There Is No Electoral College Debate: The Twelfth Amendment Prevents It

Comment by Jim Campbell

October 22, 2018

And the Democrats scheme to scrap it.

Why should a minority of leftist states be able to impose their will upon all of America and Americans?

 

But of course they would be a  major problem for them the U.S. Constitution is in their way.

Most educated voters know that Americans vote for the President every four years, but did you know that the Electoral College that actually elects the President?

 

The Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides the basis for the Electoral College. (Source)

The Electoral College is made up of representatives from each state and Washington DC and the biggest states will have more representatives, which we call “electors.”

These electors will give all of their votes to the Presidential candidate that wins the popular vote in each state.

The popular vote is to total number of people that vote for each candidate.

If this system seems strange to you, then you would be correct, the Electoral College is unique to the United States.

The history of the Electoral College dates back to colonial times, before the thirteen colonies and earliest states became the United States.

Back then, each state acted as its own country, printing money and having its own army.

Therefore, when these states did become one country, it made sense to have the states send representatives to a convention to choose the President, based on who the voters in each state liked.

After all, the President did not have as much power then as he does today.

 

 

Front Page Magazine

Walter Williams

October 22, 2018

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College.

Her argument came on the heels of the Senate’s confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.

Hillary Clinton has long been a critic of the Electoral College.

Just recently, she wrote in The Atlantic, “You won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College.”

Fortunately for America, she will not be with us much longer what with her multiplicity of mental and physical disorders.

 

Clearly not her own words, she has never said “Gol darnet,” in her life.

She is more comfortable with words that begin with F and M.F. so we expect more from Arkansas trailer trash?

Subjecting presidential elections to the popular vote sounds eminently fair to Americans who have been mis-educated by public schools and universities.

Worse yet, the call to eliminate the Electoral College reflects an underlying contempt for our Constitution and its protections for personal liberty.

Regarding mis-education, the founder of the Russian Communist Party, Vladimir Lenin, said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

His immediate successor, Josef Stalin, added, “Education is a weapon whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”

A large part of Americans’ mis-education is the often heard claim that we are a democracy.

The word “democracy” appears nowhere in the two most fundamental documents of our nation — the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

In fact, our Constitution — in Article 4, Section 4 — guarantees “to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”

The Founding Fathers had utter contempt for democracy.

James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, said that in a pure democracy, “there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.”

At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Virginia Gov. Edmund Randolph said that “in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.”

John Adams wrote: “Remember Democracy never lasts long.

It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.

There never was a Democracy Yet, that did not commit suicide.”

At the Constitutional Convention, Alexander Hamilton said: “We are now forming a republican government.

Real liberty” is found not in “the extremes of democracy but in moderate governments. 

If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy.”

For those too dense to understand these arguments, ask yourselves: Does the Pledge of Allegiance say “to the democracy for which it stands” or “to the republic for which it stands”?

Did Julia Ward Howe make a mistake in tilting her Civil War song “Battle Hymn of the Republic?”

Should she have titled it “Battle Hymn of the Democracy”?

The Founders saw our nation as being composed of sovereign states that voluntarily sought to join a union under the condition that each state admitted would be coequal with every other state.

The Electoral College method of choosing the president and vice president guarantees that each state, whether large or small in area or population, has some voice in selecting the nation’s leaders. 

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The Ghost of Columbia University

By Jim Campbell

October 22, 2018

The life of a Manchurian Candidate.

Not a single person that were among his classmates at their reunion remembered Obama with the exception of a leftist anti Israel professor.

 

 

obama_hlb-f12-13127.insideIt was as a law student that Obama first made history—and national headlines—when he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of 1990.

And as a law student, Obama met many professors and classmates who would prove helpful in his meteoric political rise from state senator to president of the United States in five years.

Each seems to have a story about how much Obama stood out.

 

 

Would you buy a used car from this guy or is he just enthusiastic?

Sure, Obama’s unique, and by now, familiar personal history, set him apart.

He arrived on campus at the age of 27 in the fall of 1988, older than many of his classmates after a stint as a community organizer in Chicago.

 

 

According to Professor Mack ’91, his classmate and friend, says Obama didn’t speak much at first about other aspects of his unique background, including a childhood spent in Hawaii and Indonesia or the fact that his mother was white.

Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University.

He was THE American History and Diplomatic History professor at Columbia for 46 years.

And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.

Obama also attended Columbia University as an undergraduate than on to Harvard as the legend goes, to attend law school. (Source)

Most remarkable, given his complex identity, was how comfortable Obama seemed with himself.

“Barack’s identity, his sense of self was so settled,” recalled Cassandra Butts ’91, who met him in line at the financial aid office, in an interview with PBS’ “Frontline.”

“He didn’t strike us in law school as someone who was searching for himself.”

In the spring of his first year at law school, Obama stopped by the office of Professor Laurence Tribe ’66 inquiring about becoming a research assistant.

Tribe rarely hired first-year students but recalls being struck by Obama’s unusual combination of intelligence, curiosity and maturity.

He was so impressed in fact, that he hired Obama on the spot—and wrote his name and phone number on his calendar that day—March 31, 1989—for posterity.

Obama helped research a complicated article Tribe wrote making connections between physics and constitutional law as well as a book about abortion.

The following year, Obama enrolled in Tribe’s constitutional law course.

Tribe likes to say he had taught about 4,000 students before Obama and another 4,000 since, yet none has impressed him more.

Obama displayed other traits in law school besides eloquence that would define his success as a presidential candidate.

Only in the minds of those who fly with two left wings.

In reality, Obama was the most divisive individual to have ever occupied the Oval Office, be it by race, religion or socioeconomic status.

“He tended not to enter these debates and disputes but rather bring people together and forge compromises,” says Bradford Berenson ’91, who was among the relatively small number of conservatives on the Law Review staff. (Source)

My life has crossed paths with President Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both Pre-Law and Political Science majors in the Class of ’83.

I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. (Wayne Allen Root)

What are the odds?

But something about “the Obama at Columbia story” has always bothered me.

Earlier in the week right here at The Blaze I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion.

I celebrated with my esteemed classmates.

Everyone except Barack Obama.

As usual, he wasn’t there.

Not a trace.

Not a video greeting.

Not a letter.

I could not find any classmates who knew him.

I called Obama “the Ghost of Columbia University.”

I pointed out (as I’ve said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia, may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in-between. 

It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.

Is he the real-life “Manchurian Candidate?”

What explains Obama having just enough skeletal proof that he was there (one photo, one roommate, one professor, one friend)…but never seen in a class, never on anyone’s radar screen, almost invisible.

 

A total 2-year blackout.

It’s like a story straight out of a novel about the CIA or KGB.

He graduated Columbia, but it’s almost as if he never went there.

To make matters more mysterious, Obama’s college records are sealed.

He’s had plenty of opportunities to authorize the release, to clear the air.

He has never chosen to do so.

But why?

What has he got to hide?

Funny enough Obama has never had a problem ripping open the sealed records of his political opponents.

Every step of his career Obama has beaten his opponents by having sealed documents just happen to be publicly exposed by anonymous sources.

But not Obama.

His records are always unavailable (and never leaked).

This goes perfectly with the timing of his long form birth certificate which he claimed to lower the clamor of “Those conspiracy theorists who demanded to see it. (Source)

 

The short form birth certificate like the one above was the only one issued during the time of Obama’s birth.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Yes, the pathological liar released a long form birth certificate, problematically for him they were not issued in that form when he was allegedly born.

Remember the death of Loretta, Health Examiner at the time of Obama’s birth.

Only a short form was provided.

 

 

Obama always seems to have powerful forces on his side.

Did he attend Columbia as a foreign student?

That was the educated guess I made in my appearance on “Hannity” on Fox News a year ago. (Wayne Allen Root)

The only photo of Obama from his Columbia days was in his off-campus apartment with a roommate described by USA Today as a Pakistani national, pot smoker, and cocaine abuser.

If you’re a foreign student, you live in housing off-campus with other foreign students.

That would also explain how he transferred to Columbia.

Transferring into an Ivy League school is all but impossible.

I did a little digging and found out only 3 transfer students in all of America were accepted into Columbia in the past academic year.

Three students out of 315 million Americans.

Yet those who knew Obama at Occidental called him a pot smoker and party boy who rarely attended class.

You’re telling me that a poor student, with that record, at an average college, was accepted for transfer into prestigious Columbia University?

Only if he was an exotic Indonesian foreign student transferring into a college that desperately wanted to claim an ethnically and globally diverse student body.

Still that might explain how Obama got into Columbia.

But where was he for those two years?

My gut instincts say something is wrong with “the Obama at Columbia story.”

Very wrong. Rancid.

But until now, I was the only one publicly voicing my suspicions.

That just changed in a big way.

I was put on Professor Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate, skeptical about Obama’s story.

He told me that Professor Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia.

My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia.

Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.”

 

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The Part Americans were never told about the My Lai Massacre

Comment by Jim Campbell

Lt. William Calley, who’s platoon participated in the massacre  was charged with murder, never spent a minute in prison.

He spent his time roaming around the B.O.Q. at Fort Benning, Georgia.

An excellent case of selective prosecution by the U.S. Army at the time.

Our warriors were called by John Kerry as murders and baby killers when nothing could have been further from the truth.

John Kerry is a legend in his own mind.

 

Lt. William Calley, Jr. third from right, leaves the post court building at Fort Benning, Ga., March 29, 1971 after he was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai three years ago. Calley could get life imprisonment or death. The court-martial panel must now decide what the sentence will be. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway, Jr.)

 

Ernest Medina was an Army captain on March 16, 1968, when American troops under his command killed hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese civilians.

 

 

He was acquitted in a court-martial over the massacre.

Leaves me wondering who picked up Bailey’s tab for the trial.

Pro bono is apparently a concept he never became acquainted with in law school.

It means for the public good or welfare, with no charge to the client.

The Easter Offensive of 1972: A Prelude to Vengeance Achieved

 

Small war Journal

W.R. Baker

October 21, 2018

Helps to throw My Lai into perspective doesn’t it?

Not that My Lai is excusable, but Americans never heard the other side of the story, the VC and NVA massacres.

This kind of information, from expert sources who were there, is invaluable in understanding the reality of the war and the cruelty of the communists. 

It will never be covered in the major media, or in the books and articles of the antiwar writers and professors.

 

 

The Easter Offensive of 1972, coming at the end of the Vietnam War, is usually an afterthought in most histories of the conflict, primarily because most U.S. troops had already left the country.

This does a great disservice to the American and South Vietnamese militaries who remained, particularly to those killed or wounded in-action.

Even beyond that, the people of South Vietnam themselves were to experience the cruelty and savagery of the North Vietnamese Army and their terrorist cohorts – the Viet Cong (VC) – for almost a year after the offensive began.

A December 1971 COSVN (Central Office for South Vietnam) resolution concludes with, “…if hit hard enough, the allies will either collapse or be forced to withdraw, enabling the revolution to regain access to the population.” (my emphasis).

If the communists had to “regain access,” then they admitted to not having it.

Without specifically stating it, the effects of pacification (gaining the support of the rural population for the South Vietnamese government) were obviously working.

Consider that pacification of the rural areas had shown steady positive results since 1968, to the point in late-1971 that almost 90% were considered pacified.

The Popular and Regional Forces (PF/RF) had come far in protecting their local areas from the Viet Cong (VC), in many areas these terrorist units were filled-out by North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops.

As part of my adopted daily routine with the 571st Military Intelligence (MI) Detachment, 525th MI Group in South Vietnam in 1971-1972, I kept track of all NVA and VC forces in I Corps (which became the First Regional Assistance Command – FRAC).

Two years before I arrived, Col. Andrew R. Finlayson, USMC (Ret.) remembered, “Although the local VC never stopped committing atrocities in southern Quang Nam Province … they outdid themselves in early March (1969) with a particularly vicious and egregious example of the kind of terror they were capable of inflicting on civilians.

In a refugee camp 10 miles south of An Hoa, the VC came into the camp after dark, taking advantage of the South Vietnamese forces who would normally have provided security for the camp.

The VC burned down thirty-one houses and murdered nine adults and twenty-two children.

As they left, they warned the refugees that unless they returned to their farms in VC-controlled areas, they would return and kill all of them.

Such acts, while not always on the same scale, were routine in areas where the local VC held sway in the province and provoked a profound fear among the population.” (Finlayson, 2014: 77-78).

Of course, a much more formatted report would have found its way into the large files I kept on each unit and/or province, but notice Finlayson wrote “the local VC never stopped committing atrocities.”

Multiply this statement a few times daily for every province and you can imagine how large these files became in a relatively short time.

This does not include any of the VC’s unreported acts of violence throughout the provinces of I Corps, especially in areas that the Saigon government did not control.

The 571st MI Detachment was fortunate on several occasions to be able to provide timely and accurate information which led to the destruction of Surface-to-Air Missile sites, arms caches, and the infiltration of NVA and VC units. 

One example while I was there was the recurring sightings of a so-called “Salt and Pepper” VC Armed Propaganda Team – a pair of presumed U.S. soldiers (one white, one black) carrying AK-47s.

These two apparent military turncoats (though some has suggested they might have been French) were always reported west of Chu Lai and were of such high priority that U.S. Special Forces would conduct an immediate search after I notified them. 

Despite the 3-4 reports I received about them, they were never caught.

A major problem in trying to confirm or refute the Rockpile massacre of 1,500-1,800 ARVN troops of the 56th Regiment/3rd ARVN Division by the NVA in early-April 1972 is the fact that a communist government is now in place in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese government continues to deny anything that puts them in a bad light and has still never given a full accounting of the Hue and Dak Son massacres, nor have they indicated that anyone was tried for these atrocities.

Another blood lust was conducted by at least one NVA battalion a few miles away from the Rockpile.

However, this wanton disregard for human life was witnessed by numerous press and other eyewitness reports that were published in newspapers (albeit tucked well inside them).

These NVA troops were part of a blocking force south of Quang Tri that reportedly killed between 1,000-2,000 soldiers, old men, women, and children escaping southward along QL-1 (the national north-south highway) during late-April and early-May.

The commander of the battalion told his troops that anyone coming south were the enemy and they were to kill them all.

Throughout South Vietnam, VC execution squads quickly roamed the country where areas recently occupied by NVA troops dominated, finding people who could identify any VC and those who would likely take over or resume their South Vietnamese government positions if there were to be a ceasefire.

These are a few examples of specific instances of what occurred in the first few months of the offensive.       

In Quang Ngai, Local Force VC Sappers burned down 15 villages adding to the 30,000 people made homeless in May.      

A “People’s Court” in Binh Dinh executed 45, after they dug their own graves sometime in the summer of 1972. 

The VC also engaged in bayonet practice of at least three men, as well. In another instance in what has been called the “Binh Dinh Massacre,” between 250-500 people where tried and executed from among 6,000-7,000 collected and executed or impressed into servitude by VC/NVA forces in the An Lao and An Hue areas.       

Forty-five people were buried alive in the Tam Quan District, as a local politician was beheaded in Bon Son village.

As of May 8, 1972, 700,000 people had fled the communist onslaught, mostly from Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces, which created a massive refugee problem.

Also in this first month, it was estimated that 20,000 civilians were killed.

The terror campaign against civilians didn’t stop after the first few months of the offensive.

In early September, a VC demolition squad attacked the largest refugee camp in Vietnam northwest of Da Nang.

The camp held some 50,000 civilians and this attack killed 20 and wounded almost a 100.

Though there are many reasons given as to why North Vietnam didn’t simply wait until all U.S. forces were out of South Vietnam before making their assault against the South, one reason that has never been put forward is vengeance.

A ruthless vengeance against the people of the South who hadn’t yet been beaten or enslaved, people who were trying to construct a viable democracy, and a people who had asked the greatest democracy on Earth for assistance and we answered the call.

It was a vengeance that was consummated two years later when 185,000 people died in re-education camps, the 65,000 executed outside of these camps, and the 250,000 who died in the ocean trying to escape the horrors imposed on their country.

There has been no clamor for justice, no United Nations condemnations, no war trials – the sound of silence is deafening.

ReferenceAndrew Finlayson (2014). Rice Paddy Recon: A Marine Officer’s Second Tour in Vietnam, 1968-1970. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

About the Author(s)W. R. BakerW. R. (Bob) Baker graduated with the first 96B/Intelligence Analyst class at Fort Huachuca, AZ in 1971.

He was then assigned to the 1st Battalion (which soon became the 571st MI Det.), 525th MI Group, headquartered in Da Nang, Vietnam.

His further assignments included positions at Fort Bliss, Texas; two tours with the European Defense Analysis Center (EUDAC) in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany; and the 513th MI Group in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.He left the US Army and worked as an analyst for Interstate Electronics, Northrop-Grumman and Xontec defense contractors before teaching in primary and secondary schools.

Mr. Baker has a bachelor of science degree in Government from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton.

He has authored other Easter Offensive articles and is currently writing a book on this subject. 

 

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Diner confront McConnell at restaurant, get told to “leave him alone” by other patrons

Comment by Jim Campbell

October 21st, 2018

I can’t help but wonder, being trained in Krav Maga for over 4 years in I would have worked my way up to this moron said something to make him assault me and then giving him a lesson he would never forget.

 

 

Seen with original hecklers and supporters we must remain civil and not result to the tactics of those who know their will be no blue wave.

 

 

I would like to believe in reality I would not get involved, as it was not my business.

Just because I don’t like a guys politics is no reason to fight where a trained person could seriously harm an obnoxious one.

Nope we win and beat them with important ideas and laws passed into law for all Americans.

 

Time to fight back against the rude and unhinged democrats.

 

 

From Fox News: A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant Friday night, but were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone.

Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at a restaurant in Louisville.

The video starts with him yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — to whom McConnell is married.

The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell.

“Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here?

Why don’t you leave our entire country,” the protester tells the couple.

As Chao argues with the protester, McConnell appears nonplussed and sips on a drink.

But other diners begin yelling at the protester, telling him to “leave him alone” and making shoo-ing gestures.

“They’re going to come for Social Security,” he told the other diners, before appearing to be approached by staff.

According to TMZ, the woman who recorded the incident said the protester slammed his fists on McConnell’s table and threw food out of the restaurant after accusing McConnell of killing people with his views.

McConnell reportedly later thanked some of the supporters and shook their hands.

McConnell’s office did not immediately respond to request for comment from Fox News.

The incident marks the latest hounding of a Republican or Trump administration official from a restaurant.

Last month Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was forced out of a restaurant by protesters angry at his support of the confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell and Chao were confronted by protesters earlier in the year as they left an event at Georgetown University.

Chao stood up to the protesters and told them to “leave my husband alone.”

In July, McConnell was confronted by more protesters as he left a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky.

Protesters reportedly yelled “abolish ICE” and “no justice, no peace.”

“I see what they did here.

They waited until Elaine wasn’t around,” McConnell subsequently tweeted.

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For the upcoming 2020 elections it’s surprising who is supporting each party.

Comment by Jim Campbell

October 21, 2018

The Adelson’s appear to be among the first to openly fire a shot.

Cross party contributions is a great example of covering their asses.

At first blush it would seem likely that  71-year old Miriam Adelson married  her husband for the money.

For what might seem to believe are strange contributions it’s called CYA

 

 

Nothing could be further from the truth, she appears to be a loving mother of four children that the Adelson’s  had together.

Bloomberg

By and

Big donors cut checks before critical November elections

Disclosure reports show finances for campaign’s home stretch

 


Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, delivered another $25 million to help Republicans try to hold control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 election, adding to the more than $87 million they previously gave to bolster the GOP’s midterm campaign.

 

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief executive officer and his wife were among the big-dollar donors who lavished tens of millions on political committees during September ahead of the first national elections of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The couple’s latest contribution was to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super political action committee affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Federal Election Commission filings show.

They have already surpassed the $82.5 million they gave to conservative causes and candidates in the 2015-16 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

For that cycle, the couple ranked second in the U.S. for individual donors, behind liberal billionaire Tom Steyer.

The national parties and some of the super PACs spending most heavily on the campaign were required to file information with the FEC on their September fundraising and spending by midnight Saturday.

The two parties and their allies are furiously raising and spending money as the 2018 campaign for control of Congress enters its final stage.

Democrats are threatening to overturn the Republican majority in the House, while Republicans are positioning to hold control of the Senate.

The election will determine whether Trump can continue to push his agenda or be challenged by congressional investigations during the second half of his first term.

Against that backdrop, political organizations shored up their bank balances for dozens of House and Senate races thought to be competitive.

Other top donors to the Senate Leadership Fund included Andrew Beal, a Texas banker and real estate investor who contributed $1 million during September.

Billionaire Robert Rowling and his company, TRT Holdings Inc., each gave $1 million.

The House Majority PAC, which backs Democratic candidates, reported raising $14.9 million during September.

It spent $12.5 million and started October with $34.6 million.

Billionaire James Simons, the founder of hedge-fund company Renaissance Technologies LLC, gave $2.7 million to the group.

Other top donors included the daughters of the late Melvin Simon, the billionaire shopping mall and real estate developer.

Deborah Simon and Cynthia Simon-Skjodt each contributed $1 million.

Hollywood mogul David Geffen gave $500,000.

Simons also gave $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC, which backs Democrats.

The group raised $17.7 million during the month and started October with $38.9 million in the bank after spending $8 million in September.

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz gave $1 million.

Marsha Laufer, a speech pathologist and the wife of Henry Laufer, who is a director of Renaissance Technologies, also gave $1 million.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $5 million to his super PAC, Independence USA PAC, which spent $2.5 million and ended the month with $2.6 million in the bank.

Talk about being delusional?

*Michael Bloomberg couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat.

Mr. Big Gulp even failed at that. 

For those who wonder why New Yorker’s are moving from NYC in droves, look no further than his tax raising socialist/progressive approach  to running the city.

Why would sane individuals with other options stay in NYC to run their businesses?

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Count on Hillary Clinton running again in 2020

Comments by Jim Campbell

October 21, 2018

Hillary Clinton has yet to come to terms with why she lost to Donald J. Trump in 2016.

 

 

She is still stuck in her own house of mirrors taking advice from the same losers who worked with her on her previously failed campaign.

Hillary will not win, I’m doubting her party will give her the nod in the first place.

They know her to be a pathological liar, a mean spiteful harridan who can never be trusted to do what is right for all of America.

Her memory is conveniently shot. (Source)

 

Who will forgive her from being the “Butcher of Benghazi,” taking orders of Barack Obama?

She is an admitted progressive and progressive/socialist agendas have failed every place they have tried. (Source)

She is incapable of controlling her temper and recently started yelling at a heckler, this woman is no longer ready for prime time, if she ever was. (Source)

 

The New York Post

Michael Goodwin

October, 21st, 2018

She is under attack and this time, the long knives are wielded by members of her own clan.

Suddenly, after two years of indulging Clinton’s blame games and pity parties, lefty pundits say she’s talking too much, she’s stuck in the past, she had her chance and she blew it.

Vanity Fair, declaring that she “still hasn’t learned the lessons of #MeToo,” is furious that Clinton said her husband’s Oval Office dalliance with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power ­because the 22-year-old intern “was an adult.”

Politico flatly declared Clinton a “problem” who won’t go away and fretted that Democrats “don’t know what to do” about her.

A New York Times columnist, noting that Clinton is a font of gaffes and a focus for Republicans, accused her of “moral arrogance” and wrote that “someone needs to perform an intervention.”

 

 

The passions are real and the imagery colorful.

Imagine an intervention where a pink pussy-hat posse forces Clinton into a van and drives her to a remote cabin in the woods to keep her from talking.

Alas, the motives are suspect.

These three writers, all female, are not so much angry at what Clinton is saying as they are over the timing.

The gist of their complaint is that she is hogging the spotlight they believe should be trained on Democrats running in the midterms.

They’re mad because they fear she’s undercutting the holy war they subscribe to against President Trump.

Intramural feuds are often bloody, but this one is also stupid.

Trying to silence Clinton is a lost cause and, even if it succeeded, wouldn’t cure what ails Democrats.

In fact, shutting her up might push the party even deeper into the wilderness.

Implicit in the charge that Clinton is the problem is the assumption that others are the solution.

It’s a fair point — until you try to name any Dem who has a better shot at serving as the party’s leader, uniting it around a message and potentially defeating Trump in 2020.

After all, that’s the job that is vacant.

So let us run through the parade of likely applicants, starting in the Senate: Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Anybody stand out?

While there is political talent, none strikes me as a heavyweight contender who could lead the party and go toe-to-toe with Trump.

Sanders is running on vapors, Booker is a lightweight who embarrassed himself with the Spartacus shtick and Gillibrand is a ­do-nothing hack.

As for Warren, CNN, showing its usual tin ear, moved her to the top of the Dem field just before she imploded with her disastrous DNA test.

Her silly repetition of the now-disproven claim that she has significant Native American ancestry opens her to endless ridicule and further diminishes her ­already narrow appeal.

Others advertising their availability include Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

Same question: Does anybody in the group look like a champion in waiting? Not to me and, to judge from the lack of great enthusiasm, not to big funders or hot-shot consultants.

Two others in the thinking-and-hoping stage are New York’s feuding Frick and Frack, Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo.

Mayor Putz is term-limited and it looks as if his career has peaked.

His image of being lazy, corrupt and incompetent means he’s not an asset to anyone, so he may have to get a real job when he finally leaves City Hall.

As for Cuomo, his mediocre rec­ord might get him a third term in deep-blue New York, but it’s not likely to endear him to national Dems.

He trusts no one, including himself, which is why he hides from the media, lest he say things like America “was never that great.”

His habit of ducking debates won’t fly in a grueling presidential campaign against numerous competitors, and the rampant corruption on his watch makes him a fat target.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is also considering a run, and fellow richie Tom Steyer, whose deep pockets are funding the “Need to Impeach” movement, could be a candidate.

Oprah flirted with the idea before saying no, but don’t be surprised if she flirts again.

The list, then, is long, varied and growing — but not compelling.

Which is why Clinton, despite her enormous flaws and two presidential defeats, can’t be ruled out as the party’s best hope.

God knows she wants it more than anybody else.

It’s also why I have said for months that she was keeping her options open and might actually seek a rematch with Trump.

And that was before she and Bill Clinton announced their six-month speaking tour.

The gambit is designed to keep her name front and center without having to declare herself a candidate.

Her recent phone calls to White House reporters also signal her plan.

So I was not surprised when one of her former aides, Philippe Reines, admitted to Politico that Clinton might run.

He cited her fan base, said she was tough enough to go against Trump and could raise the money.

There you have it, the official word that attempts to silence her are doomed. Brace yourself — she’s baaaack!

Harvard’s poison ivy

If nothing else, the trial over whether Harvard discriminates against Asian-American students is revealing the messy ways that top schools decide who gets admitted.

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Update: Decorated Silver Star Veteran, POW Sentenced to 7 Years for a Gun He Bought 40 Years Ago was a seriously bad actor

Comment by Jim Campbell

October 20th, 2018

It will be quite difficult to find  a story where the punishment doesn’t fit the crime than this one.

 

 

Once again we can’t trust the Federal Government to do the right thing.

The military courts-martial system has become nothing less that a rubber stamp for the leftist agenda.

Alfred Pick, 70, never took the weapon out of its box, it was clearly a collectors item.

Yes it was stupid behavior on behalf of a young Vietnam Veteran, having fought there it would seem logical to give him some credit for doing a stupid young Vietnam Vet’s thing.

He was a kid for God’s sake.

 

A decorated Vietnam veteran and firearms collector was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Wednesday for a decades-old purchase of a rifle.

Alfred Pick, 70, purchased the M14 — a fully automatic weapon illegal to own — at a Ft. Worth gun show in the early 1980s, the Dallas Morning News reported.

 

The rifle, which had a scratched-off serial number, was similar to the one Pick used as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam, where he earned a Silver Star after participating in more than 100 combat missions and his brief time as a POW.

“The man is a Silver Star winner, he saved lives, he took care of his wife, he’s been in custody for a year, I would think that when a man turned 70 and is an American hero you don’t destroy the rest of his life for one mistake,” Mark Shackelford, a friend, told KDFW-TV.

Shackelford called the weapon the “piece de resistance” of Pick’s collection, adding that “He had shown it to me. I’ve never seen it taken out of the case.

Ryne Sandel, Pick’s attorney, said his client had a “connection” to the rifle at the time.

Pick has accumulated dozens of weapons over the years, most of them collectibles, Sandel said.

Last year, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents looking for the rifle raided Pick’s Plano, Texas, home two weeks after his wife died of cancer and found the weapon.

“He’s had it all these years, never robbed a bank or done anything with it,” Shackleford said.

“I would think that when a man turned 70 and is an American hero, you don’t destroy the rest of his life for one mistake.”

Some Vietnam veterans were less than sympathetic, the station reported, saying Pick should have known better since the rifle’s serial was scratched out.

As one might expect, there is more to this article than originally reported.

This guy was apparently a very bad actor, see the government  report on him here. (Source)

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