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The annual Al Smith dinner was held this year in Manhattan on Thursday, October 20, the day after the final presidential debate in Las Vegas.
The Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation is named after the first Roman Catholic presidential candidate. Smith served three terms as governor of New York (state) and ran unsuccessfully for President in 1932, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Democrat Party nomination.
The Foundation was started in 1945, the year after Smith’s death. Its purpose is to raise funds for Catholic charitable purposes and distribute them to worthy causes. During presidential campaign years, both candidates are invited to speak before dinner. The speeches are in the comedy ‘roast’ style, and speakers tell one-liners against themselves as well as each other.
Barack Obama’s 2012 speech to the Catholic dignitaries and media pundits can be found here. Obama waited for the laughs after every ‘joke’ (far from stellar punchlines).
His opponent, Mitt Romney, knocked it out of the park with jokes written by comedian Dennis Miller which he delivered to a T.
This year, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton delivered speeches. Trump’s was funny yet made serious points. He began by saying that he was an insider amongst many seated around him on the dais. Now he is an outsider. Then, in talking about his and Cardinal Dolan’s properties on Fifth Avenue — Trump Tower and St Patrick’s Cathedral — he offered praise by saying that while his is manmade, Cardinal Dolan’s was ‘made by the hands of God’.
After that, it was time to joke about the campaign and Hillary, which included barbs about the debate and the missing emails.
At 12:39, he said, ‘Hillary is so corrupt …’ which brought a stunning reaction from the man on the right of the screen, Stephen Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group, and Cardinal Dolan who wiped his forehead with a handkerchief and removed his cap for the remainder of the speech. Trump continued with more one-liners that got everyone laughing again:
At the end, he spoke about the importance of life (anti-abortion statement) and the excellent work of the Al Smith Foundation which, this year alone, raised $6 million to help needy children in New York.
The barometer for laughs is the lady in the red dress, Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network. She didn’t laugh nearly as often at Hillary Clinton’s monologue. In the interest of fairness, here is her speech:
My thanks to the citizen sleuths at The Conservative Treehouse for identifying people and mentioning that Bill Clinton was the only presidential candidate disinvited from this event. That was because of his support of partial-birth abortion. Bill was not in attendance last night, either.
Of course, since then, other Democratic nominees have supported abortion, including Hillary, who made no secret of it at the third debate. But, as many know, Cafeteria Catholics abound these days, including at the Al Smith Dinner.
It is profoundly sad to see Old Glory desecrated by a group of high schoolers who have no respect for it or for their country.
Their coach and the school should talk about the importance of the flag at a mandatory hour-long class assembly.
I realise this desecration is being done because of a certain trendy, yet ignorant, professional football player whose name will never appear on my site. Why anyone gave him the oxygen of publicity I will never know.
May God bless the man — a veteran with a walking stick! — who cared enough to pick the flag up off the ground. He knows what it represents as well as how many men and women have died to keep it flying.
The comments following this post at The_Donald are edifying. Most of the subreddit’s members are twenty-somethings. They applaud this brave American and criticise the students.
This week has produced a mother lode for Donald Trump just in time for the final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19.
Between the Podesta Wikileaks and the two James O’Keefe videos — with a third to appear before the debate — he has a gold mine of information to use against Hillary Clinton and his other debate opponent, FOX’s Chris Wallace.
For those who have not been watching, Trump — as is usual for the Republican candidate since 2008 — must also debate the moderator(s) who are in league with the Democrat candidates.
Three topics Trump must not spend much time on
The two of them will attempt to bog Trump down with three topics: sex, Russia and nuclear war. He should give nothing but a brief, clear statement on each, turning measured verbiage on the Democrats and the Clintons.
For those who are unaware, the Democrats engineered each of those narratives, but Big Media are keeping it quiet, because they are in league with the Dems, as the Wikileaks releases have been revealing.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at these three topics:
1/ Sex: Even though Big Media have not told you so, all of last weeks’ allegations against Trump have been debunked.
Gateway Pundit reported (emphasis in the original):
The media clearly did not fact check these stories. They ran the stories no matter how farfetched they were. It is clear from the number of stories dropped in the last week that this was a coordinated effort, probably from inside the Hillary Clinton campaign. The goal was not to present facts to the public. Their goal was to destroy Donald Trump.
All the details are at the link.
2/ Russia: According to the Democrats, Donald Trump and two of his past advisors, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone have ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin. None of them does. Manafort had a previous contract with Ukraine.
However, highly placed Democrats do have such links, as the Panama Papers revealed in April 2016:
Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO is Tony Podesta, one of the best-connected Democratic machers in the country. He founded the firm in 1998 with his brother John, formerly chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, then counselor to President Barack Obama, Mr. Podesta is the very definition of a Democratic insider. Outsiders engage the Podestas and their well-connected lobbying firm to improve their image and get access to Democratic bigwigs.
John Podesta oversees Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Furthermore, in 2013, Rosatom — Russia’s atomic energy agency — acquired control of one-fifth of America’s uranium production capacity. Crucial to the deal were the Clinton Foundation and the then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The New York Times reported:
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
… the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation …
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
3/ WWIII/nuclear war: Neither of these has anything to do with Donald Trump.
In 2008, Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, but then a prominent member of Obama’s campaign team said (emphases mine below):
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
Such as martial law or postponing the election.
I do not think that will happen this year, but the longer the US has Democrats in the White House, the more plausible those become in future.
Similarly, where there is no crisis, the Democrats see nothing wrong in inventing one for the same nefarious purposes.
This brings us to what happened last week. On Friday, October 14, Wikileaks tweeted:
NBC: White House claims it told CIA to prep plans to launch a cyber attack against Russia [Ed: creating ‘war’ to ensure a ruling party win]
US ruling party also authorized, filmed and promoted a very public armed attack on Yemen, Wednesday.
Tonight is Trump’s last chance to not only compose but also perform his symphony for and to the American people.
His topics are the various sections of his rhetorical orchestra. He will need to blend these together in a melodious, harmonious way that resonates with all voters.
Deft precision is required in order for it to become an American classic by November 8.
What follows are the various movements. In classical music — or even good modern tunes — certain instrumentals and refrains weave in and out throughout or between each movement, creating a cohesive work.
Donald Trump truly is a change candidate. It is unfathomable that Americans will see his like again for at least a generation, if not half a century. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Therefore, change becomes the dominant theme unifying the others into a cohesive whole.
He refers to support of his campaign as a movement, one to Make America Great Again (MAGA). (Ronald Reagan’s 1980 slogan was ‘Let’s make America great again’. Trump knows this.)
Trump reiterated the change theme during his speeches on October 18 in Colorado:
his ideas are “an agenda of change, we’re not going to let them change greatest moment in history”
No doubt he will say the same tonight.
On October 17, Trump rolled out his Ethics Reform Plan.
It involves doing away with the ‘Clinton Cartel’ and its associated cronyism:
First: I am going to re-institute a 5-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for 5 years after they leave government service. I am going to ask Congress to pass this ban into law so that it cannot be lifted by executive order.
Second: I am going to ask Congress to institute its own 5-year ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staffs.
Third: I am going to expand the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that former government officials use by labeling themselves consultants and advisors when we all know they are lobbyists.
Fourth: I am going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
And Fifth: I am going to ask Congress to pass a campaign finance reform that prevents registered foreign lobbyists from raising money in American elections.
This worked well in his two Colorado speeches in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction:
Trump repackages idea seemingly popular w/ Colorado crowd, “I’m going to push for constitutional amendment to put term limits” on Congress.
“It’s time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.” …
Trump claimed the plan would also jumpstart the economy.
“Not only will we end our government corruption, but we will end the economic stagnation,” he said.
Trump must play on the venality of the Democratic Party and ‘advocacy groups’ doing their work.
This ties in with his ethics proposals.
Wikileaks’ Podesta emails gave us an idea of the corruption in Hillary’s campaign. This is what Hillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook wrote:
Taking foreign donations is a crime.
Other crimes involve voter fraud, violent ‘protests’ and vandalising property belonging to the Republican Party and its supporters.
James O’Keefe’s first investigative video released on Monday, October 17, revealed that Democratic operatives and connected advocacy groups pay ‘protesters’ to disrupt Trump rallies and provoke fights. This is called bird dogging.
I cannot guarantee what will show on the still of the video, so please accept my apologies for any disgusting language. That aside, there’s 100% truth — in the following:
O’Keefe’s second video, which appeared on Tuesday, concerns voter fraud which does exist, regardless of Big Media’s denials. Again, my apologies for any foul language you might see on the screen:
Scott Foval was immediately fired from People for the American Way.
Bob Creamer, who also appears in the videos, stood down from his post at Democracy Partners.
Regardless, you will see or read about them again once the election is over.
Trump is aware of these videos:
the protestors are paid a lot by the DNC to protest … it’s a big story hardly covered by the media.
Complicit Big Media
Wikileaks’ Podesta emails have revealed that reporters from all the major news organisations are in close contact with the Clinton campaign.
I will go into this in more detail in another post, but Politico and New York Times reporters clear Clinton-related copy with Podesta and his team before publishing.
Television and newspaper reporters have been wined and dined at Podesta’s Washington, DC, home and elsewhere.
The debates have been a particular sticking point for both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. In 2015, DNC operative — current chairwoman — and then-CNN employee Donna Brazile gave questions to Hillary before a primary debate against Sanders.
During the presidential debates, in at least one incidence, the moderators or news organisations have been providing Clinton with debate questions in advance:
The questionable polls
Then we have polling that seems at odds with reality.
Trump supporters believe that their numbers are artificially down to depress support. We saw the same in Britain with Brexit which showed Remain winning nearly all bar one or two at the end. It was the same with our election in 2015. How surprised we were to find that the Conservatives won!
Some aggregate sites in the US, e.g. RealClearPolitics, do not show all polling companies’ data. Such aggregate sites say certain companies’ data or methods are ‘discredited’.
We can see why Donald Trump refers to the ‘rigged’ system.
Democrats have been saying it for years:
Democrats say Trump can’t say that:
The climax of Trump’s symphony concerns Billary.
Now that his presidency has passed into history, the Clinton Foundation has its tentacles everywhere and his wife hopes to enter the Oval Office in January, we can better understand their ‘partnership’. It brings with it certain privileges, as the photo at left explains.
There are too many issues and scandals to explore now. My past emails have touched on a few.
Trump might wish to feature a small interlude about Hillary’s temperament, especially after the Commander in Chief Forum moderated by NBC’s Matt Lauer:
The source of his information originated at a Comcast email address, the parent company of NBC. It is supposedly from members of the technical crew that worked the event and describes what happened moments after Clinton walked off the set. They described “a massive profanity-laced tirade” on the part of Clinton that was directed at Matt Lauer in particular, but had moments for others, including DNC Chairperson Donna Brazile.
As he learned, Clinton had been given all of the questions in advance but was tripped up by Lauer asking her something she hadn’t been given, throwing her completely off her game and script. The topic was a tricky one for Clinton, her use of an illegal home server for the storing, receiving and transmitting of government secret documents. One of those working the event for Comcast described her as visibly beginning to boil with the asking of that question.
Her outburst began immediately after she left the stage, with her first throwing a full glass of water into the face of her assistant, with manic, uncontrolled screaming beginning at that point. The source described Clinton as the “most foul-mouthed woman I’ve ever heard, and that voice at screech level – awful.”
She also had some racist condescending comments for the black DNC chairman, Brazile, including suggestions that she was better qualified to be the campaign’s janitor.
Trump can also give the audience a brief interlude of Jill Stein (Green candidate):
Trade and the nation
The theme of the closing movement must be jobs, Obamacare and the American people.
This new Trump ad is about fair — not free (globalist) — trade deals he will make in the interests of Americans:
He must also say that he will bring in truly affordable health care, unlike Obamacare which is crippling people financially:
More and more people are boarding the Trump Train, including Bernie’s supporters:
Trump supporters will hope that their candidate knocks it out of the park at a crossroads in American history, the likes of which we have not seen in the past 50 years.
If anyone still wants to vote for Hillary or a third party after reading this post, good luck to them.
On October 14, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by David Gelernter, who is a professor of computer science at Yale and author of America Lite, a critique of American education.
‘Trump and the emasculated voter’ sums up perfectly where many Americans see themselves this year. A summary with excerpts follows, emphases mine. (I have put the Google link in from Real Clear Politics, because the WSJ has a paywall. Click and open in a private window.)
Voters are unimpressed by both Obama and Hillary:
Mr. Obama is arch, patronizing, so magnificently weary of having to explain it all, again and again, to the dummies surrounding him. Mrs. Clinton has told us proudly how thoroughly she prepared for the first debate and has prepared to be president. For her, it is all a matter of learning your lines. Her whole life has been memorized in advance. Mr. Obama is at least sincere. Mrs. Clinton is as phony as a three-dollar bill, as a Clinton Global Initiative.
The Democrats are sniffy, fed up with ordinary Americans whom they regard as children:
Policy is for smart people, who are people of the left by definition—leftists having scored all those big successes over the years in foreign policy, race relations, policing, restarting wounded economies, making unsecured loans, running school systems and so on. On topics from Keystone to Guantanamo, Mr. Obama has made it clear that he doesn’t give a damn what people think—he no longer even tries to explain to the citizenry. Do your homework! Understand? …
Trump voters have noticed that, not just over Mr. Obama’s term but in recent decades, their own opinions have grown increasingly irrelevant. It’s something you feel, like encroaching numbness. Since when has the American public endorsed affirmative action? Yet it’s a major factor in the lives of every student and many workers. Since when did we decide that men and women are interchangeable in hand-to-hand combat on the front lines? Why do we insist on women in combat but not in the NFL? Because we take football seriously. That’s no joke; it’s the sad truth.
Did we invite the federal bureaucracy to take charge of school bathrooms? I guess I missed that meeting. The schools are corrupt and the universities rotten to the core, and everyone has known it since the 1980s. But the Democrats are owned by the teachers unions, and Republicans have made only small-scale corrections to a system that needs to be ripped out and carefully disposed of, like poison ivy.
Gelernter calls such Americans Emasculated Voters. He is not wrong:
The Emasculated Voter to whom no one pays any attention is the story of modern democracy. Instead of putting voters in charge, we tell them they’re in charge, and it’s just as good.
Along came Donald Trump who wasted no time in tackling left-wing shibboleths like immigration:
The liberal theory is that, other things being equal, all human beings have an equal right to settle in America. For liberals this is too obvious to spell out. But it is also too ludicrous to defend. Does all mankind have a right to camp in your backyard, eat in your kitchen, work at your office and borrow your best jogging outfit? We fail in our duty if we don’t think carefully whom we want in this country, who would be best for America.
Yes! I have written in a similar vein this year in response to a few churchgoers who say the US must accommodate illegal immigrants. I did not hear from them after that.
Then there is the Muslim question:
… freedom of religion means freedom for American citizens—what else could it possibly mean? We must not admit, as possible future citizens, anyone we don’t choose to; anyone we don’t think will be good for America. Not to admit Muslims is bad policy but it does not violate freedom of religion and the American people have a perfect right to discuss and debate it.
Hillary acts as if she owns the White House from her previous role in Billary (1992-2000). Yes, but, Trump is so unpredictable, many voters say.
Gelernter has this magnificent response:
Nothing can stop Mr. Trump from shooting off his mouth, but that’s all right. I want America’s enemies off-balance and guessing. For eight years it’s been Humiliate America season—buzz our ships, capture and embarrass our men, murder an American ambassador—a resoundingly successful attempt to spit in our faces and tell each one of us to drop dead. Thanks, Mr. President. Enough is enough. You know that Hillary is Obama Part III. We can’t let that happen. Parts I and II have brought us close enough to catastrophe.
That is the problem for those whose integrity or nobility won’t allow them to vote for Mr. Trump despite their dislike of Mrs. Clinton. There is only one way to take part in protecting this nation from Hillary Clinton, and that is to vote for Donald Trump. A vote for anyone else or for no one might be an honest, admirable gesture in principle, but we don’t need conscientious objectors in this war for the country’s international standing and hence for the safety of the world and the American way of life. It’s too bad one has to vote for Mr. Trump. It will be an unhappy moment at best. Some people will feel dirty, or pained, or outright disgraced.
But when all is said and done, it’s no big deal of a sacrifice for your country. I can think of bigger ones.
So can millions of Americans!
Unfortunately, a number of WSJ readers strongly disagreed with the editorial. Well, they can reap what they sow on November 8.
This reminds me of two graphics I saw recently.
The first is from Silence is Consent:
The second is from The Conservative Treehouse:
Make America Great Again! Trump/Pence 2016!
The WikiLeaks dumps are fascinating.
Too bad there are no show-stoppers yet that would bury Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
However, here is something that Catholics might be interested in.
WikiLeaks email ID 6293 calls for a ‘Catholic Spring’. Sandy Newman, who is Jewish, is the president of Voices for Progress. In 2012, he wrote the following to John Podesta (emphases mine throughout):
This whole controversy with the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage even though 98% of Catholic women (and their conjugal partners) have used contraception has me thinking . . . There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could happen. The Bishops will undoubtedly continue the fight. Does the Catholic Hospital Association support of the Administration’s new policy, together with “the 98%” create an opportunity?
Of course, this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the Catholic church, the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and priests who count on it for their maintenance, etc. Even if the idea isn’t crazy, I don’t qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about how one would “plant the seeds of the revolution,” or who would plant them. Just wondering . . .
We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United.
Catholics would do well to be leery of such organisations.
Note the words ‘We created’ and ‘organize’. That should give Catholics pause for thought.
When I initially read that email exchange, I was not sure whether to post on it. Was it nothing or something?
So, I dug around a bit and found Bill Donohue’s Catholic League site.
In ‘Podesta must now be fired’, he tells us that both the organisations Podesta names are Soros funded:
Both of these groups, Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United, were created by Podesta, and funded by Soros, for the express purpose of staging a revolt within the Catholic Church.
Donohue went on CNN on October 23, 2008 — weeks before Obama was elected to his first term — to expose the Soros connection. Catholics United got the IRS onto him:
Catholics in Alliance is known for sponsoring dissident Catholics, including priests, to give talks around the nation. Catholics United was the force behind a contrived effort by the IRS to go after me in 2008.
The latter story is illuminating.
On October 23, 2008, I appeared on CNN to discuss the George Soros connection to Catholics United. Before I went on, Chris Korzen of Catholics United contacted CNN in an effort to have me booted. Fortunately, he was so stupid as to share with a producer a lengthy document (it was leaked to me) detailing how unfair I had been to Barack Obama, especially noting his rabid support for abortion.
I say Korzen was stupid because when the IRS contacted me the next month, right around Thanksgiving, I recognized the complaint: it was basically the same as the one that Korzen’s lawyers had sent to CNN.
(The IRS probe finally ended without penalties.)
Podesta suggested that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend might be a go-to person for Catholic Spring.
Donohue tells us:
On March 29, 2012, I quoted her saying that the Catholic Church’s teachings “encourage bigotry and harm.”
Any Catholic who thinks that the Podesta-Soros connection is just another activist alliance is kidding himself. They are creating and funding a campaign to promote a revolution in the Catholic Church.
In ‘Clinton must sanction her bigoted chiefs’, he provides quotes from Podesta — Clinton’s campaign manager — and Jennifer Palmieri, her communications director:
Their contempt for Catholicism is palpable. Documents have surfaced showing that they ridiculed News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson, for raising their children Catholic.
He quotes the documents but does not say whether they are online. You can read the quotes at the link. The language and content are offensive.
Die-hard Democrats will say, ‘So what?’
However, should Hillary Clinton reach the Oval Office again — because it’s never been a secret that she and Bill co-governed — who knows how far this could reach?
Conservative Protestants should also take this on board. They, too, could be affected adversely in time.
Donohue wants Clinton to sanction Podesta.
Because of the duplicitous nature of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party, to borrow Hillary’s own words about Benghazi: ‘What difference, at this point, does it make?’
Can you imagine, though, if Donald Trump’s team said such things? Donohue says:
If Trump’s inner circle spoke with derision about transgender persons, the sirens would be sounded by the mainstream media and his operatives would be hung out to dry.
You bet they would.
Duplicitous Democrats: bad for Catholics, bad for America.
However, the Trump campaign are already on to this. On October 12, they condemned the email during a conference call with the press. Kellyanne Conway and others also called for action to be taken.
Of course, no action will be taken. Regardless, what this does do is point out how anti-Catholic the Clinton campaign people are, even if they have seemingly Catholic names. A great ruse.
Conway, a married mother of four, said:
The hostility to religious liberty and the beliefs that we hold as Catholics should not go unnoticed or unpunished.
Newt Gingrich, a convert to Catholicism, said:
“Now we know what Hillary meant by ‘deplorables’ — it was people of faith,” Gingrich reacted to the email.
He said that this should raise concerns to voters about the Supreme Court justices Clinton would appoint, suggesting she would select the “most anti-religious liberty” and “anti-free speech” justices.
Matt Schlapp of Trump’s Catholic advisory group said:
“We’ve all watched this campaign and the public discourse…now we know when the cameras are off and the doors are closed what senior campaign officials think about us. They think we’re backwards,” Schlapp charged, referencing the email mocking baptism. “To me, it demonstrates who the real bigots are in this race.”
Indeed. This is why Protestants should not rest easily.
Interested readers can follow #CatholicSpring on Twitter for the latest news and views.
POSTSCRIPT: My reader undergroundpewster, an Episcopalian, sent in an article by Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia for First Things. He describes a meeting two operatives from Catholics United had with him during the McCain/Obama campaign of 2008 then discusses Catholic Spring.
An excerpt follows:
They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party. And they hoped my brother bishops and I would resist identifying the Church with single-issue and partisan (read: abortion) politics.
It was an interesting experience. Both men were obvious flacks for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party—creatures of a political machine, not men of the Church; less concerned with Catholic teaching than with its influence. And presumably (for them) bishops were dumb enough to be used as tools, or at least prevented from helping the other side. Yet these two young men not only equaled but surpassed their Republican cousins in the talents of servile partisan hustling. Thanks to their work, and activists like them, American Catholics helped to elect an administration that has been the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers, institutions, concerns and liberty in generations.
I never saw either young man again. The cultural damage done by the current White House has—apparently—made courting America’s bishops unnecessary.
Only one candidate this year will actively defend Christian principles and values: Donald J Trump.
Since the 2005 Billy Bush/Donald Trump tape was leaked last Friday, timed with the Wikileaks drop of the Democrats’, including Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Deplorables have resolved to fight on — with or without the GOPe.
WARNING: This post has Clinton-related content and some links with language unsuitable for children. I apologise in advance, but the truth must come out, no matter how distasteful.
The Deplorables’ situation
It is essential to understand what the Deplorables experience in American life.
Many worry how they will get by. Tax increases are a huge issue.
One Pittsburgh resident — an ex-Hillary supporter — describes what he and his family members experience. Excerpts and a summary follow. I have edited spelling and grammar.
How is it there is not enough tax to make sure homeless veterans are taken care of, yet the United States can afford to send countless mobile phones to Africa? There are more sanctuary cities for notional refugees, yet there is not enough tax revenue to finance Social Security for older Americans.
Taxes continue to increase, but (emphases mine):
Burden is shared. I have no say … Where does that money go? Same thing with the lottery; where is that cash? Tax tax tax … My school dropped German and French. My dad gets 1700 a month social security. He has no 401k. He had six kids all of whom pay lots of taxes. He always paid his taxes. My mom became a nurse once dad [left]. She has some money but how many people know it was under Clinton that food was excluded from COLA? I said from the beginning Obamacare was about privatizing Social Security. Demand you pay for health care, we can demand you pay for retirement. Think of the money. Trillions to be made: what choice would you have? You might support a homophobic misogynist regime like Saudi Arabia every hour you worked and paid a tax as Supreme Court ruled Obamacare went through; why not retirement?
Then, there is the elite’s perception of these Americans, from 2008 to the present. The main author of The Crawdad Hole — ex-Clinton supporters for the most part — has a Twitter description which sums it up perfectly:
Obama called me a bitter clinger. Hillary called me deplorable. Terrorists call me an infidel. Trump calls me an American.
I do not know how many of my readers have seen the following tee shirt, which originated with Infowars, but a lot of anti-Hillary voters are wearing it:
After the Billy Bush/Donald Trump tape was released, the GOP elite denounced Trump.
Trump was supposed to appear in Wisconsin last Saturday, October 8, but a sanctimonious Paul Ryan — Speaker of the House — rescinded his invitation to the state’s annual GOP fundraiser.
Attendees paid $30 apiece to get in. They expected to see Trump.
ELKHORN, Wisconsin — In a jarring illustration of the chaos now engulfing the Republican Party, supporters of Donald Trump clashed bitterly with GOP leaders at a rally here Saturday — booing elected officials, heckling Paul Ryan, and angrily demanding greater establishment support for their beleaguered presidential nominee …
When, early in the event’s program, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel tried to address the recently leaked video that has sent Trump’s campaign into a tailspin, the crowd erupted in angry protest.
“Get over it!” one heckler yelled.
“Trump! Trump! Trump!” others chanted.
Appearing taken aback by the reaction, Schimel made a brief nod toward support for the nominee — “Donald Trump will appoint judges that will defend our Constitution” — and then quickly changed the subject.
Other elected officials became more combative with the audience. When Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner talked about how voters had been coming to the Fall Fest for years to support Ryan and other local Republicans, hecklers shouted, “Not anymore!” and, “I’m for Donald Trump!”
“Why don’t you listen to what I have to say instead of interrupting me?” Sensenbrenner snapped. Soon, the 73-year-old congressman was in a shouting match with the Trump supporters in the crowd. “Listen to me, please,” he kept repeating, before ordering the audience to “clean up your act.”
By the time it was Ryan’s turn to speak, the mood had grown indisputably hostile. He took the stage to scattered boos, and shouts of, “What about Donald Trump?” and, “Shame on you!” …
Trump supporters are now unlikely to vote down ticket for Republicans who have shunned their candidate.
This is audience reaction to Ryan’s speech:
One young man wore a RAPE shirt with Bill Clinton’s image on it — another popular Infowars product.
Alex Jones is giving between $1,000 and $5,000 to anyone who can get captured on camera with it at a rally. More money is given to those who can stay on camera for several seconds and mention Infowars.
Alex is looking forward to hearing from this man who turned up at Clinton’s October 11 rally in Detroit. Not only will he receive $5,000, but he will be invited for an interview on the Infowars show:
How he was able to get one of the privileged places on the podium will make for an interesting story.
Townhall has a really clear close up.
Amazingly, the woman with the slogan ‘Stronger Together’ and who is a self-described tireless advocate of minorities had this reaction:
Hillary Clinton sarcastically laughed as the man was shoved down the stairs and she told people outside the event to “follow him” and “stage an intervention.”
Wow! I hope the man stayed safe.
I bet Big Media will ignore that story.
At an Obama rally for Clinton, a man and a woman paraded beneath the stage in Greensboro on Tuesday, October 11. Each wore homemade ‘Bill Clinton Rapist’ tee shirts (8 seconds in).
An American Lookout article says that Obama was interrupted again by other protesters:
The second and third times by people yelling about Bill Clinton and rape.
The article continues (emphases in the original):
These protesters are everywhere!
Will the mainstream media finally do some reporting on what these people are saying? On what they’re willing to get arrested for to say? …
It’s become counter-cultural to be Conservative. Conservatives are now the rock stars. The punk rockers of politics.
And these are courageous citizens! They’re standing up against Obama, the Clintons and the Mainstream Media to shout the truth!
At the weekend in Bakersfield, the city’s local Business Conference took place.
Hundreds of people showed up to hear conservative commentator Laura Ingraham (LifeZette) speak in support of Trump.
Gateway Pundit has a brief excerpt of the crowd cheering:
THIS IS AN AMAZING VIDEO–
Thousands of voters at the Bakersfield Business Conference tell the GOP to stand by Donald Trump and FIGHT!
The same day that Trump supporters booed Wisconsin GOPe types, Nevada Rep. Joe Heck disavowed the candidate. The audience booed him:
Breitbart reports that Heck has fallen prey to the George Soros funded Common Defense PAC, notionally comprised of military veterans, and a MoveOn.org petition hidden within (emphases mine):
Common Defense PAC has a simple mission statement: “As veterans, we swore to protect the rights of every American. We continue to fulfill this promise by standing against Donald Trump.” Its “leadership team” page on its website lists sixteen military veterans with no contact information for them.
On its Facebook page, the PAC features a video from a different super PAC in which a mainstream reporter asks Nevada congressman Joe Heck if he trusts Trump having the nuclear codes.
“Watch this. Share it. Then sign the petition to tell Congressman Heck to disavow Donald Trump,” says Common Defense PAC, with the link to the petition: fornevadasfuture.com/heck.
But the petition is actually a MoveOn.org petition called “Joe Heck: Disavow Donald Trump.”
One can be pretty sure that Heck and the rest of the GOPe don’t know the men behind the PAC:
Common Defense PAC is registered with the Federal Election Commission at a P.O. Box in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The group’s treasurer is Jonathan Matthew Smucker, a Berkeley doctoral student, activist, and radical writer who did not return a request for comment for this report.
The PAC’s July quarterly filing report with the FEC only lists one donor: a Baltimore IT consultant named Marjorie Roswell who gave $20,000 on June 30.
Perry O’Brien is the group’s director. O’Brien is a longtime left-wing activist.
O’Brien was a medic in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne and received a discharge in 2004 for being a conscientious objector.
Perry O’Brien personally started a MoveOn.org petition called “Tell GOP leaders to disavow Trump and his attacks on veterans.” The petition, which has 121,242 signatures as of this writing, is “To be delivered to Sen. John McCain, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Paul Ryan, and all GOP leaders.”
Well, there you go. It worked. Don’t Republicans investigate these things? It took me a simple Internet search.
What Deplorables will remember
On Tuesday, October 11, Laura Ingraham analysed the disparity between GOPe and their core voters:
The vast majority of Republicans want Donald Trump to be president … they have come together in an effort to save the country from Hillary Clinton.
A small minority of Republicans do not want Donald Trump to be president. They prefer Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately for most of the Republican Party, this small group of angry dissenters includes many of the people at the top of the party — officeholders, major donors, “strategists,” and “conservative” pundits. These people have been able to leverage their connections with the mainstream press to repeatedly attack Trump — even though they refuse to say anything nice about Hillary.
… instead of having an honest discussion as to whether the GOP should be a globalist party or a nationalist party, everything dissolves into personal attacks.
When this election is over, the vast majority of Republicans are going to remember that their supposed leaders — the same officeholders, millionaires, and pundits who told them that they had to “come together” and support John McCain and Mitt Romney — refused to do the same for Donald Trump. They will know that what they have long suspected is true — the Republican Party is led by people who have more in common with the Clintons than with the GOP base. And that knowledge will affect the future of the GOP for years to come.
The biggest irony in all this is that, as one pro-Trump Rep. Steve King of Iowa said, quoting a fellow congressman:
“He said, ‘If you are so worried about a sexual deviant in the White House, helping Hillary Clinton will put Bill Clinton in the White House,’” King paraphrased.
Very true, indeed.
I am aghast to read Clinton’s Correct The Record people write in comment sections that Bill Clinton’s rape victims are conspiracy theory material.
These people were either not yet born or were not yet toilet trained during his administration.
Bill’s women were all over mainstream media in the 1990s, from the time he and his co-president Hillary entered the White House until the time they left.
I could read and see all about it in all the British press and on television, too. Even my apolitical colleagues became experts on the stories.
This is an adults-only post. It has sordid, sad and painful content — all because of Bill Clinton.
On Sunday, October 9, Juanita Broaddrick, one of Bubba’s alleged victims, gave an exclusive interview to Breitbart‘s Aaron Klein. It is clear that she still remembers what happened and how it felt as painfully now as when her ordeal took place in 1978.
For those who would prefer not to watch the video, Klein wrote a helpful article summarising the interview and what took place all those years ago. Excerpts follow, emphases mine:
Trembling, Broaddrick explained that she is still afraid of Bill Clinton and asserted that she is frightened by the prospect of Hillary Clinton winning the election. She described the alleged rape in vivid detail, providing the most extensive window yet into the singular event that she says left her traumatized until today.
In one dramatic scene, a sobbing Broaddrick was embraced and consoled by another alleged Clinton sexual assault victim, Kathleen Willey, who was present for the filming.
Willey tells the crying Broaddrick: “It’s not your fault. Okay. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. You didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t do anything wrong. Okay. Okay?”
Broaddrick and Willey were in our nation’s capital last week to discuss how their lives were devastated by their respective experiences with the Clintons. They also emphatically warned about what a Hillary Clinton presidency could mean for women in general—and the Clintons’ perceived enemies in particular.
Broaddrick was a nursing home administrator and a volunteer for Bill’s gubernatorial campaign in Arkansas that year. She says that he singled her out during a campaign stop to the nursing home where she worked. The alleged rape took place at a Little Rock hotel.
The partial transcript has the details of the incident, which you can read for yourselves, however, some excerpts follow, including the fear she still feels — not only about Bill but also Hillary:
And he grabbed me again, very forcefully. And started biting on my top lip. And this was extremely painful. I thought he was going to bite my lip off. And that’s when he pushed me back onto the bed.
KLEIN: He bit you at the top of your lip. He pushed you onto the bed. And then what happened?
BROADDRICK: It’s been so long and it is just so hard to go into. I need to stop.
BROADDRICK: You, know, why? Why is it still so painful?
KLEIN: What is going through your mind right now?
BROADDRICK: That I am afraid of him.
KLEIN: You are still afraid of him?
BROADDRICK: Yes. That I am still afraid. Especially if she becomes president. And I know it’s looking that way. So it’s frightening, Aaron. It’s frightening.
In a second exclusive video for Breitbart, Broaddrick explains why she fears Hillary. A summary and excerpts follow:
Like other rape victims, Broaddrick blamed herself. And, as is true for other rape victims, she was still in a state of shock several weeks later:
She said she attended a private Clinton fundraiser at the home of a local dentist, where she had an encounter with the Clintons and was directly approached by Hillary.
Broaddrick had to be there because she had cheques from donors for Bill’s campaign:
She says she went to the fundraiser about thirty minutes early in an attempt to avoid the Clintons.
Instead, she says, Bill and Hillary Clinton arrived early, as well.
And they come in early from the kitchen area. And just before they do, a gentleman who had driven them from the airport comes straight over to me. He was supporting Clinton but he didn’t know what had happened to me even though he was a friend. And he said the topic of the conversation all the way from the airport was about you.
And that startled me. And I knew I had to get out of there. Well, just as he moved here comes Hillary straight for me. And she gets to me and she starts saying, ‘I just want to thank you for everything you are doing for Bill’s campaign. And it’s so nice to meet you.’ And all of these things.
So I just nodded and I told my friend, ‘Let’s go.’ And I thought somebody from behind had grabbed a hold of my arm. But it was her. She grabbed a hold of my arm and my hand and she pulls me into her. And she says with this very angry look on her face, which had been so pleasant seconds before. And in a low voice, says, ‘Do you understand? Everything that you do.’ And that frightened me.
She thinks that Hillary already knew what happened:
“That he raped you?” I asked.
“Yes,” Broaddrick stated. “And that she was telling me to keep quiet.”
“To keep quiet about her husband’s rape?” I questioned.
“Yeah,” she stated.
Hillary is not a nice person. She puts on a show for the public and is very different privately.
More to follow next week.
Who on earth would eat their own?
Yet, that is precisely what the GOPe(lite) are doing.
A group of men criticising Donald Trump for an 11-year-old private conversation and putting a lame GOPe plot into play whereby holier-than-thou hypocrites disavow their own candidate.
These men, including Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Jeb! Bush, are losers. They never supported Trump in the first place. They got on board post-convention but were looking for any excuse to get off the Trump Train. Here is a full list.
Billy Bush, incidentally, is a cousin of Jeb! and Bush 43. NBC have suspended him from the Today show because of the tape.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Americans who haven’t voted in years are supporting Donald Trump. So are an enthusiastic group of young adults like those at The_Donald (language alert). Breitbart and Alex Jones have teams of young, edgy, enthusiastic reporters who support liberty, freedom and transparency.
James Taranto has an excellent round up of the GOPe’s folly in the Wall Street Journal. He concludes:
We can’t fault Republican politicians who find Trump’s comments repugnant or who worry about their political fallout. But how can a party function, or even survive, if its leaders are at odds with its voters?
Trump’s behavior has often exacerbated that divide, but his nomination was primarily an effect of it. A plurality of Republican voters rejected the conventional GOP candidates—a majority if you consider Cruz to be, in his own way, an unconventional candidate. Some Nevertrump commentators have been forthright in blaming the voters for the party’s current predicament. If the politicians adopt that approach, they won’t have a party for long.
One of Taranto’s readers, Martin Soy, responded with this incredibly accurate assessment (emphases mine):
The Nevertrump Republicans look upon Trump supporters as something that they should scrape off the sole of their shoe.
From a business analogy, you have a brand that is not gathering market share (Republican POTUS candidates), and you discover a whole new group of customers looking for a product (Trump supporters). Now, as I understand it, in business, you figure out what your potential customers want, and configure your brand to get them to buy it. You don’t tell them to get lost, which is what the Nevertrumpers want to do. As JT said in July, and reiterated today, the Republican party is never going to be the same after this election. The Republican leadership can be on the bus, or under it.
It is unbelievable. Trump has given that silly party a once-in-a-generation gift and these guys are throwing it away!
He’s the best candidate they’ve had since Ronald Reagan and is bringing in a load of voter support from disaffected Democrats, not to mention independents.
Until the weekend, most Trump supporters were going to vote Republican down ticket.
A lot are now discussing voting for Trump only or for him and anyone but a Republican on the rest of the ballot.
I’m not sure that is a good idea. The US hardly needs more elected Democrats, but, in the end, this is what Republican party leaders have brought upon themselves.
I hope Trump wins, because I would like to see him reshape the Republican Party in a way that will last for many years to come. It could do with a top-down cleaning. These guys must go.
POSTSCRIPT — For those who want to discuss morality, here is another WSJ comment. Jeff Pitzen writes:
Person A: Invited a woman to a hotel room “suggested meeting” as an excuse, then proceeded to r@pe her, and at one point biting her lip. Had a State trooper “procure” willing women for adulterous purposes, at least ONE of which refused his advances. Had a 12 year AFFAIR with another. In the spirit of keeping this short, while he occupied the highest office, often referred to the most Powerful Man in the World, used his position to s3xually harrass and obtain s3xual favors from a young woman who worked for him.
Person B: Has had multiple affairs (these, we’re told by Democrats, are of a personal nature and none of our business). To my knowledge, has yet to be accused, by anyone, of s3xual assault.
Precisely. Here are two revered Democrats, Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton:
Why do people around the world respect these guys yet denigrate Trump?
(I’d be delighted to give credit to someone for their excellent graphic. However, it’s been doing the rounds on the Internet anonymously.)
On September 12, Business Insider recapped Bernie Marcus’s views on the upcoming presidential election.
Marcus founded Home Depot in 1978, served as its first CEO for many years then as chairman until he retired in 2002.
He gives an entrepreneur’s perspective, of which we could use more.
This is what Marcus told Neil Cavuto on FOX Business (emphases mine):
“Every indication is that America will go down the drain if in fact she is elected.
“When I listen to Hillary Clinton and I listen to the [economists] who never in their life ever hired a human being or trained a human being, I say, I don’t know the world that they belong in. I know that when you have high taxes that you kill off jobs. Killing off jobs means hurting America. It means hurting the economic wealth of America — and that’s not good for anybody.
“All of the Republicans out there, I say the same thing … [If you’re] going to stay neutral, you might as well vote for [Hillary Clinton] because your lack of vote for Donald means she’s going to get elected anyway,” he said. “You may not like him, but you [have to] vote for him because he’s going to save this country.”
Marcus is correct.
By voting for Trump, you add 1 vote to him, and 0 vote to Hillary, and so that’s a real action in the real world of electoral politics: it puts Trump up 1. By voting for Hillary, you add 1 vote to her, and 0 vote to Trump, and so that too is a real action in the real world of electoral politics: it puts Hillary up 1. Either vote is a real vote.
The real world of electoral politics is the foundation of democracy, without which it can’t function at all. Fantasy votes are not votes that can even possibly participate in democracy. For example: by voting instead for Jill Stein, you add 0 vote to each of the two real-world contestants, just the same as you would be doing by staying home on Election Day.
This is not the time to be holier-than-thou about voting. This year, Americans are voting to save or destroy what remains of the Great Republic.
Last Thursday, I saw shocking scenes of East Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, in a documentary on ITV1 called Trump’s America – Will It Happen?
East Cleveland is becoming the next Detroit. The mayor told the interviewer that he desperately wants to get the community incorporated into Cleveland so its residents have a chance of survival.
Currently, so many homes in East Cleveland have been razed that the land is becoming wild again, as it is in much of Detroit. The film crew were even able to get footage of a deer ambling down a street.
The programme opened with a profile of Youngstown. When I saw it, I nearly wept. What was filmed looked like a judgement.
When I was growing up, Youngstown was a model American city with hard working people. Of course, they had the steel industry then — long gone — and to hear former steel workers say that no one in Washington DC cares was heartbreaking, even though it is very true.
Generally speaking, this is the fault of the Democrats. Generations of voters have elected them to power time and time again. Each generation has lived in a more precarious environment socially and economically than the one before. Nowadays, even an eye-wateringly expensive college degree can’t guarantee economic security.
Donald Trump — with no establishment ties — is America’s last chance.
As the aforementioned Bernie supporter, a historian, wrote, not voting for Trump means:
throwing away the only such opportunity that the U.S. oligarchy (slipped-up and) allowed us to have.
Much like Brexit.
There is one chance, however accidental it might be, and one only.
Some churchgoers find other Christians blogging on politics distasteful.
I can assure everyone that if Hillary Clinton wins, I will do my best to refrain from writing posts on American politics in future.
Because — at that point — America will soon be finished.
At a congressional hearing on September 28, 2016, FBI director James Comey said:
You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels.
Apparently, no one used that word against Comey or the FBI. He came up with that himself.
Sigmund Freud would have a field day with Mr. Comey’s psyche. Dr. Freud would say he protests too much. Why does the FBI Director compare himself—and the now perhaps forever tarnished organization he heads—to a pack of weasels? Guilty subconsciousness perhaps, Herr Doctor?
Recall, the FBI’s motto is Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity. Once important American ideals, today reduced to a bumper sticker slogan. Consider the bureau’s former principled reputation of incorruptibility: of holding the powerful to account without fear or favor.
Well, I had forgotten the FBI motto. Did I ever know it? A high school buddy of mine used to go on and on about J Edgar Hoover’s personal life such that I never had any interest in the FBI.
As for the non-prosecution of Hillary Clinton or anyone else involved in the email scandals, Hunter says:
… the fix was in before that. Specifically, when spouse Bill Clinton had an “unplanned” chinwag with Attorney General Lynch. Both in different private planes which by “sheer coincidence” crossed paths on the same tarmac in Phoenix. So the nation’s top prosecutor meeting privately with the spouse (an ex-president) whose wife is the prime subject of a then looming criminal indictment isn’t a colossal conflict of interest? Moreover, is it any surprise that just days after that infamous meeting AG Lynch announced that Hillary would face no criminal charges?
It’s a big deal, because:
Those unsecured, illegal devices likely hacked by bad actors in which Mr. Comey stated 110 emails were classified—and 48,000 (read: 33,000 originally reported and an additional 15,000 recently uncovered) were destroyed.
And some Hillary voters need reminding of more:
If the email scandal wasn’t malfeasance enough, there is the Clinton Foundation “charity”: a pay-for-play scheme involving high-level political favors in exchange for a personal Clinton slush fund (while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State). The 238 million the Clintons have “earned” after being “dead broke” 15 years ago doesn’t even factor in the 2 billion dollar foundation they control. By his own Freudian omission, Mr. Comey’s a weasel, but the crooked Clintons are far worse: unapologetic rats who make Richard “Watergate” Nixon look, by comparison, like a church mouse.
Enough of the church mouse mentions in the same sentence as Watergate!😉
You know, if Hillary were a Republican, Big Media would be all over her 24/7 for all her scandals.
Imagine if Donald Trump were guilty of all that.
But, instead, Big Media give Hillary a pass and go to town on Trump over his taxes.
Edward Klein has more on Comey, Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton in his new book, Guilty as Sin: Uncovering New Evidence of Corruption and How Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Derailed the FBI Investigation.
I wrote about it the other day in connection with Hillary’s health.
On October 3, the New York Post featured an excerpt from the book which explains how and why Comey let Clinton off the hook.
Ultimately (emphases mine):
Comey knew that if he recommended an indictment of Hillary — something that was fiercely opposed by the president, the attorney general, the Democrats in Congress, and the mainstream media — he’d ignite a firestorm and go down in history as the man who traumatized the country’s political system. What’s more, if after all of that, Hillary was found not guilty by a jury, it would blacken Comey’s reputation for all time to come.
So, here’s what happened.
On June 27, Bill Clinton was just about to fly out of Phoenix when his Secret Service agent told him Loretta Lynch was about to land:
“Don’t take off!” Bill barked.
As his plane skidded to a halt and then headed back to its parking space, Bill grabbed a phone and called an old friend — one of his most trusted legal advisers …
“Bill said, ‘I want to bushwhack Loretta,’ ” the adviser recalled. “ ‘I’m going to board her plane. What do you think?’ And I said, ‘There’s no downside for you, but she’s going to take a pounding if she’s crazy enough to let you on her plane.’
Americans were, rightly, angry that she allowed him on her plane, but the adviser who spoke with Edward Klein for his book explained:
He wanted to intimidate Loretta and discredit Comey’s investigation of Hillary’s emails, which was giving Hillary’s campaign agita.
Bill had the Secret Service agent ring Lynch, who was on the plane with her husband Stephen Hargove. Lynch agreed to allow him on board:
“Bill said he could tell that Loretta knew from the get-go that she’d made a huge mistake,” his adviser said. “She was literally trembling, shaking with nervousness. Her husband tried to comfort her; he kept patting her hand and rubbing her back.”
They did talk about grandchildren and golf. The adviser told Klein that the subjects of conversation didn’t matter because, in his words, all Bill wanted to do was to:
send a message to everyone at Justice and the FBI that Hillary had the full weight of the Clinton machine, the Democratic Party, and the White House behind her.
And so it turned out to be, because the following week Obama gave her a lift on Air Force One to a campaign rally in North Carolina.
Klein explains that Obama would never have offered to have her as a passenger on the presidential plane if she were in danger of being indicted.
The following day, Comey gave a long speech at a press conference about the email investigation. Lynch watched it in her office, accompanied by her closest aides.
The longer Comey went on about the results of the investigation, the more he was making a case for prosecution. Lynch was ‘livid’, Klein tells us, because:
Lynch had promised President Obama and Valerie Jarrett that Hillary would not be indicted.
Then, finally, Comey concluded:
Hillary, he said, shouldn’t be prosecuted for her handling of classified information — even though it wasn’t his job to make prosecutorial decisions. That was up to the prosecutors in the Justice Department. There was no evidence, he said, that Hillary had intentionally transmitted or willfully mishandled secret documents in order to harm the United States.
“Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
Klein ends with this:
Hillary was clearly guilty as sin, and the right thing would have been for Comey not only to say so — which he did — but to make her pay for her sins.
But he didn’t.
If this woman is elected in November — either by legitimate votes or a fix — the end of the Great Republic is nigh.