Author Archives: Bok

Democrat Establishment Melt Down

160210-democrat-establishment

The Democrat establishment is worried about a Clinton campaign melt down.

Hillary says, “no worries”. She’s not the establishment. She’s “a woman running to be the first woman president”. Then, again, Bernie Sanders is a Jew running to be the first Jewish president.

The first woman lost New Hampshire to the first Jewish Democratic Socialist by 22 points.

Hillary wasn’t even the first woman to be Secretary of State. Madeleine Albright was.

Democrat Establishment

Albright says, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help women”. Evidently, that’s where you’ll find millennial women these days. They’re voting like crazy for Sanders. That’s because “that’s where the boys are”, according to Gloria Steinem. Kathleen Parker says there’s a more likely explanation:

…young liberal women, like their male counterparts, are attracted to the cool old guy because he’s promising a dream in which the rich have less and the poor have more. Robin Hood is so awesome.

Maureen Dowd thinks Hillary “is establishment enough”. Her sense of entitlement is her problem:

She has long been driven by a fear of being “dead broke,” as she put it — and a conviction that she deserved the life and perks she would have had if she had gone into the private sector. That led her to do her suspiciously lucrative commodity trades while Bill was Arkansas attorney general and to make Wall Street speeches on the cusp of her 2016 campaign, even though she and Bill had already made more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014.

Dowd says “Hillary isn’t likable enough for the young women who were supposed to carry her forward as a Joan of Arc”. At least not compared to “chick magnet” Bernie Sanders.

 

Government War on Women

160206-government-war-on-women

Now that women are eligible for combat top army and marine generals said last week they must register for the draft.

Government War on Women

Later in the week the CDC piled on in the government war on women. It ordered  fertile females not to drink unless they’re on birth control.

 Update: Here’s a column by David French in National Review on why it would be “barbaric” to draft women into combat.

Campaign Economy

160205-economy Daniel Henninger and Robert Samuelson both say the economy should be the main issue in the 2016 campaign. Here’s Henninger:

The Iowa entrance polls reveal that Mr. Trump got 44% of the vote from people who believe immigration is the top issue. Unfortunately, at least in Iowa only 13% think that.

He says 60% of Iowa voters considered “economic concerns” to be the top issue.

 

 

Iowa Coin Toss

160203-coin-toss

Did Hillary actually win convention delegates with a coin toss?

National Review says Sanders won by actual votes. Hillary only wins by coin flips:

The final count of delegates to the state convention (aside from the seven won by Martin O’Malley) was Clinton 699, Sanders 695. But by actual voter decisions, the count was Sanders 695, Clinton 693, and six ties. Sure, Clinton right now goes to the state convention with four more committed delegates than Sanders, but she didn’t win her margin via voters, but by a mathematically bizarre series of coin flips.

Bern is flipping out.

Coin Toss

CNN says it ain’t so. Here’s Norm Sternberg a former director of the Iowa Democratic Party:

“I can say with almost absolutely certainty this election would not have been changed because of the coin flips. It would take a very large number of these to make that kind of impact, and one candidate would have to win them all. Our empirical evidence and anecdotal information shows that one candidate didn’t win them all, and that coin flips are not that frequent.”

Now the Des Moines Register is calling for an audit of the Coin Toss Caucus.

Hill and Bern in Lockstep

160202-hill-and-bern

Hill and Bern left the Hawkeye State in lockstep with the FBI hot on the trail. They finished in a virtual tie in the Iowa Caucus.

The NYT reported on Friday that the State Department refused to release 22 emails on Hillary’s home brew computer because they are too highly classified.

Ed Kline reports that Hillary’s inner circle of Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, and Jake Sullivan have been told by the FBI to be prepared to testify.