Politics

The trouble with Hillary

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In 1992 Bill Clinton had the charisma thing but he also had the message thing.  His message was “It’s the economy stupid.”  Hillary isn’t Bill, and it may be partly due to the Bernie thing.  Bernie Sanders, promising everything to everyone, well, at least as much as 18 trillion in new spending according to The Wall Street Journal, started making poor Hillary look down right conservative.  How can Hillary compete?  So instead of a focus, she’s spinning wildly, like a grandmother with her finger locked down on the trigger of an automatic weapon, spraying bullets in every direction, unable to relax her grip.  Her focus so far includes climate change, LGBT rights, gun control, free college, minimum wage, family leave, path to citizenship, and even UFO’s.  Taken one at a time, they’re phenomenal liberal causes.  Taken as a collective list of goals, it’s just plain socialism.

If Hillary does manage to hone in on one target to focus her campaign, the going may still be tough.  There’s still the charisma thing.

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A military that’s brought to its knees

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The detention of US military personnel and the pictures of our own fighting force on their knees in front of Iranian captors is an image that sums up the Obama legacy quite well.

…a country, once strong and proud, now forced to its knees.

These sailors ended up in Iranian territorial waters leading to confrontation, capture and subsequent release.  It certainly could have gone worse, and for that we’re thankful, but the circumstance plus the images paint a picture for the world to see of a country, once strong and proud, now forced to its knees.  A Navy that could once boast of having 6,768 ships, down to 272.  A history of US Presidents portraying strength as Commanders in Chief, now a President that grovels to dictators, monarchs, and emperors.  A US President who’s arrogant to his own citizens while at the same time capitulating to oppressive rulers.

A country that once had the respect around the globe, now being dictated to by an Iranian government.

Hypocrisy at its finest.

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How do you spell hypocrisy?   With a “C” as in Clinton or a “D” as in Democrat?

 

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Extremists and religion

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There are those who’s nose goes straight up in the air, their arms immediately cross over their chests followed by a heavy sigh of acrimonious air exhaled if anyone dares to criticize the Islamic faith,  After all, even the President wagged his finger at us to say that Christians are no better.  Look no further than the crusades.  To that bunch of hooey we say get a grip on reality and start loosening up on your PC condition.  Too bad you can’t go back hundreds of years and try to fix that crusade problem.  In the mean time, can we focus on why we’re more likely to today to be beheaded than we were a decade ago?

Can you spot what’s missing in this gun violence info-graphic?

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Courtesy of the Washington Post on Sunday December 13, 2015, we now have a “clear” picture of how bad the gun violence is in this country.  “50 years of mass shootings in the U.S.” screams the headline followed by an info-graphic that captures all of the well known tragic gun related shootings that we recall vividly or perhaps with just a hint of remembrance if you’re old enough.  But there are missing pieces to this carefully constructed puzzle.  In the fine print the Washington Post notes that this info-graphic:

“does not include gang killings, shootings that began as other crimes such as robberies, and killings that involved only the shooter’s family.” 

That seems like a wide swath of omitted data and makes the reader question the motives of such cherry picking journalism.  We’ll leave it up to you to determine why those tragic categories of violence shouldn’t be considered “mass shootings.”

Feel free to comment below.

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An unexpected Trump fan.

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Hillary and her minions must be quietly praising Trump for storming into the picture and turning the Republican establishment on itself.  As long as he continues to stay in this race, and it certainly looks like he has staying power, the more the focus leaves her and bores in on the GOP divide.

At the end of a Presidential election, voters often consider it a choice of the lesser of two evils.  That’s likely due to the continued negative campaigning to the point where each of the candidates have been torn down in the eyes of the voters.  The GOP candidates are doing just that for the primary!  By the time they get to the general election the victor will be scared, beaten, burned, and basted leaving Hillary to sweep in unscathed.  Please quit giving her a reason to cackle.

Better decision making through coin flips

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This President has a unique track record.  He says ISIS isn’t a threat, then on that very day they attack Paris.  Next he mocks Republicans by saying they’re afraid of women and orphans, then a deadly terrorist attack in California involving a woman.

We really shouldn’t think of orphans as a problem, but now we’re not so sure.