Tag: Hillary Clinton

Truth Finally Gets Its Boots On


Conservative fixation – and frustration – with Special Counsel and former US Attorney John Durham may be well placed, but a poorly-reported event this week deserves attention.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, which broke the story, the Federal Election Commission fined the 2016 Hillary Clinton for President campaign and Democratic National Committee for violating reporting requirements for over $1 million in payments to their law firm Perkins Coie. What did the FEC find on a likely unanimous, bipartisan vote (there are six commissioners, equally divided between Democrats and Republicans)? The failure to properly disclose the Clinton campaign’s payments for the discredited “Steele Dossier.”

Watergate’s Eerie Resemblances to Russiagate


Most Americans today were not alive when burglars clumsily broke into Democratic National Headquarters at the sprawling Watergate office and apartment complex in northwest Washington, DC on June 17, 1972. We’re coming up to that notorious event’s 50th birthday. The average age in the USA last year was 38.5.

The Watergate complex, Washington DC, along the Potomac River and Rock Creek Parkway circa 1972. Behind is the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Howard Johnson hotel across from the complex is now a college dorm.

The late Mark Felt, a disgruntled Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, purportedly operating under the nom de guerreDeep Throat,” the title of a porn movie of that era, surreptitiously guided two young Washington Post writers to publishing and movie stardom. Richard Nixon remains the only President in American history to resign from office (August 9, 1974). Dozens of Nixon Administration and campaign officials were prosecuted, including the Attorney General, John Mitchell.

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer the Fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals for placing a stay on President Biden’s order mandating vaccinations for everyone at companies employing 100 or more people. They also welcome the latest indictment from the Durham investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion probe and what it may foreshadow about where Durham is focused next. And they fume as 13 House Republicans vote in favor of the bloated $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and save Democrats from even more political dysfunction and embarrassment.

Huma Abedin’s Clever Marketing Ploy


After five years in the wilderness, Huma Abedin is finally getting Beltway buzz again. Abedin has been Hillary Clinton’s shadow since 1996, controlling access, cleaning up gaffes, and plotting Hillary’s rise to the presidency. Huma was flattered with decades of beat-sweetening puff pieces by reporters desperate for an ally in Hillary’s inner circle. In November 2016, the knives came out. Coverage since has been meager and sordid, often focused on her soap-opera marriage to Anthony Weiner.

That all changed Tuesday with Simon and Schuster’s announcement of her new autobiography. Being clever marketers, they dangled an excerpt sure to tantalize gossips in the DC media.

“I ended up walking out with one of the senators, and soon we stopped in front of his building and he invited me in for coffee,” Abedin’s ghostwriter recalled. “Once inside, he told me to make myself comfortable on the couch.”

MAGA Community Raises $2.2 Million for Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, Who Has Publicly Insulted Trump


The majority of Americans were outraged by the Biden administration’s monumental failure of leadership during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is viewed by many across the political spectrum as the greatest foreign policy disaster in U.S. history. The decision to abandon Bagram Airfield, leaving behind advanced military vehicles, weapons, and equipment valued at over $80 billion, before withdrawing Americans and our Afghan allies led directly to the deaths of 13 service members and the Taliban takeover of the country. To compound matters, this administration shamefully broke the once sacred military commitment to leave no American behind.

China has stepped up its intrusions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. Over the weekend, the country sent 77 military aircraft into the space, its boldest provocation yet. In addition, a spate of reports in the past few days allege that our greatest geopolitical foe may have just occupied Bagram Airfield.

WH Asks Hillary Staffers How to Make Kamala More Likable


Vice President Kamala Harris is the best-positioned politician in the country. After six years as California Attorney General and just four as U.S. senator, the 56-year-old was catapulted to the number two position in government. She’s a heartbeat away from the presidency, understudying for a doddering septuagenarian who may not have a lot of heartbeats left in him.

Yet, she has a serious image problem. Voters find her cold and unlikable. She couldn’t get Democrat support for her presidential run, dropping out before voting began. Her current polling is underwater, with 45% approval and 48% disapproval — the lowest numbers for any VP since Spiro Agnew. 2024 looms and she needs to right the ship, pronto.

Time for a political PR supergroup to combine forces; gurus of spin with decades of experience making brittle politicians seem warm and approachable.

Jim is back today! Join him and Greg as they welcome FDA approval of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. They also wince as Virginia Republicans announce they will be holding their convention for selecting nominees for governor and other statewide offices in a bunch of Liberty University parking lots. And they have a lot of fun discussing Hillary Clinton’s foray into writing fictional thrillers.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the news that Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris is having very little impact on the presidential race. They also roll their eyes as Hillary Clinton suggests to the convention yet again that she really won the election and Barack Obama, of all people, says we need a president who will faithfully defend the Constitution.  And they react to the news that former White House official and Trump 2016 campaign honcho Steve Bannon is under indictment for allegedly defrauding a charity supposedly funding a border wall.

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It is very clear that this year has gone very badly off the tracks. But, things just seem to be getting weirder. For instance, the following came wandering across my news feed: “As Biden struggles, Hillary waits for the call” By Liz Peek, Opinion Contributor at The Hill.com on 04/30/20 08:30 AM EDT Preview Open

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Warren Wasn’t Sanders Lite™ – She Was Hillary


Barry Goldwater famously said that voters deserve a choice, not an echo. Democrats are getting a stark choice, though an unenviable one: a 78-year-old Democratic Socialist and a relatively fresh-faced 77-year-old Swamp Creature.

Having seen the writing on the wall, Bloomberg, Klobuchar, and Buttigieg dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden. But former Native American Elizabeth Warren was, characteristically, the last one in the room to get the joke. Playing to type, Warren has also refrained from endorsing either of the two remaining candidates.

Maybe she has a plan for that.

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We’ve sold our house in Winnetka, Illinois, a suburb 18 miles north of the Loop in Chicago. But I still get a weekly email from a bookstore there. I just got this notice. The HRC sympathy tour in 2017 was successful. The attempt to follow it up with another one the next year was not. How […]

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More Democratic infighting means more popcorn on today’s Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they get a kick out of Tulsi Gabbard suing Hillary Clinton for defamation after Hillary indirectly accused Gabbard of being a Russian asset. They’re also very puzzled as to why Joe Biden would insist on not deporting illegal immigrants guilty of drunk driving, especially given his own family’s story. And they discuss the House impeachment managers’ odd tactic of accusing the jurors in the Senate of assisting President Trump in a cover-up if they reject any efforts by Democrats to subpoena documents or witnesses.

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The Democratic ticket for the 2020 Presidential campaign will be Warren-Clinton! Warren will get the Big Chief node and Everyday-Is-Chardonnay-Tuesday Hillary will get the second, highly useless V.P. seat. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the proverbial water, these phonies will be drenching the airwaves with hideous Girl-Power! campaign ads. […]

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Chardonnay Grandmas Can Be Russian Assets, Too


Hillary Clinton can make ridiculous Russia claims about Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein without the barest of evidence and it’ll be greeted with nodding heads from ostensibly serious journalists, not to mention the years-long investigation into the Trump-Russia theory based on nothing but unsubstantiated opposition “research.”

But overall, there’s nobody I can think of in American politics who has been a bigger asset to the Russians than Hillary Rodham Clinton herself. No, I don’t mean she colluded with Russia in any meaningful sense. But Hillary Clinton has unintentionally aided Vladimir Putin in weakening the US military’s credibility abroad while sowing discord and undermining American institutions at home.

It’s all good martinis for us today!  Join Jim and Greg as they find endless entertainment in Hillary accusing Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset and Gabbard going nuclear in response.  They’re also glad to see President Trump listening to those begging him to take one controversy off the table and scrapping the 2020 G-7 summit at Trump’s Doral resort in Florida.  And they have a lot of fun with Julian Castro becoming the latest Democrat to insist they are leaving the race unless they raise a large sum of money by the end of the month.

It’s a festive Friday as Jim is back to finish out the week. He and Greg wonder just how far Hillary Clinton is removed from reality as she claims voter suppression cost her key states in 2016 and that Russia will run Tulsi Gabbard as a third party candidate this year to help President Trump get re-elected. They also cringe as new polling shows incumbent Colorado GOP Sen. Cory Gardner with just 42 percent and losing to Democrat John Hickenlooper by double digits. And they close the week out by celebrating nine fun years of the Three Martini Lunch and looking forward to many more!