Tag: Bill Clinton

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 moral high ground in the Roy Moore saga and when the Clintons are of no use to them anymore. They also welcome the idea of a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Uranium One. And they note Rand Paul has hired a personal injury lawyer as the legal process unfolds against the neighbor who assaulted him, even as Sen. Paul asserts the two of them haven’t spoken in years.

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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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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.

The surprising success of both Trump and Sanders revealed the extent to which the ruling establishment (of which the MSM is a key component) was loathed. Also, as the MSM has become younger and even more expressly leftist, they must have felt a disconnect between their institutional obligations to their official candidate (Hillary) when another guy (Sanders) was taking positions closer to their own views.

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Black lives ought to matter; and, in my opinion, they once did. They once mattered a great deal. Not long after he became mayor in New York City, Rudy Giuliani introduced a new method of policing that concentrated resources where there was a plethora of crime. It resulted in a dramatic decline in the murder rate, and Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton took notice and poured federal money into similar policing reforms. African-Americans living in rough neighborhoods were the intended beneficiaries, and they benefited a great deal.

But those days are long gone, and I do not believe that black lives much matter now. They did not matter to Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the white radical who passed as black and founded Black Lives Matter, and to George Soros who funded the outfit. These folks were perfectly prepared to do a number on America’s African-American community and to put their lives at greater risk for the purpose of mobilizing them as a political force.

To grasp what is going on, one need only look at the data — which Heather Mac Donald did a week ago today in a brief squib posted on the website of City Journal. Here is what she wrote:

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Glenn ReynoldsGlenn Reynolds is one of the most important folks in the news. He runs Instapundit (now a PJMedia.com property), which provides newsworthy articles and content reported across mainstream media, Drudge Report, and many other outlets. Glenn and his team have a knack for picking the stories he knows people will be interested in. His site, created in 2001, has millions of loyal readers. Glenn is an author and law professor who has written for law reviews at several universities, including Columbia and Harvard. His articles have appeared in all the major daily newspapers as well as Fox News and MSNBC and he is currently a Contributor to USA Today.

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The fuss about Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner, along with campaign manager Manafort, meeting with someone who possibly had compromising information regarding Hillary Clinton and the Russians is odd, as well as hypocritical. The meeting was set up by a strange bedfellow named Ron Goldstone (loser), who Little Trump knew as an acquaintance, and […]

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Dreams can be strange; nightmares stranger. And sometimes discussion of their strangeness is hampered because the subject is suspect. Much like the study of the stars, one can find real, serious science. Unfortunately, one can also find pap mysticism fit only for the back page of a checkout counter tabloid. Therefore, I think I should make that […]

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Exhausted from breaking up fights all over the Trump Hotel Washington gym, I watched gratefully as lobbyists, cheerleaders, and fans finally filtered out.

There was only one serious injury. D’s Head Coach HRC had retrieved the ashtray she threw at William Rodham Clinton, and on her second try, beaned him good. The wound in his hairline bled profusely, causing the former president to schedule a cosmetic surgery haircut at Washington National.

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“I demand equality,” Elizabeth “Dances With Wolf Blitzer” Warren screamed at the half-court line. “They have all the height. Our players need their fair share.” She pointed at Sheriff David Clarke Kent and his cowboy hat. “And, he’s a ….”

“Democrat,” I yelled to drown out whatever epithet she was attempting to hurl. “The R’s made him an honorary R, so under the rules of this game, he’s eligible to play on the RNC team.”

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At night, Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam’s showroom hosts illusionists, concerto pianists, song and dance acts, and run-of-the-mill cruise entertainment. But it was during the day the real stage action occurred as the “O.N.T.P.’s of the Caribbean” (Original NeverTrump Pirates) sat on panels discussing what historically may have been the craziest election cycle of our lifetimes. The Weekly Standard’s post-election cruise included an impressive collection of conservative writers, editors, pundits, politicos, and a few non-Weekly Standard surprises.

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War drums are rumbling in ways strangely reminiscent of the world a century past. Nations with chips on their shoulders and something to prove have engaged in foreign adventurism. Would a second Clinton presidency succeed in quelling those drums, or have eight years of flailing foreign policy made us stumble towards some greater conflagration?

The 9/11 Attacks happened on George W. Bush’s watch, but it is clear the attack was planned and orchestrated in the years prior, during the presidency of Bill Clinton. One of my own first thoughts upon seeing the burning remains of the World Trade Center on TV was “Well, it finally happened.” After eight years of Clinton’s hamfisted foreign interventions, poor responses to repeated violations by Iraq and attacks on US troops and facilities (the USS Cole being the most prominent in my memory), I was expecting (at least) a serious bloody nose in some form from the Middle East. We had endured eight years of weakness in victory with a president who was overeager to spend a “peace dividend” he did not earn, and we have paid for that since with 15 years of war and misery (and the poor souls who inhabit Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan are paying a still higher price). A strong response to Iraq or to Islamic terrorism in 1996, or a strong spine even in 1994 might have spared us much.

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“Crisis of Character” by Gary J. Byrne and Grant M. SchmidtAfter a four-year enlistment in the US Air Force, during which he served in the Air Force Security Police in assignments domestic and abroad, then subsequent employment on the production line at a Boeing plant in Pennsylvania, Gary Byrne applied to join the US Secret Service Uniformed Division (SSUD). Unlike the plainclothes agents who protect senior minions of the state and the gumshoes who pursue those who print worthless paper money while not employed by the government, the uniformed division provides police-like security services at the White House, the Naval Observatory (residence of the Vice President), Treasury headquarters, and diplomatic missions in the imperial citadel on the Potomac.

After pre-employment screening and a boot camp-like training program, Byrne graduated in June 1991 and received his badge, emblazoned with the words “Worthy of Trust and Confidence.” This is presumably so that people who cross the path of these pistol packing feds can take a close look at the badge to see whether it says “Worthy” or “Unworthy” and respond accordingly.

Immediately after graduation, Byrne was assigned to the White House, where he learned the wisdom in the description of the job by his seniors, “You know what it’s like to be in the Service? Go stand in a corner for four hours with a five-minute pee break and then go stand for four more hours” (p. 22). He was initially assigned to the fence line, where he became acquainted with the rich panoply of humanity who hang out nearby and occasionally try to jump the barrier which divides the hoi polloi from their anointed rulers. Eventually he was assigned to positions within the White House and, during the 1992 presidential election campaign, began training for an assignment outside the Oval Office. As the campaign progressed, he was assigned to provide security at various events involving candidates George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

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Remember Election night 2016 when the media replayed countless video loops of tearful older feminists and their balding, ponytailed life partners watch Hillary speak to the nation? Remember when the punditry mentioned (all 12,641 times) the “historic moment” when we witnessed the first female ascend to Presidency? The dream was now a reality (of course, […]

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Bill-Hillary-Clinton“The Clinton Confounding Principle” can be stated thusly: An attempt to decrease Clinton popularity by scandal causes an equal and opposite increase in Clinton popularity.

This principle has confounded Republicans since 1992. Now Julian Assange is stuck in the inescapable clutches of the CCP. Recall the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

As a sitting President he lied to a federal judge. In sworn testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, he testified he did not have an affair with Monica Lewinsky. He famously admitted later that he did. That’s perjury.

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From CNN: Speaking at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, [Bill Clinton] ripped into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for flooding the health care insurance market and causing premiums to rise for middle-class Americans who do not qualify for subsidies. Preview Open

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Billy Jeff Clinton — the wannabe First Dude — has a pretty low opinion of all those “coal people” that his wife wants to put out of work (and onto the Government dole). Speaking in Pennsylvania last week, (Clinton) warned, “The coal people don’t like any of us anymore,” meaning Democrats. He continued: “They all voted […]

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If Hillary wins, what do we call Bill? “First Spouse” is ugly and banal, and we can’t call him “First Gentleman” because he is in no way a gentleman. First Rake, perhaps? First Gigolo? First Predator? Preview Open

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It has come to light that Attorney General, Loretta Lynch had a private meeting with the husband of a woman currently under criminal investigation by the FBI, the agency which could submit a referral to Lynch for this woman’s indictment for prosecution. The AG, the highest law enforcement officer in the country, will make a […]

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