Saturday, August 27, 2016

op ed review 8/28

After a month of Hillary Clinton running away with the polls, two new tracking polls indicate that the presidential race has tightened up once again.
Monmouth University released a poll that had Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton. Trump was up 41-39 so they weighted the poll with more Democrats to give Hillary the lead. The original unweighted poll had 33 Republicans to 35 Democrats – with Trump leading. The revised poll had 29 Republicans to 37 Democrats… And, Voila! Hillary has the lead!

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
A leaked Army operational security brief appears to show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats.

Hillary Clinton´s campaign is halfway to meeting its $1 billion fundraising goal for the 2016 presidential race,
Hillary raised $18 million on a three-day trip through California, or roughly $270,000 an hour.
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KKK Grand Dragon endorses Hillary…will the media demand a disavowal?
But Hillary Clinton Calls 31 Million Breitbart Readers ‘Racist’ Klansmen

Mohammed in Minneapolis Charged in ISIS Plot...
Mohammed in Mississippi gets 8 years after ISIS recruits...
The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Virginia, looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources told ABC News.
Islamic extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are “crossing U.S. borders with ease”, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report.
The front-runner to become the next Dutch Prime Minister has vowed to ban the Koran and to close all mosques in the country.
Tuberculosis cases spike in Nebraska...82% to foreign born immigrants...
Washington Post editorial says “U.S. needs illegal immigrants for 'washing dishes,' 'mowing lawns'”………slammed Donald Trump's recent comments on restricting immigration and argued that people in the country illegally are needed for menial labor.

Denied emergency room service, veteran kills himself in parking lot of V.A. hospital...

Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same situation under a law sold as providing “choice and competition.”
The speed at which Obamacare is now collapsing has exceeded the pace at which its advocates are able to produce plausible excuses.

Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Queen Hillary wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show. An exchange from May 4, 2009 shows Hillary trying to figure out how to avoid the “burdensome” shuttle.
Documents describing Hillary Clinton's role in the death of White House counsel Vince Foster have vanished from the national archives.
Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin

Salena Zito  8/22
If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old US routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with “bigger” small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double digits. Large signs, small signs, homemade signs, signs that wrap around barns, signs that go from one end of a fence to another dot the landscape with such frequency that, if you were playing the old-fashioned road-trip game of counting cows, you would hit 100 in just one small town like this one. In Ruffsdale, I am pretty sure I saw more than 100 Trump signs. It’s as if people here have not turned on the television to hear pundits drone on and on about how badly Trump is losing in Pennsylvania.

It’s not just visual: In interview after interview in all corners of the state, I’ve found that Trump’s support across the ideological spectrum remains strong. Democrats, Republicans, independents, people who have not voted in presidential elections for years — they have not wavered in their support. Two components of these voters’ answers and profiles remain consistent: They are middle-class and they do not live in a big city. They are suburban to rural and are not poor — an element I found fascinating, until a Gallup survey last week confirmed that what I’ve gathered in interviews is more than just freakishly anecdotal.

These Trump supporters are not the kind you find on Twitter saying dumb or racist things.
The Gallup analysis, based on 87,000 interviews over the past year, shows that while economic anxiety and Trump’s appeal are intertwined, his supporters for the most part do not make less than average Americans (not those in New York City or Washington, perhaps, but their Main Street peers) and are less likely to be unemployed.

The study backs up what many of my interviews across the state have found — that these people are more concerned about their children and grandchildren. While Trump supporters here are overwhelmingly white, their support has little to do with race (yes, you’ll always find one or two who make race the issue), but has a lot to do with a perceived loss of power.

Not power in the way that Washington or Wall Street boardrooms view power, but power in the sense that these people see a diminishing respect for them and their ways of life, their work ethic, their tendency to not be mobile. (Many live in the same eight square miles that their father’s father’s father lived in.)

Thirty years ago, such people determined the country’s standards in entertainment, music, food, clothing, politics, personal values. Today, they are the people who are accused of creating every social injustice imaginable; when anything in society fails, they get blamed.

The places where they live lack economic opportunities for the next generation; they know their children and grandchildren will never experience the comfortable situations they had growing up — surrounded by family who lived next door, able to find a great job without going to college, both common traits among many successful small-business owners in the state. These Trump supporters are not the kind you find on Twitter saying dumb or racist things; many of them don’t have the time or the patience to engage in social media because they are too busy working and living life in real time.

These are voters who are intellectually offended watching the Affordable Care Act crumble because they warned six years ago that it was an unworkable government overreach. They are the same people who wonder why President Obama has not taken a break from a week of golfing to address the devastating floods in Louisiana. (As one woman told me, “It appears as if he only makes statements during tragedies if there is political gain attached.”)

Voice such a remark, and you risk being labeled a racist in many parts of America. The Joe Six-Pack stereotype of a Trump supporter was not created in a vacuum; it’s real and it’s out there.

Yet, if you dig down deep into the Gallup survey — or, better yet, take a drive 15 minutes outside of most cities in America — you will learn a different story. That is, if you look and listen.


"The problem is that many people we see as victims aren't, and many who are victims aren't virtuous, in the sense of being willing to assimilate to American toleration and diversity. Our natural sympathy should prompt us to find ways to help. But that need not mean inviting [refugees] here."
                    -Michael Barone

"Hillary Clinton has forgotten the first rule of public service. The job of an elected official is to serve the citizens of the United States. ... The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city for 50 years, 60 years, 70 years, and even more than 100 years. They have produced only poverty, failing schools, and broken homes."
                    -Donald Trump

New Ann Coulter book:  “In Trump We Trust”  “Donald Trump isn't a politician -- he's a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. We're about to see the deluxe version of the left's favorite theme: Vote for us or we'll call you stupid. It's the working class against the smirking class.”

Major media outlets in the US have ignored the leak of thousands of emails from billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation by the activist hacker group DCLeaks. The OSF is the vehicle through which Soros has funneled billions of dollars over the past two decades to non-profit organizations in the US and throughout the world. According to the documents, Soros has given more than $30 million to groups working for Hillary Clinton’s election in November, making him her largest single donor.
A top priority of liberal billionaire Soros is to enlarge the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters by 2018, according to leaked documents.

Leaked Document Shows George Soros Spent $650K To Influence Pope Francis On ‘Economic And Racial Justice Issues’

Democrats’ Platform for Revolution.  Hillary, for her part, actually got to know Alinsky personally. She was so impressed with Alinsky’s theories and tactics vis a vis social change, that during her senior year at Wellesley College she interviewed him and subsequently penned a 92-page thesis on his ideas.”

State University now offers “stop white people” training.

Bill Bennett:People often ask me how I – a so-called conservative intellectual and author of “The Book of Virtues” - can support and vote for Donald Trump. I have many good reasons, but nothing on the home front is more important than the Supreme Court. Our country can survive the occasional infelicities and improprieties of Donald Trump. But it cannot survive losing the Supreme Court to liberals and allowing them to wreck our sacred republic. It would reshape the country for decades.”

Steven Moore: “The Never Trumpers do need to get a hold of themselves. I’ve heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question: Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb Bush and Kasich and many of the other candidates took a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee — and they did so in front of millions of Republican voters. Then they broke their word. Then they wonder why Americans are so angry and distrustful of careerist politicians.”

“Why Latinos should vote for Trump”

Clinton Cash Map:  how they made $110M

Footage has emerged of US Navy officers serenading a 98-year-old World War Two veteran, thanking him for his contribution to their country. The officers sing Anchors Weigh, the march song of the US Navy, at Ernest Thompson´s home in California as he stands and salutes.

Profile of Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, who has taken a temporary leave from Breitbart to lead Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign. How Bannon, a former surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, was a “model sailor and driven thinker” and a Reagan conservative from the beginning.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

op ed review 8/21

Trump campaign undergoes major overhaul.   Manafort out at top, Brietbart exec named senior executive and Kellyanne Conway in as campaign manager.
LA Times daily tracking poll:  race too close to call.
Rassmussen:  2 point race.
Political analyst Pat Caddell: ‘This Election Will Change Amazingly’ if Trump Makes the Issue ‘Who Runs America?’

David Horowitz:  “Today in Dimondale Michigan Donald Trump gave what was not only the best speech of his campaign but a speech that will one day be seen as a landmark in the emergence of a new Republican Party – a party finally returning to its roots as the party of Lincoln. If this sounds like hyperbole ask yourself what other Republican leader in recent memory has addressed America’s African American communities in this voice:  The African-American community has given so much to this country.  They’ve fought and died in every war since the Revolution.  They’ve lifted up the conscience of our nation in the long march for Civil Rights.  They’ve sacrificed so much for the national good.  Yet, nearly 4 in 10 African-American children still live in poverty, and 58% of young African-Americans are not working. We must do better as a country.  I refuse to believe that the future must be like the past…..”

Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana.  Acting like a leader who is there for average Americans is exactly what propelled Trump to the Republican nomination.  Obama, the actual president, has responded absurdly, refusing to budge from the Martha’s Vineyard golf courses where he is playing nearly daily with celebrities and wealthy friends — even to issue a public statement, let alone visit the unfolding tragedy.
Flashback:  11 years ago President Obama ripped former President Bush when Bush was seen as slow to react to Hurricane Katrina's crash into New Orleans.

Board-certified medicine specialist and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky was invited on a TV show to debunk claims that Hillary Clinton has health issues. To the shock of the host, he said he is “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health noting she may have suffered “brain damage”.

Donald Trump calls for a new ideological test for admission to the United States, vetting applicants on their stance on issues like religious freedom. Trump also calls for "foreign policy realism" and an end to nation-building if elected president.
Most Americans who immigrated to the U.S. support Trump’s call for a temporary immigration ban from some countries, along with other proposals that appear to view foreigners with suspicion, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

According to poll results from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday, three out of five Texans who support Trump said they would support seceding from America if Hillary Clinton becomes president. 

The State Department concedes that US basically paid $400 million in ransom to Iran for four American hostages.

Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, both of whom have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault, are standing up for Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick.

When offered jobs, asylum seekers in Germany refuse to work, insisting ´We are Merkel´s GUESTS´

Former Governor Rick Perry leads controversial Senator Ted Cruz in the latest poll for the Texas Senate race.

Hillary is launching a new effort to mobilize young, illegal immigrants.

Hillary Clinton’s comment assuring rape victims that they deserved to be believed has been quietly deleted from her website.

Alicia Colon  8/15
I was never in the Trump camp and like many thought it was absurd that he ever thought he had a chance against the Republican thoroughbreds he would run against. I believe and still believe that Rick Perry was the most qualified of them all to be president. Best laid plans and all that, however, Trump's team worked hard and defeated them all….

Ever since Donald Trump became the GOP nominee, I have listened to the outrage of those dissenters who claim to be conservatives denounce Mr. Trump as an immoral philandering racist while failing to ignore the devastation of a Hillary Clinton win. What is astonishing is that many of the "I will never vote for Trump" crowds are intelligent and respectable pillars in a world I don't belong to. How can they claim any principle that allows the Clintons back in the White House? Bill Clinton was one of the most disgraceful leaders in America's history and Hillary was his self-serving enabler. His immorality and lack of character makes Donald Trump look like an altar boy. I am not speaking of his despicable behavior with intern Monica Lewinsky and the despoiling of the Oval office. Sadly, many Americans dismissed his behavior as human and even rakish. I find treason an even more damning reason to keep the Clintons as far away from controlling the government as possible.
In 1996, Communist China was not an ally but still considered our enemy. Clinton took money from the People's Republic of China to fund his reelection campaign in exchange for the transfer of sensitive missive technology. The NY Times reported in 1998 that the Clinton Administration notified Congress that it had approved the export of technology to China to permit the launching of a communications satellite aboard a Chinese rocket. Lo and behold, China now has the ability to launch a missile at the United States. Bye, Bye, California. Thanks, Bill.

Meanwhile, Al Gore was busy making sure that Illegals would be able to vote for the reelection of Clinton/Gore in 1995 by speeding up the naturalization process for 600, 000 immigrants and promised new applicants naturalization in 90 days. One result of the intensive effort was that thousands of immigrants were naturalized even though they had criminal records for such crimes as murder and armed robbery that should have either disqualified them for citizenship or forced them to undergo closer questioning.

As for the prospect of Hillary vs. Trump, the media has made sure we know all we can about Mr. Trump but is very negligent in pointing out the unbelievable corruption of Hillary's reign as Secretary of State. Just as her husband sold out the country's secrets to the People's Republic of China, Secretary Hillary has used the State to enrich the Clinton Foundation with donations from the vilest regimes imaginable. Obviously, those who promise to vote for Hillary have not viewed the excellent, incredibly researched documentary, Clinton Cash which is available online for free.

Donald Trump is not an ideal candidate but he has one very positive asset and that is why he is drawing huge crowds to his rallies. He is not a politician. Americans are sick and tired of putting them in office only to see them betray their promises. Congress is broken and has been for a long time. The James Stewart film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is more than relevant today than it was in 1939…..

Another thing going for Trump is that he is street smart. He knows that elections can be rigged. Every effort to ensure that only citizens can vote by passing voter ID laws have been stymied by the Democrats who charge ‘racism' at the GOP. One needs id to check into a hotel, get a credit card, open a bank account, rent a car, play in a casino and numerous other venues but liberals think anyone should be able to vote for who runs our government. Trump knows that without voter fraud, Democrats couldn't ever get elected so he is marshaling forces to monitor the polls and he has the troops to do this. Bikers, military, veterans, patriots all want a change but who is supporting Hillary?- Wall Street, Billionaires like George Soros, brain dead Celebs, the Communistic Party and RINOs who all want the status quo in place for their profiteering. I could expose so many other facts about Hillary's corruption but the truth is out there so please seek it out.

I am a grandmother in the twilight of my life and may not live long enough to see the damage that a Hillary win would do to the Supreme Court but my fear is for my children and grandchildren who will live under a system that denies religious freedom, respect for the unborn, and the right to protect themselves from a tyrannical government.  So I will gladly vote for Donald Trump who has surrounded himself with strong conservative advisers. Hey Donald, when you win, how about Rick Santorum to replace Scalia?

"The real outrage isn't that insurers like Aetna are abandoning Obamacare, but that companies like Aetna likely participated in Obamacare for cronyistic reasons to begin with."
                -David Harsanyi

"Everything Obama has done is fairly and necessarily imputable to Clinton because she participated in and ratified his policies and actions and promises to do worse. In a number of areas, she already has done worse. On top of all this, Clinton is the most opportunistically ambitious, double-dealing, corrupt fraud in the modern era."
               -David Limbaugh

"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues."
                    -Donald Trump

"So to recap, in contravention of federal criminal law that prohibits Americans from transferring things of value to Iran, whether directly or indirectly (including through third countries), President Obama transferred Iran $400 million by laundering American assets into foreign currency and then delivering it — as a ransom for hostages, in violation of American policy — to agents of the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, so it could be transported to Tehran by an airline previously sanctioned for abetting terrorism and weapons shipments."
                    -Andrew McCarthy

Conservative icon and legend Phyllis Schlafly has an upcoming book The Conservative Case for Trump. In it, the 92-year-old lawyer, bestselling author, and “sweetheart of the Silent Majority” makes her case why every conservative should vote for Donald Trump.

Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel will debut at #1 on the New York Times graphic novel bestsellers list, according to data released by the Times’ book review. Like the New York Times bestselling book and documentary film that inspired it, Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel, adapted by Chuck Dixon and Brett R. Smith, follows the shady connections and dealings between the Clinton Foundation donors, paid speeches given by Bill Clinton, and actions approved by the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

“Black Lives Matter is becoming increasingly funded by far-left organizations. The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy announced that they have formed the Black-Led Movement Fund, which aims to raise $100 million for BLM over the next six years. Add to this amount the already donated $33 million from George Soros and BLM is really starting to rake in the cash. It seems that racist victimhood really sells.”

Leaked Soros Memo: Refugee Crisis ‘New Normal,’ Gives ‘New Opportunities’ For Global Influence
Hillary’s running mate dines with George Soros’ Son as Donald Trump’s rise terrifies world elite

As the economic crisis in Venezuela continues to worsen, starving citizens broke into a zoo and slaughtered a horse to eat it.
Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

Oregon State University to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen
The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary…..the word is “not inclusive enough”  Other guidelines? Instead of “man and wife” use spouses or partners. Switch out “man made” with artificial, handmade or manufactured. Don’t use the verb “to man,” as in to work something, instead use to operate or to staff. Throw out workmanlike and replace it with skillful.

Is man-made global warming to blame for the heavy rainfall and flooding in Louisiana? Former Vice President Al Gore sure thinks so. And The New York Times ran a story with the title “Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change.” But the climate research suggests otherwise.

A physicist who foresees a 30-year period of global cooling says other climatologists have tried to “silence” her latest research on solar cycles.

Comic books aren’t what they used to be. They’ve become cesspools of “social justice” and political correctness — and now apparently graphic violence against Republican presidential candidates. Published today by Image Comics, “Spawn Kills Everyone!” features Republican nominee Donald Trump being beheaded, Bleeding Cool reports.
An online feminist magazine features an article that excused former President Bill Clinton’s alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick. A Wonkette article titled “Let’s Talk About Juanita Broaddrick” claimed that even if Clinton had raped Broaddrick in 1978, it does not necessarily mean he’s “an evil man.”

Moronic Millennials Think Karl Marx is 3rd Party Presidential Candidate Challenging Hillary & Trump

"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."
                  -Benjamin Franklin