Of course Hillary isn't a name that's new or unfamiliar to anyone, since she has already served two
terms as co-president. But now her goal is to the the President of the United States, officially
and without taking a back seat to anyone. With that in mind, it's time to learn more about her.
Nobody expects that if Hillary Clinton is elected as President, Bill Clinton will sit in the car and wait
for her to get finished with it. They will serve again as co-presidents. The people who
denigrated the Bush father-and-son team in the White House as a "dynasty" are keeping silent about the
Clinton husband-and-wife team.
The Clintons come as a two-for-one package deal. When one is president, the
other is co-president. Hillary's campaign should be seen for what it is: an attempted
end-run around the Constitution to allow Bill Clinton to serve an illegal third term.
It's hard to imagine a hard-core leftist like Hillary ("It Takes a Village") Clinton becoming
the President of the U.S., but with the help of the news media — the news media that only reluctantly
reports about the Clintons' many scandals — it is within the range of possibility.
For a while, it appeared that Hillary's biggest obstacle was going to be
the Norman Hsu scandal. But that
issue has quickly disappeared from the headlines. More recently, the Clintons reluctantly
released their tax returns, which paint a picture of just another
ultra-rich limousine liberal who
pretends to be the champion of the little guy.
Also please note that I don't intend this to be an ad hominem attack on
Mrs. Clinton, necessarily — I would like to say that it is her platform that I
oppose. At the same time, it is appropriate to call attention to her inability
to give a straight, honest answer to even the simplest question. That's called
chicanery. Very simply, it means that she can't be trusted.
Subsections on this page:
The launch of the 2016 campaign
The re-launch of the 2016 campaign
Hillary's use of astroturf
Scripted campaign events using pre-arranged shills and audience plants
Hillary announces her socialist economic agenda, July 13, 2015
The rest of Hillary's platform, and this year's Democratic Party platform
Intra-party politics and friction
Bill and Hillary work as a team: when you vote for one, you get the other.
Related topics on other pages:
Hillary Clinton's secret email servers
Hillary Clinton's performance as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's cloud of corruption
Hillary Clinton's Disqualifications for Public Office
Hillary Clinton's Dishonesty
Hillary Clinton's Scandals
Media bias in Hillary Clinton's favor
The launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign
Introduction by The Editor:
Hillary's long-anticipated presidential campaign was launched on or about April 13, 2015, incorporating
a few bizarre features: A giant van named Scooby, which reminds me more of the van used on the old NBC
show, Ironside, a logo that
looks a lot like the Cuban flag, and a series of carefully astroturfed public appearances that nobody cared
about. The rollout of the Hillary campaign generated almost no favorable press and was quickly
overshadowed by a series of emerging scandals.
even more executive power grabs from Hillary. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign
launch was meant to present a different side of Hillary — a softer, more humble, less
power-hungry version of the candidate. The "Scoobie" van road trip to Iowa portrayed Hillary as the
everywoman, interested only in You. Hillary was trying to shift the public's attention away from
her scandal-ridden days in Arkansas and as first lady, her Wall Street connections, the Clinton
Foundation's questionable fundraising and her role as diplomatic field general for a disastrous
foreign policy. Clinton's campaign not only wanted to leave the old Hillary behind, but to
distance her from President Obama as well.
Clintons' Criminal Board of Trustees. [Scroll down] Hillary Clinton, of course,
is the increasingly radical now 67-year-old presidential candidate who in 2008 somehow managed to
snatch defeat from the jaws of what for years before had seemed to pundits far and wide like an
"inevitable" victory. She is the unceasingly devious, condescending plutocrat who at the launch of
her 2016 campaign told the American people, "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be
Clinton's candidacy could sink. Sometimes the idea of a thing is much better than the
thing itself. Take the Titanic, for example, or Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.
During the all-important conceptual phase, both benefited from an aura of invincibility —
which is a great thing to have, until you meet your iceberg.
and Bill can't hide from shady deals exposed in 'Clinton Cash'. The Clintons have been
playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they've been up to took a little bit of
work. It wasn't obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or
about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn't ask:
Who's that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to,
or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy
subsequently receive from Hillary? When you're a political reporter, complexity is boring.
Curiosity takes work. Asking questions and looking up information can lead to dead ends.
Clinton Not Want Hillary to be President? I think there is some secret, dark part of
Bill Clinton — not that he actually has many "secret" dark parts, but stick with me
here — that does not want his wife to be president. How else can one explain how
this most sublime of politicians seems to do everything possible to destroy her chances? He
constructed a shady charity/business empire when he knew full well she would run for president.
He helped screw up her 2008 effort with some dumb remarks about race. The most recent
unforced Bill Clinton error is his revival on the Today show this morning of the "We were so poor"
theme, which Hillary already took for a test flight and crash landed with a few weeks ago.
Clinton's insultingly vapid video. The more I watch Hillary Clinton's announcement
video, the less I like it. [...] For one, the video was relentlessly, insultingly vapid —
a Verizon commercial without the substance. "Americans have fought their way back from tough
economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in what
passed for a meaty message. "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that
champion." Seriously, this makes Ronald Reagan's gauzy "It's Morning Again in America"
commercial look like a Brookings Institution seminar on economic policy.
Clinton: The candidate of meh. Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video (no big speech
among the little people for her) seems at first like a commercial for Target. It ends up with a
message about — what, exactly? That all these people who are getting on with their lives
just fine somehow need Clinton to be their champion. Her website is long on biographical information,
short on policy positions. ThinkProgress actually proposed some "economic policies Hillary Clinton
could use to energize voters," since Clinton currently has none of her own.
fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour. Republicans critiquing
this comedy should not get too cocky. A recent Rasmussen poll, taken in the wake of the email
scandal, showed that 57% of Americans likely to vote think Hillary will be our next president.
That kind of certainty can become self-fulfilling, causing people to withhold donations and stay home on
voting day. Republicans have to work much harder than they may think to turn this around.
fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour. No one in their right
mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service
convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake. If Hillary's
advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.
Hillary debuts new, even gayer campaign logo. Offhand I can't think of another major
Democratic politician who arrived later to the cause of legalizing same-sex marriage by judicial
decree than Hillary Clinton, and of course somehow she's the party's prohibitive frontrunner for the
nomination anyway. The more I think about it, the more I think that's an even bigger lefty hypocrisy
than letting Obama off the hook for opposing SSM on the trail in 2008. For every other gay person
and Democratic pol in the universe, years-long steadfast support for legalized gay marriage is an
absolute litmus test for the base's support [...]
is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. More specifically, it is
time for all Democrats to start thinking of candidates other than Hillary Clinton, and of building a
bench up as quickly as possible, using all possible twigs. It's not just that the "one hand
clapping" plan of running a non-incumbent without opposition was always problematic. It's that
this particular candidate is not only scandal-prone but a bad politician. On a meet-and-greet
tour she went to Chipotle without talking to anyone, met "everyday people" who were liberal activists,
parked her van in a space reserved for the handicapped and unveiled a logo that looks like the directions
to the emergency room, where her campaign may be headed.
Other Clinton Foundation Scandal. In the wake of revelations about the curious timing
between donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and favorable policies during
Hillary's tenure as secretary of state, the foundation has admitted to making a couple bookkeeping
"mistakes" involving foreign donations. But the foundation, the Clintons and their phalanx of
defenders all insist there's absolutely no evidence of any quid pro quo. If that's the case,
just what were these foreigners donating money for?
Foundation follies starting to roil the left. To hear Hillary Rodham Clinton's aides
and supporters tell it, questions about her family foundation's fund-raising while she was secretary
of state are "nothing more than a tangled web of conspiracy theories" by Republican operatives.
Sorry: The steady flow of disturbing news has concern growing in Democratic circles. That's
likely one reason the foundation's acting CEO, Maura Palley, released a long statement admitting "mistakes"
that she insisted were mostly minor clerical errors.
Clinton Ditches 'Common American' Ruse, Flies 1st-Class Back to DC. She must have been seething to have
to drag her baggage (and boy howdy, does this woman have baggage) through Logan Airport under the glare of television
cameras and gazes of the average schlubs. This woman has spent the better past of the past quarter century flying
on Air Force One or private jets and now she has to lower herself to fly commercial.
hits the road at 92 MPH! Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's
security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of
influential Democrats on Monday [4/20/2015]. Her lone official appearance on her first day in
New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene. But a lunchtime
visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and
under the public's radar. If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked
Hillary's signature black conversion van — 'Scooby', for the uninitiated —
hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the top speed limit is 65.
No one in the motorcade displayed flashing lights or blasted a siren.
Hillary doesn't have time for you. So it looks like Hillary Clinton's idea of a "listening"
tour is strictly invitation only. Just ask the good people of Keene, N.H., a liberal hamlet where
a half-dozen workers at a business hand-picked by Clinton's campaign made the cut. But dozens of
unscreened voters standing outside in the rain? Sorry, Hillary won't be "listening" to you.
Clinton Flies First Class Back to Washington. With her first campaign trip drawing to a close, Hillary
Clinton traded the Scooby road-trip van for a first-class airplane seat to make the trip back to Washington. The
Democratic presidential candidate flew from Boston's Logan Airport to Ronald Reagan National Airport on Tuesday night
[4/21/2015], sitting in row one of the U.S. Airways' first-class section.
All Aboard the (Magical) Mystery
Machine. Hillary Clinton's giant, unmarked black van meandered out of Chappaqua after her announcement video,
barreling down the highway into a place a Clinton has seldom seen: the heartland. Shielded by Secret Service
agents, accompanied by senior staff, and armed with the comforting knowledge that, once in Iowa, she'd be meeting with people
as rich as she is, Hillary Clinton embarked on her quest to become one of the "little people." She stopped for gas that
she didn't pump, and ordered lunch from the crosstabs of a demographic poll. She met with hand-selected Real Americans
and failed to notice tip jars in minimum wage restaurants, and though she once tried to make a populist point about CEO wages,
couldn't locate a credit card in her wallet that wasn't already registered with her aide.
N.H., 'accessible' Hillary Clinton ignores supporters. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton,
who has vowed to be "accessible" to New Hampshire voters, left many of her rain-soaked supporters here high and dry when she sped
in and out of a public meeting without so much as a hello. "It should have been advertised that we're not allowed to see her,"
said Keene resident Michelle Isabelle.
fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour. No one in their right
mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service
convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake. If Hillary's
advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.
Government by Google.
It was a mainstream media asking no questions that inflicted a Marxist president on an unsuspecting
West in 2008, but it is Google that is keeping him there, and Google which is making the election of
Hillary Clinton in 2016 all but inevitable. As much as half of the U.S. population so fervently
wishes otherwise, America-hating Marxists in office are there to stay, courtesy of the airtight power
bestowed upon them by the most arrogant, powerful and influential company on earth: Google.
under News and commentary about Google.
Campaign Logo And The Left's Love Affair With Communist Cuba. Hillary Clinton's logo has been taking its share
of lumps since she unveiled it Sunday [4/11/2015]. Some say it looks like a hospital sign. Or the Twin Towers. Or
just plain ugly. We can see that. But we'd agree with those who say it looks as though it was inspired by the
Cuban flag. Not just because of the visual similarities — the blue stripes and red arrows pointing
right — but because it doesn't take a big or surprising leap to make a connection between the two.
Antiseptic Campaign: No Contact With the Riff Raff. Hillary's famous "Listening Tour" started off just as I figured it
would. She stopped at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids to discuss education and how to make it more affordable.
The visit was good for Hillaryphiles, who have no problem overlooking that Hillary has no record of accomplishments and a long history
of dishonesty and failure. That she is running a campaign solely based on the fact that she's a woman. (Really?)
But to come into contact with Hillary, you must pretend her record matches her rhetoric. You can't let on you know that
she accepts millions of dollars from countries where women are treated like possessions and extreme cruelty is common. You must
also overlook Hillary's long record of paying women significantly less than men.
Hillary Under Wraps — Don't Open 'Til Election Day. Hillary is touring Iowa
in a van that resembles Scott Brown's truck or even Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine less than a vehicle
used to transport very important people and tie up traffic via a motorcade. What could have less
of a common touch than inspecting the peasants through tinted windows while sitting in the backseat
of a chauffeured car?
doesn't have just one Mystery Machine; she has TWO (and a motorcade) to meet 'ordinary' Americans.
Hillary Clinton's security detail arrived at a suburban Des Moines, Iowa fruit processing company on Tuesday [4/14/2015]
with an added vehicle — a second Scooby. After her signature oversize black Chevy conversion van dropped
her off at Capitol Fruit Company in Norwalk, Iowa, a visually identical GMC van drove up to the building with a nearly
identical Secret Service escort vehicle. Both armored vehicles have raised roofs, deep-tinted windows and New York
Campaign Is Even Creepier Than You Think. Americans have fought their way back from
tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Hillary declared
in her announcement video, which looked suspiciously like a 1990's Mentos commercial. "Everyday
Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." There are several things wrong with
this, so we'll start with the obvious: Who in America older than the age of 12 wants a politician
to be their "champion"?
is Hillary's 'Scooby' van parking in handicapped spaces? Nothing could better represent the "rules are
for little people" attitude of Hillary Clinton than cavalierly parking in parking spaces reserved for the handicapped.
But that is exactly what was captured in a video report aired by Omaha television station KETV when it covered her exit from
a private meeting with local Democratic leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. The
station's online news report made no mention of abusing the handicapped space, even though the camera clearly captured
the Handicapped Parking sign where her van was parked.
Robot, Running for 'President,' Invents Fake Family History. That would be Hillary!, of course —
a woman so dishonest and phony that she's cannot seem to the tell the truth about anything.
her first Iowa stop, Hillary calls for constitutional limits on free speech. You may
very well have missed it. But at her first 2016 campaign stop in Iowa Tuesday [4/14/2015],
wannabe president Hillary Clinton called for a constitutional amendment if necessary to limit free
speech rights granted by the Supreme Court to unions, companies and organizations donating to
political campaigns. Few might have expected the ex-Obama aide to kick off her second bid to
infiltrate the Oval Office with such a proposal for fundamental change in settled American law.
Hillary Visits College,
Puts 'Everyday Iowans' On Lockdown. Hillary Clinton's effort to meet with some
ordinary Iowa college students during her van tour have apparently inconvenienced those unlucky
enough to be caught in her path, according to the Independent Journal Review. [...] However, while
some students were meeting with Hillary, according to other students at the school, classrooms that
sat along Hillary's planned walking route were put on lockdown, often leaving students stuck in
classrooms until the presidential candidate was no longer nearby.
Clinton descends from magical mystery van for coronation as Candidate of the People.
Granted, she has not actually steered an automobile in 19 years and quite possibly has never in her
life pumped a gallon of her own gasoline, but Madam Candidate of the People is most at home with The People.
the Yellow Brick Road with Hillary. The idea, I suppose, was to picture the dawning of
an idyllic Clintonesque day when unflatteringly called "everyday Americans" — women,
gays, the poor, single moms, workers, small business folks — would eagerly join hands
with Hillary on her enlightened journey to Election Day 2016. It was like an infomercial
in which she's hawking an age-defying product: herself.
astonishing incompetence of Hillary's campaign rollout. [Scroll down] No, the
source of this disaster has to be at the top, Hillary herself. She has a reputation as imperious
for good reason. The woman who once commanded that staff in the White House not look her in the
face as she walked by likes to be in charge. [...] The idea of driving a van from the East Coast out
to Iowa sounds pretty good, just like lots of grandmas might do on the way to visiting family.
But an oversize, tall, shiny black van with darkened windows with a Secret Service convoy does not
exactly bespeak ordinary folks. It looks more like a monarch inspecting her domain.
Please: Hillary Announces on Twitter. America rejoice! A multi-millionairess serial
liar married to a multi-millionaire serial adulterer has just announced for the presidency of our
country to save the middle class from impoverishment!
announces 2016 White House bid. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday
officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign, ending months of speculation and anticipation
about whether she would seek the Democratic nomination. Clinton made the announcement in a
YouTube video in which she says "Everybody needs a champion. And I want to be that champion." The
roughly two-minute video begins by showing a cross-section of Americans working to get ahead before
Clinton says: "I'm doing something, too. I'm running for president."
Reasons Hillary Clinton's Campaign Will Be A Train Wreck. Hillary Clinton has announced what
everyone's known for years: She's running for the Democratic nomination for president. Anyone not
a Democratic partisan who was old enough to be mildly cognizant by the late 1990s is sighing. After all
the scandals and lies and claims of victim status, do we really need to go through all that again?
Clinton just doesn't get it: She's already running a losing campaign. Hillary
Clinton joins the race for president today. If you believe the leaks from her staff, and there's no
reason you shouldn't, she'll do it in a video released at noon as she herself flies high above the
nation in a chartered plane. She and her top advisors, all smart people, must think it's a good
idea. It doesn't feel like one.
Politico Reporter: Clinton Campaign 'Collapsing Completely'. Politico senior staff
writer Glenn Thrush opined on Twitter that the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign was
"collapsing completely" before it started, and that she "shouldn't even bother to enter the race."
Nixonian path to office. The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton's presidential
campaign was an act of deck-clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to
process. The former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a statement
on Iran nuclear negotiations, then admitted deleting more than 30,000 e-mails she had deemed personal
from the account she exclusively used while in office. This was the culmination of a deliberate,
multiyear end run around congressional oversight, the Freedom of Information Act and the archiving of
federal records. Documents she found inconvenient to sort while in government were convenient to
destroy after leaving office.
The re-launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign
June 13, 2016
The 'Clinton Cash' Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer. 'We need to stop the flow of
secret, unaccountable money," Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign "do over."
That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise. Ever since the release of "Clinton
Cash" — which documented the Clintons' love of secret and unaccountable money — the
couple's reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with them.
takeaways from Clinton's relaunch rally. [#1] The Democratic Party is moving left
fast, and she knows she needs to move with it. Clinton's spiel was slight on specifics (she'll
unveil a series of new economic initiatives in a series of speeches from July to August), but her
economic-inequality rhetoric could have been comfortably uttered by the likes of Elizabeth Warren,
Joseph Stiglitz, Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley.
Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods. Hillary Clinton "re-launched"
her floundering campaign Saturday [6/13/2015] on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as
Welfare Island. Clinton's desperate effort to associate herself with "everyday Americans" contrasts
starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort.
Bad Signs at the Hillary
Announcement. Nobody perceives Hillary as anything more than a political animal who
devotes her spare time to earning vast sums of money. They do perceive that she is a woman, but
that's not going to be enough. And so, her political campaign kickoff redo Saturday had some bad
tidings. Her speech was fine, but no one seemed to find it really inspirational. Her crowd
was very white, and while enthusiastic, not particularly awed. And then there was this: [Photo]
Republicans can't beat Hillary, they should disband the party. Hillary Clinton certainly has a flair
for the ironic. "There may be some new voices in the Republican presidential choir," Clinton observed in
Saturday's re-annoucement that she was running for president. "But they're all singing the same old
song — a song called 'Yesterday.'" Clinton was accusing Republicans of being trapped in the past
in the same speech that she began by referencing a speech Franklin Roosevelt gave in 1941. And in doing so,
she quoted a song the Beatles released in 1965 — before Republicans Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz
and Bobby Jindal had even been born.
Wraps Her Arms Around Obama and Liberals in Kickoff Speech. Excoriating Republicans
who embrace "trickle-down economics" and hailing a handful of Democratic presidents, one her husband
and another who ended her presidential dream seven years ago, Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign
kickoff speech today that demonstrated she will wholeheartedly embrace, rather than avoid, President
Obama's two terms in office.
Cash' author on all the questions Hillary won't answer. 'We need to stop the flow of
secret, unaccountable money," Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign "do over."
That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise. Ever since the release of
"Clinton Cash" — which documented the Clintons' love of secret and unaccountable
money — the couple's reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with
them. Appearing on CNN, Bill Clinton claims that the millions the Clintons made from speeches
paid for by foreign individuals and entities who had business before Hillary's State Department were
innocent and coincidental.
Clinton wants to take from the rich and give to the poor. It was a dramatic do-over of
her April 12 Twitter announcement that she was running for the White House for a second time.
Since that launch, her campaign has struggled amid revelations that her family's Clinton Foundation
accepted questionable donations, suspicions over her use of private e-mail while secretary of state,
and criticism she was ducking questions from the press and public.
Relaunches Campaign All Over Again. The second and all-new launch happened today on
New York's Roosevelt Island which, ironically, used to be called Welfare Island. Attendees were
told to expect 'airport style security' for the event. Luckily for Mrs. Clinton's staff, it
doesn't look like they had to worry about crowd overflow.
Campaign Launch Features Staffer That Said 'F U Republicans'. A top Hillary Clinton
campaign official addressed potential volunteers at Clinton's Roosevelt Island campaign launch event
Saturday, despite his verifiable hatred of Republicans and membership in an anti-GOP "mafia."
Marlon Marshall, director of political engagement for the Clinton campaign, spoke at the rally where
he discussed volunteer sign up numbers and pro-Hillary house parties underway in key early states.
Marshall previously served as President Obama's deputy director of the White House Office of Public
Engagement, a baldly political agency overseen by senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Clinton plays it safe during campaign kick-off in New York, catering to Democratic core. She catered to
her party's core on gay rights, better early childhood education, paid family leave, cutting student loan debt and
upending the key Supreme Court decision on campaign finance. There was nothing especially provocative, even in
proposing greater worker share of profits. And she tried to have it both ways on energy: calling for more
clean energy and the extraction of fossil fuels.
says immigrants deserve citizenship, 'not second class status,' during NYC speech.
While she didn't go in to specifics during her 45-minute speech, Clinton did say that law abiding
immigrants should be offered a path to citizenship, "not second class status," and criticized her
Republican counterparts for supporting stricter immigration measures. "They want to put
immigrants who work hard and pay taxes at risk of deportation," Clinton said to the crowd of a few
thousand people gathered in New York City.
power: Hillary wants to take from the rich. "Prosperity can't be just for CEOs and
hedge-fund managers. Democracy can't just be for billionaires and corporations," Clinton declared to
5,500 fans under blue skies at Four Freedoms Park. It was a dramatic do-over of her April 12
Twitter announcement that she was running for the White House for a second time.
to Hillary Island, a Pleasant Little Police State. Clinton formally declared her
candidacy for the Democratic nomination almost exactly a month ago, in April, with a 2:15 video.
"Everyday Americans need a champion," she said then. "And I wanna be that champion." Since that
time, Clinton has not been heard from much as she has traveled around, talking to some voters and ignoring
questions from the media and trying to seem as normal as possible despite being anything but.
Clinton campaigns to be Obama 3.0. Please welcome to the presidential race the latest
version of the Democratic front-runner: Ms. Hillary Rodham Obama! The speech Hillary delivered
Saturday on Roosevelt Island made clear her presidency would be Barack Obama's third term. The
policies she would advance as president are intended to deepen Obama's unprecedented enmeshment of
the economy and the government. Ms. Rodham Obama went through an exhaustive list of goodies her
presidency would deliver to Americans. And when I say "exhaustive," I mean exhaustive.
takeaways from Clinton's relaunch rally. Hillary Clinton, who has spent most of the
early campaign touting her virtues as a note-taking listener, had lots and lots to say —
and then some more — during her epic 2016 kickoff speech on Roosevelt Island. Much of
it was the expected proto-State of the Union stuff — the entire last half was a policy
agenda full of vague specifics ("I will rewrite the tax code so it rewards hard work and investments
here at home, not quick trades or stashing profits overseas") and wonked-out data points geared to
justify government investment ("eighty percent of the brain is developed by age three").
2.0 — Clinton Announcement Long on Promises, Short on Specifics. After two months of beta testing,
working out the bugs in a campaign announced on Twitter that featured a cross-country van tour but virtually no interactions
with actual reporters, the Clinton campaign relaunched Saturday with an event on Roosevelt Island in her adopted home state
of New York. The former secretary of state took the stage and evoked the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his
Four Freedoms. She name-checked the last two Democrat presidents, Barack Obama and her husband, Bill Clinton.
Then she tried to set herself apart from them.
choice of Roosevelt Island for kickoff rally sparks criticism. The island, named after
former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was chosen for the event because the Democratic
frontrunner's career has been inspired by Roosevelt's belief that "America is stronger when we
summon the work and talents of all Americans," according to a campaign official. And Clinton has
long considered former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt a role model, the campaign said. But critics
have raised a list of concerns including that the island is notoriously difficult to reach.
It Just Me or Does Hillary Talk Like a Robot? Seriously, she does. Not only does she
pronounce the word "a" slowly and distinctly, like it's the answer to a multiple-choice question, without
linking it to the words before or after, and not only does she sometimes put little pauses between each
word ("it's ... America's ... basic ... bargain") or in inappropriate spots ("it's the same old ... song"),
but she often puts odd stresses on words, seemingly at random: "too many of our kids never learn as
they should"; "we see far more opportunities than threats"; "fight back against those who would drive us
apart." Toward the end of her speech she began to seem a bit more natural, but for most of it, she
sounded like a machine that had been programmed to synthesize speech and was still learning the fine points.
The Editor says...
There is a local news anchor here in Dallas who does the same thing — putting emphasis on
exactly THE most unimportant word IN every sentence.
Clinton, the fightingest fighter in the fight. Whatever the differences between 1941
and 2015, Clinton decided that the Four Fights, which would be waged mostly with Republicans, would
be the centerpiece of her speech and campaign. "She wrote this speech herself," Clinton spokesman
Brian Fallon told CNN after the event. "This was very personal."
The Editor asks...
If she wrote it herself, why did it sound like she had never seen the script before?
launch speech to focus on her mother's life. After nearly two and a half decades in
the glare of the public spotlight, Hillary Clinton will reintroduce herself on Saturday by
highlighting her personal journey marked heavily by the deprivations faced by her own mother.
Starting with the story of her mother's abusive and traumatic childhood, Clinton will explain the
role her family played in making her an advocate for other people, campaign officials told POLITICO,
previewing the highly touted speech on New York's Roosevelt Island that will set the tone for the
rest of her campaign. (
Clinton: America's Most Boring Public Speaker. Forget that she lies incessantly and stands for
virtually nothing that's discernible other than her own self-interest, Hillary Clinton is one of the most boring
public speakers extant. I have heard better speeches at high school, maybe even grammar school, graduations
than HRC gave in New York Saturday in the second — or is it the third — debut speech of her
campaign. It was problem after problem, cliché after cliché until you couldn't listen anymore.
Needless to say, there wasn't a fresh idea. No new solutions to these problems on offer, only generalities.
Relaunch to Have 'Airport Style Security'. Security will be tight at Hillary Clinton's re-launch in
New York City. It will mimic "airport style security," according to an email from the campaign to people who
have registered for the event.
Are the Clinton Campaign's Relaunch Talking Points. Earlier today [6/12/2015], the Hillary Clinton campaign
sent out a list of talking points for friends and allies to familiarize themselves with before tomorrow's campaign relaunch.
The talking points reveal that Bill and Chelsea Clinton are "expected to attend" but will not be speaking at tomorrow's event.
The event is considered sold out. And the next phase of the campaign will feature Hillary telling "her story."
embarrassing herself with Roosevelt Island 're-launch' tomorrow. Hillary Clinton's campaign comprises a bunch of clueless
dolts, who don't understand symbolism at all. The choices they have made for tomorrow's event intended to bolster a flailing effort
are only digging her hole deeper. It will be far, far more difficult to attend Hillary Clinton's campaign "re-launch" tomorrow
[6/13/2015] than to vote for her, if she gets her way on voting.
Hillary hopes you'll
forget her awful campaign start. Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton's
official announcement that she's running for President, she will give her first "official campaign
announcement speech," on June 13, according to her Twitter account. In other words, the
Clinton campaign wants a do-over. Her first rollout was the most disastrous nonfatal presidential
campaign debut in modern memory, so she wants another.
9-Year Old Asks Hillary About Gender
Pay Equity at Town Hall. It's a pity that no regular American (a descriptor which automatically excludes 95 percent
of all "professional journalists") can get close enough to Granny Catlady to ask her a serious question. Instead, she's fielding
carefully lobbed softballs from the likes of 9-year old Red Diaper Baby: [...] Heaven forbid that the Godmother of ISIS field a serious
question, say, like why she lobbied for an invasion of Libya, leading to the rise of ISIS and the little matter of 20,000 "lost" missile
Clinton Offers Herself As Dinner Date Prize In TOTALLY RIGGED Sweepstakes. After
raising $45 million in the last few months by hobnobbing with hedge fund managers and wealthy
elites, Hillary Clinton's newest fundraising gambit is to obtain cash by offering to eat with some
specially-plucked member of the hoi polloi. The carefully-worded language of the sweepstakes
ensures that not just any old rabble can win, though.
staff drove 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop — including health care 'lobbyist in
training'. Hillary Clinton's astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa. Her
Tuesday morning [5/19/2015] visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to
end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.
Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young
people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city. Price then
drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.
won't believe Hillary Clinton's spin on avoiding the press. With Hillary Clinton
rapidly approaching a month since she answered a question from a reporter, her allies are working to
push back on the idea that she is ducking the press. [...] The vast majority of the people who have
asked Clinton questions in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada were part of a pre-selected group who sat
with her around a roundtable. That's not exactly like hosting a town hall event in which none
of the questions are pre-screened. And if you look at the questions "regular" people are asking
Clinton, they are not exactly the most probing of queries.
Love Obliterates Hillary Clinton With the Stroke of a Pen. In related Hillary news,
the would-be empress held a "listening tour" on a college campus in Iowa (which means no one was
allowed to ask her questions and students were actually locked in their buildings to prevent Hill
from breathing the same air as the riff-raff). Oh, and Hillary's 'unscripted' coffee shop
sit-down with 'ordinary' Americans turned out to be just as phony as a jetsetter worth $200 million
engaging in class warfare.
plastic candidate with the AstroTurf campaign. First, there was the video. The 2:19
clip hit all the touchstones: There were blacks and whites and Hispanics and chubbies and skinnies
and gays and straights and men and women (and men with men and women with women). The quick-cut
flurry sought to portray the people in the video as simply Clinton fans whom the filmmaker had
skillfully tracked down and captured in off-the-cuff adoration. But they were nothing of the
kind. Instead, they were campaign volunteers for Hillary's last run, or Democratic donors. All were
approached by Team Clinton and asked to appear in the video. And all were given scripts with exactly
what to say for the seemingly "candid" video.
aide admits they screen 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events. A Hillary
Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened
partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with
'everyday Americans.' Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill
people decided they didn't want to be seen with her.
staff drove 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop. Hillary Clinton's
astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa. Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in
LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured
sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton. Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy
Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in
Davenport, a nearby city. Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after
vetting them for about a half-hour.
'everyday Americans': Democrat state campaign manager and a Martin O'Malley supporter.
Three more of Hillary Clinton's 'everyday Americans' have been revealed to have strong links to the
Democrat party — including one who could be set to support a rival bid for the White House. Julie
Stauch and married couple Sean Bagniewski and Vidhya Reddy all appear in on the video announcing
Clinton's 2016 bid. They are part of a diverse group of people — from young mothers and
people preparing for retirement, to Spanish-speaking brothers preparing to start a business and an
Asian-American college graduate looking for her first job — chosen to show aspirational
citizens as Clinton looks to speak to to wide demographic of voters.
Scripted campaign events using pre-arranged shills and audience plants:
what a coincidence on the trail with Clinton. At a campaign forum in the [Donnellson, Iowa] fire
station, a caucus site come Jan. 3, Clinton happened to be asked about her religious faith.
Practicing Methodist, she responded, adding, "I'm often asked if I'm a praying person, and I am a praying
person. My father prayed at his bedside every night and we prayed at the table over dinner." Then,
someone pointed out that Clinton's childhood Sunday-school teacher, Rosalie Bentzinger, from her Park Ridge,
Ill., days, happened to be right there in the very same Iowa fire station at that same moment. Can you
believe it? The Sunday-school teacher stood up. Clinton rushed over. They hugged.
Clinton staff admits planting question
on college student. A Grinnell College student says an aide for Hillary Rodham Clinton
gave her a prepared question to ask the presidential candidate during a forum this week in central
Iowa. Clinton staffers acknowledge the incident but claim Clinton did not know the question
had been issued when the senator called on the student during a question and answer session with
The Editor says...
I find it hard to believe that Mrs. Clinton didn't know all about it in advance,
especially since it happened more than once. Keep reading...
'Hill Shill' Questions. Hillary Rodham Clinton faced more embarrassing disclosures
yesterday [11/10/2007] about her staff's aggressive efforts to script her campaign appearances, as a
second person came forward to claim Clinton's staff tried to use him to plant a question at a campaign
Clinton campaign too scripted? At a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, last week, Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton peered out at the crowd of 250 people and called on a 19-year-old college student, who posed a friendly
question about global warming. The Clinton campaign insists that the New York senator chose the student
at random. If so, it turned out to be a fortuitous pick.
Spills All. An Iowa college student pulled back the curtain on Hillary Rodham Clinton's stage-managed
campaign stops — claiming the candidate seemed to know to call on her for a canned question at a
cooked-up event that was passed off as spontaneous. Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, 19, said a Clinton staffer
waved her off the question she first wanted to ask — then produced a binder with a series of
questions she could ask. The binder, she said, had about eight questions.
Memo to Clinton staffers: Trust your
candidate or find a new one. Does the Clinton campaign really need to twist a college kid's arm
to ask Clinton a question about climate change at a climate change event?
Why would the Clinton
campaign do it, especially since getting caught is so embarrassing? Because the culture of control in
presidential campaigning has gotten way out of control.
how she became a Clinton plant. The college student who was told what question to ask
at one of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign events said "voters have the right to know what
happened" and she wasn't the only one who was planted. In an exclusive on-camera interview with
CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, said
giving anyone specific questions to ask is "dishonest," and the whole incident has given her a
negative outlook on politics.
Hillary Clinton: I'm So Glad You Asked!
America's trust in the Clintons suffered a horrible blow last week, when it was discovered that Hillary Clinton's
campaign staff had planted the "spontaneous" questions being asked by audience members at an Iowa campaign
event. "They were canned," Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff (a Grinnell College student attending the performance)
said of the questions that Clinton took. In a remarkable coincidence, Clinton's answers seemed quite
polished — almost prepared, really.
Aides Prompted Queries at Events. At two campaign events in Iowa this year, aides to Senator Hillary
Rodham Clinton encouraged audience members to ask her specific questions, a tactic that drew criticism from an
opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination and led her yesterday [11/11/2007] to promise that it would
not happen again. Mrs. Clinton, speaking to reporters in Iowa, said she was unaware that her aides had
ever planted questions.
The Editor asks...
Did she promise not to do it, or never to get caught again? And really, how much
is a promise worth when it comes from Bill or Hillary Clinton?
Interview with the unwilling
v. Pearl" Student Blasts CNN. Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton
whether she preferred "diamonds or pearls" at last night's debate wrote on her MySpace page this morning
that CNN forced her to ask the frilly question instead of a pre-approved query about the Yucca Mountain
nuclear waste repository. "Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be
approved by CNN," Luisa writes.
"For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that
was APPROVED by CNN days in advance."
Clinton aides plant student's question.
Under the pressures of major media coverage, with polls narrowing in Iowa, campaigns can potentially control
questions and coverage by planning questions ahead of time. While no campaigns admit to this practice,
at a recent Hillary Clinton campaign event in Newton, Iowa, some of the questions posed to the New York Senator
were planned in advance, planting some audience members in the crowd.
Who Was Asking Questions At That Debate? A couple bloggers have looked into the questioners at
last week's Democratic debate, and found more than a few of them have formal, professional ties to the
Democratic party. One, in fact, was political director of the Arkansas Democratic Party.
aftermath of the controversy over "planted" questions at Hillary events, one might think CNN would want to
keep an eye on this sort of thing.
Clinton, CNN and
Fall out from the Debate. Hillary Clinton's performance at the Las Vegas debate has been overshadowed
by charges of planted questions, a planted audience, and curious behavior by CNN that seemed to favor Clinton over
Vote for Me.
I'm a Sock Puppet. You may have seen that some Hillary Clinton "sock puppets" were recently
outed on a New Hampshire blog, to the campaign's great embarrassment. A sock puppet, for those of who
you aren't immersed in blog culture, is what they call someone who pretends to be commenting as a regular
voter but who is in fact posting propaganda.
Hillary's "Iron My Shirt" Protester Was Yet Another
Plant. Today at a whistle stop in Salem, New Hampshire, an alleged protester raised a sign saying
"Iron My Shirt" while hollering the same idiotic slogan. I do not know anybody in the men's movement
who would resort to this level of idiocy. I do, however, know a few individuals hitting the whistle
stops with truly intelligent questions, all of whom have been hustled away literally before they could
finish the question. The way Hillary handled the situation was too smooth and prepared to be a
legitimate protest. Having worked in the entertainment business previously, I know a plant
when I see one.
Hillary announces her socialist economic agenda, July 13, 2015:
As President I Will Stop GOP's 'Mean-Spirited, Misguided Attacks' on Unions. Monday [7/13/2015]
at the New School in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said as president, she will stop
the "mean-spirited" Republican "misguided attacks" on unions, which she argued have helped to increase income inequality.
Clinton Blames GOP for Everything in Economic Speech. Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton delivered an economic speech Monday morning [7/13/2015] in New York that
was full of empty sound bites and predictably blamed Republicans for all of America's economic woes,
ignoring any problems created by the current Democratic president, Barack Obama. In fact, her
speech was as remarkable for what Clinton didn't say as it was for what she did say. Just like
Obama, Clinton repeatedly pledged to pursue policies that increase costs both on businesses and on
wage earners, without any acknowledgment of the negative impacts caused by these policies.
Clinton's 'new' economic agenda shouldn't fool anyone. It's just recycled rhetoric that hasn't
worked. Let's see: she wants more infrastructure spending, higher taxes on the foreign
earnings of U.S. Corporations and hedge fund managers, a higher minimum wage, new rules to make it
easier to form unions (card check), more child care subsidies, expanded paid medical leave for
workers, and renewable energy subsidies. Sound familiar? It's more taxes, more regulatory
burdens on employers, the green agenda, more government spending paid for with debt. One looks at
the list of leftist wish list priorities from yesteryear and wonders: Hillary, is this thin grool
really all you got?
Clinton's Economy Speech. Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton,
the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president in 2016 laid out her proposed economic policy
in an address to the left-leaning New School for Social Research in New York on Monday [7/13/2015].
Billed as a policy that aims to "boost the middle class," Clinton offered a hodgepodge of policy platitudes
that differed little from Obama administration policies that she admits are not working.
Clinton moves sharply to left, vows wage hikes, taxes on wealthy. Hillary Rodham
Clinton moved sharply to the left Monday, promising, if elected president, she would demand pay
raises for the working class, slap more taxes on the rich and increase government spending on a
litany of liberal programs. The proposals from the prohibitive favorite to be the Democratic
presidential nominee appeased the party's liberal base, who long have been skeptical of the
once-centrist Mrs. Clinton, and drew a stark contrast with Republicans, whose policies she blamed
for past economic downturns and growing income inequality.
Clinton's Uber Speech Belongs in 1930s America. If he is smart, the eventual
Republican nominee will spend 2016 casting Clinton as the spirit animal of a washed-out and
intellectually bankrupt generation that belongs nowhere near the levers of power. If they are
really smart, the broader party will make this case broadly and perpetually — and
long after next year's election is over. All political movements are guilty of nostalgia, certainly.
But few of them refuse to acknowledge their sentimentality in quite the same way as does the wing of the
Democratic party to which Clinton is currently attempting to agglutinate herself.
to 1948. Progressive" is a funny word, one that often means the opposite of what it
appears to mean. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a wanton and shameless trafficker in Nineties nostalgia,
but the odd fact is that she intends to be sworn in as president in 2017 with the Democratic platform from
1948: weaponizing the tax code for use against disfavored businesses while offering rich new subsidies
for compliant corporations, raising the minimum wage, aggrandizing the micromanagerial powers of the Department
of Labor, expanding our already insolvent entitlements, adding mightily to our zero-return "investments" in
government-school bureaucracies and dodgy energy programs, etc.
Tired, Demagogic Economic Proposals. Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking cliche who
spouts decades-old sound bites that were bad enough when her husband first delivered them but are
painfully anachronistic today. Same old material, same old demagoguery.
The rest of Hillary's platform, and this year's Democratic Party platform:
Clinton: 'Let's Set the Goal of Making College Debt-Free for Everyone'. Democrat Hillary Clinton told a
campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday that she wants to "make it right" for "hard-working Americans," including
debt-burdened college students. "Let's set the goal of making college debt-free for everyone," Clinton said, without
The Editor says...
In this case, "debt-free" just means "free." She wants the government to provide free college
for all. Naturally there will be several strings attached, but she hasn't mentioned those details.
I'll Fix Obama's Lousy Economy By Applying More Of His Failed Policies. If you want to know how bankrupt the
Democratic Party is today of pro-growth ideas, check out Hillary Clinton's latest speech on the economy. She has
absolutely nothing new to offer that President Obama hasn't already tried.
attack is hopeless. Hillary Clinton is known for her shameless hypocrisy, but her broadside Tuesday [6/21/2016]
against Donald Trump was over the top — even for her. Start with the fact that, while her whole point was to
slam Trump's economic plans, she kicked it off by lauding — yes, lauding — President Obama's economic
record. This, when Obama's the first president in history never to see 3 percent growth or more in a single year of
his watch. When record numbers of workers have given up on finding jobs and dropped out of the labor market. When
the Federal Reserve predicts sluggish (at best) growth for the next few years. Yet Clinton claims this is her role model
for boosting the economy.
Clinton: My Presidential Campaign 'Belongs to' Abortionists and Planned Parenthood. Hillary Clinton said
her historic presidential campaign "belongs to" Planned Parenthood "staff" and abortionists. "I'm grateful to the
entire Planned Parenthood family. You made this campaign your own," the Democratic presidential nominee said at a
speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, D.C., on Friday [6/10/2016]. After specifically
referencing the 1,000 volunteers who showed up for a Planned Parenthood training event in Pittsburgh last month, she
continued. "It belongs to the staff, the donors, and to the providers," she said.
Abortion 'Constitutional Right'; right to bear arms not so much. Hillary Clinton isn't sure the Second Amendment is a
constitutional right. But she's sure the right to abortion is. Speaking at a Planned Parenthood event in Washington Friday
[6/10/2016], the likely Democratic nominee called "safe and legal abortion" a "constitutional right." [Video clip]
promises Planned Parenthood to prioritize abortion rights. Hillary Clinton promised to stand by Planned
Parenthood in a speech to activists from the group in Washington, D.C. on Friday [6/10/2016]. In her speech Friday, she
thanked the non-profit women's health group for their support in the primary and highlighted her staunch support for abortion
rights. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee warned the crowd that if elected president, her opponent Donald
Trump would weaken women's rights.
Hillary Clinton would do to America. Clinton kicked off the 2016 campaign talking about inequality, corporate
greed and the struggling middle class. She's still talking about those issues and still framing many of them through a
set of often-wonky policy proposals that often focus on what you might call "kitchen-table issues" for families. Her
ideas rely on a combination of added government regulation, particularly in labor markets, and increased federal spending, in
areas such as education and child care.
ways Hillary Clinton will work to end gun ownership as president. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton just couldn't
bring herself to say on ABC's "This Week" that Americans have an individual right to own guns. But it didn't stop her
from denying Donald Trump's claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Clinton accused Trump of making
"outright fabrications, accusing me of something that is absolutely untrue." From changing the Supreme Court to make it
possible to again ban guns in the United States to making it more costly to own guns, I predict that a President Hillary
Clinton will do four things to either ban guns or at least reduce gun ownership, especially for poor people: [...]
Tells Univision Instead Of Wall, She Will Build Bridge. Looks like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
Clinton is betting the farm that America's voters are with her in her position against building a secure wall along the
United States' border with Mexico. When asked by Univision correspondent Luis Megid about how she plans to secure the
country's border, Clinton said that instead of "building walls ... we should be building bridges."
Hillary Won't Stop at Just Disarming Veterans.
Several leftist media outlets — and also a so-called "veterans' group" — have launched a new effort to
get veterans to help propel Hillary Clinton to the White House. This is quite ironic, of course, since few people have
done more to disarm military veterans than the Clintons. Under President Bill Clinton, veterans with PTSD lost their
gun rights when the VA began forwarding veterans' names to the FBI for placement in the NICS system. To date, over
257,000 military veterans have lost their gun rights because of the precedent that began under the Clinton
administration. And there is no doubt that this antipathy for our veterans' gun rights continues with
Hillary — and that she wants to take away guns from far more Americans than simply veterans.
Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days. Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement
continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the
election to Hillary Clinton. However, an examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are
willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the
complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders.
Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency. A review of Clinton's stated positions on
the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency.
Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically
dismantled U.S. immigration law during his two terms in office.
Promises to Attack Gun Owners on Her "Very First Day" in Office. The NRA-ILA is a top source for news about
issue that could affect our Second Amendment rights. Not that it is much of a surprise, but the Democrat frontrunner
has pledged to assault the Second Amendment on day one if elected. As usual, she claims she wants to lower gun
violence... by stepping on the throats of gun manufacturers.
Clinton Opposes Heller Gun Rights Ruling, Adviser Says. Hillary Clinton believes a 2008 Supreme Court ruling
that is the linchpin of an individual's right to own a gun was "wrongly decided," her policy adviser told Bloomberg Politics
on Friday [5/20/2016]. [...] The stance by Clinton, the all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee, carries potentially
profound implications for the future of gun rights in the U.S. In striking down a longstanding handgun ban in the
District of Columbia, the D.C. v. Heller ruling marked the first time the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment
protected an individual's right to own a firearm for lawful purposes such as self-defense in the home.
Clinton's fierce anti-gun stance could backfire in general election. Democrats, skittish over pushing gun control since
Al Gore's bid for the White House fell short in 2000, are once again flirting with the issue, preparing to pick perhaps the most
anti-gun presidential nominee in a generation. Hillary Clinton's provocations will be on the minds of thousands of Second Amendment
activists gathering in Louisville beginning Thursday [5/19/2016] as the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meetings, insisting
Mrs. Clinton's fierce gun control stance will once again hamstring Democrats in a national election. Likely GOP nominee Donald
Trump will speak Friday, delivering his fervent pro-gun stance to the one part of the conservative coalition that has quickly and eagerly
embraced him — which makes the contrast with Mrs. Clinton, who's highlighted her anti-gun stance, all the more striking.
Leaked audio: Hillary says SCOTUS
wrong on 2nd Amendment — promises to fight for gun bans. Recently, Hillary's gun control mask slipped a bit
when her daughter Chelsea promised that her mom was eager to return to her gun-grabbing ways. She promised that a
Clinton Supreme Court would issue a "definitive ruling" on the subject — by which she meant overturn D.C.
vs. Heller — and gut the 2nd Amendment. To remind you of her true intentions, the GOP War
Room has cleaned up and re-released some leaked audio from last October. In it, Hillary makes it plain as day.
The Hillary Myth.
Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says she's for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term
growth." She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s
when husband Bill was in charge. This is a different Hillary Clinton from the one we've seen in debates with Bernie
Sanders, her socialist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. It's the centrist-at-heart Clinton whom
conservatives and Republicans eager for an acceptable alternative to Donald Trump can vote for. Only there's a
problem: This Hillary Clinton is entirely mythical. She doesn't exist. As the Democratic party has
lurched to the left, she has lurched with it.
WV voters don't embrace Hillary's pledge to bankrupt coal industry. Clinton and Sanders both want to recycle
the coal industry into Solyndra reboots, but one difference is that Bernie didn't say so out loud at a nationally televised
debate: [Video clip]
Not Wrong: Clinton Wants to "Abolish" Second Amendment. Donald Trump told his supporters at a rally in
Lynden, Washington, on Saturday that the presumptive Democrat nominee would like to abolish Second Amendment. [...] Clinton
seems to be of the opinion that she understands the Second Amendment better than the Founding Fathers or the U.S. Supreme
Court, as revealed last October.
Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns. "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live
television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun
violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by
the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington
Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening
restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans.
Parts of Hillary Clinton's Plan to Disarm Citizens. [#4] Replace Instant Background Checks With Indefinite
Background Checks: Clinton wants to expand the time frame in which a background for a gun purchase is conducted.
The current time frame is "instant" — via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System — but
there is an allowance for the FBI to take up to three days to complete the criminal records search on a would-be gun
buyer. Clinton wants to expand the FBI's three day allowance by transforming it into an indefinite amount of time to
complete a search.
Clinton's coal flip-flop could prove costly in general election. Hillary Clinton's pitch to voters in
Appalachia fell flat this week, and she is in real danger of losing the West Virginia primary to Sen. Bernard Sanders
next week — but analysts say the former first lady has deeper problems in coal country that could spill into the
general election. Mrs. Clinton has shifted positions on coal over the past eight years, moving from high praise
for clean-coal technology and the fuel's role in U.S. energy production in 2008 to guaranteeing miners will be out of work
and coal mines shut down if she is elected to the White House in November. Although she has tried to distance herself
from those inflammatory statements and salvage her campaign in the pro-coal territory of West Virginia, Kentucky and
elsewhere, political analysts say there is little Mrs. Clinton can do to repair the damage. Attempts to appeal to
blue-collar workers in Appalachia and possibly snatch those states from the Republican column in November look futile.
stalled Obama economy is an albatross for Hillary. Obama is leaving office, but the woman he wants to succeed
him, Hillary Clinton, still needs to sell that line of BS to a skeptical public looking for economic relief as the 2016
presidential election approaches. Can she do it? It's hard to say. But one thing is certain:
Clinton's sales (or snow) job just got a lot harder after Thursday's GDP report — which showed the great Obama
economy barely growing during the first quarter of the year, underscoring the bad economic hand she'll be forced to play this
Clinton Spills the Beans on Hillary's Plans to Confiscate Guns Using the Supreme Court. We here are the
Federalist Papers Project have been warning that if Hillary Clinton becomes President she will be a true anti-gun president
and will seek to confiscate our guns and put a major crimp in our Second Amendment rights. Now Hilary's own daughter,
Chelsea, is flat out admitting that what we have been saying here is 100 percent correct: Hillary will seek to destroy
the Second Amendment. In an MSNBC broadcast of comments made at a campaign event in Maryland, Chelsea Clinton flat out
admitted that her mother would seek to undermine the Second Amendment and take away our rights. Chelsea also specifically
noted her mother will stack the Supreme Court with extremist liberals who will follow her policy to destroy the Second Amendment.
I Want To 'Go Further' Left Than Obama On A Number Of Issues. During an MSNBC town hall on Monday evening [4/25/2016],
Hillary Clinton praised President Obama's accomplishments on a number of policy issues, including the economy, but said she wanted
to "go further" on other issues. [...] Among the items she named as wanting to "make a big, big push on," included equal pay for
women (despite the fact that the Clinton Foundation pays female executives less than their male counterparts), early childhood
education, affordable college and deb-free tuition, the Affordable Care Act, mental health, criminal justice reform, and —
you guessed it — gun control.
Whether they're qualified or not...
My Cabinet Will Be 50% Women. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
promised that her Cabinet would be 50% women if she is elected president during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday [4/25/2016].
Soda Tax Endorsement Violates Middle Class Tax Pledge. Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday [4/20/2016] when
she said the following: "I'm very supportive of the mayor's proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids.
I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that's a way to do it, that's how we should do it. Clinton used preschool as an
excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear: Clinton's official campaign
plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.
Embraces Largest Soda Tax Ever Proposed In America — What Won't She Tax? Yesterday [4/20/2016(?)] in
Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton noted that she was "very supportive" of Mayor Jim Kenney's soda tax plan, the highest such tax
proposed in the United States: [Video clip] This new tax would make a 20-ounce bottle of soda 60 cents more
expensive for distributors, who would obviously pass those costs on to consumers, forcing them to pay more for every bottle of
Sprite and can of Coke they purchase.
Your Guns. Given the Democrats' dismal record when they run on an anti-gun platform, it is hard to believe that
Hillary Clinton wants to make gun control her signature issue. Nevertheless, that appears to be the case. [...] What do
you think Hillary means by "chang[ing] the gun culture"? My guess is that she knows next to nothing about the "gun culture"
as it is experienced by those who own and use firearms, and what she has in mind is making it really, really hard for anyone
to buy a gun. Except for her armed guards, of course.
Says 'Amen' To Supporter Who Wants Her To Use Executive Power To Prohibit Guns In Cars. Hillary Clinton had one
word for a supporter who urged her on Thursday [4/21/2016] to use executive action as president to restrict citizens from
carrying guns in their vehicles: "Amen. "We need you to be able to use your executive powers to legislate that
you can't carry guns in cars, you can't bring cars in buildings that are not assured to carry them," an audience member at a
campaign forum in Hartford, Conn. told Clinton. "We need executive powers to say we will fight for life and not kowtow
to the sons and daughters of Charlton Heston," he added, referred to the actor and former president of the National Rifle
Association. "Whoa, let the congregation say, 'Amen,'" Clinton responded.
Vows to Spend 'Every Single Minute' as President to 'Change Gun Culture'. At a meeting with families of
gun-violence victims in Hartford, Conn., today, Hillary Clinton vowed to use "every single minute of every day" to "change
the gun culture" in America. Participants at the event included Erica Smegielski, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary
School principal Dawn Hochsprung, and Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was also among the Sandy
Hook victims. Clinton, who has been hammering at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over gun control, said "if anything
else were killing 33,000 Americans a year... we would be fully mobilized, doing everything we possible could to save lives."
I predict the members of Hillary's anti-gun gang will be wearing brown shirts.
Clinton: We Could Have Positive
Gangs. Hillary Clinton said that society needs to have "positive gangs" during a discussion on gun violence
Thursday [4/21/2016] in Connecticut. "You said something that is so important for people to hear. You know,
joining a gang is like having a family. It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. So we're
either going to have gangs that murder and rob and do the things that are so destructive to the gang members and to the
community," she said. "Or, we're going to have positive gangs. We're going to have positive alternatives for
young people. The discussion that Clinton took part in was to push her gun law agenda further to potential voters.
Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone. Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in
Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia
passed away. "It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun
control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record
relates to gun control," Clinton said. "Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being
compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down. Clinton then touted her mother's record
on gun control issues and knowledge that the Supreme Court has an effect on whether many gun control laws stand.
Hillary is a tough talker while whe is surrounded by heavily-armed Secret Service agents.
Clinton: We have too many guns 'in our homes'. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday
[4/20/2016] that Americans have too many guns in their homes. "When it comes to guns, we have just too many guns. On the streets,
in our homes, in our neighborhoods," the former secretary of state told a gun violence forum in Philadelphia, according to a clip obtained
by Washington Free Beacon.
Says We Should Rewrite the First Amendment, If That's What It Takes to Reverse Citizens United. Hillary Clinton
endorsed a constitutional amendment today [4/14/2016] to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v.
FEC. [...] In Citizens United, the Court ruled that the First Amendment protects unlimited independent political
expenditures by nonprofit groups. The case famously arose when Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit corporation
that produces documentaries, made a movie attacking Clinton and released advertisements promoting the movie during her
presidential campaign in 2008. A federal court ruled that the regnant campaign laws banned the airing of those ads and the
movie in the 30 days prior to the Democratic primaries.
promises a trillion dollars in new taxes if elected. Not to be outdone by Bernie Sanders in promising free
stuff to voters, Hillary Clinton is promising to raise taxes by an astounding trillion dollars a year. Taking that kind
money out of the economy and putting it into the hands of government bureaucrats will tank the economy. But of course,
with so many members of the voting pubic not paying income taxes, this may actually be an attractive proposition to them.
Clinton Is Going To Raise Taxes By A LOT. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton confirmed she plans
to raise taxes by at least $1 trillion dollars during an interview with New York Daily News released Monday [4/11/2016].
The former secretary of state proposed a slew of new hikes — including a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions to
raise $350 billion for college subsides. Through "business tax reform," she said she plans to bring in $275 billion
for infrastructure purposes and plans to raise somewhere between $400 and $500 billion in revenue by eliminating certain
deductions, raising the estate tax, capital gains tax and implementing the "Buffett Rule," meaning anyone making over $1 million
a year will face at least a 30 percent tax rate.
$10 Bil Manufacturing 'Investment' Is Just A Thinly Disguised Gift To Unions. Clinton calls her plan "Make it
in America," but you will look in vain to find any part of it that would actually help manufacturing. There's no talk
of reforming corporate taxes, lifting the heavy burden of needless EPA regulations, or reducing the cost of hiring new
workers. Instead, she wants to get government more deeply involved in the industry — by punishing those that
dare to move jobs or investment offshore, while rewarding those that do her bidding.
Clinton: 'The Unborn Person Doesn't Have Constitutional Rights'. Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," while
discussing her position on abortion, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said under our laws currently "the
unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."
commits major abortion gaffe. A gaffe, as Michael Kinsley famously explained it, is when a politician accidentally
tells the truth. And Hillary Clinton did exactly that on Meet the Press yesterday [4/3/2016], violating the rulebook
of Planned Parenthood to use language that obscures the nature of abortion, substituting words like "choice" and "fetal tissue
mass" to mask the taking of a human a life. Hillary's sin? Stating her view that "an unborn person does not have
constitutional rights." Acknowledging that an "unborn person" is what is being killed, or terminated, as the abortion
industry prefers to euphemize it, creates legal conceptual difficulties.
'unborn person' comments anger both pro-choice, pro-life sides. Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton
ran afoul of both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the abortion debate Sunday [4/3/2016] when she said constitutional
rights do not apply to an "unborn person" or "child." "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," Mrs.
Clinton said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Now that doesn't mean that we don't do everything we possibly can in the vast
majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy,
to have appropriate medical support." Mrs. Clinton also said "there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions"
on abortion during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Unborn Children Don't Have Constitutional Rights. On Sunday [4/3/2016], Hillary Clinton told Chuck Todd that no
unborn child has constitutional rights. "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," under our current laws,
said Clinton. She also said that "the woman's right to make decisions" is most important when it comes to abortion.
Most notable perhaps is Clinton's use of "person." Oftentimes, when talking about a woman's right to choose, pro-choicers
will use terminology that suggests the unborn is not a person or human, but a "fetus." [Video clip]
Hillary: Unborn Babies
Do Not Have Rights. Hillary Clinton says that unborn children do not have "constitutional rights." In an interview with
Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" airing on Sunday [4/3/2016], Clinton said that while it "doesn't mean that you don't do everything
possible to try to fulfill your obligations [to help the unborn person], it does not include sacrificing the woman's right to make
decisions." Todd asked Clinton "if an unborn child has constitutional rights" and Clinton replied, "Well, under our laws, that is
not something that exists. The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."
the Scrutiny of Hillary Clinton on Abortion? GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is taking a beating from
the press over his flip-flops on abortion. But the leading Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, has escaped serious
scrutiny over her extreme position that would seem to prohibit any restrictions on the procedure. [...] During an interview with Chuck
Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press," Mrs. Clinton, who is a grandmother, was asked, "Are there reasonable restrictions that you would ever
support on abortion?" She seemed to reply that she supported no limits to abortion up until the moment of birth.
Clinton: My Mom Could Use 'Executive Action' to Handle Obamacare's 'Crushing Costs'. On the campaign trail for
her mother, Chelsea Clinton is both giving Hillary Clinton credit for Obamacare's basic framework and distancing her from the
boondoggle's massive increase in costs to average Americans. [...] However, Truth Revolt observed last week that Chelsea
Clinton told voters that something needed to be done to deal with Obamacare's "crushing costs" and said her mother was
prepared to consider "executive action" as a means to bring down those costs.
would impose campaign finance, abortion litmus tests on court nominees. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary
Clinton urged her supporters to demand that the Senate approve President Obama's Supreme Court pick — even though
she herself seemed to undercut Judge Merrick Garland, saying she wanted justices with more varied "life experience" than what
he brings to the bench. Mrs. Clinton said she wouldn't second-guess Mr. Obama's decision to pick Judge Garland to fill
the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but added that if she were in the Oval Office she would search
for nominees in the mold of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Mrs. Clinton said Justice Sotomayor's Hispanic heritage and
underprivileged upbringing brought needed perspectives to the high court.
Clinton: 'No Evidence' to Suggest Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton
claimed Tuesday [3/22/2016] there is "no evidence" to prove raising the minimum wage costs jobs.
The Editor says...
This page is full of evidence that the minimum wage is a job killer.
To Democrats, It's 'Un-American' To Enforce Immigration Laws. Hillary Clinton made quite the incredulous claim
last week. In an interview with an Arizona radio station, Clinton asserted the U.S.-Mexico border is secure and migration
from the Central American country was no longer a problem. "I think we've done a really good job securing the border,"
the Democratic front-runner confidently stated.
Clinton to Miners: Let Them Eat Coal. By now, most people probably know about one of Secretary Hillary
Clinton's biggest campaign gaffes to date: "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."
As soon as I heard it, I tweeted: "Imagine a presidential candidate running for office based on putting people out of work?"
I wasn't the only one shocked by the uncharacteristic clarity of her statement.
message to voters should be this: Supreme Court fight is about Obama's abuse of power. This isn't about Judge Robert Bork, or the "Biden
Rule" — this is a fight about President Obama undermining the checks and balances established in the Constitution. For instance,
President Obama has tried to essentially shut down our coal industry through new EPA regulations limiting carbon emissions. These rules would create
a massive dislocation to our economy, which has long benefited from cheap energy, including abundant coal. That there is a significant cost to the
economy is clear; Hillary Clinton recently said "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." How right, and how
cruelly nonchalant that statement is.
Federal Education Jackboot Squad. Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old
damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools. She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic
presidential debate in Michigan on Sunday for an "education SWAT team" to swarm down and rescue students from failing
districts in decrepit cities such as Detroit (run by whom? Oh, yeah. Democrats!). "I want to set-up inside
the Department of Education, for want of a better term, kind of an education SWAT team, if you will," Clinton explained in a
bizarre, semi-blaccent, "where we've got qualified people, teachers, principals, maybe folks who are retired, maybe folks who
are active, but all of whom are willing to come and help."
The Editor says...
America's "worst public schools" are filled with the illegitimate children from America's worst households. Decades of godless, fatherless, lawless, welfare-dependent "families" cannot be remedied, normalized
and assimilated into polite society by a sudden show of federal force. Besides, the Department of Education already has a SWAT team, and it's not something to be proud of.
(The DOE denies it, of course.)
Hillary's Attack on Guns and Fracking Will Cost Her the Election. Norquist was referring to Clinton's comment
in Sunday's Democrat debate where she said, "So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be
many places in America where fracking will continue to take place." [...] While Clinton has always been terrible on the gun
issue, her anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment statement in Sunday's debate was broad and sweeping: "I think we have to try
everything that works to try to limit the numbers of people and the kinds of people who are given access to firearms."
Hillary Was for Fracking
Before She Was Against It. [Scroll down] In 2014 Clinton also stated with regard to fracking that
"expanding production is creating tens of thousands of new jobs," and "lower costs are helping give the United Stated a big
competitive advantage." While Hillary may no longer admit this about fracking, her past statements of support are completely
accurate. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), fracking has led to reductions in imported energy, down
from 60 percent of what the U.S. used in 2004 to 38 percent in 2013. For 2012 alone, this led to a $284 billion
increase in U.S. GDP, 2.1 million jobs created, and increased the income of every American household by roughly $1,200.
Hillary Clinton's criticism of fracking at the recent Democratic debate is a blatant attempt by her campaign to gain power by
appealing to the misinformed prejudices and emotions of the extreme left.
someone mention fracking?
Wants to Work to Limit the Numbers and Kinds of People Who Have Access to Guns. "I think we have to try everything that
works to try to limit the numbers of people and the kinds of people who are given access to firearms," Hillary Clinton said at Sunday
night's [3/6/2016] Democrat debate in Michigan. "The Brady Bill, which has been in effect now for about 23 years, has kept
more than two million purchases from going forward. So we do have to continue to try to work on that because not every killer
will have the same profile." Clinton endorsed "comprehensive background checks" for online purchases and those at guns
shows. She aslo wants to make sure gun sales do not proceed if background checks are not completed in three days.
Hillary Clinton's War on Whites.
Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black votes — a staggering
86 percent in South Carolina. She's doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment. Clinton routinely
tells blacks they are the victims of "systemic racism" and scolds whites for not demonstrating more "humility." She falsely claims
that discrimination is causing higher poverty rates and incarceration rates in the black community. There isn't a shred of evidence
to back up her claims. Even so, she gets a pass from the media.
Clinton's Cowardly Capitulation to
Black Lives Matter. This Wednesday [2/24/2016] at a fundraiser in Columbia, South Carolina, Black Lives Matter activist Ashley Williams demanded
that Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton apologize to black people for "mass incarceration." In a speech Clinton gave twenty years ago, she
equated some black youths to "super-predators." Williams unfurled a handmade sign that included a quote from that speech: "we have to bring [the
super-predators] to heel." After a tense exchange between the Williams and Clinton, the former was ushered out of the fundraiser. Thursday afternoon,
says she'll go further than Obama on immigration. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said they'll go further than
President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration, with Sanders condemning recent deportation raids as "unacceptable."
[Scroll down] Hillary as a candidate and a person has no connection to the black community. Her husband was routinely
called "the first black president" during his tenure, but that was meaningless shtick used to placate discontented voters.
What has Hillary done to earn anyone's vote, let alone support specifically from black voters? Nothing. Well, nothing
except pandering. Progressives derive their power from division — race, gender, sexuality, income, you name it.
Racial division is their political "comfort food," their most successful weapon. And it's about to be deployed like never before.
Mrs. Clinton's Ode to
Serfdom. Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States of America, because she doesn't know what the
United States of America are. Terry Shumaker, former U.S. ambassador to Trinidad (I wonder what that gig cost him) and current abject
minion in the service of Mrs. Clinton, quotes Herself telling an audience in New Hampshire: "Service is the rent we pay for
living in this great country." There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence,
and that word is serf. Serfdom is a form of bondage.
The Money to Help Americans Pay Their Bills 'Should Come From Those Who Have It'. "We have to change the tax system so
that it is fairer," Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday [1/27/2016]. To her, that means taking more money from the rich and
spending it on other people's college tuition, child care, and paid family leave. "There are things we can do that will
relieve the burdens on middle-class families, and the money should come from those who have it," Clinton told a gathering in
Marshalltown, Iowa, Wednesday.
"blame-men-first" feminism may prove costly in 2016. During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater
support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that
complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?
'loves' the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she "loves"
the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she's elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday [1/26/2016],
Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned
Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation.
Clinton Would Consider Appointing President Obama to Supreme Court. A second Clinton administration could mean a
future Justice Barack Obama. At a campaign event in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lit up when a voter asked
her if she would consider appointing the president to the Supreme Court should she win the White House. "Wow, what a great idea.
No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow," the Democratic presidential candidate responded. "He may have a few
other things to do but I tell you that's a great idea."
The Editor says...
You can safely bet that [#1] the question was provided to that "voter" by Hillary's staff, and Hillary was in no way surprised by it, since
Hillary put on one of the worst phony surprised acts ever seen, and [#2] the question was either written by Hillary herself,
or supplied by someone in the White House.
Clinton's Plan Would Raise Taxes by Half a Trillion Over Next Decade. Hillary Clinton's proposed tax plan would raise taxes by $498 billion
over the next decade and would reduce the economy's size by 1 percent, according to analysis by the Tax Foundation. In order to pay for the new and
expanded government programs Clinton has touted on the campaign trail, her proposed tax plan will increase marginal tax rates on income, labor, and capital, a
move that will in turn reduce GDP, lower wages, and eliminate jobs. Most of the $498 billion in tax revenue over the next decade would come from
individual income taxes, the estate tax, and taxes on corporations.
Clinton rallies Planned Parenthood vote,
fights all restrictions on abortions. Once a proponent of making abortions "safe, legal and rare," Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now
dropped the "rare" from her rhetorical pitch as she seeks to rally the Planned Parenthood vote. Ever more worried by a challenge from Sen. Bernard Sanders, Mrs. Clinton
has placed women's rights at the forefront of her candidacy, rallying with a heightened sense of absolutism: fighting against all restrictions on abortions, including
during the ninth month of pregnancy.
embraces Obama in final stretch, fueling GOP claims of seeking '3rd term'. If you like Barack Obama, you'll love Hillary Clinton.
That seems to be the Democratic front-runner's pitch as she charges into the final stretch to the Iowa caucuses, embracing the administration's agenda
and casting rival Bernie Sanders as a threat to that legacy — a strategy on full display at Sunday's [1/17/2016] primary debate. On stage
in Charleston, S.C., Clinton accused the Vermont senator of wanting to "tear" up ObamaCare, which she called "one of the greatest accomplishments of
President Obama, of the Democratic Party and of our country."
Clinton: 'There is no more important issue
than reproductive rights'. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton told voters in New Hampshire Friday [1/22/2016] that there is
"no more important issue than reproductive rights." "We want to get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top, [and] we want
to get incomes rising," Clinton told attendees of the National Abortion Rights Action League's annual Pro-choice Roe v. Wade Dinner in New Hampshire.
"But those of us in this room also know that human rights, civil rights [and] women's rights matter and there is no more important issue than reproductive
rights," she added.
Wants Bill's Economic Record — Without Any Of His Pro-Growth Policies. Hillary Clinton has come out
firmly against banking deregulation. She wants to hike taxes on capital gains. She wants to expand the welfare state and
dramatically increase the size of government — by $1 trillion and counting. She wants to rein in cops and release
felons from prison. She also says that she'll seek Bill Clinton's input on how to grow the economy because of what "was
accomplished under my husband's leadership in the '90s — especially when it came to raising incomes for everybody
and lifting more people out of poverty. ... I'm going to ask for his ideas, I'm going ask for his advice." But what
Bill — or at least the Bill Clinton who was in the White House from 1993 to 2001 — would probably tell
her is to abandon every one of her far-left proposals if she wants to see a return to strong GDP growth.
Hillary's Healthcare Lies. Hillary
Clinton is attacking rival Bernie Sanders, calling his plan to replace Obamacare with socialist single payer healthcare a "risky deal" and
unaffordable. She's telling Democrats the survival of the Affordable Care Act depends on her winning the presidency. "The stakes
couldn't be higher," she warned Iowa voters. Sunday night [1/17/2016] at the primary debate she repeated it, claiming a Clinton
presidency is all that stands between Obamacare and its demise. Not so fast, Clinton. Obamacare is on the ropes, and it still
will be, even if you're elected president. You're not leveling with the public about the health law's disastrous condition.
demands government funding for illegals' attorneys, tells Obama to stop raids. Democratic presidential hopeful
Hillary Clinton urged President Obama to halt the new round of deportation raids and called Monday night for the government
to pay for attorneys for all children who wind up in immigration courts. Belatedly joining the other Democratic
presidential hopefuls, who criticized the raids more than two weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton said the families from Central America
who have flooded across the border in recent years deserve a chance to make their case for claiming asylum.
Calls for Free Abortions for Medicaid Recipients. At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood
in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients.
"I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. Any right that requires
you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said. "Not as long as we have laws on the book
like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," she added at the end of a list of
restrictions that supposedly deny women a right to abortion.
You Snooze, She Wins. There's
no other way to say it: Hillary Clinton is very boring. The Democratic presidential frontrunner's campaign stops are, too. The
members of her traveling press corps look like they'd rather be anywhere else. So do some of the attendees, who shift in their seats
starting around minute 10. Even the campaign staffers pace the back of the room or tap inattentively on their iPhones as Clinton
drones on about finding a cure for Alzheimer's and universal pre-kindergarten.
struggles to explain difference between socialist, Democrat. It seems to be the question Democratic Party figureheads don't want to
answer: What's the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? Hillary Clinton, in an otherwise friendly interview on MSNBC,
struggled to answer that question Tuesday [1/5/2016] when asked by host Chris Matthews.
Can't Explain The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist. [Chris] Matthews asked Clinton, "What's the
difference between a socialist and a Democrat? Is that a question you want to answer, or would you rather not?"
"You'd have to ask [Sanders]," Clinton said before being interrupted by Matthews. "You see, I'm asking you. You're
a Democrat, he's a socialist. Would you like someone to call you a socialist?" Matthews asked. "I am not one," Hillary
responded without answering the question. "OK, well what's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?" Matthews asked
again. "I can tell you what I am, I am a progressive Democrat," Clinton responded. "How is that different than a
socialist?" Matthews asked a third time.
Proposes Defense Cuts to Cure Alzheimer's. Last week, Hillary Clinton pledged to spend $2 billion a year to
find a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025 — an admirable effort, no doubt. At the time, an aide said the program would
be paid in the form of tax reforms and other savings. On Tuesday [12/29/2015], Clinton gave us some indication regarding what those
"other savings" would look like.
Hillary's blindness to
Muslim extremists is dangerous. Hillary Clinton chose Minneapolis — with its growing enclave of fundamentalist
Muslim refugees — to announce her plan to combat terrorism on Tuesday. That's like choosing Baskin-Robbins to announce
your weight-loss plans. [...] The key to Hillary's anti-terrorism plan is the empty hope that Muslims in America will self-police.
Hillary Clinton caught in another video lie.
[Scroll down] The solution from the politician in the signature pantsuit? "Mrs Clinton said that Americans need to work
more closely with the Muslim community in their country because 'they will be our early warning signal' against possible terrorist
attacks." (DailyMail) There was no warning signal from the Muslim community for the massacre in San Bernardino, nor will there
be for the next terrorist attack wherever it strikes. "Working closely with the Muslim community"? No[t] only is Obama
working so closely with the Muslim community that some suspect he's one of them, he's installed their members in prominent portfolios
in his administration.
The Editor says...
As far as I am aware, there has never been an early warning from "the Muslim community" about an impending Islamic terrorist attack.
They rely on the element of surprise, and apparently the only people with advance knowledge of an attack are the principal actors and a few
of their supervisors. Mrs. Clinton wants us to work (more closely) with the Muslims. Exactly the opposite is true. Americans
should work against the spread of Islam at every opportunity.
Illegal immigrant children must be sent home. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday
[11/8/2015] that U.S. should send a clear message that the illegal immigrant children who have been surging across the border
will be sent home. Mrs. Clinton, speaking during a town hall hosted by CNN, said the children should receive the best
possible medical care, but should be return to their home countries if their relatives can be located.
Praise Hillary Clinton's New Ad With Same Sex Couples Kissing. The Hillary Clinton campaign is out with an ad
highlighting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights. The spot includes images of gay couples kissing each other.
The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, "Given the distressingly
puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it's both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official
ISIS strategy is just as lame as Obama's. Poor Hillary Clinton: She wants desperately to distance herself from
President Obama when it comes to fighting ISIS. Yet her approach is every bit as lame as the one that's driven his polls
through the floor — because it's almost exactly the same.
Reichsfluchsteuer Emerges as a New Tax Straight Out of Germany. The former secretary of state and senator from
New York, Hillary Clinton, reportedly will announce on Wednesday [12/9/2015] plans to impose an "exit tax" on companies that
move their headquarters out of America or merge with foreign firms to escape America's unreasonably high corporate taxes.
Plans $1 Tril In New Spending With No Way To Pay For It. The Democratic front-runner won great applause among
unions and the construction lobby when she recently announced her support for a new $275 billion program for public works
projects because of "the sorry state" of our infrastructure. But didn't Barack Obama spend hundreds of billions of
dollars on "shovel ready" projects as part of his stimulus program? There's no word yet from Clinton about what happened
to all that money or how she'll pay for the new bricks and mortar. She is, after all, still promising not to raise taxes
on families who earn less than $250,000. That promise looks more improbable in view of all the other programs Clinton wants
to throw money at.
for tax hikes? Clinton proposals hit $1T mark, Republicans say. The cost of Hillary Clinton's campaign promises has topped
$1 trillion — a spending "binge" that would require middle-class tax hikes to pay for it, Republicans say. Clinton
critics say she hit the $1 trillion mark over the weekend, when she unveiled a $275 billion infrastructure plan.
Clinton Calls for Additional $275 Billion to Modernize Infrastructure Nationwide. Hillary Clinton unveiled a
five-year, $275 billion plan today [11/29/2015] to rebuild and modernize the nation's infrastructure, which she says will be
a "down payment on our future." [...] As part of her infrastructure plan, Clinton also called for Congress to pass the long-time
highway bill by the end of the year, and said that she wants Internet in 100 percent of households by 2020.
The Editor says...
A down payment is the first step into long-term debt. This country is already deeply in debt. Hillary plans to put the
internet into every household without exception, which makes me wonder if she thinks Orwell's 1984 is a how-to manual.
Suppose the Mennonites don't want the internet in their homes. What than? If the internet is wired into every
house, what happens to the broadcasting industry?
Clinton panders to middle-class voters with unrealistic tax promises. If there is a social or economic need,
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has a tax credit to match. She's proposed one for businesses that
institute profit-sharing plans (cost: $20 billion over 10 years); another for hiring disabled veterans; and,
as of last week, a tax credit worth up to $1,200 to help families defray the cost of caring for their elderly members at
home (a $10 billion, 10-year item). Coming soon: changes to Social Security to benefit workers who take time off
to care for the elderly. When it comes to paying for these "targeted" benefits, plus her other promises such as universal preschool,
however, the former secretary of state has a clear principle: none of the 97 percent of U.S. households that earn
$250,000 or less per year will be asked to contribute higher taxes.
The writer at the Washington Post seems to think that taxes are contributions, which the government asks for,
as opposed to demanding they be paid under threat of imprisonment.
the AP couldn't validate any of Hillary's gun control nonsense. The Democratic debate on November 14 has come
and gone — and Hillary is just like any other Democrat when it comes to the issue of gun violence: she's completely
and utterly wrong. Just like her former boss, she rattled off talking points that were wholly inaccurate and rested on the
border of being a flat-out lie.
Clinton In 2007: I Want To 'Keep Track' Of Illegal Immigrants. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary
Clinton once said that she wants to "keep track" of all the illegal immigrants in the United States, to prevent terrorist
attacks. Speaking at an Iowa town hall during her previous presidential campaign in November 2007, Clinton pitched
an idea similar to a database for illegals to stop another potential terrorist attack like 9/11.
says her use of term 'illegal immigrant' was a 'poor choice of words'. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [11/24/2015]
that her use of the term "illegal immigrant" at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a "poor choice of words."
"That was a poor choice of words," Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat. "As I've said throughout this campaign, the people
at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve
to be respected."
Clinton solution for refugees: Guantanamo. Hillary Clinton has joined Barack Obama in accusing Republican of
betraying American values for raising legitimate security concerns about admitted Syrian refugees, declaring last week that
"slamming the door on refugees isn't who we are." Funny, because when her husband was president, he "slammed the door"
on refugees — the cell door at Guantanamo Bay.
Wins Gun Control Award From Major Anti-Bill of Rights Group. The Brady Campaign came up with a new award they
named for a former anti-gun New York Governor, Mario Cuomo. The current anti-gun New York Governor, his son Andrew Cuomo, was
on hand at an event in Manhattan to praise Clinton as the recipient of the inaugural "Mario Cuomo Visionary Award." The
primary message of the event was clear: everyone wants more gun laws, and the only thing stopping their passage are cowardly
politicians acting in concert with the NRA.
There's no such thing as dirty energy; nonetheless...
promises 'enough clean energy to power every home in America'. If elected president, Democrat Hillary Clinton
says she can create enough green energy to power every home in America by the end of her second term. "By the end of my
first term, we will have installed a half a billion more solar panels, and by the end of my second term, enough clean energy
to power every home in America," Clinton said at the Blue Jamboree in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday [11/21/2015].
Hillary Clinton's career will sink or swim with Barack
Obama's ISIS strategy. The president is quite the neoliberal — mugged by reality yet refusing to press charges.
His approval rating on foreign policy is consistently underwater. Two-thirds of the country says it's headed in the wrong direction.
And yet Clinton's ISIS strategy is essentially the same as Obama's.
Can't the Dems Say 'Radical Islam'? Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate offered the country a
moment of clarity that exposes just how brittle and discredited the worldview of America's elites has become — and
it showed that critiques of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approach to policy are an exposed nerve which will
absolutely present a challenge to her in future debates next fall.
Clinton refuses to say U.S. is at war with radical Islam. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to
say the U.S. is at war with radical Islamic terrorists during the Democratic presidential debate here on Saturday [11/14/2015].
"I don't think we're at war with Islam. I don't think we're at war with all Muslims," Mrs. Clinton said.
Still Wants to Bring in 65,000 Syrian Refugees. This is particularly relevant, as early reports on yesterday's
attacks in Paris suggest that they may have been committed by Syrian refugees. Clinton did not explain the specifics
of her proposed screening and vetting process.
Clinton's bought-and-paid-for betrayal of charter schools. Whoosh! There goes Hillary Clinton, hurtling
leftward after another 180-degree cartwheel on a critical issue — this time, a flip-flop on charter schools.
Charters once had no greater fan. Back in 1996, Clinton hailed them as being "freed from regulations that stifle innovation,
so they can focus on getting results." But the two national teachers unions — the National Education Association
and the American Federation of Teachers — were first to endorse her latest presidential run. So now Clinton's
script on charters might as well be written by AFT President Randi Weingarten (an informal campaign adviser).
Is Hillary Clinton a friend
of Israel? If one looks at Hillary Clinton's public history one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions. But
wait some might say, Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate. Indeed, she was. With the
possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York's Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become
Secretary of State in January 2009 — except for the time she needed New York's Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has
never been pro-Israel. And when she held the position of Secretary of State, she helped Barack Obama craft his anti-Israel
positions. Even before her marriage to Bill, Hillary Clinton was opposing Israel and promoting the forces of terrorism.
New Hillary ad demands more gun control. In 2008, Hillary Clinton accused Barack Obama of being a gun-grabber.
Seven years later, she's complaining that Obama hasn't grabbed enough guns. In a new campaign ad launched today, Team Hillary
demands more federal action on gun control, apparently sensing a weakness in Bernie Sanders' record — but possibly
opening up a large weakness in Hillary's general-election campaign: [Video clip]
The Anatomy of Hillary's
Electorate. The beneficiaries of Obama's spendthrift ways expect the goodies to flow uninterrupted under a Clinton
administration. Here are some key groups. [#1] The millions of Americans who pay no (or virtually no) taxes and
will be getting free health care under Obamacare as well as many other benefits. [#2] Crony capitalists of one kind
or another, especially those in "green" industries despite the fact that there is nothing whatever to show for the billions the
feds have handed them. Remember Solyndra? [#3] The ever-growing grievance industry, which includes Jesse Jackson's
Rainbow/PUSH and Al Sharpton's National Action Network. [...] [#4] Academia generally, which benefits from government grants
and subsidies funneled through the Department of Education and its various agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Editor says...
The article also goes on to say that the Republicans are also up against the feminists, the abortionists, the tax-and-spend statists,
the atheists, the emotion-driven shallow thinkers (e.g., public school students), the Muslims, and the news media.
Hillary Clinton Tries to Emulate
Barack Obama; Fails. Clinton insiders have made no secret of her desire to emulate Barack Obama's 2008 "historic" campaign
as she makes her second bid for the White House. Her kickoff campaign video featured the exact same constituencies Obama energized
in his bids for the presidency — working women, minorities, gay voters.
Hillary Lets It Slip:
If Elected President, She Will Indeed Try to Confiscate Your Guns. As Hillary Clinton floundered on the witness stand last
week, despite withering help from her Democrat apologists who dutifully fell in line and insisted that she can do no wrong, her speech
last Friday [10/23/2015] on the subject of private ownership of guns by American citizens has gone largely unreported. Last Friday,
Clinton, in a rare moment of honesty, advocated for the forced confiscation of privately, legally-owned guns from otherwise innocent
Gone Wild: Hillary's $350 Billion "Free" College Plan. Hillary knows Obama won the youth vote in two consecutive presidential
elections by promising to erase the burden of college loans. She also knows the average college student graduates with $33,000 in debt.
Finally, she knows independents and Republicans are offering young voters little by way of a counter offer. Today I'll lay out a three-step
proposal we can use to counter Hillary's offer to strip $350 billion out of the economy over ten years and make college tuition "free."
Clinton: Illegal Aliens Are 'Law-Abiding' And Cops Are Criminals. We all know how [badly mistaken] Hillary
Clinton is, but she just outdid herself in a big way at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines Iowa on Saturday [10/24/2015].
In the same speech in which she called illegal aliens law-abiding people she suggested that police officers are bigots and criminals.
American Gun Confiscation. America's progressive chatter on guns has been shifting noticeably from the abstract
language of "control" to the concrete language of "confiscation." Hillary Clinton is just the latest leading voice to serve
notice that the forced disarmament of law-abiding Americans is not the dystopian fantasy of paranoids, but a matter of current
policy discussion — and action.
Of course Hillary wants your
guns. Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation
Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights "extremists".
In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for
"responsible gun owners" apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has
ever been involved in a mass shooting.
unveils plan for tighter gun control including executive action, expanded background checks. Democratic presidential
front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday [10/5/2015] proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and
suggested that if elected she would use executive powers to achieve her goals. "I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints,"
Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show. "I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president." She called for
expanded background checks for firearms sales online and at gun shows. Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws
that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the buyer's background check is not finished within three days.
suggests she'd consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of 'confiscation'. Hillary Clinton said Friday [10/16/2015]
that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are "worth looking into," sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential
front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts. Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when
an attendee asked about Australia's 1996 and 2003 buy-back programs that collected roughly 700,000 banned semi-automatic rifles and other
firearms. "I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged," Clinton responded.
goes on the attack over voting rights in Alabama. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton
came to Alabama on Saturday [10/16/2015] and waded into the national debate over voter rights, criticizing Republican leaders in this
state and others for ID laws that she said have made voting harder for people of color and young people, two groups critical to her
chances of winning the presidency. Clinton slammed Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) for closing 31 driver-licensing offices in
rural, mostly black areas, eliminating a source for the — government-issued photo ID that is now required to vote in Alabama.
Hillary Clinton: Gun Ban, Confiscation "Worth
Considering". Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated on Friday [10/16/2015] that she was in support of the concept
of the "Australian Model" of gun control, which hinges upon bans of most common firearms and confiscation of the same through forced buybacks.
gun confiscation proposal is going to backfire in a big way. Allahpundit wrote yesterday [10/16/2015] about Hillary Clinton's
startling lurch to the left on guns. The story dealt largely with her fascinating suggestion that the United States should look at a
"buyback program" similar to Australia's draconian laws which they instituted in 1996 following a mass shooting in Tasmania. (Barack
Obama made the same reference last year, by the way, though it never went anywhere.) As AP noted, this wasn't a gun buy back program
such as many states and municipalities have offered. It was mandatory confiscation with a modest cash reimbursement to soften the blow.
Hillary was "Human" and "Likable"
Last Week But She's "Tough" and "Candid" This Week. She's now considering adding the issues of radical black Marxists to
her platform. She met with BlackLivesMatter on Friday [10/9/2015]. "We had a tough conversation about de-centering the
police as the key mechanism to ensuring safety in communities. And we also had a spirited conversation about alternatives to
policing," Deray McKesson, one of the leaders of the Campaign Zero, a Black Lives Matter group — told Politico.
These people want the police out of their neighborhoods completely. The meeting held at the National Council of Negro Women in
Washington D.C. is in preparation for her criminal justice reform platform which she will roll out in the next few weeks.
tells Black Lives Matter she'll end private prisons. Hillary Clinton reportedly told leaders of the Black Lives Matter
movement on Friday [10/9/2015] she will get rid of private prisons. The meeting with Black Lives Matter comes a day after Clinton
was heckled by a protester at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala over her ties to the private prison lobby.
Clinton and your right to self-defense. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the
four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young
adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg. On the heels of the latter and referring to both tragedies, she launched an
emotional attack early this week on the two most recent Supreme Court decisions upholding the personal right to keep and bear
arms. She offered to "fix" them should she be elected president. Her so-called fix consists of a dead-on-arrival
legislative proposal making gun manufacturers financially liable for the misuse of their products and an executive order
determining the meaning of certain words used in federal statutes.
Clinton's Simple-Minded Gun Control Ideas. After a gunman murdered nine people at a community college in Oregon
last week, President Obama said the solution to such violence is obvious. "It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to
inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun," he declared. The problem is that we generally do not know
a gun buyer "wants to inflict harm on other people" until he does it. That reality shows the folly of relying on background
checks or psychiatric intervention to prevent mass shootings.
Hillary Will Grab your
Guns, With or Without Congress' Help. What Hillary Clinton is doing here is making the mistake of believing that the news
media she watches all day is representative of the American people as a whole. In fact, they are not. For the last two months
solid, the news media has ghoulishly fixated on every tragedy that has occurred in this country and tried to pound home the message that
everyone believes it is too easy in this country to buy a gun. Their transparent campaign has backfired spectacularly.
Hillary Clinton doesn't like that
Constitution thing. Our national institutions were designed to be managed by honorable men. The seven long years
under Obama have shown that even though our institutions are two centuries old they cannot resist sustained attacks by the executive
branch. Never, ever lose sight of the fact that even though Clinton seems to be a doddering old coot she is actually the same
stripe of vicious and unprincipled socialist as Obama.
Clinton Pushes Change Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Makers In Wake Of Oregon Attack. In the wake of the
attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws
allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers. [...] Of course, the problem with this approach is
that the UCC gunman passed a background check for his guns, as did almost every mass shooter of note in the last eight years.
unveils plan for tighter gun control including executive action, expanded background checks. Democratic presidential front-runner
Hillary Clinton on Monday proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and suggested that if elected she would
use executive powers to achieve her goals. "I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints," Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show.
"I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president." She called for expanded background checks for firearms sales online
and at gun shows. Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the
buyer's background check is not finished within three days.
Why Hillary Clinton's gun control
proposal is all wrong. The Umpqua Community College in Oregon shooting shows yet another case where guns were banned. With these
killers explicitly picking places where victims are defenseless, at some point it should be impossible to ignore. Clinton's proposals wouldn't
have stopped these attacks. The "universal" background checks on private transfers may raise the cost of law-abiding citizens getting guns.
They wouldn't have stopped any of the mass public shootings during Barack Obama's presidency, including last Thursday's in Oregon. At some point an
enterprising reporter might ask Obama or Clinton to name just one of the cases they have used to push this law where the law would have stopped the attack.
Believes Gays Booted From Military Should Receive Honorable Discharges. Hillary Clinton proposed on Saturday
[10/3/2015] that the military records of gays, lesbians, and transgenders who were kicked out of the military be amended to
show they received honorable discharges. This is a major bone tossed to one of the most important Democratic Party
constituencies — an indication that Clinton believes her support of gay rights gives her a leg up on her
challengers for the nomination.
at private fundraiser: SCOTUS is 'wrong about the Second Amendment'. At a small private fundraiser in New York,
Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court and the National Rifle Association on Second Amendment issues, even going so far as
to say that the Court is "wrong" regarding this provision in our bill of rights.
Utterly Unable to Answer How She's Different from Barack, Bill. [Scroll down] However, the second half of
Todd's interview provided a tougher playground for Clinton, who when pressed to identify the ways she would be different from
President Barack Obama, well, couldn't. After mentioning Clinton's repeated talking point that she is not running for Obama's
third term, Todd continued, "What's a couple places you differ?". Clinton dug in her heels and evaded the question with her
best effort. She noted, "I would have a different job."
Clinton: We Should Have a 25 Percent National Tax on All Gun Sales. As we continue to focus on Hillary Clinton's use of a
private email server to send and receive top secret, classified information, it's important to remain focused on the rest of her record
as well. Gun control will no doubt be a topic of debate as the 2016 presidential election inches closer and anti-Second Amendment
Clinton has a lot of explaining to do. American's For Tax Reform is out with a new piece reminding voters of testimony then First
Lady Clinton gave back in 1993 when she called for a 25 percent tax on all gun sales. Although her statement was reported by
mainstream outlets at the time, it hasn't been reported by any media outlet for more than 20 years.
The Editor says...
Even a 200 percent sales tax on guns wouldn't keep guns out of the hands of homicidal/suicidal maniacs who have
reached the end of their respective ropes and have no further need for money.
Clinton bows to left, takes swipe at Wall Street. Bowing to pressure from liberal activists, Democratic
presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday [8/31/2015] threw her support behind legislation that would close the
"revolving door" between Wall Street and the federal government. Mrs. Clinton co-authored an op-ed with Sen. Tammy Baldwin,
Wisconsin Democrat, voicing support for Ms. Baldwin's bill that would end huge payouts or "golden parachutes" that Wall Street
firms lavish on executives who leave to work in the federal government.
Clinton Campaigns On Gun Control and Calls for a National Gun Registry. Hillary Clinton is coming after our guns big time.
The very core of her campaign is Universal Background Checks. If that goes through it will create a national gun registry and you will
no longer be able to sell your guns to whoever you want to. She also wants all gun owners licensed. These are precursor steps to
seizing and banning guns. Clinton is blunt about it and feels it is a winning position for her. How? Most of America owns
guns and cherishes their Second Amendment rights. They abhor a registry as unconstitutional and they detest being taxed for ownership.
Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns. Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton
has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.
Clinton vows to be gun-control president. "We have got to do something about gun violence in America —
and I will take it on," Mrs. Clinton said in an on-camera statement to reports while on campaign trail in Iowa. In an
emotional plea for more restrictive gun laws, Mrs. Clinton said that too many people known that the availability of firearms
is a problem in the United States but avoid the subject because "it is hard."
Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out Of The Race. [#4] Hillary Clinton is a hard leftist. Don't mistake
her for husband Bill, who often governed as a moderate Democrat. She's not as far left as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a
self-identified socialist, but she's close enough. Her campaign has been filled with calls to "topple" the 1% —
a group she belongs to — and to take private money out of political campaigns. She yowls about income and wealth
inequality and talks about "fairness" as if it were something that could be achieved if government just had more power and authority.
Why Progressives Are Wrong to
Revere Margaret Sanger. Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive
hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached "race improvement" and denounced what she called "human weeds". Hillary
Clinton glows that she is "in awe of" Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" that year:
its coveted Margaret Sanger Award. Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014. Speaking to
Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating
a "race of thoroughbreds" and purging America's "race of degenerates."
Yet Another Tuitiion-Exploding Education Subsidy, This
Time From Hillary. If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college "more
affordable." The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. That's
Clinton Says All Cops and Judges are Racists Against Black Men. Hillary Clinton went on the Al Sharpton radio show on
Sunday [8/9/2015] and said that all cops are racist toward black men. During the conversation, she said, "I believe we need to
end the era of mass incarceration. If you compare arrest records in, you know, in charging of crimes, in convicting of crimes,
in sentencing for crimes, you compare African-America men to white men, it is as unfortunately clear as it could be that there is a bias
in favor of white men" who are arrested and charged. She goes on to praise Obama's task force on policing "roadmap for reforms."
Wants Debt-Free College (Just Like Bernie!). [Scroll down] Yes, lots of people
have borrowed lots of money, myself included. Occasionally, that money becomes difficult to pay
back. And the cost of college is fundamentally out of whack with the economy, of course:
as the supply of schools increases for students and demand for higher education decreases for colleges, it
follows that higher education costs should go down and not up, even if the majority of the students
attending those schools are getting useless degrees in mid-century French film. But that's not what's
happening — as the years go on, college gets more expensive and less necessary,
and students are paying back scads of money to the Federal government without an end in sight.
College Plan: Bribe Kids to Vote Dem. Of course Hillary Clinton rolled out a
college tuition program that will tax the living daylights out of the Evil Rich to shower students
with "free" goodies. That was always how this was going to work. From the day Obama seized
control of student loans under ObamaCare and blew them into orbit, dumping tons of fresh debt on the
shoulders of young people to handle ridiculously inflated tuition, the endgame was always about
buying the votes of those kids with debt relief. Like ObamaCare itself, the degeneration of academic
finance is a bid to subjugate the middle class, making them helplessly dependent on government handouts to
finance something people in a stronger, more independent America handled on their own.
Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan. Calling for a "new college
compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college
more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.
Hillary Clinton, Reactionary.
Ostensibly Clinton's candidacy is to be a continuation of her boss's eight years. The problem, however, is that for all
Obama's iconic status, the president polls well below 50% in approval ratings. He lost both the House and Senate, and
the majority of state governorships and legislatures are now Republican, if not solidly conservative. His signature
legacies — Obamacare, the Iran nuke deal, open borders, and massive deficits — poll poorly. Is
borrowing another $8 trillion Clinton's agenda? Cutting another 25% from defense? No one believes that
Obama's liberal boilerplate — more government regulation, zero interest rates, higher taxes, bigger deficits,
smaller defense, more illegal aliens, greater racial hyphenation — is working.
leader Hillary Clinton: 'I'd defend' President Obama's plan on power plant emissions.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday [8/2/2015] quickly jumped aboard
President Obama's plan to impose stricter limits on emissions from power plants, vowing to be a
third term of the Obama administration when it comes to fighting climate change. "It's a good
plan, and as president, I'd defend it," Mrs. Clinton said in a statement.
Clinton comes out in support of Planned Parenthood. Hillary Clinton is making her position on Planned
Parenthood very clear: She is in full support of the organization. "I'm proud to stand with Planned
Parenthood, I'll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her
own health decisions," Clinton said in a video released Monday [8/3/2015].
begs forgiveness from abortion warriors in new video: I am with you, Planned Parenthood! This is pure
litmus-test material for liberals, something Sanders (or Joe Biden?) could club her with if she stayed silent,
especially after she already antagonized them with what she said about the clips. Plus, single women are
arguably the most important constituency to her campaign next year, one where she needs to run up the score
to offset the GOP's advantage with men.
Clinton promises to build on Obama climate plan as industry and environmental groups weigh
in. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Sunday
[8/2/2015] that if elected she will build on a new White House clean-energy program and defend it
against those she called "Republican doubters and defeatists." Clinton was the first 2016
candidate to respond to the ambitious plan that President Obama will debut on Monday. Details
of the program, which aims to cut greenhouse-gas pollution, were released over the weekend.
The new regulation will require every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants.
In a statement Sunday, Clinton called the plan "a significant step forward in meeting the urgent
threat of climate change."
Demise. Mrs. Clinton has yet to propose a truly new idea. Each of her few policy
positions are regurgitations of populist pabulum that offer nothing innovative, nothing for Americans to
get excited about, no hope to improve the lives of people anywhere on the income spectrum, and no future
for our nation. In short, she is a perfect Progressive.
attacks the GOP on climate change. But her plan has a glaring gap. Hillary Clinton has
a new plan to ramp up emissions-free renewable energy. That puts her head-and-shoulders above her
GOP rivals, who range from climate chickens to climate deniers. Nevertheless, her plan is plainly
worse than what she ran on eight years ago — and it has a glaring gap. Ms. Clinton's
proposal came under immediate scrutiny in part because she hasn't taken a strong stand on the controversial
Keystone XL oil pipeline since leaving the State Department. But, like the rest of the debate on
the pipeline, this reaction misses the point. The fate of the planet does not depend on a single oil
infrastructure project but on the high-level policy that will shape the market for clean energy. On
this, Ms. Clinton has some ideas; the problem is that they are all second-best ideas.
The Failed Missionary.
[Scroll down] [President Obama] has created a position at the State Department for a roving gay activist,
called the nation's "first special envoy for the human rights of L.G.B.T. persons," to meddle abroad.
Obama has dispatched that envoy to Africa but he wouldn't dare send him to an Islamic conference, say, in
Riyadh. Should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, such positions will multiply. She was the
first Secretary of State to declare gay activism abroad to be a "priority of our foreign policy."
channels Margaret Sanger. Let's see what Mrs. Clinton finds so laudable about the
well-known Margaret Sanger: a leading voice of eugenics, defined as a belief in the possibility of
improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as
discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable
undesirable traits. This selfsame philosophy (and its disproven pseudo-science) informed Nazi
Germany's racial policies and extermination of Jews and so-called "life not fit for life."
Essentially, Mrs. Sanger's view was the creation of a (white) "master race" by determining or
otherwise controlling who has children. [...] That was the underlying purpose of Planned Parenthood,
started by "trailblazer" Sanger in 1916. So why would Mrs. Clinton proudly accept such a dubious
honor named for such a nefarious character (especially in light of the history, of which it is
reasonable to assume she is aware) and further defend that organization today with the exposure of
business practices that would have given Adolf Hitler pause?
is an unoriginal mess of bad policy. Hillary Clinton thinks quarterly earnings reports
are bad. She believes something called "short termism" from activist investors like Carl Icahn is
the root of all economic evil. And therefore, according to Hillary, if we all just focused on the
long term by jacking up capital-gains taxes, the country would return to those economic halcyon days
when she and her husband were running things out of the White House. At least that's what Clinton
proposed Friday in a speech at NYU, in which she strained to sound populist about Wall Street lest
she get out-demagogued by Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
Clinton's Clean Energy Plan Is A Farce. Clinton says she has two big goals that she'll
start working on "day one" to combat climate change. First is to expand solar energy supplies by
700% by installing half a billion solar panels by 2020. Second is to power "every home in America"
with renewable energy by 2027. She describes these as "bold national goals." The more
appropriate label is "expensive pipe dream."
Clinton Pledges to Install 500 Million Solar Panels if Voted President. Democratic
presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday [7/26/2015] made tackling climate change one of her
key goals were she to enter the White House, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels
installed nationwide by the end of her first term in office. Clinton also called for a major
increase in other renewable-energy sources, saying she wants every U.S. home to be powered by clean
energy within a decade, reports Reuters.
The Editor says...
My house is already powered by clean energy, for indeed there is no such thing as dirty energy.
Clinton Calls Out GOP Climate Change Deniers in New 'Stand With Reality' Video.
Hillary Clinton today attacked the Republican presidential contenders who deny "the settled science
of climate change" and laid out two renewable power goals in a new video that outlines part of her
plan to tackle global warming. [...] "You don't have to be scientist to take on this urgent
challenge that threatens us all. You just have to be willing to act," she continues.
The Editor says...
Global warming at the rate of one degree per century is not an urgent problem, nor does it threaten us all.
In fact, it doesn't threaten anybody, especially since it has now stopped, all by itself.
holes in Hillary Clinton's climate plan. Hillary Clinton's newly unveiled climate
vision sounds ambitious on its face: 500 million new solar panels from coast to coast, eco-minded
energy tax breaks and enough green power to keep the lights on in every U.S. home. But just as glaring
are the details she left out. Does Clinton support or oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline? Or Arctic
offshore drilling? Or tougher restrictions on fracking? Or the oil industry's push to lift the 1970s
ban on exporting U.S. crude oil? Clinton avoided all those questions in the solar-heavy climate plan she
outlined Sunday night [7/26/2015] and in her speech promoting it Monday in Iowa — and she declined
yet again Monday to say where she stands on Keystone.
Clinton talks big on climate change but silent on Keystone XL. Democratic presidential
front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton set ambitious goals to combat climate change Monday [7/27/2015] but still
wouldn't take a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that environmentalists warn will contribute to
global warming. Mrs. Clinton has dodged questions about the controversial oil pipeline since the campaign
began, and she again ducked the issue even as she vowed to "decarbonize" America and make it the "world's clean
about the Keystone XL pipeline.
Clinton resurrects '90s tax policy. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary
Rodham Clinton on Friday [7/24/2015] proposed resurrecting tax policies from the time of her husband,
former President Bill Clinton, that she promised would promote long-term investments and build a stronger
economy. Mrs. Clinton's plan would replace the current two-tiered tax on capital gains —
the profit from selling stock or other assets — with a six-year graduated rate that penalized
wealthy investors for selling too early.
Clinton's Great Depression Strategy. Hillary Clinton didn't mention 1934 in her speech
today about fighting short-termism, but she could have. The last time the U.S. taxed capital gains
roughly the way she wants to was from 1934 to 1941, from the depths of the Great Depression to the eve of
World War II. In other words, when it comes to tax policy, everything old is new again. In a
speech at New York University's Stern School of Business, the Democratic presidential candidate said that
giving preferential tax treatment to investments that are held longer would give investors an incentive
to be more patient so companies could embark on projects with big upfront costs and long-term payoffs.
"We need a new generation of committed, long-term investors to provide a counterweight to the hit-and-run
activists," Clinton said.
Clinton Defends Embattled Planned Parenthood'. Hillary Clinton strongly defended
Planned Parenthood Thursday [7/23/2015] as the women's health organization reels from the fallout
over a sting video released by anti-abortion activists earlier this month. "For more than a
century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women," Clinton said while
campaigning at a community college in Greenville, South Carolina. "And I think it is unfortunate
that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years. And it's
really an attack against a woman's right to chose."
Inconceivably Stupid Would Be a Fair Phrase For Clinton's Tax Hike. The worst sectors
of the worst recovery since World War II are business investment in new plants and equipment and new
business start-ups. These are the biggest job-creators, and their slump is a key reason for the
sub-par labor recovery, with low participation rates and high involuntary part-time workers. So
if investment is the problem, what does Hillary Clinton go out and do? She proposes jacking up the
tax on investment. It's almost inconceivably stupid.
Clinton Calls Law Protecting Lives of Viable Infants 'Extreme and Unacceptable'. This
week, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a law protecting the lives of infants after the fifth
month of pregnancy (or 20 weeks after conception), a point in human development when babies can feel
pain and survive long-term if born prematurely. The law includes an exeption for cases in which a
physical health issue endangers the life of the mother, but Hillary Clinton still denounced the late-term
abortion ban as an "extreme and unacceptable" measure: [...]
Clinton Calls Law Protecting Lives of Viable Infants 'Extreme and Unacceptable'. Republicans in Congress
have not only tolerated the legality of abortion in pregnancies that result from rape, they have voted since 1993 for
laws allowing federal Medicaid funding of abortions in these extreme cases in order to prohibit funding in more than
99 percent of other cases. But even if one accepts this exception for principled or prudential reasons, it
does not follow that this exception must exist in the ninth month of pregnancy. So does Clinton support any limits
on abortion? She has given conflicting answers over the years, and her campaign still hasn't answered several
questions about her position on late-term abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion[.]
supports infanticide. Here the "rape and incest" mantra is just stupid. Even if we
assume a child conceived through rape or incest is totally worthy of death, the idea that a woman could
wait for 20 weeks or more to make the decision is ludicrous. The recent videos of the Planned
Parenthood baby parts brokering business leads one to the obvious conclusion that the reason the pro-aborts
are fighting so hard over 20 weeks is because that is where the real money is made. The organs
of post-20 week infants are in demand with medical researchers and the researchers don't want organs
from babies with "serious fetal anomalies." They want normal and healthy organs.
Clinton Attacks Scott Walker's 20-Week Abortion Ban as 'Dangerous,' 'Extreme And Unacceptable. [Wisconsin
Gov. Scott] Walker signed into law on Monday [7/20/2015] in Wisconsin a bill that bans abortions in his state after
20 weeks, when babies in the womb are widely considered to have reached a threshold in their development before
birth where they can feel pain. [...] "Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI —
without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable," she [Hillary Clinton] Tweeted late Monday evening.
The Editor says...
Does Mrs. Clinton believe that a baby conceived by an act of rape or incest cannot
feel pain, or deserves to feel pain? How does anyone know with any certainty that unborn babies
can't feel pain prior to 20 weeks?
Security Expert Slams Hillary's 'Assault' On Free Speech. Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton put her willingness to defend the Constitution in serious doubt when she
promised Islamic countries the United States government would intimidate Americans who violate their
free speech code, national security expert Stephen Coughlin told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
As Secretary of State, Clinton promised an international Islamic organization in 2011 that the United
States government would "use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming" to intimidate
Americans who improperly criticize Islam or Muhammad.
time to get Clinton and the rest of the Democratic field on the record about the Planned Parenthood
scandal. On Tuesday, America's largest abortion company was found to be harvesting
fetal parts for a tidy profit. Within days, other abortion industry atrocities were revisited, the
House initiated a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, and the cry for Planned Parenthood's
defunding became front-page news. Front page news, that is, if you're not Hillary Clinton or the
rest of the 2016 Democratic presidential field.
Requires Voter ID, but George Soros and Hillary Clinton Are Determined the U.S. Won't.
It's been over seven years since the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision that was written by liberal
favorite John Paul Stevens, declared that voter-ID laws don't constitute an undue burden on people
attempting to vote. But that hasn't stopped liberals from fighting in legislatures and courts
against those laws and other efforts to promote voter integrity. The lawsuits are often brought
by Marc Elias, who doubles as the attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign. And their efforts
have paid off: Only about 18 states currently require a photo ID to vote.
Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites. Hillary Clinton on Thursday called attention
to a dire security threat: meteorites. Speaking before a town hall in New Hampshire, the
Democratic front-runner said experts should be mapping meteorites and asteroids "on a security basis,"
noting the importance of scientific research and development in stimulating the U.S. economy.
Clinton Wants to Run on Climate and She Thinks Democrats Should Too. Hillary Clinton
isn't afraid to talk about global warming — and she wants her fellow Democrats to join
her. In closed-door meetings with House and Senate Democrats Tuesday, Clinton jumped at the
chance to discuss the hot-button topic in political terms, numerous lawmakers said. Clinton
delivered a clear message: Democrats must convince the American public that action to combat
Earth's rising temperatures is urgent, and her party can make that case by tailoring their message
to different kinds of voters.
Clinton Is Running On Barack Obama's Policies. Obama's policies in 2014 suffered a
historic trouncing by voters. But they haven't disappeared. Far from it. The agenda that Democratic
front-runner Hillary Clinton, unveiled on Monday [7/13/2015] contains almost the entire arsenal of Obama legislative and
regulatory policies. She strongly endorsed ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, while calling for more
taxes on businesses, more government spending, more regulations on employers, more union-friendly policies and a higher
minimum wage. She calls it "fair growth."
I 'Twisted A Lot of Arms' to Get Iran Deal. Hillary Clinton issued a lengthy statement
tonight not only giving props to the Iran nuclear deal but also basically taking credit for it.
Hillary: I'm Coming For Your Guns.
A tired millionaire recluse who wants to be President of the United States has decided that she
needs to run to the left of socialist candidate Bernie Sanders in order to claim the Democrat Party
nomination. Her chosen path to outflank Sanders and to energize the radical left is to pledge to
attack the self defense rights of American citizens.
the Obama Administration Gutted Illegal Immigration Detainers. In the wake of the
murder of Kathryn Steinle — or, rather, the news coverage of her murder —
Democrats are back-pedaling from their longstanding and consistent support for "sanctuary" cities.
When asked about the issue, Hillary Clinton followed her usual policy: she lied.
Clinton Promises Citizenship For 20 Million Illegal Aliens. If you were on the fence
about Hillary Clinton, and I can't imagine that is the case, she just gave you a really good reason
not to vote for her. At a campaign stop in Iowa, the fading democratic frontrunner for the 2016
presidential race promised to grant citizenship to all of the illegal aliens currently in this country,
including those rapists and murderers Donald Trump warned about. "I want people to know that if
they're voting for me, they're voting for comprehensive immigration reform," Clinton told an audience
in Iowa City. So what exactly does Clinton consider "comprehensive immigration reform?"
She gave us a few hints as she slammed Republicans for not passing an amnesty bill.
Clinton's plan to end Social Security. Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle
class, but she doesn't. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security
benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the program's ultimate
collapse? To be sure, she doesn't say that's what she wants, but it's what her pronounced policy preferences
could lead to as they also mangled the budget and economy and threatened a calamitous fiscal crisis.
two-faced Israel games. Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up? In private
sitdowns with wealthy Jewish donors, Politico reports, Clinton is signaling she would be a better
friend to Israel than President Obama has been. That's the same President Obama she served for
four years as the nation's chief foreign-affairs officer and policy-maker — including on the
Clinton: Well-Known Candidate of Unknown Positions. The fact Hillary Clinton is well
known is allowing her to keep her policy positions unknown. Thus far her 2016 strategy completely
contradicts 2008's — then Hillary was a policy diva, today we must divine where she stands.
The danger in Clinton's short-term approach is it threatens to increase the long-held questions many
Americans have about her.
Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support 'Sanctuary Cities'. As a senator from
New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing
sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders
and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going
to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley announced that the Baltimore
city jail would stop honoring requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal
aliens until they could be deported.
about California's sanctuary cities.
Hillary's Ridiculous Claim — She Will NOT Be Better For Israel Than Obama. Looking at
Hillary Clinton's history in public life one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions. But wait,
Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate. Indeed she was, but with
the exception of the time from her first campaign New York's Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation
from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009; except for the time she needed New
York's Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel.
Davis: Hillary Clinton 'Hasn't Changed a Single Position in Her Entire Career'. Clinton ally and political strategist
Lanny Davis argued on Fox Business Network that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has never changed her position on
any issue throughout her entire career. [...] "She hasn't changed a single position in her entire career, she has been a progressive
Democrat. So I don't know what you mean by going left. Name me the issue she went left on," Davis said. Well,
since he asked:
The Iraq War
No Child Left Behind
NAFTA and TPP
The individual mandate
Driver's licenses for illegal immigrants
But other than that, not much.
o' the day, spotted at — of all places — The New York Times.
["]I don't care for Mrs. Clinton. She is untruthful and extremely overrated. Much of
her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer. But lying is now,
for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing. It's
an indispensable part of modern liberalism. The whole point is that the Democrat elite and
their bureaucrats know better. They know what's good for the masses. The masses are
dumb and do not know what's good for them.["]
Clinton is playing the "woman card" too early. [Hillary Clinton] is already talking
about the symbolism of her candidacy as a reason why we should support her. As she said in an
interview with the Des Moines Register in Iowa on Sunday [6/14/2015], "I expect to be judged on my
merits, and the historic nature of my candidacy is one of the merits that I hope people take into
account." Well, her campaign can't be pitched as a third Obama term and her own
post-government private sector money hunt erodes her credibility in championing solutions to income
inequality. Her record as Secretary of State doesn't exactly shine. She doesn't appear
to feel particularly strongly about any particular issue. "Fighting for the middle class"
isn't exactly a fresh, bold appeal.
Hillary's Elected President, Get Ready for Massive Obamacare Taxes. The Supreme Court will soon announce its decision in King
v. Burwell, a case that could have far-ranging impact on the Affordable Care Act. The system more commonly known as Obamacare pays
subsidies to taxpayers below 400 percent of the poverty line to cover health-insurance premiums. The plaintiffs in King
argue that the explicit language of the law forbids subsidy payments to those purchasing health insurance outside of a state exchange.
If the Supreme Court decides to follow the explicit textual language of the ACA, people in 34 states could end up with skyrocketing
premiums and no way to pay them.
Rodham Clinton: 'There Is Only the Fight'. That was the title of Hillary Rodham's
senior thesis back in her Wellesley College days, a reference to the work of Saul Alinsky, the
Frankfurt School's most noxious avatar and a man of still-outsized influence today, having
intellectually (if you can call it that) bequeathed us not only the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua but
Barack Hussein Obama, both spawned in the petri dish of Alinsky's Chicago. It was a theme she
returned to yesterday, on the occasion of the "relaunch" of her creaky "candidacy" for the Democrat
presidential nomination next year. Fight, fight, fight — the Democrats, it seems,
always want to fight. But who are they fighting for? And who are they really fighting?
Kidding: Hillary Clinton wants to be Obama 2.0. As Barack Obama golfed Saturday,
Clinton stood in a glaring sun on Roosevelt Island in the middle of New York City's East River with
an adoring if underwhelming crowd. She even imitated Obama, with a teleprompter scrolling nearly
5,000 words of almost every liberal cliche and talking point you can imagine. Climate change is
"one of the defining threats of our time." We need to make "preschool and quality childcare
available to every child in America. Let's make college affordable and available to all." "We can
renew the promise of our democracy." "We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their
families." "It is way past time to end the outrage of so many women still earning less than men."
20 Hillary Clinton
Quotes You Should Read Before Voting For Her.
[#8] "No. We just can't trust the
American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people."
"If you have guns in your home, tell your parents to keep them away from you and your friends and your little
brothers and sisters." — Hillary Clinton to middle school students[.]
[#10] "I also believe
that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry..."
the Black Vote. Speaking at the historically black Texas Southern University earlier
this month, Hillary Clinton gave a fiery speech on voting rights. She accused Republicans of
spearheading "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and
young people from one end of our country to the other." Clinton's rhetoric is pure demagoguery,
a cheap ploy to scare black voters into backing her as strongly as they supported Barack Obama.
But the problem for the GOP is partly of its own making. So long as the party remains ambivalent
about the concerns of black voters, Democrats like Clinton will easily castigate their opponents in
the harshest terms.
Gets Everything Wrong on Voting. Hillary Clinton made so many false assertions about
voting in the speech she gave at Texas Southern University that it's hard to know where to start.
Contrary to her contention, no "barriers" are being imposed on eligible Americans that prevent
them from easily registering and voting in our elections. Let's examine Clinton's claims in light
of the facts.
moves to the edge of the cliff. Some Democrats concede that moving as far as she can before falling off the
edge of the world is risky business, but when even her staunchest friends say they're for her no matter what because she's
all they've got, the risk doesn't seem so great.
Hillary Plays the Race Card.
Here we are barely at the half-way mark of the year before the presidential election — and right on cue
Hillary Clinton is out there playing the race card, this time using the vehicle of voter ID cards.
Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights. The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the
community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted.
The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment ("In war, the end justifies almost
any means") is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama
rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: "If everybody voted, then it would completely
change the political map in this country." Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct
voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line.
Voting Rights is not the
Issue. There are few candidates in recent memory for whom the maxim "the issue is not
the issue" applies more than it does to the Duck 'n' Hide presidential wannabe, Hillary Clinton.
Her current strategy is sensible for someone so surrounded by the stench of corruption, cronyism, and
incompetence. [...] Given the Clinton strategy, which includes refusing to answer questions from reporters
and not taking positions on certain controversial issues while flip-flopping on others, literally
nothing the woman says should be taken at face value.
Left in Houston, Sells Early Voting as Civil Rights Issue. Hillary Clinton ran one of
the most boring, tired football plays in Houston this week — Wishbone Sweep Left. We've seen it
over and over again: tell Democrats that Republicans are out to bring back Jim Crow, energize a
moribund, racially motivated base by scaring them into thinking the Voting Rights Act has vanished,
and claim that not having a month-long election day means blacks are being targeted for vote "suppression."
The play is tired, familiar, and goes nowhere.
goes ugly early with racism claims. Down in Texas for a campaign event aimed at restoring her
relationship with black Democrats who rejected her 2008 candidacy, Clinton said that laws requiring voters
to show identification at polls were part of "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of
color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other." Note the language
here. It's not a misguided effort with an unfortunate result, it is a deliberate effort to prevent
minorities from voting. That's not just racist, that's evil.
Voting Rights Reforms Aren't a Silver Bullet for Hillary Clinton. In her speech
Thursday [6/4/2015] on voting rights, Hillary Clinton suggested automatically registering all
citizens to vote when they turn 18 as well as expanding early voting and online registration.
Measures by Republican-controlled state legislatures to tighten voter ID laws and limit early and
weekend voting hurt minority, poor, and young voters the most, she said. As many have noted, the
support of those groups is seen as crucial for Mrs. Clinton to win the White House. But the struggle
between Republicans and Democrats over voting administration isn't at the core of what's causing voters to
disengage from the political process. There are benefits to making it easier for people to register,
but it would take a lot more to energize potential voters who have been sitting out.
Hillary Needs a Faux War on Voting Rights.
Hillary Clinton was in Texas on Thursday [6/4/2015] doing what she usually does: not taking
questions from the press while seeking ways to energize the Democratic base. In this case, her focus
on highlighting a key issue for Democrats: voting rights. But contrary to the overheated rhetoric
she and other members of her party are employing, this has little to do with fighting actual efforts to stop
minorities from voting and everything to do with creating a sense of crisis, particularly among
African-Americans, that Republicans are seeking to put them "back in chains." The main focus
of this effort is to invalidate laws requiring voters to have photo IDs while seeking to institute
weeks-long periods of early voting.
Day of Massive Data Breach, Hillary Clinton Advocates Voter Registration Enabled by 'Technology'.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday [6/4/2015] called for "universal, automatic voter
registration" enabled by "technology." Coincidentally, but notable nevertheless, the federal government
announced the largest data breach in its history just hours after Clinton told a crowd in Texas that Oregon is
"already leading the way" in modernizing its voter registration system — "and the rest of the country
should follow," she said. "The technology is here," Clinton said — on a day when that technology
appeared particularly vulnerable.
calls out GOP opponents by name on voting rights. Hillary Clinton accused four potential
GOP presidential rivals by name of being "scared of letting citizens have their say" as she called
Thursday [6/4/2015] for every American to automatically be registered to vote. Clinton told an
audience at the historically black Texas Southern University that she supports the concept of signing
every American up to vote as soon as they're eligible at age 18, unless they specifically opt out.
She called for expanded access to polling places, keeping them open for at least 20 days and
offering voting hours on evenings and weekends.
to Call for Expansion of Early Voting Scam Nationwide. In whatever universe the
Democrats are inhabiting, the two most difficult things to do seem to be getting an ID or reading a
calendar to plan for 30 minutes at the polls. While I don't think it helps much to immediately
dismiss people on the other side of the political aisle as stupid, the Democrats keep asking us to
treat them that way.  The notion that current early voting laws are "restrictive" is laughable.
Hillary Clinton Wants to Change Voting Rights Laws. At a campaign event, Clinton is expected to
lay out specific policy proposals to address laws that she believes suppress voting — including
calling for a nationwide minimum of 20 days of early in-person voting, according to an aide.
Clinton is expected to announce her proposals to tackle "assaults to voting rights" during remarks at the
Texas Southern University, a historically all-black college, in Houston, Texas, where she is receiving the
Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award.
The Editor asks...
What did Hillary Clinton do to merit a leadership award?
To Hillary: Look At Your Own Office Before 'Lecturing Others' On Equal Pay For Women.
Carly Fiorina kept up her tough rhetoric on Hillary Clinton Wednesday, saying the former secretary
of state should worry about her own staff and stop "lecturing others" on equal pay for women. [...]
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was pointing to the revelation that Clinton paid her women staffers
72 cents for every dollar she paid a man during her tenure in the U.S. Senate.
Support of Sleazy Corporate Welfare Is a Political Gift — If the GOP Will Seize It.
Hillary Clinton is an artful dodger when it comes to taking positions on lots of issues, but last Friday [5/22/2015]
she opened a clear gap between herself and virtually every possible GOP presidential candidate. Breaking with
sincere progressives such as Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary went out of her way to endorse the Export-Import
Bank, a little-known government agency that guarantees loans so that American corporations can sell products overseas.
Its charter is set to expire on June 30 unless Congress rescues it from critics who have long opposed its record
of funneling the vast majority of its loans to mega-companies such as Boeing, General Electric, and Caterpillar —
all of which can easily secure trade financing on their own. But Hillary appears to have no trouble embracing such
campaign-finance reform advocacy isn't hypocrisy, it's self protection. Hillary Clinton is making campaign
finance reform a major plank of her presidential run. Laugh if you like at this risible pledge from a candidate who
will shatter all previous fundraising records. But don't call it hypocrisy. It's something worse than hypocrisy.
Clinton, in advocating the same restrictions on political speech Democrats have sought for years, is pushing for a legal regime
that would protect her from criticism while increasing her power and her own fundraising advantages.
Hillary Clinton's only option for VP is Castro. Henry Cisneros told a Spanish-language television network that
Julian Castro is Hillary Clinton's first and only option to run as her vice presidential running mate. Cisneros told
Univision's Félix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing
and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is "the first person on their list."
The Editor says...
Fidel Castro would be an even better match than Julian. He has leadership experience and probably
agrees with the entire Democratic Party platform.
Clinton's betting that America is moving left. Polls show that despite two months of
problematic stories about destroyed emails and discomfiting revelations about the behavior of the
foundation that bears her last name, she remains wildly popular among Democrats. That fact
should give her all the running room in the world — and usually when presidential
candidates have running room, they run as fast to the center as they possibly can.
Clinton's hypocritical bid to settle a grudge and smash free speech. Her fans may see
it as a principled stand, but we suspect it's just Hillary Clinton holding another grudge against
her critics. According to The Washington Post, Clinton told a roomful of supporters (behind
closed doors) that as president she would require her Supreme Court nominees to pledge in advance to
overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision. That's the case where the high court upheld the right
of a conservative group to air its anti-Clinton documentary, "Hillary: The Movie," and run ads for
it during the 2008 Democratic primaries.
Clinton's litmus test for Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United. Hillary
Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday [5/14/2015] that if she is elected president, her nominees
to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court's 2010 Citizens United decision must be
overturned, according to people who heard her remarks.
Unassailable Virtue of Victims. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in 2016 she
will not only be the nation's first woman president but our second affirmative-action president.
By affirmative-action president I mean that she, like Barack Obama, will have got into office partly
for reasons extraneous to her political philosophy or to her merits, which, though fully tested
while holding some of the highest offices in the land, have not been notably distinguished. [...]
How have we come to the point where we elect presidents of the United States not on their intrinsic
qualities but because of the accidents of their birth: because they are black, or women, or, one day
doubtless, gay, or disabled — not, in other words, for themselves but for the causes they
seem to embody or represent, for their status as members of a victim group?
Clinton, Immigration Extremist. If you like President Barack Obama's constitutionally dubious
expansions of presidential power, you'll love President Hillary Clinton. Obama has repeatedly insisted
that the Constitution poses limits on his ability to set immigration policy, and then has repeatedly blown
through those limits. In 2011, he was asked to grant "administrative relief" from deportation to
immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors. He responded that it was "just not
true" that he had the authority to do so, and that suggestions to the contrary were getting in the way
of passing legislation that would provide real relief.
bold campaign promises stun immigration advocates, baffle White House. Hillary Rodham
Clinton's campaign pledge to give pro-immigration activists almost everything they want —
including expanding President Obama's deportation amnesty to more illegal immigrants —
wowed activists but also left them wondering whether she was merely pandering to Hispanic voters.
Her bold immigration agenda also gave pause to the White House, which has argued that Mr. Obama has
gone as far as legally possible to unilaterally change immigration laws. Cesar Vargas, co-director
of the anti-deportation Dream Action Coalition, said activists wanted more than words from the
Democratic front-runner after Mr. Obama failed to keep promises to illegal immigrants.
In 2003: 'I Am, You Know, Adamantly Against Illegal Immigrants'. Presumed Democratic
Party nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that any immigration overhaul must include a path
to "full and equal citizenship." It was one of her many flip-flops in recent years. [...] Clinton's
stance may or may not differ with her potential 2016 opponents, but it definitely differed with what she
said to John Gambling in 2003.
Audio: Hillary Said She's 'Adamantly Against Illegal Immigrants'. Though you wouldn't
know it from her remarks earlier this week, Hillary Clinton was once "adamantly" against illegal
immigration and was for erecting a border fence similar to one that protects Israel. "I am
adamantly against illegal immigrants," then-Sen. Clinton said on the John Grambling radio show in
Feb. 2003. "Certainly we've got to do more at our borders," she said, adding that, "people
have to stop employing illegal immigrants."
Clinton's betting that America is moving left. Hillary Clinton is doing the country a
great service. By making it clear she is going to run for president as an unapologetic
left-liberal — with emphasis on the "left" — she has made sure that the 2016
election will be exactly the referendum on America's future it ought to be. She did not have to
make this choice. Polls show that despite two months of problematic stories about destroyed emails
and discomfiting revelations about the behavior of the foundation that bears her last name, she remains
wildly popular among Democrats.
swerves harder left than even Obama. Leaving hubby Bill to defend their family
foundation's fundraising foolishness, Hillary Clinton has made another leap to the left in her
basically unchallenged romp to the Democrats' presidential nomination next year.
Have Some Questions': Middle-Class Millennial Female Writes Scathing Open-Letter to Hillary.
A young millennial has taken aim at Hillary — and good for her, if you ask me. She isn't
backing down, and she is asking all the right questions.
Foolish Amnesty Double Down. If the current objective of Hillary Clinton's presidential
campaign is to give possible liberal challengers as little room to maneuver as possible then her remarks
on illegal immigration yesterday [5/5/2015] was smart politics. The former secretary of state not
only embraced President Obama's extralegal executive orders granting amnesty to millions of illegals but
also went further signaling her support for an easy path to citizenship for all 11 million people
currently in this country without permission. By tilting to the left in this manner, Clinton believes
she is making it harder for a credible opponent to outflank her with the base of the Democratic Party.
Even more, she appears to think that by doubling down on amnesty, she is guaranteeing a heavy Hispanic
turnout in 2016 that will vote for her over any possible Republican rival.
Clinton says Obama's immigration orders are 'just the beginning'. Hillary Rodham Clinton threw down
the immigration gauntlet on Tuesday [5/5/2015] and pledged that she would extend President Barack Obama's executive
orders past their current boundaries if she were to succeed him in the White House. 'I will fight for
comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship,' she told a Las Vegas roundtable of illegal immigrant
high school students, including one who said he was transgender and another who identified herself as a lesbian.
Clinton goes all in on immigration; pledges to outdo Obama. Hillary Clinton held a
Cinco de Mayo event with illegal immigrants in Nevada Tuesday — "an especially appropriate
day for us to be having this conversation" — in which she promised to go farther than
President Obama in using executive authority to confer legal status on illegal immigrants, and to
ultimately to award them U.S. citizenship. No matter what Republicans might offer to illegal
immigrants in terms of legal status, Clinton said, she will offer more. Changing the immigration
system will be a top priority should she become president, Clinton said. "We can't wait any
longer. We can't wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship."
Clinton Just Told Immigration Activists What They Wanted to Hear. What activists
really wanted to know ahead of the speech was whether Clinton was prepared to pick up where Obama
left off on executive actions. She gave them an answer. "I will fight for comprehensive
immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country," she
said Tuesday [5/5/2015].
speaks forcefully for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Staking a strongly
liberal position on the divisive issue of immigration, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015]
that she wants to ensure that illegal immigrants can gain full citizenship under a reform of the patchwork
system and the limited protections President Obama has put in place in the meantime. Republicans
want to make sure immigrants can never be more than "second-class" Americans, the Democratic presidential
candidate said in sharply partisan remarks that could shake up the presidential contest by pushing
immigration to the fore.
The Editor says...
Hillary is right (and at the same time, wrong) about one thing: I don't want illegal immigrants
to be "more than 'second-class' Americans; in fact, I don't want illegal immigrants to get the idea
that they are Americans at all.
To Endorse Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants. Hillary Clinton will endorse a
pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants during a campaign stop at a Nevada high school Tuesday
[5/5/2015], according to reports. Politico's Playbook reports that during a roundtable at the
majority Hispanic Rancho High School, Clinton is expected to call for a comprehensive immigration
reform plan that includes "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship" for illegal
Equates Gun Owners With Terrorists, Says They're "Prone to Violence.". Democrat Presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that "gun free zone" signs work, twice claims that modern sporting rifles
are "automatic weapons," and states that owners of the most popular rifle sold in the United States today
are a small group "that terrorizes the majority of people." The June 17, 2014 interview shows
just how out of touch Clinton is with a nation where the majority of people in this country who favor gun
rights. Clinton went on to bizarrely claim that those who do not bow to her views on gun control are
"prone to violence."
Proposal Could Allow Feds to Ban Book Critical of Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton's proposal to
get money out of politics could allow the federal government to restrict or ban the publication of a book that has
embroiled her presidential campaign in controversy, experts say. Clinton called for a constitutional amendment
to "get unaccountable money out of" politics in an op-ed for the Des Moines Register published Monday. Her
campaign did not respond to requests for additional details, but legal experts say similar efforts over the past
two years would have profound effects on Americans' free speech rights.
Likely Felon Hillary Clinton: Let's Open Up All
the Prisons. [Scroll down] WaPo black-and-gay-issues writer Jonathan Capeheart
got a round of approbation for admitting that everything he thought he knew about the Brown shooting
was a lie, and then, a couple of weeks later, listed Brown anyway in the List of the Fallen Black
Innocents. Hillary Clinton is claiming that our jailed are filled with the indiscriminately-imprisoned —
that "masses" of people are just winding up in jail. It is one thing to call for criminal justice
reform. It is another thing entirely to demagogue the issue from a hard leftwing viewpoint and claim
that "masses" of prisoners — most of them — are essentially politically prisoners.
channels Madame Mao: 'deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed'.
Barack Obama was a piker when he wrote about audacity. Hillary Clinton seems to be calling for nothing less than a Great
Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the United States, mimicking Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Qing, who sought
to overturn millennia of Chinese culture in order to impose a communist paradise through the Cultural
Revolution. But of course, Hillary was urging the rejection of our religious and cultural heritage
in order to facilitate the killing of unborn children.
On Abortion: 'Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And Structural Biases Have To Be
Changed'. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on
Thursday [4/23/2015]. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that "deep-seated
cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving women access
to "reproductive health care and safe childbirth." "Far too many women are denied access to reproductive
health care and safe childbirth, and laws don't count for much if they're not enforced. Rights have to
exist in practice — not just on paper," Clinton said.
Clinton conveniently evolving. We are all familiar with then-Senator Obama defending
traditional marriage in 2008. Mr. Obama used Christianity and God to justify his position.
We learned later from Mr. Axelrod that the whole thing may have been just a little "lie" to appeal to
black Americans. In other words, he was always for same-sex marriage but did not have the courage
to share that with voters in 2008. The latest discovery is Hillary Clinton in 2004, or back in the
days when she was a hawk on Iraq and defending traditional marriage.
at meeting with economists: We need to "topple" the wealthiest one percent. It takes a net worth of around $8 million to
join "the one percent." The Clintons' net worth is estimated at $55 million; Hillary alone got a cool $14 mil as an advance
for her dismal memoir "Hard Choices." The electorate's usually willing to let populists slide on their personal wealth — FDR
is the ultimate example but John Edwards was a lefty heartthrob for a time as recently as 2008 — but I wonder if they'll be so
forgiving for Hillary.
O'Malley Slams Hillary for Late Evolution on Gay Marriage, Driver's Licenses for Illegals. On
Thursday [4/16/2015], former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley criticized Hillary Clinton for her late
evolution on gay marriage and driver's liceses for illegal immigrants. Clinton's team this week
said she believes gay marriage is a "constitutional right" and illegal immigrants should receive driver's
licenses. When she ran for president in 2008, Clinton opposed gay marriage and driver's licenses
for illegal immigrants (after much waffling).
pushes Supreme Court on same-sex marriage. As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton
was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past
reticence to discuss the issue and falling well short of full-throated support. Now, in a markedly
new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution.
Says We Should Rewrite the First Amendment, If That's What It Takes to Reverse Citizens United.
Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today [4/14/2015] to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in
Citizens United v. FEC. Clinton said that the Citizens United ruling should be reversed "once
and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment," according to MSNBC's Ari Melber.
on Guns: Not a Big Fan. The presidential candidate, who once supported licensing and
registration, says resistance to gun control "terrorizes" the nation.
and how will Hillary Clinton break from President Obama's foreign policy? Over the
next 20 months, how many enemies of the United States can President Obama outright lose to or
accommodate? He has embraced Cuba, acquiesced to Iran and gone silent on Syria and continues to
be ignored by Russia; he has done much to embolden our adversaries. Meanwhile, our allies —
from Britain and Canada to Japan, Egypt and Israel — are at best bewildered and at worst disgusted
with how this administration has conducted foreign policy over the past six years.
Clinton Won't Spell Out Position on Late-Term Abortion. Former secretary of state
Hillary Clinton is dodging a key question in the abortion debate: Under what circumstances should
late-term abortion be legal? Every declared or likely Republican presidential candidate has
expressed support for legislation that would ban most abortions later than 20 weeks after
conception — or 5 months into pregnancy — when infants can feel pain and survive if
born prematurely. But Hillary Clinton and her spokesman have declined to spell out Clinton's
position on late-term abortion.
Questions Hillary Faces As Candidate. First, the political culture has changed
dramatically since 2008. Back then, both she and Barack Obama officially opposed "same-sex
marriage," an issue that has changed the political landscape at light speed — becoming an
intensely polarizing issue that has even challenged previous assumptions about religious freedom.
Today both Obama and Clinton support same-sex marriage, both acknowledging that their views have "evolved"
over the years.
future: Hillary Clinton's silence on Netanyahu's win speaks volumes. Following his
election victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at length with Fox News host Megyn
Kelly, and with President Obama, but there's no sign that Netanyahu has heard from Hillary Clinton,
who is expected to announce soon that she will run for U.S. president. This stands in stark
contrast to several Republicans contemplating presidential bids who rushed to congratulate Netanyahu
right after his "against all odds" win for his Likud Party.
Clinton Endorses FCC's Title II Designation for the Internet. Although Clinton
defended the FCC's attempt to make the internet a public utility, she seemed open to other ideas to
bring about net neutrality. "They have to have a hook to hang it on, so they're hanging it on
Title II," she said, defending the FCC's decision as "the only hook they've got" to bring about
change. Clinton signaled support for "another hook" for net neutrality derived from a "modern 21st
century telecom technology act" but conceded that it was unlikely to happen in the near future.
Clinton veers left in search of the Democratic base. Hillary Clinton angrily condemned
the bleakest results of Barack Obama's economy in a recent speech, but didn't dare say who was
responsible for them. "What would Robert Kennedy say about the fact that still, today, more than
16 million children live in poverty in the richest nation on earth," she said in an address to an elite,
well-fed crowd in a Manhattan ballroom at an awards gala to honor the slain Democratic presidential candidate.
Clinton looks to shore up support on the left. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic
front-runner for president, is working hard to shore up support among liberals in hopes of tamping
down a serious challenge from the left in the battle for the 2016 nomination. Clinton has aligned
herself firmly with President Obama since the November midterms on a range of liberal-friendly
issues, including immigration, climate change and opening diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Clinton: 'I would consider' anti-Citizens United amendment. While eying a potential
presidential run that would surely be boosted by deep-pocketed super PACs, Hillary Clinton said
Monday evening [7/21/2014] that she's open to supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the
Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which opened the door to the outside groups and the
flood of money that poured into the political process with them.
D'Souza's 'America' warns Hillary Clinton will 'finish off' the country. In his
highly anticipated new book and movie "America," conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is warning that
Hillary Clinton won't be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from
President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and "undo the nation's founding ideals."
"America — Imagine a World Without Her," published by Regnery and set for release
Monday, charges that as students of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, Obama and Clinton could have
enough time to "unmake and then remake America" into a nation the founding fathers wouldn't recognize.
Clinton: Gun Laws Are Too Lenient, Must Be 'Reined In'. During a May 6th speech at a National Council
for Behavioral Health conference, while making the case that gun laws are far too lenient and need to be "reined in,"
Hillary Clinton asserted, "We're way out of balance" on guns. According to the National Journal, "Clinton
said she supports Second Amendment rights, [but] she added that there needs to be a proper trade-off between safety
The Editor says...
The government's job is to preserve liberty, not safety.
coincidence? The 'ban bossy' movement and Hillary's campaign. The bizarre movement to "ban" the word "bossy" because
it allegedly stigmatizes girls struck many people as ridiculous. But on consideration, it is something far more sophisticated
and sinister than mere feminist hyperventilating. Hillary Clinton faces an image problem, and the deep thinkers on her propaganda
team know it. In a debate during the 2008 primary campaign, Barack Obama alluded to it when he called her "likable enough," a
backhanded compliment/slap that stung. The woman who as first lady demanded that military service personnel assigned to the White
House not look her in the face is an imperious, demanding, and frosty sort of person.
Says Hillary Supports Single Payer Health System. A 20-year-old memo says Hillary Clinton backed a single-payer socialist health
system, believing ObamaCare-like mega-regulation to be "a crock." As president, she'd double down on government control. It's
buried over 60 paragraphs into Alana Goodman's investigative article in the Washington Free Beacon this week about unpublished documents
exposing Clinton's ruthlessness.
Hillary's Racial Politics. Hillary Clinton began her 2016
march to the White House last week, and it wasn't a promising debut. The former first lady and Senator used her first big policy speech since leaving the State
Department to portray American election laws as fundamentally racist. The speech was longer on anecdotes than statistics, so allow us to fill in some of the holes.
Hillary Builds 2016 Campaign on Racial Politics.
Hillary Clinton has worked her way back in the news by making racially-charged remarks to the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco.
There is, she claimed, an ongoing "assault on voting rights." But the only "assault" going on is a liberal assault on the truth about efforts to protect
the integrity of our election process.
Hillary's race card. Madam Secretary hasn't missed a beat.
She knows that the calling card of Democrats in the Barack Obama era is a polarizing politics that seeks to fire up minority voters by stirring fears of fire
hoses and police dogs. Its basic vocabulary is imputations of racism; its evidentiary standard is low and dishonest; and its ethic is whatever
works — so long as its stirs fear, anger, and resentment. Get ready for Hope and Change 2.0. The latest target is the state of
North Carolina, which is accused of soiling itself with a new voter ID law, among other changes in its election laws.
Campaign themes and slogans:
First 'Rodham,' now 'Clinton' missing
from Hillary's pitch. First the middle name, "Rodham," disappeared, and now the last
name, "Clinton," is MIA in Hillary for America's latest email to donors. Campaign boss Robby
Mook's offer to supporters to donate just $5 to become a "founding donor" never refers to his
candidate "Hillary Clinton." It's just Hillary. "You're all in to elect Hillary as
our next president," he wrote. "You're proud to be one of the first people to get Hillary's
back in this race," he added.
Clinton Is Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Obama. Hillary Clinton is clearly
looking to emulate President Obama's historic 2008 campaign as she makes a second bid for the White
House. Her kickoff campaign video features the very constituencies that Obama effortlessly energized
in his first bid for office — working women, minorities, gay voters. She's hired several
of Obama's top advisers to guide her bid, including pollster Joel Benenson and media strategist Jim
Margolis. Even the name of her campaign organization, "Hillary for America," is a throwback to
"Obama for America."
Platform planks and programs from years ago:
Clinton (D.-MoveOn.org) Is A Radical. Hillary is not mainstream. She's not even on the far
left bank of the mainstream. She is way, way out there — a genuine '60s girl, and the ideas
and staff she would bring to the White House would represent a sharp break with all that has gone before in
American politics. With as many as six appointments to the Supreme Court in the next eight years (six
Ruth Bader Ginsburgs!) a Hillary Court would be like a Hillary presidency — a radical Bench to
back up a radical Administration. That's the 2008 campaign in a nutshell.
Skeletons: The former Goldwater girl would write her 1969 thesis for Wellesley College on the ideas of native
Chicago radical Saul Alinsky.
Hillary had one difference with Alinsky: she did not believe street demonstrations
were effective avenues to promote their shared, far-Left values. Instead, she affirmed her commitment to working "inside
the system," because she believed all change came about only by acquiring political power.
How crypto-Marxism won
the Cold War. Today, for the first time in American history we have two — count 'em,
two — hard-core Leftists running for the Democrat Party nomination. The Left hasn't had this
kind of chance for power since Truman defeated Henry Wallace in 1948. Hillary and Obama are Marx twins
who only differ in race and gender. All the media tell us is how great it is to have a woman and a
black man running for president.
What else are the
media not reporting?
will eliminate disparities for same-sex couples. Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she
would defend gay rights as president and eliminate disparities for same-sex couples in federal law, including
immigration and tax policy. Clinton said states such as New Jersey and Massachusetts are extending rights
to gay couples "and the federal government should recognize that and should extend the same access to federal
benefits across the board. I will very much work to achieve that."
Calls for $30 Billion for Home Mortgage Crisis. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to one
of her major campaign themes Monday — the economic impact of the home mortgage crisis —
and called on Congress to provide $30 billion to help states and communities lessen the number of
Hillary Clinton Backs Federal Funding for
'America's Pre-K Movement'. While senators scrambled to pass a financial "rescue" or "bailout" package
that could cost taxpayers up to $700 billion on Wednesday [10/1/2008], Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and
Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called for expanding the public education system to include 3- and 4-year-olds. The
pre-K programs would be paid for by state funding and supplemented by federal grants.
Going After OPEC: Hillary
Clinton says she wants to dismantle OPEC if she becomes president. ... But Clinton's plan to go after OPEC is a slick
PR exercise, and her recent threats against U.S. oil companies are downright dangerous. "(Oil companies) have record
profits," she said, "that they frankly are just sitting there counting because they are not doing anything new to earn it;
they are just taking advantage of what's going on." This is patently false.
Don't Stop Worrying About the
Clintons. On the trail these days, Clinton is waging a campaign whose motto should be "Say
"We're going to go after OPEC," she hollered, dismissing it as "monopoly cartel" in which
members "sit in some conference room a couple of times a year, decide how much oil they are going to produce,
and how much they are going to charge for it." It's a nice idea, but her strategy of changing laws to
sue the organization on anti-trust grounds is risible, because it's hard to see how the group would abide
by any U.S. court decision.
"Problem" Of Human Freedom: Could it be that a foolish and abusive use of governmental power is a causal factor
with our energy woes? Could it be, as [Bill] O'Reilly suggested, that our government's (and Mrs. Clinton's) prohibition
of domestic energy development is part of the reason we are now held hostage to the "monopoly" of OPEC? Not so, for
Hillary. In her leftist world, the problem is that American citizens are enjoying too much freedom. "Consumers"
and "drivers" behave badly, they drive too much, and they drive the "wrong" vehicles; and American oil corporations (just
as President Carter told us in the 1970's) are once again raking in "windfall profits."
Hillary's 'Secretary Of Poverty' Solve Problems Of The Poor? "I believe we should appoint a
cabinet level position that will be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it in America," she
The media largely ignored her proposal but her former rival John Edwards applauded it.
The Editor says...
You remember John Edwards — the
champion of the poor, who pays $400 for a haircut.
for economic ruin: Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down with The New York Times to outline her
economic plans if elected president, and we now know the sad, sordid facts — how confused the senator is
and how intent she is on ruinous policies.
The Times story tells us that Hillary Clinton is generally
far more skeptical of free trade and free markets than was Bill Clinton as president. The truth
is that relatively unhampered trade has produced literally millions of jobs for this nation. It has
also driven down prices to far greater benefit for America's poor than any dozen new governmental programs
the senator's socialistically inclined imagination might come up with.
Clinton pits herself against business.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) trashed an array of corporate interests in an economic speech in Ohio
Thursday [2/14/2008], vowing that as president she would go after oil, credit-card, insurance, pharmaceutical,
investment, and loan firms.
Clinton: Rein in
special interests. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special
interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday [2/14/2008]
she would rein in oil, insurance, credit card, student loan and Wall Street investment companies and generate
$55 billion a year that would be used for middle-class tax cuts, create jobs and pay for an array of domestic
The Editor says...
Senator Clinton's feigned objection to "special interests" is a little hard to swallow.
Are the labor unions a "special interest?" Are the
baby-killing feminists a "special interest?"
Is Norman Hsu a "special interest?"
Issues Economic Plan. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign released a 13-page blueprint
for fixing the economy Monday [2/18/2008], detailing the former first lady's plans to achieve universal health
care, address the home foreclosure crisis and develop jobs for the middle class. The pamphlet, which
will be distributed to voters at campaign events and posted online, outlines many of the ideas she talks about
on the campaign trail each day. But by pulling them together, the document resembles a populist manifesto
with Clinton championing the needs of working-class voters over corporate and business interests.
Media is Hillary's Secret Weapon. All you have to do is look it up. How hard is this
to do? It would take a reporter about five nanoseconds. When you've got an "F" from the
National Taxpayers Union, a zero from the National Tax Limitations committee, an eight from
Citizens Against Government Waste, a twelve from the American Conservative Union, an "F" from
the Gun Owners of America, how are you moderate? When you've got a 95 from the ADA,
when you've got a 100 from the Brady campaign against guns, a 93 from the AFL-CIO, a 100 from
the State and County Municipal Employees, that doesn't make you a moderate!
would raise taxes on rich. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday [12/13/2007] said her plan for
fiscal responsibility includes tax increases, during a debate at which the Democratic contenders kept it civil
and stressed they will "ask" Americans to sacrifice to achieve their policy goals. "I want to restore the
tax rates that we had in the '90s," said the New York Democrat and former first lady.
Politics: Senator Hillary Clinton's Christmas commercial, showing various government programs
as presents under a Christmas tree, was a classic example of calculated confusion in politics. Anyone
who believes that the government can give the country presents has fallen for the oldest political illusion of
all — the illusion of something for nothing.
The Hillary Who
Stole Christmas. If you take Hillary's ad remotely as seriously as many are taking Huckabee's,
you're left with a disturbing glimpse of not just Hillary's politics but her vision of government. Her
programs, which would cost billions and billions of dollars by even the most generous accounting, are simply
"gifts" for the American people. No sacrifice, no cost, no strings attached at all — save the price of
fear of wishing 'Merry Christmas'. In Sen. Clinton's Christmas message, Hillary is bundling up
presents for all of us.
"Where did I put 'Universal Pre-K'?" she says. "Ah, there it is." If
you thought Christmas at the mall was too materialistic, this is bonanza time. Message: It Takes A
Santa's Village Staffed By Unionized Government Elves To Raise A Child, and I'm Santa and you're gonna need a
much bigger chimney for all the federal entitlements I'll be tossing down there.
Hillary Clinton and the Neo-Marxist Democrats. Evidence of the resurgence of Marxism, or
neo-Marxism, as a result of the failures of the neo-conservative Bush regime, is evident both in polling data
and in the current debate among the participants in the Democrat primary contest. The leading contender,
Mrs. Hillary Clinton, proffers a specific set of concepts designed to assert a "progressive" or positivistic
policy whose intention is to "improve" the condition of the American people.
Rodham, The Making of a Social Radical. Most know that Hillary Rodham Clinton's politics veer to
the outer fringes of the radical Left. But how many understand the reasons for her conversion from
Goldwater conservative to cultural Marxist, and how this would play out during her controversial bid for
the U.S. presidency?
Hillary's Chutzpah: What the Congress needs to do
is give us classical supply-side measures. It needs to incent earning the next dollar, which means the
opposite of the kinds of tax increases Mrs. Clinton wants. It needs to pass the trade agreements awaiting
ratification in the Congress. It needs to stabilize the dollar and work toward a policy of sound money.
Hillary Clinton 'would
move US to Left of France'. America under Hillary Clinton would suffer high taxes and lavish
public spending that would make it more Left-wing than France, Rudy Giuliani, the Republican presidential
hopeful, has claimed. His remarks drew anxious gasps from his audience of party supporters in the
key primary state of New Hampshire.
and Gun Control: Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly voted for antigun proposals, and co-sponsored many
of them. After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans and St. Tammany police confiscated guns from law-abiding
citizens, violating an explicit Louisiana law. In some cases, the confiscation was carried out with the
assistance of federal agents, and was perpetrated via warrantless break-ins into homes. The next year,
the U.S. Senate voted 84-16 for a homeland security appropriations rider stating: "None of the funds
appropriated by this Act shall be used for the seizure of a firearm based on the existence of a declaration
or state of emergency." Mrs. Clinton was one of the 16 who voted "no."
We're All Gun Nuts
Now. During a campaign debate on April 16, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were asked if
the District of Columbia's ban on gun possession, now facing a challenge before the Supreme Court, is
constitutional. "I think a total ban, with no exceptions under any circumstances, might be found by the
Court not to be. But I don't know the facts," said Clinton (Yale Law '73), dodging the question for the
third and final time.
Hillary Clinton's Left Hook:
After Hillary Clinton clerked in the summer of 1971 at an Oakland, Calif., law firm run by attorneys with
ties to the Communist Party, she never returned to work there. But she stayed in touch with one of
the firm's partners and his wife, and they stayed in touch with her, until they died.
Hillary Clinton's Radical Summer: In a
life marked largely by political caution, one entry on Senator Clinton's résumé stands
out: her clerkship in 1971 at one of America's most radical law firms, Treuhaft, Walker and
Burnstein. One partner at the firm, Doris Walker, was a Communist Party member at the time.
Another partner, Robert Treuhaft, had left the party in 1958, several years after being called before
the House Un-American Activities Committee and labeled as one of America's most "dangerously subversive"
Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets. Visitors [Hillary's] Web site are asked to
take a pledge to "confront
global warming and move our country towards energy independence." The
energy-saving advice was posted to coincide with the release of Clinton's new proposed energy policy, which
would, among other things, set up a $50 billion strategic energy reserve and phase out the incandescent
The Editor says...
The alternative to the incandescent light bulb is
the compact fluorescent light
bulb, about which I have posted a lot of information — none of it favorable. And if
the people on the political left are really interested in America's energy
independence, why do they oppose drilling for oil
The Liberal Card Deck. Hillary
knows she can cream any other liberal presidential candidate, but she still can't figure out how to be more
conservative than a conservative. That concept of personal responsibility as opposed to governmental
intrusion to solve societal deficiencies is far beyond her grasp.
Hillary Lurches Leftward: An Early Abandonment
of Her Centrist Strategy. Hillary Clinton apparently felt the need for these swiftly escalating
efforts at flamboyant anti-warism to match the "bring the troops home within months" proposals of her two
strongest challengers: former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Obama. Compounding this dangerous leftward pull
on the Democratic Party presidential aspirants is the fierce economic populist message of former Sen. Edwards, who
is currently running disconcertingly (for Clinton and Obama) strongly nationwide — particularly in Iowa.
It Takes a Snow Job. Hillary
Clinton is a reminder that self-described children's activists pose one of the greatest threats to children.
Many children's activists are just feminists who don't particularly like children, and certainly don't want to
stay home and raise them. Their children's activism amounts to an attempt to shift responsibility for
children from mothers to the state.
There's something about
Hillary. Hillary Clinton is an immensely dangerous politician. Despite recent attempts to
modify her image, Hillary remains an unabashed liberal — a radical on abortion, health care, the
judiciary and the economy. Hillary maintains a 100 percent favorability rating from the National
Abortion Rights Action League.
Clinton's Abortion Record May Haunt '08 Campaign. The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic
presidential nomination, [Senator Hillary] Clinton has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood.
The same can be said of Democratic Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois, John Kerry of Massachusetts, Joseph Biden of
Delaware and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards — all of whom are expected to challenge Clinton
for the nomination. Although helpful in a Democratic primary, a rigid stance on the issue could pose a
challenge in a general election.
Clinton: Shill for the pill. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., portrays herself as a scourge of
the pharmaceutical industry, but she has shown that she's willing to help a drugmaker if that's what it takes
to profit Planned Parenthood, her indispensable political ally. Clinton's campaign Web site touts that
she has "battled the big drug companies." Yet she has sponsored many bills that would directly subsidize
Barr Laboratories, maker of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B, which also functions as an
Disturbing Questions about
Hillary Clinton and Abortion. Especially when the issue involves protecting innocent life, the
subject of this report, the American people deserve to know the full truth about the Clintons' radical, and
often corrupt, agenda. And Judicial Watch is committed to providing it. As part of Judicial
Watch's Open Records Project, we have examined important government documents about the core public policy
issue of abortion. This special report examines three new documents pertaining to the Clintons
pro-abortion policies, with special emphasis on Hillary Clinton's central role in crafting and promoting
Hillary Clinton: Still Socialist After All
These Years. The ever-cautious Clinton occasionally exposes her true ideological core.
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good," she told San Franciscans in June
2004. As First Lady, she said: "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about
what is best for society." Hillary Clinton is a hardened socialist, despite the mainstream media's
efforts to portray her as a "centrist"
Clinton Would Fund Stem Cell Research.
If elected president, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton says she would sign an executive order rescinding President
Bush's restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. She says she also would bar
political appointees from altering or removing scientific conclusions from government research without a
legitimate reason for doing so.
proposes to extend Family Medical Leave Act. Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary
Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) unveiled a plan Tuesday [10/16/2007] that would expand the Family Medical Leave Act
to cover 13 million additional workers.
Indeed, it actually sounded like the woman who wanted to nationalize one-seventh of the U.S. economy was never
in favor of big government. But rather than admit she's a liberal, she pulls the rhetorical rip cord and
parachutes to safety: "I prefer the word 'progressive,'" she proclaimed, "which has a real American
meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century. I consider myself a
modern progressive." Refusing to define that, she moved on, neglecting to mention that
progressives — modern and old-fashioned alike — believe in big government, too.
Reasons Why Conservatives Must Defeat Hillary. Today's Democratic Party and its
likely nominee, Hillary Clinton, have moved well to the left of where they were in the
pre-George W. Bush era. That could have some rather serious consequences if she
becomes the next President of the United States.
a difference a Clinton makes. Hillary Clinton will forever be the Orwellian Big Sister candidate.
She has fallen victim to a video, being screened on YouTube, which portrays her as Big Brother, telling the
serried ranks of human drones that she wants a "conversation" about America.
The spoof hits home because
it portrays exactly what bothers America about Hillary.
Big Sister We Can Do Without. The first is that many people in both parties see her as
ideologically repellent. … If the right regards her as a dangerous leftist and the left regards her
as an unprincipled accomplice in the Iraq disaster, who really likes her?
Eyes National Cig Curb. Hillary Clinton lavished praise on New York City's tough
anti-smoking laws yesterday — and said she supports smoking bans in public places across the
country. Asked at an Iowa forum on cancer whether banning smoking in public places would
be good for America, Clinton replied, "Well, personally, I think so. And that's what a
lot of local communities and states are starting to do."
Look out, Hillary's morphing into
Bill. If you've listened to Hillary Clinton lately, you could be forgiven for thinking you were
hearing her husband Bill. In the last week in particular, she's been positioning herself for a presidential
run in 2008, modifying or even lying about her positions in an effort to obscure her hard-left record.
Hillary a centrist? That's the plan.
the Chameleon: I have always considered Hillary Clinton a formidable politician, but
I haven't really feared a Hillary presidency because I haven't thought she was electable. I'm
not quite as sure anymore. Hillary, in her true skin, is too stridently liberal and unlikable
to be electable in a national election. But who says she has to show her true skin?
been doing a masterful job of toning down her liberalism a little dose at a time. Even so,
her metamorphosis has been so transparent that even the perennially apathetic and ignorant
should be able to see through it. But many don't.
Slur: Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday [9/12/2007] found herself positioned firmly to the left of
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding that disgusting New York Times/MoveOn "General Betray Us" attack on Gen.
David Petraeus' integrity. That's not an enviable position for a woman who's trying to convince the
American people that she's fit to be president of the United States.
Worth 1000 Words.
refusal to condemn attacks on Gen. Petraeus is unpresidential. With her refusal to denounce the
far-left MoveOn.org for its smear of our top commander in Iraq, Clinton has taken another big step away from
the center of American politics. On the most important issue of our times — Iraq and the fight
against Islamic terrorism — the Democratic presidential front-runner has thrown her lot in with the
radicals, kooks and nuts that litter the wackadoo wing. And she has turned her back on our
soldiers and their leaders during wartime.
It takes a (socialist) village. Senator and
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled her economic vision. Should she be given
the power to implement it, we can say goodbye to the prosperity and opportunity we have enjoyed since the Reagan
years. In a speech at Manchester School of Technology in New Hampshire, Clinton said it's time to replace
President Bush's "ownership society," which she called an "on your own" society, with one based on shared
responsibility and prosperity.
Senator Hillary Clinton presents herself as a policy expert and declares her readiness to govern from
"day one." But her recent prescriptions for the housing market should cause doubts for thoughtful
Religion and politics New York style:
In a 1996 address to the United Methodist General Conference, Mrs. Clinton amplified the theme in her book,
"It Takes a Village": "As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really
any such thing as someone else's child
. For that reason, we cannot permit discussions of children
and families to be subverted by political or ideological debate," which, of course, is precisely what
Hillary Clinton's entire approach to public policy, from her earliest days as a "children's rights advocate,"
has been grounded in the idea that political differences need to be put aside for the sake of The Children.
In 1996 she proclaimed, "As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such
thing as someone else's child."
But here's the thing: There really is such a thing as somebody
else's child. I don't want to live in a country where there's no such thing as somebody else's child,
because that means there's no such thing as my child.
Almost as important, I don't want to live in a
country where I am a "subversive" simply by offering political or ideological debate against this vision.
adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's
HillaryCare: Socialized medicine with a very thin candy coating.
Knew — In 1993. Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' recent
comments doubting that Obamacare's employer mandate will ever be implemented — he called it "one of
the first things to go" — likely caused heartburn among his onetime West Wing colleagues. But there's
one former Obama administration official whom Gibbs must have terrified more than most. Years ago,
that famous figure testified publicly that if Congress were to pass legislation with an individual
mandate to purchase insurance, "we worry that the numbers of people who currently are insured
through their employment will decrease because there will no longer be any reason for many
employers" to offer coverage, when individuals can receive government subsidies instead. That
figure's name is Hillary Clinton.
ObamaCare, IBD Helped Spare The Nation HillaryCare. Although this editorial was written more than
20 years ago, just replace "Clinton" with "Obama," and it all applies perfectly to ObamaCare, from the phony
promises to the bogus financing scheme to the massive new bureaucracy. It was this editorial and as many as
100 more like it in IBD that helped spare the nation the tragedy that would have been HillaryCare.
Files: Advisers pushed 'Health Care University,' crafted 'enemies' list. Members of the Clinton
administration were so vigorous about their push for health care reform in 1993 that they pushed the idea of
launching a "Health Care University" — and even circulated an "enemies" list of those who opposed
the overhaul. The details were included in the latest batch of Clinton administration documents released
Friday by the National Archives. Included in the 7,500 pages were two curious documents from 1993.
Biden and Kerry both opposed Hillarycare before they supported Obamacare. Then-Sens. Joe
Biden and John Kerry were both opposed to Hillary Clinton's 1993 health-care reform program, according to
documents released by the Clinton presidential library. Clinton marked a handwritten "No" beside Biden's
name on Clinton's list of Capitol Hill lawmakers that she needed to win over for her universal health care law,
known as the "Clinton health plan" or "Hillarycare," to pass. John Kerry, meanwhile, was marked with
a "Probably not." "Hillarycare" ended up dying in the Democratic-controlled Senate in 1994 without
coming to a floor vote.
Watch Obtains 57,000 Pages of Records on Hillary's Health Care Task Force. Judicial Watch has long been on the trail of the corruption and
deceit that were part and parcel of former First Lady Hillary Clinton's National Taskforce on Health Care Reform. I'm pleased to report that we have
scored another breakthrough, pulling back more the veil of secrecy in which the Clintons have long shrouded their most famous policy failure.
Remember Presidents Clinton?
Bill was just half of the 1990s White House duo. Many argued that Hillary was actually the driving force
behind the Clinton co-Presidency, even though Bill was the charismatic face and voice of the administration.
Hillary-Care failed under Bill, but some in America still think that socialized medicine is the answer to our
health care challenges. Nobody believes this more than Hillary, and she has many who agree.
Upon entering the White House in 1993, then-President Clinton appointed his wife to lead a task force on health care reform, the
centerpiece of his agenda. The finished product was so controversial it was abandoned in September 1994 without receiving a
vote in either congressional chamber. Six weeks later, Mrs. Clinton's political debacle on health care was instrumental in
the political maelstrom that installed Republicans in control of the House (for the first time in 40 years) and the Senate.
During Hillary Clinton's 1993 visit to Capitol Hill to testify about her proposed health-care plan, she was
asked by Virginia Rep. Norman Sisisky what could be done to ease the burden of the plan's mandates on small
businesses. The former first lady responded in her best let-'em-eat-cake style: "I can't go out
and save every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America."
Clinton urges health care
for all. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday made a stronger pitch for universal health care
and again defended her Iraq position, at the outset of a campaign swing through Iowa. … "I have some goals. One of them
is we're going to have universal health care coverage," the New York senator said, prompting loud
cheers from the capacity crowd on the Dubuque campus.
Hillary Claiming Bill Clinton's
Record. Hillary was the moving force behind the Clinton presidency in 1993 and 1994 — with
primary responsibility for the disastrous health-care plan, which helped hand Congress to the Republicans.
After that, her husband sent her into a polite exile.
Hillarycare will be mandatory.
A second shot at health
care for Hillary. Hillary Rodham Clinton will plunge back into the health care debate tomorrow with a sweeping plan
that would require all Americans to sign up for health insurance — putting her at odds with top rival Barack
Obama, Newsday has learned.
Wages of HillaryCare. Mrs. Clinton's proposal requires everyone to buy health insurance, along
with more insurance regulation, a government insurance option for everyone and tax hikes. Mr. Obama
likes all that but his mandate would only apply to children. He argues that the reason many people
aren't insured is because it's too expensive, not because they don't want it. Mrs. Clinton counters that
coverage can't be "universal" without a mandate.
Bend over for Nurse
Hillary. Last week freedom took another hit. Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled her new health care
plan. Unlike her old health care plan, which took longer to read than most cancers take to kill you, this one's
instant and painless — just a spoonful of government sugar to help the medicine go down. From now on,
everyone in America will have to have health insurance. Hooray! And, if you don't,
it will be illegal for you to hold a job.
It's Not Hillarycare, It's Hillarycon.
Sometimes Hillary Clinton leaves me breathless with the sheer arrogance of her assumption that the American
people are like a bunch of straw-chewing rubes eager to buy her latest brand of snake oil.
that the law provides that nobody can be turned away because of their inability to pay for needed medical
services — she just hopes the voters don't know that.
Clinton shills again for health care. Nearly 15 years after her grand plan
to revolutionize American health care collapsed in ignominious defeat, a chastened Hillary
Clinton will propose today [9/17/2007] a new easier-to-swallow centrist proposal that focuses on
providing universal coverage and reducing skyrocketing medical costs.
The Dark Side of Hillary Clinton's Health Care Plan:
The public face of Hillary Clinton's new health care plan is sunny, filled with choices for consumers and bright with
promises for better health care for all. But a close examination of the proposal alongside other initiatives of
Sen. Clinton in the past few years reveals a dark side she wants to hide from public view until after the election is over.
health care bomb could blow up a good system. Hillary Clinton just dropped the universal health
care bomb that everyone knew was coming. "I intend to have a universal health care system that does three
things — lowers costs for everybody, improves quality for everybody and covers everybody."
Hillarizing Health Care: The
new Hillary health-care plan is very different from the old 1993-1994 Hillary plan. It is far slyer, and
far cleverer, far more well-packaged. The same arguments that applied to the old Hillary plan do not
necessarily apply to the new plan. But the new health plan ends up in the same place as the old health
plan — with the government running everything.
Lessons: HillaryCare II. This is supposedly the grand lesson [Senator] Clinton learned from
her many political scars: People don't want government-run health care. But she might want to study
her mistakes a bit more closely because her alternative is to provide government-run health insurance, which
ultimately is the same thing. Clinton's plan would yank insurance regulation from the states and impose
a series of federal mandates on employers, individuals and insurance companies.
It's Not True That
Thousands Died for Lack of Health Insurance, Critics Say. Last month, when she announced her
$110-billion health-care reform plan, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), said, "Each year, 18,000 people die in
America because they don't have health care.
But while some experts looking at Clinton's statistics and
the issue of a health care crisis said she is correct, other experts said the data and claims are not accurate.
Schip Wreck: Oregon
voters send a message on HillaryCare. Oregon voters passed judgment Tuesday [11/6/2007] on a
plan that would have made their state children's health insurance program "universal." Sound familiar?
It should, because Oregon reproduced the current Schip fracas in D.C. on the state level — and the
referendum took a major shellacking, with voters siding three to two against. Oregon's expansion was
almost identical to the one backed by Congressional Democrats
In the 1990s, Judicial Watch, an organization that seeks to hold Democrats and Republicans accountable to the law, pursued
members of the Clinton administration.
Now the self-described "public interest group" may have come up
with its biggest find of all (so far). It has obtained records from the library at the Clinton Presidential
Center that reveal the internal workings and attitudes of people associated with Hillary Clinton's National
Taskforce on Health Care Reform. These documents penetrate Mrs. Clinton's carefully crafted personae,
expose her true character and suggest what she and her Democratic allies would impose on the nation, if
given the power.
Health Care Cabal: Judicial Watch released new documents last week from the Clinton Presidential
Library regarding Hillary's botched attempt to stage a government takeover of our nation's healthcare system
in 1993. Our investigators found them during a trip to the Clinton Library in Little Rock last year.
Here are a few highlights from what we found.
Hits the Fan. Hillary Clinton, now seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has put forth
a vision of health care for all the uninsured which would be funded by increasing federal income taxes, raising
tobacco taxes and raising capital gains taxes. This would assure a universal health care system, she
contends, and move us in the direction of socialized medicine (a term she has been careful not to use).
Hillarycare is mandatory!
Plantation Politics. Both [Obama and Clinton] noted a key difference in their approach to health
care. Each wants extensive government regulation. But Clinton wants federal government mandates to
force individuals to buy her plan and Obama rejects individual mandates. This key departure in health
policy hints at a far more fundamental difference in the mindsets of these two candidates. Clinton's
big-government liberalism is less rooted in liberal ideals than in the interest-group plantation politics
that has defined the Democratic Party of recent years.
health plan may mean tapping pay. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday [2/3/2008]
she might be willing to have workers' wages garnisheed if they refuse to buy health insurance
to achieve coverage for all Americans.
May Garnish Wages to Achieve Universal Health Care. Will Sen. Hillary Clinton
garnish the wages of people who can afford health insurance but refuse to buy into her
universal health care plan? Maybe. The Democratic presidential hopeful tried to
duck the question Sunday, when ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked her about wage-garnishing
three times. But she didn't rule it out.
Rodham Clinton's dream of overhauling the country's health-care system as the steward of a new Senate subcommittee
has reportedly flatlined. The New York senator had made health-care reform the centerpiece of her
Reading the Bill...
The White House has pointedly refused to say whether President Obama will read the 1,000+ page health care
bill — HR 3200 — now pending before the House of Representatives. ... The language
may seem innocuous, but Sec 1866D actually describes the plan for American health care that was
first proposed as HR 3600 in 1993 and known as HillaryCare.
Read more about about Obamacare.
Watch Gets Hillarycare Docs ... After 5-Year Legal Battle. After a five-year battle with two
presidential administrations, Judicial Watch finally got notification of a large cache of documents at the
Clinton Presidential Library related to Hillarycare. How large? Try 54,527 pages.
Another nearby page has more information
about socialized medicine and SCHIP.
The Baby Bond:
Hillary attempts to buy votes with other people's money.
This is a classic example of liberal utopian politics, where politicians
promise to provide everything to everybody at no cost. But this idea only lasted
about a week, and when the polls showed what a huge mistake Hillary had made, she wasted
no time in retracting the offer.
$5,000 for Every U.S. Baby. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham
Clinton said Friday [9/28/2007] that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond"
from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home. Clinton,
her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the
Congressional Black Caucus.
baby bounty: Just last week at a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton
proposed that each baby born in the United States receive a $5,000 "baby bond" from the federal government.
Such a program extends government's hold over Americans' lives, from cradle to grave, and provides
yet another "benefit" that can be used to justify higher taxes and greater regulation. It would help
condition otherwise self-sufficient voters to sup at the government trough — to expect government
assistance even when it's not necessary.
GOP hits Hillary's 'baby bonds'.
Republican strategists say Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton"s call for giving every newborn $5,000 for education is
the first major mistake in her front-running campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. They
say it undermines the centrist image the New York Democrat has carefully built and, if exploited skillfully,
could prove fatal in the 2008 general election.
Political candidates routinely do the obligatory baby-kissing. Hillary Clinton wants to give each baby a
check. Never mind that she'll get the money by raising their parents' taxes. George McGovern, who
parlayed his $1,000-in-every-pot proposal into a 49-state loss in 1972, should sue for copyright infringement
after Sen. Clinton told the Congressional Black Caucus' annual legislative conference that every baby born in
America should be given a $5,000 "baby bond."
Let the backpedalling begin...
abandons 'baby bonds' plan. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's quick backtracking from an off-the-cuff
"baby bonds" proposal demonstrates her campaign's ability to jump on damage control. It's been less than
two weeks since the New York Democrat casually said, "I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a
$5,000 account that will grow over time."
Hillary's leftists friends include the labor unions, AARP, NAACP, La Raza, and a large number
of Hollywood millionaires.
The Taxpayer Frog In the
IRS Pot: The Communist Party USA openly advocates to "defeat McCain and strengthen Democratic
majorities in Congress" and to elect either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in 2008. The CPUSA itself
says electing more Democrats helps the Communist cause.
Quiet About Her Own Radical Ties. When Hillary Rodham Clinton questioned rival Barack Obama's ties to 1960s
radicals, her comments baffled two retired Bay Area lawyers who knew Clinton in the summer of 1971 when she worked as an
intern at a left-wing law firm in Oakland, Calif., that defended communists and Black Panthers. "She's a hypocrite,"
Doris B. Walker, 89, who was a member of the American Communist Party, said in an interview last week. "She had to
know who we were and what kinds of cases we were handling. We had a very left-wing reputation
gets backing of Maxine Waters. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the backing of California
Rep. Maxine Waters, an influential member of the Congressional Black Caucus whose support could help blunt
charges of racial polarization against the Clinton campaign in the South Carolina primary.
The Clinton family machine: In the case
of AFSCME the back story is yet another example of how the Clinton husband-and-wife team works together as
they strive to move back into the White House. Hillary has diligently done her part as senator from
New York, championing AFSCME causes in Congress.
Former president of La Raza
named co-chair of Clinton campaign. An immigration reform activist thinks Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton revealed a great deal about how she really feels about the illegal immigration problem
when she announced that a former president of the National Council of La Raza has joined her campaign
team. Senator Clinton (D-New York) says Raul Yzaguirre will co-chair her campaign and lead its
outreach to Hispanic voters.
Polls Best Among Gays, Lesbians. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is the clear
favorite among gay and lesbian voters, who see her as a champion of gay rights, according to new nationwide
poll released today by Hunter College in New York.
Rep. Barney Frank Endorses Clinton, Will
Serve as Economic Advisor. Frank possesses "one of the sharpest minds in Congress," said
Clinton, who currently leads the Democrats in national polling.
Gay lawmakers line up to support Clinton.
Both openly gay members of Congress have now endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential
nomination. The New York senator secured the support of Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin congresswoman who is
the only out lesbian in the House, months ago. And this week Clinton gained the enthusiastic endorsement
of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, the only out gay man currently serving in the
Security fecklessness. In words a more thoughtful Clinton likely would have avoided, the leading
Democratic presidential contender told a cheering crowd of AARP policy wonks and political activists that when
she's back in the White House, there won't be any talk about cutting or privatizing Social Security. "This
is the most successful domestic program in the history of the United States. When I'm president,
privatization is off the table because it's not the answer to anything," she said. Also off the table
will be any benefit cuts or increases in the retirement age.
Hillary will bring her broom...
Hillary Rodham Clinton rallies at
the CWA Hall in Houston. Saying "it will take a woman" to clean up the problems in the White
House, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today urged about 1,000 Houston-area voters to support her campaign to
change America. "Bring your brooms," the Democratic presidential candidate told the crowd at a
union hall in downtown Houston.
Gets Another Controversial Endorsement. A former San Francisco mayor, [Democratic Senator
Dianne] Feinstein was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 and she is one of California's most
powerful and popular politicians as well as one of the wealthiest members of Congress with a
net worth of about $42.6 million.
To Lead Clinton Campaign. Hastings has the dubious honor of being one of only six federal
judges to be removed from office through impeachment for perjury and conspiracy to obtain a bribe.
Hastings was wrapped up in a 1983 scandal involving the solicitation of a $150,000 bribe in return for
favorable treatment for defendants in a racketeering case before him.
Blaspheming Hillary plays up to Harlem Baptists.
How can these parishioners sing "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" while at the same time shaking hands and clapping applause
for the devil's agenda? That's what goes on when Hillary steps inside a Christian sanctuary — it's
called anathema. It's known in biblical terms as "hypocrisy."
Clintons' New Escape: Bill and Hillary Clinton have their eyes on the ball when it comes to
2008, but in the meantime, has anyone noted that they bought a piece of beach property in the Dominican
Republic right next to the beautiful domain of designer Oscar de la Renta and his wife, Annette?
Pardon Me But... Said
Tony Snow: "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it." Here,
after all, is the wife of a president who all but peddled pardons to an assortment of felons and miscreants
including one malodorous fugitive from justice who had renounced his American citizenship. Doesn't this
woman recall that on her husband's last day in the White House he signed 140 pardons and several commutations?
In the wake of the pardons the Federal prosecutor in New York, Mary Jo White, was appointed to investigate
what the media was calling "Pardongate." She was replaced by James Comey, who obligingly cleared Clinton
of any wrongdoing.
Hauls In a Cool $10 Million. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's weekend trip to California capped off
a breathless week of fund-raising that hauled in nearly $10 million, revealing the reach of her network
of wealthy supporters.
rakes in millions; outraised by Obama. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has gathered
an additional $27 million in campaign contributions in the past three months, but will finish behind rival
Senator Barack Obama in the money-collecting sweepstakes, a key Clinton aide said today.
Too Much Money, Too Little Joy.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced that the $26 million she has raked in so far for her presidential
effort is "staggering." But the only thing that staggers me is why anybody would give a dollar to these
Clinton backs public funds
for campaigns. A day after her campaign announced a record-breaking fundraising haul, Democrat
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she would support public funding of campaigns if elected president next
year. … In fact, Clinton's campaign was the first to completely opt out of the public funding system
that has existed for more than 30 years.
Clinton Woos Black Vote, Targets
Obama. Far from conceding African-American support to the most credible candidate ever of African
descent, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., the Clintons are pushing aggressively for the help of their longtime allies
in the black business, political and entertainment elite. Clinton's supporters say she intends to make the
Illinois senator fight for every black endorsement and every black vote.
Guests De$ert to Obama. They jumped from Clinton's guest bedroom to Obama's bandwagon. … Movie
mogul and former friend of Bill David Geffen led the list of Democratic turncoats last week when he held a
fund-raiser for Obama and trashed the Clintons in the process.
Barack Obama isn't the
only candidate with ties to a controversial religious group. When I was profiling [Hillary
Clinton] two years ago, I learned about her involvement with a secretive Christian organization called The
Fellowship that has operated in the Washington shadows since the 1930s.
There is something deeply
strange about the group. They certainly do not like press coverage, so in that regard Clinton's
attraction might make sense. Reporters hoping to look into the group might want to think again. A
few years ago, The Fellowship's archives, which are held at Wheaton College, the evangelical school in Illinos,
were reclassified as "restricted" and placed under lock and key.
Intra-party politics and friction:
lengthy vote count stokes theories that Sanders actually won the primary. As the long, languid Democratic
primary vote count in California continues, a theory has taken hold among some fringe supporters of Sen. Bernie
Sanders: that he actually won the June 7 vote. Internet sleuths of varying expertise have attempted to prove that
the millions of ballots left uncounted on election night contained a Sanders victory over Hillary Clinton, but were prevented
from being added to the count. The fact that 2.5 million early and provisional ballots were not yet counted when the
networks called the primary has become another reason to doubt that the media can fairly cover the race.
Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton. In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the
Democratic presidential primary, runner-up Bernie Sanders has promised to work hard to defeat Donald Trump — but
he's given no sign he'll soon embrace Clinton, his party's presumptive nominee. Neither have many of Sanders's
supporters. A June 14th Bloomberg Politics national poll of likely voters in November's election found that barely half
of those who favored Sanders — 55 percent — plan to vote for Clinton. Instead, 22 percent say
they'll vote for Trump, while 18 percent favor Libertarian Gary Johnson.
Clinton May Have Conspired With The DNC To Engineer Media Blackout Of Bernie Sanders, Leaked Documents Suggest.
Hillary Clinton may have worked with the Democratic National Committee to shut Bernie Sanders out of getting media coverage,
new leaked documents from within the DNC's own servers seem to suggest. This week, a hacker calling himself "Guccifer 2"
released a number of documents stolen from the DNC. The part that got the most media attention was an extensive piece of
opposition research on Donald Trump that outlined the party's plan of attack against the real estate mogul and GOP nominee,
but supporters of Bernie Sanders claim the real bombshell was another email. In an email dated the day Hillary Clinton
officially announced her nomination, the DNC was already planning a media strategy that contrasted Clinton and Trump.
The document shows that the party had been planning for Clinton to become the nominee, not Bernie Sanders.
Clinton faces serious, even legal, potholes on the road to becoming Democratic candidate for president.
Republican delegates are required to vote at their convention as they did during their state primary. The rules are
different for the Democrats. Delegates are free to vote for any candidate, regardless of who won their state
primary. If Clinton continues to falter and limps into the convention, or if she withdraws, it could result
in an "open" convention. The results could be surprising.
hacker reveals how the 'fix was in' for Hillary Clinton from the very start. Newly leaked documents from a
Russian hacker reveal that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt never had a chance against Hillary Clinton in the democratic
primary. A hacker who identifies himself as 'Guficer 2.0' leaked the DNC documents, which apparently prove that Clinton
was conspiring with the DNC as early as May 26, 2015, the same day Sanders launched his presidential bid, according to the
Washington Examiner. But, it's not just the DNC that Clinton was conspiring with in 2015. The Clinton campaign was
already working hand-in-hand with the media.
The Insurgent Democrat Everyone Knows. Canova has found success in his campaign against Wasserman Schultz
mainly due to her disastrous record as DNC Chair that has inflamed disgruntled Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrats who
believe (correctly) that she has had her finger on the scale for Secretary Clinton all along.
DNC documents may show ugly connections between the party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Earlier this week it was announced
that a hacker breached the servers of the Democratic Party and obtained the DNC's opposition research on Donald Trump. The DNC confirmed as
much. Now, a single person claiming to be the hacker has released the supposed Donald Trump information alongside some other very revealing
internal documents. When pressed by reporters to confirm or deny the authenticity of the new documents, the DNC only issued this vague statement
doing neither. If the documents were fake, it would seem that the DNC would openly deny as much.
document shows the DNC wanted Clinton from start. A document leaked by a hacker who took responsibility for the
Democratic National Committee data breach appears to show the DNC coordinating with Hillary Clinton from the start of the
presidential campaign — just as Bernie Sanders has claimed. A document to the DNC dated May 26,
2015 — a month after Sanders kicked off his presidential bid — declared that "our goals & strategy" are
to "provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC."
active role for Hillary Clinton is a break from past elections. President Obama on Thursday afternoon
[6/9/2016] offered a full-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton's campaign, saying he's excited to hit the campaign trail
with her next week and in the months ahead. He'll be one of the few sitting presidents in recent history to play an
active role in his successor's election bid. On the whole, there's a reason why sitting presidents often steer clear of
the campaign trail for their successors: it's rare for one party to hold the White House for longer than eight years, and a
party's nominee doesn't want to be saddled with a surrogate who has lagging approval ratings and inspires voter fatigue.
In recent years, incumbent presidents have proven to be more a liability than an asset — or at least that's what their
successors' campaigns seemed to think.
Might Not Be the Nominee ... And This Is Not Just a Theory Anymore. There is now more than a theoretical chance
that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president. How could that happen, given that her nomination
has been considered a sure thing by virtually everyone in the media and in the party itself? Consider the possibilities.
Surrogate: Superdelegates Intended To 'Temper The Raging Masses'. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer
Granholm, a Hillary Clinton surrogate, acknowledged on Monday what the Democratic party's superdelegate system is all about:
"temper[ing] the raging masses." Appearing on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Granholm weighed in on news that the
Associated Press and NBC News had named Clinton the party's presumptive nominee based on a sum of her pledged delegates and
superdelegates. The projection caused a stir among some political observers and Bernie Sanders supporters.
Sanders and his backers have argued that the use of superdelegates — a group of 714 party leaders and
elders — usurps the democratic process.
Clinton should keep VP Joe Biden. Consider the following scenario: after a bruising primary against socialist
Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally emerges from the Democratic National Convention as her
party's nominee. Although the raucous convention is marked by protests from disaffected Sanders supporters, Clinton
leaves Philadelphia triumphant and begins the long process of uniting her party's warring factions. In a campaign
marked by countless missteps, everything seems to be falling in place for Clinton, until the political world is rocked with
the news that federal indictments are coming down involving her private email server.
is cheating her way to the Democratic nomination. The Democrats had a script for 2016. Backed by big-money
donors, party insiders, liberal institutions, universal name recognition, the media and terror on the part of all other
serious potential candidates, Hillary Clinton would glide to the nomination, her path marked by rose petals. Gentlemen
would doff their caps as smiling troubadours gently strummed their lutes by the side of the path to the nomination.
Somehow a coronation turned into "Mad Max: Fury Road." Every time Hillary looked in the rearview mirror, there he
was: a nutty old socialist chained to the grille of a monster truck and screaming imprecations into the wind.
Sanders keeps repeating his biggest mistake of the campaign. For the bajillionth time in this campaign, Bernie
Sanders was asked over the weekend about the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a
private email server during her time as secretary of state. And, for the bajillionth time, Sanders took a hard pass on
Sanders Says Superdelegates Should Consider Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal. Bernie Sanders said in a new
interview that voters, and superdelegates to the Democratic convention, should take a "hard look" at a recent and highly
critical State Department report on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State. The
Vermont senator, who has refrained from attacking his opponent on the email scandal on the campaign trail, mentioned the
Thursday report by the State Department's inspector general during a Sunday appearance on CBS' Face the Nation.
The inspector general concluded that Clinton and her senior aides ignored repeated warnings that her private email system
was vulnerable to hackers when she was Secretary of State.
Clinton must choose left-wing running mate, says Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday [5/29/2016] that Hillary
Clinton must choose a left-wing candidate as running mate if the Democratic party is to win the presidential election. The comments
came amid mounting criticism that Mrs Clinton's campaign is poorly equipped to take on Donald Trump. Mr Sanders cautioned that
to beat the bombastic Republican nominee, the Democratic party must defend working families by choosing a non-traditional candidate who
would stand up to "Wall Street" and the "greed of corporate America".
Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started. When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic
Party's presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution —
one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term. The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has
evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders,
to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even while Clinton appears set to win
the Democratic nomination this year, she has faced an unexpectedly difficult challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the
farthest-left Democratic candidate to seriously vie for the nomination in decades.
Why Bernie isn't quitting
just yet. Frustrated mainstream Democrats worried about the polls showing a neck-and-neck presidential race
cannot figure out what Bernie Sanders is doing — and they're beginning to panic. They know there's maybe a 2 percent
chance Hillary Clinton doesn't clinch the nomination June 7 — she needs only 78 more delegates and is leading by double
digits in both New Jersey and California, where 690 are up for grabs. It would take a calamity beyond reckoning for her not to get
those 78 that night. [... But] Sanders' continuing presence in the race and the effectiveness of his attacks on her with leftists are
actively contributing to the decline of her image.
demands new Kentucky election canvass after losing by the tightest of margins to Clinton. Bernie Sanders'
presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday [5/24/2016], where he trails Hillary
Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote. The Sanders campaign said it will ask the Kentucky secretary of
state to have election officials review electronic voting machines and absentee ballots from last week's primary in each of
the state's 120 counties. Sanders signed a letter Tuesday morning requesting a full and complete check and recanvass
of the election results in Kentucky.
Are a Fish, Rotting From the Head. The only way Hillary will be indicted, as she certainly deserves to be, is
if the Democrats decide that she can't beat Donald Trump — an increasingly likely eventuality — and
decide to go with someone else.
faces wrath of Clinton Mafia as he refuses to surrender. Now it's Bernie Sanders' turn to feel the burn.
Unfortunately, the heat is coming from the Clinton Mafia. The Democratic National Committee, top members of Congress
and their media handmaidens are turning on the formerly adorable, 74-year-old senator with rabid ferocity. His sin:
refusing to concede to St. Hillary. Off with his head! For his impudence, Sanders and his backers stand
accused of fomenting violence and using intimidation tactics, of being rude and sexist and of sabotaging Clinton.
Will Obama Indict Clinton to Save his
Party? [Scroll down] I don't believe for a moment that Obama has any personal investment in Hillary Clinton becoming President — he'd
personally be just as happy with Bernie if not more so. Moreover, his own Justice Department is allegedly threatening open mutiny if action is not
taken against Clinton after the probe into her private email server is completed. If Clinton were in a strong position for the general election,
no doubt Obama would order Lynch to softpedal any action that lands on Clinton herself, no matter what the facts say. However, Obama can read
the polls as well as anyone, and he knows that Sanders would walk all over Donald Trump, whereas Clinton might well find herself in a dogfight. At
this point, an indictment of Clinton might well seem like an escape hatch for President Obama.
watched Hillary Clinton's forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media's not telling you. [Scroll
down] From reports from my husband and other conventioneers, and from my own firsthand experience as my son and I
wandered in and out of the hall as the day progressed, it appeared that [Roberta] Lange didn't listen to much of anything the
Bernie delegates had to say; she appeared not to count the votes from that side of the room; she ejected dozens of Bernie
delegates who didn't have a chance to defend their eligibility, and who, if they were allowed to stay, would have given
Bernie more delegates than Hillary; she didn't allow for a "minority report"; she cut off microphones when people challenged her.
Support Among Democrats Fades As Party Crisis Looms. Democrats still can't decide if Hillary Clinton is
electable — in fact, her support has diminished as the primary season has dragged on. There are fears of a
party revolt by Bernie Sanders supporters at the July convention, and there's a huge rift forming between two of its major
factions. Plus, polls show that the supposedly can't-possibly-win Donald Trump is now close to Clinton. The
latest evidence of trouble came with Tuesday's primaries, where Clinton beat Sanders by a mere half a percentage
point — 46.8% to 46.3% — in Kentucky, a state where in 2008 Clinton walloped Obama by 66% to
30%. Sanders beat her in Oregon by an almost 10-point margin.
Uygur: "CNN Never Showed You" What Really Happened At Nevada Dem Convention. The Young Turks host Cenk
Uygur explains how CNN exposed its pro-Clinton bias this weekend. "You're so biased you don't even see it," he said
about the hosts of the news network. "You think: I just got here on CNN because I'm, well, awesome.
No you got on CNN because you will say things that do not rock the boat. If you rock the boat, you will be called a
radical and rabble rouser and shown to the door."
Party split over Sanders becomes real, personal, and very dangerous. The Democrat establishment is waking up to
the awful truth on Bernie Sanders: he is a mortal danger to not only the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, but the
continued viability of the party's strategy of mouthing populist rhetoric while practicing crony capitalism. Too late,
they now realize he actually means what he says about a "political revolution," and bringing him back into the fold by the
time of the Philadelphia Convention will be a problem.
sticks it to the Democratic Party. As fallout from Saturday's Nevada Democratic convention expanded across
Democratic circles, the Vermont senator's defiance appeared to confirm some of the party's worst fears: The rifts
caused by the presidential primary may be deeper than anyone knew.
Did Nevada Democrat
Party Just Steal Another State From Bernie? [Scroll down] Many attendees demanded that 64 excluded
Sanders delegates, listed in a "minority report," be allowed to participate. But [Roberta] Lange instead swiftly called
for a voice vote to implement a temporary change of party rules on a permanent basis. Then she took it upon herself to
affirm the result — which, as video shows the obstreperous reaction, was at least debatable — abruptly
adjourned the meeting with an impotent slam of the gavel, and simply walked out, leaving pandemonium in her wake.
Dems' new fear:
Sanders revolt could upend Democratic convention. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics,
says she never saw anything quite like this before. Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults,
including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie
Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos.
Castro modifies HUD policy in apparent bid to be Clinton's running mate. [Scroll down] In what I'm sure
is yet another in a series of totally accidental, coincidental bits of timing, the HUD announcement was rolled out just as a
group of progressive activists revealed that they were planning "a full offensive" against Castro. The changes being
proposed at HUD look suspiciously like olive branches intended to defuse their complaints. These include requirements
for investors to offer to reduce the principal on underwater mortgages and to freeze interest rates for five years.
That may sound great to those holding the mortgages, but it's not exactly sound fiscal policy. So are these changes
supposed to be helping improve the program or enhance Castro's chances at being Hillary's running mate? And even if
it's the latter, could it ever be proved? Tough to say, but if he is the veep nominee, expect to hear more about this
straight through November.
in Disarray: Sanders Wins Indiana in Upset. Sanders winning Indiana is a major upset but you wouldn't
know that by looking at the news. Everyone is covering the Trump news and ignoring the fact that there was actually a
Democrat primary as well. The media narrative has always been how "chaotic" the GOP race is. Well, not so much,
there is clarity tonight. The chaos belongs to the Democrats, and tonight proves it.
the Radical Resume of Tom Perez, Possible Hillary VP Pick. Although much of Perez's history is well-known to
PJM readers due to his many fringe polices at the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, the Immigration Reform Law
Institute (IRLI) recently obtained his revealing eight-page resume. Nearly every single entry of his career
history involves some form of racial activism. [...] The document shows that with Perez near the White House, race-based
politics and social division in America will be sure to intensify. Picking Perez would ensure the most extreme and
marginalized policies of the Obama years would carry on into a Clinton administration.
Need to Know About Tom Perez: Likely Hillary VP Opposes First Amendment. Hillary Clinton is 68, and beset
by a persistent cough that she has never adequately explained. According to Ed Klein, author of Unlikeable:
The Problem with Hillary, she also suffers from "blinding headaches, exhaustion, insomnia, and a tremor in her
hands." If Hillary goes unindicted (as seems likely, given that the Justice Department has been hiring based solely on
left-leaning ideology) for her mishandling of classified material on her private email server, the deep split in the
Republican Party makes it likely that she will be the next president. Unless her health prevents her from remaining
in office. Given her apparent health issues (and the fact that her rival for the nomination, Bernie Sanders, is
74 years old), the Democrats' choice for vice president could be their most important since 1944.
Campaign Accuses Clinton and DNC of Violating Campaign Finance Rules. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie
Sanders' campaign is accusing his rival Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) of "serious apparent
violations of campaign finance laws" by improperly allocating money obtained through joint fundraising. In a statement
released Monday [4/18/2016], the Sanders' campaign wrote that the joint fundraising committee Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) is being
"exploited" to solely benefit Clinton's campaign for president.
Clintons attacked Obama's qualifications, 'one speech senator'. When it comes to comparing the qualifications
of others with themselves, Bill and Hillary Clinton revert to standard operating procedure: Bash them as inexperienced.
Just as the Clinton campaign is doing to Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary and Bill did to President Obama when he ran
against her in 2008.
Clinton Accuses Black Lives Matter Protesters of Defending Murderous Drug Dealers. America's "first black
president" has some detractors among the African-American community of Philadelphia. While rallying support for his
wife ahead of Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, Bill Clinton found himself in a shouting argument with a group of Black
Lives Matter protesters. The activists crashed Clinton's speech, bearing homemade signs reading, "Clinton's crime bill
destroyed our communities," and, "Welfare reform increased poverty." One sign made reference to Hillary Clinton's infamous
use of the right-wing trope superpredators — a term that described a "new class" of young black criminals who lacked
all conscience and empathy — during her husband's reelection campaign. The former First Lady apologized for
using the term when confronted by protesters back in February. Her husband took a different approach.
Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties. Collusion between the Clinton campaign and
the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer. Montana was one of those
states. It sold itself for $64,100. The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change
their votes to Sanders in spite of a handful of overwhelming Clinton primary losses in their own states, were arguably part
of that deal. In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals
with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called The Hillary Victory Fund. The deal allowed many
of her core billionaire and inner circle individual donors to run the maximum amounts of money allowed through those state
parties to the Hillary Victory Fund in New York and the DNC in Washington.
Hillary shows her mob boss side. Hillary Clinton lost her temper the other day. She said she was "sick of
the Sanders campaign lying about me." It's hard to believe that this is what she's sick of — since Sanders is,
without question, the gentlest opposition candidate any front-runner has faced in the history of American politics. The
truth is likely this: She's sick, all right — sick of having to run against Sanders. Look, she had it in the
bag, guys, she had it in the bag. Before she declared her candidacy she made like Don Corleone of "The Godfather" and
put all the politicians and party bigwigs in her pocket. She lined up the superdelegates. She scared Elizabeth
Warren out of the race. She scared Joe Biden out of the race. The only one who dared face her was a septuagenarian
leftie lunatic from Vermont.
Is the Press Not Talking About the Rigged Democratic Presidential Nomination? [Scroll down] Just think
what might be happening out there without this manipulation of the nomination process. The candidate drawing the bigger
crowds and winning quite frequently would be perceived as the one with the momentum toward gaining the party ring.
Instead of speaking about Sanders throwing in the towel, the press would be hounding [Hillary Clinton] about whether she is
going to collapse again like she did in 2008. What we don't know is how many of the party bosses might change their
allegiance to Sanders and tip the nomination his way.
the Left, Deep Unease About the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua. Pass the popcorn: while conservatives are engrossed in the battle
between Trump and non-Trump, over on the Left, they're having an ideological conniption fit over the fixed-fight they call the Democrat
primaries. Nobody, it seems, much likes Hillary: [...] In fact, no one less than the FBI director himself, James Comey, will
interview the new chief of the Clinton Crime Family. With nearly 150 agents on the case, it's clear that where there's (obvious)
smoke there's also a four-alarm fire; the only question is whether the corrupt Obama "Justice" Department will dare or deign to indict the
career criminal, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Rigged! Hillary secretly STOLE New Hampshire.
It's the headline on every newspaper and website around the country: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won a resounding victory
over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in yesterday's New Hampshire Democratic primary. But there's another story
the media has been much slower to pick up on. Because despite his 22-point victory, Sanders didn't walk away with
the most New Hampshire delegates. Clinton did. And party insiders have been secretly working for months to rig the
delegate count in Clinton's favor, no matter what the voters of New Hampshire decided.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Embrace and Reject the Obama Legacy of Fail. The two candidates running for
the Democratic presidential nomination are trying to have it both ways: they want the support of the Barack Obama coalition
that got him elected to the presidency twice, but at the same time they are making the case that his policies have failed, and
they know better how to fix them. But the mainstream media have cast the latest Democratic debate as serving neither
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) nor Hillary Clinton, but instead bolstering the reputation of President Obama. While many
in the media claim that Mrs. Clinton has embraced President Obama's legacy more than the socialist Sanders has, a closer
examination of her words reveals implicit criticism of Obama's policies and progress.
to Close. With Super Tuesday over, Clinton is once again demonstrating her inability to dispatch a "lesser
opponent." That inability to "close" cost her 2008's nomination and eight irretrievable years. This time it
could cost the presidency and her reputation. For this year's nomination, Hillary Clinton faces the junior
Senator from America's second smallest state. He is a self-described socialist and would be America's oldest president
at inauguration — by over five years — if elected. If ever a profile existed for someone for
the Democrats' most famous politician to beat handily, Bernie Sanders would seem to have it.
Trump Derangement Syndrome Turns Into
Treason. [Scroll down] Under pressure from Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is now adopting positions well to the left of Obama.
On racial issues, she's already more extreme than he is. Ponder that for a minute. Both Democratic candidates are now airing blatantly racist
views about white privilege. Sanders and Clinton are also scrambling to get to the left of Obama on terrorism, socialized medicine and a raft of
case against Clinton: This is the disaster Democrats must avoid. So far [Hillary] Clinton seems to have retained the status of favorite
for the Democratic nomination. But there are strong signs that it's Sanders who would fare better against the eventual GOP nominee. Recent
polling shows Sanders doing better than Clinton against each of the Republican contenders.
Sanders has raised $16 million from the unemployed. One of Bernie Sanders talking points on the campaign trail is that the "real"
unemployment rate is much higher than the official 4.9% cited by the Labor Department, and he should know. That's because Sanders' biggest
source of fundraising support comes from the retired or unemployed, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, as reported by
Bloomberg. $16 million of the $73 million the candidate raised in 2015 came from individual donors who said they were without jobs,
according to the report.
Sanders' brother says 'rapist' Bill Clinton was a lousy president. Bernie Sanders' big brother ripped Bill Clinton in an
interview published Friday — saying that people forget what a lousy president he was because they're too preoccupied with his
sordid sex life. "Is Bill really such a terrible rapist — or is he a nice rapist?" Larry Sanders told The Daily Beast,
asking the question he said is on most people's minds when it comes to the former president, whose wife, Hillary, is in a showdown with
Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
brother: Media can't decide if Clinton is 'terrible rapist' or 'nice rapist'. Bernie Sanders's elder brother rips Bill Clinton in a new interview,
suggesting the media is too focused debating whether the former president is a "terrible rapist" or "nice rapist." He also suggests that his brother, a
self-described democratic socialist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is "very socialist" in his view of "class warfare." "Bill Clinton
has leapt in to try and make it personal with Bernard," Larry Sanders, 80, who lives in England, told The Daily Beast for an interview published Friday [2/19/2016].
He described Clinton as a "dreadful" president for poor people.
Campaign Is Facing Fierce Headwinds. Hillary Clinton's struggling campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is collapsing
faster than you can say "Bernie Sanders." And Democrats are now starting to ask if Sanders, the rumpled, fiery Vermont socialist, could beat
her in enough primaries to weaken her prospects in the general election, if not defeat her outright. Sanders, who was once dismissed by party
leaders as a kooky left-wing insurgent with little grassroots support, is giving Clinton the political fight of her life.
female senators say Clinton is victim of sexism. Women serving in the Senate say Hillary Clinton is being subjected to an unfair,
sexist double standard on the campaign trail. Criticisms of Clinton's tone of voice have become prominent in recent weeks, stirring strong
feelings among Senate Democratic women who say they too have had to battle the stereotype of the shrill female. "She's often judged by a
double standard," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the dean of the Senate women.
for Hillary. Hillary Clinton's loss to Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary wasn't as bad as she'd
feared. It was worse. Sanders's margin of victory — 60 percent to 39 percent —
was the largest ever by a Democrat who wasn't a sitting president. It was a come-from-behind win: Eight months
ago, Sanders was at 9 percent and Clinton held a 46-point advantage. And Sanders overperformed the polls.
Only 1 of the last 15 polls had him above 60 percent; the Real Clear Politics average in New Hampshire
had him at 54.5 percent going into the vote.
Dumb, Dumber and Democrat.
Not all Republicans are talented valedictorians residing on Mt. Genius, but today's Democratic party and its supporters have become
disgustingly dumber as the presidential campaign wears on. It escapes me how a Democrat, let alone any American citizen, would
cede their rights to bureaucratic dolts. But that is the preference of the Democratic electorate. Their choices for president
include an old con-artist just toenails ahead of federal prosecutors and an ancient curmudgeon determined to tax and spend our nation
into the dust bowl of history.
The Progressives' Phony
Democracy. Consider the recent two presidential primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. In the popular vote Bernie Sanders tied
Hillary in Iowa and wiped her out in New Hampshire. Yet Hillary ended up with more delegates — 394 to Sanders' 44.
Why? Because there are 712 "superdelegates," Congressmen, governors, some mayors, and certain party apparatchiks. Each superdelegate
is worth about 10,000 of one citizen's vote. So much for believing "mankind are capable of governing themselves."
campaign's comment that Nevada is '80% white' angers some Democrats. The ethnically diverse Nevada has been touted for months as the state where Clinton
finally pulls away from the dead heat race she's been running with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose coalition of young, generally white voters propelled him to a win
in New Hampshire and a virtual tie in Iowa. But the form secretary of state's campaign team seems to hedging their bets and downplaying her chances of pulling
off a major victory in the Silver State.
years later, Bill Clinton is causing headaches for his wife again. Halfway through a 40-minute stump speech here, Bill Clinton arrived
on the topic of Bernie Sanders's proposal for single-payer health coverage — and became annoyed. "Every time we try to have a debate
on this, they say: 'You don't understand. We're creating a revolution. You're getting in the way. You're part of the establishment,'"
Clinton drawled, with more than a hint of frustration in his voice. "God forbid we should have an honest discussion on it." Then Clinton
changed course again.
Bernie Sanders Is Brainwashing Our Uneducated Youth. Lovable Bernie is essentially propagandizing a generation
of gullible American young people who don't have anything near the education or experience to understand what is happening to
them. His task is made simpler because his Democratic Party opponent is demonstrably and obviously corrupt and in danger of
prosecution. She has also been pushed so far to the left by Bernie's success (and her own fears) that no serious questions
about socialism are even asked. Our educational system, which, even at the college level, rarely looks at socialism from a
results-oriented perspective, exacerbates this situation. Yet those results sit just below our southern border in catastrophic
form for all to see, though few, especially among the young, have the background or, frankly, even the interest, to look.
Democrats' Rigged Superdelegate System May Not Be Enough for Hillary to Prevail. [Scroll down] Mrs. Bill is so terrible once
she gets in front of the public that even those in the rigged system that should be her safety net abandon her. Again, this is largely
because the Hillary Clinton pitch to the electorate is mostly myth. She's not really a strong feminist. She's not really even a
strong woman. She's ridden the coattails of two men who embarrassed her publicly to get where she's at. And she was still the best
the Democrat elites had to offer as their establishment pick the last two times they got to anoint a non-incumbent.
Democrat primaries: Soviet
style. Importantly, unlike with Republicans, the Democrats' modern election "process" is ironically autocratic, not democratic.
Superdelegates may ensure a unified decision-making process, but it is top-down and based upon the party's stamp of approval rather than a
generalized expression of whom the voters want. In this way, a top-down process is antithetical to the traditional bottom-up process the
Founding Fathers intended: common people choosing informed electors who in turn choose the nominee. But it's worse than that.
Super-delegates beholden to no one — save the party itself — make this nominating process inherently corrupt, based
upon backroom dealing completely removed from the American people's influence.
Beware a Wounded Clinton. Hillary
and Bill Clinton were prepared to lose, but there's a loss and then there's a shellacking. After barely winning Iowa, with its coin tosses and independent
calls for a public recount of the secret ballots, getting trounced by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 20 points suggests tissue-rejection of the Clinton
candidacy. It's likely some of those voters weren't even pro-Sanders, just turned off by Clinton. The Republican race is starting to look tame by
comparison. The rejection went to her character. Among Democrats who say they care most about honesty and trustworthiness, she lost by 86 points.
None of Bill's lip-biting brand attached to her: She lost by 65 points among those who want their candidate to care about people like themselves.
Then there are the women. Although they were threatened with eternal damnation, a majority of women — seven in 10 under 45 —
did not vote for the would-be first female president.
There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party? [Scroll down] Well, [Bernie Sanders] may have
his eyes on the campaign finance system as the problem in the elections as many on the left do. But the more obvious one
is that he walloped his rival, Hillary Clinton, 60% to 38% Tuesday, yet he takes home just 15 delegates for the Democratic
nomination, same as the 15 she does, based on flaws in the Democratic Party's nominating process, which is proving anything
but democratic. In terms of securing the delegates needed for the nomination, it's as if that victory never happened.
And it comes on the heels of questionable tactics (six unlucky coin flips?) that diminished Sanders' clear electoral strength
there — and what should have been his victory in Iowa.
Sanders Wins New Hampshire, But Hillary Clinton Gets All The Delegates. Unfortuantely for Sanders, this means
that he will have to finish with commanding leads in all upcoming primaries. He will have to work day and night to secure not
just South Carolina, but Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and most of the so-called "SEC" primary states — the ones at play on Super
Tuesday. But even then, he may be unable, outside of a complete and total Clinton collapse, to overcome the resources of a
party machine hell bent on Hillary Clinton as their Presidential nominee.
Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders. Though Bernie Sanders
won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will.
Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with
at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates.
The Coming Hillary
Meltdown? Interesting tidings in the media the last 24 hours that suggest a smoldering volcano of Democratic discontent
and near panic. The Democratic establishment has cleared the field for Hillary, and she's having trouble putting away Bernie
Sanders! If she can't handle Bernie Sanders, how will she match up with a Republican nominee?
Steals Obama's 2008 Playbook: Minority Support, Voter Fraud. Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton watched as Barack Obama crushed her dreams,
then used her body as a stepping stone to the presidency. Now, she has determined that she will become Obama. Hillary rightfully should
have won the 2008 primaries — she had all the advantages on her side. She didn't, because Barack Obama seized it from her arthritic hands
thanks to three distinct phenomena: wildly disproportionate support from the minority community, a friendly media unwilling to ask tough questions,
and voter fraud. Hillary has learned her lesson.
When presented with a fair fight or an all-out political nuclear war, the Clintons always push the button. Bernie [Sanders] must be
destroyed because he can beat her. Don't get me wrong. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two: Both want
free college, higher taxes, more spending, bigger government, less personal responsibility, etc., etc. The difference is Hillary has
speechwriters twisting those things into rosy, horribly delivered lectures, and Bernie speaks from the heart like a homeless man yelling at
an empty cookie jar. But the Democratic Party has turned into the home of homeless people yelling at cookie jars, so he's a threat.
Clinton's Coin Toss Win Spells Trouble for Dems. Six months ago, Senator Sanders polled at only 26 percent of the
Iowa vote to Hillary's 54 percent; word is that the former first lady's entourage was shell-shocked by her close brush with (another)
defeat in Iowa. Clinton's margin over Sanders was only a handful of delegates; apparently 6 delegates ended up in
Hillary's column by virtue of fortuitous coin tosses.
Might Rue Their Attempt to Coronate Hillary. If Hillary Clinton were in an actual horse race, she'd be at the glue factory
today. Consider: In an effectively two-way race for the Democratic nomination, the former first lady, U.S. senator, and secretary
of state — vanquisher of the patriarchy, shatterer of glass ceilings, modeler of pants suits — earned less than
half the vote against a 74-year-old, Marxist incarnation of Waldorf from The Muppets, [...]
dubious 'victory' in Iowa alienating Sanders supporters. Long story short: the ultra-left wing of the left-wing
Democratic Party is waking up to the fact that Hillary Clinton is a vicious, crooked phony, who will do anything to win —
fair or foul. Welcome to the club, lefties. That's step one in waking up to the political corruption that is destroying
our country. Meanwhile, assuming Hillary continues to muscle her way into the nomination and escapes indictment, the odds are that
embittered Sanders supporters will stay home in November.
wins Iowa by 0.2 percent. The last precinct to report — Polk County's precinct No. 42 —
reported a Sanders win with 58.3 percent of support above Clinton's 41.7 percent. In Iowa with all 1,683
precincts reporting, Clinton won with 49.8 percent to Sanders' 49.6 percent.
Won Six Straight Coin Tosses To Win Handful Of County Delegates. As reported by MarketWatch, the official
Democratic Party rules in Iowa call for a coin toss if the caucus results are deadlocked. "In a case where two or more
preference groups are tied for the loss of a delegate, a coin shall be tossed to determine who loses the delegate," the rules
read. In Iowa on Monday [2/1/2016], in at least six precincts, a coin toss was used to decide which candidate received a
county delegate. Clinton won all six times.
The Editor says...
Hillary Clinton has always had phenomenal luck. Like the time she invested in cattle futures for a few days and
ended up with $100,000. Winning six badly-needed coin tosses in a row is nothing by comparison.
Hillary won at least six Iowa precincts by coin toss. Hillary Clinton claimed victory over Bernie Sanders in at
least six Iowa precincts after winning a coin toss. It was a dead heat between the Democrat candidates, and official rules
dictate administrators settle a tie by tossing a coin. Video posted on social media on Monday night and Tuesday morning
caught six astonishing moments where Clinton came out on top — to the ire of some visibly disgruntled Sanders supporters.
There have been no reports of Sanders winning a coin toss to settle one of the dead heats on Monday night [2/1/2016].
Revolution That Will Either Destroy America... or the Left. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the same
candidate. They're both leftist radicals with degrees in political science who held back some of their more radical ideas
to pursue political office. In the two years that they served together in the Senate, they voted the same way 93 percent
of the time. They're also political opportunists. Bernie Sanders, no less than Hillary, reinvented his political views,
including his allegiance to Socialism, numerous times over the years. Sanders moderated his positions on everything from gun
control to Israel when it helped his political career. He's now modifying plenty of positions all over again in order to appeal to
new and different voters. Bernie Sanders is no more authentic than Hillary Clinton and she is no less radical than he is.
Clinton Attacks Bernie Sanders As A Socialist. After desperately trying to convince the Democratic base that she's as liberal as
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and her backers are now charging that Sanders is unelectable because he's too extreme.
Hillary Emails Confirm: Democrats to Nominate First Openly Socialist Presidential Candidate. About two weeks
ago, I wrote that we should "Stick a fork in Hillary, because she's done." In that particular case, emails revealed that
then-Secretary of State Clinton had instructed aides to strip classification headers from secure documents and send them over
insecure channels. Which, by my count, was felony #336 committed by Ms. Clinton and her aides, who conspired to co-mingle
State Department, Clinton Foundation transactions, and related criminal activity using a private email server that operated
outside public scrutiny. Today's news really does mean the demise of Clinton's campaign. The intelligence community's
inspector general reported to Congress that he "had discovered "several dozen" classified emails, including messages containing
what's known as 'special access programs' (SAP) information".
desperate Hillary attacks Sanders for supporting legislation Bill signed. Sanders, of course, was the only one
of the stage who could have voted to deregulate in 2000. Neither Clinton nor Martin O'Malley served in Congress at that time.
[...] Consider this, however. Bill Clinton signed into law the very act — The Commodity Futures Modernization Act
of 2000 — that Hillary attacked Sanders for supporting. I don't know the exact state of the Clinton marriage in
2000, but it seems highly unlikely that Hillary would have voted against an act her husband was willing to sign.
casts herself as Obama's heir, Sanders calls for 'revolution' in debate. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton
on Sunday cast herself as President Obama's natural heir on guns, health care and the economy in the final debate before
Iowa's caucuses, but Sen. Bernard Sanders said it's time for Democrats to push further, saying the country needs a "political
revolution" to break the power of big corporations. Mrs. Clinton accused Mr. Sanders of betraying Mr. Obama by seeking a
primary opponent for him in 2012, and calling the president weak on tackling Wall Street. And she said Mr. Sanders' new
plan for government-sponsored universal health care would undo the advances of Obamacare, which she said she would defend and expand.
clings to Obama to push back against Sanders in heated debate. What's unjust about the Democratic process? Just
look at the calendar. The party's first debate — Oct. 13 in Las Vegas — coincided with a
Dodgers-Mets playoff game. Bye-bye, viewership in America's largest media markets. The second debate — Nov. 14
in Des Moines — aired on a Saturday night, pitting it against a heavy slate of college football. Hillary vs.
Bernie 3 — Dec. 19 in New Hampshire, also a Saturday — went missing amidst pre-Christmas shopping and
holiday parties. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, fervently denies that this is a
conspiracy to dowse "Feel The Bern." When her term is up, she has a wonderful future ahead of her in witness relocation.
Kneecaps Hillary as the Dem Establishment Gets Nervous. You don't say this sort of thing if you're enthusiastic about Clinton
being the Democratic nominee in 2016. [...] Perhaps Biden is just miffed at Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Committee for
rigging the primaries in Clinton's favor. The DNC ruled there would only be six debates, only four of them before Iowa, and two buried
late on Saturday nights. They've scheduled debates opposite major sporting events — last night's candidate forum, which
ran on little-watched Fusion while Americans were captivated by the college football national championship game, was just the latest
example — and on the weekend before Christmas, doing everything in their power to give the impression that they don't
want audiences to watch their candidates spar.
Biden His Time. What happens if
Hillary Clinton is, mirabile dictu, indicted for her crimes? Yes, I know — that's why I called it a thought experiment.
Still, it could happen, or at least if the FBI recommends prosecution and the Justice Department declines to indict, it might be enough to cause
a crisis that even the Clintons can't overcome. What happens then? Surely the Democratic establishment won't want to head to the fall
with Bernie Sanders as their standard-bearer. (And Martin O'Mushly isn't a very good fallback position either.) Vice President Joe Biden
is the obvious Plan B for the Democratic Party, and there's no doubt the party would change the nomination rules if it has to in order to
put Slow Joe in the fast lane.
Hints at Warren for VP. In what would be a dream ticket for some and a nightmare to others, Bernie Sanders has been dropping some
not-so-subtle hints that he would select Elizabeth Warren as his running mate. This would be a smart move on Bernie's part. He has
been functioning as a stand-in for Warren and derives support from her wing of the Democratic Party. The left would be electrified.
The rest of the country would be horrified as these two Neo-Marxists traveled the land promising to take wealth from some and give to others.
Joe Panel Says [the] DNC [is] Rigging [the] Primary for Hillary Clinton. The panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe harshly
criticized the Democratic National Committee on Monday [11/21/2015] for trying to protect Hillary Clinton and ensure she receives
the Democratic party's presidential nomination. While discussing Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, co-host
Mika Brzezinski asked, "There isn't really a nomination fight, is there? The way this is set up." Her co-host Joe
Scarborough shook his head in agreement before saying to BBC's Katty Kay, "If the Democrats, I think, for the first time in the
history of modern politics — and I'm serious — you had a political party take every measure they could for
Americans not to see their candidates."
Clinton may be setting up Trump to win Republican nomination. President Obama and Hillary Clinton have
intensified attacks on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, accusing him of manipulating voters' "fear and
ignorance" and using anti-Muslim rhetoric that helps recruit Islamic State terrorists — jabs that appear to be
energizing his supporters and strengthening his campaign. But campaign strategists say the attacks are not aimed at
knocking down Mr. Trump. Instead, the smears are part of a calculated ploy by Democrats who want to help him win
because they are convinced the billionaire businessman will lose in the general election.
Warren Only Female Democratic Senator Missing From Hillary Clinton Endorsement Event. One by one tonight [11/30/2015],
13 female Democratic senators took the stage inside the packed ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC to raise money and
announce their support for Hillary Clinton. But it was the person missing from the group who stood out most.
Since Vince Foster isn't available...
on for Clinton-McAuliffe ticket. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton's
top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended
Clinton family dynasty in America's two top political offices. A Clinton-McAuliffe pairing would be the most friendly
ever and a long road from the usual ticket coalition like the 1980 Reagan-Bush ticket.
already looking at possible V.P. candidates to run on Clinton ticket. Reportedly among the possible running
mates: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Maryland governor and presidential contender Martin O'Malley, and Housing and
Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. "It would be a balanced and diverse ticket, and it would be two firsts:
a female as president and a Latino as vice president," Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said of a Clinton-Castro ticket. "I think it's a
better reflection of America than what the other side can offer."
The Editor says...
Once again we see that the Democrats are the party that categorizes everybody. Beliefs and values don't matter to them as
much as skin color and membership in a perpetually-aggrieved demographic category.
Exit Shows The Fix Is In: Hillary Is The Nominee. After much public agonizing, Vice President Joe Biden finally said he would not run for
president. His decision shows Hillary Clinton's strength — for all its leftward tilt, cash and impunity — is formidable.
Joe Biden opts out of presidential
race. Vice President Joe Biden has decided to forgo a 2016 presidential bid, he announced Wednesday [10/21/2015].
"I believe we're out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign," the vice president said from the
White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill Biden and President Obama by his side.
Jim Webb May Run As Independent and Elect Hillary Clinton. It's almost like
they're all in on this together. One advantage of being part of the progressive movement is that they're relatively united. They're all pretty much
socialists and social justice warriors. They disagree, a bit, on how seriously they should take these plans to re-fashion man in Marx's image, but on the
basics of the thing, they all agree. The opposition to these forces is, on the other hand, fractured. The left isn't really challenged by a conservative
movement; it's challenged by a coalition that is merely non-leftist, which includes people who believe in a semi-coherent ideology called "conservatism,"
but which also includes a lot of people who disagree with conservatism, such Republicans.
Hillary Clinton is still a terrible
candidate. Yes, Clinton can unite her party. Especially when the other options are an avowed socialist, a
former Republican senator, a former Reagan official who smiles at the thought of killing on the battlefield, and a former Maryland
governor who built a cops-and-incarceration résumé and ran in the exact year when those politics seem cruelly out of
date. But did last week change any of her problems?
Candidates for Governor Avoiding Ties to Clinton. As Hillary Clinton battles the perception that shes
struggling to win over support in the 2016 presidential race, Democrats running for governor in 2015 are avoiding
association with her as they finish their campaigns.
Bill Clinton's Performance Defending Hillary 'Has Freaked Out a Lot of Democrats'. Bloomberg reporter Mark
Halperin said Monday [9/28/2015] that Democrats are "freaking out" about an off-message interview given by Bill Clinton
because they need him as a positive face of the campaign for 2016. In a Sunday [9/27/2015] interview with CNN, the former
president talked about the scandals weighing down Hillary's campaign, which he attributed to a partisan effort to destroy her
The Uni-party's 2016 Election
Strategy. The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent
any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC. Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to
maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured
servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors. It is clear that the Obamas
and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President
Hillary. The Obama strategy is stretch out the homebrew server scandal to undermine Hillary's campaign through a death by a
thousand cuts. It has to be delicate surgery, something short of indictment and trial, which would likely implicate him, and
something that would prevent retaliation from the Clinton camp, perhaps leaks of the Muslim or birther variety that we witnessed
from them during the 2008 primary season.
Joe Biden is no Hillary Clinton.
Sure, he's a gaffe-monster. He's a little goofy. He's been wrong more than just about anybody on just about everything.
He's a bloviator. And he can be nasty, for example when he accused Republicans of wanting to put blacks back in chains.
But he has something Hillary will never have. Believability.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Must Go.
During the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was a strong
supporter of Hillary Clinton's, serving as a co-chair to her campaign. In April this year she told the Sun-Sentinel,
"Secretary Clinton, I think is arguably one of the most qualified people — assuming she announces her
candidacy — who have ever run for president. I was proud to support her in 2008. Of course, as DNC
chair, I will neutrally manage our primary nomination contest, assuming we have one." Schultz didn't count on Senator
Bernie Sanders becoming a serious contender in the Democratic primaries. In response, Ms. Wasserman-Schultz has ceded
her stance of neutrality to aid Hillary Clinton's run for president.
Clinton: Biden Buzz Isn't Impacting My Support. Hillary Clinton said Friday that the buzz surrounding Joe Biden's
possible White House bid has not kept her potential supporters on the sidelines and spoke openly about her campaign's efforts to
secure delegates while attending the Democratic National Committee meeting. Clinton said she hasn't seen "any evidence" that
Democrats are waiting for the vice president to make a decision before pledging their support for her. "We have picked up
additional supporters yesterday and even today," Clinton added.
authentic alternative to Hillary Clinton. The media fixation on the largest Republican field of presidential
candidates in history misses the very real crisis Democrats are facing as their slam-dunk nominee's campaign unravels before
their eyes. A year ago virtually everyone agreed that Hillary Rodham Clinton would not only be easily nominated, but was the
odds-on favorite to succeed President Obama. Now with the FBI on her tail, a string of less than inspiring appearances and
interviews and polls showing her fading, Democrats are faced with the question of what to do if her campaign collapses.
With friends such as
these .... Just how bad are the Democrats' problems regarding the 2016 presidential nomination? They
find themselves with an "inevitable" nominee whose campaign is imploding, who is facing not merely political but huge
legal problems, who is the subject of investigations by federal agencies that may explode any day with unwelcome surprises,
and who is dropping by the day in polls of potential national voters.
and Biden Meet for Lunch as Momentum Builds for Challenge to Hillary. Back in Washington D.C. after an extended
vacation, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sat down for lunch today while reports suggest that the vice president
is "leaning towards" a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton's Democratic nomination for president in 2016. The event
took place in the private dining room of the White House, but was closed to the press. While it is likely that the pair
discussed a potential Biden run for president, no details were leaked about the content of their discussion.
A Biden-Warren Ticket? It speaks
poorly of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren that neither has entered the presidential race. Hillary Clinton's vulnerability has been
evident for quite some time, if not all along. Yet neither Biden nor Warren have had the guts to challenge her. That role
fell to a pugnacious, Brooklyn-born socialist with little to lose. But Biden and Warren may be about to team up. The
two met this weekend. Together, they might muster the courage to take on the wounded bully.
Biden's interest in presidential bid fuels Clinton world
panic. Vice President Joe Biden's clear signals of interest in the presidency has piqued the not-quite-but-almost
panic going on among insider Democrats that want Hillary Clinton to the be their party's 2016 nominee. Biden is a loyal
Democratic foot soldier, and few expect him to crash Clinton's party. But her acolytes are increasingly nervous. The
vice president has done nothing to tamp down speculation that he's preparing to play the role of Democratic savior and jump into
the White House race if the former secretary of state is effectively pushed out because of the ongoing scandal surrounding her
use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
and the vast left wing conspiracy. Hillary Clinton is twisting in the wind, a victim of a vast conspiracy to
torpedo her candidacy. But this time, it is a real conspiracy, and it comes from the left. The "vast right wing conspiracy"
that she identified in 1998 as behind the surfacing of Monica Lewinski's Oval Office fellatio of her husband was actually the product
of activities of open opponents of her husband publishing their findings. It takes a paranoid village to see opposition as inherently
conspiratorial. But this time around, as she twists in the wind, the people enabling her political immolation are ostensibly on her
side, and acting covertly. Metaphorically smiling as the stiletto goes deeper into her back. Monica Crowley is the latest
pundit to identify the subterranean earthquake quietly torpedoing Hillary's chance at occupying the Oval Office and finally getting even
with Bill: [...]
on Possible Biden Run: 'Hillary Is on the Verge of Political Collapse'. Andrea Tantaros weighed in on whether Biden's run
is a potential "Plan B" for Democrats in 2016. [...] "I think Hillary Clinton is a shell of a candidate on the verge of political
collapse. And I think someone as politically astute as President Barack Obama knows that. I also don't think they are friends.
I think they are 'frenemies' and he wants to secure his legacy, that's all he cares about. The Clintons will trash it in the general
[election]," she said.
Battle of the Red Geezers. Hill
and Bern each want to lay claim to their party's presidential nomination next year. Beyond that, the presidency. Both will
shortly begin beating the stuffing out of each other. Both are reds, though per the spin, Bern is the purer red. Hill, goes
the critique, is the compromised of the two. A crony capitalist underbelly afflicts William Jefferson Clinton's 40-year bride... a
grubby acquisitiveness — and not just for power to make the world more compassionate, fairer, and equal — is an
itch Hill must scratch. Shakedowns — err, speeches — have made Bill and Hill mucho rich reds.
Influence-peddling was added to the Clintons' portfolio when Hill served as O's secretary of state.
Dems have few options
if Hillary falters. [Scroll down] The conversation has illustrated that the Democrats' emergency options are
not good. Barring a Gary Hart-like meltdown by Hillary, they are limited to retreads like Biden, Gore and John Kerry.
Accomplished and respected retreads who retain popularity and influence in Democratic circles, but retreads nonetheless.
Sanders in 'Statistical Tie' With Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire Poll. The poll was
conducted [7/22-30/2015] by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR. "Hillary Clinton remains in
a statistical tie with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Clinton and Sanders enjoy
similar net favorability ratings among Democratic primary voters," the poll press release reads.
Sanders: I'm roadblock to Hillary Clinton's coronation. Voters filled the large
banquet hall yesterday [8/1/2015] at Southern New Hampshire University to support Vermont Sen.
Bernie Sanders, who gave an impassioned speech on income inequality and boasted he's gaining
traction against fellow presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. "Something happened on the
way to a coronation," he told the cheering crowd. "It was me."
Dems panicking over Hillary as stilettos are unsheathed. The sheer awfulness of Hillary
Clinton's candidacy is sinking in on the power elite of the Democratic Party, and signals are being
sent. It is going to be stiletto time soon. The lethal combination of her scandals and her
unappealing, wooden, personality that reeks of phoniness could bring down not only her presidential
campaign, but the entire down-ticket of the Dems. Thus it is that the semi-official party organ, the
New York Times is signaling major donors, campaign workers, and apparatchiki of the party that it is
time to think the unthinkable, and turn to the unlikeliest of saviors, Joe Biden. Two high profile
pieces in the Times tell the story.
weakness of Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is as unpopular as she ever has been. Her
favorability ratings have fallen to just 40 percent. Her campaign is already heading south, even
though she has serious advantages over everyone else in the campaign, both Democratic and Republican.
Her opponents in the Democratic field do not pose a plausible mathematical threat. Bernie Sanders can
attract huge crowds in college towns, but he is going nowhere with the African-American voters who would be
key to building an anti-Clinton Democratic primary coalition. Martin O'Malley's record, shaped by his
transition from the Baltimore mayoralty to the Maryland statehouse, has made him radioactive to an activist
Democratic base that wants criminal justice reform and that winces when a politician like him says, "All
Lives Matter." Clinton is thus free to define her agenda apart from them.
Hillary Craters, Democrats Search for Panic Button. Losing a state like Colorado by
nine points to Scott Walker (who will be the GOP standard-bearer in 2016) would mean an electoral
disaster for the Democrats is in the offing. If it's not close in Colorado or Iowa, it means the
Democrats would likely lose every swing state, including Walker's own Wisconsin, and be confined to
their electoral ghettos in New England and on the West Coast.
The Bernie Surge Makes Perfect Sense:
He's Not Hillary. [Scroll down] Being 'not Hillary' includes: not believing
that he is automatically next in line and merely enduring the tedious process of getting back to the
White House; being willing to speak, off the cuff, to journalists, potential supporters, voters and
even citizens who are not on his payroll; the absence of a record of deceit and prevarication; and a
lifetime of politics based on conviction, some stunningly misguided, all honestly held. Relative
obscurity beats overexposure, too.
Clinton is Bernie Sanders in a pantsuit. All of the talk about Mrs. Clinton "moving to
the left," which has been reported regularly in the media, is a waste of breath. This implies that
there is somewhere on the left for Hillary to move. But based on her voting record over eight years
in the Senate, as well as statements and proposals she has made or plans to make as a candidate, Hillary
Clinton is already on the leftwing fringe.
Sanders Is The Future Of The Democratic Party. "The rise of Bernie Sanders is proving
awkward for the Democratic Party," contends Politico in a recent piece about the surprisingly
popular socialist presidential candidate. Well, maybe it's not that surprising. And it's
probably not that awkward. Politico could have just as easily declared: The rise of
Bernie Sanders is a completely predictable outcome of the Democratic Party's trajectory. Or, maybe, the
rise of Bernie Sanders portends a socialistic future for the Democratic Party.
Federation of Teachers Endorses Hillary Clinton For President. The American Federation
of Teachers (AFT) today chose to back Clinton in the Democratic primary for president. "In
vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in
the White House," AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a statement released this afternoon [7/11/2015].
"Hillary Clinton is a tested leader who shares our values, is supported by our members, and is
prepared for a tough fight on behalf of students, families and communities."
about unionized teachers.
Hillary and the Hippie.
Political observers are still speculating over whether the July 4th New York Times' report on
the loony biography of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was meant as a hit-job or an
encomium. He is closing in on the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. Joe Biden is standing
in the wings. Other ambitious Democratic pols are smelling blood.
Clinton's Team Is Wary as Bernie Sanders Finds Footing in Iowa. The ample crowds and
unexpectedly strong showing garnered by Senator Bernie Sanders are setting off worry among advisers
and allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who believe the Vermont senator could overtake her in Iowa
polls by the fall and even defeat her in the nation's first nominating contest there. The
enthusiasm that Mr. Sanders has generated — including a rally attended by 2,500 people
in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday — has called into question Mrs. Clinton's early strategy
of focusing on a listening tour of small groups and wooing big donors in private settings.
Biden likely to join 2016 White House race next month, top fundraiser says. Vice President Joseph R.
Biden's team is putting out the word that he is leaning in favor of joining the presidential race next month, according
to a prominent Democratic fundraiser. The veep's entrance would dramatically shake up the Democratic contest,
confronting front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton with a formidable opponent who is equally well-known across the country
and poised to tap a network of major donors.
Blow to Hillary: Major union leader goes all in for Bernie. Unions wield considerable
political influence and are some of the most generous contributors during campaigns, especially to
Democrats. If more major union leaders decide not to officially endorse Hillary, it could be
devastating for her campaign. Despite not yet demonstrating a strong position on trade, Hillary
has still tried in other ways to court unions. She prominently showed off union-made gear in May
during the official launch of her online campaign shop, and she urged people to stand firmly for
unions during a speech in Chicago.
activist Max Blumenthal now a Hillary 2016 problem. Max Blumenthal is toxic to any
mainstream political candidate. Indeed, he'd be too toxic even to most left-wing candidates, his
anti-Israel venom is so notorious.
Helping Sanders Stop
Hillary. Democrats have worked hard over the last several presidential cycles to spread division within
the Republican Party. Rush Limbaugh has suggested that conservatives return the favor. Why not?
The Democratic Party is obviously trying to squeeze out any competition for Hillary, hoping that if she coasts to the
nomination without spending money or spilling blood, she will have a decided advantage coming out of the conventions.
Bernie Sanders has other ideas. Although his political ideology is dead wrong, at least Sanders calls himself a
socialist. His political career has not been pockmarked by the ghastly misconduct of the Clinton gang. The
size of the crowds Sanders is drawing strongly suggests that many Democrats are uncomfortable with the coronation of Mrs.
William Jefferson Clinton. Conservatives ought to be trying help Sanders stand up to Hillary and her plutocratic friends.
Is the Status Quo Candidate. President Obama's approval rating is underwater, and
unless he experiences a surge in popularity over the next year, some election analysts think the
likelihood of Hillary winning is much lower than advertised. Hillary will apparently try to
distinguish herself from Obama while at the same time adopting his campaign strategy, which
emphasized mobilizing the liberal base over persuading undecided voters.
Party is Officially Leaderless. Barack Obama's presidency is all but over. It's Hillary Clinton's party now,
but she does not seem inclined to lead it so much as to emerge as its supervisor by default and through a process of attrition.
She is not in a hurry to rush that process, and there is no alternative Democratic leader waiting in the wings. Inadvertently,
what House Democrats did on Friday [6/12/2015] was to decapitate their own party.
Dems wary of Hillary's move to the left. Moderate Democrats are worried about Hillary
Clinton's recent embrace of liberal policies. After positioning herself as a centrist and steely
potential commander in chief in the 2008 Democratic primary, Clinton has shifted.
Clinton moves left as Bernie Sanders picks up momentum. Sen. Bernard Sanders' strong
second-place showing in Wisconsin Democrats' presidential straw poll has party leaders warning
Hillary Rodham Clinton that she could have a real primary race on her hands. Mrs. Clinton, who is
supposed to be the party's all-but-inevitable presidential nominee, barely beat Mr. Sanders in the
balloting this past weekend, garnering 252 votes to his 208, or 49 percent to 41 percent.
nightmare scenario accelerating. Democrats from the grassroots on up are awakening to
the awful truth: Hillary Clinton is a scandal-ridden, unlikable, arrogant, nasty, wealth-obsessed,
awkward, gaffe-prone nightmare of a nominee. Inevitable? Well, she's got the party officials
locked up and serious alternatives like Elizabeth Warren quaking in their sensible shoes, but she is
so unappealing that even Bernie Sanders is starting to look good.
panic that dare not speak its name: Hillary looks like a loser to Dems. No Democrats
are willing to go on the record with their doubts about Hillary Clinton's electability —
not even the gaggle of hopeless, sad-sack nominal opponents for the nomination: Lincoln "metric
system" Chafee, Bernie "socialism now!" Sanders, and Martin "the guy who taxed rain" O'Malley. But
a shocking potential rival is waiting in the wings. The realization is dawning on many in the
jackass party that they have an unappealing, gaffe-prone, self-entitled, scandal-ridden presumptive
nominee on their hands.
the Tormentor. Lately I've been running into people even more put off by the Clintons than the
nefarious operatives in the "vast right wing conspiracy" ever were. They're called Democrats.
risk faux primary race. So Linc Chafee is in the race. This brings the number of
contenders up to four. You have an embittered, kleptocratic and entitled Social Security recipient;
you have a sex-obsessed, corrupt septuagenarian Socialist; you have a big city machine Progressive;
and you have the Wonder-Bread-and-Velveeta pragmatist. Of this crew, the only one that is a real
contender is Martin O'Malley. But the real reason this bunch of northeastern Progressive white
guys are in the race is to give the illusion that Hillary is not cruising to a coronation.
Castro, Hillary's Rumored Veep Pick, Wasn't a Real Mayor. Months before the 2016 election
really begins in earnest, there is serious speculation that Hillary Clinton, the near-inevitable
Democratic-party presidential nominee, has already settled on her vice-presidential pick: Juliÿn Castro.
[...] But even a cursory glance at Castro's curriculum vitae reveals a laughably thin set of accomplishments,
betraying the real reasons why Castro is in the conversation — reasons that liberal Latino pundits
and organizations are all too willing to overlook in the name of electoral success.
to Julian Castro: Back off. The media has noticed that new HUD Secretary and former
San Antonio mayor Julian Castro has upped his public profile as the presidential race heats up.
He's not jockeying for a position in the race itself, according to analysts, but attempting to position
himself as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee — specifically, Hillary
Clinton. Part of that effort apparently entails rounding up Hispanic activists to pressure Hillary
into moving him to the short list in case she wins the nomination, [...]
awful truth about Hillary is beginning to dawn on Dems. Hillary looks like a disaster-in-the-making, with very
poor campaign skills and an indefensible record overseeing foreign policy disasters that have exploded in the face of Obama.
But some in the mainstream media are beginning to shed their reluctance to say that the empress has no clothes.
Hillary Clinton Problem. You knew it was coming: The White House is starting to get a
case of Clintonitis. With Hillary Rodham Clinton the overwhelming favorite to carry the Democratic
torch next year — and now an official candidate starting to spout policy positions —
the White House has been forced to parry an ever-increasing barrage of questions. Speaker John A.
Boehner got the ball rolling by asking President Barack Obama to enlist Clinton's help to pass fast-track
Unqualified Top VP Choice. [Scroll down] First, let's begin with the fact that
[Julian] Castro's most important elected experience was as San Antonio's mayor, which is a largely
symbolic position. "San Antonio's city government is a council-manager system," explains the
Atlantic's City Lab: "Unlike the strong-mayor governments of Chicago or New York, San Antonio's
government is led by a city manager, which is appointed by the City Council. The city charter
invests in the city manager the authority to execute the laws and administer the government of the
city." Elected in 2009, Castro was basically a glorified ribbon-cutter.
Castro is 'only' veep prospect for top Clintonians, says source. Top members of Team
Hillary are already pushing Julian Castro as her vice presidential nominee, with one source telling
me last week that right now, there isn't even a second choice. "There's only one person the top
guys are looking at right now, and that's Julian," said the source, who is close to top Clinton officials.
The Editor says...
Isn't this rich. The "pro-choice" party has only one possible nominee and the nominee has only
one possible running mate. (Sounds like Zimbabwe or Cuba or North Korea.) And this would
seem to preclude next year's Democratic Party convention. If Hillary becomes the next President,
brace yourself for a number of unilateral decrees like this one.
Will Julián Castro Be
Hillary Clinton's Running Mate? The consensus winner of Tuesday's [10/13/2015] Democratic presidential debate was Hillary Clinton, but
the debate had barely ended when someone asked me the logical next question: what are the odds that Julián Castro, the former
mayor of San Antonio and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will be her running mate?
Terrible news for Hillary in new poll. How long will it take for Democrats to realize
that Hillary Clinton is terrible candidate who will lead them to disaster in 2016? [...] I will
leave aside her terrible track record, her inability to speak extemporaneously without committing
gaffes, her unappealing screech when excited, her inner arrogance and anger, and the ethical
compromises as SecState that led her to destroy the email evidence that could have either exonerated
or convicted her. What is of concern here is some terrible polling results over something she
can do nothing about.
Reasons To Think Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Are In Cahoots. Did Team Clinton
put the lovable socialist folk singer up to this for some reason? Consider the following:
[#1] He is one of very few people in the political world who can make Hillary seem younger and more
in touch with normal people. [#2] He is one of very few people in the political world who can
make Hillary's politics seem more moderate.
the Democrats Get Rid of Hillary? Hillary has the Democratic Party where she wants it.
By scaring off every serious candidate, the party has no choice but to get behind her. And the more
it gets behind her, the more it's stuck with her. It's a bad marriage that the Democrats can't seem
Candidacy Doesn't Worry Me. I hope I'm not wrong; the country can't take four more years of the same disastrous
policies. Frankly, I'm a bit surprised that Hillary appears to be the anointed candidate with virtually no one in
the party surfacing to challenge her for the nomination. If she was ever a good candidate, her time has clearly passed,
because the mythical image that she has invested so much energy cultivating for herself has mostly been shattered by reality.
Perhaps the main reason the Democratic Party can't come up with anyone to challenge her is that for six or seven years,
it has put all its eggs in the Obama basket.
This is why the Democratic
Establishment is still desperate to run Hillary Clinton. There are two things that we
know about the next election, more or less: first, the Democrats [are] tanking among white voters.
Second, black voters aren't going to come out for a non-black Presidential candidate with the same intensity
that they did for Barack Obama. Add those two together, and the end result looks very bad for the
Clinton Will Not Implode! Ultimately, she may lose the 2016 election, but she will
not lose the chance to be the Democratic nominee.
Clinton is increasingly unpopular. It's not because of her e-mails. Not only is the
change from CNN's polling not statistically significant from two polls last year, it's also part of
a long-term trend. Clinton's numbers have been declining for some time, and the shift in the latest
poll is very much in line with what we would expect.
like Hillary doesn't really want it that much. Last time Clinton announced her
candidacy 22 months before the 2008 election, even before what's-his-name from Illinois. It's
now 20 months and she reportedly still hasn't decided when to pull the trigger. Gotta squeeze in a
few more big-buck-speeches. Gotta minimize chances of fumbling the ball, run out the clock.
Won't Anyone Challenge Hillary? Many Democrats probably feel as if there's no other
viable choice. But despite the generous treatment she's received from the media, Hillary has
never been an especially electrifying or potent political power. She badly fumbled her first
preordained presidential nomination to Barack Obama — falling into every trap imaginable
along the way. Nearly every high-profile project she took on during her husband's
administration turned into a disaster. Her time as secretary of state is now riddled with
questions. And she has never effectively rallied grass-roots activists to her
cause — probably because her only real cause is Hillary.
Are Democrats Stuck With Hillary? Blame Obama. The furor over Hillary Clinton's
private email account while Secretary of State, and her poor handling of the revelations, should be
a serious blow for her presidential ambitions. She broke or twisted the rules apparently to
hide her communications from the public. More broadly, it revived general concerns about her
likability and skill as a campaigner. Yet Clinton has no serious rivals for the nomination.
say Hillary's out in '16. Then what for Dems? Clinton's bid to capture her party's
next presidential nomination is as absolutely certain today as it was at this point in 2007. A
recent Rasmussen Reports poll found 75% of all likely voters and 88% of likely Democrat voters felt
it was "likely" she'd be the nominee in Philadelphia come late July, 2016. But given her campaign
careening from iceberg to iceberg in recent months, pollsters wonder about things that seem inevitable.
Are Ready for Hillary and Stuck with Her. The good news was that after a week of
ominous and politically damaging silence, Hillary Clinton emerged to answer questions from the press
about her emails and demonstrated that she had no intention of letting this story deflect her from
her goal of winning the presidency. The bad news was that barely-suppressed rage about having to
answer those questions and arrogant "trust me" attitude not only failed to defuse this controversy,
it also raised serious questions as to whether she had the temperament to run a successful campaign
for the presidency. Taken together, it is more or less a perfect storm for a party seeking to hold
onto the White House next year without having Barack Obama on the top of the ticket.
Only Person Who Could Beat Hillary Clinton Is Michelle Obama'. Was he serious? It
certainly wasn't obvious that conservative commentator Ben Domenech was kidding when on today's
[3/8/2015] Up With Steve Kornacki he said that "the only person I think who could beat
Hillary Clinton is Michelle Obama." Domenech's comment came during a segment on the subject of who
might jump into the race should Hillary decide not to run. The mere fact that there was such a
segment suggests that the controversy over Hillary's email might not be the much ado "about nothing"
that some claim.
ready for Hillary Clinton. She's still the overwhelming poll favorite among Democrats,
but questions, for now just tiny butterflies in the tummy, are beginning to disturb the narrative so
carefully nurtured by the party faithful. Is she the strongest Democratic prospect on the horizon
because she's so terrific, or because the other prospects are so dreadful?
if Hillary Bows Out? Until now, Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency has been
viewed as pretty much a sure thing. But lately the road to near-certain nomination has taken a
couple of rough turns, especially with the revelation that Clinton may have broken federal rules as
secretary of state by communicating only on her private email account. Which makes us wonder:
What if The Unthinkable did happen and she actually dropped out? What would be the Democrats'
Trust for Hillary on the Left. "It's Hillary's turn," say pundits. Others, scanning
the horizon, say, "Who else but Hillary?" Yet among the Democratic Party's activist left, Hillary
isn't a cinch. The left has suspicions about Hillary and those may persist and fester.
suffering from Clinton fatigue say they're ready for Warren. Thirteen Iowa Democrats
wearily took their seats here [in Ames, Iowa] this weekend and discussed among themselves the source
of their angst: Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I'm utterly tired, tired of the Clintons and
the whole establishment," said Carol Brannon, 71, a retired nurse.
not looking so inevitable, after all. First of all, she has tons of baggage, including
a disastrous term as Secretary of State. Relations with Russia are in the tank, and there is that
picture of her with an idiot grin holding a "reset button" with her Russian counterpart. Then, there
is Benghazi, still ignored by the major media, but fodder for devastating ads to be used against her.
Beyond that, the entire Obama foreign policy has been a disaster, and she planted all of the seeds for it,
from the Arab Spring to the dissing of Israel.
poll numbers are collapsing. In just the past month, when no one with a real life was
thinking about the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton's massive poll lead over every single
potential Republican opponent has collapsed.
Obama's third term.
Personnel is policy, as the saying in Washington goes. That's why, when President Clinton's former
chief-of-staff John Podesta went to serve as an adviser to President Obama in the White House, it
hinted at continuity between the policies of two administrations led by two apparently very different
Democrats. It is therefore telling that Podesta plans to leave the White House in February so
he can help run Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. The campaign has not been officially
launched, but Podesta's move, announced Tuesday [1/13/2015], means we know something highly significant
about it. Assuming Clinton seeks the office her husband left in 2001, she will be running not only
for a third Clinton term, but also for a third Obama term.
Dilemma: Hillary "very old, slow" but Elizabeth Warren unelectable. Hillary is the
presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee. She has a large double-digit lead over other
potential contenders. The one thing Hillary doesn't have, however, is grassroots enthusiasm. Her
support as the presumptive nominee is a mile wide and an inch deep. She's popular because of name
recognition and organizational power. No one wants to be on Bill and Hillary's enemies list.
The Editor says...
That's because people of the Clintons' enemies list sometimes end up
like Vince Foster.
Hillary's walk to the Democratic nation is a sign of the party's weakness. [A]ccording
to the latest CNN poll, Hillary is 55 points ahead — yes, I said 55 points
ahead — of her closest rival. She gets 65 percent to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's
10 percent. We've never seen numbers like this for any putative presidential candidate before.
tricky Obama-Clinton handoff begins. As the presumptive Democratic front-runner in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has many of
the same goals as President Obama, starting with reassembling and reenergizing the coalition responsible for Obama's victories in 2008 and
2012. But if she becomes the nominee, Clinton will have to unlink herself from Obama while positioning herself to inherit the bloc
of young people and minorities that helped put Obama in the White House.
believe the hype — Hillary Clinton can be beat. The accumulating evidence that the
Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme
importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest
success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton's, that it will sleepwalk into the next election
behind Hillary Clinton?
mocked by Rand Paul after almost every Democrat she campaigned with LOST in midterms.
Tuesday night's [11/4/2014] victory for the Republicans wasn't just a blow to President Barack
Obama — it was also a knock on Hillary Clinton, who campaigned for almost all of the candidates who lost
Democratic US Senate seats on Tuesday. And Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a likely challenger to
Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, isn't letting her forget that she backed the wrong horses in 2014.
Obviously an audience plant. Who can sneak into an event like that with a bullhorn?
Hillary Clinton gets heckled.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn't officially running for president but she's already
attracting one of the regular features of the campaign trail: hecklers. During an address to the
annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday [10/12/2014] in San Diego, someone in the 3,000
person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.
Why No Democrat Wants to Run Against Hillary. There are plenty of ambitious but
little-known Democratic governors or senators who are a decade or two younger than Clinton. So why
aren't more of them considering a presidential campaign that might set them up to be Clinton's successor?
The answer speaks to one of Clinton's underappreciated assets: her ability to instill fear.
Clinton's air of 'inevitability' evaporating. Hillary Clinton needs a conscience
transplant, and she needs it now. Her book tour is in a shambles, the fate of her $14 million
advance from her publisher is marooned somewhere in limbo. She's under 50 percent approval for the
first time in the presidential polling for 2016, and, scariest of all, she's having to call on
Bubba for help. She knows better than to become merely "a wife of," but 2014 is beginning
to smell like 2008, and she's Miss Inevitability once more.
is Humpty Dumpty. If Hillary Clinton runs for President, she's still the odds-on
favorite because she has the Democratic machine behind her. The conventional wisdom is that the
nomination is Hillary's to lose. If Hillary's disastrous book rollout and tone-deafness about her
wealth are any indication, Hillary might just accomplish the unthinkable of imploding a second time
as presumptive nominee. Hillary's worst enemy is Hillary. There's only so long you can
pretend to be something you are not.
Warren crouches in the not-running tall grass as Hillary flounders. I am rapidly
coming to the preliminary conclusion that Elizabeth Warren will be the Democrats' 2016 standard
bearer. Hillary Clinton is just too unlikable (remember that Barack Obama called her "likable
enough" in one of the most memorable back handed compliments of recent political memory), and too
transparently greedy, self-serving, and out of touch. Not to mention the appalling foreign affairs
crises the United States faces in the wake of her term as Secretary of State. Her brand is tarnished.
You would think that the most obvious "anti-Hillary
group" would be the Republican Party.
Group Brings in Half a Million Dollars. It's not just pro-Hillary Clinton super
PACs that are gearing up for a potential presidential run. The Stop Hillary PAC brought in more than
half a million dollars and signed up 250,000 supporters since it started last summer, according to
Warren would crush Hillary, and they both know it. Forget the current polling as
between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who "isn't running."
For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush
Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core
Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than
Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary
movement could only dream of. Democrats may be "ready" for Hillary, but they don't really want her.
about Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The Bigger They Are. This week's Fox News
poll has Clinton's favorable rating at its lowest point in six years. She is at 49 percent favorable, 45 percent
unfavorable — similar to her 47 percent favorable, 46 percent unfavorable rating when she ended her last
presidential campaign. More important than the individual results, however, is the trend. Since leaving office as
secretary of state, Clinton's favorable rating has been on a downward trajectory.
Clinton pretends to be above excessive partisanship. Let's assume that Hillary Clinton was serious
the other day when she said that excessive partisanship was taking America "backwards." That means she's on
the phone right now reading the riot act to fellow Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. Yeah, right.
Clinton's pose of rising above the political scrum made for a good headline just as her party is plumbing new depths
of mud and smears. Reid and Schumer are tarring David and Charles Koch in ways that smack of McCarthyism,
though Tail Gunner Joe at least found a few real Communists.
Poll: Hillary Clinton
tops list of Dems voters don't want in 2016. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on top of yet another poll today.
But it's not the result her team was hoping for.
Since 1988, we've been offered this choice in every presidential
election: A centrist versus a leftist.
2016: Clinton vs. Christie? If there were any doubts
that the former secretary of state plans to run for president, they were put to rest when she and Obama had lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office
on Monday. The White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy, took pictures of the tete-a-tete that were immediately beamed around the world, sending
a clear message that the Clintons were gearing up to take back the presidency — and that maybe Obama was ready to help them do that.
What if Hillary Clinton passes on 2016?
The hope of retaining the White House in an open-seat election is very real — and the letdown that will set in among Democratic activists and
operatives will be very deep if Clinton takes a pass on a campaign, as she may well do.
The Hillary Clinton 2016 fantasy.
You have to wonder if there's already a committee planning Hillary Clinton's presidential inauguration festivities for 20 January
2017. According to the political rumor mill, she's not only running, she's unbeatable.
Hillary Super PAC fundraiser linked
to Soros, Media Matters. A founding member of the Ready for Hillary PAC's Finance Council is a member of George Soros' progressive donor
network, The Democracy Alliance, and has links to controversial progressive organizations Media Matters for America and the Tides Foundation. San
Francisco environmentalist Susie Tompkins Buell is one of the key founding members of the Finance Council for Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that hopes
to build a strong coalition of donors and online supporters in preparation for Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 presidential campaign.
Hillary's Children are 'Too Small to Fail'.
It's not news that shameless, self-promoting know-it-all Hillary Clinton has been champing at the bit for 40 years to assume the role
of Big Kahuna. After failing miserably as Barack Obama's secretary of state, now Ms. Hill is gearing up for another presidential run
in 2016, when, instead of explaining what happened in Benghazi, she plans to divert attention by feigning concern for small children.
Nightmare scenario for the Democrats.
What if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run, or for some reason is not able to run? After such a deep emotional investment in a Hillary candidacy, do
Democrats have a Plan B? If by Plan B you mean a two-time presidential loser and lifetime Washington player, then the answer is yes.
The Democrats have Vice President Joe Biden.
Democrats start transition from President Obama to
Hillary Clinton. Democrats in Washington are starting to shift from the Obamas to the Clintons. Hillary Clinton has already
racked up a couple of endorsements for the 2016 presidential race — and she hasn't even announced she's running yet.
Hillary 2016 — What difference
does it make? The Clintons are getting the old band back together again for one last geriatric tour. Hillary 2016.
Because 22 years of Clintons dominating the Beltway isn't enough.
Nancy Pelosi: 'I pray' Hillary Clinton
runs for president. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [5/2/2013] at an event in Little Rock, Ark., that she prays former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president, saying it would send a powerful message to women in the world.
of Huma Abedin. Huma Abedin, often referred to as Clinton's "shadow" by the US media, is now the vice-chair of
her presidential campaign. She was Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the state department and has been a personal aide
since the late 1990s. Abedin first met Clinton in 1996 when she was 19 and an intern at the White House, assigned to
the first lady's office. She was born in Michigan in 1976 to an Indian father and a Pakistani mother. When Abedin
was two, they moved from the US to Saudi Arabia. She returned when she was 18 to study at George Washington University
in Washington, DC. Her father was an Islamic scholar who specialised in interfaith reconciliation — he died when
she was 17 — and her mother is a professor of sociology. While the role of "political body woman" may once
have been a kind of modern maid, there to provide a close physical presence and to juggle the luggage and logistics, this is
no longer the case. During almost 20 years at Clinton's side, Abedin has advised her boss on everything from how to
set up a fax machine — "Just pick up the phone and hang it up. And leave it hung up" — to
policy on the Middle East.
Who is Huma Abedin? "Huma
Abedin was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her father, Syed Abedin (1928-1993), was an Indian-born scholar who had
worked as a visiting professor at Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz University in the early Seventies. Huma's mother,
Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is a sociologist known for her strong advocacy of Sharia Law. A member of the Muslim Sisterhood
(i.e., the Muslim Brotherhood's division for women), Saleha is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for
Dawa and Relief. This pro-Hamas entity is part of the Union of Good, which the U.S. government has formally designated
as an international terrorist organization led by the Muslim Brotherhood luminary Yusuf al-Qaradawi. When Huma was two,
the Abedin family relocated from Michigan to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This move took place when Abdullah Omar Naseef, a
major Muslim Brotherhood figure who served as vice president of Abdulaziz University (AU), recruited his former AU colleague,
Syed Abedin, to work for the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), a Saudi-based Islamic think tank that Naseef was
preparing to launch. A number of years later, Naseef would develop close ties to Osama bin Laden and the terrorist
group al Qaeda.
Abedin, Daughter of Jihad. Hillary Clinton longtime lieutenant Huma Abedin's exhaustively documented
connections to Islamic terror are receiving renewed attention thanks to a new column written by political gadfly Roger
Stone. Abedin, now vice-chairman of Clinton's campaign, is the person "closest to the most powerful woman in American
politics and perhaps the next President," Stone writes at Breitbart. "Huma has been described variously as Hillary's
'body woman,' a sort of glorified go-to personal maid, gentle confidant, and by others as an Islamic spy." "She may be
all of these things," writes Stone, who is close to GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. "Abedin was
deeply involved with the establishment of Hillary's private email server, which was used for all of her work as Secretary of
State. Now, since we know Hillary had hundreds of classified or top-secret documents on her vulnerable server (despite
her early lies saying she did not), any faith in Huma's judgment — at the very least — has been
demolished. You will soon ask yourself, 'how did this woman get a security clearance?'"
the Jig Finally be Up for Huma Abedin? Huma Abedin's Muslim Brotherhood connections have been fully exposed by
Andrew McCarthy and bruited about for years. The facts are quite public, albeit largely ignored: Abedin's parents are both
members of the Muslim Brotherhood, but her links to the organization are not just familial. Abedin was for twelve years the
assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), which was founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, a Muslim Brotherhood
operative and al-Qaeda financier. Naseef and Abedin both appeared on the JMMA's masthead from 1996 to 2003. Consider that
Abedin worked closely for seven years with a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who financed al-Qaeda in light of the Obama
Administration's foreign policy during the years that Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State. Everyone acknowledges
that Abedin and Clinton are extremely close, and that Abedin controls access to Clinton and has tremendous influence over her.
Abedin: The Security Breach Hillary is Still Hiding. At age 18, Huma Abedin returned to the U.S. to attend
George Washington University. In 1996 she began working as an intern in the Bill Clinton White House, where she was assigned
to then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Abedin was eventually hired as an aide to Mrs. Clinton and has worked for her ever
since, through Clinton's successful Senate runs (in 2000 and 2006) and her failed presidential bid in 2008. From 1997
until sometime before early 1999, Abedin, while still interning at the White House, was an executive board member of George
Washington University's (GWU) Muslim Students Association (MSA), heading the organization's "Social Committee." It is
noteworthy that in 2001-02, soon after Abedin left that executive board, the chaplain and "spritual guide" of GWU's MSA was
Anwar al-Awlaki, the al Qaeda operative who ministered to some of the men who were among the 9/11 hijackers. Another
chaplain at GWU's MSA (from at least October 1999 through April 2002) was Mohamed Omeish, who headed the International
Islamic Relief Organization, which has been tied to the funding of al Qaeda. Omeish's brother, Esam, headed the
Muslim American Society, the Muslim Brotherhood's quasi-official branch in the United States.
September 11, Huma Abedin Worked For Hillary Clinton and Saudi Charity Suspected of Terror Funding. On
September 11, 2001 Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton's aide for twenty years and co-chair of her current Presidential
run — was working for an organization located in the offices of Saudi Arabia's Muslim World League. That's a
Wahhabist Islamic group that Breitbart News recently reported was going to be put on a list of terror funders by U.S. government
but was removed, reportedly under pressure from Saudi Arabia.
Abedin to Secret Service Agents: "Do You Know Who I Am?". Guess who isn't looking forward to 2016? The
Secret Service. Any agents who haven't retired yet are facing eight more punishing years.
Kept Two Terror Groups Off U.S. List. The Saudi Arabian government apparently had so much clout with previous
U.S. administrations that they refused to designate as terrorist organizations two terror-funding Islamofascist groups linked
to Huma Abedin, now the vice-chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Abedin is joined at the hip to
Hillary. She is to Mrs. Clinton what Valerie Jarrett is to President Obama. That two deadly terrorist
groups avoided proper scrutiny for years is a chilling reminder of how close Mrs. Clinton's political network is to the
brutal Muslim Brotherhood, possibly the Left's favorite Islamist operation. It also underlines the extent to which
Islamist enemies of the United States have infiltrated the American political establishment.
9/11, Saudis Had Huma Abedin-Connected Group Removed from Terror List. Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin
has deep and, so far, unexplained connections to a Saudi Arabian man who ran a Saudi organization that U.S. intelligence
connected to terror funding during both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush's administrations, but escaped scrutiny after
pressure from the Saudi Arabian government. Details about the group called the Muslim World League were originally
published in 2001 and 2004, but their significance was not fully clear until recently, with Huma Abedin acting as
co-chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Clinton's History: Muslim Connections Stem Back To 1990s. As Hillary Clinton struggles to maintain
frontrunner status in the Democratic primaries, she's facing even more important issues. Islamic terrorism is sweeping
the globe, yet mainstream media outlets seem reluctant to vet her foreign policy credentials. In particular, the former
Secretary of State isn't being asked the tough questions about her closest colleague, Huma Abedin, who has links to people
and groups the U.S. government says were involved in the funding of terrorism.
ally: Clinton aide could be 'terrorist agent'. In the wake of Sunday's deadly terrorist shooting in
Orlando, Donald Trump's longtime friend and informal adviser wants the presumptive Republican nominee to hit Hillary Clinton
even harder, suggesting the former secretary of state's top aide Huma Abedin could be a "Saudi spy" or a "terrorist
agent." Only Trump, Roger Stone said on Sirius XM's "Breitbart News Daily," will be able to draw the necessary amount
of attention to the theories, which have drawn significant blowback from Democrats and Republicans alike. "I also think
that now that Islamic terrorism is going to be front and center, there's going to be a new focus on whether this
administration, the administration of Hillary Clinton at State was permeated at the highest levels by Saudi intelligence and
others who are not loyal Americans," Stone said. "I speak specifically of Huma Abedin, the right-hand woman, now
vice-chairman or co-chairman of vice — of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign."
Dept. Redacted Hillary And Huma Conversation After Flack Lied About Weinergate. On the same day Anthony
Weiner's spokeperson unwittingly lied to the media that the former New York Congressman's social media accounts were hacked
after he tweeted a lewd photo, Hillary Clinton and his wife, Huma Abedin, had a "personal/family" email conversation, which
was redacted once it was released by the State Department. Before Weiner resigned after he pushed staffers to lie for
him about his sexting misadventures with younger women, many journalists accused the late Andrew Breitbart of perpetrating a
hoax for breaking the "Weinergate" scandal.
Weiner Documentary Comes Out 'At the Worst Possible Time for Hillary Clinton'. A new documentary about Anthony
Weiner's infamous 2013 New York City mayoral bid that was derailed by his sexting scandal comes at the "worst possible time"
for Hillary Clinton, ABC's Jonathan Karl reported Thursday [5/12/2016]. In a clip flagged by NewsBusters, Karl said the
"extraordinary behind-the-scenes footage" of "Weiner" dredges up the scandal again "at the worst possible time for Hillary
Clinton and her closest aide," Weiner's wife Huma Abedin. "In politics, as in much of life, timing is everything," Karl
said. "For Congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's closest aide and constant presence at
her side, the new documentary about his sordid political tale couldn't come at a worse time."
carries designer shopping bags for her millionaire boss after Clinton stops off at Ralph Lauren for a spot of retail
therapy. Huma Abedin was apparently left carrying Hillary Clinton's shopping bags on Thursday after her
millionaire boss stopped in at Ralph Lauren to pick up some designer clothes. Clinton's top aide looked less than
pleased to be carrying expensive shopping and was spotted walking 10 paces behind the presidential front runner after the
excursion to the upmarket store in New York. Another assistant was holding a blue garment bag, which could also have
been from the designer store.
aide interviewed in email investigation. The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton,
as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with
the probe said Thursday [5/5/2016].
real reason the FBI interviewed Hillary's closet aide. Fox News has confirmed that the FBI has interviewed Huma
Abedin, top aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email and whether
classified information was willfully transmitted on her unsecured network. [...] Abedin is a valued source of information
because she apparently used an email on Clinton's private system. She may have voiced concerns about whether the server
was violating the law or, equally important, discussed how the law could be circumvented. She and other staffers were
surely questioned about the 2,200 classified communications contained on the server, including the 22 documents that
were "top secret". How did they end up on the unauthorized system? Did the aides have clearance to read
them? Didn't they know they were classified? Were classified markings erased? Who decided to delete
thousands of emails which were government property? Who ordered the server to be "wiped clean"?
and Hillary: sign of conflict in newly released email? Judicial Watch released more Hillary emails that were
withheld from State Department after she claimed to have turned over all of them. This contradicts earlier sworn
statements and raises potential legal issues.
was news just leaked that Huma Abedin was questioned by FBI a month ago? The Clinton spin machine went into
high gear yesterday [5/5/2016].&Nbsp; A series of leaks to the media cascaded out a day after Catherine Herridge of Fox News
broke the story that Romanian hacker Guccifer told her that he had easily been able to hack into her private email server,
and browse through the emails that we now know contained material of the highest classification. Notably, NBC News had
access to this information earlier, but sat on it for weeks, leaving the scoop to Fox News, which is bizarre behavior for a
purported news organization. But then again, other mainstream media largely have ignored the Fox scoop.
Abedin brought to tears by Clinton carrying her own bags. Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton,
nearly began sobbing at the thought of Clinton carrying her own bags, according to a report published on Thursday
[4/28/2016]. "Abedin took her duties so seriously ... that when she learned that Clinton had once carried her own bag up
a flight of stairs in her aide's absence, Abedin nearly burst into tears," an unnamed source said for the story in Newsweek.
Abedin will be grilled over Hillary's emails. The State Department has agreed to a conservative legal group's
request to question several current and former government officials about the creation of Hillary Clinton's private email system.
Abedin, Rep. Ellison named to ISIS kill list. ISIS named one of Hillary Clinton's top aides, Huma Abedin,
to its latest kill list, along with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, charging them both with "politically active" apostasy and
determining they must die. "[They're] politically active apostates [who] involves themselves in the politics of the
kufr," or disbelievers, ISIS wrote in one of its propaganda magazines, ABC News reported.
Clinton aide, Muslim congressman on newly released ISIS kill list. ISIS has featured several prominent Western
Muslims on a hit list in its terror magazine, including top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The New York Post
reported that the list, published in the latest edition of Dabiq, also includes Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and
British politicians Sayeeda Warsi and Sajid Javid. ISIS called the Muslims placed on the list "overt crusaders" and
"politically active apostates," who "involve themselves in the politics and enforcing laws of the kufr (or disbelievers)."
The Editor asks...
I certainly hope the Religion of Peace doesn't inflict another honor killing on anyone in this country, but one must wonder:
Why isn't Barack H. Obama on that list? He was raised as a Muslim and now he says he's a Christian. And nobody is
more "politically active."
ISIS puts out hit on Huma.
ISIS on Wednesday [4/13/2016] put out a hit list targeting moderate Muslims — including top Hillary Clinton aide
Huma Abedin. The list — in the latest edition of the terror group's magazine Dabiq — targets
several other prominent Muslims including US Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and British pols Sayeeda Warsi and Sajid
Javid. Abedin, the wife of former rep. Anthony Weiner, and other targets are branded "overt crusaders" and
"politically active apostates," who "involve themselves in the politics and enforcing laws of the kufr [disbelievers]."
Abedin: Call Your Girlfriend. Everyone knows that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin are joined at the hip.
The presidential candidate and a daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood are together all the time. One notes with chagrin
that when Republicans suggested that Abedin had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood — which she most assuredly does —
Sen. John McCain rose up to defend her. No wonder people are fed up with the Republican establishment.
Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin gushes about presidential hopeful and describes the moment they first met. Huma
Abedin spoke about meeting Hillary Clinton for the first time in a new interview, where she also revealed her fears over the
State Department's release of the Democratic front-runner's emails from her time as Secretary of State. Abedin also
said she was terrified about the release of her boss' emails, especially since she is on many of the exchanges that have now
been made public. 'It's something I can't really think about, but I can't even imagine what's in those emails,' said
Abedin. 'I would probably be mortified. I have no idea. I haven't read any of them.'
Huma Met Hillary: 'Our Eyes Connected'. When Huma Abedin first met her longtime friend and boss Hillary Clinton
in 1996, she was hooked. [...] "You know these things that happen in your life that just stick?" Abedin asked on the podcast.
"That she walked by and she shook my hand and our eyes connected and I just remember having this moment where I thought 'wow,
this is amazing.'" "It just inspired me," Abedin gushed. Abedin has worked for Clinton in various roles ever since.
Abedin on her emails being out there: 'terrifying'. Huma Abedin hasn't freshly read any of her email exchanges
with Hillary Clinton that have been released by the State Department, but the longtime Clinton aide said it is "terrifying"
to know that the messages are out there. "It's something I can't really think about, but I can't even imagine what's in
those emails. But I'm sure I would probably be mortified. I have no idea. I haven't read any of them,"
Abedin, who served as one of Clinton's top aides at State, said in an interview with the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend."
can't get Hillary on phone. Bill Clinton is upset his wife's campaign team doesn't follow his advice —
and because he often can't even get Hillary on the phone. "Those snotty-nosed kids over there are blowing this thing because
nobody is listening to me," Bill told campaign chairman John Podesta, according to OrbMagazine. The former president has not
only clashed over policy with Hillary's closest adviser, Huma Abedin, he's also said to be furious he can't phone his wife without
going through Abedin, who carries Hillary's cellphone and screens all her calls.
May Seek Immunity for Huma to Nail Hillary. Accomplished author Ed Klein, who has an superb track record for
unearthing scoops regarding the Clinton Crime Family (which is the term they prefer, I hear) has another breaking report
regarding Hillary's illegal bathroom email server. [...] Klein indicates that FBI director James Comey is inching ever closer
to a recommendation to indict Hillary Clinton, a political hot potato handed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch the likes of
which the political system hasn't seen since Nixon.
Abedin might be the undoing of Hillary Clinton in the end. Huma Abedin is a name long familiar to regular readers here and
politically active folks across the nation. Few people have enjoyed the level of trust and insider status in Clinton World as Abedin.
Those connections appear to have paid off handsomely for Huma as she landed multiple, lucrative jobs inside the government and in the private
sector while Clinton's career progressed. She also seems to have gotten very "lucky" when an embezzlement charge leveled against her by
the Inspector General of the State Department was jettisoned without comment by Barack Obama's Attorney General. But now that close
relationship may be coming back to bite her.
the National Enquirer preparing a John Edwards-like story on Hillary and Huma? [Scroll down] Now, there has been a lot of gossip
about the nature of Hillary's relationship with Huma Abedin and indeed her past sexual history. The candidate and her close aide have even been seen
in public wearing matching outfits on a number of occasions. I have no idea the nature of the women's relationship, but because of the family and work
connections of Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood I am concerned about any close relationship with a potential POTUS.
right-hand woman Huma Abedin faces being questioned under oath over Hillary's secret server. A federal judge opened the door to
allowing a conservative legal group to question top aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about whether she deliberately sought
to thwart open records laws by using a private email server.
Abedin: Hillary ready to welcome all Muslim refugees from Syria and beyond. Huma Abedeen [sic] has direct family links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
What could possibly go wrong?
Huma Abedin and the Tangled Clinton
Web. Almost a month ago, Fox News reported that the FBI's investigation of possible national security violations stemming from Hillary Clinton's
private email system had expanded to include a corruption angle, centered on the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the possibility that Foundation
donors received favorable government treatment during Mrs. Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The Fox report prompted indignant denials from Mrs.
Clinton's presidential campaign that there had been any broadening of the probe. Yet, the government is not required to disclose the course of its
investigation publicly, much less to its subjects. And now, there are additional indications that the government is indeed scrutinizing the cozy
relations the State Department enjoyed during Secretary Hillary Clinton's tenure with both the Clinton Foundation and a Clinton-connected consulting firm
Hillary's foundation subpoenaed over Huma
Abedin's work. State Department investigators subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation last fall looking for documents involving Hillary Clinton's longtime
aide Huma Abedin, a report said Thursday [2/11/2016]. The department's inspector general asked for records about the six months in 2012 that Abedin was
working for the foundation, the department, Clinton's personal office and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons, the Washington Post reported.
The paper said the subpoenas also focused on foundation projects that possibly required approval from the feds when Clinton was secretary of state.
Who Received Hillary's Secret
Emails? Congressman Darrell Issa has predicted that Hillary and Huma will never be indicted for leaking top-secret information through their
illegal email scam. [...] If H&H are not indicted soon, FBI and DOJ career lawyers may retaliate by leaking additional evidence about Hillary's criminal,
irresponsible, and dangerous malfeasance in high office. Hillary is therefore deeply implicated in the worst hostile penetration of the U.S. government
since Stalin. Huma's lifelong collaboration with the Nazi-era Muslim Brotherhood has been thoroughly documented.
FBI wants Hillary, Huma prosecuted in 'slam dunk' case. California Rep. Darrell Issa says the FBI has a "slam
dunk" case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin that it's itching to prosecute.
The former House Oversight chairman's statement on Friday [1/29/2016] comes just days after former Republican House Majority Leader
Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will "blow the whistle and go public" if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.
urged Huma to dump Carlos Danger. The new documentary about Carlos Danger's ill-fated mayoral campaign was
chopped to remove scenes showing Hillary Clinton's team urging wife Huma Abedin to dump her sexting-obsessed husband,
according to a new report. The movie, meant to document Danger's redemptive run for office after resigning his House seat
in a sexting scandal, ended up chronicling embarrassing revelations of Danger's online flirting.
to process emails from Clinton aide Abedin for release. The State Department has agreed to comb through 29,000 pages of emails
from a top aide to Hillary Clinton and release batches of those emails every month. In a federal court filing on Monday [1/11/2016], the
department said it would process at least 400 pages of emails from Huma Abedin's personal, non-government email account per month.
The searches come as part of a lawsuit launched by conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch, which has embarked on a flurry of legal
actions related to Clinton and her top aides.
Is Huma Abedin Hillary
Clinton's Secret Weapon or Her Next Big Problem? Huma, as anyone who follows politics knows, is 40-year-old Huma Abedin,
Hillary Clinton's "shadow," as Politico once described her. She began working for Hillary in 1996, when she was a 19-year-old
intern fresh from George Washington University assigned to the First Lady's office. Abedin had wanted to be a journalist like
her hero Christiane Amanpour and was hoping to work in the White House press office.
close are Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton? As a student at George Washington University in 1996, Huma Abedin began
working as a White House intern assigned to then-first lady Hillary Clinton. The two have been together since, with Abedin
traveling the country as Clinton's "body woman" throughout her 2008 Democratic presidential campaign. She later became Clinton's
deputy chief of staff at the State Department and still works for her transitional team, assisting the former secretary of state's
move back into her private life. Here are 17 pictures that describe their 17 years together so far.
Watch Sues for Info on Team Hillary at State Department. Earlier this month Judicial Watch announced the filing
of a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking ethics and employment records of Cheryl Mills
and Huma Abedin, the longtime and ethically-challenged aides of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The lawsuit
was filed after the State Department failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted on August 18,
2015. Judicial Watch is seeking access to the following records on Mills: ["]All SF-85s and 85Ps; SF-86s; SF-450s;
certificates of divestiture; individual waivers or any other applicable ethics statues, regulations, guidelines or agreements.["]
A separate FOIA request, submitted on August 19, 2015, seeks access to Abedin's and Mills' OF-109 forms, which are signed, under
penalty of perjury, by departing government employees stating they have turned over all official documents and records to the State
Department. The OF-109 form records are not limited to classified material. It requires that all records must be
left in the hands of the State Department, including emails.
The Most Frightening Thing
About a Hillary Clinton Presidency. Last month, State Department emails obtained by Judicial Watch revealed that Clinton's close
personal aide Huma Abedin (who has well-documented ties to the terror group the Muslim Brotherhood) warned colleagues that Clinton's mental
stability appeared to be deteriorating: [...] So we have a potential president who appears to have obvious and troubling issues with mental
acuity. Furthermore, her most trusted personal aide and proxy, Huma Abedin, is linked — both directly and through family
ties — to the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood, in addition to being a notorious sponsor of Islamic
terror worldwide, traces its lineage directly back to Nazi Germany. So one does not have to be overly paranoid to imagine that Hillary's
personal version of Valerie Jarrett, i.e., a senior aide reputed to make many of the decisions in the White House, would be a potential
Islamist sympathizer and/or conspirator.
Fundraises off Donald Trump Using 'Proud Muslim' Huma Abedin. Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is
seizing on Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslim entry into the U.S. with a fundraising email featuring long-time aide Huma Abedin,
who is Muslim. The email reads, in part: "I'm a proud Muslim — but you don't have to share my faith to share my
disgust." The email is noteworthy for two reasons: first, that it acknowledges Abedin's faith at all; and second,
that it features Abedin, who is not only under ethical criticism but also suspected of radical ties.
intensifies over who leaked the hours of Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin. The political debate over Huma
Abedin's hours and time sheets has become a finger-pointing contest over who leaked what, according to a report. Nearly
two dozen State Department nominees have been blocked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley over questions
about Abedin's double duty as a top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and outside consultant. Grassley
(R-Iowa) says he has a "confidential source" helping his investigation of Abedin.
Private Email Server Used by Aide to Converse with Known Islamic Activist. As the investigation continues into
Hillary Clinton's alleged illegal use of her own private server for official State Department business, investigators have
also been looking into the emails of some of her top aides that also used her private server. One of those aides is Huma
Abedin who for most of Clinton's time as Secretary of State was her closet aide and confidant.
been leaking info about Huma Abedin to the Judiciary Committee? There's been plenty of information on Huma Abedin coming out of the
various investigations into Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State. These have ranged from the recent revelation that she had signed
and then defied her separation agreement to the earlier finding that the OIG for State had determined there was an embezzlement case against her
which Justice later conveniently declined to prosecute. But where was all of that info coming from? That's what Harry Reid would
like to know and he thinks there's a leak in the system somewhere.
Reid battle over mysterious leak on Huma Abedin. Frustrated with one of his colleagues, Sen. Harry Reid
(D-Nev.) picked up the phone late last month to express his irritation. The minority leader wanted to know why Senate
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was blocking nearly two dozen State Department nominees over work done by
Huma Abedin, a longtime senior aide to Hillary Clinton. For months, Grassley has maintained that questions remain about
Abedin's work as a "special government employee," a status that freed her to work simultaneously at the State Department and
as an outside consultant.
Watch: Huma Abedin And State Department Staffer In Emails — Hillary 'Often Confused,' 'In Bed For A Nap'. After
reviewing more than 35 pages of email from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Judicial Watch observes that Abedin advised a State
Department staffer that it was "very important" to review phone calls with Clinton because she was "often confused." [...] Additionally,
Abedin's emails reveal "repeated security breaches, with the Secretary's schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin's
non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account," states Judicial Watch.
Terror-Tied Aide Had Full Access to Benghazi E-Mails. It has been revealed that Huma Abedin, senior aide to
Hillary Clinton, had access to Clinton's personal e-mails including highly-sensitive details surrounding Benghazi. Abedin is
also accused of having ties to Muslim extremist groups. Abedin has been entrenched in the Clinton camp for quite some time.
Besides her job as top aide for Mrs. Clinton at the State Department, Abedin has held multiple positions throughout the years, many
times simultaneously, for both Bill and Hillary individually and their various foundations. In fact Bill Clinton officiated at
Abedin's marriage ceremony to disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner. Abedin is even said to be the Clinton's "surrogate daughter."
Clinton aides Abedin and Mills
duke it out over email. Two of Hillary Clinton's closest aides Huma Abedin and chief of staff Cheryl Mills tussled via email
in October 2010 about what appears to be an outgoing Secret Service detail — and who would replace him. Mills also lightly
scolded Abedin in the exchange for sending her complaints over email rather than discussing them privately.
Aide Huma Abedin Employment at State Department Flouted the Law. Judicial Watch reported last month that State
Department documents indicate that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally signed the authorization for Huma
Abedin, her then-deputy chief of staff, to become a special government employee (SGE). Any doubt that that this position
should have never been approved was erased today with JW's release of new documents from the Department of State that include
an email from the agency's top financial disclosure official revealing that Abedin failed to produce important financial
transaction records of her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, as required by law before obtaining her position as a SGE
Abedin flouted financial disclosure requirements;
Hillary approved her sweetheart deal anyway. In 2012, Abedin, then Clinton's deputy chief-of-staff, received a sweetheart deal
from the State Department whereby she became a special government employee (SGE). As such, she could double-dip — working as
a consultant to outside clients while continuing as a top adviser at State. Abedin took advantage of this arrangement to work as a
consultant for clients such as Teneo, a strategic consulting firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton counselor Doug Band. According to
Fox News, Abedin earned $355,000 as a consultant to Teneo, in addition to her $135,000 SGE compensation.
Huma Abedin Did Not Legally Report Husband Anthony Weiner's Finances. According to emails obtained by Judicial
Watch, Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin did not provide all of the legally-required information to obtain her Special
Government Employee (SGE) status at the State Department, failing to give over details about her husband Anthony Weiner's
says she answered Benghazi questions 'to the best of my ability'. Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin
emerged from a nearly eight-hour closed-door meeting of the House Select Committee on Benghazi late on Friday afternoon
[10/16/2015], claiming to have done her best to answer the panel's extensive questions. "I came here today to be as
helpful as I could be to the committee," Abedin said in brief remarks to reporters after the daylong session.
sniping swirls around Abedin testimony. A partisan feud broke out during Friday's [10/16/2015] closed-door testimony by a
top Hillary Clinton adviser, as Democrats blasted the GOP-led Benghazi panel for summoning the witness in the first place while conservative
activists circulated emails they said showed the aide's testimony was relevant.
testifies before Benghazi committee, ahead of Clinton appearance. The closed-door meeting came as committee Chairman Trey
Gowdy combats accusations from both sides of the aisle that the panel is political in nature and bent on targeting Democratic presidential
front-runner Hillary Clinton. To that end, the committee took the rare step this week of announcing Abedin's testimony Friday
morning [10/16/2015], stressing that she would only be questioned on issues relating to the committee's core mission: "The events
leading up to, during and after the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 and executive branch
activities and efforts to comply with congressional inquiries into them."
Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Appears Before House Benghazi Committee. Republican lawmakers in turn defended bringing Abedin before
the panel Friday [10/16/2015], saying her role as a top aide to then-secretary of state Clinton made her testimony essential to learning more
about the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead. Abedin, a former State Department official who's now vice-chairwoman of
Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, spent several hours Friday [10/16/2015] answering questions behind closed doors. Clinton is
scheduled to testify on Oct. 22.
Huma Day on Capitol Hill: Clinton's top campaign aide has a date with the Benghazi committee. Huma Abedin, the
Hillary Clinton aide often spotted at the ex-secretary of state's side, is testifying before the House committee investigating the
Benghazi terrorist attack today [10/16/2015]. Congress is currently in recess, but the committee convened today to hear from
Abedin in an interview that is taking place behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. The testimony will be focused on the attacks
on the American facilities in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, and how the executive branch handled them, a committee aide
said, as well as the congressional inquiries that followed.
Abedin Testifies Before Benghazi Committee Today. Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin will testify before the
House Benghazi Committee at 10 AM Friday [10/16/2015] in a closed-door session at the U.S. Capitol. Breitbart News has
learned from the Committee what she will and will not be asked about. Abedin is a key figure in the Benghazi scandal, and
could have information about how the administration changed its talking points to blame the terrorist attack on a Youtube video.
Huma Abedin E-mail Address Discovered ahead of Benghazi Committee Appearance. A previously unknown e-mail
address used by Huma Abedin was discovered on Thursday [10/15/2015], just hours before the top Hillary Clinton aide prepares
to testify in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Conservative watchdog group Citizens United discovered the
address in an e-mail exchange that shows Clinton Foundation CEO Robert Harrison forwarding a speaking invitation for then-Secretary
of State Clinton to both Abedin's State Department account and an unfamiliar Abedin address on November 6, 2012.
Clinton's top aide is to be grilled by the Benghazi committee. A top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton is reportedly set to be interviewed by the committee investigating the attack on the American embassy in Libya.
Huma Abedin is thought have been asked to appear by the panel probing the incident which saw four Americans killed at the
embassy in Benghazi, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
opposition researchers drop report on top Clinton aide. Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton at the
State Department and now the highest-paid member of her campaign staff, is the focus of a new 36-page report from a Republican
group. America Rising, a Republican super political action committee that has focused on digging up research about
Clinton, released the Abedin report Thursday [10/8/2015] amid growing interest in Abedin's State Department activities.
The report provided details about a controversial employment arrangement that allowed Abedin to collect paychecks from the State
Department, the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies at the same time.
cops a plea deal first, Huma or Cheryl Mills? It now appears certain that someone in Hillary Clinton's inner
circle copied Top Secret information from a SCIF (Secure Compartmented Information Facility) to an unclassified email system,
thereby committing multiple felonies. Each such instance is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The FBI
is so certain that this occurred that it has seized four (count 'em: four) State Department servers in order to forensically
determine who perpetrated these crimes.
The (too) many hats of Huma Abedin:
A tale of Clintonworld. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, [Huma] Abedin — unusually
granted "special government employee" status — was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State
work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington
Times reported last week how Huma's hats came together in September 2012, when she organized an upscale event with ex-Presidents Bill
Clinton and George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. From summer 2012 to spring 2013, Abedin raked in
$105,000 from Teneo while making another $126,000 as a State Department "consultant."
Are Democrats Still Supporting a Compulsive Liar? When Hillary was Secretary of State, [Huma] Abedin was at her
side every step of the way. She was paid by the State Department to serve as Hillary's aide. Now it's been discovered that at
the same time, Abedin was also working for the Clinton Foundation and Teneo, a private firm with ties to the Clintons. Hillary was
recently asked if it was appropriate for Abedin to be receiving a salary from the State Department while also being paid by outside firms
that were tied to both her and her husband. Hillary's response was that she was not directly involved in any of those decisions but
then said that it had been approved by the regulations of the State Department. However, Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing
that Hillary had signed off on the approval of Abedin's special status, so she was more than directly involved and caught in another lie.
Abedin commandeered Hillary Clinton's private email account. The latest release of former Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email used for official business revealed that her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin
apparently had access to her boss' account. In message sent Nov. 11, 2010, from Mrs. Clinton's email address,
Mrs. Abedin indicated that she was the author.
Abedin's Lawyer was Benghazi 'Point Person,' Exchanged Redacted Email with Hillary. Top Hillary Clinton aide
Huma Abedin's lawyer for the email investigation has a glaring conflict-of-interest in the case: he was an Obama
administration "point person" on Benghazi who dealt with classified information and exchanged redacted emails with Hillary
Clinton. Miguel Rodriguez of the Washington law firm Bryan Cave is part of Abedin's big-money legal team and is already
handling communications with the government on her behalf during the scandal.
aide paid by private firm to stage event with Bill Clinton while at State. While still working at the State
Department, Hillary Rodham Clinton confidante Huma Abedin was paid by the private consulting firm Teneo Holdings to help
stage a star-studded reception that included her boss' husband, Bill Clinton, along with George W. Bush and former British
Prime Minister Tony Blair as speakers just days after the Benghazi tragedy, The Washington Times has learned. Ms.
Abedin's work on the Sept. 20, 2012, event at the glamorous Essex House in New York City, helped entertain potential
Teneo clients, wowing them with access to three former world leaders on a single stage.
camp: Clinton did not sign form on Abedin job change. Hillary Clinton's chief of staff — and not
Clinton herself — signed a State Department form that helped another Clinton aide change to a job status that
allowed broader private-sector employment, a Clinton campaign official said late Saturday [9/26/2015]. Although the
campaign will not say whether it has the actual document in hand, a Clinton camp assertion that Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl
Mills signed paperwork key to Clinton aide Huma Abedin's 2012 change from a full-time role to a "special government employee"
could clarify why the Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state told an interviewer earlier this month
that she was "not directly involved" in converting Abedin's role to a senior adviser and expert.
signed off on change in job status for top aide Abedin. Documents released by a conservative watchdog group
Thursday show Hillary Clinton personally signed official forms in 2012 that allowed her top aide to attain status as a
special government employee (SGE), despite the Democratic presidential frontrunner's denial of any involvement in the
situation during a recent interview. The arrangement enabled Huma Abedin to work both for Clinton at the State Department
and the corporate consulting firm Teneo, as well as carry out duties on behalf of the Clinton Foundation. Abedin's status has
led some lawmakers to raise questions about the possibility of conflicts of interest during Clinton's time as secretary of state.
How Hillary's right-hand woman Huma Abedin avoided disclosing her husband's business dealings. New emails show
that Huma Abedin dodged disclosing financial information about her husband, disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, as Hillary
Clinton personally signed off on a special employment deal for her longtime aide. In the spring of 2012, Abedin switched
from being Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the State Department to the secretary of state's senior advisor, a job with the
distinction of being a 'special government employee,' which allowed Abedin to bring in outside income as well.
Clinton personally signed deal letting Huma Abedin double dip. Hillary Rodham Clinton personally signed the
controversial deal in 2012 that let her top aide Huma Abedin simultaneously work for the State Department and a private New
York firm with deep ties to the Clinton family, according to records made public Thursday [9/24/2015]. The State
Department emails released to select congressional committees and the watchdog group Judicial Watch also show that almost
immediately after Ms. Abedin got permission to work in New York for the Teneo Group, she tried to get the federal government
to pay the cost of her commuting back and forth to Washington to serve as a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton, who was then the
secretary of state.
Hillary approved special status for aide
Huma Abedin. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greenlighted paperwork that changed her top aide Huma Abedin's job
status to "special government employee" — a classification that allowed Abedin to work for an outside consulting firm and the
Clinton Foundation at the same time she was advising Clinton at State. According to documents obtained by conservative group Judicial
Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Clinton was the immediate supervisor who approved the title change that came with the
new post on March 23, 2012, permitting her then-deputy chief of staff to work several jobs at once.
show Huma Abedin's ties to private consulting firm. A spring 2012 email to Hillary Clinton's top State
Department aide, Huma Abedin, asked for help winning a presidential appointment for a supporter of the Clinton Foundation,
according to a chain obtained by Politico. The messages illustrate the relationship between Clinton's most trusted
confidante and the private consulting company that asked for the favor, Teneo — a global firm that later hired
Abedin. Abedin signed on with the company while she still held a State Department position, a dual employment that
is now being examined by congressional investigators.
Abedin and the web of influence peddling revealed in newly released emails. The slow-motion exposure of emails
related to Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of State is revealing the way things get done at the upper reaches of
government and society, and it is a very ugly picture, indeed. Most Americans (75%) now believe that corruption is
widespread in government, and they don't know the half of it. Newly released emails obtained by Politico reveal how
correct they are, and as the old saying goes, the scandal isn't so much the laws that may have been broken, but what is
legal and perfectly normal these days among the power elite.
Dept. releases new emails from top Clinton aide. A top aide to Hillary Clinton discussed sensitive travel plans
on her personal email account, according to new records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Huma Abedin,
Clinton's former deputy chief of staff and present campaign staffer, made plans for Clinton and her aides from the account
she had set up on Clinton's private email server, documents obtained by conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch show. For
example, Abedin emailed colleagues that she was "on a packed train" but offered to discuss the details of a trip to Russia on
Abedin Debuts on Twitter, Rips Ben Carson. Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's top staffer, has made her debut on
Twitter, delivering a not-so-clandestine shot at Dr. Ben Carson, a high-polling Republican nominee for President. Dr.
Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, made headlines over the weekend when he said that he would not vote for a Muslim to
become President of the United States, explaining that he belived the principles of Islam are not compatible with the U.S.
Constitution. [...] Mrs. Abedin, the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (which she does not mention in her
Twitter bio), took to Twitter on Monday [9/21/2015] to respond to Dr. Carson's comments.
Released State Dept Letter Seems to Dispute Big Claim Made By Lawyer for Longtime Clinton Aide. A newly-released letter
indicates the State Department inspector general opened up a "criminal investigation" into longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin,
a claim her legal team previously called "false and needlessly inflammatory." In a letter published by Politico Thursday
[9/10/2015], the State Department notified the FBI in 2013 that it had opened up a criminal investigation into Abedin over
allegations of embezzlement.
Huma Abedin investigated, absolved for embezzlement. The case started with the FBI and went onto to the Justice
Department, and — surprise, surprise! — the Justice Department declined to seek criminal charges
against Ms. Abedin, despite the fact that they apparently had a case. Note that this is not actually a surprise, and
if you are surprised then I envy you your naivete. Look, I don't expect that the Democratic party faithful will
ever concede that for the last seven years there's been one law for the politically connected, and another law for the rest
of us. [...] But I do expect them to understand that those of us on the Right who are aware of the situation do not
concede that the Left has the moral standing to speak on anything involving ethical behavior.
Aide Huma Abedin Defrauded State Dept. — DOJ Refuses To Prosecute. Federal investigators targeted
top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin last year after they learned that she was paid for time she didn't work during the
former secretary of state's time in office — but Abedin blamed her husband, the disgraced former Democratic
congressman Anthony Weiner. Abedin, who was Clinton's deputy chief of staff for four years, explained a series of
inappropriate overtime payments, excessive hours, and repeated leaves of absence as the products of Weiner's poor
record-keeping. She was even paid for eight hours work on the day she was in labor.
Huma Files: Feds formally investigated top Hillary aide for embezzlement. Federal investigators formally
investigated top Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin for the crime of embezzlement after confirming she took a "Babymoon"
vacation and maternity time at the State Department without expending her formal leave, resulting in thousands of dollars of
pay she wasn't entitled to receive, The Washington Times has learned. The probe also gathered evidence she filed time
sheets charging the government for impermissible overtime and excessive hours after she converted from a full-time federal
employee to a State Department contractor.
Huma is always at Hillary's side, but Mr. Huma is a persona non grata.
Anthony Weiner Barred From Hillary
Clinton Event. Anthony Weiner, the husband of one of Hillary Clinton's top campaign aides, is not allowed to attend a
campaign fundraiser being hosted by his boss, according to the New York Post. Weiner, who's once-promising political career
was ruined by a series of embarrassing sex scandals, was told that he could not attend a fundraiser hosted by his boss Michael
Kempner, who hired Weiner last month. Weiner "was not only not invited," a source told the New York Post, but "was specifically
told not to show up just in case he had any plans to."
Weiner told to stay away from Hillary Clinton fundraiser. Anthony Weiner will be conspicuously absent from the
fundraiser his boss, Michael Kempner, is throwing for his wife's boss, Hillary Clinton. Weiner has been kept away from
Hillary since his second sexting scandal first broke in 2013, even though Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has a bigger role than
ever in Clinton's presidential campaign.
things we learned from Hillary Clinton's emails. [#2] Huma Abedin doesn't get paid enough. Huma Abedin,
Clinton's deputy chief of staff, is presently the subject of multiple investigations and Freedom of Information Act lawsuits
seeking to find out how she was able to collect paychecks from the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and a consulting
firm called Teneo simultaneously. But the busy aide apparently felt her three salaries were not adequate compensation,
as a fellow official quipped in a Dec. 2010 email, "to quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." Abedin reportedly earned
nearly $500,000 a year.
Hillary Clinton's Team from Hell. [Huma] Abedin is perhaps Hillary's closest adviser, and had an email address
on Hillary's private server. The wife of [...] Anthony Weiner, Huma has long stood by Hillary's side. Hillary's State
Department even granted Abedin unique status when it came to conflicts of interest: as Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) pointed
out earlier this year, the State Department gave Abedin the green light to work for Teneo, a firm that lobbies the government for
contracts — even as she worked for Hillary. Abedin didn't disclose her financial arrangements with Teneo on
financial reports. She also worked as a consultant to the Clinton Foundation while working for the State Department. [...] And
then there are Abedin's controversial family ties. Andrew McCarthy of National Review pointed out in 2012 that Abedin's
mother is a top figure with the Muslim Brotherhood female division and works with more than one terrorist-connected group.
Abedin's father is also closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, and Abedin herself edited a journal founded by an al-Qaeda financier,
according to Robert Spencer. Abedin has always been considered a close adviser to Hillary on Middle East affairs.
Complained She Wasn't Paid Enough. In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted
message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough."
Abedin, Clinton's closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends.
show top Clinton aide discussed work for foundation, consulting firm while at State Dept.. The chairman of the
Senate Judiciary Committee raised questions Thursday [8/27/2015] about how a top Hillary Clinton aide's fundraising for the Clinton
Foundation and job at a corporate advisory firm intersected with her work at the State Department. Sen. Chuck Grassley,
R-Iowa, questioned whether Huma Abedin's status as a Special Government Employee (SGE), which enabled her to hold four positions
simultaneously, created conflicts of interest. "How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given
moment?" Grassley asked in a letter to Abedin and Secretary of State John Kerry. "How can the ethics officer at the State
Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe. As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her
farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of
longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin. [...] At the time, Abedin
held four jobs with four different employers — an arrangement allowed by a special government designation she
held permitting outside employment. And each job had a connection to the Dublin dinner.
The strange sensitivity of Señora
Danger. Huma Abedin says her reputation is being dragged through the mud. This is rich coming from a woman
who works for the most scandal-plagued dynasty in American politics, Clinton, Inc. And from the wife of pervy Twitter
addict Anthony Weiner, a/k/a Carlos Danger. What has Señora Danger so upset? Questions from Senate Judicary
Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Her lawyer wrote Grassley to complain that "unfounded allegations" about her
State Department work are tarnishing her image.
Abedin lashing out at Chuck Grassley for "damaging her reputation". Hillary Clinton's long time confidant, Huma
Abedin, is sick and tired of you nasty Republicans dragging her good name through the mud and she's not going to take it
anymore. In response to the mean spirited nature of a Senate Committee asking the State Department to produce certain
documents related to her time working for the agency, Abedin's lawyer has sent a letter to Chuck Grassley telling him he
needs to knock off his offensive behavior.
is starting to look like the fall-girl for Hillary. When the New York Times headline writers roll out the
"Republicans seize on..." code, you know that a Democrat is in real trouble. This morning [8/26/2015], the comforting
gauze of "it's all just politics" is being used to soften the message to Democrat readers that Mrs. Anthony Weiner, also known
as Huma Abedin, also know as former editor of a Muslim Brotherhood publication, is being nominated to take the fall for Hillary
Clinton in the national security scandal metastasizing around Hillary's presidential campaign.
Huma Abedin, a Clinton Aide, Is Back in
Spotlight as Republicans Seize on Emails. Among the trove of emails released from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as
secretary of state was this instruction to a trusted aide who needed to brief her on a matter that could not wait: "Just knock
on the door to the bedroom if it's closed," Mrs. Clinton wrote in November 2009 to Huma Abedin, then her deputy chief of staff. [...]
As questions continue to dog Mrs. Clinton about her use of a private email account, a spotlight has landed on Ms. Abedin, the aide so
often at her side that she has been called Mrs. Clinton's "surrogate daughter."
for Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton Aide, Strikes Back at Accuser. A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton,
has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedin's reputation through "unfounded allegations"
about her time at the State Department. The lawyer, Miguel Rodriguez, sent a letter to the State Department on Friday [8/21/2015] responding
forcefully to two sets of questions posed by Mr. Grassley, Republican of Iowa: whether Ms. Abedin, while a department official, had been
overpaid during her maternity leave and a vacation, and whether she had demonstrated a conflict of interest by aiding one of her part-time employers
through her work at the State Department.
Key Hillary Aide Huma Abedin
Could be in a World of Trouble. If a second server or any backup media for the Clinton server are discovered, the
full scope of Clinton's criminal activities may become clear. I refer not only to the co-mingling of classified data on
insecure and unapproved devices, but also to the pay-for-play activities of the State Department as it relates to the Clinton
Global Graft Initiative. Huma's best bet at this point may be to start working a plea bargain.
Abedin Received Over $40K From Hillary's Former PAC. The leadership PAC established by Hillary Clinton during
her tenure in the Senate paid her longtime friend and aide Huma Abedin tens of thousands of dollars on top of her salary as a
senior adviser, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found. Hill PAC, the political action committee founded by Hillary
Clinton in 2001, dished out more than $40,000 to Abedin over the course of a three-year period despite Abedin pulling in a
salary as a senior adviser to the former senator at the time. The payments from Hillary's PAC to Huma began in January
2006 and lasted until January 2009, right before both Clinton and Abedin made their way to the Department of State.
aides' BlackBerrys likely destroyed. State Department BlackBerry devices issued to former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin have likely been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court
filing on Wednesday [8/19/2015]. Mills and Abedin "were each issued BlackBerry devices," department Executive Secretary
Joseph Macmanus wrote in the filing. The department, however, "has not located any such device," and believes that
they would have been destroyed or removed from the department's control.
you know who I am?'. When it comes to arrogance, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime top aide, and her
presidential candidate boss are two peas in a pod, according to Secret Service agents. For that reason, it's not
surprising that the FBI investigation of Hillary's use of classified emails reportedly got a jump start after uncovering
highly classified emails sent by Abedin and another Clinton aide. Yesterday [8/19/2015], it was revealed that State
Department BlackBerry devices issued to the former Secretary of State's aides Cheryl Mills and Abedin, 39, have likely
been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court filing.
State Department Can't Find BlackBerrys Of Clinton's Closest Aides, Say They Were Probably Destroyed. Do old
phone models get turned in, replaced and ultimately destroyed? Yes. Does it make a bad situation surrounding Hillary
Clinton's wiped out personal email server look worse? Absolutely. According to a report published in The Hill late
yesterday, BlackBerry devices belonging to Clinton's closest aides were likely destroyed.
Abedin Received Over $40K From Hillary's Former Leadership PAC. The leadership PAC established by Hillary
Clinton during her tenure in the Senate paid her longtime friend and aide Huma Abedin tens of thousands of dollars on top of
her salary as a senior adviser, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found. Hill PAC, the political action committee founded
by Hillary Clinton in 2001, dished out more than $40,000 to Abedin over the course of a three-year period despite Abedin
pulling in a salary as a senior adviser to the former senator at the time.
Could the Jig Finally Be Up for Huma
Abedin? They got Al Capone for tax evasion, and they may get Huma Abedin for "violating rules regarding vacation and sick leave"
and for the "possible exchange of unsecured, classified data." To be sure, these are serious charges, and the available evidence makes
it abundantly clear that there is ample warrant to investigate and perhaps even charge Abedin. However, it is a sign of a serious problem with
today's political culture that even more serious allegations regarding Abedin have never been investigated, and almost certainly never will be.
Abedin Facing Investigation for Her Role in Hillary's Email Scandal. Earlier this week, it was announced that
at least two "top secret" documents were present on Clinton's server. Then, on Monday [8/10/2015], it was revealed in
federal court that Abedin also used an account on Clinton's email server for matters related to her position at the State
Department — a very unusual occurrence for any federal employee.
Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts. Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, former
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's top aides, used personal email accounts to conduct government business in
addition to a State Department email and an account on the controversial server Mrs. Clinton kept at her New York home, the
State Department confirmed to a federal court Friday [8/14/2015]. The State Department admitted to the judge that it
doesn't have control over those documents, and can't be sure it has all of the records from their time in the administration.
Huma Fall on Her Sword for Hillary? [Scroll down] Now we have learned, despite Hillary's initial
protestations, that of the first forty (of tens of thousands) emails to be examined, if they have not been permanently
erased, an inspector general found four (one out of ten) contained classified intelligence material. Two of those were
considered TOP SECRET and included satellite photos from government, presumably NSA, sources. Mrs. Clinton, as she is
quaintly known in the NYT, is now suddenly claiming she wasn't aware these emails were classified. This was all an
accident. She was just a poor, ignorant (daffy?) secretary of state, overwhelmed with detail. Or perhaps the
classification markings were expunged from the emails by some eager acolyte anxious to give the former secretary what is
known in the parlance as "plausible deniability."
Will Huma Abedin Survive the Clinton
Scandal Vortex? It was probably inevitable that the woman always at Hillary Clinton's side would one day be sucked into
the vortex of suspicion and scandal surrounding the Democratic presidential frontrunner. For top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, that
day seems to have arrived. Though rumors of impropriety have swirled around Abedin for over two years, in the past two weeks
they've snowballed into concrete allegations.
Hillary's Server Was 'Blank,' Why Was It Kept At A Data Center In New Jersey? The new revelation that Hillary
Clinton's private server was made "blank" in June 2013 — but nonetheless stored at a data center in New Jersey —
raises a slew of new questions about the former secretary of state's handling of her emails. The attorney for Platte River
Networks, the Denver-based cybersecurity company Clinton hired shortly after leaving office to handle the server, says that she
does not know why the hardware would have been stored in a New Jersey data center if it was "blank."
Media Spin, It's Hillary Who's Being Investigated, Not Her Server. A little background. Clinton was forced to
turn over her "home-brewed" e-mail server to the FBI this week, along with a flash drive unlawfully stored at her lawyer's
office. The server and the drive are tangible evidence of Clinton's decision to circumvent laws and procedures designed to
preserve government records and keep classified information secret. She says she never knowingly sent classified information,
but Clinton leaves out that the whole reason federal officials are barred from using private servers is that such systems are
invisible to the classification process. The Clinton team claims it handed over the server voluntarily — a
classic example of Clinton's penchant for half-truths. For months, they insisted they'd never turn it over. They caved
because they had to. The decision was about as voluntary as a bank robber relinquishing his sack of cash to the cops at gunpoint.
'Sect. 793 of Penal Code ... Is What Hillary Clinton Has to Worry About'. "Section 793 of the Penal Code, Subsection (f)...
is what Hillary Clinton has to worry about," nationally syndicated radio show host Staff Mark Levin said on his Wednesday [8/12/2015]
broadcast during a legal analysis of Clinton's use of a private server while she was secretary of state. "My point is when you
set up an unsecured server in your barn adjacent to your home in Chappaqua, New York, you have intentionally — forget
about negligence — you have intentionally bypassed the security process for that server," said Levin, a former chief of staff
at the Justice Department.
Huma Abedin Survive the Clinton Scandal Vortex? It was probably inevitable that the woman always at Hillary
Clinton's side would one day be sucked into the vortex of suspicion and scandal surrounding the Democratic presidential
frontrunner. For top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, that day seems to have arrived.
Clinton email probe turns to Huma. The 2016 Democratic front-runner on Monday [8/10/2015] told a federal judge that
[Huma] Abedin — long considered her boss's keeper and even dubbed her "shadow" — had her own email account
on Clinton's now infamous home-brewed server, "which was used at times for government business," Clinton acknowledged.
That's an unusual arrangement, even for top brass at the State Department.
Department request for Huma Abedin's records waylaid for 2 months. The State Department's request that Hillary Clinton's
former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, return any work-related emails in her possession went unreceived for two months because of
issues with delivery of State's mail and email messages asking for the records, according to Abedin's lawyers. After the
controversy over former secretary of state Clinton's use of a private email account and server for official business erupted in March,
Abedin was among 10 current or former State Department officials asked by their former agency to provide any similar messages on
their private accounts. But Abedin's lawyers said she didn't receive that request for more than two months after it was
sent on March 11.
history at State Department poses liability for Clinton White House bid. Huma Abedin — a
close aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department and now a top campaign official — is facing more
questions about her activities at the agency, causing potential problems for Clinton's presidential bid.
A federal judge ordered the State Department to have Clinton, Abedin and Cheryl Mills, another Clinton aide when
she was secretary of state, confirm they have turned over all government records and describe how they used
Clinton's private server to conduct official business. They had until Friday [8/7/2015] to turn over the
information "under penalty of perjury."
Agents of Influence? —
Huma Abedin and Valerie Jarrett. Somehow the conclusion by State Department
investigators that Huma Abedin, close associate and friend of former Secretary of State and
presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was overpaid by some $10,000 as she worked at a State
Department job specifically created just for her, does not surprise. Abedin, who is expected to
assume the same Rasputin-like role in a Hillary Clinton administration as Valerie Jarrett does for
President Obama, has done very well for herself.
to block Obama's State Dept. nominee until Huma questions answered. A top Republican senator announced
Wednesday [8/5/2015] he will block one of President Obama's State Department nominees until the administration does a
better job of answering questions surrounding former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure. Sen. Charles E.
Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has been investigating both Mrs. Clinton's controversial emails and the
employment arrangement top Clinton aide Huma Abedin had during her time with the department — but said he's
having trouble getting answers from the administration.
Clinton aide Huma Abedin emerges as potential liability in 2016 bid. Former Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest aide is starting to look like a liability on the campaign
trail for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Huma Abedin, who has been at Mrs. Clinton's
side as her personal assistant — or "body woman" — since the 2008 presidential
race, has come under scrutiny for pocketing a $33,000 payout from the State Department for unused
leave and using her simultaneous employment inside and outside of government to "deliver favors" to
planned party for Clinton pal on taxpayers' dime. She wasn't exactly helping her boss broker Mideast
peace, but somebody's got to pick out color schemes. Longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin took on
some unusual duties while working for the then-Secretary of State in 2012 — including apparently arranging
an event honoring famed designer Oscar de la Renta at the Clinton library in Little Rock, Ark. Huma was
being paid by US taxpayers, but that didn't stop her from sending an e-mail from her State Department account about
the fete for the old Clinton buddy.
Clinton Aide's Dual Roles May Have Broken Conflict of Interest Laws. The State
Department's top watchdog found "reasonable suspicion" that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's
second job as a private consultant may have broken conflict of interest rules, according a letter
sent by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The finding was included in a State
Department inspector's general report, which was first disclosed by the Wall Street Journal
on Friday [7/31/2015]. The report also said Abedin was overpaid by $10,000 while at the State
Department, but Abedin is disputing the finding.
aide may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds. An investigation may have found evidence a
top State Department aide to Hillary Clinton took advantage of government employment rules with potential conflicts
of interest and overpayments. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley,
chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an inspector general probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her
State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm
called Teneo Strategies.
Clinton aide Huma Abedin accused of being overpaid $10,000 after 'failing to declare vacation. Hillary
Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin has been accused of taking $10,000 in excess wages after allegedly failing to
declare vacation and sick leave. According to the report, Abedin's time sheets suggest she took no days
off — despite spending two weeks in Italy with her family.
Clinton aide reportedly received overpayments at State Department. One of Hillary Clinton's top aides was reportedly
overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the
State Department, according to investigators. The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday [7/31/2015] after Iowa
Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, about an investigation into possible "criminal"
conduct by Huma Abedin over her pay. The letters also sought the status of an investigation into whether Abedin violated
conflict-of-interest laws related to her work for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and another private firm founded
by a Clinton ally, according to The Post.
sidekick, Muslim Brotherhood-tied Huma Abedin investigated for fraud. The State
Department concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest aides had
committed violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in
the department. Abedin, as Shoebat has extensively documented her links and ties to Wahhabists
including the Muslim Brotherhood. The finding — which Abedin has formally contested —
emerged publicly Friday [7/31/2015] after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary of
State John F. Kerry and others seeking more information about an investigation into possible "criminal"
conduct by Abedin concerning her pay.
wants Clinton certification on emails. A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic
presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related
emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge
Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday [7/31/2015] in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative
group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as
Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job as a so-called "special government employee."
aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.. State Department investigators have
concluded that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000
while working at the State Department, the Washington Post reports. The finding emerged publicly
from letters sent by Sen. Charles Grassley to Secretary of State Kerry seeking more information
about an investigation into possible criminal conduct by Abedin. The finding against Abedin,
which she disputes, is that she was improperly paid while on leave. According to Sen. Grassley's
description of the investigation's findings, Abedin's time sheets indicate that she never took
vacation or sick leave during her four years at the State Department. However, the investigation
discovered that Abedin did, in fact, take time off, including a 10-day trip to Italy.
Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State? The State Department's
Inspector General has raised questions about Huma Abedin's pay records while serving under Hillary
Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. Oddly, the records appear to indicate that
over a span of four years she never once took a sick day or even went on vacation.
attacks Hillary's right-hand-woman Huma Abedin. Donald Trump charged Wednesday [7/29/2015] that a
sexually 'deviant' former congressman who is married to Hillary Clinton's closest aide has likely
seen the contents of classified emails that passed through the former secretary of state's private
home-brew server. Huma Abedin, the Pakistani-American chief of staff to Clinton, was wed in 2010
to then-Congressman Anthony Weiner, the Democrat whose star fell to earth amid lewd sexting scandals.
Republicans in Washington are furious with Clinton for destroying tens of thousands of emails dating from her
time in office, and for including classified information in an unknown number of others.
Brotherhood Skeletons Remain in Hillary Clinton's Closet. Interestingly, in connection
with the Benghazi investigation, three Hillary aides have been subpoenaed by Gowdy to produce
emails. The one who has yet to do so completely is the one with the closest ties to the
Brotherhood — Huma Abedin. The subpoena stems from Gowdy's efforts to track what communications
were made by Hillary and her staff concerning Ambassador Chris Stevens movements prior to the Benghazi
attack. Of interest also will be why efforts were undertaken after the attack to minimize
involvement by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Abedin is paid highest in US presidential campaign. White House aspirant Hillary Clinton's long-time
associate Huma Abedin, whose father is from India and mother from Pakistan, is the highest paid staffer in the US
presidential campaign, taking home an annual salary of more than $277,000. Ms Abedin was paid $69,263.09
in the first quarter, according to the latest quarterly financial figures submitted by the Clinton Campaign to Federal
Election Commission this week. At this rate, her annual pay check is pegged at $2,77,052. [sic]
Clinton Could Turn The White House Into Another Slumber Party. It's always a risky game to speculate on where
the line between reality and a reporter's speculations may lay, but a recent bit of theorizing has certainly caught the national
eye. Reporting not so much on the indelible bond between Hillary Clinton and her longtime adviser Huma Abedin (no news there),
Richard Turley of Orbmagazine instead writes about the possibility that Madame Secretary has not quite apprehended the perils of
counting chickens before their gestation and is already parceling out White House real estate, most conspicuously to the
aforementioned Ms. Abedin.
Alter Ego Huma Abedin, Who is Now "Omnipresent" and "Indispensable", Is Expected To Have Her Own
Bedroom in the White House. [Scroll down] It is expected that Hillary, in emulation
of her hero Eleanor Roosevelt, will install Huma in the second-floor bedroom occupied during the FDR
administration by Lorena Hickok, the journalist who was Mrs. Roosevelt's soulmate and intimate
companion. To relax from her duties as First Lady, Eleanor took automobile trips of several
weeks' duration with Hickok and without the Secret Service, something that would be impossible today.
Clinton aide has yet to turn over Benghazi emails. A longtime Clinton aide may be
stonewalling a State Department request for private Benghazi-related emails despite a court order
demanding she produce them. Huma Abedin, Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the State Department
and current campaign staffer, is the only former aide to Secretary Hillary Clinton that has failed
to turn over emails in response to a request from the State Department, court documents show.
wants to grill Huma Abedin about Benghazi. Republicans leading the charge to investigate Benghazi
are closing in on Hillary Clinton's inner circle. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) disclosed Monday [7/6/2015] that
he plans to interview three of Clinton's top advisers: Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide; Cheryl Mills,
Clinton's former chief of staff; and Jake Sullivan, a former director of policy planning at the State Department.
Gowdy, who leads the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said there are others on the list but he will not release their
names "given the nature of their work."
Hillary Emails o' the Day: Just Knock Edition. I continue to work through the latest
Hillary Clinton email dump.
shadow. After decades of rope lines — she started working for Clinton as a
19-year-old intern in the First Lady's office — the role of body woman comes naturally to
[Huma] Abedin, and her hovering presence there, a few feet away from the candidate, is what normal
feels like for Clinton. Some political observers have expressed surprise that after all these
years, Abedin is still at it.
Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's version of Obama's Valerie Jarrett.
of Hillary Clinton pal Huma Abedin ordered by federal judge. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's close
associate at the Department of State and wife of disgraced Internet sex-troll Congressman Anthony Weiner, may discover
she's not through her ordeal with a number of investigations into the affairs of her former boss, according to a federal
judge's decision on Friday [6/19/2015]. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan's review of allegations that Hillary
Clinton used a private email server during her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state led Judge Sullivan to
reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top
Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Islamic connection. So many lies, coincidences and distractions, so little time.
Perhaps the most serious (who can keep count?) of the new Hillary revelations are that Huma Abedin's
emails are among the missing from Hillary's private email server. Were Ms. Abedin's emails
trashed to cover a conflict of interest when she was taking pay as a private consultant while on the
State Department payroll as an aide to Hillary? Ms. Abedin was traveling chief of staff and
"body woman" during Mrs. Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
That's her role in this campaign. That intimacy, long demonstrated, has been a crucial contribution
to the Clinton decision-making process, both before and after her service in the Obama administration.
Abedin, Our Government. The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is more than a journal. It
is a book commissioned by the house of Saud and published by the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA).
The book contains plans for Muslim conquest and includes a blueprint for the infiltration of non-Muslim lands.
It all starts with the father of Huma Abedin, Sayed Zaynul Abedin, and this Journal paid for by the Al Saud dynasty
in Saudi Arabia. Huma Abedin served on the board of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs for many years
at the same time she worked for Hillary Clinton. The agenda of the IMMA? In their own words, it is "to
grow an unassimilated, aggressive population of Islamic supremacists who will gradually but dramatically alter the
character of the West". Huma's mother, Saleha Abedin, has proven ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and is a member
of their "Women's Division", whose goal is to "acquire a unified global perception in every nation in the world
regarding the position of women". I would like to know how that appeals to the feminists, but all we hear
is silence from them. She is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief.
This entity is pro-Hamas and a part of the Union of Good, which has been designated by the State Department an
international terrorist organization led by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Abedin. Reacting to the disclosure that
Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, a
federal judge agreed Friday [6/19/2015] to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act
lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declined — for now — to
address claims from Judicial Watch that Clinton's use of the private account and server led State
Department officials to commit a fraud on the court by certifying they had turned over all
for Huma Abedin to Come Out of the Shadows. Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime confidante, is currently
the vice chair of her 2016 presidential campaign. "I'm not sure Hillary could walk out the door without Huma," Clinton
adviser Mandy Grunwald said back during the days of Hillary's first run for the presidency. Huma and Hillary are inseparable,
including having been linked together on a private e-mail network while Ms. Clinton was Secretary of State and Ms. Abedin
was her deputy chief of staff. If Hillary Clinton were to be elected president of the United States, Ms. Abedin will
no doubt be right there with Hillary as her right hand person in the White House. And that may well be a major coup
for the Muslim Brotherhood, whose strategic plan calls for destroying Western civilization from within and "'sabotaging' its
miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers..."
to review 'special' program that let Clinton aide Huma Abedin have 2 jobs. The State
Department inspector general plans to review a controversial program that allowed a longtime Hillary
Clinton aide to work for a private firm at the same time she was working for the former secretary of
state. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who originally sought a probe of Huma Abedin's job status
citing conflict of interest concerns, revealed the development on Friday — releasing a
letter from Inspector General Steve Linick confirming the review. Grassley's questions centered
on how Abedin was allowed to work as a top assistant to then-Secretary of State Clinton under a
special, part-time status while also being employed at a politically connected consulting firm.
Abedin's job arrangement under Hillary investigated by State Dept. IG. The State
Department's inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary
Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she
was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday [4/10/2015]. Inspector General
Steve A. Linick also said he wasn't aware of Mrs. Clinton's or Ms. Abedin's use of a non-government
email account to conduct official business, and said that's generally been frowned upon at the department.
He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence.
Woman Sexually Harassed by
Clinton says: "Hillary is the War on Women.". Hillary Clinton is pathetic, makes constant excuses for Bill Clinton, blames herself and blames
the women that her husband goes after. As a feminist role model, she's right up there with her aide, Huma Abedin.
Campaign Kicks Off as Huma Abedin Probe Begins. Hillary Clinton and the senior aide, Huma Abedin,
apparently conspired to keep the sweetheart working arrangement that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked employee had
at Foggy Bottom a secret. Because it involves a Clinton, the story is, of necessity, complex and convoluted.
And it's classic Hillary as she tiptoes through a minefield of ethics violations, conflicts of interest, and potential
national security-related breaches.
Bill and Hillary work as a team — you vote for one, you get the other.
"We are the president," she
Clinton 'dynasty' challenges 22nd Amendment. Much has been made by Republicans and supporters of Sen.
Bernie Sanders that a Hillary Clinton presidency would look a lot like a third Obama term. But some are whispering
concerns that it amounts to a third term of Bill Clinton's presidency, challenging the spirit of the 22nd Amendment barring
is only Bill Clinton's 'Dirty Laundry' Off Limits? Bill Clinton also has a past, relevant for several
reasons. He is the husband of candidate Hillary Clinton. He may even be a co-president of sorts. Hillary
promises to delegate one of the major jobs of the president to Bill, "My husband, who I will put in charge of revitalizing
the economy 'cause he knows what he's doing." So why is Donald Trump's past fair game and Bill Clinton's is not?
Clinton can't rely on former President Bill Clinton to beat Donald Trump. There is no politician in recent
memory who seems more a product of her handlers than Hillary Clinton. But her handlers in 2008 did hardly anything for
her, and now you wonder if the reinforcements she's brought in this time are doing any better, or giving her better
advice. Because all she continues to do is serve this whole thing up for Donald Trump. The other day she said
that she was going to ask Bill Clinton to help her with the economy. [...] She continues to believe her husband is some
great political asset, 16 years after he left office.
Might Have Just Made Her Worst Mistake Ever. At a campaign stop in Kentucky, Hillary Clinton told the crowd
that if she were president, she would put her husband Bill "in charge of revitalizing the economy." The impulse is
understandable. The economy of the 1990s was good, or seemed to be prior to the collapse of the dot com bubble.
But Hillary's promise to bring back Bill and put him "in charge of" the economy is, I think, a horrible blunder. Here's
why. First, it undermines the entire rationale of Hillary's candidacy. [...]
Hillary's Two-for-One Help? Back when Bill Clinton was merely an Arkansas governor who wanted to be president,
he wanted the country to know that the smart lawyer he married was part of a package deal. Electing Clinton was,
Americans were told, a "two-for-one" deal because Hillary Clinton would be an important part of his administration. The
line was designed to appeal to female voters eager to embrace a new model of a First Lady as policy maven rather than
hostess. In the end, Hillary's stint as the Clinton administration's health care czar ended in disaster as her proposal
was sunk by critics on substance as well as the secretive nature of the way she operated. But 24 years later the
two-for-one deal is back although the roles are reversed. Now it is candidate Hillary who is touting her spouse as a
bonus for voters.
Sad Promise: Bill Is Her Talisman That Will Magically 'Revitalize the Economy'. At a weekend campaign
stop in the state of Kentucky, Hillary Clinton made the implicit explicit. If elected president, the candidate told
supporters, she would ensure that her husband would be put "in charge of revitalizing the economy." "Bill Clinton," Hillary
explained, has "got more ideas a minute than anybody I know." If America is going to "put people back to work and make it
happen," she concluded, a return role for our 42nd president will be necessary.
says she'll put her husband in charge of 'revitalizing the economy'. Hillary Clinton plans to put her husband
in charge of rebooting the American economy — the top issue of her presidential campaign. 'My husband ...
I'm going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy because you know, he knows how to do it,' Clinton told a crowd in
Kentucky Sunday [5/15/2016]. 'And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our
country that have been really left out,' she added, the Washington Post reported. The comment is a reminder that
Clinton's election could amount just as much to a 'third term' for her husband than it would for President Obama, who already
started campaigning for Clinton in effect with a slashing attack on Donald Trump during a commencement speech at Rutgers
Clinton Says 'No,' Bill Won't Serve in Her Cabinet. During a visit to the Lone Oak Little Castle diner in
Paducah, Ky., Hillary Clinton was asked twice to expand on what Bill Clinton's role in the White House would be.
Clinton ignored it each time, but when asked if her husband would be in her Cabinet, she shook her head and mouthed, "No."
Clinton's Alleged Ex-Lover: Hillary a 'Terrorist,' 'Sex Addict' Bill Told Me He Had 2,000 Women. Hillary
Clinton is not only an "enabler," she is a "terrorist" who "terrorizes" her husband's alleged lovers and women who accuse him
of sexual assault, says former Dallas lawyer Dolly Kyle, who says she had a long-running affair with Bill Clinton. In
an interview, Kyle claimed that "Billy" Clinton, as she called him, once boasted to her that he had had sex with about 2,000
women. She described Clinton as a "sex addict" who has some "sick, sick need" to "control women."
Clinton Would Be 'In Charge of Revitalizing the Economy,' Hillary Clinton Says. Hillary Clinton has always made
known that she wants Bill Clinton to have some kind of role in the White House should she become president, but over the past
few weeks she's begun to reveal more about what exactly that would be. During a campaign event in Fort Mitchell today,
the Democratic presidential candidate was more blunt than ever about what her husband's role could be in a future Clinton
administration — saying she plans to to put the former president "in charge of economic revitalization."
Bill Clinton's 26 Trips on the Lolita Express Child Rape Jet Matter. We don't know what Bill Clinton did or
didn't do in company with Jeffrey Epstein. But we certainly know what Epstein did and, almost as outrageously, what he
got away with doing.
Bill Clinton jumped aboard disgraced sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's 'Lolita Express' plane for junkets 26 times in just three
years. Bill Clinton spent enough time aboard disgraced Wall Street mogul Jeffrey Epstein's 'Lolita Express'
airplane that he should be eligible for frequent flyer miles, according to a shocking new report that reveals how often the
former U.S. president road along with with the convicted sex offender. Flight logs reviewed by Fox News show Clinton
took 26 trips aboard Epstein's Boeing 727 jet, more than double the 11 flights previously known. Epstein's jet
was reportedly set up with a bed where guests had group sex with young girls.
Bill Clinton Flew on Jeffrey Epstein's Jet Without Secret Service Detail. Former President Bill Clinton was a
much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender's infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the
former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the "Lolita Express" — even apparently ditching his Secret
Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.
logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known. Clinton's presence aboard
Jeffrey Epstein's Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and
trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by
their initials or first names, including "Tatiana." The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was
reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.
After Last Night.
The Clintons will never go away. With their gargantuan corruption, habitual lying, and leftist proclivities, they mark
their territory with an indelible stain. While Bill Clinton entered the White House a lowlife rogue, Hillary will enter
as Nurse Ratched. Krupskaya, American style.
Has Now Repudiated All Of Bill Clinton's Presidency. Is there anything Bill Clinton did as president that the
Democratic Party still supports any more? It's hard to imagine what that would be, since Hillary keeps throwing Bill
under the bus.
Bill Clinton. I wonder if there's a part of Bill Clinton that doesn't really want Hillary Clinton to become
president, particularly if she has to distance herself from his legacy to do so. How else to explain why one of the
world's most talented and agile politicians is so consistently flat-footed and destructive when advocating on his wife's behalf?
Condemn Republicans For Their Words, When Democrats' Actual Deeds Are Much More Offensive. [Donald] Trump's
words are nowhere near as bad as Bill Clinton's actual actions in the Oval Office with a young lady, while using a cigar and
her blue dress as entertainment. And what about Bill Clinton testifying in court that oral sex is not really "having
sex" in any conventional way, thus insinuating that his actions in the Oval Office should not even be mentioned or considered.
Was that a "presidential" way to behave? And it's not his words that are as offensive as it is the actions that his words
attempt to excuse.
Bill Clinton stoned yesterday in Arizona? What is wrong with Bill Clinton? He just doesn't look right these days.
Clinton Laments 'Awful Legacy of the Last 8 Years,' Claims He Wasn't Talking About Obama. If you love politics
but are beginning to experience Donald Trump fatigue, don't worry; one-man scandal machine Bill Clinton has come to the
rescue. While speaking in Spokane, Washington, on Monday night, the former president managed to spark a Clinton controversy
that does not involve terrorism or tedious emails. And all he had to do was attack the cornerstone of his wife's entire
campaign. While praising Hillary Clinton for her ability to make change happen, the ex-president appeared to describe the
past eight years — a.k.a. the Obama administration, a.k.a. the thing his wife is promising the third term of —
as an "awful legacy." [Video clip]
Bill Problem Is Back. If she were Mrs. John Smith — or any of the Mrs. Bushes — the problem would be less glaring.
But as Mrs. Bill Clinton, Hillary bears a burden no other candidate has ever had — to be constantly measured against one of the great
political talents of modern times. No matter where she campaigns, the built-in comparison to her famously fluid husband helps makes
Hillary look even stiffer, even less authentic — despite Bill's infamously hot-and-cold relationship with the truth.
Clinton Confuses Iraq And Iran In Speech. While stumping for Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton attempted to boast
on behalf of his wife, praising her for establishing sanctions on Iran, but instead he got confused and said "Iraq."
During a campaign rally Thursday night [3/3/2016] in Baton Rouge, La., the former president said, "She got those sanctions on
Iraq, which required China and Russia to sign off so everybody would enforce them. Even I didn't think she could get them,
but she did." "In all fairness, who really knows what Bill Clinton is talking about anymore?" America Rising asked.
it's time to just arrest both Clintons. Stories about someone with the surname Clinton potentially
breaking the law aren't exactly hard to come by these days, but they generally revolve around Hillary Clinton's private
bathroom closet server. The one making the rounds this week, however, has to do with her husband. In the middle of voting
during a tight, heavily contested primary in Massachusetts, Bill was out and about stumping for his wife. Nothing unusual so
far, since they had surrogates swarming the state right up until the polls closed. But the wrinkle in this tale comes from
the fact that Bill was doing it inside of and immediately outside a polling station. And that's against the law.
Hillary — Does America really need Bill Clinton back in the White House? [Scroll down] Thanks
to a worshipful mainstream media and the willful blindness of his fans, the same guy who lied under oath about harassing
vulnerable women morphed into a lovable rogue. [...] Except the times have changed. What 20 years ago could be
dismissed as a tacky yet endearing quirk — Oh, that's just Bill being Bill! — is now unforgiveable.
The kids today do not see the commander-in-chief's cavorting with an awestruck intern as merely a personal foible, but as an epic
breach of political correctness. Bill Clinton today is, to young people who never saw his name on a ballot, less a sexy
scoundrel than a sexist villain. The utter wipeout among young people Hillary suffered in New Hampshire to Sanders —
who no one will ever confuse with a player — is the result.
Clinton: Young People Feel "Trapped" After 7 Years Of Obama. Bill Clinton was supposed to be Hillary's secret weapon on the campaign
trail, but he's shaping up to be more of a liability. The former president looks tired and frail, when Hillary was counting on his energetic
charm. Young voters aren't giving him a pass for his sexual offenses, as elderly feminists demand. He keeps dropping deadly sound bites,
such as "Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think." And when he
does say what he really thinks, it's absolutely devastating for the Democrat Party.
old Bill making liberals sweat. Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly
man — a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night [2/1/2016],
when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance... er, victory speech in Iowa. [...] The visage that Bill wore for much of that
harangue was truly revealing — more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential
First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance But Received Classified Information Anyway. When Hillary
Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told
her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The
Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience,
both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to
upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois.
Starts Bad For Hillary — Will It End Worse? [Scroll down] Emails aren't her only problem, though. Husband
Bill and his 1990s popularity were supposed to be a formidable asset for her campaign. Instead, he's become a millstone around her neck.
She's running as a feminist, but his reputation as a womanizer has become an issue. [...] This is merely what is simmering on the surface.
Boiling in a covered pot that could blow at any time is Bill's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Granny Clinton's Absurd and Evasive Responses on "Face the Nation" Reminded Me of Someone. Clinton's evasive
responses reminded me of her husband. You know, what the meaning of the word "is" is. In a related matter, the AP
reported that the State Department has refused to say whether the document in question was classified or not. Which means, of
course, that it was. [...] The Clinton family has been lying so long, and so egregiously, that they don't even understand how absurd
they sound. They both need to be thrown in prison for a very long time, just as the rest of us peons would have been had we
engaged in the kind of skulduggery this pair has.
Pallid Prince: Bill Can't Save Hillary. Monday [1/4/2016] was the day the Hillary campaign unleashed Bill
Clinton, once again sending him out to stump for his wife. While she is the Democratic front-runner, email investigations
are swirling and her favorability ratings are down in the dumper, so it was thought the better-liked Bubba could add some pleasant
pizzazz to his bland wife's bland campaign. But the Great Unveiling was more like a viewing. The rail-thin Clinton,
69 but looking far older, stood there in New Hampshire appearing as a kind of muted version of his old self. His voice was
thin, his delivery flat and dull, the music of days past mostly gone. He looked like a nicely presented, well coiffed
grandpa — but a grandpa nonetheless, his hands shaking as he wagged a crooked finger, his movements stiff and brittle.
Bill Is Back.
Bill Clinton made a famous 1992 campaign promise that if people voted for him, it would be a package deal that included Hillary:
"Buy one, get one free." Now Hillary is in danger of reminding voters that in voting for her, they also get Bill Clinton and what
he brings with him — from the dubious dealings of the Clinton Foundation to his "woman problem" and his renowned talent for
evasion ("It all depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is"). Democratic primary voters aren't likely to care much, but
polls show many independent voters in a general election would be leery of the baggage the couple drags with them.
Clinton says Bill might be useful in White House. Hillary Clinton says her husband wouldn't be much use picking
out flower arrangements for the White House, but if she's elected president, he would come in handy as a host and adviser.
of a 2016 GOP Crackup. [Scroll down] A word about the Clintons. Grassroots revulsion with Bill was very
much motivated by his shady ethics and law-breaking more than his policies. Hillary is no less ethically-challenged. She
leans more left than her husband, though the suspicion (nay, conviction) on the left is that Hillary is as much about taking care
of Number One and lining her pockets as is Bill.
Hillary's 'two for the price of one' problem.
Hillary Clinton's strongest asset in her presidential run is also her greatest vulnerability — and she's married to him. Bill
Clinton's been largely in the background — she needs to show she's her own woman, after all. Yet she benefits hugely from
Americans' recollection of his presidency as a time of prosperity and peace, feeding the hope she'll deliver the same. (Never mind that
the policies she's embracing are far to the left of how he governed.)
possibility of Clinton/Clinton 2016. It would certainly rev up a sagging campaign, that's for sure. Some wonder
if Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton would pick her own husband as her running mate in a relentless quest for the White
House. Well, let's see here. If Mrs. Clinton was the ultimate victor in 2016, that would make her Madame President, and
Bill Clinton would be known as former president Vice President Clinton, or words to that effect — as opposed to the first
gentleman, if he was a mere spouse.
Clinton: Bill as VP has 'crossed her mind'. Hillary Clinton said the idea of picking her husband —
former President Bill Clinton — as vice president had "crossed her mind," but has been advised it would be
unconstitutional. "He would be good, but he's not eligible, under the Constitution. He has served his two terms and I
think the argument would be as vice president it would not be possible for him to ever succeed to the position — at
least that's what I've been told," she joked to Extra's Mario Lopez, in an interview posted Monday [9/14/2015]. But she
added, "It has crossed my mind."
Tripp: Hillary 'will stop at nothing'. The woman who helped reveal former President
Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky is speaking out against Hillary
Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016. In a lengthy interview with the
Daily Mail, former White House employee Linda Tripp says that when she first entered the
White House in early 1993, she heard the mantra, "Eight years for Bill. Eight years for Hill."
Clinton, a Woman of Her Words. It was back in 1992, while ostensibly stumping for her
husband, that Mrs. Clinton told an audience of women, "If you vote for him, you get me." Bill
Clinton himself quipped in New Hampshire that he'd coined a new campaign slogan: "Buy one, get one
free." Four years later, after Mrs. Clinton had helped staff the administration, fired White
House Travel Office personnel, overseen a health care task force, and sat in on cabinet meetings,
Americans realized that this co-presidency talk was no joke. This gave some voters pause
and others confidence: Either way, the Clintons got a second term.
Hillary Clinton presidency. The choice ahead
is clear enough at this
point, at least in terms of what the 2008 Clinton campaign is about: the Clintons — plural.
Theirs is a campaign for Restoration to the White House, not simply the election of Hillary Clinton.
Theirs is, has always been, a joint enterprise, a see-saw routine in which the psyches and actions of each
balances the board according to the personal dynamics of the moment.
haven't seen the back of the Clintons yet. I have detested the Clintons ever since I covered the
New Hampshire primary in 1992. The man I saw was not the silver-tongued charmer who seems to have
bewitched so many people. Up close, he seemed like a red-cheeked, piggy-eyed bully with a mean streak a
mile wide. And when he lied — which he more or less did for a living — he had a
hard-faced little spouse to step into the TV studios to cover up for him.
at any cost: Whatever else he might accomplish, Senator Barack Obama has prevented the restoration
of the Clintons. That alone is cause for rejoicing. How did he do it? It was partly about him,
but mostly about her.
A freshman senator with an ultraliberal voting record does not win the nomination
without deep weakness in the competition. Obama became the chosen instrument for those who fervently wished
to prevent the Clintons from coming back. In this race, being the not-Clinton was as important as being black.
Obama-Clinton ticket. [Boston] Mayor Thomas M. Menino said that Hillary Clinton should not run
for vice president on a ticket with Barack Obama because her husband, former president Bill Clinton, could cause problems
for the new administration. "If she got back into the White House, she'd bring along Big Daddy, and he would
overshadow the president," Menino said in an interview. Bill Clinton is "pushing real hard" for his wife to be
Obama's running mate, Time magazine reported this week.
for Obama. Putting Hillary Clinton on the ticket for vice president creates a ménage-à-trois.
Bill will be the unexpected roommate. Even if a President Obama can discipline Hillary and get her to play
second fiddle, there is not the remotest chance that he can get the former president to accept such rules.
Hillary Clinton's candidacy
has done feminism no favours. She is both inspiring role model and cringe-making bad example — an
overtly feminist careerist who never found a way to succeed without her husband's connections, advice, and
The next major female presidential candidate will be well advised to stuff any errant
husband into a rucksack and chuck him down a laundry chute. If they are to be truly equal, women
must fight their own fights and not rely on a borrowed spotlight.
all about the Clintons. In truth, Obama is not running against Hillary Clinton, he is running
against the Clintons — a political machine headed by the New York senator and her ex-president
husband, Bill, that includes some of the most ruthless operators in modern politics. The Clinton machine
is fuelled by a smorgasbord of pathologies and resentments, some of them based on genuine experiences and
others the product of quite frightening self-obsession. It's been clear for many months now that what the
Clintons are proposing is a sort of co-presidency, with Bill — prohibited by the US constitution
from running again — doing much more than conducting occasional morning coffees in the White House
and doing some charitable work.
We Are The President?
During the government investigation of the Clinton Whitewater scandal (difficult times for
them — 15 of their colleagues/friends were convicted of Whitewater crimes), Hillary Clinton
responded to questions regarding the possible release of Whitewater documents by saying "I'm
not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
(Underscoring that her co-presidency was a reality.)
Pa Clinton: "Interesting discussion with one of my clients in Texas," a leading political
observer in Washington tells Inside the Beltway. "Topic was that Bill Clinton is treating this
election as his third, and that the missus looks far less presidential while he grabs more and more
limelight on the stage. "My client was reminded of an old, real-life Texas story of Ma and
Pa Ferguson — she being the first woman governor of Texas."
Hillary and the Ferguson factor: Historical
analogies can only go so far. Nothing in the colorful Ferguson tale is meant to suggest that Hillary Clinton would be
a mere surrogate, or that Bill Clinton would use his position in the nefarious ways that Jim Ferguson did. It does,
however, serve as a reminder of the complicated dynamics that can arise when a former elected official finds himself back
in the executive mansion, eager to serve but holding no title other than first spouse.
disappearing in Bill's shadow. Any marriage blends affection, memories and quid
pro quos. But 99 percent of marriages do not affect national political life.
Mao Zedong's did. The Clintons' does. Hillary's political ambition and bargains
with her husband recall Jiang Qing's rise as Mao's wife and him ushering her into high
office in 1966.
Hillary's bridge back to the 20th century:
Facing yet another contest in a state she's declared to be a firewall against Barack Obama, Clinton is tapping
into 1990s nostalgia everywhere she goes. It is, once again, the economy, stupid; Hillary is practically
offering to build a bridge back to the 20th century. The white working-class voters she's relying on to
win say they miss the prosperity and peace of the Clinton years, and they figure she's the next best thing to
getting Bill back.
The Clinton Reunion
Tour: When watching the inaugural ceremonies in 2001, when Bill Clinton lingered, and lingered,
and lingered a bit longer, I knew that not only would he not go away, but that the media wouldn't let him.
This week the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy celebrated its ten year anniversary and the woman who coined the phrase
looks poised to return with Bill Clinton to the White House. Considering how reluctant they were to leave
it, it is no surprise they are fighting so hard to return.
First what? In all the
excitement over the prospect that Hillary Rodham Clinton might be our first woman president, largely
overlooked is the fact that, after trying numerous other strategies, she has ended up dependent on her
husband to help her win.
the Clintons be the new Southern political dynasty? To a Southerner of a certain age, Bill
Clinton's vigorous campaign to elect his wife to the office he once held brings back memories of George
Wallace's 1966 campaign to elect his wife, Lurleen, governor of Alabama and of their ensuing co-governorship.
Like Clinton, Wallace could not run again because of term limits.
Clintons and their -ism: Bill has supplemented Hillary's tightly wound
discipline with his out-of-control ego, her off-putting devotion to script with his wild and
dishonest improvisations, her inability to project warmth with his self-adoring affability.
What they have always held in common is ambition and willingness to resort to any
means — sheathed in self-righteousness — to achieve power.
'Two-fer' Problem: As Bill Clinton crisscrosses America defending his wife's
candidacy, he's fueling speculation about who'd be in charge should Hillary be elected.
Sen. Clinton — the incredible shrinking candidate — seems at times
almost a bystander at her husband's campaign, merely playing a somewhat more active role
than she did in '92.
Rodham Clinton: A Pillar Of Female Achievement? Really?? Thus far, 2008 has provided
nothing short of a Clinton psychodrama. In the month of January alone, Bill admitted that there's only
"so much" he can do to get his spouse elected, and that he can't make her "taller, younger, or male;" Bill
insultingly described Obama's stance on the Iraq war as a "fairytale;" Bill accused the media of being
"stenographers" for the Obama campaign; Bill claimed that electing Obama to be President would be tantamount
to "rolling the dice;" Bill compared Obama to the racially polarizing Jesse Jackson; we saw Bill explode into
red-faced, Elton John-style tantrums with television news reporters; and after all this (and with Obama's
polling numbers rising), Hillary explained that Bill just got a little "carried away" simply because he "loves
her" so much, and assured voters that she'll be able to "control him" when they return to the White House.
Clinton: Rogue Co-President In Waiting. Make no mistake about it: If Hillary Clinton is
elected president, her husband will be her rogue co-president, causing constant chaos, crises and conflicts
for her new administration. And sometimes, that will be exactly what Hillary wants. Chaos is
Bill Clinton's signature style and he's not about to suddenly change.
savoring a chance to take a shot at Hillary's albatross. There is nothing the
Republicans would love more than running against the political hermaphrodite.
Are we to
assume that the GOP will not hit the Clintons with everything that they have been amassing
up until today?
'Bill' question hovers over the Clinton campaign. If Sen. Hillary Clinton wins the
Democratic nomination and is later elected president, her prospective First Laddie will dance
into the White House. Only, Bill Clinton won't be elected this time. He'll be the
spouse and therefore untouchable. And that's not only her problem; it's our problem, even
if you're not a Democrat. Sen. Barack Obama's people have raised the issue, but not loudly
Real Hill-Bill Problem. We have never had an ex-president move back into the White House.
When in 1992 Bill Clinton promised "two for the price of one," it was taken as a slightly hyperbolic promotion
of the role of first lady. This time we would literally be getting two presidents.
really want a historically unique two-headed presidency constantly buffeted by the dynamics of a highly
on Clinton family. Bill Clinton is generally viewed as one smart politician, having been twice
elected the President, helped by lackluster Robert Dole, having survived the Lewinsky sex scandal, lying under
oath about sex, and impeachment. When is it all about himself, he is cunningly smart.
It has always
been all about him, Now he sees another admission ticket to the White House through his wife, Hillary Clinton.
Kid. In recent weeks, [Bill Clinton] has proved that adolescents can't be elder statesmen. His
performance on Hillary's behalf has been desperate, accusatory, self-pitying and misleading. It has been a
full-on blast of Bill Clinton's do-whatever's-necessary ethic of the sort we haven't seen since he wagged his
finger at the country almost 10 years ago and denied having sex with Monica Lewinsky.
Slick Willie Rides Again. The
Clintons play dirty when they feel threatened. But we knew that, didn't we? The recent roughing-up
of Barack Obama was in the trademark style of the Clinton years in the White House. High-minded and
self-important on the surface, smarmily duplicitous underneath, meanwhile jabbing hard to the groin area.
They are a slippery pair and come as a package. The nation is at fair risk of getting them back in the
White House for four more years. The thought makes me queasy.
Tag-teaming, Clinton-style. Barack
Obama may have distilled his biggest problem in eight words he blurted out almost in exasperation. "I
can't tell who I'm running against sometimes," he told Hillary Clinton at Monday night's acrimonious
Democratic presidential nomination debate in Myrtle Beach. That appears to be just the way Hillary and
Bill Clinton want it and despite some obvious discomfort in senior Democratic ranks about a former president
as attack dog, it also appears to be working.
twofer's high price. Whether you loved them or hated them, Bill and Hillary Clinton were always
a twofer. On the campaign trail in 1992, Bill used to joke about it. Vote for me and get "two for
the price of one," he chuckled. Plenty of Americans thought this wasn't such a bad idea. A bumper
sticker popular at the time proclaimed: "I'm voting for Hillary's husband." The Clintons seem to
want that bumper sticker resuscitated.
Clintons: One too many? In 1992, when he was running for president, Bill Clinton bragged
that his brainy lawyer wife would give voters "two for the price of one." This year, Hillary Rodham
Clinton's chief rival for the presidential nomination says that's precisely the problem he faces in the
Hillary and Bill Use
Alinsky Tactics To Bring Down Obama. Obama was up; now he's down. Even though Obama seems
to be harnessing the South Carolina black vote that will give him that state's delegates, he has been feeling
the brunt of the Clintons' mastery of the tactic of polarization, taught decades ago to Hillary by Saul Alinsky.
Oh no, not him
again. When the New York Times, Yahoo News and The Onion run the same story on the same day, you
know that something's afoot. Yes, it would appear that despite the constitutional bar, Bill Clinton is
running for the White House again. Americans might say that I have no right to say this — I'm
merely a green card holder, not a citizen — but he must be stopped. Why? Because he is
one of the most disgusting people ever to rise to high office in the democratic era.
Toil & Trouble! Outbursts are an Omen. America, consider yourself fairly warned. Bill
Clinton's latest tirades are a healthy reminder of the never-ending drama that was the Clinton years — and
surely will be again if Bubba gets back into the White House.
Bill Clinton coming on
too strong. Chill, Bill. Standing in for Sen. Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, the former
president has been gut-punching Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's toughest opponent for the Democratic presidential
nomination. Bill Clinton has never shied away from trench warfare. There are few contemporary politicians,
if any, who do it better. But it's conduct unbecoming a former president.
Clintons Play Bad Cop, Worse Cop.
No more Ms. Nice Gal. After Obama's surprising success on the campaign trail, the Clinton team is pulling
out all the stops. Hillary's most important advocate, her husband Bill, has jumped into the fray. But
some critics say his behavior is unfitting for an ex-president.
Clinton: Parenthesis In
Search Of A Legacy. There was general amazement when (the now-muzzled) Bill Clinton did his
red-faced, attack-dog, race-baiting performance in South Carolina. Friends, Democrats and longtime
media sycophants were variously perplexed, repulsed, enraged, mystified and shocked that this beloved
ex-president would so jeopardize his legacy by stooping so low. What they don't understand is that for
Clinton, there is no legacy.
goes negative. Employing innuendo and half-truths against Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton
and her husband, the former President, have introduced the politics of personal destruction to the Democratic
presidential campaign. They bear responsibility for cheapening the tone of the contest.
Left-Wing Conspiracy. The Democratic epiphany about the political tactics of Bill and Hillary
Clinton continues, with scales falling from eyes on a daily basis. "I think it's not Presidential," said
former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, about Mr. Clinton's steady barrage against Barack Obama.
"It's not in keeping with the image of a former President, and I'm frankly surprised that he is taking this
approach." Mr. Daschle supports Mr. Obama, but how he could be surprised is another matter.
The empire strikes back.
The Clintons seem truly stunned that anyone would have the gall to challenge what they believe is their birthright:
the Democrat presidential nomination and eventual return to power.
After all, Hillary Clinton didn't suffer
her husband's philandering for nothing. Her expected clear, unobstructed path to the White House is "the
ultimate alimony," according to columnist Charles Krauthammer. Ouch.
biggest asset? Now Bill is looking like a liability. Think about it.
A former president, who knows the inner workings of government intimately, would be back in the
White House. He may have no official title or role. Yet he would, it's fair to
assume, be deeply enmeshed in both politics and policy. To what extent would this
constitute a co-presidency?
Bill Clinton's running
again — and it's all about him. Bill Clinton is running again. For
what, exactly, isn't clear. Watch: He's stalking the stage in South Carolina, as
he did in New Hampshire and Iowa — a microphone in one hand, a wagging finger in the air,
eyes wide open, the lip strategically bitten.
is on the ticket, but Bill is running. There is no mystery about why Bill Clinton has
gone from big dog to attack dog in his wife's campaign. He's not just campaigning for her.
He's campaigning for him. To put his wife in the White House would be a one-finger salute to the
people who wanted to remove him from office.
Clinton plot to keep Bill in the spotlight. Bill Clinton will play a bigger role
in his wife Hillary's election campaign than her vice presidential running mate if she wins the
Democratic White House nomination, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. In late night strategy
sessions Mr and Mrs Clinton have decided together that the former president will stay in
the spotlight for the rest of the primary campaign and then take the fight to the Republicans in
the general election.
unleashes pit bull Bill. [Bill Clinton's] role in his 60-year-old wife's campaign became
so dominant last week that it was as if he was running for a third term in office. Camille Paglia,
the cultural commentator who has voted for him twice, pities whoever might serve as Hillary's vice-president,
should she reach the White House. "It's pretty clear that Bill Clinton will castrate any vice-president
that Hillary nominates and undermine her authority," Paglia said. "His behaviour is atrocious. It
is one lie and fantasy strung out one after another. It just feels tacky and trashy."
Bill Clinton, Nasty
Man. Time to face an inconvenient truth: Bill Clinton is running for a third
It's the same old Clinton game, over and over: The Iowa caucuses were important until
they weren't; South Carolina was key until they were going to lose. There is no yesterday that can't
be rewritten; there is no consideration about the blowback from all this tomorrow. The only thing
that matters is winning, or appearing to win, at no matter what cost, today.
Off the leash:
Democratic politics is all about Bill — again. Over the past few months Mr Clinton
has downgraded himself from global statesman to political hatchet-man. No former president has inserted
himself so wholeheartedly into a presidential race.
He is spending more time campaigning in South
Carolina than the candidate herself.
Hillary, stupid. I'm tired of Bill Clinton.
Tired of his whining, as when he says the
media has been too tough on [Hillary] and too soft on Barack Obama. All of this is as real as the
lovey-dovey, hug-and-smile photo ops of them in Iowa. It's theater, staged for maximum political
impact. We're being played again on the two-for-the-price-of-one angle. But, as always, the game
for him is about him. A vote for her is a vote for him.
Hillary can run, but
she can't hide from Bill. Electing Hillary means re-re-electing Bill. … Electing
Hillary will be the same two-for-one deal it was in 1992 and 1996. Americans like moving forward,
of The Below. Last Tuesday [11/27/2007], Bill Clinton, trying to whet Iowans'
appetites for another Clinton presidency, announced/discovered/remembered that he opposed the
Iraq war "from the beginning," thereby revealing disharmony with his spouse, who voted for it.
Again. While Hillary will certainly try to take credit for the Clinton administration's
accomplishments, and compare them favorably to the Bush years, does she also bear responsibility for what went
wrong? Does this sort of chatter remind people that her White House "experience" was being married to a
president? (Yes, she spearheaded health care reform, but we all remember what happened to that.)
Problem Like Bill. Hillary Clinton tells audiences that having lived in the White House for eight
eventful years, she's eager to take charge as president on "day one." Apparently, though, so is
On the stump, he draws big crowds and comes off as charming, eloquent and persuasive. But
reporters who have tallied his words say that he talks more about himself than about his wife — at
a ratio of about 9 to 1.
Hillary: What will Bill's impact be? The possibility of Bill Clinton returning to the White
House he left six years ago raises some questions that are far touchier than whether Americans are ready for a
"first gentleman." As an ex-president, how much influence would he have in his wife's administration?
Will memories of the Monica Lewinsky scandal haunt Hillary Clinton's campaign and drive away voters? What's
the status of the Clintons' marriage — and does it matter?
Reminds New Hampshire, I'm With Bill. As she made her first outing to New Hampshire as a presidential
candidate last weekend, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton left her husband at home, yet she tried to tap his old
political magic at nearly every turn. Mrs. Clinton, Democrat of New York, mentioned Mr. Clinton at least
eight times on Saturday — at one point talking about "Bill's heart surgery" to illuminate her own travails with
health care bureaucracy — and a few times on Sunday, most memorably when she said of Republicans, "Bill and I
have beaten them before, and we will again."
make rare appearance together. Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage Sunday
with her husband, the former president, at a major fundraiser that brought in over $1 million
for her presidential campaign.
Working as a team...
Clinton Says Rove Fears Her Candidacy.
Campaigning in New Hampshire, Clinton claimed that she — and her husband, the former
president — are the Democrats that Rove and other leading Republican handicappers fear most. "I
know what Gingrich tells people privately, I know what DeLay tells people privately, I know what
Karl Rove tells people privately," she said. "I'm the one person they are most afraid of. Bill
and I have beaten them before, and we will again."
camp shrewdly managing the 'Bill factor'. Much as Mr. Bush did with his father in 2000, the
Clinton camp is seeking to leverage Bill Clinton's appeal with select voters while limiting joint appearances
that might diminish the candidate.
Clinton strategists have dispatched the former Democratic president
separately to fundraisers and events with the party faithful. Experts predict joint appearances will be
Clinton's $700,000 stock windfall: The spring before his wife began her White House campaign,
former President Bill Clinton earned $700,000 for his foundation by selling stock that he had been given from
an Internet search company that was co-founded by a convicted felon and backed by the Chinese government,
public records show.
Two for the price
of one, if Hillary wins. If Americans elect Hillary Clinton as president next year they will
also be re-electing her husband Bill, according to the author of a new biography of the former First Lady.
Carl Bernstein, one of the reporters who broke the Watergate scandal which brought down Richard Nixon, told The
Daily Telegraph that the couple would operate a joint presidency in which Bill would advise on policy and
tactics as well as act as trouble shooter.
Clintons planned to have eight
years each as president, book says. Bill and Hillary Clinton drew up a secret plan 15 years
ago under which each of them would occupy the White House for eight years, according to one of several new
books about the leading Democratic candidate for the US presidency.
Taken with other allegations contained
in a separate book, it also boosts a widely held belief in political circles, that by the late 1980s, the
Clinton marriage had become little more than a mutually-beneficial political arrangement.
Two Presidents in the White
House? For many years, one of Bill and Hillary Clinton's closest friends, TV producer Linda
Bloodworth-Thomason, has been fond of saying that when the Clintons "are dead and gone, each of them is going
to be buried next to a president of the United States." It is an idea that the Clintons began talking
about decades ago.
Hillary's Southern strategy. Arkansans warmly welcomed back Hillary Rodham Clinton this weekend
in the Democrat's first visit to her old stomping ground since becoming a White House candidate. Voters
here view her — the state's first lady when her husband, Bill, was governor — as a native
daughter and say they think electing her president would effectively give her husband another term.
Is Running for President? I wrote not long ago about Bill as the "Clinton Albatross," but now
it is more apt to compare him to an attack dog unleashed. His (not her) victory speech in Nevada was
quite extraordinary: He went on and on, while she stood next to him, mute. He gloated over
her comeback, took digs at the other candidates, referenced himself of course, and was reluctant to give
up his iron grip on the microphone.
Bill Clinton Casts Glow Over Wife's
Presidential Campaign. Making his first solo campaign stop in Iowa, Bill Clinton is using his
star power to summon support for his wife's presidential campaign. No town is too small or off the
beaten track for the former president in a state with a tightening race.
Papers Suggest 'Co-Presidency,' Conservative Says. The 11,046 pages of former first lady Hillary
Clinton's calendars and schedules that are now available to the public indicate, among other things, that she
was a "co-president," according to a conservative analyst and, to a degree, according to Hillary Clinton's
presidential campaign. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library agreed to release the papers after
a long legal battle, and the documents were made available through the National Archives on Wednesday [3/19/2008].
Filings provide a glimpse of corporate
Clintons. A close look at the delayed financial disclosure report of Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton for 2007 should banish any lingering thoughts that she and the former president are distinct
entities. As she entered the 2008 election year, the New York Democrat and Bill Clinton were clearly a
corporation and they were rich.
They sold 165 separate securities accounts in April, 2007. The
valuation tables employed in the form indicate they were worth up to $25,440,000. Significantly all
165 accounts were marked "J," meaning joint.
TWA Flight 800: Hillary Rodham Clinton's Benghazi warm-up. Hillary
Rodham Clinton, the nation's first co-President, was as much a powerful political influence and purveyor of false reality then as she is today.
In fact, the parallels between her role in the narrative of TWA Flight 800 and the official story behind the murders of four Americans in
Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, are strikingly similar. [...] There were 270 documented eyewitnesses to the events of that
night, each observing what can best be described as a missile striking the aircraft.
not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
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