Team Hillary vows to kill off nascent Biden campaign

Team Hillary vows to kill off nascent Biden campaign

The Briefing, Vol. III, Issue 27-

This week:

  • Sanders catching Clinton in Iowa
  • Hillary campaign offers animal fight response
  • Obama donors reportedly going to Biden

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More bad news for Hillary Clinton came over the weekend, along the exact lines we suggested it might last week. According to the new Des Moines Register poll, she now leads Bernie Sanders by only 7 points – 37 to 30 percent – in Iowa, where she had been doing well up to now. In May, she led Sanders in this same poll by 41 points. She has lost one-third of her support in Iowa over the summer.

Quinnipiac University’s new national poll has a bright spot for her: 57 percent still believe she has “strong leadership qualities” – down just a bit from 62 percent in April.

Aside from that, though, the poll has no good news to offer for Clinton’s candidacy. And it provides several new insights into her weaknesses.

Word Association: First, there was a free word-association segment of the poll, offering respondents a chance to give one word describing each candidate. The top three answers for Clinton: “liar,” “dishonest,” and “untrustworthy,” and these accounted for about 400 answers out of 1,563. (Also within the top 20 were “crook,” “untruthful,” “criminal,” “deceitful,” “email,” “Benghazi,” “corrupt,” “crooked.”)

For context, the first five responses for Jeb Bush were: “Bush,” family,” “honest,” “weak,” and “brother.” (Overall, the responses indicate that people don’t think Bush is a villain, but they do see him as a dynasty candidate.)

For even more context, the first three responses for Donald Trump were also quite negative – “arrogant,” “blowhard,” and “idiot,” “businessman,” and “clown.” Not much better than Clinton, but there is an important difference that illustrates her problem: These top responses account for only about 130 replies out of 1,563.

So Clinton is not just viewed in negative terms, but negative public opinions about her are strikingly uniform in a way they aren’t for the other candidate with similarly bad favorable numbers. It comes as no surprise that the poll also showed 61 percent now believe Clinton is not “honest and trustworthy.”

Favorability: Speaking of those favorable numbers, Clinton stands at 39 percent favorable, 51 percent unfavorable with the general population. That’s pretty bad. Only 11 percent of Democrats view her unfavorably, and that’s also a bad sign – she isn’t suffering the surmountable problem that congressional Republicans suffer because their own voters are so much more likely to give them low marks and vote for them anyway in November.

Clinton has little room for growth, as only 8 percent say they haven’t heard enough to form an opinion. (Trump is slightly worse at 36/54, with similar name recognition.) Among independents, her numbers are even worse: 28/61. Among voters under age 34, she is slightly underwater (40/41). But the worst part is that her favorables among women are now in negative territory as well, at 44/45. Clinton needs to excite young and women voters in order to make up for an expected drop-off of black margins and turnout from the Obama years – even if that drop-off is relatively modest. She isn’t cutting the mustard so far.

That said, this poll does not bear out what others have suggested – that Clinton trails Bernie Sanders among Democratic men in the primary. She leads him, 38 to 29, with 21 percent for Biden.

Among Democrats, Clinton still maintains 76 percent favorability and just 11 percent unfavorability. And here she pins her hopes – that she can keep up her good name among partisan Democrats and hang on against all others through the primary, amid a criminal investigation into her handling of classified information during her service as secretary of State.

Head-to-Head: Clinton’s general election polling does not at first seem as bad as these other indicators might suggest. She leads Jeb Bush 42 to 40 percent. She leads Marco Rubio 44 to 43 percent. She leads Donald Trump 45 to 41 percent.

But as we often note here, keep in mind that Clinton is a universally-known candidate with high unfavorables and very little room to grow. With the exception of Trump, the Republicans listed above are not, and all of them – even Bush – will have an easier time finding new support that doesn’t show up in the polls yet. It spells trouble for Clinton that as recently as April, she polled at or near 50 percent against all Republicans. Now she polls at or near 40 percent.

The most dangerous part of this poll for Clinton, though, is that she doesn’t poll as well against these Republicans as Biden does, even though he has slightly more room to grow and is not nearly as intensely disliked (only 39 percent unfavorable). If Democratic primary voters ever figure out that their chances with Biden are substantially better, Clinton’s support will suffer.

Outlook: That Clinton’s team is running scared is quite evident. This is why Clinton’s rhetoric has become CIB041515-Clintonincreasingly shrill. Her “gaffes” about pro-lifers holding views more appropriate for terrorists, and about Republicans wanting to ship illegal immigrants in cattle-cars, Auschwitz style, are not mere sloppy gaffes. They are blue meat for a base whose support she needs now more than ever.

Clinton had hoped that by now she would be competing for and winning over swing-voters as early as this summer. But her scandal problems have left her vulnerable for the primary and so she’s struggling to attract hard-partisan Republican-haters.

Still, even if team Clinton feels threatened, it’s equally obvious that they don’t plan to go down without a fight. Last week’s story, planted in POLITICO, evinces a desire to “kill” off all of this talk about Joe Biden making a presidential bid. They want to strangle this baby in the crib. Clinton circulated a memo at the DNC meeting in Minneapolis designed to intimidate anyone who would challenger with the sheer size and scope of her organization. She has also made mention of her progress in winning commitments from so-called “superdelegates” to the Democratic convention next summer – her campaiginers are claiming to have 440 commitments in all, which puts her 20 percent of the way to the nomination before a single vote has been cast.

But Team Clinton cannot put its faith in superdelegates, who will abandon her if she fails to put primary wins up on the board. Her campaign’s media-filtered trash-talk reflects a level of confidence or at least braggadocio that may not be justified. Her problem is that the Obama donors really are beginning to line up behind Biden and not her. We mentioned this last week as one of the main obstacles Biden faced, and he doesn’t seem to be sweating it. The Draft Biden superPAC is already attracting Obama bundlers – out of 820 in all, only 51 have committed to Clinton.

Moreover, no one should take Biden’s stated reluctance to run due to the recent death of his 46-year-old son at face value. Biden’s pain is real – and it should be noted that he has suffered multiple tragic losses in his life – his first wife and infant daughter were killed in a car crash in 1972, one month after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate. But if this new loss were a real obstacle to his presidential ambition, he would surely not be discussing it on a call as he did. (Also, Biden’s son reportedly told him to go for it before he died.)

Even so, it must be acknowledged that early-state insiders are skeptical that he’ll challenge Clinton. But it is also difficult to divine the intentions of anonymous Iowans and New Hampshirites at this time of the election cycle when they make comments about candidates – it might be their own agenda speaking.

Biden, as a candidate, is solid, even if he isn’t top-shelf. He may be on the older side – he would be inaugurated at age 74 were he to run and win – and he may have some clownish qualities, but he is no joke. His political, rhetorical, and debating skills are as vastly superior to Clinton’s as the New York Yankees’ baseball skills are to any little league team’s.

Most importantly: At this point, Republicans would probably rather face her than him.

A full-on battle between Clinton money and (now much bigger than 2008) Obama-Biden money would be very exciting to watch. Democrats would have an opportunity to repudiate their Clinton wing for good.

As an added attraction, the Clinton reputation for ruthlessness holds forth the real possibility of a murder-suicide situation. Who knows? Maybe Bernie Sanders finds a way to squeak through.

Either way, Clinton’s vulnerability just keeps growing and growing, and there’s too much time and too many still-to-be-released emails left for her to run out the clock.

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151 COMMENTS

    • Wait until her congressional hearings in October, and see if she doesn’t throw President Obama under the bus! Yes, she’ll being going down….but she won’t be going under alone.
      Between now and then, Obama will be actively supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy over Hillary’s….and Hillary won’t get mad…she’ll get even!
      What do you wanna bet that Obama will not pardon Hillary? He won’t even come to see her on visiting days!

  1. This woman is a disgrace to human kind. she should be in jail not even running for President. she lies like Obama (Everything out of her mouth is a lie.)

    • Oh, nonsense, you are obviously a Fox brain-washed Republican. The GOP is deploying is usual lie_based propaganda against anything liberal and especially anything Obama.

      • ROFLMHO.

        Why is it that endoctrinated, programmed, parrot mentalitied people always think it’s the other guy who is brainwashed?

          • LOL… THAT we agree on… only I would say the media, Hollywood and the communist infiltrated public education system.

          • How about blaming the citizenry?

            Those who vote so they can get an Obama phone and permanent welfare cards – phony disability payments, too, or even to get those corrupt union contracts?
            How about the ones who bltch all day & don’t vote?

            How about the ones who don’t know one candidate from the other, but, “I always vote Democrat”?

            Those folks have any effect on america’s situation?

          • Yep, they sure do. Think of them as leaches on the armpits I had to use a nice word here) of productive society, sucking the blood out of everything alive for their own dead weight benefit.

            However, I think “the citizenry” is to broad a brush. Lots of honest hard working folks (citizens) still in this country.. If there weren’t, the leaches would have been dead of starvation long ago. Besides, millions of those leaches you mentioned are NOT citizens.

          • The word ‘infiltrated’ implies intent, coordination, and organization.
            I think that what is happening in our culture is worse than that.
            I am afraid that people who think alike associate with one another,
            and that in liberal colleges and universities, in newsrooms
            and gathering places of the liberal elite people pick up opinions from
            one another.

          • “The word ‘infiltrated’ implies intent, coordination, and organization. ”

            I believe that if you can find a copy of a book written by John A. Stormer entitled “None Dare Call It Treason” wherein he traces and demonstrates by government documentation, infiltration by the Communist party of the Soviet Union into several American institutions, as I recall, the American Council of Churches, the American Psychiatric Association (the fine folks who gave us the term “homophobia” when it removed homosexuality as a mental illness) the United States State Department and the National Education Association. I think that book came out in 1972. Also, a subsequent book of his, “The Death Of A Nation” wherein the title of chapter one is “We are at war with Communism”. If I recall, he elaborates on the destruction of our educational system … I think you’ll find that the word “infiltrated” absolutely DOES apply.

            “I think that what is happening in our culture is worse than that. I am afraid that people who think alike associate with one another, and that in liberal colleges and universities, in newsrooms and gathering places of the liberal elite people pick up opinions from one another.”

            You’re absolutely correct on that one. But it didn’t happen by accident. It happened by design. It began as the result of deliberate infiltration into our educational system and from there, like rot in a barrel of apples, it spread. The problem is, once an individual apples is contaminated by that rot, it is. The rot is extremely difficult, if not impossible to remove, and as surely as that barrel of apples, the whole country is at risk of decay.

          • We could say that the media is the culprit, or Hillary is the culprit, or the Libyan security force in Benghazi is the culprit…but after all is said and done… the responsibility of the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi lies squarely on the shoulders of President Obama, who was too busy with his re-election campaigns to be bothered with four of Hillary’s “people” who were sitting ducks in Benghazi. Who do you think gave the order to “stand down” while they were being attacked on 9/11/12?

          • I think Hillary Clinton gave that order, but only because she already knew what Obama’s attitude was, and she knew he didn’t want to be bothered with a phone call or an email.

          • ” the responsibility of the deaths of the four Americans ..”
            The guilt for the murder of those four Americans lies primarily
            with the men who murdered them, and secondarily with
            those who could have and should have protected them,
            including Secretary Clinton, perhaps by not having them go to
            Benghazi at all.
            But responsibility comes with authority and power. In the federal government, that starts with the president. Harry Truman said it
            best ” The Buck Stops Here .: I find it .. not terribly funny when some
            -one, say AG Reno, Secretary Clinton, or the worst example, Bubba himself ” accepts responsibility ” for something and expects that to
            be the end of the matter. When Janet Reno ” accepted responsibility” for the disaster at the Branch Davidian compound, did she resign?
            When someone “accepts responsibility” and there is no consequence, what can possibly be meant by such :” acceptance?”
            If Mr. Obama did not give that order, he is nevertheless responsible.
            When a ship runs aground when the captain is sleeping, who the hell is responsible ? The helmsman ? Seriously ? If you are in charge, then you are responsible, or the word means nothing. And if there are
            no resignations, no attempts at making up for a wrong done, when that is possible, no punishment, then that is NOT responsibility.
            In my profession one requirement for licensure is ” good moral character.” One sign of such character is integrity. Another is accountability. When we screw up ( and this is true of many jobs )
            people die.

      • The majority of Republicans are just as critical of the GOP as you are. This is why Ben, Donald and Carly are doing so well. The fact that the GOP does not prefer these 3 candidates makes them all the more appealing!

        • Look at what the Democrat Party presents as their highest quality, least corrupt, most honest candidates.
          And millions will vote for the destruction of America.
          How stupid, greedy and disloyal can they be?

          Go figure.

        • I respect Dr. Carson and Ms. Fiorina. But I wonder if the
          presidency is an appropriate entry-level position where
          one learns on the job. I believe that being a governor, especially of
          a large state, being a cabinet secretary, being vice president, or
          being the supreme commander of the allied expeditionary force
          ( Ike) are the best relevant experience.

          • It didn’t seem to bother anybody when Obama came into the presidency at an entry level and had to learn his job as he went along. The problem is, Obama didn’t learn a damn thing in all that time he’s been in office.
            The difference is that with Dr. Carson, Ms Fiorina and Mr. Trump, is that none of them developed the bad habits one gets as a career politician. Unlike Obama, they all have had CEO leadership experience and a tremendous amount of people skills that Obama never developed. They are all world renown through their respective fields, unlike Obama, who was a nobody who knew nobody and is treated with disdain by those who got to know him as President of the United States.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin for her lack
            of experience, when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.”

            And it bothered me when he won. In fact bad as Obama has been, especially
            in his second term, I expected him to even worse than he has been.

            I don’t know what you mean when you say that Dr. Carson has

            CEO experience. I think that he was the chief of his service at a

            tertiary care hospital. Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery
            ( and Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery ) is not equivalent to being a CEO.
            And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard.
            And running a non-governmental operation is not the same as being president.

            When Ike was elected a friend said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do something
            else – and NOTHING will happen. ” CEOs in private enterprise can fire people and hire
            people and change suppliers. Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level
            public officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press,
            state and local government officials, foreign officials, and , often , even mid-level civil servants
            can not be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president
            of H P need not. Presidents can appoint judges to vacant positions, but after that the judges are
            ” independent” and presidents can not even talk to them about their decisions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • It bothered me at the time when Obama criticized Governor Palin when he had not ever run ” anything but his mouth.” And it bothered me when he won. In fact as bad as Obama has been, especially in his second term, I expected him to be even worse than he has been . I don’t know what you mean when you write that Dr.. Carson has CEO experience. I think that he was chief of his service at a tertiary care hospital ( perhaps Johns Hopkins ). Even being chief of medicine or chief of surgery is not equivalent to being a CEO. And Dr. Carson was chief of neurosurgery, not as big a service as medicine or surgery. And even large hospitals are hardly equivalent to Hewlett Packard. And running a non-governmental operation is quite different than running the federal government.

            When Ike was elected, a fried said, ” Poor Ike ! He will say: do this, do that, do the other thing – and
            NOTHING will happen. CEOs in a private enterprise can hire and fire people and change suppliers.
            Presidents can hire and fire a few thousand high-level federal officials, but they can not hire or fire members of congress, members of the press, state and local government officials, foreign officials, and, often, mid-level civil servants can not easily be fired. Presidents have to use persuasion and leadership in a way that the president of say, Hewlett Packard need not. Presidents can appoint judges to open positions, but after that, the judges are ” independent, ” can not even talk to them about their positions.

          • There is much, much more to being a CEO than hiring or firing people or shouting out orders.
            A chief pediatric neurosurgeon requires the ability to put together highly qualified doctors and other highly trained medical personell to act as a team to work together to achieve a common goal….the success of the patient to recover satisfactorily from the surgical procedures that are being prepared to be performed on that patient….performed by the team selected by the chief of neurosurgery. Performing brain surgery, or running a highly successful business organization is a lot more difficult task than politicians running the government. All that’s required here is to apply common sense and be willing to work together for the common goal of helping the people they were elected to serve..instead of obsessing with how they will be re-elected! CEO’s, when they spend more time trying to hold their positions of power than making a profit for their company, they get unceremoniously thrown out on their ass…they don’t have to wait to finish out their “term”. If a chief neurosurgeon acted as recklessly as our current president does, he’d not only lose his license, he would be sitting in a prison somewhere.

          • Maybe we should ask Ronnie Reagan who you can and can’t fire. As I recall, he had a problem with some air traffic controllers that he found a way to resolve. What we need closed are a number of agencies that we never had before 1978. That alone would strip close to a million workers off this fat bottomed government. In addition. We can place our airport inspectors back under private control and strip another 70,000 useless employees off the payroll. What a CEO brings to the table is the capacity to identify low productivity/results operations and redefine them. Most politicians have zero management skills. It reflects in the structure of our government. The best thing that could happen to Washington DC is to put a CEO in charge of the government,

          • You make a valid point, but I am not sure that it is responsive to, or even relevant
            to my point. For example, when I said that the president can not hire or fire state or
            local officials, foreign officials, or the press, I did not mean that nobody can fire them.
            All are subject to being fired, but not by the president. The president’s environment
            is not as easily controllable as the environment of some private concerns are. Even then
            the president of Hewlett Packard can not hire or fire employees of its vendors, customers,
            of suppliers.

            I was in nursing school when I heard that the PATCO strikers were fired and I was thrilled.
            I had been a civil servant ( FDA) before I went to nursing school and I knew that federal civil servants
            were not allowed to strike and promised not to. I bet that many, many controllers regretted
            bitterly having drunk the Koolade, and losing quite possibly the best job they ever had or would have
            although not an easy job by any means. BUT, the controllers were replaced. It was not that they were not needed, it is just that they promised not to strike and then did. Whether certain employees are needed or not is a quite separate question from who hires and fires them or how much job security they have. People in show business such as major league baseball managers have no job security ( even their contracts don’t keep them from being fired) but when fired they are replaced.

            Also I do believe that our government costs too much and has too much power, threatening both
            our prosperity and our freedoms. But the growth in federal employees has been rather small in my lifetime, slower than the growth in our economy, our population, state and local government employees, or government contractors. I believe that the greatest threat to our freedom is not the NSA or the IRS although they are non-trivial problems, but regulatory agencies such as the FTC, FCC, OSHA, EPA, and, especially EEOC. Also sometimes cutting back too much on some federal employees ( such as auditors) can cost the government money and allow unscrupulous contractors to un justly enrich themselves at the taxpayer’s expense.

          • “I believe that the greatest threat to our freedom is not the NSA or
            the IRS although they are non-trivial problems, but regulatory
            agencies such as the FTC, FCC, OSHA, EPA, and, especially EEOC.”

            Well we see eye to eye on all of those points. And I also agree that cutting back on people who provide fee based government services and auditing functions can be costly as those two function either generate valued services to both bring in money or keep it from flowing out.

          • Also the most expensive government program imaginable is the second most powerful
            Armed Forces. It is like the saying ” if you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.”
            ( I earn my living working in higher education. I believe that the much too fast rise is
            college tuitions over the past few decades is worthless, unfair, and largely a result of the
            government pouring money out to allow students to pay tuitions that would never be so high
            without the government money being available, and known to be available )

            There is no doubt fraud, abuse, and waste in our military spending. Minimizing such
            spending is important. But settling for a second-best military establishment is our dangerous times
            ( in any times) can cost us everything.

          • Your assessment on education can be replicated in exactly the same terms in the Unaffordable Care Act. Health costs will skyrocket since people will now be free to bid (via taxpayer provided insurance) for increasingly more costly services. Who cares what it costs – when it’s all free….. am I missing something in that oxymoron?

          • I am afraid that you may be right about that, much more right than I hope. But what I hope for has little to do with what is or will be. But health insurance, indeed almost any insurance, carries some risk of inflating costs without additional benefits. This is sometimes called ” moral hazard.”
            One reason for co-pays and deductibles is to make sure that people desiring health services
            have some ” skin in the game,” some personal cost to them. To many of us, the discomfort and
            inconvenience of health care is enough to limit our ‘demand’ for excessive health care,
            but for all too many people, a visit to a clinic, hospital, or doctor’s office is cheap ( as far
            as their pockets) entertainment.

            The health care which we should care most about supporting financially
            as a society includes, I believe, prenatal care, emergency care, preventive care,
            and control of communicable disease. Far too much of the money spent on health care
            is spent in the last six months of life often on care with little benefit.
            Also the way mental health and addiction services are provided id way out of whack.
            Much money is spent wit little benefit. Many services which would be socially and individually
            beneficial is hard to find, access, or understand.

          • I worked briefly for the newly created US Department of Education.
            Although new as a cabinet level department, almost all its employees
            ( I was new) and missions had previously existed as part of what had been called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare ( HEW).
            Re-arranging government functions, sometimes intended to improve
            coordination or to reduce duplication, or to seem to do one or the other, often, I think does little good or bad. The main consequence is sometimes to incur some costs for new signs and stationery, and, perhaps, to occupy the time of some officials who would otherwise being doing something else, quite possibly something harmful.

      • You are confusing two things: disagreement with policy priorities and judgment about someone’s character. For example, I agree with much of Mr. Gingrich’s views, but I do not respect the character of a man who is a serial adulterer ( and a liar). I do not agree with most of Mr. Biden’s policies, and I think that he is too gaffe-prone and old to be a good president, but I have no reason to think that he is a liar. ( A long time ago, in 1988, he did plagiarize a speech from Neil Kinnock, but that was a long time ago.) As far as I know he is an honorable man.
        Bubba and Hillary – not so much. I remember Travelgate, Filegate, the Rose law firm records being “found” and the gross corruption in the commodities trading.
        Like Nixon her public ethical lapses cover many years.

        • If you, along with most people, did not respect the character of a man who is a serial adulterer and a liar, then how the hell do you explain Bill Clinton being elected president for TWO terms?????????

          • Hilly was called our “First Lady” for eight years.
            That was some kind of sarcasm, of course.

            If she gets back into the White house, will Bubba be called our “First Rapist”?

          • The president is picked by the majority of those who vote. Often ( four out of the six
            most recent elections) I vote for the candidate who received fewer votes than his opponent.
            Bubba was not only a serial adulterer, he is also credibly accused of rape by Juanita
            Broderick. unfortunately being elected president of the United States does not require earning
            my trust , nor even being a decent person. Does that answer your question ?

          • Wait, I missed a key point ” along with most people” I do not know how most people
            feel or felt about either Speaker Gingrich or President Clinton. When Bubba ran the second time,
            in 1996, the joke was that if he went up a few more points in the polls, that he might start dating again.
            At least I thought it was a joke. My main point was that judgments of character and agreeing
            with someone’s political priorities, values, and choices are quite distinct. As far as explaining why
            Mr. Clinton received more votes than President Bush or Senator Dole, there are many possible
            answers, but I am noi expert on such things, and I am not sure that even those considered experts
            really know the answers. I will give a few possible reasons. The national press favored Mr. Clinton.
            Times were good in the 90s, favoring the incumbents ( in 1996) and time were bad in 1992
            ( favoring those not in power). Maybe Mr. Clinton is even a very skilled politician, perhaps
            way more skilled than HRC.? In any case how I feel about Bubba or Newt doesn’t matter a
            whole hell of a lot when over one hundred citizens are casting ballots.

          • How the hell do you explain Clinton being elected twice. It’s your fault as much as mine, if you are
            an American. I sure didn’t vote for him.

      • Get real. How about Benghazi? How about her emails? Fox news may lean right, but not as much right as the MSM is left. You need to expand your horizons. Watch some Fox news with an open mind. What do you love about Hillary? She had accomplished nothing as Secretary of State. She treats people like garbage unless she is running for office. Any serious research on her will show that she is an evil human being.

        • Hillary’s role in Benghazi was negligible homicide.
          If she got marching orders from Obama to do nothing, then she had an obligation to protest this inaction and speak out vigorously on behalf of those four Americans BEFORE they were killed, while they were still alive. She would have done exactly that if she was concerned for their safety.
          But…she didn’t, did she? She just didn’t give a damn about them…and that’s the truth! How else do you explain why she gave the bullshit story about an offensive video being responsible for their deaths while she was standing over their coffins?

          • “…Hillary’s role in Benghazi was negligible homicide….”

            “negligible”?? Not hardly, Mr. Ralph –

            Did you mean negligent??

            Even if you did, her actions & refusal to act were much worse than that.

            Whether through cowardice, or part of a treasonous political plan, it is much closer to accessory to murder, before and after the fact.

            She knew what was going on, and would not release the military protection that our people in Benghazi were pleading for.
            She caused their death.

            That ain’t simple negligence, Mr. Ralph.

            And it d-mned sure ain’t negligible.
            Hillary’s role in Benghazi was beyond negligent homicide.

          • Thank you. I did mean “negligent”…and you’re right. Hillary knew that Ambassador Stephens repeatedly asked for military security because the US consulate was in imminent danger and Hillary repeatedly refused him.
            She allowed the four diplomats in Benghazi to remain vulnerable to an attack…an attack that finally happened on 9/11/12, killing them.

          • Anything that is balanced is considered to be right wing by the liberals. To be honest I don’t watch as much of Fox programming because I don’t have the time. My life is busy even though I am retired.

        • Not a lot of research is needed. File-gate. Travel-gate. Rose law firm records. Trading on the commodities market without a loss for a month
          perhaps the most naked corruption in recent public life. This is all long before Ben-ghazi. And she lied about that with no prospect of her even being believed ! It takes a rather dedicated liar to lie when there is no likelihood of the lie standing up for more than a day or two.

          • Now tomdolin, you know that was just a conspiracy of right-wingers trying to tarnish the Clintons’ stellar reputation.

          • Some attribute any bad thing said about her to a ” vast right-wing conspiracy.” I think that that is too negative. At worst, it is only
            a half-vast right-wing conspiracy.

      • OSWALDO sounds like a brainwashed illegal libturd. DEMS have done nothing but lie since 2008, however, lies continually fly out of the BOZO mouth. We know how brainless you libturds are & know you have no brain to be washed.

      • Nonsense?
        Don’t pay attention to Fox…look at CNN…they are filled with reports that Hillary’s private emails are loaded with classified information. Hillary has already admitted that she used a private server for her emails and never had a government server with which to use for official business. This has nothing do with GOP or Democratic issues…it has everything to do with the plain cold-hard facts.
        No government official who has access to classified information may send or receive it through emails on a private server. That’s a federal law. It is a felony if such information is sent through a private server.
        Exactly which of these above mentioned statements do you think are not true…just biased propaganda against Hillary?
        It is nonsense to believe that Hillary would make a good qualified Chief Executive!

      • Oswaldo if you vote for Hillary, you are the problem with this country.. You can not handle an honest person with integrity. Instead you would offer your allegiance to a lying, egotistical, murder of the innocent, to get herself in as a President. It is amazing just how brain washed people like you are….if someone handed you a head of a stinking fish but Hillary said it was caviar, eat it…YOU would eat it and say it was great. She is not strong but an ugly example of of human depravity. But no matter what you will stick by her because you DO NO HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE to think for yourself but have to be told what to think

      • ” against anything liberal” There are some quite liberal people in American political life, who are not usually thought of as dishonest. Mr. Biden comes to
        mind ( 1988 is a very long time ago) A gaffe is not a lie. Among the most dishonest are Senator Reid, Secretary Clinton, and., perhaps Rep. Pelosi.
        I am not aware of Sen. Sanders ( well to the left of most left-wing Democrats)
        being dishonest. He is, I admit, economically … ignorant. even Secretary Kerry is not dishonest in the way that Hillary is ( although he has had his moments.
        There may be some weak link between extreme liberalism and dishonesty, but
        certainly Senator McGovern , President Carter, and many other liberals are properly thought of as decent, honorable people.

        • If you ignore Kerry lying about innocent servicemen committing war crimes; throwing away 6-9 medals after Vietnam, then having them mysteriously appear on his office wall; and that Iran complied with the interim treaty “completely and totally,” and that Iran was “required” to ratify a key agreement that prevents it from developing nuclear technologies. Other than those little things.

          • You are right. I was wrong. We should not forget his disgraceful conduct long before he became a senator.

      • Pull your head out of your ass, LOOK around you, Hillary is a criminal who will stop at nothing to be elected president. “FOX ” has nothing to do with this, if you can not see what this wench is doing to this country you are the blame. Wake up now or you will be living in a FEMA camp soon.

    • I believe that it is quite fair to say that Secretary Clinton lies more often and more shamelessly than our president, an admittedly high ( low) standard.

  2. Hitlery sold her soul to the devil a long time ago just so she could be the first woman President. Kind of amusing to watch a couple of her Satanic siblings trying to cut her out of the picture!

    • No…Joe Biden is no Vince Foster…it would be an exercise in futility…Hillary is a loser.
      She lost to an unknown nobody in the 2008 primaries. Look who she may be going up against in 2016 in a general election.
      Dr. Ben Carson….or Donald Trump?????
      Hillary may very well lose the nomination….again! This time, most likely, to Joe Biden..
      that is… if she’s not locked up before the Democratic primaries.

      • If Mrs. Clinton escapes prosecution and conviction ( an even bet?),
        then she could and would beat Mr. Trump like a rented mule, if he
        were the nominee . Dr . Carson might be harder for her to beat.

        • Hillary doesn’t have the knowledge or experience you think she has, to beat any of the Republican candidates…especially Trump or Dr. Carson. She is unable to go beyond her carefully scripted talking points.
          It seems like as every day passes, more and more evidence appears to pile up against Hillary and her private emails. I think she has gone in way over her head, this time.
          Sanders may be stupider than Hillary because he first avows with pride that he is a socialist before he decides to run for president. He can’t run very fast or very far after shooting himself in the foot like that.
          Don’t sell Joe Biden short. He’s forgotten more than Hillary knows, or will ever know. Joe has been a member of Congress for over 30 years and Vice-President for almost 8 years. He knows his way around Washington and just about everyone there.

          • ” she is unable to go beyond carefully scripted talking points”
            I think that you are right in this. But is she any more unable to do this
            than our current president who has been elected twice ?

  3. When she looses out completely, I wouldn’t want to be Bill…. “untrustworthy” “dishonest”, “Liar”….. she’s no doubt going to shift responsibility for all that onto him. She’ll rant and rage at him for destroying her chances to be Empress of the Known Universe, for stealing her coronation by HIS lack of character. I mean, after all, what is any liberal without a predilection for guilt transference and denial of personal responsibility?

    Poor Bill.

    As for Trump: “…the first three responses for Donald Trump were also quite negative – “arrogant,” “blowhard,” and “idiot,” “businessman,” and “clown.”

    ….. Arrogant liars, manipulators and inherently dishonest liberals always see self-reliant, self-assured and highly successful people as arrogant blow hard idiot clowns. All you have to do to figure that out is insist that men are men and women are women and sure enough, some liberal is going to accuse you of being a blowhard, an idiot, a clown, a homophobe, a bigot, a hater, a “vampire of love” and what ever else they can make up in their emotional attempts to flail you to death. All liberals, so called “progressives” and communist wannabes work the same way. If I were Trump, I wouldn’t let those double standard hypocrites bother me a bit… especially if I had a track record that clearly indicates that I’m 1,000 times better at making decisions, conducting business negotiations, organizing success minded people, cutting through the useless BS and getting things done right than they are at running the country and representing Americans, which is supposed to be their “business”.

    • You’ve been watching too much Fox News my friend. “Inherently dishonest” ? Really? Which party does that phrase characterize best?

      • The thing is, Oswaldo, I haven’t had television in my home for years now. So, your presumption that I watch to much Fox News is just that.. a presumption… based not on what you know about me, but upon your own narrow minded, utterly subjective view of the world. I don’t watch ANY television, including Fox News… there are only two things on it .. what I’ve already seen and what I don’t want to see.

        To answer your question ” “Inherently dishonest” ? Really? Which party does that phrase characterize best?” .. the answer is a resounding, not even questionable by real intellectually honest minds, the Democrats. Of course, having said that, the second most “inherently dishonest” would be the Republicans, who only get first place for being the most “Inherently gutless”.

        • It may be that speaking one’s mind openly is not perfectly compatible with winning elected office, or being a successful car salesman, or a number of other honest ways of making a living. Not speaking one’s mind does not mean lying, but often not saying all one thinks is of practical benefit. I suspect that in many business negotiations, one does best by
          speaking only the truth, but nowhere near the whole truth.
          When Ike lied about Francis Gary Powers, was that wrong ?

          • I’m not sure I understand the question, so my answer may not be appropriate to the question…. Concerning honesty, lying, what is said and not said, all I know is that when I buy a car, I don’t particularly care about the success of the salesman. I care about what is being sold to me. It seems to me that the Democrat salesman will tell you that if you support them, you’ll end up with a sweet ride and after you vote, you find out all they have to offer is a different place on the same harness and the Republicans will tell you you’re getting a great price on a super machine and after you pay them you find out you got a great looking car … with either no engine, a broken transmission or no tires.

            Politicians are not supposed to be salesmen or saleswomen. (But, yes, they are.) Their purpose for being in office and their goal is not supposed to be what they can put in their own pockets or what they can attach to their own agendas based on what they tell us or don’t tell us. They are supposed to be representing, defending and protecting the people of the United States, not serving themselves, not selling bills of goods for some agenda(s) that are harmful to we the people or to freedom or to the country. Any time I end up feeling like a politician has sold something to me, I feel like I got ripped off.

            Specifically regarding your question “When Ike lied about Francis Gary Powers, was that wrong ?” … I’m afraid that was a bit before my time. I have heard the name Francis Gary Powers, but I do not recall anything about him and have no idea what Ike might have said or not said about him. I’d have to take you word for it that Ike lied. But, I would assume that if he did, there must have been a good reason. I would find it difficult to believe that Eisenhower was a pontificating, arrogant, self-serving anti-American enemy of truth, justice and the true “American way” that our current president and the leadership of the current Democrat party obviously are. Nor do I believe that he was as gutless and by consequence of that gutlessness, as duplicitous as the current Republican establishment.

          • Francis Gary Powers was a pilot of a U 2 which was shot down over the Soviet Union.
            Ike denied that we were overflying the Soviet Union to observe ( spy on) them.
            Then Powers was brought before the press cameras. The affair is a bit mysterious because at
            the height the U 2 s flew it is hard to believe that the pilot could have survived.

            J_R_K

            I’m not sure I understand the question, so my answer may not be appropriate to the question…. Concerning honest, lying, what is said and not said, all I know is that when I buy a car, I don’t particularly care about the success of the salesman. I care about what is being sold to me. It seems to me that the Democrat salesman will tell you that if you support them, you’ll end up with a sweet ride and after you vote, you find out all they have to offer is a different place on the same harness and the Republicans will tell you you’re getting a great price on a super machine and after you pay them you find out you got a great looking car … with either no engine, a broken transmission or no tires. Politicians are not supposed to be salesmen or saleswomen. Their purpose for being in office and there goal is not supposed to be what they can put in their own pockets on attach to their own agendas based on what they tell us or don’t tell us. They are supposed to be representing the people, not themselves, not some agenda harmful to we the people or to freedom or to the country. Any time I end up feeling like a politician has sold something to me, I feel like I got ripped off.

          • There is much more to the job of US president than being a salesman, but sometimes that is an
            important part of the job. When Mr. Reagan spoke of our country’s best moments being ahead of us
            he was acting as, I suggest, a salesman for the America dream.

            I recently took a tour of Berlin. The guide grew up in West Berlin. As a young boy he saw
            JFK’s motorcade when he gave his famous speech ending ‘ like all free men everywhere I
            am proud to say Ich bin ein Berliner. Later Herr Schmidt was a driver for NBC when the wall fell.
            About two years before the wall fell Mr. Reagan gave a speech containing the famous line
            Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this Wall. Sometimes ideas have consequences. The tour went
            by where the Wall had been, where thousands of innocent people were shot down trying
            to cross the border to freedom. Today the people of the former German Democratic Republic
            are free.

          • There is a doctrine in moral theology called ‘mental reservation.’ One often
            used example of this is when a secret police officer asks if you have seen someone whom they are seeking ( presumably to torture, imprison, or kill this person).
            If one answers in a literally true, but deceptive way this is considered not to be a lie, or a culpable
            lie, because these police have no right to a truthful answer, because they are engaged in an
            unjust activity.

          • I just looked up Powers and I think that I got part of that wrong. Because the U 2 flew near 70 000
            flight Soviet anti-aircraft fire was unable to reach them. But in 196000 they had a surface-to-air
            missile that shot the plane down. Somehow the plane was recovered in a surprisingly intact state.
            After interrogating Powers for months they brought him and parts of the aircraft before the foreign press.
            Evidently the part about it being doubtful for the pilot to survive is not right.

      • ” The line between good and evil runs not between nations and not between parties, but right through the center of every human soul.” A. I. Solzhenitsyn

      • OSWALDO>>> The dishonest AH is sitting in the oval office. When he is gone it needs to be fumigated. DISHONEST DEMS.

    • As far as I know Mr. Trump is not a bigot, homophobe, or idiot. ( The first two may be true, but he is no idiot.) But ‘blowhard?’ Even his dimmest supporters surely will not deny that characterization ! He s the paradigmatic kid called on in class who has not done the reading and tries to get by with b#$%. He has not thought much about policy issues and shows no sign of intending to. And the crowd loves it ! This says nothing good about the American electorate. As Barnum said long ago : ‘ No one ever went broke underestimating the American public.

      • I have no idea what kind of president Trump would make. There IS a lot we don’t really know about him. But I know this: I’ll take an arrogant, blowhard pro-American over an arrogant, pontificating, anti-American liberal or a someone with an already established track record that has “RINO” stamped on it’s letterhead any day of the year.

        It seems like the presidential elections have become a perpetual choice between the proverbial “lesser of two evils”. Well, this one may turn out the same, but at least we get entertained on our way to choosing between a known knife in the back (the Democrats) and a kick in the gonads (the Republicans)

        I do think we have two or three other solid American conservatives running on the Republican ticket and Trump seems to be overshadowing them all. That is unfortunate, but should Trump win, unless he is the liar that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the RINOs are, then even if he is only 1/4 as good as he says he is, we the people come out the winners. And if he’s an arrogant, phony, pied piping, pontificating, anti-American narcissist, he wouldn’t be our first one, would he?

          • LOL.

            When I was in the army, we talked about being treated like mushrooms, being kept in the dark and being fed BS.

            That was decades ago and it never occurred to us then that there would be a day in America when so many people would be proud of that status.

            The sad truth is, you are right about much of the electorate. Lots of folks are proud of being ignorant these days.

          • When you were serving, did you ever hear ( or use ) the expression: ‘ #$% ‘ em, if they
            can’t take a joke?’ If so, please explain to me what was intended by that expression.
            I think that I understand it, but I am guessing. I think that it came from the military.

          • Can you explain the tone of that expression ? Is it a kind of resigned, but good-natured, cynicism ?

          • I think, when I was in the Military, it meant we did the best we could, couldn’t do any more and if it wasn’t good enough, to bad, that’s just the way it was. Then it eventually morphed into an expression used by people who don’t care about other people as an excuse to write off their inconsideration. Sometimes it’s good natured, sometimes it’s cynical, sometimes it even hateful. It’s the context in which it’s used that makes the difference. Personally, while it used to be common as grass, I haven’t heard that expression in years and I never did use it myself.

          • LBJ as not always right, but he was rarely in doubt.

            And did he know how to use power !

            Perhaps he was a vulgar man. But he did do a lot of good, at least in civil rights.
            I was quite young then, but I think that he f$%&ed up by the numbers with respect
            to Vietnam. He went half way through the intersection. ID the light is changing one
            ought to either go through or stop, but not stop half way through.

          • For my money, LBJ was perhaps the crookedest man every to live in the White House… well… at least until Bill Clinton got in and now, Barack Obama has eclipsed them all.

          • While Grant and Harding were, as far as I know, honest men, they appointed some
            crooks to high office and the taxpayers again took it in the shorts. Nixon was not the world’s most ethical man either. I don’t know that our current president puts money in his pocket that is not his, but whether
            he does or not he sure does ;ie an uncommon amount, even for a Chicago machine politician.

          • ” being fed BS” Alternately: having ‘fertilizer ‘ thrown on you, or being covered with #$%^&*.

          • More likely than being proud, people are not quite aware of what is going on, even that they are
            being lied to and, more often, just misled. These same people think that they are in the know more than the average bear.

          • Sounds like an apt description of human nature. I guess it gets us all at one time or another.

        • Trump – Things You Might Not Know About Him Worth reading

          Trump,
          hopefully, is waking some of the RINOs up. The criticisms of Trump are
          amazingly​ missing something. They are​ lacking in ​negative stories from those
          who work for him or have had business dealings with him. After all the employees
          he’s had and all the business deals he’s made there is a void of criticism. In
          fact, long term employees call him a strong and merciful leader and say he is
          far more righteous and of high integrity​ than people may think​.And while it
          may surprise many, he’s actually humble when it comes to his generosity and
          kindness. A good example is a story that tells of his limo breaking down on a
          deserted highway outside of New York City. A middle-aged couple stopped to help
          him and as a thank you he paid off their mortgage, but he didn’t brag about
          that. Generous and good people rarely talk of charity they bestow on others.​But
          as much as all this is interesting, the real thing that people want to know is
          what Donald Trump’s plan is for America. It’s funny how so many people say they
          don’t know what it is, or they act like Trump is hiding it. The information is
          readily available if people would just do a little homework. But, since most
          Americans won’t do their own research, here, in no particular order, is an
          overview of many of Trumps positions and plans:

          1.)
          Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s
          problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is going to risk the
          lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going to war, then the nations we
          help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq War as an example, he
          cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers (over $1.5 trillion, and
          possibly much more depending on what sources are used to determine the cost) in
          addition to the cost in human life. He suggests that Iraq should have been
          required to give us enough of their oil to pay for the expenses we incurred. He
          includes in those expenses the medical costs for our military and $5 million for
          each family that lost a loved one in the war and $2 million for each family of
          soldiers who received severe injuries.

          2.)
          Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military again.
          He believes the single most important function of the federal government is
          national defense. He has said he wants to find the General Patton or General
          MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the strength it needs to
          be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of, Trump’s attitude about
          America and about winning tells me he’d most likely be quick to eliminate rules
          of engagement that handicap our military in battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at
          all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure that would apply to our national defense
          and security, too.

          3.)
          Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 7 core
          principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):

          ·
          American interests come first. Always. No apologies.

          ·
          Maximum firepower and military preparedness.

          ·
          Only go to war to win.

          ·
          Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.

          ·
          Keep the technological sword razor sharp.

          ·
          See the unseen. Prepare for threats before they materialize.

          ·
          Respect and support our present and past warriors.

          4.)
          Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as military
          combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats them.

          5.)
          Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them
          unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must tax their
          imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause American
          companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to America and
          create jobs here.

          Although
          he sees China as the biggest offender, he believes that America should protect
          itself from all foreign efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example,
          Ford is building a plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle
          Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which
          would cause companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican
          operations and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs
          here.

          6.)
          Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels
          Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating
          antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the cartel. He also
          wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically (sound like Sarah
          Palin’s drill baby, drill?) thereby increasing domestic production creating jobs
          and driving domestic costs of oil and gas down while reducing dependence on
          foreign oil.

          7.)
          Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and prosperity in
          America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from entering and put
          controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall,
          which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I wouldn’t put it
          past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and provide no path to
          citizenship for illegals.

          8.)
          Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it better for
          average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here and foreign
          businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our nation would do
          wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place to do business. He
          also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on capital gains and dividends.
          This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the economy and help rebuild
          the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax system. He also wants to
          charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20% tax, but for those willing to
          move jobs back to America they would not be taxed. And for citizens he has a tax
          plan that would allow Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark
          economic growth. He wants to change the personal income tax to:

          ·
          Up to $30,000 taxed at 1%

          ·
          From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%

          ·
          From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%

          ·
          $1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%

          9.)
          Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing, health
          care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged, or fixed.” He
          believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to
          allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in tort reform to get
          rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.

          10.)
          Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America spends
          far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if we don’t
          stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will be
          impossible to save this country.

          11.)
          Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm those on
          Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the citizens have
          faithfully paid in to the system to have these services available and that the
          American government has an obligation to fulfill its end of the bargain and
          provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build the economy up so that we
          have the revenue to pay those costs without cutting the benefits to the
          recipients. He disagrees with Democrats who think raising taxes is the answer
          and says that when you do that you stifle the economy. On the other hand, when
          you lower taxes and create an environment to help businesses they will grow,
          hire more workers, and those new workers will be paying taxes that become more
          tax revenue for the government.

          12.)
          Trump also wants reform of the welfare state saying that America needs “a safety
          net, not a hammock.” He believes in a welfare to work program that would help
          reduce the welfare roles and encourage people to get back to work. And he wants
          a crackdown on entitlement fraud.

          13.)
          Trump believes climate change is a hoax.

          14.)
          Trump opposes Common Core.

          15.)
          Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or
          the life of the mother.

          16.)
          Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.

          17.)
          Trump’s view on same-sex marriage is that marriage is between a man and a woman,
          but he also believes that this is a states rights issue, not a federal issue.

          18.)
          Trump supports the death penalty. Trump believes that there is a lack of common
          sense, innovative thinking in Washington (Hmmm… looks like he believes in horse
          sense!). He says it’s about seeing the unseen and that’s the kind of thinking we
          need to turn this country around. He tells a personal story to illustrate the
          point: “When I opened Trump National Golf Club at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los
          Angeles, I was immediately told that I would need to build a new and costly
          ballroom. The current ballroom was gorgeous, but it only sat 200 people and we
          were losing business because people needed a larger space for their events.
          Building a new ballroom would take years to get approval and permits (since it’s
          on the Pacific Ocean), and cost about $5 million. I took one look at the
          ballroom and saw immediately what needed to be done. The problem wasn’t the size
          of the room, it was the size of the chairs. They were huge, heavy, and unwieldy.
          We didn’t need a bigger ballroom, we needed smaller chairs! So I had them
          replaced with high-end, smaller chairs. I then had our people sell the old
          chairs and got more money for them than the cost of the new chairs. In the end,
          the ballroom went from seating 200 people to seating 320 people. Our visitors
          got the space they desired, and I spared everyone the hassle of years of
          construction and $5 million of expense. It’s amazing what you can accomplish
          with a little common sense. On top of his saving years of construction and $5
          million in expenses, he also was able to keep the ballroom open for business
          during the time it would have been under remodeling, which allowed him to
          continue to make money on the space instead of losing that revenue during
          construction time.

          Donald
          Trump’s entire life has been made up of success and winning. He’s been accused
          of bankruptcies, but that’s not true. He’s never filed personal bankruptcy.
          He’s bought companies and legally used bankruptcy laws to restructure their
          debt, just as businesses do all the time. But he’s never been bankrupt
          personally. He’s a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our
          nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying, “I love America. And when you love
          something, you protect it passionately – fiercely, even.” We never hear that
          from Democrats or even from most Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things
          that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude
          to stand up and say them. Looking over this list of what he wants for America I
          see a very necessary set of goals that are long past due. Before we criticize
          someone because the media does, maybe we should seriously consider what he has
          to offer.

        • The odds of Mr. Trump receiving the nomination of the GOP are slightly larger than
          the odds of me being nominated, but not much. The likelihood of Dr. Carson agreeing to
          run with him may not be that high for two reasons. One is that Dr. Carson is not a fool
          and he would know that any Democratic nominee ( except maybe Bernie ) would defeat Trump
          easily. The other is that Dr. Carson has actual beliefs about the proper direction in which our country
          ought to go, whereas the Donald is not even curious about such philosophical matters.

          • TOMDOLAN: Only in your dreams. Will send you some Kleenex, when Trump is in the Oval Office. Send address, wouldn’t want you to drown in your own tears???????

          • I am afraid that I ( and the rest of America) will need more than Kleenex, if that comes to pass.
            After eight years of the current president, I think it only fair that we have an actual qualified
            person in that rather important office.

          • There are no other persons qualified in the Dem Party or the GOP. An incompetent was elected the last time, now its time for TRUMP in 2016. Bozo was not qualified, neither is HC, or Bernie, or Biden. There are only two candidates that are not “kiss rear” politicians.

          • My point is that one incompetent is more than enough. Hiring Mr. Obama whose experience was

            … minimal, didn’t work out . So, for an encore, should we double down on stupidity and elect a man
            ( Trump who has even less experience than Obama, who never even ran once for office, even though he
            is older now than Obama was then? I say not just no, but hell, no.

          • Donald Trump is a viable candidate to win the nomination. So is Dr. Ben Carson. Their styles and demeanor may be opposite but the common denominator here is they are both independent. They don’t need big money special interest groups or lobbyists to support their campaigns…they don’t want them. If they end up on the same ticket in 2016….who is going to beat them????
            Joe Biden? Bernie Sanders??? Hillary Clinton???????
            It’ll be like shooting fish in a barrel.

          • Trump – Things You Might Not Know About Him

            Trump,
            hopefully, is waking some of the RINOs up. The criticisms of Trump are
            amazingly​ missing something. They are​ lacking in ​negative stories from those
            who work for him or have had business dealings with him. After all the employees
            he’s had and all the business deals he’s made there is a void of criticism. In
            fact, long term employees call him a strong and merciful leader and say he is
            far more righteous and of high integrity​ than people may think​.And while it
            may surprise many, he’s actually humble when it comes to his generosity and
            kindness. A good example is a story that tells of his limo breaking down on a
            deserted highway outside of New York City. A middle-aged couple stopped to help
            him and as a thank you he paid off their mortgage, but he didn’t brag about
            that. Generous and good people rarely talk of charity they bestow on others.​But
            as much as all this is interesting, the real thing that people want to know is
            what Donald Trump’s plan is for America. It’s funny how so many people say they
            don’t know what it is, or they act like Trump is hiding it. The information is
            readily available if people would just do a little homework. But, since most
            Americans won’t do their own research, here, in no particular order, is an
            overview of many of Trumps positions and plans:

            1.)
            Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s
            problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is going to risk the
            lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going to war, then the nations we
            help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq War as an example, he
            cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers (over $1.5 trillion, and
            possibly much more depending on what sources are used to determine the cost) in
            addition to the cost in human life. He suggests that Iraq should have been
            required to give us enough of their oil to pay for the expenses we incurred. He
            includes in those expenses the medical costs for our military and $5 million for
            each family that lost a loved one in the war and $2 million for each family of
            soldiers who received severe injuries.

            2.)
            Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military again.
            He believes the single most important function of the federal government is
            national defense. He has said he wants to find the General Patton or General
            MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the strength it needs to
            be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of, Trump’s attitude about
            America and about winning tells me he’d most likely be quick to eliminate rules
            of engagement that handicap our military in battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at
            all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure that would apply to our national defense
            and security, too.

            3.)
            Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 7 core
            principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):

            ·
            American interests come first. Always. No apologies.

            ·
            Maximum firepower and military preparedness.

            ·
            Only go to war to win.

            ·
            Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.

            ·
            Keep the technological sword razor sharp.

            ·
            See the unseen. Prepare for threats before they materialize.

            ·
            Respect and support our present and past warriors.

            4.)
            Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as military
            combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats them.

            5.)
            Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them
            unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must tax their
            imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause American
            companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to America and
            create jobs here.

            Although
            he sees China as the biggest offender, he believes that America should protect
            itself from all foreign efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example,
            Ford is building a plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle
            Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which
            would cause companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican
            operations and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs
            here.

            6.)
            Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels
            Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating
            antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the cartel. He also
            wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically (sound like Sarah
            Palin’s drill baby, drill?) thereby increasing domestic production creating jobs
            and driving domestic costs of oil and gas down while reducing dependence on
            foreign oil.

            7.)
            Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and prosperity in
            America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from entering and put
            controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall,
            which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I wouldn’t put it
            past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and provide no path to
            citizenship for illegals.

            8.)
            Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it better for
            average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here and foreign
            businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our nation would do
            wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place to do business. He
            also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on capital gains and dividends.
            This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the economy and help rebuild
            the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax system. He also wants to
            charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20% tax, but for those willing to
            move jobs back to America they would not be taxed. And for citizens he has a tax
            plan that would allow Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark
            economic growth. He wants to change the personal income tax to:

            ·
            Up to $30,000 taxed at 1%

            ·
            From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%

            ·
            From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%

            ·
            $1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%

            9.)
            Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing, health
            care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged, or fixed.” He
            believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to
            allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in tort reform to get
            rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.

            10.)
            Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America spends
            far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if we don’t
            stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will be
            impossible to save this country.

            11.)
            Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm those on
            Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the citizens have
            faithfully paid in to the system to have these services available and that the
            American government has an obligation to fulfill its end of the bargain and
            provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build the economy up so that we
            have the revenue to pay those costs without cutting the benefits to the
            recipients. He disagrees with Democrats who think raising taxes is the answer
            and says that when you do that you stifle the economy. On the other hand, when
            you lower taxes and create an environment to help businesses they will grow,
            hire more workers, and those new workers will be paying taxes that become more
            tax revenue for the government.

            12.)
            Trump also wants reform of the welfare state saying that America needs “a safety
            net, not a hammock.” He believes in a welfare to work program that would help
            reduce the welfare roles and encourage people to get back to work. And he wants
            a crackdown on entitlement fraud.

            13.)
            Trump believes climate change is a hoax.

            14.)
            Trump opposes Common Core.

            15.)
            Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or
            the life of the mother.

            16.)
            Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.

            17.)
            Trump’s view on same-sex marriage is that marriage is between a man and a woman,
            but he also believes that this is a states rights issue, not a federal issue.

            18.)
            Trump supports the death penalty. Trump believes that there is a lack of common
            sense, innovative thinking in Washington (Hmmm… looks like he believes in horse
            sense!). He says it’s about seeing the unseen and that’s the kind of thinking we
            need to turn this country around. He tells a personal story to illustrate the
            point: “When I opened Trump National Golf Club at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los
            Angeles, I was immediately told that I would need to build a new and costly
            ballroom. The current ballroom was gorgeous, but it only sat 200 people and we
            were losing business because people needed a larger space for their events.
            Building a new ballroom would take years to get approval and permits (since it’s
            on the Pacific Ocean), and cost about $5 million. I took one look at the
            ballroom and saw immediately what needed to be done. The problem wasn’t the size
            of the room, it was the size of the chairs. They were huge, heavy, and unwieldy.
            We didn’t need a bigger ballroom, we needed smaller chairs! So I had them
            replaced with high-end, smaller chairs. I then had our people sell the old
            chairs and got more money for them than the cost of the new chairs. In the end,
            the ballroom went from seating 200 people to seating 320 people. Our visitors
            got the space they desired, and I spared everyone the hassle of years of
            construction and $5 million of expense. It’s amazing what you can accomplish
            with a little common sense. On top of his saving years of construction and $5
            million in expenses, he also was able to keep the ballroom open for business
            during the time it would have been under remodeling, which allowed him to
            continue to make money on the space instead of losing that revenue during
            construction time.

            Donald
            Trump’s entire life has been made up of success and winning. He’s been accused
            of bankruptcies, but that’s not true. He’s never filed personal bankruptcy.
            He’s bought companies and legally used bankruptcy laws to restructure their
            debt, just as businesses do all the time. But he’s never been bankrupt
            personally. He’s a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our
            nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying, “I love America. And when you love
            something, you protect it passionately – fiercely, even.” We never hear that
            from Democrats or even from most Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things
            that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude
            to stand up and say them. Looking over this list of what he wants for America I
            see a very necessary set of goals that are long past due. Before we criticize
            someone because the media does, maybe we should seriously consider what he has
            to offer.

          • “The odds of Mr. Trump receiving the nomination of the GOP are slightly larger than the odds of me being nominated…”

            Actually, Mr. dolan, you could probably poll better than anything currently under the Leftist consideration.

          • I am not sure what ” anything currently under the Leftist consideration.” means.
            I also do not know why the word ‘leftist’ is capitalized.

            If the implication is that I would be a candidate of the left, then you have guessed wrong.
            Many people on these bulletin boards seem to equate three rather separate things:
            disagreeing with them; being wrong, or silly, or vicious; and being left wing.

            Most people, at least here in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts, probably see me more
            on the right. I myself don’t worry overly about such categories. It is not that I see them as useless,
            meaning less, or silly. I don’t. But I am more interested in this or that issue than in a general
            categorization. If I were in politic professionally then such things would matter to me. When I see
            for example ” feminists for life’ I am happy to see pro-life sentiment of any kind. To the extent I am
            not enthralled with ‘ feminism,’ it is more anything else, because it usually means pro-abortion
            ( or, at least, pro- ‘choice’). If you do happen to mean something by ” under the Leftist
            consideration,” please do not bother to explain. It is more fun to wonder and to guess.

          • Mr. dolan – the suggestion was that you might poll better than Hillary, Bernie, Elizabeth or good ol’ Joe.

            They are the four currently under Leftist consideration.
            And you surely know what that means.

            Also, Leftism is a religion. A religion of mental illness, a sham religion, even a sham cult, so it get’s the upper case opening letter.

            That is not to suggest that you are, yourself, a Leftist – or anything else, for that matter. You threw your own hat into that hypothetical ring.

            We might also conclude that Bozo The Clown could poll highest in those sad, desperate Leftist circles; that would not be to suggest that Mr. Bozo is either in politics or that he is a Leftist.

            Focus, Mr. dolan, focus.

          • Your rhetoric is compelling and entertaining. This is not a criticism. It is a compliment. You use our wonderful language well. I suggest that
            ‘Leftism’ may be more an ideology than a religion, but the two ideas
            are, I suppose, close. I love the clear, vivid language you use.
            If we want to be serious I would have trouble being elected a selectman, partly because I have no strong desire for the job.

          • Thank you Mr. donlan.
            I really do like the English language, and to use it creatively to deliver an idea.

            It’s nice to have one’s artistic skills recognized, either with a complement or through flattery.

            Or even through sarcasm, at times.

            F.A.T.

        • Here is an alternate possibility : Trump to be finance chairman for the candidate he has
          so long supported, Secretary Clinton, Dr. Carson to be Secretary of HHS ( a job for which he is probably
          well qualified ). Mr. Trump’s expertise is more in the areas of real estate development and show
          business. While there is an aspect of show business or PR to the job of president, there are other
          more important aspects of the job for which he has minimal relevant experience or training
          ( or, seemingly, aptitude. Gratuitously insulting people in public is not how successful elected
          officials usually roll. Such a habit can be somewhat self-defeating, in political roles).

      • Right, Mr dolan – What we need is an expert in policy issues – foreign policy such as that demonstrated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, North Africa, China, Japan, Mexico and Central & South America – even with our European allies and friends.
        You wouldn’t want a leader who has negotiated with the most difficult & dangerous tyrants in the world and gained much than he sacrificed.
        Nope, wouldn’t want anyone like that to represent you in tough negotiations.
        (BTW – in the Iran debacle, those four Americans held prisoner would be sitting on Martha’s Vinyard rather than in the shlthole where our heroic JF Kerry got crushed, as usual.)

        And in domestic policies, too – someone who could take a peaceful nation and orchestrate race hatred and constant mortal violence, someone who could destroy a perfectly good health care system and replace it with Rube Goldberg insanity, a man who would shutter the energy production we do now and will continue to need – putting the coal mines out of business, forbidding oil fieldwork, convincing the most ignorant that the Earth will come to a boil if someone drives a car or smokes a “vapor”cigarette.
        That’s the kind of guy we need – one who encourages murderers to kill because of the color of the victims’ skin, and makes statements if the victim and shooter are of the races that fit into his fascist programs.

        You’re right – we need someone with experience to disarm our military, deny any assistance to Americans in trouble, or kidnapped by governments that spit on our flag when they’re not screaming “death to America.”

        Our nation is facing the greatest bankruptcy, and all you want is more of the people who can only spend, spend and spend some more, while lying to the taxpayer about how much spending they have cut.
        You don’t want someone who knows how to fight back from bankruptcy..

  4. Williams, the guy that hacked in to Bill’s computer dident last long, look like they are steel in charge of the deth squad. Che is as bad as they come, guess that’s why they call her Killery, and Hittlery.

  5. Ben Carson/Carly Fiorini vs Shrillary/Warm Bucket of Spit? I’d be fun to watch Clinton, Inc. attack a brain surgeon and a successful businesswomen. The Republicans have a deep, young bench versus the OLD, worn out baby boomers on the radical left.

    • Trump – Fiorina, with Surgeon General Carson.

      And there are so many good chiefs of staff, cabinet nominations, SCOTS waiting to be named.
      Bolton? Laffer? etc.

    • Dr. Carson and Ms. Fiorina are clearly very sharp people who can think on their feet.
      Dr. Carson can not fairly be called young, but he is vigorous.

  6. Hillawitch belongs in the UNCIVILIZED group. She is the worst egotistical broad that keeps opening her yap with nothing but garbage coming out. She belongs in Prison but kept in solitary confinement.

  7. Hillary needs to be in Jail. 999% of Hillary supporters you can look in there eyes ans see the back of there head. Liberals and socialist are communist and to dumb to know it.

    • ” Liberals and socialists are communists and too dumb to know it. ”
      Lenin and his fellow butchers in the CHEKA did not think so.
      They sought with special fervor to find and torment so-called
      left SRs, those insufficiently politically correct to follow the Moscow line
      quite closely enough.
      Communists are militantly atheistic. Many Socialists are Christian, Jewish,
      or otherwise religious. Communists have no problem with being dishonest.
      Lying to them is not wrong. Most Socialists do not think that lying is OK
      Communists put the State over the family. Most Socialists, like most decent people
      love their families and will fight any attempt to put the State above the family.
      Communists are quite willing to imprison, torture and kill millions of people, and have done so for decades as they were able to, and they still do this today.
      Many Socialists are decent people, some are non-violent, and others only see
      violence as allowable to defend oneself or someone else.

  8. Benghazi was a hit in the sense that WH and Shilliary knew this attack was coming down…..ignored repeated requests for more sec…hired a group with radical Islamist ties to ” guard ” the compound……and presto the ME F& F point man Chris Stevens ” suddenly ” winds up
    back in Benghazi just in time to be on the square when the attacks are launched….Ovomit and Shilliary and Jarrett thought this ” clean up ” of the potential witnesses and evidence of their weapons smuggling op would be over in 2 hours max…..the intervention of those brave U.S. personnel threw the timing off…hence the need for the stand down orders….the unavail. of Ovomit after the meeting with Panetta..that 10 PM call from Ovomit to Shilliary….

    • Islamists knew the schedule and security arrangements of our personnel in Benghazi – especially the ambassador – because of the availability of all of our SecState’s wide open jr. high school emails. In essence, she helped them to plan the assault.

      But she gives us two possibilities to consider, either a peaceful demonstration morphed into an attack
      (probably because local folks in a demonstration are finely-trained military who happen to have mortars, grenades and automatic weapons in their pockets).

      Or possibility #2 – a group of neighbors were out for an evening walk and decided to kill some americans.
      Those “walking” neighbors also just happen to be armed like the Seventh Armored Division.

      Those are the two possibilities she offered in her explanation.

      What’s your problem?

  9. The Clinton reputation for ruthlessness holds forth the real possibility of a murder-suicide situation. Who knows? Maybe Bernie Sanders might find himself on a park bench, dead from a self inflicted lead overdose.

    • When someone is said to have shot himself in the head – three or four times,
      can even the mainstream media believe such a story ?

      • Even the most unbelievable is not questioned when put out by a liberal Democrat. Look at Hillary running the good race with Obama to see who can lie more than the other.

  10. Shouldn’t all of “Team Hillary” including that corrupt, ugly, incontinent, old Sow, Hillary Rotten Clinton, be in jail?

    • Hillary is not long for this world…After her testimony at the congressional committee hearings in Oct., she may very well be fitted for an orange jump suit and may not be available for the Democratic primaries.
      Unfortunately for Hillary, the chairman of that committee is Trey Gowdy….a former prosecuting attorney who is more serious than a heart attack.
      You can be sure that he will have all his ducks lined up in a row before the proceedings begin.
      All the news that we are presently hearing about more classified information being found on Hillary’s private email server, is being meticulously filed as we speak.

  11. charles adams we do not need another slick talker like oboma we do not need ben carson we need some one like trump that will not owe all donators a favor and expect something back in return no good talker a man that knows how to run a country

    • We need Dr. Ben Carson a lot more than you think. Yes, I agree that Trump is an excellent choice, but so is Dr. Carson. Did you notice that they do not say bad things about each other on the campaign trail? They respect each other because they are on the same page on most issues. Both are intelligent…both have a track record of achieving success…both are independent and speak without a teleprompter or prompted by paid advisers on what to say before they deliver their speeches.

      • ” they are on the same page on most issues”
        You might be right, but how did you discover this.
        Mr. Trump rarely, if ever, has said much in public about
        his political views and he is on record in the past
        being for socialized medicine and abortion without restriction,
        that is views to the left of Obama’s policies.

      • The difference is that Dr. Carson thinks about what he is saying while the Donald
        is too lazy to do his homework. No one is smart enough to wing everything, without preparation. Mr. trump tries to make a virtue of his laziness.

          • You are right. Mr. Trump presumably is skilled and hard-working

            in his real-estate development and show business careers.

            He inherited a small fortune and has made a larger fortune from it.

            The laziness to which I refer is his laziness ( or lack of interest)

            in public policy issues.

  12. Jo Biden’s political skills are better than Mrs. Coattailriding Bill Clinton’s? I don’t think so. At least she and Bill are better at ruthless underhanded politics. Certainly she has the LGBT community in a lip lock. Pun intended.

    • More likely prison, probably a Club Fed. Jail is for people serving short sentences
      ( less than a year) and for people who can’t get bail, awaiting charges.
      Hillary has millions. And if she goes down, her sentence will not be a few months.

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