Tag: Bill Clinton

Remembering the Ross Perot Moment

 

Establishment politicians and those invested in business as usual use “Ross Perot” as a bogeyman, a warning not to stray from whatever candidate they shovel up and tell us we must give money, time, and our vote. Except that it was Perot who was the most electable candidate until the skulduggery or head fake or whatever rattled him around his daughter’s personal life. He had taken the lead in the polls but never recovered after showing weakness or indecision for that week or so.

He was a successful entrepreneur who criticized the self-licking ice cream cone of American CEOs, who (with their think tank and pundit platoons) insisted that American workers absorb the hit of global wage and employment competition while not subjecting their own gilded packages to critical comparison with the then ascendant Japanese executives. “If you want to make a million dollars, become a rock (music) star!” Ross Perot was not engaging in class warfare. Rather, he was using the contradictory narratives of wage competition and executive compensation to point to larger misaligned priorities in U.S. corporate policy, underwritten by U.S. government policy and muscle. Hence his early criticism of NAFTA as it was being negotiated.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise Hong Kong for ditching the Chinese extradition bill thanks to millions demanding the preservation of their freedom. They discuss Bill Clinton claiming ignorance of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking and pedophilia. They scrutinize Kris Kobach’s chances to win the Senate seat in Kansas […]

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We are all familiar with the story arc of faded music stars, who end up touring much smaller venues for much smaller takes. They do so if they and the promoters have not made the dreadful mistake of miscalculating their present-day appeal based on their past glory days. If such a mistake is made, then […]

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Willie: Welcome to another edition of Thunderdome! Boy oh boy this time we’ve got a real treat for you! We’re broacasting live from the History’s Sneakiest Bastards Connive-Off Invitational, and let me tell you we’ve seen some really underhanded dealings today. The skullduggery is only going to get better from here so stay tuned! As […]

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More Than Simply a Legal Standard — Americans by and large are a very trusting people. In fact, most civilized societies are built on a foundation of trust. What does that mean exactly? It means that, for the most part, one presumes that your neighbor is not out to harm you. Most Americans don’t walk […]

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In the 1990s, I occasionally typed brief bursts on the politics of the day. The following three short missives span about four years. They start in 1996 with Filegate. They conclude in 1999, with President Bill Clinton commuting Puerto Rican terrorists’ sentences during Hillary’s Senate campaign in New York. You may find my 1996 expectations […]

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Richard Epstein explains what the Constitution says about President Trump’s ability to pardon himself, grapples with the constitutional standards for impeachment, and warns about the political excesses being engendered by the Mueller investigation. More

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Dear fellow Americans and distinguished congress-people and senators, the state of the union is good. I’m president. I broke the glass ceiling barring women from the highest office in the land. [long coughing spell. TV takes long ad break] More

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Fire at Chappaqua Home: What Happened

 

This afternoon a small fire broke out in one of the bedrooms of Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, NY. Causes of the fire have not been made available to the public despite rumors that the brief blaze may have been doused by several bottles of Chardonnay. Others have speculated that Chardonnay may have been, in fact, the cause of the fire. Still others have speculated that an end table lamp may have been thrown against one of the bedroom walls accidentally starting the blaze.

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Juanita Broaddrick: The Original #MeToo

 

Juanita BroaddrickJuanita Broaddrick joins Dave at Whiskey Politics for an in-depth, transparent and honest discussion about her experience in 1978 that many had discounted for decades, but now with the #MeToo movement, even the liberal media are coming around including the New York Times which recently stated “We should look clearly at the credible evidence that Juanita Broaddrick told the truth when she accused Clinton of raping her.”

This wide-ranging interview discusses her experience, the aftermath, her participation in the 2016 election and her feelings seeing so many women now come forward accusing powerful men of sexual abuse. We cover the Time Magazine snub toward her, the media, how Hillary Clinton approached her and a chilling side of Bill Clinton that almost no one else has ever seen. Juanita also discusses Donald Trump, Roy Moore and the pay-for-play being reported about attorney Lisa Bloom.

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Victor Davis Hanson looks at the cultural factors that helped fuel — and conceal — widespread misconduct by powerful men in Hollywood and Washington. More

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Pervnado Disproportionately Impacting Pervgressives

 

It’s said that conditions in the eye of a hurricane are sunny, still, and lovely. As Bill Clinton can attest, the same can be said of the Pervnado currently causing chaos in DC, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and other Democratic strongholds like Seattle. Even historically right-of-center San Diego learned that electing a Democratic mayor means taking a walk on the wild side. And yet right there in the middle of it all, a man credibly accused of violent rape continues to relax poolside in a Corona hat and with a small umbrella in his drink as one after another of his fellow travelers is sucked up and spat out of public life like so much lint.

Rank has its privileges!

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Sexual Abuse Will Continue in DC. The Voters Don’t Care.

 

Senator Al Franken has been accused of groping another woman. But Democrats need his votes in the Senate, so he will likely survive. This same logic is motivating Alabama Republicans to continue their support for Roy Moore. Political power matters more than anything else.

In short, nothing has changed from the Clinton years. Like the current Woke Era, the 1990s were supposed to be a feminist decade. It began with feminists praising Anita Hill; it ended with feminists praising Bill Clinton.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Chad Benson of Radio America read the political tea leaves (juniper leaves?) for three men in the national spotlight. Some of the people calling for resignations, and a new Fox News poll, may surprise you. More

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Revisiting “The People vs. Larry Flynt” from the Clinton Years

 

The Conservatarians Podcast brought up this film, so I thought I’d post here what I recently wrote about it at my blog about Movies and Churches.

In 1996, a major Hollywood film celebrated a man who described himself as a “smut peddler” and a “pervert.” In the film, he brags about sleeping with every woman working in the business he owns. He also publishes a magazine that objectifies women in degrading stories, cartoons, and especially photos. The film shows him hitting his girlfriend Althea (played by Courtney Love). Some might argue that the film wasn’t made to celebrate Larry Flynt, it was merely telling his story. If that was the case, I doubt Flynt would have been willing to play a judge in the film.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see many liberals suddenly coming to the realization that Bill Clinton’s behavior towards women was inexcusable and his accusers were treated badly when they came forward during his presidency, but they also note that this epiphany comes when Democrats want the […]

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Bill Clinton’s usefulness to the Democrat Party is at an end. Hillary Clinton’s campaign failed and she will never (Thank Ra) be president of the United States. Not only is the Clinton political dynasty over, but there is an active movement to purge the Clintonistas from the Democrat Party in favor of more radical leftists […]

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Reading the New York Post this morning, I enjoyed this article about Mrs. Trump making a stop on her way home from Asia in Alaska, where she visited with children and families at a pre-school and community center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. She’s so stylish and lovely. I’m so glad she is the person married […]

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Captain Smith Has Left the Bridge

 

Looks like the Mainstream Media has decided not to go down with the SS Clinton Feculence.

Since the Clinton campaign of 1992, the general leftward tilt of the MSM morphed into open, full partnership with the Democratic Party. For a quarter of a century, every effort was made to downplay, spin, or defend the utterly sleazoid behavior of both Clintons.

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