Court of Public Opinion

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FBI Director Comey recommended that Hillary not be prosecuted by the Justice Department. But he presented her case on national TV anyway. A verdict was rendered on election day. Hillary was convicted in the court of public opinion. Her sentence was loss of the White House.

She’s Suffered Enough Already

Now President-elect Trump has  issued a get out of jail free card. He doesn’t want to see her prosecuted in a court of law either.

Court of  Public Opinion

Meanwhile, some Democrats don’t believe there were enough Deplorables in the court of public opinion. They want a recount.

Green candidate Jill Stein is leading the charge. She wants a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She’s raised more money so far than she did for her presidential campign.

Oops. She can’t guarantee the money will go to a recount.

 

Thanksgiving Bokbluster

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Update: Kaepernick praised Castro’s education system on Friday. Hours later he died. Castro that is.

Other Than That, How Was The Play, Mrs. Pence?

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Brandon Victor Dixon spoke vice president to vice president to Mike Pence last Friday night. Dixon plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway hit “Hamilton”. In real life Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

Pence was in the audience. Unarmed.

At the curtain call Dixon thanked Pence for coming to the show. Then offered some advice about the diverse people in America:

“…who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us . . . or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”

He was polite but it was maybe a little condescending. A NY Post editorial said, “The words were perfectly respectful — but the implication was downright rude.”

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Pence didn’t seem to mind. He said he wasn’t offended and that Trump meant it when he promised to be president of all the people.

Some good came of Dixon’s lecture. I brushed up on my history. You’ve probably heard that some Democrats aren’t happy about the electoral college. But if you haven’t perused Federalist 68 lately, you might not have noticed that the electoral college was pretty much Hamilton’s baby.

Ok, I only know that because I saw it on Newsbusters.

 

Stand Up Guy

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In 2009 President Obama tried a “reset” with Russia.

During a 2012 campaign debate, Mitt Romney called Russia the “biggest threat” to The United States. To which Obama cracked wise, “the 1980s are calling, they want their foreign policy back“. He tutored Romney that the cold war was over.

Stand Up

Also in 2012, Obama whispered to Russian President Medvedev that he could be more flexible after the election. Medvedev promised to transmit the message to Vladimir.

Now, after the 2016 election, he’s lecturing the world that Trump needs to “stand up to Putin.”

 “I don’t expect that the President-elect will follow exactly our approach,” Mr Obama said.

 “But my hope is he does not simply take a realpolitik approach and suggest that … if we just cut some deals with Russia, even if it hurts people or even if it violates international norms or even if it leaves smaller countries vulnerable, or creates long-term problems in regions like Syria, that we just do whatever’s convenient at the time.”

Not My President, Didn’t Vote

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I came across this item last week. Seventy percent of protesters arrested in a Portland, Oregon riot didn’t vote.

But they can keep their parents’ health plan.