The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


I spoke with a friend who has never voted Republican in his lifetime (he's over 70 years old). He is a true Blue Democrat who has already voted for Hillary Clinton in early voting, truly hates Donald Trump, and thinks that all government problems are caused by the "obstructionist" GOP. And yet, after James Comey's October surprise, he's now convinced that HRC is "corrupt" and that the entire affair is "disgusting." That assessment is accurate.

Over the past 36 hours, the Clinton Machine has gone into a full defensive posture, using the now well-known S.O.P. that they always use: (1) lie—Huma indicates she has "no idea" how those emails made it onto Anthony Weiner's hand-me-down (my assumption) laptop computer; (2) play the victim—Comey's actions are "unprecedented and unfair;" (3) cynically suggest that all information should be public—knowing full well that is unlikely to happen, and (4) get surrogates to suggest that Comey is a partisan—it's all simply an attack by the GOP.

Michael Goodwin discusses the Clintons and scandal—something that has dogged them for 30 years—when he writes:
They can’t help themselves. They are corrupt and corrupters, the ­Typhoid Mary of politics.

Whether by nature or nurture, they are programmed to ruin, Friends, allies, institutions — all are stained by their touch.

And always, the Clintons blame somebody else. Now it’s FBI Director James Comey’s turn to embody their all-purpose bogeyman, the vast right-wing conspiracy. Somebody, sometimes everybody, is out to get them, unfairly of course ...

Still, Clinton is understandably panicked because the timing of Comey’s announcement could cost her the election. Her demand that he release everything immediately is also understandable, even as she knows it is impossible for him to release potential evidence before it is examined.
The voters of the United States are about to elect a woman who is criminally dishonest and corrupt. Some justify their incredibly bad decision to vote for Hillary by suggesting that all politicians are dishonest and corrupt. Others suggest that Donald Trump is the devil. Still others argue that she's the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy. Therefore, they're left with no other choice.

But there is always a choice.

Hillary Clinton is a criminal. Her actions over the past 15 years indicate a pattern of corruption that has enriched her and her husband, provided lucrative contracts only to those who have "donated" to her sham charity, and endangered the security of our country in order to keep her dealings secret. Even worse, her corruption opens her up to blackmail by very bad international actors when president—her policy decisions may very well be driven by a need to keep her 33,000 deleted (but hacked) emails secret.

In their heart of hearts, all but the most delusional Democrats know this, and like my Democrat friend, they secretly feel that their candidate is "corrupt" and that the entire affair is "disgusting."

But what's really "disgusting" is that anyone could vote for a presidential candidate who under active criminal investigation by the FBI.


The ever-entertaining Mark Steyn provides us with this gem:
Hillary has spent the last year successfully avoiding the snares of her husband's sexual pathologies, only to step right into her closest confidante's husband's sexual pathologies.

There is a certain symmetry about all this.
Indeed. And most humans love symmetry.