Party has moved dramatically to the left on an array of issues. It’s now a party of cultural imperialists and economic technocrats who want to rule through fiat. It is a party more comfortable coercing Americans who see the world differently than in convincing them. It is a movement propelled by a liberal punditry that’s stopped debating and resorted to smearing millions they disagree with.

And now, I’ll venture two predictions.

First, Hillary is done. You could say she’s young enough to run again. I say that she’s been hiding serious health issues (perhaps a contributing reason for the 10-hour delay in her concession speech). And under President Trump, she’ll be facing investigation for her long-standing corruption. Her balance of incentives will have shifted: it will be better for her to try to gain public sympathy, by playing the Brave Victim of Harrowing Illness. Which, shock of shocks, might even be somewhat truthful of her.

Next, media coverage of the economy will turn very negative. The economy has been quite poor for the last 8 years. The real unemployment rate, for example, is over 11%; not 4.9% as reported officially. The discrepancy arises from the MASSIVE drop in “labor force participation”, under President Obama. During his 8 years, tens of millions of Americans have given up even looking for a job. And once they stop looking, yup, they no longer count as unemployed.

That’s a scandal. And the media had zero interest in looking into it, because the answers would have reflected badly on Obama and Hillary. But, because (and only because) Trump will be President, the media will now discover this scandal and change their tune.

Another example: The economists and statisticians, I predict, will discover that the U.S. economy is in a recession. Not because the economy gets so much worse under Trump (although it might at first, if the current market-bubbles pop). Rather, because the economy has already been in a recession or close to it; and in order to nail President Trump, government-funded statisticians and talkers will now want to emphasize the bad. (Where before, they wanted to mask it.)

Mind you, these predictions might not happen tomorrow. Give me, say, up to a year.

Your predictions?

UPDATE – Made me laugh: John Ziegler of Mediaite thinks the reason Hillary lost is… because the media wasn’t enough on her side as they should have been. Yup. That’s what his stupid non-argument boils down to.

Congratulations, President-Elect Trump

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 3:01 am - November 9, 2016.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election,Donald Trump,Hillary Clinton

That’s something I never thought I’d type. But as of several minutes ago, the Associated Press just called it for Donald Trump, and NBC claimed that Hillary had conceded privately.

To be clear, Mr. Trump: Your victory is “no thanks to me”. I didn’t vote for you. I didn’t give you money. I never sold people on you. I told people the following. “Hillary is a criminal and Trump is clearly the lesser evil compared to her; having said that, voting for the lesser evil is still voting for evil, and for me, that’s just not enough anymore. 2016: Worst. Election. Ever.”

I was against Hillary because I knew that, as she is arguably America’s most corrupt politician – the poster-woman for the Big Government – Big Banking complex, and the biggest liar in American politics today – she would make a bad President.

But I was never for you, Mr. Trump, because although you seem like a good man in some ways or at least a businessman, you are a recent Democrat and not much of a libertarian. As only one example: you still think, somehow, that big government spending is awesome.

With Hillary, I knew that we would be getting a terrible President. With you, Mr. Trump, I think we *might* be getting a terrible President; or we might getting a good President. Because maybe you’ll surprise me and exceed my (not very high) expectations.

Truly, I wish you the best of luck and hope that you prove me wrong – in a good way. I would love nothing more than for you to turn out to be a good President. I just never had my hopes up (and still don’t). As the saying goes, “We’ll see.”

PLEASE show us over the next four years, in a good way, how much I’ve been wrong about you.

P.S. Madame Criminal: Yes, you’ve been hiding a serious medical disorder (among other things). It’s time to come clean. (In the sense of “better late than never”; of course the real time for you to come clean about a great many things, was long ago.)

Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton and Snowflake Feminism

Posted by V the K at 10:20 am - October 29, 2016.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

TLDR: They’re both horrible disasters. First, on Hillary:

‘It’s an outrage how she’s played the gender card. She is a woman without accomplishment. “I sponsored or co-sponsored 400 bills.” Oh really? These were bills to rename bridges and so forth. And the things she has accomplished have been like the destabilisation of North Africa, causing refugees to flood into Italy… The woman is a disaster!’

Quite so. Only the most naive, the most in denial, the most cynical can deny at this point that Hillary is a crook. But even if her ethics, honesty, and transparency were above reproach, her policies have proven disastrous.  It was Clinton Era policies (i.e. threatening banks with lawsuits if they didn’t give mortgages to people with bad credit and then socializing the costs) that created the housing bubble and the subsequent economic crash. It was Clinton policies of indifference to a growing Al Qaeda threat that produced 9-11. It was Clinton policies as Secretary of State that turned in Libya and Syria into dumpster fires, unleashed a flood of “refugees” into Europe, increased hostility with Russia, and led to the rise of ISIS. Clinton voted for Obamacare, which is blowing up like a Samsung Note 7.  She also intends to flood the USA with illegal immigrants and unvetted migrants from Terrorstan and accelerate Obama policies of sending jobs overseas through over-regulation.

Disaster is mild; Hillary is a catastrophe.

Paglia is also not a fan of Third Wave Snowflake Feminism.

‘My philosophy of feminism,’ the New York-born 69-year-old explains, ‘I call street-smart Amazon feminism. I’m from an immigrant family. The way I was brought up was: the world is a dangerous place; you must learn to defend yourself. You can’t be a fool. You have to stay alert.’ Today, she suggests, middle-class girls are being reared in a precisely contrary fashion: cosseted, indulged and protected from every evil, they become helpless victims when confronted by adversity. ‘We are rocketing backwards here to the Victorian period with this belief that women are not capable of making decisions on their own. This is not feminism — which is to achieve independent thought and action. There will never be equality of the sexes if we think that women are so handicapped they can’t look after themselves.’

Exactly thus.

 

“Can’t We Just Throw Up and Move On?”

Posted by V the K at 11:34 am - October 23, 2016.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

Concise review of a children’s book the left has put out to indoctrinate children on how wonderful Frau Clinton is.

It would be hard to write a fair and compelling children’s storybook about Hillary Clinton. Most of her many scandals are unfit for children. Her struggles are largely symbolic, against abstract obstacles such as expectations or criticism, and her actual accomplishments are few. We keep hearing that this woman is the most qualified presidential candidate of our lifetimes, and yet, try as it might, Some Girls Are Born to Lead can’t quite hide the fact that her life story isn’t much of a story at all.

Here is all the children need to know about Frau Clinton.

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Deplorable

Posted by V the K at 11:54 am - October 6, 2016.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

A major hurricane is threatening millions of lives along the Florida coast. The Hillary campaign saw this as an excellent opportunity to buy ads on The Weather Channel.

Politico reports that the Clinton campaign has purchased $63,000 worth of ads on the go-to weather station slated to run over the course of five days in the Florida market.