Memo Reveals Obama’s 2008 Strategy Vs Hillary

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Conveniently timed to go online on the day of the first Democratic presidential debate, The New Yorker published Tuesday a memo written by Barack Obama’s campaign strategists in 2007. The subject of the memo? How to defeat frontrunner – then as today – Hillary Rodham Clinton.

If Obama’s campaign had been a bust, the memo might be of only marginal interest. But since it’s difficult to even remember the days when the Chicago senator was losing to Hillary, the memo could prove to be a game changer for her current opponents, most of whom can’t escape single digits in the polling. A winning strategy is a winning strategy, after all, and Clinton still has all the same weaknesses outlined in the report.

Those weaknesses all have a common root: Character. From the memo:

• The reason Clinton can’t be trusted or believed when it comes to change is that she represents, to a great degree, the three sources of discontent formulated in our premise.
• She’s driven by political calculation not conviction, regularly backing away and shifting positions on issues ranging from war, to Social Security, to trade, to reform.
• She embodies trench warfare vs. Republicans, and is consumed with beating them rather than unifying the country and building consensus to get things done.
• She prides herself on working the system, not changing it—rebuffing reforms on everything from lobbyist donations to budget earmarks.

Yup, sounds like the Hillary we still know and love today. Except now, she’s also saddled with charges of incompetence, secrecy, and lawbreaking. If anything, Hillary is a weaker candidate in 2016 than she was in 2008. She might have added a couple of lines to her resume, but nothing she’s done over the last eight years indicates that she’s overcome a central character flaw.

There are hints that Hillary’s challengers recognize those weaknesses. At the debate, she was taken to task for her flip-flopping and her vote on Iraq. But voters can easily brush aside these quibbles, especially when they’re blinded by the goal of electing the first female president. Those highlight mistakes, but they don’t necessarily speak to Hillary’s core character. At most, they get Democrats to lose interest in the election altogether. Eh, they’re all bums.

What Obama did, on the advice of his strategists, was take the campaign away from the policies. He wanted to show voters that he was different than Hillary. Not that his record was different or that his platform was different. That he was different. As it was put in the memo:

“Change you can believe in” was intended to frame the argument along the character fault line, and this is where we can and must win this fight. We cannot let Clinton especially blur the lines on who is the genuine agent of change in this election.

Watching the debate, you might wonder if any of the other candidates even want to win. They seemed focused on presenting America with a picture of party unity instead of focusing on their differences. Asked to contrast herself with Barack Obama, Hillary herself could only come up with a single difference.

“Well, I think that’s pretty obvious,” she said. “I think being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we’ve had up until this point, including President Obama.”

If that’s the best she’s got, she is still just as beatable as she was eight years ago. The question is whether the Democrats have anyone who cares enough to give it a shot.

103 Comments
  1. MAHB001 says

    Liberals have taken over both political parties…
    Liberals are counting the votes….

    “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
    Joseph Stalin

    Does anyone actually think that these elite politicians are actually letting the people vote anymore?

    1. Croco Dile says

      Of course people can vote !
      As long as they are presented with the “right choice” and the result does not matter for the human shepherds.
      The fact that voting is still allowed shows how our Masters think of us all !

      Ferdinand Lindbergh in 1968 :

      We should find a meaningful term for the masses with reference to their inadequacies of judgment. I propose, therefore, that they be regarded, in varying degrees, as handicapped, crippled, unable to make sound judgments and decisions in their own self-interest. They live blindly in a system that offers wide although not unlimited free choice and they are unable to choose wisely. They are victims of their own choices. Nobody protects them from themselves ! The masses are handicapped in that they are ready believers in tales and promises of nimbler wits, prone to give credence to the improbable or very doubtful. They believe that some obvious charlatan – a preacher, a politician, a vendor of cheap merchandise – is going to do something very good for them at only a slight fee or absolutely free. At their most extreme these people are the followers of astrologers, spiritualists, religious dervishes and messiahs of all kinds, very often political messiahs. They tend strongly to resist whatever is objectively the case if it does not harmonize with their delusions.
      Gullibility and muddle-headedness are functions of insufficient intelligence. The intelligent person is prone to make significant distinctions, to analyze, compare, reflect and seek out difficulties in proffered propositions whether flattering or promising to himself or not.
      Skeptical self-analysis is beyond the powers of the gullible because they already feel insecure, must (as they say) “believe in something” if only in believing. Intimations of any lack in their judgment are resisted. Hence it follows that they believe whatever ethnic, religious or national group to which they belong is inherently superlative. Having little sense of individual identity, they derive their identity from some extensive tribe – hence White Supremacy, Black Power, God-Jesus, Dallas Cowboys, etc.

      1. MAHB001 says

        I changed my words from letting to counting…

        Sorry for the confusion.

        1. MikeS says

          Interesting article. Shame you chose to include “God-Jesus” as a tribe. That one belief/way of life will either save the world or condemn it. “God-Jesus” is the source of all that is good which includes the objectivity, intelligence and self analysis you speak of. Departure from the principles of “God-Jesus” is proving to be the downfall of us all.

          1. Croco Dile says

            Mike, Jesus is a fictional character invented by clever idividuals for the benefit of the Roman Empire.
            Don’t you know ? Give Caesar what is Caesar’s – money !

            And the creators of this fiction even told you (them) so :

            He answered, To you [the rulers] it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven [Cosmos], but to them [YOU] it has not been given. The reason I speak to them [YOU] in parables is that “seeing they [YOU] do not perceive, and hearing they [YOU] do not listen, nor do they [YOU] understand.” – Matthew 13:11,13

          2. MikeS says

            You are wrong about that. History proves that. Ignorance must be bliss for you.

      2. Michael Dennewitz says

        Oh no croco shit is back!! TROLL ALERT! CROCO SHIT TROLL ALERT !!

        1. Croco Dile says

          AAAHHHH…… Mr. Witzidiot is opening his mouth again !
          And out comes SH*T, as usual.
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79a8b08e2f7fa7383b174e307a36dd848ffa35acec229114b0f99925acac0c6e.jpg

          1. Gunflint Roseberg says

            Oh how I enjoy the masses fighting between themselves. I will even hire an agitator to start the feud & keep it going..They will never know what hit them..Geeeeez, this makes my job dividing & conquering America so much easier.. Thank-You, Thank-You -the Elites-

          2. Croco Dile says

            Yes, for some strange reason Mr. Witzidiot chose me as his enemy.
            For some strange reason he thinks I’m a liberal and of himself as a conservative. LOL

            Some people need their heads examined…..

          3. Gunflint Roseberg says

            The challenges we face today are testing our tolerance of others, & our Patriotism. We must devote our full attention to those challenges. We have no time for those who wish to argue petty differences, & cry wolf when one doesn’t agree with their point of view. Its GOOD & necessary to debate, but not attack each other.
            Bottom line is; we’re in this together…..And divided they will win.

          4. smokedsalmoned says

            Prostitution, drugs alleged in State Department memo – Investigations stymied or squashed / squelched
            By Ashley Fantz and Jill Dougherty, CNN updated 6:39 AM EDT, Wed June 12, 2013
            Washington (CNN) — Senior State Department and Diplomatic Security officials may have covered up or stopped investigations of inappropriate or even criminal misconduct by staff, according to an internal memo from the department’s Office of the Inspector General.

            The timeline surrounding the allegations places the incidents during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure, opening the possibility that a widening scandal might taint both her record and her possible political aspirations. Clinton has also taken heat for the department’s response to the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

            Hillary Clinton Tweets the future is ‘TBD’

            The memo itself, purportedly written by Ambassador Larry Dinger, describes some of the information as coming from office chatter.

            What does the memo mean for Clinton?

            CNN Explains: The Benghazi attacks “Sometimes the sources are one or more agents who became aware of the case from colleagues in what, given cubicles, can be a collegial environment,” the memo says.

            Regarding the latest allegations, CNN was provided the documents by a lawyer for a whistle-blower who is a former senior inspector general investigator.

            They include:

            • An active U.S. ambassador “routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” the memo says. The ambassador’s protective detail and others “were well aware of the behavior,” the memo asserts. When a diplomatic security officer tried to investigate, undersecretary of state for management Patrick Kennedy allegedly ordered the investigator “not to open a formal investigation.”

            On Tuesday, CNN obtained a statement from the ambassador, who vigorously denied the allegations, calling them “baseless.”

            A source close to the investigation of the ambassador told CNN that the ambassador’s security detail reported to the inspector general that the ambassador would leave his house at night without notifying the detail. The detail followed the ambassador and saw the ambassador once go to a park that’s known for illegal activity, the source told CNN. The detail said they never witnessed the ambassador engage in any sexual activity, the source said.

            The ambassador went to Washington and was asked what he was doing and he denied any wrongdoing, the source told CNN. The ambassador explained that sometimes he fights with his wife, needs air and he goes for a walk in the park because he likes it.

            Kennedy also issued a statement Tuesday, saying it is his responsibility “to make sure the department and all of our employees — no matter their rank — are held to the highest standard, and I have never once interfered, nor would I condone interfering, in any investigation.”

            • A State Department security official in Beirut allegedly “engaged in sexual assaults” against foreign nationals working as embassy guards. The security official, the Office of the Inspector General says, was also accused of committing “similar assaults during assignments in Baghdad, and possibly Khartoum and Monrovia.” The office’s memo says that an inspector general’s investigator who went to Beirut to try to conduct an investigation was not given enough time to complete the job.

            • A member of Clinton’s security detail allegedly “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries.” The inspector general’s agent assigned to investigate “concluded” that the “prostitution problem was endemic.”

            • In Iraq, an “underground drug ring” may have been operating near the U.S. Embassy and “supplying” drugs to State Department security contractors, but an agent sent to investigate the allegations was prevented from completing the job.

            The allegations were first reported Monday by CBS.

            State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded Monday.

            “We hold all employees to the highest standards,” she said. “We take allegations of misconduct seriously and we investigate thoroughly. All cases mentioned in the CBS report were thoroughly investigated and under investigation, and the department continues to take action.”

            During a Tuesday State briefing with reporters, Psaki reiterated that the memo contains “unsubstantiated allegations” and that some cases are ongoing and some are closed. But she would not, though repeatedly pressed by reporters, specify exactly which ones were open or closed.

            “As a matter of policy, I’m not going to talk” about specific cases, she said.

            “We take every allegation seriously,” Psaki added. “We are seeing through the process.”

            On Tuesday, Nicholas Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said Clinton was completely unaware of any of the investigations mentioned in the Office of the Inspector General’s reports and memos, including the case involving her personal security detail allegedly soliciting prostitutes.

            “We learned of it from the media and don’t know anything beyond what’s been reported,” Merrill told CNN in a written statement.

            Clinton officially left her post in February.

            Also Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he has asked his staff to begin an investigation into the allegations, and sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding an explanation.

            “The notion that any or all of these cases would not be investigated thoroughly by the Department is unacceptable,” Royce wrote in his letter to Kerry.

            CNN obtained a draft, dated December 2012, of a report by the inspector general’s office evaluating the performance of the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Special Investigations Division.

            The report says that the bureau “lacks a firewall” that would preclude higher-ups from “exercising undue influence in particular cases.”

            The bureau doesn’t have a manual with approved guidelines on how to investigate cases, the report also says. Investigators with the inspector general’s office “discovered uncertainty” among state agents about how to conduct thorough investigations, and noted that not going through the proper mechanisms can “ruin” a potential criminal investigation.

            The report also calls the department’s Criminal Investigations Division “unwieldy” and says that “frequent agent turnover” makes it harder for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security to conduct investigations.

            The inspector general’s office published a February 2013 final report whose key findings are, largely, the same as stated in the December 2012 draft.

            The division’s current management structure, the report says, does not “foster independence from career pressures and creates significant potential for undue influence, favoritism, and potential retribution.

            CNN’s Jessica Yellin and Elise Labott contributed to this report.

          5. Croco Dile says

            I’m not reading long posts.
            Especially when they are not related to what I wrote.

        2. Gunflint Roseberg says

          Oh how I enjoy the masses fighting between themselves. I will even hire an agitator to start the feud & keep it going..They will never know what hit them..Geeeeez, this makes my job dividing & conquering America so much easier.. Thank-You, Thank-You -the Elites-

      3. USCBIKER says

        We’re a nation of morons.

        1. pineapple says

          “We’re a nation of morons”

          The past two elections proved it.

      4. pineapple says

        Sounds like an IQ test needs to be required.

        This would result in cries of discrimination.

        1. Croco Dile says

          Definitely 🙂

      5. smokedsalmoned says

        Nothing in Sandra Bland autopsy suggests homicide, Texas official says
        Tom Dart in Houston Thursday 23 July 2015 21.16 EDT
        The first assistant district attorney for Waller County said on Thursday that there is nothing in the autopsy report to suggest that Sandra Bland died by homicide, and that preliminary tests indicate she had ingested a significant quantity of marijuana.

        Warren Diepraam, who is overseeing the scientific aspects of the investigation, told a news conference that the autopsy, conducted in Houston, classed Bland’s death as suicide by hanging. Her family have repeatedly rejected the idea that she killed herself.

        Bland was found hanged in her cell in a Texas county jail on 13 July, three days after a routine traffic stop escalated into a physical confrontation.

        “In a violent homicide or a murder where one person takes another person’s life it is typical to see some sort of injuries on a person’s hands,” Diepraam said. “They were clear of any injuries.” He said there were no injuries on her face consistent with a violent attack, nor did the ligature mark on her neck suggest murder.

        “The mark on the neck is a uniform and consistent mark on the neck,” he said. “Had this been a violent struggle or a murder you would most likely not expect to see a consistent and uniform mark around her neck.”

        Analysis Sandra Bland dashcam video raises doubts about officer’s basis for arrest
        Questions about use of force and constitutionality of arrest hinge on moment state trooper Brian Encinia asks Bland to put out her cigarette, experts say
        He said there were “lacerations or abrasions on her wrists which are consistent with being handcuffed or struggling during the handcuffing process” and “scabs consistent with somebody applying force against her back”, though he said that the marks do not reveal who made them.

        “No one has made any decision on whether any crimes have occurred. Those investigations are still ongoing,” Elton Mathis, the Waller County district attorney, said.

        In addition to the Texas department of public safety’s investigation into trooper Brian Encinia’s conduct during the traffic stop, his office could potentially open a criminal investigation, Mathis said.

        “I was not happy when I saw that video,” he said.

        In the dashcam footage of her arrest, which shows the arresting officer threatening to drag her out of her car and “light her up” with a Taser, Bland can be heard complaining that the arresting officer has placed his knee on her back.

        Diepraam said that there were about 30 cut marks on her left wrist which were “not indicative of recent infliction” and were an estimated two to four weeks old.

        He said Bland “tested positive for marijuana and I can tell you that the active marijuana in a person’s system metabolizes very fast. To have it in her system after three days is … indicative of a large amount of marijuana being smoked.”

        Diepraam said that more test results were expected on Friday which could indicate the approximate time that the 28-year-old took the drug. “We have no idea where she may have ingested the marijuana,” he said. “It is hypothetically possible that she could have ingested it in the jail … practically anything can be smuggled into any jail.”

        He said that the sheriff had searched the jail and asked other inmates if they had seen or smelled anything suggesting marijuana use but uncovered no evidence that Bland had smoked the drug there. “It is a mood amplifier so it is relevant in our opinion,” he said.

        A woman imprisoned across the hallway from Bland said that when they talked the day before her death she seemed distraught at her situation and was upset that a friend she had repeatedly called had not answered the phone and come to the jail to post bond.

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        “She was crying and I could barely understand her,” Alexandria Pyle told KTRK local news. “She was like, ‘I’m not equipped for this kind of life, I don’t need to be here, I don’t deserve to be here, I didn’t do anything and it’s all messed up.’”

        A voicemail left by Bland from the jail for a friend was obtained by KTRK, a Houston television station, in which she says: “I just was able to see the judge … They got me set at a $5,000 bond. I’m just still at a loss for words about this whole process, how this switching lanes with no signal turned into all of this, I don’t even know.”

        Her mental state at the time of her imprisonment remains unclear. Bland’s family said on Wednesday the idea that Bland would kill herself was “unfathomable”.

        Waller county officials released jail booking forms on Wednesday in which Bland reported feeling depressed and said she tried to kill herself last year with pills after a “lost baby”. But on another form, filled out about three hours later, the year of the suicide attempt is listed as 2015 and the responses indicate Bland was not feeling depressed or suicidal.

        The family’s attorney, Cannon Lambert, did not immediately return a request for comment.

        Officers failed to follow state guidelines after Bland’s initial standard mental health screening when she arrived at the county jail. Bland indicated in a questionnaire that she had previously attempted suicide, experienced a recent loss and had been depressed.

        Those responses mean the correct procedure would have been for jailers to notify a magistrate who would then determine whether she should be examined by mental health professionals, according to Texas Commission on Jail Standards recommendations.

        The commission’s executive director, Brandon Wood, told the Guardian that his agency has “discussed that with [Waller county jail officials] and provided them with technical support” to help them comply in future.

        As the instructions are only recommendations the jail will not face censure, but following an inspection last week it was judged to have failed to meet minimum standards for mental health training. The commission also found that the jail had failed to perform sufficient in-person checks on inmates. It is required to provide a plan of action within 30 days to show how it will rectify those failings.

        The sheriff’s office said in a statement on Thursday that Bland was not placed on suicide watch, “based on jail staff observations”, meaning jailers checked on her every hour instead of every 15 minutes.

        Diepraam said that discrepancies between answers in the initial screening and in another questionnaire seemingly completed nearly three hours later by another officer were as a result of Bland giving different responses.

        This article was amended on 23 July 2015 to correct a statement that the autopsy had found no signs that Sandra Bland killed herself. In fact it found that she likely had.

        http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/23/sandra-bland-autopsy-homicide-texas

    2. Gunflint Roseberg says

      I agree…The GOP can’t even agree on a decent Speaker of the House…To busy jerking each other off, what a bunch of Losers. Vote all you want, the Elites will decide who gets in Office. Presidential debates are nothing more that a Smoke & Mirror picture show.

      Obama…I mean Hitler did succeed in destroying democracy in Germany; in 1933 he was actually elected democratically. But once he was given the power to rule by decree and suppressed all opposition, his government was no longer democratic. In Mein Kampf, Hitler states his intent for the Nazi Party: “The NSDAP [Nazi] Party must not serve the masses, but rather dominate them.” (260; [edition is 1942 unless otherwise noted])

      1. paulrph1 says

        The problem is the establishment GOP with has been taken over by the liberals and the RINO’S. The Republican establishment want a progressive and the people want a true conservative. Any conservative that believes the establishment is there to help them is out of tune and not up to date.

        1. Gunflint Roseberg says

          AMEN

        2. MAHB001 says

          For the establishment, it is all about control of the people…
          Not serving the people.

          First thing we must do is take back the election process… I welcome all suggestions, as I haven’t figured out how to remove the system from watching the system.

          Term limits will help, but I think the people will have to impose them, until enough of the monkeys are replaced

          1. rocky says

            I would think that the overhaul of the electoral college to get the unregistered voters, and the illegals out of the count would be a good start. Does not anyone in the election process feel a twinge of guilt in counting everyone is sight as eligible voters ??
            Not sure if all the howling of doing away with the electoral college is the answer, the the advocates of the have a point. Election by pure count would have given us Al Gore.

          2. hmmathis says

            Need to get the dead voters out of the system, along with deleting voters who are registered in two states (a problem here in Florida). Same day registration should be outlawed: if someone knows that they will be voting in an election, they should be able to plan for it and register in advance. Same day registration allows people (primarily Democrat voters) from traveling around to several precincts on Election Day and registering and voting several times.

            Need to validate voting machinery and software well in advance of the election to ensure that it doesn’t contain any Trojan horses that could change votes.

          3. maxx says

            Sanitizing the voter registration rolls would be great work for retired folks. Many have nothing meaningful to do so they go to senior centers and a treated like little children. These people did meaningful work all their lives and we relegate them to playing cards, dancing and some stupid form a bowling. I would bet that hiring them to help in cleaning up the voter rolls would make them feel like they are valuable and useful citizens again.

          4. maxx says

            The democRATS sure love it. The states that have the most electoral votes also have the largest liberal populations. That has always been the goal of the communists. They breed like mice to create more liberals.

      2. JIMBO says

        I would say that Obama is doing a pretty good job of destroying this country as well.

      3. smokedsalmoned says

        Another Edition of “I Can’t Believe Hillary Clinton Actually Said That” (part 1)
        Daniel J. Mitchell | Oct 29, 2014
        I wouldn’t be too upset about Hillary Clinton winning the White House in 2016, but only if I somehow could be assured that we would get the kind of policies we got when her husband was President.
        After all, economic freedom increased during the 1990s, largely because of a smaller burden of government spending and less intervention.
        Unfortunately, I suspect Hillary isn’t a “Clinton Democrat.”
        Indeed, it’s worth noting that she was a doctrinaire statist when she was in the Senate. Here’s what the National Taxpayers Union revealedabout her performance in her last year in office.
        Sen. Hillary Clinton…received a score of 4 percent and the title of “Big Spender” in 2008 — a slight increase from her 2007 rating of 3 percent.
        The good news, if you have the ability to detect very small silver linings, is that her score did increase in her final year.
        And it doesn’t appear that she’s learned anything since she left the Senate. Consider some of the bizarre statements she has made in the past few years.
        · Mrs. Clinton said we can’t end the War on Drugs because “there is just too much money in it,” apparently oblivious to the fact that high profits for the cartels only exist because of criminalization.
        · In 2010, while speaking in Latin America, she asserted that, “the wealthy across the Americas to pay their ‘fair share’ of taxes in order to eliminate poverty and promote economic opportunity for all.”
        · While testifying before Congress, she repeated her argument that more revenue improves economic development, claiming that, “well-off Pakistani’s do not pay their fair share for the services that are needed.”
        · And showing that her understanding of geography is just as weak as her understanding of public finance economics, Hillary claimed, “Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what — they’re growing like crazy.”
        · Mrs. Clinton even asserted that, “rich people…do not contribute to their growth of their own countries.”
        · And she bragged about paying above-average taxes, apparently thinking that the inability to manage her personal finances makes her an attractive choice to control the nation’s finances.
        Now she’s added to the list. Here’s what she said the other day about job creation.
        Wow. I’m not even sure what to say, other than I wish somebody would ask her where jobs do come from, the Tooth Fairy? Santa Claus?
        I’m pretty sure, if pressed, she would use the same argument as her potential 2016 rival, Elizabeth Warren, and claim that government enables all the jobs by providing infrastructure and other public goods.
        But there are roads and police in places such as Cuba and North Korea, yet we don’t see jobs there.
        Or, to use more reasonable examples, France, Italy, and Greece have lots of roads and cops, yet all of those countries have very weak labor markets.
        Maybe, just maybe, you also need some breathing room for private enterprise if you want robust job creation.
        An editorial in the Washington Examiner correctly observed that Hillary Clinton’s comments demonstrate ignorance of basic economic principles.
        …the private sector accounts for 84 percent of American jobs. But one must remember that the private sector also accounts for 100 percent of the wealth America creates. Meanwhile, government is funded exclusively through various taxes on private production and accumulation of this wealth — and that includes any taxes that fall upon the portion of privately created wealth that government collects and then uses to pay its own employees. This insight should be brought to Clinton’s attention, because Americans cannot afford to have one of their two major political parties reject basic economic principles.
        I also like that the editorial explains that even public goods wouldn’t be possible if the private sector wasn’t creating the wealth to finance them.

        Another Edition of “I Can’t Believe Hillary Clinton Actually Said That” (part 2)
        P.S. Yes, I realize that many of the good policies America enjoyed in the 1990s were driven by Congress. I’m not saying the Bill Clinton deserves credit for those policies. Instead, I am merely pointing out that they were implemented during his presidency.
        P.P.S. That being said, it’s worth noting that Bill Clinton seems much more rationalthan either his wife or the current President.
        P.P.P.S. Since I mentioned statist heroine Elizabeth Warren, this is a good opportunity to recycle some humor. Here’s some mockery of her make-believe Indian ancestry, and here’s a clever application of her philosophy to dating choices for attractive women.
        P.P.P.P.S. Here are some additional Hillary quotes as part of an amusing quiz.
        P.P.P.P.P.S. One final point. I’m not sure who deserves the credit, but somebody in the Clinton household believes in proper (albeit hypocritical) tax planning.

        /finance.townhall.com/columnists/danieljmitchell/2014/10/29/another-edition-of-i-cant-believe-hillary-clinton-actually-said-that-n1911120/page/full

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    3. George Montpetit says

      It’s not who votes that counts – it’s who counts the votes. ” Joseph Stalin

      1. Croco Dile says

        In America it matters who is PAYING for the laws.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig

      2. MAHB001 says

        I have been using that quote a lot these days. (Note my original post)

        Because it rings true and if we do not do anything to correct who counts the votes we will continue to be disenfranchised by our very own un-elected politicians.

    4. Ted says

      The illegals will be in line with instructions on how to vote.

      1. MAHB001 says

        Actually, the politicians will fill out their ballots for them, and have their minions take the fake ballots down to the polling locations and put them in the system… The illegals will not even get off their couches or even know they are voting….

        As was caught on surveillance in Arizona…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEQpHfnJz-c

        1. kayj1223 says

          That is sickening!!!

          1. MAHB001 says

            That is how all our elections are going to be fixed unless We the People demand better….

    5. snowyriver says

      Oh they are counting them allright.. One precinct in Pennsylvania counting more than 20,000 votes
      the score Obama 100 % Romney ZERO votes. This percentage happened in four or five precincts.

      1. MAHB001 says

        That is exactly what I am talking about…

    6. maxx says

      I keep reading and hearing that our Federal Election results (tabulations) are done by a Spanish company that is one of a number of such companies that is owned by George Soros. It’s hard to believe but then our government is so corrupt anything is possible. But why would any government hire a foreign company to count it’s election ballots? If this story is true every member of Congress should be arrested for allowing this to be done.

      1. MAHB001 says

        It is hard to believe, yet corruption is the most logical explanation.

        “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
        Joseph Stalin

        I believe the Stalin quote is what is happening here in America right now.

        There is also another book that you need to look into, “The Naked Communist.” Available online in digital form.

        In the book there is a list of 45 agenda items that the communists of the 1930’s were following with the intent of weakening America’s Institutions, Americas Unity, and Family units. The entire list has been adopted by the Liberals that control the Democrats.

        Number 15 is what scares me.

        15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

        I believe that Liberals have taken over both political parties… And the American People are thinking that the Democrats are keeping the Republicans honest, and the Republicans are keeping the Democrats honest….. What happens if both parties are controlled by Liberals? Liberals are keeping Liberals honest???? No way… What is happening is this…

        “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who
        cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide
        everything.”
        Joseph Stalin

  2. TampaTom says

    Especially when soros owns the voting machines and votes are counted in Spain!!! Not a peep from the pubs! Hmmmmm.

    1. Michael Dennewitz says

      Oh no. The repuklicans have sold us down the river. We may as well tell the world that we no longer have a congress. The HTNIC has fully taken over. Martial law is next!

  3. OSAMA OBAMA says

    When the liar CLITon wins the election, I’ll love listening to the majority of Americans bitching and complaining. We will reap what we allowed to happen.

    1. hunter34 says

      she has to get the votes before she can win are you voting for her?

      1. OSAMA OBAMA says

        I don’t vote for libTURD, cankled, incompetent liars.

      2. pineapple says

        “are you voting for her?”

        I would rather have root canal in a room full of killer bees than to vote for her.

        Or, I would rather play leap frog with a Unicorn.

  4. RuFus92 says

    In other woeds he lied to the people and beat Hillary who has and will lie to the people but pray that she never gets the chance an idiotic nation gave Obama.

  5. robertdavidhummel says

    With’, the myriad of Executive, & Legislative, “Flaws, Fails, of Derision, Division, Devastation, Oppression and IMPLIED THREATS”, to the LAW ABIDING and LAWFUL CITIZENRY of The REPUBLIC… of The United States of America….. Only God knows how much more Toil, Boil,Roil,and Stress..it will take …for the straw to break on the camels back… BEFORE the Call to Arms is Signaled by that Telephone Call at Three AM., on hat cold dark night, when the bright stars of “Patriots and Loyalists to the Constitution …Stand STRONG” against the “Tyranny of the Present REGIME of Constitutional DECENTER’S”.

  6. MILES E DRAKE says

    This is what the campaign of the bloodstained bisexual battleaxe comes down to: I will be the third Obama term AND I’m a woman! If all we’re after is a female president, we might as well go back and dig up Magda Goebbels and put her in the White House. All evidence suggests that her children were by Dr. Goebbels.

  7. Gerry Costa says

    killery and the demoRATS are the epitome of what this country DOES NOT need !!!!

  8. USCBIKER says

    Those are the exact same defects that Obama has but stupid Americans refused to see that.

  9. MARYSWEET says

    Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black. They are like two peas in a pod. Both degenerate liberals who only care about their own power and financial gains. obama also is promoting communism and islam.

    1. smokedsalmoned says

      Nothing in Sandra Bland autopsy suggests homicide, Texas official says
      Tom Dart in Houston Thursday 23 July 2015 21.16 EDT
      The first assistant district attorney for Waller County said on Thursday that there is nothing in the autopsy report to suggest that Sandra Bland died by homicide, and that preliminary tests indicate she had ingested a significant quantity of marijuana.

      Warren Diepraam, who is overseeing the scientific aspects of the investigation, told a news conference that the autopsy, conducted in Houston, classed Bland’s death as suicide by hanging. Her family have repeatedly rejected the idea that she killed herself.

      Bland was found hanged in her cell in a Texas county jail on 13 July, three days after a routine traffic stop escalated into a physical confrontation.

      “In a violent homicide or a murder where one person takes another person’s life it is typical to see some sort of injuries on a person’s hands,” Diepraam said. “They were clear of any injuries.” He said there were no injuries on her face consistent with a violent attack, nor did the ligature mark on her neck suggest murder.

      “The mark on the neck is a uniform and consistent mark on the neck,” he said. “Had this been a violent struggle or a murder you would most likely not expect to see a consistent and uniform mark around her neck.”

      Analysis Sandra Bland dashcam video raises doubts about officer’s basis for arrest
      Questions about use of force and constitutionality of arrest hinge on moment state trooper Brian Encinia asks Bland to put out her cigarette, experts say
      He said there were “lacerations or abrasions on her wrists which are consistent with being handcuffed or struggling during the handcuffing process” and “scabs consistent with somebody applying force against her back”, though he said that the marks do not reveal who made them.

      “No one has made any decision on whether any crimes have occurred. Those investigations are still ongoing,” Elton Mathis, the Waller County district attorney, said.

      In addition to the Texas department of public safety’s investigation into trooper Brian Encinia’s conduct during the traffic stop, his office could potentially open a criminal investigation, Mathis said.

      “I was not happy when I saw that video,” he said.

      In the dashcam footage of her arrest, which shows the arresting officer threatening to drag her out of her car and “light her up” with a Taser, Bland can be heard complaining that the arresting officer has placed his knee on her back.

      Diepraam said that there were about 30 cut marks on her left wrist which were “not indicative of recent infliction” and were an estimated two to four weeks old.

      He said Bland “tested positive for marijuana and I can tell you that the active marijuana in a person’s system metabolizes very fast. To have it in her system after three days is … indicative of a large amount of marijuana being smoked.”

      Diepraam said that more test results were expected on Friday which could indicate the approximate time that the 28-year-old took the drug. “We have no idea where she may have ingested the marijuana,” he said. “It is hypothetically possible that she could have ingested it in the jail … practically anything can be smuggled into any jail.”

      He said that the sheriff had searched the jail and asked other inmates if they had seen or smelled anything suggesting marijuana use but uncovered no evidence that Bland had smoked the drug there. “It is a mood amplifier so it is relevant in our opinion,” he said.

      A woman imprisoned across the hallway from Bland said that when they talked the day before her death she seemed distraught at her situation and was upset that a friend she had repeatedly called had not answered the phone and come to the jail to post bond.

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      “She was crying and I could barely understand her,” Alexandria Pyle told KTRK local news. “She was like, ‘I’m not equipped for this kind of life, I don’t need to be here, I don’t deserve to be here, I didn’t do anything and it’s all messed up.’”

      A voicemail left by Bland from the jail for a friend was obtained by KTRK, a Houston television station, in which she says: “I just was able to see the judge … They got me set at a $5,000 bond. I’m just still at a loss for words about this whole process, how this switching lanes with no signal turned into all of this, I don’t even know.”

      Her mental state at the time of her imprisonment remains unclear. Bland’s family said on Wednesday the idea that Bland would kill herself was “unfathomable”.

      Waller county officials released jail booking forms on Wednesday in which Bland reported feeling depressed and said she tried to kill herself last year with pills after a “lost baby”. But on another form, filled out about three hours later, the year of the suicide attempt is listed as 2015 and the responses indicate Bland was not feeling depressed or suicidal.

      The family’s attorney, Cannon Lambert, did not immediately return a request for comment.

      Officers failed to follow state guidelines after Bland’s initial standard mental health screening when she arrived at the county jail. Bland indicated in a questionnaire that she had previously attempted suicide, experienced a recent loss and had been depressed.

      Those responses mean the correct procedure would have been for jailers to notify a magistrate who would then determine whether she should be examined by mental health professionals, according to Texas Commission on Jail Standards recommendations.

      The commission’s executive director, Brandon Wood, told the Guardian that his agency has “discussed that with [Waller county jail officials] and provided them with technical support” to help them comply in future.

      As the instructions are only recommendations the jail will not face censure, but following an inspection last week it was judged to have failed to meet minimum standards for mental health training. The commission also found that the jail had failed to perform sufficient in-person checks on inmates. It is required to provide a plan of action within 30 days to show how it will rectify those failings.

      The sheriff’s office said in a statement on Thursday that Bland was not placed on suicide watch, “based on jail staff observations”, meaning jailers checked on her every hour instead of every 15 minutes.

      Diepraam said that discrepancies between answers in the initial screening and in another questionnaire seemingly completed nearly three hours later by another officer were as a result of Bland giving different responses.

      This article was amended on 23 July 2015 to correct a statement that the autopsy had found no signs that Sandra Bland killed herself. In fact it found that she likely had.

      http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/23/sandra-bland-autopsy-homicide-texas

  10. Conservative says

    With the turmoil and impending wars in the world today, with an $18 trillion National Debt, with homeless Vets that cannot get medical care when and where they need it, when our schools are failing our students, how can anyone base their vote on the gender of a person. We are not living in la la land today and we and our closest allies could be destroyed, refugees are overwhelming countries and we are next on the list. Has ‘political correctness’ blinded so many millions that their priorities are so skewed? Wake up America, this is no time to base our elections on gender. Men and Women are equal, they have the same brains, the same education, know world affairs,etc. Hillary had her chance as Secretary of State and she accomplished nothing. If she had been effective the world would not be in the state it is today. It is evident her mind was more on making money for the Clinton Foundation, negotiating deals for Bill to speak; what did she promise those Countries when both she hey thought she would automatically be the next President? All the millions she got from fund raisers, bankers, Wall Street, etc., she has made committments to all of these shakers and we, the taxpayers, will end up paying the bill. They all are set to profit by her election and we know these are her priorities, not the public.

    1. pineapple says

      Run Hillary Run!

      By Robert B. Charles

      “Run Hillary Run!” Maybe there is more to
      this bumper sticker … If we want a worthy successor to Ronald Reagan, maybe we
      should join the parade, urge her to get in front early, help her get the
      Democratic nomination and set up her “sure win.” Remember Ted Kennedy and
      the 1980 primaries? Enthusiasm bubbled for another Kennedy, as it simmers
      now for a second Clinton.
      As the convention neared, the truth reappeared. Benghazi – I mean Chappaqua – ended him,
      re-nominated Jimmy Carter, who was then crushed by Reagan.

      So, what does Ted Kennedy, the “inevitable
      president,” have to do with Hillary, the new “inevitable president?”
      Let’s be fair. Her husband had some troubles, but let’s evaluate her on
      the merits. Isn’t that what she would ask?

      Whitewater. Do you recall that one? She and Bill got
      mired in an investigation spurred by a Resolution Trust Corporation
      investigator. A bank owned by two friends went under. The two
      friends were also Clinton
      real estate partners. The real estate deal, like the bank, went
      bad. Suddenly allegations surfaced of undue pressure by the Clintons on someone to
      lend several hundred thousand dollars to one of their real estate pals.

      The slope got slipperier fast. Multiple
      criminal referrals went to the FBI, each naming both Clintons. A Senate investigation
      followed, and the Securities and Exchange Commission convicted their
      friends. Somehow, the Clintons
      – now in the White House – slipped away without charges. But the story is
      not over. One of their friends was put in prison for 18 months for not
      answering questions about the Clintons’
      role. As Bill left office, he snatched the curtain closed with a
      presidential pardon. So, what is really behind Curtain Number One?

      Travelgate. How ironic that young Hillary sharpened her teeth on
      Watergate, and then got one of her own! It was simple: One day, America woke to
      find longtime public servants that managed presidential travel gone. In
      their place, a clutch of Clinton
      friends. No one could imagine how this had happened, not least
      Hillary. No one could figure out how one set got fired and the other
      hired. An impartial authority summed it: “Hillary Clinton gradually came
      under scrutiny for allegedly having played a central role in the firings and
      making false statements about her role.” The independent counsel
      investigating said “there was insufficient evidence her statements were either
      knowingly false or that she understood that her statements led to the
      firings.” Again, Hillary slipped away. Breezes still play with that
      curtain.

      Filegate. Here was another scandal involving Hillary. In
      this one, similar to Obama’s and Nixon’s misuse of the IRS, the Clinton Office
      of Personnel Security pressured the FBI for access to personal FBI files of
      several hundred individuals. Allegations swirled around Hillary.
      The appearance was that she was tied to hiring that Office’s head, perhaps
      more. Two independent prosecutors pulled back the curtain, but then let it
      drop. Whatever her role, she was no Bess Truman. The curtain remains to
      be reopened.

      Vince Foster Affair. Then – long sigh –the bizarre story of Vince Foster
      and his sad end. The Deputy White House Counsel, former partner of
      Hillary’s at the Rose Law Firm, and friend of Hillary’s was found dead from a
      gunshot, suicide. Shocking, lots of questions, but this one lingers:
      Before law enforcement got to Foster’s office, Hillary’s senior staff removed
      several boxes of documents and two addressed envelopes. After everyone
      disclaimed knowledge of everything, a few documents turned up on a table in the
      residence, just the way Hillary’s Travel Office friends popped in from
      nowhere. Hillary’s fingerprints were on them. She could never
      explain where the documents came from. The FBI was still conducting
      follow-up on Whitewater and Travelgate. That curtain shivers.

      Then, Hillary’s role in Benghazi. Her failure to provide
      security to an Ambassador begging help a month prior to dying in a terrorist
      attack is negligent at best. Her flat-out misjudgment on related issues
      during the event is equally shocking. Dissembling to sweep that terrorist
      attack under the rug prior to the 2012 election was shameless. Her indifference
      toward both affected families and Congress is inexcusable. Trying to
      close that curtain herself, with an emotional plea before Congress to
      cease-and-desist constitutional oversight – “what does it matter?” – is not
      only arresting, but transparently self-serving, unconscionable.

      For encore? Former Obama Secretary of Defense
      Robert Gates attests to Hillary’s political cravenness: “Hillary told the
      president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq
      had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary. . . .” In short,
      while she knew what was right, she did the opposite – for political gain.
      Does that not say it all?

      Hillary’s reflexive predisposition is
      this: To put her political career above all else. Missing are
      traits every American seeks in their president, trust and good judgment.
      What anchored the Articles of Impeachment against Republican and Democrat
      presidents (one, Hillary’s husband)? Breach of trust and bad
      judgment. That is what lies behind the curtains, abuse of power.

      So, if leadership in the Democratic Party has
      drifted so far “out of phase” with America that they chant “Run Hillary Run!” –
      let them. Do not mention Ted Kennedy, criminal referrals, independent
      counsel reports, unanswered questions, flapping curtains, her murky past – not
      yet. From Kennedy’s hubris came Carter’s re-nomination. From
      Carter’s record, America got Reagan.

      Robert B. Charles is a former Assistant
      Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration, former Counsel to an
      investigative subcommittee to the US House, and presently heads the Charles
      Group LLC.

      1. smokedsalmoned says

        When Asked To Describe Herself In Three Words, Hillary Responds: ‘I Am A Real Person’ [VIDEO]
        CHRISTIAN DATOC Reporter 12:28 PM 09/20/2015

        When asked by “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson to describe herself in three words Sunday, Hillary Clinton responded with many more than that. (RELATED: Hillary Laughs: ‘I Can’t Imagine Anyone Being More Of An Outsider Than The First Woman President’)

        DICKERSON: Give us three words that is the real Hillary Clinton. CLINTON: Just three? I can’t possibly do that. I mean look, I am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with being that. And I’ve been in the public eye for so long, that I think — you know it’s like the feature that you see in some magazines sometimes. Real people actually go shopping, you know?
        Special: New Probiotic Fat Burner Takes GNC by Storm
        DICKERSON: All right, well I’m really going to interrupt you.

        Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/20/when-asked-to-describe-herself-in-three-words-hillary-responds-i-am-a-real-person-video/#ixzz3mPsIm4UO

        ( Hillary is so real she hasn’t driven a car since 1996 by her onwn account)

      2. smokedsalmoned says


        Hillary’s inconceivably stupid capital-gains tax scheme
        Larry Kudlow Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
        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.

        In her latest economic speech, Clinton proposes doubling the capital-gains tax rate on the profit made from asset sales (stocks, bonds, real estate) held a day less than one year up to two years. Right now, if you take a capital gain a day more than one year, you are taxed at a 20 percent rate. Actually, it’s 23.8 percent when you include the health-care surtax. So under Clinton’s brilliant new play, you’d be taxed at 43.4 percent — the top individual cap-gains rate of 39.6 percent plus the 3.8 percent Obamacare surtax.

        That means, instead of keeping 80 cents on the additional dollar of profit, you’d only keep 56.6 cents — a 30-percentage-point reduction in the take-home-pay reward for taking an extra dollar’s investment risk.
        This will create a tall barrier to investment — what we don’t need. If you tax something more, you get less of it.
        Clinton complains about too much “short-termism” in the economy. But her program might well create more of it. That’s because she has a sliding tax-rate scale, whereby assets held two to three years would be taxed at 39.8 percent and assets held three to four years at 35.8 percent. And you don’t get back to the statutory 20 percent cap-gains rate unless you hold an asset for six-plus years.

        Who’s going to lock themselves into that? What if new investment opportunities arise? Want to convert your current holding into cash so you can invest in your brother-in-law’s start-up? Maybe it’s the next Facebook. Who knows? The point is, the Clinton plan exacts a huge tax penalty on the movement from old capital to new.

        The late Jude Wanniski called this re-oxygenating the economy. Ms. Clinton would snuff that out. Her short-termism fear will lock us into long-term economic stagnation.

        By the way, the numbers are actually worse, because capital gains are already taxed as corporate profits. What investors pay is a double tax.

        So let’s go back to Hillary’s top cap-gains rate of 43.8 percent. The government takes 35 percent of your profit in corporate taxes, leaving 65 cents to be taxed a second time as capital gains at the new 43.8 percent rate. That results in a take-home profit of 37 cents on the dollar.

        Is that enough to reward the risk of investing in the next Uber? Except for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hates Uber, most people would say no.

        But that’s Hillary’s plan.

        How powerful is the capital-gains tax? The non-partisan Tax Foundation rates it among the top three economic-growth influences on the economy, along with full cash-expensing for new investment in plants and equipment and the corporate tax. And compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has fallen far behind in terms of this investment-tax-penalty grouping.

        This is government tinkering at its worst. The reality is that Hillary Clinton is attempting to punish success and redistribute income.

        Did someone say tax the rich? Clinton proposes an income threshold of $484,850 for married couples filing jointly. Oh my gosh! Successful economic activists! Let’s get ’em!

        Ironically, history shows that periods of higher capital-gains tax rates produce less revenue as a share of all federal revenue and as a fraction of GDP. Hillary’s not even redistributing efficiently.

        And then there’s what some call the “Charles Gibson effect.” Gibson interviewed then-Senator Obama in 2008 for ABC News. Obama said he’d raise the cap-gains tax from 15 percent to 28 percent. But Gibson reminded Obama that when Bill Clinton and George Bush lowered cap-gains tax rates, revenues actually increased. In other words, the Laffer curve. But Obama said it didn’t matter because he wanted to be “fair.”

        It also doesn’t matter to Hillary. She wants to beat Bernie Sanders, or at least cuddle up to the Vermont socialist. What nonsense. Bad economics and bad politics. Voters will understand this.

        Goofy ideas like this make me yearn for a 15-percent flat-tax rate on everything. Personal income, corporate profits, capital gains, dividends — everything. But that still leaves me with a double-tax problem for investment and savings. So it’s probably time to blow up the corporate-tax code altogether. That would get us to the 4-percent-plus growth path advocated by some of the Republicans on the campaign trail.

        And that would get us some “long-termism” economic growth — just what the country yearns for.

        Commentary by Larry Kudlow, a senior contributor at CNBC and economics editor of the National Review. Follow him on Twitter @Larry_Kudlow.

        http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/25/hillarys-inconceivably-stupid-capital-gains-tax-scheme-kudlow-commentary.html

  11. paulrph1 says

    Every thing she does reeks. I do not see how anyone could possibly consider voting for her not even for dog catcher.

    1. pineapple says

      Remember: “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT
      MAKE?” [The rest of the story]

      By Paul Harvey

      Conveniently Forgotten Facts.

      Back in 1969 a group of Black Panthers decided that a fellow black panther named Alex Rackley needed to die.
      Rackley was suspected of disloyalty. Rackley was first tied to a
      chair. Once safely immobilized, his friends tortured him for hours by,
      among other things, pouring boiling water on him.

      When they got tired of torturing Rackley,
      Black Panther member, Warren Kimbro took Rackley outside and put a bullet in
      his head. Rackley’s body was later found floating in a river about 25
      miles north of New Haven, Connecticut.

      Perhaps at this point you’re curious as to
      what happened to these Black Panthers?

      In 1977, that’s only eight years later, only
      one of the killers was still in jail.

      The shooter, Warren Kimbro ,
      managed to get a scholarship to Harvard and became good friends with none other
      than Al Gore. He later became an assistant dean at an Eastern Connecticut
      State College.

      Isn’t that something!!!

      As a ’60s radical you can pump a bullet into
      someone’s head and a few years later, in the same state, you can become an
      assistant college dean!

      Only in America!!!

      Erica Huggins was the woman who served the
      Panthers by boiling the water for Mr. Rackley’s torture .. Some years later Ms.
      Huggins was elected to a California
      School Board.

      How in the world do you think these killers
      got off so easily?

      Maybe it was in some part due to the efforts
      of two people who came to the defense of the Panthers.

      These two people actually went so far as to
      shut down Yale University with demonstrations in
      defense of the accused Black Panthers during their trial.

      One of these people was none other than Bill
      Lan Lee. Mr. Lee, or Mr. Lan Lee, as the case may be, isn’t a college
      dean. He isn’t a member of a California
      School Board. He is
      now head of the United States Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division,
      appointed by none other than Bill Clinton.

      O.K., so who was the other Panther
      defender? Is this other notable Panther defender now a school board
      member? Is this other Panther apologist now an assistant college
      dean? No, neither!

      The other Panther defender was, like Lee, a
      radical law student at Yale
      University at the
      time. She is now known as The “smartest woman in the
      world.” She is none other than the former Democratic senator from
      the State of New York—-
      our former First Lady, and the Secretary of State, the incredible Hillary
      Rodham Clinton.

      And now, as Paul Harvey said; “You know
      the rest of the story”.

      Pass this on!

      This deserves the widest possible press.

      Remember this when she runs for President!!

      1. smokedsalmoned says

        Nothing in Sandra Bland autopsy suggests homicide, Texas official says
        Tom Dart in Houston Thursday 23 July 2015 21.16 EDT
        The first assistant district attorney for Waller County said on Thursday that there is nothing in the autopsy report to suggest that Sandra Bland died by homicide, and that preliminary tests indicate she had ingested a significant quantity of marijuana.

        Warren Diepraam, who is overseeing the scientific aspects of the investigation, told a news conference that the autopsy, conducted in Houston, classed Bland’s death as suicide by hanging. Her family have repeatedly rejected the idea that she killed herself.

        Bland was found hanged in her cell in a Texas county jail on 13 July, three days after a routine traffic stop escalated into a physical confrontation.

        “In a violent homicide or a murder where one person takes another person’s life it is typical to see some sort of injuries on a person’s hands,” Diepraam said. “They were clear of any injuries.” He said there were no injuries on her face consistent with a violent attack, nor did the ligature mark on her neck suggest murder.

        “The mark on the neck is a uniform and consistent mark on the neck,” he said. “Had this been a violent struggle or a murder you would most likely not expect to see a consistent and uniform mark around her neck.”

        Analysis Sandra Bland dashcam video raises doubts about officer’s basis for arrest
        Questions about use of force and constitutionality of arrest hinge on moment state trooper Brian Encinia asks Bland to put out her cigarette, experts say
        He said there were “lacerations or abrasions on her wrists which are consistent with being handcuffed or struggling during the handcuffing process” and “scabs consistent with somebody applying force against her back”, though he said that the marks do not reveal who made them.

        “No one has made any decision on whether any crimes have occurred. Those investigations are still ongoing,” Elton Mathis, the Waller County district attorney, said.

        In addition to the Texas department of public safety’s investigation into trooper Brian Encinia’s conduct during the traffic stop, his office could potentially open a criminal investigation, Mathis said.

        “I was not happy when I saw that video,” he said.

        In the dashcam footage of her arrest, which shows the arresting officer threatening to drag her out of her car and “light her up” with a Taser, Bland can be heard complaining that the arresting officer has placed his knee on her back.

        Diepraam said that there were about 30 cut marks on her left wrist which were “not indicative of recent infliction” and were an estimated two to four weeks old.

        He said Bland “tested positive for marijuana and I can tell you that the active marijuana in a person’s system metabolizes very fast. To have it in her system after three days is … indicative of a large amount of marijuana being smoked.”

        Diepraam said that more test results were expected on Friday which could indicate the approximate time that the 28-year-old took the drug. “We have no idea where she may have ingested the marijuana,” he said. “It is hypothetically possible that she could have ingested it in the jail … practically anything can be smuggled into any jail.”

        He said that the sheriff had searched the jail and asked other inmates if they had seen or smelled anything suggesting marijuana use but uncovered no evidence that Bland had smoked the drug there. “It is a mood amplifier so it is relevant in our opinion,” he said.

        A woman imprisoned across the hallway from Bland said that when they talked the day before her death she seemed distraught at her situation and was upset that a friend she had repeatedly called had not answered the phone and come to the jail to post bond.

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        “She was crying and I could barely understand her,” Alexandria Pyle told KTRK local news. “She was like, ‘I’m not equipped for this kind of life, I don’t need to be here, I don’t deserve to be here, I didn’t do anything and it’s all messed up.’”

        A voicemail left by Bland from the jail for a friend was obtained by KTRK, a Houston television station, in which she says: “I just was able to see the judge … They got me set at a $5,000 bond. I’m just still at a loss for words about this whole process, how this switching lanes with no signal turned into all of this, I don’t even know.”

        Her mental state at the time of her imprisonment remains unclear. Bland’s family said on Wednesday the idea that Bland would kill herself was “unfathomable”.

        Waller county officials released jail booking forms on Wednesday in which Bland reported feeling depressed and said she tried to kill herself last year with pills after a “lost baby”. But on another form, filled out about three hours later, the year of the suicide attempt is listed as 2015 and the responses indicate Bland was not feeling depressed or suicidal.

        The family’s attorney, Cannon Lambert, did not immediately return a request for comment.

        Officers failed to follow state guidelines after Bland’s initial standard mental health screening when she arrived at the county jail. Bland indicated in a questionnaire that she had previously attempted suicide, experienced a recent loss and had been depressed.

        Those responses mean the correct procedure would have been for jailers to notify a magistrate who would then determine whether she should be examined by mental health professionals, according to Texas Commission on Jail Standards recommendations.

        The commission’s executive director, Brandon Wood, told the Guardian that his agency has “discussed that with [Waller county jail officials] and provided them with technical support” to help them comply in future.

        As the instructions are only recommendations the jail will not face censure, but following an inspection last week it was judged to have failed to meet minimum standards for mental health training. The commission also found that the jail had failed to perform sufficient in-person checks on inmates. It is required to provide a plan of action within 30 days to show how it will rectify those failings.

        The sheriff’s office said in a statement on Thursday that Bland was not placed on suicide watch, “based on jail staff observations”, meaning jailers checked on her every hour instead of every 15 minutes.

        Diepraam said that discrepancies between answers in the initial screening and in another questionnaire seemingly completed nearly three hours later by another officer were as a result of Bland giving different responses.

        This article was amended on 23 July 2015 to correct a statement that the autopsy had found no signs that Sandra Bland killed herself. In fact it found that she likely had.

        http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/23/sandra-bland-autopsy-homicide-texas

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  12. EdStone says

    Sounds just like obigears. He must have been writing about himself.

  13. 83footsailor says

    Liberals seem to think they are the only ones who have brains – – but they have been proven wrong so many times – – the only problem is – – LIBERALS DON’T SEEM TO THINK ABOUT ANYTHING BUT WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM AT THAT TIME . ////////////////////////////////////////////
    LIBERALS don’t look at the big picture . //////////////////////////////////////

    1. smokedsalmoned says

      Hillary’s State Department Sex Scandal
      Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 06.11.2013 – 12:40 PM
      If Hillary Clinton thought the soft glow of the good press she received while roaming the globe to no great effect during her four years as secretary of state would last until her planned 2016 coronation as president, it’s time to for her to rethink her strategy. Public anger about the lies that were told about the Benghazi terror attack as well as her failure to provide adequate security to diplomats that were placed in harm’s way was bad enough. But the latest State Department scandal linked to her office is the sort of thing that could begin the process by which Clinton’s status as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee starts to unravel.

      As CBS first reported yesterday, investigation into a series of cases involving sexual misconduct by both ambassadors as well as security personnel were called off on the orders of senior State Department officials on Clinton’s watch. Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills gave the order in one case while other top-level officials stopped other probes. The confirmation of the cases in an internal State Department memo shows a pattern of sexual misconduct—including on the part of those charged with protecting Clinton—that is troubling. But the manner in which higher-ups consistently suppressed these embarrassing investigations is even more worrisome. While Clinton is not personally named as the one ordering the cover-ups, the links between the secretary and those committing the bad behavior as well as those shutting down the probes are clear.

      The most egregious in a list of potentially explosive stories involves Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium who was accused of routinely ditching his security detail and then soliciting prostitutes, including minors. But Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, ordered the investigation shut down. Gutman was apparently given a stern lecture but otherwise got off without any sanctions and is still serving as America’s envoy in Brussels. According to the State Department report, Gutman’s security detail and staff were well aware of what he was up to.

      Gutman first came to our attention back at the end of 2011 for declaring that Israel was to blame for the rise of anti-Semitism in contemporary Europe. That might have been enough to end a normal diplomatic career but Gutman, who earned his post by bundling more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions for President Obama, hung onto his job with no trouble as a State Department spokesman said the views Gutman expressed were his own rather than official U.S. policy.

      The implication of the shutting down of an investigation into Gutman’s behavior is clear. Senior people at the State Department, including those who report to Clinton, were obviously under the impression that a scandal involving in a major Obama giver and appointee would be political poison for the president during an election year.

      The same applies to the fact that similar investigations into Clinton’s personal security detail were also shut down. Apparently those tasked with protecting the secretary were believed to have hired prostitutes during her trips to Russia and Colombia. The practice was said to be endemic and going on in the same hotel where the secretary stayed.

      You don’t have to be a CIA spook or John le Carre to understand the implications of such misconduct in terms of security breaches and possible blackmail by foreign intelligence agencies. Yet none of those involved got anything more than a slap on the wrist.

      In yet another case, Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff and personal enforcer, intervened directly in order to shut down an investigation into possible misconduct by Brett McGurk, Clinton’s choice to be ambassador to Iraq.

      Taken in total, the reports present a picture of a Clinton State Department lacking in accountability and mired in a culture of cronyism in which anyone connected to either Clinton or President Obama had a permanent “get out of jail free” card. Like Benghazi and other administration scandals in which President Obama’s defenders are forced to claim he knew nothing about misconduct in order to preserve him from accusations of involvement, Clinton must now use the same excuse. There is no way to avoid the conclusion that if she did not take part in the ordering of these cover-ups, she was completely out of touch with what was happening under her nose.

      No doubt, Clinton’s apologists will use the same tactic as these scandals unravel. But if Mrs. Clinton is truly looking ahead to 2016, she might consider that a bumper sticker that reads “Incompetent Rather Than Corrupt” does not make for an appealing campaign slogan.

      ..

    2. smokedsalmoned says

      Hillary’s inconceivably stupid capital-gains tax scheme
      Larry Kudlow Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
      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.

      In her latest economic speech, Clinton proposes doubling the capital-gains tax rate on the profit made from asset sales (stocks, bonds, real estate) held a day less than one year up to two years. Right now, if you take a capital gain a day more than one year, you are taxed at a 20 percent rate. Actually, it’s 23.8 percent when you include the health-care surtax. So under Clinton’s brilliant new play, you’d be taxed at 43.4 percent — the top individual cap-gains rate of 39.6 percent plus the 3.8 percent Obamacare surtax.

      That means, instead of keeping 80 cents on the additional dollar of profit, you’d only keep 56.6 cents — a 30-percentage-point reduction in the take-home-pay reward for taking an extra dollar’s investment risk.
      This will create a tall barrier to investment — what we don’t need. If you tax something more, you get less of it.
      Clinton complains about too much “short-termism” in the economy. But her program might well create more of it. That’s because she has a sliding tax-rate scale, whereby assets held two to three years would be taxed at 39.8 percent and assets held three to four years at 35.8 percent. And you don’t get back to the statutory 20 percent cap-gains rate unless you hold an asset for six-plus years.

      Who’s going to lock themselves into that? What if new investment opportunities arise? Want to convert your current holding into cash so you can invest in your brother-in-law’s start-up? Maybe it’s the next Facebook. Who knows? The point is, the Clinton plan exacts a huge tax penalty on the movement from old capital to new.

      The late Jude Wanniski called this re-oxygenating the economy. Ms. Clinton would snuff that out. Her short-termism fear will lock us into long-term economic stagnation.

      By the way, the numbers are actually worse, because capital gains are already taxed as corporate profits. What investors pay is a double tax.

      So let’s go back to Hillary’s top cap-gains rate of 43.8 percent. The government takes 35 percent of your profit in corporate taxes, leaving 65 cents to be taxed a second time as capital gains at the new 43.8 percent rate. That results in a take-home profit of 37 cents on the dollar.

      Is that enough to reward the risk of investing in the next Uber? Except for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hates Uber, most people would say no.

      But that’s Hillary’s plan.

      How powerful is the capital-gains tax? The non-partisan Tax Foundation rates it among the top three economic-growth influences on the economy, along with full cash-expensing for new investment in plants and equipment and the corporate tax. And compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has fallen far behind in terms of this investment-tax-penalty grouping.

      This is government tinkering at its worst. The reality is that Hillary Clinton is attempting to punish success and redistribute income.

      Did someone say tax the rich? Clinton proposes an income threshold of $484,850 for married couples filing jointly. Oh my gosh! Successful economic activists! Let’s get ’em!

      Ironically, history shows that periods of higher capital-gains tax rates produce less revenue as a share of all federal revenue and as a fraction of GDP. Hillary’s not even redistributing efficiently.

      And then there’s what some call the “Charles Gibson effect.” Gibson interviewed then-Senator Obama in 2008 for ABC News. Obama said he’d raise the cap-gains tax from 15 percent to 28 percent. But Gibson reminded Obama that when Bill Clinton and George Bush lowered cap-gains tax rates, revenues actually increased. In other words, the Laffer curve. But Obama said it didn’t matter because he wanted to be “fair.”

      It also doesn’t matter to Hillary. She wants to beat Bernie Sanders, or at least cuddle up to the Vermont socialist. What nonsense. Bad economics and bad politics. Voters will understand this.

      Goofy ideas like this make me yearn for a 15-percent flat-tax rate on everything. Personal income, corporate profits, capital gains, dividends — everything. But that still leaves me with a double-tax problem for investment and savings. So it’s probably time to blow up the corporate-tax code altogether. That would get us to the 4-percent-plus growth path advocated by some of the Republicans on the campaign trail.

      And that would get us some “long-termism” economic growth — just what the country yearns for.

      Commentary by Larry Kudlow, a senior contributor at CNBC and economics editor of the National Review. Follow him on Twitter @Larry_Kudlow.

      http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/25/hillarys-inconceivably-stupid-capital-gains-tax-scheme-kudlow-commentary.html

      …….

  14. sherri palmer says

    Lets all remember, if we get a chance, to vote out the assholes in Congress who were in office while the muslim was in the WH

  15. JIMBO says

    Killary is no better or worse than Obama. They are both lairs and get away with it. They both need to be thrown in jail for crimes against this country. They both are narcissist. communist,selfish self serving idiots that have no right to occupy our white house.

    1. smokedsalmoned says

      ..
      Hillary’s inconceivably stupid capital-gains tax scheme
      Larry Kudlow Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
      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.

      In her latest economic speech, Clinton proposes doubling the capital-gains tax rate on the profit made from asset sales (stocks, bonds, real estate) held a day less than one year up to two years. Right now, if you take a capital gain a day more than one year, you are taxed at a 20 percent rate. Actually, it’s 23.8 percent when you include the health-care surtax. So under Clinton’s brilliant new play, you’d be taxed at 43.4 percent — the top individual cap-gains rate of 39.6 percent plus the 3.8 percent Obamacare surtax.

      That means, instead of keeping 80 cents on the additional dollar of profit, you’d only keep 56.6 cents — a 30-percentage-point reduction in the take-home-pay reward for taking an extra dollar’s investment risk.
      This will create a tall barrier to investment — what we don’t need. If you tax something more, you get less of it.
      Clinton complains about too much “short-termism” in the economy. But her program might well create more of it. That’s because she has a sliding tax-rate scale, whereby assets held two to three years would be taxed at 39.8 percent and assets held three to four years at 35.8 percent. And you don’t get back to the statutory 20 percent cap-gains rate unless you hold an asset for six-plus years.

      Who’s going to lock themselves into that? What if new investment opportunities arise? Want to convert your current holding into cash so you can invest in your brother-in-law’s start-up? Maybe it’s the next Facebook. Who knows? The point is, the Clinton plan exacts a huge tax penalty on the movement from old capital to new.

      The late Jude Wanniski called this re-oxygenating the economy. Ms. Clinton would snuff that out. Her short-termism fear will lock us into long-term economic stagnation.

      By the way, the numbers are actually worse, because capital gains are already taxed as corporate profits. What investors pay is a double tax.

      So let’s go back to Hillary’s top cap-gains rate of 43.8 percent. The government takes 35 percent of your profit in corporate taxes, leaving 65 cents to be taxed a second time as capital gains at the new 43.8 percent rate. That results in a take-home profit of 37 cents on the dollar.

      Is that enough to reward the risk of investing in the next Uber? Except for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hates Uber, most people would say no.

      But that’s Hillary’s plan.

      How powerful is the capital-gains tax? The non-partisan Tax Foundation rates it among the top three economic-growth influences on the economy, along with full cash-expensing for new investment in plants and equipment and the corporate tax. And compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has fallen far behind in terms of this investment-tax-penalty grouping.

      This is government tinkering at its worst. The reality is that Hillary Clinton is attempting to punish success and redistribute income.

      Did someone say tax the rich? Clinton proposes an income threshold of $484,850 for married couples filing jointly. Oh my gosh! Successful economic activists! Let’s get ’em!

      Ironically, history shows that periods of higher capital-gains tax rates produce less revenue as a share of all federal revenue and as a fraction of GDP. Hillary’s not even redistributing efficiently.

      And then there’s what some call the “Charles Gibson effect.” Gibson interviewed then-Senator Obama in 2008 for ABC News. Obama said he’d raise the cap-gains tax from 15 percent to 28 percent. But Gibson reminded Obama that when Bill Clinton and George Bush lowered cap-gains tax rates, revenues actually increased. In other words, the Laffer curve. But Obama said it didn’t matter because he wanted to be “fair.”

      It also doesn’t matter to Hillary. She wants to beat Bernie Sanders, or at least cuddle up to the Vermont socialist. What nonsense. Bad economics and bad politics. Voters will understand this.

      Goofy ideas like this make me yearn for a 15-percent flat-tax rate on everything. Personal income, corporate profits, capital gains, dividends — everything. But that still leaves me with a double-tax problem for investment and savings. So it’s probably time to blow up the corporate-tax code altogether. That would get us to the 4-percent-plus growth path advocated by some of the Republicans on the campaign trail.

      And that would get us some “long-termism” economic growth — just what the country yearns for.

      Commentary by Larry Kudlow, a senior contributor at CNBC and economics editor of the National Review. Follow him on Twitter @Larry_Kudlow.

      http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/25/hillarys-inconceivably-stupid-capital-gains-tax-scheme-kudlow-commentary.html

  16. Lastings says

    you are all horrible people.

    1. smokedsalmoned says

      Hillary’s State Department Sex Scandal
      Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 06.11.2013 – 12:40 PM
      If Hillary Clinton thought the soft glow of the good press she received while roaming the globe to no great effect during her four years as secretary of state would last until her planned 2016 coronation as president, it’s time to for her to rethink her strategy. Public anger about the lies that were told about the Benghazi terror attack as well as her failure to provide adequate security to diplomats that were placed in harm’s way was bad enough. But the latest State Department scandal linked to her office is the sort of thing that could begin the process by which Clinton’s status as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee starts to unravel.

      As CBS first reported yesterday, investigation into a series of cases involving sexual misconduct by both ambassadors as well as security personnel were called off on the orders of senior State Department officials on Clinton’s watch. Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills gave the order in one case while other top-level officials stopped other probes. The confirmation of the cases in an internal State Department memo shows a pattern of sexual misconduct—including on the part of those charged with protecting Clinton—that is troubling. But the manner in which higher-ups consistently suppressed these embarrassing investigations is even more worrisome. While Clinton is not personally named as the one ordering the cover-ups, the links between the secretary and those committing the bad behavior as well as those shutting down the probes are clear.

      The most egregious in a list of potentially explosive stories involves Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium who was accused of routinely ditching his security detail and then soliciting prostitutes, including minors. But Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, ordered the investigation shut down. Gutman was apparently given a stern lecture but otherwise got off without any sanctions and is still serving as America’s envoy in Brussels. According to the State Department report, Gutman’s security detail and staff were well aware of what he was up to.

      Gutman first came to our attention back at the end of 2011 for declaring that Israel was to blame for the rise of anti-Semitism in contemporary Europe. That might have been enough to end a normal diplomatic career but Gutman, who earned his post by bundling more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions for President Obama, hung onto his job with no trouble as a State Department spokesman said the views Gutman expressed were his own rather than official U.S. policy.

      The implication of the shutting down of an investigation into Gutman’s behavior is clear. Senior people at the State Department, including those who report to Clinton, were obviously under the impression that a scandal involving in a major Obama giver and appointee would be political poison for the president during an election year.

      The same applies to the fact that similar investigations into Clinton’s personal security detail were also shut down. Apparently those tasked with protecting the secretary were believed to have hired prostitutes during her trips to Russia and Colombia. The practice was said to be endemic and going on in the same hotel where the secretary stayed.

      You don’t have to be a CIA spook or John le Carre to understand the implications of such misconduct in terms of security breaches and possible blackmail by foreign intelligence agencies. Yet none of those involved got anything more than a slap on the wrist.

      In yet another case, Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff and personal enforcer, intervened directly in order to shut down an investigation into possible misconduct by Brett McGurk, Clinton’s choice to be ambassador to Iraq.

      Taken in total, the reports present a picture of a Clinton State Department lacking in accountability and mired in a culture of cronyism in which anyone connected to either Clinton or President Obama had a permanent “get out of jail free” card. Like Benghazi and other administration scandals in which President Obama’s defenders are forced to claim he knew nothing about misconduct in order to preserve him from accusations of involvement, Clinton must now use the same excuse. There is no way to avoid the conclusion that if she did not take part in the ordering of these cover-ups, she was completely out of touch with what was happening under her nose.

      No doubt, Clinton’s apologists will use the same tactic as these scandals unravel. But if Mrs. Clinton is truly looking ahead to 2016, she might consider that a bumper sticker that reads “Incompetent Rather Than Corrupt” does not make for an appealing campaign slogan.

      .

    2. smokedsalmoned says

      Hillary’s inconceivably stupid capital-gains tax scheme
      Larry Kudlow Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
      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.

      In her latest economic speech, Clinton proposes doubling the capital-gains tax rate on the profit made from asset sales (stocks, bonds, real estate) held a day less than one year up to two years. Right now, if you take a capital gain a day more than one year, you are taxed at a 20 percent rate. Actually, it’s 23.8 percent when you include the health-care surtax. So under Clinton’s brilliant new play, you’d be taxed at 43.4 percent — the top individual cap-gains rate of 39.6 percent plus the 3.8 percent Obamacare surtax.

      That means, instead of keeping 80 cents on the additional dollar of profit, you’d only keep 56.6 cents — a 30-percentage-point reduction in the take-home-pay reward for taking an extra dollar’s investment risk.
      This will create a tall barrier to investment — what we don’t need. If you tax something more, you get less of it.
      Clinton complains about too much “short-termism” in the economy. But her program might well create more of it. That’s because she has a sliding tax-rate scale, whereby assets held two to three years would be taxed at 39.8 percent and assets held three to four years at 35.8 percent. And you don’t get back to the statutory 20 percent cap-gains rate unless you hold an asset for six-plus years.

      Who’s going to lock themselves into that? What if new investment opportunities arise? Want to convert your current holding into cash so you can invest in your brother-in-law’s start-up? Maybe it’s the next Facebook. Who knows? The point is, the Clinton plan exacts a huge tax penalty on the movement from old capital to new.

      The late Jude Wanniski called this re-oxygenating the economy. Ms. Clinton would snuff that out. Her short-termism fear will lock us into long-term economic stagnation.

      By the way, the numbers are actually worse, because capital gains are already taxed as corporate profits. What investors pay is a double tax.

      So let’s go back to Hillary’s top cap-gains rate of 43.8 percent. The government takes 35 percent of your profit in corporate taxes, leaving 65 cents to be taxed a second time as capital gains at the new 43.8 percent rate. That results in a take-home profit of 37 cents on the dollar.

      Is that enough to reward the risk of investing in the next Uber? Except for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hates Uber, most people would say no.

      But that’s Hillary’s plan.

      How powerful is the capital-gains tax? The non-partisan Tax Foundation rates it among the top three economic-growth influences on the economy, along with full cash-expensing for new investment in plants and equipment and the corporate tax. And compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has fallen far behind in terms of this investment-tax-penalty grouping.

      This is government tinkering at its worst. The reality is that Hillary Clinton is attempting to punish success and redistribute income.

      Did someone say tax the rich? Clinton proposes an income threshold of $484,850 for married couples filing jointly. Oh my gosh! Successful economic activists! Let’s get ’em!

      Ironically, history shows that periods of higher capital-gains tax rates produce less revenue as a share of all federal revenue and as a fraction of GDP. Hillary’s not even redistributing efficiently.

      And then there’s what some call the “Charles Gibson effect.” Gibson interviewed then-Senator Obama in 2008 for ABC News. Obama said he’d raise the cap-gains tax from 15 percent to 28 percent. But Gibson reminded Obama that when Bill Clinton and George Bush lowered cap-gains tax rates, revenues actually increased. In other words, the Laffer curve. But Obama said it didn’t matter because he wanted to be “fair.”

      It also doesn’t matter to Hillary. She wants to beat Bernie Sanders, or at least cuddle up to the Vermont socialist. What nonsense. Bad economics and bad politics. Voters will understand this.

      Goofy ideas like this make me yearn for a 15-percent flat-tax rate on everything. Personal income, corporate profits, capital gains, dividends — everything. But that still leaves me with a double-tax problem for investment and savings. So it’s probably time to blow up the corporate-tax code altogether. That would get us to the 4-percent-plus growth path advocated by some of the Republicans on the campaign trail.

      And that would get us some “long-termism” economic growth — just what the country yearns for.

      Commentary by Larry Kudlow, a senior contributor at CNBC and economics editor of the National Review. Follow him on Twitter @Larry_Kudlow.

      http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/25/hillarys-inconceivably-stupid-capital-gains-tax-scheme-kudlow-commentary.html

      ..

  17. 4Pip says

    Hillary is not presidental because she can’t be trusted and we have had that type in office already with O.There needs to be real pushback from the people to stop her and the vote fraud that will go on. Both of them are controlled by Soros,it’s his money that supports their campaigns. I pray that we will all be praying that this vicious attack by the Left on this country will be stopped by God.

  18. snowyriver says

    I believe it was Stalin who said ” it is not important who votes or how they vote.. It is very important to count the votes

  19. daveveselenak says

    Sounded to me that the Muslim-Marxist jihadist was talking about himself! Everything he said, he has done! REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION!

    1. smokedsalmoned says

      Hillary’s State Department Sex Scandal
      Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 06.11.2013 – 12:40 PM
      If Hillary Clinton thought the soft glow of the good press she received while roaming the globe to no great effect during her four years as secretary of state would last until her planned 2016 coronation as president, it’s time to for her to rethink her strategy. Public anger about the lies that were told about the Benghazi terror attack as well as her failure to provide adequate security to diplomats that were placed in harm’s way was bad enough. But the latest State Department scandal linked to her office is the sort of thing that could begin the process by which Clinton’s status as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee starts to unravel.

      As CBS first reported yesterday, investigation into a series of cases involving sexual misconduct by both ambassadors as well as security personnel were called off on the orders of senior State Department officials on Clinton’s watch. Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills gave the order in one case while other top-level officials stopped other probes. The confirmation of the cases in an internal State Department memo shows a pattern of sexual misconduct—including on the part of those charged with protecting Clinton—that is troubling. But the manner in which higher-ups consistently suppressed these embarrassing investigations is even more worrisome. While Clinton is not personally named as the one ordering the cover-ups, the links between the secretary and those committing the bad behavior as well as those shutting down the probes are clear.

      The most egregious in a list of potentially explosive stories involves Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium who was accused of routinely ditching his security detail and then soliciting prostitutes, including minors. But Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, ordered the investigation shut down. Gutman was apparently given a stern lecture but otherwise got off without any sanctions and is still serving as America’s envoy in Brussels. According to the State Department report, Gutman’s security detail and staff were well aware of what he was up to.

      Gutman first came to our attention back at the end of 2011 for declaring that Israel was to blame for the rise of anti-Semitism in contemporary Europe. That might have been enough to end a normal diplomatic career but Gutman, who earned his post by bundling more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions for President Obama, hung onto his job with no trouble as a State Department spokesman said the views Gutman expressed were his own rather than official U.S. policy.

      The implication of the shutting down of an investigation into Gutman’s behavior is clear. Senior people at the State Department, including those who report to Clinton, were obviously under the impression that a scandal involving in a major Obama giver and appointee would be political poison for the president during an election year.

      The same applies to the fact that similar investigations into Clinton’s personal security detail were also shut down. Apparently those tasked with protecting the secretary were believed to have hired prostitutes during her trips to Russia and Colombia. The practice was said to be endemic and going on in the same hotel where the secretary stayed.

      You don’t have to be a CIA spook or John le Carre to understand the implications of such misconduct in terms of security breaches and possible blackmail by foreign intelligence agencies. Yet none of those involved got anything more than a slap on the wrist.

      In yet another case, Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff and personal enforcer, intervened directly in order to shut down an investigation into possible misconduct by Brett McGurk, Clinton’s choice to be ambassador to Iraq.

      Taken in total, the reports present a picture of a Clinton State Department lacking in accountability and mired in a culture of cronyism in which anyone connected to either Clinton or President Obama had a permanent “get out of jail free” card. Like Benghazi and other administration scandals in which President Obama’s defenders are forced to claim he knew nothing about misconduct in order to preserve him from accusations of involvement, Clinton must now use the same excuse. There is no way to avoid the conclusion that if she did not take part in the ordering of these cover-ups, she was completely out of touch with what was happening under her nose.

      No doubt, Clinton’s apologists will use the same tactic as these scandals unravel. But if Mrs. Clinton is truly looking ahead to 2016, she might consider that a bumper sticker that reads “Incompetent Rather Than Corrupt” does not make for an appealing campaign slogan.

  20. smokedsalmoned says

    FBI Said to Examine Whether Hillary Clinton E-Mail Was Backed Up
    Aug 13, 2015 10:16 PM EDT
    An official says it’s one of the next logical steps in the agency’s investigation into whether the former secretary of state’s private e-mail account handled classified information.
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    The FBI is seeking to determine whether data from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server may still exist elsewhere, a U.S. official said.

    After acquiring the server on Wednesday, agents are attempting to determine whether e-mails may have been backed up on another machine, said the official, who asked for anonymity. The official said it’s one of the next logical steps in the agency’s investigation into whether the former secretary of state’s private e-mail account handled classified information.

    Barbara Wells, an attorney for Platte River Networks, a Denver-based company that has managed Clinton’s private e-mail since 2013, said in a phone interview Thursday that the server turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation “is blank and does not contain any useful data.” But Wells added that the data on Clinton’s server was migrated to another server that still exists. She ended the interview when questioned further, declining to say whether the data still exists on that other server and who has possession of it.

    “Most people don’t understand really what it takes to actually delete things from a computer permanently.”

    Peter Toren
    Subsequent calls and e-mails to Wells and the Clinton campaign went unanswered.

    Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush declined in an e-mail to comment on whether it is aware of the other server and is trying to access it.

    “The data on the old server is not now available on any server or device that is under Platte River’s control,” Wells said during the interview.

    The suggestion that some of the data Clinton said she erased from her private e-mail server might still exist came as the Democrat turned over her server to government officials, who are investigating whether classified material might have been improperly exposed. Clinton and some of her closest aides used private e-mail accounts while she was the nation’s top diplomat.

    Clinton’s server was held in a secure data center operated by “a third-party” in New Jersey when it was handed over to the FBI on Wednesday, said Wells. She declined to identify the third party.

    What the Server Might Reveal

    The FBI’s examination of the private e-mail server used by Clinton could yield useful information, such as private communications thought to be deleted and evidence as to whether the device was hacked.

    Or it could turn up nothing.

    Michael Kortan, a spokesman for the FBI, declined to comment.

    The outcome of the FBI’s forensic analysis of the server will depend on what steps were taken to delete and overwrite data on it, according to former law enforcement investigators and cybersecurity specialists.

    “Most people don’t understand really what it takes to actually delete things from a computer permanently,” said Peter Toren, a former computer crimes prosecutor for the Justice Department. “The FBI has had a great deal of training and they’re very good about recovering data from computers that people think have been erased or deleted.”

    The FBI took possession of the server on Wednesday after the intelligence community’s inspector general determined that the personal e-mail account used by Clinton when she was secretary of state contained some information that should have been classified and secured.

    Clinton is not accused of any wrongdoing and has said she’s confident that material in her e-mails wasn’t marked as being classified at the time it was sent and received through her server. Republican lawmakers have questioned why she used a private e-mail system and whether it jeopardized the security of sensitive data.

    What the FBI Got

    An e-mail server is a computer used to send, store, and manage electronic communications. Clinton, who was secretary of state from 2009 until February 2013, kept the server in her home in Chappaqua, New York.

    Clinton said she turned over paper copies of 30,490 e-mails relating to government business from her tenure. She said another 31,830 personal messages—including yoga routines and condolence messages—were deleted. Clinton’s critics have questioned whether she should have been the one to make the call about what to turn over to the government and what to hold back.

    FBI investigators likely will first look to see if the deleted e-mails can be recovered, said Toren, a partner with the law firm Weisbrod Matteis & Copley Pllc.

    However, the e-mails and any other data on the server could have been permanently deleted if the operating disk was overwritten—a process known as wiping, said Philip Lieberman, president of Lieberman Software Corp., a cybersecurity company based in Los Angeles.

    “If the disk itself at the lowest level was wiped, it’s probably not recoverable,” Lieberman said.

    “If only files were wiped, it’s probably recoverable.”

    Not Just About E-mails

    Investigators also will look at how often files were erased or the disk was wiped. If Clinton regularly had the system wiped, that indicates a common security practice. If the system was only wiped once, it could indicate an effort to hide evidence, Lieberman said.

    If the server is barren, investigators could pursue other avenues to try to recover data, Lieberman said. For example, they could check if e-mails were sent to people using a service that keeps logs, such as Google Inc.’s Gmail. They could also ask if the Internet service provider used by Clinton kept logs.

    It’s also not clear if Clinton’s data still exists on a backup server.

    The FBI’s inspection of Clinton’s server could also yield valuable information into how secure the server was and whether it was ever hacked, said Elad Yoran, executive chairman of Koolspan Inc., a communications security company based in Bethesda, Maryland.

    “They may be able to tell whether it was hacked and thatopens up a whole other set of questions,” Yoran said.

    Toren, Lieberman, and Yoran all said they considered Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system and server to be extraordinary and weren’t aware of any other government officials doing the same.

    “This wasn’t done because it was convenient for her,” Yoran said. “There’s a ton of email services that are available that are actually quite secure, easy to use, and you can use them on every device.”

  21. smokedsalmoned says

    Caught on camera: Top Planned Parenthood doctor talks of selling fetal organs on black market
    Published time: July 14, 2015 21:10
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    New footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s top doctor describing how the clinics sell the body parts of aborted babies, in some cases using illegal partial-birth abortion procedures, while eating lunch.
    New footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s top doctor describing how the organization’s clinics sell the body parts of aborted babies, in some cases using illegal partial-birth abortion procedures ‒ all while eating lunch.
    Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director for Medical Services, was caught on video talking about how abortions can be performed in a way that makes their body parts and organs suitable for sale.
    The exposé is the culmination of a three-year investigation of the practice by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, which hired actors to pretend to be buyers from a human biotech company.
    “Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs. And then, like I said, always as many intact livers as possible,” she is seen telling the actors between bites of food. “People just want… some people want lower extremities, too. I mean that’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess they want muscle.”
    “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part,” Nucatola adds. “I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
    Partial-birth abortion is a federal felony, punishable by up to two years in prison or a $250,000 fine. Thebuying or selling of human body parts is also a federal felony, as is trafficking the remains of aborted fetuses. Such activities are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
    Nucatola apparently recognized the legal issues involved, saying that Planned Parenthood’s Litigation and Law Department decided that it was “too touchy” for the national office to organize transactions.“But I will tell you that behind closed doors, these conversations are happening with the affiliates,” she said.
    Nucatola oversees abortion practices at Planned Parenthood’s business affiliates, according to Townhall. She deleted her Twitter account following the controversy.
    The Center for Medical Progress released a raw two hour and forty minute version of the video to dispel any accusations that they unfairly edited the footage.
    Planned Parenthood responded to the accusations made by the undercover video within the day.

    Statement from planned parenthood on New Undercover Video
    Staatement from Eric Ferrero Vice President of Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
    “In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, such as treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are not different. At several of our health centers we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does – with full, appropriate consent form patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.
    “A well funded group established for the pupose of damaging Planned Parenthoods mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned parenthoods participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research. Similar false accusation have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades. These grou[ps have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.”

  22. smokedsalmoned says

    Another Edition of “I Can’t Believe Hillary Clinton Actually Said That” (part 1)
    Daniel J. Mitchell | Oct 29, 2014
    I wouldn’t be too upset about Hillary Clinton winning the White House in 2016, but only if I somehow could be assured that we would get the kind of policies we got when her husband was President.
    After all, economic freedom increased during the 1990s, largely because of a smaller burden of government spending and less intervention.
    Unfortunately, I suspect Hillary isn’t a “Clinton Democrat.”
    Indeed, it’s worth noting that she was a doctrinaire statist when she was in the Senate. Here’s what the National Taxpayers Union revealedabout her performance in her last year in office.
    Sen. Hillary Clinton…received a score of 4 percent and the title of “Big Spender” in 2008 — a slight increase from her 2007 rating of 3 percent.
    The good news, if you have the ability to detect very small silver linings, is that her score did increase in her final year.
    And it doesn’t appear that she’s learned anything since she left the Senate. Consider some of the bizarre statements she has made in the past few years.
    · Mrs. Clinton said we can’t end the War on Drugs because “there is just too much money in it,” apparently oblivious to the fact that high profits for the cartels only exist because of criminalization.
    · In 2010, while speaking in Latin America, she asserted that, “the wealthy across the Americas to pay their ‘fair share’ of taxes in order to eliminate poverty and promote economic opportunity for all.”
    · While testifying before Congress, she repeated her argument that more revenue improves economic development, claiming that, “well-off Pakistani’s do not pay their fair share for the services that are needed.”
    · And showing that her understanding of geography is just as weak as her understanding of public finance economics, Hillary claimed, “Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what — they’re growing like crazy.”
    · Mrs. Clinton even asserted that, “rich people…do not contribute to their growth of their own countries.”
    · And she bragged about paying above-average taxes, apparently thinking that the inability to manage her personal finances makes her an attractive choice to control the nation’s finances.
    Now she’s added to the list. Here’s what she said the other day about job creation.
    Wow. I’m not even sure what to say, other than I wish somebody would ask her where jobs do come from, the Tooth Fairy? Santa Claus?
    I’m pretty sure, if pressed, she would use the same argument as her potential 2016 rival, Elizabeth Warren, and claim that government enables all the jobs by providing infrastructure and other public goods.
    But there are roads and police in places such as Cuba and North Korea, yet we don’t see jobs there.
    Or, to use more reasonable examples, France, Italy, and Greece have lots of roads and cops, yet all of those countries have very weak labor markets.
    Maybe, just maybe, you also need some breathing room for private enterprise if you want robust job creation.
    An editorial in the Washington Examiner correctly observed that Hillary Clinton’s comments demonstrate ignorance of basic economic principles.
    …the private sector accounts for 84 percent of American jobs. But one must remember that the private sector also accounts for 100 percent of the wealth America creates. Meanwhile, government is funded exclusively through various taxes on private production and accumulation of this wealth — and that includes any taxes that fall upon the portion of privately created wealth that government collects and then uses to pay its own employees. This insight should be brought to Clinton’s attention, because Americans cannot afford to have one of their two major political parties reject basic economic principles.
    I also like that the editorial explains that even public goods wouldn’t be possible if the private sector wasn’t creating the wealth to finance them.

    Another Edition of “I Can’t Believe Hillary Clinton Actually Said That” (part 2)
    P.S. Yes, I realize that many of the good policies America enjoyed in the 1990s were driven by Congress. I’m not saying the Bill Clinton deserves credit for those policies. Instead, I am merely pointing out that they were implemented during his presidency.
    P.P.S. That being said, it’s worth noting that Bill Clinton seems much more rationalthan either his wife or the current President.
    P.P.P.S. Since I mentioned statist heroine Elizabeth Warren, this is a good opportunity to recycle some humor. Here’s some mockery of her make-believe Indian ancestry, and here’s a clever application of her philosophy to dating choices for attractive women.
    P.P.P.P.S. Here are some additional Hillary quotes as part of an amusing quiz.
    P.P.P.P.P.S. One final point. I’m not sure who deserves the credit, but somebody in the Clinton household believes in proper (albeit hypocritical) tax planning.

    /finance.townhall.com/columnists/danieljmitchell/2014/10/29/another-edition-of-i-cant-believe-hillary-clinton-actually-said-that-n1911120/page/full

  23. smokedsalmoned says

    A project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center
    Hillary Clinton Lies…. A Lot
    Hillary Clinton says that she is the most transparent woman in American politics. There’s just one problem – Hillary Clinton lies… a lot. Ben Shapiro takes a trip in the way back machine to look at a few of the more egregious examples.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Hillary Clinton is the most transparent woman she knows. She said so in 2008:
    I think I’m probably the most transparent person in public life…I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anyone else. Much of it untrue, but nevertheless, it’s all out there.
    Unfortunately, Hillary is a liar. When news emerged this week that Hillary had set up a private email server the day before her nomination as Secretary of State, and had used her private email address for her entire tenure as Secretary of State so that there were no government records of those emails, and that her aides also used private email addresses, and that her server had the capacity to fully delete emails, and that hackers could have hacked her emails…no one should have been surprised. Of course she did.
    Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine.
    When Hillary Clinton was 27, back in 1974, she worked for the House Judiciary Committee, which was investigating Richard Nixon. According to her boss, Democrat Jerry Zeifman, Hillary met with Teddy Kennedy’s chief political strategist – a violation of House rules. She then manipulated the system to avoid investigating Nixon, hoping he’d stick around long enough to sink Republican election chances in 1976, letting her boy Teddy into the White House.
    According to the guy who shared office space with Hillary, John Labovitz, Hillary gave “erroneous legal opinions” and tried to “deny Nixon representation by counsel.” Zeifman said that Hillary wrote a “fraudulent legal brief” and “confiscated public documents.” Zeifman fired her and wouldn’t give her a letter of recommendation. Zeifman later wrote a book stating that “Hillary Clinton is ethically unfit to be either a senator or president.”
    Fast forward twenty years. Hillary’s now in the White House, and there’s a big search going on for a memorandum written by a former presidential aide regarding the firing of members of the White House travel office. They go missing for two years. At the same time, documents regarding Hillary Clinton’s work at the Rose Law firm in Arkansas – specifically, regarding a savings and loan company run by the Clintons’ business partner in the Whitewater land venture – go missing for two years.
    Then, in January 1996, they miraculously appear. The Rose Law firm documents magically show up. A White House aide finds them. In the White House. In a storage area in the third-floor of the White House – the private residence of the President and First Lady. And the long-lost memo shows up just a couple of days later. How miraculous. Hillary’s lawyers said that she had no idea the documents were there. Except that the FBI found Hillary’s fingerprints on the documents. Oopsies. Hillary is still the only First Lady in American history to be fingerprinted by the FBI.
    All that was before the rise of email. But the Clintons loved email, because it was so much easier to hide emails than to track down every copy of every document for destruction. And hide those emails they did. According to Judicial Watch, Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s hatchet woman helped prevent the Clintons from turning over 1.8 million emails to Judicial Watch, Congress, and federal investigators. 1.8 million emails. When a White House computer contractor tried to reveal this, White House officials allegedly told her to “keep her mouth shut.” Cheryl Mills. You may remember her. She ended up being in charge of document production for Hillary’s State Department in the Benghazi investigation.
    When she was Secretary of State, over and over again, document requests to the State Department were rejected, because they didn’t have the documents – Hillary did, on her private server. The Associated Press hit a stonewall. So did Judicial Watch. So did Gawker.
    All a big coincidence, of course. It was all a big mixup when Clinton hit man Sandy Berger stole documents from the National Archives and stuffed them down his pants, too. And now Hillary has assured us via Twitter that she wants the State Department to release all her hidden emails.
    We should believe her. After all, she’s the most transparent woman in American history. At least, the most transparently corrupt.
    3.11.2015
    Ben Shapiro:

  24. smokedsalmoned says

    Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands .
    Datto Inc. provided a private cloud backup of former secretary of state’s emails. Two firms are at odds over whether “cloud” storage was sought.
    State Department also asking again whether she turned over all of her business emails
    BY GREG GORDON AND ANITA KUMAR
    McClatchy Washington Bureau
    A Connecticut company, which backed up Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of a Colorado firm, apparently surprised her aides by storing the emails on a “cloud” storage system designed to optimize data recovery.
    The firm, Datto Inc., said Wednesday that it turned over the contents of its storage to the FBI on Tuesday.
    A Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also has asked the firm to provide the committee copies of any data from Clinton’s account still in its possession.
    There were conflicting accounts as to whether the developments could lead to retrieval of any of Clinton’s more than 31,000 personal emails, which she said she deleted from her private server upon turning over her work-related emails to the State Department, at its request, in December 2014.
    Congressional Republicans have voiced skepticism as to whether the 30,940 business emails that the Democratic presidential candidate handed over represented all of those related to her position as secretary of state. Clinton has said her lawyers carefully pruned them.
    The FBI is separately investigating whether Clinton’s arrangement put classified information at risk but has yet to characterize it as a criminal inquiry.
    Datto, based in Norwalk, Conn., became the second data storage firm to become entangled in the inquiry into Clinton’s unusual email arrangement, which has sparked a furor that has dogged her campaign. In August, Clinton and Colorado-based Platte River Networks, which had managed her primary server since June 2013, agreed to surrender it for examination by the FBI.
    Datto and Platte River seemed at odds, however, over how Clinton’s emails wound up on Datto’s cloud storage, which may have resulted from a misunderstanding.
    Platte River spokesman Andy Boian said the firm bought a device from Datto that constantly snaps images of a server’s contents and connected it to the Clinton server at a New Jersey data storage facility. Platte River never asked Datto to beam the images to an off-site cloud storage node and never was billed for that service, he said. Company officials were bewildered when they learned of the cloud storage, he said.
    “We said, ‘You have a cloud? You were told not to have a cloud.’ We never received an invoice for any cloud for the Clintons.’”
    The source familiar with Datto’s account, however, said Platte River was billed for “private cloud” storage, which requires a cloud storage node. Because Platte River lacks one, the source said, the data bounced to Datto’s off-site cloud storage. The source said that senior Platte River officials may not have realized it, but company technicians “were managing the off-site storage throughout.”
    Datto did not know it was backing up Clintons’ email server until mid August, the source said.
    As to whether the FBI might recover Clinton’s personal emails from Datto’s storage, the source said: “People don’t Datto’s service for getting rid of data.”
    The FBI requested the contents of Datto’s storage on Sept. 10, a person familiar with the situation said. On Friday, Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, and Platte River agreed to allow Datto to turn over the data from the backup server to the FBI, said this person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
    Boian said Platte River also would give the FBI the backup device it purchased from Datto.
    Michael Fass, Datto’s general counsel, said in a statement that “with the consent of our client and their end user, and consistent with our policies regarding data privacy, Datto is working with the FBI to provide data in conjunction with its investigation.”
    He said Datto had “no role in monitoring the content or source of data stored” by Platte River.
    Boian said the firm had set up a 30-day retention policy for the backup server in 2013, at the request of Clinton’s representatives, meaning that any emails deleted would disappear within 30 days. Boian said Platte River did not “wipe” the server clean, such as by overwriting deleted material several times with encrypted data.
    Clinton’s decision to have her lawyers prune and delete all of her personal emails when she turned the others over to the State Department could complicate FBI attempts to resurrect emails from the backup. But if the personal emails were stored on a part of the server’s disk or the cloud backup that has not been overwritten, the task still might be easy. Bloomberg News reported recently that the FBI has recovered some of Clinton’s emails, apparently from the server they seized from Platte River.
    In laying out facts gathered by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which he chairs, Wisconsin Sen. Johnson offered the first public confirmation that Clinton or her representatives had arranged for a backup of her email server after she left office in early 2013.
    His letter also cited internal emails recounting requests in late 2014 and early 2015 from Clinton representatives for Platte River Networks to direct Datto to reduce the amount of her emails it was backing up. These communications led a Platte River employee to air suspicions that “this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy (sic) shit,” according to an excerpt of an email cited by Johnson.
    Boian said, however, that Platte River was asked to limit email retention to 30 days as soon as it was hired — a directive that never changed.
    The controversy seems sure to come up on Oct. 22, when Clinton is scheduled to testify to a House committee investigating the fatal 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. It was the panel’s chairman who first declared last March that she had “wiped” her server clean based on a letter from Clinton’s attorney.
    Spokesmen for Clinton’s campaign declined to respond to requests for comment about Johnson’s letter Tuesday.
    On May 31, 2013, four months after Clinton left office, the Clinton Executive Service Corp., which oversaw her email server contracts, hired Platte River to maintain her account. Its New Jersey-based server replaced the server in her New York home that had handled her emails throughout her tenure as secretary of state.
    Several weeks ago, Platte River employees discovered that her private server was syncing with an offsite Datto server, he said.
    When Datto acknowledged that was the case, a Platte River employee replied in an email: “This is a problem.”
    (CLINTON WILL TESTIFY ON CAPITOL HILL ABOUT HER EMAIL PRACTICES OCT. 22)
    Despite Boian’s statement that Platte River set up a 30-day revolving retention policy for Clinton’s emails, Johnson’s letter noted that Platte River employees were directed to reduce the amount of email data being stored with each backup. Late this summer, Johnson wrote, a Platte River employee took note of this change and inquired whether the company could search its archives for an email from Clinton Executive Service Corp. directing such a reduction in October or November 2014 and then again around February, advising Platte River to save only emails sent during the most recent 30 days.
    Those reductions would have occurred after the State Department requested that Clinton turn over her emails.

    (IT IS UNCLEAR WHY SECRETARY CLINTON’S REPRESENTATIVES APPARENTLY DIRECTED (PLATTE RIVER) TO REDUCE THE BACKUP TIME PERIOD OF HER EMAILS AROUND THE SAME TIME PERIOD OR IN THE MONTHS FOLLOWING THE STATE DEPARTMENT’S REQUEST.
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, in letter to Datto)

    It was here that a Platte River employee voiced suspicions about a cover-up and sought to protect the company. “If we have it in writing that they told us to cut the backups,” the employee wrote, “and that we can go public with our statement saying we have had backups since day one, then we were told to trim to 30 days, it would make us look a WHOLE LOT better,” according to the email cited by Johnson.
    In the letter to Austin McChord, Datto’s CEO, Johnson asked the firm to produce copies of all communications it had relating to Clinton’s server, including those with Platte River and the Clinton firm.” He also asked whether Datto and its employees were authorized to store and view classified information and for details of any cyberattacks on the backup server.
    In an ongoing review of Clinton’s work emails, the State Department and intelligence agencies have found more than 400 containing classified information, including at least two declared “Top Secret,” the most sensitive national security data. Clinton has said none of the emails were marked classified during her tenure although some communications by their nature are classified at creation.
    In other developments, the State Department is asking Clinton to search again for any emails, regardless of format, from the first two months of her tenure, according to a document filed Tuesday by the State Department in response to a lawsuit about her emails.
    The request to Clinton attorney David Kendall, dated Oct. 2, comes weeks after the State Department obtained a series of emails that Clinton did not turn over despite her claim that she sent the agency all her work-related correspondence.
    (TO THE EXTENT HER EMAILS MIGHT BE FOUND ON ANY INTERNET SERVICE AND EMAIL PROVIDERS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT THEM.
    Patrick Kennedy, under secretay of state for management)
    The chain of emails, dating from Jan. 10, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2009, were exchanged with former Gen. David Petraeus when he headed the military’s U.S. Central Command, responsible for running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and mostly relate to personnel matters.
    “These emails are now in our possession and will be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said last week. “Furthermore, we asked the IG to incorporate this matter into the review Secretary Kerry requested in March. We have also informed Congress of this matter.”
    Clinton said she was unable to turn over emails she sent or received from late January to March 18, 2009, because she continued to use the AT&T Blackberry account she had when she was a senator. But after the Petraeus emails surfaced and showed she had not turned over emails sent or received on her new account, aides said said she could not turn over emails because they had not been captured on her private server.
    Clinton’s campaign and Kendall did not immediately respond to questions about Johnon’s letter or the State Department’s new request.
    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article37968711.html#storylink=cpy
    10/6/15

  25. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Laughs: ‘I Can’t Imagine Anyone Being More Of An Outsider Than The First Woman President’ [VIDEO]
    CHRISTIAN DATOC Reporter 11:15 AM 09/20/2015
    Hillary Clinton laughed at a question about America’s hunger for political outsiders from CBS’ John Dickerson Sunday, saying that she “can’t imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president.”

    DICKERSON: Everybody wants an outsider, and that kind of puts you in a fix —
    CLINTON: You know, John I don’t think so —

    DICKERSON: Tell us why it doesn’t put you in a fix.
    CLINTON: I can’t imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president. I mean really. Think about that. DICKERSON: I agree —

    CLINTON: If you lineup — I have all these mothers and fathers bring me placements with all the presidents, and they bring me their daughters and they say, “my daughter has a question for you.” And they say, “How come there are no girls on the place mats?” I think that would be a pretty unconventional choice.

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    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/20/hillary-laughs-i-cant-imagine-anyone-being-more-of-an-outsider-than-the-first-woman-president-video/#ixzz3mPsv2Amo

    WTF

  26. smokedsalmoned says

    Prostitution, drugs alleged in State Department memo – Investigations stymied or squashed / squelched
    By Ashley Fantz and Jill Dougherty, CNN updated 6:39 AM EDT, Wed June 12, 2013
    Washington (CNN) — Senior State Department and Diplomatic Security officials may have covered up or stopped investigations of inappropriate or even criminal misconduct by staff, according to an internal memo from the department’s Office of the Inspector General.

    The timeline surrounding the allegations places the incidents during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure, opening the possibility that a widening scandal might taint both her record and her possible political aspirations. Clinton has also taken heat for the department’s response to the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

    Hillary Clinton Tweets the future is ‘TBD’

    The memo itself, purportedly written by Ambassador Larry Dinger, describes some of the information as coming from office chatter.

    What does the memo mean for Clinton?

    CNN Explains: The Benghazi attacks “Sometimes the sources are one or more agents who became aware of the case from colleagues in what, given cubicles, can be a collegial environment,” the memo says.

    Regarding the latest allegations, CNN was provided the documents by a lawyer for a whistle-blower who is a former senior inspector general investigator.

    They include:

    • An active U.S. ambassador “routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” the memo says. The ambassador’s protective detail and others “were well aware of the behavior,” the memo asserts. When a diplomatic security officer tried to investigate, undersecretary of state for management Patrick Kennedy allegedly ordered the investigator “not to open a formal investigation.”

    On Tuesday, CNN obtained a statement from the ambassador, who vigorously denied the allegations, calling them “baseless.”

    A source close to the investigation of the ambassador told CNN that the ambassador’s security detail reported to the inspector general that the ambassador would leave his house at night without notifying the detail. The detail followed the ambassador and saw the ambassador once go to a park that’s known for illegal activity, the source told CNN. The detail said they never witnessed the ambassador engage in any sexual activity, the source said.

    The ambassador went to Washington and was asked what he was doing and he denied any wrongdoing, the source told CNN. The ambassador explained that sometimes he fights with his wife, needs air and he goes for a walk in the park because he likes it.

    Kennedy also issued a statement Tuesday, saying it is his responsibility “to make sure the department and all of our employees — no matter their rank — are held to the highest standard, and I have never once interfered, nor would I condone interfering, in any investigation.”

    • A State Department security official in Beirut allegedly “engaged in sexual assaults” against foreign nationals working as embassy guards. The security official, the Office of the Inspector General says, was also accused of committing “similar assaults during assignments in Baghdad, and possibly Khartoum and Monrovia.” The office’s memo says that an inspector general’s investigator who went to Beirut to try to conduct an investigation was not given enough time to complete the job.

    • A member of Clinton’s security detail allegedly “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries.” The inspector general’s agent assigned to investigate “concluded” that the “prostitution problem was endemic.”

    • In Iraq, an “underground drug ring” may have been operating near the U.S. Embassy and “supplying” drugs to State Department security contractors, but an agent sent to investigate the allegations was prevented from completing the job.

    The allegations were first reported Monday by CBS.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded Monday.

    “We hold all employees to the highest standards,” she said. “We take allegations of misconduct seriously and we investigate thoroughly. All cases mentioned in the CBS report were thoroughly investigated and under investigation, and the department continues to take action.”

    During a Tuesday State briefing with reporters, Psaki reiterated that the memo contains “unsubstantiated allegations” and that some cases are ongoing and some are closed. But she would not, though repeatedly pressed by reporters, specify exactly which ones were open or closed.

    “As a matter of policy, I’m not going to talk” about specific cases, she said.

    “We take every allegation seriously,” Psaki added. “We are seeing through the process.”

    On Tuesday, Nicholas Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said Clinton was completely unaware of any of the investigations mentioned in the Office of the Inspector General’s reports and memos, including the case involving her personal security detail allegedly soliciting prostitutes.

    “We learned of it from the media and don’t know anything beyond what’s been reported,” Merrill told CNN in a written statement.

    Clinton officially left her post in February.

    Also Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he has asked his staff to begin an investigation into the allegations, and sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding an explanation.

    “The notion that any or all of these cases would not be investigated thoroughly by the Department is unacceptable,” Royce wrote in his letter to Kerry.

    CNN obtained a draft, dated December 2012, of a report by the inspector general’s office evaluating the performance of the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Special Investigations Division.

    The report says that the bureau “lacks a firewall” that would preclude higher-ups from “exercising undue influence in particular cases.”

    The bureau doesn’t have a manual with approved guidelines on how to investigate cases, the report also says. Investigators with the inspector general’s office “discovered uncertainty” among state agents about how to conduct thorough investigations, and noted that not going through the proper mechanisms can “ruin” a potential criminal investigation.

    The report also calls the department’s Criminal Investigations Division “unwieldy” and says that “frequent agent turnover” makes it harder for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security to conduct investigations.

    The inspector general’s office published a February 2013 final report whose key findings are, largely, the same as stated in the December 2012 draft.

    The division’s current management structure, the report says, does not “foster independence from career pressures and creates significant potential for undue influence, favoritism, and potential retribution.

    CNN’s Jessica Yellin and Elise Labott contributed to this report.

  27. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Clinton Personally Signed Off On Decision She Said She Was Not Involved In
    CASEY HARPER 1:03 PM 09/25/2015

    A newly uncovered document shows that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton personally signed off on a questionable employment decision she previously claimed she was not involved with.

    Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin was able to work for the Clinton Foundation, Department of State and the private consulting firm Teneo Strategies as a Special Government Employee (SGE). When questioned about the arrangement, Clinton denied any involvement, but new documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that Clinton personally signed off on the position change.

    Clinton signed the document March 23, 2012 to approve the change in title, according to the documents first reported by Politico.

    The employment arrangement for Clinton’s deputy chief of staff raised questions about possible conflict of interest, particularly given allegations that Clinton used her position at the State Department to help the Clinton Foundation.

    On top of that, the document appears to contradict statements Clinton made earlier about the arrangement.

    In an interview with Andrea Mitchell at NBC that aired earlier this month, Mitchell asked Clinton about Abedin holding jobs at the Clinton Foundation, State Department, and Teneo, a firm started by a former Bill Clinton aide.

    “Well, you know, I was not directly involved in that,” Clinton answered. “But everything that [Abedin] did was approved, under the rules, as they existed, by the State Department.”

    Either Clinton does not think giving personal approval via her signature was being “directly involved,” or she was dishonest with Mitchell.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has been critical of Abedin’s multiple interests and the lack of transparency.

    “How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given moment?” Grassley said in a statement in late August. “How can the ethics officer at the State Department know?”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/25/hillary-clinton-personally-signed-off-on-decision-she-said-she-was-not-involved-in/#ixzz3mzGalO1R

  28. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Clinton Personally Signed Off On Decision She Said She Was Not Involved In
    CASEY HARPER 1:03 PM 09/25/2015

    A newly uncovered document shows that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton personally signed off on a questionable employment decision she previously claimed she was not involved with.

    Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin was able to work for the Clinton Foundation, Department of State and the private consulting firm Teneo Strategies as a Special Government Employee (SGE). When questioned about the arrangement, Clinton denied any involvement, but new documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that Clinton personally signed off on the position change.

    Clinton signed the document March 23, 2012 to approve the change in title, according to the documents first reported by Politico…

    The employment arrangement for Clinton’s deputy chief of staff raised questions about possible conflict of interest, particularly given allegations that Clinton used her position at the State Department to help the Clinton Foundation.

    On top of that, the document appears to contradict statements Clinton made earlier about the arrangement.

    In an interview with Andrea Mitchell at NBC that aired earlier this month, Mitchell asked Clinton about Abedin holding jobs at the Clinton Foundation, State Department, and Teneo, a firm started by a former Bill Clinton aide.

    “Well, you know, I was not directly involved in that,” Clinton answered. “But everything that [Abedin] did was approved, under the rules, as they existed, by the State Department.”

    Either Clinton does not think giving personal approval via her signature was being “directly involved,” or she was dishonest with Mitchell.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has been critical of Abedin’s multiple interests and the lack of transparency.

    “How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given moment?” Grassley said in a statement in late August. “How can the ethics officer at the State Department know?”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/25/hillary-clinton-personally-signed-off-on-decision-she-said-she-was-not-involved-in/#ixzz3mzGalO1R

  29. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Clinton Personally Signed Off On Decision She Said She Was Not Involved In
    CASEY HARPER 1:03 PM 09/25/2015

    A newly uncovered document shows that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton personally signed off on a questionable employment decision she previously claimed she was not involved with.

    Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin was able to work for the Clinton Foundation, Department of State and the private consulting firm Teneo Strategies as a Special Government Employee (SGE). When questioned about the arrangement, Clinton denied any involvement, but new documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that Clinton personally signed off on the position change.

    Clinton signed the document March 23, 2012 to approve the change in title, according to the documents first reported by Politico.

    The employment arrangement for Clinton’s deputy chief of staff raised questions about possible conflict of interest, particularly given allegations that Clinton used her position at the State Department to help the Clinton Foundation.

    On top of that, the document appears to contradict statements Clinton made earlier about the arrangement.

    In an interview with Andrea Mitchell at NBC that aired earlier this month, Mitchell asked Clinton about Abedin holding jobs at the Clinton Foundation, State Department, and Teneo, a firm started by a former Bill Clinton aide.

    “Well, you know, I was not directly involved in that,” Clinton answered. “But everything that [Abedin] did was approved, under the rules, as they existed, by the State Department.”

    Either Clinton does not think giving personal approval via her signature was being “directly involved,” or she was dishonest with Mitchell.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has been critical of Abedin’s multiple interests and the lack of transparency.

    “How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given moment?” Grassley said in a statement in late August. “How can the ethics officer at the State Department know?”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/25/hillary-clinton-personally-signed-off-on-decision-she-said-she-was-not-involved-in/#ixzz3mzGalO1R

  30. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary’s inconceivably stupid capital-gains tax scheme
    Larry Kudlow Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    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.

    In her latest economic speech, Clinton proposes doubling the capital-gains tax rate on the profit made from asset sales (stocks, bonds, real estate) held a day less than one year up to two years. Right now, if you take a capital gain a day more than one year, you are taxed at a 20 percent rate. Actually, it’s 23.8 percent when you include the health-care surtax. So under Clinton’s brilliant new play, you’d be taxed at 43.4 percent — the top individual cap-gains rate of 39.6 percent plus the 3.8 percent Obamacare surtax.

    That means, instead of keeping 80 cents on the additional dollar of profit, you’d only keep 56.6 cents — a 30-percentage-point reduction in the take-home-pay reward for taking an extra dollar’s investment risk.
    This will create a tall barrier to investment — what we don’t need. If you tax something more, you get less of it.
    Clinton complains about too much “short-termism” in the economy. But her program might well create more of it. That’s because she has a sliding tax-rate scale, whereby assets held two to three years would be taxed at 39.8 percent and assets held three to four years at 35.8 percent. And you don’t get back to the statutory 20 percent cap-gains rate unless you hold an asset for six-plus years.

    Who’s going to lock themselves into that? What if new investment opportunities arise? Want to convert your current holding into cash so you can invest in your brother-in-law’s start-up? Maybe it’s the next Facebook. Who knows? The point is, the Clinton plan exacts a huge tax penalty on the movement from old capital to new.

    The late Jude Wanniski called this re-oxygenating the economy. Ms. Clinton would snuff that out. Her short-termism fear will lock us into long-term economic stagnation.

    By the way, the numbers are actually worse, because capital gains are already taxed as corporate profits. What investors pay is a double tax.

    So let’s go back to Hillary’s top cap-gains rate of 43.8 percent. The government takes 35 percent of your profit in corporate taxes, leaving 65 cents to be taxed a second time as capital gains at the new 43.8 percent rate. That results in a take-home profit of 37 cents on the dollar.

    Is that enough to reward the risk of investing in the next Uber? Except for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hates Uber, most people would say no.

    But that’s Hillary’s plan.

    How powerful is the capital-gains tax? The non-partisan Tax Foundation rates it among the top three economic-growth influences on the economy, along with full cash-expensing for new investment in plants and equipment and the corporate tax. And compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has fallen far behind in terms of this investment-tax-penalty grouping.

    This is government tinkering at its worst. The reality is that Hillary Clinton is attempting to punish success and redistribute income.

    Did someone say tax the rich? Clinton proposes an income threshold of $484,850 for married couples filing jointly. Oh my gosh! Successful economic activists! Let’s get ’em!

    Ironically, history shows that periods of higher capital-gains tax rates produce less revenue as a share of all federal revenue and as a fraction of GDP. Hillary’s not even redistributing efficiently.

    And then there’s what some call the “Charles Gibson effect.” Gibson interviewed then-Senator Obama in 2008 for ABC News. Obama said he’d raise the cap-gains tax from 15 percent to 28 percent. But Gibson reminded Obama that when Bill Clinton and George Bush lowered cap-gains tax rates, revenues actually increased. In other words, the Laffer curve. But Obama said it didn’t matter because he wanted to be “fair.”

    It also doesn’t matter to Hillary. She wants to beat Bernie Sanders, or at least cuddle up to the Vermont socialist. What nonsense. Bad economics and bad politics. Voters will understand this.

    Goofy ideas like this make me yearn for a 15-percent flat-tax rate on everything. Personal income, corporate profits, capital gains, dividends — everything. But that still leaves me with a double-tax problem for investment and savings. So it’s probably time to blow up the corporate-tax code altogether. That would get us to the 4-percent-plus growth path advocated by some of the Republicans on the campaign trail.

    And that would get us some “long-termism” economic growth — just what the country yearns for.

    Commentary by Larry Kudlow, a senior contributor at CNBC and economics editor of the National Review. Follow him on Twitter @Larry_Kudlow.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/25/hillarys-inconceivably-stupid-capital-gains-tax-scheme-kudlow-commentary.html

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  31. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Potemkin Clinton busted for driving in Dem campaign worker to pose as ‘student’ at staged event
    I almost feel sorry for the people running Hillary Clinton’s campaign. They work for a foul-mouthed, angry woman who is known to become enraged when things don’t go the way she expected. And she has laid down the law that she is not to be asked any awkward questions in the process of ostensibly listening to “ordinary folks” in Iowa. Given the abundance of awkward questions about her behavior as secretary of state, not to mention the nearly three decades of public life that preceded it, the possibility of being confronted on something that doesn’t fit the propaganda agenda is high, unless all “public events” are purely shams, with reliable pawns chosen to play the role of “ordinary folks.”
    The problem is that casting the parts for the docudramas being produced as real events is risky, particularly in this age of pervasive social media and cell phone cameras. It is just too easy to spot ringers. And that is exactly what happened yesterday, when the U.K. Daily Mail, a newspaper not bound by the oath of omerta that controls most American major publications when it comes to news unfavorable to Hillary and the Democrats, investigated a “student” with whom Hillary “sat down for coffee.”
    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.
    The three got the lion’s share of Mrs. Clinton’s time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a ’roundtable’– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.
    Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.
    ‘What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,’ Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.
    ‘We were asked to come to a meeting with Troy, the three of us, at the Village Inn.’
    The other two, he confirmed, were University of Iowa College Democrats president Carter Bell and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employee Sara Sedlacek.
    ‘It was supposed to be a strategy meeting,’ Bird recalled, ‘to get our thoughts about issues. But then all of a sudden he says, “Hey, we have Secretary Clinton coming in, would you like to go meet her?”‘
    Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
    Update: Speaking of fake, how about claiming to be a champion of the little guys and gals and then not leaving a tip at the now-famous Chipotle stop in Maumee, Ohio? David Knowles of Bloomberg reports:
    One of the great political mysteries of the early 2016 presidential campaign has been solved: Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at the Chipotle restaurant she visited during her road trip to Iowa on Sunday.
    “Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left” without putting anything in a tip jar on the counter, Charles Wright, the manager at the Maumee, Ohio, Chipotle restaurant told Bloomberg.
    Millions of people, many of them female, depend on tips for the margin between poverty and an acceptable lifestyle. The GOP should have a camera crew interview Mr. Wright, and use the surveillance video plus the interview to establish who the real Hillary Clinton is.
    Hat tip: Mike Nadler
    I almost feel sorry for the people running Hillary Clinton’s campaign. They work for a foul-mouthed, angry woman who is known to become enraged when things don’t go the way she expected. And she has laid down the law that she is not to be asked any awkward questions in the process of ostensibly listening to “ordinary folks” in Iowa. Given the abundance of awkward questions about her behavior as secretary of state, not to mention the nearly three decades of public life that preceded it, the possibility of being confronted on something that doesn’t fit the propaganda agenda is high, unless all “public events” are purely shams, with reliable pawns chosen to play the role of “ordinary folks.”
    The problem is that casting the parts for the docudramas being produced as real events is risky, particularly in this age of pervasive social media and cell phone cameras. It is just too easy to spot ringers. And that is exactly what happened yesterday, when the U.K. Daily Mail, a newspaper not bound by the oath of omerta that controls most American major publications when it comes to news unfavorable to Hillary and the Democrats, investigated a “student” with whom Hillary “sat down for coffee.”
    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.
    The three got the lion’s share of Mrs. Clinton’s time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a ’roundtable’– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.
    Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.
    ‘What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,’ Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.
    ‘We were asked to come to a meeting with Troy, the three of us, at the Village Inn.’
    The other two, he confirmed, were University of Iowa College Democrats president Carter Bell and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employee Sara Sedlacek.
    ‘It was supposed to be a strategy meeting,’ Bird recalled, ‘to get our thoughts about issues. But then all of a sudden he says, “Hey, we have Secretary Clinton coming in, would you like to go meet her?”‘
    Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
    Update: Speaking of fake, how about claiming to be a champion of the little guys and gals and then not leaving a tip at the now-famous Chipotle stop in Maumee, Ohio? David Knowles of Bloomberg reports:
    One of the great political mysteries of the early 2016 presidential campaign has been solved: Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at the Chipotle restaurant she visited during her road trip to Iowa on Sunday.
    “Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left” without putting anything in a tip jar on the counter, Charles Wright, the manager at the Maumee, Ohio, Chipotle restaurant told Bloomberg.
    Millions of people, many of them female, depend on tips for the margin between poverty and an acceptable lifestyle. The GOP should have a camera crew interview Mr. Wright, and use the surveillance video plus the interview to establish who the real Hillary Clinton is.
    Hat tip: Mike Nadler
    From The American Thinker
    April 16, 2015
    By Thomas Lifson

  32. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Clinton Confederate Flag Merchandise Surfaces on EBAY
    Joel B Pollak 23 June 2015
    Hillary Clinton has managed to avoid any questions about the Confederate flag, even as her Republican rivals have faced a media onslaught since the murder of nine black congregants by a racist white gunman in a Charleston church last week. Vintage Clinton merchandise featuring the Confederate flag has begun to surface on the Internet, however.
    One merchant on eBay is offering campaign buttons from 2008 that were purportedly produced by supporters of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. One is advertised as a souvenir of the Arkansas Travelers, a Clinton-backed group that traveled from Arkansas to support both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s presidential runs. The button features the Confederate flag behind the message: “Arkansas Travelers In Support of Hillary Clinton for President South Carolina 2008.”
    Breitbart News has contacted the seller, who vouches for the button’s authenticity.
    Another item purports to be a button supporting Hillary Clinton in Alabama in 2008. It features a Confederate flag behind a map of the state and a portrait of Clinton, above the slogan, “Heritage not Hate.” (Barack Obama won that state’s primary.)
    In addition, campaign merchandise featuring Bill Clinton and the Confederate flag has surfaced widely across the Internet.
    There is no indication that the Clintons ever discouraged Confederate flag-themed merchandise being produced in support of their respective candidacies.
    Although Hillary Clinton has not commented on–or been asked about–the Confederate flag controversy, she told the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week that white Americans needed to “question our own assumptions and privilege.”
    Update: In 2007, Hillary Clinton commented on the Confederate flag in South Carolina, saying that she “personally would like to see it removed from the Statehouse grounds.” She has not been asked about the flag in the present context.

    ww.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2015/06/23/hillary-clinton-confederate-flag-merchandise-surfaces-on-ebay/

  33. smokedsalmoned says

    Email bombshells from Hillary’s secret account show she didn’t know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea

    State Department published a massive tranche of Hillary Clinton’s emails Tuesday night from her days as secretary of state
    Judge ordered the release in response to a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit

    Tuesday’s revelation covers barely 3,000 of the 55,000 pages that must go online by the end of the year; 9:00 p.m. release suggested State Department tried to bury it

    Funny moments (Clinton can’t work a fax machine) vied with imperious messages (telling aides to fetch her iced tea) and confusing references to someone on her calendar named ‘Santa’

    By DAVID MARTOSKO, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    PUBLISHED: 00:49 EST, 1 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:44 EST, 1 July 2015

    Hillary Clinton’s emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state.
    And on Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series of document-dumps comprising about 3,000 of the 55,000 pages Clinton turned over to State late last year.
    They describe the ordinary and the shocking – everything from meeting recaps to the involvement in the agency of Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s 2008 election hatchet-man who had officially been exiled from the administration.
    They also paint the onetime first lady and New York senator as technologically maladroit – she was all thumbs with an office fax machine – and distant enough from her husband Bill that their aides kept each informed about the other’s doings.
    She used her email to let aides know she was thirsy. ‘Pls call Sarah and ask her if she can get me some iced tea,’ one message read.

    And then there’s ‘Santa’ Nikkels– the Chappaqua, N.Y. hairdresser on Clinton’s meeting schedule who kept her from making it to the airport on time.
    ‘I’m seeing Santa at 8:30,’ she wrote her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin six months after taking office, ‘so [we] won’t take off until closer to 9:30.’
    Buried in the din of thousands of people devouring the emails Tuesday night, though, was something more ominous for Clinton insiders: news that the State Department had decided to treat some two dozen of the messages as ‘classified’ – ruling as lawyers vetted the material that some of it was too sensitive to expose publicly.
    Clinton and her campaign surrogates insisted beginning in April that her private email server was never a national security risk and never housed classified documents.
    But State spokesman Alex Gerlach acknowledged Tuesday night that ‘portions of 25 emails were subsequently upgraded’ to the classification level ‘confidential’ – a notch below ‘secret.’
    WHO’S SANTA? The mysterious character in the Clinton saga could be a hairdresser, a trainer, a Secret Service agent or even a dog-sitter but the State Department isn’t saying
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    WHO’S SANTA? The mysterious character in the Clinton saga could be a hairdresser, a trainer, a Secret Service agent or even a dog-sitter but the State Department isn’t saying
    THIRSTY: Hillary Clinton got so comfortable with email that by late 2009 she was using it to tell aides to bring her iced tea

    ‘It is routine to upgrade information to classified status during the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act] process,’ he said.
    The emails show that there was nothing routine, however, about the relationship between Clinton’s State Department and her ‘old friend’ Sidney Blumenthal, the man who flung spears at Barack Obama on her behalf throughout the bruising 2008 Democratic presidential campaign season.

    Blumenthal was unofficially exiled from the Obama administration because the White House saw him as untrustworthy. Hillary tried, unsuccessfuly, to hire him anyway.

    When she hit a dead end, Clinton put him on payroll with her family foundation at a rate of $10,000 per month.
    From that perch, he sent Hillary a steady stream of intelligence briefings on Libya, including some around the time of the deadly 2012 terror attacks.

    During an Iowa campaign stop in May, Clinton told reporters that Blumenthal had sent her ‘unsolicited emails’ containing advice.
    But in 2009 she was in regular contact with him to ask for his counsel, the latest released emails show.
    ‘Are you still awake?’ she emailed him at 10:35 one October night. ‘I will call if you are.’

    WHAT’S THAT SCREECHING SOUND? It took 15 minutes for a Clinton senior staffer to teach her why it?s a bad idea to take a fax machine’s handset off the hook when someone is trying to send a fax

    JUST LIKE US! Clinton and her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin discussed weighty matters of state like which private jet to reserve for a trip

    Clinton has also sought to downplay any thought that she was actually using information from Blumenthal in her work.
    But on at least one occasion, she passed his thoughts to her most senior aides.

    ‘The speechwriting crew is taking Sid’s points below and massaging them into a set of remarks,’ her policy planning chief Jake Sullivan told her in an email.

    The ‘Sid’ factor threatens to proide Clinton’s opponents with ammunition against her in 2016.
    He was gathering intelligence for her on the sly, outside the regular chain of command, and with no legal oversight. He was also being paid by the same Clinton Foundation that was simultaneously accepting multimillion-dollar donations from foreign companies and governments.

    Blumenthal also tried to get Hillary interested in an ultimately unsuccessful scheme to elect former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to the presidency of the European Council. ‘Tony is somewhat downcast on his chances,’ Blumenthal wrote, suggesting Clinton might ‘weigh in’ with top European diplomats on his behalf.
    ‘Your part in this may yet be important,’ he wrote.

    Emailer: While her husband does not use the medium, according to his staff, Hillary did

    Huma Abedin who is Hillary Clinton’s vice chairwoman of her 2016 campaign for President
    Correspondence: The majority of the emails loop in Huma Abedin who is Hillary Clinton’s vice chairwoman of her 2016 campaign for President

    QUOTABLE HILLARY: EMAIL EDITION
    Clinton’s emails show the former secretary of state communicating mostly in short bursts and Blackberry shorthand, but a few exceptions show how she thinks of her image, her role in the Obama administration and her relationships with those around her.
    Searching at 10:30 p.m. for Sidney Blumenthal, the aide whose advice she said was always unsolicited: ‘Are you still awake? I will call if you are.’
    Flustered at not being able to receive a fax while she was holding the phone receiver in her hand: ‘I thought it was supposed to be off hook to work.’

    To John Podesta, the Ichabod Crane-like chairman of her presidential campaign organization: ‘Please wear socks to bed to keep your feet warm.’

    To media handler Philippe Reines, discussing a way to avoid an Organization of American States vote on Cuba looking like an administration failure: ‘How will we set any expectations? Did anyone background the press yet?’

    To Reines, after Time magazine’s cover described her as a ‘global celebrity’ but she hadn’t read the story: ‘How does the article compare to the cover???’

    Blumenthal’s deep-burrowed connections in Clintonland are old news, but the number of people who managed to keep Clinton’s private email address a secret is surprising.

    Despite the collective shock inside the D.C. beltway when news of the off-the-books account surfaced, many of Washington’s most influential Democrats were already in on it.

    Political operative David Axelrod had her email address almost from the start, specifically asking her chief of staff for it in 2009, but claimed just weeks ago that he was unaware of it.

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wrote to her at the now-infamous ‘HDR22@clintonemail.com.’

    So did outgoing Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski; socialite 1-percenter Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Bill Clinton-era former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie; retired U.S. Army General Wesley
    Clark; liberal think tank chief John Podesta of the Center for American Progress; and lawyer-lobbyist Lanny Davis – who was later shamed for taking millions from West African strongmen.

    In one of the odder exchanges, Clinton urged Podesta to ‘please wear socks to bed to keep your feet warm’.

    Also in the loop was Brian Greenspun, the publisher of the Las Vegas Sun – a newspaper that endorsed Clinton in 2008.

    The Sun published a story shortly after Clinton launched her campaign, advising her on how to avoid repeating her Democratic primary collapse of eight years ago.
    ‘Excite Latinos and Asian-Americans,’ the paper’s reporter wrote, and ‘Take advantage of the Harry Reid machine.’

    The emails released Tuesday night cover the calendar year 2009, when there was not yet any inkling of what would happen three years later in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

    Republicans have bet a slice of their election credibility on the premise that Clinton’s incompetence opened the door to the 2012 terror attack there that killed a U.S. ambassador; and that her Machiavellian scheming was central to a cover-up of the nature of the attack just weeks before Obama stood for re-election.

    Even when State Department lawyers have vetted every page, journalists and lawmakers may never know what Clinton deleted from the public record.

    She claimed in April that she scrubbed the server of more than 31,000 emails which she deemed ‘personal’ in nature.

    Twitter let out a collective guffaw Tuesday night in the direction of a December 2009 email exchange between Clinton and Abedin – who invested 15 minutes trying to teach her boss how the handset on a fax machine worked.

    Arm’s length: Bill Clinton in Oslo, Norway, today with Norwegian foreign minister Boerge Brende. The emails show he and Hillary often communicated to each other through their aides.
    ‘Can you hang up the fax line?’ Abedin wrote. ‘They will call again and try fax.’
    ‘I thought it was supposed to be off [the] hook to work?’ Clinton responded.
    ‘Yes,’ Abedin wrote, ‘but hang up one more time. So they can establish the line.’
    ‘I did,’ Clinton replied.
    ‘Just pick up [the] phone and hang it up. And leave it hung up,’ Abedin shot back.
    ‘I’ve done it twice now,’ replied a befuddled Hillary.

    It was Abedin who emailed Clinton in July 2009 to ask her about her preferred travel arrangements when a private jet wasn’t available as planned.
    What to do? Wait an extra three hours for a 19-passenger Gulfstream III aircraft, or settle for the six-seat Learjet that’s fueled and ready?

    WHAT WE LEARNED FROM HILLARY CLINTON’S STATE DEPARTMENT EMAILS RELEASED TUESDAY
    1. Many of Washington’s most influential Democrats had Hillary’s secret address, including political operatives like David Axelrod, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and liberal think tank chief John Podesta
    2. Bill and Hillary Clinton apparently communicated through surrogates, with one Bill insider telling Hillary’s chief of staff to let her know her husband had accepted a role as UN Special Envoy to Haiti
    3. The State Department’s top diplomatic protocol officer crowed to Hillary that an email contest run by political consultant Paul Begala helped her retire $500,000 of her campaign debt from the 2008 presidential race
    4. Hillary’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin pressed her to make tough decisions, like whether to delay a trip departure for three hours so she could take a larger private jet
    5. The State Department was worried that reporters would discover Sidney Blumenthal, a Hillary campaign hatchet-man banned from the agency by President Obama, was still secretly advising her – and Blumenthal managed to spill he beans to an Associated Press reporter without knowing who he was talking to
    6. Despite later claiming Blumenthal’s frequent email memos were ‘unsolicited’ and of little value, Hillary later made some of his suggestions part of her foreign policy speeches
    7. In June 2009 Hillary learned from a radio broadcast that President Obama was about to hold a cabinet meeting; she emailed her scheduler to ask ‘Can I go?’

    ‘The g3 is delayed till 5pm wheels up,’ Abedin wrote her. ‘There is a lear available at 2pm with 6 seats. Do u want to just leave at 5?’
    In other instances it was chief of staff Cheryl Mills who shed light on Clinton’s life.

    When former president Bill Clinton agreed to serve as the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti following a devastating 2009 earthquake, he didn’t tell her.
    It was Bill’s trusted aide Doug Band who told Mills: ‘Wjc [Bill] just told SecGen [Ban Ki-moon] that he would do Haiti special envoy,’ Band wrote her.
    ‘Wjc said he was going to call hrc [Hillary] but hasn’t had time.’
    Mills ricocheted the message to her own deputy in two minutes’ time.
    ‘You need to walk this to HRC if she is not gone,’ Mills wrote aide Nora Toiv. ‘I am also going to give WH [the White House] heads up.’

    While nothing in Tuesday night’s release validates the GOP’s hope for evidence that Hillary is crooked or misused her office, another top State Department official may have violated federal election law.

    How many want to be president? The emails revealed that Tony Blair (second from left with his wife Cherie in 1998) felt his bid to be president of the European Council was floundering. Sidney Blumenthal urged Hillary to support her and former President Clinton’s old friend in his campaign, which ultimately failed

    Chief Protocol Officer Capricia Penavic Marshall emailed Democratic political consultant Paul Begala – and another recipient whose name the State Department redacted – to thank him for helping raise a half-million dollars to pay Clinton’s bills from her failed presidential run.
    ‘We raised $500K from the email contest!!,’ Marshall wrote. ‘You all are amazing – the world adores you! You put a serious hole in hrc debt!’

    Federal law forbids government employees from using taxpayer-funded resources, including office computers and other devices, in connection with political fundraising – even if the money collected goes to retire old campaign costs.
    ‘What we learned tonight is troubling,’ Republican National Committee chairman Reice Priebus said in a statement Tuesday night.
    ‘Administration officials knew more than previously disclosed, Sidney Blumenthal was involved with more than just providing Libya off-the-books intelligence, and State Department officials were possibly fundraising on government accounts.’
    Priebus called the revelations ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ and joined congressional Republicans in demanding that she hand over to independent investigators the actual computer hardware that once held the messages.
    In correspondence with the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Clinton’s attorney has insisted that’s not going to happen.
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  34. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary fell and bumped her head in the fall of 2012 and was not well enough to testify on BenGhazi for weeks. Of course she did not go to the hospital and let her personal physician care for her injury so we don’t know the extent of the injury to her head.
    The not going to the hospital part makes honest people wonder whether she really hurt her head or lied about it to delay the hearing. If she really hurt her head to the extent that she could not testify for weeks that is troubling as closed head injuries can do bad things to behavior, memory etc. If on the other hand she lied about the injury to delay the hearing that’s equally as troubling given what it says about her.
    Note also that later in that same month, several weeks after not going to the hospital but being treated only by her personal physician, she was hospitalized for a blood clot of undisclosed location but supposedly related to her fall. Given the length of time between the injury and receiving a full hosptial exam, one wonders if the most likely brain related blood clot caused any long term impairment. If she did actually fall and is either theater or news.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-hospitalized-blood-clot-010436117–politics.html

  35. smokedsalmoned says

    HILLARY CLINTON AND THE RELEASE OF THOUSANDS OF CRIMINAL ALIENS
    Here’s an underreported scandal brought to my attention by Bill Otis. CBS News reports:

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens last year who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a report issued Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies.

    The group of released criminals includes those convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to the report, which cites a document prepared by the ICE. . . .

    According to the report, the 36,007 individuals released represented nearly 88,000 convictions, including:

    •193 homicide convictions
    •426 sexual assault convictions
    •303 kidnapping convictions
    •1,075 aggravated assault convictions
    •1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
    •9,187 dangerous drug convictions
    •16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions

    In effect, the administration has, as Bill Otis puts it, “unleashed its own crime wave.” But who within the administration was responsible for this for wanton indifference to public safety?

    One responsible party is Hillary Clinton. Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies explains why:

    The Supreme Court [has] held that the federal government can detain aliens for deportation up to six months but generally must release the alien into the United States after that point if there is “no significant likelihood of removal in the reasonably foreseeable future.” One of the main reasons such a situation arises is that a criminal alien’s home country will refuse to take its nationals back.

    Why would a criminal alien’s home country take the criminal back? Because federal law requires the secretary of state to stop issuing visas to the citizens of any country that refuses to take back its nationals.

    Refusing to issue visas to citizens of a foreign country would provide a powerful incentive for that country to take back its nationals and thus create a significant likelihood of removal in the foreseeable future. This, in turn, would enable the U.S. to avoid releasing criminal aliens onto our streets.

    But according to Krikorian, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have ignored the law and continued issuing visas to citizens of countries that refuse to take back their citizens. Apparently, they don’t wish to risk alienating these countries. They would rather see dangerous criminals on the loose in the United States.

    It’s a strange and irresponsible preference. More than that, it’s an illegal one. 8 U.S.C. Section 1253(d) commands that:

    On being notified by the [DHS Secretary] that the government of a foreign country denies or unreasonably delays accepting an alien who is a citizen, subject, national, or resident of that country after the [DHS Secretary] asks whether the government will accept the alien under this section, the Secretary of State shall order consular officers in that foreign country to discontinue granting immigrant visas or nonimmigrant visas, or both, to citizens, subjects, nationals, and residents of that country until the [DHS Secretary] notifies the Secretary that the country has accepted the alien.

    (emphasis added)

    In sum, the lawless behavior of the State Department, beginning under Hillary Clinton, has created a threat to public safety in America. That will be worth remembering when criminal aliens released because of the State Department’s unwillingness to follow the law commit grisly crimes in the future.

    Hillary Clinton might be a shoe-in for the presidency if only she had done no harm as Secretary of State. Having failed in multiple ways to meet this low standard, she is not a shoe-in.

    POSTED ON MAY 15, 2014 BY PAUL MIRENGOFF IN CRIME, HILLARY CLINTON, IMMIGRATION, LAW

  36. smokedsalmoned says

    CHURCH OF THE STATE: HILLARY WANTS TO RE-WRITE RELIGION TO MAKE IT MORE ABORTION-FRIENDLY
    “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Hillary Clinton said at the Women in the World Summit on Thursday night. “Rights have to exist in practice, not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

    Clinton made it emphatically clear she’s not just talking about, say, the horrific abuse of women by Islamist extremists: “As I have said, and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century, and not just for women but for everyone… and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.” She pointed at the very ground she was standing upon, to emphasize the point.

    As an aside, that has to be one of the strangest, clunkiest rhetorical devices I’ve ever heard: “As I have said, and as I believe…” Granted, with politicians in general and Clintons in particular, a disclaimer that what they’re saying really is what they believe is often necessary, but there’s no particular reason to believe such a disclaimer when Hillary Clinton delivers it. If she really believed everything she was saying at this Women in the World Summit, why was she happy to rake in millions of dollars from countries that treat women horribly?

    Quibbles about odd rhetorical devices aside, this vow to use government force to rewrite religious belief and make it more contraception- and abortion-friendly is deeply offensive, and par for the course with true believers in the Church of the State, as both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are. Clinton has been at it much longer. Back in the Nineties, she was high on the notion of the collectivist State as a spiritual vehicle – the “politics of meaning,” as the catch phrase went.

    The difference is that Obama will occasionally use Christian symbolism and Scripture to advance his political agenda, as when he insists that charity can only be properly administered by the State, and Christians are therefore obliged to support high taxes, massive government spending, and regulatory power. Obama is also big on using Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” against Christians, as when he tried to shame them out of criticizing his foreign policy by pontificating about the Crusades.

    Clinton, on the other hand, more explicitly views politics as absorbing religion, as in this example. Her Church of the State has made certain decrees concerning mandatory payment for other peoples’ contraceptives and unrestricted abortion; any organized religion that resists must be forcibly re-written to accept these judgments.

    Unlike Obama, Hillary isn’t much interested in pretending to be a devout Christian. In this speech, she’s creating a continuum between Taliban savages murdering girls for daring to go to school, and American Christians who don’t want to pay for other peoples’ abortifacient drugs. Genital mutilation, opposition to late-term abortion… it’s all the same to her. Religions must be reprogrammed until they’re fully compatible with the latest version of radical-feminist code.

    That’s one of the worst problems with the bizarre cult so much of modern feminism has degenerated into: they ignore vast amounts of real suffering in the most fearsome corners of the world to focus on using their notion of “women’s rights” as a cudgel against domestic political opponents. Clinton does mention some of those global horrors facing women, but mostly because she wants to roll them into an identity-politics scam that mixes a grab bag of collectivist political ideas into the very definition of “womanhood.” If you disagree with anything in that grab bag, you’re “anti-woman.”

    Of course, voting for female Democrat candidates – most emphatically including Hillary Rodham Clinton – is an essential component of this politically engineered feminist identity. Asking questions about Hillary’s deleted emails or shady finances occupies a slightly different point on the same continuum as sexual slavery. The worst parts of that continuum lie in parts of the world where weak liberal culture has decided aggressive criticism of the “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases” is politically incorrect, or where the diminished American prestige brought about by the foreign policy of Obama and Clinton has left America with very little influence. Rest assured you will not see the likes of Hillary Clinton rewriting the deep-seated cultural codes of Dearborn mosques. When Boko Haram marched hundreds of girls into slavery, liberal feminism’s response was a Twitter hashtag.

    Clinton offers a compelling case, as if more evidence was needed, that her and Obama’s brand of coercive liberalism is utterly incompatible with American ideals of religious freedom. She’s rather directly stating that almighty government leaves very little room for individual conscience. We’re supposed to have a government that serves the people and reflects their values; instead, the Left worships a State powerful enough to change the people, hammering square citizens into round holes of ideology.

    We’ll have to rewrite our traditions and religious beliefs to comport with your vision, Mrs. Clinton? I think we’ll have to take a pass on your vision, then. Just in case you actually gain power, is there any chance we can keep our traditions by making generous donations to the Clinton Foundation?

    Shortly after her “rewriting religion” remarks, Clinton declared that eliminating the sexual “wage gap” of left-wing mythology would generate zillions of dollars in enhanced national wealth. Since almost all of that “wage gap” is due to women choosing different career paths than men, what she’s actually calling for is frog-marching women into dangerous jobs with long hours and little accommodation for motherhood, requiring degrees in subjects they’d rather not study. This would require vast amounts of coercive force, stamping out the hopes and dreams of girls who prefer to set different courses in life, including full-time motherhood. Tell me who’s declaring “war on women,” again?

    by JOHN HAYWARD24 Apr 2015281
    Breitbart.com

  37. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary’s CNN interviewer parties with Hillary’s aides: A ‘lap dog eat lap dog kind of world’
    July 6, 2015 | Carmine Sabia | 6 Comments
    Hillary Clinton is set to give her first national television interview of the 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday and the choice of interviewer is more than a little convenient.

    CNN’s Brianna Keiler landed the sought-after interview, and it should come as no surprise since she’s in tight with the Clinton circle of friends.

    In fact, Keiler two weeks ago attended the wedding of a Clinton aide, according to the Weekly Standard.

    Adam Parkhomenko, the director for grassroots engagement for Clinton’s presidential campaign and a co-founder of Ready for Hillary, married former Ready for Hillary staff member (and former Redskins cheerleader) Kirby Hoag on Saturday. Among those celebrating with the happy couple were a number of print and television journalists. Democratic operative and Ready for Hillary staffer Seth Bringman tweeted a photo of these journalists with the message “Press scrum!!” and the hashtag “#OTR,” which stands for “off the record.” Here’s the tweet:

    Press scrum!! #OTR #kirbyandadam pic.twitter.com/e9eJCufusw
    — Seth Bringman (@sethbringman) June 21, 2015

    Pictured are Alex Seitz-Wald of MSNBC; Lucia Graves of National Journal; Philip Rucker of the Washington Post; Dan Merica, Ashley Killough, and Brianna Keilar of CNN; and Amie Parnes of the Hill. Bringman tweeted the wedding was “off the record” and “no questions” would be allowed. The wedding party also apparently ran into Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor at a bar at the hotel where the celebration was taking place.

    The Twitterverse blasted the Queen’s selection of interviewer, with one summing things up precisely: “A lap dog eat lap dog kind of world.”

    Oh… pic.twitter.com/BE22idHYSU
    — Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 6, 2015

    It’s almost like there’s a deep, semi-incestuous relationship between the press and the Democrats. https://t.co/4bDehQ9DKu
    — Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) July 6, 2015

    CNN Reporter Who Scored First Hillary Interview Attended Clinton Aide’s Wedding Two Weeks Ago http://t.co/FK8UpKKt6K
    — The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 6, 2015

    @DailyCaller-Can’t wait for the questions (heh). Won’t hold feet to the fire but will know her favorite color & flavor of ice cream.

    — judy w. miller (@judywmiller) July 6, 2015

    @DailyCaller CNN = Clinton News Network

    — Ken Harford (@EmailMagician) July 6, 2015

    @DailyCaller Man, we certainly live in a lap dog eat lap dog kind of world now.

    — Ed Slavin (@SlickFrog83) July 6, 2015

    The state of Washington, DC journalism is disgusting. @brikeilarcnn gets first Hillary Clinton interview after this > pic.twitter.com/j23er7m08g
    — Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 6, 2015

    ww.bizpacreview.com/2015/07/06/hillarys-cnn-interviewer-parties-with-hillarys-aides-a-lap-dog-eat-lap-dog-kind-of-world-221699#ixzz3fJZZntxc

  38. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Clinton takes aim at Uber economy in speech
    By Robert Schroeder
    Published: July 13, 2015 4:26 p.m. ET

    Hillary Clinton speaks at the New School on July 13, 2015 in New York City.
    Uber was the elephant in the room when Hillary Clinton gave her economic-policy speech on Monday, as the Democrats’ leading presidential contender called out the “gig economy.”

    In a major campaign speech in New York City, the former secretary of state didn’t mention the ride-sharing service by name. But it was pretty clear what sort of companies she was talking about when she got to how some Americans earn money.

    “Many Americans are making extra money renting out a spare room, designing websites, selling products they design themselves at home, or even driving their own car,” she said at the New School.

    But that sort of work comes with its own problems, she said.

    “This ‘on demand’ or so-called ‘gig economy’ is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future,” Clinton added.

    As Mashable notes, her remarks came as startups like Uber and its competitor Lyft are under mounting scrutiny for classifying drivers as independent contractors rather than part-time or full-time employees, entitled to health-care benefits, sick time and paid time off.

    (smokedsalmoned comment- so if you are a fan of uber or make money as a driver, vote Hillary and she and the unions will kill it just as leftists banned it in France.)

  39. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Rips Trump For Not Correcting Obama Muslim Question, But Her 2008 Obama Smearing Was Even Worse
    Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump for not correcting a question at his Thursday rally insinuating the president isn’t American — calling the GOP front-runner “disturbing, & just plain wrong — yet she employed a very similar tactic during her primary campaign against then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 election. (RELATED: Town Hall Question To Trump, ‘When Can We Get Rid Of Muslims?’ [VIDEO])
    In 2008, Politico ran a piece criticizing Clinton’s campaign for supplying “Drudge Report” with a photo of Obama “dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya.”
    Obama’s campaign called Clinton’s actions “shameful offensive fear-mongering,” yet the criticism was laughed off by the Clinton campaign. Campaign manager Maggie Williams even said that, “if Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed.”
    Here’s what Clinton said about Trump on Thursday.
    Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out. –H

    CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Reporter
    2:23 PM 09/18/2015
    : dailycaller.com/2015/09/18/hillary-slams-trump-for-not-denouncing-obama-muslim-question-but-what-she-did-in-2008-was-worse-photos/#ixzz3mEMhT2xf

  40. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary’s story — for the children
    Democrats, always thrilled by the stresses within GOP ranks, are allowing themselves to be diverted from the increasingly obvious flaws in their presumptive nominee.
    I hate to say it so soon, as I will have to say it so often between now and next November. But I told them so, at length and in great detail in The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second Clinton Era.
    The former secretary of state is a dreadful candidate. Her catastrophic tenure at Foggy Bottom is the single constant that brings every bitter brew from around the world back to her original recipes from 2009 for American “soft power,” her resets and fresh starts, as well as her deep silence during the brutally repressed Iranian Green Revolution — had it been nurtured and encouraged instead of ignored and disdained, it would at least have prevented this disaster of a “deal” with Iran.
    Hillary is an anchor around the Democratic Party’s neck every bit as heavy as President Obama and Obamacare and the legitimization of a nuclear Iran, and just as impossible to escape. Her plummeting poll numbers have already shaken all but the delusional, and now this.
    “This” of course is the recognition by two inspectors general that the operation and subsequent attempted destruction of Hillary’s private email server system probably violated the federal criminal law. This revelation has accelerated the growing awareness that her reckless disdain for national security compromised every day of her tenure at State.
    Our nation’s national security enemies, which are capable of emptying OPM’s data vaults, were also of course surely aware that Hillary had a Costco server with Sam’s Club security, and likely had her incoming and outgoing communications in real time. She was a bulletin board to the Chinese, the Russians and the Iranians of what the United States was hoping to accomplish and planning to do.
    Hillary Clinton turns out to have been America’s greatest intelligence blunder ever, all because she put her political interests and personal paranoia ahead of the country’s safety. Never before have foreign enemies of the United States had such a clear picture of what the U.S. intended as policy and practice as they would have had with real time access to the internal communications of the country’s secretary of state, and the probability of that real time access is nearing 100 percent.
    If Putin — or his Chinese or Iranian counterparts — for any reason decides he wants to punish Hillary before the election, he need only drop a few emails classified “secret” into the public domain — especially if they turn out to be among the ones Hillary erased.
    That would blow her out of the race if the mere possibility hasn’t already. And the knowledge that our enemies rummaged through our “highly protected” spy files and security investigation folders is driving home the realities of their capabilities even to those who know little of intelligence-world skullduggery.
    Hilary disqualified herself for the presidency the day she turned on her homebrew server. Her plummeting numbers show the public is on to this. The calls by two inspectors general for a criminal inquiry are just the opening horn sounding of the hunt for accountability — a hunt that will continue long after Hillary loses if not the Democratic nomination (to Joe Biden or … John Kerry?) then after she loses the general election in the fall of ’16.
    The server, the server, the server. That is the bell tolling for Team Hillary. And they know it. Those who deny it evince a laughable ignorance of intelligence gathering and our enemies’ abilities. Those who deny it, in short, are children playing at adult games.
    They are loud, they are angry, and they are spread throughout the Manhattan-Beltway media elite. But they are children nonetheless.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 | posted by Hugh Hewitt
    This column was originally posted on WashingtonExaminer.com.

  41. smokedsalmoned says

    Hillary Clinton says businesses don’t create jobs. Uh-oh.
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    Hillary Clinton said this at a recent campaign event: ‘Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.’ By Linda Feldmann, Staff writer October 27, 2014
    Washington — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent comment about trickledown economics has launched a war of spin.
    First, here’s what the likely 2016 presidential candidate said at a campaign event last Friday for Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate:
    “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” former Secretary of State Clinton said in Boston. “You know that old theory, trickledown economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people say, ‘What did you bring to Washington?’ He says, ‘I brought arithmetic.’ ”
    That first sentence is similar to a gaffe President Obama made in his 2012 reelection campaign, when he said: “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” His GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, pounded him mercilessly over that one (though Mr. Romney still lost).
    “It’s Hillary Clinton’s ‘You Didn’t Build That Moment’ – and it’s a safe bet that the quote will come back to haunt her,” writes Benjamin Austin at FreePatriot.org.
    Regardless of how one interprets Clinton’s comment, there’s little doubt the former first lady’s opponents will use it against her in the presidential campaign, if she runs.
    It’s not Clinton’s first gaffe of the unofficial 2016 race. This past June, when she released her latest book, “Hard Choices,” she said she and her husband, the ex-president, came out of the White House in 2001 “dead broke.” For a couple that could instantly command multimillion-dollar book deals and six-figure speaking gigs, the comment seemed strangely off. PolitiFact. com rated it “mostly false.”
    As before, liberal watchdog groups are jumping in to defend her, calling for a look at the context.
    “The full transcript of her remarks shows she was making the established observation that minimum wage increases can boost a sluggish economy by generating demand, and that tax breaks for the rich don’t necessarily move companies to create jobs,” writes the group Media Matters.
    Conservative and liberal economists have long been at war over the effectiveness of trickledown (or supply-side) economics – the idea that cutting taxes and regulations frees up capital and allows businesses to grow – including hiring more workers.
    The 2016 race is upon us. Everything Clinton says in public will be parsed within an inch of its life — and already is. Politicians often plead, “Out of context,” when caught saying something off-key. But in the sound-bite reality of political life, Clinton may find it easier just to make sure everything she says, sentence by sentence, sounds good on its own.
    (Smokedsalmoned says, Read the story and see the clip and the text, despite the “context” she said it and she meant it. If her argument were sound then why not just raise minimum wage to 100 a hour)

  42. smokedsalmoned says

    A project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center
    Hillary Clinton Lies…. A Lot
    Hillary Clinton says that she is the most transparent woman in American politics. There’s just one problem – Hillary Clinton lies… a lot. Ben Shapiro takes a trip in the way back machine to look at a few of the more egregious examples.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Hillary Clinton is the most transparent woman she knows. She said so in 2008:
    I think I’m probably the most transparent person in public life…I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anyone else. Much of it untrue, but nevertheless, it’s all out there.
    Unfortunately, Hillary is a liar. When news emerged this week that Hillary had set up a private email server the day before her nomination as Secretary of State, and had used her private email address for her entire tenure as Secretary of State so that there were no government records of those emails, and that her aides also used private email addresses, and that her server had the capacity to fully delete emails, and that hackers could have hacked her emails…no one should have been surprised. Of course she did.
    Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine.
    When Hillary Clinton was 27, back in 1974, she worked for the House Judiciary Committee, which was investigating Richard Nixon. According to her boss, Democrat Jerry Zeifman, Hillary met with Teddy Kennedy’s chief political strategist – a violation of House rules. She then manipulated the system to avoid investigating Nixon, hoping he’d stick around long enough to sink Republican election chances in 1976, letting her boy Teddy into the White House.
    According to the guy who shared office space with Hillary, John Labovitz, Hillary gave “erroneous legal opinions” and tried to “deny Nixon representation by counsel.” Zeifman said that Hillary wrote a “fraudulent legal brief” and “confiscated public documents.” Zeifman fired her and wouldn’t give her a letter of recommendation. Zeifman later wrote a book stating that “Hillary Clinton is ethically unfit to be either a senator or president.”
    Fast forward twenty years. Hillary’s now in the White House, and there’s a big search going on for a memorandum written by a former presidential aide regarding the firing of members of the White House travel office. They go missing for two years. At the same time, documents regarding Hillary Clinton’s work at the Rose Law firm in Arkansas – specifically, regarding a savings and loan company run by the Clintons’ business partner in the Whitewater land venture – go missing for two years.
    Then, in January 1996, they miraculously appear. The Rose Law firm documents magically show up. A White House aide finds them. In the White House. In a storage area in the third-floor of the White House – the private residence of the President and First Lady. And the long-lost memo shows up just a couple of days later. How miraculous. Hillary’s lawyers said that she had no idea the documents were there. Except that the FBI found Hillary’s fingerprints on the documents. Oopsies. Hillary is still the only First Lady in American history to be fingerprinted by the FBI.
    All that was before the rise of email. But the Clintons loved email, because it was so much easier to hide emails than to track down every copy of every document for destruction. And hide those emails they did. According to Judicial Watch, Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s hatchet woman helped prevent the Clintons from turning over 1.8 million emails to Judicial Watch, Congress, and federal investigators. 1.8 million emails. When a White House computer contractor tried to reveal this, White House officials allegedly told her to “keep her mouth shut.” Cheryl Mills. You may remember her. She ended up being in charge of document production for Hillary’s State Department in the Benghazi investigation.
    When she was Secretary of State, over and over again, document requests to the State Department were rejected, because they didn’t have the documents – Hillary did, on her private server. The Associated Press hit a stonewall. So did Judicial Watch. So did Gawker.
    All a big coincidence, of course. It was all a big mixup when Clinton hit man Sandy Berger stole documents from the National Archives and stuffed them down his pants, too. And now Hillary has assured us via Twitter that she wants the State Department to release all her hidden emails.
    We should believe her. After all, she’s the most transparent woman in American history. At least, the most transparently corrupt.
    3.11.2015
    Ben Shapiro:

  43. Gail Ferraiolo says

    We need change we are sick and tired of crooked politishions. They are only interested in themselves and the power to be curropt! Trump is different he wants to help he is paying for his own Campagne. He has the drive and the energy! I say give him a try what do we have to loose. If he fails it’s because God says it’s time. The government wastes money spends billions of tax payers money. Vote Trump

  44. markypolo says

    Democrats never cared about Honesty in Politics. What they care about is more FREE stuff. They will vote for who promises MORE.

  45. Greg Taylor says

    We need to have presence at all polling places outside with cameras.

  46. Nancy says

    In Hi’liar’s speech the other day, she proclaimed the Repubs count votes, maybe two or three times. What the hell do you think the Liberals did to get Obama elected, they even counted the dead!! I agree, GET RID of all the establishment and start afresh. They work for themselves, not the people. How can we start a referendum to demand Term Limits?? If anyone knows, let me know.

  47. Michael Dennewitz says

    Killary Clit-on needs to GO!!

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