Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Morning at

A pretty light load, since not too much happens on Saturdays.

The only surprise is the margin. An aging socialist beats an even more aged communist in a southern state, 73-26%. Largely on the backs of black African American voters, despite #BlackLivesMatter supporters booted from Georgia rally for Hillary. Even Hillary knows they don't represent anyone significant. Isn't it time we stopped pretending they do?

It was revealed that some number of illegal (foreign, non citizen) campaign contributions may have been made to Bernie's campaign. No one seems to know who snitched, but there's a strong suspicion that HRC's campaign had a hand in it. Where were they when BHO's campaign ran openly with a broken system that allowed nearly anyone to donate?

Media Pundits Often Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Hillary Clinton. George Stephanopoulos is just a striking example; former Clinton flack, current donor, pretending to be a neutral journolist on TV even as I type. But even then, the Hillary campaign doesn't give them their due: Press Forbidden from Filming Hillary Boarding Private Plane. Assuming they were interested to begin with.

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post's Fact Checker Spinner, takes on Clinton's claim that George Bush tried to privatize Social Security, and awards three out of four possible Pinocchios. Using my usual bias correction of adding two for articles about democrats, and subtracting two from stories about Republicans results in five out of a possible four. Sounds about right.

The New York Times! looks at Clinton's foreign policy record of failure in Libya:
The president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven.
Here’s what #NeverTrump and #WhichHillary have in common
Maybe it’s a coincidence that #WhichHillary and #NeverTrump arose with a few days of each other, but something about these hashtags reminds me of the “last exit for x miles” sign you sometimes see before a long, barren stretch of highway. The time to change the direction the parties are headed hasn’t run out yet but with Super Tuesday approaching it’s definitely getting closer. For the moment, both parties are struggling to choose between a less-ideologically pure front-runner (Trump and Clinton) and a candidate (Sanders) or candidates (Cruz and Rubio) who has a track record more in step with the party’s core beliefs but who seems less electable.

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