Investor Business Daily analyzes Hillary’s recent speech on her plans to improve the economy.
But her answer to every question was the same: more government spending, more government mandates and regulations, and higher taxes on businesses and investors. Indeed, in 30 minutes she managed to pack in a huge number of new government programs.
It will be 8 years of the Obama economy part deux. Just remember that Obama is the first and only president in our 227 year history to fail to achieve 3% GDP growth even once during his term.
Last week, Trump delayed announcing Pence as his VP choice for a day because of the horrific terrorist attack in Nice.
Today, a man yelling Allah Akbar gunned down children in Munich.
This afternoon, the Virginia Supreme Court struck down Governor McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order to give voting rights back to 200,000 felons, jeopardizing a Democratic victory in November in a barely-blue battleground state.
Two hours later, under the shadow of the ongoing manhunt in Germany and as appalling details continued to emerge, Hillary announced Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.
The big difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is that no one — Trump included, most likely — knows what a Trump presidency would look like. Everyone appears to know what a Clinton presidency would look like.
After the Nevada Democrat convention went full-out cra-cra, the talking heads are having a field day. Fiscal Times says to get ready for a third party run from Bernie Sanders. MarketWatch lectures Bernie that he has to decide if he’s a Democrat or a revolutionary. But I think that Professor Larry Sabato has it right: imagine the things Sanders will be able to demand when he goes to the DNC convention with 40% of the delegates in his pocket.
…think about what you can do with a raucous group of 40% of the delegates. He’ll want all sorts of platform planks, he’ll want influence on VP pick, he may want to control some of the scheudle [sic]. This is going to get really stick and messy…
At least Romney has thrown in the towel on the #NeverTrump movement and finally abandoned the idea of recruiting a candidate for a third-party run.
I fully expect Trump to start pulling away from Hillary in the polls as he starts focusing his rhetoric in her and Bill’s direction. I missed the interview with Hannity wherein he described Bill’s assault as rape but that’s just the beginning for Bill (we’ve already seen the “crooked Hillary” label stick … I wonder if he’ll start saying “rapey Bill“).
In other news, the video Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight has over 7 million views on YouTube. It will be interesting to see how damaging a similar video for Trump will be once that is published (the authors said he would be next) but I doubt that it will have the same impact. Everyone knows that the Don’s positions have changed and solidified with his entry into politics and he doesn’t have the same disappointing history of expected truth-telling as Hillary.
Meanwhile, Trump is starting to show his “presidential” persona to the voters. Scott Adams has a great analysis of Trump’s interview with Megyn Kelly. In addition to his positioning to win over women (really, read the “excuse me” section of the analysis … hilarious), Adams notes the change in behavior now that Trump isn’t trying to take out 16 simultaneous threats:
Voters worry that the dangerous-sounding guy Trump plays on television is real. So Trump successfully showed his sane side in the interview. Everything he said sounded reasonable enough, especially the part where he said he wouldn’t have gotten so far in the campaign without getting ugly. You know that’s true.
Then Trump proved he can modulate his behavior on demand by…modulating his behavior on command. Trump was personable and even a bit humble with Kelly. He turned a professional enemy into what looks like a friend, and he did it right in front of our eyes. Kelly even mentioned that she gave Trump her cellphone number. The two of them got along great, and we got to watch. It all looked genuine to me. No sign of any insanity.
One other thing that you probably didn’t see mentioned in the mainstream press (Drudge featured it for a bit): Chelsea’s husband shut down his pro-Greek hedge fund after losing 90% of investors’ money:
The kid was betting on a bankrupt welfare state’s ability to right its course, Hahahaha! He should blame his parents, both former Democrat members of Congress (and one – the father – an ex-con imprisoned for fraud). Nobody but a clueless liberal would bet serious money on a welfare state reforming itself. Yet somehow young Mezvinsky, was able to raise $25 mill.
Another nut that didn’t fall far from the tree. I wouldn’t trust him to hold my dog’s leash, much less with anything of real value. Which pretty much goes for everyone in that crowd. Who are you going to trust with your tax dollars, your 401K investments, your children’s futures … politician Hillary or businessman Don?
Disclaimer: I fully expect to be disappointed in a Trump presidency, particularly in domestic and economic policies. OTOH, I expect another Clinton presidency to be an unmitigated disaster from which the country will never recover.
And now for a little humor at HC’s expense.
Trump has just stepped it up a notch. In an interview with Sean Hannity, the Donald said that other people have been prosecuted for less, that she is being protected, and that he would have no choice but to prosecute her.
“If I’m the nominee, this is not gonna be a subject that’s gonna die down very easily,” said Trump.
Hopefully, this is one promise he’ll actually keep.
PJ Media covers 3 Stunning Indictments of Obama and Hillary in Benghazi Movie which is hardly unexpected in a movie review from a conservative news source.
But then this:
In the end, 13 Hours isn’t about a terror plot to destroy America, or the potentially damning decisions of elected officials in Washington. It’s about six home-grown American family men who lay their lives on the line for each other against impossible odds. And that’s a hero’s tale worth telling, no matter the political fallout.
Things I Trust More than Hillary Clinton…
- Mexican tap water
- A rattlesnake with a “pet me” sign
- OJ Simpson showing me his knife collection
- An elevator ride with Ray Rice
- Taking pills offered by Bill Cosby
- Michael Jackson’s Doctor
- A Palestinian in Isreal with a backpack on a motorcycle
- Gas station Sushi
- A Jimmy Carter economic plan
- Brian Williams news reports
- Loch Ness monster sightings
- Playing Russian Roulette with a semi-auto pistol
- Emails from Nigerian princes
- The Heimlich Maneuver from Barney Frank
- A prostate exam from Captain Hook
- Prayers for peace from Al Sharpton
- Rosie O showing restraint at an all-you-can-eat buffet
- Prostitutes in Thailand
- Joe Biden with his arm around me.
- The government when it says a tax will be temporary
- North Korean media
- John Kerry’s war record.
- Obama’s Birth Certificate
- Kool Aid at a Jim Jones party
- Paris Hilton proofreading a college thesis
- Nancy Pelosi’s grip on reality
See an expanded list of 109 things I trust more than Hillary Clinton at ThingsITrustMoreThanHillary.com.
Well let’s see … a WH National Security Council spokesman poo-pooed the CNN report, calling it speculation about a previously disclosed breach.
“Any such activity is something we take very seriously. In this case, as we made clear at the time, we took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity,” said spokesman Mark Stroh.
Really? Because it turns out that to access the White House servers, the Russian hackers used an exploit from an earlier hack in which the State Department’s network was breached.
My oh my. Where were the evaluation and mitigation activities then? And have these so-called activities increased in efficacy over time?
The White House does not believe its classified systems, which contain national security information, were compromised, White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told CNN in an interview.
Color me cynical, but I am not convinced.
From the Culture of Corruption files, comes the news that Hassan Nemazee, a major contributor and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama, pled guilty to three charges of bank fraud and one charge of wire fraud.
Nemazee was listed as one of the top “bundlers” of contributions to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to OpenSecrets.org, a website run by the Center for Responsive Politics.
He typically donated more than $100,000 annually to Democratic Party political candidates, including Obama and now-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
OpenSecrets.org defines “bundlers” as:
Bundlers are people with friends in high places who, after bumping against personal contribution limits, turn to those friends, associates, and, well, anyone who’s willing to give, and deliver the checks to the candidate in one big “bundle.”
ic National Committee claims that the “affected donations” will be given to “charity”. PETA and other domestic terrorist await in breathless anticipation.