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I’m sad to say that I still keep up some mostly pointless arguments with some close friends about the toxicity of Barack Obama (or lack thereof in their opinions) and Hillary Clinton.

But I think I’ve broken through with a simple tool that makes it very hard for Obama defenders or Hillary Clinton supporters to hide behind weak arguments. The tool is a simple question:

Imagine you are an ISIS commander, whom do you prefer as the next president of the United States?

Even Liberals cannot answer with a Republican candidate’s name; it’s completely clear that Hillary Clinton represents the best hope for ISIS to continue imposing its caliphate on the world.

And therefore no one should vote for her.

And then the next uncomfortable question that Liberals must be confronted with:

Will ISIS thugs miss the Obama presidency?

Oh yes, you bet they will, and this makes the case against Obama and his would-be successor Hillary Clinton better than any other argument we can advance.

Go Bernie Go: the crazy Vermont senator with the New Yawk accent scored the same number of votes in Iowa last night, proving, if nothing else, that Hillary’s own party despises her and does not trust her.

I am heartened by the result because in this era of “King is wearing no clothing” UN-reality, a woman who trafficked in top secret government information on an insecure home computer that is believed to have been hacked by the Russians and Chinese should be disqualified to be president or even run for president.

The Obama administration announced Friday that 22 emails making up seven email chains that passed through Clinton’s private server had been classified “top secret” and would not be made public along with Clinton’s other emails. It was the first disclosure that top secret material had been on the unsecured server. <USA Today, link>

It’s not just her actions with the emails, it’s her wanton refusal to acknowledge what we all know, on both sides of the political aisle: her actions were reckless, and if she has no contrition, what crimes and errors in judgment might she commit — ON PURPOSE no less — while serving as president?

Barry and Hillary rules don't apply

She can’t be trusted to safeguard our nation and its laws, and Democratic voters know it just as much as Ms. Clinton’s ‘political enemies’.

Furthermore, Republicans seem to prefer indicting only Hillary in the court of public opinion for her devastating email scandal, but she worked at the State Department for Barack Hussein Obama, meaning that his administration is implicated in all of her security breaches.

GO BERNIE GO.

The Iranian treatment of our U.S. navy sailors in recent days is a new low in the ongoing destruction, by Barack Obama, of our military credibility around the world.

The most powerful military in the world is being allowed by Obama to look like this:

US Navy Sailors on their knees in the age of Obama

John McCain, showing some fire that he never showed in 2008 when he should have easily defeated Barack Hussein Obama, raised in Indonesia and promoting anti-American views, had some very appropriate things to say about it.

From an article in Politico, transcribing McCain’s appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program <link>, emphasis added by me:

This is desperation not to offend the Iranians because the Iranian deal has to be kept intact. It’s now made the United States of America be the subject of absolute humiliation.

Unbelievably, Biden said this was just standard nautical practice, Kerry said all indications show the sailors were taken care of, Earnest — that idiot — said the proper courtesy…Iran gave our sailors the proper courtesy you’d expect. And Kerry, to top it all off, expressed his gratitude.  If a ship comes into your waters, first thing you do is contact them on the radio, then you send the coast guard out and say hey, if you got a problem here and you know you’re in our international waters, then turn them away and we’ll help you out. You don’t have … American sailors with their hands clasped behind their heads, and of course they said there was no apology. The Iranians just put up on the Internet one of our sailors apologizing. This is one, a propaganda coup, and if this is international law that any boat that strays into another nation’s international waters then we’ll incarcerate them for the night and put guns to their heads, this is an outrage.

The article points out that White House press secretary Joshua

…Earnest said the sailors were “being sort of afforded the proper courtesy that you would expect.”

That’s where we are in 2016, folks: the Obama administration considers abject humiliation of American military forces to be “…the courtesy that you would expect”.

And let’s not forget that as this latest blow to American military influence is taking place, Iran is being given a path to the development of nuclear weapons and the missiles that will be able to deliver those weapons to distant shores.

Our enemies are growing ever stronger, and they are being enabled, directly and indirectly, by Barack Hussein Obama and the “idiots” (in McCain’s words) who support him and work for him.

 

I am truly fascinated by human society and its ebbs and flows of what we collectively pay attention to and which things a society says matter.

Perhaps the most amazing case study ever on this issue is the way in which the decades-old (and ignored) Bill Cosby rape allegations by several women suddenly mattered to people. Why didn’t they matter before, and what changed to make them matter now?

As is widely known, the comedian Hannibal Burress told a few jokes in late 2014 about Cosby drugging women and raping them, and almost by magic the seriousness of his alleged heinous acts entered our collective consciousness.

Chicago Magazine observed back in 2014:

When Philadelphia magazine last month [Oct 2014] posted a video of Chicago comic Hannibal Buress riffing on Bill Cosby’s myriad rape allegations, it didn’t take long for the Internet to explode. <Chicagomag.com, link>

hannibal burress

Mr. Burress had no idea that his standup performance would snowball into what is now the arrest of Bill Cosby and his potential criminal prosection.

But it happened.

And now Bill Clinton and his victims are getting the Cosby effect.

Alleged Rapists

When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1991 and 1992, many women came forward, as did various men who had been in then-Governor Clinton’s inner circle, with claims of sexual assault by Clinton (as victims or witnesses). The Clinton machine dealt with these allegations in a ruthless way, portraying the various women as “bimbos” and “trailer trash”.

But did it derail his campaign? No, he was elected president in 1992 and again in 1996.

In 1999, one such woman, Juanita Broaddrick, revealed her identity and gave specific, horrifying, detail of what she said was her violent rape by Bill Clinton (she had previously testified to the rape under a pseudonym to protect her identity). This is a partial transcript of Ms. Broaddrick’s interview with Lisa Myers, and I dare anyone to watch the interview (clip is below) and not wonder how Bill Clinton could have gotten away with the acts she describes.

Broaddrick: “Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip (she cries). Just a minute… He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. (crying) And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen (crying) but he wouldn’t listen to me.”

Myers: “Did you resist, did you tell him to stop?”

Broaddrick: “Yes, I told him ‘Please don’t.’ He was such a different person at that moment, he was just a vicious awful person.”

Myers: “You said there was a point at which you stopped resisting?”

Broaddrick: “Yeah.”

Myers: “Why?”

Broaddrick: “It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip.”

Broaddrick also says the waist of her skirt and her pantyhose were torn.

Juanita Broaddrick: “When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.”

Myers: “On your lip?”

Broaddrick: “Yeah.”

Kudos to Donald Trump for not being intimidated by the Clintons as they accuse him of being anti-women — he has served up his own Hannibal Burress moment of shining a light on old, but powerful, allegations against not only Bill Clinton, but also Hillary Clinton, who allegedly participated in the post-assault handling of his victims.

Here is Broaddrick’s tweet from last week:

Broaddrick tweet

After this tweet, news organizations began calling her and asking for more information.

She is obliging these requests, and they are seeing the light of day:

Broaddrick said that she doesn’t describe herself as Republican or Democrat, but is supporting Donald Trump for president. 

“He says the things I like to hear,” Broaddrick said.

She lauded Trump for broaching the issue of Bill Clinton’s past marital infidelities and allegations of sexual assault.

“I’m glad someone did. Everyone has been hanging back and most of the mainstream media won’t approach it but it’s something that should be talked about.” <Thehill.com, link>

Bill Cosby.

Bill Clinton.

Justice has a way of sneaking up on the perpetrators, even years later..

I don’t know who should be more insulted by the Democrat party charade known as the 2016 nomination process: all Americans, or fellow Democrats who are being told that they have a choice of candidates.

Bernie Sanders, who not that long ago was leading the Iowa and New Hampshire polls over Hillary Clinton, has become nothing more than a shill for Hillary Clinton and the continuation of her purely selfish career.

First he gave Ms. Clinton a pass on her devastating email scandal, in which she has committed more potential crimes than General David Petraeus did and yet Petraeus was prosecuted and made to pay for sharing classified material with his own biographer.

In January 2015, officials reported the FBI and Justice Department prosecutors had recommended bringing felony charges against Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his biographer, Paula Broadwell… <Wikipedia>

That’s right, Petraeus shared classified information with his biographer and was prosecuted with a penalty that included possible jail time. In the eventual plea deal reached with Petraeus,

Prosecutors agreed to not send Petraeus to jail because the classified information was never released to the public or published in the biography of him that Broadwell wrote. <CNN.com, link>

Now let’s contrast this with Hillary Clinton’s security breaches:

An intelligence community review has re-affirmed that two classified emails were indeed “top secret” when they hit Hillary Clinton’s unsecured personal server despite a challenge to that designation by the State Department, according to two sources familiar with the review. The subject matter of the messages is widely reported to be the movement of North Korean missiles and a drone strike. <Foxnews.com, link>

At this point we all know that Ms. Clinton’s willful violation of protocols concerning the handling of classified documents is of far greater threat to our nation than the far-lesser breaches that have led to successful prosecutions. And yet here is what Bernie said in the first Democrat “debate”:

For him to let her off the hook in this manner, on something as deadly serious as her “rules and laws don’t apply to me” reckless conduct, established clearly that Bernie is in the bag for Clinton.

And now there is this latest Bernie sell-out of the Democrat party: he just gave the weekend morning shows some sound bites about his belief that Bill Clinton’s sex life should not be brought up by Donald Trump because it is not relevant to the presidential race (link). Put aside whether you believe Bill Clinton’s tyrannical abuse of women is worthy of being discussed: if you are Bernie Sanders, and you want to win the nomination, why are your rushing in to save Hillary Clinton from this toxic subject?

Hey, Bernie, what did Hillary Clinton or people close to her say to you to get you to surrender the nomination like this?

Was it the same thing she told Joe Biden to get him to not run at all? You know, the Vice President of the United States for seven years now, a man whose career ambition is to become president, and whose wife thinks he should run, and who does not have failed savings and loans and Benghazi in his background, but who is NOT RUNNING?

Finally, if you are a registered Democrat, how can you stand this charade, this hijacking of your party by the Clinton machine?

 

 

2016 election thoughts

Fellow blogger and friend-of-the-site VRK asked me in the comments section about whether I had any predictions for the 2016 election, and I thought I’d answer with some stream-of-consciousness bullet points.

  • Like everyone, I am amazed by the Trump candidacy. Not that he entered the campaign of course, but that he is still going strong after saying so many incendiary things. That his poll numbers go up, not down, in the wake of each statement, is a testament to the power of his candidacy and his backbone. Liberal media commentators who dismissed him, or laughed at him, or both, have sobered up in a big way as Trump’s popularity grows ever larger no matter how divisive and controversial he is perceived to be.

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump’s support is rocketing even higher in the aftermath of his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US, a new poll released on Monday found. <Yahoo Finance, link>

  • Trump claims to be appealing to the “silent majority”, and I think he is doing just that.  A huge portion of the American population has had enough of the political correctness that has made us vulnerable to, for example, Islamic Jihad. Americans are about done with the kind of Liberal insanity passing for tolerance that got 14 holiday party attendees in San Bernadino gunned down by two Islamic terrorists who were able to move freely in and out of the United States despite concrete indications that they had become radicalized. It’s gotten so bad that the head of the Department of Homeland Security is more concerned about being politically correct than in protecting the homeland, and Trump is giving voice to the average citizen’s anger and frustration over it.

Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end the secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, according to a former senior department official. <Yahoo News, link>

  • I can’t understand how tonight’s Republican debate will have so many competitors at this stage in the campaign. Has this happened before? I don’t recall that it has. Who has made this decision, and what is their motivation? It certainly makes it difficult for the front-runners to appear presidential, and I think it’s terrible for Republicans.

Final debate lineup

  • I am thrilled with the demise of the Jeb Bush candidacy. He is not a war-time guy at all — like his father, he’s a middling mush ball, who is also in favor of open borders. In other words, not the man for the job in a world on fire. Rush Limbaugh reportedly said that Jeb and Hillary should run on one ticket, there being not much difference in their policy positions. This is funny, and true in many respects. Some say Bush will win the nomination if he can hang in there while the establishment Republicans try to squash Trump and Cruz, and I say keep dreaming, Liberals, and keep dreaming RINOs. You may want fake-Republican Jeb Bush, but the party appears to want a true Conservative.
  • Speaking of our current need for “war-time” leaders, I am reminded of the movie The Godfather once again (I recently wrote an essay pondering whether Trump is too much like Sonny Corleone, link). In the movie, the Godfather unexpectedly fires his loyal and long-time consigliere Tom Hagan (played by Robert Duvall). Hagan is not only disappointed, he is emotionally wounded by this slight after so many years of loyal service. But the Godfather explains to Tom that the family is under attack and that he therefore needs a “war time” consigliere, and that Tom is not that guy. Tom barely protests because he knows it is true: he is genteel and soft, and no longer right for the job.
Winyan Soo Hoo

We need a war-time consigliere, and Tom is not it…

  • Jeb Bush is Tom Hagan

Hagan and Bush

  • The “Crazy” things Trump has said are nothing compared to the things Hillary Clinton has actually done. Her conspiracy to operate outside the purview of government oversight (including installing and using a private email server, exposing top secret American intelligence, and then obstructing justice by erasing such servers when subpoenaed by Congressional Committees) is just one act that disqualifies her from becoming president; in recent days we learned that she appears to have let Americans die in Benghazi rather than have a rapid-force be deployed to save them (emphasis added below).

…the email from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s chief of staff shows that special operations teams within a few hours flight from Benghazi were preparing to deploy as early as 7 PM Washington time on the night of the attacks, well within the time needed to get to Benghazi before the deadly mortar strike that killed U.S. Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Ty Woods.

Panetta aide Jeremy Bash emailed Mrs. Clinton’s top aides at 7:09 PM, to let them know that quick reaction forces, then stationed in Europe, were “spinning up as we speak” to deploy to Benghazi.

“Assuming Principals agree to deploy these elements, we will ask State to secure the approval from host nation,” Bash wrote. Please advise how you wish to convey that approval to us.”

In the redacted version of his testimony that was ultimately released by the House Armed Services Committee, General Ham said the main reason he didn’t go balls to the wall to get forces to Benghazi was simple. “We were never asked,” he said. <the Daily Caller, link>

  • The Liberal double standard is on full display, as always: when Barack Hussein Obama ran in 2007, he was only a short time into his first term as U.S. Senator, and before that he was never much more than a community organizer. He was, and is, the least qualified man to serve as president I have seen in my lifetime. But Liberals were not troubled by his atrocious lack of experience. Regarding the current field of Republican front-runners? This is what United Press International ran recently:

In terms of experience, none brings extraordinary or even entry-level qualifications to serve as the nation’s chief executive. <UPI, link>

  • I like Ted Cruz, and I like Marco Rubio, though in the latter’s case he went wobbly on the Mexican border issue. In an age of Islamic jihad here in the homeland, any candidate who is not for building a wall is not up to the job of defending the nation.
  • I liked Ben Carson early on, but can’t understand what is going on with his campaign. There is something odd about the man, although versus Hillary Clinton, he would be a vastly superior president. Then again, so would any man, woman, or child in the country other than Hillary Clinton, a selfish, craven person whose track record is one of the most shameful of any politician in the world today.
  • Chris Christie hugged Barack Obama. End of story.
  • I like Fiorina a lot and find her to be well spoken, informed, smart, and tough. I find myself wishing she were higher in the polling than she is of late.
  • I sense that there are two politicians, one from each party, that are not currently in the race but are lurking…lurking…lurking. Creeping while the front-runners are sleeping….

Lurkers

  • These two men are likely to be embraced by core elements of their respective political parties: Democrats actually despise Hillary Clinton, but are afraid of her; a Biden candidacy is something I believe many of them pray for every day. Meanwhile, the Republican establishment is desperate for a moderate who “looks the part” to rise up, and it is not going to be Tom Hagan. I think there is some truth to the notion that Romney stands ready to be “drafted”, as does Biden if Hillary stumbles.
  • And so my prediction is that Hillary will grind on and win the nomination unless she is indicted for any number of crimes, and that Trump will remain the frontrunner through New Hampshire, but then be pushed aside by all of the forces arrayed against him, including from inside his own party. At that point, it will probably be Cruz in the lead, with Romney still lurking.
  • As for Romney, I think he would have made an excellent president, but I also know that he was not tough on Barack Hussein Obama when he should have been, and I cannot forgive him for this mistake. Mr. Obama is the most destructive president our nation has ever had, and that Romney got soft down the stretch in 2012 is a great tragedy for us all.

I don’t want to go through that again — let’s resolve in the primaries to pick a Republican that will not shrink from a fight.

On that score, I like Trump, and I like Cruz.

It’s war time in America, and we had all better act like it.

Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is straining to keep up appearances as ISIS continues to gain ground and wage war inside France, the United States, and in many other countries around the world.

On Friday he claimed that Americans “will not be terrorized” (Yahoo News, link):

We will uphold our values — a free and open society. We are strong. And we are resilient. And we will not be terrorized.

Today I’d like to juxtapose this quote with another of Obama’s quotes from last week’s radio address concerning Syrian refugees whom mr. Obama would like to see settled here inside the USA (ABC News, link).

In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land. Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story – and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need.

And so this man says we will not be terrorized, but also that 10,000 Muslim Syrian refugees — that even Liberal commentators acknowledge likely include ISIS soldiers intent on killing westerners in gruesome ways — are like the English Pilgrims who colonized what is now the American continent.

Which begs the question: Is mr. Obama signaling that Muslims are colonizing the United States and Europe, and that we westerners are headed for the same grim fate that met the native peoples who inhabited this continent before the Pilgrims arrived?

Is the Pilgrim analogy a way of saying that Muslims will supplant our culture and civilization and replace it with their own?

Is Obama against our being “terrorized”, but in favor of our being “colonized”?

Colonialism circa 15th century

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