King Henry VIII: (to prints Edward) Listen and remember. There is only one crown in England. But there are many heads it will fit. So a wise king removes those heads. That is politics.
The Prince and the Pauper 1937
Julius Caesar: Forgive the intrusion. You know I’m not in the habit of coming into your house uninvited.
Gracchus: You’ve always been welcome here…
Julius Caesar: as a pupil. [guards become visible]
Gracchus: You’re not alone.
Julius Caesar: No.
Gracchus: This time you’ve come to teach.
Yesterday the internet, The Rush Limbaugh show and the various talk organs was all a twitter (as was twitter) over the NYT story concerning Hillary Clinton foundation’s fundraising/taxes:
Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.
The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims “absurd conspiracy theories.”
and the Russian Uranium deal.
The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.
The reaction was less about the concept of the Clinton’s doing something corrupt (surprise surprise) as the concept of the NYT and the Washington Post bothering to report on it.
Now part of the reason involves something that I spoke about a full year ago concerning Democrats who want to be president their staffs.
These people, those who support their potential campaigns or those who would benefit from either their campaigns or some other candidate that we are not aware of at this time would have an incentive to bring things like this forward.
And unlike any GOP candidate these people have relationships with members of the MSM who will be happy to do a favor for a friend and get something like this before the general public and then use it as proof of their lack of bias vs the GOP.
But there is a second part, much more important that has been obvious to anyone watching the MSM over the last year.
I submit and suggest the media don’t believe she can win.
Take a look at the GOP field, in addition to a bench deeper than the Celtic & Yankees of old you have diversity of race, gender, opinion, geography and age, Governors, Senators and members of the private sector who are young, dynamic and not shy about touting actual accomplishments.
We keep hearing from the press not why Hillary should be president (other than the chromosome combination she was born with) but why issue X Y or Z won’t hurt her.
And unlike the black community tends to vote monolithic women do not. The Democrats have an advantage with single woman with married women the GOP has the lead.
Nor does the elderly Hillary produce the same excitement among youth that Obama did, and her lie concerning multiple devices, if taken at her world makes her look like the Grandma she is.
It will not take much effort for a GOP candidate other than Jeb Bush to excite the public (which is why the MSM keeps pushing him).
The media are liberals first and Hillary fans 2nd. They understand that the rise of streaming technology means their power and influence are on the wane as the low info voter’s choices increase. They dropped her for Obama like a rock once it became clear she was losing in 2008 and are terrified of a GOP victory in 2016 that combined with control of the congress could mean a fundamental shift of power.
The MSM will do all they can to prevent this from happening.
The moment they can get a viable candidate in they will throw Hillary under the bus so fast it will make your head swim.
But if they can’t, If worst comes to worst they’ll fight for Hillary in what will be a campaign so dirty even people as jaded as me will be surprised.
Even if they’re demoralized as hell.
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