Category Archives: President

Appeasing the Hard Cases

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President Obama hopes that Iran will be a very successful regional power by the time it becomes a nuclear power. Victor Davis Hansen thinks appeasing the world’s hard cases has a poor track record.

White House Secret Server

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Hillary may have had over 300 classified documents on her secret server in a bathroom closet in Denver. She turned a server over to the FBI that had been wiped clean. Bob Woodward compared her email issues to Richard Nixon’s tapes. His tapes only contained an 18 minute  gap.

Update:

Former CIA director John Deutch also stored classified information on his home brew hard drive.

He was pardoned in the final hours of the last Clinton administration. Marc Thiessen has details here.

Trump/Sanders Dream Ticket

150817-dream-ticketA 72 year old Vermont socialist from Brooklyn draws huge crowds for speeches. The Donald insults Megyn and Mexicans and still leads a strong Republican field in the polls.

Glenn Reynolds, in USA TODAY says the voters are fed up with the ruling class in both parties:

The rise — and, for that matter, the fall, if fall it is — of Trump is an indictment of the GOP establishment and, for that matter, of the American political establishment in general.

On many issues, ranging from immigration reform, which many critics view as tantamount to open borders, to bailouts for bankers, the Republican and Democratic establishments agree, while a large number (quite possibly a majority) of Americans across the political spectrum feel otherwise.

Dream Ticket

Is Trump/Sanders a third party dream ticket for frustrated voters?

They both say the government’s unemployment numbers are a “crock“. The official 5.3% rate doesn’t take into account the 90 million who have given up looking for work. Sanders says the real unemployment number is north of 10%. Trump places it at 20%. Nick Gillespie, in a Daily Beast piece titled “The Pissed Off Primary”, notes they both hate Immigration and China, but in the end they’re more demagogues than candidates.

The Donald Evolves

 

150807-trump-ballDavid Harsanyi at the Federalist thinks the first Republican debate was awesome. I agree. The field looked strong all the way down to Carly Fiorina on the JV team.

Then there’s The Donald. He refused a pledge not to pull a Ross Perot if doesn’t win the nomination. Why give up the leverage, he reasoned. Makes sense I guess. And he said he made Hillary attend his wedding by giving her money. Also believable.

When asked how he came to change his views on taxes and abortion he said he evolved.

Knee Jerk Partisan

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The President of the U.S. said this week that anyone opposed to his Iran deal is a “knee jerk partisan no different than those who say Death to America”.

His negotiating partner, the supreme leader of Iran, says, “Death to America“.

Rich Lowry says the deal isn’t a treaty because a treaty requires a two thirds vote in the Senate for approval. This deal is rigged to require a two thirds vote for disapproval.

Apparently Chuck Schumer now says, “Death to America!”