Category Archives: 2012 presidential campaign

Billionaire’s Don’t Buy Elections Like They Used To

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Billionaire’s don’t buy elections like they used to. If they ever did. Former hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer dropped out of the Democratic primary after blowing $150 billion. And didn’t he have a single delegate to show for it.

Billionaire Loser’s Category

But Steyer couldn’t even remain a winner in the loser’s category for long. Mayor Mike soon ended his campaign after spending over half a billion to win four delegates from American Samoa.

In the days before campaign finance reform fat cats spent their money on real politicians, instead of themselves. That’s how Gene McCarthy derailed Lyndon Johnson’s re-election in 1968. Fifty donors funded a third of McCarthy’s campaign. They’d go to jail for that today.

Why Not Let The Voters Decide?

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The voters will decide in less than a year if Trump deserves to stick around the White House. So why the Democratic rush to impeach him now?  

Well, they’ve been working on it since Trump was inaugurated. To quote the Whistleblower’s lawyer, Mark Zaid, from 2017, “The coup has begun” and “impeachment will follow ultimately.” Really.

Holman Jenkins in the WSJ (paywall protected) calls Trump a “gadfly president.” “But his actions have been extraordinarily consistent with his promises.”

Jenkins speculates Trump might have had enough by now and could be ready to wrap it up. But his opponents are so intent on “destroying him that he needs to hang on to the immunities and powers of the presidency simply to defend himself and the legitimacy of his 2016 victory.”

1980s Want Foreign Policy Back

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The day before he reported for duty as a freshman U.S. Senator, Mitt Romney turned in his grades on the Chief Executive. In a Washington Post column Romney gave President Trump passing marks for some of his policies. But he flunked him for presidential character.

But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.

He also marked Trump down for failure to co-operate with allies. He noted:

The alternative to U.S. world leadership offered by China and Russia is autocratic, corrupt and brutal.

1980s Want Foreign Policy Back

Romney’s been consistent about Russia as our number one threat. And President Obama mocked him for it in their 2012 debate.

“And, the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

Trump responded that if Romney had stood up to Obama’s taunts he might be president today.

 

Strzok Strikes Out

Strzok Strikes Out

Peter Strzok was the lead FBI investigator of both the Hillary Clinton email caper and Russian 2016 election meddling. His own text messages showed his bias in favor of Clinton and against Trump. He claimed he could smell Trump supporters at Walmart. But he insisted he was too professional to allow his opinions to affect his work.

Strzok Strikes Out

Deputy Director David Bowdich wasn’t buying it . He fired Strzok on Monday. So Strzok responded with a link to a GoFundMe account. By Tuesday it was worth $325,000.

Here’s a Washington Post story about the Steele dossier funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign .

 

 

What Difference Does It Make?

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I thought about labeling the guy in the foreground Charles Woods. He’s the father of Tyrone Woods, the the security contractor killed defending the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

But then I wondered, at this point, what difference does it make?

What Difference Does it Make?

Hillary lied to Mr. Woods that his son was killed a mob angry about a movie. Sort of like throwing rotten tomatoes, only using grenade launchers instead.

Here’s Mark Steyn’s 9/11 Benghazi anniversary review of the movie 13 Hours.