Saturday, August 27, 2016

op ed review 8/28



THIS WEEK’S NEWS
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.
Contribute to Trump-Pence here:     https://secure.donaldjtrump.com/donate?

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... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/nyregion/veteran-kills-himself-in-parking-lot-of-va-hospital-on-long-island.html?_r=0

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. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3753013/Missing-FBI-files-linking-Hillary-Clinton-suicide-White-House-counsel-Vince-Foster-vanished-National-Archives.html#ixzz4IXuAgLTU
Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
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.


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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
"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
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BOOKS
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.”
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LEFTIST WATCH
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.
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ARTICLES
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”
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INTERESTING WEBPAGES
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.

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