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Well now, if there was any doubt about Liberal disenchantment with Hillary Clinton, the following Susan Sarandon quotes will end it.

From an interview on MSNBC as quoted today by Yahoo News (link):

Sarandon, one of Sanders’ most visible surrogates, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that she’s concerned that Clinton doesn’t represent the progressive values that the Vermont senator and self-described democratic socialist preaches on the campaign trail.

She doesn’t. She’s accepted money from all those [Wall Street] people. She doesn’t even want to fight for a $15 minimum wage.

The 69-year-old Academy Award winner said her fellow Sanders supporters — many of them first-time voters — won’t turn out for Clinton in a general election.

They feel like she’s not authentic, that she’s a liar, that they don’t trust her, so what difference does it make?

Wow, thanks Susan for speaking the truth about Hillary. And I notice that your are quoting how others feel…perhaps you feel the same way too? I think so.

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That Hillary Clinton scared off Joe Biden and other challengers is a disgrace for Democrats, but let’s all tip our caps to the indomitable Bernie Sanders!

 

 

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Capitalism, defended

So it turns out that Barack Obama just told some young people in Argentina that they should not get caught up in the difference between capitalism and communism/socialism <Washington Times, link>.

So often in the past there’s been a sharp division between left and right, between capitalist and communist or socialist. And especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate, right? Oh, you know, you’re a capitalist Yankee dog, and oh, you know, you’re some crazy communist that’s going to take away everybody’s property.
And I mean, those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works.

So mr. Obama is promoting the notion that the differences between capitalism and communism are merely “intellectual” and not affecting the every day life of the average citizen?

But let’s not be surprised by this sophistry — this is a man, after all, who told Americans on many occasions that he would redistribute wealth and pursue an openly statist agenda.

The good news is that there is a great video on the difference between capitalism and communism / socialism — it’s fun, informative, and downright entertaining as it lays waste to the nonsense being spewed by so many Liberals and “Progressives” who “hate capitalism” and now say that we should all “resist capitalism”.

If you have friends who fail to understand what capitalism is and why it is better than socialism and communism, then try to get them to watch this entertaining discussion of it.

If they watch to the end, they just might start to understand.

 

Evidence of Hillary Clinton’s trampling of the laws and of her oath as Secretary of State is becoming a mile high, and on at least two fronts — the failure to safeguard top secret information, and corruption of the State Department via the Clinton Foundation — it increasingly appears as though there is enough of it to secure an indictment of Hillary Clinton.

The FBI, an executive branch agency, is pursuing the multiple investigations, and many believe that its efforts will culminate in a recommendation to indict Hillary Clinton. However, the Justice Department is run by Barack Obama, and so he would have to bless the proceedings, making the will he / won’t he a very juicy question.

But let’s be clear: by the measure of how the Justice Department has prosecuted other government employees on matters relating to state secrets, she should be indicted.

The Obama Department of Justice prosecuted a young sailor for espionage for sending a selfie to his girlfriend, because in the background of the photo was a view of a sonar screen on a submarine. It prosecuted a heroic Marine for espionage for warning his superiors of the presence of an Al Qaeda operative in police garb inside an American encampment in Afghanistan, because he used a Gmail account to send the warning. <link>

When you read these examples, you have to conclude that Hillary will be indicted, or at least should be if there is any justice left in the nation under Barack Hussein Obama.

But we know that mr. Obama seeks to secure his legacy of central control of every citizen’s health care, a larger and more politicized IRS, the destruction of American military power, the diminution of American influence around the world, the rise of radical Islam, and the trampling of the American Constitution. This will make him reluctant to allow Hillary to be indicted by his Justice Department.

On the other hand, Vice President Joe Biden is a shoe-in for the nomination at this point, and would have far better chances in a general election of beating the Republican challenger, whoever that might be.

A particularly juicy scenario involves Obama indicting Hillary and ushering in Joe Biden, his loyal lieutenant of seven years. Obama is politically very savvy, and will want the strongest candidate he can get in November — Hillary, whether you love her or hate her, is a terribly flawed candidate.

Hillary gets reset by her party

The Republican party is in serious disarray (to put it politely), but the prospect of Hillary getting indicted, Bernie Sanders surging, and then Joe Biden stealing the nomination from him and his supporters at the last minute, is definitely a worthy spectacle all on its own.

So Bill Clinton is taking out the bully stick against the Republican Congress.

“That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy…” <Huffington Post, link>

Many friends and family of mine fail this basic test of American Constitutional government (as does Slick Willie when he talks like this) by not realizing that the Founding Fathers created gridlock in our national government on purpose.

By design.

The Founders feared an overly meddlesome and corrupt central power, and trusted in the local wisdom and self-government of the citizenry. If national politicians fought with each other, then so much the better because they would be less likely to do bad things. And if they really wanted to get anything done, they would have to compromise with each other. Either way, the system was deemed to be working.

But there is a much more fun argument to make in the face of Liberals who get so upset about the allegedly evil “Republican obstructionism” and Republicans who exist solely to “stop Barack Obama at every turn”.

Here is a hint:

Trump makes a point

This man, Donald Trump, scares Liberals more than any man I can remember. It is breathtaking in fact — I believe they may be having night sweats about the prospect of him becoming president of the United States.

And so I ask these Liberals: if your dream of a Democrat party takeover of Congress comes true, and Trump is the president, how will you feel when Democrats in Congress “exist solely to stop Donald Trump”?

Will you claim that “Democrats are the problem in Washington”?

Will you blame Democrats for “obstruction” and chastise them for “not finding common ground” with the president?

No, you won’t.

You will forget you ever vilified Republicans in Congress for the very same behavior you will beg your Democrats to exhibit on your behalf.

Because you are blinded by partisanship, rather than enlightened by the Founders’ design.

 

I just love the Joe Biden story line….waiting patiently as Hillary’s IT guy is questioned by law enforcement after having been granted immunity from prosecution…

You just know he’s ready to jump in and save the Democrat party from a Hillary candidacy or a Bernie Sanders candidacy, and so Biden bides his time….

Hillary and the Joker

First he shows up at the Oscars, looking presidential…

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And now he will apparently go to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu after Netanyahu just rejected an Obama invitation to meet at the White House.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet President Barack Obama at the White House later this month and canceled his trip to Washington, the White House said on Monday…

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a five-day trip to the Middle East, is due to visit Israel later this week and hold talks with Netanyahu. <Yahoo News, link>

Biden Netanyahu

He’s coming for you, Hillary, he’s coming for you…

 

It pained me today to read this bit of news:

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will make a “major speech” on the 2016 White House race on Thursday, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

Fox News said there was no sign that Romney was set to enter the 2016 race, citing people close to the 2012 White House hopeful.

The speech is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. EST. <Huffingtonpost.com, link>

Like most people, I expect that Mitt might be crazy enough to throw his hat into the ring for the Republican nomination tomorrow, no doubt spurred on by the Republican establishment’s horror that Donald Trump is on track to win the nomination.

Although I thought in 2012 that Mitt Romney would have made an excellent president, the fact that he could not take his gloves off and rip apart Barack Hussein Obama’s character, his track record, and everything he stands for, disqualifies him from being the future Republican nominee.

You see, Mitt, you can’t just be “right for the job”, you have to WIN the job, and to do that you need to be willing to fight for it.

And you were not willing to fight for it in 2012, when you should have easily beaten a man who destroyed American health care while Wall Street got away with murder (not to mention running guns to Mexican drug cartels and then covering up such treachery).

Barack Obama destroyed your character in Ohio for nearly a year while you said and did nothing in return.

You think you have the stomach to take on Criminal Hillary Clinton in the general election?

No, you don’t. You are weak against Democrats who are willing to play dirty, and if you can’t win the job then you should not be the nominee.

Please stay at home, Mitt. You had your chance, and you let a man who obviously hates the United States beat you.

If you can’t beat Obama after such a disastrous first term, then you can’t beat anybody.

Isn’t it so interesting the Vice President of the United States of America for the last seven years, who has said he is NOT running for president and competing against Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, gave a presentation last night at the Academy Awards show.

From Yahoo Politics (link):

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the Academy Awards on Sunday night to promote the White House administration’s initiative against sexual assault.

Biden received a standing ovation from the crowd inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles before asking everyone to recite the pledge against sexual assault: 

To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

“Too many women and men, on and off college campuses, are still victims of sexual abuse,” Biden said. “Let’s change the culture so that no abused woman or man … ever feels like they have to ask themselves, ‘What did I do?’ They did nothing wrong.”

The vice president then introduced his “friend” Lady Gaga, who performed “Til It Happens to You,” an Oscar-nominated song from the CNN documentary “The Hunting Ground.” (Gaga, who was joined on stage by survivors of sexual assault, received a standing ovation of her own.)

Can you just imagine….

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