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Hillary: The Facts

I’ll try not to use any of the twelve words you can’t say about Hillary (“honest”, “direct”, “likable”, etc.), and just stick to what we know:

So sick and tired of it all

Hillary Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the leader of the House committee investigating the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of state has failed to produce a single new document in recent weeks and has refused to relinquish her server to a third party for an independent review, as Gowdy has requested.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Gowdy said in a statement. “Not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.”

Those “wedding plans” and “funeral arrangements” were none of your beeswax, Mr. Senator-man.

What we know is that Madame Secretary set up the private server when she was nominated to be Madame Secretary and she took Windex to it when first asked to turn over relevant material. And she asks us to trust that she did the right thing.

Besides, says her lawyer, you can always ask her old employer:

Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, said Gowdy was looking in the wrong place. Instead of asking Clinton for the emails, Gowdy should look to the State Department, which is “uniquely positioned to make available any documents responsive to your requests,” Kendall said.

In a six-page letter released late Friday, Kendall said Clinton had turned over to the State Department all work-related emails sent or received during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

“The Department of State is therefore in possession of all Secretary Clinton’s work-related emails from the (personal email) account,” Kendall wrote.

Those which she deigned to share.

We are left with many unanswered questions and only a back-of-the-hand answer. How confident are you that a John Kerry-led State Department will give a full accounting of a Hillary Clinton-led State Department?


With apologies in advance, I must say I find her “calculating, disingenuous, insincere, entitled, secretive” and anything but “inevitable”.


The Twelve Commandments

Two more than G-d’s—and coveting thy neighbor’s wife conspicuously absent!

I’ll polarize your ball-sack, mister, if you ever call me polarizing again.

“We will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism,” the pro-Hillary group HRC Super Volunteers warned The New York Times’ Amy Chozick Wednesday.

Here are the words that you can’t use to describe Clinton:

over confident
“will do anything to win”
“represents the past”
“out of touch”

You’ll note that “shrew”, “harridan”, “harpy”, “fishwife, “virago, and “battle-ax” (along with a few pithier epithets) are fair game. I thought they might be “dog whistle” words, but I suppose even “dog whistle” is a sexist dog whistle.

Just add these to the vocabulary of verboten verbiage, underneath “clean”, “articulate”, “light-skinned” and “negro dialect”.


Shecky Clinton

Better catch her comedy act fast. It’s going to have a limited run:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jokes about the controversy surrounding her private e-mail server and her complicated relationship with the media at an event honoring Washington Post reporter Dan Balz. The event, which is held in remembrance of deceased New York Times reporter Robin Toner, was full of members of the press.

“I am all about new beginnings,” Clinton said to laughter. “A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new e-mail account. Why not a new relationship with the press?”

“So here it goes: no more secrecy. No more zone of privacy,” Clinton said.

“After all, what good did that do me?” Clinton joked.

I haven’t heard such lame material since Janeane Garofalo’s last stand-up act. PU!

I do wonder, however, how Obama manages to tropedo two such powerful people at the same time, Hillary and Netanyahu. Pretty impressive, even I have to admit. The difference is Bibi will outlive Obama, and Hillary’s already dead.

But love the hair!


Thirstradamus Strikes Again

It’s almost getting boring being so right so often. Almost.

I’ve been telling you Betty Buckskin was getting in the race, and winning it. The Left would have it no other way.

This morning’s Boston Glob has three op-ed pieces and an editorial—four opinion pieces in all—on one subject: Lieawatha.

Democrats need Elizabeth Warren’s voice in 2016 presidential race

Elizabeth Warren, run for the White House

If Elizabeth Warren does run, she would surprise skeptics

Warren would be a credible threat to Clinton in the primaries

And in case you still don’t get it:

What other writers have to say about whether Elizabeth Warren should run in 2016’s presidential race:

“What you’re feeling now is Early Onset Clinton Fatigue. The CDC is recommending elaborate precautions. Forget it. The only known cure is Elizabeth Warren.”
Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

“Despite her repeated denials she is considering the possibility of running, [Warren] remains a threat, and not just because her denials always seem phrased only in the present tense.”
Glenn Thrush and Manu Raju, Politico Magazine

“[Warren’s] supporters have been remarkably successful in getting the Democratic establishment to pay attention to her ideas.”
David Ludwig, The Atlantic

“At the very least, [Hillary] Clinton is going to have to work for the nomination.”
pollster John Zogby in Forbes

With accompanying photos to match the paeans in the press.

How much do you think this paid political announcement ran? Wait, what? This is free press? The only thing free about it is the cost. Otherwise, it’s in slavish lockstep with the left wing of the Democrat Party.

Hillary’s blood is in the water, and the Democrat sharks are circling. Some point to Valerie Jarrett as the culprit, but if you look behind her diminutive form, there lurks a taller, bigger-eared galoot. But really it’s the Democrats themselves. They’d be “ready for Hillary” if she were the only item on the menu. But reheated hash loses its appeal next to the Blue State Special.


War on Women Update

The survivors have PTSD:

LEWINSKY: Now I admit I made mistakes — especially wearing that beret — but the attention and judgment that I received — not the story, but that I personally received — was unprecedented. I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was known by many, but actually known by few. I get it. It was easy to forget ‘that woman’ was dimensional and had a soul…

“Tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo”—and that was just by women!

CAMILLE PAGLIA: […] Hillary is a mess. And we’re going to reward the presidency to a woman who’s enabled the depredations and exploitation of women by that cornpone husband of hers? The way feminists have spoken makes us blind to Hillary’s record of trashing [women]. They were going to try to destroy Monica Lewinsky. It’s a scandal! Anyone who believe in sexual harassment guidelines should have seen that the disparity of power between Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was one of the most grotesque ever in the history of sex crime. He’s a sex criminal! We’re going to put that guy back in the White House? Hillary’s ridden on his coattails. This is not a woman who has her own career, who’s made her own career! The woman who failed the bar exam in Washington! The only reason she went to Arkansas and got a job in the Rose law firm was because her husband was a politician.

You don’t hear “cornpone” often enough.

And it’s true about her failing the DC bar exam:

In his biography of Hillary Clinton, former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein notes that in the summer of 1973, 817 people took the Washington, D.C., bar exam; 551 of them passed. Hillary Rodham was not one of them.

“For the first time in her life she had flamed out — spectacularly, given the expectations of others for her, and even more so her own,” Bernstein wrote.

Bernstein said Clinton kept the news hidden for 30 years and shocked some of her closest friends when she made the revelation with a passing reference in her 2003 autobiography, Living History. She even spins it into a positive.

“Despite the satisfaction of my work, I was lonely and missed Bill more than I could stand,” she wrote. “I had taken both the Arkansas and Washington, D.C., bar exams during the summer, but my heart was pulling me toward Arkansas. When I learned that I passed in Arkansas but failed in D.C., I thought that maybe my test scores were telling me something.”

Yeah, that you were only good enough to practice hick law. Still, you larned how to beat the tar out of another woman (tramp, tart, slut, etc.) caught servicing your husband, so it wasn’t all bad.

What despicable people. All the “good works” of the Clinton Foundation can’t wash away the stain of their trespasses.


Reports of Her Demise Greatly Underestimated

I’ve already declared her dead, but Hillary’s not yet buried.

Give the media credit for trying:

In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family’s globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be vulnerable to accusations of foreign influence.

At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. But in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters has found.

In response to questions from Reuters, officials at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the foundation confirmed no complete list of donors to the Clintons’ charities has been published since 2010. CHAI was spun off as a separate legal entity that year, but the officials acknowledged it still remains subject to the same disclosure agreement as the foundation.

CHAI should have published the names during 2010-2013, when Clinton was in office, CHAI spokeswoman Maura Daley acknowledged this week. “Not doing so was an oversight which we made up for this year,” she told Reuters in an email when asked why it had not published any donor lists until a few weeks ago.

Isn’t “a few weeks ago” when the Hillary story broke? Curious timing.

And it gets worse:

The Reuters inquiries also raised questions about a second assurance Hillary Clinton made to the Obama administration: that the State Department would be able to review any new or increased contributions to CHAI by foreign governments while she served as the nation’s top diplomat. The Clintons said the pledge was intended to defuse accusations that foreign governments might use such donations to earn favors.

By the time Clinton left office in February 2013, the charity had received millions of dollars in new or increased payments from at least seven foreign governments. Five of the governments came on board during her tenure as secretary of state while two doubled or tripled their support in that time, according to data provided by CHAI spokeswoman Daley.

I’m sure the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Foundation does good things with its money. CHAI, for example, “was founded in 2002 with a transformational goal: help save the lives of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world by dramatically scaling up antiretroviral treatment.” But they just feel dirty. I’d find another way to save the world.

Discover the Networks digs a little deeper.

Banks bought a piece of the Clintons too.

The public might not care, yet, but the media will see to it that they won’t forget.


Don’t Pi** Off the Archivists

They are the Crips to the Librarians Bloods:

May I see your paperwork?

The National Archives has formally asked the State Department to explain how Hillary Clinton’s emails as secretary of state ended up on her private email server rather than a government system.

In a letter sent earlier this month and obtained Wednesday by POLITICO, National Archives and Records Administration official Paul Wester asked State to report on whether federal records had been “alienated” and what steps the agency is taking to address the situation.

“NARA is concerned that Federal records may have been alienated from the Department of State’s official recordkeeping systems,” Wester wrote to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Margaret Grafeld. “If federal records have been alienated, please describe all measures the Department has taken, or expects to take, to retrieve the alienated records. Please also include a description of all safeguards established to prevent records alienation incidents from happening in the future.”

Wester’s letter implies, but does not state outright, that State had not previously reported Clinton’s use of the personal email system as a loss or removal of government records under federal law.

I’ve always associated Hillary with alienation. Now, it makes sense.


Thirstradamus Turns His Crystal Ball on Hillary

She’s done. Done like dinner.

Her story changes daily, Obama’s making jokes about her at the Gridiron Dinner, Jen Psaki can barely rouse herself to offer a defense, Carville’s defense is sad, other Democrats are squirming quietly in their seats—it’s all coming apart. This was a professional hit job, just like today’s get-out-the-Arab-vote in Israel. I hope Bibi survives the coup against him.

But Hillary’s a goner.

PS: I meant to add the whole email story was leaked by Obama’s H.R. Haldeman, Valerie Jarrett.

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Good News for the Clinton Foundation

Something to take the heat off all the Arab oil money greasing Hill’s, Bill’s, and Chelsea’s wheels:

One donor – Rilin Enterprises- pledged $2 million in 2013 to the Clinton Foundation’s endowment. The company is a privately-held Chinese construction and trade conglomerate and run by billionaire Wang Wenliang, who is also a delegate to the Chinese parliament. Public records show the firm has spent $1.4 million since 2012, lobbying Congress and the State Department. The firm owns a strategic port along the border with North Korea and was also one of the contractors that built the Chinese embassy in Washington.

That contract is a direct tie to the Chinese government, according to Jim Mann, who has written several books on China’s relationship with the U.S.

With “embassy construction, one of the most important tasks is making sure that there are no bugs there,” he said. “So you want to have the closest security and intelligence connections with and approval of the person or company that’s going to build your embassy.”

The Clinton Foundation largely stopped taking money from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009. It resumed the practice once she left in 2013, but never stopped taking money from foreign companies or individuals.

Government is too messy and contention to be left the the people or the representatives. Can’t we just hire the Clintons to do it for us? They know all the right people; Chelsea can take over from the Regis and Regina (there’s our first woman president); and Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky can take over after that. I know they’d be up for it, and China will call all the shots anyway.


Party Unity My A**

The party of the ass is living down to its mascot:

It’s the vast left-wing conspiracy.

Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press details of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail address during her time as secretary of state, sources tell me.

But she did so through people outside the ­administration, so the story couldn’t be traced to her or the White House.

In addition, at Jarrett’s behest, the State Department was ordered to launch a series of investigations into Hillary’s conduct at Foggy Bottom, including the use of her expense account, the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders and her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation.

Six separate probes into Hillary’s performance have been ­going on at the State Department. I’m told that the e-mail scandal was timed to come out just as Hillary was on the verge of formally announcing that she was running for president — and that there’s more to come.

Members of Bill Clinton’s camp say the former president suspects the White House is the source of the leak and is furious.

“My contacts and friends in newspapers and TV tell me that they’ve been contacted by the White House and offered all kinds of negative stories about us,” one of Bill’s friends quotes him as saying. “The Obamas are behind the e-mail story, and they’re spreading rumors that I’ve been with women, that Hillary promoted people at the State Department who’d done favors for our foundation, that John Kerry had to clean up diplomatic messes Hillary left behind.”

Then, according to this source, Bill added: “The Obamas are out to get us any way they can.”

The sabotage is part of an ­ongoing feud between the two Democrat powerhouses.

Last fall, during the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, Jarrett was heard to complain bitterly that the Clintons were turning congressmen, senators, governors and grass-root party members against Obama by portraying him as an unpopular president who was an albatross around the neck of the party.

Jarrett was said to be livid that most Democrats running for election refused to be seen campaigning with the president. She blamed the Clintons for marginalizing the president and for trying to wrestle control of the Democratic Party away from Obama.

And she vowed payback.

Smart. Don’t fire till you can see the whites of their eyes. Just as they saved the indictment of Bob Menendez as payback for speaking out against Obama on Israel. Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.

“Obama and Valerie Jarrett will go to any lengths to prevent Hillary from becoming president,” a source close to the White House told me. “They believe that Hillary, like her husband, is left of center, not a true-blue liberal.”

If she gets into the White House, they believe she will compromise with the Republicans in Congress and undo Obama’s legacy.

“With Obama’s approval,” this source continued, “Valerie has been holding secret meetings with Martin O’Malley [the former Democratic governor of Maryland] and [Massachusetts Sen.] Elizabeth Warren. She’s promised O’Malley and Warren the full support of the White House if they will challenge Hillary for the presidential nomination.”

This is delightful, of course, but it’s always the next punch I’m looking forward to. This is Hillary’s last stand. Will she fight, or will she go back to Arkansas?

It’s good to be King, eh Barack?

When the President and the First Lady hopped off the plane at LAX on Thursday to tape media appearances, they did so on separate flights.

The President read “Mean Tweets” and talked about Ferguson on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the First Lady danced to “Uptown Funk” and announced the #GimmeFive challenge, part of her Let’s Move! campaign, on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Although both shows taped in Burbank, California, the First Lady flew earlier in the day and the President arrived in the late afternoon.

“I believe on this occasion the schedules were not in sync to travel together,” Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters Friday. “I’m not even sure they overlapped.”

While President Obama attended a DNC fundraiser Thursday night and traveled to Phoenix Friday morning, the First Lady returned home to the White House Thursday afternoon.

For a normal couple with hectic work schedules, separate travel arrangements aren’t uncommon, but the Obamas can’t just book a commercial flight. The taxpayer costs of private transportation can add up.

A 2014 FOIA request to the Air Force from watchdog group Judicial Watch found that the cost per flying hour for Air Force One is $206,337. Cost per flying hour includes “fuel, flight consumables, depot level repairables, aircraft overhaul, and engine overhaul.” At that rate, the President’s flight to Los Angeles, which clocked in at just under five hours, cost over $1 million.

The First Lady’s office would not provide specific details about the plane Mrs. Obama took to California. ?The Air Force lists the cost per flying hour for a C-32, which is frequently used for dignitary travel, at $28,834 in 2014, but notes that the costs for Presidential travel can be calculated differently.

“The lack of transparency on Presidential travel and the First Lady’s travel makes it tough for taxpayers to determine whether specific trips are wasteful or completely necessary. If this was an unavoidable scheduling roadblock, or a choice made for convenience at taxpayer expense, is difficult to know, and makes all the difference,” said National Taxpayer Union’s Douglas Kellogg.

“In general, the cost of flying Air Force One has gone up significantly over the past decade, the President has a duty to taxpayers to make prudent travel decisions,” Kellogg said.

You’d almost think they didn’t want to share each other’s company. Can’t imagine why.


‘Nuff Said

Death knell for the Clinton campaign

Death knell for the Clinton campaign

Do you remember those crowds waving their flip-flops in the air as John Kerry lied on? Can you imagine the impact of this poster? And I say it as one who would much, much prefer Hillary to Elizabeth Warren.

– Aggie


MSM Going After Hillary

This is a remarkable video, remarkable because Mika Brzezinski makes sense, and because somehow she was given the green light at msnbc to say this:

BTL, it looks to me like they prefer Lizzie Warren. (Lizzie Warren with an axe…)

– Aggie

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