For those of you who are upset at my re-endorsement of Donald Trump after his crude remarks from 2005 I think it’s time to remind such folks and those in the MSM who are sounding high and mighty of a bit of history.

On Dec 19th 1998 right after impeachment a bunch of Democrat members of congress lined up behind behind Bill Clinton at the White House to stand behind him and support him after impeachment. Here is the video of the event.

You might recognize several current members of congress both house and senate who are now beating their breasts over Donald Trump’s words today who had absolutely no problem putting themselves out there for Bill Clinton less than two decades ago.

I challenge the MSM to ask any of those Democrats hitting Donald Trump today this question: Why do Donald Trumps words disqualify him from office but Bill Clinton’s actions not only did not, but produced this public display of support from Democrats in congress.”

The odds of them doing so are in my opinion less than your chances of winning the lottery


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By John Ruberry

Last night the New York Times, using an illegally obtained copy of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return, speculated that because of a $916 million loss listed on that return, the Republican nominee may have, yes, may have, avoided paying federal income taxes for 18 years.

With help from his wealthy father, not the government, Trump, a real estate developer, built an international business empire. And because of his Apprentice television franchise, even before his presidential run Trump was likely the most recognized business person in the United States.

Hillary Clinton is also rich. Her business–make that racket–is influence peddling. While her husband was attorney general, and then governor of Arkansas, Clinton was an attorney at the Rose Law Firm in that state’s capital city. The Clintons, aided by the Rose Law Firm, used its clout to protect themselves and Jim and Susan McDougal, their investment partners. While they didn’t make money in Whitewater, Arkansas’ first couple did their best to cover up the Whitewater scandal, which led to the convictions the McDougals, Bill’s successor as governor, and Webster Hubbell, a partner at the Rose Law Firm and a close friend of the Clintons.arkansas-sign

The McDougals ran Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan in Little Rock, which failed in the 1980s. They chose, of course, the Rose Law Firm to defend their thrift.

After emerging from the White House “dead broke,” the Clintons were still able to purchase a mansion in Westchester County, New York, one of the most expensive real estate markets in the nation. In 2001 the Clinton Foundation was formed, by this time of course Hillary was a US Senator from New York. The foundation traded off of Bill’s status as an ex-president–six-figure public speaking fees to him went to this “charity,” which offered high-priced salaries to Clinton family cronies and served as a lucrative waiting room for those Clintonistas between government jobs.

The former first couple learned that influence peddling, not property investments, was their pathway to wealth.

While Hillary was serving as Barack Obama’s secretary of state, foreign donors poured money into the “charity,” probably using their cash as down payments for favors from Madame Secretary. It worked. A majority of the non-governmental meetings Hillary had at State were with Clinton Foundation donors, which is why the foundation is commonly referred to as a slush fund.

In Illinois, where Hillary grew up, that’s called pay-to-play.

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There’s nothing like this type of sordidness in Trump’s background.

After leaving State, it was Hillary’s turn to collect the big-money speeches, with Wall Street firms being some of her most lucrative clients. Without having been a major government figure–or the spouse of one–Clinton’s speech income just might have matched that of a Times Square busker, such as the Naked Cowboy.

In 2014 just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation budget was spent on charitable grants.

Where is that story, New York Times?

Oh, do you know anyone who doesn’t try to pay as little income tax as possible?

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

 

 

You hadn’t exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.’ But the plans were on display…’ o n display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.’ `That’s the display department.’ `With a torch.’ `Ah, well the lights had probably gone.’ `So had the stairs.’ `But look you found the notice didn’t you?’ `Yes,’ said Arthur, `yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying “Beware of The Leopard”.’

Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 1979 — Douglas Adams.

On Tuesday I led with a piece concerning the hilarity of crying “security” with Anthony Weiner and Huma when Bill Clinton is about to be let back into the white house. In that piece I had a quote from Donny Deutsch

Panelist Donny Deutsch guessed that Trump would have no problem counter-punching with the Epstein connection whenever he was hit for his own behavior with women, as he was last weekend in a piece in the New York Times.

“Here’s the tennis game,” Deutsch said. “Donald Trump kissed a woman in a bathing suit. Trump hits back: Tell me about the president’s relationship with a guy named Jeffrey Epstein. That’s your tennis match.”

In my original piece I had video from the Washington Free Beacon story containing that entire exchange. You might wonder why I didn’t include said video of Deutsch mentioning Jeffery Epstein and see the reaction of the people at the table.

Here is why

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If you look at the view count you will see that seven minute clip had over 100,000 views before NBC decided to play copyright police game.

Maybe it’s just me but given how often we see stuff at mediaite et al it seems rather unusual for a news network to make a copyright claim over a clip from a news story that used as “fair use” by another news organization. Could this suggest that NBC wants to keep this clip out of the public view because it might hurt Hillary?

I can see the NBC reaction now: Nonsense, we’re not censoring the clip at all. The seven minute clip IS available IF you

Go to the Morning Joe site

Hit search taking you to the MSNBC search engine

Search for Donald Trump

Narrow the field to Morning Joe

Narrow the field to May 16th 2016

and sit through all the videos till you find the right one.

And skip ahead to the 12 minute mark on that video.

If you do so you CAN find the clip and watch the Morning Joe panel’s reaction to what Donny Deutsch says

So,  You’ll have absolutely no problem sharing this clip with people far and wide and giving them a hint about the relationship between Jeffery Epstein and Bill Clinton and how the media views it…provided you are someone like me who

already saw the clip

remembered what show it was on

knew what day it was broadcast

And knew what time segment to look for 

As for everyone else NBC says to you: Beware of the Leopard!


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At the NY Post today there is a story concerning Hillary Clinton and Pay for Play

Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday.

As you might guess the 44 newly released emails with this information generated a quick response from Donald Trump:

The revelations drew a quick rebuke from Donald Trump’s campaign, which said: “This is yet more evidence that Hillary Clinton lacks the judgment, character, stability and temperament to be within 1,000 miles of public power. She views public office as nothing more than a means to personal enrichment.”

The piece is titled Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme and it’s written by Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks. It’s a good piece but I do have one quibble concerning it.

The title.

There are a lot of words you can use to accurately describe the history of Bill & Hillary Clinton when it comes to “pay for play” in Arkansas, the white house, the state department and the Clinton administration.

“Shocking” isn’t one of them.

The last few years have proven that the left can convince a low information voter of a lot of things, but even the full power of the mainstream media and the strongest zealots from the War on Women® brigade would not be able to convince the American public that Bill Clinton would have no interest or business on a private island where orgies took place.

DaTechGuy:  Private Islands, Orgies, Bill Clinton? Nothing to see here 4/14/2014

Let me begin this post by saying that I think by running nude pictures of Donald Trump wife and the possible next first lady the NY Post has managed to achieve a new low in journalism which given the state of journalism in the United States these days is quite an accomplishment.

But having said that the NY Post has also inadvertently thrown a gauntlet down to every late night comic on TV.

What gauntlet? The obvious Bill Clinton Melania Trump skit test.

It is completely impossible to look at the NY Post’s photos of the possible future first lady and not imagine Bill Clinton’s reaction to it and start laughing.

Furthermore is it almost impossible to not picture a skit whereby Bill Clinton is ogling the NY Post Melania Trump cover and Hillary walks in.

The possibilities, from Bill Trying to hide the newspaper, to Hillary getting jealous (to Monica getting jealous), to Bill deciding to submit an absentee ballot for Trump over it, are practically endless.

For a comic writer it’s a fatter pitch than Denny McLain’s final toss to Mickey Mantle in Sept 1968.  Such a skit practically writes itself.  It’s a total no brainer.

At least it would be if this wasn’t true:

Johnny Carson delivered, and he did so without revealing his party affiliation.

That was then. Now, we have late night comics choosing sides. Some, like Trevor Noah, Larry Wilmore and Seth Meyers, are essentially signing up for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

We’ve already seen Stephen Colbert perform damage control for the DNC leaks. You’d be hard pressed to think how a DNC operative would handle the crisis better.

And that’s the problem here, while the Bill Clinton jokes write themselves the last thing Hillary Clinton needs is something to remind the world, particularly women under the age of forty who might not remember Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky or Juanita Broaddrick of her husband’s ahem interesting extracurricular activities.

That’s why this  move by the post, while in itself horrible, is extremely revealing in a completely unintended way.

If the late night comics do the skits and the jokes concerning Bill Clinton and the Melania issue then we know that no matter what their political opinions, they still understand their primary job as a comic is to make people laugh.

If the late night comics avoid any joke concerning Bill Clinton & Melania Trump, and leave the skits and videos for the likes of Steven Crowder,  then they are declaring for all the world to see that for the next hundred days their only purpose is to elect Hillary Clinton.

By Tuesday morning will know which it’s going to be.

Closing thought #1.  A really edgy comic would do the skit with Hillary doing the oogling and Bill Catching her or Hillary catching Bill, scolding him then when he leaves the room embarrassed ogling the issue herself.  That is about as likely to happen on late night as God deciding to have the hair on my head spontaneously grow back.

Closing thought #2  If the Comic do NOT touch this (as I suspect they won’t) If I was Donald Trump I’d make the joke myself, saying  he can picture Bill or even Hillary ogling the photos and when the MSM gets outraged (particularly on the Hillary thing) have him ask bluntly if they think there is anything wrong if Hillary preferred women?


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Hillary Clinton What Difference Does It Make
It doesn’t make much difference anymore.

by baldilocks

Today’s news is a vindication for conspiracy theorists, especially those who contend that a Clinton cabal exists. But I think that there is an overarching cabal; one that includes the entire Democrat Party and most of the GOP. It’s is one which intends to destroy the Rule of Law in America by handing over America’s secrets to foreign actors, hiding and/or destroying the evidence of the betrayals, and, when the cabal members are caught red-handed, allowing the members to escape legal prosecution.

All that seemed crazy and paranoid until this morning, did it not?

Of course, President Obama is an active part of this. Aside from his obvious personal enmity with the Clintons, he does what he is instructed to do, meaning support the Hillary Clinton by making her his first Secretary of State and by endorsing her 2016 bid for president. Bill Clinton can hate Obama all he wants, but the former will stand in for Obama and will remind members of the Obama Administration what the cabal’s goal is and of whom they all work for—whoever that is. (As one of the cabal’s generals, Bill Clinton has to keep the troops in step while they march the Long March.)

Remember when President Obama visited Russia in 2012 and had an audience with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev? This sotto voce assertion to the Russian leader was caught by the microphone, accidentally, to be sure.

Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I’ll have more flexibility.”

Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to [President] Vladimir [Putin].”

Lots of commentary on what the president meant by that, but what I’m thinking is that we are seeing a possible explanation of the meaning now.

Recall that there were many State Department computer network breaches during Hillary Clinton’s tenure there. I contend that she had email servers installed in her home in order to make it easier for foreign entities–like the Russian leadership–to access the information, something which, obviously, would not be detected by the State’s IT department and would not, therefore, end up in the news. Of course, President Obama knew what was going on and I contend that this is part of what he was referring to in his conversation with PM Medvedev.

And FBI Director James Comey—either part of the cabal or being strong-armed by it—declines to prosecute Mrs. Clinton even while he admits that she blatantly violated 18 U.S. Code § 793 and 18 U.S. Code § 2071.

And when one considers the mishandling of classified materials by Clinton Administration appointees like his CIA director John Deutch, and his National Security Advisor Sandy Berger and their subsequent pardon and slap on the wrist, respectively, it’s beginning to seem more ridiculous to assert that there is not a conspiracy.

So, now the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign can proceed apace. It’s her turn, after all and she has done her service to her master(s).

RIP, Rule of Law.

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PM Jim Hacker: Who knows foreign office secrets besides the Foreign Office?

Bernard Woosley: That’s easy, only the Kremlin.

Yes Prime Minister A victory for Democracy 1987

Given the reports of everyone and their mother hacking the wide open Hillary Clinton Servers I found this headline via Memeorandum really funny:

AIDE SAID CLINTON DIDN’T WANT EMAILS ACCESSIBLE TO ‘ANYBODY’

And apart from all of America’s enemies they haven’t been seen.

It’s also worth noting that the title of the AP story has been changed to include the word “private

AIDE: CLINTON OPPOSED PRIVATE EMAILS ACCESSIBLE TO ‘ANYBODY’

 

Speaking of things that the Clintons don’t want public:

Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former president Bill Clinton on a private plane parked on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday.

A source tipped off local Phoenix affiliate ABC15 to the meeting. Clinton was reportedly notified that Lynch would be landing in Phoenix soon and waited in order to meet her. The entire meeting lasted about 30 minutes.

While I am certainly not surprised at the idea that a Corrupt administration’s corrupt AG is meeting with a Corrupt ex president over the investigation of his corrupt wife however, given the investigations going on concerning Mrs. Clinton one might think that the campaign might be worried about the appearance of such a meeting to those voters not already convinced of their corruption. to the voters. Fortunately for the Democrat candidate it is not only highly unlikely that any voter believe Hillary Clinton is not corrupt but it’s already been established that the Democrat base has no objection to corruption when practiced by members of their party.

In fact given that journalist act like the whole thing is a joke why would not NOT coordinate no matter how corrupt it might be?

Exit Question: Has it occurred that the Unsecure Clinton Email Server is a perfect excuse for the Obama administration for every security and foreign policy failure of their first four years? I predict that it will not be long before Obama apologists explain away their foibles thus: “Well if our enemies didn’t have Secretary Clinton’s email they would not have so effectively countered us.”


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by baldilocks

Right, duty, whatever one wants to call it, I voted today in the California Primary Election. No Party Preference, crossover ballot—Republican. Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz. I figured that readers would want to know.

I first registered as a Republican immediately after the 2000 General Election in which I voted for a Republican picardelectionmemecandidate for president for the first time. This was after a decade-long exploration of the two major political parties and paying closer attention to current events than I had done before that period. Back then, I remained a registered as a Democrat on purpose until after I voted in order to send a tiny message to the party whose principles bore no resemblance to my own. Sixteen years later, the circumstances are similar: this was my first vote as an independent. We’ll see what happens next.


One of my real-life friends tells me that Hillary and Bill Clinton are in town, holding a rally a quick bus ride from my apartment, among other places in LA.

Hillary Clinton is holding multiple campaign events across Southern California on Monday, the eve of the California presidential primary.

Clinton attended a “Get out the Vote” rally at La Fachada Plaza Mexico in Lynwood. Then, she headed to Leimert Park Village Plaza for another rally, followed by an event at Long Beach Community College. The former secretary of state will then head to the Greek Theatre for a concert later in the evening.

The concert will feature singers Christina Aguilera, John Legend and Stevie Wonder.

Clinton has reached the number of delegates and superdelegates needed to win the Democratic nomination, according to an Associated Press survey of delegates.

I get my hair trimmed at a shop about two blocks from Leimert Park and was considering going for a clean-up cut today. Glad I found out about the Clinton event beforehand. Traffic makes me nuts—even when I’m not driving. So do Leftists.

Oh, have I mentioned that my hair is about an inch long? Not so baldilocks anymore. A lot grayer, though.

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Rush Limbaugh completely nailed it:

You know, I’ll tell you the way to look at this. You really want to know how to look at this? As far as the Millennials are concerned, Donald Trump is running negative ads about Hillary — or is Donald Trump doing the job the American media refuses to do? Is Donald Trump telling people who don’t know things, things they don’t know, that the media won’t tell ’em, or is he engaged in just smears? And I think the odds are it’s gonna be seen as the opposite. I think it’s gonna be seen as Trump doing the job the American media and the Republican Party won’t do.

Look, folks, I predicted long ago that Millennials would be appalled to learn about the Clintons’ past. To me, that’s a no brainer. Especially women Millennials and how Trump is reaching out to them, educating them.

And why does that bother the MSM, because for the last 16 years they have treated Bill Clinton like a king, they have fawned over him and Democrat audiences, particularly on campus treated him like a God.

Donald Trump’s attacks might reflect poorly on the Clintons but it reflects even worse on Democrats in general and the MSM in particular and they know it.

That’s why they hate it so.

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the latest in our series of posts noting the bright side of Donald Trump’s nomination for president for unhappy conservatives.

Today’s piece comes from the Morning Joe via the Washington Free Beacon:

MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel had a lengthy discussion Monday about the “uncomfortable” facts of Bill Clinton’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the known pedophile billionaire whose jet Clinton flew on dozens of times.

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has been unafraid to level attacks against the Clintons for the former president’s past of sexual misconduct, calling him fair game. Fox News reported last week that Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet, the crudely named “Lolita Express,” far more than previously known in the last decade.

Panelist Donny Deutsch guessed that Trump would have no problem counter-punching with the Epstein connection whenever he was hit for his own behavior with women, as he was last weekend in a piece in the New York Times.

“Here’s the tennis game,” Deutsch said. “Donald Trump kissed a woman in a bathing suit. Trump hits back: Tell me about the president’s relationship with a guy named Jeffrey Epstein. That’s your tennis match.”

Now this story isn’t all that new, in fact I wrote about it two years ago and my own post was derivative of Stacy McCain’s that preceded it.

and you also might wonder why this piece goes under the “Always Look on the Bright Side of Trump” category, well take a look at the video

and two things become immediately clear.

Everybody at the Table knows who Jeffery Epstein is, and what the story is

Nobody at the table wanted to talk about it

Joe Scarborough notes he has been hearing about this for a year and a half but the fact that the viewers of MSNBC are just hearing about it now goes to something I wrote about this story in April 2014

If there is one thing the media that loves to play the War on Women® card doesn’t want to touch it’s a story about people using their own private island to get laid that involves Bill Clinton.

What could the media do if this story involving the former father of the year? They would call it old news, not relevant, dirty tricks from a salacious lawsuit that doesn’t even involve him and an attack on Hillary that crosses the line. In fact the left will deploy a plethora of adjectives to discourage further discussion of this story from antiquated to zany, but there is one adjective that could not come out of their mouth to dismiss this story:

Unbelievable

The last few years have proven that the left can convince a low information voter of a lot of things, but even the full power of the mainstream media and the strongest zealots from the War on Women® brigade would not be able to convince the American public that Bill Clinton would have no interest or business on a private island where orgies took place.

That’s why you didn’t see this story in the news last month and why as the case moves forward you’ll not see it covered period.

 

It’s very clear that the MSM has been sitting on this stuff for almost two years and had no intention of ever talking about it, and it even clearer that if the GOP voters had elected any other nominee MSNBC’s Morning Joe would have happily kept their viewers in ignorance.

But Donald Trump nomination throws those rules out the windows.  He’s willing to do what Stacy McCain & I Couldn’t do and what Mitt Romney and John  McCain wouldn’t do, force a story like this onto the national stage.

Mind you Trump hasn’t even bothered to say a word about Epstein yet and the table does its best to spin this in a different direction, but the very fact that Trump is who is forced MSNBC to deal with the story even if most of dealing with it was talking about Trump’s willingness to go there.

Take a look at the set of dejected faces on that video, remember those faces are being broadcast on MSNBC to liberal viewers who would never do a web search of the words “Jeffery Epstein + Bill Clinton”

Donald Trump did that and if you’re a conservative it’s a joy to behold.

Closing thought: They mentioned the word “enabler” used in the context of Hillary, would it not that word be better applied to the press who has known about these stories but have kept silent to protect their hero?

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Paul Tsongas

For many of us conservatives that were once democrats there is a moment when a line was crossed that you just reconcile with truth. My moment came in 1992.

I was a Democrat who has just seen his first business fail, I had lived though the Reagan years and found it was not the disaster that many of my college professors thought it would be, my first son had been born we had just moved into the house where I am typing this post and despite my failure in business my four year old marriage was doing well.

It was the year the junior senator Paul Tsongas from Massachusetts, Paul Tsongas was running for President.

There was much to admire about Mr. Tsongas but the thing that struck me the most was his honesty. Tsongas was a straight shooter who wanted to solve problems.  When asked question he gave straight answers and didn’t pretend that things were other than they were.

After recovering from Cancer he faced Bill Clinton in the primaries.  It took very little time for me to size up Mr. Clinton, while he had the gift of gab and knew how to play the press, it was very obvious to me that he was an opportunist and a BS artist to whom the truth was malleable.

I couldn’t for the life of me believe that the party given the choice between Tsongas and Clinton would go for this guy but even as I after voting for him in November out of fear of Perot found myself walking away from the democrats as the Clinton years played out, voting republican for the first time in 1996 and finally deciding that for a believing Catholic who actually followed the teaching of the church there was no place in the Democrat party for me.

Meanwhile the party given the choice between dealing with the reality of the Monica scandal and deluding themselves found themselves standing behind Clinton, literally, rather than admit to themselves the truth, that they had put a dishonest and dishonorable person in the highest office in the land.

That was, in my opinion the moment the Democrat party sold its collective soul.

I would never vote Democrat again.

I eventually joined the GOP and stood with the party until my very public separation a couple of years ago but as the GOP was the party of the conservative movement they still got my vote even if they didn’t have my membership

And that brings us to 2016.

I decided very early that while there were several candidates I liked:  Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz was my guy.  I liked how he had fought in Washington being willing to deal with unpleasant truths that many, including the Republican leadership.  I saw him overrule his own people to grant me a promised interview at the end of a long day and then a few weeks after my endorsement of him in September 2015 saw him when given the chance refuse to pander when given an easy chance.

As for Donald Trump, the first thing that was apparent from the day he announced that he was different.  Instead of appealing to the niche market of those who followed elections he went over their heads to the general public who didn’t usually pay attention.

The second thing that was apparent was that he was willing to speak uncomfortable truths, he talked about illegal immigration bringing up the Katie Steinle murder, he talked about radical Islam and Common Core, railed against political correctness and people listened.

Ironically these were all things that Ted Cruz had talked about repeatedly but while the media could ignore Mr. Cruz when he brought up these subjects Mr. Trump’s high profile made it completely impossible.

Alas it also because clear after time that while Mr. Trump was a master at using the media to his advantage, particularly when using it to destroy Republican establishment types like Jeb Bush it became very clear that not only were his pronouncements concerning social issues like abortion, issues that matter to me, matters of convenience that seemed to change depending on the states that were voting next but he seemed willing to cross lines of propriety and ethics that troubled me greatly, particularly when facing reverses.

Now once could argue that this was strategic in the same way that Senator Cruz hitting Trump on his previous record was but the difference being this.  Cruz was pointing to actual provable facts and questioning Trump’s sincerity, while Trump was throwing around snappy sound bites that the media ate up.

Furthermore there is the contrast between the Trump voter and the Cruz voter.  From my interviews the Cruz voter tends to be the true believer, the person who has followed the issues for a long time.  From my interviews of the much maligned Trump voter, frustrated by pols who have proved themselves dishonest and by a system bent on silencing them a lot of them see Trump as a solution for this.  He appeals to them on a gut level and I suspect that it’s because of that gut instinct they are willing to overlook some things that they might object to if said by someone else.

However in the end as Indiana has demonstrated the decision has been made.  The electorate has gone with its gut but Ted Cruz’s question, the one I asked one month ago remains:

Is Donald Trump St. Paul after the road to Damascus or Simon the Magician converted in the hope of getting the power of the Holy Spirit?

If it is the former then the GOP and the country will be in safe hands if he is elected.  If it is the latter than it will mean disaster on an incredible scale.

I’ve met many Trump supporters, and I think they are fine people, furthermore there are a lot of people that I like who are aboard the Trump Train, from my brother and his daughter, to Scottie Neil Hughes, to NH rep Al Baldasaro and people online like John Nolte.

I further think that anyone who thinks Donald Trump can’t beat Hillary even with the MSM pivot that is coming hasn’t paid attention the last few months.

But I find myself thinking of 1992 tonight and suspect that we have made an incredible mistake.

As for myself I have to think and pray on the matter.  I will not vote for a pro-abortion candidate like Hillary and I won’t vote for any person who will treat Christians like 2nd class citizens but it’s too soon for me to make a decision tonight so I will simply say this:

Mr. Trump it is possible for you to get my vote, but you will have to earn it.

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Hillary Clinton’s latest attempts to pander to black voters brought to mind something I wrote thirteen years ago about the prospective First “Gentleman.” The original title is Where Massa Clinton at?

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Here’s a copy of a letter I e-mailed [in 2002] to Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press in response to her September 2002 editorial “Nobody’s Like Bill [Clinton, that is]—Let’s Get Him Back.”

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Ms. Riley:

As for citizenship (by birth) and allegiance, I’m American. However, as for ethnicity, I’m half Kenyan. In the aftermath of the two terrorist attacks on the US Embassies in Africa, I expected then-President Clinton to hit hard and fast. After all, two sets of my people, American and Kenyan, had been brutally murdered and both countries had been attacked. In addition, thousands of Africans had been horribly maimed: legs, arms, genitals, eyes, were severed and these people had the prospect of horribly maimed lives set before them.

And surely, since these weren’t the first terrorist attacks on the US/US assets, I felt sure that this president would take military steps to ensure that any more prospective terrorists would think twice before attacking the US in the future. I was sure that the so-dubbed “First Black President,” best friend to Vernon Jordan, lover of black music, etc. would avenge the murders of his American countrymen and his adopted African brethren. I was wrong.

But surely, he would go after the mastermind of these attacks and all the others, Osama bin Laden! Now I find out, from one of former President Clinton’s own officials [sic], [Mansoor Ijaz] that bin Laden was offered to him on a silver platter by Sudan, and he refused to take him.

But surely, he would offer state-of-the-art medical attention and pensions to all of those Africans who lost livelihoods and aid to the families of the murdered. After all, these are our allies and the murdered and maimed were working alongside or for the Americans! Nothing from the “first Black President” but sincere-sounding words.

To paraphrase the words of King Solomon, pretty words hide a wicked heart. Or a cowardly one, for that matter. This man knew all the right words to say to black Americans. Knew all the fronts to put on. Knew all the frauds to perpetrate. And we bought the game, hook, line and sinker. But when push came to shove, he abandoned all Americans, black ones, white ones and all the other ones. He folded like the empty suit that he is.

It’s hard for most people to say that they’ve been wrong about a person or a subject, and it took me some time to admit that I was wrong about William J. Clinton. But in the face of this man’s inaction or bad decision making in the wake of the 1993 WTC attack, the Khobar Towers attack, the Somalia debacle, The US Embassy bombings, the USS Cole bombing and, yes the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01–if OBL had been in custody, the latter would have been less likely to occur–I have no other choice but to say it again: I was wrong.

And so are you.

Cordially,

Juliette Ochieng

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BTW, I never got a response from Ms. Riley.

You’d think some people would have figured this out by now. The residents of Harlem lament the scarcity of the “first black president” at his highly-touted Harlem office. Apparently some are Cluebat Immune. Pitiful.

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A certain advocate for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign had this to say while recently campaigning for Bclintonher:

[I]f you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her.

The advocate’s name is Bill Clinton.

He takes a shot at George W. Bush in that quote, but that’s to be expected. The fun part of trying to figure out what Bill’s motives are is to remember that Hillary Clinton is part of that “awful legacy.” And let’s not forget about that day during the “awful legacy” when President Obama said, “I don’t have time for this,” and let President Clinton recall his glory days for a few minutes.

But back to President Clinton’s original words: awful legacy. I contend that they came from the bottom of his heart, logic notwithstanding. It’s no doubt that Bill Clinton despises Barack Obama and has been looking for a way to get back at him ever since the 2008 presidential campaign, when then-Senator Obama implied that Clinton was racist after it was leaked that the former president said this in private about the senator:

“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”

It was probably more of a status thing than a race thing, but one can’t help but be amused at the notion that the First Black President is still smouldering about smear by the Second one. Delicious.

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I had to laugh when I saw this piece at the Hill where John Podesta was so worried about this answer to a Town Hall question by Bernie Sanders:

“But I hope he’s not thinking about going there, because, again, I think what Trump has done to go in the gutter is reprehensible,” the Clinton campaign chairman added.

Sanders fielded a question late Friday at a town hall in Iowa about Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

“Hillary Clinton is not Bill Clinton. What Bill Clinton did, I think we can all acknowledge was totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable. But I am running against Hillary Clinton. I am not running against Bill Clinton,” Sanders told the questioner, according to The Washington Post.

Podesta’s warnings to Sanders are laughable as he has as much chance of costing Bernie his seat in VT as I have of being named Secretary of Time Travel in a Ted Cruz administration but more importantly it combined with these little Riffs on Morning Joe crystallizes the problem for a certain group of Democrats and media folks of a particular age.

During the Clinton impeachment hearings Democrat pols and the media that serves them knew what Bill Clinton was and what he had done, they had a choice:  They could back him up, despite the facts OR they could pressure him to resign and be replaced by Al Gore.

They choose the former.

Perhaps because the rest of their caucus couldn’t stand the scrutiny (think Ted Kennedy).  Perhaps because they thought it would lead to a GOP victory a la 1976 or perhaps they decided they didn’t want to risk emboldening a GOP that had only just won the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.

But whatever the reason they not only stuck with Bill Clinton  defending him en masse but for 15 years afterwards proceeded to pretend that nothing had happened acting as if, at worst Bill Clinton was the victim of a partisan witch hunt.

Thanks to Donald Trump and Bill Cosby that position is no longer tenable so plan B has become to acknowledge that what Bill Clinton did was wrong (How many times can Harold Ford say “I’m not defending” ) while maintaining that bringing it up in the context of Hillary is beyond the pale.

In other words: talking about what Bill Clinton did to women is,  in his and people like Donna Brazile’s eyes,  far worse than what he actually did to women.

This reaction is of course completely understandable because if one does not have this reaction it begs the question that nobody in the MSM wants to ask or be asked:

If what Bill Clinton did to women was “disgraceful” and “unacceptable” then why did the media elites and Democrat pols not only defend him at the time but spend that last 15 years treating the ex president as if he had never done a wrong thing?

I submit and suggest that people from Podesta, to Andrea Mitchell to Harold Ford and many others all know the answer to that question, which is why they can’t bear to have it asked.

General Erich Marks:  When you create a diversion, it’s for a reason.

The Longest Day 1962

When Joe Biden made his announcement that he was not running for president the speech sounded a lot to me like one that was meant to be an announcement to run with the ending changed.

I remember someone, maybe it was Rush, suggesting the reason why Barack Obama was looking over his shoulder at that speech was to make sure he said what he was supposed to say.

Hotair tells us that the Hill reports that in an interview pushing Obama’s gun agenda Biden says this about his decision not to run:

I regret it every day,

Ed Morrissey suggests the Dems might also regret this choice:

the Democratic Party may come to regret the lack of openings to other candidates in this race, reinforced by a debate schedule that seems to aim for My Mother The Car ratings. If Hillary Clinton boots another chance for the Clinton Restoration this fall, there will be plenty of recriminations, not regret, within their party about how their establishment closed ranks and locked out any potential for a better nominee.

I think that time of regret isn’t going to wait till after an election, it’s happening now and the reason I think that, is this:

I must admit, when I clicked this morning on Vox’s ”explainer” of Juanita Broaddrick’s rape allegation against Bill Clinton, I expected a whitewash. I was wrong. Not only did Dylan Matthews do an excellent job laying out the story, he reminded me of a number of details I’d forgotten….Matthews doesn’t just analyze Broaddrick’s allegations, he also evaluates Clinton’s defenses, and finds the denials less-than-compelling.

When it comes to sites in the tank for the left in general and Democrats in particular you cna’t do much better than Vox, founded by the origional Journo-listers yet looking at the Vox piece we see that National Review is correct they are playing the story straight:

Several friends of Broaddrick’s backed up the story. Norma Rogers, who was the director of nursing at Broaddrick’s nursing home at the time, told reporters that she entered the hotel room shortly after the assault allegedly took place and “found Mrs. Broaddrick crying and in ‘a state of shock.’ Her upper lip was puffed out and blue, and appeared to have been hit.” Kelsey elaborated to the New York Times, “She told me he forced himself on her, forced her to have intercourse.”

In the Dateline show, Broaddrick’s friends Louise Ma, Susan Lewis, and Jean Darden (Norma Rogers’s sister) all told NBC News that Broaddrick told them Bill Clinton raped her at the time. David Broaddrick — with whom Broaddrick was having an affair at the time; they both eventually left their spouses to marry each other — also told NBC that Broaddrick’s top lip was black after the alleged incident, and that she told him “that she had been raped by Bill Clinton.”

Vox even noted NBC delayed broadcasting their report on these accusations until after the Senate voted on the impeachment of Bill Clinton even though the interview took place more than a full three weeks before the vote

And this tidbit is something I had either not heard or completely forgot:

“It happened at a political rally, in Van Buren, Arkansas in the spring of 1978, at the home of local dentist,” Broaddrick
begins.

“She [Hillary Clinton] came directly to me as soon as she hit the door. I had been there only a few minutes, I only wanted to make an appearance and leave. She caught me and took my hand and said ‘I am so happy to meet you. I want you to know that we appreciate everything you do for Bill.'”

Broaddrick was stunned by Hillary’s comments.

Only weeks had passed, Broaddrick claims, since she had been raped in a Little Rock hotel room by then attorney general
Bill Clinton.

“Here her husband had just done this to me, and she was coming up to thank me? It was scary…

“I started to turn away and she held onto my hand and reiterated her phrase — looking less friendly and repeated her statement—-‘Everything you do for Bill’. I said nothing. She wasn’t letting me get away until she made her point. Shetalked low, the smile faded on the second thank you. I just released her hand from mine and left the gathering.”

Now what does this Vox piece mean?

It means that despite MSNBC editing out questions on the story asked to President Clinton and the MSM going all in on the Cruz Birther business stuff the story has penetrated enough that the voters too young to have heard about Bill Clinton’s violence toward women and Hillary’s and the MSM efforts to cover them up for political gain.  It means they have decided they want to know more and have started looking on twitter and the web.  It means the left has decided  they don’t dare let the only source of this material be people like, well me.

Thus they can present the case and the evidence and say

No one besides Bill Clinton and Juanita Broaddrick knows the true story here — and ultimately, the matter comes down to which of their two accounts one believes. There is certainly not enough here to convict Clinton in a court of law, even if there weren’t a statute of limitations. There’s no physical evidence. There’s just the word of Broaddrick and her friends against Clinton’s. To that end, I reached out both to the Hillary Clinton campaign and Bill Clinton’s personal representatives; the former did not reply, while the latter declined to comment.

The “not enough to convict” but the unwillingness of the Clintons to comment doesn’t help a lot, there is also this:

As Goldberg notes, some of the conservatives resurfacing the Broaddrick case are clearly doing so in bad faith to attack the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, who certainly did not personally assault Broaddrick (Broaddrick’s allegations of intimidation aside). But the Clinton critics have a point. There is a crucial tension between “believe survivors” and the “Juanita Broaddrick is lying” position of some Clinton defenders, lacking further information.

One answer might be giving up the former position. Many, including Harvard Law’s Jeannie Suk, have argued that defaulting to believing every accusation of rape “harms the overall credibility of sexual assault claims,” given that false claims do happen, albeit quite rarely.

This allows another talking point, attacking not the charges but the people who have brought them up but the fact that a mouth organ of the left is willing to talk about “false claims of rape” is earth shattering.  There is one person to blame for this development and David French names him:

Donald Trump’s direct attack on Clinton’s history of “he said, she said, she said, she said” sexual abuse allegations has been devastating. Mainstream and liberal media outlets have been forced to run piece after piece reminding older progressives and educating younger progressives about allegations that make Clinton look like a sexual predator halfway between Eliot Spitzer and Bill Cosby. And — truth be told — only Trump could have pulled this off. He doesn’t care about the media’s attempts to hector him into silence, and their addiction to his television presence means that he has far more opportunity to explain himself in his own words than any other GOP candidate — perhaps in history. 

I don’t know what the this tells you but I know what it tells me.  If the left is so frightened that it has decided to tell the Juanita Broaddrick story in a way that even the National Review describes as “fair” that means that no matter what some young women are saying in front of cameras Hillary Clinton is in real trouble and without Joe Biden able to run the alternative is Bernie Sanders.

Several months ago I predicted Hillary Clinton was finished, I presumed it was over the email evidence but the MSM once Biden was out of the picture dropped it going as I predicted all out for her regardless of the evidence.  I suspect in the atmosphere of Bill Cosby and Donald Trump’s willingness to exploit this, that is not possible when it comes to the alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick, particularly for younger women members of the media who unlike say Andrea Mitchell are not already compromised by their decision to protect Bill Clinton at all costs two decades ago.  So today I repeat my prediction.

Hillary Clinton is dead candidate walking, she just doesn’t know it yet.

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I know you can get the MSM for nothing, but that’s pretty much what most of them are worth.

Three more points, one each concerning Juanita Broaddrick Joy Behar’s remarks concerning Bill Clinton that I wrote about yesterday.

First Ms. Broaddrick: She has made these charges in public against a public figure, they would naturally be subject to libel laws and as the Clinton’s vehemently deny her charge one might expect them to launch such a suit

It’s an interesting catch 22 for the Clinton Machine. If they launch such a suit it will be a shock to the feminist college women that Hillary is counting on (not to mention the risks of testimony taken under oath) but if they don’t the charges stand.

As for Ms. Behar: there is one thing to note concerning her public statement willingness to support either a potential rapist or murder who is willing to vote her way.

In Christianity the forgiveness of sins is an absolute duty and in the Catholic church even if one has imperfect contrition (due to the fear of eternal punishment) vs perfect contrition (due to the love of God and the hatred of the sin itself) once absolution is given and the penance completed the sin is forgiven and one should act accordingly.

By contrast Ms. Behar does not demand anything of Bill Clinton. No contrition, no remorse, no admission of guilt, not even any indication that he might stop doing what he has done. All that is necessary to procure her support is his willingness to vote her way.

The implications of that statement are earth shattering.

But the most amazing realization is about our culture.

There is a studio audience for The View. That means there is a large group of people, almost all women who were in attendance when Ms. Behar essentially said that she was willing to vote for a killer or a rapist for public office, both of them unpunished mind you, if it advanced her liberal political beliefs.

Did that studio audience boo, did they react in horror at the suggestion by Ms. Behar that for the sake of her political agenda she will reward men who use and discard women than leaving them unpunished.

Apparently not

One might explain Ms. Behar opinion because she lives in the amoral liberal bubble that is Hollywood & the entertainment industry, but the View’s studio audience presumably does not.

What is their excuse?

I submit and suggest every woman who votes for Hillary Clinton is making that calculation.

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I know you can get the MSM for nothing, but that’s pretty much what most of them are worth.

If I’m Hillary Clinton the news that Juanita Broaddrick has gone on twitter is bad news and the fact that she has tweeted this out:

Has to be a nightmare in a half. This is a public statement by a public figure directly accusing Bill Clinton of Rape in a forum easily accessible to anyone in the world.

Given this environment this would normally be a fatal disaster for the Hillary Campaign. However Hillary Clinton is a liberal and Joy Behar has clearly demonstrated the utilitarian morality of the Hillary voter:

Joy Behar: People have to understand, it’s policy. Teddy Kennedy. Remember Chappaquiddick? Am I the oldest person in the room? Chappaquiddick. I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women’s rights. That’s why. That’s the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don’t like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They’re both dogs as far as I’m concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

Like Juanita Broaddrick she made this statement in a public forum, in her case on a nationally televised network and the implications are amazing.

On a talk show, featuring women, about women, drawing an audience of women Joy Behar publicly declared to every woman watching that their virtue, the sanctity of their bodies and even their lives are in her opinion expendable for the sake of electing a person who votes in her favor.

That is liberalism, it is what it is and always what it has been.

So women of America, you know where you stand. You have been warned.

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I know you can get the MSM for nothing, but that’s pretty much what most of them are worth.

Newsbusters notes a rather honest question that was amazingly asked on MSNBC by a liberal guest concerning the Bill Cosby story:

And I can’t help but to wonder — say if Mr. Cosby didn’t have that sort of respectability politics, you know, heavy-handed against single mothers and complicated-sounding names and wearing your pants low and listening to hip hop — say that wasn’t who he was. Say that he was a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, right? Say that he was a leftist. Say that he was really on our side, quote unquote, politically. Would we be having this conversation? How willing would people be to turn their backs on him or to say, you know what, I may love what you stand for here, but I cannot stand in solidarity with you when you have these sort of allegations against you. I have to take them seriously. It’s not about me not liking your personality. It’s about me not being OK with sexual assault.

Actually you don’t have to wonder at all, her question can be answered in two words.

Bill Clinton

If you look at the votes for impeachment and acquittal for Bill Clinton you will find the names of many still serving members of congress who answered that question emphatically.

If you look at the MSM still covering for him and Hillary today you see the answer to that question.

and if you consider the years that Bill Clinton has been a rock star at the same time Democrats have cried: “War on Women” you will see the answer to your question.

That is if you want to.

Liberals in general and the Democrat party in particular sold their souls to protect Bill Clinton, it was the beginning of the decline in their moral authority of the left, a decline that continues to this day.

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Despite the dramatic departure of George Pataki from the GOP field guaranteeing at least an 11th place finish for Governor Gilmore of Virginia we have seen yet another day of the sexual history of Bill Clinton in the headlines.

Every single day of this does to horrible things to the Hillary Clinton campaign

  It increases the chances that under 40’s will google the Clinton women 

  It puts the MSM on the spot because of their insistence that it is no big deal

Roger Simon explains it well

I don’t think Bill, and certainly Hillary, would want Juanita Broaddrick brought up at a time when, on our campuses,  even an unwanted kiss is legally considered rape, thanks to Title IX. Can you imagine how many instances of what is called “unwanted touching” could come out of the woodwork now if Bill started to pick a fight with Trump? It’s hard to imagine Clinton making it through Georgetown or Yale Law under today’s rules, or even through his freshman year.

It will be an amazing thing to watch the MSM squirm when asked by Donald Trump to defend Bill Clinton’s actions in today’s environment.  It was a problem in 1996 it’s an impossibility by the feminist standards of today,

It’s why Don Lemon is still squirming.

Go on, try and convince me that any other GOP candidate would be doing this if Trump was not.

Update Glenn Reynolds in USA Today:


Steinem must not have attended any human resources lectures lately. And accusations from Juanita Broaddrick are worse: Clinton persuaded her to have coffee with him in her hotel room during a conference of nursing home administrators in 1978. She alleges that he then forced her on to the bed, where he held her down, bit her lips and raped her. Broaddrick, too, was attacked by the Clinton camp, but as Alex Griswold wrote in Mediaite, “The media and Democrats alike elected not to believe a single accusation” against him, adding that “Clinton’s own stalwart ally James Carville was just as blatant: ‘Drag a $100 bill through a trailer park, there’s no telling what you’ll find,’ he said.”

Even before Trump, people — though, notably, not members of the news media — were already quizzing Hillary Clinton about her record on rape and abuse. After she tweeted that rape accusers should be believed, a woman at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire asked Hillary whether that applied to her husband’s accusers, mentioning Broaddrick, Willey and Jones. Clinton’s awkward reply: “I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”

Neither Republican candidates nor journalists have been willing to make a big issue of Bill’s shady sex-abuse record and Hillary’s enabling. Trump, on the other hand, went there, with devastating effect.

That last paragraph is why Donald Trump has been invaluable this election cycle.

Next to the googling thing this has got to hurt Hillary & Co the most:

Well, Bill Clinton has a penchant for something. He had a successful presidency — with an ugly blot. “Sexism” isn’t the precise word for his predatory behavior toward women or his inexcusable relationship with a 22-year-old intern. Yet in the larger scheme of things, Bill Clinton’s conduct toward women is far worse than any of the offensive things that Trump has said.

Trump has smeared women because of their looks. Clinton has preyed on them, and in a workplace setting where he was by far the superior. That is uncomfortable for Clinton supporters but it is unavoidably true.

You see young liberals actually read the Washington Post that creates the hole and Ed Morrissey opens the breech wider:

Trump has decided to fight fire with fire in this case, but this wasn’t the first opening. Jaws dropped earlier this month when Hillary stated that all rape accusers had a right to be believed and supported. That led to this exchange in New Hampshire, when a woman at a townhall event asked, “But would you say that about Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones? Should we believe them as well?” The three women had openly accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault (harassment in Jones’ case). “Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence,” Clinton replied. However, the first two cases never got adjudicated, and Bill committed perjury in the Jones case — and in all three cases, Hillary publicly scoffed at their claims from the beginning. (There is also the matter of Hillary’s handling of a case with a 12-year-old rape victim, and how she painted the adolescent girl as “emotionally unstable” and had a “tendency to seek out older men” while defending the alleged rapist.

Recall that all of this played out in public, including Democrat after Democrat saying that Bill Clinton’s actions while awful were not impeachable.  There is a large video record out there and though it dates from the early days of the net it is ready to be opened by those too young to remember or care at the time.

Not all of Samantha Guthrie’s “allegedly”s can counter this

Perhaps the Hillary campaign can put some ice on that.

A few days ago we noted that CNN tried to shut down old friend Kurt Schlichter when he brought up Bill Clinton’s sexual history. This has backfired specatcularly not only in terms of Kurt:

It was more than just a hilarious meltdown by a stalwart defender of all things liberal – and the inspiration for multiple media appearances and hordes of new Twitter followers for me. It was a warning that the Democrat-defending, palace guard mainstream media is going to fight to place many of the most devastating criticisms of Hillary out-of-bounds, and the incident offered a demonstration of how it will try to do so.

But while this is bad for the Hillary camp the worse result for them has been this tweet from Donald Trump:

The MSM has responded to the Trump tweet noting Clinton’s popularity when he left office and insisting that it will not hurt Hillary clinton. This is to be expected because the media class long ago reconciled to themselves the contradiction of Bill Clinton’s treatment toward women that would disqualify him from any job in the corporate world and their support of him and any member of said media or liberal group who failed to do so was exiled (remember Tammy Bruce).

Alas for the MSM the culture has moved from that point, and right now there is a whole generation of young people, particularly young women under the age of 30 who are the natural allies of Hillary Clinton who have never heard of Bill Clinton’s serial misogyny. The rules of “engagement” between men and woman have changed dramatically for these ladies, (if you don’t believe me read Robert Stacy McCain’s site under the Sex Trouble Tag )

In an era of “affirmative consent”, a time when college age women are being taught that their college is a place where women have to dodge rape every single day defending “you had better put some ice on that” just plain isn’t going to fly.

Already the pieces are going up as the Clinton women talk to the new media:

“I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other,” she said.

Broaddrick said she “almost died” three months ago when she first heard about Clinton’s campaign ad on supporting female victims of sexual assault.

Broaddrick responded: “Aaron, the only thing that I would like to say is I hope that someday these two people, these people that I feel like are so evil, will be brought to justice. … You know, if I can help in that, I will. But these are not good people for America,” she said of Bill and Hillary.

If Kathleen Willey, Gennifer Flowers or Juanita Broaddrick end up on a stage with Trump that will be a disaster for Hillary because the MSM will have to cover them, but even if it doesn’t happen if young women begin googling any of these name the Hillary Campaign will be in very deep trouble.

You should have gone with Biden when you had the chance MSM.

Then you haven’t paid attention to liberalism these last few years

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Remember an editor passed this cartoon, they’re not sorry they ran it, they’re sorry they got in trouble for running it.

I”d be angry if I expected better but this is liberalism, it’s what it is.

Exit question , what if we conservatives took this out on Amazon.com the owners of the post?

Update: Apparently while Ted Cruz’s kids are on the table Bill Clinton, master fundraiser for Democrats, campaigner for Hillary,and former president is not:

Protect the Queen!

Update: Glenn gets it:

I saw this at Glenn’s site two days ago:

What The Clintons Haven’t Learned. “The Clintons just don’t seem prepared for the modern media world and its tendency to relentlessly pry away at the smallest details. In the end, this may be a bigger problem for the Clinton campaign than whatever Schweizer’s book reveals. . . . The Clintons clearly understood that there was a threat, which is why one presumes that Hillary’s e-mails were shielded from FOIA requests. But that also looks like a tacit confession that the Clintons didn’t really understand what they were dealing with.”

While Ms. McArdle’s piece is interesting I disagree with both her premise & Glenn’s.  His premise seems to be the Clinton’s aren’t ready for the Internet age, her premise is the Clintons made a mistake leaving a trail:

Now instead of a mini-scandal over some badly phrased e-mails that would have blown over in a few days, the Clintons have a lingering issue of unknown scale. But that’s not the main problem for the campaign. The most serious concern at the moment is whether there are any other trails of breadcrumbs, and where they might lead.

But I think they are both wrong, I’ve already argued in these pages that the reason these scandals are making headway outside of conservative media is the left (and by extension the media ) is in fear of a Clinton’s defeat in 2016 so they are doing all they can to coax her out of this race early enough to get a better candidate in.

But the real truth is the Clintons HAVE learned the lessons of the 90’s quite well:

It was Democrats and media who vigorously Defended Bill Clinton at every turn, who insisted the Monica stuff was “just about sex”.

It was the liberal media who held back this story and at every opportunity belittled the entire idea of this investigation. (and who ironically MADE Matt Drudge who did not.

And it was democrats who en masse not only voted against the 4 articles of impeachment Article I: Perjury before the grand jury, Article II: Perjury in the Jones case, Article III: Obstruction of justice, Article IV: Abuse of power but directly after their passage assembled on the White House lawn as Richard Gephardt, Al Gore and Clinton Himself (with Hillary beside him) made speeches attacking the House for daring to suggest that his actions made him unfit to hold the Office of president of the United States.

They furthermore learned the lessons of the new century. Hillary Clinton was handed a can’t lose Senate Seat in NY and Bill Clinton has been treated as a rock star on every media network and at every Democrat event he has attended for over a decade.

And ask yourself, how many Democrats have Bill & Hillary campaigned for over just the last four years to cheering crowd?

Why would the Clintons change their behavior when there is no cost for it?

There are very few Democrats who don’t know who and what the Clintons are and they simply don’t care:

Democratic voters remain loyal to Clinton though, with more than three-quarters expressing a positive opinion of the frontrunner for the party’s nomination, according to the NBC/WSJ poll.

In that poll Democrat voters give her 76% on having being able to set ” the proper moral tone for the country” and a majority of those voters consider her “honest and straightforward”.

Yes you read that right.

It doesn’t matter what Bill Clinton does to any woman, it doesn’t matter that nobody can name an accomplishment of Hillary, it doesn’t matter who they sell themselves to or for how much. Democrat voters, the media and Democrat money will be there, particularly if she is the nominee.

That’s the lesson the Clintons have been taught over the years and they’ve learned that lesson well.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton both have consistently relied on what The Diplomad named The Whitewater Defense 

This tactic was perfected by the Clintons as they weaseled their way out of a major corruption scandal in Arkansas. That scandal was actually a simple one of real estate developers bribing Governor Bill Clinton with Hillary Clinton serving as the cut-out. The Clintons, however, got their friends in the media to accept, in essence, that Whitewater was just too complicated, boring, technical, and convoluted to explain.

The latest in their long roster of corruption involves  the uranium deal, which Allahpundit explains,

Nutshell version: Bill Clinton helped out Kazakhstan’s dictator with some propaganda at home 10 years ago in exchange for Clinton Foundation board member Frank Giustra being allowed to purchase uranium interests inside that country. Giustra’s company got rich and made a correspondingly rich donation to the Foundation. The company ended up merging with another company to form Uranium One, which began buying up uranium interests inside the U.S. Eventually the stakeholders in Uranium One wanted to make a bigger score by selling the company to — ta da — Russia, but they knew a deal like that would need to be approved by top officials of the federal government, including … the Secretary of State. So they dropped another pile of cash on the Clinton Foundation and the deal was approved. (See why Hillary might have been keen to have that private e-mail server of hers wiped?) And now a huge chunk of America’s uranium supply is controlled by Vladimir Putin, one of Iran’s chief nuclear suppliers. The uranium in your soil may eventually end up in an Iranian enrichment facility, thanks to a crook who’s running to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Pay special attention here at around 5:20, when NYT reporter Jo Becker recalls asking Bill Clinton’s spokesman if he’d ever had Kazakh officials over to his home to discuss them purchasing an interest in Westinghouse. No way, said the spokesman. I’ve seen a photo of Bill with the Kazakhs at his home, replied Becker. Oops, said the spokesman.

James Taranto has a longer version, and of course, there’s the Clinton Cash book, but the whole thing is explained in the eight minute long video Allahpundit mentions above.

However, what first popped in my mind was one name: Frank Giustra.

Just two weeks  ago I was posting about him: Giustra is the guy who donated $130 million to the Clinton’s philanthropies,

As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action To Prevent Labor Violations

The details of these financial dealings remain murky, but this much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation — supplemented by millions more from Giustra himself — Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U.S.-Colombia trade pact. Having opposed the deal as a bad one for labor rights back when she was a presidential candidate in 2008, she now promoted it, calling it “strongly in the interests of both Colombia and the United States.” The change of heart by Clinton and other Democratic leaders enabled congressional passage of a Colombia trade deal that experts say delivered big benefits to foreign investorslike Giustra.

Along with the Whitewater Defense, the Clintons may also rely on the average American’s apathy for a foreign news story: When I brought up the Colombia trade pact story during a podcast, it was dismissed as a foreign story of no interest to the media, much as the Clinton Foundation Haiti scandal.

While some in the media may be demoralized as hell (and for good reason!) over the uranium scandal, others assert “the Clintons still aren’t corrupt,” in the hope that you’ll find all their shenanigans – in The Diplomad’s words – just too complicated, boring, technical, and convoluted to understand.

Simple enough, corruption.

Paul Mirengoff looks at what Clinton Cash tells us about Hillary’s relationship with Bill. I’m not into analyzing what the relationship is between two criminals; Mirengoff gets to what matters, though:

I hope America’s first female president will be a woman who is not under the sway of her husband and who would not permit the family enterprise to be commandeered by a husband notorious for having no sense of proportion or propriety. Hillary Clinton is not that woman.

By now, it’s stridently apparent that the Clintons don’t belong in the White House – they belong in the big house.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s blog.

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What else is a private Tropical Island for?

DaTechGuy 8/23/2009

There has been a lot of shock and surprise at a story that has talked about a Clinton confidant and sexual escapades.  The NYT has a piece on it concerning the goings on at a private island.

The motion claimed that the woman, who was not identified in court documents, had sexual relations as a minor with Prince Andrew in London, New York and on Mr. Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Epstein told the woman to give the prince “whatever he demanded” and “report back to him on the details,” the motion said.

Buckingham Palace took the unusual step of issuing a statement to rebut the accusations.

Lawyer Allen Dershowitz also named in this case isn’t taking it lying down aggressively denying the allegations

“I’m planning to file disbarment charges against the two lawyers who signed this petition without even checking the manifests of airplanes or travel itineraries, et cetera,” Dershowitz told Politico. “I’m also challenging the young woman and the lawyers to level those charges against me outside of the courtroom, so that I can sue them for defamation. … Finally, I’m challenging the woman to file criminal charges against me because the filing of false criminal charges is a crime.”

I’m sure a lot of people will watch the tabloids to keep up with a story that surely took a lot of people by surprise.

However it would not have taken them by surprise if they had read this site back on April 14th of last year when I noticed the lack of media interest in a story that had everything that normally sells:

Given that kind of stuff one might wonder why this story involving Jeffrey Epstein, who was already jailed once for sex crimes got no traction last month? It’s just the type of thing to draw eyeballs. What could possibly cause the mainstream to give this story a pass?

A new lawsuit has revealed the extent of former President Clinton’s friendship with a fundraiser who was later jailed for having sex with an underage prostitute. Bill Clinton’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who served time in 2008 for his illegal sexual partners, included up multiple trips to the onetime billionaire’s private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves. . . .

Did someone say Bill Clinton?

Flight logs pinpoint Clinton’s trips on Epstein’s jet between the years 2002 and 2005, while he was working on his philanthropic post-presidential career and while his wife Hillary was a Senator for their adopted state of New York.  ‘I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here kind fo thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor,’ one unidentified woman said in the lawsuit, which was filed in Palm Beach Circuit Court.

Oh that explains why the only place I saw it was at Stacy McCain site last month.

Yes Stacy McCain was a full month ahead of me on this story:

What are the elements of a great news story? Well, President Clinton is a perjurer who lied under oath in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein is reportedly a pedophile who had sex with underage prostitutes. And a lawsuit has brought out new details of the friendship between Clinton and Epstein:

That’s from March of 2014 and Stacy had a follow-up this week:

For the typical whore, there are no private jets, no Caribbean islands, and she never turns any tricks with European royalty.

Did I mention that Jeffrey Epstein is disgusting scum? Did I mention that Epstein is an associate of known perjurer Bill Clinton?

Because maybe you forgot that Clinton, who was accused of raping Juanita Broaddrick, reportedly took “multiple trips to the onetime billionaire [Epstein]’s private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves.”

None of the underage sex slaves have said they got boned by Bill Clinton, although at least one of them says she got boned by former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. He denies this accusation, because no Harvard Law professor would be stupid enough to admit boning an underage sex slave on a billionaire’s private Caribbean island.

Given the need for Bill Clinton to hit the campaign trail for 2014 and the “war on women” meme this story contains, the media’s willingness to ignore this story all last year is not a surprise, now with the British Royal family named and Dershowitz fighting back in public ignoring this story is not possible.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out and it will be even more interesting to see if any “friends” of the various alternatives to Hillary on the Democrat side do anything with this.

Of course if they were reading me and Stacy last year, they’d have been primed and ready to go.

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Michael Corleone:  It’s not personal Sonny, it’s strictly business

The Godfather 1972

Yesterday on the Rush Limbaugh show he noted that Bill & Hillary skipped Michael Brown’s funeral and teased the question:

So why not?  Why are the Clintons not there?  Oh, there’s an answer.  It’s a simple answer.  But since I’m kind of in a teasing mode today, I’ll leave that hanging while you ponder it.  

Well since Rush is unwilling to tell you I figured I’d jump on in ahead of him:

It’s because Hillary is running in 2016 & Bill Clinton knows how elections and human nature works.

Bill understands the  low information voter & swing voters think.  They weren’t interested in the Michael Brown shooting and the breast beating it produced but were very interested in the rioting and saw the loop of  a 6′ 4″ Brown shove that little clerk in the last hour of his life.

There were very few if any potential 2016 voters watching the coverage of Michael Brown’s funeral or in the church that’s already aren’t in Hillary’s pocket if she wins the nomination, being seen there wouldn’t earn her a single vote.

On the other hand Images of Bill and Hillary standing with Al Sharpton in Ferguson at Brown funeral would have a definite effect on swing voters in key states whose primary takeaway of Ferguson were the riots and don’t think for one second police unions would forget if Bill & Hillary were standing proudly with the people out for the blood of one of their own.

That’s what it comes down to.   Hillary and Bill were not in Ferguson for Michael Brown’s funeral because they didn’t dare be seen there if she wants to be President of the United States.  That’s reality.

And when it comes to politics, Bill Clinton is the ultimate realist.

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I absolutely had to laugh when I saw this story at the Hill:

As Hillary White House run looms, questions linger about Bill

the story continues

The charismatic, popular former president has talents as a surrogate and fundraiser that are unprecedented for a would-be presidential spouse.

But recent days have also underscored that Bill Clinton can be as much a liability as an asset to his wife.

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Rommel you magnificent bastard I’ve read your book!

Patton 1970

Prince Humperdinck: There was… a mighty duel. It ranged all over. They were both masters.

The Princess Bride 1987

Karl Rove you’re a genius.

While a MSNBC host was declaring asking for Hillary’s health records “birtherism” Bill Clinton in the guise of defence of his wife seemed to give Mr. Rove a reason for a victory lap:

They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,” he said. “It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.

The President was, of course, making the point that contrary to the opinion of some at the time Mrs. Clinton was not feigning or overstating her illness to avoid testifying on Benghazi.

However at ABC News Mary Bruce & Dana Hughes provides both a timeline and statements from the state department that are contrary to the President’s statement:

“Judging by the woman we saw this morning and the workload that she’s got she seems to be fully recovered,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at a State Department briefing Jan. 7, 2013, about a month after Hillary Clinton’s fall and concussion occurred.

While any person  familiar with Bill “I never had sex with that woman” Clinton learners quickly to question any claim he might make but the effect of what he said is to set up Karl Rove for another news cycle.

Rove can now go before the cameras and say:  ” Clinton took six months to recover, that certainly sounds like a serious injury to me, we need to see those medical records.

OR he has the option to say:  ” While I appreciate Bill Clinton backing up my questions concerning Mrs. Clinton’s health I am concerned at how this doesn’t seem to match what her State Department was saying at the same time.  We’ll need those heath records to find out what the truth actually is.”

Either way the Clinton memes I mentioned yesterday stays in the news another day.

Advantage Rove but as they are both masters expect a Bill Clinton counter.

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Ten years ago, after Monica Lewinsky responded publicly to former President William Clinton’s characterization of their affair, I wrote her an open letter. Excerpt:

1)      Go to graduate school. Become a nurse, or a scientist, or an architect. Do NOT become a lawyer, a journalist or a politician. Do NOT go into show business, unless you’re going to be a producer or part of the crew.

2)      Immerse yourself in your Jewish heritage/religion. Or some other religion.

3)      Get involved in some little-publicized charity work.

4)      Stay out of the public eye as much as possible. Change your name, if you see fit. But whatever happens, refuse to give any interviews on anything regarding former President Clinton and the scandal created by the two of you.

Why should you do these things? By immersing yourself in, taking care of, building or studying something for you, you can carve out a new reputation for yourself, instead of being constantly saddled with the old one. Accomplish something. Make a difference, a positive one.

I don’t know whether she knows that this letter exists, but it seems that she took much of my advice. Turning down multi-million dollar offers–presumably, to tell her story–she moved to London and earned a Master’s degree in psychology at the London School of Economics. And, she kept silent about her part in the indiscretion—until now.Lewinsky

Unfortunately and predictably, many employers were unable to see past her infamous past. But Lewinsky takes responsibility for her choices and seems much more mindful of the consequences of her actions in her mature years—as all thinking persons become.. Additionally, she is conscious of the fact that she may further suffer for her new openness about the topic.

I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)

As opposed to the last time Lewinsky spoke out, her timing is right. I hope she expounds on the professional and personal costs that she has paid for a singular reason: other young women need to read these things. To stand voluntarily as a warning to others is an admirable thing to do. And, as was so the last time she spoke out, I wish Ms. Lewinsky all the best.

(Thanks to Legal Insurrection)

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11th Doctor:  (Showing Psychic paper to young Kazran)  I think you’ll find I’m universally recognised as a mature and responsible adult. 

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11th Doctor: (looking at psychic paper) Yeah, it’s shorted out. Finally, a lie too big.

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It’s axiomatic that sex sells so when you combine the words: “Private Island”, “Lawsuit” & “Orgies” you have a story that normally is guaranteed viral:

Tales of orgies and young girls being shipped to the island, called Little St. James, have been revealed as part of an ongoing lawsuit between Epstein and his former lawyers Scott Rothstein and Bradley Edwards.

Young girls shipped to a private island for sex that’s gotta be worth headlines.

It is unclear what the basis of the suit is, but they go on to call witness testimony from some of the frequent guests at Epstein’s island to talk about the wild parties that were held there in the early 2000s.

The woman went on to say how orgies were a regular occurrence and she recalled two young girls from New York who were always seen around the five-house compound but their personal backstories were never revealed.

Given that kind of stuff one might wonder why this story involving Jeffrey Epstein, who was already jailed once for sex crimes got no traction last month? It’s just the type of thing to draw eyeballs. What could possibly cause the mainstream to give this story a pass?

A new lawsuit has revealed the extent of former President Clinton’s friendship with a fundraiser who was later jailed for having sex with an underage prostitute. Bill Clinton’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who served time in 2008 for his illegal sexual partners, included up multiple trips to the onetime billionaire’s private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves. . . .

Did someone say Bill Clinton?

Flight logs pinpoint Clinton’s trips on Epstein’s jet between the years 2002 and 2005, while he was working on his philanthropic post-presidential career and while his wife Hillary was a Senator for their adopted state of New York.  ‘I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here kind fo thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor,’ one unidentified woman said in the lawsuit, which was filed in Palm Beach Circuit Court.

Oh that explains why the only place I saw it was at Stacy McCain site last month.

If there is one thing the media that loves to play the War on Women® card doesn’t want to touch it’s a story about people using their own private island to get laid that involves Bill Clinton.

What could the media do if this story involving the former father of the year? They would call it old news, not relevant, dirty tricks from a salacious lawsuit that doesn’t even involve him and an attack on Hillary that crosses the line. In fact the left will deploy a plethora of adjectives to discourage further discussion of this story from antiquated to zany, but there is one adjective that could not come out of their mouth to dismiss this story:

Unbelievable

The last few years have proven that the left can convince a low information voter of a lot of things, but even the full power of the mainstream media and the strongest zealots from the War on Women® brigade would not be able to convince the American public that Bill Clinton would have no interest or business on a private island where orgies took place.

That’s why you didn’t see this story in the news last month and why as the case moves forward you’ll not see it covered period.

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I was looking at Chris Cillizza’s piece in the post concerning Rand Paul and Bill Clinton some posts around it I was instantly reminded me of Robert Stacy McCain’s exchanges with Jesse Myerson.

The Success of Jesse Myerson’s attempt to rationalize communism success is dependent on reaching a group of Salon readers who are not at all familiar with the actual reality of communism. If their only knowledge of it is “The soviets were our enemies 30 years ago” as opposed to stuff that is happening in Cuba right now like this:

An explosion of repression greeted anti-Castro activists in Cuba on Sunday morning in Santiago de Cuba and other cities as they tried to make their way to churches for Mass. In Santiago, there were at least 169 arrests of activists with the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), the Damas De Blanco, or “Ladies In White,” and other organizations.

& this  (translated from the Spanish via Chrome)

  • 179 arrested  violently on February 9 Sunday, today, in various parts of the province of Santiago de Cuba
  • 50 detainees with great violence in Palma Soriano on Friday, February 7
  • 28 detainees with great violence in Santiago de Cuba on Thursday 6th
  • 9 arrested Wednesday night in Petty 5, 3 of them were under age 6 who were also arrested
  • 36 arrested in Santa Clara on Monday 3, along with Guillermo Fariñas , spokesman UNPACU
  • 30 Ladies in White were arrested on February 2, Sunday in Santiago de Cuba

Robert Stacy McCain’s solid arguments not withstanding unless the young and low info voter audience that is Myerson’s target readership in Salon hear Stacy points, they will make no more sound than a tree falling in the forest no matter what  GEICO ads say.

The same dynamic is in play with Cillizza. His piece talk about the reasons why Rand Paul is making the case he is. All the reasons are concern things other than the democrat “War on woman” meme. In fact you can read the entire piece and not find the words “war on woman” anywhere in it.

I suspect that’s by design.

Meanwhile Ann Althouse gives a series of reasons for Paul’s attacks which includes the following:

Someone on the Republican side needs to be able to counter the “war on women” propaganda of the Democrats, and no one else seems to have the guts or skill to do it properly.

Her piece and four reasons for Paul’s attacks were linked and copied on Instapundit and made the HotAir headlines.

Now Althouse is a well read blog (alexa rank 79,554 worldwide & 17,632 in the US) The Hotair group blog is impressive (5,687/1,212) and while only a single person Instapundit is,  well Instapundit. (5,713/1330)

But the reach of the Washington Post greater by a factor of more than 10 in terms of Alexa Rank ( 299/88) not to mention MSM coverage so as long as Cillizza makes sure the average Washington Post reader, particularly ones born in 1984 or after, are focusing on his piece’s final paragraph:

Whatever the reason for Paul’s focus on Clinton’s private life, it’s a reminder (although we didn’t need one) that the Kentucky Senator operates under a different code of conduct than his colleagues and the people he will compete against for the 2016 nomination. It’s what makes him intriguing — and dangerous.

rather than statements from Senator Paul like this one:

for goodness sakes he [Bill Clinton] paid an $800,000 fine for sexual harassment

then the takeaway for those young unmarried women who vote democrat will be:

That GOP 2016 candidate Rand Paul is trying to bring down Hillary’s presidential bid by attacking her husband’s personal life.

rather than

THE Major fundraiser for Democrats crying “war on women” is a repeat sexual harasser who once paid $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment case.

and that dear readers is how the MSM game is played.

Hey Ezra Klien says there might still be a “journo-list” maybe he can get a spot in it, if he doesn’t have one already.

Note, Paul should have said $850K rather than $800K and it was a settlement.
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Lt. Aldo Raine: Y’know… Utivich ‘n myself heard that deal you made with the brass. “End the war tonight”?… I’d make that deal. How ’bout you Utivich, you make that deal?

Pfc. Smithson Utivich:
I’d make that deal
Lt. Aldo Raine: I don’t blame ya! Damn good deal! And that purty little nest you feathered for yourself. Well, if you’re willing to barbecue the whole high command, I ‘spose that’s worth certain considerations. But I do have one question. When you get to your little place on Nantucket Island, I ‘magine you’re gonna take off that handsome-lookin’ S.S. uniform of yours, ain’tcha?… That’s what I thought. Now that I can’t abide. How ’bout you Utivich, can you abide it?

Pfc. Smithson Utivich: Not one damn bit, sir.

Lt. Aldo Raine: I mean, if I had my way… you’d wear that goddamn uniform for the rest of your pecker-suckin’ life. But I’m aware that ain’t practical, I mean at some point you’re gonna hafta take it off. So. I’m ‘onna give you a little somethin’ you can’t take off.

Inglorious Bastards 2009

This weekend on the Radio show during Da Magnificent Panel the question of Rand Paul bringing Bill Clinton into the whole War on Women battle the question of Bill Clinton the question was put to my liberal panelist Maxine Baptiste.

She bluntly and without equivocation described it as old news and pointed to president Clinton’s record on “woman’s issues” as more than trumping Rand Paul who voted the wrong way on such bills. I asked her directly about actions vs votes. That took 2nd place to the voting record. Here’s the clip:

On Reliable Sources Sally Kohn did the same, The Bill Clinton actions (which Sally made a point of disapproving of) did not matter and in fact made him morally superior to Republicans who might have a voting record that she does not approve of.

As I have been watching a lot of Sherlock lately I instantly thought of Sherlock & his speech concerning Billy Kincaid as transcribed at Ariane Devere’s site

John Watson: The best man.
Sherlock Holmes: The best man?
John: What do you think?
Sherlock: Billy Kincaid.
John: Sorry, what?
Sherlock: Billy Kincaid, the Camden Garrotter. Best man I ever knew. Vast contributions to charity, never disclosed. Personally managed to save three hospitals from closure and ran the best and safest children’s homes in north England. Yes, every now and again there’d be some garrottings, but stacking up the lives saved against the garrottings, on balance I’d say …
John: For my wedding! For me. I need a best man.
Sherlock: Oh, right.
John: Maybe not a garrotter.

Here’s the video (until it gets pulled)

The moral implications of women actually standing behind Bill Clinton as a “war on Women” messenger (as Bob Filner did in 1998) is as astounding as the NAACP’s standing behind Carlos Henriquez or it would be if the Democrats in their drift toward Marxism hadn’t decided the ends justify the means that every situation is the end of World War 2 and the deal is always a Damn good deal but I suspect the left are more Sherlock than Aldo. The question is have they reached the point where they can not only abide the removal of that uniform but long as they get the votes and the power from a person will put up with a few more garrottings as well?

If you want to hear the full panel discussion on the Kentucky Primary & General race here it is:

Oh and we didn’t even touch on this guy.

Update: Related  How DARE you say judge people who mutilate women

Feminist Icon Germaine Greer Supports Female Genital Mutilation On Grounds Of Cultural Sensitivity. Female eunuchs are okay, so long as they’re not Europeans, I guess.

 

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Robin: Those I kill die from misusing the trust that Richard left with them. And the worst of these is Richard’s own brother.

King Richard (in disguise): Oh! Then you blame Prince John.

Robin: No, I blame Richard.

The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938

But I want to say one thing to the American people, I want you to listen to me, I’m going to say this again.  I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss. Lewinsky.  I never told anyone to lie, not a single time, ever.  These allegations are false and  I need to go back to work for the American People.  Thank you!

President Bill Clinton

Yesterday on DaTechGuy on DaRadio during Da Magnificent Panel we were (surprise, surprise) discussing Chris Christie and the bridge business. The subject of the neverending press conference came up and the question became what this the right move.  It created an incredible contrast to the president so much so that Media Matters literally argued that the GOP would use that contrast to attack the president, which by an odd coincidence is exactly what I had already advised them to do.

The consensus was that politically Christie did what he had to do. A strong denial and  answering questions to the point where no member of the press could pretend he was ducking.

 

In the middle of the discussion a terrible thought occurred to me. What Christie did was clearly the right political move if he was wasn’t involved, but what if he was up to it to his neck?

What if Christie is just a self centered bastard who only wants to save his job and his possible prospects for a White House bid at all costs?  If that was the case and his goal then politically, what is the right move?

I asked the question and the general agreement was the right political move was exactly what he did..

The move would be to do what he did, use the power of his office to delay any disclosure, insist he already answered all the questions (and point to the length of the press conference in his case to back it up) and count on any party officials who know otherwise to keep silent and aides to do so to on the theory that pols don’t hire people who sell them.

Now there was a time when such a brazen dishonorable calculation was extremely rare.   James Curley for example used that calculation to keep Tip O’Neill quiet after stealing a party election from him.  That silence paid off for Tip.  It launched O’Neill rise in leadership first in Massachusetts, turning it blue and then in the House leading to his speakership.

But even in Curley’s case his actions (he arranged for the numbers in a party election to be transposed so O’Neills results were reported as Curley’s & vice versa) wasn’t public knowledge, O’Neill dropped the fight before it became public knowledge, Curley was never put in the position to lie directly to the general public over his acts.

Instead of grand denials those under suspicion tended to keep silent to see if the evidence would come out or a party leaders or big donors would approach the person privately  and say something like:

“Listen you can’t take the party down with you, make your apologies, resign and at best we can slowly rehabilitate you and at worse will take care of you.”

Maybe that conversation would come at the start of the scandal if the party knew there was some there there, maybe it would come father down the road when it became clear that the press or investigator would find the truth or,  maybe like with Nixon when the smoking guns proving direct lies to the people came out backers would approach him and say bluntly:  Sorry we just can’t back you up anymore …

…then came Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton for those too young used an impressionable young intern for sex in the white house abusing his position as president (what in the private sector would be considered sexual harassment).  When it came out he lied directly to the American people, lied under oath in court and even lied to his advisers (if you believe his advisers that is).  When Kenneth Starr was appointed to investigate his and his advisers obstructed the investigation at every turn the party energized activists to defend him (That where Move on.org came from) and you actually had the Newsweek blog (sorry I mean magazine, it wasn’t just online then) sitting on evidence that was eventually leaked to Drudge.

Yet when the Starr Report came out and the vote for impeachment was coming, while republican after republicans took the time to read the report and the evidence that was submitted to them but not the public at the time,  not a single democrat in the house did the same.  They didn’t want to know.

And when the impeachment vote came and went against him in the house ( coincidentally the president decided that was a perfect time to launch a missile strike on Iraq)  Democrats en masse lined up behind Bill Clinton as Al Gore pronounced him “One of our greatest presidents” in a press event at the while house.

The party didn’t tell him to leave, the Democrats many still in congress didn’t reject him and he not only survived his trial in the Senate but is still celebrated by the left and the media to this day.

Remember this was the president.  If sexual harassment in the White House lying to the American people’s face and doing the same under oath to a grand jury doesn’t disqualify you from the White House or the support of your party & activists why would any such behavior disqualify a person from any lesser office.

And people wonder why folks like Filner & Weiner figured they could get away with it and why the occupant of this White House doesn’t worry about the scandals from Benghazi to the IRS?

I don’t know if Chris Christie was directly involved in those lane closures in New Jersey.  His decision to fire principles involved rather than like Nixon in Watergate becoming involved via a coverup  would suggest otherwise.

But if he was involved, and got up and lied through is teeth to the American people and you wonder why he thought he could get away with it, you need to look no father than President Bill Clinton and all those who enabled him, including the American People.

Update:  The video for those too young to remember:

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Last week as you might recall Democrats met with Barack Obama in the hopes of finding a way to avoid the disaster Obamacare threatens upon the re-election chances of Senate Democrats who not only voted for the bill but stood unanimously with Harry Reid to make sure it launch was not delayed.

But as Americans en masse started losing their existing health plans that Barack Obama (and Democrats echoing him) time and time again promised, without equivocation, they would be able to keep the panic became uncontrollable.

But it didn’t matter Democrats could not cross Barack Obama. To abandon him risked the wrath of the White House and his fanatical base, including black voter who despite getting less and less of an every shrinking pie supported him overwhelmingly. No Democrat could dare take such a risk without cover.

But then came William Jefferson Clinton.

When Bill Clinton pronounced (without the slightest bit of irony) words to the effect that Barack Obama needed to keep his promises to the American People everything changed.

SUDDENLY: Media that was talking about how LOUSY the plans being cancelled were talking about how they should be kept.

SUDDENLY: Democrat Senators who stood united to keep Obamacare from being delayed and/or defunded and who stood with Harry Reid as he kept parks and vets from being funded to prevent this from happening were scrambling for a vote ANY vote to distance themselves from the Obamacare fiasco.

SUDDENLY: The White House that had no interest in changes to Obamacare was willing to make “administrative changes” to make the law more palatable to voters and healthcare plans that were “junk” a week ago could be kept the law be damned.

But most importantly Democrats SUDDENLY: had a leader to follow. A leader who had an interest in distancing himself and his wife, from this president and administration and a person they could point to when the most loyal of Obama supporters asked why they dared vote against him.

It was the official cutting of tendons of Barack Obama, the laming of the Duck and once the duck is lame the pols with something to lose, will suddenly follow someone else.

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Bill Clinton is an unusually good liar

Sen Bob Kerry 1996

 

About nine months ago readers of this blog were introduced to a fellow by the name of Gen El-Haddid whose primary job seemed to be to give the English language version of Muslim Brotherhood propaganda:

Here is what I think. I think this fellow Gehad El-Haddad’s twitter feed is for lazy westerners who don’t want to sort though Arabic, I think it exists to build a real time narrative for the western world. As Nervana Mahmoud puts it in the Daily News of Egypt:

The Muslim Brotherhood is waging a war of perception, not just for domestic consumption but for a western audience, too. Perception is crucial for two reasons: To defeat non-Islamist opponents, who may lose faith quickly when watching the endless number of pro-Morsy protestors in comparison to their relatively lower number in Tahrir and, secondly, to convince western nations that Islamists are the only reliable, powerful force in Egypt and that they are backed by the “majority” of Egyptians.

That’s why Mr. El Haddad’s tweets are not in Arabic. If you consider how easily the west bought the Hamas narrative I can see why he would be sure to tweet “facts” in a language that the lazy western press could understand but the majority of Egyptians would not.

And in July when he was back to his old tricks during the 2nd revolution he was back to his old tricks:

Four of the five replies came from Arabic named accounts and rebuked him, only one supported what he said. So who IS that Mr. Kirpatrick, the Arabic person who is alone in retweeting a Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece.

and the NYT was falling for them as was ABC’s This week who:

…made a video of him on the streets of Cairo pretending he is a man of the Egyptian people and not someone who’s primary purpose is to look good for the west while giving the Muslim brotherhood line while their followers repress them.

Well I came back from a relaxing few days in Maine word came of his arrest by the government of Egypt and along with that news came some other info about his day job:

Before emerging as a top Brotherhood official and adviser to Morsi, el-Haddad served for five years as an official at the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit group founded by former President Bill Clinton.

El-Haddad gained a reputation for pushing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt.

He was raised in a family of prominent Brotherhood supporters and became the public face of the Islamist organization soon after leaving his post at the Clinton Foundation.

You mean to say that an Egyptian raised in a prominent Muslim Brotherhood Family has been connected to the Clintons since she has been secretary of state coincidentally during the years where we had the most pro-muslim brotherhood foreign policy EVAH?

Powerline asks a question:

What was El-Haddad’s role with the Clinton Foundation? According to his LinkedIn profile, he set up its office in Egypt, supervised policy-making workshops, and presented Foundations views. He was also in charge of the its Clinton Climate Initiative in Egypt.

and Andy McCarthy has more to say but readers of this blog shouldn’t be surprised isn’t surprised because we made the point a long time ago that the Clinton had deliberately hitched their wagon to the Muslim Brotherhood.

In 1996 Bill Clinton was president and people were already talking about a political future for Hillary. Working with her must have been on of the most coveted positions for a young woman in the democrat party. Certainly there must have been plenty of sons and daughters of pols, campaign workers and democrat fundraisers who would have died for the chance to be in that position.

Yet Huma Abadin a young lady still in college who has spent a lifetime in Saudi Arabia not only gets the job, but has stayed with Hillary Clinton her entire life since.

Thinking of Huma I presumed the deal for the support from the Clinton’s was her placement, near power but these people are openly using Muslim Brotherhood guys then the relationship goes farther than getting one of their own in high places.

I wonder how much of that connection to the vast cash reserves of the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters secured democrat support during impeachment, funded democrat think thanks and steered Mrs. Clinton and her “aide” to the point they has reached today not to mention paying for speaking fees around the world and I wonder how many times the Clinton’s name has been used to put Brotherhood allies all over America and the world?

I could be wrong but it’s my opinion that the Brotherhood considers themselves the owners of Bill & Hillary Clinton and if they demand the Clinton’s put an open leader of the Brotherhood in a position of authority they will answer any objection that the Bey of Algiers once gave when another American objected to their orders. He told them they were in fact his slaves and when it comes to slaves…

I have a right to order my slaves as I please.

I believed the Democrats sold themselves when they protected Bill Clinton, I hadn’t imagined they might have done so quite so literally.

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We interrupt my coverage of the RNC in Boston to bring you this Bob Filner blast from the past Dec 18, 1998.

If anyone wonders why Bob Filner doesn’t resign from office, wonder no more. Bob Filner picked a side in the war on Women a long time ago.

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Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Mr. Dickinson I’m surprised at you, a rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.

1776 (1972)

Ace links to a critical update to this story on Bob Filner:

The local Democratic Party has known for a long time about sexual harassment allegations against Bob Filner, a former Democratic assemblywoman said in a Thursday interview.

“I blew the whistle on this two years ago to the Democratic Party leadership,” former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña said.

on what the Democrats knew when when they knew it on Bob Filner.

Update II: Busby responded to tell me that party leaders looked at Filner’s 30-year record of advocating for progressive causes when evaluating him as a candidate for mayor. Discussions involving Filner’s poor treatment of women never rose above rumor, she said.

Ace Opines further

So what’s a little War on Women between ideological friends? They say these allegations did not “rise above a rumor,” which is false– the deputy mayor of Escondido stated on the record (and went to former head of the party Jess Durfee) that Filner had rudely propositioned her at a professional political event.

The evolution argument not withstanding the question becomes: How did Bob Filner know the party would let him get away with this?

Clue one comes from Wikipedia:
filner

Note the period in the red box. That means he was in congress during this moment:

See that line of Democrat congressmen filing out to applaud Bill Clinton can you pick out Bob Filner among them as they line up? Have you watched how the Clinton’s have been treated for the last 15 years.

The question isn’t how Bob Filner knew the party would give him a pass, the question is why would anyone expect them to do otherwise?

Update: And if Filner had any doubt of the rules, this would have finished them.

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Admiral Blackwell: Captain Picard Day?

Capt: Picard: Oh… yes. It’s for the children… I’m a… role model.

Admiral Blackwell: I’m sure you are. Starfleet out.

Star Trek TNG: The Pegasus 1994

And I can only challenge you in such fashion if I am willing to heed my own words…I was prepared to lead our narrow majority as speaker and I believe I had it in me to do a fine job. But I can not do that job or be the kind of leader I would like to be under current circumstances, so I must set the example that I hope President Clinton will follow.

Bob Livingston Dec 19, 1998

In modern Christian writings, though I see much (indeed more than I like) about Mammon, I see few of the old warnings about Worldly Vanities, the Choice of Friends, and the Value of Time. All that, your patient would probably classify as ‘Puritanism’—and may I remark in passing that the value we have given to that word is one of the really solid triumphs of the last hundred years?

C.S Lewis The Screwtape Letters #10

Yesterday while I was on the road to cover an event that didn’t happen (had my dates wrong) I was listening to Michael Graham on the Radio and he brought up a point that a lot of our friends on the left have forgotten, a point I’ve made over the last few weeks.

Graham noted that it was Democrats who set the standard that Weiner and Fitner are using to run for office or even remain in office. That aberrant sexual behavior was not a standard to remove a president from office.

I know many of the college women with their Sandra Flue Buttons on their lapel might not be old enough to remember so let me educate you on recent history.

It was Democrats and media who vigorously Defended Bill Clinton at every turn, who insisted the Monica stuff was “just about sex”.

It was the liberal media who held back this story and at every opportunity belittled the entire idea of this investigation. (and who ironically MADE Matt Drudge who did not.

And it was democrats who en masse not only voted against the 4 articles of impeachment Article I: Perjury before the grand jury, Article II: Perjury in the Jones case, Article III: Obstruction of justice, Article IV: Abuse of power but directly after their passage assembled on the White House lawn as Richard Gephardt, Al Gore and Clinton Himself (with Hillary beside him) made speeches attacking the House for daring to suggest that his actions made him unfit to hold the Office of president of the United States.

What you never heard of this? Well here is the video of the event.

Look at the faces in the crowd of that video you will see my new senator Ed Markey, you will see Sheila Jackson Lee and plenty of other faces still in congress. Look at the liberal lions and particularly the ladies who today bemoan a GOP “war on women”. Look at them all filing out to defend a man who used the power of the presidency to score with a young intern and ask yourself this question:

If the standard of Oral Sex with an intern in the White House is not disqualifying for a president how much less is the standard of “Sexting” for mayor of NY” or “Groping for Mayor of San Diego”?

And it is even worse when you consider this. Have you heard the name Bob Livingston? He was going to be the speaker of the GOP house, but just before the impeachment vote word came that he had an affair. So what did he do with the impeachment vote about to take place. He gave this speech:

and resigned.

Note the same Democrats who shouted “You Resign” at him still backed and voted to save Bill Clinton…

…but what if they did not?

Imagine if Bill Clinton had resigned, imagine if the Democrats in the house decided not to back him, Imagine if that crowd of lawmakers didn’t stand behind the as they made speeches of defiance. Imagine of the media had embraced the actions of Bob Livingstone. Imagine if the standard for the consequences of such behavior by pols was the Livingstone Standard rather than the Bill Clinton (or the Nina Burleigh) standard?

Not only would there not be an Anthony Weiner or a Bob Filner, there likely would not be an Elliot Spitzer or a David Vitter or a Mark Sanford either because when they considered their situation they would remember Bob Livingstone resigning his office rather than Bill Clinton successfully retaining his.

This is the Donkey in the living room that everyone in the media and on the left likes to pretend isn’t there. The standard they want you to forget, particularly in 2016 with Hillary on the Ballot, they set for every narcissistic ambitious pol who will come down the line and decide they can ride this kind of thing out, because if Bill Clinton can get away with it, why can’t they?

There is a war on women and the democrats gave victory to the Anthony Weiners and Bob Filners in that war many years ago.

Final thought:

Inquiring minds want to know.

Update: That’s Bob Filner not Bob Fitner Corrected

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Last week’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio with John LaRosa and a special appearance by Robert Stacy McCain is now available here.

My latest for the Examiner is now up too covering Tom Weaver’s appearance at the Twin city Tea Party here:

“You can get 20 people in an apartment with running water, flushing toilets, screens on the doors , air conditioning, a refrigerator, this and that they are living better than any of the people I visited in Pueblo Mexico.”

Check em both out but remember I get paid by the click at the examiner so if you can talk a few million folks into hitting that link I’ll be good for quite a while

Speaking of Stacy I have to agree Monica is better looker than that leathers girl, but either way both have made bad decisions and while Leathers hasn’t had its full effect yet consider this.

Monica Lewinsky is 40 years old, she is not reported married and I imagine a lot of people still judge her by her irresponsible actions where she was manipulated by Bill Clinton. Any dates may still be very uncomfortable

No husband, no children and alone, and while youth not withstanding she should have known better Bill Clinton certainly should have and realized what it would to this lady’s future.

He didn’t give a damn.

Now perhaps she wasn’t looking for a man or didn’t want children, but if she did Clinton made such a result much harder.

I think she deserved better.

Remember those sweet, warm New England summers? Remember sipping lemonade underneath a shady tree? Remember when you hit that pedestrian with your car at the crosswalk and then just drove away? Pepperidge Farm remembers, but Pepperidge Farm ain’t just gonna keep it to Pepperidge Farm’s self free of charge. Maybe you go out and buy yourself some of these distinctive Milano cookies, maybe this whole thing disappears.

Family Guy Hell Comes to Quahog 2006

Pepperidge farm isn’t the only one who remembers, Byron York does too.

Mrs. Clinton was a key player in her husband’s defense on both occasions, and today she is close with Abedin, her long-time aide. So why shouldn’t Abedin try to emulate her mentor’s success?

Because it won’t work. Abedin can’t follow Volume I of the Clinton playbook because Weiner can’t deny everything, as Clinton did — falsely but successfully — in ’92. And she can’t follow Volume II because Weiner is not president of the United States.

For one thing Clinton had plenty of help

Stephanopoulos was dumbfounded. “[Clinton] lied,” the campaign aide later recounted thinking. “How come he let me hang out there? Never a word … while I swore to reporters her story was false.” But Clinton kept denying everything. And so did the loyal Stephanopoulos, claiming the tape was fake, or doctored or something. A mostly sympathetic press accepted the story, and Clinton survived.

Even if Anthony Weiner could lie as well as Bill Clinton, which he can’t, and even if he had an aide who could lie as well as George Stephanpoulos, which he doesn’t — even if all that were the case, Volume I of the Clinton playbook would still not be an option for Weiner. The proof of his sexting escapades is just too overwhelming.

Byron does forget the “Deny” card was in fact used by Weiner for a full week back in 2011 and many in the media went along with it. I’ll bet Pepperidge Farm would remember “Help us Help you

And that doesn’t even include Media Matters or Morning Joe

Weiner even spent $45k to give that card verisimilitude. but the tech trail was too solid particularly in an age of crowd sourcing.

As for card two, when years later with a new scandal and Ken Starr unwilling to roll over the playbook changed:

There were Republicans and Democrats who, early in the scandal, assumed Clinton would have to resign. But he survived through the sheer power of the presidency. He used (and in some cases invented) White House privileges to thwart Starr. After an initial panic, Democrats on Capitol Hill came to see the scandal as a life-or-death matter and rallied around the president.

For Democrats highly invested in the GOP “war on women” meme there is no gain in Anthony Weiner’s success.

This is why many of those same democrats who stood behind Al Gore as he praised Clinton after impeachment are now going after Weiner.

Of course the Clinton scandals didn’t take place during the age of cell phones, Youtube and Twitter, nor was the idea of being known as the sexting paramour of a pol considered an attractive proposition as it apparently is now. If that was true this might have ended differently.

However Weiner & Huma are following one card of the Clinton Playbook that Byron doesn’t bring up. A Narcissistic concern only for themselves.

Bill Clinton rightly figured there was no percentage in resigning and forever being the first democrat to resign the presidency. He understood what a post resignation presidency would be and it wouldn’t be anything like it is today and that doesn’t even count Hilary. His wife would forever be tagged as not the woman who stood by him but his accomplice in deceiving the public at the start. the first lady who did so and it would have made her own ambitions much harder to achieve.

So they went all in vs Starr and with the media’s help managed to win.

Weiner & Huma are using the same calculus.

Weiner and Huma are staying in the race because they understand there is no advantage to leaving. If he pulls out he is the guy whose comeback failed and is done and Huma’s future is compromised by her defense of him. If he stays there is a chance, a tiny one, but a chance that he makes the cut to the next round.

If he does he can credit Huma’s public defense of him and if he fails it can be dismissed as just not enough to save the day. As for the critiques of her while right now women are hitting Huma for backing him some were hitting Hillary too. That will pass but Huma’s connections and the funding they can provide will not.

That’s why although many in the media world are hitting her, nobody in the political world is.

Bottom line while Weiner can’t play Clinton’s hand his best card is to stay put because it plays to the same motivation that Bill Clinton did.

Narcissism.

Update: Nolte

Monday, a local political reporter admitted that everyone in San Diego knew what Democrat Mayor Bob Filner had been up to, but that they didn’t bother to do anything about it.

And now, after dozens of reporters from major news outlets swarmed Weiner for weeks, not a single outlet — not Politico, not BuzzFeed, not the New York Times — has audio or even a quote they can shove in Anthony Weiner’s face of him responding to a question about when the sexting stopped.

Because. No. One. Bothered. To. Ask.

Update 2: Talk about the tweet heard round the world: