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Friday, September 2, 2016

Hillary and Other Oddities

We truly live in a marvelous time. Nothing is as it seems; everything can seem to be as we want; everything we want can seem to be; we can believe what we see; we can see what we believe. Lewis Carroll, you got nothing on us, buddy! 

We have a person, Hillary Clinton, nominee of arguably the world's oldest political party for the most important single office in the world, the US presidency, apparently leading in the polls, who is a long-time crook worthy of Bernie Madoff and a liar worthy of Baron Munchhausen.

Makes no objective sense.  Every day it seems we learn more and more about her crookedness and her "congenital" inability to tell the truth. The media says almost nothing, exempt to heap abuse on her opponent.

The late and great Bill Safire's magnificent 1996 piece, "A Blizzard of Lies," nailed her:
Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar.

Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit. <...> 
Therefore, ask not "Why didn't she just come clean at the beginning?" She had good reasons to lie; she is in the longtime habit of lying; and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends.

Read his twenty-year-old essay on Hillary, and you can see how she and her cohorts continue to execute the strategy of deception and rewriting of history to this very day. We could use a Safire at the NY Times today.

This is a candidate who has been almost invisible to the public for several weeks. She refuses to take part in press conferences (well over eight months since the last one) and speaks to us only in very tightly controlled venues. She relies on huge armies of surrogates to fill internet comment boards, the Twitterverse, and the talk shows with angry denunciations of anybody who dares point to the facts about Hillary. She has laid out virtually no policies, and failed to make clear how she would in any way be different than the current calamity we now have in the White House. She snipes at Trump for going to Louisiana to see the devastation caused by the floods; she snipes at Trump for going to Mexico at the Mexican President's invitation; she snipes at him for his policy prescriptions; she issues weird vague tweets about nothing; and struggles to find new ways to cover-up and lie about the growing revelations of her incompetence and corruption while she was SecState. Yet the polls, apparently, show her out front.

Odd times.


  1. There is no downside to saying you support Clinton. There is a large downside to coming out as a Trump supporter. The media is so far in the tank for Hillary. They no longer report the news. They are the propoganda wing of the Democratic Party.

    Story today says that 1.5 million people have attended a Trump rally. They stand in line for hours and sometimes don't even get in. Yet CBS news this morning tried to say Republican voters support Trump only because they are scared of what Hillary would do.

    There is strong support for Trump that we won't see until Election Day. The question is, is it enough?

    1. I expect Hillary's campaign has already shifted its focus to the "Suoer Delegates" in the Electoral College.

      Look for new cars in in driveways, even new driveways.

    2. Super Delegates

    3. The electoral college electors do not have to follow the vote in their state, although they normally do. And they can't be elected officials/appointed officials(super delegates, so to speak) per the US Constitution. So if they dislike Clinton and the state goes for Clinton, they could vote for Trump. That would be an interesting situation. "Except for the electors in Maine and Nebraska, electors are elected on a "winner-take-all" basis.[5] That is, all electors pledged to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes in a state become electors for that state. Maine and Nebraska use the "congressional district method", selecting one elector within each congressional district by popular vote and selecting the remaining two electors by a statewide popular vote.[6] Although no elector is required by federal law to honor a pledge, there have been very few occasions when an elector voted contrary to a pledge"

    4. @robert i think you meant sewer delegates

  2. 538 has the odd starting to close

    I'd expect another bump as people digest the fact that HillaryCo sent multiple plaintext copies of scads of classified documents out via the US *POSTAL SERVICE* and, sure enough, lost them. Laptops and USB drives full of classified intelligence just everywhere. It would be hard to find a national leader abroad who *doesn't* have a copy of all of our state department deliberations and classified intelligence.

    and... she... thinks... she... should... be...... President.

    You are right Mr. Dip, apparently it can just be made up and then declared reality ex post facto!

    - reader #1482

    1. What's more worrisome is just over half the voting population thinks she should be as well. We seem to be hard at work figuring out new ways to lose our country.

    2. The USPS is a permitted means to send classified information up to the "Secret" classification level. I was shocked to find this out as well, back in the day when I had a clearance.

  3. And, after the eclat of her convention, she is once again sinking back into frumpiness. David Brooks -- No razor-crisp pantsuit creases for this harridan ...

  4. Who was it who said, "he who COUNTS the votes"?

    The system is rigged.

    This fall will be history-making, but not in a good way...

  5. Clinton can't afford to go to unscripted media events- the risks of being asked questions about her lies are simply too high, even if the crew in front her largely supports her. She made one attempt immediately after the convention, the interview with Wallace, but I think that might have scared her off for good- she just did skate by that one by claiming she and Wallace were talking about different statements she had made- that won't be allowed to happen again if the questioner has an IQ over 100.

    I think the plan after the Wallace interview was to stay out of the light and let Trump self-destruct. I am not sure that strategy is going to work, now. Trump isn't an idiot, and I don't think he is really as uncontrolled as he sometimes appears to be. I said after the DNC that Clinton would have to take some risks between the convention and the election- get out in public more, take more unscripted interviews, etc. I still think that- I don't think the 4-corners defense is going to work if Trump is willing to set the agenda, and he appears to be doing exactly that.

  6. All of this, and there's still the October Surprise coming up. And never has one of those been more inevitable.

  7. Polls?
    Anything that says the Beast is ahead is bullshit. And 99% of them are RAT Propaganda LIES at best

  8. This link tells us about the 27 year old Hillary who was fired from the Democratic Watergate Impeachment staff by her Democratic supervisor. She has a life time of lying and deceit, yet supposedly intelligent people in an age of instant communications and recovery of information support her for President. I really, truly fear our country is doomed. It makes me sick and the media, the only private organization protected in the Constitution, enables it.