Thursday, July 28, 2016

On the Third Day Rises Again

The War between Wikileaks and the Hillary Clinton heated up yesterday, as Julian Assange admitted he hates Hillary Clinton personally for trying to jail him, and they released a number of voicemails hacked from the DNC and threatened/promised to release more. There doesn't appear to be anything particularly obnoxious in the recordings, but everybody at the DNC has to be wondering just what the hell they said on the phone over the last several years. Dem senator: DNC employees 'should all be fired' A good start as they say. Michael Godwin: DNC disarray is the foreshadowing of a Clinton administration. What an optimist.

Donald Trump created a media firestorm by asking/joking that Russia should release the 30,000 "personal" emails Hillary had deleted  off her super-secret highly secured (it was guarded by SS agents, after all) servers that the she kept the Chappaqua basement, or in her friends bathroom.

Democrat partisans quickly accused him of "asking for" or encouraging Russia to break into her stuff.
"It is amazing to me that Donald Trump apologizes for Vladimir Putin's Russia at every turn and is now recklessly inviting him to engage in cyber-attacks against our own home country."

Today’s liberal hot take: Let’s charge Trump with a crime for asking Russia to find Hillary’s e-mails Never mind the fact that the servers have been in FBI hands for about a year now, and are not connected to the internet. Conservatives pointed out that the damage, whatever it was, had already been done by Clinton, that  Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’, Hillary Clinton Suddenly Admitting Her Deleted Emails Contained All Sorts of Sensitive "National Security" Information, the Dumb Media Play Right Into Trump’s Hands On Russian Hacking and that it was the Democrats who had been known to work with Russia to defeat Republican candidates. Read Aces: Trump's Daily Outrageous Statement and Chesterton's Open Field
Instapundit recalls that when  a Republican's (Sarah Palin's) emails were hacked the New York Times put them all out for the public, and asked for help combing through them for dirt.

Kucinich: Hillary's Foreign Policy 'Goes Beyond Bad Judgment': Iowahawk sums up Hillary's foreign policy experience:

The Clinton mafia gained a new problem as IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”
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The lawmakers charged the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.” . . . House Republicans singled out Laureate Education and Uranium One as two companies that seemed to have paid lavish sums to the Clintons and later received official government benefits.
But I'm sure nothing will happen before the election, and after the election? Speaking of Lawfare, Clinton campaigns move to force Trump super-PAC ad off TV. Hillary is no fan of the first amendment.

HotAir takes notice of the DNC plan to repay contributors with Federal Jobs:
Now, in truth these boards and commissions are routinely used to reward supporters. Usually, however, that isn’t handled by fundraising staff so as to avoid making it into an explicit quid pro quo. It would be handled as Clinton’s team handled the Fernando appointment, which still wound up embarrassing them. This is as blatant as it gets, and should result in serious probes of the White House’s connection to these pay-for-play fundraising efforts at the DNC. After all, Kaplan had to be sending this data to someone over there to make this scheme work.
Bill Clinton's prime time sonnet to Hillary got people talking. Juanita Broaddrick said Slick Willy raped her twice on the same day. But I doubt he has that kind of stamina anymore. Rachel Maddow found heterosexual talk in it, ‘Shocking and Rude’ The New York Times worries if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill? I'm sure he'll find someone or something to fill the time. After all, how much trouble could he get into? Although the media constantly pesters Ivanka Trump with questions about her father's affairs they won't ask Chelsea Clinton about her father's treatment of women. Johan Goldberg said the speech was a Wasted Opportunity.
The simple fact is that everyone expects husbands to speak well of their wives — even Bill Clinton. That was a box he could have checked in 10 minutes of his speech. Instead, he took the 9,072 minutes of his speech (by my rough estimate) reading Hillary Clinton’s C.V. The biggest problem is that the more he talked the weirder it was that he didn’t address the elephant(s) in the room. This is not a great marriage by any normal person’s definition, unless you measure them almost solely on the metric of political success.
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Oh, and let’s return to the fact that Bill needed to humanize Hillary Clinton. The woman has been in public life for three decades and the highest best use of her former president husband is to spend an entire convention speech trying to convince voters that she’s human.
Insty: Slate: No, Bill Clinton’s Speech About Hillary Didn’t Address the Elephant in the Room.
But, you know, the cheating and the rape accusations and Hillary’s efforts to destroy women who spoke out didn’t really fit his theme for the evening.

Related: Bill Clinton leaves us wondering how he could have been such a louse to Hillary. “Much of America knows how Bill repeatedly cheated on Hillary during the allegedly blissful years he depicted tonight. His cheating isn’t a serious issue in this year’s race, but it provides an unfortunate gloss on his testimony about the marriage. Stated differently, for many Americans, it may have been the 800 pound gorilla in the convention hall. How does one square Bill’s love story with his serial adultery and predatory behavior towards women? It can, perhaps, be done. But only at a psychological level that neither Bill nor Hillary wants us to get anywhere near.”
At the Atlantic, Peter Beinart chided Bill for suggesting that American Muslims should love America and freedom and hate terror.
Whether Clinton meant to or not, he lapsed into Trumpism: the implication that Muslims are a class apart, deserving of special scrutiny and surveillance, guilty of terrorist sympathies until proven innocent.
Bill Clinton at the DNC: Hillary is a ‘change-maker’ who's never heard of Chesterton's Fence:
There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, “I don’t see the use of this; let us clear it away.” To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: “If you don’t see the use of it, I certainly won’t let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.
Speaking of inimical foreigners trying to influence our elections, the Hungarian born, Nazi collaborating, currency manipulating French felon, George Soros is backing Hillary with $25 million. I guess a woman can be known by the company she keeps as well as a man. Like a vampire, he rises again.

This is my shocked face: Bernie Sanders Leaves the Democratic Party. It was not clear to me he ever really joined. Berners not going quietly into that good night, threatening to try to scuttle Tim Kaines nomination. Haven't you silly kids figured out the fix is in yet? The populists had their night, but it’s Clinton’s party now, so just suck it up and vote for the *itch; it's for the kids! Just not you. Hillary Thought Police and the Bernie kids
So now it's time for Hillary's Thought Police — of Democratic Party operatives, political show ponies, and pro-Hillary pundits and talking heads — to begin the hard work of grinding those kids down.
OK, getting near the end now, but it's getting harder and harder to link them:

Democrats are just sure that Hillary will keep up the gun control push through November but if history is any guide she'll try to triangulate on this issue:
Hillary Clinton has taken both sides on this issue for as long as she’s been in politics. You’ll recall that Clinton was so “concerned” about protecting the rights of gun owners during her first run at the presidency that Barack Obama referred to her as Annie Oakley. But the political winds have changed a bit since then, and so have Clinton’s deeply held beliefs.

No Love Lost: John Podesta snaps at James O’Keefe: ‘Just get lost!’

Pelosi: Clinton struggling with white men because of 'guns,' 'gays' and 'God' Not a problem in her San Francisco district.

Israeli Flag Set on Fire Outside DNC Doesn't matter; the Jews will go for her anyway.

Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton Read it all

Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine Hold Different Positions on Abortion Funding but he submits:
“The senator is not personally for repeal of the Hyde Amendment,” a spokesman for the Clinton-Kaine campaign said Wednesday. He added: “But as he’s made clear, he is committed to carrying out Secretary Clinton’s agenda.”
The coin has Hillary's face; or it soon will.

Clinton's Image at Lowest Point in Two Decades 57% agree Hillary sucks, but some will vote for her anyway.

Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016.

Doesn't he know stuff like this can get you put in jail?

Be sure to check out Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 07.27.16" for goodies like Ending Gun Violence At The #DNCWikileaks Releases Hacked DNC Voicemails During Primetime Of #DemsInPhillyLeftists Outraged After Trump Says Russia Should “Find” Hillary’s “Missing” E-MailsBloomberg For Hillary Vs. Giuliani For Trump Perfectly SummarizedThe Ship Is Sinking – Corrupt Clinton Getting Negative Bounce During “Historic” Convention, Now Trails Trump 47-40Leaked DNC E-Mails Show Payoffs For Donors – Now There’s A Surprise!I Have A Problem With Peter Beinart’s ProblemVideo – Democrats Burn Israeli Flags At National Convention ,
Wasserman Schultz, Moments After Being Booed Off StageMadre De DiosRevenge Of The KremlinDNC E-Mail – Cambridge, MD Is “A Shitty Town”E-Mails Show DNC Shamelessly Cheering Job Losses In North Carolina, and The Democratic Machine Chose Hillary Long Ago, But Why?

Also, check out the links at Maggie's Farm "Thursday morning links" and "Larwyn's Linx: Ha!---Trump Gets Hillary to Admit Her Deleted Emails Were a National Security Issue"

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