Eric Florack on September 30th, 2016

An open letter to Hillary Clinton

Maybe you believe that Mrs. B.J. Clinton used to be smart.   I would disagree.    What is quite evident is that currently Mrs. Clinton is not a smart woman. Jump to 28:20.

Rather than address economic opportunity and the development of human capital, Mrs. Clinton simply promises political patronage to her supporters. Mrs. Clinton seems to believe that only those people who support her are deserving of economic opportunity. You can not develop human capital if you are committed to using primary education of a job mill for political patrons.

Hat tips: David Thompson and, Small Dead Animals

davidl on September 27th, 2016

And the loser of lasts night’s debate is Candy Crowley, err Lester Holt, from Daisy, COTR:

The most awkward person in the room? Lester Holt. My six-year old could’ve done a better job with questioning. And if you couldn’t see that he favored Hillary, I have tidal wave insurance to sell you in Indiana. Seriously – message me. I’ll give you a great deal.

The birther thing? Tax returns? This crap went on way too long in a 90-minute forum. There was no talk about Benghazi. Barely a mention about Hillary’s emails. What about the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, student loans and how Hillary’s plan is for all college to be free! free! freeeeeee! when we’re at $20T in debt? What about abortion or the military?

Lester allowed too much discussion about petty topics. He was the biggest failure of the evening. Hands down.

If Little Donny wants to be come the big president, he needs to learn how to handle media light weights, like Holt.

Addendum:   even the North of the Border commentators noticed the bias, video:

Mrs. Clinton can’t walk up stairs without assistance, and she hold her in a one on one debate. Wonder if she even remembers why she wanted to run for President.

Eric Florack on September 27th, 2016

Nobody really won last night. For all of the hype, there’s really no change nor was there ever going to be.

Hillary Clinton didn’t lose any supporters last night. The fact of the matter is that if she was ever going to lose any supporters it most certainly would have been over the criminal activities that as surround her. If she hasn’t lost any supporters by now she’s not going to.

Similarly, Donald Trump supporters are unmovable in their support, in spite of any fact.

So, what do we have here? We have a field of battle in which nobody wins and nobody loses but the spectators . We have a media circus intended to drum up interest in what can only be described as a Hobson’s choice.

Truly, I weep for our nation. They were the ones to lose last night

davidl on September 26th, 2016

Dim Won, a/k/a Dumbo, b/k/a President Barrack Obama has never been too  bright.   Dim Won wants us to believe he used a pseudonym when emailing his Secretary of State, Mrs. B.J. Clinton, her private unsecure Clinton as a security measure, from Washington Times

President Obama’s use of a pseudonym when emailing then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her private email server was a security measure to protect his communications, the White House said Monday.

“There are some common-sense security measures that are put in place to protect the president’s email,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “The fact that it’s not easy to predict what the president’s email address is, is one of those measures.”

Rather then using his home made code on an unsecure server,  Dim Won should have ordered his Secretary of State to conduct all her official business on a secure government server.

Eric Florack on September 24th, 2016

?From Peter Simms: 
My open letter to Senator Ted Cruz:

Senator Cruz, 

Your endorsement- or whatever you’re calling it- will not motivate any significant number of people to vote for Trump. 

If your supporters were the type that idolize a man enough to follow him above principal and conviction- they would already be Trump supporters. But the typical Cruz supporter, like me, believes in the ideals you stand for and the foundational documents of our faith and our Republic. 

We didn’t support your platform because you so eloquently and passionately persuaded us; rather, we were thrilled to support you as someone who so courageously championed the ideals and policies we already believed in. 

The most frightening thing about our culture today is the lack of strong voices standing up to the crushing tide of progressivism and Godlessness. It seems every day another traditional institution crumbles, another minister of the Gospel swallows heretical theology, and another elected official turns their back on their promises to serve the electorate. 

For a brief time, you appeared as a shining beacon on a rock amid the flood of phonies and we rallied to your side- not as fawning groupies blindly following a political rockstar, but as kindred voices, thankful for a conductor who sings our song. 

I don’t regret the hundreds of hours I spent working on your campaign, and I know you believe you are doing the right thing with today’s announcement. Your conscience is your own. But I am sorely disappointed in your decision to use your platform, provided to you by God-fearing conservatives and lovers of liberty to support an individual who foolishly rejects God’s forgiveness while actively incurring His wrath, and who loves only himself. 

This public statement will, in my estimation, not result in any significant support for Trump from your supporters. Our consciences won’t allow it. It also won’t produce any meaningful crossover from the Trump camp to yours in 2020. Their pride won’t allow it. 

By your own reasoning, you trust Trump to do what he’s said in regards to policy, nominations, and the like. It is precisely because he rarely if ever does what he says that we opposed his candidacy in the first place. (That, and he’s a scoundrel of epic proportion) Well-meaning conservatives funding and voting for feckless politicians who reverse course at the first whiff of power are the reason for Trump’s rise in the first place. Most of us recognize the sad irony in this of course, and we realize he isn’t trustworthy, and therefore deserves neither our support nor our vote. It was your eschewing this political norm that classified you as the true outsider in the race. 

If you, Senator, like many other constitutional conservatives, decide to cast your one vote for Trump as the lesser of two evils, that’s a personal choice I won’t condemn. But to use your good name to encourage others to do the same casts a shadow on everything you and WE have been fighting for the last 18 months. 

It is clear now that the Republican Party allies itself with the enemies of Liberty and Constitutional government. It is the current GOP that must be defeated if we are ever to have a true alternative to the left’s Marxist agenda.

Our movement needs men of integrity that stand on principle, defying the contemptible and the corrupt in Washington. We are still willing to stand with you, but not if you stand with them.


Peter Simms

Greenville, SC

Eric Florack on September 23rd, 2016

?Trump is not motivated by conservative principle. Neither is Hillary Clinton. Without that motivation, we are merely one rationality away from tyranny. For my money that’s a working definition of evil.
And the difference is that if Trump gets into office his failures will be blamed on conservatives and will have hell to pay trying to  a conservative in the office again.

If you believe that we are capable of recovering from the damage that Obama has done, then we are certainly capable of recovering from anything that Hillary Clinton will impose on us. But we can’t recover it all without the conservative movement being strong and healthy. 

With Trump it will die and with it the country.
Addendum. In response to some feedback ask yourself a serious question. The GOP has successfully buckled every time Obama wanted something. Do you really think that they’re going to stand up Trump when he tilts left?

davidl on September 23rd, 2016

Socialism is a great theory, if you can ignore the fact that it runs counter to human nature.   The problem with socialism is that it simply does not work, from PJ Media:

Socialists argue that socialism is inherently better than capitalism in every way. They claim it’s more free (it’s not, by definition), it’s more fair (ditto), and it’s just the bestest best way to provide for everyone.

Well, in Episode 23,432 of the always popular, always predictable “Let’s Mess With the Supply/Demand Curve,” socialist Venezuela is now having to import American oil …

Hat tip: Ace of Spades.

Eric Florack on September 21st, 2016

?Me elsewhere….
I suggest that the concept of hate speech is generally put forward by people who can’t control the conversation by other more logical means

Eric Florack on September 20th, 2016

?So if advocating the removal of armed protection from presidential candidates is encouraging violence against said candidates, isn’t advocating the removal of guns from private hands of American citizens advocating violence against said citizenry?

davidl on September 18th, 2016

Trump_ClintonThe Clinton News Network is trying to whitewash Mrs. Clinton’s responsibility for starting and perpetuating the Birther movement, from CNN:

On Friday, the former Washington bureau chief for McClatchy, James Asher, tweeted that in 2008, Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal told him “in person” that Obama was born in Kenya. Blumenthal denied the claim to CNN’s Dan Merica, saying Trump “is the one who embraced and promoted the birther lie and bears the responsibility for it.”
CNN has attempted unsuccessfully to reach Asher for comment. He told his former employer, McClatchy, Friday that he met with Blumenthal in 2008, and that the newspaper chain dispatched a reporter to Kenya to investigate. Nothing came of it. He said there already had been stories published with the allegation before that meeting.
Some 2008 staffers told CNN that Blumenthal was not officially part of the Clinton campaign, and a CNN check of Federal Election Commission records shows no payment to Blumenthal from the campaign.

Balderdash.   The Clinton Criminal Clan is Sidney Blumenthal long running meal ticket.   He would not be spreading rumors about Mrs. Clinton’s primary obstacle, with Mrs. Clinton’s explicit knowledge and approval. A man of limited talents such as Blumenthal simply will not risk alienating his meal ticket, from from Politico:

Yet Blumenthal’s financial and personal connections to the Clintons and their allies have emerged as subjects of intense scrutiny as Clinton seeks to gain momentum for her presidential campaign.

Blumenthal’s concurrent work for the foundation, the Brock groups and a pair of businesses seeking potentially lucrative contracts in Libya underscores the blurred lines between her State Department work and that of her family’s charitable and political enterprises.

Reminder to Mrs. Clinton, while you can put lipstick on a pig, but she is still a pig.

davidl on September 15th, 2016

snark2.jpgThe Snark of the Day:  Colin Powell.

“A 70-year person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational, with a husband still d–kng bimbos at home (according to the NYP),”

Hat tip: New York Post.

Give the General one.

davidl on September 13th, 2016

Clinton_Hillary_pretty_in_orangevia, Stacy McCain:

[Mrs. B.J.] Clinton said Monday night she’s “met a high standard of transparency” about her health and didn’t think the pneumonia was “going to be that big a deal.”
Clinton said she felt dizzy and lost her balance Sunday, but did not lose consciousness, and is now “feeling so much better.”
“I was supposed to rest five days — that’s what they told me on Friday — and I didn’t follow that very wise advice,” Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a phone interview.

So the best excuse the woman formerly known as the Smartest Woman in the World can muster is that she was too stupid to follow her doctor’s advise. Assuming, against all odds, that Mrs. Clinton is telling the truth this one time, what does say about her judgement. The mere fact that she impugns her own judgement, or lack thereof, is in of itself damming.

davidl on September 12th, 2016

In the view of the elite media, the health, or lack thereof same, of Big Thigh, b/k/a Mrs. B.J. Clinton just went from wacko right wing conspiracy to legitimate campaign issue, from the WaPo:

Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions about her health from the ranks of conservative conspiracy theory to perhaps the central debate in the presidential race over the coming days.

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Merrill said. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment and is feeling much better.”

If you examine the linked video, you will see that Mrs. Clinton is being assisted carried  into her van before she does her face plant.   This not a picture of a woman in good health.   The media can no longer sell its lies about Big Thigh’s (rapidly)  failing health.

More video:

If Big Thigh somehow gets elected and survives to January 20,  she will not serve out the day as President,  from the Twenty-Fifth Amendment:

Section 3.

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

The democrats have a history running dying candidates for President.

Eric Florack on September 11th, 2016

?Folks in all honesty, the issue is no longer whether or not Hillary Clinton will be president. The issue is whether or not Tim Kaine will be president.
And guess what? He came running at the top of the ticket wouldn’t be getting nearly the response that Hillary Clinton has.
I’ve been saying all along that Hillary Clinton would eventually eliminate herself in the process. That has all but proven correct. At this point it’s just a matter of time